February 2023 Modeling Podcast Roundup

My Modeling Mews. February found fellow modeler Bob and me heading over to the Northwest Scale Modelers Show at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. It was everything promised. Last I heard there were over 6000 folks attending the two days but I haven’t heard numbers for modelers displaying or models displayed. All IContinue reading “February 2023 Modeling Podcast Roundup”

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”

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”

Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep35

“Dirtbikes and Douchebags” Mews On and Off My Bench. Today I worked on the 1:144 GWH Gigant Me-323 and applied both a pin wash and installed all the windows. Initially, I was unsure if I wanted to use the light grey or black panel line accent against the interior so I tested a small areaContinue reading “Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep35”

Podcast Roundup 10/31/2022

One Fish, Two Fish, Creepy Fish, … Halloween Spider? My bench this past weekend was at a remote location that involved looking after a few fish. I took the Me-323 and a few Necrons that I wanted to paint but ended up listening to podcasts instead. Needless to say, my actual modeling plans came toContinue reading “Podcast Roundup 10/31/2022”

Podcast Roundup 10/6/2022

All Your Podcasts are Mine! Seattle, WA “Museum of Flight” Road Trip. Sometimes it’s better to let things slide when something really important comes up – and in this case, reviewing podcasts took a back seat to a trip over to the west side! Back in late September a couple of the guys from myContinue reading “Podcast Roundup 10/6/2022”

Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep32

“Very Sweary and Balls of Steel, featuring Arma’s Grzegorz Mazurowski” New kits, old kits, blue kits. I stopped into my local hobby store (Hodgin’s) and picked up the Tamiya M113 ACAV to go along with my M557, the M21 US Halftrack and the AFV M16 MGMC “Meat Chopper”. Yep, my copy of Inside the Armour’sContinue reading “Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep32”

Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep30

Missives and Misanthropes, plus an interview with Anton Dorbilov. Litterbox Blues. Sometimes modeling is relaxing, other times it’s a kick in the pants! I just couldn’t leave the decals on the M3 alone. After running the stars and white band around the turret I found the first one was way out of alignment. Not justContinue reading “Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep30”

Sprue Cutters’ Union Ep29

“Shitshows and Sloppy Joes” featuring Sam Dwyer and Matt McDougall. What’s Happening in my litterbox. Earlier this week I picked up a Warhammer 40k Elite Starter set from my local hobby store, Hodgin’s Drug & Hobby, to add to the lonely Space Marines that dwell on my bench half finished. This set comes with aContinue reading “Sprue Cutters’ Union Ep29”

Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep25

Brian Denchlau, polishing your hardness and the problem with modeling. Modeling Adjacent, AdjacentWhile not strictly modeling, my trip to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture today had an unexpected bonus of giving me some modeling inspiration. Included at the museum was the Dreamworks Animation Exhibit where many of the characters from Dreamworks movies wereContinue reading “Sprue Cutters’ Union Podcast Ep25”