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Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland 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. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. 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 1938 Turner-Laird 'Pesco Special' Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

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 very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to teh 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. 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.

Aircraft Models Company of America Fokker Universal Scale Replica Model Kit - Flying Wooden Model From 1933 - 24 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

Very rare kit from 1933. Although well known, balsa wood did not come into widespread commercial modeling use until the 1930s. Before then, aircraft kits were composed of hardwoods, bamboo, metal fittings and silk, fabric or tissue covering. This interesting kit bridges the gap between 'old' and 'new' (at the time) wooden kits. The parts are balsa, bamboo, metal and celluloid. The manufacture was Aircraft Models Company of America, 29 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford Connecticut. They made solid and flying models and the original price of this model was $1.50 - rather expensive at the time. The high price was justified by the unusual complete nature of the kit. The prop blank is machined (not finished) carved, all ribs are completely cut out and notched, the nose block is machine carved, the wheels completely formed celluloid and balsa, the stripwood is cut to the proper width and height, there is clear celluloid for the windows, complete full size blue-print plans, metal bushings and washers, sandpaper, beautiful red tissue, a glass bottle of "Tissue Cement - Aircraft Models Company of American", a bottle of "Tissue Dope" (also labeled), a cork-sealed vial of red paint, and general assembly instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: it is missing 2 of 6 small brass eyelets (bushings) and 3 of 6 very small washers. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, plans, instructions and supplies.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$500   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell USS Lexington CVT-16, 1/500, H444

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

$139   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit of training carrier CVT-16. Includes one piece hull with full propeller and rudder detail, detailed angled deck, two movable elevators, rotating crane, six aircraft tugs, mobile deck crane and 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters.

Revell USS Missouri Battleship - Pre-S Wide Box Issue, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

1954 second Pre-S release in the wider box. The earlier (1st) Pre-S release is in the narrow packaging. Fantastic box condition with excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, and no price tags, tape or tag/tape marks. Second release of these molds. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with the small parts still sealed in the factory bag. Includes flag sheet and instructions. The Missouri was the first model that Revell cut it's own m olds for. Previous to this, Revell marketed kits from other companies who cut the molds themselves, such as the Highway Pioneers from Gowland & Gowland or the Adams military models. It is said that the Missouri was the most profitable kit that Revell ever produced.

Revell PT-212 Torpedo Boat - Motorized - Picture Fleet, 1/98, H396-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare 1960 Motorized release with John Steel box artwork. This is the original Pre S PT boat with motorizing features added. Full hull model is 9 inches long and includes torpedoes, 20mm and 50 caliber guns, 3 crew figures, steerable rudder, reduction gears, electric motor and all running gear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The motorizing parts are still sealed in their factory bag. NOTE: Part #31, a sailor with a machine gun, has the gun base and barrel broken off. The base is present, but the barrel is missing.

Airfix Me-262 Jet Fighter - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 11-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very colorful Craftmaster artwork issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Consolidated B-24J Liberator - 2109835 of 392nd Bomber Group April 1944, 1/72, 1502-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$42   

1970s issue from Airfix molds. Well detailed. Features decals for the 392nd ship that was lost in action over Germany on April 11, 1944. Features elevating guns and rotating turrets, movable control surfaces, retracting landing gear, rotating props and optional position crew entry door and ladder. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and decals and instructions are included.

Revell HMS Bounty - 'S' Issue with Glue, 1/110, H327-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

The 1st issue of this kit. 'S' Box artwork is dated 1956. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed. This kit is no exception and has excellent detail. Kit comes with preformed ratlines and full rigging instructions. Kit even has the original sealed tube of Revell 'S' Cement. Never started and complete. Includes all parts, assembly/rigging instructions, rigging material and flag sheet.

Revell 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Customizing Kit - Stock or Custom, 1/25, H1231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Can be built stock or wild custom. 1996 reissue of the 'S' kit featuring a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker and 78 customizing accessories such as turtle fins, mirrors, spotlights, hood scoops, side stacks, 'shark' fender fins, continental extension kit, antennas, 8 disc and bumper bullets, fender skirts and more. Molded in black with chrome and clear parts. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Novo Blackburn Skua (Ex-Frog) - Bagged, 1/72, F162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$19   

Still factory sealed. Novo issue from quality Frog molds. Very fine and cleanly molded in medium gray. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder.

