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On The Bench

Hello and welcome to "On The Bench", a podcast designed for the scale model builder. 

May 11, 2024

Episode 189 is up! 


In this episode the boys talk to Matthew Grice who has recently taken ownership of a studio scale model of the “Nostromo” spaceship from that iconic movie “Alien”.

You can follow the restoration on his FaceBook  Nostromo studio scale model restoration

The model was originally built in 2015...

Apr 27, 2024

This episode is dedicated to James Skiffins wishing him all the best and a speedy recovery!

As Dave approaches 60, it is time to consider planning for that one last trip to the great model show in the sky.

What is to become of the stash of kits and publications that you have gathered over a lifetime? The boys tackle...

Apr 13, 2024

In breaking news we are excited to  share the news from Andys Hobby HQ of the planned release of the 1/16 M113!

Dave called it and was on the money!

The boys mull this exciting news over as well as a second new M113 announced from AFV club of the Aussie M113A1 LRV in 1/35 scale.

We are living in THE golden age for...

Mar 30, 2024

Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by three Aussie YouTubers to discuss the ins and outs of running a YouTube model channel

Lots of mail to read out and don’t forget if you want to reach out to us write to

To find out more about our guests from this episode, check out their YouTube channels...

Mar 16, 2024

In this episode the boys chat with Chris from model airplane maker to talk about rewards results or efforts?

This is a great little discussion based on Chris’s latest blog which can be found at

The Possums wars a.k.a The battle of the backyard continues with the Possums 3 to Dave 0.  

Ian gives...