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Heller Messerschmitt Bf-108 Taifun - Luftwaffe or Bulgarian Air Force, 1/72, 077

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$12   

The famous high-performance civil aircraft that caused a sensation and led directly to the famous Bf-109 Fighter. 1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the aircraft listed in the title. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Meikraft Models Hansa Brandenburg W-29 - (W29) Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$29   

Limited run kit. Includes extensive decals and clear canopies. Still factory bag sealed.

Aurora Grumman F9F-6 Cougar - (F9F6), 1/82, 293-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

Dated 1957 but likely from 1959 due to the 29 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' in the oval and lack of a price circle and Parents' Magazine seal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit (SBD3), 1/16, SF-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$160   

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 USS Chicago CA-136 - US Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/504, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$195   

Rare investment-grade condition for the advanced Monogram collector. This was the fledgling Monogram's company's third ship kit, issued in 1945. The box is in exceptional 'Near Mint' condition with tape, tags, no tape or tag marks, no writing, fading, creasing and with four solid original corners. Very, very light general wear is the only flaw. Measures 16 inches long when assembled. Inside and out, the kit is as it left the factory. The box is near mint with perfect colors. Inside, it even has the original hull-protecting cardboard sleeve. The hull is pre-carved. The rest of the kit is wood, printed wood, cardstock and wire. Decals, instructions and all parts are near mint. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Lindberg Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/48, 519-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++

$69   

Late 1950s kit with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Probably the second issue of this kit. Color and gloss are as new, there are no price tags or tag marks and all four corners are solid and original. Box displays 'near mint' but was graded 'excellent++++' due to clear tape on the sides once used to keep the box closed. Features two pilots with seats, clear canopy, raised panel detail, full landing gear (can easily be built with gear in the retracted position also), 'rocket' nose, display stand and colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$395   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no price tags and the only tape is the remains of the factory sealing tape. The box has a pencil point closed hole and a 1.5 inch closed tear on the upper long side panel. There is general shelf wear and light stains which are visible on the box top. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened tube of colorful Frog cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint and glue are still good. The decals have not rolled and are in 'very good' condition. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Lindberg Heinkel He-111 Bomber, 1/64, 5305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side. Large box issue copyright dated 1973. Has movable control surfaces, working landing gear, full crew, engine service cart and two scale engines with removable cowls.

Monogram T-28D Fighter/Bomber - Vietnamese or USAF, 1/48, 6805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Still factory sealed. Contains markings for the Vietnamese 516th Fighter Squadron or the USAF First Commando Close Support Fighter-Bomber Group. Has many operating features. Canopy slides open, gear retracts, prop and wheels turn.

Airmodel Vickers Wellington B.I / GR XIV Conversion - Bagged, 1/72, 116

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$12   

Vacuform conversion kit only - requires base kit to complete. Never started. Complete with all uncut parts and instructions. Basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.

Monogram Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/72, 6794

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still mint in the factory seal. 1979 'White Box' issue. Finely detailed kit of the classic US Biplane fighter of the 1930s. P-6 variants were in production for 10 years, a remarkable feat in a time when airframe/power plant technology was changing rapidly. Includes colorful markings from the 17th Pursuit Squadron in early 1930s, based at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

AMT 1953 Ford F100 Pickup Truck - (F-100) - Bagged, 1/25, 6487

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Includes parts for stock, service station and custom trucks. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in gray plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, 206-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the very late 1950s/early 1960s. Very good model of the famous fishing schooner that was built by Louis G. Thebaud and christened by his wife Gertrude. After being initially defeated by the Blunose, the Thebaud won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in 1930 in a hard-fought contest with her rival. The contest is still disputed to this day. Nicely detailed for that time and measures 20 inches long when built. Features 125 parts, full hull with display stand, deck fittings, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Molded in black and wood tan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora USS Skipjack Submarine Phota-Scope Issue, 1/228, 614-180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Rare. 1970 issue featuring the Phota-Scope. In place of the nuclear reactor, Aurora put a tube that has a magnifying lens at the top and a film transparency of a submarine interior at the bottom. So when you lift the hatch, you looked through the magnifier to see the inside of the sub. It was an interesting idea, and Aurora extended Phota-scope to some tank kits around the same time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, magnifying lens and tube, phota-scope picture, decals and correct instructions present. The box looks much better than the 'good' rating but is graded as such because there is a closed tear in the box top at the sail of the sub.

Fujimi IJN Submarines I-15 and I-46, 1/700, WLS074

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

Very highly detailed and well molded waterline models. Kit contains both submarines and seaplane for I-15. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one AA gu (part #31). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present.

Monogram Mercury and Gemini Capsules - Gus Grissom Memorial Combo with Collectors Patches, 1/48, 85-4166

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$125   

Still factory sealed but has damage as shown. 1999 reissue of the 1964 Revell kit with a Monogram box. Very nicely detailed 1/48 scale kit that contains both models and display stands as well as collector's patches. This kit is a fine example of 'mold swapping'. Originally Revell cut the molds and issued this kit in the 1960s. Then Revell and Monogram merged, and the kit was reissued under the Monogram name.

CM USS Tennessee BB43 Battleship at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$350   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production, full-hull kit with quality high-definition resin castings and photoetched brass details. Complete model with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Monogram McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 1/72, 5434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1984 issue of the famous two-seat strike aircraft. Well detailed and molded for that time. Features conformal fuel tanks, detailed landing gear and wheel wells, four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, two 1000 lb bombs, eight 500 lb bombs and 30mm gun pod.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$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).

Airfix HMS Victory - Lord Nelson's Flagship, 1/180, F902S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

1960s type 3 logo kit in excellent overall condition. The box has wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners and very little general wear. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 353 parts. Full hull kit contains complete deck fittings, preformed scale ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, flag sheet, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Victory was started in 1759 and launched in 1765 for the Royal Navy. She gained fame as the flagship for Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Victory is the oldest naval ship still in commission, and is a museum ship in drydock at Portsmouth, United Kingdom.