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Dragon Mistel 5 He-162A-2 With Arado E-377a - Volksjager Salamander, 1/72, 5002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1991 and a very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features both aircraft, super detailed '162 cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts, optional position canopy and more.

Hobby Boss A-7P Corsair II - Portuguese Air Force, 1/72, 87205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed model from all new molds. Features well over 100 pieces, all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, detailed gear wells and more.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

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. The small parts are still factory bag sealed and the other parts have 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.

Aurora Nike Hercules Missile - With Launching Platform MIM-14, 1/48, 379-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

1958 first and only release. Large 1/48 scale missile includes an elevating launcher, many moving parts and a crew of four. Molded in the correct white and olive drab. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition and the instructions are 'excellent++.' The Aurora "Missile Line" is legendary. In the late 1950s, the first missile model kits sold briskly, so Aurora and Revell both planned extensive lines. However, the missile modeling craze disappeared as quickly as it started. Models that were in the works were canceled or completed if they were far enough along. Those that were completed, like the Nike Hercules, were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.

AMT Autocar A64B Tractor - Semi Truck, 1/25, T526

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$69   

Rare, factory-sealed original release with the best mold quality; not a common reissue. This is a very highly detailed model that features more than 250 parts, detailed Cummings 250 HP six-cylinder diesel, opening hood, detailed rolling chassis build up just like the real truck, 'Holland' sliding fifth wheel, full interior, optional accessories and more.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-48-II Type 99 Light Bomber Lily - (Ki48), 1/72, 17203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Dated 2000 and features 85 pieces, very fine recessed panel lines, a well detailed interior and more.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$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, no stains, no rips, 3 solid corners and 1 closed split side corner and very minor general wear only. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very little of the typical yellowing. 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.

FM Bloch MB-155 C-1 - French Air Force Groupe de Chasse I/8 / Groupe de Chasse II/B 4e Escadrille 1941 / Captured Luftwaffe Evaluation Aircraft 1941/42, 1/48, 6002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Well molded and features fine recessed surface detail, high-definition cast resin pieces, many photoetched brass details, cast metal parts, excellent cockpit, detailed engine, tail wheel ground dolly and more. Includes decals and paint guide for the three aircraft listed. The canopy is still perfectly clear and not yellowed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eagle Strike F-14 Tomcats Part VII / Aeromaster 48-560 F-14 Anytime Baby Pt. IX / Super Scale 48-327 Low Vis VF-a VX4 VF-84 / Super Scale 48-422 F-14 VX-4 High and Low Vis, 1/48, 48142

Other Materials,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

SALE!! Includes all 4 decals sheets in never used and complete condition. Includes markings guide. All are from climate controlled storage (never kept in a garage, shed or out-of-house storage).

Lindberg US Strategic Strafer P-47 Thunderbolt, 1/72, 416-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find first issue from the mid 1950s with the clear panel on the box top and a 29 cent price extension. Includes a color trading card & instructions on the back of the box and colorful decals for the box art aircraft.

Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog Motorized - (M-41), 1/35, MT143

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare motorized version features all steel and brass gearbox, all hardware, realistic track drive through the rear sprockets and more. The tank is well detailed and has elevating gun, rotating turret and more. Includes decals for one US Army and two JGSDF tanks. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Tamiya did not furnish the electric motor with this issue. Any common RE26 motor or equivalent will work.

Tamiya Fiat CR-42 LW - Luftwaffe Night Attacker - Turin Italy April 1944, 1/48, 2640

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

From new molds and a finely detailed model inside and out. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Midwest Fu-Bar (Fubar) 36 - 36 Inch Wingspan For Sport or Competition Free Flight, FG-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$62   

Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Ray Matthews. This quality kit includes die-cut printwood, strip wood, finished nose wheel, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Sniffer - 29.5 Inch Wingspan Contest or Sport Free flight Model Airplane, SN-301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$62   

Built for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol (with a clever cabin) style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Wally Simmers. This quality kit includes die-cut printwood, strip wood, fully finished wheels, fully formed wire landing gear struts, die-cut clear windshield, covering tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. Please note that while no work has been done, some parts are neatly (adult) punched out, mainly wing ribs.

Lindberg Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk - (A-4), 1/48, 529-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$52   

Rare early issue of the Prototype Skyhawk from the mid 1950s. This is the smallest box that anyone has dared place a 1/48 scale A-4 in and the classic box art is by Ray Gaedeck Box. For some reason, this issue is rarer than the other Lindberg kits of that time. This model represents the very early Skyhawk, which is no surprise; Lindberg, like Aurora, often tried to be 'first to market' and did not hesitate to use prototypes for kits. Features detailed jet engine, opening inspection panel, pilot and ejection seat, opening canopy, full landing gear, centerline drop tank, wing rockets and display stand. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box is graded 'good+' because you can just see a very light stain on and below the drop tank.

Lindberg LCVP Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel - PA-291 (L.C.V.P.) - Motorized, 1/32, 766M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

1965 hardbox issue; likely the third issue and the first without Ray Gaedke artwork. Motorized for operation in water and features defensive machine guns, operating ramp and 6 figures - 3 Navy and 3 Army troops. Back in the day it was considered a nicely detailed large scale kit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Lindberg F-86D Sabre Jet Fighter, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Hard-to-find 1950s issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in superb 'excellent+++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except for the factory sealing tape of course), no fading and no litho damage. The only flaws are very slight wear. Features pilot and ejection seat, two piece canopy, optional fuselage rocket tray, full landing gear, two wing drop tanks and 8 wing mounted rockets. Molded in silver and clear and includes a display stand and very colorful decals for the box art aircraft Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'near mint' condition 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.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-262, 1/48, 538-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Late 1950/early 1960s issue with dramatic Gaekdke artwork. This popular model was the first accurate '262 ever released and features detailed jet engines with removable cowls, retractable landing gear, detailed gun bay with removable cover, hinged cockpit canopy and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Marvel Douglas 8A-5 / A-33 Attack Bomber - Battle Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$34   

Rare solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale so they would fly well and also lacked detail. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn box missing the end flaps, but inside it is complete with all parts and full-size plans with instructions and a description of this rare aircraft. There are three sheets of printwood and a block for the fuselage. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note, this is war time model so compressed fibre-board has been substituted for balsa wood. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

Marvel Ryan STM-2 - Combat Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

Rare, large 1/32 scale solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale and lacked detail so they would fly well. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a very worn box but inside everything is in very good condition. Features a 12 inch wingspan, balsa blocks and wood stock, printwood, color insignia sheet and quality plans with construction notes, cross section templates as well as a painting guide. Never started and complete. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.