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To the Editor: New FSM magazine ideas.

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To the Editor: New FSM magazine ideas.
Posted by CBHusky on Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:55 PM

I have a few ideas for future issues of FineScale Modeler magazine. Hopefully, you will give these some thought and may eventually produce some in the near future.

1. I rarely, if ever, hear or see models from women. The modeling community can't be all men, right? There's got to be women who enjoy modeling too? How's about a special issue focusing on model builds, reviews, and other submissions from women?

2. Same thing as #1 above, but how's about a special issue focusing on younger modelers, those 20 years old and under? Not all kids and teens are playing video games or on social networks. There's bound to be some really good younger modelers out there with some really great modeling talent. Let's find some and showcase their work!

3. For Halloween 2018, how's about a special issue focusing on humor in modeling?

4. For November 2018, how's about a special Veteran's Day issue focusing on model builds and other submissions from military veterans?

5. How about a special "Future of Flight" issue where every article, review, and other submission is about future aircraft? Things like the F-22, F-35, Russian T-50, civilian airliners, future space vehicles, and more.

6. How about a special "Moms and Dads" issue? Are there any couples who enjoy doing modeling together?


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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Saturday, October 07, 2017 2:05 PM

Early 1990s I'd briefly corresponded with a U.K. lady who'd liked building airplane models, said she'd knew was in a distinct minority amongst modelers then. I'd like to hear from the ladies also though would be astonished if any still active modeling over 50 years like I.

I like "humor in modeling" subjects, think it would be year-round thing, also love "what-ifs" particularly the historically plausable kind ala my "In Service 1940" Aeronautica Macchi C.202 builds.

I've toyed over "Plausable Alternative History" aircraft renderings ala Imperial Germany & Russia not going to war in 1914 or surviving WWI, latter scenerio ripe with possibilities utilizing late-war German aircraft.


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