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Jon Kunac-Tabinor

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  1. Hi all - here's the cover for the next edition, which will be available in the shops next week, as usual, as ever. And it's full to the brim with interesting modelling features and articles, as usual, as ever. Subscribers will receive their copies a day or so earlier, but look out for it on general sale Thursday 25th March. cheers Jonners PS the Mach 2 Comet is fab!
  2. Hi FF, I'm always keen to find out in what way you think some of the builds have decreased quality wise. If you'd prefer to PM me thats fine, and please do be honest. The best feedback is the stuff we can act on to make the magazine even better. Cheers Jonners Assistant Editor SAM
  3. Hi Chaps, yes that's correct @treker_ed. We were hacked and then locked out of our admin, so had to start afresh with a new page, named 'SAM - Scale Aircraft Modelling'. Just as clarification: Guideline Publications Ltd are the-owners and publishers of Scale Aircraft Modelling, which has no links to Model Airplane Monthly (MA) and Scale Aviation Modeller International (SAMI). (I do appreciate it can get confusing!) Model Airplane International is published and owned by Doolittle Media Ltd, who also own and publish Tamiya Model Magazine International in the UK. Airfix Model World
  4. Hi Greg, yes in a year of many "interesting' things, it is not huge. I'm very happy you like the way SAM is going too. We do aim to get the right balance. cheers Jonners
  5. HI Jon - I'd love to get you to contribute, and I can't see your blog being an issue. Our contributors regularly put pics up on Facebook of what they are doing, so a social media output is fine. It is 'your' blog after all. I think what the author meant was that he looked for info on building the model, although one could always just conclude that research does not always bring forth the correct results either! ( I'm trying to be light hearted here - we've all sworn blind we researched things, yet they were still wrong). I'll drop you a PM. Cheers Jon
  6. Hi everyone, Happy Christmas! This is an unusual situation, not unique, but rare. There is no informal anti-toe-treading mechanism. Alas, unlike OPEC we are not a cartel and sadly lack their wealth too!! At Scale Aircraft Modelling, we rely on the honesty of the contributor and do remind them that submissions to any magazine or publisher are done on the clear understanding that the same piece has not been submitted to another publisher. The AH-64 was published in SAM because our Aircraft in Profile writer was hospitalised with COVID, so we needed to include some extra articles. It
  7. Seasons greetings all, I guess I should display the cast list to my 2020 Blockbuster 'Modelling with a Mask' Varied scales this year, as articles dictated what I was given mostly, but they were all fun, and kept me safe. Most have been in SAM so apologies for the repeats ( but that's what you get at Christmas!) Aunty A's lovely 1/72 Naval Brick started the year. Decals are from the old Modeldecals sheet. Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIICJ, a test for some new NMF paints, but Mirages have to be silver, don't they? HK Models 1/48 B-17G occupied a lot of time - decals came f
  8. Tony's private Air Force gains another Big Wing! Wow, dud, as ever- just scrumptious modelling of subjects that are well picked and as interesting as always. Dead good, are kid. Jonners
  9. Hi Rich - thanks for replying. That would be Colin I assume. cheers Jonners
  10. Hi all, just wondering if there are any truck or even tractor modellers here? Guideline have two new magazines in the fold and we are looking for contributors. Think me as a short, slightly - OK rather chubby, recruiting Sergeant! cheers Jonners
  11. Hi guys, that would sound to be likely explanation- ie the mistaking of SAM for SAMI. Just to stress that SAM - Scale Aircraft Modelling - has no connection with SAMI, but that doesn't stop me from hoping your missing SAMIs turn up so you can all have something else to peruse while in the "littlest room" Don't forget - if you want to write for us, then just drop me a line. We are always on the lookout for new victims writers, and have plenty of advice and help to get you started too. If I can do it, then you can. Right, I'm off to fiddle with me F-15 Have a great modelling wee
  12. Hi again, I haven't heard back from you about this yet. Have you received your copy? We'v had no problems from the printers/ distributors, so it would be good to know who told you that. They all went out at least 3, now nearly 4 weeks ago. If you prefer- please PM me with your details and we can double check to ensure there have been no slip ups. cheers Jonners
  13. No worries Chris- at leats you know its suitably quarantined now! I hope you enjoy the issue. Cheers and thanks for telling us too. Jonners
  14. Hi Chris, can I ask which issue it is you are waiting for? The October one - with the Eduard Spit 1 on the cover? Hi Ranners, can I ask where you are located in the UK please? Cheers Jonners
  15. I don't think a lot of Mustangs constitutes a problem! It shows a person of taste and style Glad you liked the article, the Eduard kit is lovely but not plain sailing, although it does give the modeller a really top class looking P-51. P-51s are second only to Spits in my collection, although I do lack Allison engined ones, something I intend to rectify. cheers! Jonners
  16. Thank you! It's great to have praise and I enjoyed that build too. It's probably a good idea to email the editor with things you like as it does help us set the tone, and it stops me reporting back that 'they like my models" too!! Many thanks Jonners
  17. Please do! But also - tell us what you do and don't like. We can't promise to cater for all tastes all the time but we are always happy to listen! Cheers, Jonners
  18. Just to make life easier for you all Here's the press release: "Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine will undergo a change of editor from our November issue. Readers cannot fail to have noticed the quality and expertise that Chris Meddings has brought to the title, but Chris has decided to look for new projects elsewhere and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Managing Director of Guideline Publications Alan Corkhill would like to thank Chris for his dedication and commitment to the company while editing SAM, and we hope to see some features from him in our future publication
  19. As an update to the Tornado, it has I'm afraid been sent to the big HAS in the Sky. A recent house move demanded a sacrifice to the gods, and this was one of the "chosen". On the plus side, it doesn't mean I can now build another when the mood takes me! Cheers Jonners
  20. From memory, the Hakaristi was the emblem of Count Rosen, the Swedish noble who donated the first aircraft to the nascent Finnish Airforce, hence it was adopted as their national marking. It was widely used before the Nazis stole it for their own evil purpose, being seen on interwar RAF and WW1 aircraft of many combatants. I assumed the FAF had dropped it totally in it 1944 when they sued the Russians for peace and effectively "swapped sides", but I never knew the AF kept it on as their official emblem. It's bizarre but then I guess if it means something else to the Finns that's what i
  21. Hi Des. I'm interested that you seem to think that many who have come to the hobby in the "internet era" - that's the last 30 years by the way- are just here for "public self fulfilment". What is that? Is it the same as winning medals at contests? Or getting your local clubs best model award? Can you expand a little? I have to say your statement does seem a little judgemental. I'm afraid I don't know the model you refer too, so it's difficult to comment. But if it's the only example that you can give then that does not an epidemic of acclaim-obsessed-modellers make. Just a talented m
  22. Ok so the 109 is not to everyone's taste, yet that does not mean yours is right of course. What sort of style would your prefer? and would you like to see all contributors adhere to it? All contributors are modellers and have their own style. I'd also politely suggest that this does not apply as you state to every article too, and invite you to prove otherwise. "Every article every month".? What would you prefer the photos to show ? I'm trying to ascertain here what you want. You are forthcoming as to what's wrong (the easy bit I'd venture) but what should the pictures show? The issue o
  23. I meant kit as in tools, not model parts. Sorry - it does come over as confusing, I will edit for clarity. cheers Jonners
  24. Think on at a pace that suits. Glad to have your input. Ta muchly & nostalgic musings always accepted. jonners
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