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OTB 120: Special Report from IPMS Nationals Las Vegas.

On the Bench Podcast - Sat, 08/21/2021 - 00:02

Welcome to this special report *live* from IPMS Nationals Las Vegas where we talk to Dave and Mike from Plastic Model Mojo who we find are kicking around in their hotel room with Jim Bates sipping some bourbon  from Utah.

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OTB 119 : Kotare....a new model company from NZ

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 08/20/2021 - 22:47

Kotare Models LTD  is a new model company out of New Zealand that has an impeccable lineup of of people whom used to be involved with Wingnut Wings…..so is this a phoenix rising from the ashes or something completely different? 

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 78 – Cincinnati Scale Modelers

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 08/15/2021 - 09:07
Welcome to Episode 78 Sponsored by Sean’s Custom Hobby Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Mike Ward *************************************** LATEST NEWS Atlantis Toy and Hobby has signed a multi year licensing agreement with Jim Keeler *************************************** MAILBAG We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have any comments […]
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Airfix 1/48 Canadair Sabre Unboxing.

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 08/08/2021 - 21:22
I keep a personal modelling blog where I do builds in progress and unboxing videos. Usually these are older subjects, but here is a new release including sprue shots and video. 1/48 Airfix Canadair Sabre F.4 Unboxing. Or if you prefer here is the video.   – Stuart
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OTB 118: It's ok to be an average modeller.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 08/06/2021 - 23:18

The boys still in lockdown (V6.0) but that won’t stop them from chatting.  In this episode "It's ok to be an average modeller",  they have a discussion on not having too push yourself to be an award winning modeller….it IS ok to just build to no standard except to please yourself.   

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The Scale Model Podcast – Ep 77 – Side 6 Part 2

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 13:17
Welcome to Episode 77 Sponsored by Goodman Models and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle  *************************************** LATEST NEWS Wonderfest 2022 Dates and hotel bookings are available. *************************************** MAILBAG Andrew White I recently became a member of IPMS Canada, I love the RT! I did get decals in my latest issue but, being […]
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OTB 117: Small Scales

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 22:39

The boys are back in lockdown (AGAIN!) but still manage to push out an episode, this time having a chat about small scales, 1/700, 1/144, 1/1200 and even smaller. 

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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 76 – Side 6 Part 1

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 12:38
Welcome to Episode 76 Sponsored by Sean’s Custom Model Tools and Return To Kit Form Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Thanks to our latest Patreon Supporter: David Roach *************************************** LATEST NEWS Moosaroo Cup III HG Sakura Wars Spiricle Striker Mugen (Azami Mochizuki Type) NIMCON 2021 is the Region 5 contest.  September 18th. From […]
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Dekno Inbox review

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 07/11/2021 - 21:48
A bonus video for you today. Terry Miesle goes through two 1/72 releases from Dekno  
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OTB 116: Modelling in 2035

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 07/09/2021 - 23:28

The boys are joined by Robert Madden to discuss what our modelling world might look like in 2035.   The Falcon brings us news of the world and of course we look at what you have to say in mail call.

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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 75 – Decals and Things

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 07/04/2021 - 10:29
Welcome to Episode 75 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Geoff Heyland Terry Miesle Thank-you to our Patreon Supporters: Winner of the Flex-i-file prize pack is Allan Gillis . *************************************** LATEST NEWS Announcement from Goodman Models and Sean’s Custom Hobby Tools. IPMS Southland NZ presents 2021 Model Expo Border, Takom and Rye Field having […]
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OTB 115: Musings

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 06/25/2021 - 23:19

Dave is joined by Ian and Julian in the studio for the first time in weeks.  The boys check the mail bag, read what the Falcon has to say and generally have a jolly time talking about everything.

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New Super Avante on the all-new TD4 Chassis

Tamiya USA - Fri, 06/25/2021 - 02:38

Tamiya is delighted to announce a brand new 1/10 R/C 4WD off-road buggy model. It employs the newly designed TD4 chassis and a stylish body produced by Kota Nezu, who has contributed to a number of popular Tamiya products.

