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Scale Flight Comet's Vought V-141 Pursuit - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Ulrich ACL (Atlantic Coast Line) HO Stock Car - Craftsman Kit, HO, 111

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

From 1950. High quality craftsman model railroad kit. Features all metal truss frame sides, completely precut wooden roof, floor and ends, metal three-board roof walk, metal hardware such as roof ribs, underside details, etc, all metal fully sprung trucks and injection molded slat sides that are factory painted and numbered/lettered. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Please read the article on this website about these excellent kits from the Golden Age of Model Railroad models.

Airmodel UH-25 Retriever and UH-1B Iroquois - Bagged, 1/72, 210

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$8   

Still factory bag sealed. Includes fuselage molded in clear for both helicopters. Basic kit only with fuselage. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$79   

Investment-grade condition box and kit. Dated 1960. This is actually a newer kit, likely from 1962-64 as it lacks the 'Famous Fighters' logo in the oval border. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting 40' Sectional Wood Sheathed Box Car - Sante Fe - Metal HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, B701

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Includes real sprung metal trucks. Roundhouse (by Model Die Casting) was a famous manufacture of HO Craftsman kits in the 1940s/1950s. This is one of their all- metal car kits. Very well detailed and crisply cast with little or no flash. Molded in details are superb. Features all metal one piece roof, three piece roof walk, car ends, floor and undercarriage, factory painted and lettered sides for Sante Fe (Tuscan Red with black and white), three piece brake set, couplers, pocket doors, bushings, screws as needed, grab irons, full instructions with drawings and more. The prepainted sides are excellent. The roof, floor, ends, doors and car sides are very flat and straight for easy assembly. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Revell US Army Spitfire Mk5C, 1/32, H281

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$75   

Hard-to-find 1975 issue is still factory sealed. Features removable cowling panels and detailed Merlin engine, sliding clear canopy to show the detailed cockpit, movable control surfaces and retractable landing gear.

Glencoe Convair 880 - TWA or Swissair- with Flight Path Northeast Airlines 'Yellowbird' Decals and Flight Path Windows and Frames, 1/126, 05502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

This kit includes Flight Path #25-06 Northeast Airlines 'Yellowbird' decals specifically for this kit, as well as Flight Path 880 black cabin and cockpit windows with silver frames. Also included is an excellent actual color photograph of a NE Yellowbird on the tarmac. Both sheets and the photo are as new. The model has decals for TWA and Swissair and features optional position cabin boarding doors and landing gear. It has never been started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present. Decals have some staining on the Swissair markings.

ESCI F-4C/J Phantom II - US Marines VMFA-232 / ALA 12 Spanish Air Force, 1/72, 9031

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

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy, optional parts for both versions and a load out of four Sidewinders, four Sparrows and two drop tanks.

Kibri Town Hall - HO, 1/87, 8380

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$59   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed multi-story brick building. Measures 30 x 22.5 x 35 cm when built.

RCM Martin P6M Seamaster, 1/72

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

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. Basic Vacuform kit. Contains basic airframe componants and full size plans only. Does not contain details such as interior - props - engines - landing gear - etc. These items must be scratch built or from the spares box. 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.

Hasegawa Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 F-13 Fishbed - Egyptian or Israeli Air Forces, 1/72, 1012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Nicely molded kit. Features supersonic drop tank, Atoll missiles and decals for Egypt and captured Israeli aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a very light stain on the right; so light that it did not show up in the photo.

Pyro Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship, C249-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$26   

Hardbox issue dated 1965. Full hull kit with very good molded detail, pre-molded ratlines, detailed deck, billowing sails and display stand. Measures 8.5 inches inches long when assembled. Molded in swirl wood tan and off-white. A photo of the built kit on the instructions serves as a standing rigging diagram. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which at the time were Pyro called '$1.00 Models' (later $1.25). All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models'. Kits in the $1.00 line included the Skipjack, Racing Yawl, Persian Gulf Trader, Burma River Pirate, Polynesian Outrigger Canoe, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty and HMS Ark Royal. 50 Cent kits in 1965 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, War Brig, HMS Victory and Flying Cloud.

MPC B-24D Liberator Profile Series - 466th BG 8th AF / 98th BG 15th AF / Liberator B Mk. VI 356 Sq SEAC, 1/72, 2-2001-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Contains markings for three aircraft: 466 BG, 8th AF - 98 BG, 15th AF and RAF 356 Sqdn, SEAC. Well detailed kit. Guns and turrets move. Movable control surfaces. Retracting landing gear. Rotating props. Optional position crew entry door and ladder. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent', but please read the articles on this website about 'Using or Restoring Old Decals' before using any older kit decals.

Hasegawa Mig-23S Flogger B - USSR or Libyan, 1/72, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

has decals for both air forces. Very nicely molded. Features cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed landing gear and gear wells, optional position landing gear and bottom fin and 'Apex' and 'Aphid' air-to-air missiles. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Entex RMS Lusitania Ocean Liner - (ex-Revell), 1/350, 7002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$239   

Rare. Very highly detailed full hull kit that is 28 inches long. Molded in black, white, tan, clear and gold-plated. From original Revell molds, re-released in the 1970s by Entex. This Entex issue is an earlier release than the Gunze Sangyo issue with slightly better mold quality. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Allyn Metal Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Desktop Model 11 inch wingspan

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

Solid cast metal. No box. No stand. Aircraft is complete except for wing slipper tanks. Unfinished. Some of these were displayed chromed plated with stars and bars decals and others were painted.

Otaki Dornier Do-X Flying Boat - (DoX), 1/144, OT2-17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

Kit is very well detailed and molded. Has over 110 parts and a 13 inch wingspan. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Famous German Flying Boat built in 1929. Dornier dreamed that this huge aircraft would become a trans-oceanic airliner with passengers traveling in oceanliner-like luxury. A tour of South and North America was conducted, but orders never materialized due to excessive fuel consumption and a lack of power. Total load was 170 passengers and crew, and the 12 engines developed 7200 HP.

Ambroid Western Union Material Wooden Car - HO Craftsman Kit - With Trucks, 1/87, 6

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

With real metal sprung trucks. Limited edition - one of 5000 made. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber. Includes pre-cut and carved hardwood pre-scribed sides with pre-cut windows that are prepainted and lettered for Western Union, milled roof, milled floor/underframe and many detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal detail parts, grab irons and full-size instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried 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. 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 Vought F4U Corsair - US Navy VF-17 USS Bunker Hill '182' or '122' July 1943, 1/72, AT108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very finely molded kit with decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB Pfalz DIII (D-III), 1/48, 1109-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$95   

Factory Sealed kit from 1972. This is the greatly improved molds issue when Aurora upgraded the molds for accuracy. Includes 'Battle Terrain Display Base".