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Cleveland Howard's Pete Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-18

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.

Hasegawa Sepacat Jaguar E/T Mk.2, 1/72, E24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. High quality kit with optional position canopies and landing gear, crew, boarding ladder, centerline drop tank and wing load-outs. Markings for FAF Jaguar of EC 2/7 at Saint-Dizier.

Airfix Westland Whirlwind Mk.1, 1/72, 02064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Fourth type logo. 112 Whirlwinds were built after the prototype flew in October of 1938. Two Squadrons flew the single seat fighter bomber on anti-shipping strikes and long range escort duties. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing PT-13D Kaydet - Bagged, 1/72, 4116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Missing one windshield - otherwise inventoried with all other parts. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Skywave Two Royal Navy 'O' Class Destroyers (G17 Onslow Type) - One Ship, 1/700, SW-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline kit. NOTE: Contains ONE destroyer and decals for 'O' class DDs. Four of the two dozen or so decals have been used; the rest are intact. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with one complete DD, partial decals and instructions.

Skywave IJN Kamikaze Class Destroyer - Kamikaze 1922 As Built or Asakaze / Harukaze / Matsukaze / Hatakaze / Oite / Hayate / Asanagi / Yunagi, 1/700, W14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very highly detailed waterline model. Can be built in 'as launched' configuration and includes optional parts for later variants as well as full decals and hull numbers for the sister ships listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora M8 Munitions Carrier and 8 Inch Howitzer, 1/48, 333-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Hard-to-find 1/48 scale model includes both kits. M8 features movable tracks and bogie wheels, movable bulldozer blade and ammunition loader. The Howitzer has a movable breech and wheels, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails and 7 figures. The kit has never been started. The Carrier is still in the internal factory sealed bag. The gun was not sealed and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Aurora did not issue a terrain base with this kit.

Crest-Armtec German 150mm Nebelwefer, 1/76, 2

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

All metal kit from the early 1960s. Excellent detail. Factory sealed.

CM USS King DDG41 (1985) - Farragut-Class Guided Missile Destroyer, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$285   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details and decals if required- email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

CM LST With Vehicles, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. The assembled and painted model is shown in the photo - this kit comes unassembled and must be built and painted. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Revell Olds Delivery Van Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell American Air Lines Boeing 707 Astrojet Jet Horizons Series, 1/140, H243-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

1964 hardbox issue. Features colorful American Airlines decals, fan-jet engines, optional position landing gear and passenger doors and moving rudder and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller C-160 Transall Transport - French Air Force, 1/100, L711

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Nicely done 1/100 scale kit of this efficient French transport. Features cockpit detail, cargo bay floor, optional position rear cargo doors, rotating props and wheels and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman Wildcat VI - FAA or FM-2 US Marines - Bagged, 1/72, 117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory staple sealed. Type three logo header is in rare 'Near Mint' condition with as-new colors and no price tags or tag marks. Has decals for Fleet Air Arm or US Marines.

RCM Fleet Submarine US Navy WWII, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

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 components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, 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.

ATP Boeing 727-200 - Fuselage Conversion with Decals, 1/144, AVK-2

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$5   

Very nicely formed with recessed control surface lines. Includes ATP window, cockpit window and door decals for the 717-1200. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Roman Bireme Warship, 1/80, 435-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$135   

Large scale model in the 1967 hardbox. Very nicely molded kit and one of Aurora's better kits. Full hull kit is 11 inches long when built and features very nicely detailed hull planking and decoration, detailed deck and tower, individually molded oars and shields, two sails and 11 Roman Rulers, Tillers and Soldiers. Includes painting and rigging guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix DHC-2 Beaver - USAF or RAF Floats/ Skis/ Wheels, 1/72, 03017-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

1970s Type Four logo issue. Has decals for RAF or USAF versions. Has optional parts for wheels, floats or skis. Very nicely molded with full interior and excellent details. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one float version 'V' strut. All 'land based' parts are present It has been inventoried with all other parts present and includes decals and instructions. The instructions have a little bit of paint on them but it will not interfere with assembly.

Planet Models IMAM Romeo Ro-41, 1/72, 066

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue high quality resin kit.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 Finnish, 1/72, AP107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find special release with Finnish markings. Very cleanly molded with all recessed panel lines.