Scale Models

Scale Model Podcast Ep. 43 – The Top Shelf

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 22:01
Welcome to Episode 43 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman Sean’s Custom Model Tools Prize Pack #1 Giveaway! Winner is Gordon Sorensen *************************************** LATEST NEWS NorEastcon 49 delayed – New Dates October 2-3, 2020! Mecha Showdown 2020 has been postponed – date TBA. *************************************** MAILBAG Super Sanding Single Giveaway winner:  Chad […]
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OTB 77: Interview with Michael Baskette from Plastic Model Mojo Podcast.

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 21:56

G'day Benchers!  We have Julian back in the studio!  Also this is the start of our new weekly schedule as we do our little bit to help you out in these very trying times of pandemics and lockdowns. In this episode we are talking to Michael Baskette for the Scale Model Mojo podcast. 


As well as that we have our usual whats new in the modelling

world and of course mail call.


Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.

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Return 2 Kit Form Masks Review

Scale Model Podcast - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 22:15
Reviewed by Stuart Return 2 Kit Form was nice enough to provide us with some samples of their canopy masking sets for various Valkyries from Macross.  The timing was perfect as I’m currently working on a 1/72 scale VF1. Since shooting the video, I put the masks on. They went on very easily with the […]
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OTB 76: The dark art of decals

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 21:42

G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode, “The dark art of decals” where we have a chat about how we do our decals, what has worked for us and also Ian explains how to use Tamiya extra thin glue to affix decals to you kit.   Unfortunately Julian is not with us as he has had a Covid-19 scare, but he is with us in spirit. 


Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.

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Tamiya America CART and Office closure

Tamiya USA - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 23:26

To our valued customers.

The TAMIYA USA webstore will be closed beginning immediately and until further notice.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday evening announced he's enacting a "statewide order" for its nearly 40 million residents to "stay at home," a wide-reaching order for the most populous state in the country as the coronavirus spreads.

The order, taking effect Thursday night, prohibits gatherings outside and requires businesses that need employees to physically report to work to shut down.

This order affects Tamiya America’s Irvine, California office personnel and the outside logistics company warehouse staff located in Los Angeles.

It is imperative that we keep all staff safe. Our employees will remain at home until the order has been lifted. Furthermore, our Customer Service Department will be avaialble Monday-Friday to answer email inquiries at for general product inquires and product advice.

Make sure to sign up for our newsletter for the latest announcements regarding the re-opening of our CART system and all other functions as well as checking our NEWS section for information.

Be safe everyone. Be kind, enjoy the at home activities, and by all means share your Tamiya model and Radio Control projects on our Facebook and Instagram pages! We want to see how you’re passing the time.

Tamiya America, INC.

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 42 – John Moscato Part Duex

Scale Model Podcast - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:54
Welcome to Episode 42 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman Thanks to our latest Patreon supporters! *************************************** LATEST NEWS Some more product reviews coming soon! Quincy Row Review Mr. Hobby Aqueous paint – coming soon Return 2 Kit Form VF-1 Valkyrie Masks in 1/48 and 1/72!   Moosaroo Cup 2 will happen, […]
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Tamiya's Lucky-the-13th Model Kit Giveaway

Tamiya USA - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 18:30

Friday the 13th - usually a day people like to avoid. It's always had a negative stigma - but not today.

Tamiya is giving this upcoming Friday the 13th a new feel in the form of this awesome model kit giveaway. Check out what's included to celebrate Tamiya's Lucky-the-13th day:

24354 Tamiya Ford Mustang GT4 Model Kit
74035 Tamiya Sharp Pointed Side Cutter
74031 Tamiya Model Scissors
74052 Tamiya Tweezers
87148 Tamiya Sanding Sponge - 600 grit
87171 Tamiya Sand Sponge - 3000 grit
67446 Tamiya Pencils
85004 Tamiya TS-4 German Gray 100ml Spray Can
85013 Tamiya TS-13 Gloss Clear 100ml Spray Can
81027 Tamiya X-27 Clear Red 23ml Bottle
81301 Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black 23ml Bottle
81020 Tamiya X-20A Thinner 23ml Bottle
81513 Tamiya X-13 Metallic Blue 10ml Bottle
81785 Tamiya XF-85 Rubber Black 10ml Bottle
81531 Tamiya X-31 Titan Gold 10ml Bottle
81501 Tamiya X-1 Black 10ml Bottle
81510 Tamiya X-10 Gunmetal 10ml Bottle
81511 Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver 10ml Bottle
81532 Tamiya X-32 Titan Silver 10ml Bottle
81512 Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf 10ml Bottle
81518 Tamiya X-18 Semi-Gloss Black 10ml Bottle
81526 Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange 10ml Bottle
81502 Tamiya X-2 White 10ml Bottle
81507 Tamiya X-7 Red 10ml Bottle
87038 Tamiya Extra Thin Cement

This Ford Mustang GT4 model kit is not yet available, so you'll be one of the VERY lucky few to get it months before its initial release in May.

