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KVZ Antonov AN-2 Colt - Czech / DDR /Civil / USSR, 1/75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Very near 1/72 scale DDR kit from the East German cold war model manufacturer. Has markings for civil or USSR Air Force issues, as well as Czech civil markings. Kit features clear & silver injection molded parts and fine antenna material. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors Ford 1971 Cougar II Concept Car, 1/25, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$58   

Still factory sealed. The Cougar II was a Ford 'Concept Car' first shown in 1964 and was touted as Ford's response to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The Cougar II sported 'Vette-like looks, pop up headlights, up-swept tail, wrap around backlight, seating for two and sports car wheels. Actually, nothing could have been further from the truth. The Cougar II was just a teaser and had nothing in common with the Mercury Cougar, which was based on the Mustang. Kit features opening doors, steerable wheels, opening front hood, detailed 260 CID engine, chrome wire wheels, detailed racing tires, retractable headlamps, tubular frame and complete interior.

Airmodel Curtiss XF-15 C-1 - Bagged, 1/72, 174

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. One of Airmodel's better jobs with nice recessed panel detail, clean canopy and instructions with assembly diagrams. The Curtiss XF-15 C-1 was a mixed powerplant (piston and jet engine) long-range aircraft carrier based interceptor. Basic vacuform kit. Vaccuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of kit.

Academy Mig-29A Fulcrum A - Luftwaffe or USSR, 1/48, 2116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very highly detailed kit. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, two piece canopy, AA-10D, AA-11 or AA-8 missiles, drop tanks, markings for two aircraft and more. NOTE: four small parts have been neatly airbrushed black. Quality of paint is excellent. There is no other painting and no assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, including decals and instructions.

AMT McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet - Desert Storm Issue - Mig-21 Killer #163508 or VMFA-81 USS Saratoga, 1/72, 8703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$18   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit. Features decals for two fighter squadrons that were in Desert Storm, optional position canopy and AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow weapons.

Fujimi Mirage IIIR - French or Swiss Air Forces, 1/50, 5A-9-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$29   

Fujimi Mokei early gloss box top issue. Nicely detailed older kit in near 1/48 scale. Features decals for two air forces. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Whip-Fly, 1/54, H152-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$54   

1960 issue of the rare 'Whip Fly' series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle so that you could spin the aircraft around in circles. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, special whip-fly parts and instructions. Please note that the box only grades 'Fair' due to litho damage and staining as shown in the photo.

Frog Harrier Mk.1 Ground Attack, 1/72, F273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Final logo Frog kit. Nicely molded kit with fine raised panel line detail. Features nicely done intake and exhaust, optional position speed brake and landing gear (including outriggers) and a load-out including drop tanks and rocket pods. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Seacraft Shipyards US Navy Corvette - 10 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

From 1945. Above-average quality early wooden ship kit. Features full hull precarved to correct overhead outline, two sheets of very nicely done print wood, wood stock as needed, several sizes of wooden dowels as needed, correct diameter smoke stack dowels, hollow superstructure style build, very well drawn plans with side, rear and overhead profiles, hull sections, cut out doors and window detail, several other views and drawings to aid construction and detail, awnings, rigging diagram, assembly instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and plans/instructions. Seacraft Shipyards was located in New York, New York and advertised a line of sailing vessels, aircraft carriers, warships and freighters. If you have more information about Seacraft please email me at oldmodels@yahoo.com

Dale Newton - Red Ball 36 Foot Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) - Swift Refrigerator Line - Fresh Meat Express with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. The box is present and is excellent - it is not shown in the photo. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof/sides and floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Revell Convair F-102A Delta Dagger - (Early Tail) Master Modeler & Academy Series, 1/78, H124-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$58   

1961 hardbox USA issue with a great box art variation. Note the 'Academy' and 'Master Modelers Club' logos. The actual kit is from the same molds as the 'S' kit and still the only near-1/72 early configuration F-102A. Includes F-102 trading stamp, 1962 Revell mini-catalog but no trading cards. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like 1936 Ford Roadster - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1970s Life-Like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. 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. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its 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. Pyro stated that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.

Monogram Panzerspahwagen Sd. Kfz 231 or Sd. Kfz 232, 1/32, 7581

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$36   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the original 1974 kit of the German Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle. Highly detailed with traditional Monogram quality. Kit can be built as either version - the 231 or the 232 communications vehicle. Includes three crew members, campfire and tent-fly with poles.

Airfix English Electric Lightning F-1A, 1/72, 290

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave and there is a split at the middle right. Type three logo issue with classic boxart.

Hasegawa F-4F Phantom II - Luftwaffe JG72 Westfalen Special 2001, 1/72, 00820

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very well detailed cockpit and ejection seats, optional position canopies, detailed gear wells, decals for the colorful aircraft shown on the box top and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Cleveland Boeing F4B-3 - Flying or Scale, 1/16, SF-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

This is a legendary Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete for the time, and this is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, strip wood, fully formed wood main and tail wheels, carved thrust bearing, prop blades, blocks, wires and other wood as required, covering material, highest quality plans and three color sheets of insignia. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: the plans are complete & usable but are heavily taped along the fold lines. The plans are interesting in that they also have details for another aircraft and even a few ships! 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 operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called 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 'Aviations 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.

AMT 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1/25, T310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very cleanly molded and detailed. Features complete Blue Flame 6 engine with three side mount carbs, Powerglide transmission, full interior, rolling chassis construction like the real car, complete underside details, opening hood, removable top, and custom features: special grille and road lamps, headlight fillers, Kelsey 20 Spoke Wheels, wide low profile tires, custom valve cover and steering wheel. Molded in white, chrome and clear with real rubber tires.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (Dynamoe), C-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

Another successful design for Class C Cabin National Competition by Wally Simmers. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features colored tissues, printwood, carved prop, hardwood and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1902 Franklin Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size plans and instructions. 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.