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Micro Models The 1937 Cavalier (Reproduction) - 36 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, 1/3, F104

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


This is a reproduction of a classic design and is 1/3 the size of the original. It includes full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1953 early issue molded in dark green plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing two headlight lenses. Inventoried with all other parts with instructions. These two parts were green; I have included enough clear material to duplicate for realistic lenses. 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.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang - 3rd FS 3rd FG 'Jumpin' Jacques'/ 487 FS 352 FG / 353 FS 354 FG, 1/48, J14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Dated 1991 and very highly detailed. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for three USAAF aircrart. Also includes all stripes as shown in the box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Meikraft Models F6U-1 Pirate - (F6U1), 1/72, 1504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Limited run injectiton molded kit. Includes decals and clear parts. The kit has never been started. All parts are present as are the instructions. NOTE: the decal sheet is missing 3 'stars and bars'. All other decals are present.

Hasegawa Mil Mi-28 Hind-A - USSR, 1/72, K19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


From 1986. Finely detailed with all recessed panel lines, full cockpit, a small fret of photoetched details, full weapons load of anti-tank guided missiles and unguided rocket pods, two pilots, four positionable troops and more. Never started. Sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

Airfix Junkers Ju-87B Stuka Crafmaster, 1/72, 2-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very unique and interesting box art on this Craftmaster issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

VP Polikarpov R-5 - Reconnaissance Bomber Bagged, 1/72, 10

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very high quality vac kit with fine recessed panel detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hasegawa Convair F-106A Delta Dart - 95th FIS 'Mr Bones' or 94th FIS 'Hat in the Ring', 1/72, JS054-180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Older hardbox issue. Includes both squadron decals. This high performance follow-up to the F-102 enjoyed a successful and long service life; I can remember seeing them in 'Alert 5' shelters at the Florida Air National Guard base at Jacksonville International in the 1980s. Kit is well detailed and features external tanks, optional position missile bay doors and a full load of Falcon Aim-4 E/F Air-to-Air Missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT-Hasegawa Lockheed F-104 Starfighter - Greek and Spanish AF Markings, 1/72, A-625-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. From high quality Hasegawa molds. Short-lived venture by AMT to promote Hasegawa model kits under the AMT name. Kits were molded in Japan then boxed in the USA. Unique decal choices for Royal Hellenic Air Force (Greece), Italian and Spanish Air Forces.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. This is the 4th known issue of this classic kit, and the second one to share the 102-100 kit number. The blue oval logo dates from the early 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, and John Steel replaced Cox for the 'new look' from Aurora. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 / E-7 - Helmut Wick Oct '40 Belgium / Wick Sept '40 France / Joachim Muncheberg Spring '41 Sicily / Assi Hahn Oct '40 France / Gunther Rutzow Sep '40 France / Ltn. Steindl '42 Lenningrad Sector, 1/48, J2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Dated 1988. This line is widely considered the best and most accurate '109 series in this scale. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and landing gear well detail, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts or the parts are still sealed in the factory bag. With decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS Constitution Old Ironsides - Wooden Ship Model, 1519

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


From 1952. Measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Features a very nicely wooden precarved hull that only needs finish sanding, three sheets of nicely done printwood, stock wood and dowels, a sealed bag of many metal fittings, rigging materials and full size plans with instructions, rigging detail drawings, hull templates, flags and more The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Aeroclub Wheels and Hubs - Low Pressure 1920s/1930s 10.5mm Diameter, 1/72, AV051

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


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

LS Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero, 1/75, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Rare old LS kit from the late 1950s, the golden age of Japanese box art. Classic imagery of Zeros in a pitched air battle with F4Fs. Kit features working tail hook, operating rudder, ailerons and wing flaps, retracting landing gear, opening canopy and optional bomb or drop tank load. Never started. Contents are still factory sealed, but the stand shown on the instructions is not present. I have never seen the stand in this issue, so it may be a mistake on the instructions.

KVZ Antonov AN-24b Interflug, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Box and artwork is in excellent condition. Classic Cold War East German/USSR airliner in Interflug markings. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacture from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: two prop blades are broken but present.

Main Line Models 50' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Reefer) - Railway Express Agency - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

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 this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted green and decorated with white, red and yellow lettering for Railway Express, cut and pre-milled hardwood 'round' roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, cast metal underframe, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches, end sills and brake wheel, 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/

Hasegawa RAF Thunderbolt Mk.II (P-47D), 1/72, 00180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and very good overall detail.

AMT Star Trek (TV Series) USS Enterprise - Yorktown / Valiant / Hood / Farragut / Excaliber / Intrepid / Republic / Constitution / Lexington / Potemkin / Constellation / Exeter / Kongo, 1/635, S951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Early issue from about 1970. Molded in white and green-tint clear plastic and contains decals for all the starships from the series. Never started. NOTE: missing one stand arm and stand cross brace. Can be made from stock plastic sheet. All starship parts are inventoried present with excellent decals and correct old instructions.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Box would grade much higher than 'very good+' but the top is slightly concave from the original seal. Kit features fine raised panel lines, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, under wing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Tamiya MIG-21 Fishbed F - Poland / Soviet Union / North Vietnam, 1/100, PA1009-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. NOTE: this kit has had the drop tank halves assembled. No painting and no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.