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Airfix Conslidated B-24J Liberator Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 4-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. Action-packed Craftmaster artwork shows part of a box of B-24s at the moment of 'Bombs Away!' Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak burst close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. Well detailed kit with numerous action features - gun elevate and turrets rotate, control surfaces move, landing gear retracts, props and wheels rotate and there is an optional position crew entry door and ladder.

AMT Star Trek Klingon Alien Battle Cruiser - Light Up Version, 1/635, S952-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare 1970s original series kit with the interior light up option. 18 inches long when assembled. The main control room and crew quarters are lit with four light bulbs. This kit was more complicated than the non-lit version and did not last very long. Actually, this is the same size box, box art and kit number as the non-lite up version. The only difference is the text on the long sides that states that the model has working lights. The model contains all the correct parts and instructions for this version. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Essex CV-9 - Angled Deck Carrier, 1/530, 0353

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

1980s Revell of Germany reissue of the original 'S' kit. Builds up to an impressive and well detailed kit representing the rebuilt Essex with an angled deck. Air wing includes helicopter, F9F Cougars, F8U Crusaders, A-1 Skyraiders, A-4 Skyhawks and F11F Tigers. Has deck crane and 6 deck tractors. Side elevators go up and down; mid-deck bow elevator can be displayed down or up. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions. Box is intact and displays well as shown but has split corners, hence the 'Good' rating. If you are interested, excellent after-market decals for the ship and the air wing are available from Starfighter decals.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor 50 Inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$155   

Very rare. Pre-WWII issue from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. I believe it to be the original box although it has no markings; older kits were often packed in such boxes and the fit for the parts is exact. Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.

Revell USS Lexington CVT16 Aircraft Carrier, 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$89   

1997 issue from the original 1975 molds. Nice kit of training carrier CVT-16. Includes 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ITC Gertrude L. Thebaud Grand Banks Fishing Schooner, 3763-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

NOTE: includes only the Thebaud kit. Normally it also came with a tugboat. The scale is not given but she measures about 4 inches long when built. Nicely detailed for such a small size featuring full hull, molded and separate deck fittings, masts with separate crosstrees, separately molded lifeboats and rolled sails. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed 'crinkle' bag and includes instructions.

Revell HMS Prince of Wales Battleship, 1/568, H388

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

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1975 issue. Great box art and a very nice kit for that time. Features Walrus float plane, rotating cranes, rotating turrets and elevating guns, detailed secondary and AA guns, stand and flag sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flags and instructions.

Matchbox McDonnell F-101F / RF-101B / CF-101B Voodoo - USAF (2) and RCAF, 1/72, PK-411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Nice kit from 1982. Has parts for all listed versions. Contains decals for F-101F 'Happy Hooligans' 178 FIS of the North Dakota ANG in 1973 (natural finish), RF-101B 192 TRS Nevada Air National Guard, 1972 and CR-101B No. 409 'Night Hawk' Sqn 1970. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pocher Alfa Romeo Spider Touring Gran Sport 1932, 1/8, K73

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$1400   

This kit is still factory sealed in the clear cello wrap but the seal has splits. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit has 1954 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many other material. Working features include operating steering, working suspension, lights that operate from the dashboard, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, starting handle that operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, Fan, dynamo, etc in the engine. The convertible top operates - and much, much, more more. Recommended for experienced models only. NOTE: This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Aurora Boeing Bomarc IM-99 (CIM-10B), 1/48, 131-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$285   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Nicely done large-scale Bomarc with clear triangle-base display stand. Molded in white and clear and includes original factory packing tissue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: This kit must be shipped insured.

Idea Curtiss P-40E Warhawk - USAAF Aleutian Tiger 1942 - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, 1402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Nice, older kit from ex-Otaki molds. Features all fine recessed details, very good cockpit detail, fully detailed engine and firewall with removable cowling panels, pilot, drop tank, bombs and decals for the USAAF aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decal sheet and 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 manufacture 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.

