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Revell 1956 Chrysler New Yorker Customizing Kit - Stock or Custom, 1/25, H1231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. Can be built stock or wild custom. 1996 reissue of the 'S' kit featuring a 1956 Chrysler New Yorker and 78 customizing accessories such as turtle fins, mirrors, spotlights, hood scoops, side stacks, 'shark' fender fins, continental extension kit, antennas, 8 disc and bumper bullets, fender skirts and more.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop - Capital Airlines Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing four propeller retainers (easily made - do not show) and the passenger boarding stairs. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2, 1/72, 383

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very early T2 (Type 2) logo issue from the 1950s. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Shizukyo US Army M26 Pershing Motorized With Light Up Gun Barrel, 1/30, TS-203-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very, very rare and a true investment piece. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from the early 60s. Big scale kit is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a good size flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE25 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire, a red electric light bulb and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All the small metal parts, glue and bulb are still in sealed bags. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box. The instructions are in 'excellent++' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Airmodel Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave - Bagged, 1/72, 208

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Basic kit only with fuselage, other body parts as shown and clear canopy. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 With Decals / True Details Wheel Set / CMK Interior / Eduard PE - 85th FS Lille/Seclin France April 1940 or 501 Sq RAF Aux Kenley Surrey Oct 1940, 1/48, 04102-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Includes TWO Hurricane kits. One is complete with all parts and instructions and never started; missing decals. The other kit is 95% complete with no assembly but some minor small parts painted. Includes the following aftermarket parts: Eduard 48-009 PE Detail Set, CMK #4011 Hurricane Mk.II Interior Set with resin, PE parts and a crystal clear vac canopy, True Details #4627 Resin Wheel Set and Almark (I believe that is the manufacturer) #C2 Decal Set for Battle of Britain Hurricanes with Defiant (Sgt. Frantisek No. 303 Sq, Sqdn. Ldr. Gleed No. 87 Sq and P/O donald No. 264 Sqdn. All accessories have not been started and are complete.

AMT Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing, 1/48, T638

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


From the 1970s. Kit is well molded and includes interior and engine detail and optional position landing gear. Never started. Either inventoried complete or the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Complete with decals and instructions. The Staggerwing is still considered one of the finest civil aircraft designs to reach mass production. The brainchild of Walter Beech, the G17S had a top speed of over 200 mph and landed at 60 mph - all in 1932. It was faster than many fighter planes of the day.

Guillows Cessna 150 - 24 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, 309

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the very late 1960s/early 70s. Can be built for display, free-flight rubber or gas engine free-flight and has instructions for all options. Features color decals, quality die-cut balsa wood, strip wood, excellent vacuformed full cowl, vacuformed wheel pants, pilot and spinner, finished wooden wheels and thrust button, die-cut plywood firewall for 1/2A gas engine, clear cockpit glass material, plastic prop, rubber motor 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.

Scientific Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 23 Inch Long Model with Sails, 163

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


Very nicely done model. Large scale model measures 23 inches long when assembled. Includes precarved hardwood hull, extensive hardwood printed part sheets, wooden stock and masts, tapered wooden yards, standing and running rigging material, hardwood base and pedestals, colorful decoration sheet, name plate, extensive metal detail castings (lifeboats, ladders, anchors, skylight, capstan, pump wheels, pump, wheel, bitts, windlass, etc), cloth sails, full sized plans, assembly book, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. All of the metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete along with the decoration sheet, instruction book and large plans all in excellent condition.

Accurate Miniatures Yakovlev Yak-1 On Skis, 1/48, 3423

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very well molded and highly detailed kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

MPM Seversky P-35A - Royal Swedish Air Force F8 Unit 1943 or USAAF 34th Pursuit Sq Philippines 1941, 1/72, 72138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Limited edition injection-molded model featuring all fine recessed panel lines, full resin cockpit and engine, photoetched details, film instruments and injection molded canopy. With decals and paint guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1936 Ford Roadster 3 In 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Chopped / Competition, 1/25, 149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory 'thick white tape' sealed. Very rare in this condition. This is a one-owner model purchased new in the mid 1960s at Mr. Wiggs in Lexington, KY. Features all parts to build any version listed and custom tips from George Barris.

MPM Arado Ar-95A / W, 1/72, 72082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Limited run kit. Well molded with resin and photoetched details, paint guide and a large, extensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Ar-95 was designed as a two seat recon/torpedo bomber and first flew in 1936. Six were sent to Spain and served in the Condor Legion. Ironically, the German Navy and Air Force did not order the aircraft. Foreign orders came in from Chile and Turkey, only the Chilean aircraft were delivered. The ones destined for Turkey were pressed into Luftwaffe service as trainers.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - For R/C and Payload Contest

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very early radio control (RC) aircraft with a 59 inch wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Please note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance. This type of stability was required due to the difficult nature of RC control in the late 1930s. The kit features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, full size plans, rubber wheels and covering material. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Mania Nakajima Type 97 B5N1 and B5N2 Kate - TWO Kits, 1/72, 02-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


Two complete Kate models in one box and one builds the B5N1 and the other a B5N2. Older issue with a high gloss box top and very nice artwork. Excellent, high quality kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, clear side windows, torpedo loadout, beautiful full-color painting guide and decals for four different aircraft - AI-301 / AII - 306 / W-326 and KEB-306. 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.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


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Still factory sealed. The seal has split and drawn the box concave 1964 softbox issue with great Tom Morgan artwork. This was an excellent model for that time with quality fit and finish. Includes optional position landing gear, drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box.

Peerless Dodge Command Car 3/4 Ton WC-56 / WC-57 Light Truck - Reconnaissance Truck and 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, 1/35, 3505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very highly detailed moldings. Molded in green and clear with metal axles. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew of three, optional raised top or lowered top, 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, optional parts to build WC-56 or 57 and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Gowland & Gowland Mayflower Shipyard Ships in Miniature, 310-S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.