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Aurora-ESCI German Assault Engineers with Goliath Demolition Vehicle, 1/35, 6303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Nicely detailed 1/35 kit with over 115 parts. Includes four figures, Goliath tank with control box and numerous accessories. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Berkeley Buccaneer 'C' Special Gas Free flight Flying Model Airplane Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Early free flight gas model design. Very large 72 inch wingspan. These make incredible RC aircraft - they are light and strong. Power it up, fly to altitude and shut done the engine - it may be a very long time till she comes down. Early gas flight was a true art form - the demands on the aircraft design were unique. First, the aircraft had to take off under power, climb rapidly and stay in the contest area. Secondly, when the motor shut down, the model had to glide like a glider and hopefully still stay in the contest area. These contradictions in aircraft performance lead to some amazing designs. One persistent issue was spins - this Buccaneer features slotted leading edges to prevent 'whip stalls', which was a very common problem at the time. It also has a tail design that "...arrests spins". Model features ready made landing gear, complete full size plans, plywood firewall, semi-finished wood blocks, rubber wheels, plastic windshield, silkspan covering and printed wooden parts. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Makes and idea conversion to electric and RC - these are light aircraft, so you simply climb to altitude, shut down the motor and glide.Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Revell DC-8 Super 61 United Airlines- With ATP Transamerica / US Flag / Windows / Door Decals, 1/144, H270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


This kit comes with ATP #AD5036, a very extensive and colorful two sheet Transamerica Airlines set. This set will finish this DC-8 or a Revell 747. Also includes an ATP American Flags decals sheet and ATP DC-8 windows, doors and window frames sheet. The kit itself is the Lodela issue. The United decals are excellent. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Huma Model Focke-Wulf Triebflugel (Triebfluegel), 1/72, 3502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Limited edition injection molded kit with very fine recessed panel line detail. Nicely detailed with many parts. Includes an injection molded canopy and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Triebfluegel was designed as a point defense weapon needing nothing more than a flat area for take off and landing. Although ingenious, the pilot would have faced the same problems of the later VTOL designs from the 1950s.

Revell Beriev Be-6 Madge Flying Boat, 1/72, 4322

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Features raised panel lines, moving ailerons, twin gun rear turret and moving propellers. Includes markings for several aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that one exhaust tip is broke off the cowling. The broken parts are present and are a very straight-forward repair.

Italeri Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II - Bagged, 1/72, 191

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. The YF-22 and the YF-23 were the two fighter designs chosen to compete to replace the F-15 Eagle. At the time this kit was produced, the winner was not known; now we now know the F-22 is the contract winner. Never started. NOTE: missing four air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM or Sparrows) and part #35, a small gray brace that goes across the inside back of the canopy. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram McDonnell-Douglas AV-8B Harrier - US Marines VMA-331, 1/48, 85-5448

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


1998 Revell/Monogram reissue from original high quality Monogram molds . Features positionable thrust nozzles, detailed cockpit and landing gear and full stores. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra Gunship Helicopter, 1/32, 85-4677

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. From original Revell molds. Large scale kit featuring full cockpit and engine detail, crew, removable engine cowl, rotating blades, crew and optional weapons loads. Has decals for box art copter and for 'VooDo Lady'.

Fujimi Vought F7U-3P Cutlass - (F7U3), 1/72, H-11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Beautifully molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, separately molded ailerons, optional retracted or extended leading edge slats, two piece canopy and drop tanks. Includes decals for two aircraft and painting and marking guide.

Renwal See-Thru SSBN 618 Thomas Jefferson Polaris Nuclear Submarine, 1/200, 653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Classic 1950s boxart at it's finest. The box has like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no price tags or tag marks. The only thing keeping it from being 'near mint' is very slight corner wear and one short tape pull on a long side. Large 24 inch long kit with clear right half that is hinged to open. The Jefferson is the only Renwal submarine that has the clear hull half - all others have a gray hinged half. Heavily detailed interior and actual 'launching' Polaris missile from a spring loaded tube. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory internal bag sealed are still sealed, and the parts that Renwal never sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions and decals both in excellent condition and the Renwal parts sheet as well.

Frog Westland Lysander Mk1 or Mk3 - No.2 Army Coop Sq France 1939 or No.357 Special Duties Sq Burma, 1/72, F193

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Includes parts and decals for both variants, with the Spy Plane decals for SEAC Burma as well as two secret agent figures. Iinventoried 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, 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.

Frog Hurricane IIC -Tank Buster / Sea Hurricane Night Fighter or Fighter Bomber, 1/72, F171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good


Builds on of any three versions. Never started. Parts still sealed in factory bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter, 1/70, 496-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Early issued dated 1959. Please note that the logo is the 'Famous Fighters' in the border with the sunburst inside - the earliest oval Aurora logo. Great, classic box art by Jo Kotula that made these kits famous and so collectible today. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Speedee Bilt B-26 Invader Wood Kit, 1/46, H-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++


This is one of the four very famous non-flying 'Speedee Bilt' completely pre-fabricated wood and plastic kits from the early 1950s. The other three in the series were the B-25, B-24 and B-17. Features 34 plastic parts, pre-carved balsa parts, Mono-Foil Wings, pre-painted flat balsa parts, full size plans, very detailed instruction manual, full color decals and a small Monogram Kit Catalog. Inside, the kit is like new. All original display cardboard is intact and in excellent condition. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present and in excellent condition.

Revell SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) German WWI Commerce Raider, 1/232, H382-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Rare 1960 hardbox first issue with John Steel artwork. Includes original, never used tube of Revell 'S' Cement still wrapped in the factory paper. This is a kit of a fantastic subject -the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. Very well detailed kit. Full hull kit is molded in gray, brown and black and includes rigging thread and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small deck wall #8 and lifeboat #68. The deck wall can be made from flat plastic stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, flag sheet and instructions. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits.

Main Line Models 38' Private Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Reefer) Private Car - Schlitz Beer - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer from private service. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and decorated with Schlitz, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, cast metal underframe, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, ice hatches, end sills and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. Inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

A-C Wood Boom Car, HO, MWX-6

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very high quality A-C kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. Features scribed wooden sides, milled hardwood roof and floor, metal trucks with real springs, wood and metal stock as needed, no less than 6 sealed bag of detail parts and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


1953 early issue molded in dark green plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are all present and the kit is complete 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.

Meikraft Models Hansa Brandenburg W-29 with Lozenge Decals, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Limited edition kit long out of production. Molded in gray and clear with photoetched details. Includes extensive decals with full wing lozenge patterns. 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.

Formaplane Hansa-Brandenburg D.1, 1/72, C27

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


High quality vacuform kit with decals - aero shaped strut material and metal detail parts. Never started and 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions.