Vintage Brass and Plated Aircraft - Page 2


Boulton Paul Defiant – WW2 Period Brass model & stand

This neat period model is in excellent condition and displays well. One of the nicer Defiant models I have seen in brass. It has a lovely patina built up over the years, although there are traces of polish in the creases.


More accurate than many of the models of this era, the stand fit is loose rather than tight, and I would not be surprised if it was not the original stand....but it is certainly a genuine “of the period” stand.


The wingspan is a little over 6 inches (15.5 cms)

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Junkers Ju-86K – Rare early WW2 German brass/copper trench art model

Another rare period model from 2 collections recently acquired from Europe, a Junkers Ju-86 in a mixture of brass/copper.

Not a large model, but beautifully and delicately done. One of the earlier Luftwaffe aircraft, the Junkers Ju 86 was a German monoplane bomber and civilian airliner designed in the early 1930s, and employed by various air forces on both sides during World War II, serving initially in an operational role in the Spanish Civil War in February 1937.

Where the aircraft is attached to it's original stand, it has a small leather cover, which is also used on the bottom of the stand base.

This beautiful and scarce model has a wingspan of around 3.9 inches (8 cms)


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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt – WW2 Period Brass model 

This neat period model is in excellent condition and displays well. I can't remember the last time I saw a brass trench art P-47.

More accurate than many of the models of this era, quite clearly a trench/shed art model with clear signs of hand fettling and no provision for a stand.

The wingspan is a little over 6 inches (15.5 cms)

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Avro Lancaster – WW2 Period Brass “trench art” model 

This neat period model is in excellent condition and displays well. A “one off” rather than a commercial model, clearly shows traces of hand fettling, and with no provision for a stand.

More accurate than many of the models of this era, and a real effort has been made with the shape of the Merlin engines and exhausts.

The wingspan is a little over 8 inches (21 cms)



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Handley Page Halifax – Period Brass model & Stand 

This neat period model is in excellent condition and displays well. The airframe is brass and the stand is an Oak base with a brass upright.


The wingspan is around 8 inches (20 cms) and it weighs just under .5 Kgs.


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Supermarine Spitfire – Brass plated model & original stand - 6 inch span

A vintage metal model of the Supermarine Spitfire. Definitely not trench art, but an older commercial piece, but quite nicely done.

I appears to possibly be chrome plated brass, but it could well be a plated metal model.....difficult to tell without scrapping done into the finish !....but fairly heavy for it's size at 450 gms.


The stand is obviously original, with the large fitting recess also plated on the inside. Lots of surface detail, and displays very well.


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