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Berkeley Impulse Pylon Racer - for R/C, 16-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$155   

Designed for RC. 45 inch wingspan. Features metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, full size detailed plans, shaped leading and trailing edges and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Berkeley The Buccaneer 48 - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$225   

Older Berkeley kit of one of the classics in early gas free-flight. The box claims this is 'America's First Gasoline Model Airplane Construction Kit'. It certainly was not the first gasoline powered model to fly, but it very may well have been the first marketed kit. The large Buccaneer was designed for class A and B gas engines. Kit features printed wooden parts, semi-finished wooden blocks, formed landing gear, silkspan covering, full size detailed plans and streamline wheels. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - For R/C and Payload Contest

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$220   

Very early radio control (RC) aircraft with a 59 inch wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Please note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance. This type of stability was required due to the difficult nature of RC control in the late 1930s. The kit features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, full size plans, rubber wheels and covering material. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Berkeley Buccaneer 'B' Special - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$190   

Early free flight gas model design. Wingspan measures 56 inches. Early gas flight was a true art form - the demands on the aircraft design were unique. First, the aircraft had to take off under power, climb rapidly and stay in the contest area. Secondly, when the motor shut down, the model had to glide like a glider and hopefully still stay in the contest area. These contradictions in aircraft performance lead to some amazing designs. One persistent issue was spins - this Buccaneer 'B' Special features slotted leading edges to prevent 'whip stalls', which was a very common problem at the time. It also has a tail design that "...arrests spins". Model features ready made landing gear, complete full size plans, plywood firewall, semi-finished wood blocks, rubber wheels, plastic windshield, silkspan covering and printed wooden parts. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Makes and idea conversion to electric and RC - these are light aircraft, so you simply climb to altitude, shut down the motor and glide. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Berkeley Junkers Ju-87 Stuka - Drops Bombs-For Free Flight or RC Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$165   

Very early Berkeley kit. Stuka features 27 inch wingspan and unique 'Automatic Bomb-Release During Flight'. Rubber powered model. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Berkeley Steve Whitman's Buster R/C Pylon Racer, 1/4, 3-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$225   

Very large quarter scale model for RC Pylon racing. Big 48 inch wingspan. Features stamped metal landing gear, full size plans with RC details, all die cut balsa and plywood, complete color decals and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

AMT-Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre Jet - Columbian Air Force or USAF Korea, 1/72, A627-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Includes markings for both aircraft. This kit is part of an early effort by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. Hasegawa made the kits and decals in Japan and shipped them to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing P-26A - Great Britain Issue, 1/72, H656

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

1960s Revell of Great Britain issue with unique box art. Slightly larger box issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Springfield Guided Missile Cruiser CG-7 (Ex-Renwal), 1/500, 5007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Still factory sealed. 1982 Revell issue using the Renwal molds. Like all Renwal ships, this one is well detailed and finely molded.

LS A6M2-N Rufe - With Beaching Trolley - (A6M2N), 1/75, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very early LS kit with first logo and old box art. Even on this early kit (#4), the LS attention to detail is evident with recessed panel lines and fine rivet detail. Includes opening canopy, and extending/retracting flaps and movable ailerons. Includes beaching dolly. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete or the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions.

MPC Battle of Britain Diorama - Spitfire/Bedford QL/AEC Tanker and Crew, 1/72, 21206-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$54   

1970s kit is a complete diorama of a Battle of Britain scene. Features airfield display base, Spitfire model, AEC Tanker and Bedford QL kits and 11 crew. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

DML Messerschmitt Me-262A-1a/Jabo - Master Series Issue (Me262A1a), 1/48, 5507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very highly detailed kit with two frets of photoetched parts and real rubber tires. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Burton Island Icebreaker - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/292, H379-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

1960 Picture Fleet issue with framable John Steel artwork. Very well detailed large scale kit. Features detailed helicopter, life boats, Captain's launch, moveable gun turret, swiveling cranes, antennas and masts, full decals and color flag sheet. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Bell UH-1D Huey Helicopter - US Army Japan Transport / US Army Rescue / Japan Ground Self Defense Forces, 1/72, 052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$18   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit features complete interior, opening doors, crew of two, rocket pods and miniguns and rotating main and rear rotors. Includes decals for the three helicopters listed, including the unusual US Army Japan executive transport.

Peerless-Max White M3A1 Scout Car - US Army / British Army / Canadian Army / New Zealand Army / Soviet Army, 1/35, 3507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$56   

Very finely molded model. Highly detailed with full chassis, suspension, drive line and exhaust, crew of three, complete interior, machines guns, accessories, optional top and more. Includes decals for all nations listed and painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Nemecek Messerschmitt Bf-109-T2 / T1 / T0 - (Bf109T2), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

This kit was produced by Miroslav Nemecek in the Czech Republic. Very cleanly molded. Nicely detailed with all recessed panel lines. Can be built as one of three versions and has optional spinners, canopy or folded wings. Cowl can be removed to show detailed engine. Includes cockpit. Includes decals for aircraft stationed in Norway and for carrier trials for the aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

KP Aero A-100 (A100), 1/72, 26

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Nicely detailed kit from very good molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Mig-17A Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

Conversion kit. Makes the Hasegawa Mig-17 into the early 'A' variant. Kit includes high quality vacuform fuselage and metal intake. Never started and complete.

Monogram Panavia Tornado - RAF or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 5426

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

1982 issue. Kit features decals for both aircraft, a wide range of optional loads from bombs to AIM-9 Sidewinders, swing wings, detailed cockpit and more. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Shorts Tucano T Mk.1 - Central Flying School RAF Scampton 1989, 1/72, 03059

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$19   

Well molded and detailed kit includes full dual cockpits, recessed panel detail, optional position undercarriage and air brake and decals for the aircraft from RAF Scampton, 1989. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.