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  1. Would like to get the word out to my Fellow Car Modelers for next week's Incredible Model Kit, Toy & 1st Inaugural Car Show entitled: "Streets of Old World" We will be having 50+ Incredible Cars from Customs, Classics, Hot Rods, Exotics, Low Riders,, Military and even PD & Fire Classic coming out to take over the Charming Cobblestone Village and Shops at Old World Village in Huntington Beach CA. on Sunday August 18th from 7am til 3pm, In addition to the Giant Festival Hall will be packed with 70 Eight Ft Vendor Tables selling tons of Models Car Kits,Die-Cast Cars, Slot Cars,Tanks, Ships, 1/6 Scale Vehicles and Figures, Hot wheels, Dinky, Matchbox, 1:18 AutoArt, Maisto, Burago, etc. Great Food and Music and Fun People! Contact: modelkitexpo@gmail.com
  2. As an update on this, no, did not get close to 200 Lifetime subs. The trip to GSL cost me a grand total of $45.96. $13.50 for airfare (I am a lifelong Delta man, and used my miles from years ago), room was free (thank you to a friend), and dinner the Saturday night. Yes, I was there for 26 hours, and then three days at home on the floor.I came close to running out of pain meds, and that was not fun. It killed me, but it was worth it. Hope this settles some of the nay-sayers.
  3. I have contemplated posting this before, but I think you guys need to see what the whole situation is here at home. The long/short story is, this 8th back surgery in February has been a failure. Plus, for the past year and a half, I've been the full time adult day care provider for my wife's 87-year-old parents (both of them), with dementia, and other health issues. She does the night shift, and by the time she get's home, I'm literally dead to the world. We have now gotten some daytime hospice care for them, so it frees me up some during the day. I know, hospice, that's a bad sign, but actually, it's the term the providers use so that they can provide the care they need before they really go downhill. If any of you have done this, day care for your parents, you know what it's like. Doing this for both of her parents, well, let's just say there are days that well, just suck. Still finishing up Contest Issue, #206. I know I may get a lot of negatives on the lateness of some of the shows, some are from 2017, but it's been passed around, and we think that with all the effort that went into covering the shows, we should include them. I will try and work on another Contest Issue as soon as I get up to speed. Thanks again for all of your patience, and support, and not giving up on me, or the magazine. I'm not going to give up. I have way too much invested in this to give up, and I don't quit.
  4. I need help from someone who is okay with using Photoshop. I need to have the numbers to the group photo from GSL. It's a huge file so far. Need to be able to copy the format that I have started, putting numbers in front of everyone in the group shot If you know how to use Layers, and got some time, I would appreciate the help. This is the screenshot of the Photoshop file as it is now If this makes sense to you, great. If not, that's fine, I need someone who can just jump in and finish the numbering, in the layers, as is. Thanks.
  5. I found similar stuff at the local craft store. Was going to try it also. As for the article on the dash boards, it's gotten bigger from when I started, and now I'm trying to find someone who can help with the 3D design part of the article.
  6. My infamous GSL Group Shot:
  7. I have to thank Steve Mohlenkamp for the tutorial in the different wide angle view shots. Stephen Miller from Canada was a huge help all day, helping out with the spec sheets, photo cards, and keeping everything going. Thanks, guys!!!! You really made this show so much better, and I really do appreciate all the help.
  8. What a lot don't understand, or can't grasp, is the fact the with the direct dealer sales, MCM can pay for itself, each issue, if I can get the dealers to pay on time. No other magazine that I know of can say this. They all go through distributors, who now charge 60% of the cover, plus poundage fees. I do all the invoicing, billing, accounting, etc., MYSELF. There is no middle man, or anything that gets in the way of that cash flow. Does this not make sense? Or is the argument now going to be: What about us subscribers, we paid for ....... Yes, and a lot of that money went to Golden Bell Press. I did not see a single penny from before I took it all over. I don't know what else I can say, explain, or type. This will work, with the support, trust, and push from all of you, whether or not you subscribe, buy from the hobby shop, or get digital copies.
  9. Here's some quick pics, just a sample, I have to work 26/8 on the rest of the Contest Issue now:
  10. That's a great idea! Always wanted to be that cool guy with that cool hat, maybe a nice Fedora?
  11. Would have been great to get a picture of the iPhone shot I took for backup!!!! Seen some other photos you guys took of me. Dang! I am so BALD!!!! The hair ain't what it used to be, especially when you see the video Kurt did. That's when I was REALLY GOOD LOOKING.... :-)
  12. One thing that I brain farted on was the amount. It's $150 for a limited number of 200 Lifetime Subscriptions For some reason, the number 200 stuck in my head, and I didn't do the coding for the payment button the way that it should be. If everyone is going to dwell on the past, then obviously, then please don't post such negative comments. Yes, I know everyone has a tough time, some more than others, but the past is the past. I'm going to do whatever I can to go forward, and if that's not good enough for you, I'm sorry, really sorry. But don't spread your negativity here. I'm trying to move forward, and every time someone bashes something I've done, or not done, it really makes me think about why I'm doing this.
  13. I don't know if this was an honest question, or something got lost in translation. What do you mean owed from the past? Every single subscriber who has a paid subscription has, and will, continue to get their issues. The subscription is for EACH ISSUE, not per year, although it's been a long time in between issues (last count was one year plus since last issue), I'm not going to quit. Unless that's what you want me to do? Or, was this question a sarcastic comment?
  14. These are just a bunch of quick table shots that we took. Still trying to get up to speed, I only got up now (been asleep for almost 24 hours now...) It really was a great show! Got to see a lot of old friends (yes, pun intended), and met a lot of you who have supported me and the mag over the years. I'm really glad that I was able to go, even though the physical toll may be with me for a long while, the memories will be with me forever. Mahalo nui loa! And, no, I don't know who won, I was only there for 26 hours, had to leave before the breakfast/announcements.
  15. Kurt, what a great video!!! Didn't know (or maybe more like I didn't remember) that you did video. This was so good!!! I'll send you an email, got some questions for you. Great seeing you at the show.
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