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Midwest Super Jabberwock - 33 Inch Wingspan Class C Cabin Competition for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, C-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Cabin style 1949 record holding aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, precarved prop, two colors of tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Scale Line 1933 Great Lakes Sport Trainer 2T-1A - 57 inch Wingspan R/C Airplane, SA10

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$525   

Very large 1/6 scale model of one of the most attractive biplanes of all time. True scale model down to the rib spacing with the exception of the stabilizer, which is 30% bigger in area than the actual aircraft. For .35 to .45 size engines, or could easily be converted to electric power since the finished weight is 7 lbs with radio and servos. Very deluxe and high quality kit. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals (if originally issued) and instructions.

Revell Sky Squadron Gift Set - B-25 Mitchell 'The Dragon' / B-24 'Buffalo Bill' / F-84F Thunderstreak / D-558-2 Skyrocket / S-55 Sikorsky Helicopter - 'S' Issue with 'S' Glue - (D5582), G226-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$675   

Rare gift set from about 1955 or 1956. First and only issue with 'S' cement logos on both short sides. The box is complete but has split corners, general wear, tapes marks, writing etc as shown. Inside, all the cardboard factory display trays are intact as is the large, colorful tube of 'S' cement. The kits have never been started. All kits are still factory sealed or inventoried 100% complete. The S-55, D-558-2 and F-84F are still sealed in the factory crinkle bags. The crinkle bag for the B-25 is present but holed; the kit was removed, inventoried complete and the parts placed in a zip lock bag. The B-24's bag has disintegrated and is gone. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete also. All decals and instructions are present. The B-24 instructions have the 'lost parts' coupon neatly cut from them; the original owner may have had to send to Revell to make the kit complete as it currently is! Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

Fujimi Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 Swiss Gustav, 1/48, 48001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit. The box side says 'This kit is a faultlessly accurate reproduction of the Messerschmidt 109. Created from all-new, high-tech molds, the quality and precision of this model surpasses all predecessors.'

Orange Crush-Revell 1909 Stanley Steamer, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts have been inventoried complete and includes the instructions. NOTE: this kit has the front springs broke off one side of the body half. You will need to repair it if you wish to build it. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

Nichimo IJN Haruna Battleship Motorized, 1/742, 311

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Can be built three ways - for water operation, full hull display model or waterline display mode. Older but nicely detailed kit is molded in dark red and dark gray and includes battery box with metal contacts, on/off switch, metal drive shaft, flexible coupler, stuffing box, easily removable superstructure for battery access and more. Please note that Nichimo did not include the motor (FA130 type) or batteries with this kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

MPC 1973 Chevrolet Corvette 454- Stock / Drag Racer / Street Machine, 1/25, 1-7305-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Well done model that can be built three ways. Includes numerous optional parts - stock 454 or Wankle engine, engine stand, chromed mag wheels, custom decals, injector stacks, drag slicks, roll bar and more. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, front wheels that steer, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decal backing paper has numerous light stains, but the actual transfers have no stains on them.

Sterling Golden Hind - 9.75 inch long Solid Wood Ship Kit with Cloth Sails and Metal Fittings, G5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

In the late 1970s/early 1980s Sterling issued these simplified wood kits for beginners. They included a completely carved hull with very little sanding needed to complete. Also included are full size plans, two sheets of printwood, fully shaped wooden parts, numerous cast metal fittings, pre-cut blocks, hardwood dowels, instructions, standing and running rigging line, rigging diagrams, printed cloth sails and a large, colorful decal sheet. I remember building some of these - it was an ideal project for someone who had never built a solid wooden kit but wanted the experience. The kit has never been started. The fittings bag was sealed but it split while I was inspecting it - I have sealed it in a ziplock. The other parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Admiral Graf Spee Pocket Battleship, 1/600, 709-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$110   

First issue dated 1958 with Jo Kotula artwork. Full hull model with very good detail for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

RCM Boeing B-17E / B-17F / B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

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.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1961 and the first issue. Note the 'Hobby Kits' slogan in the border of the Aurora logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the lower left. Rare near 1/100 scale kit molded in white and clear with recessed control surface and door lines. Features clear cockpit windshield, full landing gear and a large clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and its near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Guillows Cessna 170 - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/18, 302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or electric power. Features light plastic nose cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, wheels, landing gear wire, decal sheet and step by step instructions/plans.

Comet Spitfire Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself TogetherThat Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features die-cut balsa wood main parts, about 12 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, paper insignia and full plane/instructions. Never started. NOTE: missing prop. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant N.F.I - Bagged, 1/72, 111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Bagged type three header from the 1960s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the header is original but the bag is a new replacement.

MPC Mantaray II Kyote Dune Buggy by Dean Jeffries, 1/25, 406-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Rare. Still factory sealed. Can be built one of two ways - fast action competition version or custom street version. Features fully detailed chassis, suspension and engine, full interior and numerous optional parts.

Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang with Retracing Gear and Dropping Bombs - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Classic large-scale 'Action Model' dated 1966. Most likely the third issue of this kit. Very well molded with excellent detail and numerous action features. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit, the tiny levers under the wings drop two bombs and the knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit was made in 1979 and functions like new! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age cracking. Please see the article (on this website) that explains how to save or recreate old decals.

Victor Stanzel & Co Baby 'V' Shark by Victor Stanzel - Balsa Control Line Flying Model Airplane Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$115   

Very rare early control line from the 'First in Control Line Flying'. Victor Stanzel was a legendary designer in the Golden Age of model aviation, about 1932-1954. This model is for Class A and B motors and has a wingspan of 20 inches. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model (P-51) - Heritage Edition Issue, 1/32, 6054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. 1983 issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model' from the original 'Four Star' Monogram line. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including the tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and still functions like new. Very nicely detailed. Molded in silver, black and clear.

Bandai 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Balloon Car, 1/16, 38046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Rare original Bandai issue. Large scale, highly detailed kit. Features full rolling chassis construction just like the actual vehicle, detailed engine with ignition wiring (almost a model in itself), driveline, suspension, transmission and fuel tank, removable bonnet, complete interior, opening doors, actual fine wire wheels, optional top and more. Molded in black, red, silver, wood tan, white, clear, nickel plate and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.