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Cleveland Turners' 1938 Laird Racer Balsa - Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

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.

Monogram Messerschmitt Me-262 Fighter-Bomber, 1/48, 5453

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. 1991 issue. Has removable panels to reveal jet engine detail and gun bays. Optional position canopy. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.

Italeri AH-64 Apache, 1/72, 159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with good cockpit detail and weapons load.

AMT F-104C/G Starfighter - USAF Drone Target / Luftwaffe Last Flight Annicersary / Last Canadian CF-104, 1/72, 8759

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

From 1994. Excellent kit with all very fine recessed panel lines, optional parts for CF-104/F-104G and QF-104, good cockpit detail, optional position landing gear, optional position air brakes and a lare and colorful decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The last Luftwaffe 'G' is especially stunning. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

First issue artwork from the early 1950s. Rare. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube has broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone corrected Aurora. Then the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or cicle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' it was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. On the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking 5/31" in front of the blot. That is this issue.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. From 1975. Markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegerfruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$375   

Rare 1956 issue with the square 'Northern Lights' logo and arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the "Golden Era" of modeling. This is the second issue of this kit. The box is in exceptional condition with brilliant colors and gloss. There are no split corner and no repairs. Light edge wear as the only flaw. Responding to market sources that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with very high gloss silver parts, correct large 'Globe' two piece clear stand and correct decal sheet, mint condition instructions and even the original packing tissue paper.

Pioneer 2 Horten Ho-229 A-1 (Ho-IX), 1/72, 4005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory tape sealed. Nicely molded basic model with fine raised panel lines.

Heller Pamir Four Masted Barque, 1/150, 804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$175   

Very large and highly detailed kit with 738 parts. Measures 75cm (~30 inches) in length and 40cm (~16 inches) high when assembled. Full hull kit includes display stand, fantastic deck and fittings detail, railings, detailed masts with separate yards, billowing vac sails, full rigging supplies, numerous rigging diagrams and pin diagrams and full building instructions in English, French and German. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Pamir was bulit in 1905 at Blohm & Voss shipyards to become the 51st ship in the fleet of R.F. Laeisz of Hamberg ("The Flying P Line" was a reference to the starting letter of most of the ships names and the numerous records that they held). She was a four masted barque of 4425 tons with a crew of 33. She saw extensive trade service between the wars and served in both World Wars. After WWI she was given away as compensation; however her original owner bought her back in the 1920s. Before WWI she was sold to a Finnish cereal shipping fleet. Her beauty saved her from torpedoes from a Japanese Submarine - the Commander simply could not sink so wonderful a ship. In her 40th year of existence, the Pamir was bought with the Passat by a Dutch demolition crew. Yet at the last moment the West German merchant marine bought both ships to train cadets in the 1950s. The Pamir was lost in an Atlantic storm in 1957.

Revell Army Combat Team Gift Set M4 (M-4) Sherman Tank 'Black Magic' / 155MM 'Long Tom' Gun and High Speed Tractor / Jeep and Trailer / G.I. Figures - 'S' Kit, 1/40, G527-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$675   

Very Rare. 1956 first and only issue. Contains the following kits - M-4 Sherman, 155mm gun and high speed tractor, jeep and trailer. The Sherman features movable track and suspensions, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action'. The 155mm gun and tractor has many working features - the M-4 tractor has movable tracks and working bogies, rotating and elevating machine gun, driver and interior details. The gun can be stowed for transport with the tractor and all extra gear to do this correctly is supplied. The Long Tom features and elevating barrel, moving limbers and detailed mechanism. The jeep features rotating wheels, radio, jerry cans, detailed chassis and suspension, tilting windshield, driver/soldier and general figure, detachable trailer with rotating wheels, generator, cable reel, packs, tool box and more. Includes unopened large tube of Revell 'S' cement and the paint brush marked 'Revell' but no paint is present. NOTE: The Sherman and Long Tom 155mm have not been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions have general wear and the Sherman instructions have split folds that have been neatly taped. The High Speed Tractor has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions but is missing the decals. The Jeep and Trailer have been built but not painted. Quality of assembly is above average but there are some small areas of visible glue. The jeep is missing one bedroll (an accessory) and decals. Instructions are present. The G.I. Figures is missing (1) guard and base and mortar. Four men are glued to their bases; four more were glued but fell off due to old glue. All other figures are included in addition to the GI instructions.

Airfix Churchill Mk. VII Tank - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M5-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$24   

1960s issue with colorful action box art. The original owner kept the clear plastic on the box top, leaving us with a 'mint' condition box top. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

12 Squared Bell X-1E - Bagged, 1/72, 2-16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$32   

Limited issue 1/72 scale kit of the X-1E test aircraft. All parts are injection molded including a clear canopy. Full decals and instructions included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

CM CA72 USS Pittsburgh (Baltimore class 1944), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$315   

Built by Roger Torgeson from CM Kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings and photoetched details. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Ventura Australian Spitfire Mk VIII - RAAF 'ZP-G' or 'UP-B', 1/72, VN0203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Nicely molded and detailed limited run kit. Has main injection molded parts, cast metal details and decals for two Australian aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell B-47 Giant Stratojet Bomber - Narrow Box Pre 'S' Kit, 1/112, H206-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Rare first issue with the 1.25 inch high pre-'S' hardbox vs. the later standard size 1.4 inch box. This kit has the correct short-lived 1st issue 2 piece stand as opposed to the later standard 4 piece stand. The early stand with this kit has a base and an arm - the arm has three prongs. This stand was discontinued shortly after introduction as it broke very easily. Inside, the kit is mint. The small parts still sealed in factory cello bag. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix BAC-111 (BAC 111 One-11) - British United Airlines, 1/144, 02171-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$45   

Type four logo issue. Features fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, optional position landing gear, working airstair rear door and colorful British United decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that while the box has wear and light stains, the kit inside is in 'excellent' condition.

Pegasus Miles Master Mk1 - Bagged, 1/72, 2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$26   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue kit. Bagged kit does not include header. Very nicely molded with very fine recessed detail. Includes cast metal details and full decals.

Secter Fiat G-50 Finnish Air Force - With Decals For At Least 11 Different Aircraft, 1/48, SAC-002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

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From 1993. Very nice kit with excellent moldings. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, enclosed gear wells, rigging diagrams, details on opening the pilot entry door on the fuselage and an amazingly well detailed paint guide and large decal sheet that covers at least 11 Finnish aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman F9F (A-5) Panther, 1/48, 5456

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1990 release just before the Revell merger. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features detailed cockpit, gear wells, external load and much more.

Missouri Model Aircraft Co The K.C. Terror - 62 inch Wingspan Class B Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (KC Terror)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From 1946. Please read the article on this website about the designer of this kit, T.L. Wardlow. Contest is advertised on the box - includes the contest form inside. Features printed balsa wood, balsa stock, balsa blocks as needed, rubber tires with wooden hubs, metal engine mounts, full size plans and hardware as needed. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).