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.

 

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