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Cleveland Nieuport 17 Scout Plane - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has wear as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, 5 sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent+' condition. 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) and 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 this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they 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- 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.

Hawk Ben Howard Ike Air Racer - with Race Pylon, 1/48, 629-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

1962 hardbox '50' cent issue with classic Bill Campbell box art. Very well made model with excellent fit and fine recessed and raised panel lines. Includes pylon display stand; excellent for use in a 1930s air racing diorama. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Ike was built by Ben Howard near the Old Chicago Airport (now Midway) and first flew in competition during the Thompson Trophy Race in 1932. It finished 7th with William Ong at the controls. In 1933 she finished 3rd with Roy Minor as pilot at an average speed 8 mph above 1932. In 1934, she finished yet another 8 mph above '33 with Harold Neumann as pilot and finished 4th in the Thompson.

Revell Atomic Space Explorer Solaris - (Helios), 1/156, H1851-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$375   

Very rare 1968 reissue of the Helios "S" kit from 1959. The Helios was a 'near future' space model of a proposed nuclear powered lunar landing craft from 1959. The model was designed by Krafft A. Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, who also designed the Revell Space Shuttlecraft and some of the famous Strombecker Space kits. All phases of the flight can be recreated with the model; twisting the nose cone actually lowers the landing gear and power cables. Includes retractable landing gear, movable control surfaces, removable control capsule on first stage, gondola power cables that reel in and out, detailed living quarters with removable viewing panel, launch platform and 5 crew. Correctly molded in three colors: silver, dark blue and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition and the instructions are 'near mint.' The box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or price tags, no tears or rips and no fading or stains. There is a light ding at the top center as shown and very light wear.

Heller AMD Mirage IVA Bomber, 1/72, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Nicely molded kit of the French Strategic Bomber. Features very fine raised panel detail, recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, two drop tanks, nuclear bomb and decals for five different aircraft. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: control stick and bulkheads to floor; speed brakes to wings in 'closed' position; one clear lens to nose; flat intake 'fences' to fuselage halves; one bomb and one drop tank built. There is no other assembly. There is minor interior-only painting. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

Airmodel Yak-15 Conversion (from Yak-9), 1/72, 195

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$6   

Very finely molded conversion with recessed panel lines; better mold quality than many injection molded kits. In white and clear plastic with instructions/plans. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included; Airfix Yak-9 is recommended) to complete. Vac kits are only recommended for experienced modelers and some scratchbuilding may be required.

Aurora Albatross CIII (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$115   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Mint' condition. The seal is intact. Second issue dated 1963 that does not have 'Famous Fighters' on the four box side logos. The first issue did have FF in the box side logo borders.

Heller Fiat G-91 Gina, 1/50, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Hard-to-find kit in the Heller 'Yellow Box' design from the early 1960s. Has 46 parts and decals for the Italian Air Force The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

Sterling Caltex Lumba-Lumba With Optional Fittings Set B20F - 38 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, B20M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$429   

Sale Pending
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Rare in this condition and ever rarer with the fittings set. This very large, scale model is 'completely pre-fabbed for easy assembly' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'excellent' decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started and complete. Lumba-Lumba means 'porpoises' in the far east. This ship was commissioned by Caltex Pacific Oil Company in 1961 to speed personnel and freight from Sumatra to Singapore. She was designed by the famous naval architects Sparkman and Stephens who created the Columbia (winner of the New England yacht races. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4 Air Proving Wing, 1/72, 1006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Very finely molded with 68 parts, all very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, two piece canopy, drop tanks and a painting guide and large, colorful decals sheet for aircraft 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Air Proving Wing JASDF.

Jo-Han AMC Trans-Am Javelin Geo Follmer, 1/25, GC-2700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed and in investment grade condition. A rare kit and every more so in this condition. Nicely detailed featuring complete engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis/underside, full interior and more. Usually molded in white, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear (although I cannot confirm it because it is factory sealed) and with rubber tires.

Verneuil Panhard 1891 Europe Model Kits, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$30   

The 1891 Panhard was among the very first modern cars and with it's groundbreaking innovations was certainly the grandfather of the present day automobile. This is a rare kit of this historic automobile from when France clearly lead the automotive world in technology and quality. This happened largely because the French people, government and authorities embraced the horseless carriage; this was the opposite of what happened in most countries, especially Great Britain where they regulated it almost completely out of existence. Nicely molded kit features about 75 pieces, detailed suspension and drive line, large assembly guide with numbered parts layout, text & fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and automobile history (in French). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Monogram Arado Ar-234C-3/4 - III./KG76 flown by Ofw. Johne / 1.(F)/123 - Pro Modeler Issue, 1/48, 85-5979

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Highly detailed and with all recessed panel lines. Extra parts are included to make the bomber version or the reconnaissance variant and decals are included for both. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Ar-234C-3/4 was the fastest production jet aircraft of WWII. On one test, the pilot reported tail flutter and control unpredictability at high speeds. We now know that he was approaching the speed of sound.

Megow Baby Quaker - 36 Inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, E-28

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$165   

Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Revell Douglas DC-9 AeroMexico - Lodela Issue, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue with colorful AeroMexico decals. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Hawk Saturn Interplanetary Space Vehicle, 200-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$375   

Dated 1956 in fantastic investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. The box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags, no tears, stains, fading or creases. The flaws are very light edge and corner wear, a small area of price tag residue on the bottom short side panel and small pieces of clear, narrow tape at the center of both long sides. Rare kit of the theorized Saturn Rocket features four stages, optional position lower-stage entry doors, ladders, launch pad and four figures. Molded in the correct gloss silver, transparent red and white figure). Inside, the original presentation cardboard dividers are still present. The kit has not been started. The clear red bag is still factory sealed; all other parts were open and have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions. The instructions grade 'near mint' and the decals are perfectly flat & intact and grade 'excellent+++'. This kit was issued later as the 'Atlas ICBM'. NOTE: Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

AMT Double Header Two 27 Foot Exterior Post Doubles Vans - Semi Truck Trailers, 1/25, 38684

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$69   

Still factory sealed. Reissue dated 2008. Well detailed with more than 230 parts.

Heller Douglas C-118 Liftmaster - Transport (DC-6), 1/72, 80317

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$57   

Military version of the famous DC-6 transport. Nicely detailed with 92 parts. Never started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

AMT Eurofighter EFA European Fighter Aircraft, 1/72, 8811

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed. Features over 80 parts, good cockpit and gear well detail, AIM-120 and AIM-9 missiles and prototype decals as shown on the box art.

Revell Chevrolet Impala SS, 1/25, 6399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Very nice model with 66 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior, and more. Molded in the correct colors (gloss black, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires) so no painting is needed. Decals are extensive and include instrument faces. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Tamiya M60A2 Medium Tank Motorized, 1/35, MT138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$72   

Well detailed and designed for realistic motorized operation. Contains all special hardware for motorizing, steel gearbox with metal gears, switches, metal shafts, battery contacts and more. Even includes a new RE26 motor in the original Mabuchi box. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.