About the model

  • This is a 1/10 R/C assembly kit.
  • Length: 338mm, height: 124mm, width: 246mm. Wheelbase: 283mm.
  • The eye-catching polycarbonate body (inspired by Tamiya classic, Avante) is designed by Japanese designer Kota Nezu of znug design.
  • Newly designed shaft-driven 4WD chassis based on the one-piece monocoque frame features the same ball differentials for front and rear, and features a longitudinal battery pack position in the center and a midship transverse motor for optimum balance and improved performance.
  • The TD4 chassis also employs an front inboard suspension layout which eliminates the need for a front damper stay and offers slim, low-profile form.
  • The four wheel double wishbone suspension system uses CVA oil dampers for superlative performance.
  • Features full ball bearings.
  • Two link rods and crank arm transmit movement of the left-side servo to the three-piece steering arm setup.
  • Turnbuckle shafts for use with upper arms facilitate camber angle adjustment.
  • Star dish wheels are paired with square spike tires which offer superlative grip off-road.
  • Choose between high and low type wing stays to adjust the downforce depending on the road surface.
  • Comes with a driver figure for extra realism, and high-torque servo saver.
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The Scale Model Podcast – EP 74 – Post Wonderfest 2021

Scale Model Podcast - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 19:50
Welcome to Episode 74 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Terry Miesle Paul Bodensiek Thanks to our Patreon Supporters: The winner of our last draw was Matthew O’Meara Next Draw, Flex-i-file prize pack. *************************************** LATEST NEWS Announcements at Wonderfest From Round2 AMT The Mandalorian Razor Crest 1/72 Space:1999 Hawk MK IX 1/48 1/350 USS […]
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TCS Race #267 Race Results – Cal Raceway – California

Tamiya USA - Tue, 06/15/2021 - 12:26

We are back to racing!!!!!

Tamiya Championship Series Race #267 just wrapped up with it being held at Cal Raceway in Orange, California. We had a whopping 15 heats with every Tamiya class being well supported! Here's what the entries looked like:

GT Novice Spec: 14 entries GT-Pro Spec: 8 entries Formula 1: 13 entries Euro Truck: 31 entries Mini: 19 entries GT-E: 7 entries GT-2: 19 entries GT-1: 9 entries

With the normal 2 rounds of qualifying and single mains, the event rolled off quickly and easily with the trophy presentation rounding out at around 5:30-ish.

Let's take a look at the winners from all the categories:

Top 3 Winners

GT Novice Spec

  1. Darren Huang
  2. Aaliyah Burnam
  3. Jack Ramsey

GT-Pro Spec

  1. Jerry Holsti
  2. Wendra Poedjorahardjo
  3. Carlos Duarte

Formula 1

  1. Mike Rydwell
  2. Carlos Duarte
  3. Brian Ruvalcaba

Euro Truck

  1. Izzy Suarez
  2. Kevin Burnam
  3. Craig Hammon (not pictured)

Mini

  1. Jason Smith
  2. Jason Huang
  3. Chris Widado

GT-E

  1. Orlando Sherman
  2. Phillip Enriquez
  3. Rajan Monteiro

GT-2

  1. Matt Allen
  2. Mike Rydwell
  3. Brian Ruvalcaba

GT-1

  1. Edgar Fiallos
  2. Matt Allen
  3. Danny Hua

A short concensus confirmed everyone had an amazing time and wants another TCS event at Cal Raceway again this year - we'll keep everyone posted when we get the dates established!

A big thank you to Mike Rywell of Cal Raceway & Exotek for being an amazing host, and to Edgar Fiallos, Calvin Simmons, and Christian Lopez for running an efficient tech are!

Most of all, we'd like to thank all the particants, especially to all the young kids, and young adults who are new to our fun hobby!

A full picture gallery can be found here: TCS Race #267 Photo Gallery

Full race results, including every qualifying round may be found here: RC SCORING PRO

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