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Tamiya Ford M151A2 With TOW Missile Launcher, 1/35, 3625A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$25   

Still factory sealed. Excellent model that features TOW launcher, M220 tracking system, driver and a variety of decals for US Army, US Marines and more.

Maircraft Focke-Wulf Fw-198 - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, H-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

From the 1940s. Features finished booms, 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings and tail feathers, printwood, fully formed wheels and s factory sealed parts bag. With excellent, full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Nichimo USS Nimitz CVN-68 - Motorized Aircraft Carrier, 1/1109, U317

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. This motorized kit is designed for water operation and is part of the Nichimo's popular and well detailed 30cm series.

Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Motorized, 1/35, MT123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$94   

Still factory sealed and very rare in this condition. Hard-to-find motorized version is well detailed and features an all metal gearbox & axles, all hardware for motorized operation, realistic sprocket drive, flexible tracks and much more.

Marvel Ryan STM-2 - Combat Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

Rare, large 1/32 scale solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale and lacked detail so they would fly well. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn and clear taped box but inside everything is factory mint because all parts and the plans are still wrapped in the factory tissue. They have never been unwrapped, so you will be the first to open them up. Features a 12 inch wingspan and from what I know about these kits it has balsa blocks and wood stock, printwood and quality plans with construction notes, cross section templates as well as a painting guide. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

Pola Beer Garden G Scale, 1/22, G1765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Very nicely detailed G scale model of a modern Beer Garden with (12) chairs, (3) umbrellas, (3)round tables, (3) long benches, (4) long tables, (3) small tables, serving bar and all the accessories shown (signs, kegs, bottles, crate, etc.). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes signs and instructions.

Nichimo USS New Jersey BB62 - Motorized Battleship, 1/901, 25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$22   

This motorized kit is designed for water operation and is part of the Nichimo's popular and well detailed 30cm series. Includes all motorizing hardware (Nichimo did not include the motor in this issue; any FA130 or equivalent will work.) Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell 1911 Rolls Royce Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H46-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$37   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. Molded in a beautiful dark burgundy plastic. 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. This kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internally sealed factory 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!

Testors TWO Bell AH-1T SeaCobra, 1/72, 634

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Kit #1 is never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: kit #2 has very minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: bulkhead to cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all pieces present and includes decals and instructions. Each kit features over 60 pieces and is from the original high-quality Italeri molds.

Airfix TWO Mig-23 Flogger - B or E - Soviet Air Force - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 4011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$27   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. 1980 issue that includes decals for both aircraft - natural finish and camo. Features moving elevators, optional position ventral fin, wings that swing, parts for either variant and some gear well detail. Both kits are never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1913 Mercedes-Benz - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H54-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1960 issue molded in green plastic. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car 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 could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Imai Chieftain Medium Tank Motorized - (ex Bandai), 1/50, 1-527-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

Rare Imai-AHM issue from the original Bandai molds. Features the electric motor, all motorizing hardware; metal gear box with brass shafts and nylon gears, pinion gear, screws, brass drive wheel shafts, contacts and springs. The model has very good detail for that time and realistic drive through the tracks. The tracks are 100% intact and still fully flexible. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tsukuda Hobby TWO Douglas AD-6 Skyraider - USAF Or South Vietnam, 1/72, WP-01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. The kits have never been started and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This model features all fine recessed surface detail, 'good' cockpit, optional opened or closed dive brakes, a very large variety of underwing munitions and more. Includes decals and paint guide for the two aircraft listed.

Maircraft Spad 13 - Solid Wood Model Airplane - (Spad XIII), 1/48, S19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is factory cut to about 70% complete, profile cut wings and tail, fully formed wheels and clear material for the windshield. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby-Time De Havilland Venom, 1/56, 284

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Deluxe solid scale model kit from the early 1950s. Features 3D cut fuselage, two sheet of die-cut wooden parts (wings, tails, etc), wood stock as required, finished rubber wheels, clear vacuformed canopy and a red plastic display stand. Includes excellent plans/instructions and full color decals. Never started and complete.

ESCI CV-22A Osprey - US Navy / Air Force / Marines / Army, 1/72, 9083

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Includes markings for four US Services and features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and passenger interior, rotating engine pods, optional position cargo doors and crew door, ladder and side hoist. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'near mint' quality subassembly as follows: bulkhead to cockpit floor; seats to floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions present.

Heller Dauphin SA-365 / Or SA-360, 1/50, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Large 1/50 scale detailed helicopter that features parts and decals to build -360 or 365 versions, complete cockpit and interior, detailed rotor head, working rotors and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Inpact 1910 Avro Triplane, 1/48, P106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

Released in association with the 20th Century Fox production of "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" movie. Very nicely molded kit with excellent details including engine, fuel tank, cockpit and more. Fabric surfaces are realistically recreated with an accurate and subtle pattern. A clear stand is included and clear wheels to better simulate the spoke versions of the period. The kit has never been started. The main parts trees are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The clear bag is opened and contains the two sets of clear wheels. NOTE: missing display stand. Includes decals and instructions.

Testors TWO F-18 Hornet - (F/A-18) or TF-18A Hornet - Hornet #7 / #3 / Marines VFA-125 November 1980, 1/72, 681

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Kit #1 is mint; Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Kit #2: NOTE: this kit has minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: main gear doors (in closed position), cockpit tub built, nose gear well and lower strake cover install on upper fuselage. There is no other assembly. Decals are stuck to the instructions. Inventoried complete with all parts present. Kit Description: From quality molds with very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface detail. Contains parts for the one seat or two seat versions. Features detailed cockpits(s), optional position canopy and landing gear, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7 Sparrorw, iron bomb and drop tank loadouts and decals for three aircraft.

Fujimi Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk.14e / Italeri 1/72 Bf-109 F2/4 / Air Lines 1/72 Comet Air Racer, 1/72, 74008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

SALE!! Includes all three kits in the original boxes. Please read carefully for the condition as two are only 'builder' kits. Italeri Bf-109: mint condition; never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Fujimi Spitfire: NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: cockpit tub and seat to lower wing; baffles to radiator; propeller blades to base. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. Air Lines Comet Racer: Never started. Inventoried with all aircraft parts present but NOTE: one seat back is broken off of one seat and NOTE: decals are missing. Includes instructions.