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Skywave Equipment for Japan Navy Ship WWII (I), 1/700, E-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and many parts that do not come with the ships. Contains multiples of all the item shown on the box top. This kit did not come with decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Matchbox Gnat Mk.1 Trainer / Matchbox BAC Strikemaster / MPC Mig-21 (ex-Airfix) / Heller F-84G Thunderjet / KP Mig-15 UTI / Hasegawa US Aerospace Ground Equipment Set, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good to Exc

$29   

SALE!! Includes all 6 models. NOTE: builder kits only. Both Matchbox kits have minor and 'professional' quality assembly. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The KP Mig-15 UTI is complete and never started. The MPC Migg-21 is missing one strut and has minor 'pro' assembly. The Heller F-86 has 'professional' quality minor assembly and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Hasegawa Ground Equipment Set has minor assembly and appears to be complete. With decals and instructions.

KP Avia C-2 / Avia S-199 / Supermarine Spitfire Mk. LF IXE, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

SALE!! Includes all three kits. All have not been started and are either still sealed in the factory bag or inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions

Sterling Flying Fool Stunt Control Line - 34 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, S-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$34   

NOTE: builder kit only; not collectible. Please read carefully. This 1962 model is a popular kit and an excellent flyer. The kit has not been started. It includes 'very good' decal sheet, 'excellent' full size plans (never used), formed wire landing gear, covering material, factory sealed bag of hardware, clear windshield material, pre-carved balsa lower cowling, balsa for sheeting and 6 balsa die-cut sheet (one not numbered, (2) numbered two, (1) numbered four, (1) numbered 5 and (1) numbered 6, as well as one die-cut plywood sheet. From these, I can see parts missing - specifically a few ribs and all the wing 'wing tip' end pieces, as well as a few straight (rectangular pieces). Other than some straight wood stock, that is all that is included. This kit is a 'project' and is incomplete. Sold as is.

Easy Built Models Rearwin Speedster - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, Peanut, FF-40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$16   

High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, stripwood, plastic propellers, rubber, clear window material, metal hardware & full sized plans. The kit has never been started and is complete.

MPC Boeing 747 United Airlines, 1/144, 1-4752

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$54   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1982. From quality Airfix molds and features optional position cabin and baggage doors, detailed engine nacelles, full landing gear and full color United Decals. Note-the box art shows only three windows in the upstairs lounge - the model inside usually has 10 lounge windows on each side.

Cleveland Ryan FR-1 Fireball With Liquids 30.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-92

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$169   

Very rare, especially in untouched condition and with the fluids. This is the 1946 Deluxe 'large box' issue of this incredibly well detailed flying model and it even comes with the five glass bottles of Cleveland-labeled liquids - cement and colored dope behind the blue cut out display included by Cleveland just to 'show them off.' The four larger bottles are still factory sealed in the brown paper and tape! The one smaller bottle was never sealed. Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' models in museum scale of 1/16 were very complete and this one is no exception. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, fully formed thrust button, prop blades, main and nose wheels, balsa blocks and sheet wood, other wood stock, covering material, clear canopy material, highest quality plans and more. Never started and inside it is as it left the factory. No parts are cut out. I have inventoried the kit and it is complete with 'excellent' plans. 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 supply 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 Nieuport 17 Scout Plane - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has foxing as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, several sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent' condition. 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) and 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 this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply 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 Aircraft, 1/16, SF17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

