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La Belle Victor Gold Mining Co. Gondola HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-34

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$30   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with two packets of small parts still factory sealed, and all other parts inventoried complete with transfers and instructions.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 50 Foot Steel Box Car - 'Blue Streak Fast Freight' St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird Pesco Special Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to the 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Lindberg French Galley La Reale, 834

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From 1975 and part of Lindberg's excellent line of smaller ships. Nicely detailed model is about 7.5 inches long when assembled. Features one-piece full hull, detailed deck and superstructure, all oars, flag masts, fore and main masts, vacuform sails, display stand and even a rigging guide/photo on the instructions. Sails are in mint condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The small scale Lindberg ships were molded much finer than the Pyro series - it is too bad that Lindberg did not make more of them.

AMT Mack Cruise-Liner Semi Truck - Ryder (Cruiseliner), 1/25, T536

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

Rare early issue. Very highly detailed kit with 280 parts. Features complete engine and engine compartment, detailed cab with complete interior, opening hood, full suspension and underside details and more. Builds a full rolling chassis just like the full-size truck. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in factory sealed bags with the exception of the clear and tires - they were never factory sealed. They are inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals in 'near mint+' condition.

Testors Dodge Viper GTS, 1/24, 181

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still factory sealed. From 1998. Very nice kit that is completely factory painted - simply build and enjoy. Features mainly metal parts with some details are injection molded plastic.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H54-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$49   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers. This kit is in very rare investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. It is from original hobby shop stock that has never been for retail sale until now. Inside, the kit is nice as it is outside. It is never started, and all the parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. With 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.

Revell Piasecki H-16 Transporter - Air Power Issue, 1/96, H138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$39   

1960s Air Power issue, made by Revell of Germany. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Matchbox Beaufighter Mk-X - RAF Coastal Command 254 Sq 1945 or 144 Sq 1945, 1/72, PK-103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

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Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and torpedo load-out. Includes decals for Coastal Command Squadrons No. 254 and 144 in 1945. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft Lockheed F-94A Starfire - PA ANG or USAF Decals, 1/48, HC1597

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with a fine recessed panel lines, full cockpits, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, optional position canopy and drop tanks. Decals for 103rd FIS 1953 PA ANG and USAF F-94A 1953.

UPC Fairey Barracuda - (ex Frog), 1/72, 5086-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$19   

From quality ex-Frog molds. Nicely molded with fine panel line detail and no rivets. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators, rudder, crew of two and torpedo loadout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Revell USS Burton Island Icebreaker - Picture Fleet Issue, 1/292, H379-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1960 Picture Fleet issue with framable John Steel artwork. Very well detailed large scale kit. Features detailed helicopter, life boats, Captain's launch, movable gun turret, swiveling cranes, antennas and masts, full decals and color flag sheet. Never started. NOTE: missing one (of four) helicopter pad supports. This is a simple round dowel, easily made from pulled sprue or plastic stock. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-15 TM Flagon F - USSR, 1/48, 02811

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

Very finely molded with very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit, inlets and gear wells, separately molded flaps, ailerons and rudder, missiles, drop tanks and two piece canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet United Air Lines, 1/156, 362-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

First issue hardbox dated 1968. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and a large display stand. Includes full color, complete United decals. Molded in white and clear plastic with the large, clear 'triangle world' based stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the correct early decals and instructions.

Airmodel DFS-230 Troop Glider, 1/72, 287

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$14   

The famous glider that landed troops in the landmark taking of Belgian fort Eben Emael. Basic vac kit with nicely molded detail and clear canopy. Never started and 100% complete.

Joe Ott Supermarine Spitfire with Ott-O-Formers - 32 inch Wingspan Wood Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$69   

Rare kit from the late 1930s. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. Large model features 2 sheets of Ott-O-Formers, printwood, stripwood, full size plans, color insignia, clear canopy material, fully carved thrust button, main wheels and tail wheel, required metal hardware, covering tissue (2 sheets) and 2 blocks for the spinner. NOTE: the prop blank has been rough cut to shape and the 'lightning holes' in the fuselage Ott-O-Formers have been pressed out (normally they are factory die cut). Quality of all work is excellent. The kit has been inventory complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: plans are complete but have neat tape to the back. They are very fragile! Please note that the box displays better than the 'Fair+' grade but is missing the end flaps - hence the 'Fair+' grade.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. The box is in 'excellent' collector condition. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all aircraft parts, decals, instructions, metal ring, plastic handle, square of clay, 12' of line and plastic streamers.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Transport S Issue - With Additional Pacific Air Lines Decals, 1/94, H297-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

This kit includes the hard-to-find Pacific Air Lines decals which were only available separately (as a mail-in order) from Revell. Hardbox is dated 1958, making this the first issue. Well detailed featuring moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that no stand is shown on the instructions or mentioned on the box, and no stand is included.

Italeri EF-2000 Typhoon Eurofighter - UK / Luftwaffe / Italian / Spanish Air Forces, 1/72, 042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$16   

Still factory sealed. Includes decals for all four air forces.

Italeri Scania R620 Atelier Semi Tractor Truck, 1/24, 3850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. Dated 2008. Very highly detailed kit.