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Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet, 1/72, 440-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$16   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Mania TWO Ki-15 I Babs Type 97 Reconnessance and Kamikaze, 1/72, 04-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Dual kit issue with excellent glossy artwork. Mania had a reputation for making some of the highest quality kits and this one is no exception. Features very fine all recessed panel lines, very well detailed cockpit and engine, full color painting guide, decals for three different Type 97 Recon aircraft and the incredibly colorful J-BAAI Kamikaze civil aircraft that is silver with blue trim. The kits haves never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$359   

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 2 to 3 weeks.

Airfix Avro Lancaster B.1 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$35   

Sale Pending
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1960s issue with colorful artwork showing a Lancaster lifting off from the English countryside into a clear and star-lit sky. Well detailed for that time. Features movable control surfaces, rotating gun turrets, props and wheels and optional position undercarriage. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Paddle Steamer Goethe, 1/160, 05232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Hard-to-find. Dated 2004. Very well detailed with 294 parts. Features one piece full hull, detailed superstructure, decks with interior seating, chair, benches, two movable paddle wheels, detailed bridge, lifeboats, decals, flags and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has significant wear and creases as shown but the kit inside is in 'new' condition.

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.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Bonanza Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell F-101A Voodoo 'S' Issue, 1/75, H231-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

1956 first issue 'S' kit with fantastic box art. Nice model of the single seat Voodoo in near 1/72 scale. Includes three drop tanks as shown and the famous clear 'Revelving' swivel base globe stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has very good color and gloss, light wear as shown and light insect litho damage on the sides.

Pyro 1914 Mercer Raceabout, 1/32, C452-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Sale Pending
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1967 Pyro issue from original molds. 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 some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. This car is an exact reproduction of the car owned by Ralph T. Buckley, owner of the Antique Auto Shop of New Jersey. This shop specialized in rebuilding Mercer automobiles to factory new condition. The car was part of the Gene Zimmerman display of over 150 such cars in Holiday West PA. 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 or 'bonnet.' Molded in deep red, brass plating, clear and with rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

MPC 1904 Darracq Early Automobile, 1/32, 2-1020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Nicely molded kit of this successful early gasoline powered automobile. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Ventura Supermarine Spitfire Mk 14e Belgian Air Force, 1/72, V0202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Limited run kit. Features recessed panel lines, metal accessories and screen. Includes Belgian markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, PA6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Early Monogram 'Four Star' aircraft kit with the artwork dated 1955. This is the third issue of this kit since it has 'PA6-98' and 'The Name For Quality Hobby Kits' in the box top logo (the second issue has 'Four Star Plastikit' in the logo). The actual release for this kit is probably between 1961 and 1966. Although created to 'box scale' (1/67 in this case), this model was very popular and remained in the catalog right up into the 1970s. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

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.

Easy Built Models Miss Canada Senior - 36 inch Wingspan for Free Flight - (Red Box Issue), FF-11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$27   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

UPC Nakajima Ki-44 Tojo - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8013-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From older but quality Fujimi molds. The model as 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. 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.

UPC Mitsubishi Type 21 Zero Fighter - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8026-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$16   

From older but quality Fujimi molds. 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. 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.

UPC Nakajima Ki-84 Frank - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8028-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

From older quality Fujimi molds and with box art by Scott Eidson. Features very fine raised detail, moving ailerons and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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.

Tamiya KV-1 Type C Motorized, 1/35, MT134-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Older but very well detailed and molded. Includes Mabuchi 26 motor still in the Mabuchi box, all-metal gear box and all hardware for motorized operation. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

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.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. 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.