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Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk1 - RAF No.32(F) Biggin Hill Hawkinge July 1940 / No.85(F) Advance Striking Force Lille/Seclin France April 1940, 1/48, A04102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$19   

Very nicely molded kit with 'good' cockpit detail, optional DH or Rotol prop spinners, pilot figure, optional position landing gear and decals/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.

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.

Cleveland B-17 Flying Fortress - For R/C or Free Flight, SF-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$795   

Giant 1/16 scale kit with a 77.25 inch wingspan. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with "Cleveland" stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit #. 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.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Hot Rock Stunt Liner 'THE GREYHOUND' - Control Line Gas Aircraft Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare 1947 early control line model. Master Modelcraft Supply Company was located in New York City, NY. The kit was designed by Bernard Schoenfeld for Class A, B or C engines and has a span of 16 inches and a length of 19 inches. Inside, the kit is almost completely prefabricated. The upper and lower fuselages are precarved from single pieces of wood - same with the wings and all control surfaces. A plywood firewall, real rubber tires, and preformed wire landing gear are provided as well as full size detailed plans. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts.

Lindberg Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/48, 519-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++

$69   

Late 1950s kit with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Probably the second issue of this kit. Color and gloss are as new, there are no price tags or tag marks and all four corners are solid and original. Box displays 'near mint' but was graded 'excellent++++' due to clear tape on the sides once used to keep the box closed. Features two pilots with seats, clear canopy, raised panel detail, full landing gear (can easily be built with gear in the retracted position also), 'rocket' nose, display stand and colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Lindberg 1964 Dodge 330SS Ramchargers, 1/25, 72161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

Very nicely detailed kit featuring full engine and engine compartment detail, opening hood with optional hinges, detailed chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension and driveline, full interior with detailed side panels, dash, roll cage and instrument decals, full, large decal sheet including all red stripes and lettering and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Convair 240 / C-131, 1/72

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$69   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

AMT 1949 Ford Custom Club Coupe - Stock or Custom - Bagged, 1/25, 6805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$14   

This came from the estate of a very particular builder/collector who kept the clear and chrome parts in separate bags, keeping them in 'as new' condition. Very nice kit. Features choice of engines - stock Ford Flathead V-8 or Cadillac V-8 with 3x2 or blown and fule injection. There is an engine stand for the engine that you do not put in the car. The hood opens and the engine compartment has good detail as well. Nicely molded chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension, control arms, rear shocks, dual or single exhaust and optional traction bars. Has a full stock interior or custom version with bucket seats, floor shifter, fire extinguisher, moon fuel tank, aux. gauges and custom wheel. There is a choice of stock or racing tires and various custom exterior treatments - optional grills, hood scoops, roof scoop, nerf bars, antennas, spotlights, fender skirts, tail lights and more. Molded in light gray, chrome, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Precise Trident SLBM - Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$325   

Rare promotional item. Missile measures 10 inches high. Wooden base with no name plate. Missile paint is NM+ and decals are NM. Base is original and near mint. The missile is missing a small nozzle adjuster arm. The other three arms are present. There has been no restoration or touch up on this model. Insurance is required for shipping.

Cleveland Kling's 1937 Fokerts Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-71

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.

ITC Santa Maria and Mayflower - Precision Miniatures Historical Ship Models, 3756-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$18   

Very nicely molded, small scale kits. Contains both ships. The Mayflower and the Santa Maria are about 3 inches long when assembled and features full hulls, display stands billowing sails and rigging diagrams. The kits has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora US Army Special Forces Green Beret, 1/8, 413-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$225   

Hard to find kit from 1966 in excellent condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags and no tape or tape/tag marks. There is light general wear as shown. The kit is very nicely molded in dark green and includes the Green Beret with his knapsack, canteen, first aid kit, machete, hand grenade and rifle as well as a display base with rocks, a fence, tree stumps, palms, various plants and name plate. Inside, the kit has not been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

LS BD-5 and BD-5J - (One of Each), 1/72, A194-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

One of if not the smallest injection molded airplane kit ever made. Contains two kits - one BD-5 and one BD-5J, the world's smallest personal jet aircraft. Typical very high LS mold quality. Includes full decal pin-striping, clear canopies and stand. NOTE: the inside of cockpits and seats have been sprayed light gray. There is no other painting and no assembly. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 1964 Fairlane Thunderbolt Russ Davis Ford, 1/25, 7451

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1990 Hot Rod magazine issue. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Precise Martin Marietta Sprint ABM

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$1100   

Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Sprint. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Sprint designed for short range interceptions. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is excellent. Missile measures 14.75 inches high and is made of plastic. The missile body is mint with no broken parts - no scratches - no wear. The decals are 'very good.' There is some black missing on the roll pattern at the top (see photo) and the same amount missing on the back base roll pattern. The red 'US ARMY' is mint on the back but part of the 'R' is missing on the front as shown. The base is 'excellent' and has a metal plate that reads 'US Army Sprint Antimissile Missile - Martin Marietta.' There are no touch ups or repairs and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Nichimo Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude - Navy Carrier Fighter, 1/72, S-7202-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From the late 1960s or very early 1970s. Well molded with fine detail. Features working split wing flaps, rotating wheels, cockpit detail, rotating prop, drop tank and color decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Chrome Plated Lockheed U-2 - (Authenti-Plate), 1/48, 300-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$90   

1962 completely chrome plated hardbox kit with Bill Campbell artwork. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. While the box is only fair, the chrome is above average condition with typical light wear. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.

Life-Like Chevrolet 1937 Custom Convertible (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Life-like issue from original Pyro molds. This model is nicely detailed for it's time and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the kit contains Lindberg instructions. They are for this kit. This kit may have been sold just after Lindberg purchased the Life-Like molds and stock.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther - 1st Brooklyn Issue, 1/48, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$1500   

Rare 1st issue from 1952 in the one-piece flip top box. 100% original and correct. The model is molded in the correct gloss dark blue with a clear square 'Brooklyn' stand, stand arm and canopy. Being the first issue, the model does not significant rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 13 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with very minor bug damage. Decals are correctly marked 'The Tatem Company' and are in excellent condition with some curl and minimal yellowing. The box is one of the better I have seen. It is intact - there are no missing parts and no repairs. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models. This kit must be shipped insured. Kit History: In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; the damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard.

Strombecker Convair XF2Y (Yf2Y-1) Sea Dart - Supersonic Float Plane - NO Rivet Detail, 1/60, D25-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

From the 1950s. Rare first issue with no rivet detail on the plastic parts. Later issues all had this detail added. Box has great color. Nicely done kit for the time. Molded in dark blue plastic. Has very colorful decals in like-new contiion for this unusual and beautiful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals, Strombecker club application and instructions present. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. The Sea Dart was a supersonic design that could take off and land from water using retractable hydro-skis. Five prototypes were built and over 300 test flights made. The advent of the super carrier spelled the end of the Sea Dart, although 4 still exist on display today.