Aurora Boeing 727-22 United Jetliner, 1/96, 353-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Aurora's near 1/100-scale 727 short-body dated 1962 but with factory '2.49' price extension stickers over the original price extension. Joe Kotula did the stunning artwork of the ground crew preparing the 727-22 for departure while passengers board via the 'airstair' rear door. The 'Fly UNITED' neon sign beams in the background as another United 727 departs overhead. Box has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no tape or price tags and the only flaw is light general wear. Inside, the kit is molded in white and clear. The aircraft can be built in gear up or down configuration and includes the clear two-piece 'Triangle World' display base. Includes full decals for N7211U as shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent'. Before using any older decals please read the articles about saving older decals, which are located on this website.

LS USAF F-4 Phantom Thunderbirds - 5 Aircraft, 1/144, A801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$46   

Still factory sealed. Unique kit contains five beautifully molded F-4s in typical high LS quality, special display stand and the most outstanding decals for the Thunderbirds that I have seen. Simply paint the aircraft white and the nose radome red; everything else is in the decals.

RCM Consolidated B-24D / B-24J Liberator, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$119   

SPECIAL ORDER 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. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Aurora Roman Bireme Warship, 1/80, 435-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$135   

Large scale model in the 1967 hardbox. Very nicely molded kit and one of Aurora's better kits. Full hull kit is 11 inches long when built and features very nicely detailed hull planking and decoration, detailed deck and tower, individually molded oars and shields, two sails and 11 Roman Rulers, Tillers and Soldiers. Includes painting and rigging guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Wilhelmshaven Europa (1953) Ocean Liner (ex-Kungsholm), 1/250, 1050

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Very large scale and highly detailed kit of this long-serving ocean liner. She started life as the Swedish Kungsholm in 1953 and was sold to NDL in 1965. At that point she was the fourth liner to be named Europa. As late as 1984 she was the 'Columbus C' and was scrapped in 1985.

Airfix Boeing 314 Pan Am Clipper - 'Dixie' or BOAC 'Berwick', 1/144, 04172-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Type four logo box, likely from the 1980s. An excellent kit for that time. Has decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one prop blade is cleanly broken at the hub; the blade is present. In the 1930s Pan Am was a household word in the USA for their romantic foreign routes and the glamorous 'China Clippers' that crossed the Pacific Ocean, stopping at such ports as Wake Island. Pan Am's attention soon turned to the Atlantic. Since non-stop service would be needed, a new aircraft was designed. The Boeing 314 was chosen. This huge flying boat started flying the Atlantic mail in 1939 with a trip over 26 hours long. Before the war, the 314 fleet flew the Pacific, Atlantic and other routes. The airliner was a palace compared to the cramped jets and limited service of today. The flight deck compared to the bridge of a ship and housed 6 crew. It was connected to the passenger cabin by a spiral staircase. The luxurious cabins were divided into 5 standard compartments, each seating 10 passengers, a dining salon for 14, a special compartment for four and a deluxe bridal suite. 74 could be carried on day trips and 40 when sleeping quarters for all passengers was required. Chefs prepared gourmet meals while passengers lounged in deeply cushioned wicker chairs and enjoyed a grand view of the scenery from about 5,000 feet. The age of the Clippers ended shortly after WWII when land planes could operate at much higher speeds than the flying boats.

Pyro Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, B237-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Very colorful boxart by A.V. Rudisill. Very large and highly detailed kit has over 360 parts and measures 22 inches long. Molded in white and tan plastic. All details of the real ship, including the railings and carvings are duplicated. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (about 95%) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (large hull and deck parts, paddle wheels) have been inventoried complete including flag sheet, rigging material and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'fair+' because the left short side of the box top is tore off along the box fold and corners. It is included inside the box.

AMT 1940 Ford Coupe 3 in 1 - Stock / Modified / Custom, 1/25, 6581

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Very nicely detailed kit that can be built either way. Includes many power train and accessory options. Features complete Flathead V-8 and Oldsmobile V-8 engines, engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed chassis with separately molded front and rear axles and exhaust, complete interior, two full sets of tires and two rear drag slicks, numerous modified and custom optional parts, decals and more. Molded in light blue, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing (1) valve cover to the Olds engine. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.