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Seacraft Shipyards US Navy Corvette - 10 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

From 1945. Above-average quality early wooden ship kit. Features full hull precarved to correct overhead outline, two sheets of very nicely done print wood, wood stock as needed, several sizes of wooden dowels as needed, correct diameter smoke stack dowels, hollow superstructure style build, very well drawn plans with side, rear and overhead profiles, hull sections, cut out doors and window detail, several other views and drawings to aid construction and detail, awnings, rigging diagram, assembly instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and plans/instructions. Seacraft Shipyards was located in New York, New York and advertised a line of sailing vessels, aircraft carriers, warships and freighters. If you have more information about Seacraft please email me at oldmodels@yahoo.com

Dale Newton - Red Ball 36 Foot Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) - Swift Refrigerator Line - Fresh Meat Express with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

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. The box is present and is excellent - it is not shown in the photo. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof/sides and floor, 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.

Revell Convair F-102A Delta Dagger - (Early Tail) Master Modeler & Academy Series, 1/78, H124-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$58   

1961 hardbox USA issue with a great box art variation. Note the 'Academy' and 'Master Modelers Club' logos. The actual kit is from the same molds as the 'S' kit and still the only near-1/72 early configuration F-102A. Includes F-102 trading stamp, 1962 Revell mini-catalog but no trading cards. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like 1936 Ford Roadster - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1970s Life-Like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its 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. Pyro stated that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.

Monogram Panzerspahwagen Sd. Kfz 231 or Sd. Kfz 232, 1/32, 7581

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$36   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the original 1974 kit of the German Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle. Highly detailed with traditional Monogram quality. Kit can be built as either version - the 231 or the 232 communications vehicle. Includes three crew members, campfire and tent-fly with poles.

Airfix English Electric Lightning F-1A, 1/72, 290

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave and there is a split at the middle right. Type three logo issue with classic boxart.

Hasegawa F-4F Phantom II - Luftwaffe JG72 Westfalen Special 2001, 1/72, 00820

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very well detailed cockpit and ejection seats, optional position canopies, detailed gear wells, decals for the colorful aircraft shown on the box top and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Cleveland Boeing F4B-3 - Flying or Scale, 1/16, SF-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

This is a legendary Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete for the time, and this is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, strip wood, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, carved thrust bearing, prop blades, blocks, wires and other wood as required, covering material, highest quality plans and three color sheets of insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the plans are complete & usable but are heavily taped along the fold lines. The plans are interesting in that they also have details for another aircraft and even a few ships! 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.

AMT 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1/25, T310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very cleanly molded and detailed. Features complete Blue Flame 6 engine with three side mount carbs, Powerglide transmission, full interior, rolling chassis construction like the real car, complete underside details, opening hood, removable top, and custom features: special grille and road lamps, headlight fillers, Kelsey 20 Spoke Wheels, wide low profile tires, custom valve cover and steering wheel. Molded in white, chrome and clear with real rubber tires.

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.

Monogram Republic F-105G Wild Weasel Thunderchief, 1/48, 5806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

From 1982 and a highly detailed kit for that time. Two-seat Thud features detailed cockpits, optional position canopies, two Shrike Missiles, one ARM Anti-Radiation Missile and external tanks. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (Dynamoe), C-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features colored tissues, printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-1 'Wolfpack' USS Enterprise, 1/32, 4712

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

Very large scale and dated 1981. Nicely detailed for that time with all fine recessed panel lines, functioning swing wings, working elevators, real rubber tires, detailed cockpits, operating canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, detailed landing gear and high-vis VF-1 markings. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1902 Franklin Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size 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.

Armageddon LCVP Landing Craft, 1/72, MC2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Has decals for US Navy D-Day 1944 and French Navy Algeria 1953.

Monogram F-101B Voodoo - Canadian or USAF, 1/48, 5811

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Sale Pending
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1985 issue with colorful Canadian and 'Texan - William Tell Champions' decals. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features full cockpit detail, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, Falcon and Genie (Nuclear) Missiles and optional position speed brakes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, 1/144, H143

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal is split and has drawn the box top concave. 1974 issue with detailed engine pods, clear cockpit windows, movable wheels, optional position landing gear, display stand and full Delta markings.

Testors Cessna O-2A/B Skymaster US Navy or Air Force, 1/48, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Includes parts and decals for both versions "A" or "B." Decals are for FAC Bien Hoa Air Base South Vietnam 1969 and US navy VFA-125 Rough Raiders NAS Fallon, Nevada 1989. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1909 Lozier Briarcliff - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C455-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of the 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 Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she road on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.