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Sterling Curtiss JN-4 Jenny - 32.75 Inch Wingspan RC Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, E1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Excellent. large-scale model for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying, detailed scale build. Features all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, numerous detailed light-weight plastic parts (engine heads, exhaust, cowls and more), rubber motor, plastic prop, formed wire landing gear, clear material for windshields, strip wood, real rubber tires with completely finished hubs, control hardware, hinge material, covering material, beautiful full size plans and a huge, colorful decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits and very complete.

Sterling Aeronca C-3 - 36 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, A25

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$65   

Large scale model for free flight, radio control conversion (R/C) or control line. Features die cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood parts, other wood stock as required, vacuform engine, cowling and other detail parts, completely finished scale wheels, metal and nylon hardware for the gas powered version, pre-formed metal gear struts, rubber motor, tissue, propeller, full size plans and a very large color decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling models to be deluxe kits as they were very complete.

Sterling Ju-87 Stuka Drops Bombs in Flight - 20 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight / Control Line / R/C, A6-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

From the late 1960s. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that drops the centerline bomb in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels and thrust button, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine cowl, exhaust manifolds, bomb, spinner and wheel pants, beautiful clear vacuformed one-piece canopy (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

California Model Co Nieuport 17C-1 - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft - (Ni17, Nieuport 17), 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Higher quality stick-and-tissue flying model to a constant 1/16 scale. Can be built for static scale display or flown with rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features quality balsa printwood and strip wood, factory-carved balsa propeller (needs final finishing), completely finished wheels and thrust button, hardware, stock wood and metal as required, blocks as needed, covering tissue and beautifully drawn full-size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well. From Bill Baker Jr - "California Model Company originated in Long Beach, Calif in the late 1940's or early 1950's. My grandparents, William (Bill) Loyal Baker and his wife, Ruth (Tripp) Baker were the founders. The company started out as primarily balsa based model aircraft but later, in the late 50's or early 60's, branched into the model RR craft kits and Cub Scout craft kits. They even had a balsa speed boat kit powered by a model airplane gas engine adapted to fit. When they retired, around 1968 or 1969, they sold the business and the "shop" in North Long Beach they built to house their business. I have many fond memories as a young child "working" with them in the shop, assembling kits. I have a few unbuilt kits today!"

Scalemaster British SE-5a Fighter - 19.31 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SM-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare model from 1948. Scalemaster Model Inc was located at 28 Ionia Avenue S.W. Grand Rapids, Michigan and they produced higher end models. This is higher-end kit featuring quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, fully finished wooden wheels, nose block, covering tissue, full color waterslide decals and two sheets of full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3304-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

Large wingspan flying model can be powered by rubber, electric or made R/C with the modern tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, die-cut quality printwood, factory cut stripwood and spars, fully finished wheels and thrust button, clear material for windscreens, plastic prop, rubber motor, wire stock, covering tissue, decals for the box art aircraft and full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please note that the box is only graded 'fair' to due age foxing and many repairs with clear tape. 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.

Comet Vought F4U-1 Corsair - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane - (F4U1), 3404-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1970s reissue features traditional wood/tissue construction, printwood, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed wheels, wire, thrust button, clear canopy material, full size plans, building instructions, covering tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including plans/instructions. 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.

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, 4352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue and from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear with decals for the box art aircraft.

Revell P-70 Nightfighter, 1/72, H232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1975 original issue features removable cowling and detailed engines, rotating propellers & wheels, crew members, gun pod with four 20mm cannon, ground crewman, maintenance stand and more.

Revell F-16A or F-16 Prototype with Engine Stand / Tractor and Crew, 1/72, H222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$39   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. 1976 issue that is detailed for that time. Features all recessed panel lines, decals for two versions, full underwing stores, detailed removable engine, engine stand, tow tractor with tow bar, pilot's boarding ladder and two ground crew.

Revell Dassault Mirage III RS - III E - III S - IIIR Swiss or French Air Force, 1/72, H225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1976 issue builds any of the four versions. Features removable, detailed engine, optional position canopy and undercarriage and loadouts of bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks. Includes markings for Swiss or French Air Forces. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell P-40E Warhawk of Ace Colonel Robert L. Scott - Commanding Officer of China-based 23rd Fighter Group 'Flying Tigers' - Plus SuperScale Decals, 1/32, 85-4664

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$62   

Includes Superscale #32-131 1/32 P-40E decals in addition to the Revell decals. The Superscale sheet is for 'Texas Longhorn' of 49th FG, 9th FS 1942 piloted by 1st Lt. John D. Landers. The actual kit is the 1997 issue of Revell's famous & large 1/32 P-40. This model reatures the markings of Col Scott, author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot', detailed Allison engine, highly detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, movable wheels and prop, movable control surfaces, belly tank and pilot figure. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-47D Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are still in a small factory sealed bag and in amazing 'near mint' condition. The instructions are 'excellent.'

Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Carrier Dive Bomber (Val) Model 11 - Carrier Soryu #1 Aircraft 21st Section 1st Sq Dec. 7th 1941 Pearl Harbor - Carrier Zuikaku Dec. 7th 1941, 1/48, JT55

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed featuring 119 pieces, very fine recessed panel lines, complete and highly detailed interior, one piece or 5 piece (shut/open) canopy sets, decals for two aircraft and much more.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk - Golden Dragons VA-192, 1/48, PT21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$59   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find A-4 Skyhawk model that is highly detailed with 156 pieces.

Hasegawa Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback - US Army AF 61FS 56 FG 'Little Chief' / 19FS 381 FG 'Miss Mary Lou', 1/48, JT57

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model with 109 pieces. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, bomb and drop tank load-out, two piece canopy, excellent engine and landing gear detail, decals for both aircraft and more.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IV, 1/48, JT7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Dated 2001. Very well molded with 101 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, optional closed or open canopy, optional bomb load and decals with paint guide for two aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Vought F4U-4 Corsair Navy Reserves - NAS Olathe Kansas 1957 / VF-81E NAS Miami Florida 1949, 1/48, 09333

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Hard-to-find, quality kit dated 2000. Features a large and extensive decal sheet for the two aircraft listed, very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, detailed cockpit, gear wells & inside of the gear doors, pilot figure and optional position canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa North American F-86D Sabre Dog - US Air Force - 4th FIS Japan - 324th FIS 327 FG USAF, 1/72, BP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

From 1996. Highly detailed and possibly the finest 1/72 F-86D kit available. Features 69 pieces, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and intake/exhaust detail, detailed gear and gear wells, optional position canopy, drop tanks and 2.75 inch FFAR tray that can be displayed retracted or extended. Includes excellent decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Col. James Howard 'Ding Hao' - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6806-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1973 release in 1/48 scale that still retains the price extension on the Monogram kit number. Very finely molded and detailed for that time and features detailed cockpit & gear wells, choice of two canopies, pilot figure, dual drop tanks and much more. The decals are for Col. Howard, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was an AVG pilot and became the first US pilot to become an ace in both the Pacific and European theaters. His aircraft 'Ding Hao' means 'OK!' in Chinese.