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Rio Grande Models Carter Brothers 24 Foot Flat Car With Metal Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3093-CF

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring laser cut and factory saw-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, very fine metal castings, some plastic details and full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Tamiya T-10 JS III Motorized - (T10), 1/35, MT109-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$74   

Very nicely detailed kit. Includes all parts for motorizing including Mabuchi 26 motor still in the original box, all-metal gearbox, hardware and more. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. Rubber treads are in excellent, fully flexible condition which is rare.

MPC Heinkel He-111H Profile Series - 6/KG 55 France 1940 / Benina Cyrenaica 1942 / 11/KG 53 Winter Northern Europe 1943/44 - (He111H), 1/72, 2-1511-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. Well detailed kit for that time featuring elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. Inside, the model is exactly as it left the factory. Never started with the parts still sealed in the factory clear bag. With decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent' condition which is rare for these kits.

Monogram T-28B Trojan - VA-122 US Navy - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$65   

Still factory sealed. 1975 issue. Well detailed and nicely molded. Features detailed cockpit, opening canopy, rotating wheels and propeller and retracting landing gear.

Aoshima Nakajima Saiun C6N1 Myrt Navy Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1/72, 203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Early 1960s issue for Aoshima's domestic Japanese market. This kit has very collectible, high gloss early artwork. Features rotating propeller, retractable landing gear and folding wings. Never started. All parts are still sealed in the factory clear internal bag. With the original tube of cement, decals and instructions.

DML HMS Trafalgar vs Soviet Oscar Class SSGN and Nimrod MR2 and (2) Westland Seaking HAS5, 1/700, 7004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$25   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed with all recessed lines. Includes both subs, one aircraft, two helicopters and an excellent decal sheet.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Purchased new on Feb. 28, 1968. Rare large flying model. It is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue, and excellent full size plans with instructions. Never started and complete. 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.

Matchbox McDonnell F-101F / RF-101B / CF-101B Voodoo - USAF (2) and RCAF, 1/72, PK-411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Nice kit from 1982. Includes parts and markings to build all listed versions. Contains decals for F-101F 'Happy Hooligans' 178 FIS of the North Dakota ANG in 1973 (natural finish), RF-101B 192 TRS Nevada Air National Guard, 1972 and CR-101B No. 409 'Night Hawk' Sqn 1970. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

AMT 1964 Buick Wildcat 2 Door Hardtop 3 In 1 - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 6524-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$225   

Very, very rare original issue. This is one-owner kit purchased new in 1964. Very well detailed model with full engine and engine compartment, complete interior, opening hood and many optional parts. Molded in white, chrome and clear and with rubber wheels. The kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. Decals and instructions are included. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper only; the transfers are fine except for typical micro-cracking. There are a few minor tire burns but not on any major parts.

Aeropiccola Susanna II Fishing Trawler With Fittings - 24.8 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/34, 606SM

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

$189   

A superbly detailed, full scale plank-on-frame model. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, deck and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., molded composite wood stern, limewood planking, complete set of metal and wood fittings, instructions, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Revell American Space Pioneers Apollo Spacecraft / Mercury Capsule / Gemini Spacecraft - 3 Kit Gift Set, 1/48, H1847-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$289   

1969 first and only issue. Includes all three 1/48 scale models - Mercury, America's first manned satellite, Gemini, American's two man space capsule and Apollo, the three man lunar spacecraft. The kit has never been started. All the parts are still the factory sealed bags with the correct paper labels and decals inside. With near mint condition instructions, the original Revell Sweepstakes Entry Form and the 'American Space Pioneers' historical booklet. The box does have wear as shown but is still displayable.

Guillows Mitsubishi Zero - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

From 1967. Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Cleveland Mitsubishi A6M-2 Zero (Zeke) - Balsa Flying Aircraft - (A6M2), 1/16, SF-86

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$110   

Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61.

Revell Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - (D5582), 1/52, H213-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

1994 reissue from the original 1950s 'Pre-S' kit molds and makes an ideal builder kit. This issue also retains the original box art. Molded in white and with a clear canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Martin SP-5B Marlin - US Navy VP-40 / VP-45 and French Navy, 1/72, JS063

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$74   

Large and well detailed model with markings for three different aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - US Navy VF-33 USS America, 1/32, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$69   

1972 issue. Well detailed for that time with removable J-79 engine, removable radome nose with detailed scanner dish and electronics, opening canopies, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell BMW Z-1 Roadster - Premium Issue, 1/24, 7438

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue in the well detailed 'Premium' Line. Features well detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, optional up or down convertible top, front and rear suspension, complete interior, optional 'low' or 'high' doors and much more.

AMT Ford Probe GT, 1/25, 6060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1989 issue. Features over 100 parts, detailed engine, removable hood, complete interior and more.

Douglas Model Studio Thrust Augmented Delta Missile NASA / Douglas

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$1800   

Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.