Wallys ModCast

Been Creating Model Vehicles Since 1998

The New Site



So after some thinking i have been trying to make it not only easier for me to produce the podcast. But for otheres to find it as well.   With that in mind i needed my own domain on a new host to fasitlitate some much needed aditions to my site.  The rss for the podcast is the same and same show on all the directories. You do not need to make anychanges to keep recieving the same content. I have been super busy with this as well as family life and am slowly putting together notes for the next episode. These show notes as well as all the others will be over at the new site WallyModcast.com .

Thanks Again for everything!!!!

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March 11, 2012 Posted by | Life outside the Workshop, Podcast | Leave a comment

003 – Quality Model Planes

Model Air planes are a great way to learn about their history while enjoying the hobby. Today we cover types of airplanes and some modeling tips to use when building your quality model.


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For more information on the upcoming events mentioned in todays episode visit the International Plastic Modelers Society at http://www.ipmsusa.org/

Types Of Quality Airplane Models-

-Masterline 1/48 Sukhoi Su-25 UB/UBK -released june 13 2011

From Kp-Models

-1/32 Scale Hasegawa Model Junkers Ju 87 G-2 “Stuka” Dive Bomber

Great review for this is from Model Aces

To Purchase from Amazon – Hasegawa 1/48 Ju87G-2 Stuka HSG09054

Pegasus 1/72 Junkers Cl.1

Was one of the first all metal aircraft that was built for WW1. The plane was made by Hugo Junkers in germany.

Review by Modeling madness

-1/144 Northrop B2 Bomber

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:144
Length: 146 mm
Wingspan: 364 mm
Parts: 32

The B-2 bomber was developed as a successor to the outdated B-52 and as an alternative to the unfavourable B-1 bomber. A special, absorbing coating renders the Stealth bomber invisible to radar. The first flight took place at the Edwards AFB on 17.7.1989. Four General Electric F 118-GE 100 engines give the B-2 a maximum speed of 764 km/h at a service altitude in excess of 15,000 metres. Its range when fully laden is 10.00 km, or about 19,000 km with air refuelling.

– Authentic SCRAM weapons system

– Detailed landing gear
– Detailed cockpit
– 4 engines
– Detailed transfer

To Purchase from Amazon – Revell Stealth B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber Model Kit

Maquette 7201 Sikorsky Ilya Muromets WWI Bomber

Was a bomber that also had a cabin for passengers and a on board bathroom. We cover lots of history on this and the maker sikorsky.

Dc 8 Made by MiniCraft Models

Like the DC 8 that crashed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1991. Flown by a Canadian company named national airlines. Is one of the largest Canadian plane disasters. With 261 Deaths.

Kevin thompson from modeling madness reviews has everything you need to know about this kit including history, making and conclusion. Check it out here

If you would like to purchase this from Amazon – Minicraft Models Delta DC-8-71 (Classic Livery) 1/144 Scale

-Minicraft Models Cesna 150 1/48 scale

We talk about how there is also small passenger planes as well Check it out on their website.

Like this kit? Buy it on Amazon – Minicraft Models Cessna 150 1/48 Scale

-Some Techniques that will help when making your model Plane

 Dry Brushing-

We talk a little about what dry brushing is and how to will massively help bring out detail in certain parts of an aircraft. We go on to talk about what you will need and how to execute this fine art.

 Paint Chipping Effect-

In this section we go over how to give your model plane the paint chips that would be seen on a some what dated plane in its original era. We talk about where this usually happens on the plane as well as how to get this effect to work in your favor.

Bringing out your panel lines and more-

Lastly we cover a technique and skill that will help bring out your panel lines rivet holes and much more. Not only do we talk about how to use this skill but also things you can do if it is not working “just right”

So I hope this was able to help out our new modelers to know what kind of scale model airplanes there is out there. As well as show off some of the companies that I think do a fantastic job when it comes to realistic planes with high detail. Also I hope that I was able to share some tips that even our advanced listeners are able to use and maybe grow on when they are building their next model plane. If you have any other suggestions for this topic like something I missed or a better way to do it, Or other ideas on things you would like us to go over, please share that with me so I may keep coming back with quality information for all of us to use. Thanks again!

Remember if you would like to try a free audio book and 14 day trial visit www.Audibletrial.com/Wally Or If you purchase any of these items through the links, This will also help the show grow and access more quality content.

A Huge thank you goes out to Derek K. Miller For his music on today’s episode. This song is named Striking Silver.  Thanks Derek!

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February 9, 2012 Posted by | Podcast, Show Notes | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

002 – Plains, Trains and Automobiles

Today we focus on the types of models then focus in on the first category Cars. Thank you to Derek k Miller for his music used in this episode! Find him at http://www.penmachine.com/


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First I would like to say thank you to everyone for listening and subscribing Via iTunes, any other podcast site or on my website WallysModcast.Wordpress.com

 Today’s Highlights: In today’s episode we will be covers a few things.    First we will talk about some of the news in the modeling world. Also we will be covering the different things that can be modeling then focusing on the first two types.


