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Renwal Bristol F2B Aeroskin Major Andrew McKeever's Aircraft, 1/72, 268-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$36   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes Aeroskin and instructions.

CM BB-27 USS Michigan (1918), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$295   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tailed Roadster, 1/32, C343-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes colored, chrome plated and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering link and fuel tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

AML Siebel Si-202 Hummel - Luftwaffe Oblt. Stolle Staffelkapitain 8./JG2 France 1941 / Slovakia 1942, 1/72, 72 014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with photoetched details and decals for the two aircraft listed.

Revell Boeing-NASA Space Operations Center, 1/144, 4532

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

From 1984. Ops center features Science, Logistics and Habitat Modules, some with interior detail. Opening hangar doors reveal orbital transfer vehicle. Comes with solar panels and display stand. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing - (ex Entex / Bandai), 1/16, 9019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Very large scale and highly detailed. Features fully detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete inner-body substructure, suspension and steerable front wheels, full interior, opening Gullwing doors and more. Molded in white, black, silver, chrome plated and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

CM USS California CGN-36 - (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$345   

Please note that this is a kit that must be assembled and painted; the photo shows this model as built by Geoff Cook. This is a highly detailed, SPECIAL ORDER, limited production kit featuring high definition resin hull and parts castings, photoetched details and instructions. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment and the normal lead time is 2 to 3 weeks.

AMT Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 1/72, 8623

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Out of production kit of the cruise-missile equipped "H" variant of the venerable Stratofortress. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, nicely detailed cockpit and crew stations, choice of rear turret or 'constant tail section' (no gun), detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks, cruise missiles and pylons, optional position landing gear and decals for the last B-52 built, 61-040. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$42   

Very rare. Has a box art variation from the other issue of CR110. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. It is missing 3 or 4 small wooden parts that can be made; otherwise complete with all other parts, plans and instructions. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

Megow The Cadet 51.5 Inch Wingspan Early Gas Free Flight Aircraft, E-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$425   

Very, very rare. From the early 1930s. Notice that the motor is referred to simply as 5/8" bored engine. There is no record of a public sale of this kit since the mid 1990s and no public photo of one until now. It is safe to say that only a handful are left. Fred Megow once stated that they lost money on the big gas models (like this Cadet) and sold very few; they were done for status only. The box top and tray are in exceptional condition given the age of the model. The box top and litho are both 100% intact, although the corners are taped due to splits and the litho has stains as shown. The tray is better with no splits. This is an incredible kit for that time with a high degree of prefabrication- "Can Be Built In A Few Evenings!" at the box says and it is true. Features ready-carved, completed hollow wing leading edges from a single block of balsa, conical monocoque fuselage, universally acceptable motor mounting, special wing mounting that protects the model (the wing will fly off loose undamaged in case of a collision), realistic cabin, high aspect ratio, solid, factory cut tail, high quality printwood, spars, stripwood and sheet wood, balsa blocks as required, metal stock, finished rubber tires with wooden hubs, the original paper envelope including all hardware, embossed and outlined aluminum sheet including lower, top and nose cowls, beautiful fuselage-length 'CADET' insignia in black and silver, covering material, huge, detailed plans and even a four page, illustrated brochure by Maxwell B. Bassett (Pioneer Gas Model Builder and Designer) called 'Flying Gasoline Powered Models.' Even the original cardboard dividers and inserts are present. There is no assembly but NOTE: 20 wing ribs are cut out to 'professional' quality. All other parts are uncut. Carefully inventoried and NOTE: missing the prop blank and fluids. The factory rubber bands disintegrated. Otherwise includes all other items, insignia and paperwork.

