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Execuform Beech Aircraft Model 28 XA-38 Grizzly - 1943-48 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit

$28   

Still factory sealed. Basic vacuform kit of a rare subject. The Grizzly was a prototype ground attack aircraft. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Strombecker 1902 Rambler Two-Seat Runabout, 1/24, T2-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$68   

Sale Pending
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Rare. In the late 1950s Strombecker made their first two all plastic car kits - T-1 1909 Hupmobile and this 1902 Rambler. This was an superb kit for that time - finely molded with very good detail. Features engine and flywheel, full suspension and exhaust, fuel tank and more. Molded in dark green (car and details) and red (wheels). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. It even includes the excellent interior printed cardboard presentation insert.

Monogram B-29 Superfortress with Diorama Sheet, 1/48, 5700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Sale Pending
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First issue from 1977. Highly detailed. Includes desirable diorama sheet. Has optional parts for the proper turrets for Thumper or the special turret delete for the atomic bombers. Includes two nuclear bombs 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man'. These are not included in some later issues. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: decals are 'excellent' and so are the instructions, but the outer box and diorama instructions have moisture damage.

Lindberg USS Yorktown CV5 Motorized Aircraft Carrier, 1/525, 760M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1977 issue. Larger scale model is about 20 inches long when built. Includes motorized drive unit for operation in water. Kit includes airwing with optional folded wings on some aircraft, full AA guns, detailed island structure and decals. The kit has never been started. All parts are in factory sealed bags except the hull halves, flight deck, electric motor, motor mounts and wire. These are all present. Includes decals and instructions.

Aurora North American P-51D Mustang - With Aurora Glue, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$145   

Contains still sealed Aurora glue with the early 'Aurora Line' logo. The kit is the first issue from about 1956 with the Northern Lights logo. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowlings, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94 Starfire 1st Issue - Pre 'S' One Piece Box, 1/56, H201-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$145   

One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stand arm. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and decals. The box has wear and creasing as shown. It is missing three of the four small inside flaps. Both large and visible end flaps are complete. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.

Ambroid TWO MEC 70 Foot Pulpwood Cars - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Includes parts for two cars. From 1965. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Entex McDonnell Douglas DC-10 - American Airlnies or Laker Skytrain, 1/100, 8530

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

Very large 1/100 scale kit is about 22 inches long when assembled. Well detailed with two colorful, big decal sheets for each airline. The kit has never been started. NOTE: Missing clear parts. The cockpit window frames are molded into the fuselage, making replacement much easier. The display stand is also missing. All other parts are present. Many are still in the factory sealed bags; those that are not have been inventoried complete. Decals and instructions are in 'excellent' condition.

Midwest T-Bird (Tbird) - 39 inch Wingspan Aircraft for Sport or Competition Free Flight, FG-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) model scould not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Russ Hansen. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Wen-Mac Northrop X-4 USAF, 1/50, 5501-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Very rare. Wen-Mac was a famous manufacture of gas powered U-Control model aircraft. In 1955, they produced their one and only injection molded model kit, this Northrop X-4. The kit is a 'whip fly' model where the pilot controls the elevator (and thus the pitch of the aircraft) with the Jimmy Walker patented U-Control. The instructions are on the back, and the small crinkle bag is still present. Please note that Wen-Mac did not issue this kit with decals. Molded in the correct red plastic with additional metal parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small metal nut, easy purchased at any hardware store. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts.

Airfix HMS Victory - Lord Nelson's Flagship, 1/180, F902S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

1960s type 3 logo kit in excellent overall condition. The box has wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners and very little general wear. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 353 parts. Full hull kit contains complete deck fittings, preformed scale ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, flag sheet, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Victory was started in 1759 and launched in 1765 for the Royal Navy. She gained fame as the flagship for Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Victory is the oldest naval ship still in commission, and is a museum ship in drydock at Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Maintrack Hawker P.1052 - (P-1052) - Bagged, 1/72, PX007

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

The P1052 served as the link between the straight-winged Sea Hawk and the swept-wing Hunter. In additional to the aerodynamic information the prototype was useful to collect information on operating swept wing jets off aircraft carrier. Highly detailed vac kit with better mold quality than most injection molded kits. Includes cast metal details and decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Wilhelmshaven Angelburg Freighter / WWII Troopship, 1/250, 1016

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

This ship was launched in 1938 and had a very active career in WWII. She is listed as surviving until 1962. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut. For a history, copy and paste this address into your browser: http://www.historisches-marinearchiv.de/projekte/weseruebung/ausgabe.php?where_value=50

Comet Taylor Cub - 18 inch Wingspan, 3211

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

1970s issue of the old 1940-50s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer 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.

Williams Brothers German Parabellum Machine Gun for Large Scale RC Aircraft, 2 Inch, 163-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$14   

Still factory detailed. Highly detailed large scale machine gun kit measures 7.5 inches long when assembled. Originally issued as an accessory for super detailing RC, free flight or control line aircraft kits.

Bev-Bel A.A.R. 40 Foot Box Car CNW Chicago and North Western 'Route of the 400 Fleet' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 136

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$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.

Testors Lockheed T-33A Trainer, 1/48, 578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$29   

Still factory sealed. The kit features opening and closing canopy, full dual cockpits and the rear of the jet comes off as on the real aircraft. The J-33 jet engine can be removed and comes with an engine stand.

Micro West Ford SIAM (Self Initiated Anti-Aircraft Missile) or SUBADS (Submarine Air-Defense System) Factory Model, 1/10

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$475   

Very rare factory display model of the 1970s DARPA SIAM project, which was short for Self-Initiated Anti-Aircraft Missile. The idea was to develop a completely autonomous air-defense missile. One of the most obvious purposes was for use onboard submarines. The submarine can hear the aircraft or helicopter as it approached since the sound propagates through the water. The submarine could then launch a SIAM buoy to the surface, where the missile would automatically detect and attack any incoming aircraft. It was also theorized that SIAM could be launched vertically from the submarine itself. SIAM was tested in the early 1980s and was generally successful. DARPA handed SIAM over to the Navy, where it was deactivated due to funding. This factory model is complete with the original stand. The wooden base has a metal disk showing a submarine launching a SIAM, which is shown executing the 'dual homing' functions. The missile is just over 7 inches long. The base and metal badge are 'near mint' condition. The missile is excellent, with all original paint and decals. There is some minor wear on some of the port-side gold decals.

Cleveland A-20 Boston or P-70 Havoc - Master Kit For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-115

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$425   

49 inch wingspan - builds either the Douglas A-20 Boston Medium Bomber or the P-70 Havoc Night Fighter. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. This is the deluxe version including dope and paint in glass bottles. Very highly detailed and complete 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.

Monogram Boeing B-29 Superfortress - with Atomic Bombs, 1/48, 5706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$85   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1991. Very large and highly detailed kit in 1/48. Features extensive interior detailing, optional position bomb bays, bomb load, detailed wheel wheels and more. Comes with decals for 'Lucky 'Leven.' This kit does include the bomb cart, 1000 lb bombs, conversion parts to make the kit one of the two atomic bombers and the atomic bombs 'Fat Man' and 'Little Boy' which were deleted from later issues.