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Cleveland Boeing P-12E - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

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.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre - Decals for Two JSDF Aircraft, 1/72, 015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$15   

Very nicely molded kit with fine raised panel lines, AIM-9 Sidewinder loadout, optional position speed brakes, two drop tanks and decals for two colorful aircraft. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Crown Logo Blue Knight of Milan 1520, 1/8, K2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$150   

In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the kit is mint. The shiny, very dark blue plastic parts are complete and there is a red feather plume. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo.

Hasegawa Gates Learjet 35 Executive Jet, 1/48, 1169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$59   

Larger scale, very well detailed kit. Features complete cockpit and passenger interior, optional position boarding doors and colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Xotic-72 Kawanishi E15K1 Norm Float Plane - IJN Cruiser Oyodo 1944, 1/72, AU2023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Limited issue kit from AV USK with injection molded parts, photo-etched brass details and color painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ambroid TWO Koppers Plastics ACF Center Flow Hopper Cars With Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/88, 3

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

$32   

From about 1962/3. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. Includes two sets (four trucks total) of factory assembled sprung trucks. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, two full sheets of colorful and extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

ESCI A-4E Skyhawk - US Navy, 1/48, 4084

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Very nicely molded kit with almost all recessed panel lines and a few raised ones. Features detailed cockpit and gear wells, two drop tanks, 8 Mk82 Slick bombs, two rocket launchers and more.

Jetco Thermic Trio - Flying Wing / Orthodox / Tail First - Three Hand-Launched Balsa Wood Gliders, SG-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$42   

From the 1950s. This kit contains three small balsa gliders. All parts are die cut. Full size plans are included. These are magnificent fliers. The kits have never been started and are complete with all parts unpunched and plans.

Fujimi Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra, 1/50, 0742-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Bachmann/Fujimi issue. Large scale Cobra kit from high quality Fujimi molds. Feature very fine raised panel detail, complete cockpit, pilots, working front and aft rotors and missile load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. There is a very, very light stain on the right side of the box that did not show up in the photo.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$375   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

Airfix HMS Victorious - Type Three Issue, 1/600, F20 S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Very nicely detailed full hull kit. Includes airwing of Sea Vixen, Scimitar and Skyraider aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$289   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, 1/48, 520-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

Mid 1950s first issue with wonderful Ray Gaedke artwork showing Lindberg over Paris. Large 1/48 NYP kit that was nicely molded for it's time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the tiny 'wind wheel' has broke but all parts are accounted for and ready for repair.

ESCI Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-2 USS Ranger or VF-103, 1/72, 9054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, wings that swing and Phoenix AM-54 missile load. Has full markings for both squadrons. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$120   

1972 Big A softbox issue still mint and factory sealed. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Eduard Fokker DR1 (DR-1) Profipack, 1/72, 7016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit. Includes brass photoetched parts.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

1954 early issue molded in very light green plastic. NOTE: this model has had the wheels and floor painted. There has been no other painting and no assembly. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

Fujimi Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100, 1/70, FC-8-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Mokei / AHM issue probably from the early to mid 1970s. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Strombecker Convair XF2Y (Yf2Y-1) Sea Dart - Supersonic Float Plane - NO Rivet Detail, 1/60, D25-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

From the 1950s. Rare first issue with no rivet detail on the plastic parts. Later issues all had this detail added. Box has great color. Nicely done kit for the time. Molded in dark blue plastic. Has very colorful decals in like-new contiion for this unusual and beautiful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals, Strombecker club application and instructions present. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. The Sea Dart was a supersonic design that could take off and land from water using retractable hydro-skis. Five prototypes were built and over 300 test flights made. The advent of the super carrier spelled the end of the Sea Dart, although 4 still exist on display today.

Eduard Pfalz D-III Two Kits Duel Combo, 1/48, 1114

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Includes two complete models. Both are highly detailed kits with main injection molded parts, four frets of photoetched details (some factory painted), mask set, color painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are missing #2 and #10, which are used for Jasta 18 (squadron logo and wing crosses). Evidently #3, 18 and 39 are not used. They are also missing but are not used on the models according to the decal guide.