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Monogram 1948 Ford Convertible Pro Modeler - Stock or Street Rod, 1/24, 85-5952

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Dated 1998 and part of the superb Pro Modeler series. Features full engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior, optional up or down convertible top and all parts for either factory or custom versions. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and with white wall tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Model - (F4U4), 1/16, 1004

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

$65   

Still factory sealed. Very large 30.75 inch wingspan (78 cm) flying or static model. Can be flows rubber powered, free flight, U-Control or R/C. Features stick and tissue constructions, quality die-cut balsa and stripwood, plywood firewall, extensive vacuform details such as engine, cowling, landing gear, intakes, dropping bomb and much more.

MPC Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Profile Series - 401st BS 91st BG 1st BW England 1945 / 447th BG 8th AF England / 99th BG 346 BS 15th AF Mediterranean, 1/72, 2-2501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$48   

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 for that time. Kit features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal USS King Destroyer Leader DDG10, 1/500, 85-0603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. This is the modern reissue and not the 1950s issue. Well detailed model of the 512 foot-long large destroyer designed for anti-air and ASW duties.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - For R/C and Payload Contest

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$220   

Very early radio control (RC) aircraft with a 59 inch wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Please note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance. This type of stability was required due to the difficult nature of RC control in the late 1930s. The kit features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, full size plans, rubber wheels and covering material. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Customizing Kit - Stock or Custom, 1/25, H1231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$55   

Still factory sealed. Can be built stock or wild custom. 1996 reissue of the 'S' kit featuring a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker and 78 customizing accessories such as turtle fins, mirrors, spotlights, hood scoops, side stacks, 'shark' fender fins, continental extension kit, antennas, 8 disc and bumper bullets, fender skirts and more.

Hobby Craft Bell X-1 - 46-062 Glenn's 'Glamorous Glennis' October 1947 or 46-064 1951, 1/72, HC1363

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit with all very fine recessed panel line details. Features very good cockpit, optional position entry door, detailed landing gear wells and well-detailed landing gear as well as decals for two aircraft.

Megow Seabird 19th Century Merchant Brig - 17.75 inch long Wooden Ship Model, G-16

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

From 1938. Megow was famous for their line of ship kits. This is one of the more expensive kits as it contains a hardwood (not balsa) precarved hull, several metal fittings and metal launch, three printed balsa sheets, rigging material, blocks and two jars of Megow Paint. Includes full size plans, with sectional outlines and assembly instructions, rigging diagrams, complete color scheme, colorful flag sheet and two photos of the completed model. Several parts were rough cut from two printed sheets, but there has been no other work done on the model and it is complete with all parts, metal fittings, rigging material, two jars of Megow paint (it came with three originally), flag sheet and plans. The 'Seabird' was a typical merchant brig of out Philadelphia used in the Pacific Trade dating back to the middle of the 19th century.

Revell P2V-7 Neptune 'S' Issue - (P2V7), 1/104, H239-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

1955 first issue hardbox with timeless 'S' box art. Very nicely molded and detailed kit for that time. Plastic is gloss silver and clear and includes the famous Swivel Base Display Stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: box displays 'excellent' but is graded 'very good' because there is a 1" by 1/2" tape tear on the right short side.

Life-Like 1936 Ford Roadster - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1970s Life-Like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Pyro stated that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.

Airfix Handley Page Hampden B. Mk. I - 49 Squadron RAF, 1/72, 491

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$27   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Features movable control surfaces, opened or closed bomb bay with bombs, full crew and optional position undercarriage. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Hampdens, along with Whitley and Wellingtons, formed the RAF's Heavy Bomber force at the outbreak of WWII. Dusty Rhodes provided more information on the box art aircraft - Hampden AE240 took off from RAF Scampton at 1443 hours on the 12th February 1942, detailed to attack the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the English Channel. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and the aircraft and crew disappeared without trace. The Squadron lost 4 aircraft on this mission.

Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter, 1/70, 496-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$54   

Dated 1961 with classic box art by Kotula. Includes decals for F7U-1 NATC aircraft. Molded in medium gray and clear, with full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Rare 1960s issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This is likely the 4th issue. I believe the 3rd issue is almost identical but has "Famous Fighters" in the oval logo. That would date this kit as 1963 and up till the 'Big A' box issue. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. The box is in excellent condition. There are no split corner and no repairs. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Missing stand. Never started. Otherwise complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram USS Chicago CA-136 - US Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/504, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$195   

Rare investment-grade condition for the advanced Monogram collector. This was the fledgling Monogram's company's third ship kit, issued in 1945. The box is in exceptional 'Near Mint' condition with tape, tags, no tape or tag marks, no writing, fading, creasing and with four solid original corners. Very, very light general wear is the only flaw. Measures 16 inches long when assembled. Inside and out, the kit is as it left the factory. The box is near mint with perfect colors. Inside, it even has the original hull-protecting cardboard sleeve. The hull is pre-carved. The rest of the kit is wood, printed wood, cardstock and wire. Decals, instructions and all parts are near mint. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Aoshima Curtiss P-36A Hawk, 1/72, 211-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Japanese kit with colorful artwork. Model has working flaps an ailerons and sliding canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell DC-8 Jet Mainliner United Airlines, 1/143, H242-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$74   

1964 issue hardbox. Same molds as 1955-1959 'S' issue. Kit has many special features: cowlings snap off to show detailed engines - wheels turn - doors can be opened or closed - passenger loading ramp included with United Decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Peerless Dodge 1 1/2 Ton Personnel Carrier WC-62 - 63 and Cargo Trailer, 1/35, 3506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Very well detailed. Molded in green and clear with metal axles. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew, M50 AA machine gun, cargo trailer, optional parts to build WC-63 or 62 and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box has stains as shown but the inside is like new.

Revell Martin Mariner PBM-5 Patrol Bomber - Brazil Issue, 1/118, H175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Kikoler issue. From the same molds as the detailed 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, optional position crew doors and rotating props. Although from old molds, this builds into a nice model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria Hardtop - Stock / Custom / Drag, 1/25, T271

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Highly detailed kit with over 170 parts. Has parts for stock or custom versions. Features full engine with options for all variants, detailed underside, complete interior, opening doors and hood. Molded in color, clear, chrome and rubber. The kit has never been started. The chrome parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Convair XFY-1 - Vertical Take-Off Fighter, 1/48, 526-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Rare early issue from the 1950s. The Convair VTO was a Navy program for a high performance zero-length take off fighter. The aircraft flew well but transition from vertical/horizontal and back was tricky. This, combined with the performance of the new jets signaled the end of the program in 1955. Comes with boarding ladder. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals 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.