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Aeroclub (2) In-Flight Refueling Probes, 1/72, AV001

Metal Model Kit

$4   

Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.

William H Low Co Rumsey 'Big City' Hose Wagon Circa 1890 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, FH130

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$64   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished 'Big City' model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 13 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, fully finished fire extinguishers, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

MPC Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-23B or Mig-23E Flogger - (ex-Airfix), 1/72, 14201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$12   

1982 MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Features wings that swing, operating elevators, optional position landing gear and underside fin, drop tank and weapons loads for 'B' or 'E' variants. 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.

Cleveland Nieuport 17 Scout Plane - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has wear as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, 5 sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent+' condition. 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) and 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 this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they 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.

DML Mi-28 Havoc, 1/72, 2501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$19   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very well detailed kit from modern molds.

California Model Co Furniture Factory Corrugated Metal - Craftsman Kit (ex-Suydam), HO, 1

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Excellent kit featuring all main, corrugated metal parts, other metal stock, metal fittings, clear windows with printed mullions, a variety of different factory signs and names and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including signs and detailed instructions.

Merlin Models Morane Saulnier 28, 1/72, 95

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$58   

Rare and believed to be the only 1/72 injection molded kit of this subject. Features very nice limited-run injection molded main parts, many cast metal details, airfoil strut material and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - 45 Inch Winspan Flying Aircraft, 1/28, 2002

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$75   

Still factory sealed and perhaps the largest scale (1/28) B-17 available. This versatile model can be built as a scale static display model, with gas engines for U/Control or could be modified to fly on todays small electric motors and remote control. Features all moving control surfaces, plastic cowlings and fairing, plastic regular tail gun or Cheyenne tail gun, optional position main gear, retracting tail wheel, removable wings, plastic turrets and many other clear or colored plastic panels and parts.

Airfix Gloster Meteor III, 1/72, 02038-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$20   

Still factory sealed. Fourth logo type.

Airfix B-24 Liberator Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1503-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

From the 1960s. Wide 'White' box issue with white side panels and action-packed artwork showing part of a box formation of B-24s at the moment of "Bombs Away!" Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak burst close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. This was a well detailed kit for that time. Guns elevate and turrets move, ailerons, elevators and rudders move, the landing gear retracts and extends, props rotate, has 'good' cockpit detail, a crew of 8 and optional position crew entry door and ladder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing PT-13D / PT-17 Kaydet Stearman, 1/72, 4116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1982.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk II (F3F) Al Williams Stunt Plane - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA184-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Rare example that is still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Second issue dated 1967 of the civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has many 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. Also features movable rudder, aileron and elevator, highly detailed cockpit, opening canopy, full decals including striping, instructions for rigging and is molded in the correct orange, silver and clear.

Iskra Grumman F4F-4 (F4F4) Wildcat - (ex-Frog) Fleet Air Arm, 1/72, 7201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The manufacture is somewhat of a mystery. Iskra issued this kit in 1991 and clearly obtained the molds from someone, perhaps Novo. It is difficult to tell as the Frog molds have been around the world. No other kits were issued.

Fujimi Lancia Stratos HF 1976 Ralley Monte-Carlo Motorized, 1/20, RC3-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Older but very nicely detailed. Features all hardware for motorization, full interior, steerable front wheels, an incredible, large decal sheet with all stripes for the box art automobile and more. Molded in white, black, clear, chrome plate and gold plate (rims). There is even a color poster of this car. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Fujimi did not include the RE14 electric motor with this issue.

KVZ Mil Mi-1 'Hare' Helicopter - Poland / USSR / DDR / USSR, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$22   

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. Never started. This kit is molded in dark green and clear and features raised details, antenna material and has cockpit detail with a crew of two. It includes decals for all countries listed. Never started. NOTE: missing small clear panel under nose. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Wilhelmshaven Angelburg Freighter And WWII Troopship Transport, 1/250, 1016

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$20   

This ship was launched in 1938 and had a very active career in WWII. She is listed as surviving until 1962. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut. For a history, copy and paste this address into your browser: http://www.historisches-marinearchiv.de/projekte/weseruebung/ausgabe.php?where_value=50

Union 1904 De Dion Bouton, 1/16, C-04-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare. Older but highly detailed kit. Features working worm gear steering, detailed interior and is molded in white, black, clear, brass plated and includes rubber tires and metal parts as well. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Pegasus Boulton Paul Balliol T2 - Bagged, 1/72, 2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Limited run injection molded parts with cast metal detail parts, injection molded clear canopy and decals. Features fine recessed panel lines.

Aurora Wall Bracket Display Stand

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$55   

Factory Sealed Aurora Line logo from about 1954.

Aurora Sopwith Camel - Capt. Roy Brown or Major William Barker, 1/48, 751

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than previous releases. Features full rigging instructions, new easier wing assembly technique, pilot figure and decals for the two aircraft listed in the title.