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Revell North Sea Fishing Trawler (Formerly Trawler Kandahar), 1/142, 05204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Large-scale British Atlantic Trawler by Revell of Germany and dated 1998. Originally from 1970s mold and nicely detailed for that time.

Verneuil Panhard 1891 'Europe Model Kits', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Nicely detailed and molded with about 75 parts in black plastic. Features detailed suspension and drive line and includes large instruction2 with numbered parts layout, completely illustrated step-by-step instructions, and text instructions and automobile history in French. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1911 Rolls Royce / 1915 Ford T / 1914 Stutz / 1913 Mercdes, 1/32, 1504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft that make ideal builders. The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars listed. The kits have never been started. All four cars are still in the internal factory sealed bags. NOTE: missing all four instruction sheets!

Lindberg Junkers JU-88, 1/64, 545-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$54   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with Gaedke artwork in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, no tape, no tags and no marks from either. Very light wear - mainly on the lower long panel- is the only flaw. The model has many operating features- detailed engines with removable cowls, retracting landing gear, movable control surfaces and full crew. Never started. 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.

Trumpeter SS Jeremiah O'Brien WW2 Liberty Ship With Toms PE Set, 1/350, 05301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Includes Toms Modelworks #3546 1/350 Liberty Ship Super Detail Set that includes a very large number of parts and full instructions. Never used and complete. The actual kit is a modern model of one of the two remaining Liberty ships. Very well detailed and can be built waterline or full hull. Never started. All parts except the hulls are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. There is clear packing tape on the box.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$55   

Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is some bug damage to the backing paper only on the decals. The actual transfers are free of damage. The box is only 'fair' and not collectible; the kit inside is fine and an ideal builder. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Pyro Monitor United States Ironclad, C258-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$56   

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Rare early issue of the Monitor alone. Usually this kit is only seen in the release that contains it and the Merrimac. Great hardbox artwork by AJ Rudisill from the late 50s. The Monitor was one of two American Civil war ships that spelled the end of the wooden ship age. In March of 1862, the Merrimac put to sea to raise the Union Blockade off the St. James. There she sank the Cumberland and Congress. The Monitor, the Union's only ironclad and the first turret ship, was rushed to the scene. The epic battle between the two iron-clad ships ended in a draw, with the Merrimac suffering a little more damage than the Monitor. The Merrimac was blown up to avoid capture; the Monitor sank in a gale in 1862. The Monitor is 10 inches long when built, is a full hull model and includes a display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE: the instructions have a short closed tear and a small stain from old tape (which has fallen off); also, one blade is broke from the prop at the base but the blade is present for an easy repair. Although dated, the Pyro Monitor and Merrimac kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg models of the same ships.

Tamiya SU-85 Russian Tank Destroyer, 1/35, 35072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$28   

Still factory sealed. Excellent armor kit.

Hasegawa McDonnel Douglas F-15E Dule Role Fighter, 1/48, P21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

Limited edition. Very highly detailed kit including very large decal sheet and full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 White Box Issue - A-8/R-3 / A-7/R2 / A7/R3 / A-5/U8 / A-8/R1 / A-5/U3 Tropical, 1/48, 6804-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

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1973 Mattel/Monogram release with the last of the price extensions. This is a reissue of the impressive 'Four Star' kit from 1965. The White Box has two variants - one with the aircraft facing to the right, and this one to the left. Very well molded and can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are complete and intact but have visible microcracking. Please read the article (located on this website) about how to fix and restore old decals.

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird 'Pesco Special' Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is an early cardboard box issue with silver printing. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to teh 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the papwerwork. 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.

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros D-III), 1/48, 104-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

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Third issue of this kit and much rarer than the first (1956) issue. Box is dated 1956 but this is the ~1959 issue with the 'Famous Fighters' logo, 79 cent price extension and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is a true 79 cent box - there is no 'stamp out' of the old 69. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix B-24 Liberator Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1503-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

From the 1960s. Wide 'White' box issue with white side panels and action-packed artwork showing part of a box formation of B-24s at the moment of "Bombs Away!" Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak burst close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. This was a well detailed kit for that time. Guns elevate and turrets move, ailerons, elevators and rudders move, the landing gear retracts and extends, props rotate, has 'good' cockpit detail, a crew of 8 and optional position crew entry door and ladder. Please NOTE the box is very rough, but the kit inside has not been started and is still sealed in the factory parts bag. With decals and instructions.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

First issue dated 1963 and the 98 cent price extension and boxart by Jo Kotula. Please note that since this kit was introduced in '63, it has the 'simple' outline logo on the box top whilte the four box top sides have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of all four side oval logos. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

SIG Beechcraft Staggerwing 1/2 A Gas Powered Profile 18 Inch Wingspan Control Line, CL-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

The box has wear but the kit inside is in factory-new condition. A nice flying model featuring completely shaped and cut airfoil wings, cleanly die-cut fuselage, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, wing struts and many other parts, light-weight fuel-proof plastic engine cowling, fully formed metal wire torsion bar landing gear struts, rubber wheels, die-cut plywood firewall, other factory-shaped and cut wooden parts, elevator hinge material, full hardware package, a large, beautiful and extensive decal sheet, detailed instructions and more. 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 decals and instructions.

Testors 1946 / 1947 / 1948 Ford Convertible, 1/24, 379

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and includes optional parts so that you can accurately build a 1946, 47 or 48 model year Ford. Can be made street or full custom. Builds up an accurate rolling chassis like the real car. Features choice of two engines, standard or chopped Carson Top, stock or Hurst Shifter and stock or plated Hurst Ma Wheels. Doors and hood open and close and front seats fold forward. Molded in colored plastic and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires.

Academy AFV Miniaturs Allied and German Tanks Supplies Set I and 1383 Tank Supplies Set II, 1/35, 1382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

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SALE!! Includes both accessory sets. The kits have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Airfix M4 Sherman Mk1 Tank Craftmaster, 1/76, M4-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$16   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 1960s Craftmaster issue with great box artwork. One of two known Craftmaster box variations for this kit. Nicely molded and detailed smaller scale model with flexible tracks.

AMT 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Two-Door Hardtop - Stock or Custom, 1/25, 2203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$44   

Early issue that is still factory sealed. Well detailed with over 105 parts. Can be built stock or custom. Features 409 'W' head V-8 engine with or without supercharger, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, SS wheel covers and optional 5 spoke mags, detailed underside, complete interior and full custom body accessories. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

IMC Bell 206 Jet Ranger - Executive / Police / Military Versions - (Jetranger), 1/32, K402-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

Large scale kit with very good details and many operating features. Has full interior, complete engine, removable cowling, opening doors and opening cargo door with cargo bay. Can be built one of three ways: Military, Police or Executive Transport. Decals are provided for each and the parts includes military figures. Molded in white and clear with many chromed parts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a throttle (stick, cylinder shape). Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.