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
1/48 Royal Navy catapult cradle – Perfect for your Airfix Walrus.
Fine Molds is to release three versions of the Mitsubishi Ki-15 in 1/48 scale.
Revell November releases.
Italari November Announcements
New 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk. I coming from Arma Hobby (Metal Wing new tool)
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.
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.
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.
Eduard has released its new tool 1/48 scale Tempest Mk.V
What else are people talking about via scalemates.com hot kits section
Gloster E28/39 Pioneer
Interview with Jim Bates
Any other websites or YouTube channels you recommend?
Model Paint Solutions
Plasmo on Youtube
ScaleModelAircraft on Youtube
What’s on the bench
Revell 1/72 Hunter from the Right Stuff for a display at the Museum of Flight
Tamiya 1/72 A6M5 Zero
Sites and tips
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