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Hawk Travelaire Mystery Ship (Travel-Air), 1/48, 640-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

1964 issue with wonderful Bill Campbell artwork. Well detailed kit of the famous 1930s racing aircraft. Features fine, recessed panel lines, nicely detailed engine, rigging diagrams and removable cowling. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In 1929 at the National Air Races in Cleveland, the Wright Whirlwind powered Travel Air and the pilot Doug Davis beat the finest Army and Navy pilots to win the first presentation of the legendary Thompson Trophy. The ship was designed in such secrecy that it was known as the 'Mystery Ship.'

Revell Saab J-35 Draken 'S' Issue, 1/72, H189

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare late 1950s 'S' kit. First issue. Molded in silver and clear with full color decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback or Bubble Top Versions - USAAF or RAF, 1/48, 500-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Great older kit with nice detail. Softbox has a copyright date of 1965 and shows a action diorama with both Jugs warming the engines up. Can make Razorback or Bubble Top versions and has markings for ace Robert S. Johnson with the 56th FG and 28 confirmed kills. The other markings are for an RAF aircraft seen at Newark, NJ on Feb. 16, 1945. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Tamiya M4 Sherman Early Production Medium Tank, 1/35, MM190

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg USS Shangri-La CV18 Aircraft Carrier - Cellovision Issue - (Essex Class Angled Deck), 1/1550, 751-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed. From the 1950s. Cellovision box features the intact clear view panel on the top and the full color Trading Card on the back. Full hull kit measures ~12 inches long when built and represents the angled-deck modified Essex class. Includes propellor and rudder detail, display stand, and aircraft.

Lindberg Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil, 1/72, 577-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely done kit for the time with fine raised details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts 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.

Quality Craft Models Lehigh Valley AAR Steel Sided Caboose - Brass HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 349

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

$42   

Unusual kit that is primarily brass. Builds a very detailed prototype. Features two large sheets of photoetched brass which includes car sides, ends, roof, doors, cupola and more, cast white metal fittings, hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufactures turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Tamiya F-51D Mustang Korean War - 'Was That Too Fast' from 12th FBS 18th FBG / 'Buckeye Blitz IV / Red Eraser' Capt. J.W. Rogers 36 FBS 8th FBG, 1/48, 61044-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Beautifully molded kit will all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, pilot figure, choice of engine exhaust pipe styles, detailed gear wells, optional up or down wing flaps and radiator rear shutter, bombs, drop tanks and rockets and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed T-33A Trainer, 1/48, 578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. The kit features opening and closing canopy, full dual cockpits and the rear of the jet comes off as on the real aircraft. The J-33 jet engine can be removed and comes with an engine stand.

Hasbro Stage Coach Magi-Foam Craft Kit, 5376X100

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Good+

$9   

From the early 1960s. Rare and unusual kit from Hassenfeld Brothers, better known as Hasbro. Almost all parts are formed in four sheets of foam; there are also pins for axles. Has about 28 parts and the carriage measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Surprisingly, the detail is good and crisp and the foam is closed cell (very dense to be paintable and strong, but light). Also includes a paint brush and nail file. The kit has never been started. All parts are included but NOTE: missing 'magi-cutter' for cutting the foam and the instructions.

Enterprise Super Knock-Out 24 Inch Wingspan Control Line Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Rare, highly prefabricated kit dated 1951. Designed for .09 to .29 sized gas engines. So prefabricated that it does not need plans! Features full instructions and hollow, fully carved 'Wonder Wing,' shaped and hollowed upper and lower fuselage halves, die-cut tail surfaces, pre-formed wire gear and rubber wheels, hinge material, all metal hardware, die-cut hardwood firewall, celluloid windshields and solid pre-cut wing tips. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are shown but not mentioned on the box or instructions. If there are suppose to be there, they are not present.

