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Cleveland Messerschmitt Me-109 (Bf-109) - Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, SF-74

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the early cardboard box issue with 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.

AMT Dodge Viper RT/10, 1/25, 6808

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

1992 issue. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full interior, detailed exhaust and chassis underside and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like Dutch Flintlock Pistol, 1/1, 00230-230

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$45   

From original Pyro molds. This kit is a life-size replica of the Dutch Flintlock Pistol and a nice display stand. Including metal spring. Very nicely molded. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

ITC McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, 1/32, 3729-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Builder kit only, please read carefully. ITC first issue in hardbox. Large 1/32 scale kit. Never started and inventoried with all parts present with decals and instruction. NOTE: right window frame is broken; it is a clean break and an easy fix. However, there is a chip of plastic approximately 1cm x .5cm missing off the fuselage. This unique aircraft was a joint development by the Army and Air Force as a rescue and recon plane. It took off vertically as a helicopter and flew at 200 mph. Jets drive the rotors and a piston engine drives the pusher prop. The jets for the rotors are pressure types located in the blade tip.

MPC Supermarine Spitfire IX Profile Series - John A Kent Polish Wing Leader June 1941 / No. 312 (Czecho-Slovak) Sq RAF 1944 / American 67th Observation Group March 1943, 1/72, 2-1113-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Profile Series kit with decals for all three aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Initially, Airfix marketed in the USA through MPC. The kits were molded in England and shipped to the USA, where MPC added the box, decals and instructions. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued with their own models.

Revell DC-7 United Flight 707 Airport Set - 'S' Kit, 1/122, H220-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$295   

Rare and very desirable kit from 1955. Contains the colorful United DC-7 and all the accessories shown on the box top - Texaco fuel truck, boarding stairs, United Red Carpet, stanchions, tow tractor with tow bar, baggage truck with three baggage carts and figures for the pilot, refueler, 'runway' model, stewardess, camera man and two drivers for the tow and baggage tractors. The box has very good color a shown, but has general wear on the top, and on the sides two taped corners and lithograph damage in two spots caused from tape, both measuring 1" to 1.25". Inside, it contains the original 'tray' for the large parts, the correct fold-out instructions with the color United Route Map on the back and the correct early stand arm. NOTE: four airport parts (#33 truck bottom and (3) #39 baggage cart sides) have glue on the back sides. They have not been assembled, but the glue is present. There is no glue on the sides that show. No other glue is present, no parts have been assembled and nothing has been painted. One prop blade is broke at the hub but the blade is present. NOTE: the decals have some bug damage to the backing paper. There is no damage to the actual transfers. The model has been inventoried 100% complete with all airplane and airport parts, decals, United 'Carpet', stand and instructions. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Tamiya Mitsubishi Ki-46 III Type 100 Dinah, 1/50, 61092-2600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Very nicely molded and detailed model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1967 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom, 1/25, C-1867-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$169   

Very rare original issue. A very well detailed kit for that time and hard-to-find in this condition. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, numerous custom parts, whitewall tires (or flip them over for black-walls) and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes and the 'NEW! Chrome Trim' that Jo-Han introduced about this time. It was adhesive foil, just like modern Bare Metal Foil. NOTE: there is a minor (repairable) tire burn on the hood.

Nichimo Cessna Skyhawk 172 Motorized, 1/20, S-2002-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$495   

Large and very highly detailed multi-media model with plastic, metal and rubber parts. Features working lights, engine was designed to be motorized with the included Mabuchi 130 electric motor, working expansion and contraction struts, real rubber tires, super detailed instrument panel and full interior. Engine detail is incredible and the motor is a kit itself. Each cylinder head is 31 parts - 30 of which are metal cooling fins. The engine alone is over 150 parts not including the firewall and detail there. Mold quality is very high; firewall detail is complete as in the actual aircraft. Five scale, positionable figures are included. There is a full color painting brochure and beautiful decals are included to reproduce the detailed two-tone blue striping on the box art. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory bags. Includes instructions and decals in as-new condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

