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My thread about Model Cars Magazine's survival quite rightly got locked!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:35 PM

Spot on observation Rick. Let us know what you find out about that magazine.

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:44 AM

Rick,  I think that Model Car Builder is a subscription only magazine for US consumption only. They have a website. Maybe some of their subscribers looking at this thread could advise on how it is doing?

Someone mentioned that the next MCM is supposed to be a contest issue. Not much editing there just putting a lot of photos up I would guess. Be interested to see when (or if) it will materialise.

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Posted by Aurora7 on Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:53 AM

BUGATTI FAN

Someone mentioned that the next MCM is supposed to be a contest issue. Not much editing there just putting a lot of photos up I would guess. Be interested to see when (or if) it will materialise.

 

After he got issue 205 printed and mailed, Gregg himself stated that 206 was going to be a Contest Issue. That was quite a while ago however, so don't hold your breath.

This is the link for MCB -

https://modelcarbuildermag.com/

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Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:42 AM

Kind of wonder who will be getting it.  Will it go to the subscribers who have been waiting for 1 1/2 years for another issue, or will it be a special issue offered such as SAE does their contest issues and require it to be bought separately?

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Posted by dragger on Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:26 PM

The magazine is over.It was never reliable and all you subscribers are well, screwed.

Gregg has been "publishing" since the 90's, he knows how it works.

Fact is he has taken money and not delivered at all. He won't even take the time to email his subscribers, Dave Ambrose does it. This just fraud.People are ver naive about this, some claim he's a victim.Same thing with Art Andersen. Please guys. REAL WORLD ON LINE 2!

Wake up.

 

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Posted by VintageRPM on Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:49 PM

BUGATTI FAN

Rick,  I think that Model Car Builder is a subscription only magazine for US consumption only. They have a website. Maybe some of their subscribers looking at this thread could advise on how it is doing?

Model Car builder back issues are available in print or digital download from MagCloud.

https://www.magcloud.com/browse/search?q=model%20car%20builder

 MCB's web site is:
https://modelcarbuildermag.com/index.html

 

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:08 AM

Dragger, who is Art Anderson? Not seen that name with regard to MCM. Is he a sub editor for Gregg Hutchings or something?

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:43 AM

Art Anderson is a well known name in the car modeling community. I'm not sure what his exact bio is, but he's very knowledgeable about model car history. Unfortunatly a number of months back he was arested for child porn. No one had a clue he was involved.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:58 AM

It seems to me Art Anderson was the originator of the Kat from AMT and some other concepts for AMT.

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Posted by Wayne Farmer on Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:27 PM

Budd "The Kat" Anderson was the guy from AMT..Not the same Anderson..

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Posted by TarheelRick on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:31 AM

Yeah, that does sound better.  Guess my 70 year old brain cells are beginning to fade.  Thanks for that correction.

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:10 AM

Guys, thanks for the replies putting me straight about Art Anderson. No doubt he is well known to the USA car modelling fraternity, but as a UK modeller I had never heard of him and thought in all innocence that he was one of Gregg Hutchings associates. Guess I inadvertantly opened a can of worms by asking who he was.

I looked at the MCM forum today and noticed that yet another thread asking about how the magazine was doing was locked down after only two or three responses. It would appear that the moderators are getting a bit over sensitive over there even when any reasonable question about the progress of the magazine gets asked.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:22 PM

No can of worms opened at all. As far as Hutchings, at the very least he has committed mail fraud. Collecting subscription money and delivering nothing.

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Posted by Dale Gribble on Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:28 PM

Can you provide some sort of court docs to back up your claim? I don’t necessarily agree that things like that should be posted in the open without substantial proof and it sort of makes me feel like I need to lock this thread as it’s going off the rails. This thread about an entire other magazine gets more attention than any other topic on this forum . Not trying to be post nazi , just want things on topic . 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, October 28, 2019 6:26 PM

What would you call taking money from people for a subscription and not delivering it? 

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Posted by Aurora7 on Monday, October 28, 2019 6:48 PM
For the record, I completely agree with Lee on this. Gregg has not delivered and needs to be held accountable.
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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:19 PM

It would appear that any reasonable questions lately about MCM on their forum get locked. Just quite recently 3 posters asking things like how is it faring and when will the next edition be available unfortunately got this treatment.

I don't now what is going on over there right now, and gather that life subscriptions have been offered at the GSL show. If the deliveries are still going yet further out, I guess that the current annual subscribers must be getting more and more frustrated. My guess is that they will in all probability not bother to renew, further contributing to MCM's cash flow problems. Other than a very well established publisher buying out the title and reorganising the magazine from top to bottom from editing, printing and distribution I fear for its future if things carry on as they are.

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Posted by Dave Dykes on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:12 AM

I will also be sticking with Scale Auto. Model Cars got worse & worse over the last issues - it's simply not worth-it anymore (not to mention the fact that I'm still owed issues - I don't like getting ripped-off!).....

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:02 AM

Latest is that a contest issue of mcm has at long last gone to press. Heard that another contest issue is planned as a stand alone copy. Surely the emphasis should be on catching up with all the overdue subscriber copies?

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:02 AM

To me the biggest slap is the way Hutchings acts like it's no big deal he's over a year late.

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Posted by dragger on Monday, November 18, 2019 4:08 PM

According to a poster at the Spotlight board, the issue has been mailed out and received.

A don't know, second hand info.

It doesn't change anything though, in my opinion.

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, November 25, 2019 4:28 PM

Only a year late. And I'm hearing some photography isn't too good.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 7:49 AM

If you are not a subscriber, what difference does it make to you if the magazine is a year late or some of the photography is dark.  You do not have a dog in this fight, so it may be best if you were to keep your comments to yourself.  I am a subscriber, have been for more than 7 years.  Am I disappointed in the way things are going, yes I am.  However, I do have an investment in the issue and any comments I make are from that position.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:13 PM

If you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen. I don't like seeing people being ripped off and that's what he's doing. People PAY for 6 issues a YEAR and that's what they deserve. If you are stupid enough to settle for less, that's not my fault.

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Posted by sgtwg on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:17 PM

Gregg has repeatedly stated the forum is solely paid for by him (us) so I believe it's only a matter of time before the forum goes away as well. It's a shame really.

Oh no, you did what I told you to do. Why?

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:20 PM

The advertisements you see help pay as well. There is a thread over there on that.

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Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:55 AM

This thread is getting a bit heated.

There is a thread on Scale Motorcars website with a lot of in depth discussion about MCM that makes interesting reading that has now been blocked by their moderator but can still be read as they were getting complaints that it was getting out of hand.

Guys. Please get your points across without any animosity towards each other as this thread may go the same way!

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Posted by plydude55 on Friday, December 6, 2019 6:27 PM

Me too!! And mags don't crash!

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