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Formaplane Rogozarski IK-3 - WWII Yugoslavian Fighter - Bagged, 1/72, C5

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Bagged kit that is still factory sealed. Very high quality vacuform kit from about 1987. Features recessed panel line detail and raised detail were appropriate, full cockpit, optional position landing gear, prop and clear canopy. Vacuform kits are not recommended for modelers who do not have experience building them.

Novo Techna Soviet Type L Series II Submarine, 1/400, K4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 7.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags, which is attached to cardstock that is folded in two. At times the factory workers had to get pretty creative because of a shortage of staples. Beyond staples, I have seen the bag of parts attached with a clothing snap, a rivet or even sewn on with thread!

Cleveland Boeing P-26A Peashooter Flying Aircraft With Detailing Parts, 1/16, M-60

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$85   

Includes factory sealed William's Brothers #139 1.5" correct main wheels and tires and #136 correct size tail wheel as well as a very old and delicate two-piece light plastic or celluloid engine crankcase that also fits this kit. The actual model is identical to the Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. It is simply a later part number. 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 insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Although the box has wear, the kit inside is just like new. 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.

Minicraft Le Royal Louis, 1/200, 141-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Large and very well detailed model with over 640 parts. Includes full rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: missing vacuform sails.

Golden Age Reproductions Peerless Models Fleet Trainer - 22 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$38   

Reissue of the 1936 Peerless Model Airplane Company Kit. Peerless was not around for long until they were bought out by Cleveland. As a result, Peerless kits are considered rare, so this is an ideal way to obtain a 'builder' model. Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose block, plastic propeller, rubber motor, vac wheels, prop shaft, thrust button and bearings, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and covering material. 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.

UPC Kaiwo Maru / Nippon Maru - 1930s Japanese Navy Sailing Training Ship, 1/200, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Hard-to find kit of the old Japanese Naval Training Ship. The two sister ships were built in Kobe and launched in 1930. They were both steel four-masted barques carrying royals over double top and topgallant sails. They served as school ships for the Japanese merchant marine. After WWII, they carried demobilized soldiers home, and up to 1951 made dozens of trips to Asia and the Pacific. In 1952, they worked to collect the remains of Japanese war dead from the South Pacific. The ships were replaced in 1989. Very nicely detailed kit in large 1/200 scale. The assembled kit measures about 19 inches long when built. Molded in white, yellow and brown and includes extensive vacuform sails. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ESCI Kamov Ka-34 Hokum - USSR, 1/72, 9073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

Excellent molds with all fine recessed panel lines. Very well detailed with complete cockpit, two piece canopy, detailed gear wells and external weapons load-out with 2 SA-14 Gremlin containers, four AT-6 Spiral missiles and two UB-32 rocket launchers. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell 707 Astrojet American Airlines 'Airmail' Issue With Trading Stamp, 1/139, H243-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

1961 issue in the famous 'Airmail' design box with artwork by J. Tsuchimori. This is the second version of this kit and the last issue to retain the 'Revelving' clear globe base that the "S" issue kits had. As a bonus it includes the trading stamp for this kit as well. The straight turbojets have been replaced with the early Jt3D-1 Fanjets, and the vertical fin is higher. Features moving rudder, rotating wheels and Revell's famous 'Globe' stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the box has light paint overspray on the left side as shown and tape residue on the sides, hence the lower 'good' grade.

Heller Le Redoubtable SSBN Submarine, 1/400, L701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$14   

1960s 'Yellow' style issue. Full hull kit featuring very fine raised and recessed hull detail, movable elevator, rudder and diving planes, counter-rotating props, decals and display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box displays better than the 'good-' grade but it is rated as such because there are two closed tears on the long sides, and one extends up on the box top. There is also plenty of other general wear.

Constructo Viking Ship, 80416

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Makes a perfect first wooden ship kit. Measures 9.6 inches long when assembled. Features a wooden hull that is completely carved, shaped and drilled (ready for paint), die cut wooden parts, other wood parts as required, plastic oars, colorful pre-printed sail, glue, paint, full size plans, rigging diagram, step-by-step illustrated instructions and colorful shields. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes and instructions and plans.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$65   

Dated 1960, but I believe this is actually a later issue due to the 100 cent price extension and no 'Famous Fighters' logo on the short box sides. Molded in a brilliant gloss deep blue and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, 1/24, 6027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Original release from 1978; not the common reissue. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional Monogram quality.

Special Hobby EMW A4b (Piloted V-2), 1/72, 72010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Piloted version of the famous A-4 (V-2) Rocket. The idea was the accuracy could be improved by providing a pilot who would do the final aiming then bail out. Several of the A 4b were actually built and test flown, but none with pilots. The reduced drag design, basically a two stage A 4B with strakes, was the intercontinental EMW A 9. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Lockheed F-117A Stealth, 1/72, 80347

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$14   

Nicely molded with all recessed detail. Includes large decal sheet for 415/416 TFS - 37th TFW TAC Tonopah April 1991 and 37th FW Tonopah 1991. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Planet Models Heinkel He-162B Volksjager with 2 AS-014 Pulse Jets - Luftwaffe, 1/72, 009

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

Rare. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr Engine Cylinder Kit - For Large Scale RC Aircraft - Bagged, 1/8, 203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$4   

Still factory sealed. Originally made for large scale RC Aircraft. Listed as 1" scale, which is the same as 1/8 scale in modern terms.

R&L Timber Transporter - Bagged, 1/130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale vehicle molded in two color and with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

Comet Meteor - 21 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Aircraft, 3409

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood and spars, wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, thrust button, prop, rubber motor, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing narrow stipwood. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. 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.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 1/139, H275-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

1964 hardbox issue that used the same art as the original 1950s 'S' issue. Ideal builder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Emhar F-94C Early Starfire, 1/72, EM3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$26   

Nicely molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail, two piece canopy and decals for the 1951 Lockheed Demonstrator Aircraft and one for Air Proving Ground Command 1953. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.