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Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Billing Boats Santa Maria 1492 Columbus' Flagship, 1/75

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Large plank-on-frame kit measures 23 inches LOA (length overall) with a 16 inch long hull. Features excellent factory cut keel, bulkheads and other parts, quality stripwood for planking, many blocks that are factory cut and numbered, printwood, dowels (tapered and straight) for masts and yards, printed sails on a cloth-like material, excellent full size plans with many detail drawings and text instructions in many languages including English. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts and plans/instructions. Please note, the optional fittings kit is not included.

Tamiya F-15E Strike Eagle, 1/32, 60302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$119   

Large multi-media kit that is considered the finest 1/32 Eagle model ever made. Very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Messerschmitt Me-109 F/H/K, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$85   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

RCM Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer - (PB4Y2), 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

KPM Mig-3, 1/72, 1

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$6   

Very high quality molding with fine recessed detail. Never started and complete. These are 1978-79 Iron Curtain kits from the old Czechoslovakia and make for interesting modeling history. The makers of these kits went on to produce many of today's excellent limited edition offering from the Czech Republic such as MPM and others.

Airfix Sturmgeschutz GIII 75mm - German Assault Gun Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M1-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Classic 1960s artwork. 'White' box sides issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and wooden main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. James Melton. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including detailed plans/instructions. As a note, few people even knew that International Harvester even made a passenger car. Not many were produced and very, very few are in existence. Jim Melton's car, the car examined by Hudson engineers, was likely given to him as a promotion as he was a popular opera singer and the star of International Harvester's radio show 'Harvest of the Stars'. The car was very solidly built to last and reportedly gave excellent service. Why IH did not pursue production is not known. 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.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS United States Ocean Liner - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 324

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

$245   

Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bag of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.

Revell BB-38 USS Pennsylvania - Battleship Sea Power Issue, 1/426, H422-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Hardbox is dated 1961. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. Very nicely molded and detailed full hull kit. It can be superbly super-detailed with the Gold Medal Model PE detail set. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the instructions have light bug damage and the decals have bug damage to the backing paper, but the the actual transfers have no damage. Also, part #19 had a chip out of it, so I included another #19 in mint condition from a later issue. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history. She never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk.

Enterprise Super Knock-Out 24 Inch Wingspan Control Line Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Rare, highly prefabricated kit dated 1951. Designed for .09 to .29 sized gas engines. So prefabricated that it does not need plans! Features full instructions and hollow, fully carved 'Wonder Wing,' shaped and hollowed upper and lower fuselage halves, die-cut tail surfaces, pre-formed wire gear and rubber wheels, hinge material, all metal hardware, die-cut hardwood firewall, celluloid windshields and solid pre-cut wing tips. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are shown but not mentioned on the box or instructions. If there are suppose to be there, they are not present.

Pavla Vought F6U-1 Pirate - (F6U1), 1/72, 72010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Limited issue multi-media kit. Features injection molded main parts with very fine recessed panel lines, a fret containing many photoetched parts, film instruments and decals for two aircraft (NATC Patuxent River 1950 / VX-3). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram Convair B-36 Peacemaker, 1/72, 5703

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

$145   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has split on the right short and long side. 1980 first issue with excellent mold quality. Very highly detailed and large kit. Features fully detailed cockpit, nose compartment and landing gear, crew of four, optional position bomb bay doors with 80 bombs, optional electronic fairings, rotating props, moving tail turret and optional position landing gear.

Monogram Rambo Attack Set UH-1 and Vietnam River Boat, 1/48, 6039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$49   

Still factory sealed. 1985 kit issued with the hit movie. Contains both Copter and Vietnam River Boats in 1/48 scale.

D&S Resin Me-109G (Bf-109G) - Experimental V-Tail (VJ-WC - werk no. 14003) Conversion, 1/72, C1

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Rare cast resin conversion to make the V tail '109. Requires a base kit - Hasegawa 1/72 Bf-109G - to complete. Contains new aft fuselage section and rudders/elevators. Still factory sealed. Contains full and detailed instructions on the conversion and this unique aircraft. NOTE: rudders have warped, as is usual with fine, thin resin castings. You must be familiar with bending resin under hot water to make them straight again.

MPC Henschel HS-123A - 4/Schlachtgeschwader 2 Winter '42/43 (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 14011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

1980s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bandai German 88mm Anti-Tank (Flak) Gun, 1/48, 8236

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Very rare kit in 1/48 scale. Part of the very highly detailed 'Pin Point' Armor Series by Bandai.

Testors Supermarine Swift K-4, 1/72, 943

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

Nicely molded older Swift with full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero-Sen Japan Issue, 1/32, H265-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

Very hard-to-find Revell Japan first issue. Like most Japan issues, this one contains extras: a huge decal sheet to make one of more than 10 different aircraft and a large, full color painting guide/poster. Early box art is dated 1967. Large scale (1/32) kit features detailed Nakajima Sakae engine with removable cowling, opening canopy to show complete cockpit, movable wheels and propeller, optional position landing gear and pilot figure. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box displays higher than 'very good+' but is graded such because of tape residue on the sides.

Pyro 1930 Bentley Le Mans Blower, 1/32, C304-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. The model includes beautiful green injection molded parts including wire wheels (not solid wheels), clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly. The body and wheel halves have been assembled; quality of assembly is 'professional.' There is some minor but very neat painting to smaller parts as well. 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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box.