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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

First issue dated 1977. Large kit measures a foot in length with a wingspan of 10 inches. Molded in white and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis - 34.5 Inch Wingspan, 1/16, 807

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed. Large scale display, rubber powered, gas powered or R/C model. Very well engineered and detailed. Features all die-cut balsa, dozens of vacuform details, pre-cut wooden stock as needed, metal stock, covering tissue, large and complete decal sheet, detailed and illustrated instruction sheet, full size plans, completely formed wheels and prop, U-Control handle with control horn and thread and more.

Maircraft Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, H-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Aurora HMS King George V British Battleship, 1/600, 712-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Second box art issue of this Aurora kit which dates from 1962. Full hull model that was quite nice for that time. Features props and rudder detail, very nice superstructure, separately molded main, secondary and 20mm AA guns, raised 'wood' decking and separate details as small as searchlights, display stands and nameplate. NOTE: this kit has neat assembly to two parts: The hull halves have been very nicely glued together by an adult. Quality of assembly is 'excellent++.' There is no other assembly and zero painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type 94-1 Alf with Catapult, 1/72, C8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed catapult and aircraft.

Frontier 20 Mule Team Water Tank, 1/24

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Very rare. Big scale kit measures 6.75 inches tall without tongue; over 8 inches long with tongue. Well detailed with full frame, swivel plate, forward and rear bolsters, brake shoes, water tank cover and even a spigot shut-off. Features completely machined hardwood water tank, pre-cut and die-cut hardwood frame parts, four beautiful injection molded spoke wheels, full size plans with parts identifier drawings, history of the prototype and detailed instructions with painting guide. Little is known of the Frontier Manufacturing Company other than the address of Hollywood, California and their line of high quality, early multi-media kits. Kits from this range include the Ox Cart, Buck Board, Covered Wagon, Stage Coach, Ranch Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Ore Wagon, Beer Wagon and Top Buggy. There were obviously more as this 20 Mule Team kit proves.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. 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.

AMT 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 1/25, T412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

From the original molds of the early 'Trophy Series' issue from the 1960s. Excellent kit for that time featuring over 100 parts with detailed engine/engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior with opening doors, opening trunk with full trunk accessories and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

5 Paper Models / All Metal Products 521 Army Attack Squad Set / Built Right Toys Army Raiders Victory Unit / Samuel Lowe 1267 Model Tanks / Ace Whitman US Army Tank / EZ Craft Amphibian Jeep

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor to VG

$28   

Rare, from the 1940s. Includes all five kits with very colorful box art but NOTE: for display or parts only, please read carefully. The Army Attack Squad is missing one artillery wheel, and only the 75mm field gun and many soldiers are present. The Army Raiders kit contains parts for more than one set, but is missing the jeep, tank and troop carrier. The Model Tanks has all the tanks but is missing the jeep. The Ace Whitman tank is an actual scale model and is made from printed cardstock and wood; it has not been started and is complete but the outer box is poor. The Amphibian Jeep is about 85% present and has been started (wheels and a few other parts) and is missing several parts but nothing you cannot make if you are ambitious.

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.

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.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Jetco ROG Superflite 15 Inch Wingspan Freeflight Aircraft - (R.O.G), R-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

From the late 1960s. Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used excellent materials and were well engineered and complete. Ideal flying model for beginners. Includes quality balsa stock, plastic prop, light weight wooden wheels, fully formed wire parts, covering tissue and excellent full plans. Never started and inventoried complete. In 1969 the entire Jetco 'Superflite' series consisted of the following: hand launched gliders SG-4 Thermic B, SG-1 Thermic 20, SG-1 Thermic Dart, SG-5 Thermic Trio, SG-2 Thermic 18. Towline gliders G-1 Thermic C, G-5 Trooper. Rubber models R-2 Hawk, R-1 ROG, R-3 Lark. Jet models J-3 Jet 50, J-1 Cougar F9F and J-2 Cutlass F7U.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Hardbox issue is copyright dated 1965. Purchased new on May 12, 1966 at S.S. Kresge Department Store in Cleveland, Ohio. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra airliner ensured that it had a short service life in commercial service. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long-serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the 'A' version of the venerable patrol aircraft. Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 3 Freedom Fighters Chinese I-16 / Polish P-11 / Swedish CR-42, 1/72, H678-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

1967 two piece box issue. Contains Swedish CR-42, Chinese Air Force I-16 and Polish PZL P-11C. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that while the decal sheet is intact and the actual transfers are very good, there is some light age foxing to the backing paper only.

Tamiya Messerschmitt Me-262 A-2a With Kettenkraftrad, 1/48, 61082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

Very highly detailed and well molded. Includes tractor as shown on box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Scientific F-51D Mustang with Small-Scale P-51D Mustang Profile Glider - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 156-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Purchased new on November 10, 1966 at Cleveland Hobby, in Cleveland, Ohio. Very nice stick-and-tissue kit featuring excellent quality balsa printwood, generous stripwood, spars, completely formed wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, rubber motor, plastic prop, formed thrust button, vacuformed canopy in superb condition (and no yellowing), covering tissue, excellent full size plans with detailed instructions and a bonus P-51 balsa glider with a 8.5 inch wingspan. Inventoried complete with all parts and never started. In 1966 the Super Flyer line consisted of a P-40 that dropped bombs in flight, a Stuka and dropped bombs in flight, a Taylor Cub that dropped a parachute in flight, this Cessna 185 with parachute and a F-51 Mustang & Messerschmitt Me-109.

Revell HMS King George V, 1/568, 05016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. 2003 reissue of the original 1974 kit. Features full hull, complete prop and rudder detail, Walrus float plane, rotating cranes, rotating turrets and elevating guns, detailed secondary and AA guns, stand, flag sheet and more.

Air Lines Bristol 138/A, 1/72, 9802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Very nicely done kit in the Frog tradition. On the 28th of September, 1936, the Bristol 138/A climbed to an altitude of 49,967 feet to establish a new world altitude record. In 1937 it climbed to 53,967 feet where the windscreen cracked. The pilot was saved by the pressure suit he was wearing. The kit has no assembly but NOTE that the fuselage has been very very lightly airbrushed. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Alliance Curtiss XP-37 / H751, 1/72, 72018

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Rare. Beautifully cast in high-definition resin with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit, optional position landing gear and full decal. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The XP-37 few in 1937. This aircraft was an adaptation of the P-36 fighter with the liquid-cooled Allison V-1710-C7 12 cylinder engine installed. A turbo-supercharger was installed, and this aircraft achieved an impressive 340 mph at 20,000 feet in 1937. However, it suffered from frequent turbo-supercharger failures. An order for 13 service aircraft followed on December 11, 1937. The first service models delivered between April 29 1939 and December 5, 1939 were designated YP-37. All aircraft suffered from mechanical problems, and the US Army Air Force discontinued all further development.