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      Post #46602, posted on 01-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      With the demise of my local hobby shop (AAA Hobby Suply, Marietta GA closed at the end of November), I have not had the chance to check out/test drive the Modeling Airliners book that FineScale Modeler released a little while back. Has anyone here had a look at it? It is worth a purchase?

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      Post #46603, posted on 01-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I bought it from amazon for <$10. Seems worth it to me, lots of tips I never would have considered. Probably nothing earth shattering that you couldn't find here or other sites but it's all in one place and easy to use.

      There's a review of it somewhere on this site...

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      Post #46604, posted on 01-29-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Review can be found here: Modeling Airliners Book

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      Post #46625, posted on 01-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I first reacted with a little bit of rage because I had hoped to write that very book, only to see someone else beat me to it. But I started looking through it and was impressed, and was finally won over when I saw he used the Freedom Air 737 decals I designed years ago - and there's also a picture showing my Squadron DC-9 book. After that I became more than happy to give Aaron's book my highest endorsement

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      Post #46629, posted on 01-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      I first reacted with a little bit of rage because I had hoped to write that very book, only to see someone else beat me to it. But I started looking through it and was impressed, and was finally won over when I saw he used the Freedom Air 737 decals I designed years ago - and there's also a picture showing my Squadron DC-9 book. After that I became more than happy to give Aaron's book my highest endorsement


      Thanks, Jodie! Coming from you, that means a lot.
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      Post #46630, posted on 01-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      i also ordered it at amazon just to give it a try... and i was impressed! absolutely great!

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      Post #46631, posted on 01-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Sorry to go slightly off topic, but AAA went out of business? Remember stopping in there several times when visiting an In-Law in Marietta.

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      Post #46632, posted on 01-30-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      The book is well worth the price. Full of great tips for the new comer, and experienced modeler alike. For me it was useful in gaining some new building tips, as I had been away from the hobby for many years. I gave the book a review on this site several months ago. Bravo to you Aaron for a job well done.

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      Post #46636, posted on 01-31-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      @727, yes, the owner finally had to give up the shop. When he cut summer hours to three days a week to save on electricity we knew that he was obviously hurt by the economic downturn. Lots of us miss it already.

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      Post #46637, posted on 01-31-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the feedback! I am ordering it today!

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      Post #46754, posted on 02-07-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Aaron, just got it yesterday and enjoying it very much. My only gripe...where's the 200 scale love?

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      Post #46755, posted on 02-07-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm getting mine too. Tried to find it in my last PHX layover but no success......

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      Post #46756, posted on 02-08-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Are there any possibilities of the book being published electronically? I would love to have a copy on my iPad.

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      Post #46758, posted on 02-08-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Bought my copy, waaaayy too much info to read at one sitting. I am slowly getting through it, though. Buy it!!

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      Post #46759, posted on 02-08-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I recommend it to anyone. It's a good source of inspiration to me!

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      Post #47376, posted on 03-21-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      Aaron, just got it yesterday and enjoying it very much. My only gripe...where's the 200 scale love?


      Didn't leave 1/200 out in the cold, just mostly used 1/144 scale stuff cause that's what I had on hand. I've built several of Hasegawa's airliners over the years and they're nice, but I need another scale in my collection like I need a hole in the head — more kits means more decals and I've not got room for my stash as it stands now.

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