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SIG Monocoupe 24 Inch Wingspan - Balsa Flying Airplane, FF-25

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1973 Free Flight Nationals Winner - a proven flier designed by Tom Stark. Stick and tissue construction with big wingspan. Typical high quality SIG model featuring complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.

Life-Like HMS Victory - The Ship of Admiral Lord Nelson, 09369

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$27   

From ex-Pyro molds. Utilizes the same great artwork from the first issue. Nicely molded small scale ship model that measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit includes very nicely engraved deck and hull detail, well-molded cannons, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Life-Like HMS Bounty Famous Mutiny Ship, 09250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. About 8" inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed medium-size kit from Pyro's line of sailing ships. The medium models were originally called the '$1.00' ship line, which were a significant step up in size and detail from the '50 cent' series. Features wood planking and grain detail, full deck with many separately molded fittings and cannon, one piece masts, separately molded ratlines and billowing sails as well as a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora-KB Nieuport 28 C.1, 1/48, 1108-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Factory Sealed. 1972 Collector's Series issue. Features highly improved mold quality and terrain display base.

Airfix BAC-111 (BAC 111 One-11) - British United Airlines, 1/144, SK401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Features optional position landing gear and working airstair rear door. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle United Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare. From the early 1960s. Nice kit of one of the most beautiful airliners ever built. Features optional position landing gear, rotating wheels, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close and colorful United decal. Decals are in amazing 'near mint+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

AMT 1957 Chrysler 300C Two Door Hardtop, 1/25, 30046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed. Features 392 V-8 engine, TorqueFlite Transmission, whitewall tires, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, deluxe wheel covers, detailed underside and complete interior. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 1/300, 70884

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Crafthouse reissue, from original molds. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is about 1/300 and it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. This kit has a fascinating history. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindbergs first Nautilus issue. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut their own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin.

Williams Brothers 1926 Ford Flivver 'Model A of the Air', 1/48, 48-661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Nicely detailed and molded 1/48 scale model of the 1926 Ford, dubbed 'The Model A' of the air. Features very good cockpit and engine detail, rigging material, full size plans and rigging diagram, color decals and instructions. The model as never been started. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pro Resin Avro 707C - British Fighter, 1/72, R72-029

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

Very highly detailed resin kit. Finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cooperativa Sukhoi Su-9 Fishpot B, 1/72, R72006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, photoetched details and film instruments. Has markings for two aircraft, 'Blue 44' or 'Blue 68.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. First flown in late 1958, the Su-9 carried 4 RS-2 US/K-5 (AA-1) radar guided 'Alkali' missiles and was the most used supersonic interceptor in the PVO (Air Defense Force) for many years.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. 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.

ESCI Grumman F-14 Plus Tomcat - VF-41 USS Nimitz or VF-102 USS America, 1/72, 9055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$12   

Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, wings that swing and missile load. Has full markings for both squadrons. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox Handley Page Halifax GRII Series IA / B.MkI/II - 58 Sq Coastal command Wales 1943 / 76 Sq RAF Yorks (P/O Christoper Cheshire's Aircraft) / 10th Sq RAF Yorks 1942, 1/72, PK-604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Dated 1983. Very nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel lines and many recessed lines as well. Features detailed cockpit, crew, rotating turrets, wheels and propellers, parts for all three versions, optional position bomb bay doors and a painting guide and decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman Hu-16B Albatross (SA-16B), 1/72, PA160-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$62   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1967 and the 3rd issue of the classic 'Four Star' Kit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

R&L The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620 - Bagged, 1/720

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded. Full hull kit includes sails and is approximately 2.75 inches long when built. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

LS Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa 'Oscar', 1/75, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Rare, early LS kit in a high gloss box top with very collectible artwork. Most likely from the early 1960s. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, retracting landing gear, opening piece canopy, movable ailerons, rudder and elevator and two bombs. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

CM HMS Campbelltown (St. Nazaire Raid), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$119   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Heller Submarine Daphne / Diane / Doris / Flore / Galantee / Junon / Psyche / Venus / Sirene, 1/400, 1073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed; the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Unusual and very nicely molded kit of this French Diesel-Electric submarine that was built between 1958 and 1970. Full hull kit contains decals for all the submarines listed.

SIG Fairchild 24 Rancher- 36 Inch Wingspan for Freeflight / Control Line / R/C - (Ex-Berkeley)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

From about 1970. Very nice scale kit that is ex-Berkeley. Can be build for freeflight with .02 to .049 gas engines, controline with .049 to .099 or can be converted to electric power and R/C with today's modern systems. Features high-quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, several factory cut balsa blocks, other balsa wood as required, fully formed metal landing gear struts (front and tail wheel), a sealed pack of metal hardware, tail wheel, clear cabin window material, two big decal sheets with registration numbers, covering material, full size plans with detailed text instructions and even the original AMA membership sheet and the SIG ID card to be place on your model in case it flew beyond simple recovery. Never started and complete.