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Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

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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Model Aviation Comics of Yore - page 1

Comics from 1950s through Mid 1970s Vintage Model Aviation Magazines

Many decades ago, comic strips had a very broad appeal with people. Daily newspapers and magazines often carried a large variety of single pane comics and strip comics. If you are old enough to remember as fairly recently as the 1960s, the Sunday newspaper had many pages of comics that were large and easy to read. By contrast, my local Sunday paper today has only one full sheet (4 pages) with just a small handful of comics, and some are reduced in size so much that they are barely readable.

Mr. Hutchison and Mr. McGrew, along with possibly other artists (signatures missing or intelligible), provided a series of very humorous comics for various editions of American Modeler at least during the late 1950's and early 1960s, of which I have acquired few editions. Some subjects are dated, but many are as familiar today as back 50 yeas ago. Where available, I scanned the comics and replicated them here so that everyone can enjoy the long-ago work of a great artist. More will be added as they become available. Here are comics from American Aircraft Modeler. The collection of American Modelers has expanded and I am scanning new model aviation comics as they become available - and as time permits. See also "Competition Daze."

June 1957 American Modeler

June 1957 American Modeler Table 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.

Model Aviation Comics, June 1957 American Modeler, page 47 - Airplanes and Rockets

Hobby Shop Laffs

June 1957 American Modeler, page 47

Bill Hutchinson June 1957 AM, page 47 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchison - June 1957 American Modeler, page 47

October 1958 American Modeler

October 1958 American Modeler Table 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.

Model Aviation Comics, October 1958 American Modeler, page 10 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchison - October 1958 American Modeler, page 10

Model Aviation Comics, October 1958 American Modeler, page 54 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchison - October 1958 American Modeler, page 54

November 1957 American Modeler

November 1957 American Modeler Table 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.

Model Aviation Comics, November 1957 American Modeler, page 50 - Airplanes and Rockets

Anon - November 1957 American Modeler, page 50

Model Aviation Comics, November 1957 American Modeler, page 23 - Airplanes and Rockets

Model Aviation Comics, November 1957, page 23 - Airplanes and Rockets

McGrew - November 1957 American Modeler, page 23

Model Aviation Comics, November 1957 American Modeler, page 22 - Airplanes and Rockets

McGrew November 1957 AM, page 22 - Airplanes and Rockets

McGrew - November 1957 American Modeler, page 22

May 1958 Flying Models

May 1958 Flying ModelsTable 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.

Model Aviation Comics, May 1958 Flying Models, page 35 - Airplanes and Rockets

Anon - May 1958 Flying Models, page 35

Model Aviation Comics, May 1958 Flying Models, page 25 - Airplanes and Rockets

Anon - May 1958 Flying Models, page 25

Vintage Model Aircraft Comics:

Model Aviation Magazine, AMA - Airplanes and Rockets
Drones - Airplanes and Rockets
Model Aircraft Museum, AMA - Airplanes and Rockets
Modeling Resources

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets

Academy of Model

Aeronautics

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Mfg

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Brodak Mfg