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Scale Model Generalist, with Paul Gloster: Episode 115

Plastic Model Mojo - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 00:00

Ever wondered how to take your scale modeling skills to the next level, or perhaps you're simply seeking inspiration to dust off that old kit on the shelf? Our latest episode is a treasure trove of modeling wisdom, from the vibrant energy of model shows like Wonderfest and Nationals to the heart and soul poured into every miniature masterpiece. We're not just talking about techniques; we're sharing laughs, personal stories, and the camaraderie that makes this community truly special. So grab your favorite modeling fluid, and join us for an adventure that will reignite your passion for the craft.

This time around, it's all about pushing boundaries and mixing things up! We'll tackle everything from tanks to midget subs, learning that a step outside my comfort zone can lead to a whole new set of skills. We chat with our friend, Paul Gloster from Australia, about the joys and challenges of model building and explore how different genres can enhance one's craft. Our listeners chime in too, offering their own unique insights and questions, proving that every modeler's journey is a story worth sharing.

Finally, we dive into the nitty-gritty of techniques that will elevate your models to new heights.  The expertise shared in our community is vast, from tackling decal silvering to mastering the gloss on a mini Ferrari. Whether you're a veteran modeler or someone who's just starting, this episode is packed with encouragement and the shared wisdom of fellow enthusiasts. Connect with us, share your own tales, and let's keep the modeling mojo alive together!


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The Scale Model Podcast - Ep 140 - Wonderfest 2024 Preview

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 05/19/2024 - 12:41

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Welcome to Episode 140 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:

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LATEST NEWS

Kalmbach sells many hobby magazines including Fine Scale Modeller to Firecrown Media

Mosonshow, Hungary 2024

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2024

Day 1

Club day 1

Bandai Booth

Dragon 11023 - 1/400 Space Shuttle w/Crawler-Transporter

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

HobbyBoss June

Miniart May

Modelsvit catalog '24-'25

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Kinetic 1/48 F-16D Thunderbirds

1:48 scale A-4M Skyhawk cockpit pics from Magic Factory

1:35 scale CH-54A Tarhe with Universal Military Pod from ICM

1/32, 1/48 & 1/72 - Henschel Hs.293 A-1 3D printed kits by Mulberry Scale Kits

 

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Interview

Wonderfest 2024 Interview

George

Lee

Wonderfest 2024 Schedule

Wonderfest 2024 Guests

Wonderfest 2024 Overall Events

 

WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - CF-15 is almost done, just waiting until club night to pick up some 3d printed nozzles from a fellow club member.

Time to start thinking about what’s next. So many choices… The one-year challenge build of the Tamiya 1/350 Yamato needs some thought….

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Geoff - I started (and finished!) the Horizon Models 1/72 Atlas Agena this week, and posted pics and comments on the show Facebook page. I received the white and black shuttle tile decal sets for the 1/144 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft project from Lake County Spaceport. Excellent quality and service! Just received the 747 decals from Drawdecal in Florida - they look very good! Also awaiting decals for the Martin Mars water bomber from Above and Below Decals - also in shipping purgatory.

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Terry - Some progress on both the Regult and XP-47H. Also building some other items, getting things ready for painting, like a pair of Star Blazers Dreadnaughts I picked up at last Wonderfest.

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WHAT WE ARE READING

Stuart - Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results by Shane Parrish

Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

 

Geoff - Same things I was reading last show - spending way too much time battling rabbits and deer in the garden! Mostly reading formulas for rabbit repellents!

 

Terry - Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science by Dave Levitan. I bought this new, but I am just reading it now. How to spot the BS politicians use to malign and mangle science. Also reading Volume 18 of Slime.

 

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THE LAST WORD

 

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Episode 93: Eric Kervina, Feedback to JUDGES, What consistently trips you up, Gary Baker

Plastic Posse Podcast - Wed, 05/15/2024 - 00:00

The Posse is (almost) all here! We missed Doug but have special guest Eric Kervina to sit in with us, and also to talk about giving feedback to not just modelers, but to judges as well after recently judging at AMPS Nationals. 

We also have our friend Gary Baker return to talk about the Recent MFCA show and his Southern California figure painting group.  

