January 2023 Modeling Podcast Roundup

From My Bench. Inspired by a Squidmar Miniatures Youtube video (Painting Space Wolves & Unique Snow Base) I set about starting a base for Friedrich (though not quite finished). This involved creating a depression in the wood base, buying a Blue Angels model kit and cutting it up before embedding it in epoxy to createContinue reading “January 2023 Modeling Podcast Roundup”

Just Making Conversation S2:Ep20

Airfix Factory Tour. Snow Days! That refrain has lost a bit of meaning now that I’m retired but it does mean a suspension of my normal activities and an opportunity to spend a significant more time at the bench! Tomorrow we are expecting 3-6″. Today, though, I found myself mixing the 40 or so bottlesContinue reading “Just Making Conversation S2:Ep20”

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,Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Podcast Smorgasbord 11/24/2022”

Just Making Conversation S2:Ep18

Robert Lane. James and Malcolm sit with Robert, sculpter, painter, gentleman and founder of Elan13. Modeling Mews. After paying extortion to the snack monster for the umptemth time this afternoon, I was finally able to get a little painting done on the Me-323 Gigant. For some reason, this step was a mojo killer and IContinue reading “Just Making Conversation S2:Ep18”

Just Making Conversation S2:Ep18

FAQs: What are the same inane questions from the public at model shows that we hear over and over again? Mobile Modeling. I could not take the “Gigant” taunting me so today I opened the box and started cutting parts off the sprues. Oddly enough, when I looked in the box the other day IcouldContinue reading “Just Making Conversation S2:Ep18”

Just Making Conversation S2Ep15

Workspaces. On your lap or in a purpose built workshop? Where do you do it? What do you need to hand? When is a space too small? Too big? What size is right? Malcolm and James debate the topic of workspaces and how any size can be utilized and provide benefits. It’s not the sizeContinue reading “Just Making Conversation S2Ep15”

Just Making Conversation S2Ep14

“Duxford Day Release” My Temporary Office View. Again, I’ve not had much time at the bench but did manage to dig out the P-51 Mustang from my stash. Not that I’m going to start it but since the current JMC podcast involved searching for Moosaroo P-51 reference pictures, it seemed appropriate. Yes, I know thatContinue reading “Just Making Conversation S2Ep14”

Podcast Roundup 8/18/22

Mews from outside the litter box. After finishing up the Chinook last week I decided to continue clearing up my bench of unfinished models and move on to the Tamiya M3 Stuart Light Tank. Originally, I planned to convert it into a British Honey used in North Africa using the Verlinden conversion set. What anContinue reading “Podcast Roundup 8/18/22”

Just Making Conversation Ep2:12

Mistakes: cockups, Fluff Ups, and learning the hard way. What are the errors that we make again and again? Nuggets from the Litterbox. This week I finally knuckled down and tried applying an oil wash to the CH-47A Gunship. At first, I used olive but quickly found it really didn’t add to the weathering soContinue reading “Just Making Conversation Ep2:12”

Just Making Conversation S2:Ep8

“Can of Worms” Why do some subjects within the hobby explode like a can of worms might? Malcom and James tackle the sticky wicket of controversial topics one all too often finds on social media sites. You know, those perennial subjects that pop up and immediately garner a spat of diametrically opposed opinions. The questionContinue reading “Just Making Conversation S2:Ep8”