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DIY 1920 Rolls Royce Fire Engine

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Wood kit that is probably imported from Hong Kong or similar in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Large - measures 15 inches long All parts are hardwood and cut to shape; the spoke wheels are factory assembled while you built all the rest. Although it is a nice kit (the photos show the completed model), I would describe it as 'semi-scale.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes illustrated instructions.

Airfix Lockheed L-1011 TWA or Cathay Pacific, 1/144, 06178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. Type four logo issue. Kit features optional position cargo and passenger boarding doors, clear cabin and cockpit windows, optional position landing gear and display stand. There is a large, colorful decal sheet for both aircraft.

Cleveland Bayles' 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Hobby-Time Flight Portrait Gift Pack - B-29 Superfortress / B-25 Mitchell / B-24 Liberator / Douglas B-26 Invader, QP-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


Rare Gift Set that includes all four models - B-29 in 1/242 scale, B-25J in 1/133, B-24J in 1/181 and Douglas B-26(A-26) Invader in 1/127. The exterior box is near mint with like new color and gloss and light wear as the only flaw. The back side is a large framable portrait of Douglas C-133. The kits have never been started. Each one is still in four small factory internal boxes and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya British Army Saladin MkII Armored Car - Motorized, 1/35, 3008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very nicely detailed kit that is fully motorized. Includes electric motor and full gear box, tan injection molded parts, real rubber tires and decals for several units. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS United States Ocean Liner - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 324

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bag of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.

AMT 1932 Ford Model B Sport Roadster 3 in 1 Customizing Kit, 1/25, 332-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Original 3 in 1 issue hardbox. Can be built stock, custom or competition. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features a full color postcard of the box art '32 B Roadster, complete Model B and Chrysler racing engines, removable hood, detailed suspension and driveline, full interior, opened or closed rumble seat, folded or raised top, luggage carrier, two bar, drag slicks, roll bar, reversed rims and more. Kit is molded in black, clear and chrome plated plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions1

Revell Boeing 747 TWA Jumbo Jet - Lodela Issue, 1/144, RH136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. From the 1970s.

Revell McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 Western Airlines, 1/144, H141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Nice 1973 1/144 Tri-Jet kit. McDonnell-Douglas and Lockheed both produced tri-jets for an over-estimated market, which lead to neither design being very financially successful. This kit comes with Western decals in 'mint' condition. (Please see the two articles on this site about saving old decals before using any older transfers.) Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Strombecker Convair F-102A Delta Dagger - Flying Model Kit, 1/58, SM51-89

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


From the late 1950s or very early 60s. Fuselage is 10.75 inches long without the nose probe. Part of the nicely designed plastic flying model series from Strombecker. These are not profile models but full three dimensional kits that are launched from an included rubber band, hook and launching stick. Includes full instructions, flying tips and an excellent decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Scratchbuilders Grumman TBF-1C Avenger - US Navy or Royal Navy FAA, 1/32

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Sale Pending
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Production number 177 of a limited lot in 1996. This is an amazingly detailed large-scale Avenger kit. It features all fine recessed panel and rivet detail, the finest TBF interior in this scale, optional folded or straight wings, detailed 'Engines & Things' #32009 motor, decals, extensive instructions and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell German V-2 Rocket with Trailer/Launcher and Cutaway Details, 1/69, H1830-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare 1960 first issue hardbox featuring John Steel art. The model has many operational features. The missile has removable panel with full interior featuring fuel tanks, rocket engine and more. Includes working launcher and transport trailer/erector. The kit is molded in the correct green, black and silver. It has never started. All parts and instructions are still sealed in the factory bag. Box displays better but is graded only 'very good' because it has a crunch on the left side panel.

Aurora Boeing 737 PSA, 1/72, 387

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1974 block letter 'AURORA' logo issue. This is still the only 1/72 scale injection molded 737 kit to ever be made. Includes clear cockpit windows, full landing gear, display stand and a large PSA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The decals are in rare 'mint' condition.

Hawk F4D Skyray Triangle Box, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Molded in correct gloss white with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box rates as 'good.' It is completely solid and free of repairs but has general wear and left upper corner damage as shown. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners.

Skywave D-Day Diorama / O Class Destroyer / LST with vehicles / LSM / LCI / LCT (2 types) / With Base / Barrage Ballons etc, 1/700, 15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Sale Pending
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Rare. Includes all of the listed waterline ships and accessories - vacuform display base with water, beach and inland zones, a superb O Class destroyer with a choice of hull numbers, Landing Ship Tank Mk2 with M4 Sherman and LVT tanks, GMT trucks, jeeps, LCVP and barrage balloons, LSM, LCI, LCT(3) and LCT(R) craft. There are extensive decals for all ships and most all have different hull number options. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Texas Ranger Noseart, 1/84, 498-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1964 dated hardbox with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and very little wear as shown. Second issue with 50 cent price extension. This is the kit with the 'Texas Rangers' nose art decal. Molded in gloss dark olive green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro Miquelet Moorish Lock Pistol, 1/1, G226-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


From about 1967. Hardbox issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This one is a 21 inch long copy of the Miquelet used in Spanish Morocco between 1610 and 1875. The lock was made in Spain, while the barrel and the ornamented stock were made by the North African and Arabian craftsmen.

Revell Douglas DC-10 AeroMexico Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/144, RH4415

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still factory sealed - the seal has shrunk and drawn the box concave. Lodela issue with colorful AeroMexico decals. Features detailed landing gear, clear cockpit and cabin windows.

Mod-Ac Trac-Tractor Model 14 (Bulldozer/ Tracked Tractor) - Wood Assembly Kit, 1/24, 146-I

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1940s kit from hardwood, plywood, metal stock and with cardstock treads. Features full size plans and instructions, track frame inner frames and outer frames, tread/track links, driver wheels, bogie wheels, spring and engine housings, smoke stack, seat and much more. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing one part, radiator block. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plan/instructions.

Mod-Ac US Army 6 Ton Scout Car, 1/24, 844

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Sale Pending
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From the 1940s. Well-done scale model features all-cut out hardwood parts, die-cut light plywood parts, fully formed wheels, plastic steering wheels, detailed machine gun (a small kit by itself), sandpaper and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and multi-view plans with instructions.