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Testors 1948 Ford Coupe, 1/25, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Highly detailed kit. Builds up the rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features full engine and engine compartment detail, complete suspension, flip up front seats, full interior, opening hood and rubber tires, black and chrome plastic parts. Never started. NOTE: missing two parts: one small seat scuff panel (easily made from flat sheet styrene using the other side as a pattern) and one (of two) upper radiator hoses. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, foil side trim stickers and instructions present.

Fujimi Junkers Stuka Ju-87 D-1 / D-3 / D7 Dora - II/St.G2 'Immelmann' (D-3) or Geschwader Stab. Of St.G3 (D-1/Trop), 1/72, F-14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features parts for D-1, D-3 and D-7 versions, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, correct armament and decals for the two aircraft listed. Excellent detail throughout. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Mercedes CLK-GTR, 1/24, 24195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Highly detailed with complete engine and engine bay, detailed suspension and exhaust, complete interior, extensive decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

UPC B-29 Superfortress - (ex-Marusan), 1/101, 5067-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

From about 1965 and issued from original Marusan molds. This is a nice, early model featuring moving control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, cockpit detail, crew, full landing gear and more. 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.

Airfix Blackburn NA-39 Buccaneer - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 4-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$27   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side (and some is missing as shown). This 1960s model sports some of the most dramatic Craftmaster aircraft artwork ever made. A British carrier waves off a very heavily damaged Buccaneer, while enemy ships are within visual range. Other Buccaneers are taking heavy and accurate fire from the enemy, while one nearby ship is engulfed in flames. Propeller driven aircraft (Japanese Kate) fall burning from the sky. Kit features working unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

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.

AMT Chrysler Imperial Western Pickup Truck, 1/25, T148-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$169   

Very rare. I believe the base vehicle is a '65 Imperial and this was an Alexander Brothers custom job - but that is just conjecture. An excellent kit with full engine and compartment, opening hood, 'horseshoe' door handles and brake pedal, custom interior, optional top, branding iron or steer horns hood ornament and a large sheet of woodgrain and text decals (in 'new' condition). Also includes white wall stickers. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3, 1/90, PA9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$145   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Second issue dated 1955; the first issue has same art but kit #P9-98. The box has as-new color and gloss. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals.

Franklin Mint Armour Collection P-38 Lightning Old Rusty, 1/48, B11F035

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$79   

Brand new, never removed from the box and complete. High quality die-cast model that is completely factory built and painted. When I saw this kit had never been removed from the packaging, I did not open it. If any of the paperwork is important to you, let me know before you purchase and I will check for you. This is what Franklin Mint says about each of these models: "Each of our die-cast models are hand-assembled and hand painted to ensure quality and authentic detail. To create each exciting precision replica, our designers and engineers make exhaustive examinations of their subject from every conceivable angle; photographing, sketching and in many cases studying the actual plans. Months are spent sculpting a scale prototype that captures even the most intricate details. The result: A precision-engineered model of unsurpassed quality that you will be proud to own and display. Each is a masterpiece of the model maker's art, reflecting our passion for perfection, our total commitment to superb craftsmanship, and our abiding respect for quality and authenticity."

Nitto Boeing 727-200 - ANA (All Nippon Airways 727), 1/100, 190-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Early issue labeled "Nitto Kagaku" with superior mold quality. Large scale model measures 18 inches long when assembled. Excellent detail including rear airstair and very large colorful decal sheets for ANA. Decals are in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the small parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that are not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 24 Inch Long Display Model with Sails, 1/146, H368

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

Beautifully molded model. Features molded ratlines, three sheets of vac sails, full deck details, decals, flag sheet, display stand, standing and running rigging thread and rigging instructions. This kit has no assembly but NOTE: the hull is painted copper below the waterline. It is one coat and easily painted over or could be stripped with DOT3 brake fluid, spray oven cleaner or any other safe, tested plastic paint stripper. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: several stanchions have broken off but are present. They are in a zip lock bag so they will not be lost.

Comet Piper Cub J-3 - 25.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft (J3), 1623

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

From the early to mid 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia sheet for civil or US Army versions, detailed full size plans with building instructions, die-cut printwood, factory-cut stripwood with leading and trailing wing edges, fully formed and finished wooden main and tail wheels & thrust button, hardware, tissue and plastic propeller. Never started and 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.

MiniHobby HMS Prince of Wales Battleship Motorized - (Trumpeter), 1/350, 80606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Rare motorized version and ideal for R/C conversion. Features factory assembled motor and motor mount, dual drive gear box for two props, factory soldered wiring harness with switch, twin drive props, movable rudder, battery holder and contacts, stuffing boxes and more. The model itself can be built waterline or full hull and has good detail. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Palmer 1964 Avanti Coupe 3 in 1 - Stock / Custom / Competition, 1/24, 6404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Simple, low piece count 1960s kit featuring parts for all three versions, molded in underside detail, full interior, rubber tires, metal axles and parts molded in ivory, clear and chrome plated plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Mosquito F.V. VI Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1205-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Early 1960s issue with very colorful Craftmaster artwork with a '109 exploding in flames while a FW-190 moves in to attack.

Rareplane Douglas DC-4 / C-54 / R5D-3 Skymaster with Merlin Conversion and Capital Airlines and USAF MATS Decals, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Very large and rare 1/72 DC-4 kit that contains even rarer 1/72 scale decals. There is one large sheet for Pacific Division USAF MATS (Military Air Transport Service)#49068 and a large Capital Airlines sheet. The actual model is very nicely molded with fine panel lines, window, door and rivet detail. Builds either of three versions and includes full paint and markings guide. Also includes all needed parts for the Merlin engine conversion. There is no assembly but NOTE: one fuselage half has been cut out by a professional builder. There is plenty of plastic left around it - it was simply a rough cut. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley Hawk HS-1182, 1/72, PK27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Dated 1975. Includes color painting guide and decals two versions - XX154 Jet Trainer RAF prototype and XX156 Ground Attack RAF Prototype. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Kling's Folkerts Speed King Racer - Balsa Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, 71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From around 1937-1942. This is a Cleveland 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. This kit is specifically designed as a scale model with retractable landing gear. However, if you do wish to fly it, additional instructions are provided on the necessary modifications. 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.

Lindberg Tuna Clipper 'Ann' (Gulf Star) - (Ex-Pyro and Life-Like), 1/58, 70896

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds dating from the early 1960s. Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (Gulf Star and Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Pyro actual designed these for water operation (with the Boat PowerPack which sold separately), so they make nice small R/C models. Hard-working tuna boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.