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Comet Porterfield 65 - 15 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3101-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

1960s/early 1970s stick and tissue flying model with 15 1/4 inch wingspan. Features quality die-cut printwood, strip wood, fully formed wooden wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, plastic prop & thrust button, rubber motor, tissue and full plans and instructions. Never started and complete but NOTE: the instrument panel has been cut from the plans and is missing. There are some very neat assembly guide lines drawn on the plans by a professional draftsman who bought this kit new.

Cleveland Seversky P-35 Pursuit Aircraft, 1/16, SF-61

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Dated 1937. 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. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the the plans (still completely usable) but heavy bug damage to the covering tissue. 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.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre - USAF 21st FBW Commanders Aircraft / 8th FBW Commanders Aircraft, 1/48, PT13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Dated 2008. Superbly detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed inlet and exhaust, very good cockpit detail and optional position canopy and speed brakes, detailed gear and speed brake wells and more. Includes an incredible, very large decal sheet that includes all colorful markings for the two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Soclaine Chalutier St Elme Traditional French Coastal Ship With Paint Set and Running Hardware Kit and Motor - 31.5 Inches Long Static or Radio Controlled, 1/20, SE1300

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$189   

Still factory sealed. Includes the large "Paint Set" for this model, which is a selection of 12 big one ounce bottles of Model Shipways Marines Colors. Also includes a big Mabuchi 540 electric motor, three bladed prop, prop shaft and stuffing tube sized for this kit. All these accessories are never used and either factory sealed or inventory complete. The actual kit is still factory sealed. It is very large scale and amazingly detailed. You can build it to a museum quality model for display or R/C. Features all wood hull construction with jigsaw cut frame parts, complete superstructure, cast metal and brass fittings, linen cording, silkscreened sails, stained wood and much more. There are detailed plans to scale and diagrams for each stage of assembly. Overall measurements are 800mm long, 250 mm wide and 550 mm high.

Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter - Canada Issue, 1/70, 496-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Aurora-Canada issue from the mid 1960s. Great, classic box art by Jo Kotula that made these kits so famous and collectible today. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with a clear 'triangle-based' Aurora 'World' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Aurora of Canada kits were addressed "Aurora Plastics of Canada LTD. Toronto, Rexdale, Ontario." The boxes, plastic parts and instructions were made in Canada. Some decals are clearly marked "Aurora of Canada" (like these) but others are not.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine - The First Plastic US Ship Model, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$795   

This model is a landmark in the history of Plastic Kits. The Varney Fleet Sub is the primary candidate for the first all-plastic ship kit made in the USA. The famous HO/O train manufacture, Varney, branched out into other scale model kits at the end of WWII. In late 1945, they introduced what are thought to be the first USA produced plastic model kits - the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 Stearman. Both kits were excellent scale models given the state of modeling at that time. However, Varney was 6 years too early. The Fleet Sub and PT-17 met a cool reception when it was introduced to retailers. Hobby Shops were not sure if it would sell, and did not know how to sell it. Consequently, most retailers would not order it and those who did put them where they were not seen by the public. Distributors stopped carrying the kits due to a lack of re-orders. The result was inevitable - they did not sell, and Varney pulled both kits from production very quickly. Varney was committed to cutting the molds on the LST and it was released in 1946 with the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into "non-train" scale plastic models. Varney dedicated all production to HO trains and in the late 1940s they sold the molds for the Fleet Sub, the LST and the PT-17 to O-Lin. The molds underwent modification (the hull was divided into two parts instead of one) and it was released by O-Lin and later Lindberg. This kit is a a very nice, never started and complete example. The box top grades 'good+' and has nice color as shown, general light stains and wear, three solid corners and one closed split corner. Three sides are as nice as the top, with one small piece of clear tape on both long sides. The right short side does have a 3/4" x 1/2" tape tear but is fine beside that . Inside, it is complete. The yellow parts display is intact and in 'good-' condition. The original krinkle small parts bag is present but split open; I have included the bag and all parts are inventoried complete. The original glue is present but the tube shattered; I have put it in a zip lock. The stand was glued to the yellow at the factory; the glue has come off. The factory glass rectangle for the stand arm is still present and in it's holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base is in very good condition also. Very large instruction sheet is 'very good++' and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium in hobby kits. Decals were not provided with the kit. This kit was made with gray injection molded details, glass stand arm and black injection molded stand and sub hull. I have seen versions with no paint on the base and hull; however, this one has the base and hull factory painted gray. The paint is in 'very good' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

