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Merlin Models Albatros W.4 (W-4) Floatplane, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Limited production kit with injection molded parts and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell A-5A A3J Vigilante - Strategic Air Power Issue - VAH-7 USS Enterprise, 1/82, H134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$58   

1969 issue. This is the about the fourth (perhaps fifth?) issue of the Vigilante bomber 'S' kit that Revell produced in 1959. A superb model for that time, it features all fine recessed panel lines, very good scale detail, opening tandem canopies, moving elevators, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Olympia Flagship of Admiral Dewey at Manila Bay, 1/232, H367-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$225   

Rare 1959 first issue in three color plastic. Box is in 'very good+++' condition with like-new colors and gloss. All four corners are solid. The only flaws are light general wear. Molded in correct white, tan and dark brown. Excellent detail, even by today's standards. Features turrets rotate and guns elevate, other guns rotate, rudder turns and davits lower and raise. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions. The Olympia was the famous flagship of Admiral Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish American War.

Cleveland Westland Whirlwind Master Kit - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

'Master' issue in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. 33 3/4 inch wingspan. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. Very highly detailed and complete kit for it's time. Features high quality printwood, stripwood, center drilled nacelle blocks, all other blocks as required, spars, clear window material, very large and highly detailed full size plans and more. Please note this is the wartime issue and does not have paint bottles. 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 F-102A Delta Dagger - Large Scale with Working Features - 'S' Issue, 1/48, H281-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

Sensational 'S' action model dated 1958. This is the first issue with the -198 price extension and 'S' Cement logos on the long box sides. The 1960 issue, H281-200, is much more common and lacks the 'S' logos. Unique large scale kit includes many operational features. Landing gear and flaps retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed. Removable detailed engine and movable control surfaces. Weapons bay opens to show AIM-4 Falcon missiles. Long after this kit stopped being a big seller in the USA, it found favor in Japan, where at least two issues were made in the 1960s and early 1970s. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw.

Kyosho Cessna 172 - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

This is a Kyosho kit made and packed in Japan in the 1960s but marketed by Kayeff Inc in California. I estimate the wingspan to be about 36 inches. This is a beautiful classic kit with a high degree of prefabrication for it's day. The kit features completely precut ribs, wheel pants, firewall, elevator, rudder and many other balsa parts (thin and very thick), die-cut plywood fuselage bulkheads, formed wire main and nose landing gear, balloon tires, metal push rods (for control line linkage), a metal hardware pack that is still sealed, numerous other wood and metal parts as needed, window material, tissue covering and more. This kit has not been started. The parts are complete, with the factory sealed ones still bag sealed and many parts still wrapped with the factory Kyosho tape. NOTE: I have lost the plans to this kit. You will need to find a set of Kyosho plans to build this model.

Ace Model Shop MG TC Midget, 1/20, 8R

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Hard-to-find kit from 1951. The Ace Products Company was located at 60 N. San Gabriel Blvd, Pasadena 8, California and produced a line of automobiles and perhaps other subjects also. This kit consists of injection molded hard plastic black wheels and tires, clear injection molded headlights and holders, cast metal steering wheel, grill and MG decals and pre-cut and stock wooden parts. The majority of the parts, including the body, seats, fenders, etc are profile cut. Includes full size plans with assembly illustrations, detailed (for that time) written instructions and two photos of the completed model. The model is complete and never started.

Model Airways Nieuport 28 1917 Skeleton Kit, 1/16, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$255   

Amazing model from 2000 builds a skeletal Nieuport 28 with over 190 laser cut hardwood (basswood, birch and plywood) parts, over 200 Britannia metal, copper, aluminum, steel, brass and rubber parts, and over 50 Britannia metal castings for the Gnome-Rhone Type 9N rotary engine complete with all cylinders, distributor, spark plugs and crankcase. Details other than the engine (which is a kit to itself) include turnbuckles, guy wires, compression bar, pulleys, wire support brackets, struts, flight instruments, tires and much more. Includes three sheets of full size plans and very detailed instructions. Completed wingspan is 20 inches. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and containers. Includes all plans and instructions. Please note that shipping insurance is required for this kit.

ITC SS France Ocean Liner - (Norway), 1/450, 3600-4-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. This is a large 1/450 scale kit of the SS France, one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Very good detail for the time. Features full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the kit is like new. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting like in the ITC United States. Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The red parts are not sealed but have been inventoried complete. Decals, flag sheets and instructions are included.

