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Tamiya USS Enterprise CVN-65 Aircraft Carrier, 1/350, 78007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$125   

Still factory sealed. Wonderfully detailed and very large 1/350 scale model kit that is over 29 inches long when assembled. Includes aircraft.

Williams Brothers Caudron Racer 1936 Thompson Trophy Winner - Serial No. 6907 / 6908 / 6909 / 6910, 1/32, 32-460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. The French Caudron was a aerodynamically beautiful aircraft. It won the 1936 Thompson and Greve Trophies as well as the 1933, '34 and '35 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe European races. Includes a very large decal sheet with full markings for four aircraft, detailed interior and all parts needed to build one of four aircraft.

Revell P-40E Warhawk Flying Tigers, 1/32, 4400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$42   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed but the seal has a splits and has drawn the box slightly concave (hence the only 'very good+' grade.) 1980 issue. Features Flying Tiger decals, detailed Allison engine, highly detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, movable wheels and prop, movable control surfaces, belly tank and pilot figure.

Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland 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. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. 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.

Cleveland Ryan / North American Navion - 30 Inch Winspan Rubber / Gas / CO2 Flying Aircraft, IT 107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Rare kit from 1947. Could be made electric powered and R/C with todays lightweight components. Big scale model features high-quality, full size plans and instructions, four sheets of excellent printwood, stripwood and spars, drilled nose block, fully finished wheels and thrust button, propeller, clear window material, covering material, other pre-cut balsa stock and block as required and the famous "C-D" full size plans with assembly instructions and drawings. Never started and inventoried complete.

Guillows Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Large-scale and well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern servos and receivers. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, plastic nose cowl, plastic radial engine, full decals, coveringtissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has no assembly but NOTE: the plastic wheel halves are painted. There is no other painting. The model has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Guillows Fokker D-VIII Flying Razor - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

From about 1964. One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspans. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, covering tissue, rubber motor and complete decals. Includes full-size, detailed plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Guillows De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk -17 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 50-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Rare early issue dated 1954. Please note the old 'Guillow's' logo. Rubber-powered flying model that features die cut balsa parts, bright red vacuform nose, fully finished wood wheels, bright yellow plastic propeller, wire prop shaft, vacuform canopy (that is still perfectly clear and not yellowed), covering tissue (badly wrinkled up), insignia and full size plans with very detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High B-17 Bomber Formation, 1/156, 352-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$579   

Rare. Dated 1965. Issued with the popular TV program '12 O'Clock High.' The box is in amazing 'excellent++' condition with factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags, no marks from either, no missing litho or fading and no creases. Very light general wear is the only flaw. Features three B-17 kits with special ground base showing airfields, railroad yards and factories, special 'bombs away' stand, one special 'battle damage' decal sheet for the B-17s, another unique decal sheet for the three B-17s 'Aces High,' 'Fancy Diver' and 'King Pin' and the 'bomb' stands. The three B-17s are molded in the correct dark green and clear, while the 'bomb' stand arms are clear and the base is black. The kit has never been started. All three B-17s are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes special stand, stand arms, two unique decal sheets and instructions. NOTE: missing box-art poster. "Damage" decal sheet is missing 5 (of 46) 'bullet hole' small decals missing (see photo). Must be shipped insured.

Hobby Boss F-84E Thunderjet With Big Ed Detail Set, 1/32, 83207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$100   

Includes rare, out of production Big Ed #BIG3317 Super Detail Set for this kit. The Big Ed set is still factory sealed. The actual model is very highly detailed. It has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions in 'new' condition.

Revell HMS Victory Lord Nelson, 1/225, 05408

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Dated 1986 but from the superb original 1950s "S" kit molds. Perfect builder. As with most all Revell early ship kits, it is finely molded and very highly detailed and has 269 parts. Measures about 15 inches long when assembled. Features full detail on the top two decks, molded rat lines, vac sails, standing and running rigging material, flag sheet and instructions and display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including all parts and sails.

Roden Spad VIIc.1 Lafayette and USAAF Service, 1/32, Ro615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Sale Pending
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Hard-to-find. This is a completely new kit and it is very cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes paint guide and full decals for multiple aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Santa Maria Columbus Ship, 1/89, H336

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Third or fourth issue from 1969 which still retained the magnificent 'S' boxart. Large scale model with excellent detail typical of all older Revell sailing ship kits. Comes with 7 figures, full hull with display stand, rigging diagrams, and colorful decals and flagsheet. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing sails. Inventoried with all other parts, decals, colorful flag sheet and instructions present.

ITC F-86 Fighter and P-51D Mustang Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3766-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The F-86D is 1/111 scale and the P-51D is 1/104. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

ITC Sikorsky S-55 Helicopter and Spad Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The Spad is 1/105 scale and the S-55 is 1/117. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile - with Transporter/Loader and Tractor - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$475   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Pyro Monitor United States Ironclad, C258-78

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$56   

Rare early issue of the Monitor alone. Usually this kit is only seen in the release that contains it and the Merrimac. Great hardbox artwork by AJ Rudisill from the late 50s. The Monitor was one of two American Civil war ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862. The Monitor is 10 inches long when built, is a full hull model and includes a display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE: the instructions have a short closed tear and a small stain from old tape (which has fallen off); also, one blade is broke from the prop at the base but the blade is present for an easy repair. Although dated, the Pyro Monitor and Merrimac kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg models of the same ships.

Pyro Merrimac Confederate Ram Ironclad, C259-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Rare early issue of the Merrimac alone. Usually this kit is only seen in the release that contains it and the Monitor. Great hardbox artwork by AJ Rudisill from the late 50s. The Merrimac was one of two American Civil war ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862. The Merrimac is 11 inches long when built, is a full hull model and includes a display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the instructions have a closed tear and some stains from old tape (which has fallen off). Although dated, the Pyro Merrimac and Monitor kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg models of the same ships.

Monogram Hot Shot Jet Racer - CO2 Powered Racer, 1/30, R1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. This is Monogram's first car kit, number R1 and made in 1946. The box has wear as shown, but the kit inside is 'excellent.' The Hot Shot Jet racer kit consists of a pre-carved balsa wood body with the grill design completely pre-cut, a sheet of printed wood parts, four rubber tires, a vacuform clear canopy (that has not turned yellow), axles, color decals and full size plans/instructions including details on how to power the car with a CO2 jet engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$16   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. Please NOTE: there are paint stains on the box and also on the plans. 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.