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Aeroclub Austro-Daimler 200 HP Engine - World War I, 1/72, E047
Aeroclub Austro-Daimler 200 HP Engine - World War I, 1/72, E047
Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged,   old
$5

Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.
Precise Sparrow II Missile (CF-105 Arrow) Douglas Bendix
Precise Sparrow II Missile (CF-105 Arrow) Douglas Bendix
Other Materials,   old
$750

This was the intended weapons system for the Canadian Arrow Interceptor program. Major problems prevented the Sparrow II from operational service and played a small roll in the demise of the Arrow. Other systems were more expensive or less effective. The AWG-9 was offered, but was too costly. The Falcon was offered, but was not adequate. Thus the beautiful aircraft without a weapon came to be canceled. This very rare display model was made by Precise as a promotional item for Douglas and Bendix (the two main contractors). The missile is 6.5 inches long as is the clear base. It comes in it's original shipping box with a two-sided information card on the missile. Condition is mint - it has only been taken out of the box twice. Base upright reads 'Douglas Bendix Sparrow II'. No touch ups/repairs or cracks. Insurance required on shipping.
Airfix Fairey Firefly 5, 1/72, 02018
Airfix Fairey Firefly 5, 1/72, 02018
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$22

Well molded kit with full interior, 3 part canopy, folding wings, moving ailerons, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and prop and full under wing stores. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Hawk Bell P-39 Airacobra - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, 72
Hawk Bell P-39 Airacobra - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, 72
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+,   old
$39

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufactures making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This kit dates from the very late 1930s or early 1940s and contains a very nice three-dimension profile cut wooden fuselage (most manufactures only cut them in two dimensions if at all), two dimension profile cut wings, rudder and elevator, three completely finished wood wheels/tires, cast metal prop, sealed tube of glue, a cardstock pilot, backrest, throttle quadrant and instrument panel, full color insignia sheet, full size, well-detailed plans and one glass tube of factory paint with the original cork stopper. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box sides show 'Railroad Models', 'Airplane Models' and 'Boat Models' as part of the Hawk line.
Monogram Bell Airacobra P-39D-1 / D-2 or L-1  - USA or Russian Versions Blue Box, 1/48, 6844
Monogram Bell Airacobra P-39D-1 / D-2 or L-1 - USA or Russian Versions Blue Box, 1/48, 6844
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good,   old
$22

1969 'Blue Box' issue with Mattel Logos on the side and top. Very well detailed kit. Can be built as any one of three versions with markings for Soviet or US. Features full cockpit, gun bay and engine detail, removable panels, opening door and external stores. NOTE: interior parts have been very neatly airbrushed the correct green and the prop beautifully airbrushed black with yellow tips. There is no other painting and no assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
AMT 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - Stock  / Stock With Camper / Custom / Drag, 1/25, 6507
AMT 1965 Chevrolet El Camino - Stock / Stock With Camper / Custom / Drag, 1/25, 6507
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint,   old
$29

Can be built one of four ways including an interesting camper that rides on the bed. Features Chevy V-8 with stock carbs or dual Carter 4 bbl carburetors and headers, custom or stock valve covers and choice of two air cleaners, choice of three tire sets stock, custom and slicks, complete stock interior or custom bucket seat interior with Hurst shifter and tachometer, optional camper bed topper, detailed engine compartment with opening hood, stock or custom bumpers and grills and more.
Aurora Nike Hercules Missile with Launcher MIM-14, 1/48, 379-129
Aurora Nike Hercules Missile with Launcher MIM-14, 1/48, 379-129
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$379

1958 first and only release. Large 1/48 scale missile includes an elevating launcher, many moving parts and a crew of four. Molded in the correct white and olive drab. The kit has never been started. The missile parts ares still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Aeroclub Airscrew Company Wood 2 Blade Propellers (3) - 12' Right Hand, 1/72, P076
Aeroclub Airscrew Company Wood 2 Blade Propellers (3) - 12' Right Hand, 1/72, P076
Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged,   old
$5

Three precision cast all-metal propellers. An ideal upgrade for your kit and superior in detail to plastic props. Never used and complete.
Pyro Design-A-Plane  - Makes 4104 Different Jets, 360-398
Pyro Design-A-Plane - Makes 4104 Different Jets, 360-398
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+,   old
$35