Falcon Model Airplane Co P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Model - Bagged, 1/48, A-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Bagged kit. Features full-size, three-view plans with wing and fuselage templates, factory-cut wooden fuselage, wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, pre-formed main gear wheels, plastic prop and printwood with gear struts, doors, etc. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts and plans. Planes have some tape on the back holding the overhead fuselage view in; it is done so well you can't tell unless you turn the plans over. Bill Wonacott drew the excellent plans. Little is known about Falcon Model Airplane Company. But thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that they were around as early as 1932 and actively advertising in Popular Aviation with a good sized add. Headquartered at 9610 Division Street, Portland, Oregon, they had a line of flying model kits and eventually solids. The bigger ships in the flying line appear to be quite deluxe, featuring dummy engines, aluminum spun cowlings and for power "The Prime Mover," a new gearless rubber power system that claims to double the flight endurance. Models in 1932 included the Monocoupe 10, Lockheed Orion (both $2.25) and a smaller line of 9" wingspan kits at 50 cents each, featuring the P-6E Hawk, Akron Fighter (Sparrowhawk), A-8 Attack, Gee Bee Racer, Lockheed Vega, Spad, SE-5, Hawker Fury, Curtiss Helldiver, Boeing P-12C, Ben Howard Racer, Lockheed Sirius, Fokker D-VII and Albatross D-III. Falcon eventually moved to Long Beach, CA.

Aurora Forged Foil Buffalo, 1/16, 445-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare 1969 hardbox issue. Features very nicely detailed Buffalo, terrain base with ground hogs, trophy stand, gold and silver (reversible) foil, original paint brush and original Aleene's black paint for antiquing. There is no glue. Inventoried with all parts present and instructions. Molded in black and brown.

Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Cleveland Nieuport 17 Scout Plane - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has wear as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, 5 sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent+' condition. 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) and 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 this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they 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- 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 'Aviation's 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.

Hasegawa USS Alabama BB60 Battleship With Eduard PE Detail Set, 1/700, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$27   

Includes a factory sealed Eduard 17-002 USS Alabama Photoetched Super Detail Set with two big frets and full instructions. Features guns, shields, anchors and chain, railings, ladders, platforms, aircraft crane, catapults, stairways and much, much more. The actual model is a very highly detailed waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter CV-9 USS Essex with Toms Modelworks #3530 Essex Class Carrier Details and 2 White Ensign PE Frets, 1/350, 05602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Build the ultimate Essex! Includes Tom's Modelworks #3530 PE Set that provides five pieces of brass with all the details need for the early and late war versions, short or long hull; SK, SC-1, SR, SG, SP and SK2 radars; details for F4U, F6F, SB2C and TBF aircraft; crash barrier supports; catwalk, inclined ladders; LSO jump nets and much much more. Never used and complete with instructions. Also includes White Ensign Essex Class Carriers 'Anti-Aircraft Weapons & Fittings' fret and 'Essex Class Carriers WW2 Set B The Antennas' fret. Both have not been used and are complete including instructions. The actual Essex kit is still factory sealed. Very highly detailed full hull kit with 610 parts. Can be built full hull or waterline. Includes hanger deck, three types of aircraft with folding wings, decals for the Marcus Islands raid on August 31, 1943 and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Classic Metal Works GMC PD4103 Trailways Bus Denver HO Scale, 1/87, 32113

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

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Brand new, old hobby shop stock. Never used. Perhaps the best model of this bus. Fully factory assembled and painted except for the side view mirrors, which are still sealed in the factory bag. Although this is brand new, the plastic did come off the cardboard card. I have taped it back on.

Testors Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress - Prefabricated Wooden Kit, 1/72, 500

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Very rare. This was Testors' answer to Strombecker's hardwood assembly kits. In some ways, it is superior to Strombecker. The hardbox has dramatic, full color artwork and certainly grabs your attention. The box is complete with four solid corners and no tape or price tags; there is general wear as shown. Inside it contains fully shaped hardwood parts, sandpaper, cement, wood filler, printed trim and insignia, glass bottles of colored dope, a paint brush and detailed step-by-step photographically illustrated instructions. As the box says "No Carving - No Guesswork!' The model is in the 'in-flight' configuration and even includes the Testors inspection tag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia, unopened glue, two bottles of colored dope, sandpaper, sealed wood filler, brush and instructions.