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Construct-A-Plane Aeronca C-2 Monoplane - Balsa Aircraft Model, 1/37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$44   

Rare kit from the very early 1930s. The Aeronca C-2 was the first light aircraft in the United States. It was the first such aircraft to be certified by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Aeronautics. The aircraft created an audience of pilots that did not previously exist - private individuals. For the first time, they had an affordable, easy to fly and safe aircraft. They were produced from 1929 through 1932 and sold for just under $1300. Kit is near 1/32 scale. Contains excellent full-size plans, balsa wood for fuselage and wings, printed balsa for all other parts, original yellow and red glass paint vials with cork seals, turned wheels, cast metal prop, insignia, sandpaper and celluloid. The wings have been very neatly started. No other assembly. Complete with all parts except the original glue.

Peerless Dodge 1 1/2 Ton Personnel Carrier WC-62 - 63 and Cargo Trailer, 1/35, 3506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

Very well detailed. Molded in green and clear with metal axles. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew, M50 AA machine gun, cargo trailer, optional parts to build WC-63 or 62 and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box has stains as shown but the inside is like new.

Formaplane Avro Rota C-30A Spanish/British 1930s Autogyro - Bagged, 1/72, D22

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From about 1987. Well detailed and high quality, limited edition kit. Features very well molded vacuform fuselage (2 parts) and all the other parts cast in white metal. Never started. The kit is complete with all parts and instructions. Not recommended for beginners.

Durango Press TWO New Mexico Lumber Co. Log Cars With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, DP-58

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Sealed Mint

$30   

SALE!! Includes two Lumber Log cars. These are highly detailed craftsman kits featuring fine cast metal parts and trucks. The kits have never been started. One is still factory sealed. The other has all the parts still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

The Building & Structure Company DRG&W Lizard Head Handcar Shed - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 2017

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Excellent quality laser cut wood model and plastic details. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Scientific Control Line Little Bipe - 12 Inch Wingspan Prefabricated 1/2 A Gas, 29-169

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

From 1964. Quick build model featuring factory carved fuselage from balsa, one-piece factory airfoil upper and lower wings, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed wire landing gear, finished wheels, clear windshield with printed frames, metal hardware, linkage, decals and detailed illustrated instructions. Never started and inventoried complete.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded smaller scale full hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions.

KVZ Antonov AN-24b Interflug, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Box is still factory sealed. Classic Cold War East German/USSR airliner in Interflug markings. This is the second box art that I have seen with this kit - the other version shows the aircraft on the ground. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Airfix Churchill Mk. VII Tank - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M5-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Great Craftmaster artwork. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 1/25, PK4173

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

1970s joint AMT/Matchbox issue. Features detailed 302 engine and engine compartment, removable hood, detailed chassis, complete interior, authentic Z28 decals and more. Molded in orange, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$46   

Rare and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition inside and out. This is old hobby shop stock that has not been sold retail until now. Molded in a brilliant deep red plastic. Never started and the small parts are still factory bag sealed. With instructions. These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Guillows Stearman PT-17 - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight / U Control / R/C, 1/16, 803

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/16 scale kit with a 28 inch wingspan. Late 1970s/early 80s issue. Includes provisions for rubber or U Control flight or could be converted to RC. Features movable ailerons, elevator and rudder. The main structure is wood (stick and tissue) while many plastic details are included such as pilot, cowl, scale engine and propeller, wheel fairings, wheels and more. Includes well cardstock detailed cockpit, die cut balsa, full size plans and a large sheet of decals.

Guillows Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis - 34.5 Inch Wingspan, 1/16, 807

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Large scale display, rubber powered, gas powered or R/C model. Very well engineered and detailed. Features all die-cut balsa, dozens of vacuform details, pre-cut wooden stock as needed, metal stock, covering tissue, large and complete decal sheet, detailed and illustrated instruction sheet, full size plans, completely formed wheels and prop, U-Control handle with control horn and thread and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: there plans have some cut marks but are still completely usable.

Maquette Polikarpov I-185, 1/72, 3107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

The I-185 developed from the I-180, which was a direct descendant of the famous I-16 and I-15 fighters that saw extensive service around the world. The I-185 had superior performance in every aspect to current Soviet designs and the future looked very promising. However, Soviet leaders decided not to built it as the standard fighter as the tool-up times would cause delays in getting aircraft to the front. Very nicely molded kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk San Francisco Cable Car, 1/48, 517-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. Very highly detailed kit from the 1960s. Features full interior, exterior, truck and under-body detail and track display stand.

AMT American Lafrance Aero Chief 1000 Fire Truck / Ladder Truck, 1/25, 6634

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

Box has wear but the kit inside is mint. Very highly detailed and has over 410 parts. Features swiveling 90 piece snorkel boom assembly that elevates and extends to over 28 inches long, fully detailed Detroit Diesel 8V-71 engine, full engine compartment, complete interior and rear deck and much more. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is just as it left the factory. The parts that were sealed at the factory are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The few parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Dodge Daytona Turbo, 1/24, 1415

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Dated 1987. Features detailed engine and engine bay, opening hood, detailed underside and full interior. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the instructions are completely usable but have minor bug damage.

Cleveland Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

This model came from a long-time collector. He ordered the model direct from Cleveland, mailing the USPS Money order on Sept. 2 and received the kit on October 6, 1955 - both receipts are enclosed. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, sheet wood, pre-drilled wheel pants blocks, clear windshield material, fully finished cowling and wheels, finished thrust button and rubber retainer, metal stock in multiple sizes, rigging material, preformed prop blades, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with everything present. 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.

Monogram 1956 Ford Thunderbird with Metal Body - (T-Bird), 1/24, 6101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

1977 issue. Includes die cast metal body and body parts with plastic details and chassis. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features full engine, full interior and underside details, opening hood, removable hardtop and more. There is no assembly but NOTE: the metal parts are neatly and correctly primed. There is nothing else done. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Nichimo IJN Kirishima Battleship Motorized, 1/742, 21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Very nicely detailed smaller scale kit for either static display or operation in water. Includes electric motor, all required hardware and adjustable rudder. Features one piece lower hull (molded in red), one piece upper hull (molded in gray) that fits the lower hull flawlessly, detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main turrets and separately molded secondary battery and AA guns. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes motor and instructions.