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Jetco Cessna 170 - 36 Inch Wingspan Scale Model For R/C Or Free Flight, S-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$150   

True wooden scale flying model of the sleek Cessna 170. This model has more than a dozen contest wins to it's credit and is designed for Radio Control but can also be flown free-flight. Features plastic cowl, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, formed gear, celluloid windows, shaped tapered wing edges, a very large decal sheet and instructions with full size plans. Nothing has been punched out and the model is exactly as it left the factory. Never started. The hardware is still in the original factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Jetco Fairchild PT-19 - 72 inch Wingspan R/C Flying MOdel, RC-1

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

Rare, very large and incredibly well detailed 1/6 scale model designed by Chuck Hollinger. Features three full size plans sheets, 28 die cut balsa and plywood sheets, 20 feet of sheeting, 214 feet of strip wood, 6 large decal sheets, formed landing gear and other wire parts, detachable wing panels, steerable tail wheel, die cut windshields, shaped and hollowed upper and lower cowls and more. Total weight when assembled is 6 lbs, making this an ideal conversion to electric power. This kit has not been started. The parts were sealed at the factory are still in the factory sealed bags. All of the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and plans/instructions.

Jetco Mooney Mite - 45 Inch Wingspan For R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, S-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

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Very nice kit of the 'superscale' version of Walt Mooney's original magazine plan model. Has instructions for R/C, CL or free flight. Features all die-cut parts including wing and fuselage 'skin' covering, a big decal sheet, fully formed metal landing gear and pushrods, hollow cowls, clear canopy (in near mint condition and not yellowed), factory-sealed hardware packet, full size plans and more. 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 colorful PAA decals.

Cleveland Bayles Gee Bee Sportster - 1931 Thompson Trophy Race Winner - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

This is a Cleveland scale flying model in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete for the time 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 much more. 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.

Cleveland Wedell's 1933 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-47

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From the late 1930s/1940s. 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 much more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and superb CD plans/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.

Cleveland Luscombe Silvaire Sedan - 30 Inch Wingspan Rubber / Gas / CO2 Flying Aircraft, IT 112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

Rare kit from 1948. Could be made electric powered and R/C with todays lightweight components. This big scale model features high-quality, full size plans and instructions, four sheets of excellent printwood, stripwood and spars, balsa stock and block as required, metal stock, fully formed wood main wheels & thrust button, plastic prop, clear canopy material and covering material. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and superb C-D plans & instructions.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$84   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. 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 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.

Cleveland 1930 Howard Pete Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Dated 1933 on the plans. This model came from a long-time collector who purchased this model new in October of 1955 from Cleveland direct. It was even factory-packed with pages of the newspaper "Cleveland Plain Dealer" dated June 29, 1955. This is a 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, sheet wood, pre-drilled nose block, fully finished spinner, thrust button & wheels, metal stock, rigging material, completely formed prop blades, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with everything present. 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.

12 Squared Vought Corsair V-65 - 18 Inch Wingspan Free-Flight Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft, 1/24, D-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

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Very rare and even more so in an 'excellent' box and 'factory tissue sealed' inside. From the mid 1930s to the early 1940s. This is a Cleveland 'D' or dwarf kit. The term 'Dwarf' is just a bit deceptive, as it is Cleveland's designation for 1/24 scale. Most Cleveland kits were designated 'SF' or Scale Flying - 1/16 scale. The Dwarf kits were needed to fill a market demand for smaller flying models. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and Dwarfs were no exception, containing very high quality balsa printwood, stringers & spars, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, a wood propeller that is about 90% carved and just needs final sanding, gray rigging thread (if required), metal and balsa stock as required and more. With Cleveland's famous high-quality plans. Amazingly, this kit is still 'factory tissue sealed' inside. When the Cleveland workers packed each kit, they wrapped them in tissue that effectively made a seal which has not been disturbed. Whoever buys it will be the first one to see the contents since it was packed in the factory over 90 years ago. 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 supply 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.

Cleveland Fokerts Special 1937 Thompson Trophy Racer - 18 Inch Long Profile Control Line Aircraft For .020 and .051 Gas Engines, PG-71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

Rare 1960 control-line flying model that features all die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood, fully formed landing gear struts, hinge material, factory-sealed hardware envelope, finished wheels and even full decals. Never started. The hardware is still factory sealed; everything else was never sealed and has been inventoried complete including plans/instructions.

Comet Douglas C-54 / DC-4 Skymaster - 6 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/187, B6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Rare 1945 issue. Features detailed three view plans with cutting patterns and sanding templates as well as painting color tips, two sheets of printwood and wood stock. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, plans and also basic instructions on the back of the box. In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers, such as Comet issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits.

