Scale Model Podcast Ep 6. – Goodman Models

Welcome to Episode 6 of the Scale Model Podcast.

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 today is Anthony Goodman from Goodman Models

Anthony has been interested in models as far back as I can remember. His Dad is an HO scale model railroader and I caught the bug from him. Many Saturday mornings were spent at Niagara Central Hobbies during his early and teen years! He is a model maker interested in all sorts of vehicles – He loves Japanese sci-fi Animation from when he was a kid –  especially Macross, Robotech, Gundam, but he does enjoy all subjects – from armor to aircraft!

Anthony is really interested in delving deeply into techniques and tools from the model building hobby from the past masters right up to today’s cutting edge. He got involved with creating the Super Sanding Blocks as a way to finance his hobby passion and it proved to be a rich experience. For him, using tools to make tools and models really drives his passion and the enjoyment of scale modeling.

Latest news

All Japan Model & Hobby Show

Walnut Wings is going to produce a 1/32 Lancaster.  This will be their first WW2 release.

http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3194&cat=5

 

Large Scale Modeller has an inbox review of the HKM 1/32 Lancaster B Mk. 1  

https://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/5766-132-avro-lancaster-b-mki-first-look/

 

8 years in the making according to some reports. Release Date – late 2019

Among the Hasegawa releases is more egg planes including a YF-19 from “Macross Plus”

Speaking of Macross, Max Factory had a VF1 Valkyrie in a big 1/20 version.

 

Very fine models are releasing a 1/350 USS Montana BB-67

 

https://hlj.com/all-japan-model-hobby-show-2018-sneak-peek?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=sneak%20peek:%20all%20japan%20model%20&%20hobby%20show%202018!&utm_content=scale%20page#VeryFire

New tool 1.48 Spitfire Mk 1 from Tamiya

https://aerodynamicmedia.com/first-look-tamiyas-new-tool-1-48-spitfire-mk-1-model/

 

Other links from the show

https://www.facebook.com/pg/tetramodel/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2137528449614132&__tn__=-UCH-R

https://hlj.com/all-japan-model-hobby-show-2018-report

Other News

 

Great Wall Hobbies are working on a 1/48 Tomcat

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1168033-great-wall-hobby-l4823-f-14a-tomcat

 

Takom is releasing the 35th scale Strabokran 16t heavy crane.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/finally-something-for-german-armour.html#more

 

And Amusing Hobbies has a crane with an SD.Kfz.184 Ferdinand.

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/amusing-hobby-lifting-their-kits-to-new.html#more

 

Tamiya now has a paint retarder for their new lacquer line of paints.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/87198/index.htm

 

Tamiya is reissuing/retooling some of their classic armor kits for the 50th anniversary.

1/35 German Tank Panther Ausf.D Special Edition
★This special edition kit is released to commemorate 50 years of the 1/35 Military Miniature Series. ★The modern classic kit of the Panther Ausf.D is packaged together with dedicated metal gun barrel, link type track and photo-etched grille detail-up parts sets. ★Features a dedicated boxtop design. ★Also included are a commander torso figure, full body crew figure and 3 marking options.

http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/25182/index.htm

 

Revell Germany is now the worldwide distributors for Bandai .http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/10/rockin-revell-distributing-bandai-kits.html

https://www.revell.de/en/products/star-wars/star-wars-bandai/

 

AMT Model Kits: Garage Accessory Series Set #1 and #2

http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/4642-amt-model-kits-garage-accessory-series-set-1/#sthash.QKZdtktP.dpbs

http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/4659-amt-model-kits-garage-accessory-series-set-2/#sthash.Z7BdoXv1.dpbs

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

 

AfV Club U-2 in 1/48

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1167870-afv-club-ar48112-u-2a-dragon-lady

 

Having a hobby small business in this modern era.  

 

Goodman Models
Super Sanding Blocks are essential tools for the model builder. Enjoy precise and accurate sanding in the construction phase of your builds!

https://www.facebook.com/GoodmanModels/

 

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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

 

Anthony

Academy 1/35 Malaysian IFV (UN Peacekeeping Force, Bosnia, 1994)

Bandai 1/144 Rik Dom  (Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket)

Bandai 1/144 RGM-79 Sniper Custom White Dingo team (Full conversion)

Sites and tips

Mr. Surfacer. An older link but still great information about a product you should try.

http://www.swannysmodels.com/Surfacer.html

 

Upcoming events

Air Cadet Con 7 Oct 13th – Great little show down the road from us in Kitchener Ontario.

 

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Alpha Precision Abrasives at Southwestern Ontario Scale Model Expo

I love modeling tools.  When I go to most shows usually I head for the tool vendors first.

At the Southwestern Ontario Scale Model Expo, I talked with Paul Weber whose company provides quite a large number of tools and supplies for the model builder.

Alpha Precision Abrasives – http://www.alphaabrasives.com/

Flex-I-File – https://www.flex-i-file.com/

Profile Accessories – http://www.profileaccessories.com/


Scale Model Podcast Ep. 05 – London Scale Model Show Recap

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Scale Model Podcast.

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.

Great response to our last episode with Jeff Hodgins

Latest news

Latest news from Revell Germany.
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/revells-september-items-air-land-and.html

Revell Beaufighter 1/48
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1119709-revell-03943-bristol-beaufighter-tf-x

Hasegawa October releases.
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/hasegawas-latest-releases-for-october.html

Hobbyboss October releases.
http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/09/two-new-kits-in-our-hobbyboss-october.html
http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=120

1/32 B-24J
http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=121&l=en

 

Badger Sotar 20/20 slim

https://www.facebook.com/BadgerAir/posts/sotar-slimnew-for-you-and-your-extreme-micro-detail-airbrush-applications-and-ne/1845710332173316/

How is it different from the existing Sotar 20/20?
Permaseal nozzle base, field adjustable inner seal, and no color cup just detail capacity color cavity.

Introductory pricing. MSRP 190, Special for $95

http://badgerairbrush.com/Garage_Sale.asp

 

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

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London Scale Model Show happened over the weekend and it was a great turnout with several hundred models on the tables, great vendors and lots of people.

Picked up a few items, look for video reviews in the upcoming weeks at https://www.blackfire.ca

Here is a quick interview I did with Anthony Goodman of Goodman Models on their great sanding blocks.

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What’s on the bench

Stuart

Tamiya 1/35 Panther. Have a issue with a track broken in two places…..  (Build log )

Hasegawa 1/72 F-18 Hornet will be next

 

 

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Sites and tips

Jim from A Scale Canadian suggests using disposable eye liner brushes.  He got 100 for under $10 from Amazon. Great idea so you don’t have to worry trying to clean Mr. Surfacer or liquid cement out of one of your good brushes.

http://www.ascalecanadian.com/2018/09/model-tip-time.html

 

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

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