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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

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.

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Revell HMS Victory Lord Nelson With S Cement - 'S' Issue, 1/146, H363-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

First issue dated 1958. The box has fantastic artwork, great color and gloss and four solid corners. As with most all Revell early ship kits, the model is finely molded and very highly detailed. Model is about 15 inches long when assembled. Features full detail on the top two decks, prefabricated rat lines, vac sails, full rigging material and instructions and display stand. Molded in gloss black, dark swirl wood brown and light wood tan. The kit has never been started. All parts and paperwork are still sealed in the factory internal clear bag. I can see in the bag that the tube of factory-wrapped "S" Cement is included.

Main Line Models 36' Outside Braced Wood Livestock Stock Car (Cattle Car) - Rio Grande - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, CC-3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this wood stock car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and decorated and lettered for Rio Grande, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The kit has been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Intech Vickers Wellington Mk.IC - Polish Air Force 301 Sq 1941 (ex Frog), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Most likely ex-Frog molds. The box photo is of the actual assembled model. Has decals for at least two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have age staining and visible age micro-cracking.

Fuji North American F-86D Sabre Dog - (ex-Marusan Entex UPC), 1/48, 002-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$46   

The Marusan F-86D model is known for an incredible array of accessories and action features, and the Fuji reissue includes them all. Includes removable radome to display the radar, opening canopy, removable tail section with dolly and detailed jet engine with engine stand, operating leading edge slats, operating wing flaps, moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear, retracting/extending missile tray, boarding ladder, and extra missiles with missile cart. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Blackburn NA 39 Buccaneer - T3 Issue, 1/72, 384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

Type three logo from the 1960s. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid blocks of metal. Features working unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two small parts are a different color plastic; they are from the 1970s issue of the same kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$85   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1956. Very rare in this condition. 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.

Revell Aerobee Hi Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1814-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

1958 first issue 'S' hardbox with the dramatic box art that Revell was famous for. Not the common reissue. The box top displays almost "near mint" but is graded only 'good-' because there are multiple tape tears on the short and long sides. Has movable firing arm with working piston and cylinder, movable wheels, tow bar and detailed crew figures. Molded in the correct gloss gray and white. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the small rocket nozzle. Otherwise complete with all other parts, "excellent++" condition decals and instructions.

Lindberg Cadet - Rubber Powered Plastic Flying Airplane Model, 925-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Very rare. Fantastic artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in exceptional near mint condition. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, Lindberg came out with a complete line of vacuformed rubber powered flying models. The kits were all prepainted, had large wingspans and were quite attractive for flying models. They also included the rubber band, spring wire landing gear and injection molded wheels, propeller and bushing. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the back along with an adjustment guide for flying.

Welsh Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia Norsk Air - Bagged, 1/144, SL42

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$16   

Still factory sealed. Excellent vacuform kit. The parts are of better quality than many injection molded kits. Includes cast metal or plastic details, full decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - (Navy F11C Hawk), 1/32, QP14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$46   

Very well detailed kit dated 1991. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1960 Dodge Dart 2 Door Hardtop 3 in 1 - Custom / Stock / Racing, 1/25, 2460-140

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$185   

Extremely rare kit of a beautiful but seldom seen subject. Features detailed chassis with torsion bars suspension, full interior and a host of optional parts such as fender skirts, tach, floor shift, exhaust dump pipes, fender mirrors, chrome horns, dual aerials, louvers, continental kit and more. Molded in ivory/white, chrome plate, clear and with real rubber wide white-wall tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Lindberg F7U Cutlass - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 556-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$65   

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1950s large scale Cutlass with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Molded in white with a clear canopy. Includes pilot figure, rotating wheels, display stand and colorful Navy decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. On the back of the box, the clear Cellovison pane is intact as well as the trading card for this kit. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'fair++' because it is missing one end flap, has the tear shown at the left and has the typical wear associated with the rather flimsy Cellovision issues.

Corsair Armada USS Detroit CL8 Light Cruiser 1945, 1/700, CAP 7001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$89   

Rare. Very highly detailed high-definition resin cast waterline kit with brass photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes detailed instructions and drawings.

Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87 D-4 Stuka Torpedo Flieger Part 2, 1/48, 09348

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Rare special edition dated 2000 and with 105 pieces.

AMT Lockheed AC-130H Spectre Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ecm pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The canopy has been factory painted and is in perfect condition.

Pyro USS Olympia Admiral Dewey's Flagship, 1/240, C240-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. Large-scale, full-hull model of Admiral Dewey's famous flagship.

Billing Boats Nordsokutter Mary Ann With Fittings, 1/33, NR472

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

$165   

Still factory sealed. This version includes the fittings set according to the box side text. Very well detailed plank-on-frame kit that measures 55 cm (21.6 inches) long when built.

MRP Electric Outboard Motor 3 Time APBA National Champion Powerplant - Mercury / Evinrude / Johnson, 10-3521

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Very rare and powerful engine that won three national championships. This is the second version. MRP stood for Model Racing Products and they were well known for performance and engineering. This is a complete outboard with all parts - nothing left to buy. Features a large 05 class MRP Wizzard 12V MS-3 pre-wired motor with suppression capacitor installed, high speed prop factory assembled to the drive shaft system, motor mounting plate, all drive and misc. hardware, very tough plastic lower housing, vacuform upper housing, decals for three different major outboard manufacturers and more. The small parts are still factory sealed. The few parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. This is a very simple build and an excellent outboard. Measures about 8" overall height, 4" long (top cover) and about 2" wide (top cover).