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Vintage Stirling model E bay

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:38 pm
by Nocturna mors
A wooden period model of the Short Stirling Bomber. With a wingspan of 16 inches (40cms) I reckon it's about 1:72 scale. Proportionately quite good. Like the Sunderland I listed a few weeks ago, I have had this for some time with the intention of stripping and repainting it. The paintwork in particular is very worn and patchy in places.......but the overall Airframe shape is really very good. It has a few unusual features for such an elderly model, and was clearly built with some knowledge and care.....It includes perspex cockpit and turrets, and includes a metal (and reasonably accurate) undercarriage ! It also has cylinders on the radial engines. It could make a terrific piece if repainted.......but again, on balance I think it has a better "Feel" being left as it is ! ... 3293wt_903

Me personally, i do not think this could rightfully be described as "trench art" as such, more like a wartime period {or later?} mass produced wooden kit. That said, It appears to be very well done though and has a real vintage look to it.


Re: Vintage Stirling model E bay

Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 9:13 am
by K4KittyCrew
Tom, how can I say this, nicely ................ it looks quite good from a distance.
With all due respect, I'm stunned by the dollars on it.

Re: Vintage Stirling model E bay

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 1:43 am
by Nocturna mors
Just to let you know that I arrived at the opticians John :oops:
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The Stirling model s awfully crude when viewed without the benefit of weekend beer goggles. A couple more and I would have bid on it. :)


Re: Vintage Stirling model E bay

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:33 am
by Ludford101
Well somebody did it sold... :P