Comet US Army Observation Y10-43 - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft - (Y10 43)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Very rare kit from 1934. Stick and tissue kit almost never turn up from this early. This is a very nice model with excellent and highly detailed plans showing numerous drawings, parts layout and full-size templates, numerous detailing tips and excellent text instructions. They even have an actual photo of the fuselage being built. In addition there is a full size sheet of separate text instructions. The parts feature four sheets of printwood, strip wood in different sizes, original two colors of tissue paper, very large, colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, fully carved wood prop, fully carved spinner and wheels, two sheets of sandpaper, a paper envelope of metal detail parts, clear canopy material with the window frames printed on, metal stock, quality strip balsa and balsa blocks and rigging cord. NOTE: the following fuselage bulkheads have been cut out and are missing but are full-size on the plans: #1, #2, #3 and #4. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans present. Three other parts are neatly cut out and present. No other parts are cut. The box top is complete with all four sides and top but is tattered on and along the lower long side; there is also general wear and damage as shown. It does display better than the grade, but is rated as such due to the damage on the box sides The tray (bottom box) is 'very good-' with some wear to the edges. Inside, the superb plans are 'very good++.' They were never 'pinned down' for assembly, have no writing on them and the folds are solid (not fragile.) Flaws are a 3" closed tear and the normal yellowing.

AMCO Taylorcraft - 54 Inch Wingspan Flying Model - (Comet), 1/72, P10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$85   

1940 pre-war kit from AMCO, which was a division of Comet. This is a very large, stick-and-tissue scale flying model which features optional position or opening cabin doors, cockpit interior, movable controls, detachable wings, shock-proof landing gear, automatic wing jig, many sheets of high-quality printwood parts, factory cut stringers and spars, pre-drilled nose block, fully formed wheels and thrust button, wood and metal stock, clear windshield with frame & vent details printed on, cardstock sheet with instrument panel, 'leaf springs' for the tail skid and much more, a large gummed insignia sheet with N registration numbers and covering tissue. Includes superb full size plans with many additional drawings and notes to aid in assembly. The kit has no assembly but NOTE: the wing ribs have been very neatly adult cut out. Almost all are cut outside the lines for safety; only a few are cut on the lines (none are cut inside the lines). Inventoried and NOTE: missing 4 ribs which are easily made since there are duplicates present with the kit. Missing (1) of (2) C1 rib, (1) of (2) C rib and (2) of (8) E ribs. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts and paperwork present.

Comet Zipper A Class A Gas Free Flight Aircraft - With 32 Inch Wingspan, T12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. This is the smaller version of the famous Comet Zipper, the "A" variant made to run in the smaller Class "A" Category. The kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, six sheets of high quality printwood, die-cut plywood firewall/motor mount, stripwood, full-size plans and covering issue. The kit has not been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing the (2) metal motor mounts (simple 'L' brackets) and screws/hardware. All are easily replaced. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork present. 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.

Capitol Taylorcraft - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

Very rare stick-and-tissue kit from 1945. Capital Model Aircraft Co. was located in Brooklyn, NY and sold a wide range of flying models of all wingspans; this is the intermediate size. Features great box art, quality printwood, factory-cut stripwood and spars, nose block and wood stock as required, fully finished wooden wheels and thrust button, machine-carved wood propeller that only needs final sanding, tissue covering paper, insignia and detailed, full size plans that even include a painting guide. Never started and complete.

Top Flite Republic P-47N Thunderbolt - 27 Inch Wingspan Gas U-Control Model, S2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare model and ever rarer in this condition - in an 'Excellent+' box and like new inside. This is a superb kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Recommended engines are .15 to .29. Features 'Superform' balsa shell that is perfectly formed to the exact shape of the fuselage. There are no blocks to carve and no planking required. Includes Jig-Time construction, precision die-cut grade A balsa wood, tapered leading edges, die-cut plywood formers, ribs, spar braces and other parts where additional strength is required, completely formed landing gear, clear, fully formed plastic canopy, rubber wheels, hardwood engine mounts, top grade silk-span, complete set of fuel-proof decals, full hardware (45 parts) and full size detailed plans with step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started. The kit is like new inside - the small parts that were sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and plans/instructions.

Hawk Culver V - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

A rare kit for the advanced collector or builder. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for the time. This model dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. It features a profile (2D) carved wooden fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, wooden stock as required for struts, etc., fully formed wheels, metal propeller, sandpaper, a sheet with wing registration numbers and quality, full-size plans with wing and fuselage templates. The model has not been started and is complete.

Hawk TWO Heinkel He-112 B Fighters - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 82

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

SALE!! Includes two never started and complete kits in one box. Rare model from 1940 for the advanced collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features 3D cut fuselage, profile (2D) cut wings and tail feathers, turned & fully finished wooden wheels and spinner, stamped four blade propeller, insignia sheet and excellent plans with template views. Never started and complete with all parts for two kits, two sets of plans and two insignia sheets. Please note that this kit is simply called the "Heinkel Fighter." From what what can tell, this is a He-112B, with the three-piece bubble canopy and probably the V-10 with the big undernose radiator scoop.

Hawk F2B Brisfit - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 53

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Rare model from 1946 for the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features profile (2D) cut wooden fuselage, wings and tail feathers, injection molded wheels, propeller and machine gun, wooden stock as required, metal seat, full color decals and high quality, full-size plans. Never started and complete.

Hawk F8F Bearcat, 1/48, 87

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from 1946. Features 3D cut and tapered fuselage, completely finished engine nacelle, very nicely factory-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, metal seat, clear vacuform canopy (still clear, not yellowed), plastic propeller, wood stock as necessary, color decal sheet, and excellent Hawk full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.