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A Scale Modeling Life with Bruce MacRae: Episode 117

Plastic Model Mojo - 15 hours 30 min ago

What's it like to navigate the thrilling world of modeling while juggling summer yard work and pool maintenance? In this episode of Plastic Model Mojo, we bring you a vibrant recap of Wonderfest, one of our favorite events, and share our boundless excitement for the upcoming Nationals. Have you ever wondered how to keep your hobby fresh and exciting? Join us as we reflect on some podcast episodes that exceeded our expectations, emphasizing the significance of trying new things. We cherish our listener interactions, especially those at events, and give a nod to our current modeling fluids – a glass of Buffalo Trace bourbon and a Stone Delicious IPA – as we eagerly anticipate delving into listener mail.

In our Community Updates and Interactions segment, be prepared to hear the latest listener updates and some intriguing direct messages. We'll unveil a secret project collaboration with Christian Gurney from Bases by Bill and share insights from Kevin Hedrich of Kit Masks about his exciting product expansion. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to Jason Sizemore for his work on the Tactical Notes newsletter, offer bourbon recommendations to John Colasante, and express our regret at missing the chance to meet him in Lexington. From supporting local shows to managing Facebook profiles, this segment is packed with valuable information and community connections.

Ever wondered what it's like to transition from building model kits to making movie props? We take you on a nostalgic journey with Bruce MacRae.  Learn of his  early years of model building, starting with his first Revell Destroyer kit at age six, through to working on iconic films like "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Titanic." Discover the behind-the-scenes craftsmanship, the union membership challenges, and the art of creating detailed dioramas. From humorous industry anecdotes to the latest modeling techniques, this episode offers a wealth of insights into the world of model making. Don't miss the excitement as we gear up for the national convention and share our progress on current projects.


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The Scale Model Podcast - EP 142 - Wonderfest 2024 Wrapup

Scale Model Podcast - 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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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

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

What’s new at Scalemates.com

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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

 

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MGPC Episode 80 "Transporting models and how do you pack them".

ModelGeek's Podcast - Sat, 06/15/2024 - 08:00

Welcome to Episode 80 of The Modelgeeks Podcast!
 
 In this episode, the Modelgeeks discuss how they pack and transport their models.  The same process can be used to store your models as well. Frilldo takes the geeks for a lap in the pattern with an update on the Privateer, trying to avoid having to buy dinner for the other geeks.  The rest of the geeks give an update of what is on their benches and do a run down of the email and a recap on the FB Model Geeks Model shack page.

For the main topic, the geeks discuss what they use to build the containers that they use and other materials to safely transport or store your models with the Nats coming right around the corner.  The geeks even tell a few TSA horror stories.

We would like to thank all the listeners for the continued support you have given the show. We hope to see you out and about as we hit some of the shows or if you decide to come visit ours in October. If you can't make it to the shows then you can still interact with us through social media, Facebook, Instagram, and email:  contact@modelgeekspodcast.com

Make sure you check out our new group / community on Facebook, The ModelGeeks Model Shack

 

www.nats2024

 

https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/ac24d88a-08a8-47fe-961a-a53559fd3d36/IPMS-2024-Madison_Mission-Briefv2.pdf

 

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.

Sponsors:
Furball Aero-Design
Tamiya USA
SprueBrothers

Also, if you're a real ModelGeek you'll check out the following links!
IPMS USA Events Page
Butch O'Hare Modeling Club
The Interesting Modeling Company

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.

Blogs:
The Kit Box
Sprue Pie with Frets
Model Airplane Maker

 

Support the Show.

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OTB 190: QMHE.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 22:59

In this episode the boys chat with Chris Miller, the promotions officer for the Queensland Model and Hobby Exhibition which is going to be running on the 17th and 18th of August.

For more information check out the web page https://qmhe.com 

We will be there so hope to see you too!

 

Lots of mail this episode and don’t forget if you want to reach out to us write to Onthebench64@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to support the sponsors the show Scott from the Scale Modellers Supply 

https://www.scalemodeller.com.au/

And Chris from Inside the Armour

 https://www.insidethearmour.com/

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Built Sideways Podcast Season 4 Ep.10: Building to Win? W/ Justin Ryan!

