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Megow Macchi-Castoldi MC-72 - Solid Wood Model Kit - Bagged, 1/65, S17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$10   

Solid scale kit from the famous Megow line. There is no box. The kit is complete and includes all wood blocks needed for float and fuselage, printwood, wood stock and two metal propellers. NOTE: this kit has assembly. The wings, rudder, elevator and lower horizontal fin have all be cut from the printwood sheet. Quality of the work is excellent with all parts sanded to the correct airfoil shape.

Heller AMD-BA-Dornier Alpha Jet - Patrouille de France / Luftwaffe, 1/50, 504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Early issue Heller large 1/50 scale Alpha Jet model. Good detail and 56 parts. Includes decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

RCM Douglas A-20B / A-20G / A-20J Havoc, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER large 1/32 scale vacuform kit. Contains optional major parts for B, G and J variants. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor Free-Flight Class A / B - 52 Inch Wingspan - With Original Stanzel Dope and Cement

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

From the 1940s or 1950s. Very large free-flight gas powered aircraft with tremendous climbing qualities and long, flat glides. Includes hardwood, balsa printwood, stock and blocks as required, strip stock for spars, leading and trailing edges, wire, preformed wheels, covering tissue and excellent condition full size plans. There is a tube which includes two large glass bottles - one of 'G-Line Dope Victor Stanzel & Company' and 'G-Line Cement Victor Stanzel & Company.' The bottles and labels are in mint condition but the contents have dried. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Hasegawa Lockheed P-3C / CP-140 Orion - RCAF (Canadian) or US Navy VP-19, 1/72, 1147

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$50   

From the 1980s. Nicely detailed and has excellent mold quality. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Heller Boeing 707 Air France Chaleau de Chambord, 1/125, L700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

Very rare, from the late 1950s. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Some early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV) and this model is no exception. You can built this model and will look like the airplane on the cover with no painting at all. The kit is molded in white, gray/silver, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray/silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There are two sheets of colorful Air France decals including complete side pinstripes and tail 'feathers' all in 'excellent+' condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. This kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internally sealed factory bags. Includes decals, instructions and the correct large black display stand.

RedYCut US Army 37mm Anti-Tank Gun, 1/24, 319

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

From the early to mid 1940s. The photo on the box top is of the assembled model. Features fully formed wooden wheels, cut to shape hardwood parts, hardware, sandpaper and detailed plans with construction notes. Never started and complete.

Airfix RAF Recovery Set - Thorneycroft Amazon with Coles Mk7 Crane and Bedford OX Tractor and 'Queen Mary' Trailer, 1/76, 03305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very nicely detailed with 144 parts. Kit includes both models and crew, including men on motorcycles. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 Delta, 1/103, 383-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still mint in the factory seal. Rare 1960 Delta Airlines issue. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

A A Hales Ltd Mayflower Pilgrim Ship 'Marinecraft' Kit - 13 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 651

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats and anchor, a full set of flags, color side decorations, name plate and transom decorations, full sails, brass cannon and brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including color sheet, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird - Stock or Custom, 1/16, 4801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$65   

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Very rare large 1/16 scale T-Bird. Features detachable hard top, 312CID Thunderbird Special engine with flexible ignition wires and hoses, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior, opening doors, underside drive, suspension and exhaust detail, many optional parts for the custom version and decals for stock or custom pin stripes. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red tinted clear and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that were not (clear and one chrome tree) have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: due to poor packaging design, most of these kits have a broken windshield frame. This kit is no exception. It will need to be repaired but all parts are present since they are still in the factory sealed bag.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. The two side logos, however, do say 'Famous Fighters' on the logo. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61. Kit features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop and wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell American Firefighters Chemical and Ladder, 1/48, F201-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Dated 1953 with a wonderful hardbox illustration. Kit also includes horses, dog and fireman and real chain. The kit has not been started. Inside, it is still in the factory cello seal. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters (Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel) in 1952. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This issue is from when Revell still had the marketing agreement, as it says 'Trade Mark Copyright 1953 Marlin Toy Co. Inc' on the box top and 'Collector's Kits, Inc, Closter, N.J.' on the side.

