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MPM SB2U Vindicator - US Marines VMSB-131 Camp Mitchell New Bern North Carolina August 1941 / VMSB-2 Ewa Hawaii from March 14 till December 7th 1941, 1/72, 72087

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$42   

Detailed limited run injection molded kit with many cast resin details. Features fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Testors SR-71 Blackbird - SR-71A or SR-71B or CIA A-12/M-12, 1/48, 7584

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Excellent, large-scale model features markings and optional parts for "A" or "B" variants. Includes markings for one "B" (956) and two different "A" - 974 is a standard SR-71A and 972 is a 'Low Observable" scheme. Decals are included for the CIA A-12 / M-12, but Testors never did furnish the parts. The instructions provide drawings for making the proper modifications. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

1960s issue with colorful artwork of a Lancaster lifting off from the English countryside into a clear and star-lit sky. The model is well detailed for that time and 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.

Nichimo Abbot - FV433 SPG Great Britain Self-Propelled Gun - Motorized, 1/35, R3503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$74   

Rare. This model is designed for motorized operation and even has three gear ratios - low gear, second gear and high gear. Nicely detailed kit featuring metal gear box, metal axles, contacts and hardware, nylon gears, working drive wheels, flexible tracks (in 'as new' flexible condition), included RE26 electric motor still in the colorful Mabuchi box, elevating gun & rotating turret, optional position hatches, driver crew member and decals for at least two different tanks. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays better than the 'good++' grade but is rated as such because there is a 1" closed tear on the upper side panel (a factory tape pull flaw).

Matchbox M-19 Tank Transporter 45 Tons With Trailer, 1/76, 40174

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit from the Matchbox 1/76 armor series and includes a diorama road display base. Has a full color paint guide and decals for 452 Tank Transporter Company NW Europe March 21st 1945 and 373 Tank Transporter Company Middle East August 1942.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Golden State - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 865

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$495   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. The Golden State is the rarest of the Balboa streamlined kits. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Revell B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle, 1/72, H201-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$62   

Early 1st release in a 1962 dated hardbox. The famous Memphis Belle was the first 8th Air Force Bomber to complete the 25 mission rotation over Hitler's Germany. Many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe RC3 SeaBee - US Civil / Israeli Air Force / Great Britain Civil, 1/48, 05104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$55   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1992 and has decals for all three versions. Molded in clear so you can build the kit with realistic windows. This is an ex-O-Lin, ex-Lindberg kit. Those two 1950s original issues did not have clear windows as they were molded in one solid plastic color, so this clear reissue makes a great builder.

Comet Mitsubishi Zero A6M5 Super Stars Series - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 1622

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

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From the early to mid 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, die-cut printwood, factory cut leading & trailing edges and stripwood, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans with building instructions, full formed main and tail wheels, hardware, covering tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. The smallest parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes instructions and insignia sheet. Please NOTE that the free knife advertised on the box top is not present. 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.

MPC 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Fastback - Stock / Stock / Trans Am Versions, 1/25, 1-7113-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Well detailed kit from 1971. Features full underside details including suspension, driveline, exhaust, shocks, steering linkage and more, two complete engines - stock small block V-8 or 428 CID, stock or mag wheels, full stock interior or custom interior with buckets, harness, roll bar and more, stock or raised rear end, opening hood, optional rear window louvers and more. Molded in white, chrome, clear, red tinted clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. the white parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed (chrome, clear and tires) have been inventoried complete including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Testors M107 Mad Dog Cyclops - USA / Germany / Great Britain - (M-107), 1/35, 791

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$68   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits as shown. Dated 1989 and well detailed with more than 185 parts. Features many working features and decals for the three countries listed.

MPC 1969 Pontiac Trans-Am Firebird - Stock Or Trans Am Versions, 1/25, 727-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$149   

Very Rare original issue can build one of two versions. Well detailed model features a choice of engines: 400 CID V-8 or 225 CID OHC 6, good chassis and suspension with optional exhaust for either engine, complete interior, optional roll bar and optional soft vinyl seats, stock and optional tires, stock or clear hood and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires & metal axles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, clear red rear lens. Easily replaced with clear red plastic from an office supply store or on-line. This is a flat piece that simply goes behind the tail light cutouts in the body. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Fujimi Sikorsky HSS-2B - JMSDF Anti-Submarine Or Flying Department Fuji Type - (S-61 Sea King), 1/72, 7A30-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Quality Fujimi Mokei release with decals for either version. Features excellent cockpit and full interior, detailed rotor hub, working main and tail rotors, weapons loadout and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 52 Zeke Zero - Motorized, 1/72, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Classic early Japanese box art with a high quality LS model. It is engineered to be motorized with the battery in the stand. As was the practice, all of the hardware is included but the motor is not. Features moving rudder, wing flaps and ailerons, sliding canopy and retracting landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Great Lakes Trainer - Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, SF-1G

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the early cardboard box with the silver printing. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.

Advanced Molding Corp Ferrari 342 America Sports Car - (pre-Aurora), 1/32, 13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Very rare and for the advanced builder/collector of early plastic models. Advanced Molding issued 7 pioneering plastic car kits in 1954. But in 1955, Aurora purchased the molds then released them (the first in '55) under the Aurora name and artwork. They became famous under the Aurora name but virtually unknown under the original Advanced label because they were issued for year or less. Advanced cleverly advertised all 7 kits on each box - the box top shows the kit inside, and the long side panels show 3 on each side. The 7 were the Cunningham, MG, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari Sportster, Corvette and Ferrari 342 America. This kit is the Ferrari Sportster, is molded in bright red with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has the body shell assembled to 'professional' quality. Fit is perfect and the seams are puttied and sanded. There is no other assembly and zero painting. All parts are present. With instructions that include a nice history of the car. Advanced was located at 54 West 21st Street, New York 10, NY. After selling the cars, Advanced remained in the plastic model business with the Trailblazers HO train series in 1955 centered around the famous "General." It was issued as a locomotive and tender, or just the cars as set (passenger, mail combine, baggage, box car, flat car and caboose), or the cars each separately and the rare freight set which included the locomotive and tender, box car, flat car and caboose.

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.

Airfix Handley Page 0/400 Bomber, 1/72, 9 06007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Very highly detailed kit of this WWI bomber features full crew, detailed interior and bomb station, many small and one very large bomb, rigging diagrams and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE, one engine strut is broken in two but both parts are present and fit together perfectly so you can repair it.

Craft Master Water Wagon - Wagons of the Old West, 50114-350

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$84   

Rare and still factory sealed. Authentic, large-scale model from high quality, die-cut California Redwood, Ponderosa Pine and other materials as required. Measures 7 inches long and 4 inches high when assembled. This excellent series contained several other kits, all done to the same (unlisted) scale - Covered Wagon, Log Wagon, Jerky Wagon, Mule Team, Horse Team, Ox Team, Jail Wagon, Yellowstone Wagon, Buckboard Wagon, Sheepherders Wagon, Ore Wagon, Conestoga Wagon, Milk Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Delivery Wagon, Dray Wagon, Stage Coach and Water Wagon. There was also a very early Red Rover Fire Engine Wagon in the same scale.

Hasegawa AH-64 Longbow Apache, 1/72, ET3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Features 95 pieces and excellent detail.