As is the case with so
much as you get older - and especially when you've gotten a LOT older - it is
rather sad to be reminded of all the things that played a large role in your
lifetime that are no longer around (both people and things). Back in the day, I
never considered that some time in the distant future so many of the things I
took for granted would not exist any more. Montgomery Ward,
Sears & Roebuck, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Hechinger Lumber, Woolworth, Toys R
Us, Howard Johnson, Circuit City,
Eastern Airlines, Western Auto, Dart Drug,
Radio Shack, Allied Radio, Heathkit, RCA, A&P Grocery, Pantry Pride, KB
Toys, and many more that do not immediately come to mind were the brick and
mortar places we of my generation (born in 1958) knew so well. In the model
building world, a similar list of long gone and not so long gone companies could
be made as well.
Sterling Models, of course, is amongst them, along with
Center, Marks Models,
Kraft Radio, Hobby
Tatone, and many more. For nostalgia's sake, here is an advertisement from a
1960 issue of American Modeler magazine, which itself is no longer in
Sterling Models Ad
All the Wild Thunder and Fire of World War II!
3 World War II Fighters!
Sister Ships of the Baby Ringmaster!
Now ... Thrill to Real 1/2A Combat Flying!
Kit S-19 Wing Span 52 1/2" - Area 530 Sq. In.
For .29 and .35 engines
Out of the pages of history comes the famous fighter that almost single-handedly
won the Battle of Britain ... the fighter whose speed, rate of climb, and superior maneuverability are almost legendary! Duplicated here with
almost unbelievable stunt performance. This full contest-type stunt model is beautifully
designed with classic construction simplicity. Kit features large clear bubble canopy,
fully-shaped full-length fuselage top, cleanly die-cut, accurate balsa and plywood parts, authentic decal insignia, formed landing gear, step-by-step plans.
The F47 Thunderbolt, renowned as one of the largest and fastest single-engine
fighters in World War II ... and the F4F Wildcat, best Aircraft-Carrier-based fighter of the Pearl Harbor period ... are destined
to usher in a new era in 1/2A stunt and combat flying! Engineered with extreme simplicity
of assembly, both have tremendous stunt performance. Kits contain one-piece shaped
and rounded profile fuselage, beautifully die-cut balsa and plywood parts (including
bell crank and control horn, etc.), formed landing gear and wheels. Authentic multi-color
insignia decals feature individual squadron markings.
F4F Wildcat $1.50
Kit S-21 Wing Span 21" For .049 to .09 engines
F47 Thunderbolt $1.50
Wing Span 22" For .049 to .09 engines
Belfield Ave. & Wister St.
Phila. 44, Pa.
Please send me catalog showing 10 Control Line Scale Model Kits, 7 Radio
Plane Kits, 18 Stunt Control Line Models, 9 Auto-Magic Pilot & Free Flight Kits,
18 Boat Kits, Electric Motors, and a Host of Accessories
Enclosed is 10¢ to cover handling and mailing.
Sterling Models, Dept. AM4,
Belfield Ave. & Wister St. Philadelphia 44 Pa.
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Posted May 28, 2022