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A reintroduction

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  • Member since
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A reintroduction
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:41 PM

Hi all,

You've probably seen me post here and there on the Forum during the last month or so. I thought it time I bop in and properly say hi.

I started with Kalmbach in 2006 and joined the FineScale team the first time in 2011 as an associate editor. In 2015, I was named editor-in-chief of Drone360 magazine and ran that until 2018 when it was folded into Discover magazine. At the same time, I was the business manager for Rather Dashing Games (another Kalmbach property), which was sold to Catalyst Game Labs (the publishers of Battletech and Shadowrun), also in 2018. 

For 2018 and a chunk of 2019, I took some time to with my wife and kids, wrote and published short stories, finished my third novel, and did some freelancing for Damaged magazine and Atlas Games. In April 2019, I returned to Kalmbach and took over as editor of Scale Auto magazine. 

As you all know by now, Kalmbach decided to cease the print publication of Scale Auto with the October 2020 issue and more fully fold car and motorcylce content into FineScale Modeler, making it a truly omnibus title. So, I'm back working on FSM as the lead for digital content and growth strategies and working on a pile of new content with Aaron and Elizabeth. 

That's my CV. Of course, you'll want to know what I'm working on now: At the moment, I'm finally finishing (thanks in no small part to the encouragement of Chuck Davis and Aaron Skinner) the Bluenose on my bench, which has been too often set aside for other projects, and just ordered a bunch of foam for a helmet I'm making for my daughter's Halloween costume. She's going as The Mandalorian. I can't tell you more than that because spoilers.

Thanks, and it's good to be back.




Timothy Kidwell
Scale Model Brands
Kalmbach Media


  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:01 PM

Really good to have you back Tim!

Look forward to seeing the Bluenose. Yes


 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:07 PM


This sounds like positive news for the magazine and for this forum as well, as it is indicative of things moving forward for everyone.

Welcome Sign back, indeed, Tim


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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:54 PM

Welcome back to the Forums!





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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:12 PM
Welcome back


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    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:41 PM

Welcome back to the Forums Tim!

Looking forward to seeing your Bluenose.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, September 11, 2020 9:03 AM

Oh! Yeah So?

 Nah, Good to have you back,Tim; Get that Nose of Blue finished ya heah ! T.B.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 11, 2020 9:09 AM

Welcome back, Tim.



Modeling is an excuse to buy books


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 11, 2020 1:05 PM

It's good to have to back Tim! 

Hope to see you and Aaron around the forum once again!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:51 PM

Welcome back to FSM Forums.

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio


  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:58 PM

Welcome back to the forums Tim. 


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