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    Posted 4 years ago

    ohmyflyguy
    (82 items)

    Considered by aviation model collectors as one of the most prestigious models, this rare factory produced Lockheed Constellation model will be restored by 2019. It has a whopping 44" wingspan (1/36th scale) and as was hand-built by Lockheed using aircraft grade aluminum. This particular unit will return to its original EASTERN markings (similar to the one in the third photo). Mine features its original 3-bladed props that all spin with authority. Look for an update later this year.

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    Comments

    1. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 4 years ago
      This is unbelievably cool. The Constellation is a beautiful plane with some of the smoothest lines ever designed.
    2. ohmyflyguy, 4 years ago
      Thanks All. Yes, the Connie was a wonderful Art Deco design based on a dolphin's body shape. The three fins were a compromise to allow the airplane to fit into smaller hangers. That distinctive feature is now timeless. The model will take a few months to get back into shape but will be worth it. Other than missing a pair of wooden tires, it is complete including all of its prop blades which is rare.
    3. CWcollection CWcollection, 4 years ago
      Great model, beautiful on the ground or in the air. I flew in them in the 50’s. They served good meals....not peanuts.
    4. Hatinthering, 3 years ago
      Gary sells a reproduction stand for that model. I have the 34" wingspan of that model minus the gears.

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