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ESCI General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark - 474th TFW / 428th TFS / 429 TFS, 1/72, 9068

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Still factory sealed. A very well molded kit that features very fine all recessed panel line detail, very good cockpit, optional position canopy (rare for an F-111 on this scale), wings that swing, eight M-117 bombs and two AN/ALQ-87 pods. Contains decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram First Lunar Landing Apollo 11 - Astronauts on the Moon, 1/48, 5503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


This is the second issue (1979 - 10th Anniversary Commemorative Issue) of this classic kit. Perhaps the highest quality kit available of the Apollo 11 moon landing scene. Rare kit includes LEM, moon base, solar wind detector, seismometer, flag, astronauts, laser reflector, stereo camera and TV Camera. Still factory sealed.

Cleveland Martin B-26 Marauder 'Master Kit' Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-135

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Dated 1944. Rare flying kit with over 48 inch wingspan and ideal for electric power and conversion to RC. Very highly detailed and complete for that time. This is the deluxe 'Master' version including dope and paint in glass bottles (5 big bottles of 'Cleveland' label dope, still protected in the original internal box), high quality balsa printwood and wooden stock, machine cut engine cowls, completely cut and formed main and nose gear, preformed hardwood rubber motor retainers, clear celluloid for windows, hardwood thrust button print sheets, balsa blocks as required and covering material. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with the contents listed above and two giant sheets of 'excellent' condition plans/instructions. The box top is rough with tape as shown; the right short side panel is missing. The bottom box (tray) includes all of the special inserts but also has a great deal of wear & tape on it, and is missing the left short side. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. 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.

Fador EMF 30 Racer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare kit from April of 1950. Big, large scale kit measuring 8.5 inches long when assembled. Well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and superb cast metal grill/radiator, wheels and steering wheel. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Includes superb, large full-size plans with many elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, extensive and detailed text instructions, painting guide and even ideas for how to upholster your car using the correct tufting pattern! The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The EMF 30 was produced by the EMF company which stood for Everett, Metzger and Flanders - the three owners. But in the early days it was jokingly referred to as 'The Every Morning Fix It" and "Every Mechanical Failure." Each car came complete with a catalog numbering every single part, which made replacements easily obtainable. The racer engine was four cylinders cast in pairs and turned out a very respectable 30 horsepower. It had a 106 inch wheelbase and held 15 gallons. All cars were painted EMF Red and were a sight to behold. The racer had a three speed transmission on rear axle, geared to 3.25 to 1 inch high, magneto ignition, 32 x 3.5 inch tires, thermo siphon cooling (no pump) and weighed in at 1800 pounds. At Walla Walla Washington Country Fair in 1911 the EMF racer beat a Wright Biplane in two of three races. It made a five lap circuit in 5 minutes 26.5 seconds. It was the fastest time of any car or aircraft at the competition. Streamlining is not new - in those days Grandpa's hot rod was a regular stock car stripped of anything that would give wind resistance- fenders, horn, windshield, etc. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

AMT 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger - 2 in 1 Kit, 1/25, 6278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


From 1990. Very well detailed kit with highly detailed engine that can be built stock, 2x4 carbs or blown 2x4, full interior with optional instrumentation, several tire and wheel choices, molded underside detail with separate rear suspension and exhaust, detailed engine compartment with opening hood, optional hood scoop choices, three different color 'Daytona' rear stripes 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 decals and instructions.

Saito FA-90R3 Three Cylinder Radial - Gas Engine for RC Flying Model Aircraft

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Absolutely new in the box and a beautiful work of art- Saito's three cylinder radial engine. Never run, mounted or even displayed out side the box. Always stored in a climate controlled environment. 100% complete with the engine and carb in the original factory grease and plastic bag, glow plugs, glow wires, factory sealed small tools, larger tools in the factory bag, decals and all paperwork. This engine must be shipped insured.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Colorful and unique Craftmaster artwork with black 'short' 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.

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

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Perhaps the largest scale (1/28) B-17 kit available. Kit 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.

