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Comet Aeronca Chief - 54 Inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$79   

1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan for rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). The kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, high quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, balsa nose block, metal prop shaft, clear window material, fully formed wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, covering tissue, factory-carved balsa propeller (just needs final sanding) and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. NOTE: this a factory flaw on the nose block; on the back there is a gouge measuring about 1.5" x 1/2" and 3/8 deep at the deepest point. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Monogram Wright Cyclone Engine - Heritage Edition, 1/12, 6052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$129   

Well detailed, large-scale engine kit that includes the scale service cart. 1983 Heritage Edition reissue of the classic 1959 'Four Star' kit of the famous Wright Cyclone 9(C9HE)that powered The SBD Dauntless, B-17, DC-3, A-12, SA-16 Albatross, Stratoliner, B-18, B-10 and so many others. Large scale kit is molded in black, red, gray and copper so no painting is needed. Has cut-away operational cylinder if you wish to add it. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Great Wall P-61A Black Widow Glass Nose - Plus Three Sets of Eduard PE / Brassin Tires And Wheel Set / Eduard Mask - Moon Happy Saipan 1944 Or The Virgin Widow Saipan December 1944 - GWH - (P-61), 1/48, L4806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$124   

Build the ultimate 1/48 P-61A! Includes the following never used and complete aftermarket detail sets designed for this kit: Eduard #49590 P-61A Front Interior SA (with many factory painted parts), #49609 P-61A Gun Turret SA (many factory painted parts), 49595 P-61a Rear Interior SA (with many factory painted parts), Eduard Brassin 648-057 P-61 Wheels and Eduard Mask #ES349. The actual kit is from all new molds and features all fine recessed surface detail, photoetched parts, mask set, excellent cockpit and crew stations, optional position boarding hatch and ladder, full cannon/gun bay, detailed & enclosed gear wells, full nose radar assembly, rotating upper quad gun turret, opened or closed brass PE air brakes, very well detailed twin-row engines, separately molded ailerons, rudder & elevators and more. Includes full color paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC 1974 Ford Mustang II - Stock / Street Rod / Drag, 1/25, 1-7413-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare model from late 1973 and a very good kit builds any one of three versions illustrated on the box art. Optional parts include roll bar, slicks, drag interior, Cragar mag wheels, wheelie & traction bars, drag hood scoop, high performance carburettor set up and more. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is still packed as it came from the factory. The white plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The chrome, clear and tires were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1906 Renault Runabout Vintage Brass Car Issue, 1/32, C462-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in green, clear, plastic that is a brass color and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

StromBecker Piper Cub Super Cruiser - Piper PA-12 / J-5, 1/48, C-34

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Rare 1/48 scale model of the seldom-seen Super Cruiser. This kit is from the 1950s. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits. The parts are all top-quality hardwood - no balsa. Builds to an impressive display model. Features a completely carved hardwood fuselage and wing, hardwood die-cut horizontal and vertical stabilizers, sanding stick, sandpaper, Casco Casein Glue in a sealed envelope, decals and full instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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 - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Aurora Swedish S Tank, 1/48, 316-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$68   

1966 hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Nicely detailed for that time, featuring flexible treads, opening hatches and three soldiers with one tank crew member. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that Aurora did not furnish decals with this kit.

Monogram Mercury Capsule and Atlas Booster - Young Astronauts Issue (Everything Is Go ex-Revell), 1/110, 5910

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$125   

Still factory sealed. This is the 1987 Young Astronauts Issue and the single greatest model kit of the Mercury Atlas program. Features Atlas Rocket and Mercury capsule, incredibly well launching pad, ramp, tractor transports, nitrogen tank & trailer and much more.

Airfix Mitsubishi Ki-46 II Dinah - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1226-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

1960s issue with fantastic artwork. This Dinah just took off during a Corsair sweep against it's base; other Ki-46s prepare to take off while others burn. This 1960s kit is well molded with no rivets, good cockpit with pilot and crew station detail, two crew members, rotating propellers & wheels, optional position landing gear and more. Includes the Airfix black plastic 'teardrop' shaped display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix DHC-2 Beaver - USAF Or RAF - Floats / Skis / Wheels - Type 3 Logo Issue, 1/72, 397

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

Very well detailed 1960s issue that includes optional parts for wheels, floats or skis versions, full interior and much more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

J Zinger Products SIX 13-6 Wood Propellers NOS - JZ - Bagged, 702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

NOS (new old stock) from the contents of a R/C-only hobby shop that closed in about 2003. Includes high quality, brand-new wooden propellers of the size and quantity listed. Please note that sometimes I have more than one sets of this size propellers and sometimes the paper headers are missing. So the ones you receive may not have the paper header; however all propellers are guaranteed to be NOS.

Lindberg Amphibious Duck - Cellovision Issue, 1/76, 757

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$145   

Still factory sealed and a very rare kit from the late 1950s that has fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork of a beach landing scene. For some reason this kit almost never shows up and was issued only once or twice. Why is did not stay in the lineup is a mystery; perhaps the molds were damaged beyond repair. The model is large scale and well detailed for that time. The Cellovision box is in 'excellent' condition which is most unusual. These are thin and frail boxes which are easily damaged. This one has like-new color and gloss, no crushing or creasing, an intact plastic window still securely glued into place and all short end flaps in place and factory glued shut. The trading card on the back is in very good condition as well. Flaws include light age spotting, light general wear and a very small 1/2" x 3/8" litho tear on the back near the right short side.

