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Cleveland Seversky XP-35 Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, SF-61

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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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. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or 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 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.

Renwal See-Thru SSBN 618 Thomas Jefferson Polaris Nuclear Submarine, 1/200, 653-349

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Classic 1950s boxart at it's finest. The box has like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags or tape/tag marks. The only thing keeping it from being mint are light corner creases and some corner and edge wear. Large 24 inch long kit with clear right half that is hinged to open. The Jefferson is the only Renwal submarine that has the clear hull half - all others have a gray hinged half. Heavily detailed interior and actual 'launching' Polaris missile from a spring loaded tube. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory internal bag sealed are still sealed, and the parts that Renwal never sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions and decals both in very good condition.

Aurora USS Guadalcanal Helicopter Carrier, 1/600, 718-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Rare. Full hull model. 1966 first issue hardbox with 1.49 price extension on the part number. Features detailed flight deck, complete interior hangar deck, movable hangar deck doors, 6 Sea Knight and 6 Sea King helicopters, deck guns, display stand and full color decals and flag. This was one of Aurora's later kits with improved mold quality. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora The Silver Knight of Augsberg, 1/8, 471-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

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Classic and very popular Aurora knight kit from the original molds. This example is from the 1963 release. The box is in exceptional 'near mint' condition. The only flaw is light corner wear - the box is also free of all tape and price tags as well as tape and tag marks. Large 1/8 scale kit is molded gloss silver and has the original yellow plume. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plume and excellent instructions. In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Spanish Galleon - 17.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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1951 kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company, which was founded in 1911. Includes solid precarved balsa hull, five sheets of cleanly done printwood, dozens of cast metal fittings still sealed in the factory bags, wood stock and masts/yards in many sizes, running and standing rigging material, full color insignia and more. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous sectional and detail view of the ship and the instructions have a painting guide. There is a separate instruction sheet, which was unusual for Ideal. Never started. Most parts are still sealed; the others are complete. The insides are absolutely mint and untouched down to the packing paper; I was the first person to remove the parts for an inventory and repacked it exactly as it came.

Tamiya Tyrrell Ford F-1, 1/12, 12009-7000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Large 1/12 scale model. Very highly detailed with full engine and chassis, rubber tires, movable front and rear suspension, steerable front wheels, detachable cowling and much more. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Repose Hospital Ship- Bagged, 1/500, H381

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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The kit is still in the factory sealed bag but there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Nicely detailed 13" long kit of the "Mercy Ship". Features fully detailed deck and fixtures, ambulance-helicopter, landing platform, 12 lifeboats, 2 landing craft, 2 motor launches, 2 whale boats, full color decals, flag sheet and display stand. Never started. All contents are still in the factory sealed bag with the instructions. I cannot see the decals, but they may be folded in with the instructions which was the custom at the time.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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The first issue of this kit, dated 1959 with 98 cent price, early sunburst and "Famous Fighter" around the oval. Jo Kotula boxart. NOTE: kit has been started. The wheels, seat, spinner and tail skid have been painted. This paint can be removed with DOT3 Brake Fluid or simply plated over. Missing ground display. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts decals and instructions.

AMT F-16A Thunderbirds Flight Display, 1/72, 6325

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Includes four models and unique clear plexiglass 'in flight display' stand and special base as illustrated on the front cover. Has four large and colorful decal sheets including all trim - minimal painting will be required.

AMT Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 1/72, 8623

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

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Out of production kit of the cruise-missile equipped "H" variant of the venerable Stratofortress. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, nicely detailed cockpit and crew stations, choice of rear turret or 'constant tail section' (no gun), detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks, cruise missiles and pylons, optional position landing gear and decals for the last B-52 built, 61-040. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are present but water damaged. They will not be usable.

Airfix Westland Lysander Mk. II/III - No. 161 (Special Duties) Sq RAF Tempsford UK 1944 or No. 4 (Army Cooperation) Sq RAF Odiham UK 1939, 1/72, 02053

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very nicely done older kit. Has decals for both aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter, 1/32, 570

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

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Still factory sealed. Very large 1/32 scale kit featuring detailed cockpit and Aces II ejection seat, detailed weapons bay, realistic, slit-like exhaust (called 'platypus') and decals for the 1st public roll-out aircraft and two others.

Adams M1 120mm 'Tillie The Toiler' Anti-Aircraft Gun with Mount & 8 Wheel Trailer, 1/40, K156-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Dated 1958. Classic artwork. Very highly detailed kit with many working features. The kit has never been started. The parts that Adams sealed in bags are still sealed - the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions. Box has wear and holes and is only fair.

Monogram B-25 Mitchell - White Box Issue, 1/70, 6819-0150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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1973 White Box release of the 1950s Four Star kit. One of two 'White Box' variations that have been noted. Ideal builder. Kit features rotating wheels and propellers, side gun packs and cannon/machine gun nose, crew members, underwing rockets and boarding ladder. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram RB-66A Destroyer Blue Box, 1/83, PA204-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Artwork by Tom Morgan. This is the 1995 reissue and not the original 1960s kit. Ideal builder. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. includes decals and instructions.

Entex Douglas C-47 (DC-3) Gooney Bird - Landing Gear or Skis, 1/100, 8562

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

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features regular landing gear or optional skis. Very highly detailed cockpit for 1/100 scale. Colorful decals for two aircraft including Normandie invasion stripes.

Lindberg Hawker Fury RAF (ex-Pyro), 1/48, 918

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

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Still factory sealed and made from ex-Pyro, ex-Life-Like molds. Larger scale (1/48) Fury model. Nicely molded good detail and subtle fabric texture where appropriate. Features cockpit detail, pilot with positionable arms and full rigging instructions. Very colorful checkerboard decals.

AMT 1961 Ford Starliner 2 Door Hardtop - 3 In 1 - Stock / Competition / Custom, 1/25, 149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Rare original issue from 1961. Features full interior with seat belt, optional tach, gauges, TV and roll bar, choice of steel wheels or stock and custom wheel covers, detailed 390 CID 375 HP Ford Interceptor Special V-8 engine that can be built stock or with a McCulloch Supercharger, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, detailed molded chassis underside, traction masters and scavenger pipes, custom front/rear grill and bumpers, hood stacks, lake pipes, fender skirts, fins, antenna, spotlights, fender mirrors and more. Molded in white, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. NOTE: at one point the wheels were glued to the hubcaps. So little glue was used that they simply fell apart at some point in the past. The quality of assembly was excellent and there is no visible glue. There has not been any other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Skyhawk A-4E VMAT-102 Marines or VA-144 Navy, 1/48, 5406

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

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1977 issue. Has decals for two aircraft including the colorful box art Marine aircraft. Very well detailed model that is finely molded. Features dive brakes, canopy, wing flaps and leading edge slats that can all be positioned opened or closed. Full underwing stores include drop tanks, 6 bombs and two missiles. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram P-51B Mustang Malcom or Regular Canopy - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA136-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Dated 1966 and one of two box art variations to share this part number. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.