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Cleveland Great Lakes Trainer - Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, SF-1G

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the early 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. 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.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Flying Model Aircraft, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$129   

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, 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: the plans are completely usable but have bug damage. 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.

Cleveland Page's Curtiss XF6C-6 Navy Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft (F6C6), 1/16, SF-44

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$115   

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 plans; they are completely usable. 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.

Berkeley Payee Free Flight PAA Load - 50 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft for Pan Am Load Competition

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$139   

Rare. Dated 1955. Very large 'America' class design specifically created for the Pan Am Load competition and the 1954 High-Point Winner in this event. Features all die-cut balsa and hardwood parts, extensive rib and spar material, many other wood parts, pre-cut nose halves cored for the gas engine, fully formed wire landing gear, finished centerline tire, clear windshield material, extensive, large color Pan Am decal sheet and full size plans with instructions. There has been no assembly but all parts are adult punched out - neatly and perfectly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Consolidated Model Engineering Hell Razor Class D Speed Control Line Aircraft - World Record Holder 1949 159.23 MPH

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Rare. Large Senior "D" class very high speed, gas powered aircraft. Very highly prefabricated. The wingspan is 15 inches and the fuselage (with engine and spinner) is about 16.5 inches long when assembled. Features completely finished metal cast lower fuselage, factory pre-carved upper fuselage, profile cut top pylon, excellent factory cut wing with finished airfoil, die-cut plywood horizontal stabilizer and elevator, other die-cut and fully formed parts, hardware, hinge material and detailed instructions with full size drawing. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing tin for making your own gas tank. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and paperwork present.

AMT 1966 Chrysler Imperial Convertible - 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Pickup Truck, 1/25, 6816-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$139   

Still factory tape sealed. Very rare. This kit was purchased new on August 31, 1966 in Lexington, KY. Nicely detailed model includes all parts needed to build one of three versions - Factory Stock, Alexander Brothers Pickup or other Custom.

AMT 1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 Convertible 3 in 1 - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 5014-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$169   

Very rare original issue, and even more remarkable in this condition. This is a one-owner model purchased new on 2/28/66 in Lexington, KY. Well detailed and molded in ivory, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber narrow whitewall tires. Includes full underside and chassis detail, complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and parts for the stock or highly customized version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1963 Dodge Polara Convertible Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Track or Drag, 1/25, 3563-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$229   

Very rare, original issue. Even rarer in this condition - this is a one-owner kit purchased new on May 18, 1964 at a department store in Lexington, KY for 89 cents. The collector would open the kit once then put it away. Features detailed 426 Ramcharger engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, numerous custom and race parts and much more. Molded in light tan, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Chrome is in 'factory new' condition and there are no tire burns. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: windshield frame is broken but all parts are present so it can be repaired. I recommend using the clear windshield as a former - this greatly helps with the rebuild of the frame.

Comet Hiller X-18 Convertiplane, 1/70, PL805-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare original issue from the 1950s. Features recessed panel detail, spinning counter-rotating props and tilting wing. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The aircraft is considered the 'Grandfather of the V-22 Ospry'. Only one was built. It was flow successfully but numerous problems were discovered with the basic design. As a test-bed it greatly contributed to future aircraft of this type.

MPC Ramchargers Dune Buggy - With Detail Paint and Brush, 1/25, 400-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Very rare in this condition. Hard-to-find original issue that is well detailed. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual vehicle. Features full front and rear suspension, exhaust and driveline detail, complete V-8 engine, full interior, optional top and more. Molded in red, chrome plate and with rubber tires and even includes the original detailing paint and brush. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

AMT 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Promo With Original Box, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$749   

Very rare and in amazing, factory-new condition. This is an all original, one owner promotional model obtained on October 30, 1965 in Lexington KY by a very discriminating collector. It is still wrapped in the original factory tissue. The box is stamped 'Corvette HT Rally Red Black Int" on the side, which matches this model perfectly. The car is simply stunning - a good 9.5 out of 10 with a 10 being perfect. Color and gloss are fantastic, chrome is like new as well as all tires, parts and clear. Light cleaning is the only improvement that could be done to make it as close as they came to flawless from the factory. This model must be shipped insured.

AMT 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Promo With Original Box And Tissue Paper, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$495   

Very, very rare promotional model, especially in this condition and with the original box. The box is stamped "CORVETTE CONV. 1736 SILVER PEARL." This is a one-owner model that was obtained new on November 5, 1965 in Lexington KY. It has never been displayed and has been stored in the original box and tissue since it left the factory. It is 100% complete and original with zero repairs or touch-ups. The paint and chrome are in factory-new condition. There is zero body warp and the clear is in 'mint' condition. I would grade this one 9.5 out of 10 with 10 flawless. The deduction is because there is a closed split (fits back perfectly) at the drivers side vent frame and the A pillar. Nothing is broken off, and the crack closes perfectly (it is invisible), so this is completely repairable; but I'll leave that to the new owner. Even includes the original factory packing paper. The box is complete with all flaps and solid but has wear as shown and age foxing.

