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Cleveland Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

This model came from a long-time collector. He ordered the model direct from Cleveland, mailing the USPS Money order on Sept. 2 and received the kit on October 6, 1955 - both receipts are enclosed. This is a Cleveland '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 wheel pants blocks, clear windshield material, fully finished cowling and wheels, finished thrust button and rubber retainer, metal stock in multiple sizes, rigging material, preformed 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.

Monogram 1956 Ford Thunderbird with Metal Body - (T-Bird), 1/24, 6101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

1977 issue. Includes die cast metal body and body parts with plastic details and chassis. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features full engine, full interior and underside details, opening hood, removable hardtop and more. There is no assembly but NOTE: the metal parts are neatly and correctly primed. There is nothing else done. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasegawa North American RA-5C Vigilante - US Navy RVAH-5 or RVAH-12, 1/72, JS027-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Nichimo IJN Kirishima Battleship Motorized, 1/742, 21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Very nicely detailed smaller scale kit for either static display or operation in water. Includes electric motor, all required hardware and adjustable rudder. Features one piece lower hull (molded in red), one piece upper hull (molded in gray) that fits the lower hull flawlessly, detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes motor and instructions.

MPC 1904 Darracq Early Automobile, 1/32, 2-1020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Nicely molded kit of this successful early gasoline powered automobile. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

IMC Bell 206 Jet Ranger - Executive / Police / Military Versions - (Jetranger), 1/32, K402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Large scale kit with very good details and many operating features. Has full interior, complete engine, removable cowling, opening doors and opening cargo door with cargo bay. Can be built one of three ways: Military, Police or Executive Transport. Decals are provided for each and the parts includes military figures. Molded in tan and clear with many chromed parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing two tiny parts, 'beacons' (lights). Easily made from clear sprue. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including 'excellent' decals and instructions. NOTE: one very small part (a rotor retainer) is different color; it is from an earlier issue of this same kit.

Aoshima Focke-Wulf FW-189 A-1 Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1/72, G6-502-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Older issue Aoshima slightly-glossy box kit with very collectible artwork. Inside, the model has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Nicely molded older kit with operating triple split flaps, ailerons and rotating wheels and props.

Testors HMS Hood Battlecruiser, 1/720, 891

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Features over 200 parts. From high quality and well detailed Italeri molds. Can be assembled waterline or full hull. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$49   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Lindberg 1964 Plymouth Belvedere 43 Richard Petty, 1/25, 72164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very well done kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Maircraft Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, H-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Glencoe Vickers Viscount - Northeast Airlines or Air France - (ex-Hawk), 1/96, 06501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Limited edition with special decals. Nice kit from quality ex-Hawk molds. Features clear cabin and cockpit windows, fine raised detail and recessed control surfaces, full landing gear, rotating props, boarding ramp, optional position front and rear cabin doors, four scale figures (pilot, stewardess and two passengers). Includes a large, colorful decal sheet for Northeast or Air France. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram M-20 Armored Car, 1/32, 4101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1995 reissue of the 1977 issue. Very highly detailed with complete suspension, differentials, transfer cases, springs, shocks and drive shafts. Includes a crew of two. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Fairchild 24K with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22 inch Wingspan Control Line or Free Flight, M-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl and other parts, steel pre-shaped landing gear strut and full decals. Full size plans are included with highly detailed text instructions also. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

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.

Blue Rider WW1 Austro-Hungarian Flik Insignia Markings for 23 Aircraft in 1/48 - Bagged (KUK Luftfahrtruppe Flik Insignias), 1/72, BR502

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Fantastic and large decal sheet with personal and Flik insignias for 23 fighter aircraft of the Luftfahrtruppe. Kits covered include the 1/48 Aviatik Berg D.1, Oeffag-Albatros D-III, Hansa Bradenberg D.1, Phonix D.1 and D.II. Never used or cut and complete in the original zip lock bag with full painting and markings guide.

Heller C-160 Super Transall Transport With Commandos, 1/72, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Nice model of this modern and efficient transport. Features cockpit and pilot, rear cabin floor, working rear loading doors, rotating props and wheels, 10 scale soldiers, full color painting guide on the instructions and two sets of transfers - one decals and one stickers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the paint set and glue/brush is not included.

Revell German Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen - (Hipper Class), 1/720, H481-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

1967 first issue with amazing box artwork. This was an excellent kit for that time, featuring options for waterline or full hull with props and rudder, movable turrets, full primary and secondary armament, detailed superstructure, cranes & ships boats, Ar-196 floatplane and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Easy Built Models Fairchild PT-19 Trainer - 35 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Large-scale big wingspan issue. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber motor, clear windshield material, full sized plans, instructions, covering tissue and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made original designed and excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s.

Bridi Kastaway Grenade-Launched Glider 1 1/2 Meter - 59 Inch Wingspan For R/C

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Still factory sealed. An excellent sailplane kit featuring numerous die-cut and factory cut parts of quality balsa and hardwood, extensive text instructions, hardware and superb full size plans.