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Episode 12: Our Modeling Space

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:00
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Episode 11: Crossing the Boundaries of Scale and Genre

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 00:00

Mike and Dave tackle some technical difficulties to bring you Episode 11!   After a "modeling fluid" check-in and a run through of recent listener mail, the guys update their projects with a benchtop status report.  This is followed by a discussion of the most and least favorite announcements of recent weeks.

The special topic for Episode 11 is "Crossing the Boundaries of Scale and Genre".  Mike and Dave discuss the aspects and merits of modeling subjects outside of your comfort zone.

From Mike's project status update, here is the Stanley Surform Shaver:

If you are interested in some tips to increase your productivity, please checkout this interesting Blog post by listener John Byron in the UK!

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Episode 10: Subject Selection & Project Planning

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 00:00

Dave and Mike shake down a couple of libations, with each straying a bit from their norms.  Then it's off to the mailbag to see what the listeners have had to say since Episode 9.  Listener mail has a new added feature staring with Episode 10.  In addition to their general commentary, listeners are asked to consider a specific question.  Episode 10's listener question is "How long do you keep your hobby related periodicals"?   That is how long do you let magazines, etc. accumulate before giving them the toss?  Let us know, Mike needs to finish cleaning up.

After an update on their current projects and recent expenditures, the guys take on the topic of selecting subjects to model, and what type of planning they do leading up to the actual build.

Mike and Dave close with a couple of solid shout outs to a few upstanding scale modelers out there who are currently helping their fellow hobbyists

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Episode 9: The Evolution of Modeling Techniques and Styles

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 00:00

Mike and Dave are in "Stay Home" mode like the rest of the world.   In this episode, after breaking down a couple of bourbons, they dig a bit deeper into the listener mail, and discuss their experiences with the changes that have taken place in the world of scale modeling in the last couple of decades.

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Episode 8: PE, Love it or Loathe it

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:00

Mike and Dave trying to keep their mojo and your's alive under the pressures of a global pandemic.   After the usual chatter about drinks, projects, and purchases, the guys lament the passing of Dave's compressor.  In the Episode 8 special segment, the guys discuss their experiences with the utilization of photo-etched detail parts in scale modeling.  Stay healthy listeners!

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Episode 7: IPMS Roscoe Turner Contest and Swap Meet

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 22:00

After a beverage share, Mike and Dave tackle the listener mail since Episode 6.  The status of their respective builds  is reported, followed by opinions regarding the favorite and least favorite hobby announcements in recent weeks.  After a rundown of their latest acquisitions, Mike and Dave discuss their day at the 2020 IPMS Roscoe Turner Model Contest and Swap Meet held March 7th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Episode 6: American Kit Manufacturers

Sat, 02/29/2020 - 14:00

After sorting out their respective libations, Mike and Dave tackle the listener mail since Ep.5.   Mike confesses his Mojo has been lacking in recent weeks due to life and other distractions.  Dave, however, has picked up the slack by diving into his Airfix Mig.  After discussing a few purchases made since last airing, Mike and Dave dive right into the special segment. Episode 6 special segment is a high level look at the current and past status of model kit manufacturing in the United States.

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Episode 5: Tools of the Trade

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:00

As we roll into February, Mike and Dave share their chosen drink for the podcast, then catch you up on the current projects on their bench.  This is followed by what new things they have picked up since the last "What Broke your Wallet" segment.

After the updates the guys share a few listener mail comments, and then share a few comment about what they found most exciting among the new released announces at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
The Episode 5 special segment is titled "Tools of the Trade".  Mike and Dave discuss a few of their favorite and most utilized tools in their respective arsenals.

In closing, a few "shout outs" are give to those who have made an impression on them over the last few weeks.

