How about a WWI FSM Special(s)? -Reply

John Snyder (
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 10:19:41 -0800

Certainly sign me up for a purchase of the mag. I'd also like to contribute,
if at all possible, as I plan to be building RMS OLYMPIC in her dazzle
camo scheme, and possibly RMS MAURETANIA in hers as well.

John Snyder

>>> Joseph R. Boeke <> 10/20/95 07:37am >>>
I just picked up the "Modelling the Second World War" FSM Special (no
flames please, my other modelling interest is waterline ships, and there
are a couple of good articles in this issue ;~)

At any rate, I was thinking (again, it is a slow morning :-) why isn't there
a 75th anniversary of WWI FSM special?

So, I was flipping through the magazine, and I see an advertisments from
Kamblach Publishing (publisher of FSM) for "book length manuscripts"
and proposals on all aspects of scale modeling.

The light-bulb went off in my head... Isn't there enough WWI modelling
talent on this list to put together a "Modelling the First World War" special?
All other aspects aside, there are 16 "articles" in the WWII special
(including two "galleries" -- one was a contest).

Since I am just about to purchase the Revell 1/350 Emden, I would be
happy to put together an article on building/super-detailing it (I was
thinking of trying to sell that to FSM anyways). Obviously, most of the
articles would be on aircraft, but could Matt be convinced to do a WWI
tank subject (I am sure ;~) article?

The only stumbling block I see, is getting advertsiers. Since this would
be a special "one time" deal, I would think that the adverstiers in WWI
Aero &
Windsock would be good candidates (Ray Rimmell doesn't seem to have
a problem with advertisers).

I guess what I am asking, is, if I pitched this idea to Kamblach, would
there be enough interest in this project for you to write an article, send in
a picture (or three ;~), or even purchase the finished project?



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