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Airmodel Grumman AF-2W or AF-2S Guardian - Bagged, 1/72, 165

Vacuform Model Kit

$18   

Well molded basic vac kit with all recessed panel lines, clear canopy and instructions. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

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.

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.

AHM P-51D Mustang Racer Miss America, 1/87, SK-11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. HO scale kit. Very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Aurora Japanese Sub I-19, 1/275, 728

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

1972 'Big A' box issue. Large scale kit is almost 16 inches long when assembled. This is an excellent model from Aurora's efforts of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Aurora knew that the old 1950s kits were outclassed by the late 60s and cut a new series of molds including several ships, helicopters and subs. The result was high mold quality and very good detail for that time, as represented by this kit. Includes large display stand, decals, periscope and cranes, conning tower and deck guns. Never started. NOTE: missing Glen seaplane body (floats are present). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. The I-19 is famous for firing history's most successful torpedo spread off Guadalcanal. On September 14, 1942, the I-19 was patrolling of the Solomons when she fired a 6 torpedo spread. Three hit and sank the US Carrier CV-7 WASP, and the remaining three exploded against the BB North Carolina and the destroyer O'Brien. The destroyer sank and the North Carolina had to be repaired at Pearl till November 16, 1942. The I-19's Glen seaplane also flew night reconnaissance on February 23, 1942 over Pearl Harbor for the planned second attack by Emily flying boats on that base.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram Wright Brothers Flyer I (Kitty Hawk) - White Box Issue, 1/40, 6824

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$22   

1973 'White Box' issue. Possibly the best injection molded kit of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Includes rigging instructions. Kit also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, carrier dolly and historical accessories that were all there for the historic flight- "C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery. The model as never been started. NOTE: Missing the monorail launching track. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions present.

Hawk T-6 Texan Trainer Picture Gallery Issue, 1/72, 610-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$29   

1950s hard-to-find 'Picture Gallery' hardbox issue with unique artwork. Bill Campbell told me that he replaced this artist 'in an emergency' and that is how he got the job to do the Hawk box art for so many years. Very nicely molded in silver plastic with a clear green-tinted windshield and instructions and decals that are correct for this early release. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box displays very nice but has some bug damage to the litho on the sides.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard British Airways, 1/144, 03171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$37   

Very nicely molded molded kit with optional position cabin entry doors, clear cockpit and cabin windows, rotating props, detailed gear and front and rear passenger boarding stair assemblies. Decals are for British Airways. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Heinkel He-100 Fighter - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt - 61 FS / 56 FG / 8th AF Lt. Frank Klibbe 'Little Chief' - 526 FS / 86th FG / 12th AF Italy 1844 / RAF Thunderbolt Mk1, 1/72, B7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Has decals for both USAAF aircraft and one RAF aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external weapons. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Crescent Books Color Treasury of Model Soldiers, N335

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

1972 collector's book in full color. 64 pages. Includes collectors notes and full history of the toy solider dating back to 2000 BC. The book is in excellent condition and the binding is very tight.

Revell 1968 Ford Mustang GT Cobra 428 - 2 'n 1 Kit - Street or TASCA Ford Racer, 1/25, 85-4215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$23   

Contains all optional parts and decals so you can built it one of two ways. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Centurion MK.8 Tank - Bagged, 1/76, A10V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$16   

Still factory sealed. Type three logo 1960s Airfix bagged kit with header. Nicely detailed and part of the 1/76 armor series.

Meikraft Models Hansa Brandenburg W-29 - (W29) Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Limited run kit. Includes extensive decals and clear canopies. Still factory bag sealed.

Monogram T-28D Fighter/Bomber - Vietnamese or USAF, 1/48, 6805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Still factory sealed. Contains markings for the Vietnamese 516th Fighter Squadron or the USAF First Commando Close Support Fighter-Bomber Group. Has many operating features. Canopy slides open, gear retracts, prop and wheels turn.

Airmodel Vickers Wellington B.I / GR XIV Conversion - Bagged, 1/72, 116

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$12   

Vacuform conversion kit only - requires base kit to complete. Never started. Complete with all uncut parts and instructions. Basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.

Monogram Curtiss Hawk P-6E - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6794

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still mint in the factory seal. This 1979 issue is a finely detailed kit of the classic US Biplane fighter of the 1930s. P-6 variants were in production for 10 years, a remarkable feat in a time when airframe/power plant technology was changing rapidly. Includes colorful markings from the 17th Pursuit Squadron in early 1930s, based at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

Monogram McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle, 1/72, 5434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1984 issue of the famous two-seat strike aircraft. Well detailed and molded for that time. Features conformal fuel tanks, detailed landing gear and wheel wells, four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, two 1000 lb bombs, eight 500 lb bombs and 30mm gun pod.