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Kirt Blattenberger

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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 ...

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September 1949 Air Trails

September 1949 Air Trails
September 1949 Air Trails Cover - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

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.

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Sprue Brothers Models

In looking at this advertisement by Douglas Model distributors in the September 1949 issue of Air Trails magazine, you might wonder what type of models Douglas was distributing. Of course if you want to sell products and service to men (and boys), one of the best gimmicks to use is a pretty - and shapely - girl (see the AeroGloss ad also on the page). Marketeers have been onto that angle since the dawn of civilization. The company was located in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the time of this advertisement, but a search for https://douglasmodels.com/ shows they are now (if it is the same company) set up in Liberty, Missouri. On their webpage there is a note about their retail distributor business called Sprue Brothers Models, which is funny because a "sprue" is the little section of plastic on a model kit injection molded parts tree that connects the parts to the tree. I'm guessing the company name is a play on the process.

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