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Revell Northrop SM-62 Snark - Intercontinental Guided Missile - 'S' Kit, 1/80, H1801-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$115   

Rare 1957 original 'S' issue with fantastic artwork. Very nicely detailed kit includes drop tanks, strap on boosters, base, launcher and crew of two. Molded in the correct gloss red. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Monogram Boeing B-52D Stratrofortress, 1/72, 8292

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$139   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. 1977 issue of this classic kit. The visual effect of the SAC 'Anti-Nuclear Flash White' is shown well in the box art. Has decals and paint guide to make this aircraft or the camouflage version. Contains 207 parts. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine.

Cleveland Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-92

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

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.

Berkeley Impulse Pylon Racer - for R/C, 16-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$155   

Designed for RC. 45 inch wingspan. Features metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, full size detailed plans, shaped leading and trailing edges and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Kit 'Short' Box 1st Issue, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$189   

First release dated 1954 in the low profile box (1" high vs. 1.5" high for later issues). Includes correct first issue globe stand with three parts instead of four. The instructions also show the three piece stand. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, tape marks, price tags or tag marks. Never started. All small parts are still factory bag sealed, and the kit is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is such an early issue that it has the earliest decal sheet which has an error. There is suppose to be a triangle on each side of the fuselage near the cockpit. The original sheet has just one of these - Revell had to issue a second decal sheet with the kit with another triangle on it. That extra decal sheet is present in this kit.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H223-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$115   

First issue 1955 'S' issue. It is easy to see how this era of Revell box artwork is considered the peak of box art. The kit features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door, and the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Box has exceptional color and gloss and four solid corners. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Hawk Identification Miniatures XF-92 Dart F-84E Thunderstreak F-84 Thunderjet F7U-3 Cutlass F9F Cougar - (F7U3) - Bagged, 1/210, 100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Bag

$165   

Still factory sealed. For the advanced Hawk collector. Rare 1954 set consisting of 5 Korean War era jets in a 'krinkle' style bag. The bag is not torn or split, which is rare. The jets are in mint condition and not broken.

Artesania Latina Eileen Motor Fishing Vessel for R/C Operation, 1/20, 200

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$165   

From 1980. Huge, giant-scale plank-on-frame kit with full fittings set. Measures 84 cm (33+ inches) long when built. The kit has never been started. All small parts and even most of the wood is still in the factory sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes a huge set of plans with numerous detail drawings.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

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.

Artesania Latina Bluenose II, 1/50, 20500

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very highly detailed and intricate plank-on-frame kit measuring 23 inches long and 23 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes full size plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and compartments.

Aurora Piper Aztec C, 1/72, 282-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$149   

1968 issue and still the only injection molded Aztec kit. After Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they reissued the Comet civil light aircraft line. It appears that Aurora may have been inspired by the Comet kits or sales of the reissues, and they produced several more new molds to add to the line. This Aztec is one of those kits. Since the kit was designed new, it has significantly more detail than the older Comet kits. Features all recessed panel lines, full interior with a sofa, four seats and instrument panel, optional position landing gear and rotating propellers. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Stern Wheel Riverboat 'Southern Belle' Motorized, 1/64, 715M-269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Rare first issue from the 1950s. The classic Ray Gaedke box art in exceptional condition. Well detailed big-scale kit with 186 parts; measured about 12 inches long when assembled. Motorized kit actually drives the stern paddle wheel. Large scale and very nicely detailed. Includes figures and full rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Long Midget - (Or Midget Mustang) Flying Scale Model, G6-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix RAF Recovery Set - Thorneycroft Amazon with Coles Mk7 Crane and Bedford OX Tractor and 'Queen Mary' Trailer, 1/76, 03305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit from 1990 with 144 parts. Kit includes both models and crew, including men on motorcycles.

Comet Piper Cub - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3206-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, quality printwood and stripwood, wheels, rubber motor, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or British Airways, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed. '50 Years of Revell' reissue of this classic cut-away Jumbo Jet kit. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Includes decals for British Airways or SAS aircraft.

MPC Bell P-39 Airacobra Profile Series- 362 Fighter Sq Hayward AFB Calif. 1943 / GC111/6 Free French Air Force N. Africa / 93rd FW 81st FG Tunisia 1953, 1/72, 2-1117-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$26   

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Still factory sealed. In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top.

Nitto Diorama Set M7B1 Priest 105mm - with Crew / Motorcycle / Soldiers / Anti-Tank Gun and Crew / Buildings / More, 1/76, 530-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Hard to find kit that includes a complete and highly detailed diorama. Includes Priest with interior detail, flexible treads and crew, motorcycle and driver, mortar team, buildings, anti-tank field gun (37mm perhaps?), bazooka team, soldiers, telephone and telegraph poles, tanks traps, guns, rifles and other accessories, realistically molded terrain base, ground 'flock' material, full decals and color backdrop for the base. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Two Door Hardtop, 1/25, T157-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Rare. Early issue from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Excellent kit with detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, opening doors, optional supercharged engine version, detailed suspension and a very large number of custom parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals, upholstery material, body putty, (1) chrome exhaust manifold and (2) stock tail light lenses. The custom lenses are present and they fit the stock bezels. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions.

Comet Curtiss Robin 15 inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, 3106-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$29   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans and building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.