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Aeroclub (2) In-Flight Refueling Probes, 1/72, AV001

Metal Model Kit

$4   

Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.

Heller Breguet 693 - Buzco Issue, 1/72, 201-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was 6 to 8 50 kg bombs. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Novo English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 or B(1)Mk. 12 - RAF No. 88 Sq Wildenrath W. Germany 1960 or South African No. 12 Sq. Waterkloof 1969 - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 78090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

From original Frog molds. Like most Frog kits, this model does not have out-of-scale rivet detail but has very fine panel lines only, which makes it easy to build up to a very realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Keystone Portable Horizontal Boiler - HO Scale, 1/87, HO-101

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very high quality kit consisting of all cast metal and brass parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell U-Boat VIIC/41 Atlantic Version, 1/72, 05045

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

From 2006 and very highly detailed with 190 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal See-Thru SSBN 618 Thomas Jefferson Polaris Nuclear Submarine, 1/200, 653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$245   

Classic 1950s boxart at it's finest and the rarest of all the Renwal SSBNs. Large 24 inch long kit with clear right half that is hinged to open. The Jefferson is the only Renwal sub that has the clear hull half - all others have a solid gray hinged half. The clear hull half model has never been reissued. The clear half is in very good condition and carefully wrapped for shipping. There are no splits, cracks or breaks and the only flaw is typical slight yellowing. Features a heavily detailed interior and actual 'launching' Polaris missile from a spring loaded missile tube. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neat assembly to two parts: the torpedo room bulkhead and inner wall are assembled to 'near mint' quality. There is no other assembly. Those two parts and one torpedo cradle are very neatly painted; there is no other painting. All parts have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Ski Boat Sport Runabout Rag Top - Motorized and with Working Skier, 205-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Very rare. Dated 1961 with hardbox artwork by Bill Campbell. Large-scale kit measures 10 inches long when built, but no scale is given. Designed for motorized operation in water and can actually tow a water skier, which is included. Molded in a stunning high-gloss dark blue, ivory, chrome plate and light tan. Features dual rudder control, high-torque propeller, female boat driver, male water skier with ski sled, universal joint drive, removable cabin top, detailed cabin and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, electric motor and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina - Scale Error Version, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$135   

Rare, first issue artwork from about 1955-56. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand and the correct stand is included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note the 'good' grade due to small white paint spots at the right and a slight crunch at the upper right corner. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the early, uncorrected version.

Necomisa Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft - (ex Lindberg), 1/48, 2214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$30   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. From ex Lindberg late 1950s molds and a very nice kit for that time. n 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.

Berkeley Dr. Walter Good's Royal Rudder Bug - 62 Inch Winspan RC Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$169   

Rare. 1950s model of this very early radio control aircraft with a 62 inch wingspan. Dr. Walter Good, a famous pioneer of radio controlled flight, designed this aircraft. In the 1930s he won several National competitions - often his design was the only one to fly properly. Please note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance. This type of stability was required due to the difficult nature of RC control in the late 1930s. The kit features die-cut balsa and plywood, metal hardware, cut out windshield, full size plans, formed landing gear and covering material. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions/plans present. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Billing Boats US Coast Guard MLB Motor Life Boat 44 Feet With Running Hardware - 28.8 Inch Long Ship For R/C, 1/20, 586

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$169   

Out of production. This is not the common small scale model but the rare, very large 1/20 scale issue. It is highly detailed and can be built static or remote control. Excellent kit with plastic one-piece hull and deck, extensive brass and plastic small fittings, wood stock where required, highly detailed instructions and decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags and plastic fittings containers. The large parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Includes an NOS aftermarket running hardware set that is very similar to the "Model Expo" set. It includes a RS-540 (S4) large electric motor, metal motor clamp and two motor sticks (wood). The US Coast Guard 44 Foot MLB is a high endurance boat designed to perform search and rescue missions in very adverse weather and sea states. It is self-bailing and self-righting. Built for the USCG by the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, MD, the first 44 footer was put into service in 1961. The design was so successful that 110 were built and only one has ever been taken out of service - a testimony to the durability of the design and construction methods. Four MLBs were sold to foreign governments for search and rescue.

Delta Campini Caproni With Book, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Includes well produced and illustrated Campini Caproni paperback history book. The Campini Caproni was a early jet with a unique propulsion system. A regular piston engine turned the compressor stages. The compressed air was mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber behind the piston engine and ignited. NOTE: has minor and professional quality assembly: the seat is glued to the cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand.

Main Line Models 36' Outside Braced Wood Livestock Stock Car (Cattle Car) - Rio Grande - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, CC-3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this wood stock car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and decorated and lettered for Rio Grande, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The kit has been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Silver Streak Frisco Wood Caboose With Metal Sprung Trucks Plus Model Die Casting Marker Lights - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, S114

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Includes factory sealed Model Die Casting Co. HX-900 "3 Green & 1 Red" HO Marker Lamps for a Caboose. The Silver Streak model is a deluxe kit features factory painted and lettered "Frisco SL-SF" car sides, completely pre-cut hardwood parts, metal cupola, car ends and stairs, brass ladders, numerous cast metal parts, metal sprung trucks, paint guide and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed plastic envelopes and tube. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

12 Squared Messerschmitt Me-328 B-1 Pulse Jet Fighter - Bagged, 1/72, 2-21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$18   

Still factory sealed. Limited run injection molded model. Includes cockpit, clear canopy, metal jet tubes, landing gear and more.

12 Squared He-176 1939 German Rocket Pionner - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. Limited run injection molded kit and the only 1/72 model of this historic rocket powered aircraft. Includes cockpit, landing gear, clear canopy and more.

Lindberg Republic F-91 Thunderceptor / XF-91, 1/48, 513-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$85   

Still factory sealed. This a late 1950s issue and the second Lindberg boxing of this kit. By far it has the most interesting artwork, this time done by Ray Gaedke. 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 Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$85   

First motorized issue from the late 1950s with great hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Includes electric motor and all hardware. Molded in silver and clear. never started. The motor is still factory sealed and all other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that that one of the prop blades is cleanly broken off at the hub; it is present for an easy repair. The meticulously researched box art scene may be of particular interest to admirers of Mr. Gaedke's work. The colorful aircraft combines with abrightly painted, grassy background, including a well turned out (Army) ground crewman, to produce an almost storybook, 'beautiful day in theneighborhood' atmosphere. A most attractive and, in an historical context, almost whimsical image. Please read the biography of Ray Gaedke, which is located on this website. 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.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M1 12-SHI Experimental Zero Fighter, 1/48, 09840

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

Still factory sealed. Rare, special issue and a very highly detailed kit. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells and more.

Skywave Equipment for Japan Navy Ship WW2 (VI), 1/700, E11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. Contains multiples of all the items shown on the box top. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and includes many parts that do not come with ships. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.