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Comet Douglas C-54 / DC-4 Skymaster - 6 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/187, B6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Rare 1945 issue. Features detailed three view plans with cutting patterns and sanding templates as well as painting color tips, two sheets of printwood and wood stock. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, plans and also basic instructions on the back of the box. In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers, such as Comet issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits.

Lindberg Navy R4Y Samaritan (Navy C-131 Convair 340), 1/165, 458-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$28   

Late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke box artwork. The Military version of the famous Convair Airliners. Features decals for Navy R4Y. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the nose strut. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions (on the back of the box). Can be built as civil Convair 340 but modeler will have to provide his own decals.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$39   

Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: the smallest yard has 1/3 of the tip broken off and that tip is missing.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$450   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Revell Martin B-57B Canberra - Night Intruder Light Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/81, H230-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Classic 1956 'S' release with dramatic box art and famous 'Revelving' globe stand. This is the first issue of this kit. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, stains or tears, no missing litho, and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The only flaws are very light wear as shown. Molded in correct high-gloss black and clear. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including excellent decals and instructions.

Lindberg Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. Modern issue from the original 1950s molds. Please note that this kit represents the very early (probably prototype) Skyhawk. Features detailed jet engine, opening inspection panel, pilot and ejection seat, opening canopy, full landing gear, centerline drop tank and wing rockets.

Tamiya Hawker Siddeley Harrier RAF GR. Mk 1 - USMC AV-8A / Spanish Navy Matador, 1/48, MA112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Hard to find kit with markings for three aircraft including Spanish Navy Matador. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Timberline Newpaper Office - HO Scale Craftsman kit, 1/87, 118

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Excellent model featuring pre-cut & scored hardwood parts, plastic window frames, color decals, other printed signs, detailed text instructions and excellent plans with exploded views and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mig-23S Flogger B - USSR or Flogger E Libyan Air Force, 1/72, 1136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Late 1970s/early 1980s kit that was highly favored in magazine reviews at that time. Nicely molded and features cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed landing gear and gear wells, optional position landing gear and bottom fin and 'Apex' and 'Aphid' air-to-air missiles. Includes decals for both air forces. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

SMER Fokker S-11 Instructor Trainer, 1/50, 117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Rare kit of the Dutch Trainer in a large near 1/48 scale. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Dependable, sturdy, and reportedly docile, this primary trainer was developed soon after WW II, according to one source from a design concept created during the Occupation. Exported to Brazil, Bolivia, Israel, Italy and Paraguay (export decals not included in this kit). Some examples manufactured under license in Brazil (including a tricycle gear version) and Italy. A basic, utilitarian design sometimes compared to the DeHavilland Chipmunk. Several examples reported in civilian GA and aerobatic use as recently as 2017.

MPC Kamov Ka-25 Hormone, 1/72, 1-4214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Well detailed molding dated 1983. From original Airfix molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

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

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

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.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Pre-'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

1954 issue of this classic kit. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the box would grade higher than 'excellent' but there is a very, very light stain below the front of the aircraft. It is difficult to see. This kit has an interesting history. The first issue came out in the 'short' hardbox that had the full version of this artwork with a port and ocean scene in the background. The first version also had the one-piece stand arm and the instructions that reflected that. The second issue had the same artwork, but with a completely different background that gave better contrast. There may be a 'one-piece' stand arm version in this revised artwork, but I have yet to see one.

Williams Brothers Pitcairn Autogiro PCA-2 or Navy XOP-1(Autogyro) - US Navy and Miss Champion, 1/72, 48-161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$32   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box concave. Large 1/48 kit is well molded and well detailed. features well detailed cockpit and engine, full size drawings and rigging guide as well as additional photo for detailing. Includes markings for two aircraft, 'Miss Champion' and the Navy version.

Revell Douglas DC-9 Short Haul Airliner - SAS - Great Britain Issue, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: This issue includes Revell SAS decals only. NOTE: one wheel is a different color. It is from the USA issue of the same kit.

Revell Douglas DC-9 Prototype, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still in the factory seal. Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9.

Esoteric FW-190 S-5/S-8 Body Job Conversion, 1/72, BJ-7

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Beautifully cast high-definition resin fuselage with very fine recessed panel lines. Includes metal seat and vacuform canopy for S-5 and S-8 Versions. Converts the Italeri FW-190 to the S-5 or S-8. Does not include decals. Never started and complete.

Esoteric Focke Wulf Fw-190 V-13 / V-15 / V-16 - Conversion Kit, 1/72, BJ-8

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Beautifully done conversion kit. Features a high definition resin cast '190 fuselage with all very fine recessed panel lines, crystal clear canopy, white metal details and required for the conversion and decals for V-13, 15 or 16. Designed for use with the Italeri kit. Never started and complete with all parts and decals.

Vac Wings Yakovlev Yak-36 Forger - Bagged, 1/48, VW4811

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$18   

Large 1/48 scale Forger. Very nicely molded vac kit with fine, recessed panel lines, numerous metal parts including landing gear, weapons pylons, missiles machine guns and more, clear canopy and full decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.