Airways Vac Form Vickers VC-10 C1 Plus K2 Tanker Conversion Parts and Plans, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Large 1/72 scale VC10 C1 is the only big non-tanker version of this famous and dependable aircraft. Nicely molded with fine recessed panel lines and better detail than many injection molded models. Includes injection molded struts, molded clear front cockpit windows as well as extensive instructions and plans and a very large decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The C1 was the first VC10 version used by the RAF. The following history is from Wikipedia: The first RAF aircraft, designated VC10 C Mk. 1, often abbreviated to VC10 C1, was delivered for testing on 26 November 1965; deliveries to No. 10 Squadron began in December 1966 and ended in August 1968. The VC10s were named after Victoria Cross (VC) medal holders, and were displayed above the forward passenger door. During the 1960s, the VC10s of No. 10 Squadron operated two regular routes, one to the Far East to Singapore and Hong Kong, and the other to New York. By 1970, roughly 10,000 passengers and 730,000 lb of freight were being carried monthly by the VC10 fleet. In addition to the strategic transport role, the VC10 routinely served in the aeromedical evacuation and VIP roles. In the VIP role, the aircraft was commonly used by members of the British Royal family, such as during Elizabeth II's bicentennial tour of America and by several British Prime Ministers. Margaret Thatcher reportedly insisted on flying by VC10. The aircraft proved capable of being flown non-stop by two flight crews, enabling several round-the-world flights. One such VC10 circumnavigated the globe in less than 48 hours.

AMT 1968 Ford Galaxie XL GT 428 2 Door Hardtop Promo With Original Box, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$164   

Very rare, especially in this condition. Original friction-drive promotional model in a stunning yellow with a black chassis and metal axles. One-owner model was obtained new in 1969 in Lexington, KY by a very discriminating adult collector. The box is original. The model has perfect color and gloss, the chrome is like new and has never even been displayed. Tires are perfect (never rolled) and it has never even been displayed. I would grade it 9.7 out of 10 with 10 being flawless. I naturally hesitate to declare anything 'flawless.'

AMT 1964 Buick Wildcat 2 Door Hardtop 3 In 1 - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 6524-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$225   

Very, very rare original issue. This is one-owner kit purchased new in 1964. Very well detailed model with full engine and engine compartment, complete interior, opening hood and many optional parts. Molded in white, chrome and clear and with rubber wheels. The kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. Decals and instructions are included. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper only; the transfers are fine except for typical micro-cracking. There are a few minor tire burns but not on any major parts.

AMT 1968 Ford Thunderbird Coupe Promo With Original Box, 1/25, 9228-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very rare friction motor promotional in superb condition and includes the original box. This model was obtained in 1968 by a discriminating adult collector in Lexington KY. The promo has never even been displayed - it has been in the box since it left the factory. The color and gloss are factory new. The chrome is 'near mint.' There is no body warp and the clear is in 'near mint' condition. I would grade this one 9 out of 10 with 10 being flawless. The deduction is for very light box roof scuffs. The original box is complete and 'very good+' with general age wear.

Nichimo Cessna Skyhawk 172 Motorized, 1/20, S-2002-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$495   

Large and very highly detailed multi-media model with plastic, metal and rubber parts. Features working lights, engine was designed to be motorized with the included Mabuchi 130 electric motor, working expansion and contraction struts, real rubber tires, super detailed instrument panel and full interior. Engine detail is incredible and the motor is a kit itself. Each cylinder head is 31 parts - 30 of which are metal cooling fins. The engine alone is over 150 parts not including the firewall and detail there. Mold quality is very high; firewall detail is complete as in the actual aircraft. Five scale, positionable figures are included. There is a full color painting brochure and beautiful decals are included to reproduce the detailed two-tone blue striping on the box art. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory bags. Includes instructions and decals in as-new condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Tamiya M1025 Hummer Radio Controlled With 3 Step Forward and Reverse Speed Control And Four Wheel Drive, 1/12, 58154-18800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$295   

SALE!! Retails for $400 and up. Still mint in the factory seal. A superb kit designed for radio control operation. Features a big 540 motor driving a ball differential unit with shaft drive on all four wheels, front and rear double wishbone suspension, coil over oil-filled dampers front and rear, sturdy bathtub type frame, rubber-like semi-pneumatic tires, highly detailed body and much, much more.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply US Sub Chaser (Subchaser / Submarine Chaser) 1916 WWI - 20 Inch Wooden Ship Model

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$189   

1930s issue kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Nicely done kit features a fully precarved solid hardwood hull (not balsa), three sheets of nicely done printed parts, numerous wood stock and metal stock as needed, a factory-sealed paper bag of metal and wood fittings (still sealed but just barely), sandpaper and very well drawn full size plans that include instructions and numerous detail & section views. The kit has not been started. The fittings are still factory sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present. The US Navy WWI Submarine chaser was a 110 foot wooden vessel. The ships carried a crew of 25 and were armed with a 3 lb deck gun and a "Y" gun for discharging depth charges. The ships proved valuable in combating the German U-boats in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Some were updated and saw service in WWII.

AMT Budweiser Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker Cabover Tractor and Budweiser Fruenhauf 40 Foot Trailer, 1/25, T551 T552

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$399   

Incredibly rare and even more so in factory sealed condition. This was a special set; AMT took factory-sealed tractor and trailer Bud kits, installed a special empty printed box that says "Bit Rig Set" then sealed the entire thing again - making a double seal. The combined kit contains over 350 parts. The tractor is super detailed with over 250 parts and over 100 in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, tilting sleeper cab, dual exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, and fully detailed cab with air ride driver's seat and sleeper compartment. The trailer has complete suspension and chassis detail, sliding suspension, opening doors and more. Both have colorful and authentic Budweiser decals. NOTE: must be shipped insured.