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Revell Martin B-57B Intruder - Strategic Air Power Issue, 1/82, H132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Still factory sealed. 1970 Strategic Air Power Series features optional position landing gear, clear canopy and detailed crew figures.

Monogram AH-1S Cobra Helicopter, 1/48, 5444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$36   

Still factory sealed. Larger scale (1/48) kit of this purpose-designed attack helicopter. Features full cockpit, spinning rotors, moving cannon and full cockpit details.

Airfix Douglas DC-9-30 KLM and Iberia, 1/144, 03182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit featuring optional position cabin and baggage doors, opening/closing rear airstair door, optional position landing gear and a large and colorful decal sheet for both airlines.

Monogram GMC Jimmy, 1/24, 2248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$95   

Still factory sealed. Rare model from 1979. Well detailed and features detailed suspension and 4WD drive line, complete V8 engine and engine compartment, opening hood, optional top, full interior, Goodyear Tracker A-T tires, brush guard winch, rear-mounted Jerry cans, covered spare wheel, optional roll bar, rear seat, custom front-seat console, optional clear roof panel and more.

Guillows British SE-5 - Shelf Model Series - 7 Inch Wingspan, 25H-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

This is one of the "Shelf Model" series by Guillow's and works out to roughly 1/46 scale. These early 1950s models were a new concept designed compete with the 'solid' scale models of the time. Instead of the usual tedious carving and sanding, Guillow's advertised on the box side that "The Die-Cut Parts Go Together Like Magic!" Features all die-cut parts on five sheets of balsa, wood stock as required, metal propeller, metal wire for the landing gear and comprehensive text step-by-step instructions, full size drawing, exploded drawing, cut out insignia and rudder flash, instrument panel and many more details. The wingspan is 7 inches. This is an all balsa kit and no tissue is needed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and all paperwork.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

1970s reissue of the older and still very popular kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire prop shaft, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% 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.

Krugozor Yakovlev Yak-18 - Light Acrobatic Aircraft, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$29   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and the right side of the seal is missing as shonw. Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. I have listed this as a Krugozor ('Horizon') release as it has their logo and name on a short side and appears to be dated 1975, which would align with Krugozor production. Krugozor (or MFDI) took over Yunyj Tyechinik production in the mid 1970s and production continued till 1993. Yunyj Tyechinik orignally succeeded MZMPI, which was the first kit manufacture in the USSR.

Revell Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/32, 4406

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1980 issue. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine.

AMT Star Truk - Custom or Stock Ford F350 Styleside Pickup With Ranger XLT Trim - (Star Truck), 1/25, T322

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. First issue in very rare condition. Features parts to build stock or custom versions, detailed 460 CID engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Not the original 'S' issue but the 1997 reissue. Ideal builder with very colorful Swissair decals and the original 'Revelving' Globe stand from the 1950s. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Mean Mudder - Chevy Off-Road Van With Dirt Bike, 1/24, H1393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$159   

Still factory sealed and dated 1978. Very rare and even more so in this condition. First and only issue features two position rear doors, detailed off-road interior with high back seats, tool box & accessories, complete Chevy 350 CID V8 engine, Goodyear Wrangler T/T tires on Jackman wheels, roof rack with camping gear and spare tire, side and rear window louvers, custom off-road side mirrors, custom lift-off roof to display full van interior, custom sunroof & window, Dirt Bike with bike ramp, Hickey front bumper with Sidewinder winch, custom grill guard with 4 Cibie off-road driving lamps and more.

Marvel Douglas 8A-5 / A-33 Attack Bomber - Battle Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$37   

Rare solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale so they would fly well and also lacked detail. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn box missing the end flaps, but inside it is complete with all parts and full-size plans with instructions and a description of this rare aircraft. There are three sheets of printwood and a block for the fuselage. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note, this is war time model so compressed fibre-board has been substituted for balsa wood. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

Joe Ott Spitfire With Ott-O-Matic Formers - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Wood Model, 2201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and their very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features glue in a metal tube, 2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, factory-carved balsa wood propeller, thin hardwood wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory sealed paper envelope for the small parts (usually consists of fully carved thrust button, main wheels and metal prop shaft/rubber motor hook), clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. The loose parts have been inventoried complete and the paper envelope is still factory sealed.

Cox TWO Glow Head .09 - Never Run And In The Original Bags - Glow Plugs, 2302

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$20   

Very rare in this condition. Both "Med" .09 glow heads are NOS and never run; the copper washers are protected in the cardboard as shown. One is Cox part number 2302 and the other is 23020. They are identical; one is a later style part number than the other.

Cox F8F Bearcat - Beetle Bomb - Electric Powered U-Control Flying Aircraft, 9501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$105   

Rare, early electric U-Control model from 1995. Cox was often innovative in it's flying models and this one was no exception. Features large-scale Bearcat that is fully factory assembled, 'Touch And Go' D handle that includes an on-off power switch for the aircraft, all U-control hardware and gear, quiet electric motor, 9.6V battery pack and battery charger. This model has never been flown. It have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and accessories and includes the original instructions in 'excellent' condition. The box shows better than the 'good' grade but is rated as such because there is a strip of brown transparent packing tape on the back of the box and some tape residue and light damage from where some of this tape was removed from the right short side.

Cox Pee Wee .020 Gas Engine - Never Run New On Sealed Blister Card, 100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$142   

Still factory sealed. Very rare in this condition. This is a factory-assembled .020 engine that is still sealed on the original blister and cardboard backing. Although it shows wear the cardboard is complete . The blister is still perfectly clear and amazingly has no damage. As will all blister pack engines, the instructions and part list is printed on the rear of the cardboard.

Cox Tee-Dee .09 Thimble-Drome Engine - New In Jewel Box, 210

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$105   

Very rare in this condition. Not a kit, but a factory built engine that is NOS - never run and still in the original cardboard and clear plastic 'jewel' box. Includes instructions and only one Cox wrench.

Cox Medallion .15 Rotary Valve Sport Stunt Gas Engine - Never Run and In The Original Jewel Case, 220

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Very rare in this condition. Not a kit, but a factory built engine that is NOS - never run and still in the original cardboard and clear plastic 'jewel' box. Includes instructions and two Cox wrenches. Please note that the interior cardboard has been neatly and correctly repaired from the inside with white cardstock and book binding glue. It has the wear and small tears typical of this engine; it is very heavy and Cox mounted it on very thin cardboard.

Varney American Refigerator Transit Co. (A.R.T.) 40' Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - With Metal Truck Set - Wood and Metal HO Scale Craftsman Train Kit, HO, R-42

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Varney was one of the most known names in early HO model railroading. Gordon Varney was visionary in early business years. When HO was just gaining in popularity in the late 1930s, Varney sold all of his successful 'O' gauge moldings and casting to concentrate exclusively on HO gauge. Judging from the style of kit, this one is from the 1950s. Features all metal main parts that are factory painted and lettered; metal and plastic details, metal truck set and more. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. The car sides and end are in 'excellent+' condition. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Waku Yakolev Yak-17 / Airmodel 1/72 F-107A Ultra Sabre / Vac Wings 1/48 Kawanishi N1K1 Rex / Dubena 1/72 Yak-17 - Bagged

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

SALE!! Includes all four vacuform kits in their original bags. Please note they are 1/72 except for the Rex, which is 1/48. All models are either factory sealed or opened, never started and inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note that vacuform modelers are not for beginners. Certain skills, including scratch building, are required to build this type of kit.