Wallys ModCast

Been Creating Model Vehicles Since 1998

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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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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