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Jo-Han 1965 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock Custom or Rally, 1/25, C1365-149

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. Amazingly I don't see any tire burns but NOTE: the instruction have some bug damage. The decals have minor bug damage restricted to the backing paper only and the actual transfers are clean.

Airfix Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner - Craftmaster Issue, 1/180, 1701-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$189   

Large scale issue from the 1960s with fantastic Craftmaster artwork. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

Aurora Aero Commander 680, 1/81, 285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964. Still the only plastic kit of this venerable corporate workhorse. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Aero Commander was a state-of-the-art twin engine light transport from the early 1960s. It was built by Aero Design and Engineering Co. of Bethany, Oklahoma. It was the first twin engine aircraft to be used by the President of the United States and served in this capacity in the early 1960s. This high performance 5 to 7 place was popular with business travelers and had a range of 1,050 miles and a ceiling of 22,000 feet. The Aero Commander led to the Jet Commander, which became the IAI 1121 through 1124 Westwind business jets. Aero Commanders can still be seen at some airports in excellent condition, but many are neglected as newer aircraft are in favor.

Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship with B-18F Optional Fittings Set, 1/96, B18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$650   

Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.

Sterling Mk.II Puddle Jumper - 30 Inch Long Air Boat For R/C Operation - Sport or Coast Guard Version, B27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$279   

Still factory sealed and in mint condition. Rare, large-scale 30" version, not the smaller 18" one. A great performer when powered by a .15 to .35 engine or a modern electric motor. Features a precision vacuum formed plastic hull and cabin, accurately die-cut balsa and plywood parts, hardware package including R/C hardware, full size plans, decals for sport version or coast guard, instructions and more.

MPC 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Pickup - Stock or Tow Truck, 1/25, 1-7208-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$149   

Very nice kit that can be built one of two ways - as a stock civilian pick up truck or as a dual-wheel Tow Truck. Includes working tailgate, 400 CID engine, optional side mirrors, spotlight, wrecker boom, bumper push bar, tow hook, fire extinguisher, jack stands, wrecker side panels and more. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts. decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but stuck to the "MPC 500" promotional flyer.

Hobby-Time Sealed Factory Case of 12 Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98c

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$545   

This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.

TMHK Picnic Jr - 45.6 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft by Tokyo Mokei Models Inc

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

Very, very rare- contains traces of the element 'unobtainium.' There is no internet or known auction history of one of these kits changing hands. Purchased new by a US Navy officer in about 1961 in Tokyo, Japan. He equipped himself nicely for a future R/C hobby upon his return to the states, but never built this kit. Features a large (1160 mm) wingspan and is specifically designed for R/C flight on a ".9 to 1.5" (sic) size gas engine (should be .09 to .15- AB). This was a deluxe and highly prefabricated kit for that time with very high quality wood parts, of which 90% or more are completely cut out with the part number stamped in ink on each one. Woods are hardwood, plywood and balsa. Many of the parts are still held together with the unique color-tinted clear tape from this era of Japanese modeling. Other cut and shaped parts are still sealed in a plastic bag with a 'Picnic' header. This kit has sheeted fuselage sides which are also completely cut out. There is a sealed bag of hardware, sealed balloon wheels, plenty of silkspan-style covering material, fully formed wire landing gear and of course a very large set of actual size plans that includes R/C equipment placement guides. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags and others are still factory taped as they were at the factory. The loose parts have been inventoried all present. Includes plans.

Robbe Norderney Survey Ship With 1036 Fittings Set - 49 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/25, 1035

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$569   

Very rare, and even rarer with the important fittings kit. This was Robbe's flagship model and was around $800 with the optional ship's fittings kit which is included. This full-scale model is designed for radio control operation with two props and rudders and provides great maneuverability even in rough water. The beautiful and huge hull is one piece molded ABS plastic and all other parts are pre-fabricated (die-cut) of wood and plastic. Includes hull, mast, funnel and small parts, die-cut decks, superstructure and crane parts, die-cut main frames and deck beams, clear glazing, double rudder system, R/C fitting set with tillers and pushrods, 35mm diameter screws, rubber rubbing strip, rails, anchor winch parts, optional fittings set and more. This example is never touched. It has not been started and all the parts are still exactly as the factory shipped them. The ones that were sealed are still sealed and the few that were not have been inventoried complete. With all plans/instructions. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the huge and sturdy original box with paper covering the identification label and photo. If you choose to have it boxed again, extra shipping will apply. Please note, this may not ship to other countries who have size limited on postage because the box is 52.3 x 18.2 x 14.2 inches. Must be shipped insured.

Billing Boats WSP 10 Police Boat / Poliezi Boat With Fittings And Paint Set - 30.3 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/20, 408

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$169   

Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.

Billing Boats Bankert Tugboat With Fittings Set - 25.6 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/50, 510

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Includes the rare Billing Boats #511 Fittings Set which is still factory sealed. The actual kit is superbly detailed, full-scale and has plank-on-frame construction. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., hardwood planking, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called named "Maasbank." In September 1977 she was renamed "Banckert". The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland.

