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Nitto Boeing 727-200 - ANA (All Nippon Airways 727), 1/100, 190-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Early issue labeled "Nitto Kagaku" with superior mold quality. Large scale model measures 18 inches long when assembled. Excellent detail including rear airstair and very large colorful decal sheets for ANA. Decals are in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the small parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that are not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 24 Inch Long Display Model with Sails, 1/146, H368

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

Beautifully molded model. Features molded ratlines, three sheets of vac sails, full deck details, decals, flag sheet, display stand, standing and running rigging thread and rigging instructions. This kit has no assembly but NOTE: the hull is painted copper below the waterline. It is one coat and easily painted over or could be stripped with DOT3 brake fluid, spray oven cleaner or any other safe, tested plastic paint stripper. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: several stanchions have broken off but are present. They are in a zip lock bag so they will not be lost.

MiniHobby HMS Prince of Wales Battleship Motorized - (Trumpeter), 1/350, 80606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Rare motorized version and ideal for R/C conversion. Features factory assembled motor and motor mount, dual drive gear box for two props, factory soldered wiring harness with switch, twin drive props, movable rudder, battery holder and contacts, stuffing boxes and more. The model itself can be built waterline or full hull and has good detail. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Palmer 1964 Avanti Coupe 3 in 1 - Stock / Custom / Competition, 1/24, 6404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Simple, low piece count 1960s kit featuring parts for all three versions, molded in underside detail, full interior, rubber tires, metal axles and parts molded in ivory, clear and chrome plated plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Mosquito F.V. VI Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1205-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Early 1960s issue with very colorful Craftmaster artwork with a '109 exploding in flames while a FW-190 moves in to attack.

Rareplane Douglas DC-4 / C-54 / R5D-3 Skymaster with Merlin Conversion and Capital Airlines and USAF MATS Decals, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Very large and rare 1/72 DC-4 kit that contains even rarer 1/72 scale decals. There is one large sheet for Pacific Division USAF MATS (Military Air Transport Service)#49068 and a large Capital Airlines sheet. The actual model is very nicely molded with fine panel lines, window, door and rivet detail. Builds either of three versions and includes full paint and markings guide. Also includes all needed parts for the Merlin engine conversion. There is no assembly but NOTE: one fuselage half has been cut out by a professional builder. There is plenty of plastic left around it - it was simply a rough cut. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley Hawk HS-1182, 1/72, PK27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Dated 1975. Includes color painting guide and decals two versions - XX154 Jet Trainer RAF prototype and XX156 Ground Attack RAF Prototype. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. 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, 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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.

Lindberg Tuna Clipper 'Ann' (Gulf Star) - (Ex-Pyro and Life-Like), 1/58, 70896

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds dating from the early 1960s. Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (Gulf Star and Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Pyro actual designed these for water operation (with the Boat PowerPack which sold separately), so they make nice small R/C models. Hard-working tuna boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Sergal HMS Victory Flagship of Lord Nelson - 51 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship, 1/78, 782

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$339   

Very large, deluxe plank-on-frame model with a complete fittings set, numerous photoetched brass parts, quality die-cut hardwood parts, planking material, rigging material, instruction book and extensive sheets of plans covering all views and rigging. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. All small parts are still factory sealed and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork. The box is worn, but the kit is factory-new inside.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

1973 issue. This kit was created by heavy modification of the Electra mold. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you are interested in the story of the mold modification, please see the article located on this website.

AMT Datsun 280 ZX Turbo - (280ZX), 1/25, PK4165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$48   

The box is beat up, but the kit inside is like new. Well detailed model features full interior, turbo engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, 'good' underside detail, clear roof panels and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lincoln Folland Gnat, 1/43, 113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and exposed the box ends. Nicely made, larger scale kit from the mid 1950s to the very early 1960s. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$58   

Still factory sealed. Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Revell Aerobee Hi Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1814-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

First issue hardbox kit dated 1958 with great box art. Not the common reissue. Features firing arm with working piston and cylinder, movable wheels, tow bar and detailed crew figures. Molded in the correct gloss gray and white. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Handley Page Victor B.1. Crescent Wing 'V Force' Bomber, 1/96, 355P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Rare. Classic 1950s Frog kit in large 1/96 scale of this famous 'V Force' Bomber. The box displays well with very nice color and gloss, but is graded only 'good' because one corner is split and has clear tape on it, there is clear tape on the sides where someone taped the box shut, and there is general wear as shown. Nicely molded kit with all recessed pane lines and full landing gear that can be installed up or retracted. The kit is molded in off-white and clear with the large, black Frog stand that was unique to the bigger kits. The decals are flat and in excellent condition - even the clear wax paper covering is intact. Instructions are excellent also. There is even an unopened tube of FROG Polystyrene Cement! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

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.

Easy Built Models Blue Flash Racer - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft of Jimmy Allen And Society Of Antique Modelers (SAM) Events, FF88LC

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Features precision laser-cut parts, factory-cut balsa stringers and spars (strip wood), other balsa stock as required, FAI rubber motor, Peck propeller and nose bearing, clear plastic, balsa wheels, waterslide decals, covering tissue, full size plans and more. 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.

Peck-Polymers Convertible 1938 Tad Dietrich - 34 inch Wingspan Scale Flying Model, Peanut, PP032

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Peck-Polymers is a manufacture of high quality stick and tissue models. This is remake of the classic old time rubber powered free flight model for wheels or floats. Can be converted to R/C if you wish. Kit includes contest quality die-cut printwood, stripwood and spars, a huge balsa prop blank cut to profile, one-piece vacuform clear cabin/cockpit windows, nylon thrust bearing, two colors of covering tissue, fully formed metal hardware, contest rubber motor, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.