So whats going on and new  in the world of models?

-January some of the releases for Revell – Star wars X-34 Land speeder, Star Wars Darth Vaders Tie fighter

And the new 2010 Camaro that we will be talking about a bit later.  http://www.revell.com/new.html

-Looking forward to blizcon coverage. Looks like there will not be a blizcon

— Heritagecon

Sun, 2/12/2012 – Sun, 2/12/2012

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
9280 Airport Road
Hamilton, ON L0R-1W0


Admission Fees
$5:00 per person and $2.00 per entry

Model Show in a aircraft museum with vendors, gift shop and licensed restaurant

Northwest scale modelers show

Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA, Northwest, WA 98108-4097
United States

2/18/2012 – Sun, 2/19/2012   10:00-4:30

Admission Fees
Free with Museum of Flight admission

North West Scale Modelers (NWSM) will push
the envelope with a massive show of modeling force, attempting to stage the largest model show in Pacific Northwest history. See hundreds upon hundreds of model aircraft, cars, tanks, ships, spacecraft, and more as NWSM members and other participants display their collections. Meet expert modelers and learn about the fascinating hobby of scale modeling. (Note: this event is a spectacular exhibition, not a contest.) Modeling seminars both days. Free “Make & Take” workshops 10-2 both days, sponsored by Galaxy Hobby and Skyway Model Shop.

Additional Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Children Welcome
Adjoining Parking
Credit Cards Accepted


Types of models

Then we go onto talking about all the different kinds of vehicles that can be bought in a kit. We discuss the different subcategories of these and how a lot of them lean to war style models.

Car / Trucks- A huge section where a lot of the beginners start. Tons of different kinds.

Planes-   War  &  Commercial

Helicopter-  War and some regular types like Medical or news choppers

Boats-  War, Sailing or cruise ships

Tanks-  Mainly war, Have you seen any other kinds driving around?

Trains- Older style, Newer – People spend lots of time on these. Not only the trains them self but on all the scenery and electrical as well. Plus there is so many different scales that can be made. We talk about another podcast that i enjoy listening to that focuses more on this topic. Check it out I am sure we all can learn a lot from them.  Here is the link to their show in Itunes http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/model-railcast-show/id267135824

Toys- All kinds from robots, Star wars  to even an alien from alien vs predator


Modern made car kits

Here we get a bit more in depth with what some of the newer style cars that are being made into model kits. This is only a few of what has come out, but it is to show you how modern these cars are getting in the scheme of things.

2010 Camaro  

’09 Dodge Challenger  

Hummer H2  



Next we get into the older style of cars that are being made into kits. Like the VW Samba bus that i made for my wife.

V1 Samba Bus  

’48 Ford Woodie  


Then we go to another company that looks like they spent a lot more time on the art side. Including a Poster that comes with the kit.

1976 AMC Gremlin 


You may know  noticed that I talked a lot about revel in this episode.  Well I am a big believer that revell makes good kits when it comes to quality easy-ish  kits. Now when it comes to trains and planes I will show you some other brands that do a better job with quality and detail.   I want to thank everyone once again for listening subscribing and rating the podcast. If you haven’t yet. please do subscribe and rate the show on iTunes or any of the other podcast websites.  Feel free to send me feedback here on the show notes or email me at wallys modcast@live.com.

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January 29, 2012 Posted by | Podcast, Show Notes | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Equipment


I have gotten all my new equipment in for recording. It took a while to receive them in the mail and run to get the odds and ends (that I didn’t know I needed)  from around town. Then once i had everything i had to sit down and play with it to make sure sound levels were right. That the position of the microphone didn’t get in the way of my reading on the computer while recording.

I thought i had everything set just as i wanted it and was ready to start Episode 2. How wrong was I? Well I was thinking about making #2 and I really wanted to have an easier way to record. Like not have so much post production and play sounds, Intro, outro and sound effects while recording. So I found the right software (let me know if you would like to know what one I use) and i got sound effect ready to use and recorded some sound clips to use. Although when i played the sound I could not get it to record. Well i found out I need to run the sound out of my computer into my mixer and then back into my computer. Weird? I know. I was anxious to get started so last night i went and talked to my 13 year old brother in law who loves his karaoke player.  He had a 1/4 to 1/4 cable so that I could run my mixer to a 1/8 to 1/4 adapter into my headphones jack on my computer. Doing this i was able to record all the sound that my computer played. While still hearing it in my headphones (connected into my mixer)

Ok, So now i have all my equipment ready to record. As of tonight i have my outline written up and am ready for some quiet time around the house to do so. If there is anything that you would like to hear about on episode 2 this is the time to get it in.

So what did I get you ask?

AT2020 condenser microphone-

Microphone boom arm-

Decent Pop filter-

Alesis 4 USB Mixer-


So what does my setup look like?





