Episodes
In this episode, Tracy gets over the plague, Will ruins decals, Chris slaps on too much oil, and Alex Clark makes us all feel like dirty rotten assemblers. You can view Alex's work on his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/alex.clark.75286 and on the Sprue Cutters Union Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/spruecuttersu Please support our sponsors http://tetramodel.com https://anyz.io https://scalemodelshq.com/ https://www.insidethearmour.com you can donate direct to the...
Published 05/12/22
Published 04/29/22
This week, Will leads the discussion. Tracy talks about dealing with problems, Chris talks about dealing with an idiot and Will leads a discussion on finding your style This week's interview is with Sculptor, Figure Painter, and co-owner of Sabot Miniatures (www.sabotminiatures.com) James Rice You can buy the Models for Ukraine book here: Models For Ukraine, or at https://starling-models.co.uk/, https://www.bookworldws.co.uk/, https://www.guidelinepublications.co.uk/,...
Published 04/29/22
In this episode, Chris, Tracy, and Will talk figure painting, dioramas and tank dramas; cover critique, how to receive it and who to listen to, and Chris and Tracy interview Jean Diorama, the incredible diorama artist everyone should know about Jean can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/jbadiorama, or on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/jean_diorama/ or on his own site with a LOT of galleries here: https://www.jeandiorama.com/. You can find his book here: Water...
Published 03/31/22
In this episode, things are a bit different.... Chris, Will, and Tracy talk about what they have had on their benches, including: the value of peer review, painting skin, and snow muddy tanks covered in tea. Chris tells us more about his new charity book, Will and Tracy catch Chris cheating on them, the guys discuss stuff they've seen this week that they loved, and Will rants about idiots on the internet... again. Will liked Arnau Lazaro's Miniatures Chris Liked Jean Diorama's 'vigo'...
Published 03/18/22
In this Episode, Tracy, Chris, and Will talk about colour theory, and why it matters They also talk to Harvey Low about his incredible range in modelling, from scratchbuilding to showing shonky resin some love, and in all genres. You can find Harvey's Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/harvey.low.9 You can see the pieces we discuss with Harvey here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.257724946555231&type=3. This album also contains the colour wheels that Tracy discusses in...
Published 03/04/22
In this show, Will, Tracy and Chris discuss paint brushes again, lacquers, in the last instalment of paint chemistry and general flap their gums about knowing your materials and how to use them, as usual. This episode's interview is with John Chung, scratchbuilder, aircraft modeller, genuine space engineer, and aviation photographer. An album of John's work can be found at our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spruecuttersu You can follow John on Facebook here:...
Published 02/18/22
in Episode 17, the guys interview Margot Crombeecke, add enamels to the discussion of paint chemistry and answer a bunch of listener mails in their usual long-winded and "overly intellectualised" way. Margot's work can be found on her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/margot.crombeecke Or on the website she shares with Robert https://www.storiesinminiature.com/ An Album of the Margot's work that we discuss in the interview can be found HERE During the show, Will mentions an...
Published 02/04/22
In this Episode, Tracy, Will and Chris talk about Paint Chemistry again, this time 'hybrid acrylics'. Will gives his after action report on Model Fiesta, his first model show and first time judging, Chris loses his sh*t and Tracy tries to keep everyone in line, and fails. The guys also interview master modeller Lester Plaskitt, and talk dirt dust and weathering, and much more besides You can see Lester's Work on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lester.plaskitt/ You can see the...
Published 01/14/22
In this special New Year Episode, Tracy, Will and Chris are joined for the show by Doog's and Nightshift, Matt McDougall and Martin 'Red' Kovac for two hours of talking about models, modelling and modellers, including the dumbest stuff they've seen in modelling, what they liked about 2021 and what they look forward to in 2022 The answering machine also provides some special messages from past guests, for our listeners. Please Visit Our...
Published 12/31/21
in this Episode, Will, Tracy and Chris talk paint chemistry, zen, and the art of male grooming The special interview is with model making legend: Paul Budzik~ You can find Paul's site, with links to his articles and videos at www.paulbudzik.com you can find the video he refers to about Philip Reed, HERE Welcome to our new Sponsors ANYZ. To celebrate, Anyz offers all listeners a 15% discount! enter the code SCU at checkout, only at...
Published 12/17/21
In this Episode, Chris, Tracy and Will talk Paint Chemistry, with Pt.1 about oils. The feature Interview is with the multi-talented and award winning Chris Clayton. Some of Chris's work can be found on the Sprue Cutters Union Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.199270225734037&type=3 Please support our sponsors https://www.afvmodeller.com/ http://tetramodel.com https://www.insidethearmour.com http://Hobbyworld-USA.com Please do check out all the other...
Published 12/03/21
In this Episode, Will, Tracy, and Chris interview our Sponsor Matt Bole, owner of Hobbyworld USA, finding out about the trials, tribulations and rewards of running a one man model business Please support our Sponsors http://Hobbyworld-USA.com https://afvmodeller.com http://tetramodel.com https://www.insidethearmour.com Remember there are other scale model podcasts. Find out more at http://modelpodcasts.com/ contact us at [email protected] Support the show...
