Scale Model Podcast Ep. 8 – Jim Bates

Welcome to Episode 8 of the Scale Model Podcast.

In this podcast, I aim to entertain, inform, and promote the hobby of scale model kit building with interviews, reviews, and news about the hobby.

Guest: Jim Bates

Bio:  An expat Canadian now living in Seattle, Jim builds RCAF, RCN, US Navy, and Commonwealth aircraft in 1/72 scale. Jim is an avid reader and a sometimes writer, a fan of rock, folk, and jam bands, and a private pilot. When he’s not exploring one of the many museums, parks, and libraries of Puget Sound with his wife and their daughter, Jim is a practicing attorney and working on a book about RCAF use of the Hawker Hurricane.

Jim has a blog at http://www.ascalecanadian.com/

North West Modellers Show http://www.ascalecanadian.com/2018/09/2019-northwest-scale-modelers-show.html

Latest news

1/48 Royal Navy catapult cradle – Perfect for your Airfix Walrus.
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=30329&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Fine Molds is to release three versions of the Mitsubishi Ki-15 in 1/48 scale.
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=30303&mode=thread&order=0

Revell November releases.
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/11/revells-november-novelties-are-all-here.html

Italari November Announcements
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/11/italeri-have-heaps-of-new-kits-on.html#more

New 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk. I coming from Arma Hobby  (Metal Wing new tool)
http://www.hurricane303.pl/en/

 

News From Telford

Wingnut Wings WnW is releasing the 1/32 Lancaster cockpit nose for those who don’t have space for the entire kit. – What a great idea.
https://imodeler.com/2018/11/life-from-telford-wingnut-wings-lancaster-1-32/

Wingnut also announced they are working on a 1/32 Handley-Page 0/400 – Another large kit. https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/77525-another-wnw-kit-in-development-for-2019-not-a-lanc/&page=4&tab=comments#comment-1089987

Airfix has announced a 1/24 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat.
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/grumman-f6-f5-hellcat.html

Lots of ‘discussion’ on the various modeling forums about this kit.

Airfix also had a new-tool 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk. XIV at the show.
https://imodeler.com/2018/11/airfix-new-tool-1-48-supermarine-spitfire-fr-mk-xiv-review/

Eduard has released its new tool 1/48 scale Tempest Mk.V
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=30450&mode=thread&order=0

 

What else are people talking about via scalemates.com hot kits section

Gloster E28/39 Pioneer
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1176423-clearprop-cp72001-gloster-e28-39-pioneer

 

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Interview with Jim Bates

Any other websites or YouTube channels you recommend?

Model Paint Solutions
www.modelpaintsol.com

Plasmo on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/user/idaemon/videos

ScaleModelAircraft on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9n7S96o5bKagKWAgsqvLuw

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What’s on the bench

Stuart

Tamiya 1/35 Panther. Working on weathering. (Build log )
Hasegawa 1/72 F-18a Hornet is in progress.

Jim

Revell 1/72 Hunter from the Right Stuff for a display at the Museum of Flight
Tamiya 1/72 A6M5 Zero

 

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Sites and tips

Commercial sites often have very helpful guides for using their products.
Ammo by Mig Jimenez
AK Interactive downloads
Vallejo

 

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 7 – Jon Bius

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Scale Model Podcast.

In this podcast, I aim to entertain, inform, and hopefully promote the hobby of scale model kit building, with interviews, reviews and news about the scale model hobby.

Latest news

Italeri October releases
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/10/sprues-art-decals-colours-everything.html

AK Interactive’s October announcements.
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/10/ak-interactives-new-book-tool-and.html

Rommel’s Rod reissued.
A reissue of the classic Monogram release of  Tom Daniel’s Rommel’s Rod 1/24 scale plastic injected model kit with original box art.
https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/military-collectibles-vehicles-c-24_95/rommel-s-rod-reissue-plastic-model-assembly-kit-p-13056

1/72 Antonov AN-225 Mira coming in 2019?
https://www.72news.eu/2018/10/modelsvit-antonov-225-mriya-2019.html?fbclid=IwAR1rw-1hHIyI4RzJmsQHRiBun4KrsvsTiWnkNLU8YJAr1zxgrrRJC6R6SL0

Airscale is releasing at Telford a interior set for the 1/32 scale Lancaster from Hong Kong Models.
https://www.facebook.com/airscale.uk/posts/2118018448263335

Tamiya November releases
https://www.tamiya.com/english/news/news1811/news0.htm

Scale Model Challenge 2018 show Eindhoven NL – One of Europe’s largest shows.
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/10/tmn-on-tour-scale-model-challenge-2018.html

What else are people talking about via scalemates.com hot kits section

 

Interview with Jon Buis

Jon Bius live in Hope Mills NC, working as a web developer, a career he’s been in since 1998. Prior to that, he was a paratrooper in a Psyop unit at Fort Bragg, NC.  He is married, with two adult children. His modeling blog is at jonbius.com, and he has a Facebook presence, Jon Bius Scale Models.

Any other websites or YouTube channels you recommend?

