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waste of paper
Posted by marines1966 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:14 PM

didn't like the damaged issue and what do they do waste time and put in Febuary issue!

must of needed a filler? I liked the old days when i could go to my favoriate hobby store check out the next issue, now they are closed so now have subscrition so have to take good with badBoo Hoo

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:22 PM

??????????? 

And how is this complaint related to Armor?????

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:45 PM

Mike, is that you?

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Posted by marines1966 on Sunday, December 30, 2018 4:49 PM

nope

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Posted by marines1966 on Sunday, December 30, 2018 4:53 PM

they always have stuff other than armor, who cares about space junk?

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Posted by MJames70 on Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:05 PM
It’s not an armor modeling magazine. Get over it. Too bad about your local store being closed, but maybe FSM is not for you. Check out some of the European mags that might be more to your taste. Although they have generally become all pictures, and little text or actual information.
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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:48 PM

marines1966

they always have stuff other than armor, who cares about space junk?

 

I do, I build armor,aircraft, ships and star wars. There was just someone the other day talking about no auto related stuff in FSM. Even though they have a entire separate magazine dedicated to just auto. I'm happy to see more sci fi related articles and hope to see more.

Clint

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:32 PM

marines1966

they always have stuff other than armor, who cares about space junk?

 

 

Wow... you're grumpy when it's close to ringing in the New Year.

As someone has already mentioned, FSM isn't catered to just armour. They also feature aircrafts, space / sci-fi stuff, figures, etc... 

If that's not good enough for you, cancel your subscription and get over it.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:37 PM

Was the OP referring to the AK publication Damaged?  

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Posted by armornut on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:44 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
marines1966

they always have stuff other than armor, who cares about space junk?

 Ditto 214.

 

 

 

Wow... you're grumpy when it's close to ringing in the New Year.

As someone has already mentioned, FSM isn't catered to just armour. They also feature aircrafts, space / sci-fi stuff, figures, etc... 

If that's not good enough for you, cancel your subscription and get over it.

 

  Ditto 214.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:54 PM

keavdog

Was the OP referring to the AK publication Damaged?  

 

i think he was referring to the FSM special issue “Damaged” that was being hawked on here not too long ago...

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, December 31, 2018 4:07 PM

Hey everyone, cool heads!  Let’s not end the year on a sour note!  To the OP, yes do check out other pubs that cater to your specific area of interest.  FSM is a broad spectrum mag.  They also have a dedicated auto publication.  Tamiya‘s mag branched out to specific aircraft and armor pubs too.  There’s a lot to choose from out there.

Personally, I bought the original “Damaged” mag, and I liked it, especially the forklift and Mad Max’s car.  My only criticism is that like a lot of European model mags, it’s mostly pretty photos and sparse “how it is done” step by steps.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, December 31, 2018 7:09 PM

I bought my first Fine Scale Modeler magazine because it had a photo of a Star Trek ship the USS Grissom on the cover. I already had a military modeling magazine.

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Posted by marines1966 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:13 PM

plan on not renewing it cost going up.

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Posted by marines1966 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:15 PM

been a bad year.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, January 03, 2019 10:56 PM

Just got a subscription offer advertisement from FSM in the mail today. Went straight in the recycle bin. $30 for a year subscription? Yeah right... If you offered it at $15 or even $20 for the year, I'd consider it.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, January 04, 2019 8:27 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Just got a subscription offer advertisement from FSM in the mail today. Went straight in the recycle bin. $30 for a year subscription? Yeah right... If you offered it at $15 or even $20 for the year, I'd consider it.

 

Same here... Just too much for 10 issues...

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Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, January 04, 2019 8:31 AM

This thread is a waste of electrons.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, January 04, 2019 11:09 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Just got a subscription offer advertisement from FSM in the mail today. Went straight in the recycle bin. $30 for a year subscription? Yeah right... If you offered it at $15 or even $20 for the year, I'd consider it.

 

I got one as well, but I recall getting a handful of them last year for a lot less, probably after 3-4 notices.

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Posted by bluenote on Friday, January 04, 2019 12:33 PM

I'm actually a bit surprised at the complaints of the cost.  $30 for 10 issues is pretty good in my opinion.  $3 per issue.  Barely more than a cup of coffee or about the same price as a weekend newspaper.  And it's somethin you can collect and refer back to, etc.  

To each their own I guess, everyone's idea of value is different I suppose. 

Keep in mind though, Finescale has to make SOME money.  They can't just give it away.  Also, print media is taking a HUGE hit and magazines are folding left and right.  Major magazines too, not just niche ones.  We should feel lucky that FSM is still around in this day and age.  

 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, January 04, 2019 1:07 PM

bluenote

I'm actually a bit surprised at the complaints of the cost.  $30 for 10 issues is pretty good in my opinion.  $3 per issue.  Barely more than a cup of coffee or about the same price as a weekend newspaper.  And it's somethin you can collect and refer back to, etc.  

 

I take it back, and I apologize for the confusion, it was $49.95 to renew when I got my last notice. That was to rich for my blood, and yes, I understand it's $5 an issue. In this case, I will go to my local Barns & Noble and purchase the magazine if it has content I would like to keep. 

 

 EDIT: For the record, I do not consider FSM a waste of paper, I like the magazine very much.

 Bruce

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, January 04, 2019 2:42 PM

bluenote

I'm actually a bit surprised at the complaints of the cost.  $30 for 10 issues is pretty good in my opinion.  $3 per issue.  Barely more than a cup of coffee or about the same price as a weekend newspaper.  And it's somethin you can collect and refer back to, etc.  

To each their own I guess, everyone's idea of value is different I suppose. 

Keep in mind though, Finescale has to make SOME money.  They can't just give it away.  Also, print media is taking a HUGE hit and magazines are folding left and right.  Major magazines too, not just niche ones.  We should feel lucky that FSM is still around in this day and age.  

 

 

 

Ditto

That being said,I did not renew even at that discounted price which is pretty good.I was a subscriber since the beginning,in fact I had every issue save for a couple of early ones,I had them in the binders and really enjoyed flipping thru them while riding the stationary bike,but when I moved earlier this year,I dumped the whole lot.While I enjoy FSM there really isnt anything you cant get for free on the net or the forums,so I just stopped.The only magazine I get now is Miltary History,and I just started again recently.

My wife gets a slew of home and cooking magazines,usually for  $ 5-10 or she wont get them,now thats cheap

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Posted by RBaer on Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:38 PM

HeavyArty

This thread is a waste of electrons.

 

Pretty much.

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, January 06, 2019 2:45 PM
Well outside of being posted in the wrong forum,it is a discussion,what else are we supposed to do in a discussion forum,if you don't like the discussion,feel free to ignore it.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:21 AM

Picked up my copy of 'Damaged' at my local hobby shop yesterday and am reading it over lunch. Already I'm thinking of all the techniques used on the forklift that I can apply to my next armour project. Just started on the SW Snowspeeder... 

So far I'm really impressed by the quality of the projects and the step by step photos on how to duplicate the artist's work. 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:28 PM

Gotta say, at $5 per issue, that is still a good deal. Especially with all the info you get in the magazine. With MMI and other magazines at around $10-12, I think I will stick with FSM.

Stephen

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Posted by marines1966 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:59 PM

got it after i had renewed fine scale modeler doesn't do any good then

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