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Aurora Beechcraft Super 18 - Larger 1/60 Scale Issue, 1/60, 83-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Aurora Canada issue. Ex-Comet molds from 1964 and the first release from Aurora of this kit. Comet made two molds for the Beech 18, a small one and this one, the larger scale (1/60) version. Features clear windows, recessed panel lines, rotating props and pinstripe decals with N numbers. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Bayles' 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


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.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-134 Interflug Crusty, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


Rare kit of this Soviet Transport nicknamed 'Crusty' by NATO. The Tu-134 is a design similar to the DC-9 and has seen widespread and successful service. It is perhaps most famous (or infamous) for the death of Mozambican president in 1986. The Tu-134 was a gift from the Soviets. When returning from the meeting, the aircraft crashed into mountains inside South Africa. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. KVZ was a Eastern German manufacture of kits during the Cold War. They made a fascinating range of civil and military subjects. If it were not for their efforts, there would be many 'Iron Curtain' subjects (especially civil) that we would never have injection molded kits of.

Monogram Midget Racer - The First Monogram Plastic Kit, 1/24, P1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Although this is the first Monogram plastic kit, it is the second issue of this kit from later in 1954 (read below). In the late 1940s/early 1950s, Monogram began to use injection molded details in the famous Speedee-Bilt and SuperKit aircraft models. The parts chosen for injection molding were generally difficult to carve from wood. From this experience, Monogram was ready to embark on all-plastic models. The first effort was kit number P-1 (for plastic kit #1) in 1954, the 1/24 scale Midget Racer. The box is the correct hardbox dated 1954. The advertising on the outside is unique and is used to promote this new type of model and the ease of assembly. The kit and sub-assemblies are pictured and named on the sides. This box has excellent color and gloss, solid side corners, no price tags or tape but suffers average general wear including creases, heavy corner wear at the left and right top, and general soiling as shown. The box bottom is intact with four solid original corners, but one long seam has split. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct red plastic. The parts are still slightly flexible and have much less than the typical warping - so this was an unusually stable batch of acetate that was correctly molded. The instructions are correctly labeled P-1 and are near mint. As mentioned before, this is a second issue because the kit has decals and the modified instructions showing the decals. (The first issue has no decals and the instructions do not show them. Kit P-2 is the same way). The decals are also labeled P-1 and are in 'excellent' condition with the usual yellowing and a slight curve. The correct die-cut windshield is included as well as a Monogram mini-catalog correctly showing the only 8 all-plastic kits available at that date, all all with 'P' kit numbers (no 'PC' or 'PA'). The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete. A great piece for the advanced collector.

Sealand McDonnell Douglas DC-9 - Air Canada, 1/100, 101-428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very rare. A limited number of these and some 737 kits were marketed by Sealand Imports, Ltd of Burnaby Canada and originally made by Maquettes M&B (Scale Modelers M&B) of Ville de Lorraine, Canada. Inside is a very high quality large 1/100 scale Nitto DC-9 kit with very fine recessed panel lines, full instructions, a very large, colorful and complete Air Canada decals sheet, decal placement sheet, and a very large foldout color poster of the Air Canada DC-9. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Monogram 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - 3'n1 Kit - Stock / Street / Drag Versions, 1/12, 2802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Very large 1/12 scale kit. Includes all parts to build it one of three ways - stock, street or drag. Includes two different Chevy engines, dual Holley carbs, Edelbrock manifold with velocity stacks, optional wheels, tires, exhaust pipes, rear suspension, air dam, racing decals, full interior, opening hood, detailed engine compartment and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory bagged are still in the internal factory sealed bags an d the parts that were not bagged have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

KVZ Douglas DC-8-22 KLM Airlines - (DC-8 22), 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare. Large-scale 'short' turbojet DC-8 kit with large, extensive KLM decal sheet that includes all stripes. The kit is molded in white, black, silver and clear. It has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacture from 1969 into the 1970s. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

CM CGN-25 USS Bainbridge (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply BB-55 USS North Carolina 1941 - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Very rare kit from 1941. Measures 18 inches long when assembled. Issued in 1941, it depicts the ship basically as she was launched. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the props and anchors) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships details and superstructure. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.

Revell F-102A Delta Dagger - Large Scale Working Model, 1/48, H281-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Hardbox is dated 1960, making this the second issue. Unique large scale kit includes many operational features. Landing gear and flaps retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed. Removable detailed engine and movable control surfaces. Weapons bay opens to show AIM-4 Falcon missiles. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and instructions are 'excellent' with typical yellowing. The box is complete with four solid corners and great color and gloss, but is rated only 'Fair' due to heavy upper right corner damage as shown and creasing.

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare very first issue from Aurora's first factory in Brooklyn. This early kit, as with the other Brooklyn's, was issued without landing gear, bombs and has very little rivet detail. All parts correct for this kit molded in high-gloss yellow and clear including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals - even the original tissue packing paper is present. The box is solid and displays nicely. Gloss and colors are like new. On the top, there is light surface wear at the lower left. On the sides there is a 1" thin tape tear on one long side and a 1/2" thin tape tear on the other long side from the original tape seal. There is no other tape, price stickers or other defects. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora US Army Special Forces Green Beret, 1/8, 413-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Hard to find kit from 1966 in excellent condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags and no tape or tape/tag marks. There is light general wear as shown. The kit is very nicely molded in dark green and includes the Green Beret with his knapsack, canteen, first aid kit, machete, hand grenade and rifle as well as a display base with rocks, a fence, tree stumps, palms, various plants and name plate. Inside, the kit has not been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

MPC Dodge Dart Charlie Allen's Saddleback Funny Car, 1/25, 718-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very rare kit from the 1970s. Very nicely detailed for that time. Builds up a rolling frame just like the real funny car. Features authentic tubular rail chassis with full suspension and drive line, detailed blown engine, complete cockpit and roll bar, removable tilt-up body, complete decals and more. Molded in white (body and body related parts), red, chrome plate, clear, red-tint clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The red parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The chrome and white parts, which were never sealed, have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

RCM Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat - (F7F3N), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged


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.

CM USS Clifton Sprague FFG-16, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged


SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

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+++


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.

Hasegawa Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-142 'Ghost Riders' USS America / VF-213 'Black Lions' USS America, 1/72, 1134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Contains decals for the two aircraft listed above for hi-vis markings. Features detailed cockpit, wings that swing, gear well detail, (6) AIM-54 Phoenix, (4) AIM-7 Sparrow and (2) AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Albatros D-Va (DVa) - Albatross - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01010-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good


Still factory sealed. Type four logo kit dated 1973. Finely molded kit for that time. Includes a color paint guide and decals for a D.Va from 1917.

Inpact Bristol Bulldog - 32nd Sqn RAF, 1/48, P203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Large scale kit that is well molded with many parts and very good detail. Has realistic subtle cloth texture on the areas covered by fabric and a smooth surface on metal sections. Includes display stand, rigging material and very colorful decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag complete with decals and instructions.

Frank Modellbau Junkers Ju-388 V2(J-1) Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, FM-10

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Very high quality conversion kit; base kit is required but not furnished. Moldings are of 'excellent' quality for a vac. With instructions.