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Cleveland SE-5 British Pursuit - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, EZ-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

From 1949. An excellent model designed to fly with rubber power. Features die-cut balsa parts, fully formed wheels, factory cut stringers and spars, balsa nose block, metal stock, covering material and excellent full size Cleveland plans with instructions. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing four wing ribs and 4 rib fronts. Easily made since you can trace the pattern from the die-cut sheet. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Includes plans. One short end of the box is missing two inner tabs and the closing flap. The closing flap is present on the other side but the two smaller tabs are gone.

Williams Brothers Le Rhone Rotary Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 301-1195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Very nicely detailed, large 2" scale kit (1/6) intended as a display or detail for larger static or R/C electric aircraft. Features nine cylinders, crankcase, carburetor with sliding valve, accessory drive gears, oil pump, magneto, full wiring 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 instructions. The 80 hp Le Rhone was developed before WWI and was used in many early aircraft. It did see service early in the Great War and it's follow on, the 110 hp Le Rhone was used in larger aircraft. The crankshaft of the Le Rhone mounted directly to the firewall and was part of the air and fuel intake system. The crankcase, propeller shaft and cylinders all revolved at about 1200 rpm. These three assemblies were carefully balanced to reduce vibration.

Airfix Mig-15 Fagot - Polish or USSR Air Forces - Bagged, 1/72, 97

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

$18   

Still factory sealed. Bagged kit with header. Airfix third type logo. Has decals for both air forces.

Azur Cierva C30 Autogyro - (C30), 1/72, 015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, resin details and full decals.

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter T.F.X. - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/72, 283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Features rotating wheels and props, crew of two, optional position landing gear, wing mounted rockets and centerline torpedo.

Rareplane Beech 17 Staggerwing, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$14   

Basic vacuform kit molded in white and clear. Complete and never started with all parts, instructions and plans. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Siedlce SZD-19-2A Zefir 2A Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

Early glider kit that is cleanly molded with good detail. Features cockpit instrument panel, seat, control stick, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. PZW stands for Podlaskie Zaklady Wytworcze. PZW made early Polish injection molded kits and they were among the first such kit to be imported to the USA. Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation.

Aurora French Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo and 69 cent price extension on the part number. This 'NL' Rectangular logo was used for this one year only - in 1957 the oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo was launched. Classic early Jim Cox artwork. This kit is one of a very successful line of 1/48 WWI aircraft that Aurora launched in 1956. The line sold so well that new kits were added into the 1960s. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Lindberg Curtiss P-6E Hawk, 1/48, 72542

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1993 issue of the large scale Hawk. Kit is cleanly molded in yellow and contains a large colorful decal sheet for the 'Snow Owl' paint scheme. Includes full rigging instructions and rigging material. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - With Model Technologies Canopy Detail Set, 1/48, P8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

With Model Technologies MT0043 1/48 F-15E Canopy Detail Set, which has never been used and includes instructions. The kit itself is very highly detailed kit including very large decal sheet with markings for two aircraft - the 'Charcoal Lizard' camouflage or US Air Combat scheme. Never started. Sealed factory bags with decals and instructions.

Burkard Grumman F4F Wildcat - Giant Solid Wood Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Very Rare. From about 1943/44. Burkard kits almost never show up on the open market. They were exceptional solid wood display models for their time - highly prefabricated and very large scale. This one features a 15 inch wingspan, completely precarved fuselage (only needs final sanding), precut wings with airfoil, pre-cut stabilizers, fully formed wheels, other wood parts as required, canopy material with the frames printed on, two color insignia sheets, a corked glass bottle of glue and 'near mint' condition full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts.

Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$55   

Mid to late 1960s issue that retains the original issue box art. The box is in exceptional condition with as-new color and gloss. Molded in green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPM Commonwealth Wirraway - Royal Australian Air Force 4th or 5th Sq., 1/72, 72064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, photoetched details and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Junkers JU-88A-4 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left side and is missing a section of cello wrap. Very colorful Craftmaster artwork showing the last moments of a Ju-88 under the guns of RAF Spitfires. Well molded kit with cockpit detail, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, working dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props and external bomb load.

MPC F-4B / F-4C / F-4D / F-4E / F-4J Phantom - with 6 Crew Members - VF-51 USS Coral Sea, 1/72, 2-0205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

1970s issue. Has optional parts to build any version listed, and colorful decals for VF-51. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airmodel F-86H / F-86K / TF-86F / CA-27 Sabre Conversions - Bagged, 1/72, 25

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Contains parts for all four conversions. Mold quality is 'excellent' with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes detailed drawings of changes, including wings, and even lists the best base kits for all four conversion. Molded in white and clear. Never started and complete. Vacuform conversion kit only - requires base kits (not included) to complete. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.

Maquette Vickers 66 'Vernon Mk.1' (Vimy Commericial), 1/72, MQ-7222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. From about 1999. Unusual subject. Nicely molded kit with full decals for 'City of London' Instone and Co Transport. The model was made by combining an original Frog Vimy with an injection molded conversion fuselage, nose gear and all other required parts. With large, full color decal sheet.

Comet Phantom Fury - 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane - Plans by Robert Reder co-founder of Monogram, E24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

Stick-and-tissue kit from the 1930s. When Bob Reder was young, he was hooked on flying models. Upon graduation in 1935, he went to work for Comet. He drew this version of the Phantom Fury plans and put his name at the bottom. This is a very nice kit for that time, featuring a large balsa printwood sheet, a pre-carved prop that only needs finish sanding, nose block, factory cut strip wood in all required sizes, other balsa stock as required for gear struts, etc., fully carved wooden wheels, red and orange covering tissue, clear window material, metal prop shaft and full size plans. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete. NOTE: The box looks great but is graded 'fair' because it is missing all of the end flaps.

Comet Fly Boy - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 4301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue of the Comet Build-N-Fly series created to introduce a new generation to the time-honored hobby of wooden aircraft assembly and flight. Designed to be very easy to construct and fly. Features tissue-covered high-lift wing and tail surfaces, stick fuselage, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor and detailed plans. 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. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware (if required), tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Merlin Models Fairy Fulmar, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Limited run kit with metal detail parts. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.