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DML Focke-Wulf Ta-152 H-1 Master Series, 1/48, 5501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

From 1991. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes two photoetched frets, highly detailed engine, engine compartment and cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and decals for at least two aircraft. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bags with decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-123 / Marines VMF-115 / 1949 Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, D11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Very nicely molded fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, two piece canopy, pilot figures, optional position speed brakes and 6 under-wing rockets. Builds any of the three aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1953 early issue molded in salmon plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with 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.

Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

High Planes Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer), 1/72, 72018

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$27   

Hard-to-find limited issue kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts, cast metal nose wheel and strut and vacuform canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Amtech Henschel HS-123 A-1 With Blue Rider Decals - Luftwaffe 3./JG165 'Immelmann' 1937 / 5./LG2 Belgium 1940 / FFS Schule (A/B) 71 Moravia 1941 / 4./SchG2 Eastern Front 1942 / Spanish Air Force 61st Sq 1945, 1/28, 489203

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Includes Blue Rider Decals #BR-0523 1/48 Scael Chinese Air Force 1937-45. The HS-123 did serve in China - 12 were exported there where they were used extensively in the Second Sino-Japanese war for dive bombing Japanese ships in 1938. The actual model was a limited production 1/48 scale kit from 2003. Very nicely done. Features Black Box resin cockpit set, detailed engine, spatted or non-spatted wheels and struts, bomb load, drop tank, markings and paint guide for all 5 aircraft listed and more. There is no painting but NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The two cockpit side walls are installed in the fuselage to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Royal Navy Corsair II - (F4U with Clipped Wings), 1/32, H297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$68   

Unusual kit of Great Britain's Clipped Wing Corsair. Kit features removable cowling with detailed Pratt & Whitney engine, folding wings, detailed cockpit with sliding canopy, rotating wheels and prop and RN Decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland 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. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. 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.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS America Ocean Liner / Troop Ship USS West Point / S.S. Australis - Wooden Ship Kit, 1/330, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$325   

Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.

Italaerei Junkers Ju-52/3M (G-5 or G-9) - Ambulance or Ski Plane, 1/72, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Rare version features full 'field hospital' interior with stretchers, full cockpit detail, or 'ski' interior. Can be finished in winter camo ski version or ambulance with landing gear. NOTE: this kit has VERY minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: landing light lens glued to lower wing half. There is no other assembly. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$450   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell USS Missouri BB63 Mighty Mo Battleship, 1/534, H301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

1977 issue of Revell's best selling kits of all time. This issue includes the copy of the plaque placed on her deck after the surrender in February of 1945. Kit is 20 inches long when built. Features one piece hull, two Navy seaplanes on movable catapults, movable aircraft crane, rotating main turrets and elevating 16 inch guns, full secondary 5 inch guns and turrets, 40mm AA guns and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Monogram Infantry Soldiers (The Fabulous G.I.s) - 18 US Army Military Figures, 1/35, 6304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$68   

Still factory sealed. 1982 issue from the original 1958 molds. Contains 18 Figures with marching soldier, bazooka team, prone rifleman, tommy gunner, standing rifleman, mortar team, walkie talkie soldier, machine gun team, mine detector, sitting soldier, officer, grenade thrower, messenger, rifleman with bayonet and flame thrower.

Heller Santa Maria - Flagship of Christopher Columbus, 1/90, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Aurora-Heller issue. Very nicely detailed kit with 128 parts and measures 43 cm long when assembled. Includes vacuform sails, rigging material, colorful flags and full instructions with rigging diagrams.

Revell 1911 Rolls Royce Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H46-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is excellent, and the inside has never been started. It is still factory sealed in the 'krinkle' bag. Complete with instructions. Molded in deep burgundy plastic. 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.

Revell The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620, H307

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

1977 release. Highly detailed like most early Revell sailing ship kits. Very finely molded and detailed in tan plastic with white vac billowing sails. Features captain figure and 4 crew in Pilgrim garb, rigging blocks, thread fro standing and running rigging, full rigging instructions, pre-formed rat lines, whale boat, colorful flags and display stand. The model has never been started. NOTE: missing the stand name plate and one half of one small deadeye, part number #36. Several lower braces for the large deadeye assembles have broken off clean and are missing - they can be replaced easily with stock plastic material.

Frog Bristol 175 Britannia The Whispering Giant With Frog Glue and Paint - BOAC Air Lines, 1/96, 350P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$179   

Rare from the late 1950s and even rarer in this condition. Large model features a full, unopened tube of FROG cement (still flexible), a factory glass vile of white paint (still good), the correct, large, blue FROG display stand, full landing gear, rotating props and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes the optional blue full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat (except the one end of the long sheet that is always curved) and very good with the original factory wax paper protector in place. The instructions are excellent also with only slight discoloration. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even the Frog factory inspection sticker is still present "Packed by No.11 In the event of complaint please return this slip." never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPM Arado AR-231 V1 U-Boat Plane, 1/48, 48047

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$54   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Consists of injection molded parts and cast resin details. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

AMT 1940 Ford Coupe, 1/25, 2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

1980 issue that is still factory sealed. Well detailed kit with full engine, opening hood, engine compartment detail, molded underside detail, suspension, full interior and more.

MPC 1983 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe, 1/25, 1-0834

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Can be built stock or custom. Features a full interior, very good underside detail with suspension and exhaust, optional stock or dual Weber carb turbocharged engine, option custom body panels, side pipes, roll bar and more.