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Tamiya Sturmgeschuetz III Ausf. G - With Combat Crew of 5, 1/35, MM114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very well detailed armor model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Tiger I - Panzerkampfwagen VI Sd.Kfz. 181 - Motorized, 1/35, MT126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Hard-to-find motorized version. Features realistic track drive, all metal gearbox, all hardware for motorization and more. 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.

Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Motorized, 1/35, MT123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Hard-to-find motorized version. Features all metal gearbox and axles 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. Please note that Tamiya did not furnish the electric motor with this issue.

Tamiya Jagdpanzer V Jagdpanther Sd.Kfz.173 Motorized, 1/35, MT124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$74   

Rare model is designed for realistic motorized operation. Includes all-metal gear box, on/forward/reverse switch, complete hardware, metal axles, battery holders and contacts. Features sprocket drive on flexible tracks, positionable commander figure, optional position hatches, accessories, decals and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Arii Ford Thunderbird - Motorized, 1/24, A574-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Rare. Feature detailed V8 Engine, opening hood, rear mounted electric motor and rear wheel drive, full interior, opening doors and more. Molded in white, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber wheels and metal hardware for motorizing. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Arii did not furnish the motor with this kit.

Protar Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1300CC, 1/24, 224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$68   

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Still factory sealed. A very nice kit featuring very good suspension, driveline and exhaust, full interior, separately molded doors and trunk lid and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually red), black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. With extensive decals that include instrument faces.

Mach 2 Amiot 351 or Amiot 354 - Fast Bomber, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

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Includes parts to build your choice of dual or single tailed variants. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Joe Ott North American Mustang P-51B - Ott-O-Former - 40 Inch Wingspan, 4001

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$225   

From the mid-1940s and very rare, especially in this condition.. The Joe Ott designed 'Ott-O-Former' series was the height of the classic stick and tissue flying model kits not just in box art but in contents. The large wingpspan kits were the top of the Joe Ott line and had a price tag to match, which makes them harder to find today, since fewer were produced. In a time when most kits came only with white tissue, printed wood and plans, the Bilt-A-Set line box came chock full of parts and features like beautifully printed Ott-O-Formers to speed up fuselage construction, Ott-O-Fromer assembly jigs and other parts as well, high-quality full length spars and strip wood, light-weight hardwood wing ribs, plywood propeller, fully carved and finished main and tail wheels, metal propeller/rubber shaft, propeller bearings, clear windscreen material, two colors of covering tissue, color printed national markings, pilot bust and squadron insignia, fully illustrated instructions and more. There is even a tube of very colorful Jo Ott Model Airplane Cement included (never opened, but dried up). This kit has never been started and is like it left the factory. The spars and stringers are still held together with the factory adhesive paper. All small parts are still in the factory small paper bag. The parts are still all in the sheets; none have been punched out. 100% complete with all parts and the plans in 'very good++' condition. The box top had several split corners and short tears and I have repaired them all correctly from the inside with cardstock and book binding glue.

Monogram Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan Bild'n Fly - 17.5 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/21, F1-149

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

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Rare. 1960 issue from the large 'Bild'n Fly' series. This series was Monogram's most elaborate, colorful and realistic flying models. It was short-lived however, as by 1960 non-flying plastic kits had become the #1 hobby of boys in the USA. The Bild'n Fly series included simplified assembly - no ribs or stringers. All balsa parts are color laminated and die cut - no tissue covering and all decoration is built in full color. There are 14 highly detailed plastic parts such as cowl, wheels, prop, etc. The windows are clear and are of die-cut acetate. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

Western Allied Products San Francisco Cable Car, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Very rare and dated 1946. This is a large, scale model of an early Cable Car and measures 11 inches long when assembled. Features fully factory cut hard-wood parts, beautiful routed passenger benches, perfectly die-cut cardstock clerestory roof pieces, wood stock as required, printed clear sheet for grates and decorative corner moldings, full decals and a superb sheet of full size plans that includes detailed text instructions. Although the kit comes with trucks that you assemble, it mentions that you can purchase some O Scale trucks to use on the model. That would work if you choose them carefully; however, the kit is 1/32 scale overall. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one round wooden wheel; the other 7 are present. Very easily made from flat round stock or cut from a sheet. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals, printed clear plastic and plans in 'excellent' condition. Western Allied Products Co. was located at 605 Old County Road, San Carlos California. It seems that they were probably making other items and decided to get into the model kit business, possibly because of the popularity of the Hudson Miniatures 1/16 scale kits. From the text on the instructions, it appears that this Cable Car is their first kit. It mentions that they were in the process of developing other kits and wanted to hear from modelers. However, no other Western Allied kits have been spotted to date.

