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SAE on a slippery slope
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:18 PM
I have to tell you that the 25th Anniversary issue of SAE is a disappointment. I was expecting a special issue, instead I recieved the usual less then stellar issue of SAE. I've found this magazine to be in a decline in recent years and as a long time avid subscriber and model car fan I continue to hope that each subsiquint isse will improve. However the staff at SAE never suprise me and continue to provide midicore reading at best.

I would love to see more building impressions of current kits. I want to see more customs based on diecast. There are an enormous amount of subject matters that should be regular in every issue, which I just don't see. What about a theme issue twice a year? Like, everything Corvettes? Or everything Camaros? How about a issue dedicated to modding imports? Or maybe a theme issue on replicating 1:1 contest winning Rods?
I'm tired of the same boring, abrieviated monthly review of kits. Put some pazazz back into SAE, it was at one time (about 10yrs ago) a glorious testement to the model car hobby.

Please take a serious look at redesigning SAE with a more youthfull attitude targeting new modellers will providing the essence of what mature modellers need.

SAE does not appeal to younger people (12-25) due its subduded layout and lame subject matter. Young people want something cool, hip and geared towards imports, muscle cars and the internet. It would not be to difficult to feature an article in issue that discuss a readers build up, how-to trick out your ride and trends in custimizing.

For mature moddellers why not have a feature on classic model car build-ups, or how to restore older models? The possiblities are endless!

In conclusion, I would like to state that I'm a firmly commited model builder who believes that SAE is at the core of our hobby. SAE must be a leader and domenstrate what is great about our hobby and not lead us down a path to disenfranchisement.


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Posted by Chris B on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 4:35 PM
I enjoyed the issue of SA(get the E out). I feel that the magazine is coming back around to when it was for the modeler's. Each issue has become more diverse and is open to a much broader audience. I feel that their is something in their for everyone with any skill.
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Posted by dag65 on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 5:24 PM
First its been SA for some time now , no E.
Yes SA is going through a rebuilding stage, I oersonally feel it is back on an upswing.
YOu have some great suggestions if resented in the proper manner
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:23 PM
I support the fact that every one is entitled to their opinion of the magazine. I just got through reexamining my SA mags and I found basically all types of great articles. I found info on tuners, hotrods, muscle cars, sports cars etc,etc etc. The articles are well written and accurate enough for my taste. I've learned a great deal from this magazine in a very short time. In each mag You can find something for everyone. Don't do what happened to one of my favorite guitar magazines. It got "pizzaz" and alienated a whole bunch of legitimate players like the jazz and blues players and more. Every article was about heavy metal and rock( no offense to those who like those forms) and the jazz and blues were never to be heard from again. Also, don't put us "mature builders" in a separate corner. It was us who pioneered the field in the first place as kids and then adult builders.Also, don't assume that all us mature guys do nothing but classics. I myself do hot rods and some current emergency vehicles. Look around this forum. Some of your hottest builds are built by an older guy. You are entitled to your opinion. Just don't turn this great magazine into a comic book.
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Posted by dag65 on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:34 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by hot ford coupe

I support the fact that every one is entitled to their opinion of the magazine. I just got through reexamining my SA mags and I found basically all types of great articles. I found info on tuners, hotrods, muscle cars, sports cars etc,etc etc. The articles are well written and accurate enough for my taste. I've learned a great deal from this magazine in a very short time. In each mag You can find something for everyone. Don't do what happened to one of my favorite guitar magazines. It got "pizzaz" and alienated a whole bunch of legitimate players like the jazz and blues players and more. Every article was about heavy metal and rock( no offense to those who like those forms) and the jazz and blues were never to be heard from again. Also, don't put us "mature builders" in a separate corner. It was us who pioneered the field in the first place as kids and then adult builders.Also, don't assume that all us mature guys do nothing but classics. I myself do hot rods and some current emergency vehicles. Look around this forum. Some of your hottest builds are built by an older guy. You are entitled to your opinion. Just don't turn this great magazine into a comic book.
Yeah!!
Well Put!!!!!!!1
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 9:50 PM
Sign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - Ditto, yea, what he said.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 10:40 PM
The problem is that everyone will have their own opinion as to what will make SA better. A hand full of people ( that put the magazine together ) have the unenviable task of trying to please everyone. I recently got back into modelling and have found the last few issues very helpful. Sa is great and the only way that it would be better is if every issue was 200 pages long.

