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Aeroclub Percival Mew Gull Spatted Undercarriage Legs and Wheels - Set, 1/72, V023

Metal Model Kit

$4   

Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.

KP Letov S.231 (S-231) - Spanish Civil War or Czech, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$12   

Has markings for both aircraft including the unique Spanish Civil War markings. Very good quality molds with nice detail. Features cockpit and engine detail and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6, 1/72, 5007-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues with wild custom decals and the unique clear modular display stand. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Note that this issue still has '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. 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.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Rare kit dated August of 1950. Very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Has excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufactures advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufactures.

Civil Vehicle EMF 30 Racer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Rare kit from April of 1950. Big, large scale kit measuring 8.5 inches long when assembled. Well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels, grill/radiator and steering wheel. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Includes superb, large full-size plans with many elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, extensive and detailed text instructions, painting guide and even ideas for how to upholster your car using the correct tufting pattern! The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The EMF 30 was produced by the EMF company which stood for Everett, Metzger and Flanders - the three owners. But in the early days it was jokingly referred to as 'The Every Morning Fix It" and "Every Mechanical Failure." Each car came complete with a catalog numbering every single part, which made replacements easily obtainable. The racer engine was four cylinders cast in pairs and turned out a very respectable 30 horsepower. It had a 106 inch wheelbase and held 15 gallons. All cars were painted EMF Red and were a sight to behold. The racer had a three speed transmission on rear axle, geared to 3.25 to 1 inch high, magneto ignition, 32 x 3.5 inch tires, thermo syphon cooling (no pump) and weighed in at 1800 pounds. At Walla Walla Washington Country Fair in 1911 the EMF racer beat a Wright Biplane in two of three races. It made a five lap circuit in 5 minutes 26.5 seconds. It was the fastest time of any car or aircraft at the competition. Streamlining is not new - in those days Grandpa's hot rod was a regular stock car stripped of anything that would give wind resistance- fenders, horn, windshield, etc. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufactures. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

Sterling Fairchild 24K with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22 inch Wingspan Control Line or Free Flight, M-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl and other parts, steel pre-shaped landing gear strut and full decals. Full size plans are included with highly detailed text instructions also. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and 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 were much nicer than most of other kits of this type.

Sterling Fairchild PT-19 with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 21 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, M-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

1950s stick and tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 21 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, strip wood and spars, die-cut plywood, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, plastic cowl, color decals, covering tissue and full size plans extensive text instructions. Never started and inventoried 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' as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Sterling AT-6 Texan With Operating Landing Gear In Flight - 18 inch Wingspan, A9-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

18 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for making the landing gear operate in flight. Stick and tissue model featuring quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, other wood stock as required, clear vacuform canopy (still in mint condition and not even yellowed), vac plastic details including gear well, pilot, cowl/engine & canopy, air scoop, finished wire landing gear struts, finished main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop, covering tissue and a big full color decal sheet. Includes excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and inventoried 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's offering to be 'deluxe' compared to other manufacturers.

Revell USS Boston CAG-1 Guided Missile Cruiser, 1/480, H461-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$179   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1968. The USS Boston, originally CA-69 (Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser) was converted to the world's first Guided Missile Cruiser in 1952. Full hull kit that is 17 inches long when assembled. Features movable guns and turrets, detailed Terrier missiles and launchers, radar and missile tracking antennas, display stand and more.

Revell USS Boston CAG1 Guided Missile Cruiser, 1/480, H461

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$169   

Rare. 1971 issue has a full, one-piece hull and is 17 inches long when assembled. Features movable guns and turrets, detailed Terrier missiles and launchers, radar and missile tracking antennas, display stand and more. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions present. NOTE: the very top tip of one lifeboat davit is broken and missing. The USS Boston, originally CA-69 (Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser) was converted to the world's first Guided Missile Cruiser in 1952.

