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TMHK Picnic Jr - 45.6 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft by Tokyo Mokei Models Inc

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$395   

Very, very rare- contains traces of the element 'unobtainium.' There is no internet or known auction history of one of these kits changing hands. Purchased new by a US Navy officer in about 1961 in Tokyo, Japan. He equipped himself nicely for a future R/C hobby upon his return to the states, but never built this kit. Features a large (1160 mm) wingspan and is specifically designed for R/C flight on a .9 to 1.5 size gas engine. This was a deluxe and highly prefabricated kit for that time with very high quality wood parts, of which 90% or more are completely cut out with the part number stamped in ink on each one. Woods are hardwood, plywood and balsa. Many of the parts are still held together with the unique color-tinted clear tape from this era of Japanese modeling. Other cut and shaped parts are still sealed in a plastic bag with a 'Picnic' header. This kit has sheeted fuselage sides which are also completely cut out. There is a sealed bag of hardware, sealed balloon wheels, plenty of silkspan-style covering material, fully formed wire landing gear and of course a very large set of actual size plans that includes R/C equipment placement guides. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags and others are still factory taped as they were at the factory. The loose parts have been inventoried all present. Includes plans.

Sterling Minnie Mambo - 36 Inch Wingspan For Radio Control (R/C), FS9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$159   

Rare and desirable kit in never started and complete condition. "Designed for Beginners - Acclaimed by Experts," the Mini Mambo flies on half-A engines and was designed for single channel R/C. Features simple construction, precision-cut balsa wood sanded to micrometer tolerance, simple construction, shaped leading and trailing edges, die cut ribs, bulkheads and more, die-cut structural plywood parts, anti-warp elevator design, shaped cowl and cabin blocks, sheet balsa covered fuselage sides, formed wire landing gear, hardware and great full size plans with detailed building instructions printed on them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Robbe Norderney Survey Ship With 1036 Fittings Set - 49 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/25, 1035

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$569   

Very rare, and even rarer with the important fittings kit. This was Robbe's flagship model and was around $800 with the optional ship's fittings kit which is included. This full-scale model is designed for radio control operation with two props and rudders and provides great maneuverability even in rough water. The beautiful and huge hull is one piece molded ABS plastic and all other parts are pre-fabricated (die-cut) of wood and plastic. Includes hull, mast, funnel and small parts, die-cut decks, superstructure and crane parts, die-cut main frames and deck beams, clear glazing, double rudder system, R/C fitting set with tillers and pushrods, 35mm diameter screws, rubber rubbing strip, rails, anchor winch parts, optional fittings set and more. This example is never touched. It has not been started and all the parts are still exactly as the factory shipped them. The ones that were sealed are still sealed and the few that were not have been inventoried complete. With all plans/instructions. Unless you specify otherwise, this kit will be shipped in the huge and sturdy original box with paper covering the identification label and photo. If you choose to have it boxed again, extra shipping will apply. Please note, this may not ship to other countries who have size limited on postage because the box is 52.3 x 18.2 x 14.2 inches. Must be shipped insured.

Billings Boats WSP 10 Police Boat / Poliezi Boat With Fittings And Paint Set - 30.3 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/20, 408

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$179   

Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.

Billings Boats Samson II With Fittings - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C or Static Display, 1/33, 574

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Large-scale, very highly detailed model featuring a beautiful one-piece ABS plastic hull, die cut wood parts, metal parts, full fittings set and more. Intended for twin screw, single rudder R/C operation but makes a fine static model as well. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Billings Boats Smit Rotterdam / Smit London Ocean Going Tug / Tugboat With 479 Fittings Set - 35.4 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/75, 478

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$499   

Currently retails for $700 USD. This is a large, very highly detailed, full-scale model. Includes the amazing Billings #479 Fittings Set that is still factory sealed inside and includes 4723 parts - the overwhelming majority are brass and the rest are plastic (such as lifeboats, prop, etc). The actual kit features die-cut wooden parts and plank-on-frame construction. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Smit Rotterdam was built in 1975 for Smit International BV in Holland, and was at the time of its completion the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world - with a tonnage of 2,273 tons, a length of 75 m, a 22,000 HP engine and a top speed of 16.5 knots. The ship is built with bulb stern and stern nozzle; inboard equipment includes the most modern gear for navigation, steering and radio communication.

Aeropiccola Susanna II Fishing Trawler With Fittings - 24.8 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/34, 606SM

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$220   

A superbly detailed, full scale plank-on-frame model. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, deck and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., molded composite wood stern, limewood planking, complete set of metal and wood fittings, instructions, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Billings Boats Bankert Tugboat With Fittings Set - 25.6 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/50, 510

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Includes the rare Billing Boats #511 Fittings Set which is still factory sealed. The actual kit is superbly detailed, full-scale and has plank-on-frame construction. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., hardwood planking, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called named "Maasbank." In September 1977 she was renamed "Banckert". The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland.

