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Airfix BAC Canberra B(1)6 - Australia RAAF / Great Britain RAF, 1/72, 9 05012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Can be built as either listed version. Features full cockpit, moving control surfaces, dual position landing gear, a wide variety of external stores, bomb bay detail and optional position bomb bay doors. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor sub-assembly as follows: cockpit tub, elevators, aileron halves, tip tank halves. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Dauntless SBD-5 Dive Bomber, 1/72, 611-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$24   

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Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave and split on the left side. 1965 issue softbox with Tom Morgan boxart. Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and excellent fit quality.

Cleveland Page's Curtiss XF6C-6 Navy Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft (F6C6), 1/16, SF-44

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$115   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. 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. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the plans; they are completely usable. 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 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.

Revell American Space Pioneers Apollo Spacecraft / Mercury Capsule / Gemini Spacecraft - 3 Kit Gift Set, 1/48, H1847-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$289   

1969 first and only issue. Includes all three 1/48 scale models - Mercury, America's first manned satellite, Gemini, American's two man space capsule and Apollo, the three man lunar spacecraft. The kit has never been started. All the parts are still the factory sealed bags with the correct paper labels and decals inside. With near mint condition instructions, the original Revell Sweepstakes Entry Form and the 'American Space Pioneers' historical booklet. The box does have wear as shown but is still displayable.

Monogram The Wolfman Luminators Glow In The Dark - (ex Aurora), 1/8, 1621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. Great builder kit dated 1991 and made from the original Aurora molds. Molded in a really cool glow in the dark plastic and also glows with a black light. In 1977 Monogram purchased the Aurora molds. Monogram only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. this monster and others were issued in 1991, probably after re-negotiating the license agreement with Universal as hinted on the box side.

Balboa Rio Grande Southern (RGS) Galloping Goose Three Truck Freight Brass Locomotive HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$175   

Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Balboa Scale models. It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in 'excellent+' condition. This model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point - probably at Balboa. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. Also includes the correct fold-out blue Balboa instruction sheet and factory sealed Balboa/Champ decals for the RGS Galloping Goose. The box top and tray are complete but both have wear and stains, so they grade low. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is."

Airfix Curtiss P-40E or Kittyhawk IA Craftmaster Issue - USAAF or RAF, 1/72, 2-46

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$22   

Colorful and unique 1960s artwork with black end panels. Includes markings and paint guide for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is rough, but the part, decals and instructions are all in 'near mint' condition.

Aeroclub Fiat G-91 /R3 - Luftwaffe Leichtes Kampgeschwader 41 Or Portuguese Air Force (G91/R3) - Bagged, 1/72

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$26   

Limited issue that is still the only R3 (two 30 DEFA cannon and four underwing pylons) variant. Features injection molded wings and elevators, high quality vacuform fuselage and two clear canopies and a large number of very fine cast metal details. Includes full decals for one of the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The metal parts are still in the sealed bags. The other parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora French Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare, and even more so in sealed condition. Third issue with the original issue artwork still dated 1956 -but actually this kit is from the early/mid 1960s. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. In this issue, the post-'Famous Fighters' blue oval has been placed in the upper left, allowing us to the see the complete artwork. (The first issue had the square Northern Lights logo in the lower left; the second issue replaced it with the early famous oval logo sunburst.) Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'Sealed Exc+' because there is very light foxing on the left side below the 2nd aircraft. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$52   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the Long Island Automotive Museum decals are fine but the Furniture ones are stuck hard to each other. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Hawk 1947 Indianapolis Racer 1939 Mercedes Benz W163 Grand Prix, 1/24, 210-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Rare. From quality ex-Kaysun molds. Features gold plated body and silver plated suspension/exhaust/engine parts/steering wheel parts. The plating is in amazing 'near mint' condition, which is very rare. Includes positionable driver, seat, instrument panel, steering wheels, good but not excellent suspension detail, complete engine, rubber tires, clear 'spokes' for the wheels and a diorama display base with a section for the engine and a plated trophy. The kit has never been started. Internal and NOTE: missing one tire. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. I would recommend buying a small casting kit from Hobby Lobby or on line, casting a replacement tire from the 3 remaining, then painting all tires (Humbrol 'rubber' if you have it!)

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird Pesco Special Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is an early cardboard box issue with silver printing. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to the 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the paperwork. 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 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.

BaxMod Buffel Armored Personnel Carrier / Armored Fighting Vehicle, 1/35

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$56   

High quality resin model with photoetched details. Features very nice underside and suspension, engine, excellent interior and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The Buffel was the primary mine-protected APC of the South African Army during the Angolan conflict. It was certainly not the most comfortable vehicle, but it offered the necessary protection. Buffels were also used as armoured fighting vehicles and were proven in this roll. The Buffel was introduced in 1978 after it was found that the SAA needed a basic mine protected vehicle. More than 1400 were delivered before production stopped. A few found their way to other armies as well. The Buffel weighed 6.14 tons full loaded, had 4x4 drive through a 6 cylinder water cooled diesel, could travel 96 km/h on the open road or 30 km/h off road, had a range of 1000 km and a crew of 1+10. Many were armed with 7.62 machine guns.

Lindberg German Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$56   

Late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features pilot and gunner figures, one piece canopy, centerline large bomb and two wing-mounted smaller bombs, electric motor for the prop, display stand and battery holder with wires. Molded in gloss green and clear. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The motor mount is glued into the left fuselage half, and the washer and retainer are assembled to the propeller. Quality of assembly is perfect. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals have a tear 2mm in from the right upper edge. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Airfix Bristol Type 192, 1/72, 382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Type Three logo kit from the 1960s; one of two variations of this logo. Note this one just says "AIRFIX-72" while the more common one says "AIRFIX-72 SCALE Bristol 192. The 192 first flew in 1958 and was the first helicopter in the world with true twin-engine safety, meaning that it could fly home and land safely at any gross weight. The kit features moving rotors, cockpit, clear windows and optional position doors. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1935 Mercedes Benz 500K Roadster Limousine Sindelfingen Body, 1/25, GC1135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

On April 9, 1935, this magnificent custom built automobile was delivered to Rudolph Carracciola, the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team driver. Rudy, with an impressive win record of 23 wins and 23 second places, had chosen this vehicle for his own personal transportation. Powered by the supercharged 5 liter engine, the large and heavy vehicle was an excellent performer and one of the finest cars of the 1930s. Well detailed kit with over 150 parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the real car. Features steerable wheels, removable boot, highly detailed engine and full chassis, double spare tires, detailed interior, opening hood and chrome spoked wheels. The model is molded in red, black, clear and a large tree of chrome-plated parts. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present.

Flyline Models Luton Minor - 34 Inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1960s issue in the larger format box with black box sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this dramatic box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Entex Mazda Wankel Rotary Engine Motorized, 1/5, 8201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

Box is worn but the kit inside is excellent. Large working engine model with visible with clear parts. Has electric motor, stand and flashing lights for ignition. Molded in clear and multiple colors so no painting is required. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$88   

1972 Big A issue of the venerable 1950s kit. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver, clear and includes the large black tripod based stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.