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Hasegawa Vought F-8E Crusader - With Carrier Deck Display Base - US Navy VF-191 USS Ticonderoga / Rainbow Tail, 1/48, PT25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

From 2003. Limited release includes a full color, factory-painted plastic carrier deck section the size of the kit box. The actual model is rare and exceptionally well detailed with 119 parts. Model includes colorful decal sheet for both aircraft shown on the cover. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell BB-63 USS Missouri - Picture Fleet Issue With Master Modelers Stamp, 1/535, H300-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

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1961 hardbox Picture Fleet Master Modelers Kit. Includes John Steel box art and reproduction of the deck plaque that is on the Might Mo's deck were WWII ended. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet, Master Modelers Stamp and instructions.

Comet Stinson - 6 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/187, S6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Rare 1950 issue features 2D factory cut fuselage & wing, a die-cut sheet of parts, fully finished wheels and excellent plans/instructions. NOTE: the fuselage has been slightly started. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts & plans present. In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers, such as Comet issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits.

Classic Airframes IMAN Ro-37 bis, 1/48, 469

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior and more, film instruments and a fret of photoetched parts. There is a paint guide for four aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Tamiya El Alamein Time Capsule Diorama, 1/35, 620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very nice diorama makes a very attractive and detailed display. Features positionable troops, numerous accessories, dog, large clear display 'bottle' as shown on the box top, full color backdrop photo and more. The complete Time Capsule series includes 610 Dunkirk, 620 El Alamein, 630 Berlin Headquarters, 640 Leningrad Winter, 650 Remagen Bridgehead and 660 Last Word.

Top Flite Arrow Jet JIGTIME - 15 Flying Balsa Aircraft Rubber Or Jetex Powered, B4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Many companies tried to produce fully prefabricated flying model kits that would really fly. Of all these attempts, only Top Flite succeeded with the late 1950s 'JIGTIME' flying rubber free-flight model series. The Jigtime series were highly prefabricated 3D (not profile), all balsa models with no tissue. The tissue, rib and spar method was eliminated and it is built off of central jigs with all parts factory pre-painted with a colorful design. Includes 3D fuselage with die-cut sides, top & bottom all finished in color with insignia, panel lines and even rivets, completely finished wings with the correct dihedral and camber, finished tail feathers, clear plastic canopy, hardware, fully carved nose (that is also the thrust button), fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, plastic propeller, rubber motor and full instructions. Can be flown rubber free flight or Jetex free flight. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Skywave HMS Manchester D95 - Or Gloucester D96 Missile Destroyer Type 42 Batch 3, 1/700, M-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Highly detailed waterline kit that includes full decals for both ships and a full color painting guide on the back of the box. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-51D Mustang And P-47D Thunderbolt - Squadron 144 Series, 1/144, 1033

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

SALE!! Includes both small-scale models. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 105mm Howitzer, 1/40, H539-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. 2006 reissue of the classic 1958 kit. Ideal builder since it is made from the original 'S' kit molds. Even the box artwork is a reproduction of the original artwork. Featuring swiveling gun barrel that elevates and has recoil action, rotating wheels turn, flexible tires and trails that fold inward for towing. Includes 4 G.I. figures, shells, crates and detailed 'battle-ground' base.

Maircraft Boeing F4B4 And Curtiss Hawk P-6E And Curtiss Goshawk - Solid Wood Model Airplanes, 1/48, S16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor to Good

$32   

SALE!! Includes all three WWI solid wood 1/48 scale aircraft models in their original boxes. None of the kits have ever been started. The F4B-4 is inventoried 100% complete; the box is 'good-' and stained. The Hawk P-6E box is inventoried 100% complete and the box is 'good.' The Goshawk is inventoried and NOTE: missing the wheels; otherwise complete with all other parts. All three features 3D or 2D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, printwood, small parts and full-size multi-view plans & instructions with templates. 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.

AMT Caterpillar Bulldozer D8H, 1/24, T818

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$79   

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Still factory sealed and the rare, early 1970s release (not a common reissue). Large-scale, highly detailed kit with over 350 pieces features 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, optional center tooth ripper attachment with vinyl hydraulic line tubing, adjustable blade and ripper, detailed track roller frames with working idler wheels, track rollers, track carrier rollers and drive sprockets, snap-together individual track sections and more. Molded in 'Cat Yellow.'

