a source for old issues of SCALE MODELER

I'm searching for an old issue (1983 to 1987) of the US magazine SCALE
MODELER.
Is there someone that may give me an internet resource where to find the
list of all the articles published inside Scale Modeler ?
(Or help me to meet someone that has the collection of these issues,
better!)
The my searches with Google don't bring any of important so I'm here to ask
help.
Thanks.
G.M.
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If nothing pans out online you might be able to find something at your local library, pref. a main branch with a substantial reference dept. Many moons ago in high school I remember using rolls of microfiche that indexed articles for major magazines and trade pubs. It's a long shot but maybe some of these specialty hobby mags have made their way onto film or whatever archival media is currently in vogue.
As for the direct method of getting the information, a quick ebay search reveals:
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Current bid around $6.
Someone even has the very first issue from 1965.
WmB
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WmB
i have about 10-20 issues of this mag which one you need?...............................james
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Denise
" WmB" ha scritto
I'm in Italy.... I assure you that here it's impossible to find old modeller magazines published out of Italy years ago in the our libraries.
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Current bid around $6.
I found this ebay seller yesterday. ill-fatedly it exlude to sell out of USA.
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123456789
I see. To be precise I was suggesting the library as a source of article indexes, not the magazines themselves - but I imagine they'd be unlikely to have the indexes either.
:-( Hang in there, something will turn up.
Buona fortuna,
WmB
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WmB
Why on earth would you want them? Scale Modeler magazine was absolutely THE WORST on plastic modeling to ever hit the street. They often re-ran articles that had appeared in earlier issues. I have one photo of a P-40 model where the builder had put the US national insignia on upside down! Good riddance!
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robbelothe
At one time, SM was pretty good. I did get burned out on one builder back in the '80s who would finish his articles, "Oh, & it's for sale." kind of thing. I always felt that he shouldn't be paid for an article when it was really one big sales ad. FSM has its bloopers too. Cut 'em some slack. Hey, remember "1001 Scale Model Airplane Ideas", or similar? There was a neat mag full of bloopers!
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frank
"Stale Modeller", especially after the British mags and FSM came out. The quality varied wildly with the authors/builders--some good as any you see now in FSM, MM or Hyperscale, some not. I never minded the 'for sale" kits, if I got a good idea from them. The reprints were indeed comic, especially if the build wasn't very good. I stopped buying it years before they quit.
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tomcervo
Our own Caz Dalton had several articles in some of the later issues. As for the authors who got a free ad for their model, perhaps they were trying to make something on the article. SM has a reputation for not paying their contributors.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Mad-Modeller

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