Here are my unsuccessful bids yesterday...
All are 1:50 scale models, which is exactly my favourite scale !!
Model descriptions were poor and seller not very communicative, so high biddings were risky. However beautiful original masterpieces made for the Soviet export company AVIAEXPORT in their General Representative Office in former East Berlin, close to Checkpoint Charlie (or Grenzübergang Kochstrasse, as it was called in E-Berlin) !
These kind of offers pop up only every 2-3 years on E-Bay.
However most of these models are in very poor condition (remember the original shape of my old DM-STC INTERFLUG IL-18 purchased back in 2005) and seller unwilling to reveal more detailed information, nor additional detailed photos. I therefore decided to pass on my offer for above reasons at a relatively low bid...
Here they are :
Sowjetische 2 Motorische Porpellamaschine bei eBay.de: Flugzeuge (endet 01.02.09 23:05:37 MEZ)
AVIAEXPORT AN-24 (or AN-26), no gears, no stand
Flugzeugstandmodell Tupolew 134 ca. 70 cm lang bei eBay.de: Flugzeuge (endet 01.02.09 12:43:07 MEZ)
AVIAEXPORT TU-134 (the only one with a rusty stand)
Flugzeugmodell Tupolew 144 Überschall Flugzeug bei eBay.de: Flugzeuge (endet 31.01.09 20:00:06 MEZ)
AVIAEXPORT TU-144 no gears, no stand)
Flugzeug Standmodell Ilyushin 62 Verkehrsflugzeug bei eBay.de: Flugzeuge (endet 01.02.09 20:18:02 MEZ)
AVIAEXPORT TU-154 (described here als IL-62...
), no gears, no stand
Sowjetischer Hubschrauber MI 8 bei eBay.de: Flugzeuge (endet 01.02.09 23:28:33 MEZ)
AVIAEXPORT MI-8 (the only one with gear down)
What would you have done ???
PS. Am still looking for original MALEV Hungarian Airlines display models from the 60s and 70s...