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A A Hales Ltd Cutty Sark 'Marinecraft' Kit - 17 Inch Wooden Ship Kit, 658

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats, dead-eyes, figurehead and ships wheel, a full set of flags and sails, injection mast platforms, metal chain, numerous brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, colorful insignia sheet with front scrollwork, rear scrollwork and name, name plate and cabin sides with windows and doors, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including flags, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

KVZ Tu-134 'Crusty' - Interflug Boxart, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$95   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/100 scale kit molded in white, clear, silver and black with full landing gear and large display stand. Fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Pyro Avro Biplane 1911 - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

From original 1960s Inpact molds. Very nice and detailed kit for that time. Features wings and control surfaces with realistic fabric texture, full cockpit and engine with gasoline/oil tanks and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, stand decal and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Mercer Toy Tonneau - Bagged, 1/32, C460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$29   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 1968 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, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

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.

Heller C-160 Transall Transport - French Air Force, 1/100, L711

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Nicely done 1/100 scale kit of this efficient French transport. Features cockpit detail, cargo bay floor, optional position rear cargo doors, rotating props and wheels and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Premiere DH Sea Venom FAW Mk. 21 / FAW Mk. 53 - Royal Navy or Royal Australian Navy, 1/72, P3001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Released in association with Tasman Models. From older molds, most likely Frog. Includes injection molded parts, injection and vacuform canopy, cast metal instrument panel, ejection seats and other small details, optional parts for the two different variants, two large sheets of detail photographs of the actual aircraft, a large, detailed cut away drawing of the Sea Venom and a paint guide and decals for Royal Navy Mk.21 890 Sqn, Yeovilton 1956 as well as Royal Australian NAvy Mk.53 724 Sqn, HMAS Melbourne 1962. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora The Blue Knight Of Milan, 1/8, 472-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

Classic and very popular Aurora knight kit from the original molds. This example is from the 1963 release. The box is in exceptional condition. The only flaws are light creasing on the sides and general light wear. Large 1/8 scale kit is molded gloss dark blue and has the original blue plume. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plume and excellent instructions. In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued.

Aurora The Black Knight of Nurnberg, 1/8, 473-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$68   

Desirable hardbox issue from 1963. The box is in exceptional 'near mint' condition. The only flaw is light corner wear - the box is also free of all tape and price tags as well as tape and tag marks. Classic and very popular Aurora USA knight kit from the original molds. Large 1/8 scale kit is molded gloss black and has the original white plume. The kit has never been started, and is inventoried complete with all parts, plume and excellent instructions. In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued.

Comet Douglas F4D Skyray, 1/88, PL-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$52   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This kit is in investment-grade 'NM+' condition. The box and contents are as fresh as new and come from a hobby shop closed many years ago. The one-piece flip-top box is a clean as if it came from the factory shipping box. Inside, the kit is as new, with the parts molded in glossy white and clear plastic, the correct clear Comet 'teardrop' stand, flat decals, as new instructions and the famous Comet catalog ordering envelope. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Comet originally began model production in 1929 with a line of balsa flying models. In the mid-1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small and medium scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. The early issues were in one-piece 'flip-top' boxes, and the later issues and releases were in standard two-piece 'hardboxes' with a lithograph slick glued to the top box. In 1963 Comet sold the plastic kit molds to Aurora, who reissued some but not all of the kits.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Chuck Wagon - 'Pioneer Trail' Issue - 13.5 Inch Long Wood / Metal / Plastic Kit, 504

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$56   

Multi-media kit from 1952. Measures 13.5 inches overall including rear table and front tongue. Without tongue and table, the wagon measures 7 inches long. Completely prefabricated with heavy, embossed wood panel bristol board sides factory laminated to hardwood, acetate wheels, hubs, hoops and axles and more, real fabric for the top, metal suspension and seat, completely precarved wood barrel and other wooden parts . Very nice and realistic scale model with optional rear fold-down table with legs and support, front seat with side arm rests, rear shelves, water cask, supplies box and full and detailed suspension down to the brake shoes. Never started. The small detail parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and full size plans with instructions.

Aero Modeling Co Three Sheets of Fuselage Printwood from 1928 - Chicago Illinois

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$15   

Rare. Very old printwood. All three parts show the same fuselage side. Two sheets are in very good shape while one is only fair. Little is know of Aero Modeling Co. other than the location and the date.

Mod-Ac Trac-Tractor Model 14 (Bulldozer/ Tracked Tractor) - Wood Assembly Kit, 1/24, 146-I

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$16   

NOTE: Builder kit only. This model is missing parts. Multi-media kit from hardwood, plastic and metal stock. The kit includes full size plans and instructions, track frame inner frames and outer frames, tread/track links (plastic), large driver wheels, 13 of 14 bogie wheels, spring housing, drawbar bracket, frame bracket, metal stock for levers/controls, smoke stack (plastic), seat and numerous other wooden parts. It is missing the hood sides, radiator, floor, dash and rectangular frame (all wood) and track spacing template (paper). The kit has not been started and includes sandpaper, original plans and some nails as needed.

Unknown Stinson SR-7C Pure Oil - Solid Wood Model Kit - Bagged, 1/54

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

Solid scale model from an unknown manufacture in the 1930s. May be Comet but I cannot be sure. This kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and cardstock crew, engine, prop and tail wheel (not shown) but has been started. The fuselage has been carved and sanded. Quality is excellent and all work has been done correctly and matches the plans. It is ready to complete with the uncut printwood parts.

Airway Model Plane Co Brown B-3 / Northrop Gamma / Beechcraft T-17R / US Navy Curtiss F8C-4 / O2C Helldiver - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits, 3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$24   

No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.

Airway Model Plane Co Curtiss Seagull / Laird LC-R300 / Bellanca Senior Skyrocket / Martin 156 China Clipper - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits, 12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

No Box. Dated 1939 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.

Airway Model Plane Co Hawk P-6E / Chester Special / Sikorsky S-43 China Clipper - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$18   

No Box. Dated 1937 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Missing the F4B-4. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown. Also includes Airway 1937 instructions for the Bristol F2B, SE-5, Fairchild 22 and Argonaut Amphibian, as well as a Ace Whitman field gun.

Monogram Whirlwind - 30 Inch Wingspan Pre-Fabricated Gas Powered Control Line Model, C-1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$450   

Monogram's first aircraft model dated 1946. A very rare kit for the advanced collector. When you see this model, it's easy to see how Monogram took the modeling world by storm. The kit is highly engineered, tested and very prefabricated. The balsa body is 24 inches long and completely finished. Wings are completely finished with airfoils. The tail parts are cut to shape and the metal landing gear wire is bent to shape. All other wire parts are fully formed and it includes rubber tread wheels as well as plastic canopy and spinner and decals. The cowling is hinged to provide easy access to the engine, coil, battery and fuel tank. Includes two very large sheet of full size plans/instructions as well as sandpaper, all required hardware, printwood and more. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started and all cardboard dividers are intact. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. The plans and decals are excellent and the even the original factory tissue packing paper is still present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners, no repairs and the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom tray. The box grades 'excellent+' and the only flaws are general light edge, corner and shelf wear. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

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

$46   

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.

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - CNR Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-25

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Billboard Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted gray and black and decorated with red lettering for CNR, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and 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/