BRM July 2012
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:47
Here's the cover and contents for the July issue - as you well know this copy features the first printed version of the best of Modelling Inspiration - this will continue on a bi-monthly basis.
You can find the next month preview video here: https://www.model-railways-live.co.uk/TV/?vbtvid=oiTo-y-ixLE
Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:11
We hope you like the July issue. This is the first time we've created a 'themed issue' across the magazine, Model-Railways-Live and RMweb. You'll see we have something new going live on MRL every day of the magazine month (June 14-July 12) that's related to scenery. It has been a huge project, but one we really feel has been worthwhile!
Here are a few other things to note:
Yep, you've read it right. Like the June edition, July's Scenery Special of BRM is NOT bagged! This will allow you to browse in newsagents/supermarkets and make an informed decision whether to buy the magazine (or not)!
The feedback we've received about the improved paper used in the June issue has been extremely positive, hence we will continue using this better paper going forward. However, the 32-page Modelling Inspiration section is on an even better quality paper to ensure the amazing images by Andy York are reproduced to as high a standard as possible!
Apart from the odd single page, all adverts are either at the front of the magazine or grouped at the back.
I hope you like the July issue. Thanks,
Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:15
From a personal perspective I've just looked at the contents on the page above and conservatively estimate there's probably 200+ hours of my life invested in those pages so I hope you like it enough to pick one up off the shelf to take home.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 15:50
Andy's been very busy with some cracking instructional features:
How to create...sea-water
How to model a... beach
How to model... grass
Michael Russell also has two superb scenic articles:
How to... make realistic weeds
How to... make water colour backscenes
Both Andy and Michael also have some extra exclusive articles going on MRL during the Scenery Month. All will be revealed in the July issue.
John de Frayssinet's new layout, Cliffhanger, is also shown for the first time. This is an extremely impressive layout and one you're going to want to see! His other two stunning scenic layouts - County Gate and Bratton Flemming - will be appearing on MRL during the month too.
This is just for starters... there's 32-pages of Modelling Inspiration. We'll give you a taste of that tomorrow.
Chris has just finished our Next Month video so we'll upload this tomorrow to whet your appetitie evev more!
Edited by Steve1980, 28 May 2012 - 15:52 .
Posted 08 June 2012 - 15:51
Hopefully (fingers crossed) subscribers should get theirs this weekend - otherwise you'll have to wait until next Thursday, unless you bump into me at Railfest on Sunday - should have a copy with me!
Posted 09 June 2012 - 19:02
My newsagent asked me, do you want this months mag , when they send it ?
The on-sale date is June 14th, but subscribers get it a few days earlier.
I ordered last months, and thought it was a great read, the newsagent said they will automatically send the next one.
I said go on i will force myself to read it , it comes just in time to take on holiday, gonna try not to peek at it until im at the campsite.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 19:09
Posted 10 June 2012 - 17:10
But the music on the video promo is insipid. Fortunately I can still find the mute button.....Or how about a very good ex-Colliery brass ensemble with a virtuoso E-flat.
On the upside it is much to be appreciated that we can now download for PC (and MAC) platforms. No more Silverlight and 45 second delay turning a page.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 13:41
First impressions are that it looks to be a great issue.
Ok, so the page turner thingy is still there, but ignoring that, there is some great content including some nice 'how to's from Mr Y and the Modelling Inspiration best of extract is very fine indeed.
Will put my feet up with a cold beer later and work my way through it.
Well done to all those involved...I was considering terminating my 6 month trial suscription when it ended...but this edition may have just revoked that...
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:12
Like the glossy paper and the lack of bag.
The MI stuff looks great in print and lots of stuff from Andy Y.
Looks like there is some interesting stuff, especially the articles on backscenes and weeds and the Cliffhanger layout project.
This is the way to go. Keep it up.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:12
Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:23
so perhaps it's time to do some selling?
Although some folk seem a touch averse to it (strange considering who's now paying for provision of the site) hopefully promoting the mag through RMweb will make people more aware of the contents and quality so that they want to buy it. I think the July issue is a major milestone in a magazine bringing a 'multi-media' approach to an issue which can be summarised as follows:
BRM steadily improving with strong ideas and feedback from forum members and readers and also providing opportunities for the readers to give feedback.
Inclusion of MI and input from other RMweb members.
Over 30 additional articles for the month on the MRL site - https://www.model-ra...Your_Timetable/
That's actually some going.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:31
No critisicm intended btw just my strange musing on the subject.