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May I also add a little about Adrian?
I never knowingly met him but we corresponded through these pages by private messages on numerous occasions.
We had a mutual dislike of misleading “reviews” in magazines that’s for sure. We also had a mutual acquaintance who makes a nuisance of himself on a different forum (thankfully) and Adrian gave me some very good advice concerning this character.
I got a very good impression of Adrian, yes he was demanding but with the simple reason that models are literally as easy to get right as to get wrong. Obviously, this depends on having access to good information and this was something he managed as a one man band so why shouldn’t the larger companies manage it?
I consider myself privileged to have known him and definitely miss him.
RIP Adrian
 

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I too was on the same page as Adrian in this respect, gave up on the rags - apart from an occasional MRJ - long ago, simply because I wasn't going to pay for slack-jawed-yokel quality 'journalism' that was evident in product reviews. A particularly risible comment on this matter in the original format MREmag, to the effect that I was some kind of terrorist for expecting reviewers to be competent in measurements, appraisal of design quality and assembly standards, told me all I needed to know.That this was easily accomplished by contemporary North American and German product reviewers made any objection ridiculous.
MY FRIEND!!!
Wahoo, I’m very happy indeed to read that, I find it most heartening.
I have had arguments with one C. Leigh on another fora where I pointed out the calibre of British magazine reviews in comparison with US and European magazines. His response: “I don’t like your attitude”!
There was another thing recently where this same chap stated that it was too difficult and too expensive to put scale drawings in magazines now - I couldn’t be bothered to point out that Eisenbahn Model Magazine regularly manages to accomplish this. Yet this is one of the cheaper German magazines, still around €7.80 I believe so rather more than a typical UK rag but so much better for it.
Cheers,
John E.
 
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