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Cleveland Howard's 1935 Mr. Mulligan Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

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.

Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland 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. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. 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.

Airfix Boeing 737 'Special Edition' - Air France or British Airways, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$27   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear.

Megow Great Republic Clipper Ship - The Largest Wooden Clipper Ever, H2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Rare kit from the 1930s. Old hobby shop stock. This was one of the more deluxe '25 Cent' line of Megow ships. This one measures about 12 inches length overall. The kit has not been started. It is still wrapped in the factory tissue and is complete with all parts and plans.

RCM Kawanishi N1K 'Rex', 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-48 I Lily Light Bomber - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/72, C12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Old Mania molds of very high quality. Features a very highly detailed interior and fine recessed panel lines as well as colorful markings for three aircraft as well as a painting guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions or still internally bag sealed.

Scale Flight Comet's Corben Super Ace - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From the 1940s. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by FS Garcher. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Aeroclub Pobjoy Engine and Propeller, 1/72, E002

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

Matchbox Heinkel He-115 - Finnish or Luftwaffe, 1/72, PK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Includes markings for Finnish LeLv 46 1942, Luftwaffe 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 706 Denmark 1940 and 1/Kustenfliegergruppe 406 Tromso Norway 1942. The last group took part in the attacks on Convoy PQ17 in June/July of 1942 in which 23 of 36 vessels were sunk by air attack and U-boats. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Guillows De Havilland DH-80A Puss Moth - 24 inch Wingspan RC/CL/Rubber Powered Kit, 306

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

From the 1960s. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern servos and receivers. A very nice kit featuring die cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood firewall, completely finished wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose, rubber motor, hardware, clear window material, very large decal sheet, colored tissue and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Top Flite P-51D Mustang Gold Edition - 65 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, 1/7, TOPA0110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$169   

Very large scale (1/7) Radio Controlled kit. Features 90% balsa sheeting, most parts formed to shape, CAD engineered wood parts with interlocking construction, precision formed ABS details and the ability to accept a wide number of options (not included) such as retracts, flaps, super detailed cockpit, etc. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside. All small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts are still in the factory rubber band bundles and have been inventoried complete including decals, excellent instructions and plans. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, the kit will be shipped in the box shown. There will be an additional charge to pack and ship it in another box.

Monogram US Army Military Jeep and M3-37mm Gun - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM21-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Rare kit in the 1957 dated short box. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is a 2" closed tear on the edge of the instructions.

Airfix Grumman J4F Widgeon, 1/72, 10030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. - US Airfix issue. Very nicely molded kit for it's time. The Widgeon saw WWII service as a Coast Gurad transport, trainer and recon aircraft. Before the war, the Widgeon was active in it's original design purpose - as a luxury sport airplane and executive transport amphibian.

Sierra Curtiss O-1 Navy or OC Marine Falcon - (P-6 Hawk) - Bagged, 1/72, 72001

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Rare kit of the Naval version of the P-6 Hawk. High quality moldings with many cast metal details and instructions + plans with markings guide.

Monogram Firebolt Jet Powered Racer - For CO2 or Jetex, 1/24, PC51-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

Rare original issue from 1959. Molded in correct high-gloss red, black and clear. Includes asbestos washers and metallic heavy cardboard heat shield for CO2 or Jetex B operation. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals, instructions and small catalog.

Hasegawa Vought F4U-1D Corsair, 1/72, 1178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$14   

Nicely molded with 34 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, cockpit, drop tank and decals for the model shown on the box top including full checkerboards for the nose and tail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Zvezda Su-47 Berkut - Bagged, 1/72, 7215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$29   

Bagged kit. Well detailed. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Matchbox Dornier-Dassault Alpha Jet - Luftwaffe or French Air Force Prototypes, 1/72, PK-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Dated 1983. Has markings for both air forces prototype aircraft.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor 50 Inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$155   

Very rare. Pre-WWII issue from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. I believe it to be the original box although it has no markings; older kits were often packed in such boxes and the fit for the parts is exact. Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.