Strombecker Convair XF2Y (Yf2Y-1) Sea Dart - Supersonic Float Plane - NO Rivet Detail, 1/60, D25-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

From the 1950s. Rare first issue with no rivet detail on the plastic parts. Later issues all had this detail added. Box has great color. Nicely done kit for the time. Molded in dark blue plastic. Has very colorful decals in like-new contiion for this unusual and beautiful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals, Strombecker club application and instructions present. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. The Sea Dart was a supersonic design that could take off and land from water using retractable hydro-skis. Five prototypes were built and over 300 test flights made. The advent of the super carrier spelled the end of the Sea Dart, although 4 still exist on display today.

KMT Dart and Little John Missiles, M12-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$285   

In the late 1950s KMT released several large scale missile kits, all of which are rare today. This one is the Little John in 1/20 scale and the Dart in 1/12 scale. The Dart measures 6 inches long when built. Other large scale missiles that are listed as released by KMT are the Talos, Nike Hercules, Nike Ajax, Honest John and large 22" Corporal. Never started. Factory sealed small parts bag and all non-sealed parts inventoried complete with decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in excellent condition.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$75   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss and four solid corners; corner and edge wear are the main flaws. Large 1/48 scale F-100 with movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail with opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Satellite With Three Stage Launching Rocket, 1004-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$265   

Rare first issue kit from the 1950s. Fantastic Ray Gaedeke box artwork. Kit can be taken apart and reassembled to show each mission stage. Features detailed satellite payload with clear housing as shown on box top, three separate stages with engines, clear rocket engine housings for stage one and two, loading truck and four rocket supports for display. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings shown on the rocket on the right of the box top. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent'.

Aurora Lockheed P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 99-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

The Jo Kotula box artwork is dated 1959, but the kit is slightly later (early 1960s) due to the '130' price extension and the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the ovals. The box is 'excellent++' with like new color and gloss and four solid corners. Molded in silver and clear the the 'triangle' clear stand and stand arm. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions. This is a 6th issue due to the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the oval, and the 99-130 price.

Aurora North American P-51D Mustang - With Aurora Glue, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$145   

Contains still sealed Aurora glue with the early 'Aurora Line' logo. The kit is the first issue from about 1956 with the Northern Lights logo. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowlings, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire Interceptor - With One Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

1954 Pre-S issue. This is the rare second issue. The first issue was in the simple one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, a two piece box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but this kit has the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflecting that. Revell quickly realized that the one-piece arm was not strong enough, and quickly modified it to the familiar three piece arm for the 3rd issue. The box is in very good++ condition with four solid corners, nice color and gloss and minimal wear with minor insect damage on the corners of one short side. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in near mint condition. The original small parts 'krinkle' bag is present as well.

Revell McDonnell F-101A Voodoo 'S' Issue, 1/75, H231-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

1956 first issue 'S' kit with fantastic box art. Nice model of the single seat Voodoo in near 1/72 scale. Includes three drops tanks as shown and the famous clear 'Revelving' swivel base globe stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has very good color and gloss, light wear as shown and light insect litho damage on the sides.

Revell Lockheed Super G Constellation Eastern Golden Falcon, 1/128, H245-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

1956 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that these kits were famous for. The box is in exceptional 'excellent ++' condition. Color and gloss are like new. All for corners are solid. Very, very light edge wear, a slight crease and the remains of factory tape are the only flaws. Instructions are near mint; decals are beautiful with only the slightest tint of yellow. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT-Frog Ocean Pioneers Bleriot XI / Southern Cross Fokker, 1/72, 3901-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

NOTE: Model contains only two kits, the Fokker Southern Cross and Bleriot. The Spirit of St. Louis kit is missing. High quality Frog kits issued in AMT boxes as part of a short-lived marketing program. This kit has never been started. The Bleriot is still in the internally sealed factory bag and the Fokker has been inventoried complete with all parts and with decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have some cracking and light flakes

Revell Junkers Ju-88C-6C Nightfighter - (Ju88C6c), 1/72, H165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Dated 1974. This issue has the Sweepstakes featured on the upper left corner of the box top. Model features removable cowling, two detailed engines, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers and crew of three. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.