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Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Harford - 12 Inch Long Wooden Model With Moulded Hull

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$56   

Rare ship model from 1930s that contains Ideal's revolutionary 'Premolded Hull.' Since carving the hull was by far the most difficult part of early ship modeling, Ideal created a thick-walled, completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. Never started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory which means that all the parts are still 'factory tissue sealed.' As was the custom back then, workers would assembly the parts for a kit and wrap them in tissue paper in a unique way that ensured that all the parts would be 'sealed' and held in place. Whoever buys this kit will see the contents for the first time since it was packed at Ideal Aeroplane & Supply in New York well over 90 years ago. Ideal Aeroplane & Supply was one of the earliest aircraft model makers in the USA, marketing their first kit in 1911 and running a well-known storefront that sold materials as well as kits for early aeromodelers. What is less known is that they had a very large line of ship kits also. They ranged from one foot to several feet long and covered unique and popular civil subjects as well as warships and submarines of the period. The company was very innovative in introducing the Moulded Hull which cut assembly time by more than half by eliminating all hull carving, shaping and sanding. The builder could use it right out-of-the-box and immediately add the deck, superstructure, fittings and prime or paint. Ideal was also known for their excellent, full size multi-view plans that includes many assembly notes, rigging diagrams, tips, additional detail drawings and much more. Often there was even a detailed painting guide.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Revenue Cutter - 12 Inch Long Wooden Model With Moulded Hull

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Rare ship model from 1930s that contains Ideal's revolutionary 'Premolded Hull.' Since carving the hull was by far the most difficult part of early ship modeling, Ideal created a thick-walled, completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. Never started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory which means that all the parts are still 'factory tissue sealed.' As was the custom back then, workers would assembly the parts for a kit and wrap them in tissue paper in a unique way that ensured that all the parts would be 'sealed' and held in place. Whoever buys this kit will see the contents for the first time since it was packed at Ideal Aeroplane & Supply in New York well over 90 years ago. Ideal Aeroplane & Supply was one of the earliest aircraft model makers in the USA, marketing their first kit in 1911 and running a well-known storefront that sold materials as well as kits for early aeromodelers. What is less known is that they had a very large line of ship kits also. They ranged from one foot to several feet long and covered unique and popular civil subjects as well as warships and submarines of the period. The company was very innovative in introducing the Moulded Hull which cut assembly time by more than half by eliminating all hull carving, shaping and sanding. The builder could use it right out-of-the-box and immediately add the deck, superstructure, fittings and prime or paint. Ideal was also known for their excellent, full size multi-view plans that includes many assembly notes, rigging diagrams, tips, additional detail drawings and much more. Often there was even a detailed painting guide.

Hobby Craft Vampire FB9 Desert Fighter - Iraqi or Zimbabwe Markings, 1/48, HC1550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Nicely molded with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, twin underwing external tanks, detailed landing gear and a full paint guide and decals for both countries. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Spirit of St. Louis - Ryan NYP -, 1/72, 608-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Rare, 1950s earlier hardbox issue with Bill Campbell artworok showing the Ryan over the coast. Very nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines and excellent fit. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-100 -I Otu Tony 59th Flight Regiment - (Ki100), 1/48, JT116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Dated 1995 and widely considered the finest Tony in this scale. Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit detail, enclosed and detailed wheel wells, optional drop tanks and more. Includes decals and paint guide for two colorful aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Kommandeurwagon Mercedes Benz Grosser German General Staff Car Motorized, 1/32, C14-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Rare. Early Fujimi Mokei issue, likely from the mid to late 1960s and a very nice kit for that time. Features motorized drive on the rear wheels with the motor hidden under the hood and working through a metal differential on the rear tires. Batteries are cleverly hidden under the interior seats. Features one piece fender unit and one piece body which are beautifully factory painted in gloss black, molded-in suspension detail and some front suspension detail, steerable front wheels, tan molded interior and floor parts, rubber tires and motorizing hardware and more. Molded in black, clear, wood brown, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal hardware for motorizing. Includes a full color decal sheet with various flags, license plates and more. The kit has never been started. All small parts and the motor are still in the factory sealed bags; the other parts have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

FlightPose Adjustable Aircraft Display Stand 4 Inch, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$32   

Still factory sealed. These stands are perfect for display of your plastic, wood or die-cast aircraft model in any attitude or is equally useful as a building aid for painting or applying decals. Features an attractive acrylic base with four bumpers on the bottom to prevent scratching, three rubber-tipped 4" rods that rotate to acommodate different sizes and poses.

