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AMT Streetle Beetle - Volkswagen Bug Street Rod With A 1940 Ford Nose Job, 1/25, T205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Very rare original issue, not the common reissue. Features detailed engine, opening hood and trunk, good chassis and suspension, full interior, continental kit, '40 Ford nose, chrome nerf bars and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Tranquility Base - Apollo 11 with Lunar Base - History Makers Issue, 1/48, 8604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$69   

1982 limited edition. Very nicely detailed larger scale kit of the Eagle. Includes two astronaut figures (with one stepping on the moon) separable ascent (upper) and descent (lower) stages, clear windows, interior, retractable landing gear, gold foil and moon base. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter USS Ticonderoga CV-14 Aircraft Carrier With Pontos Detail Up Set - (World War II Configuration), 1/350, 05609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$245   

Build the ultimate USS Ticonderoga! Includes the superb Pontos #35005F1 USS Ticondereoga 1944 Detail Up Set designed for this model. The Pontos set includes blue stained real wood deck, 238 scribed brass parts, 10 sheets of photoetched parts, 84 cast resin parts, two masking sheets, dry transfer decals and another sheet of aircraft decals. All parts are still internally factory sealed. Includes instructions. The actual ship is highly detailed full hull kit with 750 parts. Can be built full hull or waterline. Includes hanger deck, an airwing of SBD Dauntless, SB2C Helldivers, F4U Corsairs, F6F Hellcats & TBF Avengers, full decals and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Spad XIII - Two Italian Spad / One Czech Spad, 1/28, 4746

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1993 issue from the original, well detailed 1957 'S' molds. Features a very large and colorful decal sheet for the three aircraft listed, detailed Hispano-Suiza engine, removable inspection panels, machine guns, full cockpit, rotating wheels and prop and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: Missing one small part, (1) horizontal stabilizer brace. Easily made from round stock. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Cox Pee Wee .020 Gas Engine - Never Run New On Sealed Blister Card, 100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

Still factory sealed. Very rare in this condition. This is a factory-assembled .020 engine that is still sealed on the original blister and cardboard backing. Although it shows wear the cardboard is complete . The blister is still perfectly clear and amazingly has no damage. As will all blister pack engines, the instructions and part list is printed on the rear of the cardboard.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - USS Ranger 1934 - (BF2C1), 1/32, S9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Well detailed, large-scale model that includes markings and color painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: all four 'wing stars' (national insignia) are missing. All other decals are present.

ESCI Stinson Reliant SR-9, 1/48, 4104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$40   

The famous and beautiful gull-winged SR-9 was the 1937 version of the SR series which began in 1933 and continued in production until 1941. The aircraft was popular and saw use as personal transports and executive planes. Five passenger could be seated in deluxe accommodations. The military used 45 privately owned SRs during WWII. Today this aircraft is very valuable and sought after by collectors and restorers. Nicely detailed with full interior, positionable pilot, optional position door and detailed engine. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Mitsubishi Ki-46 IIIA Dinah - (ex Marusan), 1/50, 5054-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Large scale (1/50) Dinah from the original Marusan molds. Box artwork is by Scott Eidson, who did much of the famous Revell artwork. Kit features good cockpit details for all stations, crew, drop tank, retractable landing gear and optional position tail wheel, working rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps. Has decals for three aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

California Model Co Nieuport 17C-1 - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft - (Ni17, Nieuport 17), 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Higher quality stick-and-tissue flying model to a constant 1/16 scale. Can be built for static scale display or flown with rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features quality balsa printwood and strip wood, factory-carved balsa propeller (needs final finishing), completely finished wheels and thrust button, hardware, stock wood and metal as required, blocks as needed, covering tissue and beautifully drawn full-size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well. From Bill Baker Jr - "California Model Company originated in Long Beach, Calif in the late 1940's or early 1950's. My grandparents, William (Bill) Loyal Baker and his wife, Ruth (Tripp) Baker were the founders. The company started out as primarily balsa based model aircraft but later, in the late 50's or early 60's, branched into the model RR craft kits and Cub Scout craft kits. They even had a balsa speed boat kit powered by a model airplane gas engine adapted to fit. When they retired, around 1968 or 1969, they sold the business and the "shop" in North Long Beach they built to house their business. I have many fond memories as a young child "working" with them in the shop, assembling kits. I have a few unbuilt kits today!"