January 27, 2012 Posted by | Life outside the Workshop | Leave a comment

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January 23, 2012 Posted by | Life outside the Workshop | Leave a comment

Terrible Timing

The day after I released Episode one my computers operating system was compromised. I have been working ever since to get it back up and start working on episode 2. Now it’s starting to look like I have to get a new computer. Bear with me as I make posts via my iphone4. As well as try to record and edit with a family members computer. I will try and release episodes in a timely manner considering the circumstances.

Thank you for all of your commitment and understanding.

November 19, 2011 Posted by | Life outside the Workshop | Leave a comment

001 – How to start building models

This episode focuses on the beginner side of modeling but might have something for everyone! A Huge thanks goes out to Raphael Pistachio who created the music for todays episode…


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1.  What you need before you even get started

  • Space- Make sure you have enough room to spread out, Safety come first when dealing with glue and paint. Is your “Workspace” ventilated?
  • Model Kit- Pick one that you will enjoy and not get bored of and keeps your interest, Skill 1-kids snap together,2-more pieces start gluing and painting,3-more pieces yet and more detail.
  • Tools- #11 Exacto blade, Toothpicks, tweezers, brushes – Look at the dollar store first, You don’t need to get the best of the best to begin.
  • Paints- Enamel uses paint thinner for clean up, Acrylic is cleaned up with water. Might be a good idea to open up your kit and look at the instructions to see what colors of paint you will need before you go shopping.
  • Glue Toxicity or Non toxicity
  • Water or paint thinner for clean up

2. Get Started

  • Open up your kit and get a sense of what you have. Familiarize yourself with your kit.
  • Look over instructions – get to know the symbols the manufacturer uses. Like where not to glue, what to put together first.

3.  Tips while making

  • Toothpick to place glue- this allows more control of where you place the glue and keeps it off of your hands.
  • Painting Body-Light coats are always better, Testors amazing air $20 http://www.testors.com/model_and_hobby . Thin out your paints to a “milky” consistency. You can always use spray paint like fusion for plastics. Remember safety with fumes!
  • Dry time- Make sure you let each coat dry enough before next coat. Will make for a better looking body.

4.  House Keeping-

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November 14, 2011 Posted by | Podcast, Show Notes | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finalizing The Hippie Bus

So as most of you know I have been working on the Samba Bus (hippie bus) for my wife. Well as of today it is all finished. I put in all the windows and ended with the front windshield wipers. Over all I think this was a great kit made by Revell and I had tons if fun building and painting this one. It was a skill level 3 which made for a more interesting build. The paint job was solely decided by my wife to how she wanted it. This kit said not to glue the roof down onto the body, but I could not get it to stay attached. So I did lightly glue it down. I am a little disappointed in the art work on the side of the body. The paint did not stay as nice as I would have hoped but what can you do but try. I did look all over for a good set of hippie style decals to use but could not find them anywhere.


November 13, 2011 Posted by | In The WorkShop | Leave a comment

Wally’s Walk

Ah where do I start,

I guess at the age of about 12. I began to make models as a small hobby. Just buying a kit here and there. I would use the testors non toxic glue to put them together, Never once thought about painting any of the parts along the way. This went on for several years, using my allowance to buy a kit, put it together then put it up on the shelf. When I was about 15 or 16 we had a major fire in our house caused by a lighting strike about a foot above my window. This lit up the house in a matter of minutes. Grabbing what I could and getting out of the house my models were in the back of my mind.

As many people know insurance does wonders for replacing lost items. At that time I was not modeling very much but still was able to get about 15 kits. I picked them out off the shelf of the local hobby shop and stacked them in my closet.  As I moved out of my parents house at the age of 19 I ran across the dusty kits. Igniting the passion for modeling once again. However this time I was making my own “allowance” and thought if I was going to start back up I had to do it right. I Picked up about 15 paints and brushes and began to start. When it came time to start the body of my Shelby Colbra I realized this was not a job for the paint brushes I had picked up. After doing some research airbrushing was the only way to go. I went and picked up a small Testors Amazing Air beginners air brush. I took a day or so to get to know the brush. Tried it out on the Shelby and it worked. Not as good as what i thought it would but granted it was only around $20. My lovely wife went out and bought a Badger 200 Single action airbrush for my birthday and I have been loving it ever since. That brings us up to present time.

Thanks for finding out how I got to where I am now. I will be touching on beginner items in more detail in the future.

November 13, 2011 Posted by | Life outside the Workshop | Leave a comment

Going all natural

Hello again,

As of right now I currently have one project in the workshop. After making more than enough models for myself I decided to ask my wife if there was anything she would like? I really should have known what she was going to say, ” A Hippie Bus”. Long story short I have been working on a Samba “hippie” Bus.  The kit is a level 3 Revell and actually went together pretty well. Decided to go with a two tone Gloss white and Pearl Purple. I did have a little trouble with the hippie symbols as I could nit find suitable decals for this one. As of tonight all I have left is to put in the windows and attach the windshield wipers. We can get down to the nitty gritty on the next one out of the box.

November 12, 2011 Posted by | In The WorkShop | Leave a comment