Welcome to Episode 9 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 Host – Anthony Goodman from Goodman Models
1:35 Leopard C2 MEXAS (Canadian MBT)
1:35 Soviet SU-122-54 Tank Destroyer
Bandai is releasing a 1/1000 rebel blockade runner with 1/350 Millennium Falcon in a set. Nov 30
Special Hobby is releasing a Canadian Boston Mk III in April
Squadron’s YouTube channel had an inbox review of the big 1/32 B-24 from Hobby Boss.
The Art of Stranski by Lorenzo. ETA 2019
Tamiya announced a 1/24 Ford GT due in Jan 2019
Tamiya’s new 1/48 Spitfire Mk1 inbox review.
What else are people talking about via scalemates.com hot kits section.
Topic – Building vs Collecting and estate planning
Recently in Ontario, a modeler’s estate had to deal with 11,000 kits. Very overwhelming for the family I’m sure.
I’ve seen ad’s on model railroading sites about estate planning. Is this something kit builders should be thinking about.
This is not just a scale model kit issue, it affects many hobbies.
Charitable donation. This is the obvious choice of many, but people who look into it often are surprised at the difficulty of giving away a collection. That’s one reason you need to begin planning years ahead of time. Collectors often assume that they’ll find a museum, university, or similar non-profit organization that will be happy to accept a donation of the collection and displays it to the public. A collector might imagine that there will be a wing or at least a room devoted to the hobby, perhaps including a brief biography.
Museums and charities often have a different view. Many museums have more items than they can display. I’ve seen estimates that 20% or less of the items held by museums ever are put on display. Instead, they are stored.
It costs a non-profit money to accept items into inventory, store them, provide security and maintain them in good condition. Also, an institution might want only part of a collection or a few select items that complement what they already own. Many of them will want the collection to be accompanied by a cash donation that can be used to maintain the collection.
What’s on the bench
Tamiya 1/35 Panther Working on weathering.
Hasegawa 1/72 F-18a Hornet Painting underway.
Bandai 1/144 Shy-Tarn – Painting and prepping for a diorama
Decals on 1/144 scale GM Sniper II major conversion
Sites and tips
The Ultimate Model Paint Conversion Chart
A shoutout to our friends ‘down under’ with the other Modelling podcast.
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