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Airfix Vickers Wellington B.111 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1406-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Features movable control surfaces, optional position undercarriage and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

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.

Hawk Lockheed Constellation L-749 - One Piece 1948 Box Issue, 1/140, 702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix HMS Belfast Cruiser, 1/600, 04212-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

First issue. Still sealed. Older yet incredibly well detailed and finely molded full-hull kit.

Iron Shipwrights HMCS Whidby K348 1943 (Canadian Flower Class DE Improved Version), 1/350, 4-064

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Very highly detailed ship kit. Includes resin hull and details, photoetched parts, decals and instructions. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still Internal factory bag sealed and the parts that were never bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 - Light Acrobatic Aircraft, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$16   

Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. This is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' ('Young Mechanic') release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Good Soviet kit molded in bright green, black, white and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Con-Cor Bi-Level Auto Flat Car, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

From the very early 1960s. Large kit features numerous metal parts, wood parts completely pre-shaped, plastic and metal details and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Ambroid CB & Q Dynamometer Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Encore Mig-3 With True Details Resin Cockpit / Polikarpov I-3 / Yak-6 / Gladiator Mk.I/II / Polikarpov R-5, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to Sealed NM

$27   

SALE! Includes all 5 kits. The R-5 is still factory sealed. The other four have not been started and are either factory bag sealed or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Glencoe Ryan NYP 'Spirit of St. Louis', 1/48, 03101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

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Still factory sealed. Larger scale (1/48) kit.

MPC Vought Kingfisher OS2U-1 - (OS2U1), 1/72, 7001-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still mint in the factory seal. This kit is from Airfix molds and is one of the MPC '3 Big Bonus' features series. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. The model features customizing parts (such as chrome plated bombs, missiles, prop, exhaust, air scoops, antenna and guns), stock and customizing decals and the clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

Jetco Thermic 18 Glider - 13 inch Wingspan Hand-Launched

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$18   

From the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is a solid balsa wood glider with a 13 inch wingspan. When properly built and trimmed, they are incredible performers. In a small thermal they can quickly climb to 60-70 feet or more and be out of sight quickly. The kit has not been started. It is complete with all parts and plans. The plans are complete and can be used but are brittle. The box is very poor.

Lindberg Blitz - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Plastic Flying Airplane Model, 926-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Fantastic artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in exceptional near mint condition. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, Lindberg came out with a complete line of vacuformed rubber powered flying models. The kits were all prepainted, had large wingspans and were quite attractive for flying models. They also included the rubber band, spring wire landing gear and injection molded wheels, propeller and bushing. The instructions are on the back along with a detailed trim/adjustment guide for flying.

Fujimi Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Tony, 1/72, FC-6-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$18   

Nice kit from older molds. Features raised detail with recessed control surface outlines, moving ailerons, prop and wheels and retractable landing gear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Bendix Talos SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - US Navy Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

First and only issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with fantastic artwork and the 'S' logo on the sides. Large scale kit that is well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: Box displays better than the 'VG++' grade, but was graded as such due to a very light 'Highland Hobby Shop' stamp on the box top.

Guillows Catalina PBY-5A / PBY-5, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$70   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans.

Revell Pedro Nunes 19th Century Portuguese Naval Ship, 1/96, H399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very Rare. Dated 1967 and includes factory-painted copper hull in excellent condition. Very highly detailed kit with lifeboats and davits, removable cargo hatches and detailed holds, preformed ratlines and deadeyes, all rigging material and standing/running rigging instructions, crew of 20 action figures, movable rudder, blocks, metal chains and a highly detailed deck with bilge pump, hand winches, anchors, fire buckets, pumps, life preservers and more. The kit has never been started. The white parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The black and brown parts have been carefully inventoried 100% complete. Includes rigging materials (still sealed) 'near mint' condition decals, flags and instructions. Unusual Portuguese Navy training vessel from the late 1890s. When the age of steam made sailing ships less desirable, the famous Thermopylae (known for her races with the Cutty Sark) was sold to the Portuguese Navy and modified to became the Pedro Nunes.

Vac Wings Yakovlev Yak-6, 1/72, VW7235

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

High quality vacuform kit with cast metal details. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

LS Ki-109 Army Experimental Intercepter Fighter Clear Fuselage/Cowlings Motorized, 1/72, 153-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Early issue with high-gloss box top. Very high quality with legendary LS detail and moldings. This kit has a host of unique features. Comes with solid and clear fuselage halves and engine cowls so you can, if you choose, view the detailed interior and engine compartments. A detailed cut-away lithograph is included showing additional details if you wish to add them. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, working wing flaps and ailerons, detailed cockpit and more. The model has provisions to be motorized so both props turn. A fuel truck holds the batteries! Includes ground figures. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Ki-109 was based on the Hiryu (Peggy) design as a high altitude interceptor against B-29s. A large cannon was placed in the nose and it had it's own operator stationed below the cockpit.

Hawk 2 Freedom Fighters F-84F and Supermarine Swift K-4, 1/72, 522-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Unique 1960 gift set with traditional Hawk high quality fit and finish. First issue as per the 98 cent price extension. Great Bill Campbell hardbox artwork. F-84 features all recessed panel lines, and the Swift is recessed and raised. Both aircraft have full landing gear, color decals, underwing weapons options and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.