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KP Piper L-4H with Floats - USAF, 1/72, 32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and detailed model that is one of the better KP kits. Includes USAF search and rescue markings and a full interior.

Astro Flight Inc Electra-Fli - 45 Inch Wing Span Early Electric R/C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

The model includes the following aftermarket accessories: Cox #245 6x4P plastic props (sealed pack of two and correct for this model) and Du-Bro 1.75" diameter "Low Bounce Shock Absorbing Wheels" (still factory sealed). The actual kit is a classic by AFI. Electric R/C flight was once pioneering and daring, and the remarkable performance of the Electra-Fli made it the hit of the 1972 Nationals. As the box says 'The Quiet Revolution Is Here!' Features simple and sturdy balsa construction, stable aerodynamics and snappy performance. Has numerous die-cut parts, fully formed landing gear struts, some plastic parts, hinges, hardware, full size plans and easy-to-follow instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. NOTE: this kit comes in a very sturdy box. It will be shipped in this box (with no external box) unless you specify otherwise.

Quality Craft Models 41 Foot Changeable Tank Car Caustic Soda Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 357

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features all metal parts - a round metal tank and dozens of precision, metal castings as well as metal stock as required. With very complete decals for multiple cars. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Renwal Lt. Alfred Lenz's Pfalz D-III with Aeroskin Fabric - (DIII), 1/72, 271-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. This kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, shaft (for the propeller). Easily made. Includes all other parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions present.

Trumpeter Japanese Soryu Class Attack Submarine, 1/144, 05911

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Large scale and well detailed model of the largest tonnage displacement JMSDF vessel commissioned since WWII. The Soryu class has 12 submarines total planned and are being built in Mitsubishi and Kawasaki shipywards. The first two launched were Soryu and Unryu, both named after Japanese Aircraft Carriers of World War II. These are updated Oyashio class boats with four Stirling Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) engines, two Kawasaki diesel engines and two electric motors. Armament includes Type 89 torpedoes and UGM-84 Harpoon missiles.

Italeri Fire Ladder Truck DAF DLK 23-12 - (Fire Truck), 1/24, 784

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$59   

Very high quality kit that is well molded. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual truck with full frame, drive line, suspension and exhaust detail. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, complete interior, all ladder and fire fighting equipment, complete decals and much more.

Italeri Desert Train Mercedes-Benz 6x4 Semi Tractor Trailer, 1/24, 757

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$56   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit.

Consolidated Model Engineering Jap Zero - 18 Inch Wingspan for 1/2 A Gas Engines

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Very Rare. From the late 1940s or early 1950s. Please note, these came in generic boxes with the model stamped on the end. All of them have a photo of a Corsair, but the kit inside is a Zero as stamped on the box end. The Consolidated flying solids were excellent kits and highly prefabricated. The were 100% solid (no tissue) U-control models designed for 1/2 A size engines. Features a factory carved fuselage, shaped (profile cut) wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully formed main and tail wheels, balsa and metal stock, plywood firewall, round metal stock as required, hinge material, celluloid clear canopy with printed frames, color decals and full size plans that include building instructions. NOTE: this kit has 'professional' quality assembly. The fuselage and rudder are assembled and perfectly finished to final shape. The quality of the work is outstanding, straight and true to the plans. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Stinson Reliant SR-9, 1/48, 4104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$40   

The famous and beautiful gull-winged SR-9 was the 1937 version of the SR series which began in 1933 and continued in production until 1941. The aircraft was popular and saw use as personal transports and executive planes. Five passenger could be seated in deluxe accommodations. The military used 45 privately owned SRs during WWII. Today this aircraft is very valuable and sought after by collectors and restorers. Nicely detailed with full interior, positionable pilot, optional position door and detailed engine. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

California Model Co Nieuport 17C-1 - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft - (Ni17 Nieuport 17), 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Higher quality stick-and-tissue flying model to a constant 1/16 scale. Can be built for static scale display or flown with rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features quality balsa printwood and strip wood, factory-carved balsa propeller (needs final finishing), completely finished wheels and thrust button, hardware, stock wood and metal as required, blocks as needed, covering tissue and beautifully drawn full-size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well. From Bill Baker Jr - "California Model Company originated in Long Beach, Calif in the late 1940's or early 1950's. My grandparents, William (Bill) Loyal Baker and his wife, Ruth (Tripp) Baker were the founders. The company started out as primarily balsa based model aircraft but later, in the late 50's or early 60's, branched into the model RR craft kits and Cub Scout craft kits. They even had a balsa speed boat kit powered by a model airplane gas engine adapted to fit. When they retired, around 1968 or 1969, they sold the business and the "shop" in North Long Beach they built to house their business. I have many fond memories as a young child "working" with them in the shop, assembling kits. I have a few unbuilt kits today!"

