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MPC A-26B/C Invader Profile Series - USAF Korean War / 452 BG WWII / 'Monie' USAF Korean War, 1/72, 2-2003-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$27   

In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Well detailed kit. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with decals and instructions.

Revell USS Boston CAG1 Guided Missile Cruiser, 1/480, H461

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$169   

Rare. 1971 issue has a full, one-piece hull and is 17 inches long when assembled. Features movable guns and turrets, detailed Terrier missiles and launchers, radar and missile tracking antennas, display stand and more. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions present. NOTE: the very top tip of one lifeboat davit is broken and missing. The USS Boston, originally CA-69 (Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser) was converted to the world's first Guided Missile Cruiser in 1952.

William H Low Co Rumsey Light City Service Hook and LadderTruck Circa 1900 - Wilo Line Fire Truck, 1/24, CL120

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$159   

Very, very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagon is over 14 inches long with the ladders, and even bigger with the 7" front carriage bar. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. This kit is based on the Rumsey prototype first made just before 1900. Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut large hardwood parts, fully formed hardwood ladder frames with pre-cut ladder rungs, extinguishers and more, smaller parts including a great many fully cut or carved wood ones, metal stock as needed, sandpaper, complete instructions with detailed plans and full text step-by-step guide and even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include CH110 Combination Hose Wagon, FC15 Chemical and Reel Carts, F16 Horses in the same scale, CL120 Hook And Ladder, CL120 (again) City Service Ladder (a completely different kit from the previous one), FC180 Combination Chemical Wagon, FH130 Hose Wagon, FP7 Amoskeag Steamer, CR110 Service Hose Reel, FL10 Aerial Ladder, F18 Chemical Engine and more. 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.

Comet Stinson Voyager Struct-O-Speed Flying Aircraft - Coke Bottle Issue, Q4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1950s/very early 1960s issue with a ~14.75 inch wingspan. Comet advertised that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast - they were highly prefabricated, built in a fraction of the time of regular stick-and-tissue models and flew well if properly built and trimmed. Features high quality die cut balsa sheet parts, pre-formed wire landing gear strut, fully formed wooden wheels, plastic prop and thrust button and excellent plans with instructions and flying tips. Never started and 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. The entire 1950s "Q" line included (at the date of this kit) Q1 Piper Cub, Q2 Taylorcraft, Q3 Aeronca, Q4 Stinson Voyager, Q5 Cessna, Q6 Fokker DVIII, Q7 Beech Bonanza, Q8 Ryan Navion, Q9 Globe Swift, Q11 F-51 Mustang, Q12 Spitfire, Q13 Thunder Jet (F-84) and Q14 F-86D Saber Jet. Some of these kits were reissued later with different part numbers and various internal parts changes.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$129   

Factory sealed. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.

Airframe Bell XP-77 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$8   

Still factory sealed. Molded in white and clear and includes instructionsl

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet - Bonanza Airlines Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Fujimi McDonnell F-4J Phantom II Red Devil - US Marines VMFA-232 / US Navy VF-151 USS Midway / VF194, 1/72, G-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very nicely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, AIM-7E Sparrows and decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A-26B or A-26C Invader - Gun or Solid Nose, 1/72, 05011-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie' or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed parts bag including decals and instructions. The box has stains as shown but the kit inside is as-new.

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.

Airfix Fiat G-91 R/1 - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01026-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$10   

Type four logo blister with header from the 1970s. Has been opened. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present and instructions but NOTE: missing decals.

Monogram Panzer IV Tank (Panzer Attack Tank), 1/32, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

1983 issue. An older but well detailed and molded kit. Never started. NOTE: missing one part, front geared sprocket. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Battle Axe Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 48BA01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Very detailed metal, resin and plastic multi-media kit. Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

RCM Blackburn Firebrand, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$85   

SPECIAL ORDER large (1/32) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

From the 1970s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. 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 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.

Lindberg Sud Aviation Caravelle with Full Interior Detail - Air France, 1/96, 5314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$155   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. 1988 reissue of this great kit from the early 1960s. Loaded with unique features. Model can be built as a large scale non-visible or visible model with full interior. Features one clear fuselage 1/2 and one clear engine cowl, complete passenger compartment and cockpit, mens/womens bathrooms, passengers, pilots and hostess, retracting landing gear, movable wing flaps, moving control surfaces, jet engine, boarding ramp and display stand.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 West Hempstead, 1/48, 33a-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Fourth issue of the famous 1/48 F-90 Long Range Fighter. With the early and colorful 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo. Although not dated, the logo tells us this kit is from 1954/1955. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with landing gear and missiles and the modified rectangular 'Brooklyn' style two-piece stand. With the correct Tatem decals and instructions which are both in exceptional near mint condition. Even the original tissue paper is present. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. The first Aurora issue was in the rather plain and very rare flip-top one-piece box with the kit molded in gray with no landing gear and missiles from the Brooklyn factory. The second issue was also from Brooklyn and molded in gray with no landing gear or missiles but was in the new two-piece hardbox. The third official issue is the West Hempstead issue and is molded in silver with landing gear and missiles ('Brooklyn Gray' issues of this kit are confirmed to exist). This kit is the fourth issue.

RCM Convair C-131 Metro, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER large 1/48 scale 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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. J. Fetterolf of Buckingham, PA. This kit has never been started. Some small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance.

Revell British Canberra Bomber Whip-Fly, 1/81, H157-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Rare kit from 1961. Fantastic artwork of an RAF Canberra flying over 'The Rock'. Based on the 1950s B-57 "S" kit, the Canberra Whip Fly comes with RAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.