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RN Models Bill Englehardts 1940 So Long Free Flight Old Timer 32.25 Inch Wingspan - (ex- FAI Model Supply and R/N Models), 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Modern kit of this classic design. Features many sheets of die-cut balsa parts, die-cut plywood, stringers and spare, metal and wood stock as required, fully formed wheels and full size plans. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed are complete.

AMT 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS 2 Door HT 3 In 1 - Stock / Custom / Advanced Custom, 1/25, 6725-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$85   

Rare. Early issue that can be built one of three ways and includes black vinyl roofing material. Features complete engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, complete interior and more. Molded in the correct white, chrome plated, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires and metal axles. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: box has two closed tears and bug damage to the upper right side corner. The decals have bug damage to the backing paper and about 5% of the actual transfers. The instructions have heavy bug damage but they are still fully usable. There are several minor tire burns (1 seat back, oil pan side, etc. - nothing major.)

Heller SA-342L Gazelle (SA342), 1/50, 484

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Large 1/50 scale kit. Older model with 49 parts that features detailed interior, rotor head, and fine raised panel lines. Decals are provided for the Aerospatiale demonstrator.

Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/32, H296

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

Dated 1969 but from the early 1970s because of there is no price extension on the kit number. Well detailed kit features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

ESCI General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon - Netherlands 312 Sq / Norway 332 Skv / Israel / Denmark 727 Sq / Belgium 1st Wing 349 Sq / USAF 474 TFW 428 TFS, 1/72, 9091

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$25   

Still factory sealed. Excellent molds with all fine recessed panel lines. Very well detailed with complete cockpit, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks, laser guided bombs and more. Has decals for all air forces listed.

Aurora B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$95   

Dated 1961 but the price extension and logo tell us that this kit is likely from 1964 to 65. Features classic Jo Kotula box art. Molded in gloss silver and clear featuring full landing gear and the clear 'triangle globe' stand and arm. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Pyro Ford 1936 Roadster, 1/32, 288-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Late 1960s 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. This model is nicely detailed and the later issues of this same kit state that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell V-2 World's First Ballistic Missile - With Interior Details / Launcher / Trailer, 1/54, H560-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$85   

Still factory sealed. 1972 release. Re-release of the popular and detailed 1960 kit. Has many operational features. Missile has removable panel with full interior featuring fuel tanks, rocket engine, guidance pack, side structure detail and more. Includes launcher and working transport trailer/erector and ground crew.

Revell Olds Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$38   

1953 early issue molded in white and black plastic and it includes colorful insignia for 'Gowland's Bakery.' This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it includes the 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.

Aurora Boeing 747 Pan Am Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 361-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

1971 hardbox issue with the AURORA block letters logo. The box is in exceptional condition, which is rare for these kits. It has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading and no torn or missing litho. The only flaws are very light shelf wear. Features big 15 inch wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear, the legendary large clear Aurora display stand and full Pan Am decals. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition. Molded in white and clear. The actual decal transfers are 'very good' but the backing paper has the typical age foxing.

Hawk Northrop P-61 Black Widow Solid Wood Kit With Maircraft Detail Parts and Clear Canopies, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 as far back as the late 1920s. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories in the late 1930s. This kit is from 1944. Almost all Hawk kits were put in colorful but generic boxes and the name of the model was stamped on the side - but the large 1/48 P-61 got it's own large box and special artwork! Contains cut-out wooden main airframe sections , decals, full sized plans, templates for wings and fuselage cross-section shapes, turned and shaped cowlings and two injection molded propellers. NOTE: Also includes the following Maircraft P-61 Black Widow Deluxe Kit parts: rubber tire set, metal landing gear struts, cast metal propellers and engine fronts, vacuform clear canopy set (3 canopies, one neatly taped off with the frames primed), decals, templates and two large, superb sets of plans. NOTE: this kit has minor work done in addition to the canopy frames: the fuselage has been taken to 80% of final shape and the job done is 'very good.' Inventoried and with the Maircraft kit, this model is 100% complete. Without it, the Hawk kit is missing the wheels and one prop blade.

Hasegawa Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune - (P2V7) US Navy VP-1 or Japanese Self Defense Force, 1/72, K6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$68   

Still factory sealed. Large and well detailed model includes decals for both US Navy and Japanese SDF.

Seminar North American RB-51 Red Baron Mustang - Speed Racer (P-51D), 1/32, 3500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare. Large 1/32 scale kit of the 'World's Fastest Piston Powered Aircraft'. Features recessed panel line and rivet detail, fair cockpit and gear well detail and a very extensive and large decal sheet for the colorful aircraft. Molded in white, red and clear. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still sealed in the internal factory bags with the decals and instructions. Decals are still factory sealed also and are excellent.

Comet Gull by Carl Goldberg - 30 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3903-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

1960s or early 1970s issue of this superb flyer. This is one of the famous Carl Goldberg designs of a cabin-class competition endurance model. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, pre-formed gear struts, clear window material, color insignia sheet, tissue, wheels, rubber and propeller. The kit has never been started and is complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-3 Priller With Figure, 1/48, SP255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Special limited edition dated 2007 that includes a scale figure of Oberst Josef Priller (4 pieces). This is a highly detailed aircraft model that is superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, multiple piece canopy, an excellent decal sheet and more.

SIG Customaire Cabin Biplane - 20 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, FF-26

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$20   

Still factory sealed. Typical high quality SIG stick and tissue kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.

Frog Swordfish Mk.1, 1/72, F258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Final issue with the late 1970s Frog logo. Includes decals for both historic aircraft (810(TSR) Sq HMS Ark Royal 1041 or No. 701 Catapult Flight HMS Hood 1938) and a color painting guide as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried with all aircraft parts complete but NOTE: missing stand. With decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Comet SBD Dauntless - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R1-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. At the time this kit was made, the entire Comet "R" series consisted of R1 Dauntless, R2 Spitfire, R3 Avenger, R4 Corsair F4U-1, R5 F-86D Sabre, R6 Vengence, R7 Piper Cub, R8 Ercoupe, R9 Sparky, R10 F-100 Super Sabre and R11 Grumman F9F Panther. 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.

Nichimo Grumman TBF-1 Avenger Motorized, 1/48, S-4809-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

1970s/early 80s issue with great box art. This model is an almost exact copy of the Monogram 1/48 Avenger. Includes rotating and elevating turret/gun, folding wings, working arresting gear, retracting tail wheel and main gear, opening bomb bay doors and dropping torpedo. Includes English instructions with motorizing details (Nichimo did not furnish the motor; it had to be purchased separately). Never started. Almost all parts are still in factory sealed bags with Nichimo headers and even a decorated cardboard backer. The large parts (fuselage tree) is not sealed and is complete. Includes decals and instructions.