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Cleveland Bayles 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17B

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


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, 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. NOTE: there is bug damage to the covering tissue and some smaller papwork. 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.

Airsail Auster AOP-9 Army Observation Aircraft - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very high quality stick and tissue flying model for rubber, CO2 or electric power. A true scale model with nice detail. Features quality die-cut balsa parts, plastic nose cowl, rubber motor, scale plastic wheels, molded clear canopy, strip wood, prop, metal hardware, decal sheets, full size building plan with instructions and color and markings guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC 1967 Bonneville Pontiac Hardtop With Paint and Brush - Builds Either Stock / Funny Car / Custom by Dean Jefferies, 1/25, 967-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very, very rare model and first (and only) issue. In amazing 'never started and complete' condition; even the original paint and brush is present. This is a one owner kit that was opened once for inspection then stored. Very well detailed and features stock 428 CID engine with 3x2 carbs or blown race version, detailed engine compartment, opening hood with optional hood tach, molded underside chassis detail with separately molded exhaust, complete stock interior with optional custom bucket seats, chromed rocker panel moldings, mid-engine race chassis option with roll bar, choice of stock or race tires and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear, red-tint clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: there is one very, very light tire burn on a custom hood scoop.

KVZ Yakovlev Yak-40 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


East German cold war model of the respected Russian mini-trijet transport. Includes clear side and cockpit windows, full landing gear, display stand and a very large and colorful decal sheet for Aeroflot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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 Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Kemtron Hon3 Skelton Log Car With Brass Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare, very well detailed model. Features mostly cast brass parts (including trucks) with several injection molded plastic parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell B-2 Stealth Bomber, 1/144, 04070

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


From 1993. Features detailed landing gear, gear bays, cockpit and authentic SCRAM weapons system. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai 150mm Self-Propelled Howitzer IV Hummel Motorized for Radio Control - (Bumble Bee), 1/15, 8351-5000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very large 1/15 scale kit that is detailed and rugged for real operation. Features metal parts in high stress and wear locations, injection molded parts, working suspension, full gear boxes, two Mabuchi 56 motors sealed inside the original boxes, extensive running hardware, incredible gun and interior detail, opening doors and hatches, individually molded track links and much more. Never started. All but one tree is still factory sealed. The open tree has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, #1 (bracket for a cylinder - can be made) and missing decals. With instructions and motors. Please note that Bandai did not include the Radio Control (R/C) with this kit, it must be purchased separately and adapted to the model.

Lindberg HMS Hood - -Motorized British Battlecruiser, 1/400, 763M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1979 release of the classic working kit. Could easily be made RC with today's small FM components. This is a large and nicely done motorized kit that sails well. One electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, AMT866-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Reissue from 2015. Super detailed truck with over 250 parts and over 70 in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, removable hood, giant 567 CID Detroit Diesel engine, hollow vinyl truck tires, dual exhaust, running lights, horns, Goodyear tires, and fully detailed cab.

Airfix Boeing 314 Pan Am Clipper - 'Dixie' or BOAC 'Berwick', 1/144, 1415-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1960s Craftmaster issue. Very well molded and detailed older kit with decals for both aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, front clear windshield. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: three small parts are a different color plastic; they are from a later issue of this same kit. In the 1930s Pan Am was a household word in the USA for their romantic foreign routes and the glamorous 'China Clippers' that crossed the Pacific Ocean, stopping at such ports as Wake Island. Pan Am's attention soon turned to the Atlantic. Since non-stop service would be needed, a new aircraft was designed. The Boeing 314 was chosen. This huge flying boat started flying the Atlantic mail in 1939 with a trip over 26 hours long. Before the war, the 314 fleet flew the Pacific, Atlantic and other routes. The airliner was a palace compared to the cramped jets and limited service of today. The flight deck compared to the bridge of a ship and housed 6 crew. It was connected to the passenger cabin by a spiral staircase. The luxurious cabins were divided into 5 standard compartments, each seating 10 passengers, a dining salon for 14, a special compartment for four and a deluxe bridal suite. 74 could be carried on day trips and 40 when sleeping quarters for all passengers was required. Chefs prepared gourmet meals while passengers lounged in deeply cushioned wicker chairs and enjoyed a grand view of the scenery from about 5,000 feet. The age of the Clippers ended shortly after WWII when land planes could operate at much higher speeds than the flying boats.

