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April 4, 2020
G'day Benchers!  We are recording this in lockdown here in Oz, and as such it is against the current rules to have more than two people in the house who don’t normally live here so Julian is coming in via a hook-up. So we are chatting about what we are doing in this strange and historic time. As well as that we have our usual whats new in the modelling world and of course mail call.
March 28, 2020
G'day Benchers!  We have Julian back in the studio! Also this is the start of our new weekly schedule as we do our little bit to help you out in these very trying times of pandemics and lockdowns. In this episode we are talking to Michael Baskette for the Scale Model Mojo podcast. As well as that we have our usual whats new in the modelling world and of course mail call. Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
March 21, 2020
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode, “The dark art of decals” where we have a chat about how we do our decals, what has worked for us and also Ian explains how to use Tamiya extra thin glue to affix decals to you kit. Unfortunately Julian is not with us as he has had a Covid-19 scare, but he is with us in spirit. Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
March 7, 2020
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode with Dave Ian and Julian, no fixed topic today just a rambling discussion about anything and everything. Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
February 26, 2020
G'day Benchers!  Dave is back from his travels around the world and tonight we hear all about his (mis)adventures! Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
February 11, 2020
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode of “On the bench”.  We have our usual listener mailbag along with whats' new in the modelling world. In this episode we have Robert back to talk about the good the bad and the ugly of the worlds kit manufacturers.   Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
January 28, 2020
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode of “On the bench”. In this episode we are going to try and get our heads around the AMPS method of model judging. Wish us luck! Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
January 15, 2020
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode of “On the bench” for. We have our usual listener mailbag along with whats new in the modelling world. In this episode we are going to be talking about adding bits to your kits, from saving bits of sprue to copper wires and plastic card. Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
January 1, 2020
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our first episode of “On the bench” for 2020. We have our usual listener mailbag along with whats new in the modelling world. In this episode we are going to be looking forward to see what we what to achieve in 2020 as well as what new kits we would like to see!
December 16, 2019
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode of on the bench. We have our usual listener mailbag along with whats new in the modelling world. In this episode we are going to be looking back on the year that has been and what a year it was….so many new kits announced, purchased and built as well as the fantastic support we have had from you, our loyal listeners! Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
December 4, 2019
G'day Benchers!  Welcome to our latest episode, and we have our usual listener mailbag, whats new in the modelling world as well as our special guest Peter Mellor to talk about the crossover of wargaming to modelling. Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
November 19, 2019
G'day Benchers!  Unfortunately I've been called away to assist with fires in New South Wales so we are not able to bring you our usual show. But fear not I’ve dug deep into our “stash” to bring you the interview with Richard Alexander from Wingnut Wings. We will be back with our regular programming in a fortnight so in the meantime enjoy and stay safe.
November 6, 2019
Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Robert to have a chat about building armour kits. We have a swag of listener mail to deal with and of course whats new in the modelling world. Our European correspondent Mike reports in with a lead up for Telford. Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
October 23, 2019
Dave, Ian and Julian just shoot the breeze about kits that they have purchased, kits they have built or are building as well as attending to some questions asked in listener mail segment and whats new in the modelling world. Don’t forget to checkout our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
October 9, 2019
Dave, Ian and Julian and joined by our new UK correspondent  Mike Sleigh to discuss some of the new things that he will be bringing to the show. We also have our listener  mail segment and whats new in the modelling world. Also welcome to our new show sponsor Scale Modellers Supply and their great range of SMS Paints.
September 25, 2019
Dave, Ian and Julian and joined by special guest Will Pattison to discuss how model kits are made……we do a deep dive to discuss the engineering behind injection moulding and finish up looking at 3D printing. We also have our listener mail segment and whats new in the modelling world.
September 11, 2019
Dave, Ian and Julian and joined by Robert to discuss rivet counters. Are they simply white noise to the modelling community or do they infect have an important role to play?   We will also look at masking you model, the do's and don'ts as well as some tips for a good outcome and of course we have our mail and whats new in the modelling world.
August 28, 2019
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by special guest Alex from Uschi Van Der Rosten. We have  listener mail bag and of course and look at what’s new in the modelling world.
August 14, 2019
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by special guest Lincoln Wright talking about working for a model workshop in Japan. We have a huge listener mail bag and of course, look at what’s new in the modelling world.
