Regarding hotties on mag covers.. the parkflyer magazines which is all there generally is anymore usually have some type of cutie on the front. Oh.. I think it can be generally assumed that biuilding ability has nothing to do with flying ability and vice versa for reasons on many levels.
How about we stop talking about bringing model building back and actually bing model building back". My protege', the one who built the small electric Texan told me the other day he is sending plans to a kit cutter for another 45" or so electric job to build over winter. I strongly believe.. if you show them... they will come. I also inherently believe in this throw away instant gratification society that we're morping into, people still have a need... a "want" to take ownership in something.. anything and when done say.... Look what I did!der .. because it's becoming increasingly more difficult to find "craftsman" , and I use the term loosely...anymore