Premier 1910 Ford Model 'T' - Old Time Autos Issue Bagged, 1/32, 100-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$25   

Factory sealed bag with very good header. This model dates from the early or mid 1950s. Due to the instant and wide-spread popularity of the Revell Highway Pioneers, many companies jumped on the car model bandwagon and Premier was one of them. I have seen this kit molded in many colors - ivory, deep red and black with perhaps more colors to be discovered.

Revell The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620, H307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1977 release. Highly detailed like most early Revell sailing ship kits. Very finely molded and detailed in tan plastic with white vac billowing sails. Features captain figure and 4 crew in Pilgrim garb, rigging blocks, thread fro standing and running rigging, full rigging instructions, pre-formed rat lines, whale boat, colorful flags and display stand. The model has never been started. NOTE: missing the stand name plate and one half of one small deadeye, part number #36. Several lower braces for the large deadeye assembles have broken off clean and are missing - they can be replaced easily with stock plastic material.

Ambroid REA Express Reefer - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood sides, roof and floor as required, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal car ends, reefer hatches, doors, underside and many other detail parts, real metal ventilated roof walks, ladders, colorful REA decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Ambroid Pullman Standard Full-Door HO Boxcar 'Southern All-Door Loading Super Cushion Service' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Limited edition - one of 5000 made. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood pre-scribed sides, milled roof, milled floor/underframe and detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal detail parts, real metal ventilated roof walks, ladders, full Southern decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Prototype Modeler 1926 Pacific Fruit Express R-30-13 Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1002

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the R-30-13 Wooden Reefer, of which 4,038 were built, all in 1926. Many saw service well into the 1950s and even the '60s. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, milled hardwood underframe details and other parts as needed, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer door hardware by Grandt Line, KC Westinghouse brake equipment by Cal-Scale, metal grab irons, cast metal ice hatches and lower car ends, a large, full sheet of Rock Island decals and more. This kit it intended to have a completed detailed and complete underside and brake assembly with all levers, piping, etc. The model has never been started. Most parts are still sealed in factory bags - those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Silver Streak 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - Swift Refrigerator Line - HO Craftsman Kit With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, S412-295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

Classic kit from the Craftsman Era of HO kits. Very detailed and well made kit. Silver Streak was one of a number of manufactures that created very realistic wood and metal kits during the 1940s and 1950s. This is, in my opinion, an exceptional kit. Includes pre-scribed and cut and factory painted and lettered hardwood sides decorated with Swift in red and white, and all other required markings, fully milled and cut hardwood roof and floor, fully cut and prescribed bristol board car ends , metal door hardware and cast brake parts including levers, cast coupler pockets, underside girders, bolsters, ice hatches, brake wheel, metal ladders, grab irons, roof ribs and brake linkage, scale chain and more. This kit has complete underside detail and instructions to help with this tricky but rewarding task. Includes full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. All parts are still internal factory sealed bags. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Ambroid Great Northern ACF Center Flow Covered Hopper Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, K-11

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

This is a complex and very highly detailed kit. When properly built, it is a museum quality display. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO Craftsman kits. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for this style kit. Features all Northeastern Scale Models hardwood lumber. All major parts are fully cut, milled, shaped and ready to assembly. Wood and metal stock is included as needed for details and those need to be cut to length. Includes dual metal-mesh roof walks, a bag of detail parts that is still factory sealed, metal ladders, full color decals with Great Northern decorations and complete lettering, paint guide (Jade Green is the correct color for this model) and full size instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Pavla Stearman PT-13 / PT-17 Kaydet - US Navy N2S-2 NAS Pensacola Spring 1941 / US Army Stage Commander Randolph Field Texas 1937 / Israeli Air Force Hertzelia or Kfar Sirkin Base December 1949, 1/72, 72042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

High quality limited edition kit. Features excellent injection molded parts, numerous resin parts including the engine, full cockpit with side panels and decals and painting guide for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.