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Testors Soviet Oscar SSGN Nuclear Submarine - Bagged, 1/700, 903

Plastic Model Kit

$12   

Still factory bag sealed. Includes a rather large 8.25 inch long full hull or waterline Oscar Cruise Missile Sub with a display base. Does not includes any other model - only the Oscar.

AeroGraphics Avro 504 - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft With Rubber / CO2 / Electric Power

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Superb flying model that can be powered three ways. Features high quality printwood sheets, factory cut stripwood and spars, all required metal hardware, plastic prop and thrust button, vacuformed cowling, wheels and pilot bust, covering tissue, a large sheet of authentic decals, rigging material, full size plans with detailed building and flying information and more.

RCM Grumman AF-2 Guardian, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$85   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Cleveland Turners' 1938 Laird Racer Balsa - Flying Model Aircraft, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in 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, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the 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.

Revell 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Customizing Kit - Stock or Custom, 1/25, H1231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$55   

Still factory sealed. Can be built stock or wild custom. 1996 reissue of the 'S' kit featuring a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker and 78 customizing accessories such as turtle fins, mirrors, spotlights, hood scoops, side stacks, 'shark' fender fins, continental extension kit, antennas, 8 disc and bumper bullets, fender skirts and more.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop - Capital Airlines Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing four propeller retainers (easily made - do not show) and the passenger boarding stairs. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2, 1/72, 383

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Very early T2 (Type 2) logo issue from the 1950s. 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.

Airmodel Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave - Bagged, 1/72, 208

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Basic kit only with fuselage, other body parts as shown and clear canopy. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Guillows Cessna 150 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, 309

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the very late 1960s/early 70s. Can be built for display, free-flight rubber or gas engine free-flight and has instructions for all options. Features color decals, quality die-cut balsa wood, strip wood, excellent vacuformed full cowl, vacuformed wheel pants, pilot and spinner, finished wooden wheels and thrust button, die-cut plywood firewall for 1/2A gas engine, clear cockpit glass material, plastic prop, rubber motor and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Accurate Miniatures Yakovlev Yak-1 On Skis, 1/48, 3423

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Very well molded and highly detailed kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Mania TWO Nakajima Type 97 B5N1 and B5N2 Kate Torpedo Bombers, 1/72, 02-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$30   

Includes two complete Kate models in one box and one builds the B5N1 and the other a B5N2. Older issue with a high gloss box top and very nice artwork. Excellent, high quality kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, clear side windows, torpedo loadout, beautiful full-color painting guide and decals for four different aircraft - AI-301 / AII - 306 / W-326 and KEB-306. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. The seal has split and drawn the box concave 1964 softbox issue with great Tom Morgan artwork. This was an excellent model for that time with quality fit and finish. Includes optional position landing gear, drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box.

Peerless Dodge Command And Reconnaissance Truck WC-56/57 3/4 Ton And 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, 1/35, 3505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

Very highly detailed moldings. Molded in green and clear with metal axles. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew of three, optional raised top or lowered top, 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, optional parts to build WC-56 or 57 and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Gowland & Gowland Mayflower Shipyard Ships in Miniature, 310-S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Maircraft DeHavilland Mosquito, 1/48, D-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 13.5 inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.

Revell Hawker Siddeley Harrier - RAF or US Marines VMA-513, 1/32, H194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1973 issue. Large 1/32 scale kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Contains decals for both RAF and US Marines version. Features detailed rotating side jet nozzles, detailed engine, removable engine inspection panel, optional position landing gear, optional position speed brake, full cockpit with pilot, underwing loadout of rocket pods and drop tanks, opening canopy and movable wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE that the box displays better than the 'very good+' grade but is graded as such because there are short pieces of masking tape on the long and short sides.

Aviation USK Kawanishi E15K1 Norm, 1/72, AV2023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Limited issue kit from AV USK with injection molded parts, photo-etched brass details and full instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic and brass parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals

Hasegawa McDonnell-Douglas F-4E - 5000th Phantom II and 36TFW 22TFS 1976 Bi-Centennial Markings, 1/72, 1085

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Special issue kit containing markings for the 5000th Phantom to leave the assembly line and markings for a colorful 36TFW 22TFS 1976 Bicentennial Phantom (camo scheme). Includes paint guide for both aircraft. Features a very wide variety of external stores. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent' but please see the article (on this website) about using old decals.

Revell German Sub U-47 'Show-Off Model' with Interior, 1/125, H384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$28   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. 1975 release of the cut-away version of the famous "Snorting Bull" of Gunther Prien. This is a nice kit with a detailed but simplified interior. There has been no assembly but NOTE: one bulkhead has been painted. There is no other painting. NOTE: missing one crew figure, two bulkheads and rear torpedo tube. The bulkheads are simple and can be cut from sheet styrene; the rear tube can be made from anything of the correct diameter. The other parts have all been inventoried present with decals and instructions. Prien and his men survived 11 sailings but were lost on the 12th. On his second sailing, Prien made history by sailing into the British Base of Scapa Flow and sinking HMS Royal Oak.