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Chris E23/04/2021 13:51:48
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Has anybody had their May 2021 Model Boats mag yet which was due to be available today - either digital or print? Or is it delayed?

Edited By Chris E on 23/04/2021 13:52:33

Colin Bishop23/04/2021 14:20:26
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No it's not delayed, mine arrived on Wednesday and others have received theirs too. No doubt your local friendly postie will arrive with it shortly. Official publcation date is actually today.


Paul T23/04/2021 17:00:34
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Mine arrived this morning.

There is a very nice obituary for Dave Milbourn on page 12 accompanied by a picture of our old friend with a big beaming smile.

Colin has beautifully summed up all of our feelings about Dave and has eloquently written a fitting tribute to a model boating legend that I was honoured to call my friend.


Chris E23/04/2021 20:58:34
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So it is just the digital issue that isn't available yet.

neil howard-pritchard24/04/2021 21:41:25
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Posted by Chris E on 23/04/2021 20:58:34:

So it is just the digital issue that isn't available yet.

patience is a virtue.......have faith.

Chris E25/04/2021 09:24:17
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Still no digital issue. Faith left me years ago.

If you consider how long it must take to get an issue printed and then packaged + postal time - say 2 weeks - it is very hard to understand how a digital copy that surely only takes minutes/hours couldn't have been done in the 2 week lead time of the print issue.

Ray Wood 225/04/2021 09:28:17
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Hey Chris,

Look on the bright side, this months free plan is smoking hot

Do you get the plan with the digital issue ??

Regards Ray

Empire Parkstone25/04/2021 10:04:46
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Thought discussing Model Boats had its own section?

Chris E25/04/2021 10:54:39
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Posted by Ray Wood 2 on 25/04/2021 09:28:17:

Hey Chris,

Look on the bright side, this months free plan is smoking hot

Do you get the plan with the digital issue ??

Regards Ray

Unfortunately no plans in the digital issue. This is very unfortunate as many plan articles are written assuming that the reader has access to the plans. Quite often even really basic information like the size of the model is missing from the article but included on the plan.

It is very easy as a digital subscriber to fell like a second class citizen. When the time comes I don't think that I will stay with digital unless it becomes more than an afterthought.

Charles Oates25/04/2021 11:35:25
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Hi Chris, my point of view is different to yours, some points to consider:

Digital copy is cheaper, it doesn't make you a 'second class citizen' you're just purchasing a different product.

The absence of free plans from the digital edition has been explained ad nauseam, see above.

I don't receive my digital copy untill a few days after the official publication date, I don't remember it being different, so, because this is what I expect, it isn't a problem.

I'm not privy to the roll out practices of the magazine, but I bet there's a good reason for things being the way they are. I'm perfectly content with that, life's too short for me to be concerned with how they run things.

I could go on, but I'd rather be building a model.




Edited By Charles Oates on 25/04/2021 11:36:41

Edited By Charles Oates on 25/04/2021 11:37:24

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