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February 14, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Ep. 5

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:50 pm
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It is out now.  Listen here.

January 23, 2020

PMM Episode 4

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:21 am
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Plastic Model Mojo episode 4 is now available.  Give it a listen.  Rate it on whatever streaming service you use.  Thanks.

January 20, 2020

Plastic model mojo Episode 4

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:13 pm
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It should drop in the next few days.  Go and listen to all the episodes if you haven’t already.

January 15, 2020

Test, test, test….paint and masking test

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:00 pm
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On episode 3 of the Plastic Model Mojo podcast I mentioned that I had picked up a Molotow 2mm fine liquid masking pen.  I was initially impressed and decided to run a  test to see how it reacted to various paints.  So, I grabbed a old F-4 Phantom wing from the scrap box and laid down three different paints to test.  From tip to wing root I laid down some Mission Models acrylic paint thinned with their thinner polymer mixture, some WEM Colourcoats enamel, and some AK acrylic thinner with Mr. Color leveling thinner.  Photo below.  I will be posting updates as the test continues.

Paint/mask test. #1

 

January 10, 2020

Beer review: Gumballhead by 3 Floyds brewing

Filed under: Beer — dknights @ 11:27 am
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Mike Baskette, my co-host on the Plastic Model Mojo podcast recommended this Indiana based brewery’s beer on our last episode. (episode 3).  As I am a fan of wheat beers, and I’d never heard of this one before, I had to give it a try.  Gumballhead is a bit different from most wheat beers. Most wheat beers have little or no hoppy taste.  I generally don’t like the bitterness of hops which is why I prefer wheat beers. Gumballhead has a significant hoppiness. The first sip shocked me.  However, the hop flavor fades in subsequent sips and half way thru my 12 oz, I found myself enjoying the beer.  It is a 5.6% ABV, so not weak but not overpowering.  Thanks to mike for the recommendation.

January 8, 2020

Podcast news

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The first three episodes of the podcast are out.  Give them a listen. If you have any input or suggestions, email Mike and me at plasticmodelmojo@gmail.com.

 

January 5, 2020

Its a podcast

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I’ve been blogging now for about 11 years.  Recently at the suggestion of a long time modeling friend, Mike Baskette, he and I have begun doing a modeling podcast.  It has just gone live. Give it a listen.  Send any comments to plasticmodelmojo@gmail.com.

December 18, 2019

Podcasts

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I listen to a lot of podcasts. (more news on that front soon).  One of the ones I really enjoy is We Have Ways a podcast by a historian and a comedian about WWII.  Was listening to it the other day and there was a discussion about Germany’s failed attempt to field a 4 engine strategic bomber.  One of them mentioned that the French had developed a 4 engine bomber that was really good that flew just around the time that France surrendered and that the Germans captured it and used it as a transport, but never sought to develop it.  It was faster than the B-17 (though more lightly armed) and had a bigger bomb load.  I’d never heard of such a thing.  A bit of Goggling, and here you are, the Bloch MB.162There is even a vacuum-form kit of it.

June 23, 2019

History podcasts

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I love listening to history podcasts.  Here is a nice list of many good ones.

April 4, 2019

Strategy Talk Podcast

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:06 am
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If you like podcasts, I recommend the Strategy Talk podcast, by the guys who run Strategypage.com.  The latest episode is on the South China Sea, which is one of the areas where I have a real interest.

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