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SMER Macchi MC-72 Stavebnice - Racing Float Plane, 1/50, 112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Very rare kit of the famous 1930s air races. This unique aircraft caused quite a stir with its counter-rotating props and two engines mounted in line. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro Monitor United States Ironclad, C258-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Rare early issue of the Monitor alone from the late 50s with artwork by AJ Rudisill. Usually this kit is only seen in the release that contains it and the Merrimac together. The model is 10 inches long when built, is full hull with prop and rudder detail, has a rotating turret and includes a display stand. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete with all parts present or still factory bag sealed inside. With instructions. Although dated, the Pyro Monitor and Merrimac kits are generally considered superior to the Lindberg models of the same ships. 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 James River. 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.

Revell AH-1 Huey Cobra Vietnam Assault Helicopter, 1/32, 4442

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$75   

Still factory sealed. 1985 issue of this large-scale model. Well detailed for that time and features an 18 inch rotor span, full Lycoming T53 engine and removable cowl, complete interior, two pilots, moving gun turret and underwing stores.

Revell Kugisho P1Y1/2 Ginga (Milky Way) 'Frances', 1/72, H103-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$54   

1972 Japan issue. Contains parts and markings to make P1Y1, P1Y1a, P1Y2 and PI2-S. Kit features full interior detail, detailed engines, optional position landing gear, and open or closed bomb bay with different bomb or torpedo loads. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix A-26 B or A-26C Invader, 1/72, 591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

1960s Type 3 Logo issue. Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Features cockpit detail, rotating turrets with elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Wright J-5 9 Cylinder Engines (2), 1/72, E017

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$6   

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Includes two engines. Very highly detailed all-metal castings makes an excellent upgrade to your model. Superior in detail to plastic injection molded engines. Never used and complete.

ESCI BMW M1 Malrlboro Pro Car, 1/24, 8262

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find and nicely detailed with full interior, detailed engine, opening hood, steerable front wheels, detailed racing chassis, complete decals for the 1979 Pro Car Championship winner and more.

Monogram B-2 Stealth Bomber, 1/144, 1173

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

1993 desktop model that is very well molded and nicely detailed. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit detail, clear canopy, realistic intakes and exhaust, display stand and decals (stickers). Molded in dark gun metal and tinted clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fine Scale Miniatures Old Time Sawmill - (Saw Mill) - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 170

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

$124   

Very rare and extremely detailed. Includes all hardwood building parts that are cut to length and shaped if needed, as well as a large box with dozens and dozens of cast metal fittings. 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 instructions and plans.

Tamiya Flakpanzer Gepard Radio Control, 1/16, RT1603

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$849   

Very rare and in exceptional condition. This kit needs little introduction - the Tamiya 1/16 Flakpanzer is legendary in detail, easy of construction and durability. It consists of a large number of highest-quality cast metal parts and injection molded parts. Includes all gear boxes, motors and running hardware for forward, reverse, turret and turning (Tamiya did not include the R/C gear). The kit has never been started. Inside it is like it left the factory and includes all display cardboard. All of the parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed; the few that Tamiya never sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Special Hobby Junkers Ju-388 K/L, 1/72, SH72021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$119   

Rare limited production kit, and the only injection molded 388 model. With resin and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Boeing F4B-4 - Solid Wood Model Airplane - (F4B4), 1/48, S16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

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. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

AMT Ford Probe, 1/25, 6271

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

1988 issue. Features over 80 parts, detailed engine, removable hood, complete interior and more. Molded in beige, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hawk US Marines Vought AU-1 Corsair (F4U), 1/72, 621-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Softbox is dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Well molded with all recessed panel lines and excellent fit.

La Belle Victor Gold Mining Co. Gondola HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-34

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$30   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with two packets of small parts still factory sealed, and all other parts inventoried complete with transfers and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. Second issue with the 2.49 price extension on the part number. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box would grade much higher than 'good+', but it is graded such because there is a "$2.00" written in thick black marker below the 'Aurora' logo.

Monogram USS Chicago CA-136 - US Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/504, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$195   

Rare investment-grade condition for the advanced Monogram collector. This was the fledgling Monogram's company's third ship kit, issued in 1945. The box is in exceptional 'Near Mint' condition with tape, tags, no tape or tag marks, no writing, fading, creasing and with four solid original corners. Very, very light general wear is the only flaw. Measures 16 inches long when assembled. Inside and out, the kit is as it left the factory. The box is near mint with perfect colors. Inside, it even has the original hull-protecting cardboard sleeve. The hull is pre-carved. The rest of the kit is wood, printed wood, cardstock and wire. Decals, instructions and all parts are near mint. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Aurora Old Timers 1911 Buick Bug, 1/16, 574-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$129   

1963 first issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts.' Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. The kit features full engine, transaxle and driveline detail. It builds up a rolling chassis like the real car, and includes full exhaust and a detailed interior. Molded in gloss dark green, gloss ivory and with plated parts and real rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 50 Foot Steel Box Car - 'Blue Streak Fast Freight' St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

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 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. 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.