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Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Ambroid Pennsylvania PRR 100 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Marion Sprague Three Masted Schooner 1899 - 29 Inches Long, 601

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$265   

Very rare, large-scale deluxe edition from the late 1940s/very early 1950s. This version is hardly ever seen. Measures 29 inches long and 16 inches high when built. Features a 90%+ cut factory wooden hull, four factory sealed bags of metal fittings (over 100 fittings total), a large sheet of beautiful sail cloth, numerous hardwood dowels and pre-cut square wood of many sizes, metal stock, two types of rigging thread, colorful flag sheet and fantastic full size plans that have detailed assembly instructions and rigging diagrams. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. The fittings are all in clear bags stapled to the original Ideal 'blue' backing cardstock. Sail cloth, printwood and wood stock are all held together with the original factory rubber bands. Even the original factory packing tissue is present. The box is complete and very nice, but the corners are repaired from the inside correctly as they had split. The plans have never been unfolded but have some damage to one side from the way they were packed by Ideal. They are still completely usable. The three-masted Marion Sprague schooner was built in 1899. Being far more economical to operate than the large, two-masted schooner, they soon monopolized all coastal trade up and down the US seaboard after the civil war. Ideal was a famous producer of early model kits. In 1911 they released their first aircraft kit, which put them among the first USA model companies. Ideal was unique also in that they released large civil ships and ocean liners.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104J Starfighter - JASDF Markings For 12 Different Aircraft, 1/72, 1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$36   

Limited issue from 1989 and still considered the finest 1/72 F-104 model ever made. From new molds with all very fine recessed panel lines, very nicely detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, four drop tanks and a very large and colorful decal sheet for 12 different aircraft, including the 20th Anniversary of 204 Squadron. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Staggerwings Unlimited Beechcraft D17S or G17S Staggerwing - (YC-43 - UC-43 - GB-1 and Traveller I) - (ex ITC), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

From ex-ITC molds. This is the only large-scale model every made of the one of the most famous and beautiful light planes of all time. Very limited reissue. Includes a large decal sheet with the Staggerwing logo and stripes in black, red, blue and white, along with enough "N" number in large and small sizes for almost any aircraft - also in black, red, blue and white. In addition there are US Stars and Bars for the WWII Military version and a full color, high quality copy of the original 1938 Beechcraft sales brochure. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decal sheet is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition.

Aurora Custom Grills & Trim - Customizing Automobile Parts, 1/25, 592

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed clear blister-pack on a color cardboard backing. Rare. Includes 12 chromed grills and grill bars. The chrome is in 'mint' condition.

Hobby Craft Vought F7U-3/3M Cutlass - With Lone Star Resin Cockpit / SAC Metal Gear Struts / Squadron Crystal Clear Canopy / WorldWide Avation Decals - US Navy VC-3 or VX-4 - (F7U3/3M), 1/48, HC1600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Build the ultimate 1/48 Cutlass! Includes the following factory-sealed aftermarket accessories: Lone Star #LSM40284 F7U Cockpit in resin, SAC #48001 F7U Cutlass Metal Main and Nose Gear Struts, Squadron #9629 1/48 F7U-3 Cutlass Crystal Clear Canopy and Worlwide Aviation Decals #S48001 Chance Vought F7U-3 / F7U-3M Cutlass Special Limited Edition Decal Set. The actual kit features all fine recessed panel lines, four separately molded leading edge wing slats, separately molded ailerons, two piece canopy, drop tanks and four Sparrow I Missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Meikraft Models Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak - IPMS1989 Convention Issue - (D5581), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Injection molded kit. Limited edition of only 289 made. Never started. Kit is either 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions or is factory sealed/factory sealed internal bags.

MPM Lockheed Vega Model 5 / UC-101 - Shell Aviation or USAAF, 1/72, 72522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$46   

Still factory sealed. Has markings for either version. A very well made model of one of the greatest aircraft in aviation history. Wiley Post, Amelia Earhart, Hearst, USAAF and the RAF were among it's record setting pilots and operators. Kit features full cockpit and complete passenger cabin with floor and seats, optional wheel pants and other optional parts and decals with paint guide for the two aircraft listed. The Shell aircraft is a very colorful bright yellow overall with red trim.

AMT 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1/25, 6538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed 300hp LT-1 engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and underside details. Build as stock or customize with optional wheels and side exhaust. Over 90 parts molded in color, clear and with plated and rubber parts.

Air Lines Martin Marauder II (B-26C) RAF - (Frog), 1/72, 12902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Purchased new in 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one prop blade is broken at the hub base but is present. This box has some of my favorite Jo Kotula boxart. Kotula originally did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Guillows Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 30.75 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$52   

Still factory sealed. Very large stick and tissue kit that can be built to fly rubber, gas free flight or U-Control, RC or for scale display. Features retractable landing gear (main and tail wheel), cockpit interior, opening canopy, movable flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevator, complete bomb, drop tank and rocket load and more. Has high quality die-cut balsa, balsa stock as needed, die-cut plywood, completely finished wooden prop, hardware, a very large number of vacuformed plastic parts including a pilot, clear vac canopy, cardstock interior details, other wood and metal stock as needed, full instructions, full size plans and more.

Sanwa Boeing B-17E Fortress Bomber, 1/145, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$210   

Very, Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors, working ailerons, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss dark green, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint+' condition and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

La Belle F & CC Boxcar HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Wood Kit, HO, HOn3-33

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa), carved floor and roof, underside details and truss rods, metal details, building instructions, full decals and full size plans. I have built these models and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, sealed smaller details and plans + instructions. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$165   

Still factory sealed. Rare and even rarer in this condition. Aurora of Canada issue is dated 1964 and this issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 composition from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. There is no fading or stains, tape or price tags, but there is light crease along the upper left side. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years- almost right up until the end.

MPC McDonnell F-4B/C/D/E & J Phantom - Thunderbirds / VF-11 USS Coral Sea / USAF Vietnam - Profile Series, 1/72, 2-1508-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

1970s issue in the popular "Profile Series" line. Inside is a quality Airfix model with MPC decals for all three box art aircraft. The model builds any one of the five F-4 variants listed and includes colorful decal sheet for VF-11 Sundowners from the USS Coral Sea (1971), USAF 4th TFS Vietnam and Thunderbirds Aircraft #1. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The decals are 100% intact and flat but NOTE: they have age micro-cracking. Please see the two articles (located on this website) on how to save and also reproduce decals at home.

Artesania Latina Charles W. Morgan 1841 Whaler - 30.7 Inch Long Plank-on-Frame Wooden Ship, 1/25, 601

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$179   

Out of production and hard to find. Excellent large scale (1/50) kit of this classic Whale Ship. Features all hardwood construction, factory-cut main parts (such as bulkheads), numerous die-cut hard and plywood parts, strips for planking, a complete set of numerous finished wood, brass & metal fittings, a finished hardwood display stand, brass pedestals, mounting screws and much more. With complete instructions and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Long hardbox issue dated 1966 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The only flaw is very light wear, almost completely restricted to the edges. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition as well.

Pegasus Boulton Paul Defiant T.T.Mk1 - Bagged, 1/72, 2004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Still factory sealed. Excellent quality limited run kit. Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines, detailed wheel bays, injection molded clear parts, metal parts and decals. With instructions.

Revell Harbor Tug Lucky XI - (Long Beach Tugboat), 1/108, 05207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

This is the Revell Germany reissue of the original 1950s "S" kit of the Long Beach. Ideal builder. This large scale (1/108) kit features excellent detail and all features shown in the box art - even the crew members. Never started. Factory sealed bagged parts with decals and instructions.