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Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$79   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bag. The other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

MPC Ford Trimotor American Airlines - (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Very highly detailed with complete interior. Includes clear modular display stand and normal props or clear prop disks for 'in flight.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact but curled.

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Meyer Kornblum Western Dressed Beef - Kansas City New York - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted yellow and decorated with white, brown and black lettering for the Meyer Kornblum, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

RCM Convair C-131 Metro, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$75   

SPECIAL ORDER 1/72 scale vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Life-Like 1932 Lincoln KB Sport Convertible - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09342

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1970s Life-Like issue from the original 1965 Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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 Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis with suspension, gas tank and steering linkage, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, optional convertible top and removable hood. Molded in purple, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.

Lindberg Dodge Dakota Sport, 1/25, 72714

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1998.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF - Flt./Lt. John ' Cat's Eyes' Cunningham's Aircraft and RAF Aircraft 'PNB' - Revell Japan Issue, 1/32, H251-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare 1975 Japan issue with unique and beautiful box artwork. As with most Japan issues, this one contains extra decals for a total of two aircraft. There is also a large, full color painting on the front of the instructions. Older but nicely detailed, large-scale model of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is one that can be depicted in this model. Kit features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airmodel HC-130 (Satellite Film Capture) and F-101 A/C and F-101B Conversion, 1/72, 302

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Rare conversion makes HC-130 - the version that picks up spy satellite film. Complete and unstarted. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Requires base kits for conversion. Airmodel did not supply decals with this kit. Vacuform conversions and kits are not recommended for modelers who are not experienced with this type of plastic.

Continental Model Airplane Co Curtiss Hawk 75 - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Italaerei Caproni Ca-311 Bomber, 1/72, 113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Like from the 1970s. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features full cockpit, bomb bay load and gunners positions. Includes decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Piper Cub Super Cruiser - 40 inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y10-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, and other balsa stock as required, a big machine cut balsa prop, completely preformed wood wheels, hardwood nose button, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. 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.

Aurora-ESCI Panzer III Ausf.M or N - Decals for Four Tanks, 1/72, 6202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Unusual Aurora issue from ESCI quality molds. Very high mold quality. Features flexible treads, optional turret armor, parts to build either version, decals for all versions listed and other optional parts.

Cleveland 1933 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-47

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

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 exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). 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.

Eduard Fokker F.1 (F-1) - With Photoetched Parts, 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed model. Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded.

Jo-Han 1964 Plymouth Belvedere Richard Petty, 1/25, GC-964

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Well molded kit. Details feature detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, exhaust dump tubes, complete roll cage, bucket seat with racing seat pads and harness, complete interior and fire extinguisher, window straps and fuel tank shield. Molded in gloss blue-green, chrome, black and clear. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing fire extinguisher. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, excellent decals and instructions.

Tasman CAC CA-13/19 Boomerang - RAAF Late WWII BF R, 1/72, TN1004

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Limited edition kit. Injection molded main airframe parts, numerous cast metal details, two Falcon 'Clear-Vax' canopies, a large fold-out with 12 photos, 6 drawings and text details and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Fokker Dr-1 Triplane - (DR.1), 1/48, 8161

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$35   

Includes Kagero Legend of Aviation #3 Decal Set which includes the DR-1, DVII and DIII. In excellent condition but missing four Iron Crosses; there are 12 still left. Also includes Eagle Strike #48189 Flying Circus Part VI Fokker DVII. It is NOT for the DR-1 but has tons of crosses and commonly used items across the German Air Arm. Missing three decals, otherwise complete. Now on to the actual Eduard model- NOTE: itincludes ONE KIT ONLY. The second kit is gone. The kit itself is very highly detailed and includes numerous PE parts and a mask set. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the factory decals are 100% intact but have slight staining to the decal backing paper. I believe they were exposed to moisture.

KVZ Yak-24P Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Hard-to-find kit of the Yak-24 in civil service colors. Molded in white, silver, clear and black. Well detailed for a KVZ kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Continental Model Airplane Co Brown Racer - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X14

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 14.5 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasbro Stage Coach Magi-Foam Craft Kit, 5376X100

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Good+

$9   

From the early 1960s. Rare and unusual kit from Hassenfeld Brothers, better known as Hasbro. Almost all parts are formed in four sheets of foam; there are also pins for axles. Has about 28 parts and the carriage measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Surprisingly, the detail is good and crisp and the foam is closed cell (very dense to be paintable and strong, but light). Also includes a paint brush and nail file. The kit has never been started. All parts are included but NOTE: missing 'magi-cutter' for cutting the foam and the instructions.