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LS Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa 'Oscar', 1/75, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Rare, early LS kit in a high gloss box top with very collectible artwork. Most likely from the early 1960s. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, retracting landing gear, opening piece canopy, movable ailerons, rudder and elevator and two bombs. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

LS Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 II Babs Army Type 97II - Reconnaissance Airplane, 1/72, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very high quality kit. Excellent mold quality with all fine recessed panel lines. Features correct clear side windows and canopy, highly detailed cockpit, crew and rotating wheels and propeller. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.

UPC Kaiwo Maru / Nippon Maru - 1930s Japanese Navy Sailing Training Ship, 1/200, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Hard-to find kit of the old Japanese Naval Training Ship. The two sister ships were built in Kobe and launched in 1930. They were both steel four-masted barques carrying royals over double top and topgallant sails. They served as school ships for the Japanese merchant marine. After WWII, they carried demobilized soldiers home, and up to 1951 made dozens of trips to Asia and the Pacific. In 1952, they worked to collect the remains of Japanese war dead from the South Pacific. The ships were replaced in 1989. Very nicely detailed kit in large 1/200 scale. The assembled kit measures about 19 inches long when built. Molded in white, yellow and brown and includes extensive vacuform sails. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1932 Pierce Arrow - 12 Cylinder Custom Convertible Roadster, 1/32, C341-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$40   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on two sides. 1965 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 Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes chrome plated, colored and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior, dual rear mount spares and a removable hood.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler Imperial 8 Cylinder Roadster, 1/32, C411-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

1966 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 Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, removable hood and dual mount rear spares. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The hood halves and body halves are assembled to 'professional' quality; they fit to the frame, body and each other perfectly. The wheel halves are glued to 'pro' quality as well. There is no other assembly and zero painting. The front brake drums are broke from the axle but present and can be repaired. The manifold is broke, but all parts are present so it can be repaired. Missing one rumble seat step. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including instructions.

Revell Olds Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$44   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals 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.

Monogram TWA Airliner Set DC-3 and Super G Constellation, MGP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$425   

1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is in very solid condition with no fading, stains or split corners. There is edge wear that account for the 'VG' box rating. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The models has not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-92

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$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 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. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business - 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 'Aviation's 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.

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.

LS A6M2-N Rufe - With Beaching Trolley - (A6M2N), 1/75, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very early LS kit with first logo and old box art. Even on this early kit (#4), the LS attention to detail is evident with recessed panel lines and fine rivet detail. Includes opening canopy, and extending/retracting flaps and movable ailerons. Includes beaching dolly. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete or the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 F13 Fishbed (Early Variant) - Czech / USSR / China, 1/72, JS012-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

First issue with rare rectangular Hasegawa logo. Includes decals for all three versions, supersonic drop tank and two Atoll wing-mounted missiles. NOTE: the drop tank halves are assembled to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Boeing 707 / 307C Luftwaffe, 1/139, H108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$54   

Rare 1971 Revell of Germany issue. Never started. Features moving rudder, optional position cabin crew/passenger boarding doors, detailed engines and full landing gear detail. The kit is mint inside - all parts, decals and instructions are still in the factory sealed bag.

Revell Russian Space Station - From the Movie Armageddon, 1/144, 85-3628

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1998 issue. Nice model of the Space Station as depicted in the Touchstone Pictures movie 'Armageddon.'

Polar Lights King Kong's Thronester - (Aurora Molds), 1/12, 5016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Still factory sealed. This is an ideal builder from the original Aurora kit.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

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.

AMT 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1/25, 6538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed 300hp LT-1 engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and underside details. Build as stock or customize with optional wheels and side exhaust. Over 90 parts molded in color, clear and with plated and rubber parts.

AMT 1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula, 1/25, 6562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$24   

Still factory sealed. Features Goodyear eagle GS-C tires, 5.7liter V-8 engine with 275 hp, opening hood, detailed engine compartment, interior and underside. Over 100 parts molded in color, clear and rubber.

Renwal MIM-3 Nike Ajax Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile with Launcher and Crew, 1/32, M550-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$169   

Fantastic kit from the 1950s in an investment-grade 'near mint' condition box with factory-new colors and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, zero tape or tape marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include a tiny amount of very light wear. Classic box art showing the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. This is an excellent model for that time that still ranks well today. Features operating launcher that is made to hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery. Molded in olive drab and white. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes instructions and decals. Even the factory inspection slip is present.

Lindberg German Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber Motorized, 1/48, 306M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$74   

Late 1950 motorized hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features pilot and gunner figures, one piece canopy, centerline large bomb and two wing-mounted smaller bombs, electric motor for the prop, display stand and battery holder with wires. Molded in gloss medium green and clear. Never started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; the model parts have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Modelcraft The Ghost - 48 inch Wingpsan Nordic Glider with Auto Rudder for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

Most likely from the 1950s. Nordic style towline glider. 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. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).