We've loved airplanes all our life. Even at a young age, we liked to play with our model airplanes. Before the age of plastic, many were metal, or rubber, such as those shown below.
We also assembled dozens of plastic models, most of them from Revell kits we purchased at local hobby shops and toy stores.
We built the B-36, F-100, B-29, the Snark SM-62, the Gemini spacecraft, the USS New Jersey, and lots of others ... after a few years on display, they ended up in boxes in the attic ... and sadly have now disappeared, except in memory!
Model Airplanes of the Past
Metal model transport plane
Metal model fighter plane
Rubber model transport plane
Another model of an airplane of the past ... created by a young model airplaner of the future!
The excitement I had as a youth when I assembled an Aurora Kit of the F-100 with buzz number "FW-452" markings continues to this day.
North American USAF F-100 Super Sabre S/N 7452, Buzz Number FW-452
Kit No. 490-49, 5/32" Scale Model from Aurora Plastics Corporation (circa 1961)