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Revell Siddeley Hawker Harrier - RAF or US Marines, 1/32, 4718

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


1982 issue. Large 1/32 scale kit measures a large 17 inches long when assembled. Features detailed rotating side jet nozzles, detailed engine, removable engine inspection panel, optional position landing gear, optional position speed brake, full cockpit with pilot, underwing loadout of rocket pods and drop tanks, opening canopy and movable wheels. Includes decals for both versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Mitsubishi Zero - 27 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


This large scale model from the late 1960s can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, plastic pilot, U-Control parts and handle, full color decals, covering 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.

Renwal M-50 Ontos - The Thing With The Sting, 1/32, M557-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare 1950s original issue; not a common reissue. Fantastic first issue 'Blueprint' hardbox artwork and a highly detailed kit featuring 11 parts, combat crew of three, working treads, some interior detail, opening hatches and covers and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Ontos was a unique vehicle. Ontos is a Greek word for 'The Thing' and the vehicles lives up to that. Developed along a new concept in mobile warfare, the Ontos has little defense other than movement but a very powerful offensive punch. It carries six 106mm recoilless rifles and .50 caliber spotting rifles. The firing sequence went like this: the crew of three would get out and hand-load the six large guns. Then the Ontos would quickly move towards the target. Once sited, the gunner would file the .50 caliber spotting rifle. This gun fired a different cartridge, a special low velocity round that matched the trajectory of the 106mm. The spotting round was very accurate and made a visible flash on striking the target. Then he could fire a full salvo of 6 or in steps of two. The 8.5 ton vehicle would then speed away, moving to a safe location to reload.

Revell 1903 Cadillac Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H35-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


1960 issue hardbox with full artwork; Highway Pioneers prior to this year simply had generic artwork and an ink stamped name on the box ends was the only way to identify the contents. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes instructions. The box would rate much higher than 'very good++' but there is age foxing on some of the box side panels. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Tamiya Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100 1A Type 5 Fighter - Motorized, 1/50, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare, very early Tamiya kit from 1964 with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. This is a very good quality model for that time and features all very fine raised panel lines, working flaps and elevator, retractable landing gear, drop tank, retractable landing gear, three piece canopy, detailed wing guns with removable inspection panels and more. The kit is engineered to be motorized, but Tamiya did not include the motor. Has decals for two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the factory glue.

Megow Albatross, S-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare 1942 solid wood scale model. The box is in unusually good condition which is very rare for kits of this age. Features two sheets of printwood, fuselage block, other wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, color insignia, detailed instructions and very nice plans. Never started and complete.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


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SALE!! First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo was only used for this one year - in 1957 it was replaced by the 'Famous Fighters' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the earliest if not the first Aurora box artist. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - Skyking Issue - BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Rare 1960 first issue with "Skyking" Airfix logo at the lower left. This is a very nice model for that time featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Curtiss Hawk III - Fuerza Aerea Argentina El Palomar 1938 / Fuerza Aerea Argentina Regimiento 2 March1945, 1/48, 446

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare. Highly detailed with main injection molded parts and many resin details. Includes a full color paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

Classic Airframes Regianne RE-2001 CN - 101 Gruppo 5 Stormo 'Tuffatori' Co-Belligerent Air Force 1943 / 234th Sq Cacchia Nottura, 1/48, 425

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Out of production and rare. Very high quality, limited issue injection molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, resin cockpit and other resin details, decals for the two aircraft listed and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including paint and placement guide, decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Hardbox is dated 1961 and has the early 50 cent price extension. This nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner features recessed panel lines, raised wing rib lines and excellent fit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

AMCO Baku Geki Ki-99 - Japanese Navy Dive Bomber - Official Identification Model Kit Build For Victory - Solid Wood Model From WWII - Comet - (Type 99 Val), 1/72, IA-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1940s WWII wooden kit from AMCO, which was a division of Comet. Features all hardwood parts including blocks & wood stock, sandpaper, CASCO glue, a full size cardstock template and patter sheet and highly illustrated double-sided assembly instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. This is an official identification model. The US Armed Forces found themselves in a World War with almost no ID models. Someone decided that it would be perfect to let the air-minded modeling youth build them for the military, and thus the "Identification Model" was born. However, the idea did not last as the quality ranged from excellent to horrible, with the majority on the later side. A much better substitute was found by casting one-piece models out of a hard rubber plastic. Little did anyone know that this was a foretaste of the doom of the solid wood scale model, which was replaced by plastic in the early 1950s.

Aurora American Buffalo, 1/16, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed and rare. The box is in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Dated 1972 and part of Aurora's Animal Series which included the Black Bear & Cubs, American Buffalo White Tail Deer, White Stallion, Wild Horse Black Beauty and Thoroughbred Race Horse.

Lotte MBB Bo-105 PAH-1 / SH-2F Seasprite / August-Bell Jetranger / SA-341D Gazelle - With Decorated Gum

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc To VG++


SALE!! Includes all four rare and well detailed small scale kits. The Bo-105 is 1/98 scale, the Seasprite is 1/150, Jetranger 1/100 and the Gazelle 1/99. Each kit includes two very cool large pieces of sealed gum which has detailed line drawings of either a helicopter, ship, aircraft or rocket model of the Lotte line. The Jetranger is still factory sealed; all others have never been started and are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo and the price (1.98) circle at the top right. This issue has classic Jo Kotula artwork, which was dropped for the final issue in the 1970s. This kit had very positive reviews in the few modeling resources of that time and still builds a large and impressive finished product. Features detailed engines and nacelles, 'good' cockpit, pilot, good gun station detail with two gunners, two ground crew and a large ground chock base. Molded in stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Estes Sandhawk - Sounding Rocket - Over 30 Inches Tall, K-51

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed and very rare. This is a semi-scale model of this famous research rocket. Features "D" engine power, scale plastic fins and lower rocket section and much more. The body tube is round and in 'mint' condition (no crushing).

Merlin Models Supermarine Spitfire MkXII, 1/72, 19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Limited run plastic kit with metal detail parts and decals. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Espadon Torpedo Floatplane, 1/50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare late 1950s/early 1960s high-gloss box issue from before Heller used part numbers. Features good cockpit and engine detail, good raised molded and rib detail and a torpedo loadout. This kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing instrument panel. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. There is actually an instrument panel molded into the fuselage halves; it makes me wonder if this was a mistake on the instructions or not. I have seen such errors on other early Heller kits before like the Super Broussard.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA143-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


First issue dated 1967. This is one of two 'Blue Box' box art variations that share this part number. Well detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Bellanca Cruisair - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-5

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% 3D cut, profile cut wings and tails, wood stock as required and a small factory sealed paper envelope of details. Never started. The small parts are still sealed; the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes excellent step-by-step text and illustrated building instructions and full-size three-view plans with fuselage and wing templates.