What's the Future Ever Done for Me?

What Killed the Scale Modelling Craze?

What single event in the mid 1960’s  killed off the model building craze of the early 1960’s?

A selection of model magazine covers below from 1964.

Hint: the bell had already tolled at this point.


The Beatles

Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 11.50.50 AMThe Beatles made their American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show Feb. 9th, 1964 and thousand’s of teenage boys rushed out to buy electric guitars and drum kits leaving their model making days behind…….

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2 responses

  1. I’m a relic from that era and have sworn that they’ll only get me to stop building when they can pry the glue and x-acto knife from my cold, dead hand 🙂 so I’m very curious to know the event. But, that is a very good collection of magazines you’ve got.

    February 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm

  2. I found a box of these in the trash a few years ago…

    February 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm

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