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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. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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Sketchbook - Model Building Tips
March 1967 American Modeler

March 1967 American Modeler

March 1967 American Modeler magazine coverTable of Contents]

Some things never grow old. These pages from vintage modeling magazines like American Aircraft Modeler, American Modeler, Air Trails, Flying Aces, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, & Young Men captured the era. I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

They might be 46 years old, but there are still a couple good tips for modeler in the March 1967 edition of American Modeler. In particular, a really slick method for holding your fuselage cross-section square (or any other shape) while the glue is drying. Another great tip is one for holding leading edges in place without pins while drying was submitted - by a guy in Hong Kong, China. 1967 was a bad year in Hong Kong because of widespread riots instigated by Communists from Red China. Of course we were having our own riots and violence here in the U.S. during that awful era where groups like Bill Ayers' Weather Underground were bombing police stations. But I digress.

This page has links to every edition of Sketchbook that I have so far.

 

Veteran modeler Frank Heeb, Xenia, Ohio, keeps supply of silk and tissue pre-doped discs - Airplanes and Rockets
Veteran modeler Frank Heeb, Xenia, Ohio, keeps supply of silk and tissue pre-doped discs for quick patching of small holes in covering. Discs are quickly cut with paper punch.



Roll of gauze inserted in eyedropper gas model tank does not restrict fuel flow claims Stephen G. Kinner Jr., Gloucester, Mass. - Airplanes and Rockets
Roll of gauze inserted in eyedropper gas model tank does not restrict fuel flow claims Stephen G. Kinner Jr., Gloucester, Mass. Fuel is filtered and tank capacity only slightly reduced.



Lewiston, Idaho modeler Joseph Evans cuts simple jigs or templates from waxed cardboard to slide onto fuselage frames - Airplanes and Rockets
Lewiston, Idaho modeler Joseph Evans cuts simple jigs or templates from waxed cardboard to slide onto fuselage frames during assembly. Held by friction. Assures "square" corners and accurate alignment.

Non-noise-generating RC antenna mounting system is idea of Earl A. Thompson, Livermore, Calif. - Airplanes and Rockets
Non-noise-generating RC antenna mounting system is idea of Earl A. Thompson, Livermore, Calif. Eyelet joins antenna end with tension rubber loop. Used reliably four years, says Earl.



Difficulty of pinning spruce leading edge member in place during wing assembly was solved by Kenneth Lau, Hong Kong, China - Airplanes and Rockets
Difficulty of pinning spruce leading edge member in place during wing assembly was solved by Kenneth Lau, Hong Kong, China. Rubber bands looped around strip, stretched and pinned, holds L. E. in position during cementing.

 

 

 

 

Posted February 23, 2013