To sign up for a chance to win, visit our newsletter sign up page here:

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WIN A copy of the Spearhead book

Airfix Model World - Tue, 03/10/2020 - 05:58
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OTB 75: Rambling chat about nothing

On the Bench Podcast - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 20:55

G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode, with Dave Ian and Julian, no fixed topic today just a rambling discussion about anything and everything.

Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints. 

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Dxn Sakura Cup 2020 Points Series - Sponsored by Tamiya

Tamiya USA - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 14:25

The Dxn Sakura Cup is a Tamiya Mini 4WD point series of races that consists of a total of 5 races held between March through May, 2020. Each race will be held on 3-lane or 5-lane Tamiya Mini 4WD specification tracks.

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned racer, we welcome Mini 4WD enthusiasts of all skill levels and ages. Let’s have fun racing Tamiya Mini 4WD!

Round 1
March 14
Dxn, Arcadia
5-Lane Round 2
March 28
Dxn, Arcadia
5-Lane Round 3
April 11
Dxn, Arcadia
3-Lane Round 4
April 25
RCX Pomona
3-Lane Round 5
May 2
Dxn, Arcadia

Racing Classes
Box Stock | Tuned | Open
(more info on the racing classes can be found here:

Series Entry Fees:
• The Dxn Sakura Cup Series is open to Tuned & Open Classes
• Series Entry Fee: $20 per Class covers the entire series spanning the 5 races
• Series Entry Fee does not include individual race entry fees

Individual Race Entry Fees:
• 3-Lane: $5 per car (non-Dxn members), $3 per car (Dxn members)
• 5- Lane: $10 per car (DXN members & non-members)
• Box Stock Class: $1 for Kids under 13, $2 for Adults (Limit 2 entries max.)

Dxn Provisions
215 S. 1st Ave
Arcadia, California 91006
P: (626) 538-7350

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Scale Model Podcast Ep. 41 – Rapid Prototyping

Scale Model Podcast - Sun, 03/01/2020 - 15:24
Welcome to Episode 41 Sponsored by Goodman Models. Hosts Stuart Clark Anthony Goodman ********* LATEST NEWS We have been busy…… Several new video reviews, etc. Moscato Hobby Models – Quincy Row Review Super Stand Review The podcast is now available on Spotify You can also subscribe via email to new posts on the […]
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SMP Kit Review #1 MHM 1/72 Quincy Row

Scale Model Podcast - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 21:37
Moscato Hobby Models sent us a sample of one of their latest works.  The 1/72 Quincy Row is a fantastic resin kit of a very popular subject from the Macross universe.  Previously the only version of this was only in an old 1/144 kit. Anthony leads us through this review showing some of the amazing […]
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OTB 74: Dave is back!

On the Bench Podcast - Wed, 02/26/2020 - 05:53

G'day Benchers!  Dave is back from his travels around the world and tonight we hear all about his (mis)adventures!

Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.

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Leap Year 2020 Giveaway

Tamiya USA - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:39

A Leap Year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun. So, this makes it a pretty special day.

To celebrate Leap Year 2020, we've decided to throw our own special giveaway - not 1, not 2, but THREE cool JGTC cars from our collection! These three cars are demo display rides that we've used at events, so unfortunately they are not running (but can be made so with the addition of electronics and a few minor parts).

We're including the following cars:

1. 58394 Lexus Eclipse ADVAN SC430
Chassis: TA05IFS

2. 58619 Petronas Tom's RC F
Chassis: TT02

3. 58625 Motul Autech GT-R
Chassis: TT02

All three cars are as is - beautiful renditions of Japanese Grand Touring Championship racers - ready for you to race or use as shelf queens!

To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our newsletter here - yup, simple and easy!!!! We will be closing the signups on Saturday, February 29th at midnight with the winner being picked on Monday, March 2nd. Please don't forget to read the Rules - they give you all the info about who's eligible!

Good luck

Oh ya - here's a few more pictures of these rad racers!

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