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Lindberg Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Trainer, 1/48, 70533

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1993 reissue from original molds. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 - A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

1973 release with interesting box art variation. This is one of two early 'White Box' issues. The kit is from the original molds as the impressive 'Four Star' issue from 1965. Very well molded for that time and includes parts and decals to make any one of 6 versions listed. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. Three parts are built - the seat and stick are glued to the cockpit. Assembly quality is "professional" and there is no other assembly and zero painting. One prop blade is broke neatly at the hub and is present. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - American Refrigerator Transit Co. with Trucks, HO, Q1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$44   

Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube including the original paint vials. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II - USAF 563 TFS 37th TRW / 23rd TFS 52 TFW Plus Xtradecal Sheet, 1/48, 09672

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Also includes Xtradecal sheet #005-48 'USAF Europe 1/48 F-4G and F-16C'. For the F-4G, 480 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 81 TFS 52 TFW 1988 and 52 TRW 1987 are represented. The decals have not been used and are as new with the paint and marking guide included. The kit itself is very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4G kit. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one half of an ECM pod and decal #59 (on the Hasegawa sheet - a long black strip). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and factory decals. With instructions.

KP Supermarine Spitfire Mk. LF IXE - RAF (Czech) 310 Sq - 312 Sq - 313 Sq / Two Czech AF Aircraft / Czech Civil Police Aircraft, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$12   

Very nicely molded model with very fine raised panel lines and good detail. Contains a large decal sheet for the six aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell B-25B Mitchell Doolittle Raider - Or North Africa Version, 1/48, H285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Dated 1977 but this is the newer reissue from about 1993. Can be built as a standard B-25B or includes conversion parts for a Doolittle Tokyo Raider. Features movable and retractable lower turret (or cover for Tokyo Raider), three crew, detailed engines with removable cowling, rotating props and wheels and optional position bomb bay doors and bomb load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Warhawk, 1/48, 44-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$140   

Still factory sealed. 1964 issue with John Steel artwork.

Testors Lockheed AC-130A Hercules Gunship, 1/48, 596

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$210   

Very large kit. Highly detailed including full cockpit and interior, interior, cargo bay, guns and optional position doors. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This model is in a very large box. Please NOTE: this is a large kit, but Testors used an even bigger oversize box for this kit. If you are outside the USA and don't care about the external box, I can ship this kit without the box for much less than with the box.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Cadillac Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Dated 1949 and very highly detailed and prefabricated for that time. Large scale kit measures 7 inches long when built. Features plastic wheels, steering and lamps, die cut and factory machines wooden parts and a small number of metal and accessory parts. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried present including highly detailed plans/instructions. The 1903 Cadillac was the very first production Caddy and the car that began the legend. This particular model was capable of 30 mph with four passengers. Its 11 hp engine could negotiate a 45% grade with ease. The car was first test driven on Oct 17, 1902. In January of '03 it was taken to the New York Automobile show where orders for 2286 were placed. By mid week, Cadillac announced that were 'Sold Out.' This makes sense when you realize that in 1903 all cars had a rough machine-shop or 'garage' fit and finish; the new Cadillac looked like a Jewel in comparison. Later that year the Cadillac placed or won challenges and reliability contests worldwide and earned the status of 'Standard of the World.' 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. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Airmodel Heinkel He-115 - Bagged, 1/72, 133

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$9   

Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Nicely done moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

RCM Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu Nick, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$98   

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.

Aeroclub (1) VDM Three Blade 12' Diameter Propeller, 1/72, PO58

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$8   

Factory new. Very clean casting. Never started and complete.

Lindberg Avro Vulcan Jet Bomber With Ground Equipment - Cellovision Issue, 1/96, 537-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$79   

Rare late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and intact clear panel and trading card on the back. Includes a nice assortment of scale ground equipment molded in yellow. The kit features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. The aircraft is molded in white and clear. Although the box has some tape and general wear, it is still factory sealed and the Cellovision window is intact.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting Sante Fe Caboose - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, C101

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Excellent, all-metal kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features factory painted and lettered sides in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all small fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. No parts are warped; everything is straight and usable. There are no trucks with this kit.

Tamiya TWO KITS Sd. Kfz7 8 Ton Semi Track Truck Motorized, 1/35, MT133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Includes TWO complete and never started models in one box. Both have been inventoried complete with all parts and also two sets of decals and instructions as well. Large and well detailed, fully motorized models. Includes all parts for motorizing, and even includes the motor (normally Tamiya and other Japanese manufactures did not include the motor).

Otaki Panzer IV German Tank Motorized With Working Gun - (Type IV), 1/45, OV-22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Very, very rare. From the early 1960s. Has the unique combination of motorized drive wheels and flexible treads and a firing gun. The gun fires a plastic bullet via a spring and trigger hidden in the and below the barrel. The box is the high-gloss early style with attractive artwork. It is in excellent condition with like new color and gloss, no price tags or tape and no marks from either, four solid corners, no tears and no fading. The flaws are light shelf wear and light creasing. A very nicely detailed kit for that time and appears to be well engineered. Features a factory sealed bag of hardware including all-metal gear box, wire, motor mount, switches, battery racks, shafts, spring, screws and more. Please note that Otaki did not furnish the motor, which is recommended to be the common TKK Mabuchi RE-14. The tank is molded in dark olive drab and has the drive on the rear drive wheels which moves the caterpillar treads. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly, the treads are 100% intact, completely flexible and are still bound by the factory rubber bands! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Bandai 1914 Dennis Fire Engine, 1/16, 0538055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$215   

Amazing, super-detailed model has over 500 parts and builds up a rolling chassis just like the real fire engine. Includes highly detailed engine with pipes and ignition wires, working suspension system, full drive train with exhaust, steerable front wheels, operating extension ladder, opening hood, detailed engine compartment, complete interior and much more. Molded in multiple colors, clear and with real rubber tires. 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 One tree, white parts) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Rosenbauer GFLF Simba 8x8, 1/24, 7514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Hard-to-find, very large model kit. Dated 1988. Extremely well detailed inside and has hundreds of parts. One in an incredible series of Revell of Germany large-scale fire engine kits. Molded in several correct colors, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

CM USS Boston (Protected Cruiser 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Nitto Boeing E-3A (EC-137D) AWACS / 707 / KC-135 - With Clear Cockpit and Engine Nacelles, 1/100, 424-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

This kit is of excellent quality with recessed panel line detail. The model includes all parts to make a KC-135 tanker, E-3A, C-135 or civil 707. Window blocks are included for the three military versions and decals are included for the KC-135 and E-3A. Decals were not included by Nitto for the C-135 or 707. Clear windows are included if you wish to make an early turbo-jet powered 707. This kit contains four clear engine nacelles and a clear fuselage panel. The cockpit is very well detailed with five crew stations, yokes, instrument panel, side panels, bulkhead and radar transmitter. There are four internal jet engines included as well. Also includes optional position crew entry doors, optional position cargo door and cargo floor (for the C-135), detailed wheel wells and more. Never started. All parts still in factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions.