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MPC Chevrolet 1988 Corvette Convertible, 1/16, 6480

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. Very large 1/16 scale kit. Highly detailed. Features opening doors and hood, optional convertible top up or down, detailed suspension and underside, stock or custom rims and steering wheel, positionable front wheels, stock fuel injection or custom V-8 engine, complete engine compartment, detailed interior, optional air dams and side pipes and more. Over 145 parts molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

RCM Flettner 265 (F-265), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$65   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past.

Lindberg USCG Cape Gull (WPB-95304) - US Coast Guard Patrol Boat CG-95304 - Motorized, 1/80, 707M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Rare. Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/80 scale kit of this beautiful ship. Very highly detailed for it's time - still a fine model today. Includes all parts for motorizing. Could be easily made RC with today's small systems. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn , DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of two tiny windlass crank arms. Can be made from wire or you can resin cast the remaining one. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals, flags and instructions. The 95' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 95304, a Coastal Patrol Boat was one of 36 boats built between 1953 and 1959. These cutters were stationed all along the U.S. coasts and performed Search and Rescue missions, and Port Security duty. Nine of the vessels were transferred to South Korea. The remaining vessels remained on active Coast Guard duty until 1986 to 1990. They were replaced with a succession of 82', 87' and 110' Patrol Boats.

Revell Paddle Steamer Goethe, 1/160, 05232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Hard-to-find. Dated 2004. Very well detailed with 294 parts. Features one piece full hull, detailed superstructure, decks with interior seating, chair, benches, two movable paddle wheels, detailed bridge, lifeboats, decals, flags and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has significant wear and creases as shown but the kit inside is in 'new' condition.

Monogram North American F-86 Sabre Jet - 'The Huff' or 'Miss Jenny', 1/48, 5427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Very nicely detailed kit of the famous Korean War fighter. Features full cockpit and landing gear detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. There are decals for both aircraft listed.

Special Hobby Nieuport 16 Lafayette - (Nie.16), 1/32, SH32030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Excellent and highly detailed kit. Features injection molded parts with resin and photoetched details, full color paint guide and decals for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1968 Ford Galaxie XL GT 428 2 Door Hardtop Promo With Original Box, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$179   

Very rare, especially in this condition. Original friction-drive promotional model in a stunning yellow with a black chassis and metal axles. One-owner model was obtained new in 1969 in Lexington, KY by a very discriminating adult collector. The box is original. The model has perfect color and gloss, the chrome is like new and has never even been displayed. Tires are perfect (never rolled) and it has never even been displayed. I would grade it 9.7 out of 10 with 10 being flawless. I naturally hesitate to declare anything 'flawless.'

Cleveland Douglas DC-3 / C-47 - For R/C or Free Flight, SF-165

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$695   

Giant 1/16 scale kit with a 72 inch wingspan. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with 'Cleveland' stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit #. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. 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. 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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.

Aurora SSN585 Skipjack - World's Fastest Atomic Submarine, 1/228, 711-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Hard-to-find first Aurora issue of the famous Skipjack submarine. Dated 1959 and carries the correct oval sunburst logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Kit features moving hull and conning tower planes, display stand and a removable hatch revealing bulkheads and reactor detail. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Quality Craft Models 34' Pullman-Standard 100 Ton 2 Bay Covered Hopper - Grand Trunk Western - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 353

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Very highly detailed musuem-quality kit. Features pre-cut and milled floor, roof and sides, a sealed bag of extensive cast metal details, metal ladders and other metal stock, other pre-cut wood parts, wooden stock as needed, colorful Grand Trunk decals, detailed assembly instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the others have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and 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/

Monogram T-28D Fighter/Bomber With Black Box Cockpit and Squadron Canopy - Vietnamese or USAF Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 0121M0100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

Includes Squadron Crystal Clear Canopy #9628 1/48 T-28B (still factory sealed) and Black Box #48062 Trojan Cockpit and Conversion designed for this Monogram kit. Features full resin cockpits and T-28C conversion parts. It has never been started. NOTE: the resin cockpit is complete but the conversion is missing #19 small rear fuselage section. The actual kit is the 1994 reissue of the original kit. With many operating features. Canopy slides open, gear retracts, prop spins, and has instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Frog Miles Magister 1 Trainer, 1/72, F153

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Builds to an excellent model. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: box is only 'fair' because it has something stuck to it on the left side as shown. 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.

Pegasus Fairey Fulmar Mk.I or Mk.II & Airwaves Detail Set - RAF or USAAF - Bagged, 1/72, 3002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$28   

Includes factory-sealed Airwaves AC7261 Fairy Fulmar super detail set with brass PE parts. The actual model is the limited edition that builds either variant. Features all injection molded main parts with recessed panel lines, metal details, injection molded clear canopy and decals for either version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 727 Cruzeiro Brasil - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$109   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. This Revell of Brasil kit was manufactured by A. Kikoler in Rio de Janeiro. This is Revell's excellent 51 piece 'short body' 727-100 kit with very extensive and colorful Cruzeiro markings. They include all side stripes in multiple colors, full rudder/vertical fin decals, anti-glare panel, registration and all other markings. Landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door).

Guillows P-51D Mustang - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$35   

Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Large scale stick-and-tissue model that is well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern light-weight servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform spinner, cowl and exhaust stacks, full color decals, covering tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Tern Aero 101 Ryan ST 17 Inch Wingspan / 109 Gone Goose 17 Inch Wingspan - Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

Includes both stick-and-tissue flying model kits of very good quality. Both are never started and complete.

RCM Kawanishi H6K5 Mavis, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare with this box art. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Molded in very bright yellow. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Model Technologies F-16A Falcon Interior Placard Set, 1/72, MT 1003

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$4   

Contains one of each detail item. Very highly detailed photoetched parts. With full instructions.