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California Model Co SE-5a Scout and Nieuport 17 C-1 Wood Flying Airplanes, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

NOTE: builder kits only, please read carefully. Includes the important parts from both kits. Probably from the 1940s. Includes full size plans/instructions and all required printwood. There have never been started but include no parts other than stripwood and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacturer, please email me.

Fujimi Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - US Army, 1/50, FH-2-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Large scale Cobra kit from high quality Fujimi-Mokei molds. Feature very fine raised panel detail, complete cockpit, pilots, working front and aft rotors and missile load. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

CM FF1090 USS Ainsworth (Modern US Knox class FF), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$175   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Assembly and painting is required - the photo is of a built model. Includes all parts needed for assembly. The model consists of quality high definition resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 - West Hempstead Issue, 1/48, 33-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$255   

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Very, very early West Hempstead F-90 molded in Brooklyn gray. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. The first Aurora issue was in the rather plain and very rare flip-top one-piece box with the kit molded in gray with no landing gear and missiles from the Brooklyn factory. The second issue was also from Brooklyn and molded in gray with no landing gear or missiles but was in the new two-piece hardbox. The third official issue is the West Hempstead issue and is molded in silver with landing gear and missiles. But this is where it gets interesting. Aurora ran a tight ship and was famous for letting nothing go to waste. If there were extra boxes laying around after the new issue came out, there were used. The same went for old stands, old decals and even old injection molded kits. This gives the collector some very interesting scenarios. This kit is one of those. This is a Brooklyn 'Famous Fighters' box for the F-90. However, under the original tissue paper is a GRAY molded West Hempstead issue with landing gear and missiles- a case of using up the old plastic after doing a mold change. Plastic was delivered by rail car and stored in silos - a silo could last a long time and feed several mold machines. The decals are old Brooklyn with the correct large TATEM COMPANY script on the back. The stand is the large, clear rectangular Booklyn two-piece version, but during the mold modifications, Aurora machined the 'Brooklyn' markings from the mold and of course the stand. The instructions are the modified Brooklyn- they show the landing gear and missiles but with 'West Hempstead' under the old logo. An interesting piece for the advanced collector. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ATP Boeing 727-22C Kit - And ATP N101FE Federal Express Decals, 1/144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

Rare and unique issue put out by ATP. Includes a Revell early 727 that is still factory bag sealed and ATP decals for N101FE, an early Federal Express 727. The decals are in excellent condition and include a nicely done ATP sheet with history, instructions and markings guidelines.

Revell 707 Flagship American Airlines 'S' Kit, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in the initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1993 LT-1 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1/25, 8607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$23   

Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive, 1/38, 11102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

From ex-Entex molds. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade. The model is from 1996 but the molds pre-date that. Older but very nice kit that is well detail and molded in wood brown, medium gray and black. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Eduard Pfalz D-III Fighter - Werner Voss (DIII), 1/48, 8031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Includes well detailed injection molded plastic parts, photoetched parts, film instruments and decals with painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

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 Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

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-217E.2, 1/72, 383

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Very early issue. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. NOTE: kit has minor assembly. Crew and cockpit have been assembled. There is no other assembly and no painting. Missing one mud guard. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Monogram SeaQuest Deep Ocean Transport from the TV Series, 1/32, 3601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$19   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find kit from 1993 is 8 3/8 inches long when assembled. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios.

Shizukyo US Army M26 Pershing Motorized With Light Up Gun Barrel, 1/30, TS-203-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$385   

Very, very rare and a true investment piece. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from the early 60s. Big scale kit is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a good size flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE25 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire, a red electric light bulb and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All the small metal parts, glue and bulb are still in sealed bags. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box. The instructions are in 'excellent++' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

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

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$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.