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Решил создать информативную тему о модельным журналам после посещения местного книжного магазина. Я буду обновлять первый пост с новой информацией с этой темы.

Журналы на русском языке

Автомобильный моделизм - новые журналы выходят все реже и реже.

Гараж на столе - первые два номера можно скачать на сайте журнала.

 

 

Журналы на английском языке

Die Cast X - 4 выпуска в год, журнал похож больше как реклама чем информативный источник о моделизме.

Diecast Collector - Английских журнал.

Model Auto Review - старейший и лучший по 1/43.

Model Collector - Английских журнал.

Scale Auto - моделирование, склейки.

The Car Room - по миму журнала, снимают и выкладывают много информативных клипов с отзывами о моделях. Хозяин тупо перестал отвечать на почту, а новых журналов давно не было, кинул подписчиков.

The Diecast Magazine - раньше был как '18 Diecast'. Одна версия для Америки/Канады, вторая для Австралии. 4 выпуска в год.

 

Журналы на немецком языке

Мodell Fahrzeug - главный по немцам.

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The Car Room - кинул подписчиков. Хозяин тупо перестал отвечать на почту, а новых журналов давно не было.

 

Ты забыл самый главный журнал по теме - Model Auto Review. Старейгий и лучший по 1/43.

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Ты забыл самый главный журнал по теме - Model Auto Review. Старейгий и лучший по 1/43.

 

Алик, этот журнал по мнению очень многих (и моему тоже) никогда не был лучшим, это раз. И давно уже не существует, это два.

С уважением, Владимир

"Для меня столица Италии - Маранелло" - Леопольд III, король Бельгии

моя продажа http://www.forum.mdiecast.com/topic/27320-prodazha-ili-obmen-143/

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Алик, этот журнал по мнению очень многих (и моему тоже) никогда не был лучшим, это раз. И давно уже не существует, это два.

 

В апреле вроде был номер согласно сайту - http://www.zeteo.com/mar/news.ihtml

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В апреле вроде был номер согласно сайту - http://www.zeteo.com/mar/news.ihtml

 

Значит возродился из пепла. Не знал, спасибо.

С уважением, Владимир

"Для меня столица Италии - Маранелло" - Леопольд III, король Бельгии

моя продажа http://www.forum.mdiecast.com/topic/27320-prodazha-ili-obmen-143/

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Алик, этот журнал по мнению очень многих (и моему тоже) никогда не был лучшим, это раз. И давно уже не существует, это два.

 

Значит возродился из пепла. Не знал, спасибо.

 

Ты его с кем-то путаешь... Он недавно не то 35-летие справлял, не то больше. И редактор Род Ворд, все эти годы один и тот же... Мне нравится, у меня была пачка за разные годы.

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Ты его с кем-то путаешь... Он недавно не то 35-летие справлял, не то больше. И редактор Род Ворд, все эти годы один и тот же... Мне нравится, у меня была пачка за разные годы.

 

Да нет знаешь, не путаю. Было время когда я получал его по подписке. Потом с формата А4 он уменьшился ровно вдвое, а еще потом и вовсе перестал выходить. Было это несколько лет назад. Теперь, видимо, Род Ворд решил второй раз войти в ту же реку...

С уважением, Владимир

"Для меня столица Италии - Маранелло" - Леопольд III, король Бельгии

моя продажа http://www.forum.mdiecast.com/topic/27320-prodazha-ili-obmen-143/

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Саша, не все зарегистрированы в facebook ;) можно текст сообщения тут выложить?)

 

взял у них на сайте

 

 

I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who were a part of The Car Room Magazine. Despite holding out hope for a renewal of our print cycle, and having the content and design virtually in hand, we have decided to cease publishing the title, in light of decreased ad revenue and a general decline in the diecast collecting hobby.

 

We will also be suspending the production of our Livestream and Youtube videos and regular Car Room TV programming while we sort out the finances related to O.K. Daddy Productions, Ltd.

 

Since we do not have the resources to print another issue, we are currently negotiating with other quality titles to satisfy the subscriber obligations which we can no longer meet. We are also refunding unprocessed subscriptions that were paid through outside subscription services and our own web site over the past several months.

 

We entered the print industry as enthusiasts who wanted to further the hobby, and bring it before a new collector base - many of whom had no idea that the hobby even existed, but who reacted favorably when they saw what it had to offer. Our videos and reviews were an integral part of many collectors’ lives.

 

Despite our best efforts, the print title never turned a profit, and sustaining it after its first year required that we funded each print cycle with our own savings. As a result, the past two years have been stressful, both emotionally and financially, as we have constantly tried to find ways to keep the Car Room Magazine alive. This involved my wife and myself working day jobs, then coming home to work on the magazine, often into the early morning hours.

 

In addition, trips to conventions, etc., were paid for out of our own pockets, in the hope that we might cover new product, be seen on the web, build brand recognition, and gain some ad revenue in return. Every trip was strictly budgeted, and was followed by hundreds of hours of video editing, scoring music, developing graphics, and post production work. Photos were processed, text edited, and pages designed, always in the hopes that we would be able to muster up the necessary funding to print.

