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Hasegawa A-4E/F Skyhawk - US Navy VA-164 USS Hancock Lady Jessie, 1/32, ST13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Very large (1/32 scale) and nicely detailed kit of the light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Kit features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. Very large and colorful decal sheet for the aircraft shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Enterprise Monocoupe Nifties - Flying Aircraft, N-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Rare, 1950s highly prefabricated flying model kit advertised as "Out Of The Box - Into The Air!" The Nifties series was well designed with all-balsa cabin construction (not profile) which eliminates the need for tissues. Features all die-cut parts with fuselage sides, bottom and tops, fully finished, dihedraled and airfoiled "Wonder Wing", fully factory painted on both sides of the wood (when required), finished celluloid cabin windows, factory carved wooden parts, finished wheels, formed wire landing gear, hardware, 5" wide bladed plastic flying prop, rubber motor, step by step plans and more. Never started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with instructions. The entire Nifities line consisted of the N-1 Piper Cub Special, N-2 Taylorcraft, N-3 Aeronca Champion and the N-4 Monocoupe.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H53-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$49   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers. This kit is in very rare investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. It is from original hobby shop stock that has never been for retail sale until now. Inside, the kit is nice as it is outside. It is never started, and all the parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. With instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

RCM SSN-599 Patrick Henry Submarine with 5 Blade Screw, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$118   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin screw. Does not include decals. 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.

Microscale Bf-109G Finnish Bulgaria Swiss Decals, 1/32, 32-0034

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$8   

One sharks mouth decals used. The rest are mint and complete with instructions/placement guide.

Frog Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.9 or Mk.59 - RAF No. 54 Sq 1969 or Swiss No.1 Sq 1964, 1/72, F204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Late 1970s final logo issue. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. 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, Blue, 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.

Siedlce Bocian Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Cleanly molded and nicely detailed glider kit. Features some cockpit detail, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit manufacturer Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT and are all from this Polish company. They are no longer in operation.

Monogram P-38L / P-38M 2 Seat Night Fighter / P-38J / F-5 Lightning - Four Star Kit, 1/48, PA97-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$54   

First issue hardbox from 1964. Highly detailed and well molded for that time. Builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version. Molded in the correct gloss silver, black and clear plastic. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$395   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no price tags and the only tape is the remains of the factory sealing tape. The box has a pencil point closed hole and a 1.5 inch closed tear on the upper long side panel. There is general shelf wear and light stains which are visible on the box top. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened tube of colorful Frog cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint and glue are still good. The decals have not rolled and are in 'very good' condition. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile With Tractor and Launching Ramp - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$154   

First and only issue from 1957. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Also includes correct small Monogram fold out catalog and additional small missile catalog sheet.

Hasegawa P-40E Warhawk - Maj. E.F. Rector 76th FS 23rd FG China July 1942 / 'Bob's Robin' Lt. R.H. Vaught 9th FS 49th FG Australia Summer 1942, 1/48, JT86

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

Excellent kit dated 2005 from new molds. Features 109 parts, one PE fret, all fine, recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and wheel well detail, optional position canopy, drop tank and more. Includes 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.

RCM F-101 A/B/G and RF-101 Voodoo, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

Has parts for all versions listed, two seater, single seater and recon. 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, resin elevators -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.

Cleveland Boeing P-12E - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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.

Spojnia RWD-8 - Polish Air Force / Hungarian Air Force / Polish Civil Aircraft, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Unusual large 1/48 scale RWD-8. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed cockpit and engine compartment, separately molded control surfaces and decals and paint guide for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Renwal Bristol F2B Aeroskin - Major Andrew McKeever's Aircraft, 1/72, 268-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.

Life-Like 1936 Duesenberg SSJ LaGrande-Bodied Roadster - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

1970s Life-Like issue from the original 1966 Pyro molds. Features detailed chassis, complete motor, removable hood, full interior and more. Molded in cream colored plastic, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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, in this case Gary Cooper and Clark Gable's automobiles. This was the Duesenberg Company's last great automobile before going out of business in 1937. The Model J was a superb automobile and the fastest and finest car of it's day. Never to be outdone, the two brothers made two supercharged 'Super-Duesenbergs' were constructed from J models and are referred to as SSJs. The out put was a whopping 400 bhp. (The term SSJ was never used by the factory.)

CM USS Tennessee BB43 Battleship at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$350   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production, full-hull kit with quality high-definition resin castings and photoetched brass details. Complete model with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Sterling F-51D Mustang - 17.5 Inch Wingspan Profile Flying Model - (P-51D), R4-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

"Guaranteed To Fly" prefabricated model that includes everything in one box - even the original tube of glue is present and still flexible. Features all die-cut quality balsa parts that are factory painted, fully formed wheels, formed wire gear struts, metal hardware, rubber motor, plastic prop, full color decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Curtiss P-6E Hawk, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$84   

Very large scale (1/32) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

Hasegawa Convair F-106A Delta Dart - 95th FIS 'Mr Bones' or 94th FIS 'Hat in the Ring', 1/72, JS054-180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

Older hardbox issue. Includes both squadron decals. This high performance follow-up to the F-102 enjoyed a successful and long service life; I can remember seeing them in 'Alert 5' shelters at the Florida Air National Guard base at Jacksonville International in the 1980s. Kit is well detailed and features external tanks, optional position missile bay doors and a full load of Falcon Aim-4 E/F Air-to-Air Missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.