Scale Model Podcast Ep.4 – Auto Modelling with Jeff Hodgins

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 is Jeff Hodgins

Jeff has been involved with cars since he was a little boy, He works at a car dealership in the London Ontario area and works on classic cars with friends and builds scale model cars.

He has a passion for the history of cars and the people that own them.  

Latest news

David Hannant has passed  away after a short illness.http://imodeler.com/2018/09/david-hannant-1930-2018/

Roden announcements for Sept  http://www.roden.eu/HTML/framenews.htm

Trumpeter’s September releases – http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/08/trumpeters-september-new-releases-big.html

Modelcollects E-50 / Panther II Paper Panzer http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/08/modelcollects-new-e-50-panther-ii-kit.html#more

Takom’s 2 in 1: 1/35th scale Flakpanzer Panther 20mm Flakvierling MG 151/20 / Coelian” w37mm Flakzwilling 341 http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/08/takoms-2-in-1-135th-scale-flakpanzer.html

Hasegawa Announcements August / September http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/08/hasegawas-colorful-limited-releases-of.html

Airfix New Arrivals https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-arrivals.html

New things from Tamiya include some new paint color in both their lines.

https://www.tamiya.com/english/news/news1809/news0.htm

http://www.tamiya.com/english/THS/index18.htm

 

New black colored glue from Mr. Hobby http://www.mr-hobby.com/en/itemDetail.php?iId=2713

 

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

Tamiya M551 Sheridan. New tool https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1162057-tamiya-35365-m551-sheridan

Revell Highlights.

53 Chevy Lowrider https://www.scalemates.com/kits/129304-revell-85-2043-53-chevy-lowrider

ZZ Top Eliminator https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1122661-revell-85-4465-zz-top-eliminator

94 Chevy Impala SS https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1135993-revell-85-4480-1994-chevrolet-impala-ss

 

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Auto Modelling with Jeff

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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

 

Jeff

On the go out of my own collection, I am building a 1956 nomad gasser drag car, I have a real passion for vintage drag racing and drag cars, the vintage drag cars are the center of my model collection, This will be a Revell kit with kitbashing.

As well I am building a pair of 1978 Corvette pace cars for the owner of the Corvette collection I purchased back in March of 2018.

 

I have been asked by Joe Germann to build a replica of his 1965 Ford Falcon Wild Child drag car….the actual car lives at a museum in Maine.  I have been told by Joe that once the replica is built in will end up in the museum with the real car.

 

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Sites found.

Airfix’s workbench blog.https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench

Ludwig’s Modeler’s Library – A amazing collection of instruction sheets and old catalogs.  http://www.cavallar.ch/model/

Classics in Scale Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2324259040923653/

 

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Upcoming events

London Scale Model Show – Sept. 22nd, 2018 London Ontario
As this is our home show, I’ll be collecting lots of interviews and other content.

 

Other Local (to us!) Scale model clubs

Sarnia Area Scale Auto Builders Group

Windsor Area Modelers Association

Shout out to the on the bench podcast a great modeling podcast out of Australia.

 

Don’t forget to subscribe and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions at scalemodelpodcast@gmail.com

 

The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favorite podcasts are found including iTunes and Google Play

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 03 – Fall is coming.

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

 

There is now a Facebook group for the podcast at https://www.facebook.com/ScaleModelPodcast

Feel free to like and follow.

 

Latest news

 

Final results from the IPMS Nations in Phoenix are now in.  Some amazing work as always.

Hobbyboss announcements for Sept. http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/08/hobbyboss-September-selections-mostly.html

Special Hobby announcements for Sept. http://www.specialhobby.info/2018/08/newsletter-92018.html

Eduard Kit No. 82119 – Bf 109 G-10 Mtt Regensburg ProfiPACK – Hyperscale has the review

http://www.hyperscale.com/2018/reviews/kits/eduard82119reviewbg_1.htm

HKM 1/32 Lancaster pricing has shown up as pre-order on some store sites. Showing Oct/Nov 2018 release date at this point. 333-350 UK pounds at this point.

https://www.emodels.co.uk/hong-kong-models-1-32-avro-lancaster-b-i-iii-01e10.html

Dragon 1/35 M48 AVLB

http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-item.asp?pid=DRA3606

The Modelling News has a great first look at Italeri’s 1/35 updated kit of the M978 Fuel Servicing Truck.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/08/in-boxed-m978-fuel-servicing-truck-from.html#more

Meng Kit No. TS-039 – Sd. Kfz.173 Jagpanther Ausf. G1. Review at Missing Lynx

http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/german/mengts039reviewlp_1.html

 

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

Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart light tank

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1123750-tamiya-35360-m3-stuart

Modelcollect 172 B-52H Early Type USAF Bomber

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1160131-modelcollect-ua72208-b-52h-early-type-u-s-a-f

Some of their items have been hit or miss in the accuracy dept. according to some sources.

 

What’s on the bench

Tamiya 1/35 Panther.  (Build log )

Not sure what I’m going to work on next, keep an eye at blackfire.ca to see what I decide.

What is on your bench?

 

Reference Sites

Search tips for reference photos.

Beyond the usual sites, make use of Google Image Search.

What are your favorite sites for searching for photos?

 

Upcoming events

London Scale Model Show – Sept. 22nd, 2018 London Ontario

As this is my home show, I’ll be collecting lots of interviews and other content.

 

 

Let us know if you have any comments or suggestions at scalemodelpodcast@gmail.com

The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favorite podcasts are found including iTunes and Google Play

Feel free to like and subscribe to the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ScaleModelPodcast

 

 

 


Scale Model Podcast Ep. 02

 

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

The 2018 IPMS National convention is in Phoenix Arizona this year, and the gallery pages already are showing some amazing models.

Tamiya’s 1/48 F-14D Tomcat has been released. 4 decal options

Kitty Hawk has a 1/32 Tiger II F-5F coming later in August with resin pilots. Nine decal schemes

Speaking of Kitty Hawk, Trumpeter is releasing a 1/700 kit of the USS Kitty Hawk CV 63

Hong Kong Models 1/32 Lancaster B. Mk1 build test shots. The latest announced release date is Sept 2018

What do you think of the idea of a clear fuselage to show the interior?

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

 

What’s on the bench

Finished 1/72 TIE Interceptor by Bandai (Build Log)

Tamiya 1/35 Panther with a missing commanders hatch.  (Build log )

Not sure what I’m going to work on next, keep an eye at blackfire.ca to see what I decide.

Need to sort and get rid of my completed kit boxes and sprues etc. What do you do with your completed boxes?

 

 

Upcoming events

London Scale Model Show – Sept. 22nd, 2018 London Ontario

As this is my home show, I’ll be collecting lots of interviews and other content.

 

Don’t forget to subscribe and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

The Scale Model Podcast currently is recorded biweekly and is available where your favorite podcasts are found including iTunes and Google Play