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Ambroid TWO Koppers Plastics ACF Center Flow Hopper Cars With Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/88, 3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


From about 1962/3. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. Includes two sets (four trucks total) of factory assembled sprung trucks. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, two full sheets of colorful and extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Jetco Thermic Trio - Flying Wing / Orthodox / Tail First - Three Hand-Launched Balsa Wood Gliders, SG-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


From the 1950s. This kit contains three small balsa gliders. All parts are die cut. Full size plans are included. These are magnificent fliers. The kits have never been started and are complete with all parts unpunched and plans.

Fujimi Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra, 1/50, 0742-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Bachmann/Fujimi issue. Large scale Cobra kit from high quality Fujimi molds. Feature very fine raised panel detail, complete cockpit, pilots, working front and aft rotors and missile load. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. There is a very, very light stain on the right side of the box that did not show up in the photo.

ESCI Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-2 USS Ranger or VF-103, 1/72, 9054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, wings that swing and Phoenix AM-54 missile load. Has full markings for both squadrons. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Fokker DR1 (DR-1) Profipack, 1/72, 7016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit. Includes brass photoetched parts.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1954 early issue molded in very light green plastic. NOTE: this model has had the wheels and floor painted. There has been no other painting and no assembly. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts 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.

Fujimi Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100, 1/70, FC-8-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Mokei / AHM issue probably from the early to mid 1970s. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Eduard Pfalz D-III Two Kits Duel Combo, 1/48, 1114

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Includes two complete models. Both are highly detailed kits with main injection molded parts, four frets of photoetched details (some factory painted), mask set, color painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are missing #2 and #10, which are used for Jasta 18 (squadron logo and wing crosses). Evidently #3, 18 and 39 are not used. They are also missing but are not used on the models according to the decal guide.

Merlin Models Rumpler CIII/4 - (Purple Box), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Limited production kit, less than 2000 made. Features nice injection molded parts and cast metal details with decals and instructions. Never started and still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Easy Built Models Monocoupe - 12 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

SMER Supermarine Walrus, 1/50, 114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Large scale model of the famous British WWII Floatplane. Walrus amphibians flew from Royal Navy cruisers and battleships as well as harbor bases. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - (D-558 2), C-42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Includes glue, sandpaper, decals, hardwood stand, metal stand arm, plastic canopy and full instructions. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, plans and partial decal sheet. NOTE: two 'Douglas' decals have been cut from the decal sheet and are not present. There is some light bug damage to the instructions.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire Mk II, 1/48, 85-5239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. Dated 2005.

Planet Models XFL-1 Airabonita (US Navy XP-39 Airacobra) - Late Modification, 1/72, 140

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare. Beautiful resin kit with all fine recessed panel lines, full interior, two vacuform canopies, standard or optional pitch prop blades and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Bell FXL-1 Airabonita was one of three new spec Navy prototype fighters. It competed with the Grumman XF5F-1 and the Vought XF4U-1 Corsair. The Bell offering was made from an Army XP-39 fighter. There were engine and undercarriage problems during trials, as well as handling issues. Bell modified the aircraft (this model "late modification") in many ways, but it was still no match for the Corsair, which won the competition.

Matchbox Dornier Do-18 G-1 / V-2 / D-2 Civil or Military - Luftwaffe Calais-based 3/KuFlGr 406 (1940) or 2/KuFlGr 506 Kiel 1938 or Civil D-AANE 'Zyklon' Lufthansa South Atlantic Mail Service (1938), 1/72, 40409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed with the 'round tape.' Dated 1992 and from original molds. Nicely detailed kit for that time with optional parts for all three versions and a paint guide and markings for the three aircraft listed. Lufthansa was a pioneer in trans-oceanic mail services and the Do-15 and Do-18 grew to fit this need. Given the German interests in South America, it was no surprise that they established one of the first airmail services between Europe and that continent. This kit will build one of those aircraft, the Lufthansa South Atlantic Mail Aircraft (1938) D-AANE 'Zyklon' or the military version. The Do-18 was an improved D0-15 'Wal' and set several records during it's long useful life.

Hasegawa H8K2 Emily Flying Boat, 1/72, JS-21-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare, early first logo issue with glossy box art. Large and well molded kit of the best Japanese WWII long range flying boat. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Trimaster Focke-Wulf FW-190 D-9 Langnasen-Dora - (FW190D9), 1/48, MA-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


From 1987. Highly detailed model with legendary Trimaster quality. Kit features two frets of photoetched parts, numerous metal castings, brass and metal rod as well as all recessed detail on the plastic moldings. Large decal sheet and paint guide for several different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Rare 1st issue small hardbox from 1952 in 'excellent ++' condition. Has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, light wear as shown, circle logo and Ray Gaedke artwork. The box almost seems to small for this large 1/48 scale kit - and it is a tight fit. Molded in the correct early light gloss gray and clear. There are panel lines but very minimal rivet detail; later issues had heavy rivet detail added. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with extensive rivet detail. in the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. 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.

Comet Cloud Buster - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 4401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


From the 1970s. I can remember that when properly assembled, it flew very well - flights of a minute or more were common, and if you caught a thermal, you never saw your Cloud Buster again! Kit features traditional wood & tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, quality die-cut printwood, spars and stripwood, wheels and propeller. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing tissue and rubber band. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. 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 its 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.

Pyro Aston Martin Le Mans International Speedster, 1/32, C321-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


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. In this case, they used the car at the Montagu Motor Museum in Brockenhurst, Hant, England. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Molded in gloss dark red and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.