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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.

Tamiya USS Enterprise CV6 Aircraft Carrier With White Ensign Detail Set, 1/700, 114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Includes White Ensign PE755 1/700 USS Enterprise DV6 or USS Hornet CV8 Photoetched Super Detail Set. It is still factory sealed. The actual model is waterline and very highly detailed and finely molded. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. CV-6 has a combat record unequaled in history of the US Navy and is considered the most Successful Warship in History. Her totals were as follows: 20 Battle Stars, 911 Aircraft Destroyed and 71 Ships Sunk. She took part in almost every major action of the Pacific war from 1941 to 1945. The fascinating history of this ship is told by Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN, in his legendary book "The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise."

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.

Fujimi IJN Yamato Battleship Early (With Four Secondary Turrets) And Lion Roar Detail Set / Pit Road Photoetch / IJN Protective Sandbags, 1/700, 42131

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Build the ultimate Yamato! Includes Lion Roar LE700103 Super Detail Set (factory sealed), Pit Road #PE-113 Detail Set for Yamato and Musashi (factory sealed) and H045 1/700 IJN Protective Sandbags in resin and PE (still sealed). The actual waterline model represents the Yamato in the very early configuration with the four triple secondary turrets - one fore, one aft and two wing turrets. This version also has greatly reduced AA gun armament.

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

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

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.

Trumpeter Admiral Hipper Heavy Cruiser 1941, 1/350, 05317

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Excellent, highly detailed kit. Includes two frets of photoetched railings and ladders. Can be built waterline or full hull and included color painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pit Road The West Wings 2 F-86 Sabre (2) / F-104 Starfighter (2) / S-2 Tracker or C-1 Trader (2) / PS-1 or US-1 Flying Boat (2) / And JGSDF Ground Forces (2 of each) Type 61 Tank / Type 74 Tank / Type 90 Tank / Type 89 ICV / Type 75 SPG / Type 87 Recon / type 82, 1/700, S10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$19   

Includes all aircraft and ground equipment in the quantity shown. Beautifully molded with fine recessed panel lines, separate landing gear and floats, tanks with separately molded turrets, track/bogie assemblies and body and more. Features extensive decals for USAF, JASDF, Spain, Taiwan, Greece, Canada, Germany, Royal Australian Navy US Navy E-1 and C-1 Trader. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Entex 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive - With Display Case, 1/38, 8200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

The model is from the 1980s. Older but very nice kit that is well detail and molded in wood brown, silver, black and with brass rods. Includes clear display case and display base. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade.

Airfix Lockheed C-130K Hercules with Bloodhound Missile and Transporter/Trailer, 1/72, 09001-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$89   

Includes a 1/72 C-130 with RAF decals and has a matching scale Bristol Bloodhound Missile, launcher, transport truck and crew (and dog) included. C-130K kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks and rotating props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please that the kit is still factory sealed but NOTE that the box is intact but has various tears, clear tape, split corners and significant wear as shown.

Entex Lockheed L 500 / USAF C-5A Galaxy Worlds Largest Airliner, 1/144, 8213

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$175   

Rare and unusual kit can be built two ways: the Lockheed 500 Airliner or a US Air Force C-5A Galaxy. Contains decals for Pan Am version or the MAC C-5A. Large and well detailed kit. Molded by Otaki for Entex. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The kit inside is excellent as are the decals and instructions, but NOTE that the box is worn, has closed tears and clear tape and one split side.

AMT White Road Boss Semi Truck, 1/25, T542

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very highly detailed kit with 240 parts and builds a full rolling chassis just like the full-size truck. Features complete engine and engine compartment, detailed cab with complete interior, opening hood, full suspension and underside details and more.

Monogram Bell UH-1C 'Huey' Iroquois Air Force Rescue Chopper, 1/48, 5202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

1978 hard-to-find Air Force 'C' variant. Nicely detailed and molded. Includes revised 'C' intake and exhaust, skids with wheels, rescue winch, Air Force markings, two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, full interior, optional position doors and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing #26 antenna. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: the instructions are high quality photocopies.

Revell Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina - Pre War High-Visibility Markings, 1/72, 4522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1982 and this is the issue with the 'video game' contest announcement on the box top. Features beaching gear for land operations, retractable wingtip floats and detailed engines with movable propellers.

Ambroid NKP Nickel Plate Road / NYC & STL NKP 50 Ton Composite Open Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ambroid NYS & W Erie Susquehanna 50 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% 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.

Ambroid Pennsylvania PRR 100 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% 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.