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Vintage Issues of American Modeler Magazine

Aircraft modeling has undergone significant changes over the decades - both in technology and preferences. Magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, and Air Trails were the best venues for capturing snapshots of the status quo of the day. Still, many things never change, so much of the old content is relevant to today's modeler. Whether you are here to wax nostalgic, or are interested in learning history, hopefully you will find what you are seeking. As time permits, I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

A little at a time, I have been collecting vintage issues of Air Trails (AT), American Modeler (AM), and American Aircraft Modeler (AAM). As of May 2010, I finally procured the last few editions to complete the set of AAM, covering January 1968 through March 1975 (87 issues). Yeah, they're pretty much worthless to people who were not modelers in the era, but it is a nice trip back in time for us older guys.

If you want to wax nostalgic over some of the old advertisements, check out these that I have selected.

Month Year Month Year Month Year
January
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January 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957March
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March 1959 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1959March / April
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March/April 1964 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1964
February
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February 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957June
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June 1959 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1959
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March
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March 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957July
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July 1959 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1959Sep/Oct
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September/October 1965 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1965
April
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April 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957August
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August 1959 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1959July / August
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July/August 1966 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1966
May
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May 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957November
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November 1959 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1959January
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 1967
June
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June 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957December
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December 1959 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1959February
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 1967
July
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July 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957Annual Edition
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1961 Annual Edition American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1961March
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March 1967 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1967
August
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August 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957February
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February 1961 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1961April
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 1967
September
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September 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957April
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April 1961 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1961May
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 1967
October
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October 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets 1957August
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August 1961 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1961June
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 1967
November
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 November 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957December
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December 1961 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1961July
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 1967
December
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December 1957 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1957Annual Edition
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1962 Annual Edition American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962August
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 1967
August
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August 1958 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1958 January
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January 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962September
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September 1967 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1967
October
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 October 1958 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1958February
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February 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962October
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October American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1967
   March
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March 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962November
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 1967
   April
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April 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962December
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December 1967 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1967
   June
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June 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962   
   July
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July 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962   
   September
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September 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962   
   October
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October 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962   
   November
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November 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962   
   December
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December 1962 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1962   
   January / February
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 - Airplanes and Rockets1963   
   March / April
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 - Airplanes and Rockets1963   
   May / June
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May/June 1963 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1963   
   July / August
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July/August 1963 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1963   
   September/October
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October/November 1963 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1963   
   November / December
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November/December 1963 American Modeler Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1963   

 

* Many thanks to Matthew H. for donating 15 editions. He discovered a box full of old American Aircraft Modeler magazine n a trailer that he bought, and took the initiative to contact me to offer to donate them (see his video documentary on fiberglass trailers). There are now only 5 missing editions!

 

Here are the covers of the editions of American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, and Model Airplanes News that I have available for scanning.

 

Model Airplanes News
Month Year
May 1958
July 1958
December 1959
   
March
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March 1965 Model Airplane News Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1965
FebruaryFebruary 1967 Model Airplane News Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1967
   
   
Flying Models
JulyJuly 1958 Flying Models Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1958
May May 1958 Flying Models Cover - Airplanes and Rockets1958
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