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Sterling F4U-5 Corsair Launches Rockets in Flight - 24 inch Wingspan for RC - (F4U5), A14-398

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new in 1967 in Cleveland, OH. This kit is part of Sterling's expensive big-wingspan series that was designed for R/C and also includes numerous extra parts for control line operation. Can also be flown free-flight. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, many light plastic detail parts, vacuformed plastic canopy, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Sterling Hal Krier's Great Lakes Special - 24 inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Freeflight, A24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on April 19, 1967 at Bell's Models in Cleveland, OH. This kit is part of Sterling's expensive big-wingspan series that was designed for R/C and also includes numerous extra parts for control line operation. Can also be flown free-flight. Features large, full color decal sheet, high-grade die cut balsa, die cut plywood, vacuform plastic cowl with engine detail, wheel pants and pilot, clear canopy material, carved and painted wood main and tail wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, carved wooden thrust button, control line handle, firewall, elevator horn platform, metal hardware and pushrod wire, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Sterling Piper Cub J-3 - 30 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A22

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on April 19, 1967 at the hobby shop on State Road in Cleveland, OH. This kit is part of Sterling's expensive big-wingspan series that was designed for R/C and also includes numerous extra parts for control line operation. Can also be flown free-flight. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, cowl and other details, clear windows, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2-249

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Purchased new on August 8, 1966 at Hobbyville in Cleveland, OH. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Sterling P-47 Thunderbolt With Operating Landing Gear In Flight - 20 Inch Wingspan For R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A4-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Purchased new on March 31, 1966 at Hobbyville in Cleveland, OH. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that lowers the landing gear before the model lands. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic full engine cowl, pilot bust and other details, beautiful clear vacuformed one-piece canopy (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of full color decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Sterling Piper Super Cub Crop Duster / Dusts Crops In Flight - 18 inch Wingspan, A7-98

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. Rare in this condition. Great action kit actually crop dusts in flight. Stick and tissue construction with vac cowl, plastic prop/wheels and full color decals.

Trumpeter USS Lexington CV2 Aircraft Carrier, 1/350, 05608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

The only large scale kit of CV2. Fantastic kit with superb detail represents this ship as she appeared at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Can be built full hull or waterline and includes an airwing of F4F Wildcat, SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers and TBD Devastators. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Azur Breda Ba-65 - Italian Air Force and Spanish Civil War, 1/72, 002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, resin details, photoetched details and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Azur Ro-37 bis - Spanish Nationalist / Uruguay / Italian Air Forces, 1/72, 014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, photoetched details and full decals.

Merlin Models L.F.G. Roland D-II - (LFG D.II), 1/72, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Limited production kit, less than 2000 made. Features injection molded main parts, cast metal details, decals and extruded airfoil shaped strut material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Halberstadt D-II - (D.II), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory tape sealed. Limited production kit, less than 2000 made. High quality injection molded kit. Most Merlin kits contain cast metal details, but this can only be verified if the seal was broken.

Merlin Models Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket, 1/72, 15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory tape sealed. Limited run injection molded kit with metal details and decals.

Pegasus Halberstadt C1.II, 1/72, 2013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Limited run kit; less than 2000 made. Features very good, limited-run injection molded parts, cast pewter details, full decals and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal 1909 Avro Triplane and 1909 Curtiss Golden Flyer, 1/72, 256-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Kit includes both models. The Avro was one of the first British aircraft and the Curtiss Golden Flyer was the Speed trophy winner at Reims in France. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Renwal Bleriot 1909 Monoplane and Kitty Hawk 1903 Biplane, 1/72, 234-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Hard to fine late 1950s/early 1960s hardbox issue. Kit includes both models. The Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk was the first aircraft to make powered and controlled flight, and the Bleriot Monoplane was the first aircraft to fly over the English Channel. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Albatross USS Gearing WWII Destroyer, 1/700, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. World War II destroyer in as-completed configuration. Very highly detailed with excellent mold quality.

AV USK Ki-76 Stella ASW Aircraft, 1/72, AV2024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

Has markings for three aircraft. Well molded kit with photoetched parts. The Stella was a STOL aircraft much in the sense of the Fi-156, but the performance was superior in every way. Horsepower was almost 30% greater and fowler flaps were fitted and synchronized with variable incidence horizontal tail surfaces for dramatic STOL performance. The ship was easy to fly and found favor in all theaters as a communications aircraft. In 1942, seven Stella were placed on the Akitsu Maru and used as ASW aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Meikraft Models Lloyd 40.15 Triplane, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Very rare, limited production kit. Features very good quality limited-run injection molded main airframe parts, injection molded landing gear struts and wheels, cast metal prop, exhaust stacks and machine guns, small fret of PE details and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all small parts and PE) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (large parts) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The Lloyd 40.15 was one of the most obscure triplanes to be produced during WWI. Built by Magyar Lloyd Repulogep es Motogyar, the design first flew around December of 1917. No photos or details of the flight testing appear to have survived the way, but plans and dimensions show a 185 hp Daimler engine, full cantilever center and lower wing, the top wing supported by Vee-struts and an usu8al rotating aileron arrangement installed on the center wing.

Aerofile Breda Ba.65 or Ba-65 bis - Italian or Spanish Nationalist Air Force, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Limited issue kit features fine recessed panel lines, some interior detail, optional parts for standard or bis variant (new back deck with gunner's station and machine gun), painting guide and decals for both variants. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ragwings Fokker D-VI - Bagged, 1/72, R002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Very limited production kit - only a little over 100 were made. Very high quality resin castings with metal details and full decals for two aircraft. I have received the following information from Jeff Stockham on this rare kit: 'Regarding the Ragwings Fokker D.VI you have for sale, I can provide some additional background info on this kit. The company was formed and owned by Marty Snow (dba MGS Enterprises) of Rochester, NY; Marty did the masters for the Pfalz E-1 and Bristol Scout D; I did the master for the Fokker D.VI (modifying some parts from Revell's Dr.I and D.VII and scratchbuilding some) and I did the artwork for all the backing cards, decals and instructions, as well as the small print ads that appeared in FineScale Modeler and other magazines. I was halfway though the master for a really accurate Albatros D.V/D.VA when other events interfered, other makers came out with the same items, momentum slowed, and Marty eventually closed up the business. The actual production of both the resin and metal copies was subcontracted to Ted Paris of Commanders Series Inc, Rochester NY; I think that Decal Master printed the decals. In all the years since, I have never seen one of these for sale. I know Marty marketed them directly to retail buyers via mail order ads in FSM; I don't know how many he actually sold, but it wasn't enough to make it worth the effort. These have to be among of the rarest short-run resin kits ever. I never did build one of these D.VI's up, but I do remember that it got a very positive review in one of the British modeling magazines (I think it was Windsock.)' The kit has never been started.