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Flyline Models Fairchild 22 - 47 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and plans.

Flyline Models Stinson Voyager - 30.5 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 111

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to electric RC with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, pre-cut spars and stringers, decals, plastic prop, clear window material, covering tissue, hardware and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Midwest Super Jabberwock - 33 Inch Wingspan Class C Cabin Competition for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, C-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Cabin style 1949 record holding aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, precarved prop, two colors of tissue 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.

Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3500   

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufacturers predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 V9/12, 1/72, 72114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Highly detailed kit with injection molded main parts, recessed panel lines and two frets of photoetched parts. The V9 was the 9th prototype of the famous Me-262 and was initially used for radio tests. After 176 flights, it was converted to a Hochgeschwindigkeit - High Speed Prototype V12. In this configuration it eventually reached 578 mph. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa G4M2E Betty 24 Tei and MXY7 Ohka Model 11, 1/72, QP15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Very high quality limited edition kit. The Betty has all modifications for Ohka 'Cherry Blossom' delivery. Includes MXY7 Ohka manned missile. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPC Plymouth Duster - Street Machine, 1/25, 1-0769

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$49   

Still factory sealed. 1984 issue. Molded in red, clear, chrome and rubber with many optional parts. Features opening hood, detailed hemi engine, complete interior, rear spoiler, hood scoop, custom graphics by Harry Bradley and more.

MPC 1982 Dodge D-50 Ram Evil Spirit, 1/25, 1-0858

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$55   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1981. Can be built stock or custom with many optional parts such as roll bar, custom body panels, sun roof, rear bucket seats, custom wheels, etc. Includes opening hood, detailed engine with optional turbocharger, highly detailed suspension and chassis and more. Molded in color, clear, chrome and rubber.

Trumpeter US Coast Guard HH-65A Dolphin, 1/48, 02801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Very nicely molded. Features recessed panel lines and full interior details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aviation USK T-6 Netherlands (Dutch) - Conversion Kit, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

Conversion kit makes a T-6 into a Dutch T-6. Includes two vac canopies and two blister windows and one resin exhaust pipe. Base kit is required. Complete and never started.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, R409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Very early issue. Late 1950s with what looks like Ray Gaedke artwork. This kit is part of an entire series of 1/72 WWII kits issued by Lindberg. Still factory sealed.

Airfix Albatross DV (D-V) Scout - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Excellent and colorful Craftmaster artwork box art. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT-Frog Messerschmitt ME-410 A-1 or ME-410 A-1/U-4 - (Frog molds), 1/72, 3701-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Rare short-lived AMT marketing promo to sell quality Frog kits in the USA. Very high quality moldings. Features parts and decals for Me-410A-1 and A-1/U4. Includes color painting guide for both planes. Still factory sealed.

Hawk Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Chrome - Thai Air Force, 1/48, 215-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

1968 issue with Royal Thai Air Force markings. This is the plated version and the chrome is in exceptional 'near mint' condition which is very rare. It has been properly protected for shipment. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 II Babs Army Type 97II - Reconnaissance Airplane, 1/72, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very high quality kit. Excellent mold quality with all fine recessed panel lines. Features correct clear side windows and canopy, highly detailed cockpit, crew and rotating wheels and propeller. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testiment to the LS detail and accuracy.

AMT-Hasegawa 18SHI Nakajima Renzan Rita - Japan or Captured USAAF Evaluation Aircraft, 1/72, A680-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Short-lived marketing project by AMT using high quality Hasegawa kits. Includes color paint guide (on the back of the box) and decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Kaiwo Maru / Nippon Maru - 1930s Japanese Navy Sailing Training Ship, 1/200, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Hard-to find kit of the old Japanese Naval Training Ship. The two sister ships were built in Kobe and launched in 1930. They were both steel four-masted barques carrying royals over double top and topgallant sails. They served as school ships for the Japanese merchant marine. After WWII, they carried demobilized soldiers home, and up to 1951 made dozens of trips to Asia and the Pacific. In 1952, they worked to collect the remains of Japanese war dead from the South Pacific. The ships were replaced in 1989. Very nicely detailed kit in large 1/200 scale. The assembled kit measures about 19 inches long when built. Molded in white, yellow and brown and includes extensive vacuform sails. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox Heinkel He-70 F-2 / He-70 G-1 / He-170A - Hungarian Air Force / Spanish Civil War Nationalist / Lufthansa, 1/72, PK-132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Has markings for Lufthansa Civil aircraft D-UMIM, Spanish Civil War Nationalist Air Force Grupo 7-G-14 and Royal Hungarian Air Force 1st Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Group, 2nd Sq. Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines. Features full cockpit and cabin (with appropriate options), gun or non-gun deck, separately molded rudder, optional position landing gear and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Mitsubishi A6M-2 Zero (Zeke) - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit - (A6M2), 1/16, SF-86

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

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. 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 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 Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.