Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

These small scale wartime ID {identification recognition} models were produced in plastic and soft metal. After WWII Comet Authenticast reissued their products as boxed toys

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Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby grwebster » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:38 am

These boxed sets were developed as an alternate to the 1:72nd scale aircraft. These were the only sets issued.
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby MichaelB » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:23 pm

Wow! What great sets, GR! Lovely stuff!
I, and many of us, may be more familiar with the Cruver pieces as part of a Kix Cereal promotion from 1948. Twenty of the US planes came as premiums.
Let's see if I can insert a picture here...nope...gotta go do more studying...
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby grwebster » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:00 pm

Just open a free acct on phtobucket.com.
upload your image, copy the [IMG] code
and paste the code in your post.
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby grwebster » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:03 pm

I have some loose Russian and Italian ones from the same series so now I wonder- was there a Russian and an Italian set too?
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby BWBrown » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:28 am

Hi GR -
I've never seen or heard of boxed sets of plastic Italian or Russian 1/432nds. I've seen two Russian planes - the PE-2 and SB-3. Have never seen Italian ones. What do you have? As with the Bronzart models, maybe they were produced to showcase the manufacturer's capability, yet never led to orders for boxed sets.
There are boxes for Italian and Russian 1/432nds made in metal by Comet. They aren't anything special, just heavy cardboard containers with Federal Stock No.'s on them.
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby grwebster » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:08 am

Bryan, the Russian one i found in the auction lot is the SB-3, have to check the other wen i return to the usa
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby angelreader » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:28 pm

A few years ago I visited the RAF museum store at RAF Cardington on a private visit (now mostly transferred to RAF Stafford ) they had loose examples of these models in wooden drawers but nothing like the superb examples you have there GR ! like most museums they hold more in store than they have on display which is such a pity as these models have probably never seen the light of day.
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby grwebster » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:09 pm

I have some empty boxes and various loose planes posted in For Sale
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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby chrsn » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:49 am

Okay, rather than continue to lengthen the Comet thread, I decided to post my recently-unpacked loose Cruver 1/432 aircraft in this thread. Looks like my "light grey" Cruvers are a spectrum of greys just like Michael's. However, there's one thing you can say for certain: those "dark grey"s are a real dark grey!

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Re: Cruver plastic 1:432nd scale IDs

Postby grwebster » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:59 pm

dennis, just checking in
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