Built Sideways Podcast - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 01:00

On this episode, the guys (sans Pabz) is joined by the one and only Justin Ryan from The Modeling Insanity Podcast and MFCA to talk all about building for competition, is the will to win enough? Is it the goal? What exactly is the process of Building to Win? and is there a sure-fire method of getting there? Lots to dig in


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Episode 95: Ken Childres + Group Builds - Good or Bad For Your Mojo?

Plastic Posse Podcast - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 00:00

The PPP (at least most of us)  are joined by a great modeler and friend, Ken Childres. Ken talks to us about a wide range of topics including his own modeling, judging at Wonderfest, modeling Sherman tanks, and many other subjects! 

We also discuss Group Builds - are they a net positive or net negative for youa nd your mojo? 

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 94 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 .

Plastic Posse Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlasticPosse
Plastic Posse Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/302255047706269
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Plastic Posse Podcast on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP7O9C8b-rQx8JvxFKfG-Kw

Orion Paintworks (TJ): https://www.facebook.com/orionpaintworks
JB-Closet Modeler (JB): https://www.facebook.com/closetmodeler
Three Tens' Modelworks (Jensen): https://www.facebook.com/ThreeTensModelWorks

SPONSORS:
Tankraft: https://tankraft.com/
AK Interactive: https://ak-interactive.com/
Tamiya USA: https://www.tamiyausa.com/

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MGPC Episode 79 "Tips and Tricks, What's Your Favorite?"

ModelGeek's Podcast - Sat, 06/08/2024 - 08:00

Welcome to Episode 79 of The Modelgeeks Podcast!  I should be calling this one "Better Late Than Never"!  D-Ran here coming at ya with a heart felt apology for being late with the episode but life just seemed to get in the way.

We all have that one tip or trick that we've picked up along the way that's helped us become just a little bit better at the hobby.  In this EXCITING episode the Geeks will discuss what their favorite tips and tricks are.   

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
The ModelGeeks Discord
 
Please check out the up coming Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo. If the text doesn't take you there then please follow this link: https://rockymtnhobbyexpo.com/

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.

Sponsors:

Furball Aero-Design
Tamiya USA
SprueBrothers
Detail and Scale
LionHeart Hobby

If you're a ModelGeek go check out the following links!
 
IPMS USA Events Page

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.

Blogs:

The Kit Box 

Sprue Pie with Frets 

Support the Show.

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PMM Totally Massive Modelsphere: June 2024

Plastic Model Mojo - Fri, 06/07/2024 - 00:00

Discover the irreplaceable blend of creativity and camaraderie that makes Wonderfest in Louisville, Kentucky, truly unforgettable. Join us on this special edition of the 12-Minute Model Sphere, now temporarily transformed into the "Totally Massive Model Sphere," as we recount our exhilarating experiences at the event. We had the chance to meet Canadian modeling celebrity Anthony Goodman, who dazzled us with his first-ever seminar at Wonderfest. We'll share our reflections on the event's evolution, its significance in the modeling world, and the impressive displays that captured our imaginations.

What happens when sci-fi modelers from across the globe come together for one epic gathering? We explore the unique bond among modelers, recounting heartwarming stories of road trips, friendships, and the thrill of seeing one's work appreciated by peers. We'll spotlight exceptional talents like Jason Eaton and discuss the fascinating techniques used for weathering both traditional aircraft and fictional spacecraft. Plus, we share practical tips on maintaining a dust-free workspace and conquering the dreaded "Shelf of Doom."

Finally, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the magic of model-making. From the pioneering efforts of Millicent Patrick to navigating the complexities of licensing agreements for iconic franchises, this episode is packed with inspiring stories. Hear from industry experts Bruce McRae and Jeff Groves as they offer their unique perspectives and celebrate the growth of our dojo community. We wrap up by encouraging everyone to share their completed models proudly, reminding our listeners of the endless creative possibilities that lie ahead.