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, 4352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue and from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear with decals for the box art aircraft.

MPC Northrop P-61 Black Widow, 1/72, 1105-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load. This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues that include custom and USAF decals, clear prop disks for 'in flight' look and the unique clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Model Products By Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

Hawk Cessna Super Skymaster or O-2 Military Version, 1/48, 565

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Dated 1968. Civil version that also included parts and photocopied instructions for military O-2A version. Very nice large scale kit with complete interior detail and full color decals for the center aircraft on the box art. Includes all clear windows and military parts for the O-2A. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, civil decals and civil instructions, military O-2 instructions (photocopied) but does NOT include military decals.

ESCI Canadair CL-13 Mk.IV Sabre (F-86) - MkVI RCAF 439 Sq 1st Wing / MkIV RAF 112 Sq 2nd TAF / MkVI Luftwaffe 1st Staffel JF71 Richthofen / Mk IV Aviazione Miltare Italiana 4th Stormo Caccia Grosseto Italy 1958, 1/48, 4038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. Limited issue (denoted by the gold sticker on the box top) is nicely molded with very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and gear well detail, decals for all aircraft listed, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks and optional position canopy.

Hawk T-6 Texan Air Force Trainer, 1/72, 610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1965 with Tom Morgan artwork. Excellent kit for that time with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Malcolm or Regular Canopy - 353RD FS 357 FG 'Berlin Express' 1st Lt Bill Overstreet / 356 FS 354 FG 'Ding Hao' Col James Howard, 1/48, 85-0136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

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Still factory sealed. 1999 reissue from the same molds as the 1960s original release. Very finely molded and detailed for that time featuring recessed and raised panel lines, very good cockpit detail, positionable pilot, opened or closed canopy, choice of two optional types of canopies, detailed main gear wells and more.

Monogram XM-47 Little John Missile - With Missile Launching Ramp / Army Jeep Tractor / Three Man Crew - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PD38-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$395   

Very rare. First and only release dated 1958 that features an Army Jeep, missile launching ramp, Little John missile and three man crew. Has many working features including launcher legs that can be folded for towing or extended for launch, elevating launching for any inclination, removable missile and the jeep features rotating wheels, trailer hitch and folding windshield. Molded in the correct army olive drab and white plastic with a clear die-cut jeep windshield. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are perfectly flat, intact and in 'excellent++' condition with slight yellowing. The instructions are also 'excellent++' with slight yellowing as the only flaw. The box is 'very good' nice color and gloss as shown, 100% complete, no price tags or tape (and no marks from either of those), no stains and no fading. Flaws include light to moderate wear as shown and two properly repaired closed split corners (done from the inside with cardstock and book binding glue). They are repair so well that is very difficult to see them from the outside of the box. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora King Tiger - Panzer VI Heavy Tank (Henschel Turret) - SS Panzer Divisions, 1/48, 064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

1976 Aurora 1/48 armor issue with significantly improved molds. In 1976 Aurora took their best kits and upgraded the molds for accuracy. Features Zimmerit anti-magnetic finish, working bogies and flexible tracks, opening hatches, tank commander, rotating turret, three troops and decals for six different SS Panzer groups including 5th and 9th SS Panzer. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

StromBecker Convair Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle, 1/91, D38-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$275   

Rare kit in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The box has like new color and gloss, four perfect corners and no fading, stains, price tags or tears. Very light wear is the only flaw. The Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle was designed by Krafft Ehricke of the Convair Astronautics Division. 1950s kit is 18 inches long when assembled. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, 237-795

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

Late 1950s or early 1960s issue in very good condition. The excellent artwork is by A.V. Rudisill who did a large number of box paintings for Pyro. Features over 360 parts and measures 22 inches long when assembled. Very large and well detailed model for that time and still widely built today. The details of the real ship are well duplicated, including the railings and carvings. Molded in gloss white and tan plastic. The kit has never been started. Inside it is exactly as it left the factory. All of the parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The few trees and large parts never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes colorful flag sheet and instructions.