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Sanwa Messershmitt Me-110 C-4, 1/90, 169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$55   

Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. NOTE: there is currently no assembly, but two parts were very neatly joined in the past. At one time, one top wing was very neatly glued to a lower wing by an adult to 'professional' quality. But the glue got old and it fell off. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. The box has damage and a few crunches as shown including two on the long lower side. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Lindberg F-100 Super Sabre USAF Thunderbirds Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 3103M-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

Dated 1968. Large -cale (1/48) kit with motorized jet sound and a very large and extensive decal sheet with all Thunderbirds markings and stripes shown on the box top. Model features detailed jet engine and opening access panel, moving ailerons, rudder and elevators, pilot figure, ejection seat, wing drop tanks and rocket (if you wish to use them), electric motor, all hardware and a special stand that holds two "D" batteries. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Entex Civil War Navy Colt .36 Model 1855 Revolver, 1/1, 8006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare, full size (1/1) scale model of the famous single action pistol that saw extensive use throughout the US Civil War. Measures just over 13 inches long when assembled. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Tamiya McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - VF-96 / VF-151 / VMFA-451, 1/32, 60306-8800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$105   

Still factory sealed. Includes decals for VF-96 Fighting Falcons-USS Constellation, VF-151 Vigilanties-USS Midway and VFMA-451 Warlords-USS Forrestal. Superbly detailed, large scale (1/32) kit. Features fully detailed intake and exhaust, cockpit, landing gear and gear wells. Has optional position speed brakes, wing flaps, canopy and refueling probe. Includes extensive underwing stores with AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder and drop tanks.

Cleveland Curtiss P-6E Hawk Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

From the 1930s. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This the early cardboard box issue with silver printing that always fades. The kit is in the older cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' in silver print. The P-6E was considered a 'flagship' among the single engine 1/16 scale models and this is a fantastic kit. 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 markings/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 running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- 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 'Aviation's 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.

Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - US Navy VF-33 USS America, 1/32, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

1972 issue. Well detailed for that time with removable J-79 engine, removable radome nose with detailed scanner dish and electronics, opening canopies, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1963 Dodge Polara Convertible Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Track or Drag, 1/25, 3563-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$229   

Very rare, original issue. Even rarer in this condition - this is a one-owner kit purchased new on May 18, 1964 at a department store in Lexington, KY for 89 cents. The collector would open the kit once then put it away. Features detailed 426 Ramcharger engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, numerous custom and race parts and much more. Molded in light tan, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Chrome is in 'factory new' condition and there are no tire burns. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: windshield frame is broken but all parts are present so it can be repaired. I recommend using the clear windshield as a former - this greatly helps with the rebuild of the frame.

Revell Hughes OH-6A Cayuse (Hughes 500) - 'Miss Clawd IV' US Army 'Outcasts' C16 Aeroscouts, 1/32, 4101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$52   

1979 issue. Well detailed with full interior and cockpit, movable main and tail rotors, pilot figure and XM 27EI high rate machine gun and sight. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one side window (often left off in this version, like on the box art) is very slightly short shot. The short shot is only about the size of a DV (direct vision) window opening.

Hawk Ryan ST / PT-20 - US Army Air Force or Dutch, 1/48, 510-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$30   

1965 hardbox issue with great Tom Morgan boxart. Float or land versions. Includes unique water base for displaying the seaplane and decals for the US and Dutch Military versions. Hawk's instructions show photos of the civil ST version but they did not provide decals for those. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

CM AR4 USS Vestal (Prometheus class repair ship 1941), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$195   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly including resin hull, small resin parts, photoetched fret of detail and instructions/plan. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is two to four weeks.

AMT 1937 Cord 812 SC, 1/12, 8127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$189   

Very large scale (1/12) model. Features detailed engine, opening hood, full interior with removable top, opening doors, windows that crank up and down with the handles, full suspension and under body details, roadbed base, rubber tires and more. Molded in clear, chrome and gray plastic. Never started. All the parts are still sealed in the factory clear bags. With instructions and decals

Hasegawa IJN Mikazuki Destroyer, 1/700, WL-D094

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Highly detailed waterline model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release. Molded in gloss black and clear, with the two piece clear triangle-shaped stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle Flying Fortress, 1/48, 85-6652

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Very large 1/48 scale 'F' Fortress variant with historical Memphis Bell markings. The model has not been started. Some parts are still in factory sealed bag, while some are not. The ones that are not have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. Does not include glue, brush and cement.

Czech Master BT-42 and TWO PT-76 Amphibious Tanks - Bagged, 1/72, CK2022

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

SALE!! Includes all three factory sealed resin armor kits.

Woodland Scenics Pickem' Up Truck (Pick Up Truck) - HO Scale, 1/87, AS5534

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Superb factory built, painted and weathered model with on driver figure (in the cab).

Revell Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden - Japan Issue, 1/32, H288-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Very rare 1976 Revell Japan hardbox issue with unique box artwork signed Ikematsu. As with most Revell Japan issues, this one contains additional features. There is a large and beautiful full color painting guide by K. Hashimoto and additional decals for a total of 5 different aircraft - two from the 352nd and three from the 302nd. Paint guide is included in the instructions as well for all five. Nicely detailed with excellent cockpit, complete engine that is a small kit by itself, removable cowling, wing cannon bays with ammunition and removable access covers, rubber tires, retracting landing gear, optional position canopy and much more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Roden L-19 / O-1E Bird Dog Floatplane, 1/32, 629

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

From all new molds. Well detailed inside and out. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF - Flt./Lt. John ' Cats Eyes' Cunningham's Aircraft, 1/32, H251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1974 issue. Well detailed large scale kit of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is depicted in this model. Kit features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-15C Eagle with ASAT (Anti-Satellite) Missile, 1/32, 4800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$79   

Rare 1985 issue with large Anti-Satellite Missile. Has all parts to build a conventional F-15C or the ASAT version with a large and correct decal sheet. Very nicely detailed kit. Very nicely detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, rubber tires, complete weapons stores, detailed gear wells, optional position landing gear, canopy and speed brake, optional position nose with detailed radome and markings for two aircraft. Includes full painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.