We discuss what consistently trips each of us on projects, and ways we can try to work around these familiar roadblocks.

We also have some great listener feedback, talk about recent models that stand out on our Posse group on Facebook, and of course upcoming shows and events! 

Please join us for Episode 93 of the Triple P! 

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“Sprue or not to Sprue” Episode 2 Season 4

Just Making Conversation - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 15:04

In this here episode we will be Just Making Conversation about just where is the strangest places you have enjoyed making models.

We will have of course have our bench updates, a look at all the comments/feedback from our listeners and maybe a Quick Look at what’s caught our eye.

Yes that's right we did streaming live on YouTube and this is what we got up to.

A quick round up, explanation and some silly things

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OTB 188: In space no one can hear you scream.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:01
Episode 189 is up! 

 

In this episode the boys talk to Matthew Grice who has recently taken ownership of a studio scale model of the “Nostromo” spaceship from that iconic movie “Alien”.

You can follow the restoration on his FaceBook  Nostromo studio scale model restoration

The model was originally built in 2015 by Germàn Impache of Italy and you can check out his work here.

We also have a chat with Peter Davis, the President of SCALEACT,  who gives us the lowdown on what to expect at this years show….and it sounds like it is going to be a big one!  Check it out here.

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Episode 59: "The Fine Art of Not Giving a Sh*t" Starring Robert Blokker

Sprue Cutters' Union - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 08:00

In this episode Tracy, Will, and Chris are joined for an interview by Robert Blokker: Figure Painter, Dioramist, Story Teller, and all-round provocateur.

As always you can find an album of images supporting this episode at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/spruecuttersu/

your hosts also discuss 3D and its effect on the model industry now, and in the future.

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You can find a guest blog he wrote for Chris here: https://modelphilosopher.com/the-demise-of-the-original-story/

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Built Sideways Podcast Season 4 Episode 8: Not-So-Color-Theory part 2?

Built Sideways Podcast - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 01:00
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1/72nd Armor with Steve Hustad: Episode 114

Plastic Model Mojo - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 00:00

Ever found yourself marveling at a model's intricate detail and wondered about the hands that built and painted such a tiny masterpiece?  We're joined by the multitalented modeler, Steve Hustad, whose finesse in both aircraft and armor modeling is as legendary as the camaraderie celebrated at modeling events like HeritageCon, AMPS, and the IPMS National Convention. Listen in for a fascinating look at how modelers like you weave personal narratives into every diorama, and how a shared passion for tiny tanks and planes can lead to lifelong friendships.

Take a seat at our workbench for a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of small scale armor modeling, where we compare the latest 1/72nd scale marvels and swap tips on achieving historical accuracy in miniature form. We'll guide you through the evocative process of bringing a scene to life – from a Panther tank in a wintery diorama to the subtleties of photo etch detailing that make all the difference. We're not just talking about kits; it's about the transformative journey of a modeler, embracing both the triumphs of a completed model and the trials of tiny tracks.

Wrapping up, you'll get a glimpse of our own workbenches, hear about exciting new kits on the horizon, and understand why our listeners are the true heartbeat of our community. So grab your favorite modeling fluid, and prepare for an episode that's as much about the spirit of modeling as it is about the kits that bring us all together.

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MGPC Episode 77 "Favorite Subject, Who Does it Best?"

ModelGeek's Podcast - Sun, 05/05/2024 - 06:00

Welcome to Episode 77 of The Modelgeeks Podcast!  In this episode, we kick off with  what we are in work on, what new items are out there, and what we have picked up lately. 

We discuss some new kits and accessories that we’ve seen lately, and El-Presidenté will tell us “What’s New in 72!”.  Then Nemo, Frilldo, and Whitey provide a summary of Northern Virgina IPMS’ Model Classic, while El-Presidenté gives us his impressions of his first AMPS Nationals at South Bend.

We end with a discussion on what we believe are the best kits of some of our favorite modeling subjects.

We would like to thank all you listeners out there for the continued support you have given the show. We hope to see you out and about as we hit more of the shows coming up this busy 2024 as well as at the Nats in Madison Wisconsin. If you happen to see us at a show, set up at our table come on over and say hello, we may even put you in front of the mic!
  
 If you can't make it to the shows then you can still interact with us through social media, Facebook, Instagram, and of course email at:

contact@modelgeekspodcast.com
  
 Make sure you check out our group / community on Facebook and Discord:

 The ModelGeeks Model Shack
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 Get on there and feel free to share your work! We want to see what’s on your bench.

We also want to thank each of our sponsors for their support. We are very lucky to have their support. When you have the time, pay a visit to their web sites, and have a look at their fine products.

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We are very fortunate to be able to join the scale modeling podcast community and are in the company of several other really GREAT podcasts. Hopefully, someday we’ll earn our wings and be able to keep up with those guys!  Please check them all out at Scale Model Podcasts.

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The Scale Model Podcast - EP 139 - A Slice of Frank

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 05/04/2024 - 20:18

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Welcome to Episode 139 Sponsored by CultTVManSean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form

Hosts

Stuart

Geoff

Frank

Dedicated to James from JMC, get better soon.

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

Frank went to AMPS and got concussed.

 

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trumpeter June announcements

Tamiya Upcoming releases

Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Prague May 1945 in 1/35th scale from Snowman Model

MiniArt's 35th scale M3 Stuart "Early Production" with a full interior

Sd.Kfz. 234/2 "Puma" full interior kit from MiniArt 1/35th scale

A new 16th scale Sherman from I love Kit

Australian Army M113A1 LRV 1/35

Special Hobby is working on a Baltimore Bomber in 1/48

FlyHawk 1/350 USS Cowpens CG-63 coming in July

1/350 PLAN Type054B Frigate from Magic Factory.

Hurricane Mk.IIb trop from Arma in 1/48

Hasegawa - 1/72 Queadluun-Rau Max use (Movie Version)

What’s new at Scalemates.com

 

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WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - Work continues on the CF-15 what if. Hasegawa does the engine nozzles as five separate parts each. I have lost one to the floor monster so I will be looking for either 3d print or after-market replacements.

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Geoff - continuing on getting the Martin Mars and the NASA shuttle carrier aircraft and shuttle in 1/144 ready for paint. Ordered decals for the 747 from Drawdecal and the shuttle from Lake County Spaceport.

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Terry - Some progress on my open projects, I’ll get the landing gear on the P-47 and do some minor weathering before dullcoating, then I’ll probably mostly use pastels for further weathering. I just want the Regult off my bench. I need to get the decals on that.

Frank - Mirror Models Komsomolets T-20 Tractor - started this last week and the interior tub was painted tonight - engine, etc. I made some cloth-looking seat pads as per reference images. Also painted a 1/72 ICM BM-24-12 kit, I picked up 4 at AMPS, got a new Grad but got 3 from the mid-90s. It looks okay…the rocket bed is rough and i’d recommend scratch if you want it to sing

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WHAT WE ARE READING

Stuart - Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results by Shane Parrish

Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

Geoff - “The Better Angels of Our Nature” by Steven Pinker. Good, factual survey of history establishes that despite what some people seem to think, violence in the West is at a historic low point.

Also “Spies in the Sky” by Taylor Downing - a history of aerial intelligence in WW2.

Terry - Finished Madeleine Murray’s Song of Achilles. It’s brilliant. She really brings the Greek characters to life, all these legendary names. I started to wonder how she would finish the story, since the narrator Patroclus must die before Achilles. The end will bring you to tears. What next? The 18th volume of That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, so that’s a background read. I have some nonfiction to choose from.

Frank - Reading Book 2 of the Theodore Roosevelt bio by Edmund Morris - Theodore Rex and picked up Israel - A History by Martin Gilbert

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THINGS WE’VE SEEN

Build Guide Pt II: URAL-4320.

JPL reestablishes contact with Voyager! The RTGs will die in a few years, but the sturdy probe is again sending data.

There’s a FB group called Historical Space Models, I have a number of friends in there - have a look. (I can’t figure out how to grab a link via the iPad)

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THE LAST WORD

SMP Ep. 139 is also sponsored by Return To Kit Form (R2KF). Check out their web store!

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Episode 92: Solo Benchtime? Undervalued work, AMPS Recap, Rocky Mtn. Expo Promo

Plastic Posse Podcast - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 00:00

The Posse is (almost) all here! We missed Jensen (Happy Birthday) but have one of our best collective episodes in a while with great discussions.

