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Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland 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. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. 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.

Testors Lockheed AC-130A Hercules Gunship, 1/48, 596

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$210   

Very large kit. Highly detailed including full cockpit and interior, interior, cargo bay, guns and optional position doors. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This model is in a very large box.

Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From the 1940s. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by FS Garcher. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Top Flite P-51D Mustang Gold Edition - 65 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, 1/7, TOPA0110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$185   

Very large scale (1/7) Radio Controlled kit. Features 90% balsa sheeting, most parts formed to shape, CAD engineered wood parts with interlocking construction, precision formed ABS details and the ability to accept a wide number of options (not included) such as retracts, flaps, super detailed cockpit, etc. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside. All small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts are still in the factory rubber band bundles and have been inventoried complete including decals, excellent instructions and plans. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, the kit will be shipped in the box shown. There will be an additional charge to pack and ship it in another box.

Monogram US Army Military Jeep and M3-37mm Gun - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM21-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Rare kit in the 1957 dated short box. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is a 2" closed tear on the edge of the instructions.

Monogram Firebolt Jet Powered Racer - For CO2 or Jetex, 1/24, PC51-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

Rare original issue from 1959. Molded in correct high-gloss red, black and clear. Includes asbestos washers and metallic heavy cardboard heat shield for CO2 or Jetex B operation. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals, instructions and small catalog.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor 50 Inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$155   

Very rare. Pre-WWII issue from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. I believe it to be the original box although it has no markings; older kits were often packed in such boxes and the fit for the parts is exact. Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS O'Bannon DD450 - 18 Inch Long Fletcher Class Destroyer - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit, 1506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Rare ship model dated 1946. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed and finished hollow hull made from a wood composite. It is 'paint or primer ready.' The hull is 18 inches long in like-new condition with no warping and no cracks. Also includes a small wax bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock and dowels as required, metal stock and full size plans/instructions. The plans are excellent and very detailed. They even include full text step-by-step building instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply The Golden Hind - Flagship of Sir Francis Drake - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship Mode

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Rare kit from 1950. Measures 18 inches LOA when assembled. Includes solid precarved balsa hull, seven sheets of cleanly done printwood, other precarved and shaped wooden parts, dozens of cast metal fittings, wood stock and masts/yards in many sizes, running and standing rigging material, sail material, full color insignia and more. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous sectional and detail view of the ship and a painting guide. There is a separate instruction sheet, which was unusual for Ideal. NOTE: the main deck has been neatly cut from it's printwood sheet. Quality of the cut is excellent. There are no other removed parts and no gluing. One side elevation has been adult colored to illustrate the correct color scheme. Quality of the coloring is excellent. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. One short end panel is missing on the box.

StromBecker Swift 125 Land Plane, C-39

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Wonderful kit from the 1950s. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, full color decals, glue, wood filler and sandpaper. Never started. The small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Entex 1914 Dennis Fire Engine, 1/16, 8473

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$189   

This is the Entex reissue of one of my favorite Bandai 1/16 scale series. Super-detailed model has over 500 parts and builds up a rolling chassis just like the real fire engine. Includes highly detailed engine with pipes and ignition wires, working suspension system, full drive train with exhaust, steerable front wheels, operating extension ladder, opening hood, detailed engine compartment, complete interior and much more. Molded in multiple colors, clear and with real rubber tires. 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 (white and tan tree) have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and very well produced large instruction book.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$100   

1969 Big A hardbox issue. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 'Rex', 1/48, 61036-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$25   

1994 issue with high-gloss box art features markings for two aircraft and also a beaching dolly. Very nicely detailed kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC ChopperChopper - Sikorsky Sea King SH-3 Police Rescue Helicopter with Ground Crew - USN or Civil (Police), 1/72, 2-0233

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit comes with decals for Police version but also includes all parts for the Navy version and torpedo weapons load. Kit features spinning main and tail rotors, cockpit and interior detail including cargo deck, opening side doors, cargo net on side hoist, and working dipping sonar assembly (when you turn the rotor, it comes out of the bay and lowers - you can raise it by turning the rotors in the opposite direction).

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issuee, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$315   

First issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with the 'S' logo on the sides and famous box art. The box is in 'Near Mint' investment-grade condition with as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no litho pulls and no tape with the exception of the factory sealing tape. Large scale and well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora The Mummy Glow In The Dark - from the Universal Pictures Movie, 1/8, 452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

$89   

Still factory tape sealed. 1970s Aurora of Great Britain issue. This is the issue that contains optional glow-in-the-dark parts.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$319   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). 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 plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Airfix Aichi D3AI Val - Craftmaster Issue (Black Side Panels), 1/72, 1227-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still mint in the factory seal. Black side panel Craftmaster issue with the same part number and box size as the black side panel issue.

Guillows Arrow - 28 inch Wingspan - R/C Control Line or Rubber Powered Kit, 702-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

From the mid 1960s. Quality stick-and-tissue model designed for long distance/high endurance rubber-powered flights. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, light plastic vacuform parts, balanced prop and power combination for long flights, decals, covering tissue, wheels, full size plans, detailed instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Monogram TWA Ford Tri-Motor Four Star Issue, 1/77, PA122-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Hardbox issue dated 1965 and contains decals for TWA 25th Anniversary C.A.A. flight. Earlier Four Star issues only had Byrd Antarctic markings. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.