Sterling Mister Mulligan - 32 Inch Wingspan Scale Model For Control Line - (Howard DGA-6), 1/6, C3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Late 1950s or early 1960s issue of this beautiful 1/11.6 scale kit. Sterling's authentic reproduction based on the plans and photos of the actual aircraft. The kit is very well engineered and features the finest grade and density-selected balsa wood, sanded to micrometer tolerance and precision die-cut, quality die-cut quality plywood for high stress areas, factory-cut stringers and spars, other wood stock as required, large aluminum colwing, factory-sealed hardware kit, fully leading and training wing edges, covering material, formed spring steel main landing gear struts, clear windshield and window material, a very large & authentic decal sheet and easy to read step-by-step plans & instructions. Never started. All of the small parts are still sealed in the factory clear bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes all paperwork. The Howard DGA-6 was a pioneer racing plane, nicknamed 'Mister Mulligan.' It was the only airplane ever designed for the specific purpose of winning the Bendix Trophy. The plane was designed and developed by Ben Howard and Gordon Israel, who later became an engineer for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. Mister Mulligan was designed to fly the entire length of the race nonstop and at high altitude. Neither had ever been done before. Mister Mulligan won the trophy, and thus changed the way in which long distance airplanes were designed. Sterling, the manufacturer of this kit, was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

AMT Chevrolet Vega Funny Wagon Or Van - Funny Car Viva Vega Or Van Lil Rat Wagon, 1/25, T381-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Rare one and only early issue. Features supercharged 454 CID engine with Hilborn fuel injection, tubular race chassis built up just like the actual care, full suspension, differential, drive line and steering linkage, complete race cockpit, wheelie bars, tilt-up body with optional support rods and much more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. The white parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag. The one tree of white, the clear and chrome parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. Decals are flat and intact but have typical age mirco-cracking. The instructions have typical age yellowing and are in 'good++' condition.

Novo De Havilland Comet 4 - Jet Airliner - BOAC - (ex Frog), 1/96, F356

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Rare kit in large scale of the world's first jet airliner. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occured. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss P-36A - Bagged, 1/72, PA145

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

This kit came from the collection of one of Monogram's finest and talented designers, the man who created the original B-52 kit, B-17, B-24J, at least one if not all of the 1/8 scale Ford cars, A-1E Skyraider and numerous other famous kits. First issue from 1967 is very finely molded and famous for it's perfect fit, finish and scale fidelity. It has never been started. The model is inventoried with all parts and photocopied instruction present. NOTE: missing decals and the instructions are high-quality photocopies. The Hawk P-36A has the dubious distinction of fighting on both sides and for more countries than any other plane in history during the opening years of WWII. This Hawk, one in a long progression of famous fighter aircraft, was the winner of a 1935 competition. The USAA Corps received the first aircraft in April of 1938 and the French ordered 100 aircraft in May of the same year. French Hawks shot down just over 30 German planes during the battle for France. The Germans captured the aircraft and sold them to Finland. Others were captured when the Germans overran Norway. In all over 800 Hawks were produced and served in China, Netherlands East Indies, Portugal, Great Britain, Thailand, Argentina and Peru. Although an excellent fighter in 1935, the Hawk was outclassed by the time the war started but when flown properly still gave a good account of itself.

Renwal Nike Ajax Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile - MIM-3 With Launcher and Crew, 1/32, 550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

Fantastic kit from the 1950s in an 'excellent' condition box. The classic artwork shows the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. Judging from the fiery blast from the launching Ajax in the background, these two ground crew may not make it away from this missile in time. This is an excellent model for that time that still rates well today. It features detailed missile with separating states, operating control surfaces, operating launcher and more. The launcher is designed to connect other models to form an entire Nike Ajax Battery for the ultimate diorama. Molded in olive drab and white. The model has never been started. The white plastic parts and decals are still factory sealed; the olive drab parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Arado Ar-234C-2 Four Engine Bomber With V-1/ Ar-234B-2 Twin Engine Bomber / AR-234C-3 Four Engine Blitz Bomber, 1/72, F417

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Final logo issue from the 1970s before Frog closed their doors. Includes parts and decals to make all three versions - Ar-234C-2 with Fi-103 Flying Bomb, Ar-234B-2 Blitz 9 Staffel, III/KG 76 Achmer 1945 (the first aircraft to be shot down and captured by the Allies for evaluation at RAE Farnborough) or Ar-234C-3 Production Machine early 145 (the war ended before it could be used operationally). Never started. The actual aircraft has been inventoried complete and and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: missing display stand.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight Soviet All-Weather Interceptor 'S' Issue, 1/50, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

Rare 1958 first issue with the box art that made these kits so famous and collectible. This one is in 'excellent++' condition with perfect gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, no tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, creases or stains and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include light edge wear and corner wear as shown. Large-scale kit is very well molded for that time and features fine surface detail, moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete. Decals and instructions are both in incredible 'Near Mint+' condition. Please NOTE that the vertical stabilizer tips on this kit were incredibly thin and fragile and often the tips (about 3 to 4mm) would break off in shipping. This kit is no exception, but both tips are present and fit back perfectly.

DML Flying Leathernecks AV-8B And F/A-18A - US Marines, 1/144, 4010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

This model contains both highly detailed kits that features all recessed panel lines, detailed landing gear, external weapons & drop tank load, clear canopy and more. Includes painting guide and extensive decals for both aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.