We recap the recent AMPS Nationals, with a segment featuring JB, Scott, Ian Bonner, and Jonathan (ModelDoc) Anderson. We also feature a segment outlining the team behind the forthcoming Inaugural Rocky Mountain Expo in SLC on June 22. JB interviews Scott, Barry Beideger from Small Subjects, and Shawn Earl on this new Model Show. 

We also have some great listener feedback, discuss whether we have work that has possibly been a little underappreciated, and whether or not we as modelers underappreciate our own work.  Another interesting discussion revolves around JB talking about times where he just needs to shut the social aspect of modeling down for a while and get some work done at the bench solo. This also leads to some introspective discussions of benchtime - music, podcasting, zoom calls, and even modeling together in local clubs! 

Please join us for Episode 92 of the Triple P! 

If you would like to become a Posse Outrider, and make a recurring monthly donation of $ 1 and up, visit us at www.patreon.com/plasticpossepodcast .

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PMM Twelve Minute Modelsphere: May 2024

Plastic Model Mojo - Wed, 05/01/2024 - 00:00

As the gentle breezes of spring infuse new life into our surroundings, our latest podcast is set to reinvigorate your passion for modeling with fresh perspectives and innovative techniques.

Commencing with Steve Hustad's deft touch on small-scale armor modeling, our episode blossoms with inspiration for hobbyists eager to refine their craft. And as we navigate the intricate landscapes of our creative pursuits, Paul Gloster joins us to discuss how a business book's principles have reshaped his approach to modeling, infusing his projects with a bold new level of challenge and craftsmanship. Finally,
venture with us as we explore the artistry behind Jake McKee's extruded foam insulation constructs, where every detail is a testament to his mastery.

Celebrate the diversity and depth of our ever-growing dojo community, now over 4,250 strong, and the shared excitement that unites us as we embark on our individual modeling journeys.  Whether you're a veteran modeler or just picking up your first kit, May  promises to leave you brimming with ideas, stories, and a renewed zeal for the miniature worlds we love to create.

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Smokey Mountain Model-Con 41: PMM Model Show Spotlight

Plastic Model Mojo - Mon, 04/29/2024 - 00:00

Catch the buzz surrounding the Smoky Mountain Model Con as we connect with show chairmen, Michael Polin and Johnny Galza. Despite the occasional sniffle, we're unpacking the excitement of the Knoxville Scale Modelers Association's 41st annual gathering — a nexus for creativity and community.  Delve into the categories  from meticulously crafted aircraft, armor, ships, automotive, etc.,  to the fantastical realms of Gundam models.

Then, navigate the nuts and bolts of event orchestration with us, from entry logistics to the thrill of snagging raffle treasures. We’ll give you the scoop on local Knoxville cuisine that's as rich in flavor as the show is in history, and paint a picture of the region's evolution that's certain to stir up a blend of nostalgia and novelty. As the show season kicks off, we're here to guide you through the allure of the show and its regional draw, promising a full palette of activities for enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Join us, Michael, and Johnny for a journey into the heart of model building — where passion meets precision.

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OTB 187: Preparing for the pearly gates.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 04/26/2024 - 22:15

This episode is dedicated to James Skiffins wishing him all the best and a speedy recovery!

As Dave approaches 60, it is time to consider planning for that one last trip to the great model show in the sky.

What is to become of the stash of kits and publications that you have gathered over a lifetime? The boys tackle this very subject.

 

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Built Sideways Podcast Season 4 Ep.7: Scruples with Julian!: Finish Quality & Modeling Standards

Built Sideways Podcast - Fri, 04/26/2024 - 01:00
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Episode 1 "One Mans Gold"

Just Making Conversation - Mon, 04/22/2024 - 16:15

Hello! In this first episode of season 4 we are trying something a little different with the way to do things here at JMC.

Yes that's right we are streaming live on YouTube

and this is what we got up to.

