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Revell Corporal Missile and Transporter - 'S' Kit Great Britain, 1/40, H1818
Revell Corporal Missile and Transporter - 'S' Kit Great Britain, 1/40, H1818
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+,   old
$285

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Very rare Revell of Great Britain 'S' kit. Large and highly detailed kit. Contains transporter/erector and launcher that functions like the real. Also has ground equipment and crew. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Revell Fiat CR-42 Falco, 1/72, H648-50
Revell Fiat CR-42 Falco, 1/72, H648-50
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++,   old
$29

Dated 1966. One piece box issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Palmer Chevrolet 1970 Impala - Sport Coupe (2 Door Hardtop), 1/24, 7023
Palmer Chevrolet 1970 Impala - Sport Coupe (2 Door Hardtop), 1/24, 7023
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++,   old
$125

Rare kit. Can be made into a scale model or converted into a slot car (conversion parts not included) as most Palmer kits could. Molded in white, black, clear and chrome with rubber tires. Does not have engine detail but has full interior and underside. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Fujimi Ferrari Testarossa, 1/16, RC104-3800
Fujimi Ferrari Testarossa, 1/16, RC104-3800
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++,   old
$185

From 1987. Large scale extremely well detailed kit. Molded in white, rubber, chrome, black, clear, satin chrome and silver. There are many metal parts as well. Kit features opening rear engine bonnet, front cargo bonnet (with spare) and passenger/driver doors, super detailed interior and engine with ignition harness, real metal springs for the shocks and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Aurora Flying Sub Test Shot - Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Seaview) Bagged, 1/60
Aurora Flying Sub Test Shot - Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Seaview) Bagged, 1/60
Plastic Model Kit,   old
$275

Very rare item for the advanced collector. This item was from the estate of Dave Cockrum, the world-famous Aurora box artist, sculpture and kit designer. However, he is even more famous for his long history with DC and Marvel Comics. When working at Aurora, Dave had access to 'The Room'. In it were test shots from almost every Aurora kit ever made; employees were welcome to come in and take a kit when they pleased. This Flying Sub came from that room. It is a rare test shot molded in the usual test shot color - white- and includes the clear parts. Although the kit is complete, it does not have a box or instructions like most all test shots.
Aurora Pfalz D-3 (D-III DIII), 1/48, 109-69
Aurora Pfalz D-3 (D-III DIII), 1/48, 109-69
Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++,   old
$75

From 1957. Jo Kotula artwork is in excellent condition. This is the first issue of this kit - please note 69 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.
Scale Flight Comet's Great Lakes Trainer - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime
Scale Flight Comet's Great Lakes Trainer - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM,   old
$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.
Scale Flight Harlow Low Wing Monoplane - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime
Scale Flight Harlow Low Wing Monoplane - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM,   old
$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.
Scale Flight Comet's Corben Super Ace - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime
Scale Flight Comet's Corben Super Ace - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM,   old
$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.
EasyBuilt Models Junkers Ju-87 Stuka - 30 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/18
EasyBuilt Models Junkers Ju-87 Stuka - 30 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/18
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++,   new
$29

High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Diels Engineering Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat - Static or Powered Scale Model - (F8F2), 1/24, 3
Diels Engineering Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat - Static or Powered Scale Model - (F8F2), 1/24, 3
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$38

Craftsman style true-scale static or rubber/electric powered flying kit. David Diels kits are upper end stick and tissue models that feature the highest quality materials. Kit includes a beautiful set of full-size plans, assembly instructions, metal hardware, strip wood, printwood, plastic prop, plastic canopy, full-color decals, aircraft history, color/markings notes. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Maircraft Taylorcraft - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-17
Maircraft Taylorcraft - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-17
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair,   old
$26

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Guillows Thomas-Morse S4C Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 201
Guillows Thomas-Morse S4C Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 201
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+,   old
$69

Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and 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 model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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 manufactures, 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.
Jetco Cessna 170 R/C - 36 inch Wingspan, 1/12, S5
Jetco Cessna 170 R/C - 36 inch Wingspan, 1/12, S5
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$175

Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Perfect for RC. Includes shaped leading and trailing edges, decals, hardware, plastic cowl, top grade materials, die cut parts, windshield, plywood, covering material and full size plans and instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Midwest Super Jabberwock - 33 Inch Wingspan Class C Cabin Competition for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, C-1
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,   old
$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.
Midwest Wally Simmers' Sniffer - 29 inch Wingspan Contest or Sport Free flight Model Airplane, FG1
Midwest Wally Simmers' Sniffer - 29 inch Wingspan Contest or Sport Free flight Model Airplane, FG1
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$155

Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) modelscould not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol (with a clever cabin) style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, 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.
Midwest Fu-Bar (Fubar) 36 - for Sport or Competition Free Flight, FG-2
Midwest Fu-Bar (Fubar) 36 - for Sport or Competition Free Flight, FG-2
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$135

Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) modelscould not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Ray Matthews. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, 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.
Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6
Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc,   old
$125

From the 1940s. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by FS Garcher. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, 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.
Enterprise Jimmy Doolittle's Laird Super Solution - 17 inch Wingspan Static Scale or Control Line
Enterprise Jimmy Doolittle's Laird Super Solution - 17 inch Wingspan Static Scale or Control Line
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+,   old
$145

Very early control line or scale static kit. Would do very well as either. Excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2
Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2
Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG,   old
$3500

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufactures predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.

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