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Pyro USS Chicago CA136 Heavy Cruiser, 147-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Very rare. Pyro's first ship kits were the BB Missouri, CA Chicago, CV Shangri-La and DD Sumner in the early 1950s. The one-piece box is complete but has wear as shown and a closed tear on one long side. It is molded in dark gray and black plastic. The scale is not listed, but the built model is about 12 inches long. NOTE: the main turrets have been snapped (not glued) in to the deck. There is no other assembly. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. Please note that the three larger ships all came in the same box. Pyro placed the kit contents on the side of the box.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$750   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, no stains, no rips, 3 solid corners and 1 closed split side corner and very minor general wear only. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC - with Interior and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$105   

Rare. Great kit from 1958 with interior details and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show the full passenger interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals for the aircraft and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Sterling Luscombe Sedan - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$56   

Still factory sealed. A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. All eyes were set on the great 'Air Age' that was promised after World War II. "An aircraft in every garage" was considered the next thing and there were few if any naysayers. One Luscombe entry into the promised age for the four place family aircraft was the 1948 Sedan. Designed for simplicity, reliability and economy, the Sedan did all three very well. Crusing speed was 130 mph at 1850 RPM with a top speed of 150 mph. She landed at 60 mph and weighed 2,280 lbs. Range with a pilot, 600 pounds of people or cargo was over 500 miles.

Pegaso Piaggio P-149 - (ex Lindberg ex Busch), 1/135, 108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. From original Busch molds that had been reissued by Lindberg during the 1960s as part of a dual small scale kit. For such a small detail and older kit, it is nicely molded and has a clear canopy and full landing gear.

RedYCut US Army Trailer For Jeep or Truck, 1/24, 317

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

From the 1940s. Ideal accessory for a jeep, truck, scout vehicle or any of the many wooden vehicles in this scale. Nice scale wooden kit featuring all cut out parts, fully formed wheels including spare tire, wire roof cover 'hoops,' army khaki color fabric for roof, small balance wheel at hitch, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view plans.

Dumas Running Hardware Kit for 48, 2358

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Rare, factory sealed running hardware kit for the big Dumas PT-109. Includes one each of the stainless steel prop shaft, stuffing box, rudder arm, brass rudder, brass rudder shaft, brass rudder tube, 3/16" coupling socket, brass stuffing box pin, nylon washer, drive dog, prop nut and set of misc fasteners. Please note that one hardware set is required for each prop depending on how you decide to drive the model.

Comet Fly Boy - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 4301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue of the Comet Build-N-Fly series created to introduce a new generation to the time-honored hobby of wooden aircraft assembly and flight. Designed to be very easy to construct and fly. Features tissue-covered high-lift wing and tail surfaces, stick fuselage, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor and detailed plans. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware (if required), tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

CM S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$285   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. The model is molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet KLM, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare box art version. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Includes illustrated 50 year KLM history booklet dated 1969.

Pyro 1930 Ford Model A Custom Pickup, 1/32, C307-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In many cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model features detailed chassis, spoke wheels, one piece pickup bed, side-mount spare and complete interior. Molded in burgundy and clear. Ideal for slot car conversion. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

AMT Diamond Reo Semi Tractor Trailer, 1/25, T537

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$85   

Still factory sealed; the seal has a split on the left side. Rare original early issue of this very highly detailed semi tractor kit with over 250 parts. Features rolling chassis build just like the real truck, detailed engine, full interior and much more.

Hasegawa-Frog Messerschmitt Me-410 A-1, 1/72, JS-031-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Rare Japan Hasegawa/Frog early issue. As you know, AMT marketed Frog in the USA as AMT-Frog. Frog also marketed Hasegawa kits in the UK, but with no Hasegawa identification. What is even less known is that Hasegawa marketed Frog kits in Japan under the Hasegawa/Frog label. The parts appear to be molded in England while the decals, box and instructions were all made in Japan. This Me-410 is one of those kits. This is a very early example with the early rectangle logo; the Frog logo is immediately to the right. Most Japan issue kits had special features and this one is no exception. It includes a special round-based clear two-piece globe stand, a unopened tube of Hasegawa cement and additional decals - no fewer than four different '410s are represented with paint guides. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the water stain on the right, which goes down the right short side and is also on the box tray. There is no water damage to the parts, decals or instructions.

