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Revell Republic F-84 Thunderstreak - Academy Issue, 1/54, H125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$35   

Revell Great Britain Academy issue with 'boxtop painting you can frame'. 1960s reissue of the original Pre-S kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya F-51D Mustang Korean War - 'Was That Too Fast' from 12th FBS 18th FBG / 'Buckeye Blitz IV / Red Eraser' Capt. J.W. Rogers 36 FBS 8th FBG, 1/48, 61044-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Beautifully molded kit will all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, pilot figure, choice of engine exhaust pipe styles, detailed gear wells, optional up or down wing flaps and radiator rear shutter, bombs, drop tanks and rockets and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI F-100D Super Sabre Thunderbirds, 1/48, SC-4017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find, large scale T-Bird Hun. Includes large and very colorful decal sheet of all Thunderbird markings, stars and red, white & blue stripes.

Comet Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$78   

1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing rubber band. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present. NOTE: the instrument panel was once neatly cut from the instructions; it has been correctly taped back into place on the plans. 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.

Roden Pfalz D-III - (D.III), 1/32, Ro613

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

Completely new kit that is very cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes paint guide and full decals for 6 different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Holverson Designs Silver Hawk Boost Glider Model Rocket, 2002

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Flying model rocket with glide recovery. Engine pod ejects from glider and recovers with streamer. Laser cut balso fins. Still factory sealed.

Revell Junkers Ju-87G2 or Ju-87D-5 Stuka, 1/72, H142

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

1975 issue. Very nicely molded with very fine raised panel detail. Features parts and decals for both versions, detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling, rotating wheels and propeller, 37mm Flak 18 Cannons or 500 and 110 lb bombs and complete painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Miniature Masterpieces Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, 1/48, K502-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$58   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare early 1950s original issue. Molded in brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the carriage, it includes horses, the General, his lady, driver and a display base. The model includes detailed instructions (rare for the early 1950s) and a wonderful (and long) history of this particular carriage. Never started. The parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and includes mint instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare. And from J. Boyle - The actual carriage still exists and is displayed at the Studebaker National museum in SouthBend, Indiana. It seems the Studebaker firm bought the carriage at the turn of the last century. When Studebaker quit building cars, it was donated to the City for eventual placement in a museum, along with many cars and other historichorse-drawn carriages collected by the firm.

Cramer Craft Pfalz A-II - (A.II), 1/72, 1022

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$8   

Older, very basic vacuform kit. Contains white plastic main airframe parts only. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans. Please note that all Cramer models are very basic kits. I do not recommend them unless you are highly experienced with older vacuform kits, have an extensive spares box and are an experienced scratch builder.

Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk - 49th FG 7th FS Lt. J.B. Paris New Guinea 1944 / 80th FG 89th FS Assam Valley Naggaghuli Baes India 1944, 1/72, AT10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Includes decals and paint guide for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

North Pacific North Pacific Sport'r 24 inch Wingspan Balsa Long Range Rubber Powered Airplane Model, D-129-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Rare; part of the scarce 'Deluxe Flying Model' series from North Pacific. North Pacific was famous for making the rubber powered Sleek Streak and Star Flyer which not only flew circles around the rubber/stick competition, but could be modified to achieve near competition performance. The glider line included the fantastic Stunt Flier, which for an 'out of the envelope' design, flew very, very well. North Pacific went all out with this new 'guaranteed to fly' cabin design - a big departure from the profile sticks. The kit features sheet balsa covering, reinforced with hi-impact plastic inside. Can be flown with a .010 motor also. The model has not been started. The parts and paperworkd are still sealed in the factory clear bag. The entire series consisted of the Bipe, Sport'r, Dust'r and Race'r. The Sport'r, Race'r and Dust'r were quoted as flying 1/8 of a mile and Bipe 1/10 of a mile. Detailed instructions are included for gas engine installation. The high price and very short issue has made all of these kits very rare.

Testors 613 Nieuport 17 C-1 and 617 Spad XIII C.1, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

SALE!! Includes two kits. Both models have not been started. They have been inventoried complete with all parts, 'near mint' decals and instructions present. These are from quality ex-Hawk molds.

Hawk Grumman F9F-3KD Drone - (F9F3KD), 1/48, 502-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

From 1965 with artwork by Tom Morgan. Molded in yellow and includes a colorful decal sheet for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - 'S' Kit - (R3Y2), 1/168, H238-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$110   

First issue from 1956. Very colorful 'S' hardbox with great artwork. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, rotating counter-rotating propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. 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.

Aurora Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1/156, 491-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Very rare first issue from 1959 with the 'Northern Lights' rectangular logo. This logo was only used one year. Inside, the kit is 100% correct for an first issue. It includes the early rectangular stand, instructions showing this stand, and the correct decal sheet with no stand decal (the next issue had a stand decal since it had the triangle base stand). Molded in gloss dark green and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Warhawk, 1/48, 44-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$140   

Still factory sealed. 1964 issue with John Steel artwork.

Hawk Laird Solution 1930s Racer - One-Piece Box, 1/48, 603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare. For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the Curtiss box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one in bright yellow acetate and is from 1948. (Hawk went to polystyrene in 1949). The box is in excellent condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual since this type of box is not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started. The model is 100% complete with all parts. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Lindberg British Battleship Hood Motorized, 1/400, 763M-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Rare motorized 1st issue. Could easily be made RC with today's small components. This is a large motorized kit that sails well. One electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate. I remember sailing mine for years before the batteries died in the middle of the lake. There is no assembly but NOTE: one davit is neatly painted. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. Includes flag sheet, electric motor, running hardware and instructions.

Trumpeter CV-9 USS Essex with White Ensign Models PE 3536 Ship / Weapons / Antenna / WEM PE3543 1/350 F6F Hellcat (2 Sets, 20 planes) / WEM PE4544 1/350 Helldiver (2 Sets 20 planes) / L'Arsenal #AC350-01 20mm Guns / Extra Aircraft 12 Helldivers / 11 F6F / 6 TBF, 1/350, 05602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$149   

Build the ultimate Essex! Includes White Ensign Essex Class Carriers huge deluxe set of three large frets for "Set A The Ship", "Anti-Aircraft Weapons & Fittings" and 'Essex Class Carriers WW2 Set B The Antennas' fret. All three have not been used and are complete with all parts and NOTE: missing instructions but you can download those from Steelnavy.com. Also includes four sets of WE PE to detail 20 Hellcats and 20 Helldivers (never used, complete) and also three sets of superb L'Arsenal 20mm guns in resin and photoetch, enough for about 58-60 guns (still sealed). The actual Essex kit is a very highly detailed full hull model with over 600 parts. Can be built full hull or waterline. Includes hanger deck, three types of aircraft with folding wings, decals for the Marcus Islands raid on August 31, 1943 and much more. The kit has never been started. Many parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; those that are not have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions. Please note that this kit contains numerous extra parts for other Essex class ships. These parts are not needed to build the Essex and some of them (6 gun parts to be exact) are not included.

Aurora Superboy Comic Scenes, 1/8, 186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

This is the 1974 issue which includes the comic book with the backdrop mural to create a 3-D Action Display. 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.