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Cleveland Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 18 Inch Wingspan Wooden Flying Model, 1/16, M-14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$145   

This is a Cleveland 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. It was issued in 1932. 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, completely precarved nose cowl and wheels, covering material, metal stock, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and correct insignia. 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.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$89   

Dated 1961. Rare larger-scale Aurora kit molded in white and clear with recessed control surface and door lines. Features clear cockpit windshield, full landing gear and a large clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing nose gear door. This part is easily made from plastic stock, or is not needed if the kit if built in the 'gear up' configuration. Inventoried with all other parts and excellent decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. 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. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, 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 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Revell A3J (A-5A) Vigilante 'S' Issue, 1/83, H196-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

This was the last "S" kit issued by Revell. Dated 1959. Kit features opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. As the last "S" kit, it incorporates a critical improvement for the time - recessed panel lines. The entire kit has recessed panel lines and rivet detail-no raised marks. It has an attention to detail that is lacking in many older Pre-S and S kits. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and clear with the "Globe" clear stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays better than the 'Good' grade but it has a 1.25 by 1 inch section of missing litho on one short side.

Yunyj Tyechinik Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-21F - Bagged, 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Unusual near-1/48 scale Soviet model. This release is from 'Yunyj Tyechinik', which succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacture in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Features fine raised panel lines, pilot and full landing gear. Molded in gray, white and black. Never started. The aircraft has been inventoried complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. Includes instructions and from what I can tell, it did not come with decals.

Sterling British SE-5 Scout - 32 inch Wingspan Flying Model, C6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Superb kit from the 1960s and 'the winner of many national and international contests' and one of the 'few able to execute the stunt pattern. Designed for control line flight with .19 to .35 engines. Features detailed metal radiator, cleanly die-cut balsa and plywood parts that are inter-notched for fast and easy assembly, shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, rock maple hardwood motor mounts, material for machine guns, gas model silkspan, formed wire landing gear, hardware pack, authentic decals, extensive full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacture dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas DC-9, 1/200, SP238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1998. Features optional position landing gear and display stand. Please note that Hasegawa did not include decals with this issue.

Revell Custom Parts For Vans, 1/25, H1260

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Original issue from 1977. Contains all the parts on the front and more. 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.

Williams Brothers Pratt & Whitney Wasp R-1340 Radial Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

1970s issue. Well detailed kit with over 200 parts in large 1/8 scale. Complete engine includes crankcase, cylinders, pushrods housings, propeller hub, accessory section, carburetor and fuel system, vinyl wires for the distributor blocks and dual ignition system and more. A name plate label is included with a Pratt & Whitney logo decal. A scale engine mount is furnished with the kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. This engine was P&Ws first aircraft engine and the original purchaser was the US Navy in 1926. The Wasp went on to find world-wide fame in over 50 aircraft. The Boeing 247, P-12, F4B-4, Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk, F8C-5 Helldiver, Douglas Dolphin, Ford Trimotor (some versions), Gee Bee racers, Lockheed Orion, Sirius, Vega, Sikorsky S-38 are just a few. Some were manufactured under license by other companies including BMW in Germany.

Heller HMS Victory with Sails, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Sale Pending
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Widely considered the most detailed model ship ever to be injection molded. Very large and very highly detailed kit over 43 inches long with 2107 parts. The kit is from the same molds as Airfix. This version includes billowing vacuform sails. Includes parts in several colors, full standing and running rigging instructions, standing and running rigging materials, sails, detailed plans/instructions, decals and flags. The kit has never been started. All parts that were originally in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The few that were not have been inventoried with all parts present. Flags and instructions/plans are present and in excellent condition.

Xotic-72 Kawasaki Ki-10 Perry, 1/72, AU2010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition kit from 2002. Well detailed and includes brass PE details, color painting guide and markings for four different aircraft.

Skywave Two Royal Navy 'O' Class Destroyers (G17 Onslow Type) - Two Complete Ships, 1/700, SW-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$29   

Later issue with more colorful box art. Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kits. Contains two destroyers and decals for 12 different 'O' class DDs. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Junkers Ju-52 /3m - Lufthansa 'Kurt Wolf' or Syndicato 'PP-CAV' Condor or Caicara, 1/72, 4242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Revell of Germany issue from 1987. Very nicely molded kit featuring full cockpit and passenger cabin interior, optional position cabin door, separately molded ailerons, elevator and rudder, detailed engines with movable propellers and decals and paint guide for the aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix B-24 Liberator Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1503-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$42   

Still factory sealed. Wide 'White' box 1960s issue with white side panels. Action-packed artwork shows part of a box of B-24s at the moment of 'Bombs Away!' Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak burst close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. Nice kit featuring moving turrets and elevating guns, movable control surfaces, retracting landing gear, rotating props and optional position crew entry door and ladder.

Lindberg Motorized Troop Attack Craft (LSI Infantry Landing Ship), 1/150, 779M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Rare 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Motorized for use in water. The kit has never been started. The electric motor is still in a factory sealed bag. The rest of the kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Junkers Ju-88 A/B/G Mistal, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$100   

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.

Revell CV-61 USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier Picture Fleet Issue, 1/542, H360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$169   

Sale Pending
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1971 dated Picture Fleet issue with John Steel artwork. Kit features large flight deck decals with dark gray landing area and white lines, movable cranes, optional position elevators, 16 aircraft, helicopters, 11 tow trucks, 10-5" guns, lifeboats and radar details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya USS Fletcher DD445 Destroyer, 1/700, 31902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$12   

Highly detailed waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Jo-Han 1958 Dodge Custom Royal 2 Door Hardtop Built, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Rare. Neatly built and painted model that includes body, excellent clear front and rear windshield, interior tub, chrome front and rear bumpers, chrome headlights, red-tinted clear tail lights, underpan, inner wheels, axles, original whitewall tires (one turned inward) and four chrome hubcaps. Comes completely apart very easily; I have laid it together for the photos. Sold as is.

AMT Chrysler Imperial Western Pickup Truck, 1/25, T148-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$169   

Very rare. I believe the base vehicle is a '65 Imperial and this was an Alexander Brothers custom job - but that is just conjecture. An excellent kit with full engine and compartment, opening hood, 'horseshoe' door handles and brake pedal, custom interior, optional top, branding iron or steer horns hood ornament and a large sheet of woodgrain and text decals (in 'new' condition). Also includes white wall stickers. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1937 Chevrolet Convertible - Stock or Street Rod, 1/25, T316-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Older issue from the mid/late 1960s with fantastic box art titled 'Staging Area.' Very well detailed and can be built one of two ways - stock or racing. Includes extensive customizing and racing parts. Features detailed Stovebolt 6 engine with stock carbs or dual carbs with chrome air cleaners, stock or chrome valve cover, blown 427 engine, detailed engine compartment with removable hood and custom clear plastic hood, very good chassis detail with separately molded front springs with shocks, front axle, brake backing plates, steering arm, tie rods, racing link, drive shaft, rear axle and springs and exhaust, choice of stock or racing wheels, Cragar racing wheels with trim rings, complete stock interior or custom interior with buckets, roll bar, shoulder harness and custom wheels, shifter and dash, optional position stock convertible top, numerous custom body parts and a very large sheet of decals. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (white plastic) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.