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AHM P-51D Mustang Racer Miss America, 1/87, SK-11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. HO scale kit. Very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Aurora Japanese Sub I-19, 1/275, 728

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

1972 'Big A' box issue. Large scale kit is almost 16 inches long when assembled. This is an excellent model from Aurora's efforts of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Aurora knew that the old 1950s kits were outclassed by the late 60s and cut a new series of molds including several ships, helicopters and subs. The result was high mold quality and very good detail for that time, as represented by this kit. Includes large display stand, decals, periscope and cranes, conning tower and deck guns. Never started. NOTE: missing Glen seaplane body (floats are present). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. The I-19 is famous for firing history's most successful torpedo spread off Guadalcanal. On September 14, 1942, the I-19 was patrolling of the Solomons when she fired a 6 torpedo spread. Three hit and sank the US Carrier CV-7 WASP, and the remaining three exploded against the BB North Carolina and the destroyer O'Brien. The destroyer sank and the North Carolina had to be repaired at Pearl till November 16, 1942. The I-19's Glen seaplane also flew night reconnaissance on February 23, 1942 over Pearl Harbor for the planned second attack by Emily flying boats on that base.

Sterling Monocoupe with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 21 inch Wingspan For Control Line or Free Flight, M-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 21 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl, engine and wheel pants, steel pre-shaped landing gear struts and decals. Full size plans are included that also include highly detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Revell HMS Campbeltown (USS Buchanan) Destroyer, 1/240, H450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Still factory sealed. 1971 issue. Large scale and highly detailed kit of the historic four-pipe destroyer. Originally the USS Buchanan Four-Piper, she was traded in the famous Lend-Lease program for the use of British bases. On March 8, 1942, the Campbeltown sailed up the Loire River. Her mission was to destroy the Normandie Drydock, a possible haven for the Tirpitz which was holed up on Norway at this time. The Campbeltown was disguised as a German warship and the bow was packed with 8500 lbs of high explosive depth charges. Under a RAF diversion, Campbeltown fought her way up the river and rammed the dock doors at full speed. Charges at the stern sank the back of the ship and she was wedged in the dock. During a German inspection 8 hours later, the charges went off, scattering parts of the ship up to one mile away. The dock was rendered useless to the Tirpitz, who now had to stay in Norway.

RCM Sikorsky S-39B Amphibian, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$62   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Carl Goldberg Models Gentle Lady - 2-Meter R/C Sailplane, SP-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

This 78 and 1/4 inch wingspan glider is legendary for it's performance and still flown today. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Heller AMD Mirage IV Bomber - Aircraft #48 or #29, 1/48, 596

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$89   

From 1980 and newer molds; not the original 1963 kit. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit detail with crew, optional position crew hatches, two jet engines, atomic bomb and two supersonic drop tanks. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Thanks to Jean-Claude in France, we know this kit is the real 1/48 scale model of the Mirage IV; not the 1/50 scale molds cut in 1963.

Brifaut Antoinette 1908, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$275   

Very rare kit of French manufacture. Like many of the other Brifaut kits, this one features injection molded internal aircraft parts that duplicate the actual aircraft structure, and a fine cloth covering material that looks like silk. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is in factory-new condition. All parts are still internally sealed. The original 'La Racine Touchtout' rigging line is present, along with the cloth covering and all the paper work: 3 pages of aircraft history, pattern guide for the cloth, beautiful illustrated instructions and written instructions as well. It is very unusual to find this kit so complete. Other kits in the line are on the side of the box and include the Eole (Clement Ader), Antoinette, Voisin, Nieuport XVII, 'Vieux Charles' and Arc En Ciel. This kit must be shipped insured.

Airfix Vanguard Turbo-Prop Airliner Trans-Canada - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 4-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Rare 1960s issue with very colorful Trans-Canada decals. This was an excellent kit for the time with rotating wheels and props, clear windows for the cabin and cockpit, full landing gear, optional position cabin doors and two boarding stairs with railings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals appear in outstanding 'near mint' condition. The British were very quick to design and build successful turbo (jet) prop airliners after the war. The turboprops had superior speed, range and fuel economy. The Vanguard was one of several excellent designs. She cruised at 425 MPH with a full passenger load and 7 to 8 tons of cargo below the cabin.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Unicraft Boeing Bird of Prey, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$65   

Rare. Nicely detailed, limited-run resin kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Monogram Wright Brothers Flyer I (Kitty Hawk) - White Box Issue, 1/40, 6824

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$22   

1973 'White Box' issue. Possibly the best injection molded kit of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Includes rigging instructions. Kit also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, carrier dolly and historical accessories that were all there for the historic flight- "C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery. The model as never been started. NOTE: Missing the monorail launching track. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present.

Matchbox Handley Page HP-58 Heyford Mk.III - Mk.I and Mk.II, 1/72, PK-605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$48   

Still factory sealed. The Heyford was the last big biplane bomber to serve with the RAF and equipped 11 First-Line Squadrons at the time. The prototype first few in 1930 and had many novel features such as retractable ventral turret and the wing attached to the underside of the top wing for excellent visibility. It was soon nicknamed 'Express Bomber' due to it's ability to carry a large bomb load, fly at high speeds and be rapidly re-armed, serviced and repaired. Has parts and decals for all three variants from 102(B) RAF Sq. 1938, No. 99 Sq 1934 and No. 7(B) Sq. 1935.

MPM Spitfire PR Mk. XIX - RAF 81Sqn and Swedish 11 Sqn, 1/72, C72025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Limited release kit featuring fine recessed panel line details, brass photoetched parts and decals for both aircraft listed - RAF Photo Reconnaissance 81 Squadron based at Seletar, Singapore in 1951 and Swedish Air Force Photo Reconnaissance 11 Regiment in 1948. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Miles Master Trainer, 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Hasegawa Vought F4U-1 Corsair - Bird Cage Canopy US Navy - (F4U1), 1/72, 1179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines and decals for the mid-WWII model shown on the box top as well as one for the earlier non-red border US insignia. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1962 Pontiac Bonneville 2 Door Hardtop 3 in 1, 1/25, S622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Rare. Nicely molded and detailed kit that can be built three ways - stock, show or track. Features stock or custom engine, detailed engine bay, opening hood, complete stock or custom interior, extensive custom front and rear end treatments, realistic upholstery material and more. Molded in ivory white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and black rubber narrow whitewall tires. Chrome and windshield are in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present, instructions and NOTE, missing AMT body putty tube and it only has a partial decal sheet. The sheet is 80% intact but missing 20% of the decals. The tach and custom gauge faces are missing, along with 3 others, but they are not major ones.

Scientific Cessna 180 - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 139-169

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Rare, high performance flying stick-and-tissue model from about 1966. Features detachable wing, precision die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, 6" diameter plastic propeller, T-56 contest rubber, formed wire parts, finished wheels, die-cut and printed window clear material and more. With excellent full size plans and detailed instructions. Never started. Inventoried complete.

Monogram US Army Military Jeep and M3-37mm Gun - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM21-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Rare kit in the 1957 dated short box. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is a 2" closed tear on the edge of the instructions.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Popular, large flying model that is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a 9.5" Peck-Polymers plastic prop, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. NOTE: the plans have a small amount of adult writing on them. Never started and complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.