Support the Show with any of these options!
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SQUADRON
Adding to the stash since 1968

Model Podcasts
Please check out the other pods in the modelsphere!

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Support the show with PMM Merchandise!

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Bump Riffs Graciously Provided by Ed Baroth
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"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

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The Scale Model Podcast - EP 141 - Plugging Away

Scale Model Podcast - 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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MAILBAG

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 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

 

What’s new at Scalemates.com

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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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Built Sideways Podcast Season 4 Ep. 9: Diorama-Rama! & MFCA '24 Recap!

Built Sideways Podcast - Fri, 05/31/2024 - 01:00
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Scope Creek or Learning New Things, w/ Jake McKee: Episode 116

Plastic Model Mojo - Fri, 05/31/2024 - 00:00

Support the Show with any of these options!
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Buy Me a Beer
Paypal
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Bump Riffs Graciously Provided by Ed Baroth
Ad Reads Generously Provided by Bob
"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

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Episode 94: Uncle Nightshift + Cleaning & Organizing Your Bench

Plastic Posse Podcast - Mon, 05/27/2024 - 12:00

The Posse catches up with our favorite Uncle, Martin Kovac, AKA Night Shift. We talk a wide range of topics from Astro Photography to Home Improvement to the recent Moson Model Show in Hungary! 

We also discuss cleaning and organizing or model workbench, and also managing our paint, tool, and kit storage for a happier, more productive experience. 

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 94 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 .

Plastic Posse Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlasticPosse
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Orion Paintworks (TJ): https://www.facebook.com/orionpaintworks
JB-Closet Modeler (JB): https://www.facebook.com/closetmodeler
Three Tens' Modelworks (Ivan): https://www.facebook.com/ThreeTensModelWorks

SPONSORS:
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AK Interactive: https://ak-interactive.com/
Tamiya USA: https://www.tamiyausa.com/

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OTB 189: Figures with Ben Flood

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 22:40

In this episode the boys chat with renowned figure painter Ben Flood who talks about his painting process and the paints he uses.  Check out his work here https://www.facebook.com/ben.flood.125

 

Lots of mail to read out and don’t forget if you want to reach out to us write to Onthebench64@gmail.com.

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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!


Support the Show with any of these options!
Patreon
Buy Me a Beer
Paypal
The Plastic Model Mojo Merchandise Store

Model Paint Solutions
Your source for Harder & Steenbeck Airbrushes and David Union Power Tools

SQUADRON
Adding to the stash since 1968

Model Podcasts
Please check out the other pods in the modelsphere!

PMM Merchandise Store
Support the show with PMM Merchandise!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Bump Riffs Graciously Provided by Ed Baroth
Ad Reads Generously Provided by Bob
"The Voice of Bob" Bair

Mike and Kentucky Dave thank each and everyone of you for participating on this journey with us. We are grateful for having you as listeners, and the community that has grown around Plastic Model Mojo makes it all worth while.

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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:

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

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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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MAILBAG

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

HobbyBoss June

Miniart May

Modelsvit catalog '24-'25

Hasegawa New Items

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

 

What’s new at Scalemates.com

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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

 

SMP Ep. 140 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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MGPC Episode 78 "Warts, Warts and More Warts; how do you deal with them?"

ModelGeek's Podcast - Sun, 05/19/2024 - 08:00

Welcome to Episode 78 of The Modelgeeks Podcast!  In this EXCITING 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 dive into El-Presidenté's exciting news regarding is recent trip to the UK!

Rounding out the episode with our main topic we discuss those disgusting little things we call "warts".   What are they? How do you prevent them and last but not least, do really even care about em?

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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Please check out the up coming Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo. If the text doesn't take you there then please follow this link: https://rockymtnhobbyexpo.com/

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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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! 

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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“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

Show Notes:


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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.

You can find Robert on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/rblokker1/
You can find a guest blog he wrote for Chris here: https://modelphilosopher.com/the-demise-of-the-original-story/

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Chris Note: in this episode Chris makes a shellac reference. This episode was recorded before the tragic death of Punk Rock Icon, Steve Albini. as huge fans, we mourn his loss. 

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