Wallys ModCast

Been Creating Model Vehicles Since 1998

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The B-2 bomber was developed as a successor to the outdated B-52 and as an alternative to the unfavourable B-1 bomber.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!

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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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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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 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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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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