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Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Dated 1956. The model is an excellent representation of the first commercial 'Jet Prop.' Includes full landing gear, rotating props, clear cockpit and cabin windows, scale passengers, full color decals and even a boarding ramp. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing some clear, flat windows; two cabin and two cockpit. Easily replaced with clear stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 7-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Purchased new on September 28, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Very colorful box art of a Beaufigher making a low attack run on shipping. Kit includes torpedo and rocket load-outs. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box looks better than the grade, but is graded 'very good' because there is a closed tear on one side. Craftmaster kits were made in the UK by Airfix and marketed by MPC in the USA.

Airfix Junkers JU-88A-4 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

From the mid 1960s and in 'near mint' condition. Action-packed artwork shows the final moments of a Ju-88. British fighters continue to pour lead into the doomed aircraft, which is still in it's dive and just released the lethal load. The gunners fire back and flak burst across the sky. Well molded for that time with cockpit detail, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, working dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props and external bomb load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Marine Attack Fighter F4U Corsair Motorized, 1/48, 301M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. 1950s hardbox that is the first motorized issue. Features incredible and colorful box art that Lindberg kits were famous for.

Lindberg WWII Navy Asault Airplane F6F Hellcat - Motorized, 1/48, 302M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1950s issue has fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Includes electric motor for the prop. Batteries are hidden in the base.

Lindberg Curtiss Hawk P-6E Giant Flying Model - 20 Inch Wingspan, 904-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

NOTE: parts kit only, please read carefully. Very rare and from the 1950s. The box is intact. One end panel has come off neatly along the seam but is present. Inside, it contains the following parts: internal cardboard protective insert, factory painted top wing with the brace neatly glued on; factory painted lower wing with brace and fuel tank glued on, scale three-blade plastic prop, red plastic flying prop with thrust button and prop shaft, tail wheel assembly, two big interplane "N" struts, two aileron struts and one cabane strut assembly. There are no other parts present. The instructions are on the back of the box for this kit. The condition of all parts is 'excellent' and the assembly is well done and very neat.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$69   

Rare kit from 1957 in exceptional overall condition. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered, wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing plastic engine. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact and not damaged but have some paper stuck to them from the small Monogram catalog. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like engine cowl, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Monogram Me-109 Messerschmitt (Bf-109), 1/48, PA74-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$85   

Still factory sealed. First issue hardbox dated 1962. This kit is part of an incredibly popular Monogram 1/48 scale World War II line that was issued through the 1960s. Has retractable landing gear, rotating prop and wheels.

Monogram Mitsubishi Zero (Zeke) A6M5, 1/48, PA73-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$79   

First issue dated 1962. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags or tag marks. The only flaws are is very light general wear as shown, small sections of clear sealing tape on the long sides and a ink '2' on one short side. This model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II kits that Monogram issued through the 1960s. Kit features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and prop, pilot and cockpit and optional drop tank. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Lockheed P-38L / P-38M / P-38J / F-5 Lightning - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA97-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$74   

Very rare. This kit is still factory sealed on the inside as a special display for experiment. On bigger kits (B-52, Phantom Huey and Mustang, etc), Monogram would seal the parts in clear with the lower box, then leave the box top unsealed so that potential buyers could see the kit 'insides' before purchasing. I did not know they did it with smaller kits and this is the first one I have seen. It is not a reseal as the cello is of the old heavy type and brittle. Please note the Uncle Bill's Hobby Shop (Cleveland, Ohio) price tag on the box top and the purchase date of 9-6-1966. First issue hardbox copyright dated 1964. Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Hardbox issue is copyright dated 1965. Purchased new on May 12, 1966 at S.S. Kresge Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra airliner ensured that it had a short service life in commercial service. 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. Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Martin PBM-5 Mariner Famous Aircraft Series, 1/118, H175-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Hardbox issue copyright dated 1960. Purchased new on July 27, 1966 at S.S. Kresge in Cleveland, Ohio. Dramatic and colorful artwork has made the 'Famous Aircraft Series' a favorite among collectors. Dramatic signed artwork is also a '...Picture Box Top For You To Frame!' Molded in dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Famous Aircraft Series Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Hardbox issue copyright dated 1960 issue with '...Picture Box Top For You To Frame!' Purchased new on January 12, 1968 at Rod's Hobby Shop in Cleavland, Ohio. The box art painting is "Invasion Landing" done for Revell by Ken Smith. Molded in a beautiful dark gloss blue from the same molds at the "S" issue. Inside, the kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling L-19 Bird Dog - 17 inch Wingspan CL/Rubber Powered Kit that Drops Leaflets in Flight, A12-98

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Purchased new on November 26, 1965 at Bill's Model Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. 17 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Features an innovative system for dropping leaflets in flight. Includes quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, strip wood and spars, light plastic full engine cowl and other parts, die-cut clear windscreen, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished main and tail wheels, rubber motor and plastic prop, covering tissue, a big sheet of full color decal and full size plans with excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits compared to other manufacturers.

Sterling Fairchild PT-19 with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 21 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, M-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

1950s stick and tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 21 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, strip wood and spars, die-cut plywood, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, plastic cowl, color decals, covering tissue and full size plans extensive text instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be 'deluxe' as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Sterling F-51D Mustang with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 21 inch Wingspan For Control Line or Free Flight (P-51D), M-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 21 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear vacuformed canopy that is in mint condition (and not even yellowed), vacuformed underside air scoop, spinner and exhaust ports, steel pre-shaped landing gear struts and decals. Full size plans are included that also include highly detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Sterling Rearwin Speedster with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22.5 inch Wingspan For Control Line or Free Flight, M-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22.5 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear window material, vacuformed nose cowl and wheel pants, steel pre-shaped landing gear struts and decals. Full size plans are included that also include highly detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Special Hobby Dh-103 Hornet F.Mk.3/4 - RAF No. 45 Sq Butterworth Malaya 1955 / No. 33 Sq Butterworth 1955 / No. 64 Sq Linton-on-Ouse 1948, 1/72, SH72054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Limited edition kit that is well detailed and features injection molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, injection molded canopy and resin and PE details, film instruments, full cockpit, optional drop tanks and a paint guide and markings for three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell T2-SE (T-2) Oiler Mission Capistrano / Buenaventura / San Fernando / Santa Clara - History Makers Issue, 1/400, 8624

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$115   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right top. 1982 issue from the original 1960s molds. Nicely done military tanker kit with full one-piece hull and very good deck detail. Has decals to make any of the four 'Mission' class T2-SE Oilers listed.

William H Low Co Rumsey 'Big City' Hose Wagon Circa 1890 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, FH130

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished 'Big City' model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 13 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, fully finished fire extinguishers, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 list as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.