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General Apathy
On 1/21/2023 at 4:41 PM, General Apathy said:

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Hi Warguy.

 

Thanks, just thought nothing had been added for a while so wanted to put the topic back to the top again.  I will keep a lookout for further models to add. 

 

regards lewis.

 

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Hi Warguy.

 

I had to laugh at myself today,  I had it in my mind since you started this thread that I had other recognition models and I walk past a unit of shelves about twelve times a day easily, finally today I looked up above my head and there was the tip of a wing overhanging the shelf . . . . . .

now I still have the feeling that I have some other recognition models boxed somewhere, maybe one day. 

 

Some sort of vacuum formed resin model of a Stirling Mk - I, no makers mark at all.    

 

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regards lewis.

 

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Wow nice, thanks for sharing. Looks in nice condition. I wish I had militaria I didnt know about hidden away! The Brits made these models as well, I don't own any of them and I am not sure about how they are marked, but I am betting this one is English made. Thanks again!

1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Warguy.

 

I had to laugh at myself today,  I had it in my mind since you started this thread that I had other recognition models and I walk past a unit of shelves about twelve times a day easily, finally today I looked up above my head and there was the tip of a wing overhanging the shelf . . . . . .

now I still have the feeling that I have some other recognition models boxed somewhere, maybe one day. 

 

Some sort of vacuum formed resin model of a Stirling Mk - I, no makers mark at all.    

 

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regards lewis.

 

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General Apathy

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Hi Warguy,

 

don't think this one has been posted here yet, models hanging from the ceiling and lined up on the table as well.

 

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regards lewis

 

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3 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Warguy,

 

don't think this one has been posted here yet, models hanging from the ceiling and lined up on the table as well.

 

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regards lewis

 

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Wow Lewis thanks for posting that. What a great mage! I once saw a photo post war of Grand Central Station (IIRC) that had literally thousands of them hanging from the ceiling after the war. I guess they thought it was better than tossing them. I love this war time shot though. 

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8 hours ago, warguy said:

Wow Lewis thanks for posting that. What a great mage! I once saw a photo post war of Grand Central Station (IIRC) that had literally thousands of them hanging from the ceiling after the war. I guess they thought it was better than tossing them. I love this war time shot though. 

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Hi Warguy,

 

Yes I have that shot of Grand Central floating around somewhere on my stand-by computer, should I re-find it sometime I will add it here.

 

cheers lewis.

 

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6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Warguy,

 

Yes I have that shot of Grand Central floating around somewhere on my stand-by computer, should I re-find it sometime I will add it here.

 

cheers lewis.

 

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That would be great, it is quite impressive. Thanks Lewis.

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General Apathy

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Hi warguy,

 

An interesting article that German saboteurs tried to attack the secret underground chamber at Grand Central station in WWII. It states that two of the saboteurs were given a death sentence for the proposed attack. 

 


https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/video-inside-grand-centrals-secret-sub-basement-which-nazis-nearly-destroyed

 

regards lewis

 

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easterneagle87

Here is a current ad for sale on FB Marketplace. Looks like a lot of good planes. Is it from someone here?  Out of Toledo, OH.

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General Apathy
On 4/20/2023 at 9:11 AM, General Apathy said:

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Hi Warguy,

 

Yes I have that shot of Grand Central floating around somewhere on my stand-by computer, should I re-find it sometime I will add it here.

 

cheers lewis.

 

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Hi Warguy,

 

Well this evening I re-found this image of Grand Central station if I recall the image was taken around 1943

 

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regards lewis.

 

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Yep that is the one I remember seeing as well. Impressive! The design and insignia on them look like they may not be the standard spotter models now that I look closer. 

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9 hours ago, warguy said:

Yep that is the one I remember seeing as well. Impressive! The design and insignia on them look like they may not be the standard spotter models now that I look closer. 

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Hi Warguy,  I have in mind that there is another image of Grand Central and all the aircraft are black recognition models, I will post should it come to light again.

 

regards lewis 

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Sounds good Lewis, I think you might be right. I seem to remember a large variety of different planes and the photo above all the look the same. Thanks again for keeping this post alive. Best!

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General Apathy
1 hour ago, warguy said:

Sounds good Lewis, I think you might be right. I seem to remember a large variety of different planes and the photo above all the look the same. Thanks again for keeping this post alive. Best!

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Hi Warguy,

 

I in turn thank you and appreciate that you take the time to reply to posts made, very gentlemanly of you, the topic interests me so when and if I can I like to add posts. 

 

kind regards lewis.

