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Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Very high quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the late 1950s/early 1960s. This is a high quality kit in 1/16 scale and a 24 inch wingspan. Kit includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, die-cut balsa wood, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear canopy and vac details as required. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Bellanca Junior, 3102-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

From the 1960s and a reissue of the 1950s kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood, formed wire landing gear, completely preformed wooden wheels, wood stock as required, rubber, tissue and plastic propeller & thrust button. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: the owner of the kit was a professional draftsman, and he neatly drew some assembly guide lines on the plans. 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.

Rareplane Curtiss Y1A-8 Shrike - (Y1A8), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$8   

Still in the factory cardboard sleeve. Basic vacuform kit. Many details must be provided by the builder. Never started and complete.

Aurora Boeing 747 TWA Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 363

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$89   

Still factory sealed. 1972 issue with the block 'AURORA' logo on the top and 'Big A' logos on the sides.

Tamiya KV-1 Type C Motorized, 1/35, MT134-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Older but very well detailed and molded. Includes Mabuchi 26 motor still in the Mabuchi box, all-metal gear box and all hardware for motorized operation. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

AMT-Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre Jet - Columbian Air Force or USAF Korea, 1/72, A627-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Includes markings for both aircraft. This kit is part of an early effort by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. Hasegawa made the kits and decals in Japan and shipped them to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIII - RAF 32 Sqn and 28 Sqn, 1/72, C72026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

This aircraft was the production result of the 'Super Spitfire' program that was started in 1943. Very nicely detailed with all recessed panel lines, film instruments and many photoetched parts. Includes decals for both airplanes listed - Fighter Reconnaissance 32 Sqn RAF from the 1948 Palestine-Israel War and Fighter Reconnaissance 28 Sqn based in Malaysia 1949. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with decals and instructions.

Consolidated Model Engineering Burkard F6F Hellcat - With Redi-Carved Fuselage and Paint

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Very rare deluxe kit from the late 1940s. This is a solid wood scale model with a wingspan of 9.75 inches. Features completely carved fuselage with cockpit cutout that needs only final sanding, excellent profile-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, finished wheels, wood stock as required, beautiful cast metal three-blade propeller, a corked glass bottle of factory glue, a corked glass bottle of factory blue dope, a blue insignia sheet with stars and bars, aircraft numbers and 'Felix the Cat' with bomb nose art, another color insignia sheet with a very large variety of kill markings (flags and kill profiles), canopy celluloid and excellent full size plans with building instructions, aircraft tips and cross sections for making templates. Complete and never started. Please NOTE that while the canopy material is present, there are no printed frames on it. Often these kits have printed frames on the clear material. Burkard Giant Solid Models were made by Consolidated Model Engineering Co., Bronx, New York.

Hawk Douglas A-24 - (Army SBD Dauntless), 1/72, 612-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the box bottom. Hardbox issue from 1965 and in exceptional condition. Has Tom Morgan artwork. Features great fit and all-recessed panel lines.

Mod-Ac Trac-Tractor Model 14 (Bulldozer/ Tracked Tractor) - Wood Assembly Kit, 1/24, 146-I

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

1940s kit from hardwood, plywood, metal stock and with cardstock treads. Features full size plans and instructions, track frame inner frames and outer frames, tread/track links, driver wheels, bogie wheels, spring and engine housings, smoke stack, seat and much more. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing one part, radiator block. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plan/instructions.

Minicraft 1886 Daimler-Benz - First Gas Powered Automobile, 1/16, 11205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Very nicely detailed kit from ex-Bandai molds - part of the fantastic 1/16 classic car series. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The Daimler company created the first practical gasoline powered automobile in 1886 when everyone else was still using steam power...or even horsepower. The lightweight Benz gas engine was a breakthrough in itself, but when married to the Daimler coach it created the first practical gasoline powered car.

Airfix Heinkel He-177 A-5 Grief with Hs293 Guided Missile, 1/72, 05009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1993 but the molds pre-date that. Well detailed for that time with 166 parts. Features opening bomb bay doors with full bomb load, rotating wheels and props and optional Hs 293 Guided Missiles.

Monogram F4U-4 Corsair Blue Box Issue - (F4U4), 1/48, 6833

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$46   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1967 dated reissue of the famous 'Four Star' kit from 1963. Many action features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and turning wheels and prop.

Guillows Focke-Wulf FW-190 -16 inch Wingspan, 1/32, 502

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. 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. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Eduard Nieuport 11 with Mask Set - Escadrille N26 / Escadrille N62, 1/48, 8069

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very high quality kit. Excellent moldings with very fine detail. Includes mask set and 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.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 - White Box Issue (Bf110E1), 1/72, 6812-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$34   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Roughly the fourth issue of this kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/72, 484-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Lacina. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15D / F-15DJ Eagle - USAF 12 TFS 18 TFW Kadena Airbase Japan / 204 Sq 7th FW JASDF Hyakuri Airbase Japan, 1/72, 807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Well molded and detailed. Features very fine raised panel lines, detailed dual cockpits, optional position speed brake and canopy, gear well detail, centerline drop tank, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder load-outs, extensive decals for both aircraft and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including large decal sheet and instructions.

RCM B-18 Bolo Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$29   

Converts a DC-2 model (or DC-3 with further modifications) to the B-18 Bolo Bomber. SPECIAL ORDER vacuform conversion. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe and clear components needed for the conversion and drawings. Does not include decals or base DC-2/3 kit. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Revell Douglas DC-9 Prototype, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still in the factory seal. Rare 1969 issue with Douglas Prototype markings.