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Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird 'Pesco Special' Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is an early cardboard box issue with silver printing. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to teh 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the papwerwork. 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 Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17B

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

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: there is bug damage to the covering tissue and some smaller papwork. 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 British Centurion Tank WWII, 1/48, 300-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit with a very nice box. John Steel box art is dated 1963. Please note this is the earlier release with the 98 cent price extension. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one part, (1) of (4) sprokets. Inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

Scientific Cessna L-19A Bird Dog U-Control Flying Scale Aircraft - 18 Inch Wingspan And For Gas Engines .035 to .074, S6-169

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Highly prefabricated kit from the late 1950s or very early 60s. Features fully carved fuselage, excellent factory-cut solid wing, die-cut, solid horizontal and vertical stabilizers, diecut plywood firewall, metal cowl, fully finished wheels and metal gear struts, hardware, two sheets of decals and detailed, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Top Flite Piper Cub JigTime Free Flight Or Control Line Aircraft - 26.5 Inch Wingspan And For 1/2A (.049) Engines, G-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

Rugged all-balsa (no tissue) model that can be flown one of two ways or made R/C with modern light weight equipment. Features all quality die-cut and factory painted parts including two-piece wings, balsa sheeted fuselage with cockpit detail, light plastic engine cowl, die-cut clear windshield, fully finished wheels and metal gear struts, all hardware, color decals and very detailed, fully illustrated step-by-step building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the parts have been perfectly punched out by an adult.

Gemini Jets GJPEX424 Boeing 7337-200 PeoplExpress / GJPEX794 Boeing 727-200 PeoplExpress / Dragon 55135 B747-243 PeoplExpress, 1/400

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to VG++

$39   

Includes all three high-quality, die-cast factory painted and completely finished aircraft models. All have never been displayed or used and are still in the original boxes and packing materials.

Gemini Jets GJNAL169 DC-10 National / GJASA Convair 990 Alaska / GJHAL225 Boeing 767-300 Hawaiian Airlines / GJTCA046 Boeing 727-100 Trans Caribbean / Dragon 55204 B767-222 United, 1/400

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++ to Exc+

$79   

Includes all five high-quality, die-cast factory painted and completely finished aircraft models. All have never been displayed or used and are still in the original boxes and packing materials.

Herpa Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-144S Supersonic Transport, 1/400, 562430

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Brand new in the box; never removed. Very high quality die-cast metal aircraft that is completely factory built, painted and lettered.

Gemini Jets GJAFO1208 Boeing VC-25A Air Force One (747-200B) / Dragon 55660 VC-17C Flying White House 707 Stratoliner, 1/400

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

Both are brand new in the box; never removed. Very high quality die-cast metal aircraft that are completely factory built, painted and lettered.

Revell 85-7640 Alternomad Caprice by Thom Taylor / 6268 Acura NSX / 85-2365 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

SALE!! Includes all three factory sealed kits.

Scale Models Ford 1929 Model A Station Wagon - (ex-Hubley), 1/20, 4006

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$68   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier Gabriel from original Hubley molds. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features over 75 parts, cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes real rubber tires. Features chrome plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hose and more.

Hawk 1902 Rambler Model C Runabout - Highway Classics, 1/24, 634-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare kit dated 1964. Hawk did not issue many automobile kits, but when they did they chose interesting subjects. 1/24 scale and molded in silver plastic with black wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. This is a very early car with an interesting history. The 1902 Rambler was the first car offered for sale by the Thomas B. Jeffery Company. This later became Nash Motors, which was then later purchased to become part of American Motors. The Model C had a one cylinder 8 HP engine and could speed along at 25 mph. Originally it had wire wheels, but these proved too fragile for the state of roads in the very early 1900s - the company soon changed these to wooden spoke wheels, which are represented on this model. The car had tiller steering and brakes on the rear wheel only. And this kit has a very interesting history also! The molds were originally cut by Kaysun in Japan @ 1954. The kits were a huge advance over the 'Highway Miniatures' and if put side to side put the Revell offerings to shame. I do not know of other kits from Kaysun beyond the two cars. Later in the 1950s Strombecker purchased these molds and issued them in very colorful boxes. However, Strombecker discontinued all plastic kit production in the late 1950s. In 1964 Hawk somehow located these molds. Always with an eye to quality, the Mates brothers knew these were perfect kits for their expanding line of models. The called the Rambler and Hupmobile 'Highway Classics' and issued them in full color boxes that sported photos of the actual built models. There were at least three issues; one at 50 cents, one at 60 cents and one with a special case. However good the kit, the subject matter simply did not catch on and eventually the kits were withdrawn from the line. Polks Hobby Modelcraft found and purchased the molds in 1982 but did not issue the kits. In 1988 Mandrill Manufacturing purchased the Strombecker molds and it is possible these two Kaysun kits is among them.

Monogram Piper Tri-Pacer Sport Plane, 1/32, PA25-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

First issue hardbox dated 1957. NOTE: the kit inside is the 1970s issue. Features opening doors, full interior, removable cowling, engine detail and two hunter/pilot figures plus dead wild game cat. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with all paper work also factory sealed.

ESCI Douglas DC-3 - Eastern Airways, 1/72, 9014 GB

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$40   

Still factory sealed. Well molded kit with very good detail. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and full passenger interior, optional position fuselage doors, detailed engines and landing gear and optional position wing flaps.

Airfix German Battleship Tirpitz, 1/600, 04209-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed. Fourth type logo issue. Like most Airfix ship kits, this one is full hull and well detailed and molded.

Airfix B-24 Liberator Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1503-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

From the 1960s. Wide 'White' box issue with white side panels and action-packed artwork showing part of a box formation of B-24s at the moment of "Bombs Away!" Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak burst close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. This was a well detailed kit for that time. Guns elevate and turrets move, ailerons, elevators and rudders move, the landing gear retracts and extends, props rotate, has 'good' cockpit detail, a crew of 8 and optional position crew entry door and ladder. Please NOTE the box is very rough, but the kit inside has not been started and is still sealed in the factory parts bag. With decals and instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CL-II, 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

Dated 1959. This is the first issue because it has the 98 price extension, the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logo and the Parents' Magazine seal at the lower left. Never started. NOTE: missing one small part, the ammo magazine for the gun. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Includes 'excellent' decals and instructions.

AMT 1995 Ford Ranger XLT, 1/25, 8945

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely done kit. Includes over 110 parts and molded in gray, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features detailed engine, removable hood, full interior, working tailgate and detailed underside.

MPC Jeep Trailblazer, 1/25, 1-0852

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare kit of the legendary Jeep. Features full rolling chassis build up like the actual car with detailed suspension, exhaust and four wheel driveline, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, roll bar, big off-road tires and more.

AMT 1957 Chrysler 300C Two Door Hardtop Pro Shop - Completely Factory Painted, 1/25, 30247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

One of the wonderful 'Pro Shop' series from 2000. The great thing about this model is that there is no painting - all parts are professionally and correctly painted - all you do is assemble it. This kit builds a full rolling chassis with complete suspension, exhaust and steering linkage detail just like the actual car. Features highly detailed 392 V-8 engine with dual quad carbs, TorqueFlite Transmission, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, rubber whitewall tires, deluxe wheel covers, complete interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the clear panel on the box is missing, so I have put the body and parts into larger bags to protect them from scratching or loss.