Posted last year, it was about how I got interested in aviation in 1958.
Written a year ago…
I hope you won’t get hooked on this blog about my forgotten hobby.
So what’s the story behind that 1/64th scale B-17?
I was walking home from school during lunch hour in 1958. There was this men’s store, on the corner of Jean-Talon Street and De Lorimier Street in Montreal, which had model kits in its display window.
The men’s store is not there anymore.
2035 Jean-Talon Street
There were two display windows, one on the left and one on the right. I stopped cold and I was mesmerized by what I saw.
Not men’s clothes…
I had never seen a model airplane before in my whole life.
This was one of them although mine in the men’s store display was silver.
I have found the box top on the Internet.
I even found this instruction sheet.
In 1958 this was an…
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