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Airfix Hawker Typhoon Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 10-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

1960s issue with the great boxart that Craftmaster issues were famous for. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Oeffag Albatros D-III - Austro-Hungary Decals for 3 Aces - (DIII), 1/48, 05102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Oeffag modified the German DIII design with a stronger airframe and engine, making a superior fighter to the German machine. When the Germans tried to upgrade to the DV, the Austro-Hungarian air arm did not need to. The plane performed very well against a numerically superior enemy and was a favorite and the mount of many of Austria's Aces. Has markings for Austria's leading ace with 35 victories, Godwin Brumowski. Large decal sheet also includes marking for his other Albatros and two other Austrian aces as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby-Time Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$89   

SALE!! From the 1950s. One and only issue in amazing, investment grade condition. I personally removed these kits from the original Hobby-Time shipping box - it is the first time they have seen light since the factory. There is very, very little wear - only as much you would expect from the original packing and boxing operations. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The original 'krinkle' bag is present but brittle and cracked. I inventoried the parts and they are 100% present. The decals and instructions are in 'mint' condition.

Hobby Craft Vampire Night Fighter With Eduard Photoetch - RAF NF10 / Italy NF10, 1/48, HC1578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

Includes factory sealed. Eduard 48-065 PE detail set for SE-535 Mistral (French-built Vampire). The model itself features all recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This Vampire variant was the first operational all-jet night-fighter for the RAF.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. 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.

Pyro 1932 Plymouth PB Sport Roadster, 1/32, C336-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

1967 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

Hasegawa Ogiwara 22B Secondary Glider - Reissue of Hasegawa's 2nd Plastic Model Kit, 1/60, SP27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

1990 reissue of Hasegawa's second injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Very early issue from the 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. This is the third issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. 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.

ITC Spirit of St. Louis and Wright Brothers Biplane - Midget Models, 37481-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$26   

1962 hardbox release. Small scale but very well molded and detailed. All parts still factory sealed and complete with instructions.

Huma Model Arado Ar-396, 1/72, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Nice kit that is finely molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ICM Mustang Mk.IV RAF - (P-51D), 1/48, 48152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed. 1/48 scale kit that is nicely detailed and molded with 80 parts and RAF decals.

Aeroclub Mig-17A Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$16   

Conversion kit. Makes the Hasegawa Mig-17 into the early 'A' variant. Kit includes high quality vacuform fuselage and metal intake. Never started and complete.

Matchbox Lancaster BMk.I/III - 9 Sq RAF December 1944/45 'Tallboy' 12,000 lb Bomb Tirptiz Raid/ Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1945 / RAF 106 Sq Coningsby 1942, 1/72, 40602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. From the 1980s and nicely detailed for that time. Features very fine raised and some recessed panel lines. Features cockpit and crew, rotating turrets, optional parts for all versions including unique RAAF aircraft, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors for two variants (no bomb load included) and decals with paint guide for three aircraft. The RAAF aircraft is a natural silver finish.

Ventura Supermarine Spitfire Mk.18 - (Spitfire XVIII), 1/72, VN0201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$22   

Still factory tape sealed. Limited run injection molded kit. Features injection molded main parts, cast metal details, vac canopy and full decals.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$69   

Rare kit from 1957 in exceptional overall condition. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered, wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing plastic engine. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact and not damaged but have some paper stuck to them from the small Monogram catalog. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like engine cowl, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Matchbox Supermarine Stranraer, 1/72, PK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1978 issue. Nice kit of this 1930s British biplane flying boat. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Expomodel Avro 504N - Bagged, 1/72, EM03

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Limited edition of 750. Detailed, high quality complete kit. The vac moldings are better than many injection molded kits. Features photoetched details, cast metal parts, airfoil cross section struts and decals for two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Blue Water Navy V.K. Konovalov Alfa Class Submarine, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$42   

Rare. Very high quality resin full hull model kit with PE details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

CM US Army Harbor Tug LT45, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$45   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders 'S' Kit Issue, 1/64, H199-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$72   

1960 'S' issue with fantastic box artwork. Revell brought new life to the original F-104 molds by including four then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, ground missile trailer and ground crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.