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Model Aeronautics Stearman Trainer B Scale Controliner - 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Very rare kit from 1946. It appears that only one of these has traded hands in any public transaction since the late 1990s and the lack of photos is noteworthy. This was a very deluxe, expensive model for that time, retailing for an astounding $7.95. It is a very sturdy model with fully planked fuselage, sheeted wing, solid horizontal and vertical stabs, rudder and elevators, solid wing tips and more. Features a very large number of precut parts (some fully finished, others requiring additional trimming or sanding, rubber scale wheels with finished wood hubs, many plywood parts at key locations, quality planking and sheeting wood, clear windshield material, extensive hardware still in the wax paper bag, various sizes of wire stock, separate text building instructions and superb full size plans. Never started and complete. Please note there is no tissue because this model does not use tissue. There is also no printwood since the parts are factory cut out.

KB Kiwi 1/2 A Gas Free Flight By Lou Mahieus - 35 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Rare early kit from about 1953. This was a fantastic, award-winning design by Lew Mahieu who held 14 AMA World Records at that time. NOTE: perfect builder kit, please read carefully. Model features very high quality balsa parts that are all die-cut, other factory cut parts, plywood firewall with nut plate, formed steel landing gear, rubber tire with metal hub, tapered wing trailing edges, 'Sky Sail' covering material and beautiful full size plans. NOTE: the fuselage has been built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present.

Premium Manufacturing Co Zeek 1/2 A Gas Free Flight Model 33 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Rare kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features precision die-cut, high quality balsa parts, plywood firewall, finished wheel, factory-sealed hardware envelope, some fully cut factory wood parts, extensive text instruction sheet and detailed flying instructions and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete.

Schlueter Free Flight Models Barney Snyders 1937 Black Bullet - 30 Inch Wingspan Free Flight (ex-Modelcraft), BB-30

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

From 1982. Modern issue of the classic design. Features quality printwood, strip and block balsa, wire, wheels, plastic prop, Japanese tissue, nylon thrust bearing, ball bearing washer, aluminum motor peg, plywood parts as required and full size plans. Never started and complete.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (Dynamoe), 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

From the mid 1960s and another successful Wally Simmers design for Class C Cabin National Competition. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features high quality printwood and strip wood, spars, finished wheel, big factory-carved prop, covering tissue and beautiful full-size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Cleveland Ryan FR-1 Fireball With Liquids 30.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-92

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$169   

Very rare, especially in untouched condition and with the fluids. This is the 1946 Deluxe 'large box' issue of this incredibly well detailed flying model and it even comes with the five glass bottles of Cleveland-labeled liquids - cement and colored dope behind the blue cut out display included by Cleveland just to 'show them off.' The four larger bottles are still factory sealed in the brown paper and tape! The one smaller bottle was never sealed. Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' models in museum scale of 1/16 were very complete and this one is no exception. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, fully formed thrust button, prop blades, main and nose wheels, balsa blocks and sheet wood, other wood stock, covering material, clear canopy material, highest quality plans and more. Never started and inside it is as it left the factory. No parts are cut out. I have inventoried the kit and it is complete with 'excellent' plans. 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.

Skywave Equipment for Japan Navy Ship WWII (I), 1/700, E-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and many parts that do not come with the ships. Contains multiples of all the item shown on the box top. This kit did not come with decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

AMT American Lafrance Aero Chief 1000 Fire Truck / Ladder Truck, 1/25, 6634

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

Box has wear but the kit inside is mint. Very highly detailed and has over 410 parts. Features swiveling 90 piece snorkel boom assembly that elevates and extends to over 28 inches long, fully detailed Detroit Diesel 8V-71 engine, full engine compartment, complete interior and rear deck and much more. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is just as it left the factory. The parts that were sealed at the factory are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The few parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

AMT American LaFrance 1000 Series Pumper Fire Truck, 1/25, 6669

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Large and highly detailed kit with over 300 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts that were sealed at the factory are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The few parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete includes decals and instructions.

Gowland & Gowland Mayflower Shipyard Ships in Miniature, 310-S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Eduard Strip Down Fokker D.VIII (D-VIII) 'Flying Razor', 1/72, 7007

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

The most detailed kit available in 1/72 of the 'Flying Razor.' Full metal interior structure of 48 parts with 6 injection molded parts, two resin parts and film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Planet Models U-Boat Type IA, 1/200, NS001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Large scale, full hull, highly detailed resin kit with full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models U-Boat Type IIC, 1/200, NS005

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Large scale, full hull, highly detailed resin kit with full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models Nakajima Navy Type 94 Floatplane, 1/48, 074

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Rare large-scale, very high quality, limited-production resin kit. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Planet Models Heinkel He-162B Volksjager with AS-014 Pulse Jets - Luftwaffe, 1/72, 008

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Rare. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models Heinkel He-162B Volksjager with 2 AS-014 Pulse Jets - Luftwaffe, 1/72, 009

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

Rare. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models Heinkel He-114 V2 12 Cylinder Engine - Civil D-UGAT, 1/72, 036

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Rare civil version (2nd prototype) with the 640 hp Junkers Jumo 210 12 cylinder engine. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The He-114 was a two-seat float plane designed in 1935 to replace the He-60 in the role of shipboard reconnaissance. A number of engines were tried in the prototypes and the design frozen by 1938 for production. Although somewhat dated by WWII standards, it did see action for about half the war. Before hostilities began, 12 were sold to Sweden.

Planet Models Heinkel He-114 A-2 - Luftwaffe or Swedish Air Force, 1/72, 035

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$56   

Rare. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for both air forces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The He-114 was a two-seat float plane designed in 1935 to replace the He-60 in the role of shipboard reconnaissance. A number of engines were tried in the prototypes and the design frozen by 1938 for production. Although somewhat dated by WWII standards, it did see action for about half the war. Before hostilities began, 12 were sold to Sweden.

Planet Models Faun ZRS On Road, 1/72, MV 009

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Limited edition, highly detailed cast resin kit with photoetched details. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Czech Master DFS Kranich Glider, 1/72, G27

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$38   

Very high quality limited edition resin kit. Features very finely detailed moldings, full cockpit and complete decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.