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Thirteen years online

By Mario Covalski  

In April 2013 Modeler Site celebrate their 13th anniversary. Perhaps, this is not a special event for everybody, however, for those who, have been working very hard on this project for thirteen years to offer month after month high quality articles devoted to the construction of scale models… means an important accomplishment.


Modeler Site got started as a hobby into another hobby, and fed by the love for the activity and hard work, sometimes over 10 consecutive hours, it became an online magazine with an own profile, own rules and significantly different from the rest of the web sites devoted to scale models.

As editor of Modeler Site, I’m obsessed with the mission to seek for good articles every month, nevertheless, I care more about quality than quantity. Our articles are based on the modelers experiences when building their models, we don’t look for perfection because we think this concept seems far away from this activity, but our intention is that each contributor shares his/her knowledge, experience, difficulties he has to face, the way to solve them, and of course, the best pictures, with others.

In my opinion, a step-by step article with good pictures turns a builder into a Master Model Builder; and fortunately, we count on the contribution of great masters who every month, surprise us all with their skills, talent and vocation to teach all they’ve done and how to.

Obviously, not all the modelers wish to write an article for a magazine, but be sure that at times, this offers more pleasure than the construction of the model itself, is like writing a book (and who didn’t go once after the dream of writing a book ). The simple prose that an article requires is within everybody’s reach and the reward is very pleasant.

Economies all over the world are experiencing difficult times and this has budget effects, of course. However, in times of crisis and stress, taking refuge in our models will be a way to relax and the path to go back to our childhood when we didn’t have to worry about uncertain economies or mortgages. Thus, I see this crisis offers us an opportunity for our hobby; spending more time on it will create an oasis of calm for self and others among those bad omens.

I want to thank to everyone who helped us during these thirteen years giving their best so that we can stay online, those who with their work and talent, have filled Modeler Site pages, without them, all this would have been impossible. To our faithful readers: after thirteen years we’re still receiving their encouraging emails, consulting us and offering their help. We also thank to those who have criticized us, everything’s a learning experience.

I’m grateful to you all, one by one…..thank you so much for these 13 years!!
 

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