RCM F7U Cutlass, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$97   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

CM BB-7 USS Illinois (1905), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$205   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Matchbox Westland Wessex HU.5 HAS.31 (S-58) Royal Navy / Australian Navy, 1/72, PK133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Dated 1987. Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised detail, very good cockpit and rear cabin, opening cabin door, optional parts for stowed flight position tail and rotor, optional cowlings + exhaust and parts for RAF HC Mk2 / HUM K5 and Australian Royal Navy HAS Mk.31B and decals for both versions, HMS Bulwark 1966 and RAN NAS Nowra 1963. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Grand Phoenix Fairey Firefly Mk.1 - 826 Sq HMCS Magnificent 1950 / 812 Sq RNAS Katukurunda Ceylon May 1946 / 1792 Sq HMS Ocean Mediterranean Sea 1946, 1/48, KT002

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$52   

Very high quality model. Features injection molded parts with fine, recessed panel lines, many cast resin parts (with a full cockpit), film instruments and numerous photoetched details. Includes full color paint guide and factory decals for the three aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. All small parts (metal, resin) are still in the factory sealed bags. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

Staggerwings Unlimited Beechcraft D17S or G17S Staggerwing - (Ex-ITC YC-43 / UC-43 / GB-1 and Traveller I), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very limited reissue from ex-ITC molds. Large scale model of the one of the most famous light planes of all time. Includes a large decal sheet with the Staggerwing logo and stripes in black, red, blue and white, along with enough "N" number in large and small sizes for almost any aircraft - also in black, red, blue and white. In addition there are US Stars and Bars for the WWII Military version. Molded in yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one flat side window and one wing strut. I have included thick clear stock to make a new side window, and the other strut is present. The two struts are identical, so you can cast it or use it as a pattern to make a new one from flat plastic sheet stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that when the molds were modified for this static version, the 'switch hole' in the fuselage was neatly closed up and part #6 (ADF antenna) was eliminated.

Italeri AV-8B Night Attack Harrier - USMC, 1/72, 193

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed. Includes all the proper equipment for the special Night Attack variant developed for the US Marines.

Testors 1925 Curtiss R3C-2 - (R3C2), 1/48, 912

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

The Golden Age of Aviation issue. Famous 1925 racing champion from classic Hawk molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Maintrack Wessex HAS-3 Conversion from HAS1, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$14   

Resin conversion with full instructions.

Esoteric Skyhawk A-4C (A4D-2n) Conversion - (A4D2n) - Bagged, 1/72

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$20   

Still factory sealed. Converts ESCI or Testors 1/72 A-4E or F kit to A-4 C with different nose and flush intakes.

MPC Dornier Do-17E Profile Series - Luftwaffe or Condor Legion (Spain), 1/72, 2-1513-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$30   

Still factory sealed. Profile Series kit builds one of 3 versions- Do-17F-1 Staffel, Aufklarungsgruppe 22 long-range reconnaissance unit based at Weiden German in 1938, Do-17F-1 from Aufklarungsgruppe 124 that saw action in Poland in 1939 and Do-17P-1 of Aufklarungstaffel 88 Condor Legion, Spain 1938. This is a quality Airfix kit marketed in the US with a choice of three decals (Profile Series) and a different box.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Type 52 - 1995 Commemorative Flight or 253 Flying Group WO T. Iwamoto 1944 Rabaul / 381FG 1944 Toyohasi / 653FG Commander IJN Zuikaku 1944 Philippines / 261FG June 1944 Saipan, 1/48, JT23X

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition kit with decals for the commemorative flight of a restored Zero in 1995 and the four other aircraft listed as well. Very nice kit featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and decals for several aircraft.

Revell M-35 Military Truck, 1/40, H537-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

Rare original issue dated 1958 with superb hardbox artwork. This is a very well detailed kit for that time. Features good underside detail (mostly molded in), rotating wheels, guard rails that convert into seats, opening tailgate, opening cab doors, detailed interior, driver figure and 6 soldiers with reels, duffle bags, radio, rifles, generator, mortar, machine gun and tripod. Molded in olive drab, clear and with flexible rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1962 Dodge Dart 2 Door Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock / Customized / Drag or Track, 1/25, 4562-E149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$110   

Very rare original issue. This is a one-owner kit purchased new in '62 in Arkansas. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior, underside detail and many optional parts. Molded in a beautiful gloss light (mint) green, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome parts and with whitewall rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.