A Thanksgiving Podcast Smorgasbord 11/24/2022

Moscow Modeling Mews.

Last Sunday I sat down at the bench and found myself overwhelmed by all the clutter so I spent the morning clearing, dusting, organizing and putting away several of the in-progress kits. I know some can ignore everything and focus on the model at hand in the midst of a hoarders’ paradise, but not me. After a while it seems like slogging through molasses so have to tidy up before I can move on. It’s either that or I’m just a procrastinator supreme at heart 😉

On Monday I opened a shelter for Unwanted Shelf Queens and took in a C-124C Globemaster II from a fellow modeler. She was destined for the trash bin and what was I to do? Besides, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at foiling so with this plane, no harm, no foul. I can’t say it will make it off the shelf and into the cabinet but I can put it to upping my game. Said no one ever!

Wednesday was “hey, let’s try baking a blackberry pie” day for my contribution to the family Thanksgiving Day feast. First time for me and although it may not look the best, taste is everything. Or so I’m hoping. Wish me luck! Yep, delicious with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!

With the pie safely baking in the oven, I set about priming a few Necrons (black then silver) and prepping Friedrich. I picked up a few cans of Tamiya white and black thinking to speed up the zenithal process and after creating a fog of war in the room where I set up my paint booth, decided to switch over to using an airbrush. Rattle cans are definitely an outdoors activity. I also needed to repair Mahida and give her another coat of white. I’m really looking forward to painting her.

On to the podcasts.

Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep36 (11/18/2022) “Livin’ the rivet counter life Yo, feat. John Chung, Shane Doak and David Parker.”

What’s Up? Here we find the hobby is dying or not (Chris), Will experiences visor chrome problems, Tracy attempts painting cat figure butt holes? The real question is will he paint the butt crumbles? Seriously, I’m tempted to order some of the 3D printed 1:35 Cats and one of those new Bench Mate II for armor.

Moving on to Burrs Under the Saddle. Burr #1. The Nazification of Star Wars models. I have to agree with Will that while the model in question was well executed it really seems to be just fantasy glorification of Nazi fetish, lazy and boring and in the end, lame. Burr #2. Hyperbole. An over exaggerated opinion with some poo-pooing the new Kotari Spitfire because of a small/minor fit or details problems. Folks need to be realistic. Mini Burr. Comparing it to the Airfix Mk IXc is like comparing apples to oranges. Different scales different versions. Mini Burr: Price complaining comparing ’80s kits to current kits.

Letters. More on rivet counters vs counting rivets.

Interview: John Chung. John talks about his Space Shuttle project and his 10 month palette cleanser the CF-18 Canadian Hornet. He also offers a tip on decal setting and softening solutions.

Interview: Shane Doak. Shane discusses his Tamiya F-4B talking chipping, oil stains and his worries with marbling and blending layers, or as Tracy affectionately calls “circling the block to park at the neighbor’s house” or in Canadian terminology “circling the ass to get to the hole!”

Interview: David Parker. Discusses his Trumpeter 1:16 Panzer IV H build, the research involved, his favorite part, struggles and why it took 7 years to complete. Interestingly, he doesn’t trash talk the model but mentions it is a challenging build.

The episode ends with both talk of the ends of a horse and hoodie vs jumper controversy.

Butt Crumbles 5 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 Whiskers

Scale Model Podcast Ep105 (11/20/2022) “These are the Voyages …” After catching up on covid, leaf collecting and coughing, Stuart, Terry and Geoff set about covering News, Mail, Hobbly Announcements and Interviewing Ross Waddell. I should say that even today the episode is not showing up on Apple’s Podcast, Google Podcast or Spotify. To listen, you’ll need to go to the Scale Model Podcast website and after all, you’ll want to be there to follow the show notes. The model news is 1:32 heavy, hobby announcements feature a number of 1:72 kits (the best being the Hasegawa SR-71 Eggplane) and What’s New at Scalemates. The interview will appeal to those who love detailing models with flashing lights and twirling thing-a-ma-bobs. Ross talks about several of his award winning models and the benefits of adding lights using arduino boards. While it’s not my thing, if you’re into coding, programing and wiring models this episode is for you!

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Just Making Conversation S2Ep19 (11/21/2022) “Telford and Nuts”. This episode is a recap of Malcolm’s adventure at Telford where blokes met, cake was eaten, competition reviewed, Nuts noticed, vendors viewed and how Telford post-covid was the epitome of modeling goodness! Check out the links below for pictures.

Lancaster Dambuster Display
Hobby in a Nutshell by Neil Gilbourne won the Golden Nut Award!

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Plastic Posse Podcast Ep58 (11/22/2022) “Jim Bates joins, Brian Crinder Interview, Ivan and JB return from Telford”. Bargain Basement Doug (aka Jim Bates) joins the Posse while real-time Doug is off doing Doug things. What has the Posse been working on? TJ, Grant, Ivan, Scott and Jim run through the stuff they have or in Jim’s case, hasn’t. Ivan and JB talk some about Telford (with over 9000 attendees) and by their recounting I wondered if a show can be too big? But stay tuned for a later lengthier episode where they go through the show more in-depth.

As of this post, the 72 in 72 Group Build (00:18:00) will start at 12:01 am Friday (that’s 1 minute after midnight on Thursday and run through Sunday 11:59 pm. The PPP Ma.K. group build update follows and the recounting of the Outriders occurs before the Brian Criner interview. Brian is known for his aircraft, non-metal finishes, winning at the 2006 Tamiya-Con, his Do335 Best of Show at the 2022 High Plains Model Contest in Loveland, Colorado and getting bit by a pissed off rattlesnake while biking. The Posse has a lively fun interview where he goes through his modeling journey and why he polishes every model.

Discussion Topic “Your Personal Skill Gap. Narrowing Your Skill Gap.” How to get from knowing where you are and getting to where you want to be. How do you close that gap is discussed? According to the Posse …

  • 1) Recognize your skill gap,
  • 2) Have a plan and
  • 3) Push yourself to do hard things. Do stuff you’re not comfortable doing.

But what if you are not willing to push yourself 24/7 trying to be one of the “Elite” making that leap from intermediate to advanced? Are you satisfied where you are? And is that wrong? Are you instead trying to get a little bit better while enjoying the hobby as a hobby?

A great modeling relating discussion. Give a listen.

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As always, check scalemodelpodcasts.com for links to these podcasts and more!


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