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Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, R409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Very early issue. Late 1950s with what looks like Ray Gaedke artwork. This kit is part of an entire series of 1/72 WWII kits issued by Lindberg. Still factory sealed.

Airfix Fairey Firefly MK 5, 1/72, 298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Well molded kit with full interior, 3 part canopy, folding wings, moving ailerons, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and prop and full underwing stores. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Albatross DV (D-V) Scout - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Excellent and colorful Craftmaster artwork box art. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT-Frog Messerschmitt ME-410 A-1 or ME-410 A-1/U-4 - (Frog molds), 1/72, 3701-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Rare short-lived AMT marketing promo to sell quality Frog kits in the USA. Very high quality moldings. Features parts and decals for Me-410A-1 and A-1/U4. Includes color painting guide for both planes. Still factory sealed.

Hasegawa Heinkel He-51 A-1 - Luftwaffe, 1/72, JS053-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

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Beautifully molded kit. Comes with colorful pre-war decals for Luftwaffe . Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Chrome - Thai Air Force, 1/48, 215-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

1968 issue with Royal Thai Air Force markings. This is the plated version and the chrome is in exceptional 'near mint' condition which is very rare. It has been properly protected for shipment. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

LS Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa 'Oscar', 1/75, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Rare old LS kit in a high gloss box with very collectible artwork. Very early LS kit. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for it's quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, retracting landing gear, opening piece canopy, movable ailerons, rudder and elevator and two bombs. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

LS Pitts Special S2A Canadian Reds, 1/72, L2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Very finely molded kit of the classic acrobatic aircraft. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

LS Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa 'Oscar' - (Ki43II Ki-43), 1/75, 2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Rare old LS kit in a high gloss box with very collectible artwork. Very early LS kit. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for it's quality. Features retractable landing gear, recessed panel lines, opening canopy, movable ailerons and two drop tanks. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

LS Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 II Babs Army Type 97II - Reconnaissance Airplane, 1/72, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Very high quality kit. Excellent mold quality with all fine recessed panel lines. Features correct clear side windows and canopy, highly detailed cockpit, crew and rotating wheels and propeller. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufactures to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testiment to the LS detail and accuracy.

AMT-Hasegawa 18SHI Nakajima Renzan Rita - Japan or Captured USAAF Evaluation Aircraft, 1/72, A680-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Short-lived marketing project by AMT using high quality Hasegawa kits. Includes color paint guide (on the back of the box) and decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Kaiwo Maru / Nippon Maru - 1930s Japanese Navy Sailing Training Ship, 1/200, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Hard-to find kit of the old Japanese Naval Training Ship. The two sister ships were built in Kobe and launched in 1930. They were both steel four-masted barques carrying royals over double top and topgallant sails. They served as school ships for the Japanese merchant marine. After WWII, they carried demobilized soldiers home, and up to 1951 made dozens of trips to Asia and the Pacific. In 1952, they worked to collect the remains of Japanese war dead from the South Pacific. The ships were replaced in 1989. Very nicely detailed kit in large 1/200 scale. The assembled kit measures about 19 inches long when built. Molded in white, yellow and brown and includes extensive vacuform sails. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox Heinkel He-70 F-2 / He-70 G-1 / He-170A - Hungarian Air Force / Spanish Civil War Nationalist / Lufthansa, 1/72, PK-132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Has markings for Lufthansa Civil aircraft D-UMIM, Spanish Civil War Nationalist Air Force Grupo 7-G-14 and Royal Hungarian Air Force 1st Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Group, 2nd Sq. Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines. Features full cockpit and cabin (with appropriate options), gun or non-gun deck, separately molded rudder, optional position landing gear and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1936 Duesenberg SSJ - LaGrande-Bodied Roadster, 1/32, C412-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

1966 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 this case Gary Cooper and Clark Gable's automobiles. This was the Duesenberg Company's last great automobile before going out of business in 1937. The Model J was a superb automobile and the fastest and finest car of it's day. Never to be outdone, the two brothers made two supercharged 'Super-Duesenbergs' from J models and are referred to by the public as SSJs. (The term SSJ was never used by the factory) The output was a whopping 400 bhp. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, complete motor, removable hood, spoked wheels and a full interior. Never started. FInventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tail Roadster, 1/32, C343-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. 1965 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. The model includes rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tail Roadster, 1/32, C343-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

1965 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. The model includes colored, chrome plated and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering link and fuel tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Pyro 1930 Bentley Le Mans Blower, 1/32, C304-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many kit subjects based on historical significance instead 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 colored injection molded parts, spoked wheels, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Cleveland Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit (SBD3), 1/16, SF-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$160   

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.

Cleveland Turner's 1934 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

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.