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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.

UPC Nakajima Ki-84 Frank - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8028-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From older quality Fujimi molds and with box art by Scott Eidson. Features very fine raised detail, moving ailerons and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Fuji De Havilland No.1 (DH-1) 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'The Pioneer on the Air' (sic) (Ex-Taimei), 1/72, 010-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bags complete with instructions.

Aurora Russian 'Golf' Class Guided Missile Submarine, 1/300, 726-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$175   

Rare kit of the early Soviet Golf Class Ballistic Missile Submarine. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Turner's 1934 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$110   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' 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. 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.

CS General Robert E. Lee - On Horseback and Standing

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Beautifully cast metal figures of the famous Confederate General. The riding figure is a smaller scale and is 1.5 inches tall. The standing figure is a much larger scale and is 2.5 inches high. Never painted and flash-free.

Aurora Eastern Boeing 727 Whisperjet - Photo Boxart Issue, 1/96, 351-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Rare 1968 hardbox issue with a beautiful box photo of a Eastern 727 at night on the ramp, ready for boarding forward and aft with airstair door extended. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct white and clear with the clear Aurora 'Globe' stand base and arm. The decals are intact, flat and 'excellent++' but have typical light yellowing. The instructions are excellent and correct for this issue as well. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers-Armstrong Wellington Type 2 Logo Issue, 1/72, 1419

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

2nd style logo from the late 1950s. Kit features retracting landing gear, rotating turrets and moving control surfaces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box would grade higher than 'very good' but there is a tape tear on the bottom long side and a split corner at the lower left.

Monogram Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk - White Box Issue, 1/40, 5300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Dated 1973 and possibly the best kit ever injection molded of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Excellent detail including rigging instructions. Features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories-"C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery that were all present at the first flight. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Barricade Set Anti-Tank Obstacles and Fence Posts, 1/35, MM27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$7   

Still factory sealed. Includes fence posts that can be used two ways and anti-tank obstacles.

Revell USS Lexington CVT-16 Aircraft Carrier - (Essex Class), 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$139   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit of training carrier CVT-16. Includes one piece hull with full propeller and rudder detail, detailed angled deck, two movable elevators, rotating crane, six aircraft tugs, mobile deck crane and 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - N9DC Prototype Or Ozark Air Lines, 1/120, H246-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Kit includes rare Ozark Airlines decals. These are Revell decals that were available through a mail order offer. (Much later the kit was issued with Ozark decals). First issue dated 1966 and in a hardbox. Nicely molded kit includes optional position landing gear, movable wheels and very colorful and complete Douglas Prototype markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including all paperwork.

Pegaso Howard Pete with Air Race Diorama - (ex-Lindberg), 1/48, P2020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$45   

Necomisa/Pegaso reissue of the 1950s Lindberg kit from original molds. Includes card stock Air Race Diorama.

Roco Bell UH-1D Iroquois Huey Gunship HO Scale - US Army of Luftwaffe, 1/87, Z248-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Hard to find. Older but very well detailed HO scale kit. Includes cockpit and cabin detail, crew of two, rotating main and tail rotors, choice of three different external stores and full color decals for both 'copters listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This was part of an extensive line of Roco HO scale armor, troops, trucks, diorama accessories and more - most commonly known as 'Minitank' models.

Aurora Boeing P-12E, 1/48, 121-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$65   

The box is in 'Near Mint' investment-grade condition. Has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, not tape or price tags, no marks from any tape or tags, no fading and no torn or missing litho. Has light wear as shown, and that is the only falw. Features fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and is dated 1958. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. Inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

Heller Airbus A300 B2 (A-300) - Air France or Lufthansa, 1/125, 858

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

First issue 'Yellow' box from the early 1970s. Nice B2 variant with 130 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Includes decals for Air France and Lufthansa. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Premium Manufacturing Co Zeek 1/2 A Gas Free Flight Model 33 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Rare kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features precision die-cut, high quality balsa parts, plywood firewall, finished wheel, factory-sealed hardware envelope, some fully cut factory wood parts, extensive text instruction sheet and detailed flying instructions and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Fishing Trawler - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 317

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$219   

Very, very rare, especially in this condition. Dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when built. Wooden kit with a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull and quality printwood parts, wood stock as required, one very large and full factory-sealed bag of cast metal fittings and another smaller factory-sealed bag of metal fittings, sail cloth, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and sail details. Certainly one of Ideal's more detailed and better kits.

Merlin Models Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$28   

Limited production kit, approximately 2000 were made. Injection molded kit with metal details and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.