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Frog SE 210 Caravelle - Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Rare, big-scale model from the late 1950s. The box has very good color and four solid corners but has creasing and wear as shown. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver plastic with the correct big Frog stand that was unique to these larger kits. Even the original glue capsule is included. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. As often happened with this model, the decals were folded at the factory so they fit in the box; that and aging have caused some minor lifting.

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Warhawk, 1/48, 44-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$140   

Still factory sealed. 1964 issue with John Steel artwork.

ITC F-86 Fighter and P-51D Mustang Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3766-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The F-86D is 1/111 scale and the P-51D is 1/104. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Original dealer promotional model from 1956 for the '57 year. Like all originals, it has a black painted, metal chassis that is stamped "AMT INC Birmingham Mich." The body has very good color and gloss and shown. Clear windshield is excellent. This is a celluloid plastic body, but amazingly there is only minimal warping. The silver trim has been painted to 'professional' quality by the previous owner. It looks better than most factory painted trim on other promos. This was a friction motor car but the previous owner removed the friction motor (but kept the original chassis, axles and even the drive gear). The box is not original.

Airfix Cessna O-1 Bird Dog - USAF or South Vietnam - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01058-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$34   

1973 issue features detailed interior, underwing smoke-marker missiles, correct upper windows in the wing and more. Includes a color paint guide and decals for both versions, one from 21st TASS Phu Cat and 23rd Tactical Group Bien Hoa. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Topping Grumman F9F Panther - Factory Desktop Model

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$215   

Very rare early 1950s Topping F9F Panther Factory Model made for Grumman. This is a one-owner kit; it just came from a contractor and Navy man who worked this and many other progams during the "Golden Age" of factory models. This example is 100% original and in 'excellent' condition overal. The plastic has like-new color and gloss. The canopy is 'Very Good++' with the only issue being typical age yellowing as shown. The decals are in amazing 'near mint'condition. There are no missing parts, no broken parts and no repairs, which is rare. The original stand is in 'excellent' condition with the only flaw being some small, light scratches. It would be difficult to find an all-original example in this good of condition. Does not come with the original box.

Trumpeter Russian 4k51 Rubezh Coastal ASM With P-15 - SS-C-3 Styx, 1/35, 01035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$89   

Missile and launcher model is superbly detailed with over 1,100 pieces. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Beechcraft Bonanza - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-108

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

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Rare. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). 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.

Monogram Stinger Rear Engine Rail Dragster, 1/24, 2809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the original 1975 kit. Unique Tom Daniel designed rail dragster. Body lifts off to show detailed chassis.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in gloss dark brown plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$285   

Second issue, likely from around 1963/64. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds with fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Martin Baker GRU-7 Ejection Seats (2) - GRU7 F-14 Tomcat, 1/48, EJ414

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Cox Thimble-Drone L-4 Grasshopper Control Line Gas Aircraft, 7200-898

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$219   

Rare in this condition. Never flown, still in the original box. This is a one-owner gas model purchased new by a discriminating collector. The box is complete but has a closed tear and tape on it as shown, only at the lower left. Beyond that it is good and the original clear cello is intact. Inside, it is factory new. The airplane has never been flown or even displayed; it is mint. it is still held in the original factory cardboard retainers which are in very good condition. The control line handle is present, mounted to the side as the factory did. The instructions are present and not even yellowed; but they do have minor bug damage.

Aurora Republic F-84 Thunderstreak, 1/80, 299-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964. This is from ex-Comet molds and includes the modified ex-Comet 'teardrop' stand as well. It is a nice early kit with recessed panel lines and clear canopy for 'in flight' display configuration only. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Mastery Miniatures RAF Pilot And Groundcrew / RAF Groundcrew 1 / RAF Groundcrew 2 / RAF Groundcrew 3 / RAF Groundcrew 4 - Bagged, 1/72, 72002

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$29   

Still factory sealed. Superb, highly detailed figures in 1/72 scale. The five packages contain a total of 6 RAF pilot and ground crew figures. Includes any accessories shown in the photo.

Trumpeter Curtiss P-40B Warhawk - Tomahawk MkIIA - USAAF 18th Pursuit Group Pearl Harbor Nov. 1941 / RAF 26th Squadron Gatwick June-July 1941, 1/32, 02228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Excellent kit from all new molds featuring 181 pieces, PE details, film instruments, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and decals/paint guide for both aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Mitsubishi A6M-2 Zero (Zeke) - Balsa Flying Aircraft - (A6M2), 1/16, SF-86

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). 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.

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile With Tractor and Launch Ramp - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$285   

First and only issue from 1957. Difficult to find in this condition. The hardbox grades 'Excellent++' with wonderful color and gloss, absolutely no tape or price tags or residue and four solid corners. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien Tony - 244th Sentai Major Kobayashi Chofu 1945 / 17th Sentai Leyte 1944 - (Ki-61), 1/72, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

Beautifully molded and detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, standing and sitting pilot figures and decals for two colorful aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg T-55 or Ti-67 Israeli - Soviet / DDR / Israel, 1/35, 6001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$27   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit from 1989. With optional parts for the Ti-67, flexible treads and decals for three different tanks.