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Heller Sncase SE-535 Mistral - 6e E.C. 1/6 'Oranie' Oran 1952 or Aeronavale 57S, 1/72, 221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box'. Early French twin-boom jet fighter - the French-built version of the Vampire. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. design. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Matchbox Mystere IVa - French No 2 Sq Cambrai 1955 / No 200 Sq Israeli Air Force 1967, 1/72, PK-47

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

Dated 1986. Well made kit has fine panel line detail, drop tanks, optional position landing gear and decals for both aircraft. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin Lt. C.E. Nungessers, 1/72, 264-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$34   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Nungesser's colorful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, aeroskin and instructions.

Glencoe Bristol HR.14 Sycamore - RAF No.228 Sq / No. 103 Sq / No. 275 Sq / No. 225 Sq (Used in Cyprus for Anti-Terror Operations March 1953) / HMS Ocean or Royal Australian Navy, 1/72, 04001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Features cockpit detail, optional position cabin doors and detailed rotor head. Contains markings for both Air Forces and a total of 6 helicopters. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The first Sycamore flew in 1947 and deliveries continued until 1957. This very successful design was in use well into the 1970s. Detailed interior and Scale Master Decals for six British Army Machines and one Australian squadron.

Italaerei Cant Z-501 Flying Boat, 1/72, 112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Well-detailed older kit of the very attractive Italian 1930s Seaplane. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/82, 495-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Dated 1961. Dramatic Jo Kotula box art. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The decals have some light damage affecting several of the transfers as they were once stuck to the instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions, decals and all parts. The box is complete but has numerous tears, tape marks, tape stains etc as shown. The earliest issues of this kit did not have decal; this one does. That dates is as late in the first release. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.

Merlin Models Albatros W.4 (W-4) Floatplane, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Limited production kit with injection molded parts and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Life-Like Revolutionary War Cannon - (Ex-Palmer), 1/24, 09691

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

$45   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. From Palmer molds. Older large scale kit with 'good' detail.

Cleveland Westland Whirlwind Master Kit - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$185   

'Master' issue in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. 33 3/4 inch wingspan. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. Very highly detailed and complete kit for it's time. Features high quality printwood, stripwood, center drilled nacelle blocks, all other blocks as required, spars, clear window material, very large and highly detailed full size plans and more. Please note this is the wartime issue and does not have paint bottles. 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.

Heller Corona Galleon Type 1450, 1/200, L840

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Highly detailed model with 173 parts. Galleon type of warship from about 1450. Note the 8 towers, which housed men-of-arms for when the ship drew near the opponent. With billowing sails. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell F-102A Delta Dagger - Large Scale with Working Features - 'S' Issue, 1/48, H281-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

Sensational 'S' action model dated 1958. This is the first issue with the -198 price extension and 'S' Cement logos on the long box sides. The 1960 issue, H281-200, is much more common and lacks the 'S' logos. Unique large scale kit includes many operational features. Landing gear and flaps retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed. Removable detailed engine and movable control surfaces. Weapons bay opens to show AIM-4 Falcon missiles. Long after this kit stopped being a big seller in the USA, it found favor in Japan, where at least two issues were made in the 1960s and early 1970s. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw.

Hasegawa Republic F-105D Thunderchief, 1/72, 122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Nicely detailed kit of the 'D' variant from older, very good quality molds. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts including instructions.

Kyosho Cessna 172 - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

This is a Kyosho kit made and packed in Japan in the 1960s but marketed by Kayeff Inc in California. I estimate the wingspan to be about 36 inches. This is a beautiful classic kit with a high degree of prefabrication for it's day. The kit features completely precut ribs, wheel pants, firewall, elevator, rudder and many other balsa parts (thin and very thick), die-cut plywood fuselage bulkheads, formed wire main and nose landing gear, balloon tires, metal push rods (for control line linkage), a metal hardware pack that is still sealed, numerous other wood and metal parts as needed, window material, tissue covering and more. This kit has not been started. The parts are complete, with the factory sealed ones still bag sealed and many parts still wrapped with the factory Kyosho tape. NOTE: I have lost the plans to this kit. You will need to find a set of Kyosho plans to build this model.

Ace Model Shop MG TC Midget, 1/20, 8R

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Hard-to-find kit from 1951. The Ace Products Company was located at 60 N. San Gabriel Blvd, Pasadena 8, California and produced a line of automobiles and perhaps other subjects also. This kit consists of injection molded hard plastic black wheels and tires, clear injection molded headlights and holders, cast metal steering wheel, grill and MG decals and pre-cut and stock wooden parts. The majority of the parts, including the body, seats, fenders, etc are profile cut. Includes full size plans with assembly illustrations, detailed (for that time) written instructions and two photos of the completed model. NOTE: at one time the passenger 'box' was built. Due to the use of poor glue, it has fallen apart. The pieces are intact and can be easily assembled again. One piece broke and was neatly repaired. You can use it or replace it with wood (it is balsa) if you desire. There was no other assembly.

Revell Racing Reflections 1997 Wrangler Jeans - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1/24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$27   

Limited issue kit from 1998; one of 5,000 made. Includes a color 5"x7" photograph of Dale on Kodak Royal Color paper and is serial numbered with a certificate of authenticity. The kit features full engine and engine compartment detail, removable hood, complete interior with accessories and roll bars, separately molded front and rear suspension, drive line and exhaust, large full color decal sheet and more. Molded in white, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Long Midget or Midget Mustang - Flying Scale Model, G6-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Hawker Hind Frog Penguin Replica, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Very limited edition replica of the Frog Penguin kit. Includes photocopied original instructions. The kit has never been started. The factory parts bag is still sealed and also contains all paperwork and decals. In the late 1930s, before WWII, Frog created the world's first line of injection molded plastic model kits. Since Frog stood for 'Flies Right Off the Ground' and Frog had a famous line of flying models, the world's first all injection molded kits were called Frog Penguin for the bird that does not fly. The Penguin Osprey was among the early pre-war releases by Frog. The kit is reproduced from actual Frog Penguin kits belonging to the extensive collection of the owner of Merlin Models.

Revell Miss America P-51D Racer Howie Keefe, 1/32, H274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

1972 issue. Kit features extensive and colorful decals and painting templates to duplicate the famous Keefe racing aircraft. Kit features detailed supercharged Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, removable cowling, opening canopy, highly detailed cockpit, moving wheels and prop, and detailed instructions on how to duplicate the 'Hoerner Tip' Clipped wings. Molded in white and smoke-tinted clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC Dornier Do-17E Profile Series - Luftwaffe or Condor Legion (Spain), 1/72, 2-1513-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Profile Series kit builds one of 3 versions- Do-17F-1 Staffel, Aufklarungsgruppe 22 long-range reconnaissance unit based at Weiden German in 1938, Do-17F-1 from Aufklarungsgruppe 124 that saw action in Poland in 1939 and Do-17P-1 of Aufklarungstaffel 88 Condor Legion, Spain 1938. This is a quality Airfix kit marketed in the US with a choice of three decals (Profile Series) and a different box.