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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.

Emhar F-94C Early Starfire - With True Details Cockpit, 1/72, EM3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Includes True Details #72452 Cockpit Detail Set for the F-94C Starfire. The cockpit is still factory sealed. The model itself is nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail, two piece canopy and decals for the 1951 Lockheed Demonstrator Aircraft and one for Air Proving Ground Command 1953. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Frog HS Buccaneer S.Mk 2A / S.Mk 50 - RAF or South African Airforce, 1/72, F238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for both Air Forces, No.12 Sq RAF Honington, 1970 and No. 24 Sq SAAF Waterkfloof, 1970. Typical high quality Frog kit with no rivets and fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features steering nose strut, four anti-ship missiles on wing pylons and optional position landing gear. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook.

Aeroclub Mig-17PF Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Still factory sealed. Kit contains full instructions, cast metal nose and tail cone and high quality vacuform fuselage. Requires a base kit, and the Hasegawa 1/72 Mig-17 is recommended.

Airmodel McDonnell F3H-2 Demon - (F3H2), 1/72, 202

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$10   

Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Well detailed moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

MPC Kingfisher OS2U-1 Profile Series - Lt. JG Burns Truk Rescue April 1944 / Observation Sq 3 USS Mississippi 1941 / Ensign PL Ferber Peleliu Sept 1944 - (OS2U1), 1/72, 2-1106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Kit can be built with wheels or floats and features markings for all three historical aircraft. Lt. JG Burn's aircraft was the one that picked up 9 downed pilots in one day during the famous air raid on Truk Lagoon in April 1944. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$379   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include general wear and edge and corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Maircraft Boeing F4B-4 - Solid Wood Model Airplane - (F4B4), 1/48, S16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

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. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

ESCI Canadair CL-13 Mk.IV Sabre - MkVI RCAF 439 Sq 1st Wing / MkIV RAF 112 Sq 2nd TAF / MkVI Luftwaffe 1st Staffel JF71 Richthofen / Mk IV Aviazione Miltare Italiana 4th Stormo Caccia Grosseto Italy 1958, 1/48, 4038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very nicely molded with very fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, decals for all aircraft listed, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks and optional position canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the large decal sheet is partially stuck to the clear plastic bag.

Aurora Boeing Bomarc IM-99 (CIM-10B), 1/48, 131-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$285   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Nicely done large-scale Bomarc with clear triangle-base display stand. Molded in white and clear and includes original factory packing tissue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: This kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Convair F-102A Delta Dagger - (Early Tail) Master Modeler & Academy Series, 1/78, H124-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$58   

1961 hardbox USA issue with a great box art variation. Note the 'Academy' and 'Master Modelers Club' logos. The actual kit is from the same molds as the 'S' kit and still the only near-1/72 early configuration F-102A. Includes F-102 trading stamp, 1962 Revell mini-catalog but no trading cards. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff 40 Foot Wood Box Car PRR Empire Line - S Scale Craftsman Kit, S, 526

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Excellent, highly detailed craftsman kit in unusual 'S' scale. Features cut and prescribed hardwood car sides that are factory painted and lettered, fully milled hardwood roof and floor, pre-cut and scribed car ends and doors, wood stock as required, cast metal bolsters, lower car ends and brake cylinder, metal brake wheel, platform, grabirons, chain, car door slides 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 detailed, illustrated instructions.

California Model Co Furniture Factory Corrugated Metal - Craftsman Kit (ex-Suydam), HO, 1

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Excellent kit featuring all main, corrugated metal parts, other metal stock, metal fittings, clear windows with printed mullions, a variety of different factory signs and names 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 signs and detailed instructions.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely detailed kit for that time with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Airfix DH-82a Tiger Moth - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01015-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

Type four logo factory sealed pack dated 1973. This classic RAF biplane trainer includes a color painting guide and RAF markings from 1935.

Roseplane Nieuport Type 10 Two Seater (18 Meter Type) - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Beautifully molded resin kit with cast metal details, rubber tires and extruded airfoil strut material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. This aircraft was the first of the famous Nieuport V-Strutter series. It first arrived for service in 1915 as a two seat aircraft. A number of them were converted to one-seat fighters. This aircraft was ordered by the RNAS, RFC, Belgium, Russian (alternative cowl included for this version) and French Air Services. Color references and known serial numbers are given in the instructions.

Aeroclub Hawker Hector - RAF No. 613 Sq November 1939- June 1940 / Irish Air Corps No. 90 1940 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Rare. Features very nice injection molded main parts, high quality Aeroclub metal details, extruded airfoil strut material, full instructions and excellent decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix DH Comet 4B - BEA, 1/144, SK500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

1960s 'Third Logo' issue. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. Includes clear windows, full landing gear, display stand, passenger boarding stairs and BEA decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

Maintrack De Havilland DH-108 - VW120 or TG/283 - Bagged, 1/72, PX-026

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

From 1993. Very high quality vac kit with moldings of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Features two complete fuselages so you can build one of two versions, main vac parts, detailed cockpit, cast metal details and full decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sign Fokker D-VIII - Polish / USA / German / Netherlands Markings, 1/72, SN1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Limited run from about 1994. Highly detailed for the experienced modeler. Includes injection molded main airframe parts, extensive photoetched parts (for cockpit, machine guns, spoked wheels, etc) and white metal details. Has markings for six aircraft including lozenger markings, USAAF captured aircraft from Mc Cook field, Polish Air Force 1918, Lt. Richard Wenzl Jasta 6 Summer 1918, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Lt. Theo Osterkamp, Commander of Marine Jasta 2, October 1918 and Polish Air Force 15th Sq. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.