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Monogram Speedee-Bilt Spad Pursuit - Flying Scale Model Airplane, G8-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Hardbox issue from 1957. For the advanced Monogram collector. Early, completely pre-fabricated multi-media kit featuring pre-colored and die cut balsa wood, precarved balsa, finished Monofoil wing, plastic detail parts (such as cowl and prop) and rubber motor. Designed for rubber free flight or Co2 engine power. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all wood and plastic parts, decals and instructions/plans. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowling, pilot, missiles, prop and whatever was required. Assembly was by detailed full size plans and instructions. Monogram carried the Speedee-Bilt line for several years past it's prime and the advent of plastic kits, a testimony to the quality and popularity.

Revell Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant, 1/72, H144-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1970 Revell Japan issue. Features movable rotors, hinged cargo ramp, refueling probe and crew. NOTE: the seats were once tacked to the floor, but so little glue was used that they fell off. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried and NOTE: Missing shaft for tail rotor. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


From the mid 1960s and another successful Wally Simmers design for Class C Cabin National Competition. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features high quality printwood and strip wood, spars, finished wheel, big factory-carved prop, covering tissue and beautiful full-size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Revell Documented Arizona Factory Display Owned By Esther Ross, Who Christened The USS Arizona

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


An incredibly rare, documented, one-of-a-kind piece of history in amazing investment-grade collector condition. For the very advanced collector of unique military history and model kits. This Revell Factory Model was originally owned by Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell, who earlier was Miss Esther Ross who christened the USS Arizona in New York on June 19, 1915. She went on to play a very key role in the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to newspaper reports, we know that her father, William Ross, was a prominent pharmacist in Prescott, Arizona. He and his friends convinced Gov. Hunt to choose his daughter from the other 100 applicants anxious to do the honors. It turned out to be a wise choice reasons no one could foresee. Miss Ross took the task of launching the world's most powerful battleship very seriously. She practiced her duties every day after school for months, smashing syrup bottles full of water against a fence behind the house. Miss Ross was popular and well respected in Prescott. Even the Associated Press reported that she "was one of the prettiest girls in the state." A special train took Gov. Hunt, Miss Ross, her family and others to New York for the event. Although the applause for the then unpopular Gov. Hunt, the cheering for Miss Ross was "heard for miles." Page 1 of the Prescott Journal Miner, June 20th, 1915, reported that at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Miss Ross cried "I dub thee Arizona," and "Not a hitch or sign of accident marred the success of the launching." "This is the proudest moment of my life," she stated, "and I am most intensely gratified at the magnificent demonstration that my friends and the city of Prescott has given me." Sometime after the launching ceremony, Miss Ross married Mr. Arthur Wassell and became Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell. She saw the horror of World War II and the disaster of the Arizona touched her deeply. After the war, she joined the drive to create a memorial over the ship to the 1177 sailors entombed in her. She joined the Arizona Memorial Committee which raised all the funds needed to build the Arizona Memorial. She served on the staff and toured the USA giving numerous media interviews and key speeches for the fund raising. Out of gratitude, the USS Arizona Memorial Committee ordered a special Revell Factory Display USS Arizona for her. It came with two specially affixed small Fleet Reserve and Arizona Committee signs (shown in the photos) on the right side; these special markings are only found on the rare "appreciation gift" factory displays from the Arizona Memorial Committee members to important fundraisers. The model was shipped to her in Los Angeles. You can see the original "Arizona Memorial Committee" mailing label that has her full name and address, documenting that it was her model. Esther treasured this gift and kept it in remarkable and very complete condition. Included is the original shipping box in "very good++" condition with all the original shipping tape, all the original internal special cardboard packing material, the model ship in exceptional condition, the cardboard display base(complete but with small tears and very light wear as shown), the colorful backdrop (with wear and slight tears as shown, missing one lower tab), the original display assembly instructions and even an original fund raising card from the Arizona memorial campaign. This display, box and all materials were always in a climate controlled environment. The colors on the cardboard display are in stunning, factory-new condition. The instructions for the display are 'excellent.' The ship is 100% complete and the factory paint is in exceptional condition. Even the factory rigging and all flags are intact. There is very little dust on the ship; it appears to be in 'not displayed' condition; but I know it was displayed for a short time because of the small tears and one tab on the cardboard display backdrop (see photos), which were probably due to putting it up and taking it down. I have only found one repair; the jackstaff broke and was neatly repaired at some point. The factory shipping box still has all the original tape and very little wear for that age. The original Arizona Memorial Committee shipping label is in 'very good' shape. Due to it being on the bottom of the shipping box, it does have some wear, but all the writing can be clearly read with slight magnification. This piece passed to Esther's daughter, who gave it to a friend who then gave it to another friend. The later friend is wife to an OMK customer, who sold me the model. This kit must be shipped insured and I may require it shipped by special courier.

