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Kirt Blattenberger

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 ...

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Hobby Hinter for a Very Merry Christmas
December 1945 Air Trails

December 1954 Air Trails

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These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

If you've ever been a kid - or are one now - then you know there is no such thing as getting too early of a start in priming your parents for Christmas... not for what they want, of course, but for what you want. In fact, if you haven't begun dropping hints by Thanksgiving, then you really need some remedial training in how to handle the season. Here I offer some assistance. Recall how in A Christmas Story, Ralph "Ralphie" Parker exhibited a manic desire for an "official Red Ryder carbon action 200-shot Range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time." His scheme was to place copies of the Red Ryder advertisement from Boys' Life into his mother's and father's magazines so that they would see it. A more direct - and probably more effective - method is to print out this "Hobby Hinter" that appeared in the December 1954 edition of Air Trails Hobbies for Young Men. Good luck!

 

Hobby Hinter for a Very Merry Christmas from December 1954 Air Trails - Airplanes and Rockets

Christmas Hobby Hinter

 

 

Posted November 28, 2013

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