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Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare kit from 1957 in very good overall condition. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered, wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, plastic engine, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'excellent+' condition decals and instructions. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like engine cowl, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Hobby Craft Lockheed T-33 Thunderbird (T-Bird) Shooting Star - USAF Korean War - 21st FIS 'We Too' / 51st FIS 'Paddy Daddy', 1/48, HC1548

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Large 1/48 scale T-33 kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpits, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, drop tanks, optional position canopy and decals for two aircraft.

ITC US Navy WWI Submarine Chaser (Sub Chaser) - ex-ITC, 1/74, C-582-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


The US Navy WWI Submarine chaser was a 110 foot wooden vessel that carried a crew of 25 and were armed with a 3 lb deck gun and a 'Y' gun for discharging depth charges. The ships proved valuable in combating the German U-boats in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Some were updated and saw service in WWII. This is the large and nicely detailed ex-ITC kit from the 1960s. When ITC discontinued plastic kit production, 'Ringo' was the name give to the 'clearing house' company that cleansed the ITC warehouse of left-over stock. Ringo kits normally did not come with decals or flag sheets - this kit is no exception. The kit has not been started. The small (black) parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger (yellow) parts have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

Revell P-61 Black Widow - 'Times A Wastin' (Snuffy Smith) Major Smith 418th NFS Pacific 1944(4 kills in one night) or 'Husslin' Hussy' Nose Art, 1/48, 85-7546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Dated 1998. Very well detailed model from the original Monogram molds. Includes optional parts, decals and paint guide to make the A or B variants. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface outlines, highly detailed interior with all crew stations, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, removable cowl with detailed engine, optional position wing flaps and crew boarding door with stairs, rotating turret with elevating guns, optional drop tanks and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-47 Giant Stratojet - 'Tall' Pre 'S' Issue, 1/112, H206-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


1954 second issue in the Pre-'S' hardbox. The second issue has a slightly taller box, 4 piece stand and revised instructions. Color and gloss are fantastic. The kit inside is mint. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile with Transporter/Loader and Tractor, 1/48, PD42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality Monogram Four Star kit with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, transporter/loader that actually cranks up and down and moves side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has no assembly. NOTE: the tractor tread parts have some black painting in them (about 20% painted). There is no other painting to any other parts. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Eduard TWO KITS AND CONVERSION Profipack Nieuport Ni-17 Plus 8023 Nieuport Ni-XVII With RN Pearson Decals / Eduard PE / Metal Engines and Props / Ni-24bis/27 Conversion, 1/48, 8033

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Includes BOTH kits and the following accessories which have never been used: RN Pearson decals for three different aircraft, two cast metal engine and prop sets, Eduard PE detail set #48-249, and engine PE set and a very nice resin Ni 24bis/27 Conversion Set (no instructions but very straightforward). The actual Eduard kits are of excellent quality and detail. They have not been started and have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC 1970 Dodge Challenger Plum Crazy With Trailer - Stock / Racing Version / Barris Custom Version, 1/25, 1470-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very, very rare and even harder to find in this condition. This is a one owner model that was kept in climate controlled storage. Features numerous optional parts for all versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, chassis detail, a trailer, tool hitch, tool box and more. Molded in the correct 'Plum Crazy' purple, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly, there are no obvious tire burns. The instructions are 'excellent' with the typical yellowing as the only flaw, amazing 'excellent++' graded decals and even the original flyer for MPC Dynoracers. This kit must be shipped insured.

Revell ETV Waker Coast Guard Emergency Towing Vessel Tugboat, 1/200, 05240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare. Large scale, highly detailed kit from newer molds. Dated 2008. Features a detailed one piece hull, complete deck fittings and equipment, clear material for windows and portholes, full railings, three fire fighting guns, two inflatable boats, two cranes, helicopter landing platform, display stand and colorful markings for the Netherlands Coast Guard. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Unknown Big Lot 'O 15 Submarines / All Scales / Civil War to Modern / Resin With Cast Metal and PE Details

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


SALE!! Read Carefully! This lot includes 15 resin submarines and numerous small parts - many more small parts than there are subs. The collector had perhaps the world's most exhaustive submarine model collection and by his letters knew all the resin manufactures very well; they even sent him prototypes. All 11 subs are high definition resin cast. For example, some are 1/72 Lone Star Models of very early subs and others are 1/700 models of modern SSBNs. In between are some 1/350. All are new and never built but NOTE: I do not know if they are all complete. Some are complete, but some may not be. Included are bags and bags of high quality cast metal parts including numerous props, diving and stern planes, rudders and much more. There are a few frets of PE parts as well. Please NOTE these are sold AS IS and I will not do a detailed inventory. If I were to do so, I would sell them individually for a much higher price. They are cheap because it is an "as-is grab bag." There are NO instructions and documentation of any kind other than the owners notes which often includes the manufacture and sometimes the name of the kit. Many cast metal details are labeled as well (like Lone Star) but some are not.

MPM Arado AR-231 V1 U-Boat Plane, 1/48, 48047

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare 1/48 scale kit. Consists of injection molded parts and cast resin details. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing vacform windscreen. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Lockheed P-38J Lightning, 1/32, 4749

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+


SALE!! Still factory sealed. Features full underwing stores, detailed Allison engines with removable cowls, opening cockpit hood, fully detailed cockpit, four 50 cal. Machine guns and one 20mm cannon and movable wheels and props. Has decals for 'Pudgy IV.'

CM DD-931 USS Forrest Sherman, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+


Built by Geoff Cook from CM kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Monogram F-80 Shooting Star, 1/48, 5428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. 1983 kit. Very well molded. Features detailed cockpit and machine gun bay, removable gun hatch, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, detailed turbojet engine, removable tail section, tail stand and more

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Funaro & Camerlengo 40' 4 Bay 1951 Covered Hopper Canadian National - with Sheet Metal Hatches Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 6450

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for Canadian National. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were not bagged have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Type three logo issue. A very nice kit featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE that one prop is gray instead of silver. That is because one original prop is missing a blade, so I included a later issue complete prop from a later issue.

Hobby-Time Sealed Factory Case of 12 Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98c

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.

Roden Oberursel UR.II Rotary, 1/32, RO624

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Beautifully molded injection-molded plastic engine kit with photoetched brass details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Guillows Fairchild 24 - 25 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 701

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


From 1967. Large and well detailed stick and tissue kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's 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.