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Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine by Paul Lindberg, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing, 1/24, 660

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed.

Airfix Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner - Craftmaster Issue, 1/180, 1701-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$189   

Large scale issue from the 1960s with fantastic Craftmaster artwork. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

Lindberg Benny Howard's Pete 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer, 1/48, 401-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Late 1950s issue with classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale model of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Includes display stand. Molded in silver. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the instructions are completely readable but have a small hole near the center.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$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 decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to some 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.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$44   

Mint condition hardbox. This is the 4th known issue of this classic kit, and the second one to share the 102-100 kit number. The blue oval logo dates from the early 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, and John Steel replaced Cox for the 'new look' from Aurora. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

MPC USS Iowa Waterline Series, 1/1200, 2-4001-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Nice quality kit from original Casadio molds. Features separately molded main and secondary battery turrets, catapults and aircraft, two helicopters, life boats and full-hull length camo decals. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot (Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has clear tape on the corners.

Fujimi Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V A/B/C Motorized with Mabuchi Mini-Baby Motor - 303 Polish Sq - Commander John A. Kent Wing Leader at Northolt (Polish) - 'City of Bombay' Sq Normandy Invasion - FO G.W.H. Reynolds Spring 1942, 1/48, 0765-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Motorized with included Mabuchi Mini-Baby motor. Nicely molded older model featuring all fine recessed panel lines, parts for three variants, cockpit detail, pilot figure and a very large decal sheet for at least the four aircraft listed - perhaps more. There is a full color painting guide on the bottom of the box for these four aircraft, and an additional painting guide for other aircraft in the instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-100D Super Sabre, 1/72, JS035-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

Rare first issue with early logo. From the 1960s. Includes great decals for two high-visibility paint jobs (the one on the box art and another TAC) and one camo finish aircraft. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent' condition decals and instructions.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. From 1975. Markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats.

Airmodel Dornier Do-217 J-1 Conversion - Bagged, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$8   

Includes resin nose and injection molded details. Never started and complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kit requires base kit to complete (not included, but the Airfix kit is recommended).

Aeroclub Pratt & Whitney Wasp R1340 Engine With Slotted Face Plate, 1/72, E022

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$6   

Precision metal castings include engine and face plate. Features much greater detail than injection molding. NOTE: parts have never been used and are inventoried 100% complete. They are sealed in a small ziplock bag that does not include the shown header. The Aeroclub header is shown for reference only.

Hasegawa Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1 - XV738 or XV739, 1/72, JS028-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$15   

Very well detailed model with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for two aircraft, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. This kit has not been started. The parts and decals are still in the factory sealed bag. The instructions are present but have some bug damage.

Airfix DH Tiger Moth II Craftmaster, 1/72, 4-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Great colorful 1960s artwork of a pilot and his instructor making a low pass at the airfield. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle United Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare. From the early 1960s. Nice kit of one of the most beautiful airliners ever built. Features optional position landing gear, rotating wheels, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close and colorful United decal. Decals are in amazing 'near mint+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Hasegawa F-14D Tomcat VF-213 Black Lions, 1/48, 09814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$58   

Still factory sealed. Special limited issue dated 2008. Very highly detailed with 294 parts which are beautifully molded with very fine recessed panel lines.

KVZ Mi-6 Hook Aeroflot, 1/700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$49   

Still factory sealed. Rare close-to-1/72 Aeroflot 'Hook.' For KVZ, this is a very nicely molded and detailed kit with recessed and raised detail, full clear parts for the windows and a large and colorful decal sheet including the side striping. Could be made Russian Army but you must furnish your own red stars and numbers.

Hasegawa QF-86F Sabre Full Sized Drone, 1/48, 09306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Rare limited edition of the F-86 drone with Naval Weapons Center markings for two different aircraft. Never started. NOTE: missing drop tanks. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Includes decals and instructions.

Rarejets Bell P-59B Airacomet, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$8   

Very high quality vacuform kit. Features very good detail, complete cockpit, clear canopy and instructions/plans. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.