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Cover Girls of Model Airplane Magazines of the 1960s-1990s

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Not so long ago we took a look at Yugoslavian Computer Magazine Cover Girls, now let’s have a look at the cover girls of another unlikely magazine topic – model airplanes.

 

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RC Modeler Magazine – February 1969/ Radio Control Modeler – November 1983

Model airplanes are such chick magnets.  Am I right, ladies?

 

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Aero Modeller – January 1971

It’s easy to see why motorcycle, hot rod and muscle car magazines would feel obligated to have every cover feature a pretty lady… but radio control airplane magazines?

 

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Model Airplane News – September 1973/ RC Modeler Magazine – June 1968

 

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Aero Modeller – June 1971

 

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RC Modeler – August 1972/ Flying Models – March 1969

 

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Radio Control Modeler – February 1979

 

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RC Scale Modeler – December 1982/ RC Scale Modeler – February 1983

 

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Model Builder – June 1995/ Radio Control Modeler – November 1972

 

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RC Scale Modeler – February 1984 / RC Modeler – January 1979

 

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RC Modeler – October 1972 / RC Modeler – March 1999

 

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RC Scale Modeler – December 1983

 

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Flying Models – March 1976 / RC Scale Modeler – September 1987

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RC Modeler Magazine – August 1968

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Model Aviation – August 1980/ Model Airplane News – February 1971

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Model Airplane News – March 1974/ RC Modeler – April 1971

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RC Modeler – April 1990 / Flying Models – August 1975

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RC Modeler – October 1978

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RC Modeler – February 1968 / Model Aviation – September 1982

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RC Modeler – March 1973 / RC Modeler – November 1990

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RC Modeler – April 1985

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Model Airplane News – October 1971 / RC Modeler – March 1970

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Aero Modeller – November 1967 / RC Modeler – August 1976

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RC Modeler – May 1977

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RC Modeler – September 1972/ RC Modeler – October 1974

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Model Aviation – December 1981

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Model Aviation – May 1984 / RC Modeler – June 1985

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American Aircraft Modeler – April 1977

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RC Modeler – April 1987/ RC Modeler – July 1988

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Flying Models – December 1976 / Model Airplane News – April 1977

 

  • Drehcir

    Who would’ve thunk it?

  • njguy54

    Had no idea that model airplane magazines were a thing… let alone ones with bikini models

  • NGO

    Fourth one down, Model Airplane News, I’m pretty sure that gal is a guy.

    • mournblade1066

      You’re right! It looks like John Travolta wearing a bouffant and a miniskirt.

    • Area man

      I had the same thought!

  • Haga Akane ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    I briefly explored the model airplane world when I was a teenager but set it aside as the hobby (at least when done right) was very expensive. I found the connoisseurs of this pastime to all be either chubby, middle aged men with receding hairlines and geeky teen boys; exactly the sorts of males these models would not so much as give the time of day!

  • Worldlyfigure

    Radio controlled airplanes, were the drones back then. How times has changed. Licences. needed.

  • TN Traveler

    Honestly honey, I but it for the articles!