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Renwal The Visible Automobile Chassis - For the Visible V-8, 1/4, 813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$1250   

Rare and large 1/4 scale kit. Over 3 feet long and highly detailed. This kit is designed to accept the Renwal Visible V-8 for a complete rolling chassis display. This model is motorized with gears that shift, brake pads work on fluid through brake pedal, operating steering with gearbox and linkage and operational rear differential. Includes book on how an Automobile Chassis really works. The box is 'Good++' condition with nice gloss and color, no missing litho but has general wear, creasing and some clear tape on the sides. The kit has never been started. The model has been inventoried 100% complete with every part- a very time consuming task. Includes all cardboard internal presentation parts in 'very good' condition as shown, instructions, Renwal Guarantee Sheet and the booklet "The Automobile Chassis and It's Working Parts" in excellent condition.

MPC Pontiac Trans-Am Blackbird - Special Edition with 'Cut Out' Roof Panels and Plated Gold Trim, 1/25, 1-0777

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

From 1976. 'Special Edition Muscle Car' with detailed engine, removable hood, detailed underside, full interior, gold plated trim parts, optional open roof 'T' tops, full gold Trans Am decals and more. Molded in black, clear, red-tint clear and with real rubber tires.Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune High Visibility - (P2V7), 1/72, 1082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$62   

Large and nicely detailed kit. Older issue with high-vis markings. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$285   

First and only issue from 1957. Difficult to find in this condition. The hardbox grades 'Excellent++' with wonderful color and gloss, absolutely no tape or price tags or residue and four solid corners. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Revell Boeing 707 Sabena Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/139, H243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.

Revell HMS Bounty - The Famous Mutiny Ship, 1/110, H318

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Ideal builder. This 1971 issue is from the original molds of the superior 1950s 'S' kit. Revell's early ships were highly detailed and finely molded; the Bounty was no exception. Kit comes with preformed ratlines, vac sails and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including flags, sails and instructions.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35 - Solid Wood Model Aircraft Kit, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Frog Supermarine S-6B (S.6B) Racing Seaplane, 1/72, F164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Very finely molded model of the classic racer that paved the way for the Spitfire. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Airfix Arado Ar-196 German Floatplane - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1209-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new in 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio. In investment-grade condition. Features moving elevators and ailerons, interior detail, crew members, optional position canopy and external bomb load.

Hobby Craft Lockheed F-94B Starfire - 59 FIS 1954 or 101st TIS 1955, 1/48, HC1598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Hard to find 1/48 'B' variant and a nice kit. Well molded with all very fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail with optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, optional position wing flaps with detailed inside surfaces and two decal choices. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The wing halves and one tip tank have been assembled to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-123 / Marines VMF-115 / 1949 Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, D11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Very nicely molded fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, two piece canopy, pilot figures, optional position speed brakes and 6 under-wing rockets. Builds any of the three aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 22A-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Rare 'Aurora Line' logo version. This is actually the 3rd release of this kit and is the first West Hempstead issue - from the logo, it is from 1954/1955. This model is correct in every way with high gloss deep blue and clear plastic, landing gear and rockets, clear rectangle stand and stand arm, instructions say 'West Hempstead' and have the Aurora Line logo, and the decals are made by 'Tatem Company'. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all correct parts, stand, decals and instructions.

Revell DC-7 United Flight 707 Airport Set - 'S' Kit, 1/122, H220-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$295   

Rare and very desirable kit from 1955. Contains the colorful United DC-7 and all the accessories shown on the box top - Texaco fuel truck, boarding stairs, United Red Carpet, stanchions, tow tractor with tow bar, baggage truck with three baggage carts and figures for the pilot, refueler, 'runway' model, stewardess, camera man and two drivers for the tow and baggage tractors. The box has very good color a shown, but has general wear on the top, and on the sides two taped corners and lithograph damage in two spots caused from tape, both measuring 1" to 1.25". Inside, it contains the original 'tray' for the large parts, the correct fold-out instructions with the color United Route Map on the back and the correct early stand arm. NOTE: four airport parts (#33 truck bottom and (3) #39 baggage cart sides) have glue on the back sides. They have not been assembled, but the glue is present. There is no glue on the sides that show. No other glue is present, no parts have been assembled and nothing has been painted. One prop blade is broke at the hub but the blade is present. NOTE: the decals have some bug damage to the backing paper. There is no damage to the actual transfers. The model has been inventoried 100% complete with all airplane and airport parts, decals, United 'Carpet', stand and instructions. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Aurora Convair 990 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/107, 397-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1299   

Very rare kit from 1962. First and only issue. This is the largest injection molded kit ever made of the very fast Convair 990 airliner. The box has as-new color and sheen with four solid corners and no repairs. There are no price tags, tape or price tag/tape marks. The only flaw is light edge wear. The model is molded in the correct white and clear plastic, with the large clear triangle display stand and full color United decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat with slight yellowing being the only flaw. NOTE: shipping insurance is required with this kit. The Convair 990 and its near sister 880 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. The commercial failure of the 990 caused Aurora to pull these molds from production shortly after the introduction of the kit. The 990 was a larger and faster (Mach .91) airliner than the 880, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two for decades after the last one was phased out of commercial service. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

High Planes Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer), 1/72, 72018

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$27   

Hard-to-find limited issue kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts, cast metal nose wheel and strut and vacuform canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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 Curtiss P-6E Hawk Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

From the 1930s. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This the early cardboard box issue with silver printing that always fades. The kit is in the older cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' in silver print. The P-6E was considered a 'flagship' among the single engine 1/16 scale models and this is a fantastic kit. 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 markings/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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.

Revell USS Montrose PA212 ( USS Randall Attack Transport PA224), 1/376, H452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

1971 issue. From the exact same molds as the 'S' kit USS Randall. Highly detailed and well molded. Features deck guns, all masts and booms, barges and landing craft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.