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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