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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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Revell Advertisement "Win This Full-Size Gemini Spacecraft!"
February 1967 Model Airplane News

February 1967 Model Airplane News
February 1967 Model Airplanes News - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

Some things never grow old. These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

This particular page is from page  of the February 1967 issue of Model Airplane News magazine. It is the first time I can recall seeing this contest by Revell that offered to the winner a "full-size Gemini spacecraft!" In 1967, I was nine years old and was a model rocket lover. Like me, a lot of kids would all have - in the vernacular of the day - "given our right arms" to win a contest like this!

See the ad below.

A couple years ago, I wrote a short article on an experience I had way back in the 1970s where a friend, Jerry Flynn, and I discovered an actual Gemini space capsule that had been used for a human flight sitting in the aeronautics laboratory at the University of Maryland; the ablation shield was clearly burned. It was sitting on a dolly, nose up, with the access hatch open. It was begging to an occupant. We each actually climbed into the module. Click here to read it.

Full-size Gemini prototype at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - Airplanes and RocketsI just did a Google search on this contest and amazingly enough, someone else Gemini V space capsule - Airplanes and Rocketsrecently posted the same question about a year ago and actually has a copy of the report in Boy's Life magazine. It turns out that a 13-year-old kid in Portland, Oregon won it, and the Gemini prototype is now on display at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. That is a photo of it to the left. Here is a link to the article (unfortunately, the link is no longer active). There were many iterations of the Gemini capsule, and this one appears to be the Gemini V model. The one that Jerry and I sat in was the shorter Gemini IV model, if I remember correctly.

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  Revell ad for Gemini spacecraft contest - Airplanes and Rockets


Vintage Model Aircraft Magazine Advertisements:

AM = American Modeler | AAM = American Aircraft Modeler | AT = Air Trails | FA = Flying Aces | FM = Flying Models | MAN = Model Airplane News

Ace Radio Control, May 1957 AM
Ace Radio Control, Jan 1970 AAM
America's Hobby Center, Jan 1962 AM
America's Hobby Center, Sep 1970 AAM
Berkeley Models, Jan 1941 FA
Berkeley Models, Dec 1954 AT
Berkeley Models, Jul 1957 AM
Bonner Digimite, Feb 1967 MAN
Carl Goldberg, Feb 1967 MAN
Carl Goldberg, Jan 1970 AAM
Citizen Ship Radio Corp, Jun 1957 AM
Cox Thimble Drome .049, Annual 1961 AM
deBolt Model Engineering, Jun 1957 AM
Du-Bro Products, Nov 1970 AAM
K&B Fokker D.7 Biplane, Jun 1963 AM
EK Products, Nov 1970 AAM

Enterprise Model Aircraft, Jun 1957 AM
Eureka Importing Co., Jun 1957 AM
Fox Fuels, Jan 1962 AM
Fox Manufacturing, Apr 1962 AM
Guillow's, Dec 1969 AAM, Dec 1969 AAM
Guillow's, March 1955 AT
Hawk Model Company, Jun 1957 AM
Heathkit, Sep 1970 AAM
Herkimer (OK) Tools & Model Works, Sep 1957 AM
Hobby People, Sep 1970 AAM
Jetco, Jul 1972 AAM
Lafayette Radio, Jun 1957 AM
Min-X
Model Rectifier Corporation (MRC), May 1971 AAM
Nick Ziroli
OS-Graupner Wankel Engine in World Engines, March 1972 AAM
Pan American World Airways Ad (PAA-Load), Annual 1955 AT
Polks Hobbies, Apr 1957 AM
Revell, Feb 1967 MAN
Royal Products, Sep 1970 AAM
Scientific Models, Nov 1970 AAM
Sig Manufacturing, Nov 1970 AAM
Sterling Models, Dec 1954 AT
Sterling Fokker D-7, Aug 1968 AAM
Sterling Models, Sept 1970 AAM
Sterling Models, Nov 1970 AAM
Tatone Products, Nov 1970 AAM
Thimble Drome, Sep 1957 AM
Top Flite, Dec 1969 AAM
United States Rubber Company, Apr 1957 AM
United States Rubber Company, Annual 1955 AT
World Engines, Mar 1973