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Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter - Canada Issue, 1/70, 496-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Aurora-Canada issue from the mid 1960s. Great, classic box art by Jo Kotula that made these kits so famous and collectible today. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with a clear 'triangle-based' Aurora 'World' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Aurora of Canada kits were addressed "Aurora Plastics of Canada LTD. Toronto, Rexdale, Ontario." The boxes, plastic parts and instructions were made in Canada. Some decals are clearly marked "Aurora of Canada" (like these) but others are not.

Matchbox Westland Wessex HU.5 HAS.31 (S-58) Royal Navy / Australian Navy, 1/72, PK133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Sale Pending
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Dated 1987. Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised detail, very good cockpit and rear cabin, opening cabin door, optional parts for stowed flight position tail and rotor, optional cowlings + exhaust and parts for RAF HC Mk2 / HUM K5 and Australian Royal Navy HAS Mk.31B and decals for both versions, HMS Bulwark 1966 and RAN NAS Nowra 1963. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Grand Phoenix Fairey Firefly Mk.1 - 826 Sq HMCS Magnificent 1950 / 812 Sq RNAS Katukurunda Ceylon May 1946 / 1792 Sq HMS Ocean Mediterranean Sea 1946, 1/48, KT002

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$52   

Very high quality model. Features injection molded parts with fine, recessed panel lines, many cast resin parts (with a full cockpit), film instruments and numerous photoetched details. Includes full color paint guide and factory decals for the three aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. All small parts (metal, resin) are still in the factory sealed bags. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

Testors 1925 Curtiss R3C-2 - (R3C2), 1/48, 912

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

The Golden Age of Aviation issue. Famous 1925 racing champion from classic Hawk molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Maintrack Wessex HAS-3 Conversion from HAS1, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$14   

Resin conversion with full instructions.

MPC Dornier Do-17E Profile Series - Luftwaffe or Condor Legion (Spain), 1/72, 2-1513-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$30   

Still factory sealed. Profile Series kit builds one of 3 versions- Do-17F-1 Staffel, Aufklarungsgruppe 22 long-range reconnaissance unit based at Weiden German in 1938, Do-17F-1 from Aufklarungsgruppe 124 that saw action in Poland in 1939 and Do-17P-1 of Aufklarungstaffel 88 Condor Legion, Spain 1938. This is a quality Airfix kit marketed in the US with a choice of three decals (Profile Series) and a different box.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Type 52 - 1995 Commemorative Flight or 253 Flying Group WO T. Iwamoto 1944 Rabaul / 381FG 1944 Toyohasi / 653FG Commander IJN Zuikaku 1944 Philippines / 261FG June 1944 Saipan, 1/48, JT23X

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition kit with decals for the commemorative flight of a restored Zero in 1995 and the four other aircraft listed as well. Very nice kit featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and decals for several aircraft.

MPC Dodge Shelby Daytona 3 in 1 - Stock / Mild Custom / Full Custom, 1/25, 6208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1987 issue. Features stock turbo four engine or Big V-8 with Dual carbs, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior, stock or custom wheels, side pipes and other options. Molded in light silver, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-8-61F / DC-8-63F - Flying Tigers, 1/144, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

$64   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Revell-Lodela issue of the stretch DC-8 Freight Hauler with colorful Flying Tiger Line decals.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 LR Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have moisture damaged and cannot be used. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3402-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Still factory sealed. This issue was made from about 1963 into the early 1970s. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Airfix F4D-1 Skyray - (F4D1), 1/72, 03027-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$14   

First issue. Nicely detailed kit with a large decal sheet for Marines VMF (AW) 115 USS Independence or VF-213 US Navy. Features fine panel detail, full cockpit, detailed optional-position landing gear and several underwing stores options with drop tanks, rocket pods, Nav Radio Pod and Sidewinder AIM-9 missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$70   

Second issue of this kit in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. Please note the Parents' Magazine Seal but lack of the price circle at the right center. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Fokker F-27 Friendship - Third Logo Issue (F27), 1/72, 583

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

1960s issue. Features full cockpit, working rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, optional position doors and moving props/wheels. With colorful decals for Braathens SAFE Airtransport A/S. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Batman Batwing (Batplane 1990), 1/25, 6970

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed.

Renwal Lt. Col. R Collishaw's Sopwith Triplane Aeroskin, 1/72, 266-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft.

Hobby Boss F-15C Eagle, 1/72, 80270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$17   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and nicely detailed kits from new molds.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

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. 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.