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Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$84   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. 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. 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 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.

Maly Modelarz Polish Armored Car Wz28 - (Wz-28), 1/25, 5-87

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

Heavy cardstock, quality paper model kit that is completely pre-colored. Includes numerous detailed assembly drawings and full instructions (in Polish). Google Translate works great for this - I typed in a few lines and got English instantly. The kit has never been started and is complete and uncut. The scale is a guess only; several builders on-line have also reported it to be this scale.

Verneuil Panhard 1891 Europe Model Kits, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

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The 1891 Panhard was among the very first modern cars and with it's groundbreaking innovations was certainly the grandfather of the present day automobile. This is a rare kit of this historic automobile from when France clearly lead the automotive world in technology and quality. This happened largely because the French people, government and authorities embraced the horseless carriage; this was the opposite of what happened in most countries, especially Great Britain where they regulated it almost completely out of existence. Nicely molded kit features about 75 pieces, detailed suspension and drive line, large assembly guide with numbered parts layout, text & fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and automobile history (in French). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

KVZ Mil Mi-10K Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Early issue in the shorter and narrow box. Large Soviet helicopter with a unique gondola below the cockpit for the crane operator. Well molded for a KVZ kit and nicely detailed. Molded in white, silver, clear and black. Includes full color large decal sheet with Aeroflot markings. Even includes a metal tube of original KVZ glue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Airfix F-18 Hornet - High Visibility and Low Visibility 9th Pre-Production Aircraft USN and USMC, 1/72, 9 04024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$20   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1981. Includes decals and paint guide for both aircraft.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/47, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

Rare early 1960s issue and harder to find than the original 1956 release. This was only made for a year or two before the new artwork release. Please note the full, original artwork (the only issue with such) due to the 'transparent' new simplified oval logo at the lower right. The side logos still have the old 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic and with the chock ground base and pilot & mechanic figures. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-80C Shooting Star - (P-80), 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$62   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in exceptional investment-grade "near mint" condition with fantastic color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading and no tears. Very slight wear (mainly on the corners) is the only flaw. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the early O-lin style teardrop-based stand. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg got his start in 1930s model aviation by designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft. His plans appeared in Popular Aviation magazine and he soon made a name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kit sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the the early artists for O-lin, and he help pioneer dramatic and colorful box artwork. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg was running the company and had the logo changed to his name. The first logo was circular, with 'Lindberg' in middle and 'Products' 'Incorporated' arched across the top and bottom. The second logo is the 'Yellow Rectangle' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

MPC Dodge D-50 Pickup Truck, 1/25, Q1-10753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1980. Can be built stock or custom with many optional parts such as roll bar, sun roof, rear bucket seats, custom wheels, etc. Includes opening hood, detailed engine with optional turbocharger, and more. Molded in color, clear, chrome and rubber.

MPC Anti-Tank Battery German Pak 30 Gun With Opel Blitz Transport Truck And Four Crew Figures, 1/76, 1-6203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$19   

Still factory sealed. From 1982. Features over 60 parts, detailed Pak 40 with movable gun and stabilizers, Opel Blitz with detailed 4x4 chassis and driver and four crew.

AV USK Polikarpov I-15 Chato - USSR or Spanish Civil War - Bagged, 1/72, AV1006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$12   

Limited edition, well molded injection molded model that includes decals for at least 6 different aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Strombecker Lockheed F-94 Starfire - Woodline Issue, G-43

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has roughly a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag and includes instructions.

Huma Model Flettner Fl-282 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Limited run, injection-molded plastic kit with full instructions and decals. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: engine assembly (4 parts) is built. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Successful German WWII helicopter design, and the first with counter-rotating intermeshing blades (in 1938). A further development of the Fl-265, flight tests showed that the Fl-282 was an excellent helicopter. It even flew from destroyers and minelayers while underway in the Baltic and Med. 1000 were ordered, but by the end of WWII only 24 had been built.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - Playcraft Issue, 1/48, 125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

SALE!! Rare Aurora Great Britain issue made by Playcraft Toys Ltd, London. Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. Please note that the Sunburst Logo has "Playcraft Hobby Kits" in the border and not 'Famous Fighters' like the USA issues have. Although made in England, it is molded in the same glossy dark olive drab, black and clear plastic as the US issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has wear and creasing as shown and a 1cm x 1cm area of pen writing on the left short side panel.

Aeroclub Mig-17PF Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Still factory sealed. Kit contains full instructions, cast metal nose and tail cone and high quality vacuform fuselage. Requires a base kit, and the Hasegawa 1/72 Mig-17 is recommended.

La Belle D&RG Closed Vestibule Coach HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-25

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside details & other metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, plans and instructions.

Welsh McDonnell Douglas MD-87 - Austrian Airlines, 1/144, SL57

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory tape sealed. This is a high quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit which features injection molded wings, engines, pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage and all other parts in cast metal.

Hawk Skykray F4-D Picture Gallery, 1/72, 708-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Rare issue from the 1950s from the 'Picture Gallery' series. Includes the correctly early decals and the green tinted canopy. Bill Campbell explained to me that the artist producing the Picture Gallery series artwork had a heart attack and could not finish the assignment. Hawk had to switch artist in a hurry, and that is how Bill found his way to Hawk. Bill did the art from that point forward, making the limited issue PG boxes very desirable for collectors. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the instruction sheet is a quality photocopy of the original. NOTE: the box is only graded 'good' because there is significant bug damage on the side panels. The bugs ate away some of the litho but left the heavy cardboard behind it.

Air Lines Miles Magister - (ex Frog), 1/72, 3900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals 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.

Easy Built Models SE-5A Scout - 50 Inch Wingspan - (SE5A), FF-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

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Very large scale stick and tissue style kit. Features giant 50" wingspan, 7 sheets of printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa blocks and other wood stock as required, rubber motor, large 9.5" diameter plastic propeller, metal stock, covering material and well detailed, full-size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

MPC Knight 2000 Knight Rider - Trans Am KITT From The TV Show, 1/25, 1-0675

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

From the 1980s TV Classic show 'Knight Rider.' Molded in black, chrome, clear and rubber. Great kit that is a true custom - complete with KITT interior and special body panels. Molded in black, chrome, smoke-tint clear, red-tint clear and with rubber tires. The model has not been started. The black parts are still in factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried present with instructions.