June 1960 Aero ModellerTable 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.
I know the "Airplanes and Rockets" website gets a lot of visitors from across the pond, and particularly from the UK, so here's a feature from a 1960 edition of Aero Modeller magazine that will be near and dear to you. A lot of fine model airplanes are displayed here, covering the entire spectrum of control line aerobatics, combat and scale; free flight endurance and scale; and radio control scale. There's even a sailplane. If you happen to see yourself or someone you know in any of these photos, please send me a note and I'll be glad to post something about them on the page alongside the photo.
Ooh! How our "Plastikiticisms" feature has raised a Hornet's nest of letters on the editorial desk, and we might add, with many readers leaping to the defence of the plastic kit manufacturers! One good tip that arises from the postbag is that transfers can always be de-glossed easily by rubbing them over with steel wool or flourpaper before water-sliding them. Anyway, one reader who is independent of the quarrels is J. Palmer of Croydon, and to him we award the title of "Model of the Month" for his magnificent Bristol Beaufighter seen above. This is no plastic, but a 1/72nd scale balsa model taken with the camera at low angle, 24 in. from the model, and a realistic wash background 6 in. behind the model. The picture was taken by Thomas Cutts and deserves equal credit for a high standard of work. Hooray for a genuine solid model Mr. Palmer.
Posted March 12, 2016