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Dumas Piper J4-E Cub Coupe - 17.5 inch Wingspan For Rubber Power or Electric And R/C Conversion, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$27   

Still factory sealed. Excellent wooden kit designed for rubber power but can also be converted to electric and R/C with modern small components. Features hand-selected laser cut balsa, contest rubber and plastic prop, vacuformed details, color decals, full size plan, hardware, lightweight colored tissue and full step by step instructions.

Revell Jeep Honcho Pickup Truck, 1/25, 7313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$55   

Still factory sealed. 1996 reissue of the original 1981 issue the the unusual Jeep pickup. Features detailed four wheel drive suspension, full engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, roll bar with off road driving lights, grille guard, tool box & gas cans and more.

Faller Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Motorized - Dive Bomber or Anti-Tank, 1/100, 1087

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Features parts to built either version, cockpit with crew of two and rear machine gun, wing cannon, main centerline bomb load, small wing-mounted bombs and a large decal sheet for multiple aircraft. Molded in a stunning swirl green and butterscotch brown, gray, orange-yellow, red and with clear canopy & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Roco Bell UH-1D Iroquois Huey Gunship HO Scale - US Army of Luftwaffe, 1/87, 248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Hard to find. Older but well detailed HO scale kit. Includes cockpit and cabin detail, crew of two, rotating main and tail rotors, choice of three different external stores and full color decals for both 'copters listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This was part of an extensive line of Roco HO scale armor, troops, trucks, diorama accessories and more - most commonly known as 'Minitank' models.

Airfix The Saint Louis 1626 French Warship, 09257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Although she was a French ship, the Saint Louis was actually one of five 60-gun ships built in Holland. The French Navy was lagging behind and it needed ships quickly; purchasing was much faster than building and the Dutch were possibly the finest ship makers at the time. Large and very well detailed kit includes optional vacuform sails and full rigging instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

MPC Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet TWA, 1/144, 1-4753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$75   

Still factory sealed but has some splits. Dated 1982 and from quality Airfix molds. Features optional position landing gear and baggage and passenger boarding doors, clear windows and a colorful and large Trans World decal sheet.

Pyro USS Maine Battleship - 'Remember the Maine' Spanish American War, 1/240, C241-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$195   

Very rare. 1967 hardbox issue in excellent condition. The Maine was reportedly bombed in Havana Harbor, which lead to the Spanish American War. Built kit measures 17 inches long. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Mitsubishi A6M-2 Zero (Zeke) - Balsa Flying Aircraft - (A6M2), 1/16, SF-86

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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 Bristol 175 Britannia 'The Whispering Giant' - BOAC Air Lines, 1/96, 350P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$159   

Rare and even more so in this box condition. From the late 1950s. The box is in exceptional 'excellent+' condition with perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Very light general wear is the only flaw. Large 1/96 scale kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. Large model with full landing gear and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are 'very good' and flat except that one end on the long sheet that is always curled on these kits. The instructions are excellent also. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Molded in silver, clear. The kit has never been started. The actual airplane is inventoried 100% complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. With decals and instructions.

Aoshima Grumman TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber Motorized, 1/72, 301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Rare. Late 1950s/early 1960s early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Nicely molded kit for that time featuring realistically folding wings, working ailerons, crew of two, wiring and remote control battery holder. It is engineered to be motorized with a Mabuchi Baby Motor, which Aoshima did not furnish (it was available separately). The model as never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory clear internal bag. With the original tube of cement, decals and instructions.

DML Focke-Wulf Ta-152 H-1, 1/72, 5008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Dated 1992. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes photoetched details and decals for several aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Dewoitine D-510 - French Air Force or Navy, 1/72, 102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Nicely molded for that time with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive, 1/38, 11102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

From ex-Entex molds. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade. The model is from 1996 but the molds pre-date that. Older but very nice kit that is well detailed and molded in wood brown, medium gray and black. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the metal parts have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one round shaft. Easily made from round stock. Includes instructions.

Welsh Boeing 737-548 - Aer Lingus Airlines, 1/144, SL47

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Very high quality injection molded / metal and vacuform kit with metal details and full decals. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, metal struts, engine cowls, fans, nose and main gear wells, wheels and gear doors. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The big parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Tomy Porsche 356A Speedster, 1/32, MM3201-1600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Rare and incredibly well detailed metal and plastic kit. Features precision cast metal engine, front and rear axle & differential, photoetched metal details and other metal parts, plastic parts molded in white, black, chrome plate and clear with factory painted silver windshield frames. With rubber wheels. There are even decals for the instrument faces. The kit has never been started. The parts are either all still in the factory sealed bags or it has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$110   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. 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.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Marlin Chemical and Ladder American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Capitol North American P-51B Mustang - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$37   

Rare kit from 1945. Capital made a wide range of flying model of all wingspans; this is the intermediate size. Features great box art, two sheets of quality printwood, stripwood and spars, wood stock, fully formed wheels, balsa blocks as required, tissue covering paper, color insignia and detailed, full size plans. Never started and complete.

IOM Kit SE-203 Aquilon - Aeronavale Flotille 11F Hyeres 1961, 1/72, F295B

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$18   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the lower long end. Has 44 parts and decals for the box art aircraft shown.