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Scientific Robert E Lee Mississippi Steamboat - 24.5 Inch Long, 181-3295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$249   

One of Scientific's finest kits. The 'Super Deluxe' and 'Museum Quality' boast on the box top is true, and it can be made into a stunning model with skill and patience. Includes pre-carved hull with wood display stand and pedestals, metal name plate, a vast number of cast metal fittings including lifeboats, paddle wheels, ships wheel, weathervane, whistle, bell, ladders, cargo posts, bitts, cleats, anchors and much more, printwood and tapered hardwood masts/yards, pre-formed fiber pattern ornate railings, colorful name and pennant materials and much more. There are four large pages of full size plans, and a detailed, step by step instruction book with very nice assembly illustrations. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Adams Thor Missile at White Sands with Launch Pad, 1/87, K162-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Rare kit dated 1958. Features a well detailed Thor missile, complete launching tower and ground crew of three. Molded in gloss white and medium gloss gray. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent+' condition. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has great color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, stains or repairs. It would grade higher but it has general wear as shown.

Easy Built Models Taylorcraft - 50 Inch Wingspan, FF-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Very large scale stick and tissue style kit. Features giant 50" wingspan, 6 sheets of printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa nose block and hardwood stock as required, metal rubber motor/prop hook, thrust button, rubber motor, large 11" diameter plastic propeller, clear window material, metal stock, covering material and well detailed, full-size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Matchbox TWO Dassault Mystere IVa - French No 2 Sq Cambrai 1955 / No 200 Sq Israeli Air Force 1967, 1/72, PK-47

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

SALE!! Includes two never started and 100% complete kits including decals and instructions. Dated 1986. Well made kit has fine panel line detail, drop tanks, optional position landing gear and decals for both aircraft.

Italeri Junkers Ju-88 A-4, 1/72, 018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Finely molded and well detailed, featuring parts for two different variants, very good cockpit and crew stations, opened or closed belly boarding hatch and ladder, optional position diving brakes, external bomb load and paint guide & decals for both aircraft (Swiss Air Force or Luftwaffe 'Totenkopf Geschwader' 1/KG 54 Bergamo 1943).

Hobby Mikoyan Mig-29 Fulcrum - Soviet Air Force / Indian Air Force / Syrian Air Force, 1/144, S01-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Quality kit and most likely from Fujiimi molds. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, realistic intake and exhaust, six air-to-air missiles and more. Includes decals for all three air forces and enough aircraft numbers to model almost any aircraft in the three air forces. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Bell AH-1S Cobra Step III, 1/72, 7A-24-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Features very fine panel lines and excellent detail inside and out. NOTE: this kit has 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: bulkhead, seats and stick to the floor; exhaust halves. There is no other assembly. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix LCM III & M4 Sherman Tank - Type Three Issue, 1/76, A301V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$42   

1960s issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Unusual issue has incredible box art and contains both kits - a very nicely detailed LCM and M4. Sherman features flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. LCM includes full interior, pilot house and figure, opening front gate, prop and rudder detail and two additional crewmen. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Both decals and instructions are in 'excellent++' condition with slight yellowing as the only flaw.

Airfix North American F-86D Sabre Dog - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 20040

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

1979 release and a very nicely molded kit. Features decals for the colorful box photo aircraft, good cockpit and inlet detail, optional position air brakes and air brake well detail, optional position landing gear, retracted or extended ventral rocket tray and drop tanks. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87 B-2 Desert Stuka, 1/48, JT16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Dated 1994. Well detailed and molded kit with 103 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Competition Models Inc Sal Taibi's Starduster - 42 Inch Wingspan Gas Powered Free Flight Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Sold brand new on 7-7-1961 at the legendary Cleveland Hobby Supply Company at 4526 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH. Includes the original hand-written receipt. Large wingspan kit for .02 to .074 engines. This is one of the famous Sal Taibi's National award winning designs. Sal was one of the early 'Kings Of Gas Free Flight' and a very gifted designer. The model is from the 1950s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the other parts have been inventoried complete with the plans. Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals,' the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37 A/B - USAF High Visibility, 1/72, 1036

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Well molded kit featuring 52 parts, very fine raised panel lines, optional parts for A or B variants, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks and Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Never started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one tiny flap hinge cover (a small triangle; easily made from flat stock plastic). Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix DH-82a Tiger Moth - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01015-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

Type four logo factory sealed pack dated 1973. This classic RAF biplane trainer includes a color painting guide and RAF markings from 1935.

Monogram C-47 Skytrain, 1/48, 5607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

1989 issue. Large and highly detailed model with full cockpit and complete interior down to the bathroom sink in the rear. Has markings for "Camel Caravan to Berlin" (Berlin Airlift aircraft "Clarence") C-47A 86th Air Base Group, Neubiberg, Germany December 1947 or "Honey Bun III" C-47A 8th Troop Carrier Sqdn, 436 Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force, Melun, France 1945. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one prop shaft is a different color plastic. It is from a later issue of this same kit.

AMT-Frog Northrop P-61B Black Widow - (ex Frog), 1/72, A644-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

From quality Frog molds. Includes crew and decals for multiple aircraft. This was part of a short-lived AMT marketing idea to market Frog kits in the USA. Molded in black and clear and includes a full color painting guide on the back of the box. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Gotha Go-242 / Go-244 - Glider or Twin Engine Transport, 1/72, 1111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Sale Pending
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Very well detailed kit. Builds glider or twin engine transport. Features full interior detail and opening rear cargo hatches. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

A A Hales Ltd Cutty Sark 'Marinecraft' Kit - 17 Inch Wooden Ship Kit, 658

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats, dead-eyes, figurehead and ships wheel, a full set of flags and sails, injection mast platforms, metal chain, numerous brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, colorful insignia sheet with front scrollwork, rear scrollwork and name, name plate and cabin sides with windows and doors, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including flags, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

Trumpeter Nanchang Q-5C, 1/72, 01685

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Sale Pending
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The Nanchang Q-5C is a Chinese derivative of the Mig-19. It first entered mass production in 1969. The aircraft have been continuously upgraded and has become a huge line of single and two seat types with no less than 11 designations. Over 1,000 aircraft have been produced and foreign operators include Pakistan and North Korea. Nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit, two piece canopy, detailed gear wells, drop tanks, rocket pods and iron bomb load and more. Includes a full color painting guide and decals for four aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 3502

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1970s large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. 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.

Topping North American Aviation T2J-1 Jet Trainer Buckeye - Factory Desktop Model

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$85   

Rare, late 1950s early Buckeye by the premiere factory model maker, Topping of Akron, Ohio. This model is from a smoke-free home and is 100% complete with all parts including the original stand. There are no repairs. However, it has been displayed. While it displays nicely, it is not perfect. The factory paint is in 'excellent++' condition but the plastic has age yellowing as shown and there is light wear to some of the decals. There is a short hairline crack in the canopy as shown. The stand is in very good condition, complete and has no repairs. The clear stand arm has yellowed also from age. The original box is long gone.