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Posted by Tiburon on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 11:36 PM
The day SA puts into its content every single item I want to see is the day I quit reading and buying it. While I agree more detailed kit reviews would be nice, so would the return of $1.25 kits. Even though I never agree 100% on anything, I always learn something from it! SA, keep on keeping on! We can never go back, only forward, on to bigger and better things.My 2 cents

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Posted by hot ford coupe on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 7:15 AM
Thanks for all your support, guys. SA is a great magazine. Everyone can learn something from an article even if it's not exactly what you build. Too much "flash and trash will weaken the mag , not strengthen it. BTW I'll be out of town for a few days. I'll read the rest of your replies on Sunday.
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Posted by dag65 on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:28 PM
Heres an Idea that I have put out there before, I personally have not had the time to do this however.
But if you wnat ot make SA better write up an article yourself , I know we all have some great ideas.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 18, 2004 6:02 AM
The SA staff has done a great job of not only making what I think is a very well designed magazine, but of filling those good looking pages with interesting and informative articles. Not every article is going to interest every reader, but for the most part, I read SA cover to cover with great interest.

I've been somewhat vocal in my opinions redarding the Real Detail segments, and I keep lobbying for an article devoted to Hollywood car kits/buildups (PLEASE!), but I really like what SA is as a product right now. Keep up the great work SA.

Jim
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:49 AM
I think SA is great, I buy it whenever I find it. Unfortunately that isn’t often and I haven’t seen a new copy in over a year. Not too many places have it here in Australia, and I can’t afford to subscribe.
Great articles and how to's, the only thing Id like to see more of are build articles on highly modified models, I know there really aren’t that many to do articles on but man you learn a lot from others work!! I think Hot Ford Coupe said it best though, I’m just one of thousands (?) that read the mag, can’t please everyone!
Keep up the great work guys, and this site is just fantastic to!
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Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, March 18, 2004 11:57 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Tiburon

The day SA puts into its content every single item I want to see is the day I quit reading and buying it. While I agree more detailed kit reviews would be nice, so would the return of $1.25 kits. Even though I never agree 100% on anything, I always learn something from it! SA, keep on keeping on! We can never go back, only forward, on to bigger and better things.My 2 cents


I agree with ya Tiburon. It's well known fact that ya can't please the masses!! So focus on a few the rest will come around.Evil
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Posted by twosons on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 3:45 PM
in my book sa is doing a fine job for all us modelers. informative articles and every thing else in between so i do'nt see a reason to knock sa! the only thing a person neesds now is time to sit down to be able to read it from cover to cover about a gazillion times. allso i would'nt knock sa for the simple fact that it is the only magazine around for model builders that deal exclusivey in cars. i could be wrong though about the fact that it is the only scale mag for cars. it's the only one that i have seen in stores.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 1, 2004 10:34 AM
I think SA is just fine-along with this forum. I may be a mature modeller, but that doesn't mean I can't learn new ways or get a helpful hint-heck I look at other models and think mine are very archaic-but I'm slogging on anyways. I love this hobby, and it's still winter-or early spring-all the slopes are slippery.
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Posted by colinm on Friday, April 2, 2004 9:16 AM
OK, here's my My 2 cents

I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I was a little disappointed with the April Issue. Hey, this was the 25th anniversary edition and it didn’t look any different than any other issue. There was even approximately the same number of pages as a regular issue.

I think there was a real opportunity for SA to do something, even just a bit more special for this issue. One example, they could have displayed the covers of all the past issues along with a summary of the contents of each issue, similar to how ‘back issues’ are done on the web site (http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/default.aspx?id=194&c=i). It would have been nice to see what each of the magazine covers looked like and how they changed over the years. SA could have provided an order form at the end to give everyone the opportunity to order a copy of any (or all) of these back-issues. It would have only taken an additional 9 or 10 pages if they were printed 16 to a page.

Another suggestion would have been to partner with one of the kit manufactures and offer a limited edition kit to coincide with the anniversary and only available at the hobby shops that sell SA. If they didn’t want to show favoritism to any particular manufacture then they could have partnered with all or several and offer several limited edition kits at different times throughout this whole anniversary year.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think this was a huge mistake and I don’t believe SA is at risk of sliding into oblivion any time soon. I love every issue of SA and look forward to the day it comes in the mail (I wish it were a weekly Tongue), I guess I was expecting something a little more special for the 25th anniversary issue.

