Douglas A-26C Invader 44-34313 (N4313) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Restored and flying regularly with extensive combat history in Korea. Flak damage, wounded crewman. New paint in markings she had in Korea 1952. New glass nose. If you want a turn key WWII/Korea bomber, this is the plane for you. Faster than many WWII fighters. Very extensive 7 year IRAN completed in 2018.
The machine is located in Windsor, CA and is currently being offered for $750,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Chance Vought F-4U-5N Corsair B/N 123168 (VH-III) has hit the market.
The machine was constructed in 1951 for the US Navy and was later delivered to the FA Hondurena in March 1956 as FAH603. In subsequent years, the aircraft passed through the hands of Hollywood Wings Inc. and the Disney Corporation, which gifted it to RNZAF Museum. In 1996 , the unrestored Corsair was traded to its current owner for a P-40F project. [continue reading…]
Kineticmodel has shared an update on its upcoming new tool F-104G Starfighter model kit in 1/48 scale.
As previously reported, the offering (48083) will reportedly include the avionics bay, C-2/GQ-7A ejection seat, radar and a detailed landing gear bay. The company states that the kit will be released as part of the “Kinetic Gold” series, which sees all tooling quality/design based on the new standard. In addition, the detail surface will make use the mirror EDM system to represent a shined, polished, bare metal surface.
The company states that the kit is “Closing to your door step” and will hopefully be available after July 20. Click below to check out additional images.
A 1944 Stinson L-5 project aircraft has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Great project airplane, the fuselage has surface corrosion does not appear to be anywhere that is corroded through, it has been dry stored inside an hangar in central California for the past 30 years. It appears to be approx. 80% complete and in total rebuildable condition. The whole airplane is loaded on a trailer which is included but probably not good for the long haul. The airplane can be used as a project or as spare parts or patterns.
The machine is located in Modesto, California and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
(Image: TSRL via Wikimedia Commons)
For his latest installment of “Kermie Cam,” Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks details his April 2019 visit with Jeff Blakey of Blakey Engine Service in Roanoke, Texas. Kermit states:
“Jeff and I go way way back, and through the years, he’s done a number of engines for quite a few of my vintage aircraft. He’s a great craftsman, one of the last of a dwindling breed, and he’s also one hell of a guy. Come on along with me and visit with Jeff, and check out his shop.”
The visit will be documented in two parts. Click below to check out part 1.
A full-scale static Fokker Dr.1 museum reproduction has hit the market. The listing states:
With extensive research and skilled craftsmanship we have built an accurate Static Replica using original construction plans. Every bit of detail you would have found in an original, you’ll find in this example. We have constructed nearly every individual part, using the same materials and processes that were utilized in the original design, e.g. Linen cover, linden wooden wing ribs, replica of static engine made from cast aluminum: Oberursel Ur.II rotary engines with Wooden propeller Axial Berlin from Ash and Walnut. As a reference the replica was presented during “AERO Friedrichshafen 2017” exhibition and in “Polish Aviation Museum” in Krakow.
The triplane is located in Gdansk, Poland and is currently being offered for US $88,900. Click here to check out the complete listing.
A collection of “complete” golden age aircraft has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
After over 60 years of collecting antique aircraft Northern California collectors are thinning out their collection. The sale includes 6 OX-5 powered airplanes. Curtiss Robin, Bird, Waco 10, Command Air, American Eagle, Fairchild KR-31, In addition to the OX-5 powered aircraft is an Aeronca C-3, Curtiss Junior, Inland Sport, Curtiss Challenger powered Robin, Boeing P-12 (Crowder).Airplanes are complete, the wings have been removed for storage. The airplanes will not be separated, this is a single lot sale.
The collection is located in Jackson, California and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.
In his newest stop motion assembly video, modeler Tom Grigat takes on the new Airfix Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk XIV kit in 1/48 scale.
Grigat notes that the cockpit painting employed a combination of humbrol and alclad II milspec colors while the pilot is painted with acrylic colors from vallejo. The entire aircraft coat is painted with alclad II chrome on a base of alclad glossy white and glossy black sealed with aqua gloss.
This time I tried the stressed skin effect in a more subtle way compared to the extreme effect I got with the B-17 G in 1/72. Hope it worked better this time…The additional rivets were made with the tool “rosie the riveter” and the gun barrels are brass tubes from albion alloys.
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A “ready to go” Bucker Jungmann has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
Bucker Jungmann 131 for sale, 157 TT, 97. smoh on hotrod Lycoming 0320 (190 hp dyno) cold air induction, tuned exhaust, Catto prop made for this engine, condition inspection just completed, cylinder removed to check for rust and /or corrosion (none found have pics), new tires, new battery, new elt batteries, Cleveland wheels & brakes. Electrical system consist of starter & battery. Built in 2007 using many original parts, wings are new. Owner passed, selling for widow. Always hangared.
The aircraft is located in Williamson, Georgia and is currently being offered for US $75,000, although bids are also being accepted. Click here to check out the complete listing.
Airfix has provided new details on its upcoming B-25B Mitchell model kit in 1/72 scale.
As previously reported, the new release (A06020) is based on the new tool B-25C/D released last year and includes additional parts to model the early “B” model of the type. The recent update provides a look at these parts as well as profiles of the two liveries included in the kit, which represent 40-2249 “Hari Kari-er” from the famous Doolittle Raid, as well as a machine from the 34th Bombardment Squadron which participated in the pre-raid “Louisiana Maneuvers.”
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