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Revell Junkers Ju-87G2 or Ju-87D-5 Stuka, 1/72, H142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$26   

1975 issue. Very nicely molded with very fine raised panel detail. Features parts and decals for both versions, detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling, rotating wheels and propeller, 37mm Flak 18 Cannons or 500 and 110 lb bombs and complete painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Miniature Masterpieces Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, 1/48, K502-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$58   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare early 1950s original issue. Molded in brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the carriage, it includes horses, the General, his lady, driver and a display base. The model includes detailed instructions (rare for the early 1950s) and a wonderful (and long) history of this particular carriage. Never started. The parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and includes mint instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare. And from J. Boyle - The actual carriage still exists and is displayed at the Studebaker National museum in SouthBend, Indiana. It seems the Studebaker firm bought the carriage at the turn of the last century. When Studebaker quit building cars, it was donated to the City for eventual placement in a museum, along with many cars and other historichorse-drawn carriages collected by the firm.

Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk - 49th FG 7th FS Lt. J.B. Paris New Guinea 1944 / 80th FG 89th FS Assam Valley Naggaghuli Baes India 1944, 1/72, AT10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Includes decals and paint guide for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Fokker DR-I Triplane - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (DR1), 204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

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Large-scale and well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern servos and receivers. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, plastic nose cowl, plastic radial engine, full decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

ZTS LWS Czapla RWD-14b (Heron), 1/72, S-01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$10   

The success of the Civil RWD series aircraft in sport and competition flying lead to further designs. The RWD-14 'Heron' (Czapla) was a light communications-observation aircraft. 65 were ordered, and all were delivered by February 28th, 1939. The aircraft took part in WWII by flying reconnaissance and communications missions. Nicely molded, earlier kit with fine raised detail, very fine and accurate textured surface for where the aircraft was fabric covered, cockpit detail and Polish Air Force decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

CM US Landing Ship Medium, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

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 six to eight weeks.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type 94-1 Alf with Catapult, 1/72, JS-116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$38   

Hard to fine. Kit features highly detailed catapult and aircraft. 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.

Easy Built Models Miles Mohawk - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Originally manufactured by 'Easybuilt Micro Since 1932.' Reissued in 1987 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.

Lindberg 1940 Ford Custom Convertible - (ex Pyro), 1/32, 2120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$17   

1979 John Steel artwork Lindberg issue from original Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's 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. The model includes tan and clear parts, detailed (molded) chassis and complete interior. Ideal for slot car conversion, and Pyro originally advertised it that way. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

MPC Fiesler Storch F-156 - (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 5009-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues with custom decals and the unique clear modular display stand. 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. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

Monogram AH-1S Cobra Helicopter, 1/48, 5444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Larger scale (1/48) kit of this early purpose-designed attack helicopter. Features full cockpit, spinning rotors, moving cannon and full cockpit details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Laird Solution Racer - Lincoln International Issue - Bagged, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$38   

From the 1950s. Rare kit for the advanced Hawk collector. Still factory sealed but the header panel is in 'good' condition. I have shown the best side; the reverse has a price tag tear. This kit was 'Made in the British Empire by Lincoln International.' Lincoln was an injection molding firm that issued models as a side-line. Kits were made in Great Britain, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand and sold in many more. They reissued at least 13 Hawk kits. I have dated these late 1950s because the R3C-1 Army Racer (also released in this series) still has wheels. Later issues had floats.

ESCI McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet (early) - US Navy or Marines, 1/72, SC9001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

Kit features fine raised and recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail, two piece optional position canopy, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder loadout and decals for Navy and Marines Prototypes No.5 and No.6. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

12 Squared BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile 'Tomahawks over Baghdad' Issue With Case Metal Iraq Base - Bagged, 1/72, 3-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue injection molded kit with ground dolly and an Iraq-shaped case metal base and stand. The base says "BGM-109 Tomahawk Iraq 1991."

ESCI Sea Harrier FRS Mk 1 - 899 Sq HMS Hermes Royal Navy / 899 RNAS Yeovilton Royal Navy, 1/72, 9030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$18   

Finely molded and detailed kit. Includes full cockpit, two piece optional position canopy, optional position jet nozzles, full underwing stores and decals for the two aircraft listed. NOTE: the wing halves and cockpit rear bulkhead halves have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue on the visible surfaces. The kit is complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Strombecker Lockheed F-94 Starfire - Woodline Issue, G-43

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has roughly a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag and includes instructions.

Valom Sukhoi Su-6 AM-42, 1/72, KPV-72001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Detailed kit with recessed panel detail and a large fret of photoetched details. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Eduard DFW-28 Floh - Flea, 1/48, 8016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

Nicely molded and detailed larger-scale Flea with many photoetched details, very nice cockpit with film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Douglas C-47 with Paratroopers - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Colorful artwork issue from the 1960s. This is the one with black side panels. Kit is well detailed and includes movable control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position cargo doors, two sitting pilots, a stand pilot and a paratrooper. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Meyer Kornblum Western Dressed Beef - Kansas City New York - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted yellow and decorated with white, brown and black lettering for the Meyer Kornblum, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/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/