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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Friday, April 2, 2004 3:29 PM
Gee ... SA weekly ... now there's a great idea ... Approve

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 2, 2004 4:28 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by FreedomEagle1953

Gee ... SA weekly ... now there's a great idea ... Approve


Gee Steve,

You've just given Andy & Jim a heart attack..... I am sure that they are flat out producing the mag in it's current form.. They would need to be twins or triplets to produce it weekly....

Honestly, it is the best mag on this subject available in Australia.. and even if we get it a few weeks later here.. it never goes out of date because all of it can become important with a change of building subject...

That is why the diversity in the mag is exactly what is needed.Bow

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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Friday, April 2, 2004 4:43 PM
Yeah I know ... SA weekly isn't going to happen ... a fella can dream can't he ... ??? Big Smile

Heck, the SA TEAM are doing a great job ... there isn't a better scale auto mag out there anywhere ... keep up the great work guys/gals ... oh, and thanks ... Bow

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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Friday, April 2, 2004 5:10 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by hot ford coupe

I support the fact that every one is entitled to their opinion of the magazine. I just got through reexamining my SA mags and I found basically all types of great articles. I found info on tuners, hotrods, muscle cars, sports cars etc,etc etc. The articles are well written and accurate enough for my taste. I've learned a great deal from this magazine in a very short time. In each mag You can find something for everyone. Don't do what happened to one of my favorite guitar magazines. It got "pizzaz" and alienated a whole bunch of legitimate players like the jazz and blues players and more. Every article was about heavy metal and rock( no offense to those who like those forms) and the jazz and blues were never to be heard from again. Also, don't put us "mature builders" in a separate corner. It was us who pioneered the field in the first place as kids and then adult builders.Also, don't assume that all us mature guys do nothing but classics. I myself do hot rods and some current emergency vehicles. Look around this forum. Some of your hottest builds are built by an older guy. You are entitled to your opinion. Just don't turn this great magazine into a comic book.


Sign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - Ditto

Well said. I have my favorite subject matter to build(ford street machines) but, not everyone finds that interesting. I think they (Andy & Jim) do the best they can.However a few years ago there was an issue with SAE decals in it, that would be nice to see that again.

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Posted by gratch73a on Friday, April 2, 2004 6:33 PM
I wonder if the topic starter has been back to read our comments!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 2, 2004 7:34 PM
Maybe this is one of those cases of the pupil surpassing the master.

I however, have a lot to learn and will continue to buy SA mag.
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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Friday, April 2, 2004 8:19 PM
hear ... hear .... on those decals ... those were very cool ... I went out and bought extra copies of the magazine just to get extra copies of those decals ... Smile,Wink, & Grin

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Posted by revshag on Thursday, April 8, 2004 11:44 PM
I thought there was some good stuff in this recent issue. I think it was one of the better ones. However, for anniversary issue it was very disappointing. I've seen other magazines make bigger deals over less. If you celebrated a 25th wedding anniversary the way SA celebrated its 25th anniversary you'd be sleeping on the couch that night!

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Posted by bill mathewson on Friday, April 9, 2004 1:33 AM
I had hoped that when Car Modeler was essentially 'folded into" Scale Auto several years ago that some of the flavor of Car Modeler would have extended over into Scale Auto. I don't think it has, unfortunately. Yes, I Know that Car Modeler is now an annual, and I buy it without even scanning its contents because it embodies a lot of what both Car Modeler and SAE used to be all about. I am one of those 'senior' modelers often referred to and have been throwing putty for almost fifty years. In the early days we didn't have anything even remotely like Scale Auto, and I for one would hope that it improves, and not slide down the slippery slope as many other publications have even recently. Now Scale Auto is going back to every other month and the page count is slowly dropping from days past; that may be a reflection of less full page advertisers now going the internet route, ebay, etc. I think they took a wrong turn devoting as much space to die-cast except for a couple of customizing articles - collecting RTR 1/18 diecast car models is not car modeling which is what SAE was all about. (I have my share-over 70-but its a collection, not modeling) This is the first year in a long time that I haven't renewed my subscription, for I don't believe in blindly accepting something that simply is not as good as it used to be, or could be. Hopefully Kalmbach reads these Forums and will consider such comments as constructive, and not belly-aching. As for the lack of pizzaz - I don't understand what that was all about-Scale Auto has an up-to-date newstand appearance, effective graphics, and is well formatted. I don't think it fails to attract any serious modelers or newbees of any age group by its presentation. Like someone else said - don't turn it into a comic book or just a lot of 'flash'. I'm more concerned about what's (not) between the glossy covers!
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Posted by jhaught on Friday, April 9, 2004 8:09 AM
Bill, I appreciate your thoughts, but I must say that although you say you don't care for Scale Auto as it is now, you don't offer anything specific as to why, other than the idea that it doesn't have the "flavor" it used to. That's pretty nebulous and hard to grasp.

