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Cleveland Curtiss P-6E Hawk - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

This is a Cleveland scale flying model in standard 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. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and color 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.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5c Type 52 Zero - 203 FS flown by Takeo Tanimizu - Atsugi Airbase 1944/45 - Motoyama Airbase, 1/72, A6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$18   

Very well molded with fine rivet detail, cockpit, engine and rotating propeller. Has decals for the three aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Premier 1910 Ford Model T Type, 1/32, 600-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1950s issue with excellent box art. The kit inside is a near-copy of the Highway Pioneers Model T. Premier intended to capitalize on the Gowland/Revell 1/32 classic car popularity; how well they did is unknown. The box art is definitely better than it's rival, but the kit is more basic. Molded in black with a metal wire frame windshield. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Hobby Craft Grumman F-14 Tomcat - VF-142 or VF-143, 1/72, HC1336

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

From ex-Hasegawa molds. Features very good cockpit, wings that swing, two pilots, two piece canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Includes decals for both squadrons of 'Persian Gulf Fighters.' Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$75   

Still factory sealed. 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.

Adams Saab 35 Draken - Supersonic Fighter (J-35), 1/48, K500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Rare kit from 1959. Features retractable landing gear, opening canopy and missiles that actually launch from the central pod. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.

Modelcraft The Ghost - 48 inch Wingpsan Nordic Glider with Auto Rudder for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

Most likely from the 1950s. Nordic style towline glider. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Lindberg 1934 Ford Roadster Pickup - Can Be Built One Of Three Ways, 1/25, 72331

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very well done kit with detailed chassis, engine, full interior, optional parts for three different trucks and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Hasegawa Zero Fighter Type 21 Egg Plane, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on two side panels. Very unusual kit. Hasegawa issued a series of the famous 'Egg Planes' in roughly 1/72 scale.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Douglas A-20A Boston / Havoc, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

From about 1943 - certainly a wartime issue from the 'We are in a fight to WIN!' drawing on the instructions and an urging to buy war bonds. This is a deluxe solid wood model in big quarter scale. Features beautiful completely finished hardwood fuselage, two cut-to-shape balsa wings with rough airfoils already formed, profile cut balsa nacelles and tail feathers, two cast metal three-blade propellers, fully formed wheels, wood stock as necessary, tinted celluloid for canopies (not printed), sand paper, full color insignia, factory glass bottles of glue and dope and very large full-size plans that include stabilizer and wing dihedral gauges, cross sections, aircraft description and spec and even text instructions. Never started and complete. Box top is complete but has closed edge splits. Master Modelcraft Supply Company made wooden model aircraft and ships and listed their address as N.Y. 66, New York during the early 1950s.

Jaguar Sd.Kfz 222 Leichter Panzerspahwagen, 1/16, 61601

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$455   

Very rare. From 1995. This is the largest scale Panzerspahwagen kit ever made and also the most detailed. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in three factory sealed bags. Includes two pages of illustrated instructions.

Cleveland Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat - (F6F3) Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-97

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

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 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.

Heller North American T-6G Texan - EALA 13/72 Algerian 1957 or Gabon Air Force 1976, 1/72, 276

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Finely molded model with raised and recessed panel lines. Good detail. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora-Heller Focke-Wulf Fw-190F A-8 or F-3 - Sturmstaffel 3 'Udet' / JGIII / Two F-3s, 1/72, 6604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

Contains decals for the four aircraft listed. Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Model Shipways Phantom New York Pilot Boat - 11.25 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship Kit

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

$79   

Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features a very nice precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, wood stock as required and three pages of plans including full rigging diagrams, full size plans and hull profiles, detail drawings and more. The kit has never been started. Small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Heller Super Broussard, 1/75, 320

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Older issue rare kit. Near 1/72 kit. Includes real rubber tires and colorful decals for the prototype Never started. The parts are all still factory bag sealed and includes decals and instructions. Please note that there is no stand.

Lindberg Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Thunder Bird', 1/64, 75309

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$30   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. 1991 reissue of one of the most famous large, four-engine bomber kits of the 1950s. Features crew, movable control surfaces, rotating and elevating guns, retractable landing gear and clear adjustable display stand. Includes a colorful decal sheet for 'Thunder Bird' and a full color poster. NOTE: this kit has minor neat assembly. The two cockpit side windows have been installed. Quality of assembly is professional. There is no other assembly. The B-17 has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the stand is missing the tiny metal rod. NOTE: the B-17 parts are tan and dark green. Some parts are from an earlier issue of this kit. The instructions are from an earlier issue of this same kit.

Bandai Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf. F/G (Panzer II), 1/48, 8261

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Hawk Spad XIII WWI Fighter, 1/48, 617-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Soft box issue with Campbell artwork dated 1958, but this is a early 1960s release with the 60 cent price extension.