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Aurora Boeing 747 KLM, 1/156, 361-KL

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$175   

1960s issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

O-lin F-80C Shooting Star, 1/48, 500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

First issue. Later to become Lindberg F-80C. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Cooperativa Sukhoi Su-9 Fishpot B, 1/72, R72006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, photoetched details and film instruments. Has markings for two aircraft, 'Blue 44' or 'Blue 68.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. First flown in late 1958, the Su-9 carried 4 RS-2 US/K-5 (AA-1) radar guided 'Alkali' missiles and was the most used supersonic interceptor in the PVO (Air Defense Force) for many years.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The model has never been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee - (F2H2), 1/48, 501-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

1964 softbox issue with boxart by Tom Morgan. Kit features raised and recessed panel lines and very good detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Supermarine Swift K-4, 1/72, 943

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Nicely molded older Swift with full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Benz 200 HP In-Line Engine, 1/72, E074

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$5   

Very highly detailed all-metal casting makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

Aeroclub Browning .303 Caliber Fixed Machine Guns (2), 1/72, G019

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$3   

Precision metal cast machine guns. Superior to plastic injection molded parts and an ideal upgrade for your kit. Never used and inventoried complete.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger, 1/72, 480-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$15   

Two-piece softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Dated 1968. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Revell Lacrosse Missile with Mobile Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1816-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$165   

Rare first issue from 1958 in the 'S' hardbox. The box is in investment-grade near mint condition with perfect color and gloss. All four corners are solid and have not been repaired. There are no tags or tag marks and no missing litho. This hardbox kit is not the common soft-box reproduction. Very highly detailed with working launcher, opening doors, sliding ladders, rotating wheels, rubber tires, moving fins and a launch crew of three. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

RCM C-46 Commando, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$108   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' 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. 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.

Monogram AH-1G Huey Cobra Team - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA191-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Dated 1968. Includes two nicely molded Cobra kits. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing display stand. Inventoried with all helicopter parts present and decals + instructions. NOTE: decals are lifting badly from the backing paper. They are not usable.

DML Mi-28 Havoc, 1/72, 2501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Very well detailed kit from modern molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Monty's Office Caravan and Daimler MkII Scout Car - with Diorama Display Base, 1/76, PK-175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From 1983. Very nicely molded kit from the Matchbox 1/76 scale series. Comes with realistic diorama battle display. Has decals and paint guide for Monty in Soltau Germany 22/26th April 1945 or TAC HQ 8th Army 4-7th September 1942. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F-14A Tomcat Atlantic Fleet Squadrons - VF-84 Jolly Rogers / CAG Aircraft VF-84 / VF-31 Tomcatters / VF-74 Be-Devilers, 1/48, P19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Easily the finest 1/48 scale Tomcat available. This issue includes metal wheel hubs, photoetched details and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there are a few very light age stains on the decal backing paper. There are no stains on the actual transfers.

Maquette Vickers 66 'Vernon Mk.1' (Vimy Commericial), 1/72, MQ-7222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. From about 1999. Unusual subject. Nicely molded kit with full decals for 'City of London' Instone and Co Transport. The model was made by combining an original Frog Vimy with an injection molded conversion fuselage, nose gear and all other required parts. With large, full color decal sheet.

Palmer Naval 24 Pounder Cannon Brass Plated, 1/24, 27-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Large scale kit. Has brass plated barrel and fittings and metal chain. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Palmer made a range of five field gun kits which included the Gatling Gun, Civil War Field Piece, Revolutionary War Cannon, Naval Cannon and 75mm World War I Artillery Piece. The original issues contained brass plated parts and chain or rope as necessary. The economy line was issued without brass plating or chain. Finally, there was a deluxe series that included extra parts such as limbers, carriers and caisson. Life-Like eventually purchased the molds and reissued the line in the mid to late 1970s, and Encore reissued some of them in 1993.

Revell Douglas DC-7 Pan Am Airport Scene - 'S' Kit with Boarding Ramp / Stanchions / Gasoline Truck & Trailer / Tractor with 3 Baggage Carts / Aircraft Tractor and 7 Figures, 1/122, H257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$2000   

Very rare. The Pan Am Airport Scene was commissioned by Pan Am in the late 1950s and only sold through the airline, not through Revell distributors. This has made the kit one of the rarest Revell kits in existence. It is widely considered an 'S' kit since it was made at that time and features that style of artwork, but the box does not have the yellow 'S' anywhere on it. It contains all the parts and markings listed in the title and makes an incredible airport diorama. The box has excellent color and gloss with no tears or stains. Three corners are solid - the other has been repaired very neatly with clear tape. There is general wear but no other damage. Inside, the parts are as new. All pieces are in the correct gloss silver and the Revell 'Swivel Base Display Stand' is molded in clear. The airport accessories are still sealed in the original factory bag, including the metal axles. The unique decal sheet for this special issue is intact and never cut. It contains Pan Am DC-7 decals and markings for the ground equipment. The decals are flat but have some yellowing. On the back they have the correct Revell markings and kit number to be original for this model. The instructions were missing from this kit, so I used large format paper to make a quality photocopy of an original set of instructions. This copy is the same size as the actual instructions, quite large. It is not many small sheets put together. In all, an excellent investment piece that has never been started and is bag sealed and inventoried complete. Please note that Revell did NOT issue this kit with paper 'carpet' like the United Airlines Flight 707 Airport Scene. The 'carpet' has been intentionally de-listed from the area of the box that describes the contents and has been removed from the instructions as well. Although this kit does not have an 'S' on it, I have included it as an 'S' kit since it is from that time frame and shares the common box art theme.

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3, 1/90, P9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

First issue in a 1955 dated hardbox. The second issue has the same art but kit # PA9 instead of P9. As new color and gloss. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.