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Academy U-581 Type IX-B U-Boat Submarine - Static or Motorized with Diving Action, 1/150, 1410

Injection_Molded,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Large kit that can be built static or 'as a motorized, diving submarine.' Contains Re-280 motor, waterproof compartments, ballast and a 'diving key' that makes the sub automatically dive and rise to the surface while under power. Could possibly be made R/C with todays tiny systems and 2.4 Ghz technology.

Walthers 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car - Robin Hood Beer - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 8801

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 40' Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and colored for 'Robin Hood' Beer in yellow, red, green and black. Also includes pre-cut and milled floor and roof, other cut wood and stock as needed, metal underframe, car ends, hatches, ladders, door hardware, brake parts, bolsters and much more. The model has never been started. Most parts are still sealed in factory bags - those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these 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/

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer - Bagged, 1/32, C453

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, blue injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Verlinden F4U Corsair Super Detail Set - for Revell Kit, 1/32, 1518

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Features numerous very highly detailed resin parts including a cockpit and numerous photoetched parts. never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Adams Saab 35 Draken - Supersonic Fighter (J-35), 1/48, K500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare kit from 1959. Features retractable landing gear, opening canopy and missiles that actually launch from the central pod. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.

Airfix Douglas SBD-3 or SBD-5 Dauntless, 1/72, 02022-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Type four logo with exceptional artwork of SBDs under fire. Has parts and decals to make -3 or -5 versions. Well molded kit features full interior with crew, optional position canopy, pivoting rear gun, working arresting hood and center line and wing bomb loads. Decals are for high-vis markings (red dot in the stars and bars) and later wartime markings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airkit 30 Gallon Tank for Spitfire MkIIA (LR) - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very nice cast resin 30 gallon tank for Spitfire MkIIa (LR) or long range variant. Never used and complete with instructions and makings/paint information.

Aurora-KB Nieuport 28 C.1, 1/48, 1108-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Factory Sealed. 1972 Collector's Series issue. Features highly improved mold quality and terrain display base.

Model Russia Yak-3 - USSR World War II Fighter, 1/72, 002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Molded with mostly raised very fine surface detail. Features very nice cockpit detail, optional position landing gear and decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

RCM Vultee Vengeance, 1/32

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged


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.

Airfix Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 - T3 Bagged, 1/72, 86

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1960s issue bagged kit with header and Airfix third type logo. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk, 1/48, 5436

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. 1985 issue. High quality kit that is very finely molded and detailed. Features full cockpits, optional position leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, external load out missiles, bombs and drop tanks, optional position air brakes and canopy and pilot boarding ladder.

Aeroclub (2) Hamilton Standard Three Blade Two Position 12' Diameter Propellers, 1/72, AP017

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


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

Frog Martin 167 Maryland - Reconnaissance Bomber French or South African, 1/72, F241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Like most Frog kits, this can be built to a very realistic model. Kit is very finely molded and contains no rivets - just fine panel lines. Features rotating turret, crew of three and some interior detail and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for Free French 'Nantes' GB II/20 North Africa and South African 24 Sq No 3 Wing North Africa. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Otaki Republic Thunderbolt P-47D - Maj Robert Johnson 62FS 56FG 8th Air Force - RAF 73 Training Group Egypt 1944 - Col. Jack Price (Ace) 8FS 78FG 8th Air Force, 1/48, OT2-28-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, pilot, drop tank, bombs and decals for three colorful aircraft as well as a full color painting guide. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 40 Foot Wood Box Car Quaker Oats - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, HO, 24

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. This kit has very colorful Quaker Oats advertising. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, numerous cast metal parts still in the factory envelope, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Frog P-38L or P-38J Lightning - Red Series, 1/72, F186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Contains markings for 433 FS USAAF Lt.C. Robert Anderson or Chinese Nationalist. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: one main gear door is short shot by 1/4 inch. 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 manufactures 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.

Lone Star F2G-1 Resin Conversion Kit - (F2G1), 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Full conversion in high-definition resin for the Hasegawa F4U-1 kit. Includes the following parts: extended cowling, extended fin and rudder, 2 fuselage halves, canopy and rear fuselage fairing. Never started and complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix Martin RB-57E or B-57B Canberra, 1/72, 05018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


From original molds dating late 1970s/early 1980s. Contains optional parts to build the rare recon version or US B-57B bomber. Very nicely molded and detailed kit for that time with full decals and paint guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. The box cover aircraft is from 460/DET 1, a small but doubly-staffed unit that was directly subordinate in mission operations to 7th Air Force headquarters at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. Tan Son Nhut was part of the large combination air base and commercial international airport adjacent to the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon. RB-57E aircraft derived their nickname from their call-sign which was 'Patty Lynn.' There were only four aircraft assigned but each had two rotating air crews. Mission imagery (film) was processed by the 12th Reconnaissance Intelligence Technical Sq, which was also located at the 7th AF HQ complex. Nominally they were assigned to the Huge 460th Tactical Recon Wing, to which the 12th Tactical Recon Sq (RF-4Cs)was also assigned. (Thanks to John Barlow for the history!)

Airfix Blackburn NA-39 Buccaneer Craftmaster, 1/72, 4-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


One of the more dramatic Craftmaster boxes. A British carrier launches heavily battle-damaged Buccaneers with enemy ships within visual range. Other Buccaneers are taking heavy and accurate fire from the enemy, while one ship is engulfed in flames. Propeller driven aircraft fall burning from the sky. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has damage and is only graded 'good'.