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Revell F-105B Thunderchief Jet Fighter-Bomber - Master Modeler Club Issue, 1/75, H166-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$58   

1961 hardbox version with 'yellow' box top layout and framable artwork. This issue is the rarest of the yellow box issues. It has the 98 cent price extension and the MMC logo at the upper left. Normally there is a pair of wings there instead. This is a reissue of the original 'S' kit from 1958. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Flashback Miles Magister - RAF No. 601 Sq Croydon 1940 / No. 312 (Czech) Squadron RAF Martlesham heath 1941 / L207 Royal Egyptian Air Force Heliopolis 1939, 1/48, KLH8924

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Superb kit that is finely molded. Includes a good size fret of PE parts, film instruments and a paint guide and decals for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

UPC BAC Lightning F.Mk.53 - RAF or Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force, 1/72, 5082-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

From quality Hasegawa molds. Scott Eidson box art. Includes decals for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 40 Foot Steel Box Car - 'Serves All The West' Union Pacific with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. The original box is intact, but the lid was removed for the photograph. Includes the famous heavy cardstock printed and embossed car sides, milled hardwood roof, beams, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Fowler Boeing 727-200 Conversion Kit - Two Conversions Bagged, 1/144, CF-1

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$5   

Possibly from ex-Griffon molds. Includes enough conversion parts for two models. Includes full instructions and side and cockpit window and door decal sheet. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

Branchline Trains Blueprint Series HO Heavyweight Passenger Car 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) 'Mount Vernon' 1940s/1950s, 1/87, 5031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Superb and highly detailed model kit that is factory painted and lettered in the C&O 'George Washington Scheme' with delux lettering and Pullman mechanical air conditioning. Features separate grab irons, extensive and complete underbody details, steam, air & signal lines, working diaphragms, full interior, metal wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts have never been removed from the box and are still wrapped in the factory protective tissue paper. Includes excellent, illustrated instructions.

Lindberg President Ocean Liner President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$40   

Still factory sealed. Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull model of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes for pointing out this excellent MARAD internet write up of this famous ship: SS President Wilson was a U.S. flag passenger ship (design type P2-SE2-R3), constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Alameda, California and completed on April 27, 1948. Originally intended to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II as the Admiral F.B. Upham, the U.S. Maritime Commission canceled its order for the vessel as the war was ending. In 1948, the ship was bareboat chartered to American President Line (APL) and renamed SS President Wilson. The shipping line bought the vessel outright on August 27, 1954.During its service with APL, President Wilson operated on a Pacific Ocean route, traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Hawaii, the Philippines, China, and Japan before returning on the reverse itinerary. By the late 1950s, passenger liners were being eclipsed by jet airplanes as the preferred mode of trans-oceanic travel, but APL redirected its marketing efforts to pleasure travelers and continued its liner service well past the retirement of many of President Wilson's contemporaries.On February 1, 1964, while underway about 600 miles southeast of Tokyo, Greek cargo ship Agia Erini L. (formerly the liberty ship Richard J. Hopkins) transmitted a general message notifying all ships in the vicinity that there were cracks in the ship's hull and requested that all ships indicate their positions. The following day, the ship's crew sent another message stating that its condition was critical and requested that President Wilson, the closest vessel, come to its aid. The captain of President Wilson, J. D. Cox, immediately altered course and steamed toward the ship. Four other vessels in the area also changed course to assist the stricken ship.When President Wilson arrived, the crew found that Agia Erini L.'s condition had deteriorated and feared that the crew would soon have to abandon ship; in the early morning hours of February 3 the crew of the Green ship began to abandon their vessel. Earlier, two ships, SS Stolt Victor and SS Rolv-Jarl, had arrived on scene and Captain Cox directed the ships' crews to position their vessels downwind of Agia Erini L. in the case escaping crew members were swept away.Several crew members were able to escape the sinking ship via motor life boat, but the remaining began to jump over the side and into the sea. In response, President Wilson launched its #3 motor boat with a 13-man crew with Chief Officer Carl Larkin in command. Later, Larkin explained that his greatest concern was to avoid hitting any of the men with the boat's propeller. Just 45 minutes after Larkin and crew set out, they returned to President Wilson with 18 survivors. The master of Rolv-Jarl also joined the rescue effort and maneuvered his ship close to the lifeboat to create a wind-break. Rolv-Jarl also rescued the final eight Agia Erini L. survivors from the water.According to Captain Cox "the success of the operation rested entirely on Chief Officer Larkin and his crew." He also stated the operation was the most dangerous operation he had witnessed in more than 40 years at sea.President Wilson continued to serve as a passenger vessel for American President Line until it was sold to Oceanic Cruise Development, Inc. in April of 1973 and renamed Oriental Empress. In 1976, Oriental Empress was laid up in Hong Kong. In 1984 the ship was sold in Taiwan for scrap.

M&E Models Bell TH-57 SeaRanger - Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, KC004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$42   

Still factory sealed. Contains parts to convert the Matchbox JetRanger (or other 1/72 Jet Ranger) into the TH-57 SeaRanger. Molded in Clear, grey and with cast metal details and full decals for three birds: British, US Navy and IDF.

Monogram F-101B Voodoo, 1/109, P401-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Part of the 1960s Forty-Nine Cent Series. Very nicely done model with two Genie Missiles (Genie was an air-to-air unguided nuclear rocket). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or 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.

Czech Model Ki-10 Perry - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.

Aeroclub DH-82a or DH-82c Tiger Moth - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Nicely done multimedia kit. Builds the De Havilland DH-82a or Canadian DH-82c(DH.82)Tiger Moth. Features well done injection molded parts, metal tailwheel, propeller and seats, choice of two different clear canopies, extruded airfoil strut material and full decals for multiple aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa North American F-100D Super Sabre, 1/72, 1035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Late 1970s/early 1980s issue with markings for the very colorful high-vis aircraft shown. Features optional position landing gear, speed brakes and refueling probe. Weapons include 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 Bullpups, 2 napalm tanks and 2 external fuel tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - With Markings for Three Aircraft - Takara Issue, 1/56, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork and collectible high-gloss box top. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains a special decal sheet and painting guide for three different Starfires. The model has 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.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 / E-7 - Helmut Wick Oct '40 Belgium / Wick Sept '40 France / Joachim Muncheberg Spring '41 Sicily / Assi Hahn Oct '40 France / Gunther Rutzow Sep '40 France / Ltn. Steindl '42 Lenningrad Sector, 1/48, J2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Dated 1988. This line is widely considered the best and most accurate '109 series in this scale. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit and landing gear well detail, drop tank, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts or the parts are still sealed in the factory bag. With decals and instructions.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley HS-125 Series 600 - (DH-125 - Hawker), 1/72, PK-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$60   

Still factory sealed. The only 1/72 scale model of the popular 600 series HS-125 business jet. Includes decals for first HS Demo Aircraft or RAF No. 32 Squadron.

Novo DH-88 Comet Racer - ex Frog - Bagged, 1/72, F168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Excellent quality kit that builds into a realistic model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Includes figures of Capt. Scott and Capt. Black, the famous Comet pilots who won the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia. The DH-88 was designed specifically for this race and performed wonderfully.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Admiral Focke Wulf FW-190 A-4 Jabo - Walter Nowotny Staffelkapitan 1/JG54 1943 / Otto Berchtold I/SKG 10 1943, 1/72, KPL72001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Very high quality model from new molds. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cast resin and PE parts, excellent cockpit,good gear well detail, bomb load and paint guide and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.