Tamiya Heinkel He-162 A-2 Salamander, 1/48, 61097-2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Dated 2006. Very finely molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, detailed gear wells, highly detailed removable jet engine and dolly, pilot figure, optional position canopy and decals for several aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Rommel's Rod With Two Trading Cards - The Desert Fox's Krazy Kommand Kar - Designed by Tom Daniel, 1/24, PC225-6745

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare first issue dated 1969. Not the common reissue. The box is complete and has four solid corners, but there is writing as shown and bug damage oddly restricted to the edges. This is a wonderful and fun kit with machine guns, two skeletons, detailed engine and interior, removable hood and more. Molded in the correct tan, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'very good++' and the small Monogram fold-out catalog is included. Also includes the two original trading cards that each measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches. One is for Rommel's Rod (this kit) and the other is for Tom Daniel's Swee'T'ee Model T Street and Show Rod. The Swee'T'ee card has 'very good+' centering, new color and gloss and the only real flaws are three small chips at the very edge of the white border. The car image is flawless. Rommel's Rod has only 'good to fair' centering. The image is flawless but there are several chips at the very edge of the white border.

MPC Boeing 727-200 Stretch - American Airlines - (Airfix molds), 1/144, 1-4704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


From Airfix molds. Features moving elevators, optional position landing gear and airstair door. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the Golden Token promotion has been cut from the long box end.

MPC 1973 Dodge Pickup Truck Customizing Kit - Stock Adventurer Pick Up / Mint 400 Racer / NASCAR Emergency Truck, 1/25, 1-7309

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare first and only issue, and even rarer in this condition. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, engine performance options, parts for two wheel or four wheel drive versions, detailed underside with separately molded suspension, exhaust and driveline, full interior, optional performance hood, opening tail gate, special parts for the racing version and plenty of special items for the NASCAR variant, along with a floor jack, tool chest and a variety of hand tools. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.NOTE: the instructions have light bug damage.

BaxMod Ratel 20 ICV Infantry Combat Vehicle - Pre or Post 1988 Versions, 1/35

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


High quality resin model with photoetched details. Features very nice underside and suspension, full engine, excellent interior, optional position hatches, optional parts for pre and post 1988 versions and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The Ratel 20 was the first in a range of Ratels developed for the South African Army. It was developed as an ICV for mechanized infantry during the Angolan bush war. They weigh 18.5 tons loaded, have a 6x6 drive, are powered by a 230kw 12 L turbo charged 6 cylinder water cooled diesel, can travel 105 km/h on the open road, have a range of 1000 km and are armed with a 20mm cannon and 7.62 machine gun. In bush war operations, the Ratel 20 proved to be an excellent ICV with a good balance of fire power, protection, speed, mobility and relative comfort for the 13 crew members. The Ratel 20 is still in service with the South African National Defense Force. All remaining Ratels have been upgraded and remain in service until a replacement ICV has been found.

Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Hamp Zero - With 7 Figures - 2 Fighter Group Buna East of New Guinea 1940 / Tainan FG (1st) Buna '42-'43 / 204 FG Rabaul 1943 / Tainan FG (2nd) Taiwan 1944, 1/48, MA125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very nicely molded, featuring all very fine recessed and raised panel lines, detailed full cockpit and landing gear wells, closed or open canopy, opened or closed cowl flaps, optional drop tanks, optional position landing gear, 7 figures (including pilot) and paint guide and decals for the 4 aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Imai German Tank Panzer IV -F2 - Sd.Kfz.161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (ex-Bandai), 1/15, 1-519-2495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Very rare, giant scale (1/15) fully motorized tank model. Features three motors - two RE-56 size drivers with independent, all-metal gear boxes (one for each track), one FA-15 size with an all metal gear box for turret rotation, an amazing hardware kit with metal motor mounts, three all metal gear boxes, brass gear, brass pre-wired and soldered battery contacts, full set of pre-wired switches and prewired 7 pin plug and socket set, all machine screws and nuts, very realistic individual track links, full crew, opening crew and rear engine hatches and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed (almost all) are still factory sealed. The few that were not sealed are inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

CM USS King DDG41 (1985) - Farragut-Class Guided Missile Destroyer, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details and decals if required- email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Eduard Strip Down Fokker D.VIII (D-VIII) 'Flying Razor', 1/72, 7007

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


The most detailed kit available in 1/72 of the 'Flying Razor.' Full metal interior structure of 48 parts with 6 injection molded parts, two resin parts and film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Airfix Saab-Scania AJ-37 Viggen (Jaktviggen) - 162 Sq 'Petter Bla' (Blue Peter) Uppsala 2001 / 171 Sq Ronneby-Rallinge 1999, 1/48, 07107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find, large scale Swedish multi-role fighter. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and airbrakes, two Sidewinder and two SkyFlash missiles and 30 mm gun.