My listing today is for a colorful hand crafted carved mahogany model of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 D "Destroyer" Luftwaffe twin engine heavy fighter of WWII. This airbrushed color scheme of light and dark gray topsides and light blue undersides features the markings of Zerstorergrschwader JG I (Wespe) which saw service over many fronts in WWII including the Eastern Front in 1943. The big 1/32 scale results in a very large aircraft whose length measures approximately 16.5" with a wingspan of approximately 20". The model comes with a detachable walnut colored wooden stand with an embossed brass nameplate.
The wooden stand is signed by Luftwaffe pilot Karl Leeb who flew Bf 110 nightfighters in combat as well as Ju 88s. The models' stand was signed by Herr Leeb in Connecticut in the mid 1980's where he appeared at an aviation art symposium organized by Buchanan Aviation Art.
Biographical information about Karl Leeb is difficult to find, however, there is a YouTube video of Karl Leeb on the internet under "German NF Pilot Karl Leeb Ju 88 pilot" relating how he tracked down the USAAF fighter pilot who shot him down during WWII. Good luck and thanks for looking. The item "Messerschmitt Bf 110 D 1/32 desktop model signed by Karl Leeb of II NJG 4" is in sale since Monday, December 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Desk & Shelf Models".
The seller is "albatros-d3" and is located in Londonderry, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.