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Heller Pinta with Sails - Columbus' Voyage of Discovery, 1/72, 80816

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Very nicely detailed and molded kit with 113 parts. Full hull model with display base, rigging diagrams, vacuform billowing sails, colorful flag sheet and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including flags and instructions.

AMT Richard Petty Chrysler Dodge Dart, 1/25, T229

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Hard-to-find original issue - not the common Round 2 reissue. Very well detailed with 100 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The chrome and clear parts were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals have bug damage but are 98% inctact.

Top Flite MIG-15 JIGTIME - Flying Aircraft, A-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Rare 1950s kit in the famous Top Flight "JIGTIME" flying model series. The Jigtime series were wooden flying models but the tissue, rib and spar method was eliminated. The 3D (not profile) model kit is built off of central jigs and all the wood is factory painted with a colorful design. Includes vac canopy, launcher skid and rubber band. Reportedly flies at over 50 miles per hour...and since it is a Carl Goldberg design, it probably flies well. Appears to be very close to 1/48 scale. The kit has not been started and is in mint condition inside. No parts have been punched out of the sheets and the printing is clear and crisp. Complete with all parts and colorful instructions featuring Topsy and Flitey - your animated building assistants.

Fujimi British Aerospace Harrier AV-8A - US Marines VMA-542 or VMA-231, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail, optional position air brake and a very large variety of weapons including Aden 30mm gun pod, long range tanks, 1000 lb iron bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders, rocket launchers, 500lb iron bomb and more. Decals represent two different US Marine aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Walthers Brick Street and Sidewalk System Straight Only - HO Scale - Bagged, HO, 933-3156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Still factory sealed. Contains two large trees of red brick colored straight road, one concrete sprue with numerous straight sidewalks, gutters and intersection corners and one concrete colored sprue with straight sidewalks, gutters, corners, 90 degree intersection, fire hydrants, round and square road grates and more. Very well molded.

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.

Tamiya Focke-Wulf FW-190 F-8 - 2/SG4 Italy 1944 (Tropical Scheme) / I/SG2 Hungary Early 1945 (Winter) / 2/SG4 Italy 144 (Tropical) / I/SG2 Hungary Early '45 / Germany Spring 1945 - (FW190F8), 1/48, 61039-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1995. Very highly detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, optional parts for different canopy variants, extensive weapons load-out and decals with paint guide for all four aircraft listed above.

Eduard Fokker D-VI - (DVI), 1/48, 8012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Highly detailed featuring injection molded main parts, numerous brass photoetched details, white metal cast engine, resin details, and three large decals sheets for two aircraft. Two of the decal sheets include lozenge markings in two color schemes. Inside the kit is like new. It has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Golden Age Reproductions Megow's Stinson Reliant - 23 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Reissue of the 1930s Megow kit. Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose blocks, propeller, rubber, wheels, bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, multi-colored covering material and detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like 1936 Ford Roadster - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

1970s Life-Like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. NOTE: the front suspension has been neatly and correctly assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its 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. Pyro stated that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.

Nichimo USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 - Motorized, 1/1109, U318

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Small scale motorized kit for operation in water. Nicely molded and detailed. Can be assembled as an operating model or a waterline display model. Includes aircraft and electric motor. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

DML Su-24 MR/MP Fencer E/F, 1/72, 2516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$20   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality kit dated 1992. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed dual cockpit with optional position canopy, detailed gear well, extensive under-wing weapons load and a paint guide and decals.

Hobby Craft Dornier Do-17M/P - Luftwaffe 3(F)/22 1940 / Bulgaria AF 1944 - Bagged, 1/48, HC1603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Includes decal and paint guide for both air forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi D4Y4-S Type 43 Suisei 'Judy' - Carrier Dive Bomber, 1/72, C-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb and drop tank loads. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to some paperwork. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

AMT 1965 Chevelle Station Wagon 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 8745-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very rare in complete and never started condition. First issue that is well detailed and molded in ivory, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber narrow whitewall tires as well as a drag slicks. Includes full underside and chassis detail, complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and parts for the stock or highly customized version. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the decals are intact but have the typical micro-cracking from age. There are repairable tire burns - one to the firewall, one to the custom push bar bumper and on the bottom of the maintenance ramps.

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

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Also includes correct size Cox #245 6x4P plastic props (sealed pack of two) and Du-Bro Low Bounce Shock Absorbing Sheels 1 3/4" diamter, also sealed. The actual kit is a classic by AFI. There was a time when electric flight was pioneering and daring, and that, with it's performance, made this aircraft was 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1906 Columbia Electric Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Dated 1949 and very well detailed for that time. Big scale kit features numerous die-cut and machined-to-shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, leaf spring assemblies and lanterns and a number of metal parts, accessories and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and all other parts have been inventoried present. Includes large, excellent, detailed plans with instructions. The Columbia Electric was manufactured by the Electric Vehicle Co. of Hartford, Conn. It had a 1.5 HP motor with chain drive and three speeds. It cost $1350 in 1906 and tipped the scales at 1660 pounds. We think of electric cars as 'new' today but they are anything but. There were many advantages (and manufacturers) of these cars. There were no fuel lines and radiators to freeze in the winter and no overheating in the summer. They used no smelly gasoline and produced no odor when operated. The complete lack of noise made them popular with the ladies and the range was between 40 and 50 miles on a charge - not bad at all considering you could not very far anyway (on regular business or errands) in 1906. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Pegasus Albatros D-III (Oef) 53 / 153 / 253 Series, 1/72, 1027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Limited run kit with cleanly molded, nicely detailed injection molded parts, many metal detail parts and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Airfix McDonnell F-4B Phantom II - VF-31 USS Saratoga and More, 1/72, 04013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$37   

Still factory sealed. 1986 issue. Includes optional parts and decals. The box side says that alternative markings are included, but does not say which ones; since the box is sealed, I do not know.