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Life-Like Monitor and Merrimac - (ex-Pyro Molds), 09257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

The Monitor is 10 inches long and the Merrimac is 11 inches long when built. These are not the Lindberg kits but are from the original Pyro molds and have superior detail to the Lindberg issues. The kits have never been started. The Merrimac is still in the factory sealed bag; the Monitor has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Monitor and Merrimac are the two American Civil War ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862.

Fujimi Douglas TA-4F / TA-4G Skyhawk - Royal Australian Navy TA-4G / H & MS-11 Marines Headquarters & Maintenance Sq or Navy VF-126 RCVW-12, 1/48, 5A12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$28   

Early Fujimi Mokei issue. Very cleanly molded with recessed and raised fine panel lines and very fine raised rivet detail. Features 'good' dual cockpit, two pilots, rocket pods, iron bombs and drop tank loadout, full color painting guide and colorful decals for all three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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.

Tatone Products Instrument Faces / Bezels / Clear for Aircraft / Boats / Cars, 1/4, 8

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Still sealed. Very nicely made and detailed. Contains 20 instruments, 6 metal bezels, pre-cut clear 'glass' (actually plastic) covers and black backing. The bezels measure about 4.25 mm (.167 inches) in diameter.

Monogram Midget Racer Offenhauser, 1/24, 85-0001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. 2000 reissue of Monogram's first car kit. This kit retains the original box art and is from the original molds. Features racing driver, removable hood, pump, detailed Offenhauser engine, instrument panel and more.

Guillows Catalina PBY-5A / PBY-5, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$70   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans.

Dumas Supermarine S-6B Racer - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$29   

Still factory sealed. Beautiful flying scale model of the award-winning racer. Large scale wooden kit designed for rubber power. Features hand-selected laser cut balsa, contest rubber and plastic prop, vacuformed details, color decals, full size plan, hardware, lightweight colored tissue and full step by step instructions.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang - 24 inch Wingspan Scale Flying Model, Y1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Late 1940s/early 1950s large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, clear window material, balsa block and other stock as required, completely preformed wheels, cardstock prop pitch former, hardwood nose button and tissue (still wrapped inside the plans as it came from the factory), a very large sheet of USAF insignia and markings especially for this kit and superb full size plans with extensive instructions and detail drawings. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and insignia sheet. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Comet North American P-51B Mustang Speed Glider - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, G2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

From 1944. The 'Speed Glider' here was designed by the great Carl Goldberg. This type of model was tied to a string, which was in turn connected to a wooden stick 2 or 3 feet long. An accomplished pilot could whip the aircraft around, performing an excellent variety of stunts. As you can imagine, the kit has very sturdy construction to take these high speed maneuvers. It features two sheets of die cut, thin hardwood parts, hardwood and balsa stock, two sheets of full color covering material with complete aircraft color, windows and insignia (which completely eliminates painting) and detailed plans with balance and flight information. The fuselage is profile, while the wings and tail surfaces are built up the traditional stick and tissue way. Although in the end, there is no tissue but the superb full color decorated paper wraps that cover all the surfaces of the model. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small section of one wood sheet; the three small parts on it are on the other sheet, they are very simple to duplicate. Inventoried with all other parts, covering papers and plans. The box appears much better than 'Good-' but I have graded it such because one large end flap and the four small flaps have fallen off. They are present and included however, and you could easily repair the box to make it complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Testors Learjet 25 - (Lear 25), 1/48, 401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1977. The only injection molded kit of the Lear 25. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they were extensively modified to make the more recent Model 25. Features full interior and cockpit, opening two-piece cabin door, detailed engines with removable cowls, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay and more.

Revell Lockheed P-38M or P-38J, 1/72, H220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue has parts and decals to build the single cockpit fighter/bomber or two seat night fighter versions. Features full cockpit(s), optional position canopies, detailed machine gun and cannon bay with removable panel, two detailed engines with removable cowls and optional bomb, missile or tank loadouts.

Revell Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle, 1/48, H197

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box top concave. First issue large scale 'F' kit from 1978. Features detailed cockpit, Norden Bombsight, detailed landing gear, rotating turrets and external bomb load.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle United Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

Rare. From the early 1960s. Nice kit of one of the most beautiful airliners ever designed. Features optional position landing gear, rotating wheels, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close and colorful United decal.

Lindberg Motorized B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/64, 305M-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$250   

Very rare 1950s first issue with dramatic hardbox illustration by Ray Gaedke (please see Ray's biography located on this website). This rare kit is loaded with action features and each prop has its own electric motor. The base includes a special battery holder. Features full crew, movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, elevating guns and rotating turrets, retractable main and tail landing gear, adjustable display stand and more. Molded in green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has excellent color and gloss and four solid original corners but has some creasing and bowing as shown. 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. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Lindberg Motorized F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 1502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. John Steel artwork is dated 1976. This is a reissue of the classic motorized 1950s release. Perfect builder.

Aurora General Dynamics TFX F-111A - USAF, 1/48, 368

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$79   

This is the 'Big A' issue from 1972 of this classic kit. Aurora put forth an excellent effort at the time on this big F-111. It features good detail and swing wings, retractable landing gear, pilot and radar navigator and Air Force markings. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

1963 smaller-scale issue from ex-Comet molds. Features recessed detail, rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$79   

Dated 1960 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. The box is in stunning 'Near Mint+' condition with as-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading and no tears or litho damage. Very light wear is the only flaw. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$45   

Hardbox is dated 1960. A rather rare issue with the Parents' Magazine Seal and the 'Famous Fighters' oval logo. This is the true 1960 issue and the seal was dropped in '61 or '62. This kit is a modification of the original Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds, featuring landing gear, two wing drop tanks, 8 wing-mounted missiles, extended rocket tray, clear triangle display stand and decals for 'YF-578.' Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the front of the rocket tray. This small part can be made, or if you are building it with the rocket tray retracted you do not need this part. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Boeing 707 Astrojet - American Air Lines, 1/104, 380-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1965 hardbox issue of an early configuration Boeing 707. Very near 1/100 scale. Features complete landing gear, clear cockpit windows, colorful American Airlines decals and clear triangle base display stand.