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Hasegawa F-4F Phantom II - Luftwaffe JG72 Westfalen Special 2001, 1/72, 00820

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very well detailed cockpit and ejection seats, optional position canopies, detailed gear wells, decals for the colorful aircraft shown on the box top and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Cleveland Boeing F4B-3 - Flying or Scale, 1/16, SF-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

This is a legendary Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete for the time, and this is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, strip wood, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, carved thrust bearing, prop blades, blocks, wires and other wood as required, covering material, highest quality plans and three color sheets of insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the plans are complete & usable but are heavily taped along the fold lines. The plans are interesting in that they also have details for another aircraft and even a few ships! 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.

AMT 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1/25, T310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very cleanly molded and detailed. Features complete Blue Flame 6 engine with three side mount carbs, Powerglide transmission, full interior, rolling chassis construction like the real car, complete underside details, opening hood, removable top, and custom features: special grille and road lamps, headlight fillers, Kelsey 20 Spoke Wheels, wide low profile tires, custom valve cover and steering wheel. Molded in white, chrome and clear with real rubber tires.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Rare kit dated August of 1950. Very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Has excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufacturers advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars and competed with the bigger Hudson Miniatures. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design & parts breakdown of the kits are very similar. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. Hudson Miniatures, launched in 1948, apparently beat Fador to the market by at least a year or more. Hudson's national success probably lead Fador to choose the same subject (antique cars) and in the same scale, 1/16. Hudson snatched up the most obvious classic automobiles for kit subjects, forcing Fador to select very carefully. Fortunately, they chose well and they are still the only models ever made of these subjects. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Revell/Gowland Highway Pioneers and the models that quickly followed probably drove them out of the market. This was the fate of most wooden kit manufacturers who did not make the transition. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (Dynamoe), C-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features colored tissues, printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1902 Franklin Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Rare. Second issue. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also includes clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Revell Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, 1/144, H143

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal is split and has drawn the box top concave. 1974 issue with detailed engine pods, clear cockpit windows, movable wheels, optional position landing gear, display stand and full Delta markings.

Testors Cessna O-2A/B Skymaster US Navy or Air Force, 1/48, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Includes parts and decals for both versions "A" or "B." Decals are for FAC Bien Hoa Air Base South Vietnam 1969 and US navy VFA-125 Rough Raiders NAS Fallon, Nevada 1989. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1909 Lozier Briarcliff - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C455-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she road on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Arado AR-234 B-2/N Nachtigall Night Fighter, 1/48, JT85

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Dated 2002 and a highly detailed with 157 pieces.

AMT 1958 Edsel Pacer 2 Door Hardtop, 1/25, 30032

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Excellent kit that builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features detailed 361 CID engine, detailed engine bay, removable hood, full interior, BF Goodrich Silvertown tires with white wall inserts and detailed underside with suspension and exhaust. Molded in light gray, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plated and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed the many individual factory bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Welsh Boeing737-330 Lufthansa or Condor, 1/144, SL43

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality injection molded / metal and vacuform kit with metal details and full decals. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, metal struts, engine cowls, fans, nose and main gear wells, wheels and gear doors. The kit has never been started. All small parts still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress - Korean War Variant - (ex-Monogram), 1/48, 85-5711

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$115   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Dated 2004. Reissue of the famous Monogram 1970s kit with some important changes. Includes Hamilton Standard propellers, early style AN/APQ-13 radome and SCR-595 IFF antennas. Has markings for 'Cream of the Crop' (1951 Kadena, Okinawa) and 'Humpin Honey' in July 1944. Very highly detailed with full interior, five crew members and detailed bomb bay with bomb load.

Tamiya Japanese Tank Type 97 Chi-Ha, 1/35, MM75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and beautifully molded. Includes decals for several tanks.

Revell F-106 Delta Dart - 456th FIS Capt. B.B. Patterson Castle AFB California 1963 / 48th FIS Capt. Malcolm Emerson Langley AFB Virginia 1972 - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 85-5847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$34   

Still factory sealed. 2005 issue from quality Monogram molds. Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Large 1/48 scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet for two aircraft, including the box art aircraft.

Matchbox DH-6C Twin Otter Floats or Gear - RCAF or Aurigny Air Service Ltd, 1/72, 40127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Nicely detailed kit with cockpit detail, optional baggage and non-baggage noses, regular landing gear, skis or floats. Kit includes decals for Aurigny Air Service (Channel Islands) and RCAF rescue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including both decals and instructions.