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#1 crazy-monsooner

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:07 PM

here is a LGB observer wing. I don't know whether it is a good one or reproduction one. patina in the back seems to be strange to me. I heard that LGB made a lot of reproduction wing from their original die around 90's. your comments are appreciated!
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb241/crazy-monsooner/CIMG2312.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb241/crazy-monsooner/CIMG2331.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb241/crazy-monsooner/CIMG2329.jpg
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http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb241/crazy-monsooner/CIMG2333.jpg
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#2 Plant#4

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:16 PM

Looks good to me, but then again I was not aware that LGB had made any restrikes of thier wings. I have a few wings that have odd tarnish, it just depends on how they were stored. Dave

#3 KurtA

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:40 AM

There are a bunch of bogus LGB hallmarks out there, but I have no problem with this wing. It's a nice one.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:14 AM

I think that John Cooper is our resident LGB guru. But the wing looks like it is die struck, has the correct pins and the hallmark looks spot on.

On the other hand, we had a recent thread where a fake LGB tech observer wing was discussed:

http://www.usmilitar...l observer wing

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:45 AM

PM sent with a request - more information later.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:22 PM

While I am waiting for some additional photos here is a bit of infor on the restrikes. I know that in the late 80's Balfour was making restrikes but it appears that although they look ok from the front the reverse is the first place to look. There are a few hallmarks that are not correct... look to the link posted by Patrick for an idea.

Additionally as you may have guessed they made up some of the hard to find types but may have made others as well. I think in general if you buy or look at a few of the more common wings i.e. pilot or aircrew and really take a close look at all the small details you will be well armed against the restrikes.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:56 PM

Thanks, guys! Now I know of another no-no to watch for! Always like the idea of learning new ideas on how to protect my collecting passion.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:57 PM

John, Thanks for the info.


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