October November 2018

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From the Publisher's Desk This is our 5 th anniversary issue. I can't believe we've been publishing this S Scale magazine for five years! Thanks to our readers, authors and advertisers for your support, and making this dedicated scale magazine the premier magazine for the S Scale community. Please send us your comments and ideas for future issues. There are many talented modelers in the S Scale community. If you are working on something that might be of interest to others, let us know. If you don't want to write an article, just send us some pictures with captions. We'd be happy to publish them, and maybe even work up an article for you featuring your photos. We see a lot of neat posts on Facebook from talented modelers. Why limit yourself to just your social media friends? Send us your Facebook photos/postings and we'll put them together for an article in for our readers to enjoy. Send your comments, photos or articles to us at: The 2018 NASG National was held in Massachusetts last month. Glenn Guerra and Jeb Kriigel were in attendance representing the magazine, and bring you some highlights and photos in this issue. If you've never been to the NASG National, it is definitely worth the trip. In the last issue, I talked about learning. That point was brought home at this year's Indianapolis O Scale and S Scale Midwest Show September 20-22, 2018. There were "learning areas" in the trading hall this year where attendees of the show were able to see firsthand demonstrations on figure painting, kit building, soldering and DCC. Now that I know how to paint figures realistically, I think I have a "job for life" on Dan's model railroad layout. This was our second year hosting the show, and we are proud to say that we had a very successful event! The compliments from everyone were greatly appreciated. It's always nice to have your hard work recognized. Thanks to all the vendors and attendees who participated making it a great fall show. See the recap in this issue, and check out the Video Extra. In this issue, Glenn shares with you what he has learned from plastic airplane and military modelers in his article on resin kit building and painting. Glenn learns from observing, and the Internet is a form of mentoring for him. Just because you can't speak with someone face to face, doesn't mean you can't learn from them. Videos, Blogs and FaceTime are great ways to continue to learn and be mentored. Be sure to check out "New Tracks" in this issue to see how our Monster Modelworks contest winner, John Robertson, was mentored by Jimmy Simmons, the owner of Monster Modelworks. The learning continues as Jim Kindraka shares his experience with 3D printing, and how he turned to a fellow modeler, Scott MacKenzie, for assistance to complete his gondola project. So remember, help is always there if you are willing to learn. All you have to do is ask for it or do some surfing on the Internet. Happy Reading & Happy Modeling, Amy Dawdy

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