Scalemaster British SE-5a Fighter - 19.31 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SM-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare model from 1948. Scalemaster Model Inc was located at 28 Ionia Avenue S.W. Grand Rapids, Michigan and they produced higher end models. This is higher-end kit featuring quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, fully finished wooden wheels, nose block, covering tissue, full color waterslide decals and two sheets of full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

Comet Vought F4U-1 Corsair - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane - (F4U1), 3404-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1970s reissue features traditional wood/tissue construction, printwood, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed wheels, wire, thrust button, clear canopy material, full size plans, building instructions, covering tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including plans/instructions. 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.

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, 4352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue and from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear with decals for the box art aircraft.

Revell P-70 Nightfighter, 1/72, H232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1975 original issue features removable cowling and detailed engines, rotating propellers & wheels, crew members, gun pod with four 20mm cannon, ground crewman, maintenance stand and more.

Revell Dassault Mirage III RS - III E - III S - IIIR Swiss or French Air Force, 1/72, H225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1976 issue builds any of the four versions. Features removable, detailed engine, optional position canopy and undercarriage and loadouts of bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks. Includes markings for Swiss or French Air Forces. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell P-40E Warhawk of Ace Colonel Robert L. Scott - Commanding Officer of China-based 23rd Fighter Group 'Flying Tigers' - Plus SuperScale Decals, 1/32, 85-4664

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$62   

Includes Superscale #32-131 1/32 P-40E decals in addition to the Revell decals. The Superscale sheet is for 'Texas Longhorn' of 49th FG, 9th FS 1942 piloted by 1st Lt. John D. Landers. The actual kit is the 1997 issue of Revell's famous & large 1/32 P-40. This model reatures the markings of Col Scott, author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot', detailed Allison engine, highly detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, movable wheels and prop, movable control surfaces, belly tank and pilot figure. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P-47D Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are still in a small factory sealed bag and in amazing 'near mint' condition. The instructions are 'excellent.'

Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Carrier Dive Bomber (Val) Model 11 - Carrier Soryu #1 Aircraft 21st Section 1st Sq Dec. 7th 1941 Pearl Harbor - Carrier Zuikaku Dec. 7th 1941, 1/48, JT55

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed featuring 119 pieces, very fine recessed panel lines, complete and highly detailed interior, one piece or 5 piece (shut/open) canopy sets, decals for two aircraft and much more.

Hasegawa North American F-86D Sabre Dog - US Air Force - 4th FIS Japan - 324th FIS 327 FG USAF, 1/72, BP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

From 1996. Highly detailed and possibly the finest 1/72 F-86D kit available. Features 69 pieces, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and intake/exhaust detail, detailed gear and gear wells, optional position canopy, drop tanks and 2.75 inch FFAR tray that can be displayed retracted or extended. Includes excellent decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Col. James Howard 'Ding Hao' - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6806-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1973 release in 1/48 scale that still retains the price extension on the Monogram kit number. Very finely molded and detailed for that time and features detailed cockpit & gear wells, choice of two canopies, pilot figure, dual drop tanks and much more. 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.

Nichimo North American P-51D Mustang - USAAF 361st FG 65th FW 7th AF / 15th FG 47th FW 7th AF / 363rd FG 66th FW 8th AF, 1/48, S4801-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Excellent 1980s model featuring very precise and fine recessed and raised panel detail, very good complete cockpit, pilot figure, opening canopy, working lower fuselage ventral exhaust/ducts, movable rudder, elevators, ailerons and wing flaps, rotating propeller and wheels, bomb or drop tank loadout, full color paint guide and decals for three different aircraft as listed. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the ornate clear parts bag that are gold-printed with pictures of Nichimo's product line. With decals (still the factory sealed bag) and 'excellent++' condition instructions.