Easy Built Models Lockheed Hudson Bomber - 30 inch Wingspan, D-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Originally manufactured around the 1940s by 'Easybuilt Micro Since 1932.' Reissued in 1980s by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, full sized plans and covering tissue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Campbells Custom Kits Quaker 54 - 54 inch Wingspan Wooden RC Model Airplane - (ex M&P)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


The kit is probably from the 1970s and is a reproduction of the famous Quaker series adapted for R/C (Radio Control). Includes die cut ribs and other parts, clear celluloid for the windshield and preformed metal landing gear. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, instructions and plans. NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise. Note that this kit was also issued by M&P, which stand for Dick Mathis' Design Group, which was out of Lone Oak Texas. I do not know which one came first, this or the M&P issue.

Trimaster Modeling Mesh Tripart, PA-4 500

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Made from photoetched metal. Round mesh design. Round areas are .3mm in diameter. Gap between round 'mesh' is .1mm. This is a very fine mesh for small scale work. Still sealed.

Monogram US Navy LST-608 - Landing Ship-Tank, 1/250, B1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint


Rare kit in investment-grade condition for the advanced Monogram collector. This was the fledgling Monogram's company's very first ship kit, issued in 1945. Measures 16 inches long when assembled. Inside and out, the kit is as it left the factory. The box is near mint with perfect colors. Inside, the original cardboard divider is present. The wooden hull is pre-carved. The balance of the kit is printwood, metal fittings, wood and metal stock and with other cardstock details. The sand paper, color decals and plans/instructions are present as well. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Aurora Curtiss Warhawk P-40 Flying Tiger, 1/48, 44-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


NOTE: excellent builder kit but not collectible. Please read below. 1964 issue with fantastic John Steel box artwork. Molded in olive drab and clear and with the clear triangle-based stand. There has been no assembly but NOTE: several parts have been neatly painted. You can simply paint over it or strip it with DOT3 brake fluid, spray oven cleaner or any other tested, safe plastic stripper. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'very good++' decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is 100% complete but in very bad 'poor' condition.

Aurora Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Canadian Issue, 1/48, 99-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


NOTE: builder kit, please read carefully. Aurora of Canada issue from the early 1960s with dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing display stand, decals and original instructions. Inventoried with all aircraft parts and photocopied instructions present.

Air Lines General Aircraft Ltd Hotspur II Glider, 1/72, 7904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Well detailed kit from FROG molds. Never started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Monogram Mazda RX-7, 1/24, 2257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. Dated 1979. Excellent kit with the quality you would expect from Monogram. Features detailed rotary engine and engine compartment, opening hood, very good underside chassis/suspension detail, complete interior and more. Molded in red with clear and plated parts.

Tamiya Lola T-70 MkIII Motorized, 1/12, BS1215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Superbly detailed motorized kit with hundreds of parts. Features full Chevy V-8 engine with wiring (a kit in itself!), opening hood and trunk, electric motor completely hidden inside the scale engine, realistic working front and rear suspension, steerable front wheels, semi-pneumatic rubber-like tires, full interior, opening doors and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Roadster / Convertible, 1/24, 2307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Dated 1982. Very highly detailed kit with high Monogram quality fit. Features full underbody rolling chassis, engine and interior detail with a large tree of chrome parts. Hood can be removed to show the engine compartment. Doors open and close including rumble seat door. Rumble seat opens and closes. Top can be removed and includes replaceable boot cover. Molded in dark olive green, silver, white, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram 1930 Packard Model 734 Speedster Phaeton, 1/24, 2308

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


Still factory sealed. From 1987. Beautifully molded and detailed. Can be built with top up or down. Full rolling chassis, interior and engine detail. Hood can be removed.

Revell B-29 Superfortress Pacific Raiders Issue, 1/135, H239-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1965 hardbox issue from the 'Pacific Raider Collection.' This is the same kit as the "S" version with a different box, "Dauntless Dotty" decals and a new style stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.