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ITC Tri-Motor Stinson- Model T Eastern Air Service, 1/61, 3722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Rare. This famous early 1930s transport was the primary competition of the Ford Tri-Motor and saw widespread use. It was the idea of E.L. Cord, the money behind the aircraft and the owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg automobile company. Cord also owned Lycoming, the engines that ended up on the final product. Another of Cord's companies was Century Airlines, which naturally used the aircraft. Century later became part of American Airlines. The Model T was used by many other airlines including Eastern, Delta, Braniff, TWA, United and American when they rolled up Century. The Tri-Motor carried 10 passengers, baggage and of course the mail, which was critical to early airline revenue. The aircraft proved successful and economical to operate. Includes clear windows, interior with passengers and pilots, Eastern Air Service decals and clear blue-tinted display stand. Never started. The clear blue parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas Thor/Thor-Able Missile - with Truck and Trailer 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1823-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++


Rare. This 1958 'S' hardbox release is the only single issue of this kit. Features elevating missile trailer, four figures, movable fuel boom, fuel truck and trailer, launch pad/blast shield/missile supports, launcher base and more. Includes optional parts and decals for making the Thor-Able version. Molded in correct white and dark blue. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neatly done assembly to 3 pieces: missile halves and fin assembly are built to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tire. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. Decals are both in 'excellent++' condition. Instructions are 'good.'

Strombecker Piper Cub Super Sea Scout - Float Plane - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, C-37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare version of the Super Sea Scout floatplane. In the 1950s StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits. The wood is quality western pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is all done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker USS Tacoma Frigate, C17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Excellent kit from the 1950s that measures 10.5 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


SALE!! Long hardbox issue dated 1966. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F11F Tiger Blue Angels 4 Aircraft with Special Stand - Four Star Issue - (F11F1), 1/101, PA29-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


First issue of this rare model. Hardbox is dated 1958. Features four Tigers molded in brilliant gloss blue and clear, a special display stand for all aircraft, a full decal sheet in amazing 'near mint' condition and complete instructions. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is minor and very neat painting as follows: deicer boots and exhaust cones are painted silver and the pilots are painted. This work is done to 'excellent' standards. There is no other painting. (If you wish, you can remove the paint with spray-on oven cleaner (fast) or a long soak in DOT3 brake fluid (slower). It has been inventoried complete with all parts, special clear four plane stand and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Decatur DD936 - 60th Anniversary Destroyer Fleet US Navy / Master Modelers Club Issue, 1/301, H430-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare 1962 hardbox issue is excellent condition. Box top color and gloss is like new. Special item included in this issue are two large, colorful trading cards (B-36 and F-105) and the full color Master Modelers Stamp for the Decatur. Large and detailed full-hull model is almost 16 inches long and features rotating main 5 inch turrets, AA guns, detailed superstructure, life rafts, torpedo tubes, display stand and more. It has never been started and is nventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Anigrand Ilyushin Il-102, 1/72, AA-2107

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very highly detailed resin model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Hal Krier's Great Lakes Special - 24 Inch Wingspan, A24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Impressive scale kit for RC, free flight or control line. Features large, full color decal sheet, high-grade die cut balsa, die cut plywood, vacuform plastic cowl with engine detail plus wheel pants and pilot, clear canopy material, carved and painted wood main and tail wheels, finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic propeller, carved wooden thrust button, firewall, elevator horn platform, metal hardware and pushrod wire, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line. The model has not been started. The small parts are still factory sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes plans and decals. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I personally considered Sterlings to be 'deluxe' kits.

Aurora 1903 Rambler Model E Touring, 1/16, 151

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


1964 issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts.' Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. This kit features full engine, transaxle and driveline detail, complete interior, suspension and steering linkage, exhaust and more. Molded in red, black and with nickel plated parts and real white rubber tires. Never started. The red parts are still factory sealed; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Matchbox 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom Mk.I, 1/32, PK-452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Dated 1983 and cleanly molded in three colors to minimize painting. Features detailed engine, removable hood (or the hood can be built in optional closed or open positions), complete interior, 'good' underside and suspension detail with separately molded front and rear ends and exhaust, spoke wheels and more. Molded in burgundy, black, tan, chrome plate and clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Gabriel 1909 Ford Model T Touring, 1/20, 26442

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Large 1/20 scale and one of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by Gabriel from the original Hubley molds. The metal castings are very well molded and detailed. Includes cast metal body, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes real white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steerable front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses and more. Never started. The smaller metal parts, ivory plastic parts and all hardware is still factory sealed. The parts that are not sealed (clear and plated parts as well as large metal parts) have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. A brochure from this time lists Gabriel's complete car line as the 1909 Model T Sport Runabout, 1909 Model T Touring, 1909 Model T Depot Hack, Duesenberg SJ Town Car and SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton, Packard 1930 Sport Phaeton, Roadster and Dietrich Victoria, Chevrolet 1932 Coupe, Roadster and Phaeton and Ford Model A Roadster, Pickup, Coupe, Victoria, Phaeton, Town Sedan and Station Wagon. The address is listed as 'Hubley Division, Gabriel Industries' and most of the box art shown is still the Hubley box artwork. It states that all items are shipped from Lancaster, PA, which is where Hubley was located.

Eduard Sopwith Baby Floatplaht No.229 Sq RNAS 1918 / Royal Norwegian Navy early -1920s / Palestine (damaged near El Arish Sept 9 1917) / Ansaldo Baby Italian Navy 1918ne - No.445 Flig, 1/48, 8006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with injection molded parts, cast metal engine, a large set of brass photoetched parts and a large, colorful decal sheet for four different aircraft.

Flashback Sopwith Navy Pup - Sopwith Pup First Aircraft Carrier Flights Capt Hallehawk HMS Furious April 15 1918 Or Sqd. Cdr. EH Dunning August 2 1917, 1/48, KLH89-11

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. This model can be built as either of the historical aircraft listed, Gallehawk's skid equipped or Cunning's wheeled Pup. Very highly detailed multimedia model that features fine injection molded main airframe parts, photoetched parts, superb resin castings (including a full cockpit) and paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed.

Hasegawa Kawanishi N1K2-J Shindenkai George - Early Version, 1/48, JT73

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Beautiful kit with all fine recessed panel lines, full, detailed cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, optional position canopy and combat flaps as well as a drop tank and decals with paint guide for two aircraft.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Fighter Type 22, 1/48, JT17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


From 1994. Very highly detailed and superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and more. There are decals and paint guide for three different aricraft. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Vertol 107-II Helicopter - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1302-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1960s USA Craftmaster issue with unique artwork. Features cockpit detail, crew of two, opening rear cargo upper and lower doors and rotating blades. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix German Tiger Tank - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M8-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1960s issue with dramatic artwork. Well detailed and molded small scale (near 1/72) tank kit; ideal for dioramas. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg British Interceptor Supermarine Spitfire - Cellovision Issue, 1/72, 414-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


Ideal builder but not collectible because of the box condition. Late 1950s one-piece soft box with a color trading card on the back and great Ray Gaedke artwork - his biography is located on this website. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Kawanishi E15K Norm - Shiun Floatplane - (ex Aoshima), 1/72, 8007-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


From the original Aoshima molds and a great 'Classic Build.' Features working ailerons, rotating propeller and a clear display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.