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Italeri Scania R620 Atelier Semi Tractor Truck, 1/24, 3850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. Dated 2008. Very highly detailed kit.

Revell Challenger Space Shuttle with Boosters - Columbia / Enterprise / Atlantis / Discovery, 1/288, 4528

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$14   

1982 issue. Includes decals for 5 different shuttles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell FOUR Boeing 727 -100 Bagged Kits - (727-100), 1/144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$60   

Sale Pending
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SALE!! Includes four factory-sealed bagged kits from the original late 1960s molds. This is the short fuselage -100 version of the once-numerous trijet. A very nice kit for that time that features landing gear can be built up or down and rear passenger loading ramp can be placed up or down. One set of photocopied instructions is included with these four sealed kits. There are no decals.

Tamiya Vought F4U-1A Corsair - VMF-111 Gilbert Islands Sept 1944 / VF-17 'BIG HOG' Nov 1943, 1/48, 61070-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed. From 200. Very well molded kit with traditional Tamiya quality. Includes optional folded wings and decals for all aircraft listed.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$145   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in investment-grade condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being mint is a very small dish in on the left side edge and very slight, isolated edge wear. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Just when I think all the issues have surfaced for an Aurora kit, another one shows up! This is a 120-69 (same number as the first issue) 'Famous Fighters' oval logo with the '69' price circle and the Parents' Magazine seal. That makes this the second issue - it would have been put out in early 1957, with the very first re-imaging to the new logo. It also shows that the Parents' seal was used as early as 1957 on some kits. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, the first model box artist for Aurora. (Please read the article about Mr. Cox on this website) This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced in '56. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Vought F4U Corsair - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight, FF-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$25   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

La Belle D&RG Alamosa Business Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-24

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

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 passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all small parts still factory sealed, the larger ones inventoried complete with instructions.

AMT 1968 Buick Riviera - Stock / Custom / Show Car, 1/25, 6558-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Very rare. Nice kit of the second generation Riviera. Features optional parts for three versions, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, good exhaust and suspension detail, full interior and more. Molded in white clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with narrow whitewall rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Schutzenpanzer Marder Infantry Combat Vehicle With Milan Panzerabwehrsystem, 1/35, 35162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$27   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed.

Pegaso Monocoupe 90-A with Air Race Diorama, 1/48, P2060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$45   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Lindberg 1/48 scale molds. Includes cardstock airport diorama.

Frog HS Buccaneer S.Mk 2A / S.Mk 50 - RAF or South African Airforce, 1/72, F238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for both Air Forces, No.12 Sq RAF Honington, 1970 and No. 24 Sq SAAF Waterkfloof, 1970. Typical high quality Frog kit with no rivets and fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features steering nose strut, four anti-ship missiles on wing pylons and optional position landing gear. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook.

Ventura Supermarine Spitfire Mk 14e Belgian Air Force, 1/72, V0202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Limited run kit. Features recessed panel lines, metal accessories and screen. Includes Belgian markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland B-17 Flying Fortress - For R/C or Free Flight, SF-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$495   

The king of the Cleveland kits! Giant 1/16 true-scale model with a 77.25 inch wingspan. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with "Cleveland" stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit #. 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.

Novo Supermarine Attacker Naval Fighter - (ex-Frog), 1/72, F330

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Frog molds. The kit has never been started.

Airfix SS France (Norway) Ocean Liner - Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S2-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$195   

Rare mid 1960 issue of this popular ocean liner that was broken up for scrap. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled and is nicely detailed for that time. Molded in white and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Sopwith Camel - 28 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 801

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Big-scale kit can be built for static display or flown .049 to .15 U-Control, gas free flight or rubber power. Features quality die-cut balsa parts and stripwood, scale wheels and flexible landing gear, movable ailerons, rudder and elevator, plastic cowl and cockpit deck, scale prop, two machine guns, pilot figure, very large full color decals, covering material and more. Includes full size detailed plans. The model has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all large parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. 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.

Revell Curtiss Tiger Shark P-40B - USAAF / RAF / Chinese Flying Tigers - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 85-5209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Makes a perfect "Classic Builder." 2011 Revell issue from the original Monogram molds - it is even molded in the original colors and has a beautiful reproduction of the original decal sheet as well. Very nice kit featuring detailed cockpit, movable landing flaps, optional position landing gear and one piece or three piece canopies, and decals for USAF, Flying Tigers and RAF versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Dick Tracy Figure, 1/16, 818-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$240   

1960s issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Nichimo IJN Haruna Battleship Motorized, 1/742, 311

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Can be built three ways - for water operation, full hull display model or waterline display mode. Older but nicely detailed kit is molded in dark red and dark gray and includes battery box with metal contacts, on/off switch, metal drive shaft, flexible coupler, stuffing box, easily removable superstructure for battery access and more. Please note that Nichimo did not include the motor (FA130 type) or batteries with this kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.