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Cleveland A-20 Boston or P-70 Havoc - Master Kit For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-115

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$425   

49 inch wingspan - builds either the Douglas A-20 Boston Medium Bomber or the P-70 Havoc Night Fighter. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. This is the deluxe version including dope and paint in glass bottles. Very highly detailed and complete 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.

Delphis Models R.I. Eugenio Di Savoia 1942 Cruiser, 1/700, DMK 022

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

Rare. Beautifully resin cast waterline ship kit. Very highly detailed. Includes paint guide, large illustrations and detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$225   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, remarkable 'excellent' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions. Even the original factory tissue packing paper is present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is light general shelf wear and edge wear as shown.

Revell Lockheed Electra II Los Angeles Dodgers 1961, 1/155, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$395   

Very rare. Special issue made by Revell just for the Concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers Inc and only available through them. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!), four solid corners, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Lockheed Super G Constellation Eastern Golden Falcon, 1/128, H245-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

1956 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that these kits were famous for. The box is in exceptional 'excellent ++' condition. Color and gloss are like new. All for corners are solid. Very, very light edge wear, a slight crease and the remains of factory tape are the only flaws. Instructions are near mint; decals are beautiful with only the slightest tint of yellow. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ITC Stinson Model T Tri-Motor - Eastern Air Service, 1/61, 3722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Rare. This famous early 1930s transport was the primary competition of the Ford Tri-Motor and saw widespread use. It was the idea of E.L. Cord, the money behind the aircraft and the owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg automobile company. Cord also owned Lycoming, the engines that ended up on the final product. Another of Cord's companies was Century Airlines, which naturally used the aircraft. Century later became part of American Airlines. The Model T was used by many other airlines including Eastern, Delta, Braniff, TWA, United and American when they rolled up Century. The Tri-Motor carried 10 passengers, baggage and of course the mail, which was critical to early airline revenue. The aircraft proved successful and economical to operate. Includes clear windows, interior with passengers and pilots, Eastern Air Service decals and clear blue-tinted display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell P2V-7 Neptune - 'S' Issue, 1/104, H239-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

1955 first issue hardbox with some of my favorite box art. The box has excellent color and gloss, no fading and no price tags, but does have closed spits on two corners. An excellent kit for that time with very fine recessed panel lines and fine raised rivets. Molded in gloss silver and clear, featuring pilot and co-pilot, top turret that rotates and guns that elevate, rotating props and wheels and the famous clear swivel base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: three prop blades are neatly broken at the hub base. All three are present and fit back perfectly for an easy repair.

Revell USS Lexington CVT16 Aircraft Carrier, 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$119   

Dated 1975. Nice kit of training carrier CVT-16. Includes 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell HMS Bounty - MGM 'Mutiny On The Bounty' Movie Box with Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, 1/110, H326-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Rare 1961 hardbox issue with fantastic John Steel artwork and MGM Studios 'Mutiny on the Bounty" movie promotion side panels and photos of Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed and this kit is no exception. Features full hull, detailed deck and all fittings, preformed ratlines, vac sails, full rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Renwal Nike Ajax MIM-3 Missile Store Display, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$475   

For the advanced collector and investor. Very rare and in exceptional, all original condition. This is a Adams-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these dioramas, potential buyers would see the model build and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive, so few hobby shops could afford them back in the 1950s. And of the ones made, there was heavy attrition. Parts broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes the 'excellent' condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and painted, is missing no parts and has had no repairs. The paint is 'excellent+' and the decals are very good with the typical yellowing and wear as shown . The 3-D cardboard display is 'excellent.' There are no rips, tears, repair, tape or missing material. The only damage is a light crease near the words 'nike man' at the top center, a light crease at the top left, and a slight stain under the '81.' A superb 'no apologies' piece. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. NOTE: It will be packed as well as possible in a double box, but be aware that some small parts or men may come loose during shipping and may have to repaired on your end.

CM CA72 USS Pittsburgh (Baltimore class 1944), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$315   

Built by Roger Torgeson from CM Kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings and photoetched details. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. Model 'stages' as the actual missile did. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. Titan I was the USAs first multi-stage Interncontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Revell USS Aaron Ward DD-132, 1/240, H427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

1962 issue with John Steel box art. Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aaron Ward served as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919. During that time she was commanded by the famous Commander R.A. Spruance (later Admiral) of Midway fame. After that she served in the Pacific Fleet. In 1940 she became part of the famous Lend-Lease arrangement and was renamed HMS Castleton and saw heavy duty as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic till 1944.

Berkeley Sweitzer 1-30 - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12, 4-18 295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$180   

Big 1/12 scale model with a 40 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features hardware, decals, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell Guided Missile Fleet Set ABC 'Navy Log' Gift Set USS Norton Sound / USS Nautilus Submarine / USS Boston - 'S' Issue, G333-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$750   

Rare 1955 release. This is a very complete kit and it includes all three ship models with the small parts packets still factory sealed, instructions and decals, the three correct small bottles of paint (which still look good), brush and Revell 'S' Cement (opened). The box has wear as shown. The inner packing display cardboard insert is complete and in excellent condition. This gift set contains the USS Norton Sound, USS Nautilus and USS Boston. All kits have not been started. These are all original 1955 kits - the plastic color is the correct high gloss light gray and the decals and flags are correct as well. An unusually complete example of a rare kit.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders - 'S' Issue, 1/64, H199-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

1960 'S' issue with fantastic box artwork. Revell brought new life to the original F-104 molds by including four then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, ground missile trailer and ground crew. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII (CL-II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Rare still factory sealed kit dated 1959. The model is in investment grade condition and as just as it left the Aurora shipping box. The seal is still mint. The hardbox is in fantastic condition with like-new color and gloss. Although dated 1959, the lack of 'Famous Fighters' within the boarder of the sunburst logo dates this kit from the very early 1960s.

Eastern Express Trinity House Lightship 'South Goodwin' - Ex-Frog, 1/109, 40003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$120   

From quality ex-Frog molds. Large scale kit that is very nicely detailed. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent condition decals and instructions.

Revell Bell P-39 Airacobra - 'S' Issue, 1/45, H222-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$155   

1955 'S' issue. Very nice kit for that time in near 1/48 scale. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, detailed pilot figure and optional position cockpit door and a belly drop tank. Molded in beautiful high-gloss olive drab and clear with the Revell 'Globe' base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Richard Kishady did the famous painting for this kit and originally included German kill markings on the nose of the P-39. Very shortly after this, Revell began to export kits to Europe and many European countries had banned the swastika - so the box art was changed to Japanese kill markings, which is this issue.