July 31, 2019
In this episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Michael to talk about that very confusing subject clear coats!  Gloss, Semi gloss, Satin, Flat…..at some point we have all be tripped up so let us clear the air with the good goss on clear coats. We will also be letting you know the latest on what model shows are on as well as diving into out listener mail bag and of course, having a look at what’s new in the modelling world.
July 17, 2019
In this episode Ian and Julian educate Dave on building car models.  We have some listener mail as well as looking at whats new in the modelling world.
July 3, 2019
This episode we dive in and unbox the new Airfix 1/24 scale Hellcat, and gotta say that it looks great! We have a bit of a chat about what we’ve been upto as well as looking at whats new in the modelling world.
June 19, 2019
Happy second Birthday to the show! We are back from Expo and in this episode work our way through a lot of listener mail as well as tackling some curly questions.  Lots of announcements for model shows coming up as well as looking at whats new in the modelling world.
June 10, 2019
Welcome to our Melbourne Model Expo Special Episode with a vast range of guests and interesting subjects from cardboard models to mecha and everything in between!
June 5, 2019
Dave, Ian and Julian are back with part 2 of building a model aircraft.  We also have a look at what's new in the modelling world.
May 22, 2019
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian talk about building model aircraft. From bringing home that sought after kit and opening up the box through to having a beautiful model sitting on your shelf, we will look at the steps needed to get there. Whats new in the modelling world and our new segment on modelling shows that are coming up!
May 8, 2019
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Jan to talk about Prime movers, Trucks, Lorries, Big Rigs, call them what you will, if it is big and it has an airhorn we will be talking about it. We are also going to be having a look at whats new in the modelling world and in breaking news......... Ian accepts the challenge thrown down by our Canadian friends !
April 24, 2019
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Michael Gibson to discuss old and second hand kits. Love them? Hate them? Why buy them and how do you make them shine? We are also going to be having a look at whats new in the modelling world.
April 14, 2019
In this Special Episode Dave and Ian are joined by Martin Reid and Michelle Goldfinch to discuss balancing your hobby with your relationships. We have had a large number of emails about this topic so we have decided to do a one off special on the subject. While this episode does not follow our usual format we hope that you will find it interesting and informative. While this might not be the episode that you are expecting, let me reassure you that this special episode is a “one off”.
April 10, 2019
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Troy to talk modern Aussie Armour……what kits to buy what paint to use and where to go for reference material.
March 27, 2019
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Martin Reid to talk about Model clubs……how to get the best out of your club, how to find one in your area and if you don’t have one near you, how to set one up. We also look at whats new in the modelling world as well as discussing the new Gotha from Wingnut Wings.
March 13, 2019
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Chris Dowsett to talk about nothing……thats' right no subject this week just a chat about whatever ticks our fancy so long as it is model and model related.
February 27, 2019
Space!! In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Troy Henderson discussing building space models. In this fascinating episode we will try and cover off what models are available for you to build and how to build them. We will also be looking at what is new in the modelling world as well as doing a little bit of house keeping from the last episode and some listener mail.
February 13, 2019
Building ships!! In this Episode Dave Ian and Julian are joined by Michael Gibson to try and discuss all aspects of plastic model ship building.
February 8, 2019
Allied tanks in the battle of France. In this Episode Dave Ian and Julian are joined by Robert to have a discussion about the Allied tanks that were used in the battle of France. We talk about the actual battle, the tanks used and what kits are available to model this fascinating slice of history.  Also we have a look at whats new in the modelling world with a run down of new releases for the Nuremberg toy fair.
January 29, 2019
Painting and Weathering. In this Episode Dave has been called away to help with the bushfires so we have dug out an interview that we did way back in episode 9 all about painting and weathering. In the interview, Dave and Ian are joined by Chris Dowset to talk about painting and weathering. We will be back with our regular show when Dave gets back.
January 16, 2019
Production line modelling. In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Steve Keogh to talk about production line modelling. Steve has made a name for himself in local modelling circles with his passion for long production runs of same type of models, in this case the FW-190. We catch up with what the boys have been doing and of course look at  what is new in the modelling world.
January 2, 2019
When thing go wrong. In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian talk about when the best laid plans and intentions turn into plastic armageddon and how (if) you can recover. Also what goals do we have for 2019? And of course we look what is new in the modelling world for 2019.
