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KVZ Antonov AN-24 Interflug, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Earlier boxart version. Classic Cold War East German/USSR airliner in Interflug markings. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland A-20 Boston or P-70 Havoc - Master Kit For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-115

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$425   

49 inch wingspan - builds either the Douglas A-20 Boston Medium Bomber or the P-70 Havoc Night Fighter. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. This is the deluxe version including dope and paint in glass bottles. Very highly detailed and complete 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.

Megow Seabird 19th Century Merchant Brig - 17.75 inch long Wooden Ship Model, G-16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

From 1938. Megow was famous for their line of ship kits. This is one of the more expensive kits as it contains a hardwood (not balsa) precarved hull, several metal fittings and metal launch, three printed balsa sheets, rigging material, blocks and two jars of Megow Paint. Includes full size plans, with sectional outlines and assembly instructions, rigging diagrams, complete color scheme, colorful flag sheet and two photos of the completed model. Several parts were rough cut from two printed sheets, but there has been no other work done on the model and it is complete with all parts, metal fittings, rigging material, two jars of Megow paint (it came with three originally), flag sheet and plans. The 'Seabird' was a typical merchant brig of out Philadelphia used in the Pacific Trade dating back to the middle of the 19th century.

RCM Heinkel He-51B with Floats, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Revenue Cutter - 12 Inches Long, 1110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

The plans are dated 1938. This kit is part of Ideal's famous '12 Inch' series of ship models with the composition molded hull. This eliminated all the work of forming the hull from a block of wood. This hull is in 'near mint' condition with no warping and no damaged, just a few tiny edge chips at the top hull line. Also includes two sheets of printwood parts, bamboo strips, wooden dowels, full plans/instructions which include rigging details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the plans/instructions. The box is generally very nice but is missing the large flap on the left side. The parts are still wrapped in the plans exactly as they left the factory; the plans do have a little wear, mainly in the corners and are in 'very good' condition.

Italeri Junkers Ju-88 C-6 Heavy Fighter, 1/72, 022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, PA6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$115   

Early Monogram model dated 1955. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with brilliant, like new color and gloss. This is the third issue of this kit since it has 'PA6-98' and 'The Name For Quality Hobby Kits' in the box top logo (the second issue has 'Four Star Plastikit' in the logo). The actual release for this kit is probably between 1961 and 1966. Although created to 'box scale' (1/67 in this case), this model was very popular and remained in the catalog right up into the 1970s. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Corporal Missile with Transporter - History Makers Issue, 1/40, 8649

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$110   

1983 limited edition. This is the only reissue of this large and highly detailed kit 'S' kit originally from the late 1950s. Contains Corporal Missile, transporter-erector/launcher that functions like the real one. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

UPC Fairey Gannet Mk.1 or Mk.4 (ex-Frog), 1/72, 5081-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

From quality Frog molds. Scott Eidson box art. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Monogram F-84G Thunderjet Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$46   

From 1999. Very high quality kit with a large colorful decal sheet and many photoetched parts. Kit features detailed wheel wells and cockpit, optional position speed brake and canopy, iron bombs, nuclear bomb (SAC version), rockets, optional position wing flaps, boarding ladder and standing pilot figure. Includes decals for 'Night Take Off' piloted by Col. Charles Jordan, Commander, 58th Fighter bomber Wing, Korea, 1952 or 31st Fighter Escort Wing, SAC Command, Nouassuer Air Base, French Morocco during Operation Long Stride (August 1953). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

KVZ Mil Mi-4 - Civil DDR / USSR / Polish / Czech, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$19   

KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Comes with colorful markings for DDR, Polish, Russian and Czech versions. Molded in silver, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Pontiac Firebird Street Machine, 1/25, 7116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1985 issue with Hot Rod magazine of this wild Firebird custom. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Revell Supermarine Seafire, 1/32, H294

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$58   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has splits on two sides. 1969 issue. Has many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more.

Marlin Chemical and Ladder - American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram X-30 Supersonic Aircraft, 1144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

1989 issue. Rare. Features a nicely molded X-30 in flight with a display stand and full decals. The scale is not known, but the kit measures just over 11 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact but have a light stain to the backing surface - most likely from exposure to moisture.

Trumpeter Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter, 1/32, 02259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$46   

Still factory sealed. Superb, large scale kit with 374 parts.

Hasegawa P-40N-20 Warhawk - USAAF or Australian RAAF, 1/72, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

Very nicely molded kit. Has all fine recessed panel lines and very good details. Includes decals for RAAF No. 80 Sqn, GC Atherton (the wing commanders aircraft) "Cleopatra III" and AAF Tactical Center, Orlando Field, FL. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Frog English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 - or B(1)Mk. 12 South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Like most Frog kits, this model does not have out-of-scale rivet detail but has very fine panel lines only, which makes it easy to build up to a very realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version. Markings for RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. Never started. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Renwal Antoinette 1908 Monoplane and Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane, 1/72, 212-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$100   

Hard to find. Early hardbox issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Kit includes both models. The Antoinette was the first plane in the world to attain an altitude of 500 feet, and the Voisin made the first city-to-city powered flight. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Boeing P-12E - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-8

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.