 

Though subscription funds can float a title for a short time, it is ultimately ad revenue that is the backbone of a magazine’s financial structure. Despite a subscriber base that was growing, and a presence on national newsstands, ad money was never enough to cover our costs. None of the nine issues we printed met or surpassed the break-even point; only one issue came close, and still missed by thousands of dollars. The Car Room Magazine’s page count - routinely over 120 pages - was expensive to produce, and our production quality and the weight of the publication made mailing each issue costly.

 

In addition, newsstand presence in Borders and Barnes & Noble, etc., facilitated through a partnership with a national distribution company, was a further drain on our finances. For every dollar we spent on getting the magazines to the distribution centers, we were getting back approximately eighty cents - a figure that would be even less if we were to send out the issue we had intended to print this month, thanks to a new surcharge and fee structure. We distributed over 4,000 issues to those newsstands each cycle. The math speaks for itself.

 

Recent postings and Internet threads have painted us as thieves, frauds, and worse. I can understand where that bile is coming from. Many people paid into the magazine, only to be greatly disappointed. I am truly sorry for that, and as I said at the beginning of this message, we are working with other quality enthusiast publications, one of whom will take up those obligations, and we are working to refund unprocessed subscriptions quickly and fully.

 

If I am guilty of anything, it is being too pig headed about our chances and too enthusiastic about the hobby to see the reality of our situation. After the first year, every indication was telling me that the chances of sustaining a print magazine were growing slimmer by the week. Despite that, when the time came, we began funding the magazine with our own money and personal credit lines in hopes that the economy would turn, the industry would grow, and ad revenue would increase. It was the most irresponsible thing I could have done. Many tens of thousand of dollars later, it is clear that the increase is never going to happen. We see diecast companies faltering and failing all around us, and for many brilliant contributors to this passion of ours, the end has come or is close. I have known many of these companies for the better part of two decades, and I have been honored to call those behind those companies my friends. I wish them well.

 

To our talented and dedicated writers and designers, who were content to contribute to the title, and to what the title represented, until such time as we found profitability: if heart could translate into dollars, we would have all been well compensated. To Marshall Buck, Jeff Glasson, Mike Zarnock, Frank Quarant, and Dick Browne, I owe a great debt of gratitude. To Clay Miller, Charise Glasson, Jeff Stalling, Maureen Cunningham-Otus, Laura Miller, Ralph Riccardi, Norma Jean Fochs, and C.J. Kramer, your presence, great energy, and ideas made our time together incredible, and among the happiest I’ve ever had.

 

I would also like to express my gratitude for the enormous contributions of our friends, and our advertisers. Your support made the load a lot lighter, and your products were always fun to review. Working with you has been a privilege.

 

I also wish my heartfelt best to all of our subscribers, and our friends on the many message boards, even those who have taken us to task over the last several weeks. It is because of you that we ever existed. It is because of you that this hobby was once a multi-billion dollar industry. It is because of you, and your desire to see the hobby grow, that we had the incredible support and good will these past few years. I apologize to all of you - especially those among you who have become my personal friends - because we never realized the potential we had, and never delivered on our promises. I swear to you all that it was not for lack of trying.

 

I owe the greatest debt to my family. Casey never flinched when we decided to try our hand at this; never doubted that it was a good idea; and never lost faith in me or in the vision we shared, even when the best sense told us that we were fighting a losing battle. My young daughter stood next to me quietly and went unnoticed too many times while I was working on images or text or video. And the rest of my family knew not to ask what we would be doing on any given Saturday night.

 

I hope that those of you who out there who still see the hobby as fun will always look upon it as such, and will support the companies and publications that are managing to survive, even thrive, as they develop new technologies, explore new scales, and do their best to remain viable and profitable in an ever-more-challenging economy. It’s going to take an open mind on the part of some collectors as traditional materials and scales are replaced by new ones, and companies try to find their balance.

 

Though I still enjoy collecting, I can no longer subject my family to the constant stress and financial strain of trying to do what I had dreamed of doing. Our dream was to get the model car hobby before a new American television audience - a dream that we were uniquely equipped to make real - and share our passion for this amazing hobby.

 

Publishing a high-quality magazine was a part of that dream. In that, we have failed.

 

As a father, husband, brother, and son, I have been missing from my family’s life for too long. I will spend the time ahead of me repaying our debt and, hopefully, mending bridges.

 

I wish you all the best - and -

 

long live the little cars.

 

Joe

 

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Итальянские журналы:

Quattroruotine, старейший и самый известный. http://www.quattroruote.it/modellismo/

Modelli Auto, http://www.modelliauto.it/

Miniauto & Collectors, http://en.giorgionadaeditore.it/riviste.aspx, текст на итальянском и английском. Сначала выходил 6 раз в год, позже - два раза в год.

С уважением, Владимир

"Для меня столица Италии - Маранелло" - Леопольд III, король Бельгии

моя продажа http://www.forum.mdiecast.com/topic/27320-prodazha-ili-obmen-143/

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