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Consolidated Model Engineering Javelin - 48 inch Winspan Class A or B Gas Powered For R/C Conversion or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Rare late 1930s/40s free flight design. 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).

Frog Bristol 175 Britannia 'The Whispering Giant' - BOAC Air Lines - With Frog Glue and Paint, 1/96, 350P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$225   

Rare. From the late 1950s. Large 1/96 scale kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Large model with full landing gear and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat and excellent with the original factory wax paper in place. The instructions are excellent also. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even includes original unopened tube of Frog Glue and factory white paint vial. The kit has never been started. NOTE: there is no display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions. NOTE: one small landing gear door (still on the sprue) is short shot.

Aurora The Barnstormers Customizing Kit DH-4 and JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 200-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$175   

Rare one and only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, the DH-4 molded in dark green, the JN-4 molded in bright yellow, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$375   

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 insignia (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.

Testors Cessna O-2A/B Skymaster US Navy or Air Force, 1/48, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$37   

Includes parts and decals for both versions "A" or "B." Decals are for FAC Bien Hoa Air Base South Vietnam 1969 and US navy VFA-125 Rough Raiders NAS Fallon, Nevada 1989. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Royal Junkers Ju-87D-5 Stuka - Radio Control (R/C) Flying Scale Airplane Model - 73 inch Wingspan, 1/7.5

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$395   

Royal was well-known for making some of the finest very large scale RC kits and this Stuka is no exception. Designed for 4 to 6 channels. Huge 73 and 7/8 inch wingspan and 54 3/4 inch length. The model is as new inside with the factory sealed bags, rubber bands, etc. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and two very large full size sheets of plans and instructions.

Monogram US Navy Destroyer DD-610 USS Hobby, B2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$205   

Very rare early Monogram kit from 1945. Investment grade condition inside and out. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life rafts, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. The inside is like new and even includes the cardboard display space and original sandpaper. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$550   

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 box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but wear as shown. The kit has never been started. The missile parts are still factory bag sealed. All parts that were not factory bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Monogram Phantom Huey UH-1B Chopper Motorized with Sound, 1/24, 6867

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$799   

Rare. Dated 1969. Large and completely transparent with a 20 inch long fuselage and nearly 2 foot rotor diameter. Well detailed with 184 parts and full internal detail. Features full cockpit, pilot and co-pilot, complete cabin, opening cabin door, inner fuselage framing, detailed engine and more. The electric motor (in the display base with the batteries) turns main and tail rotors. Sound unit makes "chop-chop" sound that varies correctly with main rotor speed. To minimize painting, the kit is molded in clear, zinc chromate green, black, chrome plate, gray, olive drab and flexible silver (ammo belts). The clear fuselage halves have no breaks or cracks, they are mint. The motor, battery contacts and hardware are still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts were never in sealed bags and have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. These boxes were thin, fragile and easily damaged. This one is no exception. It does have four solid corners but the typical wear, etc as shown. NOTE: one pilot 1/2 has neatly broken legs, which are present. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Revell 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Museum Classic Issue - with Brass Stanchions / Real Cloth Top / Real Wooden Trim, 1/16, H1288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$185   

Still factory sealed. The ultimate issue of the fabulous Revell 1/16 Rolls-Royce is this 'Museum Classic' issue from 1979. Special items in this release include real brass stanchions, gold braided rope, real cloth material for the convertible top, real walnut dash and door trim as well as a walnut display easel. The kit itself is highly detailed and features real rubber tires, spoked wheels, steerable wheels, two position doors and trunk with drop-down tool tray, fully detailed chassis and suspension, two position hood, detailed engine with wiring and more.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$145   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in investment-grade condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being mint is a very small dish in on the left side edge and very slight, isolated edge wear. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - Sea Power Issue, 1/249, H423-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

1961 'Sea Power' issue that is seldom seen. Still used the incredible artwork from the 'S' kit. This was issued right before the 'Commander Series.' Large scale kit is full hull and is very nicely detailed for that time. This model has never been touched inside. Still includes the 1/25 scale Revell catalog, USS Buckley Master Modelers Stamp and the two large, full-color trading cards (Revell C-130 and B-25, both original art) from the Science program. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. With decals, flags and instructions.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind 'S' Kit - (R3Y2), 1/168, H238-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$135   

First issue from 1956. Very colorful 'S' hardbox with great artwork. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, rotating counter-rotating propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Whip-Fly P-39 Airacobra, 1/45, H155-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. The box is in exceptional near-mint condition. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram B-29 Superfortress with Diorama Sheet, 1/48, 5700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. First issue from 1977 with desirable diorama tips sheet. Highly detailed with full interior and bomb bays. Includes markings for Bockscar, Enola Gay and Thumper. Includes two nuclear bombs 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man'.

AMT Star Trek USS Enterprise - Also Yorktown / Valiant / Hood / Farragut / Excaliber / Intrepid / Republic / Constitution / Lexington / Potemkin / Constellation / Exeter / Kongo, 1/635, S951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

Early issue from about 1970. Molded in light blue and green-tint clear plastic and contains decals for all the starships from the series. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals are excellent as 'as-new'. Please read the article located on this website about saving old decals before you use these or any older decals.

Adams Honest John Rocket with Launcher and Truck, 1/40, K150-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$275   

First issue from the late 1950s with fantastic box artwork. Very highly detailed kit for that time with many working features. Missile can be removed or installed for launch or transport. Launcher and truck can be configured for travel or launch and the launching boom can be elevated and rotated. Features completely detailed suspension and chassis, full interior, crew of 5 and more. The missile is molded in white and all other parts in olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is graded 'Good++' because of visible general wear and one closed split corner at the upper right. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Hiller Hornet Ram-Jet Helicopter, 1/48, 501-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$650   

Very rare. Although dated 1956, this is the artwork copyright date only. This issue sports the oval logo with the sunburst but no "Famous Fighters" so this hardbox probably dates roughly 1960 and the last issue for this model. This is from the old Helicopters for Industry molds that Aurora acquired in the mid 1950s. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$295   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear, with correct Tatem Company decals with no stand base decal and correct instructions. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing rectangular stand and stand arm. Otherwise inventoried complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora C-119 Flying Boxcar, 1/77, 393-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$115   

1960s issue with oval logo. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many nice features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.