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Cleveland Westland Whirlwind Master Kit - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

'Master' issue in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. 33 3/4 inch wingspan. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. Very highly detailed and complete kit for it's time. Features high quality printwood, stripwood, center drilled nacelle blocks, all other blocks as required, spars, clear window material, very large and highly detailed full size plans and more. Please note this is the wartime issue and does not have paint bottles. 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.

AMT 1967 Pontiac GTO 2 Door Hardtop Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$215   

Very rare and in amazing condition. All original, one owner promo obtained new in 1967 by a discriminating collector. Features brilliant deep red color and red-line tires. Color and gloss are like new, as is the chrome, clear and tires. Complete with all parts. Although I can't imagine how it could be better, I'll grade it 9.8 out of 10 as I hesitate to call anything perfect. The box is old and of the original style but it is not stamped on the end like the factory did; for that reason I presume it is not original to the model.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply BB-55 USS North Carolina 1941 - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$155   

Very rare kit from 1941. Measures 18 inches long when assembled. Issued in 1941, it depicts the ship basically as she was launched. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the props and anchors) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail views of the ships details and superstructure. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.

Jo-Han 1969 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe - Stock / Custom /Sportswagon, 1/25, C-1269-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Very rare. Can be built one of three ways listed: showroom-new, custom or as a ski team vehicle. Features numerous optional parts, detailed engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing custom hood scoop. Otherwise inventoried with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden 21 George Interceptor, 1/24, B522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$169   

The box is worn but the kit inside is excellent. Very highly detailed, large scale model featuring complete engine (including ignition wiring), firewall, engine supports and more, excellent cockpit with full radio bay and pilot figure, drop tank, full gun bays with ammunition and removable access covers, rotating prop, opening canopy, rubber tires and more. Includes a large decal sheet for at least 5 aircraft. This is an early issue molded in the correct colors of dark green, interior silver-blue, clear, silver and gunmetal gray. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that are not still sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Decals are still in the factory sealed bag and in 'excellent' condition.

CM USS New Mexico BB-40 1944, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$355   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit from excellent quality high-definition resin castings. Complete model with all parts needed for assembly including photo-etched details and decals if required. If you need more information, please email for certain details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is four weeks.

AMT 1960 Mercury Park Lane Convertible 3 in 1 - Stock / Custom / Race, 1/25, 33360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$195   

In amazing, factory sealed condition with both white printed adhesive end seals still intact. This is a one owner kit that was purchased new in Lexington, KY. Very rare first issue hardbox. Nicely molded and detailed kit for that time. Features detailed interior and underside as well as an abundance of custom and optional parts. Molded in ivory white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and black rubber tires.

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.

RCM A-26 (A/B-26) Invader - B to K Variants, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

AMT 1960 Pontiac Convertible 3 in 1 Kit, 1/25, 66660

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$169   

Very rare and never reissued. Nicely molded and detailed kit that can be built three ways - stock, show or track. Molded in ivory white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and black rubber whitewall tires. Chrome and windshield are excellent for this model. The kit has never been started. The stock version is missing one red taillight lens. Otherwise it is complete. The following show/track parts are missing: 1 (of 2) antennas, custom taillights, one wheel spinner. All other parts are present. Includes decals and instructions.

ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Cam-A-Matic Submarine - (Electric Powered Diving Motorized Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$699   

From 1960. NOTE: kit is 100% complete but has minor (6 parts neat assembly so please read carefully. This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. It is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch submarine sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes headings, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic and a major break-through for that time. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The high price ($9.98) and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly and operation made for a short production run. The fact the ITC left the model business for good shortly after releasing the kit contributed to the scarcity as well. The boxtop displays much better than the 'good' grade; I have graded it 'good' because the box has clear tape on it, split corners, a taped closed tear of 2.5" on one long side and general wear as shown. Molded in the correct white and red, with numerous metal shaft, chain, screws and the correct motor. Inside, the kit is in very good condition but NOTE: it has neat, minor assembly. The main batter cover, battery contact and wire have been assembled. It was adult done to 'professional' quality. On the top inner hull, parts 11, 16 and 14 are installed, to 'excellent+ to professional' quality. A very small 1/2" x 1/4" (1.3 x .6 cm) clear panel is installed on the underside center of the lower hull - the work done is 'excellent++' and it is watertight. There is no other assembly. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts present and decals (stickers) and instructions. Stickers and instructions are in 'near mint' condition. The factory internal packing cardboard is complete and in 'excellent+' condition as shown. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Ventura Australian Spitfire Mk VIII - RAAF 'ZP-G' or 'UP-B', 1/72, VN0203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

Nicely molded and detailed limited run kit. Has main injection molded parts, cast metal details and decals for two Australian aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Los Angeles Dodgers Electra II, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$450   

Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers, Inc. Never started and 100% inventoried complete. All parts, decals and instructions are still factory sealed inside. Box is solid with no tears, stains or writing. End flaps are solid. Superb example.

LS Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 II Babs Army Type 97II - Reconnaissance Airplane, 1/72, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very high quality kit. Excellent mold quality with all fine recessed panel lines. Features correct clear side windows and canopy, highly detailed cockpit, crew and rotating wheels and propeller. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testiment to the LS detail and accuracy.

Hawk SNJ Navy Trainer (T-6 Texan), 1/72, 609-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$24   

Softbox issue dated 1964. Boxart by Tom Morgan. Very nicely molded kit with excellent fit and all recessed panel line detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 7 Ejection Seat - MK7 UK F-4 Phantoms, 1/48, EJ410

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Revell The Mayflower Pilgrims Ship, H316

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

1972 release. Well detailed like most Revell sailing ship kits. Features full hull, one piece main deck, billowing sails, one piece rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, crew members, flag sheet, rigging thread (two types), very detailed rigging diagrams and more. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. The capstan, a short post and a bulkhead have been glued to the main deck. There is no other assembly. The kit is missing (1) of (8) #8 Kevels - looks like a large cleat. 3 of the eyebolts are a darker plastic - they are from an earlier issue of this same kit. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, nice condition sails, flag sheet, instructions and rigging material.

Tamiya M4 Sherman 105MM Howitzer R/C With DMD Control Unit T-01, 1/16, 56005-45000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$355   

Very large and well engineered 1/16 scale tank kit. This builds an amazing and realistic full-scale operating radio-control model. Features metal chassis, drive sprockets, steel treads and other metal parts, realistic working suspension, rubber tires on the road wheels, massive factory-assembled gear box and motors including all new gearbox design & dual RE-380 engines, the T-01 DMD Digital Twin Motor Differential Control Unit and much, much more. Never started and inside everything is exactly as it left the factory - still sealed in factory bags and factory boxes. Complete with instructions. Requires a two channel radio unit and 7.2V battery (not included).

Hasegawa Northrop F-5N Tiger II VFC-111 Sundowners, 1/32, 08182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Features well detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, machine gun bay with optional position hatch, boarding ladder and more.

Jo-Han 1965 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock Custom or Rally, 1/25, C1365-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$219   

Very, very rare first issue. And even rarer in this condition - never built and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Features all parts for the three versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, molded underside detail and more. Molded in ivory, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly I don't see any tire burns but NOTE: the instruction have some bug damage. The decals have minor bug damage restricted to the backing paper only and the actual transfers are clean.