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Model Shipways Virginia Pilot Boat Katy - 20 Inches Long, 1/48, 2001

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$86   

Very nice kit of this beautiful ship. Features a superb factory-carved hardwood hull, factory 'planked' decking material, a large number of pre-cut hardwood parts and wood stock, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. The fittings are still factory sealed. The larger parts that never were sealed have been inventoried complete including the plans/instructions.

Tamiya Yugumo Japanese Navy Destroyer, 1/300, JD002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$64   

Unique, large 1/300 scale model from 1968. Very well detailed for that time and features waterline or full hull constructions, complete propeller and rudder detail, rotating main turrets with elevating guns, all AA guns and lifeboats, paravanes, detailed superstructure and more. Includes a display stand and name plaque. NOTE: this kit has very minor and 'professional' quality sub-assembly. The fore deck is glued to the hull; assembly quality is perfect. There is other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Classic Airframes Curtiss Hawk III - Fuerza Aerea Argentina El Palomar 1938 / Fuerza Aerea Argentina Regimiento 2 March1945, 1/48, 446

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$58   

Rare. Highly detailed with main injection molded parts and many resin details. Includes a full color paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

Comet Lockheed F-104A Starfighter - True First Issue, 1/62, PL500-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Hard-to-find 1950s issue. Shortly after this release, Comet sold all their model molds to Aurora. Comet had made two F-104 kits - this is the larger scale one. Inside, the kit is like new and molded in gloss silver and clear. Includes the Comet Model Hobbycraft catalog mailer. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals in amazing 'near mint' condition and 'excellent' instructions. This is the true first issue which includes two instructions sheets - the standard one, and the Supplement. The first draft of the instructions left out the stand ball retainer, and the supplement includes that omission.

Hasegawa Kugisho P1Y1 Ginga Francis, 1/144, SM-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed smaller scale model kit features fine recessed panel lines, parts molded in gray and clear, full landing gear and decals.

Revell DC-8 Jet Mainliner United Airlines, 1/143, H242-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$74   

1964 issue hardbox issue from the same molds as 1955-1959 'S' release. Features detailed engines, removable engine cowls, rotating wheels, optional opened or closed cabin doors, passenger loading ramp and more. Includes extensive United Decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Classic Airframes Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk1 Day Fighter - RAF 141 Sq / 307 Sq / 276 Sq (ASR), 1/48, 471

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Nicely detailed kit that features fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, resin details and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Peerless TWO Canadian Chevrolet Field Gun Tractor - British Commonwealth Forces World War II, 1/35, 3510

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Includes two kits. Kit #1 has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the small oil can (two halves). Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Kit #2 is a parts or builder kit only. Never started, but missing the small oil can and the large cab part. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions.

Hasegawa Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter / Starfix F-5E Tiger, 1/72, JS016-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

SALE!! Includes both kits in the original boxes. Both are never started. They have both been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1910 Ford Model T Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

1952 first issue in the 'Series One' yellow box. This early issue has the Gowland & Gowland 'balloon' logo on the long sides and no price extension on the part number. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in black plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Classic Airframes Regianne RE-2001 CN - 101 Gruppo 5 Stormo 'Tuffatori' Co-Belligerent Air Force 1943 / 234th Sq Cacchia Nottura, 1/48, 425

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Out of production and rare. Very high quality, limited issue injection molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, resin cockpit and other resin details, decals for the two aircraft listed and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including paint and placement guide, decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Hardbox is dated 1961 and has the early 50 cent price extension. This nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner features recessed panel lines, raised wing rib lines and excellent fit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

AMCO Baku Geki Ki-99 - Japanese Navy Dive Bomber - Official Identification Model Kit Build For Victory - Solid Wood Model From WWII - Comet - (Type 99 Val), 1/72, IA-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

1940s WWII wooden kit from AMCO, which was a division of Comet. Features all hardwood parts including blocks & wood stock, sandpaper, CASCO glue, a full size cardstock template and patter sheet and highly illustrated double-sided assembly instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. This is an official identification model. The US Armed Forces found themselves in a World War with almost no ID models. Someone decided that it would be perfect to let the air-minded modeling youth build them for the military, and thus the "Identification Model" was born. However, the idea did not last as the quality ranged from excellent to horrible, with the majority on the later side. A much better substitute was found by casting one-piece models out of a hard rubber plastic. Little did anyone know that this was a foretaste of the doom of the solid wood scale model, which was replaced by plastic in the early 1950s.

Aoshima Yawatamaru Pacific Ocean Liner - (Yawata Maru), 1/700, 01501-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

1/700 scale waterline model that is very highly detailed and finely molded. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Yawata Maru was one of a class of Japanese ocean liners that were built for the Nippon Yusen KK line. She was launched on October 31, 1939 from her builder, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. at Nagasaki. She did see peacetime service as an ocean liner for a short period. After war was declared, Yawata Maru was rebuilt at Kure Naval Yard as the Taiyo-class escort carrier Unyo. She had a very active war career but was sunk by two torpedoes from USS Barb on September 17, 1944.

Aurora American Buffalo, 1/16, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$84   

Still factory sealed and rare. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Dated 1972 and part of Aurora's Animal Series which included the Black Bear & Cubs, American Buffalo White Tail Deer, White Stallion, Wild Horse Black Beauty and Thoroughbred Race Horse.

Lotte MBB Bo-105 PAH-1 / SH-2F Seasprite / August-Bell Jetranger / SA-341D Gazelle - With Decorated Gum

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc To VG++

$40   

SALE!! Includes all four rare and well detailed small scale kits. The Bo-105 is 1/98 scale, the Seasprite is 1/150, Jetranger 1/100 and the Gazelle 1/99. Each kit includes two very cool large pieces of sealed gum which has detailed line drawings of either a helicopter, ship, aircraft or rocket model of the Lotte line. The Jetranger is still factory sealed; all others have never been started and are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$76   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo and the price (1.98) circle at the top right. This issue has classic Jo Kotula artwork, which was dropped for the final issue in the 1970s. This kit had very positive reviews in the few modeling resources of that time and still builds a large and impressive finished product. Features detailed engines and nacelles, 'good' cockpit, pilot, good gun station detail with two gunners, two ground crew and a large ground chock base. Molded in stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Dyna-Model Grumman F9F Cougar - Wood and Metal Model Aircraft - (F9F-6 / F9F6), 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

In the 'Golden Age of Aviation Modeling' (1930s and '40s), most modelers built the flying 'stick and tissue' type kits 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 technology. Many manufacturer's kits consisted of blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few, like Dyna-Model Products Company, attempted to provide true-scale static models with a high level of detail. Today Dyna-Models are legendary and sought after collectibles. When you first open the kit, you see a black and white cardstock display with all the needed jigs and templates for assembly. Underneath, the fuselage is rough carved to ~95% of final shape (not just profile cut) and all other parts are either profile (2D) or die cut. Includes color decals, full size high-quality plans and the crowning jewel, a box of finished metal castings for super detailing your aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete.

Estes Sandhawk - Sounding Rocket - Over 30 Inches Tall, K-51

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$84   

Still factory sealed and very rare. This is a semi-scale model of this famous research rocket. Features "D" engine power, scale plastic fins and lower rocket section and much more. The body tube is round and in 'mint' condition (no crushing).

Merlin Models Supermarine Spitfire MkXII, 1/72, 19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Limited run plastic kit with metal detail parts and decals. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.