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AMCO Baku Geki Ki-99 - Japanese Navy Dive Bomber - Official Identification Model Kit Build For Victory - Solid Wood Model From WWII - Comet - (Type 99 Val), 1/72, IA-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

1940s WWII wooden kit from AMCO, which was a division of Comet. Features all hardwood parts including blocks & wood stock, sandpaper, CASCO glue, a full size cardstock template and patter sheet and highly illustrated double-sided assembly instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. This is an official identification model. The US Armed Forces found themselves in a World War with almost no ID models. Someone decided that it would be perfect to let the air-minded modeling youth build them for the military, and thus the "Identification Model" was born. However, the idea did not last as the quality ranged from excellent to horrible, with the majority on the later side. A much better substitute was found by casting one-piece models out of a hard rubber plastic. Little did anyone know that this was a foretaste of the doom of the solid wood scale model, which was replaced by plastic in the early 1950s.

Aurora American Buffalo, 1/16, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$76   

Still factory sealed and rare. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Dated 1972 and part of Aurora's Animal Series which included the Black Bear & Cubs, American Buffalo White Tail Deer, White Stallion, Wild Horse Black Beauty and Thoroughbred Race Horse.

Lotte MBB Bo-105 PAH-1 / SH-2F Seasprite / August-Bell Jetranger / SA-341D Gazelle - With Decorated Gum

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc To VG++

$40   

SALE!! Includes all four rare and well detailed small scale kits. The Bo-105 is 1/98 scale, the Seasprite is 1/150, Jetranger 1/100 and the Gazelle 1/99. Each kit includes two very cool large pieces of sealed gum which has detailed line drawings of either a helicopter, ship, aircraft or rocket model of the Lotte line. The Jetranger is still factory sealed; all others have never been started and are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Merlin Models Supermarine Spitfire MkXII, 1/72, 19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Quality limited run injection molded plastic kit featuring all recessed panel lines and finely cast metal details. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram TWO P-51B Mustang - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA143-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

SALE!! Includes two kits. Both are never started and include all plastic parts. However, there is only one set of decals and one instruction sheet. First issue dated 1967. This is one of two 'Blue Box' box art variations that share this part number. Well detailed very finely molded featuring good basic cockpit, pilot figure, optional regular or Malcolm Hood canopy, swiveling tail wheel strut, rotating wheels & propeller, drop tanks and bombs and more. Includes a display stand. With decals for the famous 'OlE-II.'

Maircraft Bellanca Cruisair - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-5

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% 3D cut, profile cut wings and tails, wood stock as required and a small factory sealed paper envelope of details. Never started. The small parts are still sealed; the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes excellent step-by-step text and illustrated building instructions and full-size three-view plans with fuselage and wing templates.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co Culver Cadet - Light Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Rare 1/48 scale kit from the early 1950s. Solid wood, scale display model has about a 7 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage and wings, round metal stock for main gear struts, printwood horizontal and vertical stabilizers, tail wheel and main gear wheels and metal propeller. It includes a fantastic set of full-size three view plans with step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions with fuselage and wing templates. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Other kits in this light plane 1/48 line included the Ercoupe, Taylorcraft 15, Aeronca Champion, Piper Cub Coupe and Stinson 150. Eagle Model Aircraft Company was located in Brooklyn, NY.

AMT 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside Pickup - With Go Cart, 1/25, AMT1063M-12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Modern (recent) reissue of this classic and well detailed model. Features a full rolling chassis build just like the real truck with detailed drive line, exhaust, suspension and linkage, detailed 'Stovebolt 6' Chevy engine, full interior, detailed engine compartment, opening hood (with optional detailed hinges), full bed and optional position tailgate. Also includes a complete Go-Cart kit and go-cart bed racks for transport. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts still in the internal factory sealed bags; the few that were not have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Novo Vickers Vimy Mk IV Heavy Bomber - No. 70 Squadron Egypt 1921 / RAE 1919-1922 Research Aircraft Used For Experiments Including Automatic Landing Systems - (ex Frog), 1/72, F163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$42   

Still factory sealed. From quality ex-Frog molds. Please note that this is the wartime version with the guns and bombs and not the post-war transatlantic version. The 'gun & bomb' version has become somewhat harder to find. Includes markings and color paint guide for the two aircraft listed.