Wilhelmshaven Jason Freighter / Motorship, 1/250, 1018

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Still factory sealed. Excellent quality kit of a rare subject. Very well detailed, large scale model with a waterline hull. Named for Jason, the leader of the Argonauts and a Thessalian king's son. The original Jason sailed on the Argo and brought back the mythical golden fleece. This ship, the MS Jason, lead a very active and productive life. She was built in 1954 at the Unterweser Werft in Bremerhaven for DG Neptune. In 1966 she was converted to a charter/survey ship Seismic for Prakla seismos. In 1973 Jason was sold to Christos M. in Cyprus and renamed Minos. In 1977 she was sold again to Honduras as Buena Suerta. She was renaned Lea in 1989 and scrapped in Aliaga in 1990.

Jo-Han 1960 Chrysler New Yorker 3 Way Kit - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 2660-140

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Very rare. Original issue. Features detailed underside, Torsion Bar suspension, full interior and may custom touching including exhaust extensions, fender skirts, outside pipes, fender horns and mirrors, spotlights, antennas, continental tire cover and bumper extension, louvers and more. Molded in white, clear, beautiful condition chrome plate and real rubber wide-whitewall tires. Axles are metal. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic parts present and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$1100   

This model is a landmark in the history of Plastic Kits. The Varney Fleet Sub is the primary candidate for the first all-plastic ship kit made in the USA. The famous HO/O train manufacture, Varney, branched out into other scale model kits at the end of WWII. In late 1945, they introduced what are thought to be the first USA produced plastic model kits - the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 Stearman. Both kits were excellent scale models given the state of modeling at that time. However, Varney was 6 years too early. The Fleet Sub and PT-17 met a cool reception when it was introduced to retailers. Hobby Shops were not sure if it would sell, and did not know how to sell it. Consequently, most retailers would not order it and those who did put them where they were not seen by the public. Distributors stopped carry the kits due to a lack of reporders. The result was inevitable - they did not sell, and Varney pulled both kits from production very quickly. Varney was committed to cutting the molds on the LST and it was released in 1946 with the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into non-train scale plastic models. Varney dedicated all production to HO trains and in the late 1940s they sold the molds for the Fleet Sub, the LST and the PT-17 to O-Lin. The molds underwent modification (the hull was divided into two parts instead of one) and were released by O-Lin and Lindberg. This kit is a superb, investment-grade "excellent++" example. The box top has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no tape or price tags, no marks from tape or tags and no tears or other litho damage. Flaws include very light and even edge wear (as shown), very slight 'dishing' inward and very light foxing on two box sides. Inside, the kit is still as it came from the factory. The yellow parts display is 'very good++' and the only flaw is the scuffing as shown. The small parts bag is still factory sealed and factory stapled to the yellow display. The glass display stand arm is tucked into its holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is beautiful and in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base was factory glued to the yellow display but has come loose. It also includes the unused factory tube of Testors cement in its own holder. Very large instruction sheet is near mint and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium in hobby kits. Decals were not provided with the kit. This kit was made with gray injection molded details, glass stand arm and black injection molded stand and sub hull. I have seen versions with no paint on the base and hull; however, this one has the base and hull factory painted gray. The paint is in 'near mint' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

Eduard Sopwith Triplane with Skis, 1/48, 8073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

Highly detailed kit with many photoetched brass and resin detail parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the decal backing paper has very light stains; the actual transfers are clean with no stains.

Rareplane Henschel HS-126, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$12   

Still factory bag sealed. Very highly detailed and well molded vacuform kit. Includes full cockpit and crew stations.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-163 Comet Rocket Fighter, 1/72, 583-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

One-piece soft box dated 1965. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts and photocopied instructions present.

Lindberg F-86D Sabre Jet Fighter - with First Logo, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Very rare first Lindberg issue with the 'script' logo. From the 1950s with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Molded in high gloss silver and clear. Includes script logo decals and early 'rectangle' instructions which was common. The box was originally numbered 522-79 and has been over-stamped with a factory '98' for the price. Lindberg always used up any old stock and never seemed to waste any boxes, parts, decals or instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box shows better than VG++, but I have graded it as such because there are tears from the factory tape on the long sides. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.