My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby Francois » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:13 pm

the last (for the moment)
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:52 pm

That is an awesome SM55! Original? ...from the mid '30s? Love that base! Supreme piece!
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby solumis » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:40 pm

I think i have one out of this "series" too. It is not in this beautiful shape as the ones shown. I think it is called Ro-32. It is big and heavy!
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby Epap » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:40 am

After reviewing the pictures that faxtolder was kind enough to send me, plus those in the most recent posts, I must say that I'm really impressed. Ive seen pictures of American manufacturer's models ----the B-26, P-36, etc.---which are similar in style and quality, however I had no idea that there were so many Italian planes rendered in this form. The SM-81, is particularly impressive. I've built up a pretty large collection of diecast and plastic Italian replicas, but it's nothing like what's pictured on this thread. Congratulations, everyone.
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby fliegerii » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:21 pm

Yes, I am surprised as well, especially about the quantity. We had a big aircraft industry here in Germany until the end of the war with dozen of aircraft makers, but there are practically zero models like those remaining. What I don't know is, if German models were not made in this quantity, or if they got lost at end of war. Maybe it was little of both.

Does anybody have a German Maerklin model? Here in Germany it was Maerklin doing the models for the Reichsluftfahrtministerium. There were FW-200, JU-90, JU86, HE-111, etc. I never saw one in reality, only on pictures.
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby grwebster » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:07 am

Bernard Macaire had a JU-52 and a JU-90 that were made by Maerklin I believe. One of them has panels that could be removed to see the inside. Do not know what happened to the models as I didn't see them put up at the auctions.
I think Anthony Lawler has a civilian airliner model made by them. PM me for his email if you want to communicate with him, Chris. Marco, same thing. He has a massive collection of metal airliners, and may have some Italian ones. He is a member of this site but not very active and probably won't read this thread.
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby faxtolder » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:34 pm

@ Francois: Thanks loads for the pics you posted, really good stuff !!!
Are these planes belonging to your collection? I saw both the big white CANT-Z and the SM-55 on a Bolaffi auction a few months ago, but they were definitely too expensive...
The SM-81 is definitely of the same series as the one I have:

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By the way, next week I should be finally able to post quality one by one close-up's of the best pieces of my collection, so that you won't be forced anymore to look at zoomed parts of the overall pics I posted at the beginning of the thread... ;-) By then please feel free to add them to your website, which by the way is really great!

@ Solumis: Really nice piece! I have one that is definitely of the same series, but the tail is not painted, and a few details are missing... Next week I'll post a close-up to better compare.

@ Epap & fliegerii: Thanks for your words! Chris, I'm as well really surprised by the rarity of German models of this kind... We all know that German aviation industry during WW2 was much bigger (and many times better...) than the Italian one, I'm sure they produced loads of these models, or at least, given the number of manufacturers and plane types, even by producing a few models for each kind of warplane, the overall amount at the end should have been massive anyway... Were they destroyed? Or taken by the enemies and literally disappeared in the four corners of the world?... Very strange, I cannot figure out...

There's a Maerklin JU 52 on sale now on eBay, from the 80's:

http://cgi.ebay.de/MARKLIN-1980-JU-52-F ... 5887d1a8a9

Vintage German models of questionable quality are also on sale:

http://cgi.ebay.de/0710A1-220-Flugzeug- ... 335dfedbb3

http://cgi.ebay.de/0809P2-041-Oldtimer- ... 335dfedbad
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby faxtolder » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:42 pm

Dear Friends,

Finally I managed to take some close-up shots of the main pieces of my collection, so here we go:

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Ansaldo SVA.jpg
Ansaldo SVA, being a WW1 plane is not my core business, but the quality was so great that I couldn't avoid getting hold of this masterpiece...
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Breda 32 (uno costruito).jpg
Breda 32 (only one plane of this series was built in reality)
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby faxtolder » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:47 pm

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Breda 65, one of the best metal pieces of my collection, guns and gears are moving, excellent manufacture by Breda factory itself.
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Breda 88.jpg
Breda 88
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The big Cant Z 506C, same as Francois' one.
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Re: My collection of original Italian WW2 models.

Postby faxtolder » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:50 pm

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Cant Z 515 (the real plane in reality had a twin tail, this model is wrong but still extremely beautiful).
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Cant Z 1007B (legno).jpg
Cant Z 1007B in painted wood, simply perfect conditions.
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Cant Z 1007B (metallo).jpg
Cant Z 1007B in metal.
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