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Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Depot Hack - (ex Hubley / Gabriel), 1/20, 4023

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier from Gabriel). The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Includes cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes correct white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, numerous woodgrain decals including a full set for the body side, choice of license plates and more. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The large metal and white plastic parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The kit is likely from the 1980s.

Huma Model Arado Ar-396, 1/72, 23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

The highly successful Ar-96 was an all metal aircraft designed by Walter Blume. It first flew in 1938 and quickly became the Luftwaffe's standard advanced trainer for the duration of WWII. The Ar-396 was a direct development of the Ar-96; the main difference was that it used less strategic materials. The Ar-396 A-1 was single-seat gunnery trainer that was powered by an Argus As 411 engine and built largely from wood. This model is the two seater version, which would appear to be the A-2 instrument trainer. Still factory sealed. Nicely molded model with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, crew, bomb load and more.

Aurora Douglas M-2 Mailplane, 1/48, 111-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$82   

First issue dated 1957 with timeless Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in deep burgundy and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE, the box displays better than the 'excellent' grade but is ranked as such because there is a .75" x .5" tape tear on one long side.

Revell US Army Spitfire Mk5C, 1/32, H281

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Hard-to-find 1975 issue. Features removable cowling panels and detailed Merlin engine, sliding clear canopy to show the detailed cockpit, movable control surfaces and retractable landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Faller Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NYP Motorized - Lindberg Atlantic Flight, 1/100, Lb 27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Molded in silver, black, red and with clear windows & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Pyro 1940 Ford Custom Convertible, 1/32, C297-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$36   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's 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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes colored injection molded parts, clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7 United Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/122, H220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Rare Lodela issue, likely from the early 1960s. The kit is from the same molds and uses the same box art as the famous Pre 'S' Airport issue, but this kit was issued by Lodela with the airplane only - there are no ground accessories. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: the big decal sheet was very neatly torn in two. One design was cut, the others are intact. The decals have age cracking.

Czech Model Ki-10 Perry - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.

Hasegawa N1K2-J George - 343rd Navy Air Wing 301 Sq Commander Kanno / 343rd 701 Sq Captain Sagibuchi / 343rd 407th Sq Captain Hayashi, 1/72, A29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

Very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, drop tank, pilot and more. Includes a paint guide and decals for all three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Saab J-35 Draken, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

The box is in remarkable 'near mint' condition. Inside, the kit is like new. It is molded in gloss silver, white and clear and includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Special Hobby Spad VII C1 - RFC And US Air Service and Spad D.VII Captured German Jasta 38 Markings, 1/48, SH48096

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Hard-to-find special edition with regular and captured machine markings and paint guide. Very neatly injection molded and also includes resin parts, PE parts and excellent decals.

Pegasus IAR-80, 1/72, 1008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

The IAR-80 was a Romanian developed and produced fighter. It was a capable aircraft, shooting down several B-24s during the Ploesti Raid by the 15 Bomber Wing USAF. The aircraft served on both sides (Axis and Allies) during WWII and the 80c variant flew with the Air Force of Romania till 1952. Limited run kit - only 2000 made. Features main injection molded parts with recessed panel line detail, injection molded clear canopy and metal landing gear struts and tail skid. Includes full decals and a painting guide on the back of the box with federal standard colors listed on the instructions. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Rare. Please note, this is a 'Famous Fighters' logo, first box art issue kit WITHOUT the Parents' Magazine Logo and a 69 cent price extension. This is the first time I have seen a FF original art version with no PM logo with a 69 cent price extension. Just when you think you have Aurora figured out, another variation comes along! That would make this the true third issue of this kit - only three issues have the 69 cent extension and are from 1956 and 1957. This kit has not been factory overstamped to 79 and still shows 69 on both sides The kit is molded in gloss dark green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'excellent' and the instructions are near mint. Please NOTE that the box only grades 'good.' The box has good color, is very solid (including all four corners) and has no fading but there is the obvious short litho tear under the logo on the box top. Additionally, there is general wear as shown and a short piece of masking tape on each of the two long sides.

Peerless-Max White M3A1 Scout Car - US Army / British Army / Canadian Army / New Zealand Army / Soviet Army, 1/35, 3507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very finely molded model. Highly detailed with full chassis, suspension, drive line and exhaust, crew of three, complete interior, machines guns, accessories, optional top and more. Includes decals for all nations listed and painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised panel lines, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, under wing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present but NOTE: missing metal stand rod (easily made from aluminum rod). 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 manufacturers.

Aurora N-156 Freedom Fighter - (F-5), 1/48, 140-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$89   

Dated 1962 and features fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork; however, from the logo and price extension, this example is from the mid 1960s. The box is in amazing 'near mint+' condition with very light wear (to the corners and edges) as the only significant flaws. This kit is a 'very good' representation of the rare 'Freedom Fighter' prototype N-156. It developed into the F-5, which was widely exported and saw service in over 30 countries. Only three of the N-156 prototypes were built. The design centered around two GE J85 turbojets which originally powered the ADM-20 Quail decoy carried by the B-52 fleet. Initially there seemed to be little demand until President Kennedy's Military Assistance Program required a low-cost fighter that could be provided to US Allies. The N-156 was easily the top choice. It was renamed the F-5 and the rest is history - it became one of the most widely used fighter/bombers in post-WWII history and is still in service in some air forces. Kit includes pilot, cockpit and instrument panel, three drop tanks and early AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Airmodel McDonnell F3H-2 Demon - (F3H2), 1/72, 202

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$10   

Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Well detailed moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Cleveland Wedell's 1933 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-47

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From the late 1930s/1940s. 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. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to some paperwork. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.

Faller F-4 Phantom II - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Rare kit from the 1960s. Nicely molded for the time featuring good surface and inlet detail, optional position landing gear, crew and some cockpit detail, centerline drop tank, 12 gravity bombs and pylons, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and what appears to be two Bullpup AGM. Molded in light gray, dark gray and clear with the correct Faller clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original Faller packing inspection slip.