December 19, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by special guest Adam Dormer to have a talk about the Vietnam air war in general and specifically Adam’s build of the Trumpeter 1/32 scale Republic F-105D Thunderchief and his Tamiya 1/48 scale Douglas A-1J Skyraider. We look what is new in the modelling world and chat about the year in review.
December 8, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian look what is new in the modelling world and how our hobby is helping veterans with PTSD. We also discuss the concept of the “Gentleman Modeller”, over coming online abuse and trolls.
November 21, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are are joined by Chris talking about whats new in the modelling world. Also we will be having a talk about 1/144 scale aircraft, some of the advantages and disadvantages compared to other scales.
November 10, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are back in the studio talking about Dave’s trip around the world and some of the museums that he visited. We  look at what is new in the modelling world. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
October 24, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are again joined by Chris to chat about what the future holds for modelling. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
October 10, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Chris to discuss the news of the Wing Nut Wings 1/32 scale Lancaster. We also talk about where and how you display such large models and on top of that have a jam-packed segment on whats' new in the modelling world.
September 26, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Chris who will educate us on the old hairy stick, otherwise known as the paint brush. We also have a jam-packed segment on whats new in the modelling world. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
September 12, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Robert who is discussing Soviet tanks of WW2. We also have a  look at whats new in the modelling world, as well as our segment on modelling tips. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
August 31, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Troy who talks about his silhouette cutting machine and how it can be used to make masks and stencils. We also have a  look at whats new in the modelling world, as well as our segment on modelling tips. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
August 17, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian chat about what they have been doing over the last few weeks and look at whats new in the modelling world, as well as our segment on modelling tips.
August 4, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian chat about what they have been doing and whats new in the modelling world. Also we have are new segment on modelling tips. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
July 19, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Robert who will be talking about Japanese aircraft the the colours that may and may not have been used to paint them. We will have our usual whats new segment in the modelling world and are announcing our new segment on modelling tips…something that our listeners have suggested.
July 10, 2018
In this Episode Dave, Ian and Julian talks to Tony from Horizon models who produce 1/72 scale kits of the Atlas and Mercury rockets from the glory days of the space race. We also look at cleaning your airbrush and of course we will have our usual whats new segment in the modelling world.
June 23, 2018
Episode 27 is a Wingnut Wings special. Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Martin Reid and the General Manager of Wingnut Wings Richard Alexander to talk about everything Wingnut Wings. And of course we will have our usual whats new in the modelling world segment. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
June 16, 2018
In episode 26 Dave Ian and Julian bring you the third and final part of the show that was recorded at Melbourne Model Expo. We talk to Martin Reid, James from Nunawading wargamers, Paul Sabin, Frank Morgan and Daniel from the GUNPLA builders club. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
June 15, 2018
Episode 25, part 2 of the show that was recorded at Melbourne Model Expo. In this episode we talk to Brett Green then we chat with Richard Hall who tells us about his passion for Heinkels and we hear about Troy’s Space Shuttle build. Ed Russell joins us for a light hearted look into the future of judging models and finally our resident expert on SyFy, Seth, wives us his impressions on the science fiction models on display. Still more to come so keep your eyes open for part three.
June 12, 2018
episode 24 Dave Ian and Julian recorded the show from the Melbourne Model Expo. Due to the number of speakers that were on the show, we are spreading the contents out over a couple of episodes (maybe even three). The boys are joined by Les to help with the intro to this episode. Then we talk to one of the show organisers, Rene, who gave us a run down on the show. Then we had an interesting chat with one of the vendors at the show, Andrew from SPECMODS. Hope you enjoy and stay turned for Part 2.
May 26, 2018
In episode 23 Dave Ian and Julian talk about new model releases and discuss different methods of for creating chipping effects.  On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
May 11, 2018
In episode 22 Dave and Ian talk about new model releases and Ian brings into the studio his new Wingnut Wings model. Dave has found a new rust effects paint and of course we will have our usual segment on whats’ new in the modelling world.   On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
April 27, 2018
In episode 21 Dave and Julian are joined by special guest Chris who will be talking about his recent trip to China and the Beijing aircraft museum…..MIGs as far as the eye can see as well as a couple of surprising aircraft that you would not expect at a Chinese museum! Of course we will have our usual segment on whats’ new in the modelling world.
