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Cleveland 1930 Laird Solution With CD Gold Paint Dust - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

Very rare 1934 'Silver Box' issue. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is more so than average exception. Features a sealed envelope of 'Laird Gold' to 'mix with 1 oz of clear D-D-Enamel-Dope', rigging threat, adhesive backed instrument panel, fully formed wooden wheels, propeller hub and thrust button, scale propeller blank or black fibre version, quality printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, covering material, clear windshield celluloid, other wood and metal stock as required and more. Includes the famous CD high-quality plans. Even includes the original factory packing tissue. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.

Cleveland 1931 Bayles Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$110   

Very rare 1936 'Silver Box' issue. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, stringers and spars, fully carved nose, fully formed & finished wheels, thrust button, balsa blocks and stock as required, adhesive instrument panel, pre-hollowed wheel pants stock, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid and covering tissue. Includes the famous CD high-quality plans. Even includes the original factory packing tissue. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.

StromBecker Piper Cub Super Cruiser - Piper PA-12 / J-5, 1/48, C-34

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Rare 1/48 scale model of the seldom-seen Super Cruiser. This kit is from the 1950s. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits. The parts are all top-quality hardwood - no balsa. Builds to an impressive display model. Features a completely carved hardwood fuselage and wing, hardwood die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizers, sanding stick, sandpaper, Casco Casein Glue in a sealed envelope, decals and full instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Revell SMS Seeadler With 'S' Glue - German WWI Commerce Raider - (Sea Eagle), 1/232, H382-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$220   

Rare 1960 hardbox first issue and ever rarer in this condition. The 'Excellent++' condition box features great framable John Steel artwork. Inside, it even contains a factory-wrapped very colorful metal tube of 'S' glue as well as a history of the Seeadler, a message from Count Luckner, a map of the journey and locations & names of all the ships sunk by the raider. This is a kit of a fantastic subject, the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. It is a very well detailed model for that time and has a full hull, display stand, detailed deck houses and deck fittings, davits and ship's boats, guns, fife rails, preformed rat lines, rigging material, rigging instructions and much more. Molded in gray, brown & black plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes the flag sheet and instructions. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits.

Hawk 4 Famous Racing Planes Gee Bee / Ike / R3C-1 (R3C1) / Laird Solution Gift Set, 1/48, 510-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$165   

Rare. From 1956 and this is the true first issue due to the 98 cent price extension on the part number. This gift set featured all four aircraft in the originally-molded vivid colors as well the R3C-1 with landing gear (shortly after this, the molds were modified to make it a floatplane). The Gee Bee is molded in bright gloss red, the Laird Solution in a gloss antique gold, the Ike in bright white and the R3C-1 in brilliant yellow. Inside, everything is just like it left the factory. The kits have not been started. All four are still sealed in the original stapled bags. Includes special one-piece instruction sheet and correct one-piece decal sheet.

Life-Like 280mm Atomic Cannon with 2 Gun Transporters - (M56) - (ex Adams), 1/40, H662-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$269   

Classic rare Life-Like reissue of this Cold-War kit from the original Adams 'Action' model molds originally issued in the late 1950s. The Atomic Cannon was the Army's 20 mile range gun that could fire shells with small atomic bombs inside them. Features transporters with movable wheels and towing yokes - fully detailed cab interiors and complete suspensions - machine guns swivel and elevate - Gun can be configured for firing or towing positions - Gun Barrel elevates by real operating gears - Gun Carriage rotates 360 degrees on platform - Gun actually fires 2 "Atomic" shells. Includes crew of 7. The kit has never been started. One of two parts bags is still factory sealed. The parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

MPC Russian Vostok RD-107 - Static Display Or Flying Model Rocket, 1/100, 9000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$129   

Very highly detailed kit that includes all parts to build it flying or detailed static display. The desk model can be built with a clear nose and visible capsule for the Vostok 1 version, or with a clear nose for the Sputnik 1 mission, showing the satellite. Can also be built as a flying version; parts enclosed for the conversion. Molded in white, clear and one tree is chrome plated. Still in factory sealed bags and complete with decals and instructions. The outer box has discoloration but the kit inside is like new.

Revell Sanger Space Transporter - With HORUS Orbital Glider and CARGUS Payload Rocket, 1/288, 4804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$100   

Rare kit from 1991. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with optional position landing gear, detailed gear wells, orbital glider, Cargus payload rocket, clear windows and full decals. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1965 Buick Wildcat 2 Door HT 3 In 1 - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 6525-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

First issue from late 1964. Very rare, especially in an 'excellent' box, untouched inside, never started and 100% complete. Also has no significant tire burns (I did not see any; if there are any, they are very small). This is a well detailed model with full engine and engine compartment, complete interior, opening hood, numerous optional parts and much more. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber wheels, metal axles and metal body screws. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are flat but have typical age cracking with some slight lifting, so they are graded 'good'. Instructions are 'excellent+.'

