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Jo-Han Fire Rescue Ambulance (Cadillac Ambulance Detroit Fire Department), 1/25, GC-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare model from the 1960s. Large, long wheel base kit that was very well detailed for that time. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, steerable wheels, full front interior and complete rear emergency compartment with attendant's seats, stretcher brackets, hand rails, oxygen tanks and regulators and stretcher, opening rear door, molded in underside detail with separately molded front suspension, colorful choice of Fire Dept. or independent markings, rubber tires and more. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, chrome and black rubber. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - (small box) Pre 'S', 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$495   

Very rare early 1950s issue. Unusual narrow height Pre 'S' box with full artwork. The second version of this kit shared the same part number but is in a taller box and has simplified artwork. Small parts are still in a factory cello bag, but the bag has split (the kit is complete, however). Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top). It has the correct instructions showing this early stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

M&E Models Bell TH-57 SeaRanger - Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, KC004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$44   

Still factory sealed. Contains parts to convert the Matchbox JetRanger (or other 1/72 Jet Ranger) into the TH-57 SeaRanger. Molded in Clear, grey and with cast metal details and full decals for three birds: British, US Navy and IDF.

Heller Strasbourg Battlecruiser, 1/400, L1030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$119   

Still factory sealed. Rare. The Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers were the French response to the German Graf Spee-class and the fast and well-armed Italian ships at the time. If the 1900 to 1930 span of French shipbuilding could be defined as lacking a clear vision or plan, the Strasbourg and her sister decisively ended that period. The products of superior design and engineering, the two sisters would re-define fast capital ships as would their near-sisters Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart after them. But world events would conspire against these beautiful ships and there visibility in naval history. The Strasbourg was begun in 1934 at St. Nazire, launched in 1936 and put into service in 1939. She never navigated in peacetime. Displacement was 26,500 ton and top speed was 30 knots. Main armament was (8) 330mm guns and (16) 130 mm dual purpose. The main and secondary guns were mounted in the first quadruple turrets. Both main 330 mm turrets faced forward so that all main guns could fire when the enemy was sighted or in pursuit. Her superior speed would allow her to escape anything that she could not out-gun. Like most ships of the day she featured the 'All-Or-Nothing' armor design or 'armored box'. The compact design and placement of the main and secondary armament allowed unusually high armor protection for a battlecruiser. Serious consideration was also given to underwater protection, and the ships had a unique and effective (as events would prove) anti-mine/torpedo system with a novel water-exclusive material. At Mers-El-Kebir, her sistership Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. In an unlucky set of events, a ship moored next to her was sunk along with it's load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. Other ships would have sunk, but she did not. Strasbourg was the only capital ship to get underway during the disaster at Mers-El-Kebir. Her superior speed allowed her to escape while two other French Battleships were sunk. She fled to Toulon, where she was eventually joined by the hastily repaired Dunkerque. However, when the Germans threatened to seize the ships, the entire fleet including the two sisters was scuttled in the harbor. The Italians raised the Strasbourg and stripped her of her guns; but she was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft. In 1945 she was raised again, but salvage was beyond hope. In 1955 she was sold for scrap.

Aoshima Focke-Wulf FW-189 A-1 Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1/72, G6-502-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Older issue Aoshima slightly-glossy box kit with very collectible artwork. Inside, the model has never been started and is still factory sealed and complete with decals and instructions. Nicely molded kit with operating triple split flaps, ailerons and rotating wheels and props.

Monogram F-101B Voodoo, 1/109, P401-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Part of the 1960s Forty-Nine Cent Series. Very nicely done model with two Genie Missiles (Genie was an air-to-air unguided nuclear rocket). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog SE 210 Caravelle Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$245   

Rare kit from the 1950s. The box has great color and gloss but some creasing as shown. There are no price tags and all four corners are solid. The only tape are the factory tape marks on the sides and bottom where they sealed it originally. Inside the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the bright dark blue base and arm. Even the original glue capsule and white paint are included. The paint is in a corked glass vial and is still good. Decals and instructions are exceptional and as new also with light yellowing. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell F4U-1 Corsair - (F4U1), 1/32, H278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Classic well-detailed large-scale kit. Decals are for the Corsair flown by Pacific Ace Ira Kepford. Kit features detailed Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine and removable cowling, opening canopy and complete cockpit, folding wings, clear landing lights, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and propeller. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Dragon USS Virginia CGN38 Guided Missile Cruiser Smart Kit Cyber-Hobby With Two Flagship Super Detail PE Sets, 1/700, 7090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Includes Flagship Models 1/700 Ticonderoga or Spruance Class PE Set with railings and much, much more. Also includes Flagship Models #FM-700-2 "Modern Warship Radar" PE set. Both sets have not been started and are complete with instructions. The actual model is from new molds and is very finely detailed with over 200 pieces. You can built it waterline or full hull and it includes a display stand with pedestals, PE parts, full decals and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-106 Delta Dart Century Series With SuperScale Decals, 1/48, 5828

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Includes Super Scale 48-1021 F-106 decals for the very colorful Air Defense Weapons Center at Tyndall AFB, Florida. Decals are still factory sealed and fresh from climate controlled storage. The actual kit is the 1990 issue and is well detailed and molded for that time. Large-scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Junkers Ju-52-3m/g3e/g7e (Ju-52 Ju52), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$120   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Cleveland Bayles' 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

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.

Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. 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, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Czech Model Ki-10 Perry - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality complete resin kit. Excellent detailed. Never started and complete with all parts.

Aeroclub DH-82a or DH-82c Tiger Moth - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Nicely done multimedia kit. Builds the De Havilland DH-82a or Canadian DH-82c(DH.82)Tiger Moth. Features well done injection molded parts, metal tailwheel, propeller and seats, choice of two different clear canopies, extruded airfoil strut material and full decals for multiple aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa North American F-100D Super Sabre, 1/72, 1035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Late 1970s/early 1980s issue with markings for the very colorful high-vis aircraft shown. Features optional position landing gear, speed brakes and refueling probe. Weapons include 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 Bullpups, 2 napalm tanks and 2 external fuel tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman TBF Avenger, 1/72, 480-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$15   

Two-piece softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Dated 1968. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Billing Boats Oseberg Viking Ship - 34 Inches Long, 1/25, 518

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$129   

Highly detailed, very large scale kit with fittings. Features plank-on-frame construction and parts of of hardwood, plywood, metal and with some plastic details. This is a very complete kit with sail material, rigging, complete instructions and full size plans. All of the bulkheads are beautifully factory-cut out and ready for assembly and the shields and intricate carvings on the bow and stern are injection molded plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Revell Convair F-102A Delta Dagger- 'S' Issue, 1/78, H233-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Original issue from 1956. Hardbox artwork has excellent colors and gloss. Molded in the correctly gloss silver and clear and with the famous Revell clear 'Globe' base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Takara Japan Issue - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/56, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork. This is the issue with the high gloss box. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains additional decals - in this case, there are decals for three Starfires. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.