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Revell Allison 501-D13 Prop-Jet (Turbo prop) Engine - With Master Modelers Stamp, 1/11, H1551-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$550   

Very rare. 1960 first issue hardbox with classic artwork. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of the 501-D13 that powered the Convairs and other aircraft. Has a great many moving parts - it duplicates the movement of the actual engine. Never started. All internal blue display cardboard packing is in excellent condition. Molded in correct black, blue, orange and silver plastic. The silver parts are still sealed in factory bag; there was a rip in the other bag so I opened it up and inventoried it - the orange, black and blue parts are 100% complete. Instructions and decals as new. Even includes Master Modelers stamp for this kit, Master Modelers Club application form and special booklet 'The Story behind Prop-Jet Power.' Also includes instructions for motorizing; motor and battery box were not included in this issue.

Austin-Craft US Army Trailer For Jeep or Truck, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$19   

From the 1940s. Made as an accessory for the extensive line of Austin-Craft (and other manufacturers as well) World War 2 jeeps, 1.5 and 2.5 ton trucks, scout cars, etc. Excellent wood kit featuring all pre-cut parts, formed wire roof supports, army green fabric for optional top, detailed, fully molded black wheels, small forward balance wheel (below hitch) and full size, multi-view plan sheet. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one part - spare tire. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and includes plans.

Lindberg Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star, 1/72, 426-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory sealed. Early 1960s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The original molds were cut by Trim Model Products in the early to mid 1950s. Trim sold them in bags or in hardboxes, then sold the molds to Lindberg in the early 1960s. Features full landing gear, underwing rockets, tip tanks, clear canopy and decals. There is a collector's card on the back of the box and it is is in 'near mint' condition.

Arii 1962 Mazda Carol, 1/32, 41008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

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Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

RCM Heinkel He-219 B-2 / R1 Owl, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

RCM Convair F-106 Delta Dart, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$97   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-108 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

From the 1960s. Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowl and spinner, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Airfix RMS Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner, 1/600, 06201-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

Nicely molded full-hull model with good details. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The famous Queen Elizabeth was the largest liner in the world when launched in 1938. She saw extensive service during WWII as a troop transport. After the war, she and the original Queen Mary formed the backbone of Cunard Atlantic Service in unparalleled luxury. Some customers favored the Queen Elizabeth for her modern lines and more modern interior fittings. She was supposed to be on display in the USA on the opposite shore of the Queen Mary, but buyers never materialized. While serving as a 'College Ship' she burned in Hong Kong Harbor where she was scrapped, but only after appearing in a James Bond film as a MI-6 hide-out.

Revell Lil' John Buttera's 1927 Ford T Touring Street Rod, 1/25, H1334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

First issue dated 1975. Highly customized Ford T that cost $25,000 to restore in 1975. Features Borrani chrome spoke wheels, Goodyear radial tires, touring top, etched design on wing windows, Art Chrisman 289 cid Ford engine, Holley 4 barrel carburetor and Edelbrock manifold, Shelby Cobra finned valve covers, B&M 'Street 'n Strip' transmission, Jaguar rear end with Steve Davis 'quick change' center section and more. NOTE: there is no assembly, but 4 engine and 4 frame parts have been neatly painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

StromBecker Swift 125 Land Plane, C-39

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Wonderful kit from the 1950s. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, full color decals, glue, wood filler and sandpaper. Never started. The small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts have been 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.

Czech Master Fokker G-1 Reaper - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Rare. Beautifully cast resin model with a one piece body, wings, booms and stabilizers. There are very fine recessed panel lines and it is not warped. Also includes cowlings with engine fronts molded in, props, full main landing gear struts and wheels, tail wheel and strut, gear doors and a clear vacuform canopy. The G-1 was a fantastic late 1930's Dutch Fighter. It was a good as the Luftwaffe could field at that time, but had not entered mass production when the invasion hit Holland. Few were available but they performed well. Some saw service as captured aircraft with the Luftwaffe.

Aurora 1962 Chevrolet Custom Pick-Up Truck 'Draggin Wagon', 1/32, 555-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

Dated 1963. The box is in wonderful condition. Nice kit of a highly customized Fleetwood Style Pickup. Molded in bright red and clear. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Mania Kawasaki Ki-48 Type 99 'Lily' - 8th Sentai 1942 / 90th Sentai Malaya 1942 / 34th Sentai New Guinea 1944 / 16th Sentai China 1943 / Hokota Flying School 1941-45, 1/72, 6-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Rare Lily kit in 1/72 with traditional high-quality Mania molds. Kit features highly detailed interior, engines and landing gear with moving propellers, elevating guns, full color painting guide and markings for five aircraft. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete or all parts are still in the factory sealed parts bags. Decals and instructions present and in excellent condition.

Fujimi Aerospatiale SA-341C Gazelle - Royal Navy, 1/48, 5A39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Very nicely molded kit with full cockpit, detailed rotor hub, excellent exhaust, engine detail (for the visible part) and markings for one Royal Navy helicopters. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-4 British Phantom FGR M.2 Blue Special - RAF No. 19 Squadron / No. 92 Squadron, 1/48, 09414

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

From 2002. The Hasegawa line is widely considered the finest 1/48 Phantom kits available. Very highly detailed with 136 parts and all fine recessed panel lines. Includes decal sheet for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co P-40 Flying Tiger - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. Model has many interesting features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section and jet engine. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.

Lindberg Motorized B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/64, 305M-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$250   

Very rare 1950s first issue with dramatic hardbox illustration by Ray Gaedke (please see Ray's biography located on this website). This rare kit is loaded with action features and each prop has its own electric motor. The base includes a special battery holder. Features full crew, movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, elevating guns and rotating turrets, retractable main and tail landing gear, adjustable display stand and more. Molded in green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has excellent color and gloss and four solid original corners but has some creasing and bowing as shown. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Very high quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the late 1950s/early 1960s. This is a high quality kit in 1/16 scale and a 24 inch wingspan. Kit includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, die-cut balsa wood, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear canopy and vac details as required. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. 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.

Comet Bellanca Junior, 3102-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

From the 1960s and a reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, formed wire landing gear, completely preformed wooden wheels, wood stock as required, rubber, tissue and plastic propeller & thrust button. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: the owner of the kit was a professional draftsman, and he neatly drew some assembly guide lines on the plans. 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.