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I hope you like model airplanes, Trench Art Aluminum B-26

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I was set up in a depressed area flea market several weeks ago.

 

The guy across from me was selling his collection of miscellaneous man antiques.

 

He had this model that he got from the vet many years ago.

 

According to the story a B-26 pilot made it during the war.

 

But he wanted so much for it and I couldnt do it.

 

As the day went on he complained that no one was buying anything.

 

He had cool stuff but he was asking pie in the sky prices.

 

At the end of the day I found out he needed money and bought his entire stand.

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Very nice model, thanks for sharing.

 

P.S.: Reading your post I thought about how pilots would call their "trench" art...?


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Good point about trench art!

 

Looks like a sand casting that was filled down and detailed.


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Thanks, I love these old models.

 

My dad used to make them using aluminum left from crashed airplanes.


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Very minor stuff.

 

Enamel CBI theater made collar insignia.

 

A ribbon bar or two.

 

Thanks everyone


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Another view with a close up of the detail.

 

The spinners look like they are spinning.

 

I love the way the dust patina has gathered.

 

The attention to scale is wonderful.

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That's cool, looks like someone put a lot of effort into that!


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Very nice. With the small size, I would say it was cast from a recognition model and details added from there.

I happen to collect vintage desk models and ashtray models. They are great. Here's a few examples of what is out there.

 

Thanks for sharing yours....always great to see other creations.

 

JD

 

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AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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Very nice JD.

 

It’s smaller than any recognition model I’ve seen.

 

It’s much smaller than 1/72 scale.


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Thanks guys, I keep it under my pillow.

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Great piece of trench art!

 

I am usually not a big fan of cast pieces, but this one is a step above most examples.

 

Scott

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Here is a Dutch Fokker G-1 my dad made when he was a boy.

 

Its a sand casting made from aluminum from an allied plane that was destroyed near his house.

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Here is a Dutch Fokker G-1 my dad made when he was a boy.

 

Its a sand casting made from aluminum from an allied plane that was destroyed near his house.

 

 

Wow-- nice to have a family piece and the provenance to confirm it is trench art!

 

Scott

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Very cool Fokker. Nice to have a family piece like that!

 

JD


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Thanks.

 

I found it when I was 8 with his toy soldiers cleaning out Omas house in The Hague.

 

It was the catalyst that got me into this.


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