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Lindberg Ryan Navion, 1/48, 507-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags and no fading. The only tape is the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Bachmann Powered Speeder with Work Crane and Cart - Spectrum Series - HO Scale Model Train, HO, 16946

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

Never run or removed from the box. Very well detailed kit with a working 'speeder' and four crew, wheeled crane car and wheeled utility cart. Completely factory assembled and painted - ready to run.

Tamiya IJN Kiso Light Cruiser With Wood Display Base, 1/700, 77104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very highly detailed waterline kit. All parts are still internally sealed. Complete with decals and instructions. Includes beautiful, fully finished display base.

Revell Douglas Super DC-8 61 - African Safari / ASA - (DC-8-61), 1/144, 4231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Kit features optional position landing gear, excellent moldings, boarding stairs and large colorful complete ASA decals as shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram USS Shangri-La Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, B5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$119   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. This is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The air wing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts, full size instructions and even sandpaper.

Revell Sherman M-4 Tank Motorized - Black Magic, 1/40, H544-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very rare. Original issue hardbox dated 1960. I believe this is the one and only issue of this model. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, no marks from either, no fading and no missing litho. The only flaws are light general wear as shown and two corners with closed splits. Inside, this is the same 1955 'S' issue kit with original 'Black Magic' decals, an electric motor and additional motorizing parts added. Features motorized movable tracks for climbing grades and obstacles, detailed suspension, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. An additional addendum set of motorizing instructions are present. Please NOTE that there is some brown packing tape on the instructions but it does not interfere with the assembly. This kit must be shipped insured.

Minicraft 1886 Daimler-Benz - First Gas Powered Automobile, 1/16, 11205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$59   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit from ex-Bandai molds - part of the fantastic 1/16 classic car series. The Daimler company created the first practical gasoline powered automobile in 1886 when everyone else was still using steam power...or even horsepower. The lightweight Benz gas engine was a breakthrough in itself, but when married to the Daimler coach it created the first practical gasoline powered car.

Matchbox Heinkel He-70 F-2/ He- 70G-1/ He- 170A - Hungarian / Nationalist / Lufthansa, 1/72, PK-132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1987. 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 for that time with very fine panel lines. Features full cockpit and cabin (with appropriate options), gun or non-gun deck, separately molded rudder, optional position landing gear and more.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Keystone Commuter - Midget Craft 6 inch wingspan Solid Balsa Airplane Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Very old 1932 issue from Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company. Ideal was one of the first US model airplane producers, starting their business in 1911. During the early years of the Great Depression, Ideal switched to balsa wood and soon released a line of 'Six Inch Wingspread' solid scale models in a line called 'Ideal Midget-Craft'. Adds for this line can be seen in Model Airplane News and other major popular aircraft publications of the 1930s. The models included plans and the required wood-they usually retailed for about 10 cents. This aircraft has been started, which in this case is good news. The fuselage from Ideal was simply wooden stock. The original builder has carved the fuselage very accurately and correctly to about 90% finished. He has done the same quality of work to the upper wings and has carefully cut out the other parts. The model is complete and would be easy to finish.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1973 issue. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra ensured that it had a short service life as an airliner. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the "A" version of the venerable patrol aircraft. (please see the article about the mold conversion this on this website.) Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props.

Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

From 1940. Part of the AYA 'Air Youth of America' series of aircraft. Kit features 36 inch wingspan and 25 inch long fuselage, full size plans, print and strip balsa wood, nose block, covering material and a very nice pre-carved propeller blank (final finishing required). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Revell PT-212 Torpedo Boat - Motorized - Picture Fleet, 1/98, H396-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare 1960 Motorized release with John Steel box artwork. This is the original Pre S PT boat with motorizing features added. Full hull model is 9 inches long and includes torpedoes, 20mm and 50 caliber guns, 3 crew figures, steerable rudder, reduction gears, electric motor and all running gear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The motorizing parts are still sealed in their factory bag. NOTE: Part #31, a sailor with a machine gun, has the gun base and barrel broken off. The base is present, but the barrel is missing.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply CV-7 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier - 18.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Very rare kit from 1941. Measured 18.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely designed kit that includes a very unusual detailed hanger deck assembly. Issued shortly before the war, the model was not reissued after the war since the Wasp was lost off Guadalcanal by what is likely the most damaging submarine torpedo salvo in history. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in excellent, solid condition, 5 sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood stock in many shapes and sizes, a sealed fittings packet (I can tell that it contains at least the oval funnel) and two packs of Casco Glue. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail view of the ships substructure and a detailed view of the hanger deck, flight deck with pre-war markings and island. Never started. Factory sealed fittings bag with the other parts inventoried complete with instructions.

Modelik Petropavlovsk - 1894 Russian Imperial Navy Pre-Dreadnought Battleship, 1/200, 8-02

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features very well illustrated instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.

Lodela Arado Ar-196A - Luftwaffe 2/SAGr 125 1942 or 102 Sq Romanian Air Force Odessa 1943, 1/72, RH-9241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Unusual issue from Mexico. Most likely from es-Heller molds. Includes markings for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$125   

Still factory sealed. Classic Cold War Airliner kit and the world's first supersonic transport. Very large 1/100 scale kit molded in ivory, clear, black and silver and with colorful Aeroflot decals. Although the USSR manufacture Yunyj Tyechinik issued their own 1/100 Tu-144, it appears that completely new molds were created by KVZ for their own kit.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang - 'Happy IV' or 'Petie 2nd', 1/72, 101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Has decals for both aircraft. Very finely molded with good cockpit and gear well detail, optional canopies and drop tanks. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

RCM Alpha Submarine with Screw, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$119   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin screws. Does not include decals. 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.

CM DD Type 36A (German WW2-waterline hull only), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

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.

MPM Mil Mi-1 'Hare' - USSR / Polish / Czech Air Forces, 1/72, MP72005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Very successful early Soviet helicopter that saw extensive service in the USSR, Warsaw Pact and Finland, China, Egypt and Syria. Production ended in 1965 after 17 years and over 2000 Mi-1s were built. Kit features fine recessed panel lines and decals for the three air forces listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.