Vintage Magazines with Stories on Modeling

Aircraft modeling has undergone significant changes over the decades - both in technology and personal preferences. Magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, Aero Modeller, R/C Modeler, and Young Men • Hobbies • Aviation • Careers, Model Aviation (c1959), and other magazines including even Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and Mechanix Illustrated, 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. Here are some of the advertisements you might remember. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

These items were found mostly in old magazine whose primary subject was not aeromodeling (although a few are from Model Airplanes News). For instance, the Academy of Model Aeronautics' very own Bill Winter wrote a column on R/C airplanes for Popular Electronics when it first came out in 1954. I have found great fodder in Boys' Life, The Saturday Evening Post, and various other publications. Enjoy.

September 1936 Boys' Life - Airplanes and Rockets

Post magazine, December 4, 1944 - Airplanes and Rockets

The Saturday Evening Post

Flying Models Collectibles - Airplanes and Rockets

Flying Model Collectibles,  December 4, 1944