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About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

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Carpe Diem! (Seize the Day!)

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 ...

Airplanes And Rockets Copyright 1996 - 2026

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My Main Modeling Websites

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and RocketsAcademy of Model Aeronautics

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Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Mfg

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Brodak Mfg

Harrier Jump Jet

Harrier plastic model by Philip & Kirt BlattenbergerAs part of my attempt (unsuccessful) to get Philip interested in building models, we built this Harrier kit. It was sometime around 1996, when we were living in Palm Bay, FL.

You can't see it from this picture, but scale camouflage was done using a cardboard cutout mask of the pattern outlines, then holding it just above the base color and spraying. It produced a nice blended line rather than a sharp edge that using masking tape would have left.

Drones - Airplanes and Rockets