Hubley 1930 Packard Model 740 Custom Roadster, 1/22, 4860-500

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

From the 1970s. Very well detailed with 143 parts. Includes metal body, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts. Features a full rolling chassis just like the real car with excellent engine detail, removable hood, complete exhaust and suspension, working steering, flexible radiator hoses, rubber tires, chrome spoke wheels and working worm-gear steering. Has full interior detail with very clear thin windshields and special interior side panels. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a beautiful, fast status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$58   

Still factory sealed. Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Competition Models Inc Sal Taibi's Starduster - 42 Inch Wingspan Gas Powered Free Flight Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Sold brand new on 7-7-1961 at the legendary Cleveland Hobby Supply Company at 4526 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH. Includes the original hand-written receipt. Large wingspan kit for .02 to .074 engines. This is one of the famous Sal Taibi's National award winning designs. Sal was one of the early 'Kings Of Gas Free Flight' and a very gifted designer. The model is from the 1950s. 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. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the other parts have been inventoried complete with the plans. Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals,' the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Revell Nike Hercules Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1804-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$165   

Original 1958 dated 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common reissue. The box is in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with exceptional as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tape marks (with the exception of the factory sealing tape), no fading, rips or tears. Flaws include very light wear and the original price tag (from 'KINGS' department store for $1.22) on the left short side panel. This model has many action features - the removable missiles has a separating booster stage, an operating launcher, three man crew and more. Molded in the correct white and olive drab plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Tamiya Panther Ausf.D - Plus Eduard Zimmerit PE And Tamiya PE Upgrade Set - Pz.Kpfw. Panther Ausf.D Sd.Kfz.171, 1/35, MM345

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$83   

Includes two aftermarket accessories: Eduard #36330 panther Ausf.D Zimmerit Vertical (designed for this kit and includes two large PE frets and full instructions) and Tamiya Detail-Up Parts Set #12666 Panther Ausf.D Photo-Etched Grille Set (never used and complete). The actual model is highly detailed and well molded armor kit. Never started. Some parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Airways Vac Form Vickers VC-10 C1 Plus K2 Tanker Conversion Parts and Plans, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Large 1/72 scale VC10 C1 is the only big non-tanker version of this famous and dependable aircraft. Nicely molded with fine recessed panel lines and better detail than many injection molded models. Includes injection molded struts, molded clear front cockpit windows as well as extensive instructions and plans and a very large decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The C1 was the first VC10 version used by the RAF. The following history is from Wikipedia: The first RAF aircraft, designated VC10 C Mk. 1, often abbreviated to VC10 C1, was delivered for testing on 26 November 1965; deliveries to No. 10 Squadron began in December 1966 and ended in August 1968. The VC10s were named after Victoria Cross (VC) medal holders, and were displayed above the forward passenger door. During the 1960s, the VC10s of No. 10 Squadron operated two regular routes, one to the Far East to Singapore and Hong Kong, and the other to New York. By 1970, roughly 10,000 passengers and 730,000 lb of freight were being carried monthly by the VC10 fleet. In addition to the strategic transport role, the VC10 routinely served in the aeromedical evacuation and VIP roles. In the VIP role, the aircraft was commonly used by members of the British Royal family, such as during Elizabeth II's bicentennial tour of America and by several British Prime Ministers. Margaret Thatcher reportedly insisted on flying by VC10. The aircraft proved capable of being flown non-stop by two flight crews, enabling several round-the-world flights. One such VC10 circumnavigated the globe in less than 48 hours.

Airfix BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 - No.899 NAS HMS Hermes Falklands Campaign May/June 1982 / 700A Flight FAA RNAS Yeovilton UK 1979 / No. 801 NAS FAA RNAS Yeovilton 1988, 1/72, A03078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

An excellent kit featuring fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, detailed engine inlet and compressor fans, optional intake parts, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brake and landing gear, drop tank, air to surface missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinders and a full color painting guide and decals for all aircraft listed. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor assembly as follows: wing halves; parts 36 (2 parts) to fuselage sides; seat to cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Junkers Ju-88A-4 / Ju-88D-1 - Bomber or Reconnaissance Versions (Ju88A4 Ju88D1), 1/72, H113-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Factory sealed. Dated 1967. Features markings and parts for both versions, two position landing gear, removable cowling with detailed engines, bomb load and bomb racks and movable wheels and props.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$169   

Dated 1960. The box is in beautiful 'Excellent++' condition. The only flaws are very light wear marks and the scratch in the B-17 at engine #3. Notice the 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval, which dates this kit closer to the mid 1960s. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition with the only flaw being very slight yellowing. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with typical yellowing and very slight edge wear.