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Cleveland B-17 Flying Fortress - For R/C or Free Flight, SF-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$495   

The king of the Cleveland kits! Giant 1/16 true-scale model with a 77.25 inch wingspan. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with "Cleveland" stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit #. 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. 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.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$379   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include general wear and edge and corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Polar Lights The Addams Family Haunted House Glow In The Dark, 5002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$125   

Still factory sealed. From 1995 and very nicely detailed. No scale is given.

Jo-Han 1970 American Motors The Machine Hot New Rebel - Stock or AMC/Hurst 'The Machine', 1/25, C-1870-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$275   

Very, very rare 'cartoon' box art first issue. Even rarer in never started, complete condition like this example. Stock version veatures detailed, 2x4 carburetor V-8 engine, detailed suspension and steering linkage, steerable front wheels and full interior. 'The Machine' funny car features blown V-8 engine, excellent rail frame, racing cockpit and roll cage, good suspension and steering linkage and lift-off body. Molded in the correct gloss white, clear, chrome plate and with 8 rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals are 'very good++' and the instructions are 'excellent.' I did not see any tire burn on the parts, so there are either none or they were very, very minor.

Revell American Space Pioneers Apollo Spacecraft / Mercury Capsule / Gemini Spacecraft - 3 Kit Gift Set, 1/48, H1847-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$289   

1969 first and only issue. Includes all three 1/48 scale models - Mercury, America's first manned satellite, Gemini, American's two man space capsule and Apollo, the three man lunar spacecraft. The kit has never been started. All the parts are still the factory sealed bags with the correct paper labels and decals inside. With near mint condition instructions, the original Revell Sweepstakes Entry Form and the 'American Space Pioneers' historical booklet. The box does have wear as shown but is still displayable.

Balboa Rio Grande Southern (RGS) Galloping Goose Three Truck Freight Brass Locomotive HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$175   

Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Balboa Scale models. It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in 'excellent+' condition. This model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point - probably at Balboa. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. Also includes the correct fold-out blue Balboa instruction sheet and factory sealed Balboa/Champ decals for the RGS Galloping Goose. The box top and tray are complete but both have wear and stains, so they grade low. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is."

Lindberg Vega Winnie Mae / Ju-87 Stuka / F6F Hellcat Gift Set, 1/48, 100-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$345   

Very rare factory gift set consists of a sleeve and three kits. The sleeve and kits are still factory tape sealed; the kits have never been removed from the sleeve or opened. The kits have general wear, with the F6F having the most wear in the lower left corner.

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 the 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 paperwork. 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 Pan Am Space Shuttle Orion From 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/144, 252

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$149   

Still factory sealed; the seal has three small splits. Rare kit from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey". Late 1960s early 70s issue. Kit features Pan Am decals, clear windows and landing lights and a removable rear section showing the detailed reactor.

Lindberg German Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$56   

Late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features pilot and gunner figures, one piece canopy, centerline large bomb and two wing-mounted smaller bombs, electric motor for the prop, display stand and battery holder with wires. Molded in gloss green and clear. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The motor mount is glued into the left fuselage half, and the washer and retainer are assembled to the propeller. Quality of assembly is perfect. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals have a tear 2mm in from the right upper edge. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger with Movable Control Surfaces from the Cockpit and Motorized Prop, 1/48, 527M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$265   

1950s issue of this very rare and unique action kit. Open the clear canopy and move the pilot's control stick or rudder pedals, and they actually moves the wing, elevator and rudder control surfaces correctly! All features motorized propeller, landing gear that retracts and extends, opening and closing bomb bay doors and a load bombs, sonobuoys and torpedo, detailed cockpit with all crew stations and three figures, opening crew door and canopy, torpedo cart, tow bar, tow tractor and driver and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, motor and instructions.

Airfix Bristol Type 192, 1/72, 382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Type Three logo kit from the 1960s; one of two variations of this logo. Note this one just says "AIRFIX-72" while the more common one says "AIRFIX-72 SCALE Bristol 192. The 192 first flew in 1958 and was the first helicopter in the world with true twin-engine safety, meaning that it could fly home and land safely at any gross weight. The kit features moving rotors, cockpit, clear windows and optional position doors. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1935 Mercedes Benz 500K Roadster Limousine Sindelfingen Body, 1/25, GC1135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

On April 9, 1935, this magnificent custom built automobile was delivered to Rudolph Carracciola, the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team driver. Rudy, with an impressive win record of 23 wins and 23 second places, had chosen this vehicle for his own personal transportation. Powered by the supercharged 5 liter engine, the large and heavy vehicle was an excellent performer and one of the finest cars of the 1930s. Well detailed kit with over 150 parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the real car. Features steerable wheels, removable boot, highly detailed engine and full chassis, double spare tires, detailed interior, opening hood and chrome spoked wheels. The model is molded in red, black, clear and a large tree of chrome-plated parts. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present.

Flyline Models Luton Minor - 34 Inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1960s issue in the larger format box with black box sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this dramatic box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible - 3 in 1 Kit, 1/25, 6423-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Rare and very nicely molded kit. Can be built any one of three ways - stock, custom or competition. Includes a very large number of optional custom parts so you can make a totally unique automobile. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The stock kit appears to be complete with all parts. The custom parts may all be present, but at least one chrome custom parts is missing. This model collector put all his instructions and decals in a 'safe place' which no one can find, so NOTE- missing decals and instructions. I cannot be 100% certain that the entire kit is complete without the instructions, so it is sold 'as is.' NOTE: this are tire burns on one inner rim and the bottom of the custom CB radio (the area that is not seen).

Entex Mazda Wankel Rotary Engine Motorized, 1/5, 8201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

Box is worn but the kit inside is excellent. Large working engine model with visible with clear parts. Has electric motor, stand and flashing lights for ignition. Molded in clear and multiple colors so no painting is required. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$88   

1972 Big A issue of the venerable 1950s kit. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver, clear and includes the large black tripod based stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Tamiya Flakpanzer Gepard Radio Control, 1/16, RT1603

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$849   

Very rare and in exceptional condition. This kit needs little introduction - the Tamiya 1/16 Flakpanzer is legendary in detail, easy of construction and durability. It consists of a large number of highest-quality cast metal parts and injection molded parts. Includes all gear boxes, motors and running hardware for forward, reverse, turret and turning (Tamiya did not include the R/C gear). The kit has never been started. Inside it is like it left the factory and includes all display cardboard. All of the parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed; the few that Tamiya never sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.