Video Workbench: The Scale Model Show | Season 1

(25 Episodes)

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Scale model kit building is a hobby that takes years to master, so why not learn from a seasoned enthusiast? In this comprehensive series get tips, tricks, and techniques that Video Workbench owner Jason C. Gares has learned over the course of 30 years. Start with the history of scale model kits, learn how to choose a kit, make homemade parts, airbrush, apply metal foil, and more!

(S1: E1) The History of Scale Model Kits | Jason C. Gares

As a scale model enthusiast, understanding the history of the hobby can add a new perspective on a fun activity! Learn all about the origins of scale models from Video Workbench.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 10 minutes

(S1: E2) Choosing A First Model Kit | Jason C. Gares

Before starting model kit building, you need to pick out the perfect model kit! But as a beginner hobbyist, there are several factors to consider before buying.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 22 Minutes

(S1: E3) Tools & Supplies | Jason C. Gares

A list of tools and supplies that can be useful for beginner and advanced model kit hobbyists alike.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 19 Minutes

(S1: E4) Washing & Priming Model Kit Parts| Jason C. Gares

Washing and priming model kit parts is a key step before painting! In this video, learn how these techniques can save time and frustration down the line.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 12 Minutes

(S1: E5) Essential Tips for Building Model Kits | Jason C. Gares

Discover how the small elements of model kit building are perhaps the most important and shouldn't be overlooked!

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 11 Minutes

(S1: E6) Sprue Tree Part Removal | Jason C. Gares

Removing parts from plastic model kit sprue trees can have adverse effects if not done properly. This video demonstrates two different techniques, including how to work with different plastics.

Release Date: December 24, 2015
Language: English | CC | Runtime: 12 Minutes

(S1: E7) Repairing Parts & Blending Seams | Jason C. Gares

Despite all the organization and hard work, sometimes plastic model kit parts break or get lost. Learn the techniques to fix or replace them in this video!

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 10 Minutes

(S1: E8) D.I.Y. Diorama Materials | Jason C. Gares

Need special materials for your diorama but don't want them to look like they were bought from a store? Then these two diorama secrets will be very helpful!

Release Date: December 24, 2015
Language: English | CC | Runtime: 10 Minutes

(S1: E9) Adding Detail To D.I.Y. Model Kits | Jason C. Gares

There are several techniques that help bring impressive detail to model kits! In this video, make homemade rusty armor plating, scale canvas, tarps, and mud.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 13 Minutes

(S1: E10) Crafting D.I.Y. Bricks, Walls & Turf | Jason C. Gares

Homemade scale model kit dioramas require little extras to bring out the fine details! In this video, discover techniques to enhance any type of diorama.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 8 Minutes

(S1: E11) Basic Airbrush Tips & Advice | Jason C. Gares

As a model enthusiast, there are factors to consider before purchasing an airbrush. In this comprehensive video, discover what you need to know before buying.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 15 Minutes

(S1: E12) Maintaining & Cleaning an Airbrush | Jason C. Gares

Keeping an airbrush well-maintained is essential! From types of tools to use, to performing a quick or deep clean, this video has everything you need to know!

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 12 Minutes

(S1: E13) Airbrush & Compressor Reviews | Jason C. Gares

Reviews of the Sparmax HB-040 Airbrush and Iwata Power Jet 900 dual piston compressor.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 9 Minutes

(S1: E14) Airbrush Ready Paints & Paint Stripper Reviews | Jason C. Gares

Reviews and demos of Gravity Colors Paints and AK Interactive Paint Stripper products.

Release Date: December 24, 2015
Language: English | CC | Runtime: 17 Minutes

(S1: E15) Paint Layering Using an Airbrush | Jason C. Gares

If you love painting models, then this video will be an eye-opener! Learn a few simple airbrush techniques for layering paints so that colors blend perfectly.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 8 Minutes

(S1: E16) Masking & Airbrush Painting | Jason C. Gares

Continue painting using an airbrush, and learn how to use Silly Putty and cling wrap to mask detailed areas to protect the model kit from paint overspray.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 14 Minutes

(S1: E17) Using Metal Foil on Model Airplanes | Jason C. Gares

Sometimes all it takes for a scale plastic model kit to stand out is a bit of metal foil! In this video, learn this key airplane model technique.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 13 Minutes

(S1: E18) Talking With Kevin Campbell (Part 1) | Jason C. Gares

Jason Gares talks with former creator / owner of Video Workbench, Kevin Campbell. They discuss how Video Workbench was created, for what purpose, the video tech behind it and what model builders were involved.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 20 Minutes

(S1: E19) Talking With Kevin Campbell (Part 2) | Jason C. Gares

Jason & Kevin discuss more in depth about ideas in creating the video series, marketing the videos, the instructors, the instructors wives, Jill "The Face of Video Workbench" and much more.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 21 Minutes

(S1: E20) Airplane Model Detailing Tips | Jason C. Gares

Creating scale model kit airplanes requires a unique set of tips, tricks, and techniques, several of which are introduced in this video!

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 9 Minutes

(S1: E21) Attack Squadron Resin Model Kit Reviews | Jason C. Gares

Jason Gares reviews 2 Attack Squadron resin model kits. What are his impressions? Watch the video to find out.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 7 Minutes

(S1: E22) Jason Gares on Ep. 37 of The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour | Jason C. Gares

Jason Gares is a guest on The Plastic Scale Modeling Hour podcast. There he discusses his background with Video Workbench and the hobby of building and painting plastic scale model kits with host Gerald "Hawkeye" Voigt.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 22 Minutes

(S1: E23) Starting a Resin Spaceship Model Kit | Jason C. Gares

Let your love of Sci-fi merge with a passion for model kits in this video, and start to build a resin model kit of the Icarus spacecraft as seen in the original "Planet of the Apes" movie!

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 22 Minutes

(S1: E24) Continuing to Build a Resin Spaceship Model Kit | Jason C. Gares

In this second part of building the Icarus spacecraft from the original "Planet of the Apes" movie, Jason goes inside and works on building and painting the detailed cockpit.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 9 Minutes

(S1: E25) Completing a Resin Spaceship Model Kit | Jason C. Gares

Finish season 1 with this in-depth video of tips, tricks, and techniques needed to build the resin model kit of the Icarus spacecraft from the original "Planet of the Apes" movie.

Release Date: December 24, 2015

Language: English | CC | Runtime: 9 Minutes

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