Airfix Fairey Firefly MK 5 - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/72, 298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

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Well molded model from the 1960s that features full interior, 3 part canopy, folding wings, moving ailerons, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels & propeller and full underwing stores. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram F-15 Eagle, 1/48, 5801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

1979 first issue of this large 1/48 scale Eagle with very good detail, fit and finish. Features very highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells and engine air inlets, drop tanks, ECM pod, Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles, optional position canopy, speed brake and pilots boarding step, detailed radar and optional position radome and an excellent decal sheet for three aircraft (1st TFW Langley AFB / 33rd TFW Elgin AFB / 32nd TFW The Netherlands). Never started. The parts that were sealed at the factory are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Pyro The Revenge Sir Francis Drakes Flagship, B263-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$35   

Larger scale Pyro kit. Full hull model measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded in wood brown and white with billowing sails and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which were first called '$1.00 Models' and in 1967 were renamed '$1.25 Models.' All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the Pyro '50 Cent Models' line (later called 74 cent models). Kits in the $1.00/$1.25 line (by 1967) included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Henri Grace A'Dieu, Dutch Staten Jacht, Gotta Le Jon and others. 50 Cent/75 Cent kits in 1967 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, La Reale French Galley, Venetian Carrack, Roman Merchant, Spanish Galleon and others.

Revell USS Fletcher Destroyer - With Hull Numbers for Any Fletcher Class DD, 1/306, 5106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Large scale full-hull kit from older molds. Includes enough white hull numbers that you could build any of the similar Fletcher class destroyers. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flags and instructions.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers 'Foreign Car' series. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in gloss dark green plastic. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Guillows Piper Super Cub 95 - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 602

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Newer issue (probably late 1970s or 80s) of this popular flyer. Features quality, die cut balsa wood, covering tissue, prop, bushing, wheels and hardware, rubber motor, color decals and full instructions. There is no assembly but NOTE: five pieces have been punched out; there are glue on the end of them either to reinforce them or to repair the tips of these parts. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Italeri Tornado Gr.Mk.1 - West German Jabo G38 / Marineflieggergeschwader 1 Jagel Germany / RAF / Italy, 1/72, 151

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Features all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, crew members, swinging wings (with rotating pylons), two piece canopy, detailed landing gear, optional position air brakes and a wide variety of weapons loadouts. Includes decals and paint guide for all four aircraft listed. Some guides are in the instructions while two others are in full color on the back of the box. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Star Trek (TV Series) USS Enterprise - Yorktown / Valiant / Hood / Farragut / Excalibur / Intrepid / Republic / Constitution / Lexington / Potemkin / Constellation / Exeter / Kongo, 1/635, S951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Early issue from about 1970. Molded in white and green-tint clear plastic and contains decals for all the starships from the series. Never started. NOTE: missing one stand arm and stand cross brace. Can be made from stock plastic sheet. All starship parts are inventoried present with excellent decals and correct old instructions.

Universal Thunderbolt P-47, 1/43, A3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$29   

Very rare model from about about 1942/3. It is a completely pre-fabricated multi-media kit; No painting is required and all parts are formed to final shape. It features fully carved and painted hardwood fuselage, carved and painted main gear wheels and struts, heavy, die-cut red and black cardstock wings, tail feathers, gear doors and other details, and cylindrical hardwood dowels for machine guns and gear door actuators. The cardstock wings have top and bottom halves and when placed over the main spar they are 3D with an airfoil. Never started. The kit has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one piece of die-cut cardstock, the main wing spare. Easily made since there is a perfect pattern: the sheet is present where it was neatly die-cut from. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions. NOTE: the instructions have bug damage, but not enough to interfere with assembly. Also note: while a historical bit of modeling, this is not a scale model. It is in the middle-ground between being a toy and a model. Universal Toy and Novelty Company was located at 1225 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago Illinois. Although they were around for decades and had extensive production, little is known about the company. When model kits became popular in the 1920s during the early aviation craze, they were quick to jump on the bandwagon. In the 1920s they are also know for a fine series of baseball cards. Other model kits were of ships, tanks, etc. and some had incredibly colorful box designs like the Cruiser Chicago and some landing craft.

AHM Ki-61 Hien Tony, 1/87, SK-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory sealed and the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top slightly concave. HO scale kit is very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Revell A-10 Thunderbolt II - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 85-5505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Excellent model from the original Monogram molds. Features highly detailed cockpit, pilot, detailed gear wells, opened or closed 'decelerons' on the outer wings, optional position canopy and crew boarding stair and a very large and complete under-wing loadout of bombs and missiles. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.