Comet Zipper A Class A Gas Free Flight Aircraft With 32 Inch Wingspan, T12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$189   

Very rare, especially never started and complete. This is the smaller version of the famous Comet Zipper, the "A" variant made to run in the smaller Class "A" Category. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, high quality printwood, die-cut plywood motor mounts, stripwood, metal motor mounts, a large wax bag of still factory-sealed hardware, full-size plans in very good condition and covering issue. The kit has not been started and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Cleveland 1930 Howard Pete Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Dated 1933 on the plans. This model came from a long-time collector who purchased this model new in October of 1955 from Cleveland direct. It was even factory-packed with pages of the newspaper "Cleveland Plain Dealer" dated June 29, 1955. This is a 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, sheet wood, pre-drilled nose block, fully finished spinner, thrust button & wheels, metal stock, rigging material, completely formed prop blades, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with everything present. 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.

Comet Curtiss Robin With Comet Glue and Banana Liquid - 48 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, P-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$210   

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Dated 1935. Very rare. This kit is almost never found and even less in this condition. includes the never-seen sealed tube of very colorful Comet Cement and a glass jar of Comet brand Banana Liquid. Comet made a total of three different Robin kits and this 'Giant Wingspan' version is by far the largest. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality balsa printwood sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock, wood blocks and dowels, beautiful machine cut 9" prop, a factory-sealed envelope of hardware, decals, two colors of tissue, an insignia sheet and detailed, full-size plans with building instructions. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Carl Goldberg Models 1/2A Blazer 40 inch Wingspan - .049 Free Flight Model Airplane, G1-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Large parasol free flight model for .049 power by one of the pioneers and leaders in model aviation. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Enterprise Shadow Gas Powered Free Flight Aircraft For .045 to .099 Gas Engines - 32 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

From 1949. Rare and especially in this condition- never started and complete. 'Shadow' is a beautiful, stable gas powered free-flight design featuring die-cut balsa parts, sheet balsa fuselage sides, fully formed landing gear, finished wheels, hardware, 'Sky-Sail' red colored covering tissue, die-cut plywood firewall and wing supports, clear window material, decals and superb full size plans that also include text building and flying instructions.

Balsa Products Taylor Cub E-2 For 1/2A Texaco Competition - 49 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Excellent, very high quality large-scale kit for R/C or free flight. Features a great deal of prefabrication including machine cut parts, contest balsa, machine cut wing ribs, wire landing gear and full size plans. Never started. All the many parts that were originally packed in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The few parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete.

Megow The Cadet 51.5 Inch Wingspan Early Gas Free Flight Aircraft, E-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$425   

Very, very rare. From the early 1930s. Notice that the motor is referred to simply as 5/8" bored engine. There is no record of a public sale of this kit since the mid 1990s and no public photo of one until now. It is safe to say that only a handful are left. Fred Megow once stated that they lost money on the big gas models (like this Cadet) and sold very few; they were done for status only. The box top and tray are in exceptional condition given the age of the model. The box top and litho are both 100% intact, although the corners are taped due to splits and the litho has stains as shown. The tray is better with no splits. This is an incredible kit for that time with a high degree of prefabrication- "Can Be Built In A Few Evenings!" at the box says and it is true. Features ready-carved, completed hollow wing leading edges from a single block of balsa, conical monocoque fuselage, universally acceptable motor mounting, special wing mounting that protects the model (the wing will fly off loose undamaged in case of a collision), realistic cabin, high aspect ratio, solid, factory cut tail, high quality printwood, spars, stripwood and sheet wood, balsa blocks as required, metal stock, finished rubber tires with wooden hubs, the original paper envelope including all hardware, embossed and outlined aluminum sheet including lower, top and nose cowls, beautiful fuselage-length 'CADET' insignia in black and silver, covering material, huge, detailed plans and even a four page, illustrated brochure by Maxwell B. Bassett (Pioneer Gas Model Builder and Designer) called 'Flying Gasoline Powered Models.' Even the original cardboard dividers and inserts are present. There is no assembly but NOTE: 20 wing ribs are cut out to 'professional' quality. All other parts are uncut. Carefully inventoried and NOTE: missing the prop blank and fluids. The factory rubber bands disintegrated. Otherwise includes all other items, insignia and paperwork.

Entex Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, 1/16, 9019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$155   

Very large scale and highly detailed. Molded in white, dark red, black, silver, chrome plated and with rubber tires. Features fully detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete inner-body substructure, suspension and steerable front wheels, full interior, opening Gullwing doors and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Pocher Fiat 130 HP Grand Prix de France 1907, 1/8, K70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$565   

Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. Recommended for experienced modelers only. This kit is a prefect reproduction of the original car that won 1st place at the 1907 Grand Prix de France with an average of 113.612 KPH with Felice Nazzaro as the pilot. The prototype of this car was used with the original drawings to create this model. It has 823 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper, aluminum and other materials. Features include super detailed engine, opening hood, complete interior, all pilot controls, operating steering, working suspension, operating steel drive chains and more. The kit has never been started. Almost all the parts are still in the factory sealed bags; but several bags had torn open due to age. So I inventoried those bags and they are complete. I taped them shut for safe transport or put the parts in a new ziplock. Includes complete instructions and decals. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.