A quick round up, explanation

and some silly things


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The Scale Model Podcast - Ep 138 - Post HeritageCon

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 04/21/2024 - 08:28

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Welcome to Episode 138 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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HeritageCon Final results

AMPS National Show

Model Mania 2024

Good afternoon guys. I was wondering if you could give our upcoming IPMS Houston show a mention in your upcoming Episodes. Our show is on May 4th. We have dual themes this year. May the 4th be with you (Star Wars) & Adversaries (natural combatants). We are also introducing a best of show mecha award. We are also implementing Gold, Silver & Bronze as well as feedback sheets.

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Lots in the mailbag this week

Paul Redding

On the F1 cars/advertising there are still some models out there that have the decals included; have a look at the instruction sheet for the Italeri McLaren https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-4711-mclaren-mp4-2c--1328411 Page 40 (download)

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Joel Middleton

I love the podcast, keep up the good work!

I was just listening to your banter with Terry about the only reason you like Special Hobbies being their tendency to keep their website up to date.

Which leads me to believe you might enjoy the website of Arcus Hobby Color, they are a long-time paint producer from Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine. They keep the website up to date with new paint releases, and include historical references, a blog and a model gallery where they do an in-depth magazine style feature on different kits finished using their paints.

https://arcus-hobby.store/

Stay safe,

Joel from Mansfield in the UK

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Good day Stuart,

I hope you're well.

Thank you for the podcast, which is excellent.

Geoff's Zeppelin diorama was 100% fun and I am sure the actual documentary record of this event was lost/destroyed prior to Germany's defeat in World War 1.

I have attached two pictures from the latest issue of New Scientist magazine (a weekly science magazine from here in the UK, which I believe is available in Canada). The feature of interest, "The Power of Solitude" suggests our solitary hobby is good for our health if you exclude the chemicals we may be breathing in! The term used is "crafting solitude" where we carry out a meaningful solitary activity which reduces stress and anxiety and improves relaxation.

Here in the UK some doctors working in our National Health Service ( still 'free' at the point of delivery) do social prescribing linking people to activities and social groups to improve well-being. Help for Heroes has already established that model making helps with mental health.

So maybe the next time I visit my GP, I will be prescribed an Airfix model kit!

Best wishes to the team.

Arti

Surrey. England

 

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LATEST HOBBY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Andy’s Hobby Headquarters announces a 1/16 M113 APC

Apache & Fulmar from Trumpeter in May

IBG Models Catalogue & New Items of 2024

35th scale GFF „Eagle IV“ EKT / FüPers 2013 from Das Werk

35th scale Sd.Kfz. 234/2 "Puma" from MiniArt

R2 Miniatures new crew & weapon sets for US Army attack choppers

Lathe Machine from MiniArt in 35th scale

Rado Miniatures April

Diorama - Construction and Painting Techniques" by Marcel Ackle

Magic Factory's 48th scale A-4M Skyhawk kit w/colour profiles

 

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Interview with Andy

Andy’s Hobby HQ announces a Canadian Distribution center, opening in late May.

Round table with Geoff and Chris Wallace (Model Airplane Maker

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WHAT’S ON THE BENCH

Stuart - Real Life going on so not a ton of bench time. Some more mechs are being painted.

Starting the Hasegawa F-15J in 1/72nd. Got the front end almost done and then had to deal with a short shot in the area of the gun port.

Another RCAF what-if? Perhaps…

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My order from China came in, got the Dspaie circular sander.

Geoff - Did two articles for IPMS Canada covering the Moebius Discovery and HAL kits and (of course) the completely truthful Zeppelin build, and with ALL my obligations for writing completed, I decided to start some new ones! Resurrecting old built up kits, with a resin Martin Mars water bomber and having fun with old kits, with a 1977 Revell 1/144 Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Space Shuttle. Also plugging away on an older 1/48 Sukhoi Su-25 and a resin 1/144X B70 Valkyrie and X108 Rapier, just because I saw them at Heritagecon and desired them - busy!

Terry - not a lot of progress, but working on numerous items. Decals done on the XP-47H, and some painting on the Regult. Plus, bits and pieces here and there on other kits. I’ve been travelling a bit, and getting other things done around the house.

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Starting to work on the schedule for Wonderfest vehicle demos. Some first-time presenters again this year, plus the return of Bauble Young.

