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Revell 1923 Model T Roadster Body - Custom Car Parts, 1/25, C1126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Rare. Early to mid 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' boxed issue with a clear cello panel to display the parts. Never used and complete with all parts and instructions (on the back of the box).

Heller Bloch 174 Bomber - Buzco Issue, 1/72, 202-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Excellent armed reconnaissance bomber that first flew in January of 1939. By the time of the German Invasion, only 50 had been made and only one unit operated the aircraft exclusively. High performance allowed the existing 174s to be used extensively with few losses. After the Armistice, it continued to operate with the Vichy forces. Some saw action along side the Allies during TORCH in North Africa. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. NOTE: missing decals

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat British Carrier Fighter, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$64   

Rare 1950s hardbox first issue in very good condition. Features superb Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit includes external bomb load and centerline fuel tank, pilot with seat and display stand. Molded in dark blue and clear and has Fleet Air Arm decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Junkers Ju-88 A-4 Pro Modeler - Luftwaffe 3./KG54 'Totenkopf' Bergamo Italy 1943 / 2./LG1 Italy 1943 and 9./KG51 'Edelweise' Russia 1943, 1/48, 85-5948

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$54   

Still factory sealed. Excellent Pro Modeler issue from 1998. Features 203 pieces, superb detail inside & out and includes painting guide and decals for three different aircraft.

Pocher Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Monza 1931, 1/8, K71

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$950   

This kit is still factory sealed in the clear cello wrap but the seal has splits. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit has 1954 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many other material. Working features include operating steering, working suspension, lights that operate from the dashboard, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, starting handle that operates the crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, V-belts, Fan, dynamo and more in the engine and much more. Recommended for experienced modelers only. This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts each. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Sterling Curtiss P-6E Hawk - 16 inch Wingspan Flying Model Aircraft that Drops Bombs in Flight, A10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

From the early to mid 1960s that is designed for rubber free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for dropping bombs in flight. Stick and tissue model featuring quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, other wood stock as required, die-cut clear windshield, vac plastic details including radiator scoop, engine cowling, pilot bust, wheels pants, exhaust ports and more, finished wire landing gear struts, finished main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop, covering tissue and a big full color decal sheet. Includes excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Please note that the box displays better than the 'very good' grade; it is rated as such because there is some bug damage on two side panels. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling's offering to be 'deluxe' compared to other manufacturers.

Comet A-26 Invader - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3501-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$46   

Sale Pending
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1970s stick and tissue large-scale flying model. Can be built as static, free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern light-weight components. I fondly remember building this kit in about 1974 and it looked very nice. Features several sheets of printwood, three sizes of strip wood, scale wooden propellers and hubs, plastic flying props, balsa blocks are required, fully carved and finished main & nose wheels and thrust buttons, metal stock as required, dowels as required, clear window material, full size stabilizer and nacelle to fuselage fillet patterns, window cutting patterns, insignia sheet, full size plans, instructions and tissue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the insignia sheet is a high-quality photocopy from an original.

Megow Vultee Vanguard, S52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1930s solid wood display model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Sale Pending
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Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Airfix A.W. Seahawk - British Fleet Air Arm or Luftwaffe - Bagged, 1/72, 105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

1960s Type Three logo bagged issue with an 'excellent' condition header. Includes decals for the two versions listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the clear bag is a replacement.

Monogram B-17G Flying Fortress With Diorama Sheet, 1/48, 5600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

First issue from 1975 with the best mold quality and includes the very desirable color pamphlet "Tips on Building Dioramas" by Shep Paine. Highly detailed and considered the finest 1/48 Fortress model made. Features full interior detail, rotating wheels and props, rotating turrets, elevating guns, and bomb cart with bombs. Molded in silver, black and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Consolidated B-24D or B-24J Liberator - 48.5 Inch Wingspan Wood and Plastic Model Aircraft, 1/28, 2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$95   

