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Academy Roman Warship 50 BC (ex-Imai), 1401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed. From 1985. From original Imai molds. Very large scale model with excellent detail. Features detailed instructions, numerous drawings, billowing sails, full rigging material, detailed rigging instructions (down to how to make certain knots) and 'lion' support stands.

Lindberg Spitfire II British Pursuit - by Paul W. Lindberg, 1/48, 518-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Very first Lindberg release with script logo on top and two sides. No logo on short sides. Molded in gloss silver and with circle logo decals and square logo instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 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.

Aurora Convair 990 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/107, 397-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1299   

Very rare kit from 1962. First and only issue. This is the largest injection molded kit ever made of the very fast Convair 990 airliner. The box has as-new color and sheen with four solid corners and no repairs. There are no price tags, tape or price tag/tape marks. The only flaw is light edge wear. The model is molded in the correct white and clear plastic, with the large clear triangle display stand and full color United decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat with slight yellowing being the only flaw. NOTE: shipping insurance is required with this kit. The Convair 990 and its near sister 880 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. The commercial failure of the 990 caused Aurora to pull these molds from production shortly after the introduction of the kit. The 990 was a larger and faster (Mach .91) airliner than the 880, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two for decades after the last one was phased out of commercial service. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Italeri Mig-37B 'Ferret E' - Soviet Stealth Fighter, 1/72, 162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Unusual 1/72 scale kit of the concept Soviet 'Stealth' aircraft. Features good cockpit detail with opened or closed canopy, well-detailed gear wells, weapons bay and speed brake wells, optional position speed brakes, weapons bay missile load, optional position bay doors, extensive decals and more.

High Planes Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer), 1/72, 72018

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$27   

Hard-to-find limited issue kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts, cast metal nose wheel and strut and vacuform canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 727-200 Pan Am or Lufthansa - With ATP Window Decals, 1/144, 03183

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Includes ATP black windows with silver frame decals and Airfix decals for Lufthansa and Pan Am. The model features optional position landing gear and rear airstair door. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

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 USS Lexington CVT-16 Aircraft Carrier - (Essex Class), 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++

$16   

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.