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Comet Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, quality printwood, detailed full size plans/building instructions, hardware, wheels, tissue, rubber and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

Pegasus Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard (F4 F-4) - RAF or Finnish Air Force, 1/72, 4016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Limited run from only 1500 kits made. Injection molded main parts with many metal details and complete decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale Super Sabre features movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail and opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Frog English Electric Canberra P.R.7, 1/72, 323P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$84   

Rare, early issue from the 1950s. This is a fine example that includes all the possible paperwork. It includes the Frog inspection slip (No. 1 at that). a fold-out Frog catalog (with a blue, white and yellow cover), a Frog 1 July 1958 "Plastic Scale Aircraft, Kits, Etc" Price List from Lines Brothers and a second instruction sheet in various languages. The kit is molded in silver and clear and has the correct large, clear round-based stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original glue capsule. Decals are in amazing 'excellent+' condition as are the instructions. NOTE: the box displayed better than the 'very good+' ranking but is graded as such because there is a tape tear (1.5" x .5") on the upper long side, marks from tape and a small section of missing litho from the right short side (1" x .75").

Toms Modelworks Nieuport 9/10, 1/48, 118

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Still the only 9/10 kit available in 1/48 scale. This high quality kit contains very clean and detailed resin castings, numerous cast metal details, two photoetched sheets, Microscale decals and instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the big, unsealed parts have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter, 1/96, 0138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

1997 reissue from the original 1955 "S" kit molds (part number H223-98) - even includes the famous clear 'Revelving' Globe stand. Features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure and opening rear drive-on cargo door. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$46   

Rare and in investment-grade 'near mint++' condition inside and out. This is old hobby shop stock that has not been sold retail until now. Molded in bright yellow plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Kader Boeing 707 BOAC, 1/190, 399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

From the 1960s. Nicely molded for that time and features very fine raised and some recessed panel line detail, display stand and very colorful and complete decals. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag; the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes instructions.

Revell Bell X-5 History Makers Issue, 1/40, 8619

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$40   

The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight, and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14. Many action features. Variable sweep wings move, landing gear retracts, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Schooner Bluenose - 21 3/4 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 304

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

$84   

From 1938. Measures almost 22 inches LOA (length overall) when assembled. Very nicely done early kit featuring a pre-carved wood hull (only final sanding is needed), two large sheets of printwood, metal fittings including lifeboats, windlass, cask, anchors, ships wheel, chain, blocks and more, rigging material, pre-cut wood, wood and metal stock as needed, metal stock, full color flag sheet and very detailed plans with instructions and rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including flags and plans/instructions.

Classic Airframes Messerschmitt Bf-109A With Mask Set - V4 Prototype W.Nr. 878 1937 / Prototype (V5) D+IEKS / 2JG/88 Spanish Nationalist 1937 / 11/JG132 1937, 1/48, 4123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Includes MonteX Mini Mask for this kit, with die-cut wheel and canopy masks. The actual model is well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed resin interior and more, film instruments and a fret of photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing canopy (pieces of clear). Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$64   

First issue from 1957 with an excellent box top. This is the yellow-sided issue without the parents seal on the box art. Molded in the correct gloss gray and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Pegasus Sopwith T.F.2 Salamander (TF2) - Bagged, 1/72, 1007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$26   

Still factory sealed. Limited production kit. Very cleanly molded and detailed with injection molded main parts, metal details and decals.

AMT American LaFrance 1000 Series Pumper Fire Truck, 1/25, 6669

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Large and highly detailed kit with over 300 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts that were sealed at the factory are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The few parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya BMW Z3 Roadster, 1/24, 24166-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car 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 could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Pyro 1911 Martin-Handasyde No. 3 Monoplane - (ex Inpact), 1/48, P602-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$30   

Very nicely detailed. Has realistic fabric texture on wings and control surfaces. Includes engine and cockpit detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Lockheed T-33 Thunderbird (T-Bird) Shooting Star - USAF Korean War - 21st FIS 'We Too' / 51st FIS 'Paddy Daddy', 1/48, HC1548

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/48 scale T-33 kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpits, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, drop tanks, optional position canopy and decals for two aircraft.

Eduard TWO KITS AND CONVERSION Profipack Nieuport Ni-17 Plus 8023 Nieuport Ni-XVII With RN Pearson Decals / Eduard PE / Metal Engines and Props / Ni-24bis/27 Conversion, 1/48, 8033

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$48   

Includes BOTH kits and the following accessories which have never been used: RN Pearson decals for three different aircraft, two cast metal engine and prop sets, Eduard PE detail set #48-249, and engine PE set and a very nice resin Ni 24bis/27 Conversion Set (no instructions but very straightforward). The actual Eduard kits are of excellent quality and detail. They have not been started and have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell ETV Waker Coast Guard Emergency Towing Vessel Tugboat, 1/200, 05240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$99   

Rare. Large scale, highly detailed kit from newer molds. Dated 2008. Features a detailed one piece hull, complete deck fittings and equipment, clear material for windows and portholes, full railings, three fire fighting guns, two inflatable boats, two cranes, helicopter landing platform, display stand and colorful markings for the Netherlands Coast Guard. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.