American Airlines DC-6

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American Airlines DC-6

Postby solumis » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:13 pm

Looks like a professional made model from the time, but it is not metal or resin. It is made from a black very thick plastic, like Topping models, it is not solid like curvers. The windows and doors are stamped and the whole plane is made out of two pieces. Came from a flight attandent that was flying in the 60s. They told me she got it as a present during her career.
I made some new spinners and plasic discs for the prop that replaced the wooden pieces that are shown on this picture. Did anyone see this kind before? What type of props it had originaly?
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby grwebster » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:35 pm

Could it be one similar to Ladd Bovey's?
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby solumis » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:36 pm

please do not post my e-mail public... it is a vaild one...i work with this one since some years
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby grwebster » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:06 am

your emails are being returned from the site. something is not right.
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby larrymak » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:11 pm

What you have is an ID model that was refinished for American Airlines. I had 2 of these and both were in AA livery.I have also seen the in other collections. They did not have props and were not on a stand.There were period models and not done by a hobbyist etc. It is a good collectable piece.AA must have had thes done as a promo item after the war.
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby grwebster » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:08 am

I have the same model, seems to be a Cruver, but has no trademark, date or model designation. Also lacks 'hanging hole'.
There is no sign of any other finish than the molded black plastic. Perhaps it was pulled before being finished as a travel agency model?
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby BWBrown » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:40 pm

Hi -
This model of the DC-6B/C-118A was made by Cruver. It's a stretched version of their C-54. It didn't have props originally. -- Bryan
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby grwebster » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:04 pm

Bryan, does yours have any designation cast in the plane?
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Re: American Airlines DC-6

Postby BWBrown » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:35 am

I've had 3 or 4 of them, and none of them had markings. -- Bryan
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Cruver DC-3, DC-6, DC-7

Postby grwebster » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:47 am

I will post a series of photos by TWA_202a of these on behalf of this member shortly
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