Giant 1/28 scale kit that is well detailed. Features about 280 die-cut balsa parts, 52 vacuformed parts including the nose turret for the 'J' conversion, silkspan covering tissue, plastic wheels and other wood and plastic stock as needed. Complete building instructions are included as well as information for first time wood kit builders. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Bell P-39D Airacobra - USA Or USSR - 25.75 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight / U Control / R/C, 1/12, 806

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Large 1/12 scale flying scale model that includes provisions for rubber free flight or U Control Gas Power. Could be converted to electric R/C with modern receivers and servos. Features movable ailerons, elevator and rudder, full cockpit, flexible nose gear, scale prop, numerous detailed vacuform parts, full pilot figure, clear vacuform bubble canopy, injection molded plastic wheels and flying prop & nose bearing, over 100 die cut balsa parts, 19 die-cut plywood parts, all material needed for U-Control installation, covering tissue, full color decals for both air forces, superb full size plans and more. The kit has never been started. Smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Aurora The Wanderer Whaler - (HO Scale), 1/87, 440-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$215   

Rare 1966 hardbox issue of this very large, two feet long (1/87 scale) classic commercial whaler. Well detailed for that time. This was one of a series of large-scale sailing ships made by Aurora to appeal to the serious ship modeler. Molded in correct dark wood, black, tan, ivory and white. Features billowing sails, metal anchor chains, running and standing rigging, molded ratlines and display stand. It has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are all still factory sealed. Only the white sail parts were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried complete. Includes all other parts, decals, flag sheet, metal chain, rigging thread and instructions. The Wanderer was built in Mattapoiset, MA in 1878 and was the last sailing whaleship to depart the US on a whaling voyage. She sailed from New Bedford on 24 August 1924 and was driven ashore on Cuttyhunk Island by a gale the next day and became a total loss. (from Joe Greenley)

Revell North American P-51B Mustang Shangri-La, 1/32, H295-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1969 large scale issue. Nicely detailed for that time. Features detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, removable cowl, full cockpit detail, pilot figure and rotating wheels and prop. There is no assembly but NOTE: this kit has very neat airbrushing to some interior surfaces only. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the decals are flat and 100% intact but they have some brown age spots.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 1/139, H275-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

1964 hardbox issue that used the same art as the original 1950s 'S' issue. Inside, the kit has never been started. All parts are either still sealed in the factory clear bag or they have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Otaki Japanese Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer K5Y1 Willow - Markings for Two Orange and One Silver Aircraft, 1/48, OT2-8-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

With beautiful full color painting guide. Very nicely molded kit featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, pilots, decals for three colorful aircraft and rigging wires and rigging information. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Monogram Mustang P-51B - Ding Hao - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6806-0100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Mint' condition. Mattel Logo and SkyStick issue dated 1968; please note this is the last Monogram Blue-Box issue of this model to have a price suffix on the part number. Well molded and detailed model for that time featuring detailed cockpit and gear wells and choice of two canopies. The decals are for Col. Howard, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was an AVG pilot and became the first US pilot to become an ace in both the Pacific and European theaters. His aircraft 'Ding Hao' means 'OK!' in Chinese.

Campbells Custom Kits Quaker 54 - 54 Inch Wingspan Wooden RC Model Airplane - (ex M&P)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$129   

The kit is probably from the 1970s and is a reproduction of the famous Quaker series adapted for R/C (Radio Control). Includes die cut ribs and many other factory cut parts, sheet wood and wood stock, spars and stringers, wing trailing edges cut to shape, printwood, hardware, clear celluloid for the windshield, preformed metal landing gear. With detailed text instructions booklet and beautiful full size plans. 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 hardware and small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Most other parts are still in the factory rubber bands. The few that were not have been inventoried complete. NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise. If you wish for it to be repacked, extra postage will apply. Note that this kit was also issued by M&P, which stand for Dick Mathis' Design Group, which was out of Lone Oak Texas. I do not know which one came first, this or the M&P issue.

Revell Dragster Frame, 1/25, C1122

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Rare. Early to mid 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' issue in a very narrow box with a clear cello insert so you can see the parts and a header for hanging. Never used and complete with all parts and instructions (on the back of the box).