It's true that the magazine is not the same as it was years ago, but neither is the hobby. Both have changed/evolved, and that's inevitable.

My position on the 25th anniversary was to note it, then "celebrate" it with useful content (the Mustang stuff) rather than take up pages patting ourselves on the back. Had we run, say, a four-pager on the magazine's first quarter-century, we'd have heard criticism such as "self-serving" or "gratuitous" or "yeah, but how is that gonna help my modeling?"

We had our poll on the best kits and 1:1 cars of the past 25 years, to note the passing of the time, and I felt that was enough; I wanted the rest of the pages to be soild content, and I believe they were.

Jim Haught

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 9, 2004 9:07 AM
First of all, let me congratulate you on a fine mag and the 25th anniversary. I just got into this hobby after a break and SA is still THE resource for the car modeler. However Bill brings up a valid point, the diecast cars. I can`t see why you need to review a diecast car. Pepole can judge for themselves when they see the car in the shop. Most diecast cars come in a box with clear windows on them, so even if you can`t open it you can still judge the car. The plastic kits on the other hand does not. Therefore it`s very helpfull to the modeler to read a review of a kit he wants to see what the pros and cons of the kit are.
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Posted by ih8z28s on Friday, April 9, 2004 2:24 PM
The 25 anv. issue was the first I had bought in about 12 years, I have no local hobby shop except for the Hobby Lobby and Walmart, I found SA in of all places a Fleet Farm store, (hopefully they continue to carry it). I remember the day's when it was SAE and the Car Modeler, I have several years worth of these mags that I still refer back to. Just because the current issue has little content that you want doesn't mean everyone feels that way. I am not a mustang fan at all, but still read the entire article because of the great tips and processes described for the build. It's hard to get youg people into the hobby, because of video games, computers and short attention spans, kids want instant models which is what the diecast is delivering, do I like it? no, but hopefully a few of them enjoy it enough and want more of a challenge, they will keep going and start customizing and move into the plastic. I can't compare SA's current issue to what they have done in the past 12 years, but to me it appears to offer the same level of commitment to the hobby as a whole.
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Posted by bill mathewson on Friday, April 9, 2004 7:37 PM
hey jhaught --

I want to thank you for responding to my post from earlier today. I apologize if I sounded harsh in my comments, but I was expressing both concern and 'hope' for the future of Scale Auto. Yes, I agree that my comments were a bit 'nebulous' and I should have offered some suggestions addressing specifics - normally I try to do just that. . .(it was in the wee hours of the AM, I was tired and cranky, and I guess I just got lazy) I am frankly impressed that you personally replied. . .

FYI, I didn't find anything wrong or inappropriate w/ the "Anniversary Issue' as others have expressed, and I realize that you guys often have to walk a tight-rope between humility and honking your own horn. The Mustang article was quite appropriate since it was also celebrating an anniversary (April 1964 intro date).

I have had a host of ideas for articles, as many modelers probably do, esp. if it of their favorite car, or whatever. I wasn't sure if the Forum was the proper place to express them, and I didn't want to appear to be telling you guys how I'd like you to redefine Scale Auto just to please me.

Earlier today I posted a suggestion re: the '50th anniversay (2005) of the T-Bird'. . .I'd like to see an issue featuring 'salt flat and lakes cars' - esp vintage - I think that is long overdue (it's my understanding that the featured marque for next year's ? GSL is the '53 Studebaker-that could be but part of a salt flat article, or one in itself). You could even do a 'how to' on making proper salt flat tires-an item never offered in any kit or by the aftermarket.

