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OTB 159: New tooled aussie cars in 1/24 scale!

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 22:09

In this episode the boys rip through a smallish mailbag (13:00) then hear from the Falcon about new kits (23:50).

The guys then have an amazing interview with Jesse about the new car kit manufacturer Diecast Distributors Australia (DDAUS). Jesse gives us the lowdown on the exciting new range of plastic car kits covering the Holden HQ Kingswood and what is planned for the future. The future for car modellers looks exceedingly bright! (39:00)

Categories: Scale Models

OTB158: Models for Heros 48 hour build.

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 21:23

In this episode the boys chew through a very large mailbag (14:44) then dive into a very large and detailed brief from the Falcon about new kits (35:22).

This is followed up with an interview with James Skiffins to give us the low down on the mighty 48 hour build that kicks off on the 10th of March. (106:00)

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 157: We're back!

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 21:06

The boys come off their well deserved break and chat about what they have been doing this past month.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 156: Lets talk Phantom jets!

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 01:00

This episode the boys are joined by Sam Dwyer to talk about building Meng's F4 Phantom.  We are Sans the Falcon this episode but we do have some listener emails.

With Dave overseas the OTB team will be taking a break for a few weeks and will be back on the 17th of Feb 2023.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 155: Hello 2023!

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 22:49

The boys welcome in 2023 with their plans for the New Year.

The Falcon reports in with a LONG list of new kits and we see what you had to say in the mail bag.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 154: Airbrush basics with Dr Strange Brush a.k.a John Miller

Fri, 12/23/2022 - 00:00

For the last show of the season Dave Ian and Julian chat with Dr Strange Brush, a.k.a.John Miller, on airbrush basics.

Thank you to all of our wonderful Patreon supporters, SMS paints and of course you, our loyal listers for helping make this show what it is.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 153: A mediocre modeller (a chat with Brad Belsheim)

Sat, 12/10/2022 - 21:02

This episode the boys have a chat with a very mediocre modeller Brad Belsheim in a wide ranging discussion AMPS, armour modelling, visits to the US and Australia, and everything in between. 

Despite the fact that Brad is named as a "mediocre modeller", he is in fact a very accomplished award winning builder......but lets' not allow facts to get in front of a good yarn. 

The Falcon joins us for the last "Whats new"  for the year and we dive into the mail bag which has brickbats and bouquets.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 152: Catching up.

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.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 151: Scale ACT 2022

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.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 150: Looking back over the last 149 Episodes

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.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 149: Interview with Chris Meddings

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! 

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 148: Lincoln Wright MK 44

Fri, 09/30/2022 - 23:49

Julian is back this episode and joins Dave and Ian in a great interview with the amazing Lincoln Wright as we discuss his new book MK 44. (At the 55min mark)

A huge mailbag and exciting news from the Falcon.....all that and more!


Categories: Scale Models

OTB 147: Shelf Queens

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 21:56

Just Ian and Dave this episode as poor Julian is away sick....we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

The Falcon reports in with news for the hobby regarding new kits.  The mail bag is bursting at the seams....so we have a look at what you guys have been keen to share with us.

Lastly Ian and Dave have a chat about shelf queens......Dave thinks that they are a sign of a good modeller.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 145: U.S. IPMS President David Lockhart

Fri, 09/02/2022 - 22:53

We will be talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building and painting kits as well as bringing you special guests.

This episode we are joined by the President of IPMS U.S.A David Lockhart.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 145: Wheels and Tracks

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 22:11

This episode the boys are joined by Sam Dwyer to talk about wheels and tracks for your armour kits.

The mail bag is bursting at the seams with lots of emails, and the Falcon reports in with new kits.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 144: KLP Publishing

Sat, 08/06/2022 - 03:21

The boys are joined by Kevin Futter who gives us the lowdown on KLP Publishing......and the innovating business model that provides you the modeller with excellent resources.

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! 

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 143: Omaha - There and back.

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 23:12

Dave,  Ian and Julian have returned from the IPMS Nats at Omaha and share their thoughts on the trip, the people and of course the show.

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 142: Report on World Model Expo (Europe)

Sat, 07/09/2022 - 23:03

The boys welcome Chris Meddings who gives us a wonderful after action review of the recently held World Model Expo.

The Falcon reports in with news on new kits and lots of listener mail to unpack!

Categories: Scale Models

OTB 141: Melbourne Model Expo 2022

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 00:39

Episode 141 was recorded live at the 2022 Melbourne Model Expo and is chock full of wonderful interviews with modellers and sellers.

Here is the full list of people interviewed across the four days (in no particular order)

Michael Claringbould

Christiaan O’Dea

Chris Howells

Jarrod Bradley

Scott Taylor

Tom and Imogen Gardner

Tony Sargent

Jamie Stokes

Simon Holdsworth 


Categories: Scale Models

OTB 140: Running model expo.

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 23:21

Have you ever wondered what it takes to organise and run a model show?   Well this episode the boys are joined by Laurence Farrugia Director of Melbourne Model Expo who gives us the lowdown on the behind-the-scenes work and planning that goes into running a large show.

We also have listener mail and the Falcon reporting in on whats new in the modelling world.

Categories: Scale Models