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Aurora Admiral Graf Spee Pocket Battleship, 1/600, 709-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$110   

First issue dated 1958 with Jo Kotula artwork. Full hull model with very good detail for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

RCM Boeing B-17E / B-17F / B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. 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. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1961 and the first issue. Note the 'Hobby Kits' slogan in the border of the Aurora logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the lower left. Rare near 1/100 scale kit molded in white and clear with recessed control surface and door lines. Features clear cockpit windshield, full landing gear and a large clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and its 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. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Guillows Cessna 170 - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/18, 302

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed. High quality stick-and-tissue flying model that can be flown rubber power, .020 gas power or electric power. Features light plastic nose cowl, acetate for windows, plastic prop, 'razor sharp' die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, firewall for gas engine, covering tissue, wheels, landing gear wire, decal sheet and step by step instructions/plans.

Comet Spitfire Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself TogetherThat Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features die-cut balsa wood main parts, about 12 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, paper insignia and full plane/instructions. Never started. NOTE: missing prop. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant N.F.I - Bagged, 1/72, 111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Bagged type three header from the 1960s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the header is original but the bag is a new replacement.

MPC Mantaray II Kyote Dune Buggy by Dean Jeffries, 1/25, 406-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Rare. Still factory sealed. Can be built one of two ways - fast action competition version or custom street version. Features fully detailed chassis, suspension and engine, full interior and numerous optional parts.

Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang with Retracing Gear and Dropping Bombs - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Classic large-scale 'Action Model' dated 1966. Most likely the third issue of this kit. Very well molded with excellent detail and numerous action features. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit, the tiny levers under the wings drop two bombs and the knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit was made in 1979 and functions like new! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age cracking. Please see the article (on this website) that explains how to save or recreate old decals.

Victor Stanzel & Co Baby 'V' Shark by Victor Stanzel - Balsa Control Line Flying Model Airplane Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$115   

Very rare early control line from the 'First in Control Line Flying'. Victor Stanzel was a legendary designer in the Golden Age of model aviation, about 1932-1954. This model is for Class A and B motors and has a wingspan of 20 inches. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model (P-51) - Heritage Edition Issue, 1/32, 6054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. 1983 issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model' from the original 'Four Star' Monogram line. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including the tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and still functions like new. Very nicely detailed. Molded in silver, black and clear.

Bandai 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Balloon Car, 1/16, 38046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Rare original Bandai issue. Large scale, highly detailed kit. Features full rolling chassis construction just like the actual vehicle, detailed engine with ignition wiring (almost a model in itself), driveline, suspension, transmission and fuel tank, removable bonnet, complete interior, opening doors, actual fine wire wheels, optional top and more. Molded in black, red, silver, wood tan, white, clear, nickel plate and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Monogram NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise With ESA Space Lab, 1/200, 5905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$16   

Still factory sealed. 1991 issue.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War / Crete / Winter Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Profile series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kamphffiegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one control yoke is a different color; it is from the Airfix issue. Decals look 'excellent++,' but please read the articles (on this website) about saving old decals before you use any older decals.

Life-Like 1912 Hispano-Suiza - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09465

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. From original Pyro molds. This is a later Life-Like kit with the 2nd series part number but it still has 'Made Under License From Pyro Plastics Corp. Union New Jersey' on the box side. Nicely detailed kit with full engine, removable hood, complete interior, very good suspension, exhaust and driveline detail and full interior.

Airfix Northrop RF-5E (Recon F-5E) Tiger Eye - Malaysian Air Force No. 12 Sq Butterworth 1983 / Royal Saudi Air Force No. 17 Sq Tabuk 1986, 1/72, 03057

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$39   

Still factory sealed. From 1990. Unusual recon variant of the famous Northrop Tiger family of light-weight fighters. Nicely molded with 75 parts, cockpit detail, pilot, optional position canopy and landing gear, AIM-9 Sidewinders, Maverick missiles, gravity bombs and drop tanks, special nose with clear camera ports and decals for two air forces.

Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant N.F.I - Bagged, 1/72, 61031-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

Features rotating rear turret with elevating guns, pilot figure, rotating prop, separately molded ailerons. Features decals for N2238 DZ Z with the shark's mouth at the front. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Custom Car Bumpers And Grilles, 1/25, C1154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$27   

Rare. Factory sealed card-mounted 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card.

CM BB-5 USS Kearsarge (1905), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$205   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat - British Carrier Fighter Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$100   

Still factory sealed. Rare 1950s kit. Cellovision box with Ray Gaedke artwork and trading card on the back.