SALE! Classic late 1950/early 1960 kit by Pyro Plastics of Union, NJ. The kit consists of a 'Design-A-Matic' Slide Computer ('Validated by Remington Rand Univac Division'), a series of aircraft fuselage, nose and tail cone sections as well as canopies, different styles of wings, rudders and elevators (all very roughly 1/48 scale), two stands, landing gear and reusable insignia stickers (CCCP, USA, RAF and France) and full instructions. With the instructions and computer you can build one of over 4000 variations of jet fighter designs. The parts are snap together so they can be used again and again. The kit has not been started. Includes all parts, computer, instructions and sticker sheet. A few of the stickers look to be have been taken off and neatly put back on the sheet - none are missing. This issue did not have the interior 'presentation' cardboard. The Design-A-Plane kit was one of a series of design kits, including the Design-A-Car, Design-A-House and the Design-A-House Master Set.
Monogram Navy Grumman F3F-3 - (F3F3) Ist Section VF-5 USS Yorktown or VF-6 Enterprise, 1/32, 85-5835
Monogram Navy Grumman F3F-3 - (F3F3) Ist Section VF-5 USS Yorktown or VF-6 Enterprise, 1/32, 85-5835
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good,   old
$69

1998 Revell-Monogram re-issue of the classic Monogram "Four Star" model. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals for two colorful aircraft, sliding canopy and instructions for rigging. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Frog Focke Wulf FW-190 A-3 - SG1 Crimea Russia 1943 / JG2 Cherbourg France '42 Lt. Eder (4 Kills) - Bagged, 1/72, F211F
Frog Focke Wulf FW-190 A-3 - SG1 Crimea Russia 1943 / JG2 Cherbourg France '42 Lt. Eder (4 Kills) - Bagged, 1/72, F211F
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$12

Still factory sealed. Nice model from earlier molds. Can be built as a fighter or fighter bomber and includes decals and color paint guide for both Luftwaffe aircraft listed.
RCM S Boat Submarine USN, 1/72
RCM S Boat Submarine USN, 1/72
Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged,   new
$120

Early US Navy Fleet Boat. SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. 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.
Revell USS Enterprise CV6  Aircraft Carrier, 1/490, H378-300
Revell USS Enterprise CV6 Aircraft Carrier, 1/490, H378-300
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG,   old
$179

Rare. 1967 issue. Fantastic box artwork. CV-6 has a combat record unequaled in history of the US Navy and is considered the most Successful Warship in History. Her totals were as follows: 20 Battle Stars, 911 Aircraft Destroyed and 71 Ships Sunk. She took part in almost every major action of the Pacific war from 1941 to 1945. The fascinating history of this ship is told by Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN, in his legendary book "The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise." Kit is over 20 inches long and includes a one piece hull, SBD scout-bombers, moving cranes, decals and flags. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Cleveland A-20 Boston or P-70 Havoc - Master Kit For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-115
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+,   old
$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. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or 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 – 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 ‘Aviation’s 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.
Pyro Bon Homme Richard - The Ship of Captain John Paul Jones, C367-75
Pyro Bon Homme Richard - The Ship of Captain John Paul Jones, C367-75
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++,   old
$24

Nicely molded small scale ship model. Measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Includes full hull with molded wood plank and grain detail, separately molded anchors, cannons and masts, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one cannon. It has been inventoried with all other parts and includes instructions.
MPC Bismarck Battleship (ex-Airfix), 1/600, 1-5101
MPC Bismarck Battleship (ex-Airfix), 1/600, 1-5101
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM,   old
$32

Still sealed. From the 1970s. Full-hull kit from very nicely detailed Airfix molds.
Cleveland Boeing P-26A Peashooter  Flying Model, 1/16, SF-60
Cleveland Boeing P-26A Peashooter Flying Model, 1/16, SF-60
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+,   old
$75

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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 insigna. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions/full size plans. NOTE: the grade 'very good' and all wood is in fine condition. However, there is fine black mold on paper and wood. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business – 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 ‘Aviation’s 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.
Frog Messerschmitt Bf-109F - Marseille or Gallad, 1/72, F426
Frog Messerschmitt Bf-109F - Marseille or Gallad, 1/72, F426
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+,   old
$24

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Has markings for Hans Joachim Marseille JG27 1942 or Adolph Gallad JG26 1941 (94 kills). Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.
Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32
Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good,   old
$69

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.
Lindberg F-100 Super Sabre Motorized with Jet Sound, 1/48, 309M-129
Lindberg F-100 Super Sabre Motorized with Jet Sound, 1/48, 309M-129
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++,   old
$65

1965 hardbox issue. Large 1/48 scale F-100 with motorized jet sound, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail and opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. The motor and motor hardware are still in factory sealed bags; all other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

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