Published 11/25/21
In this Episode, Will, Tracy, and Chris discuss models. Just like they always do. With Swearing. and Strong Opinions. They probably over-think it. They don't care Will and Tracy interview Scratch and scratchbuilding 1/32 aircraft maestro Ben Schumacher Ben's Work can be found under 'Scale Navy Stuff' on Facebook HERE. The also discuss the superb work of US Navy Scale Art, which can be seen HERE Chris and Tracy talk Masterclub tracks and Chris talks about antiquing fluid (which he got here...
Published 11/19/21
In this episode, Tracy, Will, and Chris talk to Peter Usher, Dioramist extraordinaire and a seriously deep thinker when it comes to modelling. Check out photos of Peter's work here The guys also talk more Modelling Fundamentals,  respond to some listener mail, and get diverted...... Please support the show sponsors! AFV and AIR Modeller https://www.afvmodeller.com/ Hobbyworld USA http://Hobbyworld-USA.com Tetra Modelworks http://tetramodel.com ITA...
Published 11/04/21
in this Episode, Chris, Tracy, and Will talk to Scratchbuilding Maestro and all round great guy; Fabio Sacchi. They discuss modelling fundamentals, and read some of your letters Please support our sponsors https://Hobbyworld-USA.com http://tetramodel.com https://www.insidethearmour.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/SprueCuttersUnion)
Published 10/22/21
In this episode, your regular hosts Will Pattison, Chris Meddings and Tracy Hancock discuss weathering processes and interview armour modelling master, Adam Wilder. Adam's work can be found on his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/adamnpwilder/ or on his Facebook https://www.facebook.com/anpwilder or in a LOT of books and magazines, including his superb two part book series 'Adam's Armour' for AFV Modeller (highly recommended and recently reprinted)...
Published 10/07/21
In Episode 8, Tracy, Chris, and Will respond to the Mail Bag, talk storytelling, and fangirl all over the supremely talented Marijn van Gils, who tells his why stories matter so much to his modelling, and how he tells them with modelling. Episode Links A gallery of Marijn's work can be found here. we recommend going through it during the interview Chris mentions his Korean War Diorama, pictures can be found here Don't forget to visit our...
Published 09/24/21
In this episode: Will Pattison, Chris Meddings and Tracy Hancock interview Martin 'Red' Kovac AKA Uncle Night Shift.  Uncle Night Shift's Youtube channel can be found HERE Martin mentions one of his inspirations is Volker Bembennek. You can see Volker's Facebook page with photos of his superb work here The funny 'Swedish' Modelling Video Martin refers to is here   Will submits his new Burma Banshee P40 to the tender mercies of Chris and Tracy's critique. Please check out the album of his...
Published 09/10/21
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Published 09/09/21
Episode 7 of the Sprue Cutters Union drops on Saturday 11th Spetember Be sure to join Tracy, Will and Chris as they interview Uncle Nightshift, answer your hate mail and talk overintellectualised modelling concepts. or something. Check out Martin's Night Shift Channel on Youtube Support our Sponsors Hobbyworld USA Tetra Model Works ITA Publications And don't forget the other great modelling podcasts at modelpodcasts.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/SprueCuttersUnion)
Published 09/05/21
In this Special Edition of the Sprue Cutters Union (released as a bonus episode in addition to our normal episodes) Will, Chris, and Tracy are joined by Jim Clark, Senior Aircraft Judge for the national committee of IPMS USA, to discuss the 1st, 2nd an 3rd competition as run by IPMS USA, and the Open system, as run at many shows including Scale Model Challenge and Mosonshow Show Links: IPMS USA Scale Model Challenge Mosonshow IPMS (UK) Check out our sponsors! hobbyworld-usa Tetra...
Published 09/02/21
In this episode, Tracy, Will and Chris discuss the tired old 'Basic Modelling Skills' Trope and Will gives us an introduction to 3D modelling. Then Fanch Lubin of Fancherello Models talks aircraft modelling, research, 3D and a LOT more Fancherello Models - on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fancherello Please support our sponsors: Hobbyworld USA Tetra Modelworks Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Check out the other podcasts at Modelpodcasts.com please also check out Inside...
Published 08/27/21
Episode 7 of the Sprue Cutters Union drops on Saturday 28th August In this episode, Tracy, Will and Chris will be discussing the tired old 'Basic Modelling Skills Trope' and Will gives us an introduction to 3D modelling. Then Fanch Lubin of Fancherello Models talks aircraft modelling, research, 3D and a LOT more Subscribe to the SCU now to make sure you never miss an episode Please support our sponsors: Hobbyworld USA Tetra Modelworks Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Check out...
Published 08/26/21
In this one off, additional bonus episode (our regular biweekly episode will still drop next staurday) Tracy Hancock and Chris Meddings, interview David Parker and Mark Neville of AFV Modeller, to celebrate 20 years of this outstanding Armour publication. At SCU, quite simply, we think its the very best armour magazine on the market, so join us as we find out how it started, what producing a magazine of this calibre involves and everything else you need to now about AFV Modeller...
Published 08/21/21