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Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 - Light Acrobatic Aircraft, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$16   

Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. This is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' ('Young Mechanic') release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Good Soviet kit molded in bright green, black, white and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Con-Cor Bi-Level Auto Flat Car, 1/87

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

$20   

From the very early 1960s. Large kit features numerous metal parts, wood parts completely pre-shaped, plastic and metal details and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Encore Mig-3 With True Details Resin Cockpit / Polikarpov I-3 / Yak-6 / Gladiator Mk.I/II / Polikarpov R-5, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG to Sealed NM

$27   

SALE! Includes all 5 kits. The R-5 is still factory sealed. The other four have not been started and are either factory bag sealed or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Vought Kingfisher OS2U-1 - (OS2U1), 1/72, 7001-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still mint in the factory seal. This kit is from Airfix molds and is one of the MPC '3 Big Bonus' features series. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. The model features customizing parts (such as chrome plated bombs, missiles, prop, exhaust, air scoops, antenna and guns), stock and customizing decals and the clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

Guillows Catalina PBY-5A / PBY-5, 1/28, 2004

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

$70   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans.

Vac Wings Yakovlev Yak-6, 1/72, VW7235

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$24   

High quality vacuform kit with cast metal details. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

LS Ki-109 Army Experimental Intercepter Fighter Clear Fuselage/Cowlings Motorized, 1/72, 153-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Early issue with high-gloss box top. Very high quality with legendary LS detail and moldings. This kit has a host of unique features. Comes with solid and clear fuselage halves and engine cowls so you can, if you choose, view the detailed interior and engine compartments. A detailed cut-away lithograph is included showing additional details if you wish to add them. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, working wing flaps and ailerons, detailed cockpit and more. The model has provisions to be motorized so both props turn. A fuel truck holds the batteries! Includes ground figures. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Ki-109 was based on the Hiryu (Peggy) design as a high altitude interceptor against B-29s. A large cannon was placed in the nose and it had it's own operator stationed below the cockpit.

Hawk 2 Freedom Fighters F-84F and Supermarine Swift K-4, 1/72, 522-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Unique 1960 gift set with traditional Hawk high quality fit and finish. First issue as per the 98 cent price extension. Great Bill Campbell hardbox artwork. F-84 features all recessed panel lines, and the Swift is recessed and raised. Both aircraft have full landing gear, color decals, underwing weapons options and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1932 Lincoln KB Sport Convertible, 1/32, C342-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. 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. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, clear windshields and light lenses and colored injection molded parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, gas tank and steering linkage, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, optional convertible top and removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. Please NOTE the instructions are from the Life-Like issue.

Fador 1905 White Steamer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

Dated November of 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw cut wooden parts as well as excellent plastic wheels, headlights, steering wheel, horn and lanterns. There are also metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Includes full-size, superb fold-out instructions with multiple elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, two photos of the completed model and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts present. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufactures. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.

KP Polikarpov PO-2 - USSR or Czech, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

Older but nicely molded with clean detail. Includes markings for both air forces. Never been started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Famous Russian light bomber and night intruder/interdiction aircraft from WWII. Night attacks by PO-2s were nearly impossible to stop. While the damage was not great, troops were kept awake and morale suffered.

Lindberg Douglas X-3 Stiletto, 1/48, 530-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Hardbox issue from the late 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale kit features detailed engines, opening inspection hatch, pilot and ejection seat.

Fujimi Mikoyan Mig-29 Soviet - East Germany - Czech - Finnish Air Forces, 1/72, 26018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Very high quality kit with all fine, recessed panel lines and markings for all 5 aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Walthers 40' Steel Box Car - O Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/48, 3800

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor+

$22   

Dated 1943, making this a World War II kit. Large scale model features completely pre-shaped and cut wood, metal car ends, doors, bolsters and other cast fittings, a packed of ladders by the Hawk Model Company, original metal trucks and full instructions with plans in the form of a very official looking 'blue print.' Please NOTE this kit has minor assembly. The car ends, floor and roof have been very neatly assembled. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Missing (1) Walther's coupler; otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Please note that a strip labeled 'plastic' is cardboard, due to the war effort. The box is 100% complete but has significant wear and closed splits along the sides.

Consolidated Model Engineering Burkard OS2U-2 Kingfisher - With Redi-Carved Fuselage and Float / Paint and Glue, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Very rare, deluxe kit from the late 1940s. This is a solid wood scale model with a wingspan of 8.5 inches. Features completely carved fuselage with cockpit and navigator cutouts that needs only final sanding, completely carved main float, excellent profile-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, wood stock as required, a corked glass bottle of factory glue, a corked glass bottle of factory blue dope, a blue insignia sheet with stars and bars & aircraft numbers, another color insignia sheet with a very large variety of kill markings (flags and kill profiles), canopy celluloid with perfectly printed frames and excellent full size plans with building instructions, aircraft tips and cross sections for making templates. Complete and never started. Please note that I did not see a prop. Burkard Giant Solid Models were made by Consolidated Model Engineering Co., Bronx, New York.

Classic Airframes Fiat CR-42 B Biposti - 1st Zona Aerea Territoriale Milano 1946, 1/48, 499

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with many photoetched parts, resin engine & super-detailed cockpits. Includes paint guide and decals for the aircraft noted.

Guillows Douglas A-1H Skyraider - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Flying Model, 904-130

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Roughly 1980s scale stick and tissue rubber powered flying model. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose/spinner, wheels, metal landing gear, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.

Eduard Sopwith Baby Floatplane - No.445 Flight No.229 Sq RNAS 1918 / Royal Norwegian Navy early -1920s / Palestina (damaged near El Arish Sept 9 1917) / Ansaldo Baby Italian Navy 1918, 1/48, 8006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Highly detailed kit with injection molded parts, cast metal engine, a large set of brass photoetched parts and a large, colorful decal sheet for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Grumman F6F Hellcat - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-73

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Originally manufactured by Model Craft back in the 1940s. Reissued in 1986 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasegawa Thunderbirds F-4 Phantom, 1/72, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$32   

Well detailed kit with large, extensive USAF Thunderbirds decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.