John (Spud) Murphy and Stan Spooner Interviews
If you are into armor building this is the podcast episode for you. Be prepared for lots of fan-girling with armor building celebrities, the woes of editing modeling magazines and that age-old complaint about competition judging. The Posse guys are joined by co-host Stan Spooner (THE Model Box) and Mike Rinaldi during the Spud Murphy interview.
Conversation Slang and Shortcuts. I spent 20 minutes trying to find FA Miniatures online and similarly had trouble finding Stan’s social media page because of conversational shortcuts. Hint, you need to include the THE to find Stan’s ‘The Model Box’ Facebook page and use the ampersand (&) in F&A Miniatures in a search. While I’m bitching about slang I will mention TNI and MMI abbreviations. Not being a long-time armor modeler I have no idea what they are except magazines. While building armor is not my thing, having only built the Tamiya M5A1 US Light Tank, using slang frustrates me to no end when I try to follow up on comments made during the podcast. I play mandolin and often have to bitch-slap a co-musician who uses a shortened version of the tune he wants to play. My forScore app alphabetizes titles and “Terrebone” is not the same as ‘Gigue de Terrebonne’ in the eyes of a computer. But enough, I did get a chuckle over Stan’s mentioning the armor building adage of “put a tarp on it” for covering mistakes.
Despite the episode being tank-centric, there are lighter moments with Ivan’s schooling the others over British english vs American english terms. Aubergine, courgette, bonnet, football, cupboard and boot. Ten points for knowing the American english version of each. I threw in courgette for fashionista Ivan’s benefit 😉
The episode is a long one (3+ hrs) but covers a lot including Social Media Shoutouts, Listener Emails, and Upcoming Shows. The final segment covers the Power of Pushing It (aka Being Bold in a Build) using individual examples. I wish this segment would have been better covered but maybe in another episode. There’s lots in the podcast and worth the listen.
Finally, quarter scale? One fourth (0.25) the original? Weird.
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