Figure and vehicle modelers will gather on Friday, September 13, 2013 in Fairfield, New Jersey for JerseyFest Model Kit & Statue Fair. On this episode we chat with Dave to learn more about this great weekend long hobby show.
My mind wanders from time to time about what project I am going to tackle next or what technique I am going to use to accomplish a particular task on the model I’m working on. However this time The Wandering Modeler means that I will be traveling. My bride and I are about to embark on a journey which we have been thinking about for a long time. We’re trading one lifestyle for another, one that requires selling our home and most of our possessions…including the STASH to begin a life on the road as full time RV’rs! (Recreation Vehicle)
I will be reducing my “workbench” into one comprehensive tool kit that I can take with me. My new workbench will be the dinning table which will also serve as office desk and what ever else such a surface inside an RV is used for. We’re going to be working as we travel across this country, taking photographs, blogging and calling on clients both new and existing.
The plan is we’ll be stopping in and visiting local modelers, clubs, retailers, manufacturers and distributors to visit and conduct face to face interviews for The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour. So you just might see me at your local IPMS chapter meetings or scale modeling events.
This week we are joined by Justin Lentz who is rendering aide helping a widow dispose of her late husband’s sizable scale modeling stash. If you are interested in learning more about the kits Justin is selling on her behalf, contact him by EMAIL.
Speaking of disposing of ones stash, I too am looking to liquidate mine as well. Listen to this episode to learn why.
Joining us on this episode is Marek Halas to share a bit about IPMS Queensland‘s upcoming scale modeling swap meet PX2013 as well as a bit about the chapter and some great modeling discussion. In our discussion you’ll learn about techniques of how to restore raised panel lines. We’ll also announce the winner of an autographed copy of Eric Simonsen‘s…
There are multitude of hobby paints available for the painting of your model aircraft ranging in brands and type. Here we give a brief summary of the most popular paints used in the hobby and explain the nuances of each in regards to using them successfully with an airbrush.
You probably have at least one airliner model in your stash waiting to be built. Finescale Modeler Magazine Associate Editor Aaron Skinner authored a book aptly titled Modeling Airliners. This week on The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour we chat with Aaron about his book and building airliners!
This week we chat with author Erik Simonsen about his new book PROJECT TERMINATED Famous Military Aircraft Cancellations of the Cold War and What Might Have Been. The subjects discussed in his book have been a topic of discussion among scale modelers for decades…especially What-If’ers!
This week I chat with some enthusiastic scale modelers who attended this years Family Flightfest at EAA’s AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, including Jeff Herne who is a regular exhibitor at the event. We’ll hear what some of the kids thought about the Make N Take which Zach Baughman planned and hosted as part of the event.
We’re taking your thoughts and comments about what new kits you’d like to see the manufacturers tool up to produce. This week we’ll take your suggestions for those you’d like to see in 1:72 scale. In the coming weeks the other scales will be polled.
I’d like to hear from you, so if you are a Skype user, contact us via Skype: theplasticscalemodelinghour or if you’re technically savvy enough with your smartphone or computer, record your comments and email them us. Or if a written email is all you can muster that’s okay too. Just send either to: email@example.com
Please keep your response to your top three 1:72 scale kit suggestions! If you’re willing to be a guest on the show to discuss this topic, please indicate that too. I’ll follow up with you to schedule it.