Comet Zipper A Class A Gas Free Flight Aircraft With 32 Inch Wingspan, T12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$189   

Very rare, especially never started and complete. This is the smaller version of the famous Comet Zipper, the "A" variant made to run in the smaller Class "A" Category. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, high quality printwood, die-cut plywood motor mounts, stripwood, metal motor mounts, a large wax bag of still factory-sealed hardware, full-size plans in very good condition and covering issue. The kit has not been started and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 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.

Comet Curtiss Robin With Comet Glue and Banana Liquid - 48 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft, P-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$210   

Dated 1935. Very rare. This kit is almost never found and even less in this condition. includes the never-seen sealed tube of very colorful Comet Cement and a glass jar of Comet brand Banana Liquid. Comet made a total of three different Robin kits and this 'Giant Wingspan' version is by far the largest. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with quality balsa printwood sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wheels, spars and wood stock, wood blocks and dowels, beautiful machine cut 9" prop, a factory-sealed envelope of hardware, decals, two colors of tissue, an insignia sheet and detailed, full-size plans with building instructions. Never started an 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.

Carl Goldberg Models 1/2A Blazer 40 inch Wingspan - .049 Free Flight Model Airplane, G1-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Large parasol free flight model for .049 power by one of the pioneers and leaders in model aviation. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Berkeley Pitt's Special Little Stinker Signed By Betty Skelton - 25.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$245   

The plans were signed by the world-famous stunt & speed pilot Betty Skelton on 9-23-51 in Rapid City South Dakota. The personal note and signature are big and beautiful. This is appropriate, since this Berkeley kit is a model of her exact aircraft! Also included is a news paper biographical article and photo of Skelton. The actual kit is large-scale and highly detailed. Originally designed for .19 to .33 gas powered control line, it can be converted to electric power. Features precision die cut parts in balsa and plywood, fully finished and slotted leading and trailing edges for both wings, all planking and sheeting material, a beautiful metal cowl and metal wheel pants, fully finished main and tail wheels, completely formed landing gear struts and brace, extensive hardware packet, covering tissue, three huge decal sheets with every red stripe and red area included, one small 'The Little Stinker' decal sheet and beautiful plans with instructions. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Enterprise Shadow Gas Powered Free Flight Aircraft For .045 to .099 Gas Engines - 32 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

From 1949. Rare and especially in this condition- never started and complete. 'Shadow' is a beautiful, stable gas powered free-flight design featuring die-cut balsa parts, sheet balsa fuselage sides, fully formed landing gear, finished wheels, hardware, 'Sky-Sail' red colored covering tissue, die-cut plywood firewall and wing supports, clear window material, decals and superb full size plans that also include text building and flying instructions.

Revell Lockheed P-38J Droop Snoot Bombing Formation Leader, 1/32, H262

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

1975 issue. Large scale kit of the formation leader P-38 for bombing raids. Kit features clear nose with Nordon bombsight, opening canopy, full cockpit details, optional position landing gear, bombs, and detailed engines with removable cowling panels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Antonov AN-2 Colt - Czech / DDR /Civil / USSR, 1/75, 15760

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. 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 parts, silver injection molded parts, fine antenna material and usually includes glue.

Diels Engineering Grumman F6F Hellcat - 20.4 Inch Wingspan Scale Flying Aircraft, 1/24, 12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

Craftsman style true-scale static or rubber/electric powered flying kit. David Diels kits are upper-end stick and tissue models that feature the highest quality materials. Kit includes a beautiful set of full-size plans, assembly instructions, metal hardware, strip wood, printwood, plastic prop, plastic canopy, full-color decals, color covering tissue and color/markings notes. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts have been inventoried complete with all paperwork present.

Tamiya Nakajima A6M2-N Type 2 Float Plane (Rufe) - (A6M2N), 1/48, MA117-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and engine, beaching trolley, bomb load and painting guide and decals for 6 aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya T34/85 Russian Medium Tank, 1/35, MM-138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Very well detailed kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: part of the decal sheet is stuck to the instructions.

Revell Gorch Fock Training Sailing Ship, 1/253, 05412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Dated 1986. This famous ship of the German Federal Navy celebrated 25 years of service back in 1983, and at that time had sailed 350,000 sea miles. Older but nicely detailed full-hull kit. Includes rigging instructions and sails. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and is missing one part #52L (short pin rail). Otherwise includes all other parts, sails, rigging thread, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Braniff International Air Lines, 1/156, 358

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Colorful issue dated 1972 and featuring full color Braniff markings, big 15" wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large display stand. The kit is molded in 'Great Pumpkin' orange, clear and with a black tripod stand. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition.