Scale Auto Magazine is Dead

From https://www.facebook.com/ScaleAutoMagazine/

Dear Enthusiasts,

Since 1979, Scale Auto (originally Scale Auto Enthusiast) has been proud to offer the latest tips and techniques to help car modelers build the coolest, hottest, most realistic scale replicas on four wheels. While we remain committed to serving scale-auto builders, we regretfully announce we are discontinuing publication of Scale Auto magazine. October 2020 will be the final issue.

However, the Scale Auto brand will live on in the pages and on the website of FineScale Modeler Magazine, where our dedicated audience of car modelers will continue to find product news, model builds, and advice from the greatest modeling experts in the world.

If you have any questions, please contact customer service at customerservice@ScaleAuto.info

We thank all of our customers and partners for their support of Scale Auto over its many years, and look forward to seeing you again in FineScale Modeler.

– Tim Kidwell, editor

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Comments

This although unfortunate for car modeling enthusiasts, does not surprise me.  I quit buying many years ago as it was mostly a parade of American Muscle car modleing.  It did not have enough consistent coverage of subject matter I enjoyed like F-1 or Motor racing subjects in general(not incluidng drag racing).  So in the end it was just too centred on American Muscle and Hot Rods to keep my attention.  I have picked it up a time or two recently and there was just not enough there to make buy.  The current issue on the shelf has a feature on building the new 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza and I considred it but it was so general as to not look useful.  I did not see much I could not get from the instructions.  So passed.  Also just not enough meat in the article as compared to some of the other modleing magazines.  I get more out of tamiya model magazine for subject matter that I am interested in.  

This although unfortunate for car modeling enthusiasts, does not surprise me.  I quit buying many years ago as it was mostly a parade of American Muscle car modleing.  It did not have enough consistent coverage of subject matter I enjoyed like F-1 or Motor racing subjects in general(not incluidng drag racing).  So in the end it was just too centred on American Muscle and Hot Rods to keep my attention.  I have picked it up a time or two recently and there was just not enough there to make buy.  The current issue on the shelf has a feature on building the new 1/12 Alfa Romeo Monza and I considred it but it was so general as to not look useful.  I did not see much I could not get from the instructions.  So passed.  Also just not enough meat in the article as compared to some of the other modleing magazines.  I get more out of tamiya model magazine for subject matter that I am interested in.