RCM Go-229 Horten, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$94   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Nitto Boeing E-3A (EC-137D) AWACS / 707 / KC-135 - With Clear Cockpit and Engine Nacelles, 1/100, 424-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

This kit is of excellent quality with recessed panel line detail. The model includes all parts to make a KC-135 tanker, E-3A, C-135 or civil 707. Window blocks are included for the three military versions and decals are included for the KC-135 and E-3A. Decals were not included by Nitto for the C-135 or 707. Clear windows are included if you wish to make an early turbo-jet powered 707. This kit contains four clear engine nacelles and a clear fuselage panel. The cockpit is very well detailed with five crew stations, yokes, instrument panel, side panels, bulkhead and radar transmitter. There are four internal jet engines included as well. Also includes optional position crew entry doors, optional position cargo door and cargo floor (for the C-135), detailed wheel wells and more. Never started. All parts still in factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions.

Hasegawa BAC F.Mk-6 Lightning - RAF and Saudi Arabian Air Force, 1/72, JS-019-175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

Contains 42 pieces. Has decals for both versions of the famous British "over-under" twin engine supersonic fighter. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Black Box A-6E Intruder Cockpit Set, 1/48, 48001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$49   

Rare complete cockpit set with superior detail. Never started and still internally sealed. Complete with instructions.

Hasegawa Phantom II F-4E - USAF / Israel / Thunderbirds, 1/72, 085

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

An older but excellent model. Has markings for all three aircraft. Includes full underwing stores. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers 1931 Hall's Bulldog Racer, 1/32, 32-932

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$42   

Still factory sealed. The Bulldog was a famous racing aircraft from the 132 National, Greve and Thompson Air Races. It is widely held that this was the most attractive of the 1930s racers. Features very good fine moldings, very good cockpit and engine detail, hard or rubber wheels, extensive stripe and other decals and painting patterns for an authentic finish.

Microscale YF-102 (Prototype F-102 Delta Dagger), 1/60, MS4-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. Ex-Allyn molds. Rare kit showing the original subsonic configuration of the prototype F-102 before the Area Rule 'Coke Bottle' fuselage. With two decal sheets and stand. Aircraft builds to in-flight configuration and includes display stand.

Aurora Jap Zero (Carrier Artwork) - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$750   

Second issue and the rarest Zero from Aurora. The first issue is the 59 cent Brooklyn, and this one is the short-term 59 cent issue from the move to West Hempstead. This box in is in Near Mint investment grade condition with as-new color and gloss. This art was only issued for one year and maybe less and with two issues - this one, 88-59 and 88-69. Molded in brilliant high gloss yellow and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. This was the first issue with modified molds, so this kit includes the full landing gear and wing bombs, as well as the revised instructions to reflect that. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and correct decals and instructions.

Airfix DC-3 Silver Cities or C-47 Dakota, 1/72, 483

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Third logo issue. Includes rare civil decals and paint scheme for G-AMYV Silver City Airliner and military C-47. Features moving ailerons, elevators and rudder, retractable landing gear, optional position cabin door and door configuration and four figures- paratrooper, airline steward and two pilots. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Trumpeter US Coast Guard HH-65A Dolphin, 1/48, 02801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Very nicely molded. Features recessed panel lines and full interior details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Varney Union Pacific (Red) Flat Car - Metal Built Up HO Model, HO, F6

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$10   

Very nice 1950s kit that has been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent. Features a full steel one-piece body that is factory lithographed for UP, working stake pockets, real metal spring trucks, metal steps in each corner, plastic underframe, three piece brake system and brake wheel and Varney sprung draft gear. The back of the instructions has a superb guide to prototype loads for flat cars showing detail view of several loads (single and multiple flat cars), proper spacing and with a materials list and other tips.