www.scalemodellingnow.com was launched in 2009 by Geoff Coughlin.
Geoff Coughlin – Editor
I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been massively enthusiastic about aircraft and scale modelling. My Gran bought me an Airfix 1:72nd Spitfire when I was 7 and, well I’ve never looked back – apart from the 12 years from my teens to my 20s when I did all the usual other stuff.
About 25 years ago my good friend Angus Creighton asked me if I would be interested in doing a review for Tamiya Model Magazine International and that started what has been a long track record of reviewing for TMMI and Model Airplane International (MAI)
Joining the IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society) and starting two successful IPMS Branches, has been a fantastic experience and very rewarding. Joining a club was the best thing I ever did to improve my scale model skills and I recommend it to anyone.
I have great plans and vision for www.scalemodellingnow.com and I want to really show what we can achieve, using technology and the capabilities of an Internet-only magazine.
Increasingly, it has become clearer and clearer that paper-based magazines alone do not fulfil the needs of modellers of all abilities and levels across the world. Pages of adverts, limited coverage of specific subjects of interest and a lack of objectivity are frequent criticisms we hear. Then of course there are all the storage problems with where to put them all and then, later, tracking down and finding an article or review amongst the hundreds that lie in boxes or on our shelves? There are other issues too… Geoff is keen to lead the team and resolve these issues.
www.scalemodellingnow.com has been designed from scratch to actually meet the needs of modellers who are at the centre of all we are doing here at the magazine. Your Member Benefits are significant and tangible but we’d like to emphasise a few here:
- Faster – Early Inspection Reviews
- Longer – In-Progress and Full Reviews and Feature Articles
- How – Well over 50 techniques showing you How to achieve great results
- Access – To a huge and growing Photographic Reference Library
- 10-minuteTutorials with Geoff and others with special expertise
- More – Many more images to illustrate all Reviews and Articles
- Fairer – So much less paper and waste and so fairer to our environment
- All – In ONE location
We aim to offer scale modellers a real alternative – a completely new and unique opportunity to enjoy their hobby and interest. An internet-only scale modelling magazine that has everything in one place and it’s all held virtually, easily accessible, no storage problems and access for members to a wealth of additional resources never before held in one location.