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Frog Hawker Sea Fury - Bagged, 1/72, F221F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$16   

Bagged kit with header. Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed with fine panel lines and no rivets for a realistic model. Includes optional position wings, under-wing stores and decals for two aircraft (Royal Navy FAA No. 802 Sq HMS Ocean off Korea August 1952 or Royal Canadian Navy Sq VF-870 1951) with color painting guide for the two aircraft listed.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. NOTE: excellent builder, please read below. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The fuselage halves, splitter (intake) and nose gear have been assembled to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent+' condition.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$225   

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 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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, 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.

Revell KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Includes the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Nitto Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/132, 173-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$98   

Rare early issue of the very near 1/144 airliner. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Tu-144 was the worlds first supersonic transport, beating the Concord into the air. A series of accidents, however, robbed the aircraft of the fame it might have had. She cruised at mach 2.35 and carrier 120 passengers.

Monogram AH-1S Cobra Helicopter, 1/48, 5444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Larger scale (1/48) kit of this early purpose-designed attack helicopter. Features full cockpit, spinning rotors, moving cannon and full cockpit details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10, 1/25, 6550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1994 issue. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full interior, detailed exhaust and chassis underside and more.

Monogram P-40N Curtiss Warhawk - Blue Box Issue, 1/64, PA165-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Blue box issue from 1967. Very finely molded with excellent detail and traditional Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram AC-47 'Puff the Magic Dragon' Gunship - Blue Box Issue, 1/90, PA147-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1966 issue, which I believe is the first issue of the Gunship version of this kit. Molded in green and clear plastic. Box displays Tom Morgan box artwork in 'good+' condition with vivid colors. It has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC He-177 A-5 Grief with HS-293 Guided Missiles - (ex-Airfix), 1/72, 1200-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From 1960s Airfix molds. Well detailed for that time and features opened or closed bomb bay doors with full bomb load, moving gun turrets, working rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, simulated spinning props (clear disks), five crew members, standard and custom decals, rotating wheels and four-bladed props and three optional Hs-293 Guided Missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are present, but they are from the Airfix issue of this same kit. The original MPC ones were peeling badly, which is typical of this kit.

Hasegawa North American RA-5C Vigilante With Microscale Decals - RVAH-12 USS America, 1/72, 1027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Includes Microscale 72-94 'Navy RA-5C Vigilanties #2' in never used, mint condition with the original paperwork. The actual kit is older but nicely molded with cockpit and gear well detail, four drop tanks and clear camera windows. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter 'S' Issue, 1/96, H223-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$65   

SALE!! 1955 first issue. It is easy to see how this era of Revell artwork is considered the peak of model kit box art. The kit features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door and more. Box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tag marks (not even factory tape). The only thing keeping it from being 'near mint' is very light corner wear and a few very light insect chips on the lower side. Never started. The helicopter has been inventoried complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell A3J (A-5A) Vigilante Nuclear Bomber, 1/83, H196-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$145   

Widely believed to be the last 'S' kit issued. Hardbox is dated 1959 and has excellent gloss and color. Kit features opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. As the last "S" kit, this kit also incorporated a critical improvement for the time that would become standard only fairly recently: all recessed detail. The entire kit has recessed panel lines and rivet detail-no raised marks. It has an attention to detail that is lacking in many older Pre-S and S kits. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and clear with the "Globe" clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Eduard Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 ProfiPACK - (Bf109E-4), 1/32, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Amazingly well detailed, large-scale kit featuring 152 plastic parts and 49 metal parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1973 issue. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra ensured that it had a short service life as an airliner. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the "A" version of the venerable patrol aircraft. (please see the article about the mold conversion this on this website.) Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props.

Revell RMS Titanic Ocean Liner, 1/570, H445

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed but the seal has aged and has a large number of splits. 1976 issue with fantastic box art. Measures 18.5 inches when built. Features detailed full hull with props and rudder, all deck fittings, fixtures and planking, deckhouses, skylights, steam pipes, vents, ratlines and much more.

Hasegawa QF-86F Sabre Full Sized Drone, 1/48, 09306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Rare limited edition of the F-86 drone with Naval Weapons Center markings for two different aircraft. Never started. NOTE: missing drop tanks. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Includes decals and instructions.

OEZ Mig-21 MF / bis / SMT - Czech / Finnish / USSR, 1/48, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$24   

Very well detailed and large (1/48) kit. Cleanly molded with all recessed panel lines and details. Features detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position air brakes and two piece canopy, numerous optional parts for the different variants and a very impressive set of external stores many types of drop tanks, missiles, rockets and pylons. Includes a large and detailed decal sheet for several USSR, CSSR and Finnish aircraft. There is a color painting guide on the back of the box. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

Aurora DC-8 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/103, 387-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

First issue dated 1959 and with 'Hobby Kits' in the oval logo border. Still a favorite among builders because it is the only early DC-8 in 1/100 scale and fairly accurate. Features full landing gear, early style turbo-jet engines, clear cockpit windows and can be easily built 'gear up' if you wish. With the large, clear, triangle-based Aurora 'World' stand. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.