Roden Beechcraft UC-43 Staggerwing - (GB-2 Traveller II G17S G-17S), 1/48, 442

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very nice kit from all new molds. Features very finely molded parts, complete interior, optional position cabin doors and landing gear, detailed landing gear and decals with paint guide for multiple aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Staggerwing is still considered one of the finest civil aircraft designs to reach mass production. The brainchild of Walter Beech, the G17S had a top speed of over 200 mph and landed at 60 mph - all in 1932. It was faster than many fighter planes of the day.

Kitty Hawk Su-35 Fullback - 4 Different Markings Options, 1/48, KH80141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$265   

This rare model is a superb kit from all new molds. Features excellent detail inside and out, all fine recessed panel lines, photoetched details, excellent cockpit & gear wells and much more. Includes full color paint guide and decals sheets for different aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Douglas DC-8 Jetliner - With Old 'Fly Eastern Airlines' Livery, 1/103, 388-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$179   

1960 issue with the early Eastern color scheme on the box art and the decals. This model is very well done for that time in big 1/100 scale kit is molded in white and clear, with the clear Aurora 'Triangle' world base and a very large, full color decal sheet of this rare early color scheme. Never started. the kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even contains the original factory packing tissue paper. The decals are flat, intact and clean with no damage; however they have the usual yellowing. You can put them in a sun-facing window or you can use the two articles on this website about how to make your own decals to restore them to like-new color.

Atwood Wasp .049 Gas Engine - 1/2 A Class - Never Run

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$165   

Very rare in this condition - never run and complete in the box with all factory accessories. It is NOS - new old stock, never run. The motor is free, has superb compression and has never been mounted. Includes all original paperwork (operating instructions, parts list, etc.), the original metal fuel tank & polished metal spinner and all hardware (wrench, two long machine screws and nuts, metal and fiber washer/spacers for the fuel tank). The box is 100% complete & intact with four solid corners and no repairs, rips or tears; I have graded it 'good++' due to general wear.

Adams Thor Missile at White Sands with Launch Pad, 1/87, K162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$210   

Rare kit dated 1958. Very well detailed featuring Thor missile, complete launching tower and ground crew of three. Molded in gloss white and medium gloss gray. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Scientific Robert E Lee Mississippi Steamboat - 24.5 Inch Long, 181-3295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$249   

One of Scientific's finest kits. The 'Super Deluxe' and 'Museum Quality' boast on the box top is true, and it can be made into a stunning model with skill and patience. Includes pre-carved hull with wood display stand and pedestals, metal name plate, a vast number of cast metal fittings including lifeboats, paddle wheels, ships wheel, weathervane, whistle, bell, ladders, cargo posts, bitts, cleats, anchors and much more, printwood and tapered hardwood masts/yards, pre-formed fiber pattern ornate railings, colorful name and pennant materials and much more. There are four large pages of full size plans, and a detailed, step by step instruction book with very nice assembly illustrations. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.. Scientific Model Airplane Company was founded by John D. Frisoli of Newark, N.J. He started the business in a 12 square foot store in the 1940s. By 1952 John had sales of plane, boat & race car kits and accessories totaling about $200,000 annually.

Aurora Russian Mig-19, 1/48, 66-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$185   

Very rare model in incredible, investment-grade 'Mint' box condition. The original owner very carefully opened the model but left the shrink wrap protecting the box top and four sides. It is in remarkable condition; there is no more wear than it left the assembly line with. Dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork; however the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the oval boarder logo means that it is closer to the early 1960s. The model inside is molded in a wonderful gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are 'near mint' with slight yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Marui Aero Subaru Fuji FA-200 - Motorized, 1/36, MT59-MP4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Very rare large-scale model features all motorizing hardware and wiring, detailed cockpit with reclining front seat backs, opening canopy, working trailing edge wing flaps, positionable figure, rotating wheels, display stand and more. The motor is hidden behind the scale engine front and the battery cleverly stored behind the cockpit and is changed through a hatch on the fuselage underside. Includes large, colorful decals with all light and dark blue striping as shown on box cover. Molded in white, clear, black and ivory plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that Marui did not furnish the motor with this kit.

Revell Fokker Triplane DR-1 - S Issue, 1/28, H270-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$144   

1957 first issue 'S' kit. The box top has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, no tape (not even the factory sealing tape), no fading, stains, tears, creases or missing litho. Very light shelf wear (as shown)is the only flaw. Large scale, detailed model features movable propeller, wheels & control stick, detailed engine, removable cowling, complete cockpit, complete rigging instructions and three crew members. Molded in the correct red. Never started. The parts and all paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Literally everything inside is factory sealed.