Revell B-36 Jet-Prop Bomber Air Power Issue, 1/184, H139-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Hardbox 'Air Power' series issue with a copyright date of 1961 and classic box art. Purchased new on May 12, 1966 at Woolworths in Cleveland, Ohio. This kit is from the original molds as the Pre-S kit and makes an ideal builder. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell B-24J Liberator Pacific Raider Issue, 1/92, H237-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

1965 hardbox issue of the famous 1954 'S' Buffalo Bill kit in Pacific colors and markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Heinkel He-219 Owl, 1/72, H112-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

First issue hardbox copyright dated 1966 and in exceptional condition. This kit was purchased new on April 18, 1967 at the Atlantic Thrift Center in Cleveland, Ohio and the original receipt is included. Colors and gloss are like new - very light wear is the only flaw. There are the remains of two clear tape marks, but you can only see them when you hold the box just right. Model features detailed engines, hinged engine access panels, two position landing gear, movable wheels and props, crew members and markings of Han-Joachim Jabs, Commander of NJG-1. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Focke-Wulf FW-200C Condor, 1/72, H204-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

First release in the hardbox copyright dated 1965. This kit was purchased new on February 25, 1966 at Value City in Cleveland, Ohio. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss and four solid corners. Has many operating features: movable control surfaces, rotating props, moving wheels and gun turrets and full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress 'Lady Luck' 8th Air Force, 1/72, H209-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

First issue hardbox is dated 1967. 'Lady Luck' was one of the first B-17s to depart on the unescorted daylight raids into Hitler's Germany. Many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Avro Dam Buster Lancaster With Secret Bomb, 1/72, H202-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

First issue hardbox from 1963. Features specially modified Lancaster fuselage with Dam Buster bomb and release mechanism. Landing gear retracts, props and wheels turns and control surfaces move. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Dam Busters squadron was famous for its daring raids on three German dams on May 16, 1943. Carrying the special Barns Wallis-designed bombs, the Lancasters flew very low over the water in the face of heavy flak to drop the rotating bombs perfectly. Many did not return. The bombs did perform as promised, first skipping over the water, hitting the dam, then rolling down 30 feet before exploding with tremendous force. In an airburst, these bombs would not have damaged the dams, but since water is incompressible, the dams were breached.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA70-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$125   

Purchased new on May 15, 1967 at S.S. Kresge in Cleveland, Ohio. Original issue 4-Star kit has a copyright date of 1961. The box is in exceptional condition with like new color and gloss, four perfect corners, no tags or tape (or marks from either). The only flaw is that the box top is slightly concave from the seal (I just removed the seal, it was falling apart and very brittle). Very highly detailed. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging. Molded in red, yellow, silver and clear. The original internal yellow cardboard presentation material is present and in mint condition. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram De Havilland Mosquito - N.F.II / Mk.IV / F.B.VI / II Night Intruder Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA129-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$75   

Investment-grade first issue 'Four Star' kit. Hardbox is dated 1965 and features Tom Morgan artwork. The original owner opened the kit but left the original cello on the box top, resulting in a rare mint condition box. Builds any one of four versions: NF II Night Fighter, Mk IB Bomber, Mk VI Fighter Bomber and MkII Night Intruder. Classic excellent Monogram detail. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram US Navy Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA31-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

First issue hardbox 'Four Star' kit from 1958. Model has many action features: Wings fold properly as on the real aircraft, landing gear retracts, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops, machine gun rotates and elevates, and the prop and wheels turn. Includes four airmen. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE one prop tip is broke but is included so you can repair it.

Monogram Curtiss SB2C Helldiver - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA69-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$79   

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First issue 'Four Star Kit' with 1961 copyright on the hardbox. This box was factory sealed until very recently when the seal simply disintegrated. As a result, the box is in factory-new 'near mint' condition with perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs and no tape or tags. Very light handling wear is the only flaw. Has many action features: Folding wings, retractable landing gear, bomb bay opens and bomb drops (after swinging clear of the prop!), rear guns can be stowed or elevated, canopies open and close and the wheels and prop rotate. The inside is as nice as the outside. Parts, instructions, decals and small Monogram catalog are mint. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.