Airfix Flying Fortress B-17G Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$48   

Dramatic 1960s issue showing 'A Bit O'Lace' near the bombing run. Kit features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. Never started. The kit has been inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. This is the third issue of this Craftmaster kit that I have seen; one issue is #1-129 in the long hardbox, another is #1506-150, a 'White Sides' issue in a large softbox. This issue has yet another part number and is a 'Black Sides' issue in a large softbox.

Fujimi Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 With Mabuchi Mini-Baby Electric Motor - III/54 Screen for Me-262 Unit Nowotny / VIII/JG2 'Richthofen' / 8 JG2, 1/48, 0764-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Includes Mini-Baby motor still in the factory sealed bag. Older but very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and two piece optional position canopy. Has a very large and colorful decal sheet for at least three aircraft. Color painting guide and decal guide is on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Boeing 747-400 Sky Cruiser - JAL Japan Air Airlines, 1/200, LT1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed model with a large and extensive JAL decal sheet. Can be built with the gear up or down and includes a display stand.

Wilhelmshaven TS Bremen (V) Ocean Liner 1958 - (ex-Pasteur 1938) - Cardstock Model, 1/250, 1000

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$29   

"Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on 6 exceptionally large sheets of quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Includes full instructions in German. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. NOTE: due to the very large sheets, this kit will be shipped rolled up in a tube unless you request otherwise. From Wikipedia: After a very active career as the French ocean liner Pasteur, she was acquired by North German Lloyd and renamed TS Bremen in 1957, she was extensively rebuilt at Bremer Vulkan in Bremen for approximately 65 millions DM. Her size was increased to 32,336 GRT and the load-carrying capacity with 8,700 tdw. She received new boilers and four turbines with a maximum output of 60,000 HP rendering a maximum speed of 26 knots. Economical output of 53,500 HP gave a very useful speed of 23 knots. Three 1,375 KVA generators had an output of 6,600 kilowatt. One very noticeable change was the new drop-shaped funnel, which was much more in proportion with the ship than the original tall funnel. To enhance comfort, two 4,50 m Stabilizers were fitted. In June 1959, she underwent new sea trials. The ship was very popular. She was sold January of 1972. After another refit, which changed her tonnage to 23,801 tons, the TSS Regina became the flagship of Chandris Cruises and inaugurated her Mediterranean service, calling at Limassol for the first time on May 19 and taking passengers from Cyprus to Beirut, Haifa, Heraklion, Piraeus, Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik and Venice. Regina continued calling at Limassol regularly every two weeks and her cruises became extremely popular.She cruised the world until 1974, when she was laid up in Piraeus because of rising fuel costs and the loss of emigration charters to Australia. She later sank while being towed to the breakers.

Wilhelmshaven Angelburg Freighter And WWII Troopship Transport - Cardstock Model, 1/250, 1016

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

This ship was launched in 1938 and had a very active career in WWII. She is listed as surviving until 1962. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut. For a history, copy and paste this address into your browser: http://www.historisches-marinearchiv.de/projekte/weseruebung/ausgabe.php?where_value=50

Yunyj Tyechinik Antonov An-24V 'Curl' - Aeroflot, 1/154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Classic Cold War kit. This is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. This model is an in-flight version with a stand and clear prop disks. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The kit did not come with decals.

Academy Mig-29A Fulcrum A Ukranian Demo Team, 1/48, 2128

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Very highly detailed kit. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, two piece canopy, AA-10D, AA-11 or AA-8 missiles, drop tanks and markings for the colorful box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.