Wallys ModCast

Been Creating Model Vehicles Since 1998

The New Site

WallysModcast.com

 

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!!!!

Any feedback please feel free to use the new email.

Feedback@wallysmodcast.com

Twitter: Wallys_Modcast

And our facebook page

I am on pinterest as well now so follow me there for some cool modeling pictures and more!

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

New Equipment

Finally,

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

So,
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.
-Wally

November 19, 2011 Posted by | Life outside 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