2005 is also the 50th anniversary of the 'small block Chevy', as well as the 50th anniversary of the first year of the '55-'57 Chevys (there are three potential features - one for each year -'05, '06' and '07). Speaking of anniversaries - how about a feature on Chrysler letter cars (wish someone would do a '55 or '56 300), or an update on the great "Mopar" issue from long ago?

There are lots of potential street rod articles - more 'rat rods' (that was good what you guys did already w/ them), articles on accurately modeling different hot rod chassis - traditional 'buggy springs', dropped axles, four bars and radius rods, coil overs, IFS & IRS, 'how to' chop and channel early and not so early coupes and sedans, typical hot rod engines, trans, and diffs., etc. I suggest that such articles be backed up w/ examples of 1:1 scale, both typical vintage rods, and current practice. Another feature could identify sources-both kit sourced and aftermarket -for appropriate hot rod parts to build a typical hot rod, just as many 1:1 versions were initially built out of junk yard (spare's box?) parts.

With the reissue of the much enhanced R/M "Big Deuce", a build up - spread over several issues, including incorporating aftermarket pcs like finned Buick brake drums, Ardun heads, blowers, and detailing out a flatmotor would be great, as would a feature on readers' versions of same kit.

I am always look forward to anything done by Juha Airio - he is probably, hands down, the best all-around creative modeler on this planet (his 'Cuda Concept Car in 'Car Modeler Annual 1999' was simply brilliant).

How about a feature on vintage concept cars? Perhaps some modelers would be motivated to do some kitbashed/scratch-built ones depicting some of the early GM Motorama and Chrysler/Ghia cars from the '50s. Similar articles could feature modelers' ideas for new concept vehicles, not unlike "Automotive Quarterly's sometimes annual design contest, or one re: 'phantom' vehicles - usually vintage classic, street rod, or custom (there have been some fairly radical and handsome prototypes and models done in the past).

More 'tuner car' articles would be welcomed by many as they offer ideas how to modify late model stuff no matter what the country of origin.

Articles on vintage stock cars have been few and far between and probably are of interest to many modelers, for the techiques are beneficial to modelers of many other racing types, besides Nascar. More open wheel articles -F1, Indy, Sprints and Midgets would be worth considering, for the same reasons.

There are plenty of commercial and trucking subjects, which I enjoy, but I think they have to be weighed against your general audience's area of primary interest. I always enjoy your articles on vintage trucking, esp. the tongue in cheek ones. . .

I haven't even touched on general techniques such as scribing panel lines, opening doors, tinting glass, lowering suspensions, detailing engines, etc. I know most of this has been done in the past, but there is a whole new wave of modelers that have figured out other ways to perhaps do it better than us 'vintage' senior modelers. Also, there are a bunch of newbees that would certainly benefit from such 'how to do its'.

One final thought and I'll end this babble - you asked me, remember? - why not consider announcing some themes in advance - not necessarily a contest because that causes many to sit it out and watch the experts. If nothing else, you'd be able to determine in advance via feedback on this Forum, whether the feature would appeal to your readers, or be a 'turkey' not worth pursuing. By announcing it in advance, you certainly should have far more material to present, and you may even pick up a few budding contributing authors in the process. . .All modelers relish a challenge. I bet if you announced that you were going to do a feature on a particular marque or theme and Scale Auto would be displaying modelers' handiwork that fit that theme, etc., and gave them a reasonable timeframe, you'd get a ton of awesome material to pick from. You could initiate it in conjunction with a CBP on this very Forum, You could also direct magazine readers to this Forum for the details on future tentative features or themes, as well as how they could participate in a CBP, or even be featured in a future issue.

End of my rant.

I want to express to you and Scale Auto's staff that I appreciate your efforts, and think it's neat that you have provided all of us with this Forum that enables us to further our enjoyment and involvement in our life- long hobby.
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Posted by hot ford coupe on Friday, April 9, 2004 11:14 PM
Nice rant, Bill. I think your ideas are right on the money. I see SA as a journal like the journals I use in my profession. They are full of new materials and how they stack up against the old stand bys. They are full of new techniques for making patient treatment easier and less expensive. They review textbooks, videos and the best places to get the newest info. If SA could be like that ( and it is for the most part.) it would remain the gold standard of the modeling world. I'm sure this is what we all want..
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