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Matchbox Heinkel He-70 F-2/ He- 70G-1/ He- 170A - Hungarian / Nationalist / Lufthansa, 1/72, PK-132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. From the 1980s and has markings for Lufthansa Civil aircraft D-UMIM, Spanish Civil War Nationalist Air Force Grupo 7-G-14 and Royal Hungarian Air Force 1st Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Group, 2nd Sq. Very nicely molded kit for that time with very fine panel lines. Features full cockpit and cabin (with appropriate options), gun or non-gun deck, separately molded rudder, optional position landing gear and more.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Keystone Commuter - Midget Craft 6 inch wingspan Solid Balsa Airplane Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Very old 1932 issue from Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company. Ideal was one of the first US model airplane producers, starting their business in 1911. During the early years of the Great Depression, Ideal switched to balsa wood and soon released a line of 'Six Inch Wingspread' solid scale models in a line called 'Ideal Midget-Craft'. Adds for this line can be seen in Model Airplane News and other major popular aircraft publications of the 1930s. The models included plans and the required wood-they usually retailed for about 10 cents. This aircraft has been started, which in this case is good news. The fuselage from Ideal was simply wooden stock. The original builder has carved the fuselage very accurately and correctly to about 90% finished. He has done the same quality of work to the upper wings and has carefully cut out the other parts. The model is complete and would be easy to finish.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1973 issue. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra ensured that it had a short service life as an airliner. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the "A" version of the venerable patrol aircraft. (please see the article about the mold conversion this on this website.) Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props.

Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

From 1940. Part of the AYA 'Air Youth of America' series of aircraft. Kit features 36 inch wingspan and 25 inch long fuselage, full size plans, print and strip balsa wood, nose block, covering material and a very nice pre-carved propeller blank (final finishing required). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Modelik Petropavlovsk - 1894 Russian Imperial Navy Pre-Dreadnought Battleship, 1/200, 8-02

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$18   

Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features very well illustrated instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete.

Lodela Arado Ar-196A - Luftwaffe 2/SAGr 125 1942 or 102 Sq Romanian Air Force Odessa 1943, 1/72, RH-9241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Unusual issue from Mexico. Most likely from es-Heller molds. Includes markings for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang - 'Happy IV' or 'Petie 2nd', 1/72, 101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

Has decals for both aircraft. Very finely molded with good cockpit and gear well detail, optional canopies and drop tanks. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

MPM Mil Mi-1 'Hare' - USSR / Polish / Czech Air Forces, 1/72, MP72005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Very successful early Soviet helicopter that saw extensive service in the USSR, Warsaw Pact and Finland, China, Egypt and Syria. Production ended in 1965 after 17 years and over 2000 Mi-1s were built. Kit features fine recessed panel lines and decals for the three air forces listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Old Ironsides USS Constitution - with Billowing Sails, 1/192, 5404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

1979 issue of one of Revell's best selling ship kits of all time. The model builds to just over 15.75 inches long and has excellent detail for the scale. Includes preformed ratlines, full deck fittings, billowing vacuform sails, rigging material and instructions for standing and running rigging and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Aces II Ejection Seat, 1/48, EJ405

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Heller German T23 / T28 French L`Alsacien Class - 1100 Ton WWII Torpedoboot, 1/400, 81011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$27   

Still factory sealed. These ships were built in Germany at Schichau, Elbing and were commonly known as the '1939 Type' or 'Elbing class torpedo boat.' They were the first German torpedo boat large enough for fleet operations. After WWII they saw service with the French Navy until 1954/55. The British, Soviets and American obtained and used examples as well.

John Rendall 36' Sliding Door Single Sheathed 7 Panel Wood Box Car - Grand Trunk- Wood HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Very high quality HO craftsman kit. This model builds a very accurate prototype and is made from the same primary materials as the actual car. Features precut and milled hardwood roof, cut sides and floor, prescribed hardwood sides and other parts cut to size, metal and wood stock as required, injection molded plastic and metal detail parts, detailed full size plans with instructions and markings for Grand Trunk. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags, and the parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete.

Aurora-ESCI Panzer IB Light Infantry Tank (Pz. Kpfw. I Ausf B), 1/72, 6226

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Unusual Aurora issue from ESCI quality molds. Very high mold quality and over 75 parts. Features flexible treads and decals for four different tanks. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer, 1/72, PK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$28   

The Stranraer was one of several successful flying boats designed by RJ Mitchell for the RAF. Experience gained with the Southampton and Scapa flying boats was put to good use in design of the all-metal Stranraer. Although replaced operationally with the Sunderland, examples of this aircraft were used till 1942 and others flew long after WWII was over. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Iron Duke, 1/600, 04210-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Very nicely detailed kit, like most Airfix ships. Still factory sealed.

Continental Model Airplane Co Ryan ST - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Airfix Hawker HS-125 Dominie (DH-125 HS-125 Bae-125), 1/72, RH-3009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

Lodela issue. This is the RAF Military version of the poplar business jet. Appears to be an early variant, perhaps the 1A or at the latest a 400 series. Can easily be built to business aircraft configuration if you supply your own decals and eliminate some of the small antenna. Features cockpit detail and crew, optional position main and emergency doors, separately molded elevators and ailerons and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Still factory sealed. 1991 issue.

Guillows Spitfire - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

KP Lavochkin La-7 - USSR or Czech Air Forces, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

Very cleanly molded kit. Features very fine raised panel lines and delicate detail throughout. Includes decals and full history for 6 LA-7s. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.