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Bronzart B-26 Marauder First Test Model- Baltimore - Toysin Toys
Rare Bronzart RAF Bristol Beaufighter OVERHAULED - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Vintage Original Rehberger United Airlines Douglas DC-3A Chrome Airplane Ashtray  - Advertisingin Advertising
RARE Cast Metal North American T-6 Trainer Ashtray Model  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Cleveland National Air Race Ashtray - Advertisingin Advertising
Rare XBTC-2 Curtiss Factory Desk Model Prototype Overhauled - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Repurposed Vintage Lockheed Vega Hood Ornament - Art Decoin Art Deco
Wyandotte Vega Winnie Mae - Toysin Toys
Rehberger B-314 Clipper Cast Metal Ashtray Circa 1938 - Art Decoin Art Deco
Lockheed L-14 Super Electra/Lodestar Chrome Model  - Toysin Toys

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  1. It is a Japanese Tin Litho toy airplane by Yonezawa and is a B-50. As it sits probably worth around $200. See past auction below- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Tin-Toy-ETCO-Yonezawa-B50-USAF-Airp...
  2. The downside (downslide!) is that these are banned for public use and have been by the Consumer Products Safety Commision (CPSC) since 1990. The issue here even though they may be privately owned, is ...
  3. Okay, here is my take on this... The "49th" is the 49th Armored Infantry Battalion of the 8th Armored Division who fought in Europe during WW2. The airplane's design features can be described as a Gra...
  4. These may all be MARX but the ones that have 4-wheel "trucks" or wheel assemblies will draw the best ROI. Is there a MARX Boz and transformer (throttle control)? The easiest route would be eBay or ...
  5. I can at least help with the airplane. This is a Boeing YF7B-1. This prototype was created in 1933 and most likely given by Boeing to some dignitaries in attempts to gain favors. Due to the relative c...
  6. Scott is probably correct in describing this as something cast as a free item for dignitaries (government inspectors, politicians, military officers, etc.) Chances are strong that this was cast using ...
  7. Thank-you everyone!
  8. Thanks. I am on the Education Committee for the AMA and National Supervisor for Aeronautics in Science Olympiad so understand the flying model applications and cross-over in techniques.
  9. Thanks for your comment. I am not familiar with DB Weld but am familiar with JB Weld which is too weak and soft for this application. The process used here is very effective. Think of a broken hollow ...
  10. No... this model is on display in a private museum in Georgia.
  11. Thank-you. I appreciate the compliment.
  12. Thanks!
  13. Thanks. So are you for your nice comment. Tom
  14. Thanks. A Labor of Love to get this one right.
  15. Scott, Thanks for your reply. Trench Art is usually something manufactured by military personnel. Manufacturers such as Douglas regularly made in-house cast models especially of the DC-4, 6 and 7. Th...
  16. I can help you locate the rear stabilizer (rear missing wing). In fact, I can even polish one to better match the wing and complete the airplane. I believe these lamps were produced in Canada and they...
  17. These models were meant as ashtrays or coin trays and actually cast at the Boeing Wichita Plant during and after WW2 from scrap aluminum used in B-29 production and none are trench-art. Most of these ...
  18. Ironically, the Japanese DID MAKE toy B-29s! Both Nomura and Toyama made TIN toy B-29's. Those toy airplanes had fancy lithography and cheap prices. These may have been the factors that drove Kemline ...
  19. Scott, Your focus seems to be closer to Trench Art of vintage construction using battlefield items mainly shells of various sizes of mostly with brass construction. Such items that have their wonderf...
  20. Thanks for your comments. Note that this project has progressed and is shown in a new Show & Tell listing Apr 30, 2016
  21. Thanks for all your compliments. Nothing beats 1930's streamlining!
  22. Props and wheels are still available. Send me a note if you need more info.
  23. Thanks. A bit of "honorable irony" on Memorial Day. This XB-24 Toy Airplane will now be heading to Colorado to be part of a display of other period items honoring a former B-24 pilot at his memorial l...
  24. I can add some depth to the information. This is a Hubley #495 Fighter-Bomber and a FIRST EDITION unit. The props and canopies are reproduced so the airplane could be made complete. This had the origi...
  25. Scott, Wonderful B-17E From the various sources on Trenchart, I suspect that this one may have had clear plexiglas disks and a prop shaft instead of props. If you ever need a set, it would not take ...
  26. Thanks, Always trying another way. Lately I have been going to the airport and setting up dioramas with the field expanse as the background. I will post one here shortly. Thanks Again, Toma
  27. Thanks. I meant add that the one-off signs on both sides of the trailer say, "Apple Cart Cartage, Fresh From The Orchard, Walla Walla, WA
  28. Thanks for the link, that is is a pretty close in design form.
  29. Thanks Scott, I will dig out the rest of the B-17 squadron sometime. The largest is a solid aluminum B-17 that is 1/72 scale sand casting. The smallest is an scale diecast recognition model from 1942...
  30. Thanks All. Note the the telegraph key down in front is from a B-17. In fact, it was standard on almost all US bombers. Like many items during the war economy, it was a surprise to find out who produc...
  31. Thanks, now it can thumb its nose at the others on display!
  32. It would be nice if a company would extrude styrofoam or other expanding foam over a filament in thin curly strands not unlike the wood strands of yore. Remember the scene in "A Christmas Story" when ...
  33. Let me weigh-in on this thread that has morphed into packing. My key area is restoring expensive metal airplane models that have VERY FRAGILE prop assemblies. Very difficult to arrive safe. Ebay noted...
  34. Thank-you!
  35. I would love to give the lecture on how to pack, especially for overseas travel. Internal box support and absolute item immobility are paramount to be successful. If there are any takers send me a no...
  36. I am in the process of restoring one of these and would like to know what the words say on the band around the globe. The airplane depicted is a Douglas DC-7 but the registration number is for an a...
  37. The Packard Merlin has had a 0 time overhaul as well :{)
  38. Yes, I do a few overhauls for others. In fact, I am overhauling a gentleman's 5 model collection currently. When I do sell one of these, it is usually on Ebay under my moniker 'ohmyflyguy'. It will no...
  39. There were a number of companies producing "airplane ashtrays". These include Allyn Sales, Pastushin, Riffe and others who produced these metal/chrome ashtrays. Full-scale aircraft manufacturers contr...
  40. This is a Marx Large DC-4 Pressed Steel Toy Airplane. Go to ebay and check out their guides ... http://reviews.ebay.com/Vintage-Large-Marx-DC-4-Pressed-Steel-Toy-Airplane?ugid=10000000017898424
  41. This may have been an airplane that was assembled incorrectly. If the wings were rotated 180 degrees on the yaw axis and the pitch axis, the end result has the similar outlines of the Bell XFM Airacud...
  42. If this is British, it is probably of the Douglas A-20 (Havoc) that the RAF, the 8th and 9th AAF's used in the ETO. Other than the long proboscis, its outlines are very close to the Havoc. Sheet bras...
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