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Cleveland Curtiss F11C-2 Goshawk - Balsa Flying Aircraft - (F11C2), 1/16, SF-49

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

Rare 1934 issue in the Deluxe Silver Box. NOTE: ideal builder kit, please read carefully. This is a 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, other wood stock, pre-drilled wheel pants blocks, metal cowl material, fully formed wheels, brass hardware (small sheet and washers), a variety of metal stock, sheets of full color insignia (stuck together) and a great instrument panel, rigging material, covering material and highest quality plans. There is no assembly but NOTE: many parts are neatly cut out. Quality is 'professional' which is great if you plan on building it. I have inventoried the kit and it is missing fuselage bulkheads #10 and #11. Otherwise includes all other parts and plans. NOTE: the plans have a clear dope stain on them but are perfectly usable. 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 supply 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.

Comet Piper Cub Cruiser - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 5902-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1960s issue for rubber or 1/4 to 1/2A gas power. Could be made RC with modern small and light servos and receivers. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material, rubber, decal sheet (rare for Comet), yellow tissue and propeller. The kit has not been started. The small parts that Comet factory sealed are still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with 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.

Comet P-47D Thunderbolt 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, Y3-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$66   

From the early 1950s. Desirable 'Coke' bottle box art showing the youngster's busy workbench with frosting coated cookies and an ice cold Coke. The Comet "Y" series were much larger than standard stick-and-tissue models. This one has a big 24 inch wingspan and features high quality printwood and stripwood, spars, nose block and other wood stock as required, fully formed main and tail wheel & thrust button, scale four blade-prop, extensive insignia sheet that also includes an instrument panel and cut out canopy and excellent full-size plans The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete.

California Model Co SE-5A Scout - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Kit can use rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features covering material, quality balsa printwood and strip wood, blocks as needed and beautifully drawn full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well.

California Model Co SPAD XII - 18.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Kit can use rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features covering material, quality balsa printwood and strip wood, blocks as needed and beautifully drawn full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well.

Easy Built Models Jr. Commerial / Air Cadet - 25 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, FF-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

The Jr. Commercial is also better known as the Air Cadet. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber, clear canopy material, hardware, full sized plans, covering material and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete.

Guillows Fairchild 24 - 25 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 701

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

From 1993 and a reissue of the famous 1960s flier. Large and well engineered stick and tissue model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Nicely detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried complete. 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.

Microx Stinson 125 - Peanut Scale Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

High-quality, contest-performance Peanut Scale (roughly 13 inch/33cm wingspan) stick and tissue model. Includes printwood, 18 inch strip wood, tissue, rubber, prop, easy to read full size plans and instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Enterprise Jimmy Doolittles Laird Super Solution U-Control - 17 inch Wingspan Static Scale For Gas Engines

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare; dated 1947. Very early control line model of sturdy construction. Features solid, factory cut upper and lower wooden wings, printed balsa and plywood sheets, wood-planked fuselage, multiple engine installation options, finished rubber wheels, nose block, hardware kit, fully formed wire landing gear, full color decals, two sheets of excellent plans with detailed instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Seaglen Rearwin Speedster (ex-Peerless) - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Reissue of the 1930s Peerless large scale kit. Easily converted to electric RC, or free flight with rubber, gas or electric power. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose block, propeller, rubber engine, fully formed wheels, bearing , beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material in multiple colors and clear window material. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the larger parts have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Other kits listed by Seaglen include the Pacific Ace (30"), Fairchild 24 (30" ex-Megow)_, Lambert Monocoupe (30" ex-Megow) and Cessna C-34 (30" ex-Megow). Seaglen Model Co. was located in Plympton, Mass. They used the same box design as Golden Age Reproductions and I often wondered if they were related.

Oriental Mokei Nakajima Ki-27 Type 97 Nate, 1/50, 13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Very rare Japanese kit from the early 1960s. Oriental Mokei used this logo and an 'OM' logo as well. They issued this Nate, a 1/50 A-4A Skyhawk and at least one other kit - the 1/48 RAF SE-5A Scout. They obtained those molds (or copies) from Marusan. No other kits are known at this time. This is a nice kit for that time and is designed for motorized operation. As was the tradition, it includes all the motorizing hardware but not the actual motor. Kit features raised panel detail, movable rudder, elevators, wing flaps and ailerons, three piece canopy and has dual slipper drop tanks. Molded in dark green, ivory and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Dumas Running Hardware Kit for 48" PT-109, 2358

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Rare, factory sealed running hardware kit for the big Dumas PT-109. Includes one each of the stainless steel prop shaft, stuffing box, rudder arm, brass rudder, brass rudder shaft, brass rudder tube, 3/16" coupling socket, brass stuffing box pin, nylon washer, drive dog, prop nut and set of misc fasteners. Please note that one hardware set is required for each prop depending on how you decide to drive the model.

