Scale Models

The Scale Model Podcast – EP 106 – The Return of Model Airplane Maker

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 12/03/2022 - 21:26
Welcome to Episode 106 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Chris Wallace Modelairplanemaker.com Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** LATEST NEWS Model Airplane Maker – Let’s Get Pacific! Group Build Maschinen Krieger Competition 2022 Gallery Winners Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Behind the […]
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OTB 152: Catching up.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 11/25/2022 - 20:58

Dave Ian and Julian are back in the studio and take time to catch-up with all the mail and news from the Falcon that has built up since they were last all together.

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The Start of Video

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 11/22/2022 - 21:49
I’ve started playing around more with video now that I have time (and a system) capable of editing and rendering it much quicker. One of the plans will be to release episode segments with videos to take you ‘behind the scenes.  Other ideas are in the works as well. In the first video, I introduce […]
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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 105 – These are the Voyages….

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 11/19/2022 - 22:41
Welcome to Episode 105 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form   Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** LATEST NEWS Review of Chris Medding’s latest book he edited Models for Ukraine Vol 2. Scale Model World UK Photos Announcements Douglas A-20G Havoc […]
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OTB 151: Scale ACT 2022

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 11/11/2022 - 01:00

In this episode Dave and Ian venture into the Nation's capitol, Canberra, to enjoy the SCALE ACT 2022 model show.

Along the way we find Sam Dwyer who, between trips to various sites and museum visits, joins the boys for the intro. A veritable conga line of guests serve their time behind the mic bringing their own take on the show, the models and their passion.

For those of you missing Julian, fear not!  He will be back on the next episode along with news from the Falcon and your questions and musings from the mailbag.

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New Product Announcement! Hot Shot II Blockhead Motors

Tamiya USA - Thu, 11/10/2022 - 17:16

Exciting news Tamiya R/C fans! Today, we drop news of our second Block Head Motors collaboration in the form of the Hotshot II making its way back to fans of off-road 4WD radio control buggies!

Key NEW features:

• Polycarbonate body (0.7mm thickness) of the Hotshot II is pre-cut and pre-painted in brilliant blue. (Cutlines and marks to make holes added from the original Hotshot II (Item 58062) body.) • New roll cage positioned higher to ensure raised driver position for more realism. Following this matter, upper frame is also updated. • Uprights and wheels are matte-finish metal-plated. Includes new stickers designed by Jun Watanabe’s brand "BLOCKHEAD MOTORS.” • Number plates, light pods, side plates, window nets and dummy antenna included.

Available FEBRUARY 2023!!

Video of this exciting product coming 11/10/22 @10:00pm Pacific Standard Time! Stay Tuned! Tamiya Inc YouTube Channel

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 104 – Pricing and trying new things

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 11/05/2022 - 20:35
Welcome to Episode 104 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** LATEST NEWS Eduard business update Page 28 <a very good read> Testors’ pricing themselves out of the Canadian (and other?) markets. The 2022 Ottawa Scale Auto Contest […]
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2023 Tamiya Championship Series Race Schedule

Tamiya USA - Fri, 11/04/2022 - 17:16

The Tamiya Championship Series race schedule is almost finalized! The schedule is listed below and the last two events will be confirmed shortly!

February 26 180 Raceway 164 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 CONFIRMED

March 11 Larry's Performance Hobbies 48825 Van Dyke Rd. Shelby Charter Township, MI 48317 CONFIRMED

March 26 Cal Raceway 2190 N Canal St, Orange, CA 92865 CONFIRMED

March 25-26 Hobbytown USA/Hobbyplex 10020 Scott Circle Omaha, NE 68122 CONFIRMED

May 13 Revelation Raceway 4871 E State St, Ontario, CA 91762 CONFIRMED

May 21 RC Madness CT 101 North St, Enfield, CT 06082 TBD

June 11 Mid Souh Hobbies 4862 Summer Ave. Memphis, TN 38122 CONFIRMED

June 24 Big Dog RC 428 Stoneboro Lateral Rd. Stoneboro, PA 16153 CONFIRMED

July 30 Broadway Hobbies 2531 Broadway Suite F, Everett, WA 98201-3056 CONFIRMED

August 6 Brownies Hobbies @ Jackson RC NJ 124 Bennett St, Staten Island, NY 10302 TBD

September 23-24 TCS Finals Hobbytown USA/Hobbyplex NE CONFIRMED

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OTB 150: Looking back over the last 149 Episodes

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 21:54

The boys look back on the last 149 episodes to talk about the top ten.

The Falcon drops his latest list of what is new in the modelling world and the boys dig into yet another huge mailbag.

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LP Bottle (Lacquer Paint) Compatibility Chart

Tamiya USA - Wed, 10/26/2022 - 11:56

The downloadable PDF file below is a handy reference. It lets modelers aware of how Tamiya paints (Acrylic/Enamel Paint / Tamiya Spray / Air Model Spray) are compatible with each other as an overcoat, basecoat, and detail coat.

LP Compatibility Chart PDF

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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 103 – Back to the Future

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 10/22/2022 - 20:21
Welcome to Episode 103 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form   Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle   *************************************** LATEST NEWS FineScale Modeler (FSM) announces that November is Build a Model Month (BAMM). Judges announced AirCadCon 9  *************************************** MAILBAG Nemo Fisher in Thailand says he enjoys building models, […]
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OC JAPAN FAIR 2022 October 21-23

Tamiya USA - Wed, 10/19/2022 - 19:54

OC JAPAN FAIR 2022 October 21-23

Live in Southern California!? Grab your friends and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California, taking place Friday-Sunday, October 21-23 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performances, games, Kimono models and more!! Furthermore, if you are into hobbies, Brookhurst Hobbies will have their booth with various hobby products from world-famous Japanese modeling companies, including TAMIYA! For more information about the event visit here: OC Japan Fair 2022

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OTB 149: Interview with Chris Meddings

On the Bench Podcast - Sat, 10/15/2022 - 22:25

The boys are joined by Chris Meddings for an interesting chat on his work with supporting Ukraine model production companies via his new podcast as well as the new book. 

The Falcon returns with his mix of news and comments and of course we have the mailbag.

So tune in, sit back and chill out! 

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Scale Model Basics: Casting Resin Parts

FSM Videos - Fri, 10/14/2022 - 13:00
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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 102 – Round 2

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 10/09/2022 - 10:09
  Welcome to Episode 102 Sponsored by CultTVMan,  Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporters: *************************************** LATEST NEWS All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2022 Tamiya’s all-new 1/48 scale Lockheed F-35A Lightning II https://www.tamiyausa.com/blog/lockheed-f-35-lightning-ii/ E-Day 2022 *************************************** MAILBAG We want […]
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New Images of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II model kit!

Tamiya USA - Thu, 10/06/2022 - 22:02

The Tamiya 1/48 scale Lockheed Martin F-35 A Lightning II model kit was officially unveiled, just a short week ago! Today, we present more images of this exciting upcoming release. These images show the model assembled but unpainted. Instead, we’ve used our Black Panel Line Accent Color on the assembled model to show you the fine intricacies and high-level detail you can expect from the kit!

The F-35 A Lightning II model kit is scheduled to be released in time for the holiday season with a MSRP of $98.00

61124 Tamiya Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

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