Tools of the Trade:

Mike's Selections:
1) The "Opti-Visor": https://doneganoptical.com/product/optivisor/
2) Waldron Punch & Die Set: https://www.kitlinx.com/cgi/search.cgi?terms2=_Waldron_Accessories_
3) Homemade CA Glue Applicator (See and image in our Facebook Episode 5 Gallery)

Dave's Selections
1) God Hand Nippers: https://www.usagundamstore.com/collections/god-hands-tools/products/spn-120-ultimate-nipper
2) Flex-i-file Sanding Tool: https://www.flex-i-file.com/flex-i-file.php
3) Trumpeter Seam Scraper: https://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tsm/tsm9969.htm

Episode 5 "Shout Outs"

USA Gundam Store: https://www.usagundamstore.com/

2020 NorthwWest Scale Modeler's Show: https://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/4846/2020-northwest-scale-modelers-show

On The Bench Podcast: https://otbmodellerspodcast.libsyn.com/

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Episode 4: Goofs, Gaffs, and Blunders

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 22:00

After a successful start to the modeling year, and each finishing up a subject, Mike & Dave share some listener mails and then get it to what is current on their workbenches.  After the workbench update, they offer commentary on their most and least favorite modeling news since last episode.

The special segment for Episode 4 is Goofs, Gaffs, and Blunders, where the guys confess to some of their most memorable modeling failures.

A special thanks to Dana Michie for bringing the 24hr model build associated with the "24hrs of Daytona" endurance race to our attention.  This was a nice tie in  to Dave's mention of Blitz Builds in our last episode.  Thanks Dana!   Here is the link to the Facebook group where the build is coordinated:


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Episode 3: The Modeling New Year

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 07:00

Happy New Year from Plastic Model Mojo!   Mike and Dave kick off the new modeling year by first getting you caught up on their build progress and purchase over December.  This is followed by commentary about their favorite and least favorites among recent kit announcements.  The Episode 3 special segment deals the Mike and Dave's 2020 modeling aspirations and plans for the new year.  Finally, each gives a shout out to their worthy recipients.

Show topic content:

(Dave's Shout Out of the Month, Brian Bunger and Scale Reproductions Inc.)
(Mike's Shout Out of the Month, Stuart Clark, Anthony Goodman and Scale Model Podcast)

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Episode 2: Worldwide Wealth (of information)

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 19:00

Mike and Dave kick things off with a short discussion about their chosen libation for the episode, followed by an update on the status of their current modeling projects, their favorite and least favorites among recent new kit announcements, and what items earned their hobby dollars since Episode 1.   The special segment for Episode 2 deals with Mike & Dave's favorite web based modeling resources (excluding YouTube).  Finally, a shout out is given to this month's noteworthy person and business.

A few of Mike & Dave's Favorite Web Resources:
http://www.chars-francais.net/2015/index.php (French Armor)
https://www.scalemates.com/ (Scale Model Database)
https://www.ebay.de/b/Militaria-Fotos-1918-1945/15504/bn_16578829 (German Ebay)
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/72nd_aircraft/ (72 Aircraft Forum)
http://www.primeportal.net/home.htm (Prime Portal Photo Database)
http://www.arawasi.jp/ (Arawasi-Japanses Avaiation Site)

Show topic content:

(Mike's Shout Out of the Month, ZEM Brushes Webstore)
(Dave's Shout Out of the Month, Jeff Groves' Inch High Guy Blog)

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Episode 1: Kentucky Fried Podcast

Wed, 01/01/2020 - 19:00

The inaugural episode of Plastic Model Mojo, a podcast dedicated to scale modeling, as well as the news and events around the hobby.  Mike and David kick off this new pod cast with a description of their "Modeling Fluid" of the episode, with an update on their particular hobby activities for the month, their most and least favorite new kit announcements, and what their hobby dollars went towards over the previous month.  The  episode's special segment is "What Kits Do We Need", and the hosts discuss what subjects they would like to see kitted in the future.  In conclusion, the hosts give a shout out to the person, business, etc. that they feel is worth a mention.

Show topic content:

(Mike's Shout Out of the Month, John Miller's Website)
(Dave's Shout Out of the Month, Martin Kovak's Night Shift Youtube Channel)

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