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RCM F-4 Phantom II - Early B through S Variants with GE and Spey Exhausts, 1/24

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$110   

Very large scale (1/24) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal details. Includes the critical parts for early B through S variants as well as USA and UK exhaust. Scratch building is required for smaller details between variants. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, struts, basic cockpit parts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for experienced builders who have experience with these kits and with scratch building.

Heller Corsair F4U, 1/48, 53051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Simplified 'Bobcat' issue with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, fair cockpit detail, twin drop tanks, full landing gear and nice US Navy decals for the box aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Does not included paint, brush and glue.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-154 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Battle Axe Fokker D-VII - Friedrich Friedrichs Jasta 10 / Haupt. Rudolf Berthold Jasta 15 - (DVII), 1/32, BA3201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$37   

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Well detailed limited edition kit with main injection molded parts, photoetched brass details, a very large sheet of lozenge decals and a paint guide and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with decals and instructions.

MPC Jeep Trailblazer, 1/25, 1-0852

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare kit of the legendary Jeep. Features full rolling chassis build up like the actual car with detailed suspension, exhaust and four wheel driveline, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, roll bar, big off-road tires and more.

Tamiya British 25 PDR Field Gun, 1/35, MM146

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed and includes 6 figures.

CMD de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 America West Airlines, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Large, very high quality 'in flight' configuration model by CMD, a major world-wide supplier of models to the airlines. Epoxy lacquer finished, decorated with high-quality decals, snap fit construction and includes a display stand and instructions. Never started and complete.

Monogram F7F-3 Tigercat - Heritage Edition - (F7F3), 1/72, 6062

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$30   

1984 release of the classic kit. Very nicely molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Long Midget - (Or Midget Mustang) Flying Scale Model, G6-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. 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 cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Luscombe Silvaire - For R/C or Free Flight, GP-106

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

42.5 inch wingspan gas powered model. Ideal kit for SAM events or electric power and conversion to RC. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. 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. 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.

Frog Fairey Gannet Mk.1 or Mk.4 - 3-Seat Prop-Jet ASW Aircraft - Luftwaffe or Royal Navy Red Series, 1/72, F228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1960s 'Red Series' issue with decals for the West German Navy or the Royal Navy. Molded in medium gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-9 Short Haul Airliner - SAS - Great Britain Issue, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: This issue includes Revell SAS decals only. NOTE: one wheel is a different color. It is from the USA issue of the same kit.

MPC F4D-1 Skyray - (F4D1) US Navy VF213 - ex-Airfix, 1/72, 1-4211

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

From the 1970s and quality Airfix molds. Nicely detailed kit with a colorful decal sheet for VF-213 US Navy. Features fine panel detail, full cockpit, detailed optional-position landing gear and several underwing stores options with drop tanks, rocket pods, nav Radio Pod and Sidewinder AIM-9 missiles. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: 'Golden Tokens' have been removed from the side panel.

Airmodel Bolchowitinow BI-1 Rocket Powered Aircraft, 1/72, 40

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$8   

Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. In white and clear plastic with instructions/plans. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Vac kits are only recommended for experienced modelers and some scratchbuilding may be required.

Testors Ferrari Daytona Spyder 365 GTS/4, 1/24, 230

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Features over 115 parts, fully detailed V-12 engine and compartment, opening hood, full chassis and undercarriage, complete interior and more.

California Model Co SE-5A Scout - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Kit can use rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features covering material, quality balsa printwood and strip wood, blocks as needed and beautifully drawn full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck - All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$100   

Fantastic factory sealed investment-condition box. 1964 issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval sunburst. The 'Woodwards' department store price tag is still on the kit. This issues has a small sticker on both short ends with '150' typed on it. These small stickers cover up the '175' price extension and were often done by manufacturers to just change prices (in place of ordering new boxes).

AMT 1963 Ford 500 XL Sports Hardtop 2 Door 3 in 1 - Stock / Custom / Advanced Custom, 1/25, 6123-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Hard-to-find original issue from the early 1960s. Features stock or supercharged engine, detailed engine bay, opening hood, full interior, numerous custom parts, wild custom front and rear end treatments, accessories and custom decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present and with decals and instructions but NOTE: missing AMT body putty tube and sand paper.

RN Models Caudron Pioneer French Aircraft - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, GF107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

This is a scale kit and a reproduction of the 1938 Nationals Winner by the famous Henry Struck. Can be powered by a .020 gas engine or rubber. Features quality printwood, wood and metal stock as required, formed wheels, plastic prop, covering tissue and full size plans. 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/instructions.

Artesania Latina Bensersiel Krabenkutter (Crabbing Cutter), 1/20, 20202

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$165   

From 1986. Huge, giant-scale plank-on-frame kit with full fittings set. Measures 71 cm (~28 inches) long when built. The kit has never been started. Many of the small parts and even some of the wood is still in the factory sealed bags. The fittings and parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes a huge set of plans with numerous detail drawings.