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Aurora Bell AH-1G Assault Copter Huey Cobra, 1/48, 501-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still factory sealed but there is a crunch at the lower right as shown. First issue hardbox dated 1967. After the sales slow down in the mid 1960s, Aurora realized that it must put out higher quality models to compete; this AH-1G is one of those highly improved kits. Features very fine raised surface detail, very good dual cockpits, crew of two, external ordnance, rotating main and tail rotors and more.

Monogram Wright Brothers Flyer I Kitty Hawk - Four Star Issue, 1/40, PA30-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


1958 first issue hardbox. Correctly molded in brown and ivory plastic. Possibly the best injection molded model of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Large-scale kit features very good detail, rigging material, step-by-step rigging instructions, figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories that were present at the first flight: "C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing clear stand arm. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions.

Rareplane Beech C-45 Expeditor - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Photo is of the 'red' artwork version but this one is actually black. Exact same kit, different color artwork. Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very good detail, complete cockpit and cabin interior, clear canopy and instructions/plans as well as paint and marking guide. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Aurora Black Knight of Nurnberg 1580 - Crown Issue, 1/8, K3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956. The box side rectangular 'Northern Lights' Aurora logo has the 'Crown' logo incorporated into it, as does the logo on the instructions. The 'Crowns' were the first Aurora Knights ever issued, Aurora's very first figures kits, and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The kit is 100% correct down to the red and white plumes. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The gloss black plastic parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The two plumes are in very good condition, which is rare.

Monogram Boeing F4B-4 - CV-2 USS Lexington - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6795

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


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1979 issue. Finely molded and detailed classic 1930s biplane with markings for Squadron 2 from CV-2 USS Lexington. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. The seal is present and intact except for a 1/2 inch split on the bottom. The box has no damage at all. Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. This is the first issue artwork but the third price extension change. This kit has the 2.50 price instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base.

Williams Brothers Curtiss C-46 Commando Flying Tigers or USAAF, 1/72, 72-346

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Older but nicely detailed model that features a choice of 3 blade Hamilton or 4 blade Curtiss Props, hard or rubber wheels and dual position landing gear. Includes several decals choices including US Military and Flying Tiger(Civilian Cargo)Lines.

Billing Boats Krabbenkutter Fishing Ship With Optional 161 Piece Fittings Set - 20 Inches Long For R/C or Display, 457

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Very rare with the optional fitting set. The crabbing boat is an excellent plank-on-frame kit with die-cut plywood bulkheads, mahogany plywood deck and superstructure parts, pre-cut mahogany planking strips, many other factory-cut-to-shape parts, tapered dowels, other hardwood and metal stock, scale net material, instruction book, full size plans, full crab net plans, decals and more. Never started and complete with all the factory sealed parts still in factory sealed bags and all others inventoried complete. The fittings set contains 161 parts made from brass with some others in plastic. It is still factory sealed.

Evergreen Hill Designs AH&D Two-Spool Hoist - HO Scale, 1/87, EH506

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed. The type of material is unknown, but I suspect these are either injection molded or metal kits.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare box art dated 1964. This is the second release of the largest scale Hustler released by Aurora. The fantastic hardbox box artwork is not signed by the artist. This kit was issued with the Jo Kotula box art for several years, this artwork for a few short years, then the "Big A" artwork till Aurora went out of business in the 1970s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The stand is the older clear 'triangle world' two-piece stand, which is correct for this kit but NOTE: someone put a B-25 decal on the stand base.

Esoteric Vought O2U-1 Corsair - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still in the factory sealed bag with header. This is the very first US aircraft to be named Corsair. The well built aircraft achieved altitude and speed records. It saw combat service in Nicaragua where one Corsair pilot was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for a daring rescue. Over 130 were built. Esoteric was known for making perhaps the finest vacuform kits. The moldings are crisp and have fine recessed detail - better than many injection molded kits. Every part needed to complete the kit is included down to the interior. Includes metal parts - decals - shaped struts and full instructions.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel (F.1 Camel) - 1/8 Scale Museum Model Series, 1/8, CP-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully inventoried all small metal parts through the plastic bags as occasionally a bag will split open. They are confirmed to be 100% complete. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Revell North Cormorant Off-Shore Oil Rig, 1/200, 08803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very rare. From 2004. Very large and detailed with 615 parts. Features waterline main structure with well detailed substructures, container units with internal fittings, detailed derrick, loading crane with movable boom, detailed structural walls, flare masts, lifeboats, helicopter landing platform, 40 drill strings, railings, detailed catwalks with steps and full decals. Molded in multiple colors to match the boxtop artwork. The kit has never beens started. All parts but the railings are still in factory sealed bags. The railings are not sealed (one tree only) and have been inventoried with all parts present along with decals and instructions. Box has significant wear as shown.

Heller Jaguar Marine (M), 1/50, L522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Sale Pending
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From the 1960s. Rare large-scale first issue of the proposed carrier based strike aircraft. Cleanly molded with very fine and realistic panel line detail. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-47N Thunderbolt Pro Modeler - USAAF 19FS 318FG Capt. John Vogt 'Drink'n Sister' le Shima 1945 / 73FS 318FG Lt. Robert Redfield 'Sack Happy' le Shima 1945, 1/48, 85-5929

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-


Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. 1994 issue that is the is the superb Pro Modeler kit. This model is from completely new molds (not the old Monogram P-47). Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, pilot figure, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and full engine, clear wingtip navigation lights, a nice selection of weapons including drop tanks, bombs and rockets and very colorful decals for the two aircraft listed.

Revell McDonnell-Douglas F-4E or F-4F Phantom II - USAF or JG74 Luftwaffe, 1/48, H289

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right as shown. 1977 1/48 scale issue that features parts and markings for both versions, very fine raised panel detail, some recessed details, detailed cockpits with 3D instruments, optional position canopy and landing gear, leading edge slats, four AIM-9 Sidewinder and 4 AIM-7 Sparrow missiles.

Revell Sikorsky H-34G With Cutting Edge Detail Set - Luftwaffe or Dutch, 1/48, 4467

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Includes Cutting Edge #CEC48037 H-34 & Wessex Detailing set with resin and metal parts and complete instructions. Never used and complete. The actual kit is very nicely detailed with full cockpit, interior and sliding door. Never started. NOTE: missing one small part, #45 exhaust pipe. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Rareplane Piper L-4 Grasshopper with Clear Fuselage - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. The fuselage is molded in clear so the windows can be accurately and realistically represented. Features complete cockpit and instructions/plans. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Addar F3D Skyknight and F4D Skyray - 2 in 1 (Ex Aurora/Comet), 901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still mint in the factory seal. From ex-Comet (and ex-Aurora) molds. Addar was an attempt by ex-Aurora employees to carry on the name when Aurora went under. The Skyray is 1/88 scale and the Skyknight is 1/99.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


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.