Comet Spad - 16 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N17-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

This model comes from the personal collection of one of Monogram's top Chief Designers. He designed and headed up the projects for the B-52, B-17, B-24J, Mosquito, Skyraider A-1E, Hurricane, Spitfire, P-40, at least one (if not all) of the 1/8 scale cars and many, many more. The kit is a 1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model which features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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.

Comet P-40 Tiger Shark - 18 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N1-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

This model comes from the personal collection of one of Monogram's top Chief Designers. He designed and headed up the projects for the B-52, B-17, B-24J, Mosquito, Skyraider A-1E, Hurricane, Spitfire, P-40, at least one (if not all) of the 1/8 scale cars and many, many more. The actual kit is a 1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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.

Comet North American F-51D Mustang - With Vacuform Canopy and Spinner - 24 Inch Wingspan - (P-51D), 3901

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

From the early 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using modern tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with completely formed and finished leading and trailing wing edges, high-quality, die-cut balsa printwood, balsa stripwood and spars, clear vacuform canopy (in near mint, not yellowed condition) and spinner, fully formed wooden main and tail wheels, rubbber motor, plastic propeller, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent, large full size plans/instructions. Never started and complete. 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.

Cleveland Laird Solution 1930 Thompson Trophy Winner - 10.63 Inch Wingspan Free-Flight Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft, 1/24, D-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$55   

Very rare and 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. While the box has significant wear, the kit inside is still 'factory tissue sealed.' 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 Supermarine S6B Schneider Trophy Winner - 15 Inch Wingspan Free-Flight Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft, 1/24, D-19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Very rare and from the late 1930s. 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. 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 quality balsa printwood, stringers & spars, balsa blocks for the nose and spinner, thrust bearing, wire stock, covering tissue, wood propeller (that you build up), balsa stock as required, full color insignia and more. With Cleveland's famous high-quality plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. 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 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

Very rare 1936 'Silver Box' issue. 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, stringers and spars, fully formed & finished wheels, thrust button and spinner, balsa blocks and stock as required, metal stock, scale propeller block, clear windshield celluloid and covering tissue. Includes the famous CD high-quality plans. Even includes the original factory packing tissue. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. 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.

Comet North American F-51 Mustang - 18 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue - (P-51D), N8-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

This model comes from the personal collection of one of Monogram's top Chief Designers. He designed and headed up the projects for the B-52, B-17, B-24J, Mosquito, Skyraider A-1E, Hurricane, Spitfire, P-40, at least one (if not all) of the 1/8 scale cars and many, many more. The actual kit is a 1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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.

Anigrand Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning, 1/72, AA2038

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

Starting life as simply an improved P-38, the design requirements changed from single engine pursuit to double seat attacker, then to bomber, and finally as bomber destroyer. This an other issues created a 4 year development, and by then there was no need for a piston-engined bomber destroyer. Top speed was 436 MPH with 2 Allison V-3420-11/13 Turbocharged engine. Very highly detailed resin kit. Still internally sealed. Complete with decals and instructions.

Anigrand Republic XF-12 (XR-12) Rainbow, 1/72, AA2057

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$94   

Very highly detailed resin kit. The parts are still in the internally sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions. The Rainbow was not only beautiful but was very fast with a top speed of 460 MPH. Designed as a long range high speed reconnaissance aircraft for the Pacific theater, the design was brilliant and successful. However, the USAAF decided to use modified B-29s (RB-29) instead.

AML North American O-47A, 1/72, 72 003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very nice model of this unusual 1930s American Observation aircraft. The O-47 was one of the few American aircraft in operation in the Philippines Combat Zone during the invasion of 1942. This limited injection molded model includes photoetched details, film instruments and highly detailed cockpit.

Airfix Fouga Magister Patrouille De France - Belgian Air Force / Luftwaffe, 1/72, 02047-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Dated 1975. Very nicely molded kit for that time. Features very good cockpit detail, very fine raised panel lines, two pilots, detailed gear wells and decals for three air forces. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 707 British Airways, 1/144, 04170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Classic Airfix kit of the early turbojet powered 707, the aircraft that revolutionized transport aviation. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix P-51B Mustang - The Hun Hunter Texas Lt Henry W.Brown 354 FS 355 FG 8th Air Force England June 1944, 1/72, 02066-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

1978 issue and a well molded model which includes decals for Lt. Brown, who was the top scoring ace of the 355th group with 17 air and 14 ground victories before being shot down and becoming a POW in October of 1944. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.