ESCI BMW R75 Motorcycle with Side Car, 1/9, 8290

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Large, highly detailed 1/9 scale kit with over 200 parts. Molded in tan, flexible black plastic, silver and with rubber wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Woodland Scenics Two Packs of Two Random Stone Culverts (Four Total) and Two Packs of C1265 Two Timber Culverts (Four Total) - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, C1264

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Includes all four resin models, so you will receive four total stone and four total wood culverts. All are factory sealed. Stone culverts each measure 1" diameter, 3.5" wide and 1.5" high. Timber culverts each measure 2.5" depth, 1.25" wide and 1.125" high.

Monogram OS2U Kingfisher with PE Details, 1/48, 5488

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. High Tech edition from 1993 includes dozens of photoetched details which add significantly to an already nice model. Can be built with wheels or floats and includes decals for US Navy or RAF versions.

Revell Thor and Jupiter IRMB Missiles - History Makers Issue, 1/110, 8639

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. 1983 limited edition that includes the reissues of the two classic kits from the late 1950s. Originally these were two separate 'S' issue kits. Thor comes with launcher and support equipment. Jupiter includes the launcher, erecting trailer and truck.

Frog De Havilland DH-110 Sea Vixen - (DH110), 1/72, F409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Hard-to-find and from the 1970s. Nicely molded like most Frog kits. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Emhar F-94C Early Starfire - With True Details Cockpit, 1/72, EM3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Includes True Details #72452 Cockpit Detail Set for the F-94C Starfire. The cockpit is still factory sealed. The model itself is nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail, two piece canopy and decals for the 1951 Lockheed Demonstrator Aircraft and one for Air Proving Ground Command 1953. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Minicraft DC-6B United Airlines / Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser Northwest Airlines / Boeing B-377 Stratocruiser United Airlines, 1/144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


SALE!! Includes all three kits. Never started. All three have all the parts still factory bag sealed inside. With 'excellent' decals and instructions.

Cleveland Ben Howards Mr. Mulligan 1935 Thompson Trophy Winner, 1/16, M-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


This is Cleveland's deluxe issue dated 1949 and with the unusual full artwork box. It is a scale flying model in museum scale of 1/16 with a wingspan of 23.5 inches. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material in balsa and tissue, highest quality plans, fully carved nose cowl, partially formed solid wheel pants, completely formed wheels and thrust button, thrust washers, clear window material, a large sheet with complete gold and black insignia and full color 'GULF' oil logos in two different sizes. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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 Mitsubishi F-1 Fighter, 1/48, PT35

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very finely molded kit of this advanced trainer. With 166 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Rio Grande Models TWO D&RGW Flanger Cars HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3002-FL

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


SALE!! Includes two highly detailed craftsman kits featuring factory-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, very fine metal castings, a few plastic details, complete decals and full, illustrated instructions. The kits have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


First release hardbox dated 1969. Still the largest injection molded Starlifter model ever made. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare box art dated 1964. This is the second release of the largest scale Hustler released by Aurora. The fantastic hardbox box artwork is not signed by the artist. This kit was issued with the Jo Kotula box art for several years, this artwork for a few short years, then the "Big A" artwork till Aurora went out of business in the 1970s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The stand is the older clear 'triangle world' two-piece stand, which is correct for this kit but NOTE: someone put a B-25 decal on the stand base.

Airfix Panzerkampfwagen Panzer IV F1/F2 - North African Korps, 1/76, 02308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Includes optional parts to make F1 or F2 (short or long barrel gun) variants. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. Includes two sets of North African decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram US Space Missiles Titan II- Atlas- Minuteman II- Thor- Hound Dog- Corporal- Nike Hercules- Sergeant- Nike Ajax- Poseidon- Honest John- Terrier- La Crosse- ASROC- Rat- Sparrow- Bullpup- Falcon- Redstone- Jupiter- Spartan- Bomarc- Pershing- Talos + More, 1/128, PS221-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


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Hard to find 1969 release. This is the 1959 'Four Star' Missile Arsenal Kit updated in 1969 by adding some missiles (such as the Spartan and Sprint ABMs) and deleting older ones. Also includes the updated 'Know Your Missiles' foldout booklet with photos and descriptions of each missile. The kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions, booklet, excellent decals and blue molded display base.

Monogram RB-66A Destroyer Blue Box Issue, 1/83, PA204-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. This is the original 1967 issue, not the 1990s reissue. Nicely molded and from the original 'Four Star' molds. Features rear gun turret, cockpit with three crew, opening bomb bay and bomb. Molded in silver and clear. When the Air Force phased out the B-66, they converted many into ECM aircraft, hence the RB-66A. Monogram seized this opportunity as a new lease on life for the B-66 molds and the result was this issue as RB-66 aircraft were being used in Vietnam in the late 1960s.

Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor (Canadian Ford FGT), 1/35, MM145

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed armor model.