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Esoteric Douglas PD-1, 1/72, NAF-24

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


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Very rare high-quality kit. Esoteric vacs have better detailed moldings than many injection molded kits and this model is no exception. Features superior surface detail, good cockpit, beautifully cast metal details and full color decals. Never started. All parts still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals. The US Navy used to offer designs of one firm to other manufacturers to build, the theory being that this helped the young aircraft industry. PD-1 was the name given to the 25 Douglas built airplanes based on the Curtiss PN-12 design. PN-12 was the logical progression of the PN-5, which was the increased wingspan version of the WWI F2A. Other companies that built the PN-12 with minor changes were Martin (PM-1, PM-2), Keystone (PK-1) and the Hall PH-1. All of these types served from the early 1930s until replaced by the more modern Consolidated P2Ys and ultimately the PBY.

Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider - US Navy VA-176 USS Intrepid / VA-52 Knight Riders USS Ticonderoga / VA-25 The Fists of the Fleet USS Midway, 1/48, 61058-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1998 issue. Very highly detailed and finely molded with traditional Tamiya quality. Includes full under-wing loadout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Sterling Marlin Ford Thunderbird, 1/24, 2924

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Kit is from 1991. Well detailed with 96 parts, lift-off body, detailed engines, exhaust and underside, roll cage, full interior and more. Molded in metallic blue and clear with chrome plate and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

CM USS Katahdin (Armored Ram 1899), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


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.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions, decals and all parts. The box is complete but has numerous tears, tape marks, tape stains etc as shown. The earliest issues of this kit did not have decal; this one does. That dates is as late in the first release. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.

Guillows Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 30+ Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very large stick and tissue kit that can be built to fly rubber, gas free flight or U-Control, RC or for scale display. Features retractable landing gear (main and tail wheel), cockpit interior, opening canopy, movable flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevator, complete bomb, drop tank and rocket load and more. Has high quality die-cut balsa, balsa stock as needed, die-cut plywood, completely finished wooden prop, hardware, a very large number of vacuformed plastic parts including a pilot, clear vac canopy, cardstock interior details, other wood and metal stock as needed, full instructions, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Howell Day - Red Ball Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Stokely's Finest Vegetables - with Metal Sprung Trucks, HO, 151

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. This is an issue from Howell Day who purchased Red Ball. Kit features the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides, in this case for 'Stokely Brothers and Company - Stokely's Finest Vegtables Packed in CANS with Spotless Golden Linings.' Also includes milled hardwood roof and floor, correct cast metal trucks, numerous cast metal details such as car ends, roof ribs, ice hatches and much more, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions and Micromotive Archbar Freight Old-Time sprung trucks.

Nichimo USS New Jersey BB62 Battleship - Motorized, 1/901, 25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Motorized single prop drive. Includes motor and all drive gear for operation in water. Nicely detailed kit for this scale. Can also be built as a waterline or full hull display model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. Please note that Nichimo did not furnish decals with this kit.

Revell Bell X-5 Research Aircraft, 1/40, H187-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++


First issue from 1960. The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight, and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14. Many action features. Variable sweep wings move, landing gear retracts, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present. Box has slight litho loss at the top center, otherwise it would be mint.

Testors MRCA Tornado - RAF - German Marineseschwader, 1/72, 872

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Nicely molded kit with 97 pieces and all fine recessed panel lines. Features swinging wings and weapons pylons, very good cockpit detail, moving elevators, two piece canopy, optional position speed brakes and landing gear and a load out of LR25 rocket pods, 1000 lb bombs, AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, AR Martel and MBB Kormoran missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

RCM Heinkel He-162 A-2, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   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.

Matchbox Gnat Mk.1 Trainer, 1/72, PK-15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still mint in the factory seal. Has markings for 'The Red Arrows' RAF Aerobatic Team-RAF Kemble or No. 4 Sq Central Flying School-Little Rissington.

Monogram Racing Classics Dirt Racer and Indy Car - Super Modified Dirt Track Racer and Kurtis Kraft Indy Racer (Peterson's Circle Track Magazine Issue), 1/24, 6146

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. 1988 issue. Includes both kits. Indy race features Offenhasuer engine, removable hood, driver, mechanic and tool box. Super Modified Dirt Track Racer includes fully detailed body and chassis, Chevy engine and full decals for Don Edmunds 'Auto Research' car.

Mania Nakajima Ki-27 Nate Type 97 - 15 Variants and with/without Wheel Pants, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very high quality molds and fine detail, typical of Mania kits. Can be built with or without wheel pants and with open or closed cockpit. Contains a marking/painting guide and large decal sheet for 15 different aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Aeroclub Mig-17A Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Conversion kit. Makes the Hasegawa Mig-17 into the early 'A' variant. Kit includes high quality vacuform fuselage and metal intake. Never started and complete.

Ambroid 40 Foot Single Sheathed Single Door Outside Braced Wooden Box Car With Sprung Metal Trucks - Souther Pacific - HO Craftsman Model, HO, K12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO Craftsman kits. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. The wood is all Northeastern Scale Precision Lumber and there is also a set of real sprung metal box car trucks. Features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, decals, wood and metal stock, a bag of detail parts, two sheets of Southern Pacific decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% 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.

Bachmann Pedestrian Bridge - HO Scale Accessory Kit, HO, 45172

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Older but nicely detailed kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including signs and instructions.

Miniature Masterpieces Covered Wagon - with Two Longhorn Oxen / Horse and Pioneer Family, 1/48, K505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare 1954 original issue. Box color and gloss are as new with four solid corners and no price tags. Flaws include very light edge and corner wear, light scuffing and a tiny tape pull (1/4 by 1/4 inch) on one long side from the factory tape. Molded in dark wood brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. The model includes detailed instructions, a rarity in the early 1950s. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare.

Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 409-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. 1960s hardbox issue. Can be built wheels up or down and comes with full, nicely done TWA decals and a display stand. Very fine raised panel detail. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.

Model Technologies WWI Wire Wheel Inserts and Spandau Jackets Detail Set, 1/72, MT 0060

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed photoetched parts. Includes two sets of spoke wheels and two jackets. With full instructions.