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The Scale Model Podcast - EP 144 - See You In Sept.

Sun, 07/14/2024 - 09:48

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Welcome to Episode 144 Sponsored by CultTVManSean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form

Hosts

Stuart

Geoff

Terry

Thanks to our latest Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee Supporters:

Check out our What We Like page for lists of what we like.

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LATEST NEWS

We are taking a break until Sept.

Shapeways has filed for bankruptcy.

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Italeri in July

ICM August 

Meng's new 1/72nd scale American M142 HIMARS

Hanriot HD.1 in 1:16 scale


SH72501 Seafire FR Mk.47 Seafire FR MK.47

Hasegawa coming soon

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WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - More work on the Yamato. Turrets and put 2 out of the 3 decks on. After this will be the after-market wood deck.

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Also more being bad at the Broughdale Hobby sale. A “Brian Lane’ Mk 1 Spitfire in 1/32nd, a partially started Matchbox 1/32 Lysander and a Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki RG250 Motorcycle. Never done a bike kit so that will be interesting. Coming soon - Where will Stuart display all these?

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The Scale Model Podcast - EP 143 Craig Fuller FSM

Sat, 06/29/2024 - 21:28

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Welcome to Episode 143 Sponsored by CultTVManSean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form

Hosts

Stuart

Geoff

Terry

 

Thanks to our latest Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee Supporters:

Check out our What We Like page for lists of what we like.

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LATEST NEWS

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We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions scalemodelpodcast@gmail.com.

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trumpeter in August

Mantis Miniatures in June

1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.Va from Kotare available for pre-order

Airfix 1/72 Shannon Class lifeboat available for pre-order

Hobbyboss in July

Special Hobby & CMK kits for July

ICM New Items for June

SBS released two Bristol Jupiter engine sets for Airfix’s 1:48 Bristol Bulldog

1/32 - Convair F-106A Delta Dart resin kit by HpH - in design

 

What’s new at Scalemates.com

 

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Interview with Craig Fuller CEO of Firecrown Media

Craig Fuller is the founder and CEO of Firecrown, the new owner of Trains, Model Railroader,Classic Trains, Classic Toy Trains, and Garden Railways and Fine Scale Modeller

Firecrown was founded in 2021 as a platform to create commerce out of enthusiast audiences. Firecrown makes significant investments in the brands it acquires to deliver high-quality content and experiences to its audiences.

Firecrown also owns FLYING, Yachting, Boating, Astronomy, and dozens of other brands. Prior to founding Firerown, Fuller was the founder and CEO of FreightWaves, often called the “Bloomberg of freight”, a platform which provides news and high-frequency data serving the global supply chain industry. Prior to that, Fuller spent 9 years as the CEO of Transcard, a leading fintech platform and was the founder of Xpress Direct, the on-demand logistics division of US Xpress.

He holds a BBA from Baylor University and is a private pilot. He lives with his wife and 5 kids in Chattanooga, TN.

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WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - A bit more work on the Yamato, but it has been a ‘real life’ 2 weeks with too many other things going on.

I did take advantage of the sale at Broughdales.

Geoff - a little more work on the Goblin, but mostly real-life chores and getting the place ready for summer.

Terry - the P-47H is languishing a bit, I have been more enthusiastic about the Yamato Dreadnaughts and Crusher Joe Harpy. Painting moving along really nicely on those, now the Dreadnaughts move into masking preparing for more painting. Used the complimentary color priming at Anthony’s suggestion on the Mars pattern Dreadnaught.

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WHAT WE ARE READING

Stuart - Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results by Shane Parrish and D-Day by Martin Gilbert.

Geoff - The Dambusters Raid by John Sweetman, and The Guns of Normandy by George Blackburn

Terry - Getting near the end of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Shards of Earth - I’ll read the rest of the series in sequence. His storytelling is as good as ever, with believable characters, pretty much all of whom have a compelling point of view. Also started the Hellboy Omnibuses (Omnibi?). I actually think I haven’t read these before, somehow. Maybe excerpts?

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THINGS WE’VE SEEN

Doog is Done with 1-2-3

Facebook group for ICM B-26. Of course, I can’t find it now, but someone is backdating one to a B-26B IIRC. Plenty of people making corrections, modifications, etc.

Godzilla Minus One. On Netflix now.

Vince Hoffman is nearly finished with a Tamiya 1:16 Tamiya M1A2 radio-controlled tank. If he posts videos, I’ll share them - and maybe we get him on the show.

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THE LAST WORD

SMP Ep. 143 is also sponsored by Return To Kit Form (R2KF). Check out their web store!

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The Scale Model Podcast - EP 142 - Wonderfest 2024 Wrapup

Sat, 06/15/2024 - 20:36

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Welcome to Episode 142 Sponsored by CultTVManSean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form

Hosts

Stuart

Geoff

Terry

Chris Doll

 

Thanks to our latest Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee Supporters:

Check out our What We Like page for lists of what we like.

