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Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$1800   

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufacturers predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.

DML Fokker D-VII (D.VII) - Ltn. Von Buren Jasta 18 1918, 1/48, 5905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

1/48 scale kit from 1993. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed details. Features detailed cockpit, machine guns and engine. Includes two frets of photoetched parts and stainless steel rigging cables. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Professional Models Vought XF5U-1 Flying Pancake, 1/48, 48001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare 1/48 scale kit. Features superb resin moldings with all fine recessed panel lines, numerous photoetched parts, film instruments, cast metal gear struts, 'good' cockpit detail, vacuform canopy (in good condition, still sealed and not crushed) full decals and very good instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Type 52 - 261 Sq Saipan 1944 - Restored Aircraft owned by Mr. Ed Maloney, 1/48, U5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$18   

NOTE: includes two kits. There is at least one complete kit inside. BUILDER ONLY-please read carefully. Very nicely molded with good detail. Includes a color painting guide, detailed engine, cockpit, gear wells and optional drop tank. Never started. At least one kit is complete. NOTE decals and instructions are present but are water damaged. You will need to provide your own decals.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Type 52 Zeke Super Ace, 1/48, 09782

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Very nice kit dated 2007 with 78 parts featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and decals for multiple aircraft.

AMT 1966 Buick Riviera GS Grand Sport - Stock or Custom, 1/25, 6556-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Rare original issue and even rarer in this condition - complete and never started. Includes the unique large clear display stand. Nicely detailed kit of the first year of the second generation Riviera. This is the GS package with the 2x4 carbs, large air cleaner and side badges. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, molded underside detail, full interior, numerous custom option parts with unique front and rear end treatments and more. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red-tinted clear and with real rubber narrow whitewall tires. The kit has never beens started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, special AMT upholstery material and instructions.

RCM Mc-202 / Mc-205, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

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.

Huma Model Grunau GR-99 and Schulgleiter SG-38, 1/72, 2505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Limited run injection molded kit of both pre-war gliders. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Vista Fairey Fulmar Mk I or Mk II, 1/72, 0202-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

Very cleanly molded. Fine recessed panel line details. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried with all parts, and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Fotocut German Spandau Machine Gun Kit - Two Guns, T66

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Bagged

$4   

Very highly detailed gun set in 1/72 scale. Includes parts for two guns. Still factory sealed.

MPC TWO German WWII Luftwaffe Personnel - (96 Pieces Total), 1/76, 1-6012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$24   

Includes two kits. Both are still factory sealed and from Airfix molds. Nicely detailed figures for any diorama near 1/75 and 1/87 (OO and HO) scale.

Revell USS Constitution Old Ironsides S Issue, 1/192, H319-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Dated 1955. Original Pre 'S' kit in fantastic condition inside and out. Most likely the second issue of this great model. And the kit looks as good or better than the box illustration! Revell's early ship models were remarkable. This kit is no exception and has excellent detail. Kit comes with preformed ratlines and full rigging instructions. Molded in black and wood tan. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as the factory shipped it - all the small parts are still factory sealed along with the "S" Glue and rigging material, the internal cardboard divider tray is present and the instructions are 'near mint' with the ratlines still tucked inside. The box has excellent color and gloss, and there is no tape or tape marks. The only flaws are light general wear and one close corner split on the side.

LS D4Y2 Type 12 Aichi Suisei Judy, 1/72, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Nicely molded kit. Features retracting landing gear, opening bomb bay and dropping bomb and crew of two. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag. With decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190D-9 Dora - III/JG54 Oct 1944 / JG26 1944 - (FW190D9), 1/72, 105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

Includes both decals. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Includes some cockpit detail, pilot, detailed gear wells, all recessed panel lines and choice of two canopies. 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.

Monogram F-106 Delta Dart, 1/48, 5809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1983 issue. Well detailed and molded for that time. Large-scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one fin part for one of four missiles. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present + decals and instructions.

AMT 1961 Ford Thunderbird 2 Door Hardtop Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare promotional in very nice condition. The model was obtained on March 1, 1965 by an adult collector in Lexington KY. The model is not flawless but is very nice. The paint has 'excellent' color and gloss, the chrome is 'excellent' and the model has never been played with. There is zero body warp and the clear is in 'excellent' condition. I would grade this one 8 out of 10 with 10 flawless. If you disassembled and cleaned it that would be the biggest improvement. The box is not original.

Monogram Cylon Raider from Battlestar Galactica, 1/48, 6026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slight concave as shown. Original release from 1978; not the common reproduction. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.

MPC Mack DM 600 Semi Truck, 1/25, 1-0854

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Early issue - not a reissue. Very highly detailed kit with 275 parts. Builds a full rolling chassis just like the full-size truck. Features complete engine and engine compartment, detailed cab with complete interior, opening hood, full suspension and underside details and more.

Pyro Saint Louis French Man-O-War 1626, C210-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

Rare Pyro kit from the late 1960s. Large scale - measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded and detailed and features over 200 parts with individually molded cannon, cradles and cannon hull hatches, numerous deck fittings, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, blocks and an actual built-up kit photo for use in rigging the ship. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. In 1642 when Richelieu came to power in France, the country did not have a single ship that could compare with the English and Dutch Men-O-War. To rectify this, Richelieu purchased a few ships from Holland. His engineers studied these then built the Saint Louis. The ship had two gun decks and about 60 guns. She was rigged with a modern spiritsail, topsail and mizzen topsail. Pyro did not cut molds based on popularity, but usually by the historical significance of the subject. This was not a good injection-molded model business practice, but many collectors and builders are grateful today for these kits.

Robbe Polizeiboot W-3 Police Boat With Optional Fittings Set - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/25, 1000

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

Rare and even rarer with the included #1001 Robbe complete fittings set for this model (still factory sealed.). The actual model is large, full scale and highly prefabricated. Features a one-piece vacuform plastic hull, molded plastic deck, molded superstructure with all doors and windows clearly marked, plastic wind deflector and funnel, die-cut side roof, hatch cover, detailed injection molded mast and many other ready-made items, coaming, anchor well, die-cut fore and aft bulkheads, spruce strip for deck girders, die-cut motor bulkhead, injection molded rudder brush, complete two-bladed rudder system, two 3-blade 50mm diameter props, brass for rails, R/C hardware including pushrods and collets, fixing for the R/C installation and drive batteries, decals, masks for window glazing, building instructions, full-size plan and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.