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Cleveland Playboy Senior Class C Gas Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, GP-5017

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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70 inch wingspan class 'C' gas free-flight model airplane. Cleveland entered the 1930s gas model market with the famous Playboy series. The design is so solid and popular that it is still a favorite at meets today (Like SAM - Society of Antique Modelers) where free-flight competitions are still held. Cleveland was late to introduce these kits (1939), but they wanted to ensure that the quality and performance was there. It appears that there were three aircraft in the Playboy line - the Baby, Junior and Senior. The model has not been started and is in exceptional condition. Whoever buys it will be the second owner; the first lives in town with me. The parts are inventoried 100% complete and includes covering tissue and 'excellent' never-used plans. Please NOTE: that there is some bug damage to the issue paper and very tiny bit to the edge of the plans. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriots 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. Lindberghs 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 Lindberghs 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 worlds 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 Aviations great Recruiter Clevelands 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.

Tamiya Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II - USAF 81st TFW 511th TFS Bentwaters AFB England / 23rd TFW 76th TFS at England AFB Louisiana, 1/48, 61028-2600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and finely molded kit. Includes weapons loadout.

IMC Bell 206 Jet Ranger (Jetranger) Helicopter - Executive / Military / Police Markings, 1/32, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Large scale kit with excellent details and many operating features. Has full interior, complete engine, removable cowling, opening doors and opening cargo door with cargo bay. Can be built one of three ways: Military, Police or Civil. Decals for each and includes Military figures. Many chromed parts. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa A-3B Skywarrior, 1/72, K41

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Excellent quality kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells. Contains decals for VAH-11 Det8 US Navy and NAH-10 USS Constellation. The kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals.

Aircraft HMS Exeter - Royal Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/540

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

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Very rare kit from the late 1930s. Features a completely precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only. The quality of the hull is excellent. There are two sheets of thick and thin balsa printwood, wood stock as needed and the factory sand paper. It has never been started. NOTE: missing instructions but otherwise complete. Any side and overhead drawing could be used as an assembly guide as that is what Aircraft included with these kits. The box was graded 'fair-' because one short side flap is missing and the other short side flap is damaged. This model is rare in that it is from Gordon Christoph's 'Aircraft Model Company'. This company was founded in the early 1930s and the boxes state the company name simply as 'Aircraft'. Some ship kits were produced but they are hard to find. Jack Mair, a former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. Mair continued with the same logo and 1/48 scale and went on to make one of the rarest and valuable 1/48 scale wooden kits ever - the Maircraft DC-3. The company went out of business just as production began on the DC-3, which was in 1947.

SMP 1961 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop - 3 in 1 Kit - Stock / Competition / Custom, 1/25, 149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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Rare kit from 1961 from Scale Model Products. Nicely detailed and molded kit. Features Chevrolet V-3 with 3x2 carbs or single carb, optional air cleaners, complete engine compartment, opening hood, full interior with optional roll bar, lowering blocks, bare wheels or choice of stock or custom hubcaps, detailed molded underside, optional gauges, valiant grill inserts and split bumpers, Corvair Continental Tire Kit, Corvair Fins, Imperial tail lights, Valiant headlights, Valiant louvers, custom tail lights, 6x exhaust, spotlights, antennas, lake pipes, lower fenders (skirts), television and much more. Molded in white, clear, chrome, clear, red tint clear and with real rubber narrow whitewall tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Scale Model Products (SMP) was a major competitor to AMT during the late 1950s. SMP started the 'Annual' craze in 1958. However, AMT bought SMP around 1960/1961. AMT liked the SMP logo more than their own, and substituted their letters into it. It is not known exactly who invented the '3 In 1' kit, but many credit it to SMP.

Serial L'Ann Alexander 1836 Scientific and Atmospheric Research Frigate - 15.5 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Wood and Metal Ship Kit, 1/200

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Rare. 1/200 scale plank-on-frame kit from Serial of West Germany. Kit likely dates from the 1970s. Very nicely designed and detailed. Includes full instructions in English, French, German , Italian and Spanish, full size superbly drawn plans with detail views, precut cloth sails, plywood bulkheads, keel and mast caps, plywood printed deck with numerous other wooden parts including cannon carriages, mahogany planking and other hardwood planking, wood stock as needed, rigging thread, full rigging diagrams, numerous cast metal and brass details including life boats, anchors, figurehead, brass cannons, chain, ships wheel and more, precarved small wooden fittings such as blocks and a hardwood stand. The kit has never been started. All of the small parts are still in numerous factory sealed bags. All parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions and plans.

