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Midwest Super Jabberwock - 33 Inch Wingspan Class C Cabin Competition for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Purchased new on April 9, 1966 at Hobby House on 5240 Warrensville, Maple Heights, Cleveland, Ohio. Includes the original receipt! Cabin style 1949 record holding aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, precarved prop, covering tissue and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 7-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Purchased new on September 28, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Very colorful box art of a Beaufigher making a low attack run on shipping. Kit includes torpedo and rocket load-outs. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box looks better than the grade, but is graded 'very good' because there is a closed tear on one side. Craftmaster kits were made in the UK by Airfix and marketed by MPC in the USA.

Airfix Junkers JU-88A-4 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

From the mid 1960s and in 'near mint' condition. Action-packed artwork shows the final moments of a Ju-88. British fighters continue to pour lead into the doomed aircraft, which is still in it's dive and just released the lethal load. The gunners fire back and flak burst across the sky. Well molded for that time with cockpit detail, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, working dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props and external bomb load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Hardbox issue is copyright dated 1965. Purchased new on May 12, 1966 at S.S. Kresge Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra airliner ensured that it had a short service life in commercial service. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long-serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the 'A' version of the venerable patrol aircraft. Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$49   

Very rare. Has a box art variation from the other issue of CR110. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. It is missing 3 or 4 small wooden parts that can be made; otherwise complete with all other parts, plans and instructions. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

MRC CH-53E Super Stallion US Marine Version, 1/48, 12209

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$185   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed, large scale model.

Model USA Cessna L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog With Eduard 48-040 PE Detail Set - USAF / South Vietnam / JSDF, 1/48, 0001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Includes extensive Eduard Super Detail Set with PE parts and film instruments - never used and complete. Large scale (1/48) kit of the famous liaison aircraft from 1950s. The O-1 was best know as an effective FAC aircraft in the Vietnam War. Very nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Includes underwing stores and full detail for the interior and engine. Has decals for all three air forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Messerschmitt Me-262 A-2a With Kettenkraftrad, 1/48, 61082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Very highly detailed and well molded. Includes tractor as shown on box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Westland Wessex HAS Mk.3 - HMS Antrim 1982 / 737 Sq Royal Navy NAS Portland, 1/72, 4468

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

SALE!! Still factory sealed but the seal has split at the right short side. Excellent kit from newer molds dated 1988. Features detailed full interior, detailed rotor hub, optional position doors, and more.

Scientific F-51D Mustang with Small-Scale P-51D Mustang Profile Glider - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 156-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Purchased new on November 10, 1966 at Cleveland Hobby, in Cleveland, Ohio. Very nice stick-and-tissue kit featuring excellent quality balsa printwood, generous stripwood, spars, completely formed wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, rubber motor, plastic prop, formed thrust button, vacuformed canopy in superb condition (and no yellowing), covering tissue, excellent full size plans with detailed instructions and a bonus P-51 balsa glider with a 8.5 inch wingspan. Inventoried complete with all parts and never started. In 1966 the Super Flyer line consisted of a P-40 that dropped bombs in flight, a Stuka and dropped bombs in flight, a Taylor Cub that dropped a parachute in flight, this Cessna 185 with parachute and a F-51 Mustang & Messerschmitt Me-109.

Air Lines Bristol 138/A, 1/72, 9802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Very nicely done kit in the Frog tradition. On the 28th of September, 1936, the Bristol 138/A climbed to an altitude of 49,967 feet to establish a new world altitude record. In 1937 it climbed to 53,967 feet where the windscreen cracked. The pilot was saved by the pressure suit he was wearing. The kit has no assembly but NOTE that the fuselage has been very very lightly airbrushed. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Tamiya Aichi M6A1 Seiran With Eduard Mask Set XF071, 1/48, 61054-2200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Includes never used and compete Eduard mask set for the canopies and beaching dolly wheels. The actual kit is very high quality and has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Alliance Curtiss XP-37 / H751, 1/72, 72018

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Rare. Beautifully cast in high-definition resin with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit, optional position landing gear and full decal. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The XP-37 few in 1937. This aircraft was an adaptation of the P-36 fighter with the liquid-cooled Allison V-1710-C7 12 cylinder engine installed. A turbo-supercharger was installed, and this aircraft achieved an impressive 340 mph at 20,000 feet in 1937. However, it suffered from frequent turbo-supercharger failures. An order for 13 service aircraft followed on December 11, 1937. The first service models delivered between April 29 1939 and December 5, 1939 were designated YP-37. All aircraft suffered from mechanical problems, and the US Army Air Force discontinued all further development.

Aeroclub Bristol Scout D, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$30   

Still factory sealed. Very nice injection molded main parts with cast metal details, shaped struts and decals.

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: Sealed Exc++

$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.

Bandai Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf. F/G (Panzer II), 1/48, 8261

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. 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.

Airfix HMS Nelson Battleship T2 Issue, 1/600, F403S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

1950s second logo issue. The box displays as 'near mint' but is graded 'good++' because there are tape tears to the litho on one long and one short side. Like most all Airfix ship kits, it is a full hull model and very finely molded and detailed for that time. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: although complete, one yard arm and three secondary gun barrels are cleanly broken off at the base; the borken parts are present.

Airfix Short Sunderland - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$44   

SALE!! Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint+' condition. The box has incredible Craftmaster artwork. A merchant ship is sinking on the left and the crew is in lifeboats in the foreground on lower side panel. The Sunderland is preparing to rescue them, while the other Sunderland depth-charges the U-boat responsible for the sinking. The Sunderland's 21-year record with the RAF has made it a legend. Derived from the Empire Class Flying Boat Airliners, Sunderland IIIs had a top speed of 210 mph and an endurance of 12 hours. These qualities made the Sunderland a superb platform for North Sea and North Atlantic patrols, ASW and SAR. Crews usually loved the airplane; its large size afforded many airborne comforts that bomber or fighter crews could only dream of, such as bunk, a head and an area for food preparation. Kit features beaching gear, rotating turrets with elevating guns, movable control surfaces, external bomb load and rotating props.

Peerless Dodge Command Car 3/4 Ton WC-56 / WC-57 Light Truck - Reconnaissance Truck and 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, 1/35, 3505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$58   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed moldings. Molded in green and clear with metal axles. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew of three, optional raised top or lowered top, 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, optional parts to build WC-56 or 57 and more.

Roden RAF SE-5a Scout Wolseley Viper - (SE5a), 1/32, Ro607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$48   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. A completely new kit that is very cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes paint guide and full decals for 5 different aircraft.