Dumas Running Hardware Kit for #1226 Donai Z-65 Tournament Fisherman, 2353

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Rare and still factory sealed. Includes (2) 16" S/S shafts, (2) stuffing boxes with Oilite Bearings, (2) rudders and shafts, (2) rudder arms, (2) set collars, (2) drive dogs, (2) brass stop nuts, (2) nylon washers, (2) bronze struts with bearings and misc screws and fasteners.

Dumas PT-109 Display Hardware Set Bagged

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$19   

Still in the factory sealed bag with header. This is scale display running hardware for the Dumas PT109 and includes three brass prop shafts and (3) cast metal rudders, (3) cast metal shaft supports and (3) 1" diameter cast metal props.

Hi-Flier Howard DGA 8 16.5 Inch Wingspan / Monocoupe 16 Inch Wingspan - Flying Balsa Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to Sealed Exc

$24   

Includes both very nice stick-and-tissue flying models. The DGA is still factory sealed but the seal has split. The Monocoupe is open but never started and complete with all parts and plans present.

Jasco Junior 30 Inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. This model is light weight and high performance and has been known to catch a thermal and go out of signt. NOTE: the fuselage parts are missing (the fuselage is mainly stringers). There may be other small parts missing, but all the other important parts are present including the full size plans. Sold as-is as a builder project only. Jasco stood for Junior Aeronautical Supply Company and was based out of 203 East 15th Street, New York, NY.

Herr Engineering Piper Super Cub On Wheels Or Floats - 30 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, K-109

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Large 30 inch wingspan wooden kit for scale rubber flying or conversion to electric RC. Includes numerous quality laser cut balsa wood parts, complete hardware, colorful tissue, clear windshield, contest rubber and plastic prop, wheels, optional floats, complete building instructions, full size plans and full decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is adult writing and notes on the plan in red ink.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - (small box) Pre 'S' True Second Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$379   

Very rare, second issue from 1956 that is correct in every way. Unusual narrow height Pre 'S' box has the full artwork and the rare one-piece stand arm. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint-' condition. Color and gloss is like new, all four corners are perfect, no price tags or marks from tags, there is no tape - not even marks from the original factory sealing tape. There are no tears, tape or otherwise, creases, fading, stains or dents. The only flaws are slight edge wear and a 'light' spot just behind the foreground engine that you can see in the photo if you look hard. Has early 2nd issue stand with the two-piece stand arm. Revell very quickly replaced the faulty one-piece with this design. The correct instructions showing this early stand and the decal sheet includes the stand decal. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The factory clear small-part 'krinkle' bag is present but is split open, hence the 100% inventory. The first issue of this kit looks exactly like this on the outside, but inside it has the three-prong one piece stand and instructions that reflect that and an updated parts list. The third issue of this kit shared the same part number but is in a taller box, has greatly simplified artwork, the two-piece stand arm and instructions that reflect that change. For a long time it was thought that all 'full' box art versions had the one-piece stand arm; that is not true. Revell changed the design so quickly that some were issued with the change.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (Dynamoe), 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

From the mid 1960s and another successful Wally Simmers design for Class C Cabin National Competition. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features high quality printwood and strip wood, spars, finished wheel, big factory-carved prop, covering tissue and beautiful full-size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Classic Models Heath Super Parasol Stand-Off or AMA Scale 1929 Sportplane and Racer - 37.5 Inch Wingpan For R/C

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Rare large scale issue from 1976. Classic Models made this large stand-off scale version and also made a peanut scale issue. Designed for R/C electric or gas and free flight with rubber power as well. A Deluxe model featuring high quality printwood, very well detailed lightweight plastic engine, cowling, pilot, wheels and much more, a very extensive hardware pack, stripwood and spars, plastic prop, superb full size plans, full text instructions and a great small book of historical documentation on this beautiful aircraft. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed are complete.