Jetco Thermic Trooper Towline Glider - 30 Inch Wingspan - Superflite Series, G-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Kit is of balsa design and includes die-cut balsa parts, completely shaped wing trailing edges, strip stock, nose block, yellow covering tissue and full size plans/instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. the kits in the popular Superflite series included Thermic B, Thermic 20, Thermic Dart, thermic Trio, Thermic 18, thermic C, Trooper, Thermic 36, Lark, Hawk, Jet 50, Cougar and Cutlass.

Top Flite Rascal 18 JIGTIME - Flying Balsa Aircraft, B1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

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Rare late 1950s kit in the famous Top Flight "JIGTIME" flying rubber free-flight model series. The Jigtime series were highly prefabricated 3D (not profile), all balsa models with no tissue. The tissue, rib and spar method was eliminated and it is built off of central jigs with all parts factory pre-painted with a colorful design. Includes fuselage sides, top & bottom, completely finished wings with the correct dihedral and camber, finished tail feathers, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, plastic prop, thrust button, washers, rubber motor and full instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Strombecker De Havilland U1-A Otter - US Army Utility Transport, 1/48, FM24-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$42   

Large-scale flying scale flying model kit. Features vacuform main components, hardware, prop, rubber motor and very colorful and extensive decals. The kit has never been started. the small parts are still factory sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, (1) landing gear retainer. The other one is present. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions. Strombecker had an entire line of scale, flying plastic kit. The box side lists the following: RCAF Otter, T-28 Trainer, Grumman Guardian AF-2S, Cessna 180, Ryan Trainer, Piper Pacer, Spirit of St. Louis, Cessna L-19 and the U1-A US Army Otter.

Guillows Fokker D-VII - 18 Inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

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From the mid 1960s and one of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick-and-tissue kits with 18 inch wingspans. Kit features scale plastic wheels, propeller & nose cowl, fully finished thrust button die cut balsa parts, covering tissue, rubber motor and a large, color decal sheet. Includes excellent, full size, detailed plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Comet Aeronca K - 25 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N25-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. 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.

White Ensign HMS Chester 1916 - Birkenhead Class Cruiser, 1/700, WEM K714

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

Rare and out of production. Beautifully cast resin waterline ship with superior detail. Also includes an excellent photoetched fret with numerous parts including railings. Includes extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Jager Rumpler C-IV - 2 Marine Field Fliegerabteilung - (CIV), 1/48

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$78   

Rare, high quality model. This is #130 out of only 230 made. Features beautiful resin castings for the main airframe parts, fine cast resin and photoetched metal pieces and numerous cast metal detail. Never started. All of the small parts (metal, PE and resin) are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed (main airframe only) have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Henry Grace A'Dieu English Galleon, B260-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$42   

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Original 1967 hardbox issue has very good detail. Features full hull, very fine engraved woodworking on the deck & hull, separately molded cannons, anchors, ships boat and more, separately molded crows nests for all masts, preformed rat lines, billowing sails and more. Includes display stand. There are four trees of parts molded in wood brown and white plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which in 1966 Pyro called '$1.00 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models'. Kits in the $1.00 line in '66 included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Burma River Pirate, Racing Yawl, Polynesian Outrigger and others. 50 Cent kits in 1966 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria and others.

Pyro British Bomb Ketch, C256-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

Dated 1966. Full hull kit with very good molded detail, pre-molded ratlines, detailed deck, billowing sails and display stand. Measures just over 9.5 inches inches long when assembled. Molded in swirl wood tan and off-white. The box drawing serves as a rigging diagram. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The British Bomb Ketch was often called 'a ship without a foremast'. A heavily padded well was built into the deck in place of the usual foremast. A heavy mortar was tied down into this well. These ships were used to bombard shore installations that smaller cannons had no effect on. The bombs weight about 200 pounds as compared to the usual 48 pounds from the largest naval guns of the time. The entire ship was aimed to fire the mortar. The mortar first used in this type vessel was used until the second world war with very little change in design except for the the controls and firing mechanism. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which in 1966 Pyro called '$1.00 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models'. Kits in the $1.00 line in '66 included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Burma River Pirate, Racing Yawl, Polynesian Outrigger and others. 50 Cent kits in 1966 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria and others.

Pyro Chinese War Junk, B258-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Larger scale Pyro kit. Full hull model measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded with billowing sails and display stand. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which were first called '$1.00 Models' and in 1967 were renamed '$1.25 Models.' All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models.' (later called 74 cent models). Kits in the $1.00/$1.25 line (by 1967) included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Henri Grace A'Dieu, Dutch Staten Jacht, Gotta Le Jon and others. 50 Cent/75 Cent kits in 1967 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, La Reale French Galley, Venetian Carrack, Roman Merchant, Spanish Galeon and others.