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Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Kikoler/Brazil Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Ideal builder. Same molds as the classic 1950s 'S' kit. Features counter-rotating props, opening cargo nose and loading ramps. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Kikoler issue made in Brazil using the original 'S' box artwork. Likely from the early to mid 1960s.

VP Blohm & Voss BV-40 Armored Attack Glider - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Very high quality vac kit. Beautifully molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes white vac parts and clear window material. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Matchbox M47 Patton Tank, 1/32, 40990

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. I very strongly suspect that this is the ex-Renwal kit. Features rotating turret, elevating 90mm gun, hinged doors and hatches, flexible treads, detailed engine compartment and US Army decals.

Revell '58 Christine Plymouth Drag Car by Richard Earle, 1/25, 7350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$47   

Still factory sealed. From 1993. Features fully detailed drag chassis, 1600 HP engine with Christine valve covers, removable body shell, full racing cockpit, complete decals and more. Molded in red, clear and chrome plate.

Dumas USS Crockett Gunboat (Asheville-class) With 2105 Deck Hardware Fittings Kit - 51 Inch Long For R/C or Display, 1218

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Rare and even more so with the hard-to-find fittings kit. Very large scale plank-on-frame kit that has a 7 inch beam and 51 inch length when assembled. The parts are die-cut plywood or balsa. Intended power is two 6 or 12 volt electric motors. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still all factory sealed. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and it includes all paperwork.

MPC Star Wars Luke Skywalker X-Wing Fighter, 1-1914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$149   

Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1977/78. This the 'small box' format issue. Large kit measures a foot in length with a wingspan of 10 inches.

ESCI Harrier GR.5 - RAF 233 OCU, 1/72, 9065

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded and features a good cockpit, optional position canopy and air brake as well as four BL755 cluster bombs, two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and more.

Airfix HMS Nelson Battleship, 1/600, F403S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Type Three logo issue. As her sister Rodney, she was designed with her main battery of 16" guns in triple turrets forward to make the armored box shorter to save weight. This did shorten the ship and reduce weight, but further sacrifices in available space and weight in propulsion made for a low top speed. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with instructions.

Revell USS Essex CV-9 - Angled Deck Carrier, 1/530, 0353

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

1980s Revell of Germany reissue of the original 'S' kit. Builds up to an impressive and well detailed kit representing the rebuilt Essex with an angled deck. Air wing includes helicopter, F9F Cougars, F8U Crusaders, A-1 Skyraiders, A-4 Skyhawks and F11F Tigers. Has deck crane and 6 deck tractors. Side elevators go up and down; mid-deck bow elevator can be displayed down or up. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions. Box is intact and displays well as shown but has split corners, hence the 'Good' rating. If you are interested, excellent after-market decals for the ship and the air wing are available from Starfighter decals.

Monogram General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, 1/48, 5401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

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Still factory sealed. 1995 issue from the popular older molds of this early F-16 with AIM-9 Sidewinders and two wing mounted drop tanks. Features full cockpit, fine panel lines, detailed wheel wells and more.

Trumpeter TWO 06202 (20 Total) F4F-4 Wildcats / TWO 06203 (20 Total) TBD-1 Devastators, 1/350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Includes all 4 sets with a grand total of 20 F4Fs and 20 TBDs. Very highly detailed with all recessed panel lines and individually molded landing gear and other details. Molded in clear. All sets are complete and never used. Includes decals and instructions on the back of the box.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

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. 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. NOTE: there is light bug damage to some paperwork. 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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.

Monogram Twin Mustang F-82G Day Fighter or F-82F Night Fighter - 449th Sq Ladd AFB Alaska Last Prop Driven Fighter in the USAF Retired Nov. 12 1953 / Col. Oliver Cellini C.O. of 52nd All Weather Group Mitchell AFB, 1/72, 85-5257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Well molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features good duel cockpit detail, opening and closing canopies, detailed gun bay with removable service hatch, detailed gear wells, optional radar, drop tank and rocket parts and markings for both day (silver scheme) and night fighter (black) version. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1965 Chevelle Station Wagon 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 8745-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very rare in complete and never started condition. First issue that is well detailed and molded in ivory, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber narrow whitewall tires as well as a drag slicks. Includes full underside and chassis detail, complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and parts for the stock or highly customized version. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the decals are intact but have the typical micro-cracking from age. There are repairable tire burns - one to the firewall, one to the custom push bar bumper and on the bottom of the maintenance ramps.

Aurora Pan Am Space Shuttle Orion From 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/144, 252

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$149   

Still factory sealed; the seal has three small splits. Rare kit from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey". Late 1960s early 70s issue. Kit features Pan Am decals, clear windows and landing lights and a removable rear section showing the detailed reactor.

Arii Curtiss P-40E Warhawk - Aleutian Tiger 1942 / RAF / RAAF - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, A332-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. From quality Otaki molds. Very nicely molded featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit detail, detailed engine and firewall with removable cowling panels, pilot, drop tank, bombs and a full color painting guide.

RCM Heinkel He-162 A-2, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$74   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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 Israeli Mirage 5J or French Mirage 5F, 1/32, H155

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$185   

Very rare 1975 release. Builds either version, 'F' or the 'J.' Well detailed for that time with mixed fine recessed and raised panel lines, removable jet engine, full cockpit, opening canopy, missile/bomb/rocket pod load-out and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and decals and instructions, both in 'excellent+' condition. Please read the two articles on this website about saving old decals before using any older kit decals.

Astro Flight Inc Electra-Fli - 45 Inch Wing Span Early Electric R/C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Also includes correct size Cox #245 6x4P plastic props (sealed pack of two) and Du-Bro Low Bounce Shock Absorbing Sheels 1 3/4" diamter, also sealed. The actual kit is a classic by AFI. There was a time when electric flight was pioneering and daring, and that, with it's performance, made this aircraft was the hit of the 1972 Nationals. As the box says 'The Quiet Revolution Is Here!' Features simple and sturdy balsa construction, stable aerodynamics and snappy performance. Has numerous die-cut parts, fully formed landing gear struts, some plastic parts, hinges, hardware, full size plans and easy-to-follow instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. NOTE: this kit comes in a very sturdy box. It will be shipped in this box (with no external box) unless you specify otherwise.

Hudson Miniatures 1906 Columbia Electric Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Dated 1949 and very well detailed for that time. Big scale kit features numerous die-cut and machined-to-shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, leaf spring assemblies and lanterns and a number of metal parts, accessories and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and all other parts have been inventoried present. Includes large, excellent, detailed plans with instructions. The Columbia Electric was manufactured by the Electric Vehicle Co. of Hartford, Conn. It had a 1.5 HP motor with chain drive and three speeds. It cost $1350 in 1906 and tipped the scales at 1660 pounds. We think of electric cars as 'new' today but they are anything but. There were many advantages (and manufacturers) of these cars. There were no fuel lines and radiators to freeze in the winter and no overheating in the summer. They used no smelly gasoline and produced no odor when operated. The complete lack of noise made them popular with the ladies and the range was between 40 and 50 miles on a charge - not bad at all considering you could not very far anyway (on regular business or errands) in 1906. 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.