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LATEST NEWS

Wonderfest Wrapup with Chris

What’s Chris been up to etc.

https://christopher-doll.com/

Round 2 Announcements

USS Cygnus from the Black Hole

UFO Tracked vehicle 1/35th

X-35 Land Speeder in 1/12th

1/72 Tie Bomber

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Arma P39Q Airacobra in 1:48 scale.

Arma Hobby Blog

ICM's 1/35th scale Humvee M1097A2

Italeri June announcements

Preview: 1/35th scale German WW2 8.8cm Flak Crew from Das Werk.

1/32 Blohm & Voss BV 138 released

Hasegawa June

Aoshima New for June

Fujimi June

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WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - Work continues on the 1/350 Yamato. Starting to test fit the deck to the main hull. Sand a bit, blow off the soft plastic, test fit and repeat. Very zen like

Pick up 2 newer Tamiya colours that replace TS spray cans for this build.

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Geoff - Worked on the Special Hobby 1/48 XF 85 Goblin. A bit of a challenge… Also managed to get my chainsaw mill working on some logs that have been drying for a few years, and did a lot of outdoor chores!

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Terry - Working on those EDF Dreadnaughts, they will have some challenging paint schemes, and I’m trying something new - a complimentary color basing on the Mars ship. XP-47H is moving along, I really want to get this finished. Otherwise, figuring out what other half-finished projects need attention.

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Chris - 22 inch Eagle from Space 1999, I also have Eagle 2. Which do I make the rescue eagle.

 

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WHAT WE ARE READING

Stuart - Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results by Shane Parrish and D-Day by Martin Gilbert.

 

Geoff - “The Dambusters Raid” by John Sweetman, and “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert.

 

Terry - Started Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Shards of Earth, his Final Architecture trilogy book #1. Looking forward to another of his series, they’re highly engaging. Still reading Not a Scientist.

 

Chris - Project Hail Mary by Andy Wier

 

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Anthony Interview

 

Wonderfest and Tag Team Hobbies

 

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THINGS WE’VE SEEN

new Boeing Chinook HC.1 tooling from Airfix featured in their blog.

 

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THE LAST WORD

 

SMP Ep. 142 is also sponsored by Return To Kit Form (R2KF). Check out their web store!

 

For more modelling podcast goodness, check out other modelling podcasts at modelpodcasts.com

 

Please leave us a positive review if you enjoy what we’re doing!

 

Check us out: FaceBook, YouTube, and our very own website

 

We also have merchandise now. Check it out on Redbubble

 

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The Scale Model Podcast - EP 141 - Plugging Away

Sat, 06/01/2024 - 15:00

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Welcome to Episode 141 Sponsored by CultTVManSean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form

 

Hosts

Stuart

Geoff

Terry

Thanks to our latest Patreon and Buy Me a Coffee Supporters:

Check out our What We Like page for lists of what we like.

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LATEST NEWS

Wonderfest wrapping up as this drops, next episode we will talk all about it.

Sad News from Reskit 

BBMF Spitfire crashes killing pilot.

Welcome IPMS Canada’s newest chapter. Kawartha Scale Modellers

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trumpeter July

New Patton & 105mm armament for your DUKW from I love Kit in June

Gloria Model's new 48th & 35th scale crews, prop & jet accessories

Hobbyboss in July

Atlantis New Kit Announcements

Double Mustang from Arma Hobby in 1/72

Special Hobby & CMK kits for May/June

AK Interactive's new items for May

 

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WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - Started on the Tamiya 1/350 Yamato, the mould is from 1973. The plan is to build it out of the box with just an aftermarket wood deck. Started working on the hanger deck crane and hanger deck doors.

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Geoff - masking and painting on the Martin Mars waterbomber, the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and shuttle and a 1/48 V2, but just starting a 1/48 XF-85 Goblin.

 

Terry - A lot of work done these past two weeks, since Toshi is getting me up around 5:15. The Regult is getting decals and detail painting. The XP-47H is now in dull coat with some pastel work. I hope to have it finished the week after Wonderfest. I’m starting to paint the Yamato Dreadnaughts, with some fresh AV Game Air paints. Also, since I’ll be painting red I’ve started putting paint on a Crusher Joe Harpy fighter which has been awaiting paint for the better part of a year. Productivity!

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WHAT WE ARE READING

Stuart - Same as before

 

Geoff - Finished Red November by W. Craig Reed. Good read about the submarine experiences during the Cold War. Started Operation Corporate by Martin Middlebrook - a history of the Falklands War. I don’t know a lot about that conflict, so this is quite interesting.

 

Terry - Still reading the same books. Travel and meetings have eaten into my lunch time.

 

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THINGS WE’VE SEEN

Went down to a Model Train show/sale at the Elgin County Railroad Museum.

 

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THE LAST WORD

 

SMP Ep. 141 is also sponsored by Return To Kit Form (R2KF). Check out their web store!

 

For more modelling podcast goodness, check out other modelling podcasts at modelpodcasts.com

 

Please leave us a positive review if you enjoy what we’re doing!

 

Check us out: FaceBook, YouTube, and our very own website

 

We also have merchandise now. Check it out on Redbubble

 

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