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Aurora Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 1/125, 143-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$79   

Still mint in the factory seal. Dated 1963 and from the larger (1/125 scale) of the two ex-Comet molds. Kit features cockpit and cabin clear windows and full landing gear and a 'tanker' rear end and flying boom (although the box art does not show it). Molded in gloss gray and clear. This model was given a clear Aurora two piece 'triangle world' stand, unlike many of the other Comet kits which only had a modified version of their original stands included. Of course this is not the production KC-135 but a model of the Boeing prototype.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, lights, other accessories and wooden main parts and occasionally metal parts and cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. 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.

Skywave JMSDF Sawakaze DDG170 / HSS-2B / P-3 Orion, 1/700, 43

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very highly detailed waterline model. Includes P-3C Orion aircraft and HSS-2B helicopter. With extensive decals for the ship and helicopters. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

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.

Empire Model Airplane Co Consolidated Vultee L-5 Flying Jeep (Stinson Sentinel), 1/38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Very nice solid wood display model from about 1945/46. Big-scale kit has a 10.75 inch wingspan and features accurate, factory profile cut wood fuselage, factory cut wings, a high quality printwood sheet with 21 other parts, fully formed tread wheels, sandpaper, color insignia sheet (US Army) and excellent instructions including full construction details, numerous templates for the fuselage, excellent full-size drawings with additional detail sketches and history on the aircraft. Never started and complete.

Revell Boeing 747 Aerolineas Argentinas Jumbo Jet - Lodela, 1/144, RH4513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$125   

Still factory sealed and the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very rare Lodela issue. Please note the 30th anniversary of Lodela logo at the top right. The kit appears to be from the mid to late 1980s as the side panel mentions that in 1987 Aerolineas Argentinas celebrates 20 years of service between Argentina and Mexico. Features extensive decals with all side stripes, fin flash, name boards and more, fine raised and many recessed panel lines, detailed landing gear that can be built retracted or extended, detail main gear bay, good engine inlet and exhaust detail and a large display stand.

Airmodel Hughes OH-6 Cayuse and UH-2A Seasprite - Bagged, 1/72, 216

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$16   

Includes fuselage halves molded in clear for both helicopters. Basic kit only with fuselage. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Pegaso Convair F4Y (Navy C-131 / 240 / 340 / R4Y) with Airport Diorama, 1/126, P4040

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. From Ex-Olin and Lindberg Molds. Makes and excellent builder in place of your valuable Lindberg kit.

Heller Boeing 707 Air France Chaleau de Chambord, 1/125, L700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

Very rare, from the late 1950s. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Some early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV) and this model is no exception. You can built this model and will look like the airplane on the cover with no painting at all. The kit is molded in white, gray/silver, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray/silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There are two sheets of colorful Air France decals including complete side pinstripes and tail 'feathers' all in 'excellent+' condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. This kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internally sealed factory bags. Includes decals, instructions and the correct large black display stand.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$65   

1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula boxart. This is the Parents' Magazine issue with the seal located in the lower right. Classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter that is still famous for their colorful paint jobs at that that time. Cowl, tail and trim color would vary with the Aircraft Carrier (Ranger, Lexington or Saratoga) that the group was based on and the aircraft's position in the flight formation. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Starburst Mobile - For 15 Aircraft Models, S-8180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Rare. You have seen this item on the old Revell instructions and box side advertisements. This is the Starburst Model-Holding Mobile made from plastic and metal, the ultimate display accessory for your built up Revell kits. The mobile has not been started and is complete with center ball, grease pencil, eye-screw, all arms and rubber arm cups.

Revell Boeing 727 Mexicana - Lodela Issue, 1/144, RH245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Very rare. This Revell of Mexico kit was manufactured by 'Plasticos Lodela, S.A' in Mexico DF. This is Revell's excellent 51 piece 'short body' 727 kit molded in white with a display stand and very colorful Mexicana markings. Landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door).

Park Plastics Boeing 707 Jetliner RCA Promotional Item, 1/180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Special late 1950 or very early 1960s promotional model given away by RCA to promote the new 'Jetliner' television sets. Includes RCA wing and tail decals and RCA instructions that also advertise the new television set. Older but nice kit with retractable landing gear. This may be the only aircraft kit issued by Park. The molds are from Pegapan (France) thanks to Dusty Rhodes' research (thanks Dusty!) Never started. NOTE: missing one internal retainer (easily made), one wheel and two engine inlet cones. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, RCA decals and instructions present.

Sasquatch Dougals MD-87 - With AHS Window and Windshield Decals, 1/200, SQ-32

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Complete kit including undercarriage. Features resin fuselage with injection molded wings, engines, elevators, landing gear and all other parts. Includes the superb AHS windows decal set. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Monogram SA-16B Albatross - Air Rescue Amphibian (Hu-16), 1/72, P20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$70   

Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957. The first issue is P20 and the second is PA20; the "P" designation lasted less than a year. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. Molded in correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

MPC Northrop P-61 Black Widow - Profile Series, 1/72, 2-1507-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$30   

Quality Airfix kit re-boxed by MPC with unique markings. Contains decals for the 425th Night Fighter Sq, 9th USAAF, Picauville, France 1944 / 550th Night Fighter Squadron, 5th USAAF, Morotai, Dutch Indies 1944 / The prototype P-61A-10-NO model flown by Lt. R.C. Bolinder. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition which is rare for any MPC Profile Series kit.

Fujimi D4Y2-S Type 12 Suisei 'Judy' - Carrier Dive Bomber, 1/72, C-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb and drop tank loads. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Meikraft Models Hansa Brandenburg W-29 - (W29) Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$29   

Limited run kit. Includes extensive decals and clear canopies. Still factory bag sealed.

PSC72 Shawrow SH-2 - (Shavrov SH2), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$14   

Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.