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O-Lin LST - Landing Ship Tank, 1/250, 702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$165   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. From the very early 1950s. This is the O-Lin issue of the Varney LST. The Varney kit line was introduced in the late 1940s and was very innovative - including the multi-media LST and PT boat and what was likely the first injection molded airplane (PT-17) and ship model (Fleet Sub) kits in the USA. These excellent kits were unsuccessful due to poor distribution and incorrect marketing by retailers. Varney soon discontinued production of these four kits. O-Lin, (Mr. Olsen and Paul Lindberg) purchased these molds and modified them in several ways. The LST had been a wooden kit with dozens of injection molded detail parts. The O-Lin kit utilized the injection molded details (done in multi-color tennite plastic), but created a vacuform hull, cardboard deck, water-slide decals and flags and soldered metal wire railings. O-Lin did not use the wooden hull from Varney as a form for the vac hull, but created their own. This kit has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag. The rest of the parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Junior Endurance - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII - (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

The first issue of this kit, dated 1959 with 98 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' around the early oval sunburst logo, Parents' Magazine seal and Jo Kotula boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Douglas DC-3 - Eastern Airways, 1/72, 9014 GB

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Well molded kit with very good detail. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and full passenger interior, optional position fuselage doors, detailed engines and landing gear and optional position wing flaps. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Encore Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-2/5/6 Trop - Luftwaffe 6/JGS 1953 / 3/JG53 1942 ./ 1/JG27 1944 / 2/JG5 1942, 1/72, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

Nicely molded older kit with decals for all four aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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.

Cleveland Mitsubishi A6M-2 Zero (Zeke) - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit - (A6M2), 1/16, SF-86

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.

Otaki Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero 'Zeke' - With Markings for Three Aircraft from 721 / 252 / 653, 1/48, OT2-4-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Early issue with 200 price extension and highly collectible box art. Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a painting guide. There is no color painting guide inside, Otaki put it on a long box side for this issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-VIII Flying Razor, 1/48, 135-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

First issue from 1959 with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork, FF logo and Parents' Magazine Seal on the lower right. Please note that this box exists in two versions; one with the PM seal at the extreme lower right and one with it an inch or so to the left. A nice kit of the dreaded 'Flying Razor' of WWI. The D-VIII had what it took to turn the tide in the air, but was introduced too late and in too few numbers to make a significant difference. Kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

RCM Junkers Ju-52-3m/g3e/g7e (Ju-52 Ju52), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$120   

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.

Lindberg Boeing B-17G Bomber - Small Box Early Version, 1/64, 525-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Rare early issue narrow hardbox with dramatic box art by Ray Gaedke. Inside, the kit is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Features complete crew, movable control surfaces, rotating and elevating guns, retractable landing gear and clear adjustable display stand.

Minicraft Oriental Star / Occident - 1838 Trans Atlantic Sail and Steam Ocean Liner (Ex-Heller), 1/100, 145-800

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

$345   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

Innex Pauk Class Corvette, 1/400, 1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Full hull model of this powerful patrol vessel. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman F4F Wildcat - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 10050

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. 1979 issue.

Pyro USS Chicago CA136 Heavy Cruiser, 147-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Very rare. Pyro's first ship kits were the BB Missouri, CA Chicago, CV Shangri-La and DD Sumner in the early 1950s. The one-piece box is complete but has wear as shown and a closed tear on one long side. It is molded in dark gray and black plastic. The scale is not listed, but the built model is about 12 inches long. NOTE: the main turrets have been snapped (not glued) in to the deck. There is no other assembly. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Please note that the three larger ships all came in the same box. Pyro placed the kit contents on the side of the box.

Sasquatch Dougals MD-83 - With AHS Window and Windshield Decals, 1/200, SQ-12

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory sealed. Complete kit including undercarriage. Includes the superb AHS windows decal set.

Airfix Panavia Tornado F3 - RAF 299 OCU/65th Sq Conningsby or 29th Sqn Conningsby 1987, 1/48, 09175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Large scale kit that is very nicely molded and detailed with markings for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 Delta, 1/103, 383-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still mint in the factory seal. Rare 1960 Delta Airlines issue. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Monogram F-4 C/D Phantom High Tech Series, 1/48, 5831

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. From 1990. Large and nicely detailed with a photoetched fret, full cockpit interior, optional position canopy, Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles, drop tanks, ECM pods and sitting and standing pilot figures.

Calder Craft North Light The Clyde Puffer - West Highland Coaster - Static Display or RC 26 Inch Long Boat Kit, 1/32, 7001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$450   

Rare, very large scale museum-quality static or RC kit. Features highly detailed fiberglass hull, precision pre-cut wood hardwood pieces, over 200 fine metal castings, comprehensive building instructions and full size plans. The kit has not been started. Almost all small parts are still in factory sealed bags. The items that were not factory sealed have been inventoried compete with all paperwork. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.