 

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Fixbayonets!

A very nice collection of spotter models you have warguy as well as many others that are posted here.  I thought these two examples may be of interest to this thread.  Both are still in their original boxes.

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Wow, beautiful examples there and in the original boxes. Probably my two favorites as well. Doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks very much for sharing those. Kevin

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9 hours ago, Fixbayonets! said:

A very nice collection of spotter models you have warguy as well as many others that are posted here.  I thought these two examples may be of interest to this thread.  Both are still in their original boxes.

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Hi fixbayonets,

 

Astounding condition, never seen any boxed ones before just beautiful examples. 

 

regards lewis

 

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Here are five models I have. Three of them look to be Cruver made. The FW-187 still has the nomenclature on the bottom of the fuselage. The Bf-109 and B-25 have had nomenclature and date of manufacture scrapped off. The FW-190 is painted green with black canopy, no idea who the manufacture is. The blue one I'm guessing is a British plane. It's blue with a black canopy and gun turret.

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General Apathy
On 11/13/2023 at 2:57 AM, swag said:

Here are five models I have. Three of them look to be Cruver made. The FW-187 still has the nomenclature on the bottom of the fuselage. The Bf-109 and B-25 have had nomenclature and date of manufacture scrapped off. The FW-190 is painted green with black canopy, no idea who the manufacture is. The blue one I'm guessing is a British plane. It's blue with a black canopy and gun turret.

 

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Hi Swag.

 

Deeply envious, I love the Bf-109 and the FW-190, especially the 190 which was a leap forward for aircraft at the time.

 

The unknown British aircraft you have, I believe is a Blackburn ROC or variant there-of. 

 

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regards lewis.

 

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6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Swag.

 

Deeply envious, I love the Bf-109 and the FW-190, especially the 190 which was a leap forward for aircraft at the time.

 

The unknown British aircraft you have, I believe is a Blackburn ROC or variant there-of. 

 

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regards lewis.

 

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Hey Lewis,

 

Thanks for ID'ing the British bird. I knew it wasn't US, figured it was British based on the design of the tail. They're all up for grabs if you're interested. I've no desire to keep them - I like building scale models.

 

Kevin

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4 hours ago, swag said:

Hey Lewis,

 

Thanks for ID'ing the British bird. I knew it wasn't US, figured it was British based on the design of the tail. They're all up for grabs if you're interested. I've no desire to keep them - I like building scale models.

 

Kevin

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Kevin,

 

thank you a very kind offer, sadly I have to say I stopped sometime ago adding to my collection, a future headache for my daughter one-day. !!!!  ten / twenty years ago I would have been gang-busters to acquire them.  

 

kind regards lewis.

 

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12 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Swag.

 

Deeply envious, I love the Bf-109 and the FW-190, especially the 190 which was a leap forward for aircraft at the time.

 

The unknown British aircraft you have, I believe is a Blackburn ROC or variant there-of. 

 

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regards lewis.

 

...Looks like a BOULTON PAUL DEFIANT but isnot

Balackburn B25

 

 

 

 

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General Apathy

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Hi Warguy,

 

another variation of aircraft recognition, a Sawyer's View-Master with seventy-eight aircraft recognition discs produced for the AAF in 1942.  The box contains 13 American, 21 British, 4 Russian, 12 Italian, 20 German, 8 Japanese discs ( reels ).  There are fourteen views per disc showing each aircraft with varying distances and angles.  

 

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regards lewis

 

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General Apathy
On 11/13/2023 at 2:57 AM, swag said:

Here are five models I have. Three of them look to be Cruver made. The FW-187 still has the nomenclature on the bottom of the fuselage. The Bf-109 and B-25 have had nomenclature and date of manufacture scrapped off. The FW-190 is painted green with black canopy, no idea who the manufacture is. The blue one I'm guessing is a British plane. It's blue with a black canopy and gun turret.

 

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Hi Swag.

 

Here's a German interpretation of the US ' Rosie the Riveter ', German women working on Messerschmitts in 1943.

 

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cheers lewis.

 

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A word of warning today . . . . . . 

 

Moving things around in a display case today I realised that there was some sort of chemical reaction happening between this plastic / resin model and the aluminium cup it was perched upon.  I never gave a thought that there would have been a reaction but it's alarm bells now to keep a look out  for other display items that might be being similarly affected.  Note the brown staining on the lip of the cup and the weeping and distortion on the underside of the aircraft.  

 

( The rim of the aluminum cup was clean when placed in the display case. )

 

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regards lewis.

 

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