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Gowland & Gowland Golden Hind Shipyard Ships in Miniature

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$29   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Revell Bell P-39 Airacobra 'S' Kit, 1/45, H222-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

1955 'S' issue. Very nice kit for that time in near 1/48 scale. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, detailed pilot figure and optional position cockpit door and a belly drop tank. Molded in beautiful high-gloss olive drab and clear with the Revell 'Globe' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. NOTE: the prop is broke but an easy fix. Richard Kishady did the famous painting for this kit and originally included German kill markings on the nose of the P-39. Very shortly after this, Revell began to export kits to Europe and many European countries had banned the swastika - so the box art was changed to Japanese kill markings, which is this issue.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$475   

Rare first issue from the early 1950s. Correct gloss silver color with square original-style clear base and arm. Correct first issue instructions and decals. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

KP Yak-23, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Early pre- Mig-15 Soviet jet fighter that also saw extensive service in the Warsaw Pac countries. Very much a pilot's airplane, the Yak-23 was well liked and advanced at the time. It was also the first Soviet fighter with an ejection seat. Nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines. Contains decals for all three aircraft - Czech Air Force / Polish Air Force / Polish Civil World Time-To-Climb Record Holder. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell U-99 U-Boat (Type VIIB) Submarine, 1/125, 5054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

1982 issue. Measures over 20 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flags and instructions. Flags have minor bug damage to the edges of the sheet. U-99 was one of the most active and successful early boats under the command of Otto Kretschmer. She survived 7 active patrols but was sunk on the 8th patrol on March 17, 1941. 40 of the crew survived the sinking, including Kretschmer, who accounted for the greatest tonnage of shipping sunk by any commander in WWII.

Hasegawa Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat + 2x AeroMaster US Navy Decal Sheets + Eduard Mask Set - French Navy Escadrille 57S or Flottille 1F, 1/48, 09600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Includes AeroMaster #48-599 Hellcats 'Best Sellers' Pt 1 decal sheet and #48-600 'Best Sellers' Pt 2 as well and also Eduard #EX071 F6F Mask for Hasegawa's F6F family of kits. All three items have not been used and are in mint condition. The kit itself is very highly detailed and finely molded with all recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit detail, optional position canopy, very good engine detail, centerline drop tank, wing mounted rockets and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora C-119G Flying Boxcar, 1/72, 393-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++++

$120   

Still factory sealed. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many working features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit.

Execuform McDonnell F2H-3/4 Banshee - Bagged - (F2H3 F2H4), 1/72

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$12   

Still factory staple sealed. Basic vacuform kit. Never started. Complete with vacuform main parts, detailed plans, clear parts and instructions. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

RCM A-26 (A/B-26) Invader - B to K Variants, 1/32

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Airfix Savoia-Marchetti S.M.79 Mk.II (SM-79), 1/72, 04007-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

1970s Type Four logo issue. Features moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, cockpit detail and torpedo load-out. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with decals and instructions. The SM-79 was considered an excellent aircraft and one of the best land based torpedo bombers of the war. Designed and serving as an airliner from 1934 onward, 100 were supplied to the Nationalist Air Force for the Spanish Civil War where they served as day and night bombers. The aircraft performed well in the Med and against Malta, sinking many allied ships.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet - Bonanza Airlines Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$135   

Still factory sealed. Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp.

Hasegawa General Dynamics F-16A Plus Fighting Falcon - USAF 50th TFW Hahn Airbawse West Germany 'Gun Smoke' 1983 / 8th TFW 'Wolf Pack' Kusan AFB Korea / Royal Netherland Air Force 311 Sq Volkel AFB Holland, 1/72, 601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Superbly molded kit that builds up to a wonderful model. Features all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy and pilot boarding stair and a very large variety of weapons. Includes decals for all three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Pyro USS Constellation Frigate, B255-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

1966 issue Full hull kit with very good molded detail, pre-molded ratlines, detailed deck, billowing sails and display stand. Measures about 8 inches inches long when assembled. Molded in dark wood and off-white. A box art serves as a rigging diagram. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which in 1967 Pyro called '$1.25 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '75 Cent Models'. Kits in the $1.25 line in '67 included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Henri Grace A'Dieu, Dutch Staten Jacht, Gotta Le Jon and others. 75 Cent kits in 1967 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, La Reale French Galley, Venetian Carrack, Roman Merchant, Spanish Galeon and others.

Aurora Fairchild C-119 Flying Box Car, 1/72, 393-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$120   

1960 first issue with oval 'Famous Fighters' logo and sunburst. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many working features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: box top looks very good but there is a damaged corner on one side. One pitot tube is broken - the tip is gone but the base is present.

Academy Bell P-39Q/N Airacobra - 71st TRS 82nd TRG Lt. Col. William Shomo 1944 / Soviet Air Force Maj. V.F. Sirotin 17th IAP 1944, 1/72, 2177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From 1998. Very nicely molded kit. Features optional parts for Q or N variants, all very fine recessed panel lines, optional position cockpit entry door, good cockpit detail, detailed landing gear wells, a choice of centerline bomb or drop tank and decals with painting guide for both aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Ambroid Union Pacific 60' Postal Storage Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood sides, roof and floor a required, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal car ends, doors, underside and many other detail parts, real metal ventilated roof walks, ladders, colorful and large UP decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Revell Sox & Martin 1967 GTX Hemi, 1/25, 7365

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$23   

Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss P-40 Warhawk 'Superkit' - Balsa/Plastic Model Airplane Kit, 1/54, T6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Very rare multi-media 'plastic and pre-carved wood' kit. Before there were injection molded plastic kits, model builders worked in wood or metal. Advanced companies, like Monogram, saw the advantage of plastic and began marketing kits with plastic details and fully-carved fuselage, wings, etc. This beautiful kit is one the highest quality composite static kits from the early to mid 1950s. Includes finished wings with airfoil, completely carved fuselage, colored die-cut wooden parts, plastic canopy, pilot, headrest, tail wheel, prop, cowling, pitot tube and more. The model has not been started. Some parts are still in factory sealed bags and the others have been inventoried 100% complete with decals, carstock parts, small catalog, sandpaper and instructions. NOTE: decals have a tear in the center from being stuck to the box bottom (see photo).

Trumpeter US Aircraft Weapons Set A - AIM-9B / AGM-12 / AGM-45 / AGM-62A / AGM-65 / AGM-84E / AGM-88 / GBU-8 / GBU-10 / LAV-88 / Mk.82 / Mk.117 / M117 / TER and MER, 1/32, 03302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$18   

Still factory sealed. Includes all of the weapons listed in the quantities pictured. With English instructions.

CM DD-931 USS Forrest Sherman, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$150   

Built by Geoff Cook from CM kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.