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Airfix SS France (Norway) Ocean Liner - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/600, F602S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare 'Type Three' issue of this popular ocean liner that was recently broken up. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Handley Page Hampden B. Mk. I, 1/72, 04011-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

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Still factory sealed. 1975 issue with the fourth style logo. Hard to find. Features movable control surfaces, opened or closed bomb bay with bombs, full crew and optional position undercarriage. Hampdens, along with Whitley and Wellingtons, formed the RAF's Heavy Bomber force at the outbreak of WWII.

Cleveland Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-80

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.

Cleveland Page's Curtiss XF6C-6 Navy Racer Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-44

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.

Cleveland Bell YP-39 Airacobra Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-76

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.

Model Shipways American Clipper Ship 'Flying Fish' - Wooden and Metal Plank-On-Frame Ship Kit, 1/96, 2018

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Very highly detailed and intricate ship kit. Measures 36 inches long and 22.5 inches high when assembled. This kit features laser cut basswood keel and 21 piece bulkhead set. Construction is plank-on-frame with basswood strips and included self-adhesive copper foil for below the waterline sheathing. Masts, yards and spars are from high quality beech wood. Rigging is very realistic with black standing and white running rigging, 225 blocks in three sizes, and 200 wooden deadeyes. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes six sheet of plans and an excellent 56 page instruction book. The kit has never been started. All internal factory sealed bags including instructions book and plans.

Nichimo IJN Zuikaku Aircraft Carrier - Motorized, 1/500, 5016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Older kit with excellent detail for it's time. Larger 1/500 scale kit includes all hardware for motorizing. Please note that Nichimo did not include the RE280 motor. Can be built as a static display model or for water operation. Ideal for RC conversion. Features one piece hull, detailed island structure, well detailed deck with molded in planking detail, AA batteries, lifeboats, four scale props and rudder for static display, Val dive bombers with separately molded landing gear and bombs, Kates with separately molded torpedo and Zeros with separate drop tanks, decal sheet with deck markings and air group decals, display stand with actual brass pedestals and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Aurora HMS King George V British Battleship, 1/600, 712-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

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1959 issue. Believed to be the first Aurora issue of this kit, note the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval sunburst logo. Full hull kit with good detail. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

ZTS HMS Royal Sovereign Battleship -Ex-Frog Revenge Class (Ramillies-Resolution-Revenge-Royal Oak), 1/500, S-112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

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From quality ex-Frog molds. These ships served as front line battleships in WWI and as secondary battleships in WWII, involved in critical escort duties and similar duties. With modifications you can make any ship of the class. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Italaerei Heinkel He-111 Z-1 Zwilling Glider Tug - Russian Summer/Winter 1943, 1/72, 119

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very early issue with high mold quality. Very highly detailed kit with 271 parts. Can be built as one of two versions. Includes ten figures, display stand, optional position landing gear and detailed cockpit. Has decals and paint guide for Russia theater 1943 (standard camo) and Russian Winter 1943. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Airfix Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina - Vickers Built Royal Canadian Air Force 1944, 1/72, 05007-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

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Contains markings for this Canadian built aircraft. Features full crew, cockpit, elevating gun and rotating turret, moving ailerons, elevator and rudder, opening and closing side blister windows, optional position landing gear, retracting floats and external depth charge load. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cragstan Wooden Motorized Electric Boat Model - From 1950s Japan, 1331

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Hand-painted operating 9.5 inch long ready-to-run wooden boat with metal fittings in the original box. This boat is in near-mint condition and appears to have never been run or played with. The only flaw is some minor missing paint at the front and back bottom of the hull. The box is rare and is complete and grades 'very good++'. The original tissue packing paper is included. The boat is all hardwood with a natural stained finish deck, white upper hull and red below the waterline and with a yellow deck house with a red roof. There is a life ring as well as metal hand rails, horn vents and front light (non-operating). The capstan is the on/off switch. Inside the boat is in mint, factory condition. I believe that batteries have never been installed. The large motor, wiring, universal joint, battery holders and contacts and prop shaft all appear as new. Underneath there is an all metal prop and adjustable rudder, again in new condition.

Veco The Apache - 52 inch Wingspan Gas Free Flight National 1st Place Winner, F-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Large free flight design by Ralph Ray, who won the National's in his category. Kit is from 1960 or 1961. 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, plans and decals (if originally included).

Ranco Models Kellett YG-1B (XR-2) Autogyro, 1/42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

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Large (17 inch LOA) model of this 1930s craft. The ship had no ailerons, rudder or elevator. Directional control was through a pivoting rotor head. Rotor blades folded for storage. The KD-1 made the worlds first autogyro roof-top landing in May of 1935 at the US Post Office in Philadelphia. The plans say this is the XR-2 and YG-1B. The plans certainly look like the YG-1B Army Craft; the YG-1B was modified with a constant speed rotor and became the YG-1C; it was then redesignated XR-2. This craft is also known as a KD-1; the model will built any of the three. Never started. Complete with all parts, plans and unused tube of glue.

Strombecker Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis - Flying Model 18 inch Wingspan, 1/24, FM2

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

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Large scale 1/24 NYP model. In addition to a fine line of solid wooden models and a handful of injection molded kits, Strombecker branched out into flying models. One feature of this line was some fantastic box art by Cal Smith. This kit contains vacuform plastic parts (34 total) and has a wingspan of 18 inches. Power is by rubber band motor with a plastic prop. The kit has not been started and is complete. Includes all plastic/metal parts, full decals and complete instructions.

Planet Models Vultee BT-13 Valiant 'Vibrator' - USAAF, 1/48, 166

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

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Very high quality limited production resin kit. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals for two pre-war yellow winged USAAF aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Entex 1937 Packard Twelve Cylinder Coupe-Roadster, 1/16, 8499

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

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Rare. Large 1/16 scale kit that had design assistance by Packard International. Kit is molded in light tan, black, chrome plated, brown and clear plastic with real rubber whitewall tires. Kit builds a rolling chassis just like the real automobile. Features fully detailed V-12 engine and suspension, steerable front wheels, complete interior, opening doors and rumble seat, opening and closing rumble seat steps, optional position windows, opening hood, folding luggage rack, optional luggage trunk and choice of hardtop or boot. Never started. Parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Comet Piper J3 Cub 25 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane, 3206

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1970s issue of the old 1940-50s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and 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.

Frog Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - GC III/3 Ardennes Free French or No.615 Sq RAF SEAC India 1945, 1/72, F183

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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Includes decals for both versions. Like most Frog kits, this one is well molded and has fine panel lines only - no rivets. This makes for a realistic model when built up. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-8 Super 61 United Airlines, 1/144, H270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

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Still factory sealed but box has some creases from having other boxes stack on top of it. 1969 issue. Nicely molded kit of the early 'Stretch 8'.