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Monogram Whirlwind - 30 Inch Wingspan Pre-Fabricated Gas Powered Control Line Model, C-1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$450   

Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

Continental Model Airplane Co Curtiss Hawk 75 - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Italaerei Caproni Ca-311 Bomber, 1/72, 113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Like from the 1970s. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features full cockpit, bomb bay load and gunners positions. Includes decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Piper Cub Super Cruiser - 40 inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y10-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box 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, and other balsa stock as required, a big machine cut balsa prop, completely preformed wood wheels, hardwood nose button, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. 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.

Aurora-ESCI Panzer III Ausf.M or N - Decals for Four Tanks, 1/72, 6202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Unusual Aurora issue from ESCI quality molds. Very high mold quality. Features flexible treads, optional turret armor, parts to build either version, decals for all versions listed and other optional parts.

Cleveland 1933 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-47

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

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.

Eduard Fokker F.1 (F-1) - With Photoetched Parts, 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed model. Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded.

Jo-Han 1964 Plymouth Belvedere Richard Petty, 1/25, GC-964

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Well molded kit. Details feature detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, exhaust dump tubes, complete roll cage, bucket seat with racing seat pads and harness, complete interior and fire extinguisher, window straps and fuel tank shield. Molded in gloss blue-green, chrome, black and clear. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing fire extinguisher. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, excellent decals and instructions.

Aurora Piasecki H-21 'Work Horse', 1/49, 504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Third issue of this classic kit. The box is dated 1956 but you can see the new oval logo moved to the lower right with 'Famous Fighters' in the border which would date this kit to 1958-59. Earlier in the 1950s a company called 'Helicopters for Industry' created a line of large early kits. In 1956 Aurora bought the molds and quickly reissued these models with new box artwork. Large kit features cockpit, spinning rotors, rotating wheels and opening doors. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tasman CAC CA-13/19 Boomerang - RAAF Late WWII BF R, 1/72, TN1004

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Limited edition kit. Injection molded main airframe parts, numerous cast metal details, two Falcon 'Clear-Vax' canopies, a large fold-out with 12 photos, 6 drawings and text details and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Fokker Dr-1 Triplane - (DR.1), 1/48, 8161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$35   

Includes Kagero Legend of Aviation #3 Decal Set which includes the DR-1, DVII and DIII. In excellent condition but missing four Iron Crosses; there are 12 still left. Also includes Eagle Strike #48189 Flying Circus Part VI Fokker DVII. It is NOT for the DR-1 but has tons of crosses and commonly used items across the German Air Arm. Missing three decals, otherwise complete. Now on to the actual Eduard model- NOTE: itincludes ONE KIT ONLY. The second kit is gone. The kit itself is very highly detailed and includes numerous PE parts and a mask set. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the factory decals are 100% intact but have slight staining to the decal backing paper. I believe they were exposed to moisture.

KVZ Yak-24P Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Hard-to-find kit of the Yak-24 in civil service colors. Molded in white, silver, clear and black. Well detailed for a KVZ kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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 Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

RCM Lockheed Hudson, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

Has optional parts to make all marks of the Hudson. Very large scale (1/32) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, engine, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasbro Stage Coach Magi-Foam Craft Kit, 5376X100

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Good+

$9   

From the early 1960s. Rare and unusual kit from Hassenfeld Brothers, better known as Hasbro. Almost all parts are formed in four sheets of foam; there are also pins for axles. Has about 28 parts and the carriage measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Surprisingly, the detail is good and crisp and the foam is closed cell (very dense to be paintable and strong, but light). Also includes a paint brush and nail file. The kit has never been started. All parts are included but NOTE: missing 'magi-cutter' for cutting the foam and the instructions.

Guillows Cessna 170 - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/18, 302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$29   

Rare original issue dated 1961. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or modern electric power. Can be converted to R/C with modern light weight gear. Features two big color decal sheet with all stripes as per the box art aircraft, excellent light plastic full engine cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, strip wood, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, finished wheels and thrust button, landing gear wire and excellent plans with detailed instructions on the plans and on a separate sheet. Never started and complete.

Revell Fokker Friendship F-27 (F27) KLM City Hopper - Kikoler Issue, 1/94, 0102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue from the popular original 1958 'S' molds. Well detailed and features moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. With colorful and complete KLM decals. Molded in white and clear plastic. Never started. Factory sealed inner parts bag with decals and instructions present.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Flying Model Aircraft, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$129   

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: the plans are completely usable but have bug damage. 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 1959 Ford Galaxie Hardtop 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Competition, 1/25, 139

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$245   

Very rare first hardbox issue and even rarer in this condition. It is a one-owner kit that was purchased new on March 25, 1960 in Lexington, KY and then never touched beyond a quick inspection. Nicely molded and detailed kit for that time. The model can be built stock or with any combination of options such as continental kit, tachometer, floor shift, fender skirts, lake pipes, hood scoop, louvers, aerial, spotlight, fender mirrors, moon disks, exhaust extensions, decals and more. Molded in ivory white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and black rubber whitewall tires. Chrome and windshield are 'excellent' for this model and there are no tire burns. The kit has never been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.