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Airfix Fairey Swordfish - Bagged Type One Logo, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

Sold   

1950s issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk San Francisco Cable Car, 1/48, 517-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Very well detailed kit from 1959. Features 85 parts, full interior truck and under-body detail and track display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes full, 5 color decals and instructions.

Tamiya Republic P-47M Thunderbolt, 1/48, 61096-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

Very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram PBY-5 Catalina, 1/48, 5609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$69   

From 1996. Large scale Catalina that is highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Creature Enterprises Inc 1927 Travel Air Model 4000, 1/48, 101

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

From 1974. Although fairly 'recent' this is a throw back to the 1930s. It is a solid balsa wood model with required blocks and wood stock, die-cast metal 9 cylinder radial engine and scale propeller, fully formed hardwood wheels, excellent three view plans sheet with templates and full building instructions as well as painting tips. There are even detailing notes. Carving and sanding are certainly required with this kit. Never started and complete.

MPC Star Wars Luke Skywalker X-Wing Fighter, 1-1914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

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First issue dated 1977. Large kit measures a foot in length with a wingspan of 10 inches. Molded in white and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, H-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Aurora HMS King George V British Battleship, 1/600, 712-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Second box art issue of this Aurora kit which dates from 1962. Full hull model that was quite nice for that time. Features props and rudder detail, very nice superstructure, separately molded main, secondary and 20mm AA guns, raised 'wood' decking and separate details as small as searchlights, display stands and nameplate. NOTE: this kit has neat assembly to two parts: The hull halves have been very nicely glued together by an adult. Quality of assembly is 'excellent++.' There is no other assembly and zero painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type 94-1 Alf with Catapult, 1/72, C8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed catapult and aircraft.

Frontier 20 Mule Team Water Tank, 1/24

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Very rare. Big scale kit measures 6.75 inches tall without tongue; over 8 inches long with tongue. Well detailed with full frame, swivel plate, forward and rear bolsters, brake shoes, water tank cover and even a spigot shut-off. Features completely machined hardwood water tank, pre-cut and die-cut hardwood frame parts, four beautiful injection molded spoke wheels, full size plans with parts identifier drawings, history of the prototype and detailed instructions with painting guide. Little is known of the Frontier Manufacturing Company other than the address of Hollywood, California and their line of high quality, early multi-media kits. Kits from this range include the Ox Cart, Buck Board, Covered Wagon, Stage Coach, Ranch Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Ore Wagon, Beer Wagon and Top Buggy. There were obviously more as this 20 Mule Team kit proves.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. 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.

AMT 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 1/25, T412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

From the original molds of the early 'Trophy Series' issue from the 1960s. Excellent kit for that time featuring over 100 parts with detailed engine/engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior with opening doors, opening trunk with full trunk accessories and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

5 Paper Models / All Metal Products 521 Army Attack Squad Set / Built Right Toys Army Raiders Victory Unit / Samuel Lowe 1267 Model Tanks / Ace Whitman US Army Tank / EZ Craft Amphibian Jeep

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor to VG

$28   

Rare, from the 1940s. Includes all five kits with very colorful box art but NOTE: for display or parts only, please read carefully. The Army Attack Squad is missing one artillery wheel, and only the 75mm field gun and many soldiers are present. The Army Raiders kit contains parts for more than one set, but is missing the jeep, tank and troop carrier. The Model Tanks has all the tanks but is missing the jeep. The Ace Whitman tank is an actual scale model and is made from printed cardstock and wood; it has not been started and is complete but the outer box is poor. The Amphibian Jeep is about 85% present and has been started (wheels and a few other parts) and is missing several parts but nothing you cannot make if you are ambitious.

Comet Gull by Carl Goldberg - 30 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3903-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

1960s or early 1970s issue of this superb flyer. This is one of the famous Carl Goldberg designs of a cabin-class competition endurance model. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, pre-formed gear struts, clear window material, color insignia sheet, tissue, wheels, rubber and propeller. The kit has never been started and is 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.

Comet SBD Dauntless - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R1-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. At the time this kit was made, the entire Comet "R" series consisted of R1 Dauntless, R2 Spitfire, R3 Avenger, R4 Corsair F4U-1, R5 F-86D Sabre, R6 Vengence, R7 Piper Cub, R8 Ercoupe, R9 Sparky, R10 F-100 Super Sabre and R11 Grumman F9F Panther. 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.

Easy Built Models Vought F4U Corsair - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight, FF-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$25   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. 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.

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 7-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Purchased new on September 28, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Very colorful box art of a Beaufigher making a low attack run on shipping. Kit includes torpedo and rocket load-outs. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box looks better than the grade, but is graded 'very good' because there is a closed tear on one side. Craftmaster kits were made in the UK by Airfix and marketed by MPC in the USA.

Airfix Junkers JU-88A-4 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

From the mid 1960s and in 'near mint' condition. Action-packed artwork shows the final moments of a Ju-88. British fighters continue to pour lead into the doomed aircraft, which is still in it's dive and just released the lethal load. The gunners fire back and flak burst across the sky. Well molded for that time with cockpit detail, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, working dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props and external bomb load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Hardbox issue is copyright dated 1965. Purchased new on May 12, 1966 at S.S. Kresge Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra airliner ensured that it had a short service life in commercial service. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long-serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the 'A' version of the venerable patrol aircraft. Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.