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Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

NOTE: ideal builder kit, but not collectible. Please read carefully. Rare model of the first commercial 'Jet Prop'. NOTE: The top half of the fuselage has been painted white (one thin coat only) as per the box artwork. You could use it or remove it with DOT3 brake fluid, spray oven cleaner or other safe plastic paint remover. NOTE: the kit has minor assembly. The wing halves and nacelles have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly or paint. Two prop blades are broken neatly at the hub, but present so you can repair them. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Dated 1956. Rare original issue model of the first commercial 'Jet Prop.' Very well molded and detailed for that time with 82 parts in gloss silver and clear plastic. Features clear cabin and cockpit windows, fine raised detail and recessed control surfaces, full landing gear, rotating props, boarding ramp, optional position front and rear cabin doors, four scale figures (pilot, stewardess and two passengers) and great decals which include all markings and stripes - even for the boarding stairs. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg He-111 Bomber Cellovision, 1/63, 540-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Late 1950s Cellovision with Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features movable controls, retractable landing gear, removable cowling and scale engines, crew and engine ground stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$49   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Lindberg German Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$84   

Late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features pilot and gunner figures, one piece canopy, centerline large bomb and two wing-mounted smaller bombs, electric motor for the prop, display stand and battery holder with wires. Molded in gloss medium green and clear. Never started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; the model parts have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

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. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. (This kit does not include military decals.) 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.

Balboa Rio Grande Southern (RGS) Galloping Goose Three Truck Freight Brass Locomotive HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$175   

Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Balboa Scale models. It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in 'excellent+' condition. This model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point - probably at Balboa. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. Also includes the correct fold-out blue Balboa instruction sheet and factory sealed Balboa/Champ decals for the RGS Galloping Goose. The box top and tray are complete but both have wear and stains, so they grade low. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is."

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$425   

Old hobby shop stock from Pennsylvania that has never been up for retail sale until now. Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent orange plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no rips or tears, no repairs and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - The flaws are edge wear and general light wear as shown. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. All of the small parts are still sealed in factory bags, which are factory sealed to the presentation cardboard. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With dividers, 'excellent+' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions.

Revell Jeep Honcho Pickup Truck, 1/25, 7313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$55   

Still factory sealed. 1996 reissue of the original 1981 issue the the unusual Jeep pickup. Features detailed four wheel drive suspension, full engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, roll bar with off road driving lights, grille guard, tool box & gas cans and more.

Monogram Firebolt Jet Powered Racer, 1/24, PC51

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$45   

Still factory sealed. 1997 reissue of the 1959 Four Star model designed for operation by Jetex or CO2 capsules. Molded in bright red, black and clear plastic and includes full decals. Assembly instructions are well illustrated and also include full details on jet power installation. The CO2 cartridge pictured looks just like a modern cartridge, so one of those should work well.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet With Trailer And Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$425   

Old hobby shop stock that has never been up for retail sale. Very rare kit dated 1957; first and only issue. Very nice, large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver & clear while the trailer/launcher is bright yellow. The kit has never been started. When you open the box, it is exactly as it left the factory down to the packing tissue paper. The silver parts (aircraft) are still in the factory sealed bag. The yellow parts and clear canopy were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The box grades 'very good' which is rare for this kit. The red color is in unusually good shape, which is rare; as you may know, it usually ages poorly. The colors are bright and vibrant, all four corners are solid with no repairs, there is no fading, no tape, no price tags and no stains. Flaws include edge wear as shown and 3 small litho chips as well as creases visible at the lower left corner and center right. Although not perfect, it is one of the best I have seen.

Jetco Cessna 170 - 36 Inch Wingspan For R/C, S-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

True scale wooden flying model of this popular and sleek aiplane. Designed for Radio Control but does have provision for free-flight option. Features plastic cowl, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed light-weight metal gear struts, factory-sealed hardware packet, celluloid die-cut cabin windows, shaped tapered wing edges, covering material, very large decal sheet and instructions with full size plans. Nothing has been punched out and the model is exactly as it left the factory. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals intact and complete but have age foxing.

Tamiya Mitsubishi Zero A6M5c Zeke Type 52, 1/48, 6427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Nicely molded with very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, optional drop tanks and unusual rockets, open or closed cowl flaps, one piece or three piece canopies, pilot, mechanic and decals for 6 aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Ford Crown Victoria Stock or Ohio Sate Highway Patrol Police Car, 1/25, 72713

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

From 1997. Very nice kit requiring a minimum of painting and can be built as a police car or stock by simply leaving off the police accessories. The body is molded in a stunning high gloss dark gray metallic, the undercarriage in black, interior and interior details in light gray and other parts in clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plated and real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jetco Jet 50 - 22 Wing Span for Jetex Engine, J-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Quality balsa kit intended as a 'Jet Glider' with any of the pellet jet engines of the day. Never started and complete with all parts and full plans/instructions. Did not come with the engine. In 1969 the entire Jetco 'Superflite' series consisted of the following: hand launched gliders SG-4 Thermic B, SG-1 Thermic 20, SG-1 Thermic Dart, SG-5 Thermic Trio, SG-2 Thermic 18. Towline gliders G-1 Thermic C, G-5 Trooper. Rubber models R-2 Hawk, R-1 ROG, R-3 Lark. Jet models J-3 Jet 50, J-1 Cougar F9F and J-2 Cutlass F7U.

SIG Pigeon and FF-14 Flip Gliders, FF-13

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

SALE!! Includes both quick-build gliders that are factory sealed. Features pre-shaped airfoil wing and one-evening building time.

Scientific Control Line Little Bipe - 12 Inch Wingspan Prefabricated 1/2 A Gas, 29-169

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

From 1964. Quick build model featuring factory carved fuselage from balsa, one-piece factory airfoil upper and lower wings, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed wire landing gear, finished wheels, clear windshield with printed frames, metal hardware, linkage, decals and detailed illustrated instructions. Never started and inventoried complete.

Jasco Thermic 72 - 72 Inch Wingspan Glider

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$115   

Very large flying glider for free flight or R/C Conversion. Most likely from the 1940s but I am not certain. High performance contest model features die-cut ribs with a 6409 airfoil, solid balsa pod and hard boom, shaped leading and trailing edges, easy pop up dethermalizer, precut spars and strip wood, covering tissue and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1909 Stanley Steamer Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and all other parts have been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram Ford Tri-Motor Four Star Issue, 1/77, PA122-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$24   

Hardbox issue dated 1965. Never started. 100% inventoried will all plastic parts and instructions present. NOTE: missing decals.