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WHAT WE ARE READING

Stuart - Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results by Shane Parrish

Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

Geoff - Journeys to the Ends of the Earth by John Balchin

An Immense World by Ed Yong

Secret Projects: Flying Saucer Aircraft by Tony Butler and Bill Rose

Terry - Just starting Madeline Murray’s Song of Achilles. Her first Greek mythology book, Circe was probably the best novel I’ve read in 10 years. I have high hopes, this one follows Patroclus.

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THINGS WE’VE SEEN

Build Guide Pt I: URAL-4320 in 1/72nd scale from ICM

Bauble Young’s latest big project, the FTL ship from Foundation.

We got the latest Atlas Agena from Horizon Models

Terry travelled to see the Eclipse.

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"There’s Always Room for Improvement!”

ModelGeek's Podcast - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 08:00

Welcome to Episode 76 of The Modelgeeks Podcast!  In this episode, we kick off with  what we are in work on, what new items are out there, and what we have picked up lately. D-ran and Whitey touch briefly of their recent trip up to MosquitoCon32 but for more on that go back and check out last weeks “off timeline” drop of the MosquitoCon32 Wrap Up show. El-Presidenté will tell us “What’s New in 72!”, and we’ll end with a discussion on what we think each of us can or would like to improve upon in each of our model building skillsets.

We also had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Jefferey Garrity, THE RARE-PLANE DETECTIVE of Rare-Plane Detective hobby store…a repository, data base, and archive of hard-to-find model kits and aftermarket. If you’re hitting a hobby show on the East Coast, West Coast, anywhere in between, and Parts Unknown, chances are Jeff and his sidekick Winston and helpful assistant Liz are going to be there in the vending area offering up all the HTF and even the latest kits at “Hobby Show Prices”! Take a look at their web-site and Facebook Page here:

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We would like to thank all you listeners out there for the continued support you have given the show. We hope to see you out and about as we hit more of the shows coming up this busy 2024 as well as at the Nats in Madison Wisconsin. If you happen to see us at a show, set up at our table come on over and say hello, we may even put you in front of the mic!
 
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Revisiting the AMPS National Convention: A Journey of Models, Memories, and Community

Plastic Model Mojo - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 00:00

Nearly two decades had passed since Mike and Kentucky Dave ventured into the AMPS International Convention, an arena for the most ardent armor model enthusiasts. Expect the unexpected as we recount the warm community embrace, the surprising evolution of the event, and the tingle of nostalgia mixed with the excitement of the new. From the detailed discussions of model entries to the joy of vendor discoveries, this episode is a rendezvous with memories, a treasure trove of modeling tales, and a reminder that the joy of the hobby often lies beyond the workbench.

Our special guest, Mike Radjke, aka agent 001, infiltrates the conversation with his inaugural take on the AMPS armor kit competition. It's a candid chat about the thrill of the showcase, the intricacies of competition entries, and the shared passion that fuels this community. Mike's tale is one of fresh eyes upon an established scene, a narrative that adds depth as we swap stories of restraint, indulgence, and the occasional modeling "aha" moment that strikes when least expected.

As we put the finishing touches on this episode, we offer our collective musings on the exceptional quality of models at AMPS 2024, the delightful increase in diverse scales, and the heartfelt camaraderie that makes these events more than just shows—they're experiences. So, whether you're a seasoned modeler or new to the scene, join us for a celebration of the art form, and an invitation to future adventures in Harrisburg, because as we all know, while the kits are plenty, it's the time to savor them that counts.

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Episode 58: "Salty Beef and the Planty Plants " Featuring Radek Pituch

Sprue Cutters' Union - Thu, 04/18/2024 - 18:00

In this episode, Chris, Tracy and Will talk about recasters, the pitfalls of selling STLs vs prints, and ugly planes,

Tracy also gives us a masterclass in modelling groundwork

Chris sits down with Robert Crombeecke from Scale Model Challenge (http://Scalemodelchallenge.com) to talk about what people can expect from the workshops at this year's show. You can find out more on the SMC website or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/scalemodelchallenge)  or on instagram at (scale_model_challenge)

This week's special guest is Sculptor, dioramist and model company owner Radek Pituch of Rado Miniatures (https://radominiaturesworld.com/ https://www.facebook.com/radominiatures or on Instagram as Radominiatures)

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