Thanks, but no thanks

Thanks, but no thanks

Post by Paul Boye » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 00:31:47



Hi guys,

Thanks for all of your support concerning the captain's chair at FSM. When
Bob Hayden left three years ago, I applied for the job then. Bob cautioned
me that if I got the job, I would dread it, and I think he is right.

No, the "editor" crown belongs to someone who can withstand endless
strategic planning meetings, budget woes, staffing changes, and all around
office politics. Terry has done a great job of that, while still managing to
improve the magazine and its circulation (and that, my friends, is the name
of the game).

What most readers don't see is that Kalmbach Publishing is a pretty big
outfit, with 300+ employees, obviously not all engaged with making FSM.
Perhaps to some, a model magazine seems to be something cooked up in
somebody's ba***t, but I can assure you that is not the case. The
editorship is more for a long-range thinker, a team leader, and a personnel
manager. While I may have some of these attributes, I don't have them (or
want to have them) in sufficient quantities to take on the job as editor.
(Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military aircraft
in FSM?)

I'm better off staying as senior editor, where I serve as a sage and as a
generator of staff projects. I have plenty of influence on the magazine
sitting in this chair. I also don't have ulcers. I intend to keep it that
way.

But thanks for your hopes and concerns.

 
 
 

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Post by LICI » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 00:46:05


Hi Paul,
Thanks for the insight as to why you are not interested in the "job". I
understand totally. Keep up the fine work as senior ed.
Cheers,
Max Bryant

 
 
 

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Post by Pacific » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 01:37:12


Quote:
>Subject: Thanks, but no thanks

>I'm better off staying as senior editor, where I serve as a sage and as a
>generator of staff projects. I have plenty of influence on the magazine
>sitting in this chair. I also don't have ulcers. I intend to keep it that
>way.

>But thanks for your hopes and concerns.

   You da man, Paul. Stay happy.
-John
 
 
 

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Post by UmTutS » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 06:07:09


Quote:

> (Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military aircraft
> in FSM?)

And there would be a problem with this...? ;-}

Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Hughe » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 06:08:41


...and man enough to recognise and admit to his limitations!  I take my hat
off to you Sir.

Chris

 
 
 

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Post by Al Superczynsk » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 06:12:22




Quote:

>> (Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military aircraft
>> in FSM?)

>And there would be a problem with this...? ;-}

     Not for me!     ;-)
--
Al Superczynski, MFE, IPMS/USA #3795, continuous since 1968

My "From" address is munged - click "Reply To" to respond via email.

Check out my want and disposal lists at "Al's Place":
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and the critics will flame you every time."

 
 
 

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Post by Forest Dalto » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 03:25:52


Absolutely Paul,

And how would you find time to construct all those models?

Like the Reverand J. R. "Bob" Dobbs said in The Book of the Sub-Genius,
"Slack in the most important ingredient in the psyche of a person's life."

Caz Dalton

 
 
 

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Post by David Flemi » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 08:44:30




Quote:
>(Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military aircraft
>in FSM?)

Is that an option ? :-)

Quote:
>I'm better off staying as senior editor, where I serve as a sage and as a
>generator of staff projects. I have plenty of influence on the magazine
>sitting in this chair. I also don't have ulcers. I intend to keep it that
>way.

Yeah, but can we see your portrait on page 4 some time ?

Dave

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Post by Bill Banasza » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 11:18:01


Quote:


> > (Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military aircraft
> > in FSM?)

> And there would be a problem with this...? ;-}

> Les (Friendly Airplane Asylum flack)

Right scale, too narrow a field. ;)

Bill Banaszak, MFE

 
 
 

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Post by Robert Lundi » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 19:06:16


Quote:
> (Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military aircraft
> in FSM?)

You mean there are other scales? I'm a bit confused here.

--
Robert Lundin

_______________

Aircraft Walkaround Center
http://www.aircraftwalkaround.com

130+ aircraft close-up studies and 2750 walkaround links

 
 
 

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Post by Drewe Manto » Sat, 09 Feb 2002 21:09:24



Quote:
> > (Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military
aircraft
> > in FSM?)

> You mean there are other scales? I'm a bit confused here.

Apparantly so, but I'm convinced it's all a vicious rumour.
--

Regards
Drewe
"They say in the air force a landing's okay
 If the pilot gets out and can still walk away
 But in the Fleet Air Arm the prospects are grim
 If the landing's***poor and the pilot can't swim"

.

 
 
 

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Post by David Flemi » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 00:53:12




Quote:



>> > (Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military
>aircraft
>> > in FSM?)

>> You mean there are other scales? I'm a bit confused here.

>Apparantly so, but I'm convinced it's all a vicious rumour.
>--

So your ICM Spits are just drastically over scale !
Dave

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Post by Drewe Manto » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 01:13:02


Quote:

> >Apparantly so, but I'm convinced it's all a vicious rumour.
> >--

> So your ICM Spits are just drastically over scale !
> Dave

  Dunno. . . let me go check, the Spit *did* have a 65ft wingspan right?
--

Regards
Drewe
"Better the pride that resides
 In a citizen of the world
 Than the pride that divides
 When a colourful rag is unfurled"

-------------------------------------------------------

 
 
 

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Post by Charl » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 01:27:29


While I haven't always agreed with Paul Boyer in the past (and don't
get me started on Mr. Thompson), I really respect Paul, and his
decision. My hats off to you...thanks for all you give to the magazine
and the hobby!

CT

Quote:

> Hi guys,

> Thanks for all of your support concerning the captain's chair at FSM. When
> Bob Hayden left three years ago, I applied for the job then. Bob cautioned
> me that if I got the job, I would dread it, and I think he is right.

> No, the "editor" crown belongs to someone who can withstand endless
> strategic planning meetings, budget woes, staffing changes, and all around
> office politics. Terry has done a great job of that, while still managing to
> improve the magazine and its circulation (and that, my friends, is the name
> of the game).

> What most readers don't see is that Kalmbach Publishing is a pretty big
> outfit, with 300+ employees, obviously not all engaged with making FSM.
> Perhaps to some, a model magazine seems to be something cooked up in
> somebody's ba***t, but I can assure you that is not the case. The
> editorship is more for a long-range thinker, a team leader, and a personnel
> manager. While I may have some of these attributes, I don't have them (or
> want to have them) in sufficient quantities to take on the job as editor.
> (Besides, would you guys want to see nothing but 1/72 U.S. military aircraft
> in FSM?)

> I'm better off staying as senior editor, where I serve as a sage and as a
> generator of staff projects. I have plenty of influence on the magazine
> sitting in this chair. I also don't have ulcers. I intend to keep it that
> way.

> But thanks for your hopes and concerns.

 
 
 

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Post by ro.. » Sun, 10 Feb 2002 08:35:11


Hi Paul,

If you took the "big step" you may not be able to contribute the fine
articles from which I, and I am sure many,many others gain so much.
Stay where you are buddy, stay ulcer free, and keep up he fine work.
Your contributions to the magazine in your current capacity are
anxiously awaited by many of us with each edition.
Thanks for all the help and valuable info.

Check six,

Charlie