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Abrams Squad #1 Magazine
Abrams Squad : The Modern Modelling Magazine - Issue #1
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent photos and how-to articles.
Lows: Might be a bit pricey for some to get overseas.
Verdict: If you are a modern armor builder, this mag is for you.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: N/A
  Suggested Retail: 9
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  PUBLISHED: Jun 01, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.00%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

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Comments

I did see this issue when I was looking at the site. You actually have to hover over the Spanish flag icon down on the lower right in order to see the English translation option. Once you click that you get the English version. Pere... you gotta have your web guys create a LINK option to access the English version of the site. That would help on your ad link for example. Cheers, Jim
JUN 06, 2013 - 01:16 PM
I have tried several times to order the magazine. I can get the English to work, that's not the problem. The site keeps rejecting my payment. I use my debit card, which is a Visa, and it keeps telling me it fails. I have tried several times with the same results. From looking at it again, I see that it may not accept debit cards through the Credit Card gateway. However, when I tried the Paypal route, I just got a blank screen and nothing there. There was nothing there for me to enter or do, it was just a completely blank screen. Looking forward to the magazine, looks great. Just need some help getting to pay for it!
JUN 06, 2013 - 01:26 PM
Hola Per Pla, I too want to buy your magazine, it looks to be a very good one. Can you tell us who is the USA distributor ? I would like to subscribe to the magazine. Gracias Tomaso
JUN 06, 2013 - 03:00 PM
Thanks for the tip, Jim. I didn't notice the flag link. Re Cory's comment about payment, I didn't even see a PayPal option and so went straight for credit card payment (these details also listed in Spanish but assume if flag link works then all will be converted).
JUN 07, 2013 - 03:24 AM
Hi friends, thanks for your support. We are working to fix those undetected problems, thanks for the head up. For the moment the first distributor in USA is Stevens Int. Please contact them. Regarding the problems with payment options, we are investigating what's wrong, since there are several other purchases every day without problems. Muchas Gracias to everyone fort supporting, advicing and help. Best Regards Pere
JUN 10, 2013 - 10:30 AM
Stevens has it listed for $19.95 a copy. Although I would have a great deal of interest, $19.95 for a Magazine is a stretch.
SEP 14, 2013 - 12:00 PM
Pere, I just received issue 3. I bought it from Blast Models since I made another purchase from them anyhow. I have to admit, it is VERY well done. The photography and quality of the printing is fantastic and it is not covered with ads (which makes the price more acceptable). I'll make sure my local hobby shop orders some from Stevens, and I will strongly recommend the magazine to my AMPS friends. E.T.
NOV 09, 2013 - 06:39 PM
I just got #3 from Spruebrothers,the detailed build log for the Meng T-90 is just great and will be very helpful.I fully recommend this magazine especially if you are contemplating a build that it covers.
NOV 09, 2013 - 08:23 PM
I have all 3 issues. Everyone of them is worth the price. I usually get them from Sprue but will start checking with my local hobby shop. Happy Modeling Mike
NOV 10, 2013 - 12:48 PM
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