Revell Ford Rokstock Operating Visible Turbo Engine with Optional Race Parts, 1/3, 8882

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

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Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find from 1985. Very large and highly detailed motorized clear kit. Can be built in two versions, Stock or Race. Motor drives pistons, connecting rods, crank, camshaft, fan and distributor system. Lights 'fire' for ignition in each cylinder. Molded in clear, black, gray, rubber and red.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply RMS Queen Mary Ocean Liner- 32 Inch Long 'Super Detail' Wood and Metal Model, 1/380

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

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Ideal was a famous producer of early model kits. In 1911 they released their first aircraft kit, which put them among the first USA model companies. Ideal was unique also in that they released large ocean liners, giving us the only big scale SS Normandie, SS America, Rex and RMS Queen Mary models ever made. This model is from 1938. The Queen Mary measures almost 32 inches long when assembled. It has a pre-carved solid wood hull, numerous bristol board and cast metal fittings such as 24 lifeboats, 48 davits, stairs, winches, props, etc, assorted wooden stock, many neatly done printwood sheets and printed cardstock. The excellent plans are full size and in 'very good' condition. The assembly procedure is detailed in writing and with the drawings. Sectional profiles are included as well as detail views. The kit has not been started. All parts have been inventoried complete with plans.

Supermodel Fiat CR-32 - Luftwaffe/Austria/Italy/Spanish Civil War, 1/72, 10-009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Nicely molded and detailed kit. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are water damaged and peeling.

Czech Model Arado Ar-68E Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

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Hard-to-find limited production craftsman kit. Czech Model (Czech Masters) kit are known for accuracy and fine, scale detail. Parts are cast in high definition resin and feature very fine recessed panel line detail. Kit is never started and complete. Due to the small size of some parts, these kits are recommended for the experienced model builder. Kit does not come with instructions, but assembly is very straight-forward. Decals must be furnished by the builder.

Supermodel Blohm und Voss BV-138 B-1 / C-1 /MS Minesweeper / B-1, 1/72, 10-017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

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Long range diesel powered WWII flying boat known as 'The Flying Clog'. Bv-138s supported many operations in WWII, but may be best known for its ability to support U-Boats for days a timeby being towed and refueled by the U-Boats themselves. Nicely detailed kit can build one of three version including the unique minesweeper with the flying ring. Color painting guide included. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Minicraft Boeing 737-400 Air France Plus Carnival Air Lines 737-4Q8 1992 Decals, 1/144, 14511

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Also includes Pointerdog7 decals for Carnival Air Lines. The decals are very well made and include instructions and a history of Carnival Air Lines. Never used and as new. The kit itself is nicely molded kit with recessed details. Features nicely detailed engine inlet and exhaust and optional position landing gear. Decals are for Air France F-GFUF 'L'Aeropostale'. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Richelieu French Battleship, 1/400, 81015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very large 1/400 scale full hull kit. As with most Heller ship kits, this model is very highly detailed and very finely molded. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag complete with decals and instructions. The French Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart were striking beautiful and powerful ships. Both benefited from the design of the Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers, which were exceptionally well engineered and very difficult to sink as proven by the Dunkerque herself at the tragedy of Mers-El-Kebir. As the Dunkerque-class, these ships had extensive underwater protection and a unique water-exclusion material in the voids. The Richelieu-class carried all of it's main armament forward in two quad turrets with 380mm guns. The heavy secondary guns of 152 mm were carried aft. A high speed of 30 kts was proven and was not at the sacrifice of armor protection as on other capital ships. Richelieu escaped the fall of France and served with Allied forces throughout WWII and was present in Tokyo Bay at the end of WWII. Her sister Jean Bart was completed after the war and the two served with distinction in the post-war French Navy into the 1950s.

Airfix German Battleship Bismarck (Bismark) Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, 1802-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. White-box-end Craftmaster issue. Very highly detailed and well molded.

J&L Phonix D1, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

Eagle Strike Ki-43 Hayabusa 'Oscar' 1/32 Decals, 1/32, 32026

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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For Revell or Hasegawa Hayabusa. Decals in mint condition and unused.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - British Airways - With AHS Hunting Cargo Airlines Decals and AHS Windows, 1/144, 03171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

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Includes AHS #4042 Hunting Cargo airlines in two sheets and the AHS window set with cockpit and cabin windows. The kit itself is very nicely molded with optional position cabin entry doors, clear cockpit and cabin windows, rotating props, detailed gear and front and rear passenger boarding stair assemblies. Decals are for British Airways. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Vanguard was a 1959 high speed early turbo-prop airliner that carried 139 passengers.

Heller AMD Mirage IIIC or Mirage IIIB Two Seat Trainer - French Air Force - E.C. 2/10 Seine / E.C. 3/10 Vexin / E.C. 1/10 Valois / E.C. 2/2 Cote d' Or / CIFAS 00/328 / E.C. 3/2 Alsace, 1/48, 599

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

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Unusual large 1/48 scale two seat or single seat Mirage III kit with markings for the six French aircraft listed. Nicely molded with fine raised panel lines. Features optional parts for both version, full dual or single cockpits with good detail, detailed landing gear, two drop tanks and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Japanese Self Defense Force Type 61 Tank (90mm Gun) - Motorized, 1/35, MT129-598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Highly detailed and beautifully molded armor kit. Includes Mabuchi 26 motor and all metal gear box. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.