Model Making Guru

Paint on Plastic

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What’s on the bench

Stuart
Tamiya 1/35 Panther.  (Build log )
Hasegawa 1/72 F-18a Hornet has started

Jon
Hasegawa 1/72 Ultraman Jet VTOL
Moebius 1/32 Viper Mk. II
Wave 1/20 New Rally Pawn
Esci 1/48 MB-326
Airfix 1/48 Defiant
Bandai 1/100 Gundam Mk. III
Bandai 1/144 Black Lightning Gundam
Citadel Stormhawk
Revell 1/32 F-4G
Trumpeter 1/48 F-105
Tamiya 1/35 M41 Walker Bulldog

  

Sites and tips

Painting Exhausts: A Quick and Easy Method
https://www.jonbius.com/2018/10/16/painting-exhausts-a-quick-and-easy-method/

Model Fair 2018 in Vienna Austria
https://www.flickr.com/photos/martinhronsky/sets/72157674952913078?fbclid=IwAR3AFOFpAksApWORdLwuCIPFFN5FRjJBNLB83T6-PjRJrCTYFT9ngS0MGA0

 

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Scale Model Podcast Ep 6. – Goodman Models

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Scale Model Podcast.

In this podcast, I aim to entertain, inform, and hopefully promote the hobby of scale model kit building, with interviews, reviews and news about the scale model hobby.

Our guest today is Anthony Goodman from Goodman Models

Anthony has been interested in models as far back as I can remember. His Dad is an HO scale model railroader and I caught the bug from him. Many Saturday mornings were spent at Niagara Central Hobbies during his early and teen years! He is a model maker interested in all sorts of vehicles – He loves Japanese sci-fi Animation from when he was a kid –  especially Macross, Robotech, Gundam, but he does enjoy all subjects – from armor to aircraft!

Anthony is really interested in delving deeply into techniques and tools from the model building hobby from the past masters right up to today’s cutting edge. He got involved with creating the Super Sanding Blocks as a way to finance his hobby passion and it proved to be a rich experience. For him, using tools to make tools and models really drives his passion and the enjoyment of scale modeling.

Latest news

All Japan Model & Hobby Show

Walnut Wings is going to produce a 1/32 Lancaster.  This will be their first WW2 release.

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3194&cat=5

 

Large Scale Modeller has an inbox review of the HKM 1/32 Lancaster B Mk. 1  

https://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/5766-132-avro-lancaster-b-mki-first-look/

 

8 years in the making according to some reports. Release Date – late 2019

Among the Hasegawa releases is more egg planes including a YF-19 from “Macross Plus”

Speaking of Macross, Max Factory had a VF1 Valkyrie in a big 1/20 version.

 

Very fine models are releasing a 1/350 USS Montana BB-67

 

https://hlj.com/all-japan-model-hobby-show-2018-sneak-peek?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=sneak%20peek:%20all%20japan%20model%20&%20hobby%20show%202018!&utm_content=scale%20page#VeryFire

New tool 1.48 Spitfire Mk 1 from Tamiya

https://aerodynamicmedia.com/first-look-tamiyas-new-tool-1-48-spitfire-mk-1-model/

 

Other links from the show

https://www.facebook.com/pg/tetramodel/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2137528449614132&__tn__=-UCH-R

https://hlj.com/all-japan-model-hobby-show-2018-report

Other News

 

Great Wall Hobbies are working on a 1/48 Tomcat

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1168033-great-wall-hobby-l4823-f-14a-tomcat

 

Takom is releasing the 35th scale Strabokran 16t heavy crane.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/finally-something-for-german-armour.html#more

 

And Amusing Hobbies has a crane with an SD.Kfz.184 Ferdinand.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/amusing-hobby-lifting-their-kits-to-new.html#more

 

Tamiya now has a paint retarder for their new lacquer line of paints.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87198/index.htm

 

Tamiya is reissuing/retooling some of their classic armor kits for the 50th anniversary.

1/35 German Tank Panther Ausf.D Special Edition
★This special edition kit is released to commemorate 50 years of the 1/35 Military Miniature Series. ★The modern classic kit of the Panther Ausf.D is packaged together with dedicated metal gun barrel, link type track and photo-etched grille detail-up parts sets. ★Features a dedicated boxtop design. ★Also included are a commander torso figure, full body crew figure and 3 marking options.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/25182/index.htm

 

Revell Germany is now the worldwide distributors for Bandai .http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/10/rockin-revell-distributing-bandai-kits.html

https://www.revell.de/en/products/star-wars/star-wars-bandai/

 

AMT Model Kits: Garage Accessory Series Set #1 and #2

http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/4642-amt-model-kits-garage-accessory-series-set-1/#sthash.QKZdtktP.dpbs

http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/4659-amt-model-kits-garage-accessory-series-set-2/#sthash.Z7BdoXv1.dpbs

What else are people talking about via scalemates.com hot kits section

 

AfV Club U-2 in 1/48

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1167870-afv-club-ar48112-u-2a-dragon-lady

 

Having a hobby small business in this modern era.  

 

Goodman Models
Super Sanding Blocks are essential tools for the model builder. Enjoy precise and accurate sanding in the construction phase of your builds!

https://www.facebook.com/GoodmanModels/

 

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What’s on the bench

Stuart

Tamiya 1/35 Panther.  (Build log )

Hasegawa 1/72 F-18 Hornet will be next

 

Anthony

Academy 1/35 Malaysian IFV (UN Peacekeeping Force, Bosnia, 1994)

Bandai 1/144 Rik Dom  (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket)

Bandai 1/144 RGM-79 Sniper Custom White Dingo team (Full conversion)

Sites and tips

Mr. Surfacer. An older link but still great information about a product you should try.

http://www.swannysmodels.com/Surfacer.html

 

Upcoming events

Air Cadet Con 7 Oct 13th – Great little show down the road from us in Kitchener Ontario.

 

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