This model came from a long-time collector. He ordered the model direct from Cleveland, mailing the USPS Money order on Sept. 2 and received the kit on October 6, 1955 - both receipts are enclosed. 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, sheet wood, pre-drilled wheel pants blocks, clear windshield material, fully finished cowling and wheels, finished thrust button and rubber retainer, metal stock in multiple sizes, rigging material, preformed prop blades, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with everything present. 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 1930 Howard Pete Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Dated 1933 on the plans. This model came from a long-time collector who purchased this model new in October of 1955 from Cleveland direct. It was even factory-packed with pages of the newspaper "Cleveland Plain Dealer" dated June 29, 1955. This is a '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, sheet wood, pre-drilled nose block, fully finished spinner, thrust button & wheels, metal stock, rigging material, completely formed prop blades, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with everything present. 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 Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer 'Jupiter Pride Of Lemont' - Wooden Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Dated 1937. Early issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver, which is in unusually good condition. This kit came from a discriminating collector who purchased this model new directly from Cleveland in September of 1955 and was received in October. The kit is still factory-packed with pages from the "Cleveland Plain Dealer" newspaper dated June 29, 1955. This is a "SF" (Scale, Flying) model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, pre-drilled nose block, fully formed wheels, thrust button & spinner, completed prop blades, various sizes of metal stock, covering material and highest quality plans. 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.

Comet Piper Cub Cruiser - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 5902-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1960s issue for rubber or 1/4 to 1/2A gas power. Could be made RC with modern small and light servos and receivers. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material, rubber, decal sheet (rare for Comet), yellow tissue and propeller. The kit has not been started. The small parts that Comet factory sealed are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with the plans. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet P-47D Thunderbolt 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, Y3-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$66   

From the early 1950s. Desirable 'Coke' bottle box art showing the youngster's busy workbench with frosting coated cookies and an ice cold Coke. The Comet "Y" series were much larger than standard stick-and-tissue models. This one has a big 24 inch wingspan and features high quality printwood and stripwood, spars, nose block and other wood stock as required, fully formed main and tail wheel & thrust button, scale four blade-prop, extensive insignia sheet that also includes an instrument panel and cut out canopy and excellent full-size plans The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete.

California Model Co SE-5A Scout - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Kit can use rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features covering material, quality balsa printwood and strip wood, blocks as needed and beautifully drawn full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well.

California Model Co SPAD XII - 18.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Kit can use rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features covering material, quality balsa printwood and strip wood, blocks as needed and beautifully drawn full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well.

Easy Built Models Jr. Commerial / Air Cadet - 25 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, FF-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

The Jr. Commercial is also better known as the Air Cadet. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber, clear canopy material, hardware, full sized plans, covering material and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete.

Guillows Fairchild 24 - 25 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 701

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

From 1993 and a reissue of the famous 1960s flier. Large and well engineered stick and tissue model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Nicely detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried complete. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Enterprise Jimmy Doolittles Laird Super Solution U-Control - 17 inch Wingspan Static Scale For Gas Engines

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare; dated 1947. Very early control line model of sturdy construction. Features solid, factory cut upper and lower wooden wings, printed balsa and plywood sheets, wood-planked fuselage, multiple engine installation options, finished rubber wheels, nose block, hardware kit, fully formed wire landing gear, full color decals, two sheets of excellent plans with detailed instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Seaglen Rearwin Speedster (ex-Peerless) - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Reissue of the 1930s Peerless large scale kit. Easily converted to electric RC, or free flight with rubber, gas or electric power. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose block, propeller, rubber engine, fully formed wheels, bearing , beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material in multiple colors and clear window material. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the larger parts have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Other kits listed by Seaglen include the Pacific Ace (30"), Fairchild 24 (30" ex-Megow)_, Lambert Monocoupe (30" ex-Megow) and Cessna C-34 (30" ex-Megow). Seaglen Model Co. was located in Plympton, Mass. They used the same box design as Golden Age Reproductions and I often wondered if they were related.

Dumas Running Hardware Kit for 48" PT-109, 2358

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Rare, factory sealed running hardware kit for the big Dumas PT-109. Includes one each of the stainless steel prop shaft, stuffing box, rudder arm, brass rudder, brass rudder shaft, brass rudder tube, 3/16" coupling socket, brass stuffing box pin, nylon washer, drive dog, prop nut and set of misc fasteners. Please note that one hardware set is required for each prop depending on how you decide to drive the model.