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Entex Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, 1/12, 9002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$169   

Very large (1/12 scale) and very highly detailed kit. Has numerous metal parts, and is molded in blue tinted clear, black, white, gray-blue, metallic dark gray, red tinted clear, orange tinted clear, chrome, sliver and with real rubber tires. Features very highly detailed engine with ignition wiring, full engine compartment, opening hood and trunk, complete suspension and underside detail, steerable front wheels, complete interior with opening doors and full luggage compartment. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Howard's 1935 Mr. Mulligan Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Mastercraft TS-11 Iskara 200 BR -or TS-11 bis D - Polish Air Force, 1/72, 7201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

Nicely molded older kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit and jet engine, one and two piece canopy, full under-wing loadout, parts for 200BR or bis D variants and decals and paint guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Mirage IIIE/O - French Esc de Chasse 1/3 'Navarre' Nancy Air Base 1972 or Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No.3 Sq Butterworth 1972 (Wg. Cdr. P.J. Skully's Aircraft), 1/72, F400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed but seal has splits. Features optional position landing gear, load out with drop tanks and air-to-air missiles, optional parts for IIIE or IIIO versions and color paint guide and decals for the two aircraft listed.

DML Messerschmitt Me-1101 Nachtjager - with Ruhrstahl X-4 Air-to-Air Missile, 1/72, 5014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, X-4 wire guided air-to-air missiles, radar and more.

Renwal Bleriot 1909 Monoplane and Kitty Hawk 1903 Biplane, 1/72, 234-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Hard to fine early 1960s hardbox issue. Kit includes both models. The Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk was the first aircraft to make powered and controlled flight, and the Bleriot Monoplane was the first aircraft to fly over the English Channel. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. The Bleriot is complete; the Kitty Hawk is missing the pilot but is otherwise complete. Includes covering tissue, instructions and Testors's covering glue which is still good!

Tamiya M4 Sherman Early Production Medium Tank, 1/35, MM190

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) German WWI Commerce Raider - With 'S' Cement, 1/232, H382-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$179   

Rare 1960 hardbox first issue with John Steel artwork. Includes a never-opened, mint tube of Revell 'Type S' Cement that is still wrapped in the factory soft paper protector. This is a kit of a fantastic subject -the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. Very well detailed kit for that time. Full hull kit is molded in gray, brown and black and includes rigging thread and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes flag sheet and instructions. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits.

Testors Su-27 Flanker 'B', 1/72, 655

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and well detailed kit.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA70-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Original issue 4-Star kit from 1961. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like new color and gloss and four solid corners. Very highly detailed. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging. Molded in red, yellow, silver and clear. The original internal yellow cardboard presentation material is present and in excellent condition. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog Blackburn Shark Torpedo Bomber - FAA RNAS Ford (1940) / Portuguese Navy Lisbon 1936 / 820 Sq FAA HMS Courageous 1937, 1/72, F179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$28   

Still factory sealed. Final logo issue from the late 1970s just before Frog ceased production. Nicely molded kit contains parts and decals for all three versions. Kit features movable control surfaces, prop, wheels, optional floats or wheeled version and torpedo and bomb loads. With color painting guide. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Revell Bell Huey Helicopter UH-1D, 1/32, H286

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

1969 dated issue of the non-gunship model. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors and moving rotors. Includes pilot and gunner figure. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have fine age cracks.

Hasegawa H6K5 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, JS26-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Earlier issue with high gloss box top, likely from the early 1970s. Very large and well detailed kit for that time. Features full cockpit, moving control surfaces, beaching gear and a large display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Although the box has stains, the instructions are 'excellent' and the decals are still factory sealed in plastic and appear 'very good++.'

Easy Built Models Grumman F6F Hellcat - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-73

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Originally manufactured by Model Craft back in the 1940s. Reissued in 1986 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Cramer Craft AEG G-IV Medium Bomber - (A.E.G. G.IV), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Older, very basic vacuform kit. Contains white plastic main airframe parts only. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans. Please note that all Cramer models are very basic kits. I do not recommend them unless you are highly experienced with older vacuform kits, have an extensive spares box and are an experienced scratch builder.

La Belle D & RG Double Deck Stock Car - HOn3 Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-35

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

From 1975. Top quality craftsman kit. Features full markings, completely shaped wood stock, two factory sealed bags of small fittings and detailed instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the

Williams Brothers Wright J-5 'Whirlwind' Radial Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$89   

1970s issue of the engine that powered Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic Ocean. Large 1/8 scale and well detailed with over 150 parts. Complete engine includes crankcase, 9 cylinders, two magnetos, carburetor air heater, fuel pump, oil pump, accessories, mounting ring, carburetor and fuel system, vinyl wires for the distributor blocks and dual ignition system and more. A name plate label is included with a Wright J-5 decal. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. The Wright J-5 powered a great many famous aircraft of the day - the Bellanca 'Columbia', Boeing Model 72, Cessna Cabin, Curtiss Lark, Fairchild Cabin, Fokker Universal and C-2 / F-7 Trimotors, early Ford Trimotors, Keystone Pathfinder, Lockheed Vega, Sikorsky S-36 and many others.

Monogram Wright Cyclone 9 Radial Engine (C9HE) - Four Star Issue, 1/12, PE52-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Classic 1959 first issue of the famous Wright C9HE Cyclone 9 that powered The SBD Dauntless, B-17, DC-3, A-12, SA-16 Albatross, Stratoliner, B-18, B-10 and so many others. Large-scale kit is molded in black, red, grey and copper so no painting is needed. Has cut-away, optional operational cylinder if you wish to add it. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, stickers, instructions and special booklet on the Cyclone 9.

Airmodel Curtiss XP-55, 1/72, 189

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

Basic vac kit that is nicely molded with recessed panel lines. In white and clear plastic. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Vacuform models are not recommended for beginners; experience is required as well as scratch building skills for many details.

MPC Star Wars Luke Skywalker X-Wing Fighter, 1-1914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

First issue dated 1977. Large kit measures a foot in length with a wingspan of 10 inches. The kit has never been started. The white parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The clear parts were never factory sealed and are complete. Includes decals and instructions.