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Lindberg USS Shangri-La CV18 Aircraft Carrier - Cellovision Issue - (Essex Class Angled Deck), 1/1550, 751-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed. From the 1950s. Cellovision box features the intact clear view panel on the top and the full color Trading Card on the back. Full hull kit measures ~12 inches long when built and represents the angled-deck modified Essex class. Includes propellor and rudder detail, display stand, and aircraft.

Lindberg Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil, 1/72, 577-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely done kit for the time with fine raised details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts 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.

Quality Craft Models Lehigh Valley AAR Steel Sided Caboose - Brass HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 349

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Unusual kit that is primarily brass. Builds a very detailed prototype. Features two large sheets of photoetched brass which includes car sides, ends, roof, doors, cupola and more, cast white metal fittings, hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufactures turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Tamiya F-51D Mustang Korean War - 'Was That Too Fast' from 12th FBS 18th FBG / 'Buckeye Blitz IV / Red Eraser' Capt. J.W. Rogers 36 FBS 8th FBG, 1/48, 61044-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Beautifully molded kit will all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, pilot figure, choice of engine exhaust pipe styles, detailed gear wells, optional up or down wing flaps and radiator rear shutter, bombs, drop tanks and rockets and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed T-33A Trainer, 1/48, 578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. The kit features opening and closing canopy, full dual cockpits and the rear of the jet comes off as on the real aircraft. The J-33 jet engine can be removed and comes with an engine stand.

Hasbro Stage Coach Magi-Foam Craft Kit, 5376X100

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Good+

$9   

From the early 1960s. Rare and unusual kit from Hassenfeld Brothers, better known as Hasbro. Almost all parts are formed in four sheets of foam; there are also pins for axles. Has about 28 parts and the carriage measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Surprisingly, the detail is good and crisp and the foam is closed cell (very dense to be paintable and strong, but light). Also includes a paint brush and nail file. The kit has never been started. All parts are included but NOTE: missing 'magi-cutter' for cutting the foam and the instructions.

Falcon Model Airplane Co P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Model - Bagged, 1/48, A-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Bagged kit. Features full-size, three-view plans with wing and fuselage templates, factory-cut wooden fuselage, wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, pre-formed main gear wheels, plastic prop and printwood with gear struts, doors, etc. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts and plans. Planes have some tape on the back holding the overhead fuselage view in; it is done so well you can't tell unless you turn the plans over. Bill Wonacott drew the excellent plans. Little is known about Falcon Model Airplane Company. But thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we know that they were around as early as 1932 and actively advertising in Popular Aviation with a good sized add. Headquartered at 9610 Division Street, Portland, Oregon, they had a line of flying model kits and eventually solids. The bigger ships in the flying line appear to be quite deluxe, featuring dummy engines, aluminum spun cowlings and for power "The Prime Mover," a new gearless rubber power system that claims to double the flight endurance. Models in 1932 included the Monocoupe 10, Lockheed Orion (both $2.25) and a smaller line of 9" wingspan kits at 50 cents each, featuring the P-6E Hawk, Akron Fighter (Sparrowhawk), A-8 Attack, Gee Bee Racer, Lockheed Vega, Spad, SE-5, Hawker Fury, Curtiss Helldiver, Boeing P-12C, Ben Howard Racer, Lockheed Sirius, Fokker D-VII and Albatross D-III. Falcon eventually moved to Long Beach, CA.

Aurora Forged Foil Buffalo, 1/16, 445-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare 1969 hardbox issue. Features very nicely detailed Buffalo, terrain base with ground hogs, trophy stand, gold and silver (reversible) foil, original paint brush and original Aleene's black paint for antiquing. There is no glue. Inventoried with all parts present and instructions. Molded in black and brown.

Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Cleveland Nieuport 17 Scout Plane - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

Dated 1949. This is a Cleveland Master kit Scale Flying model in 1/16 museum scale. The box has wear as shown but the insides are in excellent condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, completely machine carved cowl/engine, fully formed and painted scale wooden wheels, fully formed thrust bearing and rubber motor retainer, metal stock, clear windshield celluloid, 5 sheets of color insignia including an instrument panel, rigging thread, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete with all paperwork included. Plans are in 'excellent+' condition. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911) and Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around this time. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - they were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream-to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's Great Recruiter - Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Trumpeter Admiral Hipper Heavy Cruiser 1941, 1/350, 05317

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Excellent, highly detailed kit. Includes two frets of photoetched railings and ladders. Can be built waterline or full hull and included color painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pit Road The West Wings 2 F-86 Sabre (2) / F-104 Starfighter (2) / S-2 Tracker or C-1 Trader (2) / PS-1 or US-1 Flying Boat (2) / And JGSDF Ground Forces (2 of each) Type 61 Tank / Type 74 Tank / Type 90 Tank / Type 89 ICV / Type 75 SPG / Type 87 Recon / type 82, 1/700, S10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$19   

Includes all aircraft and ground equipment in the quantity shown. Beautifully molded with fine recessed panel lines, separate landing gear and floats, tanks with separately molded turrets, track/bogie assemblies and body and more. Features extensive decals for USAF, JASDF, Spain, Taiwan, Greece, Canada, Germany, Royal Australian Navy US Navy E-1 and C-1 Trader. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Lockheed C-130K Hercules with Bloodhound Missile and Transporter/Trailer, 1/72, 09001-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$89   

Includes a 1/72 C-130 with RAF decals and has a matching scale Bristol Bloodhound Missile, launcher, transport truck and crew (and dog) included. C-130K kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks and rotating props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please that the kit is still factory sealed but NOTE that the box is intact but has various tears, clear tape, split corners and significant wear as shown.

Entex Lockheed L 500 / USAF C-5A Galaxy Worlds Largest Airliner, 1/144, 8213

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$175   

Rare and unusual kit can be built two ways: the Lockheed 500 Airliner or a US Air Force C-5A Galaxy. Contains decals for Pan Am version or the MAC C-5A. Large and well detailed kit. Molded by Otaki for Entex. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The kit inside is excellent as are the decals and instructions, but NOTE that the box is worn, has closed tears and clear tape and one split side.

AMT White Road Boss Semi Truck, 1/25, T542

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very highly detailed kit with 240 parts and builds a full rolling chassis just like the full-size truck. Features complete engine and engine compartment, detailed cab with complete interior, opening hood, full suspension and underside details and more.

Monogram Bell UH-1C 'Huey' Iroquois Air Force Rescue Chopper, 1/48, 5202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

1978 hard-to-find Air Force 'C' variant. Nicely detailed and molded. Includes revised 'C' intake and exhaust, skids with wheels, rescue winch, Air Force markings, two pilots, rotating main and tail rotors, full interior, optional position doors and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing #26 antenna. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: the instructions are high quality photocopies.

Revell Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina - Pre War High-Visibility Markings, 1/72, 4522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1982 and this is the issue with the 'video game' contest announcement on the box top. Features beaching gear for land operations, retractable wingtip floats and detailed engines with movable propellers.

Ambroid NKP Nickel Plate Road / NYC & STL NKP 50 Ton Composite Open Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ambroid TWO Koppers Plastics ACF Center Flow Hopper Cars - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

From about 1962/3. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, two full sheets of colorful and extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals 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.