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Hawk Culver V - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

A rare kit for the advanced collector or builder. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for the time. This model dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. It features a profile (2D) carved wooden fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, wooden stock as required for struts, etc., fully formed wheels, metal propeller, sandpaper, a sheet with wing registration numbers and quality, full-size plans with wing and fuselage templates. The model has not been started and is complete.

Italeri M-107 Mad Dog - US Army Heavy Gun - With USA / Germany / Italy / Great Britain Decals, 1/35, 248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$72   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and nicely molded kit. Features many working parts and decals for the four countries listed.

Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. L - Sd.Kfz.141/1, 1/35, 35215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$37   

Highly detailed and beautifully molded armor kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Datsun Monster Truck - Scavenger Super 4x4 Wrecker, 1/25, 6347

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$74   

Still factory sealed. This is the first issue and not the recent and common reissue. Features over 145 pieces, blown Chevy V-8 engine, super detailed monster 4x4 suspension, huge monster off-road tires, detailed towing winch, full interior and more.

Dragon Flakpanzer V Coelian, 1/35, 9022

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and accurate model.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers 'Foreign Car' series. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in gloss dark green plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions. 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!

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1953 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers 'Foreign Car' series. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in light green plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions. 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!

Hawk Skycycle Piper PA-8 - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 26

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

A rare kit for the advanced collector or builder. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for the time. This model dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. It features a profile (2D) carved wooden fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, clear vacuform canopy (in 'near mint' condition), wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, other cut-to-shape wooden parts, threaded screws to very cleverly duplicate scale engine cylinders, sandpaper, a sheet with wing registration numbers and quality, full-size plans with wing and fuselage templates. The model has not been started and is complete.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V - Parents Magazine Seal Issue, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo, Parents Magazine seal and classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in a stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This model is part of a very successful 1/48 scale WWI series that Aurora started in 1956. They sold so well that they introduced new kits almost annually well into the 1960s. Some sold well right up until the end of Aurora in the mid 1970s.

Testors HMMWV Hummer M998 Series, 1/35, 830

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

Dated 1988 and nicely molded with over 100 pieces. Features fully detailed chassis, TOW missile launcher that rotates and elevates, full interior and US Marines decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Rommels Rod - The Desert Fox's Krazy Kommand Kar - Designed by Tom Daniel, 1/24, 6745

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Rare second issue dated 1969 and in 'excellent' grade condition inside and out. Not the common and recent reissue. This is a wonderful and fun kit with machine guns, two skeletons, detailed engine and interior, removable hood and more. Molded in the correct tan, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are 'near mint' and the original small Monogram fold-out catalog is included.

Aurora Fokker D-VII - (D7), 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$44   

SALE!! Still in the factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box art is from the original 1956 issue, and the date on the kit is 1958. However, due to the one dollar price extension and blue logo we know this is from the mid 1960s. Aurora's 1/48 scale WWI line debuted in 1956 with six new kits, and the D-7 was #6. The line proved so successful that Aurora added kits almost every year well into the 1960s. Many of them sold well right up until the end of Aurora in 1976.

Falcon Model Airplane Co De Havilland Mosquito, 1/43, B37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

From the mid to late 1940s. Large scale, solid wood kit featuring profile cut fuselage, wings & tail surfaces, printwood, wood stock as required, finished wheels, full color decals and full size plans. Complete and never started.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete an it includes all paperwork. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter - Square Box Issue, 1/48, 501-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Mint' condition. Big 'A' logo hardbox issue is dated 1969 and this is likely the second issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved models. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load of miniguns or rocket pods.

Revell B-25 Pacific Raiders, 1/64, 85-0216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$42   

2008 SSP reissue of the 1965 'Pacific Raiders', which in turn was a reissue of the 1954 'S' kit - just in Pacific colors and markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Trident BEA Airlines - T3 Issue, 1/144, SK504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

1960 Type Three logo with very nice BEA markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker USAF Martin Matador Guided Missile, M2-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare 1950s first and only issue. StromBecker was famous for their high-quality line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All of the carving is is done to the final shape in hardwood with the wings, fin and nose are injection molded in a beautiful gloss plastic. Includes a precarved hardwood base and formed metal stand wire. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started and complete with all parts and plans (which are printed on the back of the box).

Kirin AAVP7-A2 Up Armor Conversion Kit, 1/35, 28509

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Conversion model includes numerous high quality, high-definition resin pieces with illustrated instructions. Never started and the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Please note, this is a conversion kit only for the up armor. The base kit is not included.

Pyro 1909 Lozier Briarcliff - Vintage Brass Car Series, 1/32, C455-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Lozier was a large four cylinder T-Head rated at 45 horsepower. The wheelbase was 124 inches and she rode on huge 36 x 4.5 tires. This Pyro car model is based on a car that was owned by Thomas J Lester of Chargin Falls, Ohio that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet'. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: while all parts are present, 2/3 of on windshield support rod is broken off and missing. Easily replaced with cylindrical plastic or metal stock.