Aurora British Centurion 50 Ton Tank, 1/48, 300-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Very rare 1959 first issue with unique artwork by Jo Kotula. Like all Aurora 1/48 scale armor kits, this one was greeted by the modeling press at that time with glowing reviews for it's detail and accuracy. Features rotating bogie wheels & sprockets, working flexible treads (in fine condition and not brittle), tank commander and machine gunner figures, rotating turret with elevating gun, optional position hatches, spare tracks, tools and more. This kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Handley Page Dart Herald Jersey Airlines, 1/72, 363P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$225   

Very rare model from the 1950s of this early British Prop-jet airliner in Jersey Airlines livery; Jersey was the first operator in the World to sue the Herald in scheduled service. Before entering passenger service, the Dart-Herald went on 6 world tours covering 250,000 miles and visited more than 60 countries. Heralds carried 56 passengers or 6.5 tons of freight at a range of 1000 miles and a cruising speed of 275 mph. The kit features separately molded rudder, ailerons and elevators, two position passenger and cargo doors, rotating propellers and wheels, boarding stairs, seated and standing pilots and stewardess. The kit even includes a cork-stopped glass container of gray or silver paint which is still good. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, extensive decals with all stripes and instructions. Decals are the best I have seen and are 'Near Mint+', almost factory new. The instructions are 'near mint' with typical yellowing only. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

AMT 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS427 Sport Coupe - 3 In 1 Stock / Custom / Race, 1/25, 6727-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$169   

From late 1966. This is the very rare first issue and ever rarer in never started, 100% complete and in an 'excellent+' box. This kit was issued in late 1966 and is well detailed. It features parts for all three versions, a big block 427 with single or tri-power carb set ups, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis underside with separately molded suspension, shocks, springs, sway bar, drive shaft, differential and exhaust, full interior, decals and more. Molded in gloss white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber narrow whitewall tires (with narrow red lines on the back). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are flat, intact and in remarkable 'excellent++' condition while the instructions are 'excellent.' NOTE: there is a small tire burn on a sway bar and a burn on a muffler; fortunately, 90% of the burn is on the top (the unseen side) of the muffler.

Revell US Army Hawk Surface-to-Air Guided Missile, 1/40, H548-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$185   

Very rare 1963 kit which is the second and last issue. The artwork is the same as the 'S' kit but the box artwork on the sides is different. Features 3 removable Hawk missiles, 4 man crew, elevating and swiveling launcher, rotating rubber tires, control panel with opening hatches, separate radar scope equipment and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box has excellent color and gloss but has the price tag pull shown at the upper right. The pull extends down a very small amount (1/2" x 1/4") on the right short side as well.

Revell Douglas AD-6 Skyraider - AH-1 Navy Attack Aircraft - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H269-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$179   

Very rare original "S" kit from 1959. The box states "So Realistic It Does Everything But Fly!" and that is no idle boast. It is full of action features; the wings fold, dive brakes operate, arresting hook moves, canopy slides to show full cockpit, landing gear retracts and cowling comes off to show fully detailed engine. The most interesting thing is that the landing gear retracts and extends with a very complicated gear system that is operated from a central point. Molded in the correct gloss medium gray and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition with slight yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions are in the same condition also. Please note that the box is solid with 'very good' color and gloss, four perfect corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape of course) but it is rated only 'good++' because it has age spotting; a series of small light brown spots on the box top and also on the left short box end.

Revell Gemini Spacecraft, 1/24, 1835

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$110   

Hard-to-find, limited edition reissue from 1993. This well detailed kit of this historic spacecraft is from the original 1965 molds. Large scale model features full interior, detachable equipment module with internal details such as oxygen supply, fuel cells, batteries and electronics. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Classic Cold War Airliner kit from the late 1960s or very early 1970s. Very large 1/100 scale kit of the world's first SST is molded in gloss ivory, clear, black & silver and with colorful Aeroflot decals. This impressive model that features optional position nose for visibility at high angle of attack approaches, clear cabin and cockpit windows, detailed landing gear and more. Includes a display stand and comprehensive & colorful decals. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Although the USSR manufacture Yunyj Tyechinik issued their own 1/100 Tu-144, it appears that completely new molds were created by KVZ for their own kit.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Long Midget - ex Midget Mustang - Flying Scale Model, G6-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present

Jo-Han Olds 442 Super Funny Car - 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 / Stock / Custom / Funny Car, 1/25, C2368-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$850   

Incredibly rare one-and-only original issue and ever rarer in never started and complete condition. Features a huge number of optional parts for stock, custom or funny car versions. Funny car version builds up a full tube frame just like the real thing; all versions have detailed engines, full drivelines and complete interiors. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are flat, intact and in amazing 'near mint' condition and the instructions are also 'near mint'. The chrome plating is in exceptional 'near mint' condition. Clear parts are like new. I did not see any tire burns; so if there are any, they were so small that I missed them. The box is graded as 'good'. It is 100% intact and has four solid corners and no repairs. There is no fading, no rips, tears or missing litho. There are no price tags or tape and no marks from either. Imperfections include edge and corner wear as shown, a slightly concave vertical section on the far left side, scuffs near the middle top, light scuffs on the right short side and lighter general wear as shown. NOTE: this kit will only be shipped double-boxed and insured.

Jo-Han 1964 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock Custom or Rally, 1/25, C964-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$219   

Very, very rare first issue. And even rarer in this condition - never built and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Features all parts for the three versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, molded underside detail and more. Molded in ivory, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there are very small and light tire burns on the left front fender; very easy to fix since they are in a perfectly smooth area and so slight. There are also burns on the optional rally underpans, one seat (near the edges) and the edges of two ivory plastic rims (not bad, do not interfere with assembly). Instructions are 'very good.' The decals have minor bug damage restricted to the backing paper only and the actual transfers have no damage.

Renwal Nike Ajax Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile - MIM-3 With Launcher and Crew, 1/32, M550-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$159   

Fantastic kit from the 1950s in an 'excellent+' condition box. The classic artwork shows the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. Judging from the fiery blast from the launching Ajax in the background, these two ground crew may not make it away in time. This is an excellent model for that time that still rates well today. It features detailed missile with separating states, operating control surfaces, operating launcher and more. The launcher is designed to connect other models to form an entire Nike Ajax Battery for the ultimate diorama. Molded in olive drab and white. The model has never been started. The white plastic parts and decals are still factory sealed; the olive drab parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.