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Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. 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 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.

Trumpeter USS San Francisco CA38 Heavy Cruiser 1942 - ( New Orleans Class), 1/350, 05309

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$45   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit with 263 pieces. Can be built as full hull or waterline. All parts are still in factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Revell Hermann Marwede Seenotkreuzer Search and Rescue, 1/72, 05238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

SALE!! Dated 2005. Very large scale and highly detailed. Suitable for R/C or static display. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Messerschmitt Bf-110G-4 or G-2 - Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer NJG4 (121 victories) or 5 Staffel/II Gruppe NJG200, 1/72, F202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell DC-8 Jet Mainliner United Airlines, 1/143, H242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

1960s Kikoler Brazil issue and from the same molds as the 1958 'S' issue. Kit has many special features: engine cowls snap off to show detailed engines, the wheels turn, cabin doors can be positioned opened or closed and even includes a passenger loading ramp. With United decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI McDonnell F-4 Phantom II - US Navy VX-4 'Black Bunny' Playboy, 1/48, 4092

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Larger scale (1/48) Phantom with large and detailed VX-4 Black Bunny Playboy markings. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit with optional position canopies, optional position landing gear and centerline fuel tank. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Decals are in excellent condition. Please read the two articles about saving old decals (located on this website) before using any older decals.

Inflight McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Air West - (DC-9-30), 1/200, IF932019

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Beautiful, die-cast model that is ready to display. It is the color scheme located at the very top of the box top. It has been factory assembled, painted and decaled. It has full landing gear and is in 'ground' configuration. Never used or displayed and includes all the special factory packing material.

Revell Boeing 727-100 AeroPeru - Lodela Issue, 1/144, 4311

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$85   

Still factory sealed. Rare. This is the original 'short' -100 727 kit issued by Lodela/Revell with AeroPeru decals.

Testors Junkers Ju-86 E-2 - Hungarian Air Force or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 874

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. Military version of this unique aircraft. Powered by two 600 hp diesel engines, the Ju-86 was first used experimentally in the Spanish Civil War and saw limited use in WWII. Decals for Hungarian and two Luftwaffe versions (Neubranchenburg 1940 and Stanlingrad 1942) are included.

Fujimi IJN Zuikaku Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, WLA049

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

Very nicely molded and detailed waterline kit. Includes Zero, Val and Kate airwing. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Nakajima B5N2 Kate Attack Bomber, 1/72, B4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very highly detailed kit with fine recessed panel lines, full interior with crew stations, optional torpedo load and decals with paint guide for two different aircraft. Never started and still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Lindberg 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409, 1/25, 72163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1996 issue. Features opening hood, detailed engine, chassis and suspension and full interior. Molded in colored plastic, clear and with rubber tires.

AMT 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Super Sport - Two-Door Hardtop, 1/25, 6564

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed with over 105 parts. Can be built stock or custom. Features 409 'W' head V-8 engine with or without supercharger, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, SS wheel covers and optional 5 spoke mags, detailed underside, complete interior and full custom body accessories. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Tamiya M3 Lee MkI Medium Tank, 1/35, MM139A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Excellent, older model. It has never been started. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya USS Enterprise CV-6 Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, 114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. CV-6 has a combat record unequaled in history of the US Navy and is considered the most Successful Warship in History. Her totals were as follows: 20 Battle Stars, 911 Aircraft Destroyed and 71 Ships Sunk. She took part in almost every major action of the Pacific war from 1941 to 1945. The fascinating history of this ship is told by Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN, in his legendary book "The Big E - The Story of the USS Enterprise."

Revell USS North Carolina BB55 Battleship, 1/570, 5102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1988 issue. Very well molded with excellent detail. Over 15 inches long. Features finely engraved deck and hull detail, rotating main turrets, elevating guns, swiveling cranes and catapults, two scout planes, detailed superstructure and display stand.

Revell Hawaiian Pilot C-3 Freighter, 1/380, 05236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$59   

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Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 2005 reissue of the famous 'S' kit from the 1950s. Very nicely detailed kit for that time. Features one-piece hull, full deck details, excellent superstructure and all booms and lifeboats.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 24 inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y1-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

Rare 1950s issue showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, clear window material, balsa block and other stock as required, completely preformed wheels, cardstock prop pitch former, hardwood nose button and tissue (still wrapped inside the plans as it came from the factory), a very large sheet of USAF insignia and markings especially for this kit and superb full size plans with extensive instructions and detail drawings. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and insignia sheet. 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.

Monogram Republic P-47D 'The Turtle' Thunderbolt, 1/48, 6838

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Very high quality kit that builds to a beautiful model. This is the 1983 issue with the wonderful 'The Turtle' nose art. Features full cockpit with sliding canopy, instrument panel, detailed pilot, seat, stick, gun sight, headrest and wheel wells. Includes two wing mounted 500 lb bombs and drop tank. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 'Ole Doodle Bug!' or 'Nine-1-Nine', 1/72, 1113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top very slightly concave. Excellent B-17 model with the very colorful markings shown on the box top or for "Nine 1 Nine," a high-mission olive drab aircraft. Features very fine surface details, forward cockpit detail and crew, rotating turret and elevating guns and working wing flaps.