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Lincoln Bristol Sycamore Helicopter, 1/64, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and exposed the box ends. Nicely molded, larger scale model from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Eduard Morane-Saulnier Type N, 1/48, 8090

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

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Well detailed kit with mask set. Includes decals and color paint guide for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman J2F6 Duck - Wartime or Postwar Markings, 1/72, 263

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$30   

1960s issue. The amazing Duck first flew in 1934, saw service all through WWII and was not phased out until the mid 1950s. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features markings for both aircraft, under-wing bomb load, optional position canopy, interior with crew members and optional position landing gear. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bags. The other parts have been inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacturer, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

Aeropiccola Susanna II Fishing Trawler With Fittings - 24.8 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/34, 606SM

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

$189   

A superbly detailed, full scale plank-on-frame model. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, deck and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., molded composite wood stern, limewood planking, complete set of metal and wood fittings, instructions, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

DML Lockheed P-38M Two-Seater Night Lighting - 418th Night Fighter Sq Atsugi Japan 1945, 1/72, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Dated 1994 and an excellent kit with 94 parts. Superbly molded with very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpits, detailed gear wells, prop blades that can be positioned at any pitch angle, rockets and drop tanks. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F-14A Tomcat - US Navy VF-33 Tarsiers USS America or VF-2 Bounty Hunters USS Ranger, 1/72, K12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Features 98 parts, a full color paint guide, colorful decals for both aircraft, very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, full cockpit, optional position canopy, crew of two, detailed inlet and exhaust, wings that swing, gear well detail, (4) AIM-54 Phoenix, (2) AIM-7 Sparrow and (2) AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions.

Airfix H.S. Trident 1C British Airways, 1/144, 03174-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$39   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Dated 1976 and nicely molded featuring clear windows, optional position cabin and baggage doors, optional position landing gear and mobile boarding stairs. The decals include markings for four different British Airways aircraft G-ARPC / G-ARPD / G-ARPN and G-ARPR.

Aurora Boeing 707 Astrojet - American Air Lines, 1/104, 380

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$110   

1965 issue of a very early configuration Boeing 707. Very near 1/100 scale. Features complete landing gear, clear cockpit windows, colorful American Airlines decals and clear triangle base display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are 100% intact but have a stain on the backing paper. Please read the article about saving old decals located on this website.

Topping Martin GAM-83A (AGM-12B) Bullpup Air-to-Ground Missile

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$365   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Martin. Missile measures 8 inches long. Condition is exceptional. Missile is 'mint' and base is 'near mint ++.' Correct stand says 'Martin GAM-83.' There are no repairs, no touch-ups and no cracks. Shipping insurance is required.

Airfix TWO Harvard T-6 SNJ Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1228-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Includes two model kits; please read carefully. 1960s issue with very colorful artwork. This is the white box end issue; the other Craftmaster issue has black box ends. One kit is never started and includes all aircraft parts, decals and instructions. The other one is the T3 Bagged Issue Harvard II molded in bright yellow plastic. NOTE: some interior surfaces are painted and the wings 1/2 and one seat are very neatly assembled. Missing one aircraft part: rear seat; otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: both kits are missing the display stands.

Revell U-47 U-Boat Submarine Show-Off Model - With Interior, 1/125, H384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

1975 release of the cut-away version of the famous "Snorting Bull" of Gunther Prien. Prien and his men survived 11 sailings but were lost on the 12th. On his second sailing, Prien made history by sailing into the British Base of Scapa Flow and sinking HMS Royal Oak. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aircraft Models Company of America Fokker Universal Scale Replica Model Kit - Flying Wooden Model From 1933 - 24 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

Very rare kit from 1933. Although well known, balsa wood did not come into widespread commercial modeling use until the 1930s. Before then, aircraft kits were composed of hardwoods, bamboo, metal fittings and silk, fabric or tissue covering. This interesting kit bridges the gap between 'old' and 'new' (at the time) wooden kits. The parts are balsa, bamboo, metal and celluloid. The manufacture was Aircraft Models Company of America, 29 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford Connecticut. They made solid and flying models and the original price of this model was $1.50 - rather expensive at the time. The high price was justified by the unusual complete nature of the kit. The prop blank is machined (not finished) carved, all ribs are completely cut out and notched, the nose block is machine carved, the wheels completely formed celluloid and balsa, the stripwood is cut to the proper width and height, there is clear celluloid for the windows, complete full size blue-print plans, metal bushings and washers, sandpaper, beautiful red tissue, a glass bottle of "Tissue Cement - Aircraft Models Company of American", a bottle of "Tissue Dope" (also labeled), a cork-sealed vial of red paint, and general assembly instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: it is missing 2 of 6 small brass eyelets (bushings) and 3 of 6 very small washers. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, plans, instructions and supplies.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane Newspaper Issue, 1/48, 105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$65   

1964 hardbox release of the classic 1956 kit with the box in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Gloss and color are as new with four solid corners and no price tags or tape. Very light wear is the only flaw. Molded in red. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: the mechanic and ground chock base are burgundy (not red) plastic - they are from an earlier issue of this same kit.

Fujimi Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 With Mabuchi Mini-Baby Electric Motor - III/54 Screen for Me-262 Unit Nowotny / VIII/JG2 'Richthofen' / 8 JG2, 1/48, 0764-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Includes Mini-Baby motor still in the factory sealed bag. Older but very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and two piece optional position canopy. Has a very large and colorful decal sheet for at least three aircraft. Color painting guide and decal guide is on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Douglas A-24 (Army SBD Dauntless), 1/72, 612-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$26   

This kit is sealed, but the seal has drawn the box concave and the seal has split. Softbox issue dated 1965 and excellent fit and is nicely molded with a recessed panel lines, landing gear, crew of two and bomb.

CM USS Nevada BB-36 - December 7 1941 Configuration, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$375   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit with museum-quality high definition resin castings, photoetched details, decals and instructions. Full-hull kit represents the Nevada on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is four to six weeks.

Matchbox McDonnell F-4 / FG1 / FGR2 Phantom II - 111 Sq Leuchars Scotland 1983 / 892 Sq Royal Navy FAA HMS Ark Royal 1977 / 23 Sq RAF Stanley Falkland Islands 1983, 1/72, PK-412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Nicely detailed kit. Very nicely molded with fine recessed panel lines. Features parts for FG1 and FG2 variants, decals for two RAF and one Royal Navy squadron, cockpit and crew, optional position canopy, two boarding stairs and a very large variety of RAF and Royal Navy loadouts. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Sunbeam Cabin Monoplane - 36 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

High quality, modern model made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

RN Models Consolidated PT-1 - 36 Inch Wingspan Scale Flyer, GF109

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

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Excellent kit of this free-flight rubber or gas design and has provision for R/C conversion. Features high quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, many other wood parts cut to shape, balsa stock, metal stock and hardware, instructions and full size plans. 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 plans/instructions.