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Berkeley Junkers Ju-87 Stuka - Drops Bombs-For Free Flight or RC Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$165   

Very early Berkeley kit. Stuka features 27 inch wingspan and unique 'Automatic Bomb-Release During Flight'. Rubber powered model. 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.

Matchbox Sea Venom NF-3 / FAW-22 - Royal Australian Navy / RAF or Fleet Air Arm, 1/32, PK-506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Dated 1983 and an excellent kit for that time. Features parts to build both versions, opening canopy, removable detailed engine and folding wings. Includes a paint guide and very large decal sheet for three aircraft: No 894 Sq HMS Albion 1960, FAW53 version 805 Sq HMAS Melbourne and RAF 151 Sq Leuchars 1955. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Visible B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/48, 5620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$115   

Still factory sealed. First release dated 1979 for the highest mold quality. Features full interior detail and the left fuselage half molded in clear. Molded in olive drab, clear and black.

AMT 1970 Buick Wildcat 2 Door Hardtop - Motor City Stocker Series, 1/25, X853-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$59   

Still factory sealed. Rare kit in this condition.

Aurora Mod Squad Station Wagon 1951 Mercury Woody, 1/25, 583-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

1969 issue produced in cooperation with the Thomas-Spelling hit TV show 'Mod Squad.' One of Aurora's excellent later efforts featuring full frame, suspension, drive line and exhaust detail, full engine, opening hood, complete interior, opening doors, surf board rack with three boards, figures of Linc, Julie and Pete and decals. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing all clear. Luckily, the clear is all flat so you can reproduce it with clear plastic sheet. Otherwise all the black and tan parts are still in factory sealed bags. The chrome parts and tires were never factory bagged and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Main Line Models 40 Foot Standard Reefer Sante Fe Grand Canyon Refrigerator - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-27

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, numerous metal details and full instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Quality Craft Models 40 Foot Piggy Back Trailer (Semi Trailer) - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, T-2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$8   

Very nicely detailed kit with many completely precut and factory-shaped wooden parts, scribed wood, strip wood and cast metal wheels, etc. Never started and complete with all parts and instructions.

Hawk Travelaire Mystery Ship (Travel-Air), 1/48, 640-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

1964 issue with wonderful Bill Campbell artwork. Well detailed kit of the famous 1930s racing aircraft. Features fine, recessed panel lines, nicely detailed engine, rigging diagrams and removable cowling. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In 1929 at the National Air Races in Cleveland, the Wright Whirlwind powered Travel Air and the pilot Doug Davis beat the finest Army and Navy pilots to win the first presentation of the legendary Thompson Trophy. The ship was designed in such secrecy that it was known as the 'Mystery Ship.'

Revell Fokker DR-I Triplane - Von Richthofen's Aircraft 'The Red Baron', 1/28, H233

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

1975 issue. NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Large and highly detailed. Includes pilot and two ground crew with rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: the following parts are badly short shot - rudder pedals, instrument bar, tail skid and one elevator support.

Trumpeter USS The Sullivans DD537 Destroyer With Gold Medal Models PE, 1/350, 05304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$40   

Includes Loren Perry's GMM Photoetched Brass Super Detail Set for WW2 Fletcher Class destroyers. This extensive set is made for this kit (and the Tamiya kit) and comes with full instructions. Never used and complete. The actual kit is state-of-the art and from new molds. It can be built full hull or waterline and it extensively detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell XSL-01 Manned Space Ship - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H1800-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$879   

One of the 'Holy Grail' of 1950s Space Kits. 1957 first and only issue 'S' kit with the fantastic box art. Molds reportedly damaged beyond use, which makes reissues impossible. The spaceship was designed by the rocket scientist Ellwyn E. Angle of Systems Laboratories Inc. Features detailed manned top stage with full interior, removable top, opening hatch, spaceship and ground crew members and detailed working launch pad. The main stages and boosters snap apart to recreate all phases of the flight from Earth takeoff, Lunar Landing and Return to Earth. The included 'XSL-01 Operations Manual' outlines in words and illustrations each phase of the spaceship's trip. Molded in the correct gloss orange, silver, gloss metallic blue and clear. Never started. All internal factory cardboard presentation material is present and excellent. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions and booklet are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with light yellowing. Box is graded 'very good' and displays well. Color and gloss are excellent. There is no fading or stains, and no price tags or tag marks. There is no tape or tape marks beyond the original factory sealing tape. Flaws include two perfectly repaired corners (all done correctly from the inside), light creasing as shown on the right center box top and creasing on the left long side. Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

AMT General Dynamics M1-A1 (M-1) Abrams Main Battle Tank, 1/35, 8670

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Large, good quality tank kit from ESCI molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like Chevrolet 1937 Custom Convertible - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Life-like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. Nicely detailed for that time and the original Pyro box (not this one) states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.

Life-Like 1934 Ford Three Window Coupe - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1970s Life-Like issue from 1960s Pyro molds. Features colored injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many 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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. Ideal for slot car conversion.

Monogram 1965 Chevrolet Impala 2 Door Hardtop SS 396, 1/24, 85-2470

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Dated 1996. An excellent modern kit with superior detail. Features full engine and compartment, opening hood, underbody, suspension and exhaust detail, complete interior and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Bev-Bel A.A.R. 40 Foot Box Car The Milwaukee Road - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 137

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

An excellent, high-quality kit the builds a realistic prototype. Features completely cut, milled and scribed wood for all major box car parts, wood stock as needed (that will need to be cut to size only), numerous metal details (such as ladders, car ends, brake parts, etc, that vary from kit to kit) full size plans, instructions and very complete decals. 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 have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Mirage Hobby TWO Lublin R-XIII D - Polish Air Force, 1/48, 48301

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

SALE! Includes two kits. Both have never been started and are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. Very well molded kits with recessed details, fine fabric texture where required, detailed engine and interior and decals for 66 Sq and 13 Sq.

Monogram The Black Knight - (ex-Aurora), 1/8, 85-6523

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Ideal builder kit. 2010 reissue from the original 1950s Aurora molds (originally obtained from Crown). Monogram/Revell did not include the white feather plume, but I have included one from my spares box so you can build it realistically. This kit is the same scale as the other Aurora Knights. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued. When Aurora went out of business in 1976, they sold the molds to Monogram. However, Monogram did not release the Knights until well after Revell and Monogram merged.

Cleveland Curtiss P-6E Hawk - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

This is a Cleveland scale flying model in standard 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, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and color insignia. 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.

Polar Lights Jupiter 2 Spacecraft Lost in Space - With Interior, 1/60, 5033

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$175   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. The most accurate model of the Jupiter 2 from the famous TV Series. Measures 12 inches across when complete. Lift off cover reveals full interior detail on both levels.