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Cleveland P-61 Black Widow - For R/C or Free Flight, SF-155

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$650   

Giant 1/16 scale kit. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with 'Cleveland' stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit #. 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, 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.

Aurora Bomarc IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$650   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, two bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Tamiya HMS Prince of Wales Battleship, 1/700, 122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$20   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very finely molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. There are no decals; sometimes these kits did not come with decals and I am not sure if this one did or not. The Prince of Whales saw very active service in WWII from fighting the Bismarck with HMS Hood to Far East service with the HMS Repulse off the Malay peninsula. It was in this battle that both ships were sunk by Japanese airborne torpedo attack.

Heller Char Somua S-35 Tank, 1/35, 81170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

It is a little known fact that French Tanks defeated German Panzers in the first tank-to-tank battles ever fought (WWI tanks never met in head-to-head combat). French Armor and Troops held the Germans in Belgium; unfortunately the main thrust was south, which was defended by the weakest troops and was undetected until it was too late. This is one of those tanks, the excellent French WWII Somua S35. Highly detailed older kit with 216 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Chevrolet Chevelle Pepsi Stock Car, 1/25, 1-1712

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$35   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1977. Features full racing chassis, roll cage, race interior, Chevy racing V-8 engine, opening hood, one piece body, Pepsi decals and much more.

Tamiya Lola T-70 MkIII Motorized, 1/12, BS1215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$200   

Superbly detailed motorized kit with hundreds of parts. Features full Chevy V-8 engine with wiring (a kit in itself!), opening hood and trunk, electric motor completely hidden inside the scale engine, realistic working front and rear suspension, steerable front wheels, semi-pneumatic rubber-like tires, full interior, opening doors 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 McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II - 18TFW 15TRS'Shogun USAF (Four Different Aircraft), 1/72, G-14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Very finely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, ALQ 119 and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. The box has a stain as shown but the parts, decals and instructions are still in 'factory new' condition. Although the decals look flawless, please read the articles (on this website) on using and saving old decals before using these or any older kit decals.

Revell F-8E Crusader VF-24 USS Hancock, 1/72, 4364

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely done kit with all recessed panel lines, optional bomb load, AIM-9 Sidewinders, detailed landing gear wells and optional position canopy.

Revell Martin P6M Seamaster - 'S' Issue, 1/136, H244-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Original first 'S' issue from the late 1956. This is the issue with 'SeaMaster' in yellow on the box top. The other one has it in red. Nicely molded jet seaplane. Includes clear 'Revelving' globe display stand. The airplane is molded in gloss gray. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Welsh Handley Page HPR7 Herald 200 Series Channel Express - Bagged, 1/144

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Still factory sealed. Excellent vacuform kit. The moldings are of better quality than many injection molded kits. Includes cast metal details, resin nacelles and extensive decals. Includes instructions/drawings.

Walthers Medusa Cement Company, HO, 933-3109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Excellent kit for any HO layout. Measure 9 by 7.5 inch footprint. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows DHC-2 Beaver - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/24, 305LC

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Features clean, laser cut balsa parts, light plastic nose cone, acetate for windows, plastic prop, rubber motor, covering issue, wheels, landing gear wire, decals, step by step instruction sheet and detailed plans.

MPC Heinkel He-177 Grief A-5 - Luftwaffe Kampfgeschwader 40/II Bordeaux France early 1944 / Kampfgeschwader 100/I Chateadun France early 1944 / He-117 Captured by French Resistance and test markings from Farnborough England - Profile Series, 1/72, 2-2502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$34   

Still factory sealed. Profile Series issue that makes one of three versions including captured British evaluation aircraft. From Airfix molds. Very well detailed kit. Features opening bomb bay doors with full bomb load, moving gun turrets, working rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, simulated spinning props (clear disks), custom decals, rotating wheels and four-bladed props and optional Hs 293 Guided Missiles. Please read the two articles on saving old decals (located on this website) before using any older decals.

Tamiya British Army Saladin MkII Armoured Car - Motorized, 1/35, MT108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$65   

Very well detailed and molded kit. Features FA-130 motor (not included) and metal gear box and axles with nylon gears. Drive is on the rear wheels and the batteries are in the center. The front wheels can be steered. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. The box has stains has shown but the kit inside is in 'excellent' condition.

ITC Mercer Raceabout Motorized Cam-a-Matic with Working Lights, 1/8, 36376-895

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

The largest injection molded kit ever made of this famous car. From the very early 1960s; features good detail for that time and operates realistically with Cam-a-Matic action. Car moves forward with real motor sound, then begins one of several pre-set steering patterns via one of four cams, stops at selected intervals, then flashes the headlights on then reverses at selected intervals! Measures about 17 inches long when built. Molded in red, black, clear and with plated plastic. Inside the kit is near mint. All internal packing material is present and 'excellent.' All the parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. That includes the motor and all metal parts, plated parts, wheels/tires and two bags of red/black parts. The few very large parts and three metal rods what were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, with an 'excellent' pin-stripe and instrument sticker sheet and 'excellent' instructions. The box displays better than the 'very good' grade but is graded as such due to a closed split on one box bottom corner and one box top corner (right upper side).

Guillows Lockheed P-38L Lightning - 40 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/13, 2001

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Very large flying model for free flight, .049 U-Control, static display or rubber power. Although it is not in the instructions, many people have converted this model to R/C with electric power. Includes stick and tissue construction, a large number of plastic vac parts, clear vac canopy, detailed cardstock parts, full decals and much 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. 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.

RCM Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$114   

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 USS Missouri Narrow Box - First Issue Pre 'S' Kit, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit. This is the first ship that Revell cut the molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. Although the box is graded VG (very good), it has excellent color and little wear. Inside the kit is 100% correct. The plastic is the high gloss medium gray. All small parts are still sealed in the factory cello bag and the original flag sheet is included. The instructions are the correct 'large' release for the first issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Lindberg Republic P-47B Thunderbolt, 1/72, 483-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

$18   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave and the seal has split. Late 1960s softbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. 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.