38 episodes

We apologise. The JMC podcast is mostly about the hobby of scale models, making and painting hobbies in miniature. When not modelling, James and Malcolm are just making conversation.

Recorded under the cover of lightweight and practical anorak.
Grown from seed by James Skiffins and Malcolm Childs.

Just Making Conversation James Skiffins and Malcolm Childs

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

We apologise. The JMC podcast is mostly about the hobby of scale models, making and painting hobbies in miniature. When not modelling, James and Malcolm are just making conversation.

Recorded under the cover of lightweight and practical anorak.
Grown from seed by James Skiffins and Malcolm Childs.

    Episode 10. Stash or Cash. Too much in your model stash? Maybe we can help whittle it down and cash some in?

    Episode 10. Stash or Cash. Too much in your model stash? Maybe we can help whittle it down and cash some in?

    Hello! This is Just Making Conversation with James Skiffins and Malcolm Childs.  In this episode we are just making conversation about stashes.  Model stashes, whats in yours and whats up with it?  Do you want it thinned down but cant make the decision?  James and Malcolm discuss items in their own stashes and look to their peers for advice.  This is Series 2, Episode 10. 

    Podcast Link: https://anchor.fm/justmakingconversation/episodes/Episode-10--Stash-or-Cash--Too-much-in-your-model-stash--Maybe-we-can-help-whittle-it-down-and-cash-some-in-e1k5veo

    Show Links:

    Hobbyboss-85514-armored-train-mbv-2--1021842

    academy-12328-north-american-b-25d--1214729

    Airfix-a82011-north-american-f-86f-sabre-and-mig-15--128714

    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-h-267-mig-21-pf-pfm--227586

    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-esci-h-2244-saab-aj-37-viggen--203384

    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/special-hobby-sh48127-fairey-firefly-mki-home-fleet--181940



    Walnut Challenge Group Build:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/700475447967102



    Find other model podcasts on: http://modelpodcasts.com/

    Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jmcpodcast

    "Happy Boy Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Can of Worms. Why do some subjects within the hobby explode like a can of worms might.

    Can of Worms. Why do some subjects within the hobby explode like a can of worms might.

    Hello! In this episode James and Malcolm will be discussing Cans of Worms.  Some subjects in our wonderful hobby can light the fuse and set off a explosive display of dramatic spats on social media.  Without opening a can of worms ourselves, what is the deal?



    Show Notes:

    Will Pattison's Details of paint video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROeJLHULvXM

    Black Rifle Model Workx (Luke Carswell) No Airbrush required video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZyc6ZikzLU



    Walnut Challenge Group Build:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/700475447967102

    Find other model podcasts on: http://modelpodcasts.com/

    Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jmcpodcast

    "Happy Boy Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Adult Beginners. How do make it easier for new modellers to climb that slippery learning curve?

    Adult Beginners. How do make it easier for new modellers to climb that slippery learning curve?

    Hello! In this episode James and Malcolm will be discussing Adult beginners. How do we smooth out the steep learning curve for the model making hobby?  Should we encourage newbies to the hobby to run before they can walk?

    Show Notes:

    Newly design Starter Sets from Airfix:

    https://uk.airfix.com/products/small-starter-set-new-supermarine-spitfire-mkvc-a55001

    Rubicon:

    https://rubiconmodels.co.uk/collections/diorama-showcase

    Armorfast:

    https://armourfast.com/product/valentine-mkii/



    Find other model podcasts on: http://modelpodcasts.com/

    Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jmcpodcast

    "Happy Boy Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Electronics. Discussing Watt the buzz is about with electronics.

    Electronics. Discussing Watt the buzz is about with electronics.

    Hello! In this episode James Skiffins and Malcolm Childs are Just Making conversation about Electronics. Lights, motors and all the spinning whirring things that you can put inside your model.  Does it enhance or distract?

    Show links:

    A Tutorial on making military dioramas and models by Bjorn Jakobsen:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/tutorial-making-military-DIORAMAS-MODELS/dp/1547075287



    James's explosion diorama:

    https://www.facebook.com/smallscalelights/videos/1670513396338616



    1/48 Trumpeter submarine shown at the Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgZA7sagW6A



    JS Miniatures:

    https://www.smallscalelights.co.uk



    Find other model podcasts on: http://modelpodcasts.com/

    Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jmcpodcast

    "Happy Boy Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 51 min
    Episode 6.5 Airfix Tour Special

    Episode 6.5 Airfix Tour Special

    Hello! James and Malcolm were invited to Airfix HQ in the UK to discuss their hobby, their work with charity and the production of this daft podcast on their new show, Sprue Talk.  This is a special episode account that amazing visit.

    Show Notes: 

    Airfix's Sprue Talk: https://youtu.be/p_40DfmR2o0

    Airfix Website: https://uk.airfix.com



    Find other model podcasts on: http://modelpodcasts.com/

    Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jmcpodcast

    "Happy Boy Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 34 min
    Easter Eggs. Ever left something in your diorama to reward those looking for it? Ever signed the inside of your model? Its Easter, so were jumping on that bandwagon.

    Easter Eggs. Ever left something in your diorama to reward those looking for it? Ever signed the inside of your model? Its Easter, so were jumping on that bandwagon.

    Hello!  In this episode James and Malcolm are just making conversation about hidden gems in your hobby.  

    Walnut group build link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/700475447967102



    Find other model podcasts on: http://modelpodcasts.com/

    Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jmcpodcast

    "Happy Boy Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Rmoe701 ,

Good banter

Love the coverage that you two do with good humor. Also loved the diorama versus vignette discussion

firstduephotos ,

Humorous, Entertaining and Informative

Great stuff guys. Love your sense of humor and your fun approach to the information! Keep it going lads!

Pizza Rollin' ,

The English do it well!

Hey guys! I’m really enjoying the new podcast! Great content, a dash of humor and a couple of lovely English accents. I’m looking forward to seeing this podcast blossom. Keep em’ comin’, guys! Cheers from Washington, Illinois.

PS - I really like that little audio editing bit you do with your conversations. Nice touch!

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