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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Includes markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 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. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Cleveland Boeing F4B-3 - Flying or Scale, 1/16, SF-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

This is a legendary Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete for the time, and this is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, strip wood, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, carved thrust bearing, prop blades, blocks, wires and other wood as required, covering material, highest quality plans and three color sheets of insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the plans are complete & usable but are heavily taped along the fold lines. The plans are interesting in that they also have details for another aircraft and even a few ships! 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.

AMT 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1/25, T310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very cleanly molded and detailed. Features complete Blue Flame 6 engine with three side mount carbs, Powerglide transmission, full interior, rolling chassis construction like the real car, complete underside details, opening hood, removable top, and custom features: special grille and road lamps, headlight fillers, Kelsey 20 Spoke Wheels, wide low profile tires, custom valve cover and steering wheel. Molded in white, chrome and clear with real rubber tires.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Revell USS Fletcher Destroyer - With Hull Numbers for Any Fletcher Class DD, 1/306, 85-3021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$45   

Still factory sealed. Large scale, full-hull kit from older molds. Includes enough white hull numbers that you could build any of the similar Fletcher class destroyers.

AMT 1929 Ford Model A Roadster - Stock or Hot Rod - Builds Two Cars, 1/25, A129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue that contains two complete kits. You can built a stock '29 Model A Ford or a custom or old time hot rod. Features rolling chassis build up just like the real automobile, detailed engine, removable hood, one-piece stock body, one piece fender and floor, lowered or raised top and a vast number of options for the custom version.

Testors AC-119K Stinger Shadow Gunship, 1/72, 678

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$84   

Rare. Well detailed and molded kit with over 160 parts. Features full interior and guns, cockpit, optional position cargo doors, illuminator, flare launcher and jet engines. Decals are for an AC-119K-FA from the 18th Special Ops Squadron, Nha Trang, 1968. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Model Craft Hobby Products US Army 37mm Anti-Tank Field Gun, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

From the 1940s. Nice wooden kit with all parts cut to shape and also includes die-stamped wheels and wood parts, dowels, wire, nails, sandpaper and detailed plans with a photo of the actual gun. The kit has never been started. The parts and plans/instructions are still in the internal factory sealed wax paper bag..

Stratton Air Engineering TWO Wright Flyer 58 Inch Wingspan Squadron Kites, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Includes both excellent kits. Please note these are not scale models but kites that you build to fly. Both Wright Flyers are opened but never started and complete. They feature unique double-dihedral wings, pilot, key plastic pieces, moving control surfaces, string or free flight versions, all spruce framework, full instructions and it even disassembles for travel.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Rare kit dated August of 1950. Very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Has excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufacturers advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufacturers.

Revell USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Battleship, 1/426, 85-0302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Dated 2009. This kit is from the original 'S' kits molds and is a tribute to the research and skill of the mold maker. Beautiful full-hull model features 133 parts, finely engraved planking and plate detail, rotating main turrets and elevating guns, full secondary armament of 5", 1.1" and ten 5" casemate guns, complete deck fittings with searchlights, motor launches and whaleboats, range finders, ladders, cranes, masts and observations nests, two catapults with Vought O2U Biplanes, display stand and flags and decals for the ship and float planes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, flags and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber, 1/315, 4301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

Dated 1979. Possibly the last issue for the original 1950s 'S' molds. The kit inside has the same parts as the original issue but with a different box, stand and decals as per the boxart. This is the most colorful of all the decals Revell issued with this kit, as it includes the yellow/black nacelle bands and the yellow fuselage band as well as nose art and all other markings shown. The kit has never been assembled but NOTE: the cockpit floor is very neatly painted. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Makes an excellent builder.

Life-Like Proto 2000 CB&Q Burlington U28B Locomotive With DDC Plug - HO Scale, 1/87, 31075

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$45   

In 'near mint' condition. DCC-ready locomotive was run perhaps twice then returned to the original styrofoam and box. The small parts were never even installed; they are present and still in the factory sealed clear bag. Includes all paperwork. The model is not even dusty. The only flaw I can find is a small area of black on the fuel tank - it appears to either be a factory flaw or from sitting against the packing material for too long.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, C-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features colored tissues, printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Academy USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG7 With White Engisn PE and Warship No.04 Frigate USS Clark, 1/350, 14102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Sale Pending
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Includes factory sealed White Ensign #PE35118 Perry Class photoetched brass super detail set with instructions and the superb Warships No.04 Frigate USS Clark, which is perfect as a detail guide for this kit. The actual model is full hull and very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Austin-Craft US Army 1/4 Ton Jeep, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the 1940s. The photo on the box top is an actual picture of the built model. Features all pre-cut wood parts, molded plastic wheels, metal hood and dashboard, plastic details, clear windshield, sandpaper and detailed multi-view plans with instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions.

Austin-Craft US Army 2 1/2 Ton Truck - Large Wartime Box Issue, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

From around 1943. This is the larger box wartime issue that contains only wood parts (with clear w/s & fabric for the top). Featuring all parts cut to shape, completely finished wheels, clear windshield, genuine Army Khaki roof covering, sandpaper and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and 5 view plan with instructions. This kit is an part of an extensive line of Austin-Craft kits produced during and immediately after World War 2.

Fador 1905 REO Runabout, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Rare kit dated 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Big-scale model features numerous die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts, excellent plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lanterns and horn, other metal parts and metal stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Come with superb, large fold out plans that show four elevations drawings, many various detail drawings, a photo of the finished model and extensive text instructions. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufacturers.

AMT 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1/25, PK4167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box slightly concave as shown. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior and more.

ESCI Dakota C-47 Monte - Field Marshal Montgomery's Personal Aircraft / 44th Sq South Africa / 86th Sq USAF Berlin Airlift 'Camel Caravan to Berlin' / ESK 721 Royal Dutch Air Force Skrydstrup 1972, 1/72, 9023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features optional parts for Dakota IV or C-47s, full cockpit, optional position flaps and full passenger interior. Includes decals for Field Marshall Montgomery's Personal Aircraft, USAF 86th Squadron Berlin Air Lift, South African 44th Sq Zwartkp Air Base, and Danske Flyvevabnet-esk 721 (1972). NOTE: this kit has very neatly built sub-assembles. Wheel and engine halves, wing and stabilizer halves and two bulkheads (to the floor) have been assembled with 'excellent++' to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.