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Life-Like 1911 Avro Triplane (Ex-Pyro), 1/48, 09606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


From high quality Pyro molds. Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed. Has realistic fabric texture on wings and control surfaces. Detailed engine, cockpit and even fuel tank.

Monogram Boeing B-52 Stratofortress with Jet Sound, 1/72, PA215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


Ideal builder as the box is only 'Fair-' condition, but the kit inside is excellent. First issue of this legendary kit. 1968 model includes realistic electric 'Jet Sound'. The instructions, B-52 Book and decals are present and in very good condition. Does not include the glue. Contains 207 parts. Very nicely detailed. Features crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, and optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Lotus 33 GP Race Car, 1/32, PC138-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


1966 issue. Very nicely molded kit featuring rolling wheels, front and rear suspension arms, exhaust pipes, engine detail, roll bar, two rear view mirrors and clear windshield. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including colorful decals and instructions.

Aurora Lola T-70 with Driver / Flagman / Pit Crew of Three, 1/32, 671-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1966 hardbox in excellent condition. Nicely done kit with complete interior. Molded in medium blue, clear and chrome plate with tan colored figures. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Scale Flight Comet's Ryan Cabin - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Comet Aeronca Seaplane (with floats) - 25 inch Wingspan Balsa Wood Flying Model Kit, E25

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Much older (1930s or 40s) Comet issue. Rubber powered stick and tissue model featuring float for operation ROW (Rise Off Water). This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.

Model Shipways Brigantine 'Newsboy' of Boston @ 1854 (News Boy) - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model, 1/96, 2008

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


High quality scale kit from the famous Model Shipways. Features an excellent precarved hardwood hull, high quality select hardwood parts, scored deck, tapered hardwood yards, wood and metal stock as needed, rigging materials, precarved wooden fittings, brass chain and stock, cast metal fittings, several sheets of full size plans with detailed views, full rigging information and an illustrated instruction book. The kit has never been started. All small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the other parts have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi L3 M1 Transport (Civil Nell) - Nippon-Go Round The World Flight / Soyokaze-Go / Yamato-Go / Matukaze-Go / 1001st Aviation Corps (Navy Transport), 1/72, 161-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


NOTE: builder kit only. Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The named aircraft are all special transports (the full history is included in great detail) and the Navy aircraft was a personnel transport. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with heavily damaged decals and instructions. NOTE: the box, decals and instructions have suffered heavy water damage. The instructions are completely readable, but the decals are ruined. The fact that Hasegawa still uses some LS molds testifies to their detail and accuracy.

AMT Richard Petty #43 STP Pontiac Grand Prix - 1/16 Scale, 1/16, 8249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed. From 1985. Very nicely detailed large 1/16 scale kit. Features detailed chassis, suspension and exhaust, detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full racing interior with roll cage, colorful decals, accessory floor jack, gas can and jack stands and more.

Dennis Storzek 1917 CC&F 40' Outside Braced Wood Boxcar - Canadian National (ex-CGR Car) Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1917-2

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main body parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection molding. The details are cast metal, plastic and wood. Decals and markings guide for Canadian National are included as well as illustrated, detailed instructions. The kit has not been started. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, F407S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Third Airfix logo issue in excellent condition. Stunning box art showing the Mauretania escorted by tugs in New York Harbor. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Still sealed in the factory bag and complete with decals and instructions.

Revell US Navy Sea Shadow Stealth Ship, 1/144, 5107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. From 1996. Out of production kit of the navy Stealth Test Ship. Built between 1983 and 1985, the Sea Shadow was just over 49 meters long and could achieve 15 knots with a diesel-electric power plant. For years the Navy tested the Sea Shadow off the California coast but only at night. Testing centered around stealth characteristics, steering, automation and sea worthiness. The ship was not revealed to the public until April 11, 1993.

Monogram Mercury LN7 Sports Coupe - Young Model Builder's Issue, 1/32, 6962

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1970s issue. The Young Model Builder's Club would periodically send model kits to builders, similar to a magazine subscription. This kit is from Monogram molds. The model is molded in red, clear, chrome and with real rubber tires. Features opening hood, complete interior and a small color poster/print of the actual LN7. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the factory bag.

Entex 1914 Dennis Fire Engine, 1/16, 8473

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


This is the Entex reissue of the excellent Bandai 1/16 scale vehicle series. This kit has over 500 parts. Super-detailed model builds up a rolling chassis just like the real fire engine. Includes four firemen, highly detailed engine with pipes and ignition wires, working suspension system, full drive train with exhaust, steerable front wheels, operating extension ladder, opening hood, detailed engine compartment, complete interior and much more. Molded in multiple colors, clear and with real rubber tires. The kit has not been started. Almost all parts are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and very well produced, large instruction book with detail photos and drawings. NOTE: two fenders are broken and will need to be fixed. The two parts are present and are a tight, closed fit for a straight-forward repair.

Aurora Cessna T-37 Trainer, 1/43, 138-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint


Investment grade condition kit. Likely the second issue dated 1962 with the 130 cent price extension. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Martin P6M-1 Seamaster - Famous Aircraft Series Issue - (P6M1), 1/136, H176-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare Famous Aircraft hardbox issue from 1960 with Jack Leynnwood artwork. Molded in the correct glossy gray plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Sikorsky HO4S-1 US Navy - Famous Artist Series - (HO4S1), 1/49, H172-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


1960 dated hardbox issue. Includes HO4S-1 Master Modelers Stamp and HO4S-1 and USS Long Beach trading cards. Molded in bright orange plastic and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals. NOTE: instructions are photocopies of the Air Force version of this model. Decal backing paper has some bug damage - the actual transfers have no damage. One antenna is not orange but is silver plastic. It is from an earlier issue of this kit.

Aurora Silver Knight of Augsburg 1560 'Valiant Warriors' - Crown Issue, 1/8, K1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956. The copyright on the instructions is 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. These were the first Aurora Knights ever issued and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. This is the very first Aurora Knight kit ever issued - K1-98. Please note the early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The shiny, silver plastic parts are complete and include the silver base. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The yellow plume has disintegrated and all that is left is a small yellow section.

Herr Engineering Taylorcraft - 18 Inch Wingspan Wooden Flying Model, K-202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Modern high quality stick and tissue rubber powered kit. Features high quality laser-cut balsa wood parts, computer drawn plans, plastic propeller, full building instructions, complete hardware pack, contest quality rubber, colorful light weight tissue and waterslide decal markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aircraft Monocoupe - Solid Aircraft Model, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Solid wooden model from the 1930s. Includes all needed wooden parts, original corked glass tube of paint, special factory 'masking tape for striping model', beautifully completely turned cowl and wheels, window material, cast metal pilots, metal wire, other wood as needed and beautiful 1/48 scale plans. The kit has had assembly. The fuselage has been finish sanded with pilots and windows installed. The wings have been finish sanded. The quality of this work is craftsman grade. The fuselage is fantastic and is to plan. The wings are excellent and have the correct airfoil sanded in. No other assembly has been done. The model is complete. This model is rare in that it is from Gordon Christoph's Aircraft Model Company. This company was founded in the early 1930s. Jack Mair, a former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. Mair continued with the same logo and 1/48 scale and went on to make one of the rarest and valuable 1/48 scale wooden kits ever - the Maircraft DC-3. The company went out of business just as production began on the DC-3, which was in 1947.