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Guillows Aeronca Champion 85 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$45   

From 1961. Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, excellent vacuform full engine cowl, scale wheels, thrust button, clear window material, rubber motor, plastic prop, metal stock and prop shaft, diecut plywood firewall for gas engine option, big decal sheet and two sheets of superb full size plans and detailed instructions. Never started and complete. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Guillows Fairchild 24 - 25 inch Wingspan - R/C Control Line or Rubber Powered Kit, 701-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Purchased new on October 17, 1967 in Northern Ohio. Large and well detailed stick and tissue kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, plastic nose and cheek cowls, balanced prop and power combination for long flights, decals, covering tissue, scale wheels, full size plans, detailed instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Revell USS Campbell Coast Guard Cutter -'S' Issue, 1/301, H338-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$189   

First issue 1956 'S' issue with fantastic box artwork. The box is in amazing condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags and no tape, other than the factory sealing tape marks. There are no stains, missing litho or pulls no fading. Like almost all of Revell's early ship models, this one is very finely molded and has very good detail. Full hull, large scale kit features complete deck fittings, rotating and elevating main 5" gun, 8 depth charge launchers, rear depth charge racks, very nicely detailed superstructure with separately molded AA guns, life rafts, search lights, radar, davits, lifeboats, booms, very good detail below the waterline including rudder, props and shafts and more. Molded in classic gloss white, butterscotch and gray. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 30+ Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Very large stick and tissue kit that can be built to fly rubber, gas free flight or U-Control, RC or for scale display. Features retractable landing gear (main and tail wheel), cockpit interior, opening canopy, movable flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevator, complete bomb, drop tank and rocket load and more. Has high quality die-cut balsa, balsa stock as needed, die-cut plywood, completely finished wooden prop, hardware, a very large number of vacuformed plastic parts including a pilot, clear vac canopy, cardstock interior details, other wood and metal stock as needed, full instructions, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Jetco ROG Superflite 15 Inch Wingspan Freeflight Aircraft - (R.O.G), R-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Purchased new at Frank's Model Shop in Northern OH on May 1, 1969. Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Ideal flying model for beginners. Includes quality balsa stock, plastic prop, light weight wooden wheels, fully formed wire parts, covering tissue and excellent full plans. Never started and inventoried complete. IN 1969 the entire Jetco 'Superflite' series consisted of the following: hand launched gliders SG-4 Thermic B, SG-1 Thermic 20, SG-1 Thermic Dart, SG-5 Thermic Trio, SG-2 Thermic 18. Towline gliders G-1 Thermic C, G-5 Trooper. Rubber models R-2 Hawk, R-1 ROG, R-3 Lark. Jet models J-3 Jet 50, J-1 Cougar F9F and J-2 Cutlass F7U.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Purchased new on March 25, 1966 at Rod's Model Shop on St. Clarie Street in Cleveland Ohio. Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features covering tissue, quality strip and printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Midwest Super Jabberwock - 33 Inch Wingspan Class C Cabin Competition for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Purchased new on April 9, 1966 at Hobby House on 5240 Warrensville, Maple Heights, Cleveland, Ohio. Includes the original receipt! Cabin style 1949 record holding aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, precarved prop, covering tissue and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Carl Goldberg Models Ranger 28 - 28 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, D5-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Purchased new on March 3, 1966 at National Hobby Inc at 4526 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH. Quality rubber powered flying model with stick and tissue construction. Features die-cut balsa wood sheet parts, stripwood and spars, die-cut clear window material, light plastic nose cowl, plastic prop, rubber motor, fully finished wheels, plastic thrust button, formed wire gear struts, other wood stock as required, decals, tissue, full size plans and superb instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. 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. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Aurora Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, 117-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$55   

SALE! Still factory sealed. this issue is from 1963 forward; it has the non-'Famous Fighter' logo on the front but the two side panel logos have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Features movable control surfaces, full cockpit, pilot and navigator and very good detail for that time. Includes rectangular clear stand.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$49   

SALE!! Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue from about 1963 as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. The two side logos, however, do say 'Famous Fighters' on the logo. Kit features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop and wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear.

Hawk SNJ Navy Trainer (T-6), 1/72, 609-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the lower side panel. Hardbox issue dated 1964 with box artwork by Tom Morgan. Great small scale kit with excellent fit and all recessed panel lines.

Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Dated 1956. The model is an excellent representation of the first commercial 'Jet Prop.' Includes full landing gear, rotating props, clear cockpit and cabin windows, scale passengers, full color decals and even a boarding ramp. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing some clear, flat windows; two cabin and two cockpit. Easily replaced with clear stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 7-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Purchased new on September 28, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Very colorful box art of a Beaufigher making a low attack run on shipping. Kit includes torpedo and rocket load-outs. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box looks better than the grade, but is graded 'very good' because there is a closed tear on one side. Craftmaster kits were made in the UK by Airfix and marketed by MPC in the USA.

Airfix Junkers JU-88A-4 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

From the mid 1960s and in 'near mint' condition. Action-packed artwork shows the final moments of a Ju-88. British fighters continue to pour lead into the doomed aircraft, which is still in it's dive and just released the lethal load. The gunners fire back and flak burst across the sky. Well molded for that time with cockpit detail, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, working dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props and external bomb load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Marine Attack Fighter F4U Corsair Motorized, 1/48, 301M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. 1950s hardbox that is the first motorized issue. Features incredible and colorful box art that Lindberg kits were famous for.

Lindberg WWII Navy Asault Airplane F6F Hellcat - Motorized, 1/48, 302M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1950s issue has fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Includes electric motor for the prop. Batteries are hidden in the base.

Lindberg Curtiss Hawk P-6E Giant Flying Model - 20 Inch Wingspan, 904-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

NOTE: parts kit only, please read carefully. Very rare and from the 1950s. The box is intact. One end panel has come off neatly along the seam but is present. Inside, it contains the following parts: internal cardboard protective insert, factory painted top wing with the brace neatly glued on; factory painted lower wing with brace and fuel tank glued on, scale three-blade plastic prop, red plastic flying prop with thrust button and prop shaft, tail wheel assembly, two big interplane "N" struts, two aileron struts and one cabane strut assembly. There are no other parts present. The instructions are on the back of the box for this kit. The condition of all parts is 'excellent' and the assembly is well done and very neat.

Monogram Me-109 Messerschmitt (Bf-109), 1/48, PA74-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$85   

Still factory sealed. First issue hardbox dated 1962. This kit is part of an incredibly popular Monogram 1/48 scale World War II line that was issued through the 1960s. Has retractable landing gear, rotating prop and wheels.

Monogram Mitsubishi Zero (Zeke) A6M5, 1/48, PA73-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$79   

First issue dated 1962. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags or tag marks. The only flaws are is very light general wear as shown, small sections of clear sealing tape on the long sides and a ink '2' on one short side. This model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II kits that Monogram issued through the 1960s. Kit features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and prop, pilot and cockpit and optional drop tank. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Hardbox issue is copyright dated 1965. Purchased new on May 12, 1966 at S.S. Kresge Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra airliner ensured that it had a short service life in commercial service. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long-serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the 'A' version of the venerable patrol aircraft. Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.