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Midwest Wally Simmers' Gollywock - 32 inch Wingspan Class C Aircraft, 403

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Purchased brand new on November 21, 1966 at National Hobby, Inc on Lorain Ave in Cleveland, Ohio. Includes the original receipt. Another successful design for Class C Stick National Competition by Wally Simmers. Climbs at 1200 feet/min on rubber power with a glide angle of 10 to 1. Large and graceful. Features covering tissue, high quality print and stripwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Purchased new on March 25, 1966 at Rod's Model Shop on St. Clarie Street in Cleveland Ohio. Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features covering tissue, quality strip and printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Midwest Super Jabberwock - 33 Inch Wingspan Class C Cabin Competition for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Purchased new on April 9, 1966 at Hobby House on 5240 Warrensville, Maple Heights, Cleveland, Ohio. Includes the original receipt! Cabin style 1949 record holding aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, precarved prop, covering tissue and beautiful full size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Midwest Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 405

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed and purchased new on February 19, 1974. This is a highly prefabricated flying model. There is no tissue covering - all the surfaces are die-cut balsa wood for quick and easy assembly. This kit makes an excellent, light weight flyer and is capable of long flights. Also includes formed wire landing gear, wheels, prop and decals. Other kits in this series included the Piper J-3 Cub, Citabria and Cessna Cardinal.

Carl Goldberg Models Goodyear Racer Shoestring - 18 Inch Wingspan, D2-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

Purchased new on December 16, 1966 in Cleveland Ohio. An excellent kit that is highly prefabricated - no tissue covering is used. Features all die-cut quality balsa fuselage sides, formers, wings and tails, formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, plastic prop, spinner and thrust button, metal prop shaft, other wood parts as required, perfect clear vacuform canopy that has not even yellowed, decals, inspection certificate, rubber motor and superb instructions with plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

SIG SIG Cub 24 Inch Wingspan Sport Model, FF-14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Purchased new at Rod's Hobby Shop in Cleveland Ohio on February 15, 1969. This kit is a very good performer and capable of long distance/high endurance flights. Features die-cut quality balsa wood, stripwood and other wood stock as needed, metal hardware, rubber motor, plastic prop, colored covering tissue, decals, full sized plans and SIGs excellent 'Programed Instructions' which are perfect for beginners. Never started and inventoried complete.

Carl Goldberg Models Ranger 28 - 28 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, D5-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Purchased new on March 3, 1966 at National Hobby Inc at 4526 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH. Quality rubber powered flying model with stick and tissue construction. Features die-cut balsa wood sheet parts, stripwood and spars, die-cut clear window material, light plastic nose cowl, plastic prop, rubber motor, fully finished wheels, plastic thrust button, formed wire gear struts, other wood stock as required, decals, tissue, full size plans and superb instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Comet Grumman TBF-1 Avenger - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model - (TBF1 TBF), 3403-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on October 26, 1967 at Surplus City in Cleveland, Ohio. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, hardware and clear canopy material if required, tissue covering and detailed full size plans/building instructions. 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.

Comet Taylorcraft Struct-O-Speed - 15 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 2202-49

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

From the later 1960s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features die-cut balsa wood main parts, about 12 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, paper insignia and full plane/instructions. Features die-cut wings, fuselage sides and formers, tail surfaces, finished wood wheels, formed wire landing gear, metl prop shaft, plastic prop and thrust button and detailed illustrated instructions. Complete and never started. 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.

Hobby-Time Sealed Factory Case of 12 Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98c

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$635   

This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.

Hobby-Time Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$110   

From the 1950s. One and only issue. This one is fresh from the shipping box but has a very slight factory flaw on it - there is a very small crease running vertically from just right of the forward rotor hub up to the top edge of the box. It is very hard to see and is only visible at certain angles. I personally removed these kits from the original Hobby-Time shipping box - it is the first time they have seen light since the factory. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The original 'krinkle' bag is present but brittle and cracked. I inventoried the parts and they are 100% present. The decals and instructions are in 'mint' condition.

AMT 1996 Ford Explorer Limited, 1/125, 8717

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. No painting required; features simplified assembly and 35 parts.

IMC A-1H Skyraider with Extra Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 484-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Purchased new on December 27, 1968 at Uncle Bill's Hobby Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. Neat kit features stock parts and additional 'Extra Battle Damaged Parts" with realistically damaged fuselage and horizontal stabilizer. Has decals for camo version or natural metal finish. Includes stand and clear prop disk for in-flight display. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

UPC North American P-51D Mustang - With Markings for Two USAAF 8th AF Aircraft (ex-Hawk), 1/50, 5069-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on May 19, 1967 at Woolworths in Cleveland, Ohio. Mold origins unknown - possible Marusan molds. If so, then Marusan copied the Hawk kit as the part layout, panel lines and rivets are identical. Good kit with recessed and raised panel lines. Includes cockpit, rockets, drop tanks, optional position canopy and gear and decals for two different 8th Air Force aircraft. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

UPC Lockheed P-38L Lightning (ex-Marusan), 1/50, 5055-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. Larger scale kit from Marusan molds. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

UPC Grumman F6F Hellcat - (ex-Lindberg), 1/48, 5057-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new at Woolworths on May 19, 1967 in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. Larger scale kit from Lindberg molds. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

UPC B-29 Superfortress - (ex-Marusan), 1/101, 5067-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Purchased new on October 6, 1966 at Zayer in Cleveland, Ohio. From Marusan molds and a nice kit with moving control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, cockpit detail, crew, full landing gear and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Aurora Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, 117-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$49   

SALE! Still factory sealed. this issue is from 1963 forward; it has the non-'Famous Fighter' logo on the front but the two side panel logos have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Features movable control surfaces, full cockpit, pilot and navigator and very good detail for that time. Includes rectangular clear stand.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$49   

SALE!! Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue from about 1963 as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. The two side logos, however, do say 'Famous Fighters' on the logo. Kit features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop and wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear.

Hawk Lockheed T-33A Chrome Plated - USAF / Canada RCAF / West German Luftwaffe, 1/48, 207-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

NOTE: build only, please read carefully. Hard-to-find first chrome issue hardbox dated 1961. The entire kit is metal plated and features realistic bright and matt panel variations. NOTE: chrome is bad. There is spotting on most large parts. Features removable jet engine and engine stand, mechanic, cockpit, working canopy and more. Includes a large decal sheet for all three versions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.