April 13, 2018
In episode 20 Dave, Ian and Julian will be joined by special guest Hamish who will be talking about building civil airliners. And of course we will have our usual segment on whats’ new in the modelling world. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
March 31, 2018
On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
March 19, 2018
In episode 18 Dave, Ian and Julian  will be talking about what they have been unto in the last two weeks and will discuss photographing your model. And of course we will be looking at whats new in the modelling world. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
March 3, 2018
In episode 17 Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by special guest Scott who will be talking about the new range of  Acrylic Lacquers from Scale Model Supplies. And of course we will be looking at whats new in the modelling world. If you want more information on the range of Acrylic Lacquers from Scale Model Supplies got to this link:- www.scalemodeller.com.au
February 17, 2018
In episode 16 Dave and Ian are joined by special guest Chris who will be talking about the dark art of building and painting figures and busts. We are also going to name our top podcasts the we like to listen to as well as listener mail and whats new in the modelling world. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
February 3, 2018
In episode 15 Dave and Ian are joined by Julian and will be chatting about modelling tools as well as how to best display your finished model along with listen mail and the usual watts new in the modelling world. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
January 20, 2018
On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests. In episode 14 Dave and Ian are joined by special guest Seth who will be talking about everything plastic in the Star Wars universe.
January 6, 2018
On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests. In episode 13 Dave and Ian are joined by special guest Callum who will be talking about building ship dioramas. If you want to have a look at Callum’s work here is the link to his facebook page:- https://www.facebook.com/Cals-Scale-Modelling-450573365091027/
December 24, 2017
In episode 12 Dave, Ian and Julian chat about the year in review and have a general chat about scratch building as well as the usual segment on whats new.  Please note that this episode had a number of software and hardware issues which caused the very first part of the whats new segment being clipped.  But none the less we still managed to get the rest of the episode done and published albeit just a little later than usual.
December 9, 2017
On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests. In episode 11 Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by special guest Gary Wickham talking about his build of the Zoukei - mura 1/48 scale Horten Ho 229 flying wing. as well as our usual whats new in the modelling world. You can read more about Gary’s builds at www.scalespot.com
November 25, 2017
In episode 10 Dave and Ian are joined by guest host Julian to talk about large scale models as well as brining you whats new in the modelling world. On The Bench is a podcast by modellers for modellers about models talking about all aspects of our hobby, bringing you news of upcoming releases and having chats about building kits as well as bringing you special guests.
November 11, 2017
In episode 9 Dave and Ian are joined by guest host Chris to talk about model paints and weathering aircraft, along with our usual segment on whats new in the modelling world.
October 28, 2017
In episode 8. Dave and Ian, along with guest host Julian, discuss photo etch. A medium that a lot of people struggle with and yet is now ubiquitous in our hobby. We also look at the cost of our hobby as well as some listener mail and whats new in the modelling world.
October 14, 2017
In episode 7. Dave and Ian, along with guest host Julian, continue their talk about building models for competitions, the what how and why of model contests. We have a look at some listener mail and also look at whats new in the modelling world.
October 1, 2017
In episode 6. Dave and Ian, joined by a guest host Julian, talk about building models for competitions, the what how and why of model contests. We have a look at some listener mail and also look at whats new in the modelling world.
September 23, 2017
In episode 5. Dave and Ian, joined by a guest host Julian, talks to the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum assistant manager Jason. Ian has developed a bug for building cars and Julian does some myth-busting. We have a look at some listener mail and also look at whats new in the modelling world.
September 2, 2017
In episode 4. The Dave and Ian, joined by a guest host Julian, will talk about Operation “Unthinkable” and the flip side of that, the Soviets continuing the war against the Allies from May 1945. Ian will give us a build review of the Waffentrager and Dave will do an inbox review of the Showcase models W and V class destroyers.
August 19, 2017
In episode 3. The low down on how to build a ship model. We review the movie Dunkirk, and look at what models are available on the market to build the F-35 Lightning II. plus the usual whats new in the modelling world.
August 5, 2017
Episode two of the Podcast about scale models and model building. In this episode will will be hearing from Michael Tabone about building armour. Ian will be doing a step-through on building the Dragon 1/35 scale SDKFZ 250/9 recon vehicle, as well as our usual segments on whats new in the modelling world.
July 23, 2017
Episode one of the Podcast about Scale models and model building. In this episode we will be looking at whats new in the modelling world. A interview with Russ French, master model builder. Looking at the F6F Hellcat and talking about Stashes.
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