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Revell U-99 German U-Boat (Type VIIB) Submarine - Advent Issue, 1/125, 2553

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

Dated 1979. Large scale submarine measures over 20 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing 3 figures. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions present. NOTE: the instructions are photocopies of the visible U-47 model and only include the steps required for this kit. U-99 was one of the most active and successful early boats under the command of Otto Kretschmer. She survived 7 active patrols but was sunk on the 8th patrol on March 17, 1941. 40 of the crew survived the sinking, including Kretschmer, who accounted for the greatest tonnage of shipping sunk by any commander in WWII.

Hasegawa Boeing P-12E, 1/32, 1061

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

$42   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. Very nicely detailed 1930s fighter in large 1/32 scale.

Airfix US Army Paratroopers, 1/72, S23-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1960s type three logo issue. Never painted or used. NOTE: missing one part, a base. 40 of 41 parts present.

Planet Models Heinkel He-162B Volksjager with AS-014 Pulse Jets - Luftwaffe, 1/72, 008

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Rare. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sasquatch JT3-D Engines (Four) For Boeing 720 or 707 - Bagged, 1/144, SQ-70

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Includes four resin engines.

Academy R.M.S. Titanic Ocean Liner, 1/600, 1459

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

An excellent kit from new molds dated 2000. Full hull model features props and rudder, complete deck, superstructure and fittings detail, rigging instructions and pre-drilled rigging holes, rigging thread, display stand and is molded in all the right colors to minimize painting - black, wood tan, white, brass plate, clear, and 'buff' (stacks, stack ladders and stack pipes). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II With Big Ed Set, 1/32, 02214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$138   

Includes factory sealed Big Ed set #BIG3216 designed for this model. This is a very highly detailed and finely molded kit. Features 30mm cannon, metal boarding ladder and pitot tube, metal landing gear struts, resin engines, optional clear nacelles and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Spad Pursuit - Flying Scale Model Airplane, G8-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Hardbox issue from 1957. For the advanced Monogram collector. Early, completely pre-fabricated multi-media kit featuring pre-colored and die cut balsa wood, precarved balsa, finished Monofoil wing, plastic detail parts (such as cowl and prop) and rubber motor. Designed for rubber free flight or Co2 engine power. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all wood and plastic parts, decals and instructions/plans. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowling, pilot, missiles, prop and whatever was required. Assembly was by detailed full size plans and instructions. Monogram carried the Speedee-Bilt line for several years past it's prime and the advent of plastic kits, a testimony to the quality and popularity.

Craft Master Red Rover Fire Engine Wagon with Paint - Golden Memories of the 1800s, 112-600

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Rare; this one probably the most expensive wagon that Craft Master made and it was double the price of the the others. Authentic, large, true-scale model from high quality, die-cut Ponderosa Pine and other materials as required. Measures 9 inches long and 7.5 inches high when assembled. From the box side - "This famous old goose-neck engine saw service in New York City in the early 1800's. She bears the proud name of Harry Howard, who became the Chief Engineer, New York Fire Department. Furnished with brilliant colored paints for hand painting. Completely illustrated instructions." This series contained several other kits, all done to the same (unlisted) scale - Covered Wagon, Log Wagon, Jerky Wagon, Mule Team, Horse Team, Ox Team, Conestoga Wagon, Mile Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Delivery wagon, Dray Wagon, Stage Coach and Water Wagon. There was also a Fire Engine Wagon and even an Ox Team done to the same scale.

RCM Hs-126, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$75   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Airfix Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - Iran - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1229-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Includes Imperial Iranian Air Force markings. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Howard Ike Air Racer - One Piece Box Issue 1949, 1/48, 602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Rare early one piece box issue from the 1949. Hawk was a very innovative model company that went into business in the 1920s with model aircraft made from wood with metal detail parts. Hawk also made ship and train models in this fashion. It is thought that the first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. This may have been the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948. In 1948, they also issued the four racer kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike and Laird all in Acetate. The F-84G and Constellation were also issued but were the first Hawk kits molded in polystyrene. All were in the two-tone one-piece flip box or straight one piece box with opening ends like this one. This is the 1949 polystyrene issue. This model is molded in the correct glossy white with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that 'All license numbers are gold outlined in black'. The kit has never been started. The contents have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin - Lt. C.E. Nungesser's, 1/72, 264-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Nungesser's colorful aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, aeroskin and instructions.

Scientific Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bomber - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 153

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

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From the late 1960s or early '70s. Nice stick-and-tissue kit featuring excellent quality balsa printwood, generous stripwood, spars, completely formed and finished wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, rubber motor, plastic prop, formed thrust button, metal shaft, shaft washer, vacuformed canopy, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. This is a later issue of the 'Super Flyer' line. Originally in 1966 the Super Flyer line consisted of a P-40 that dropped bombs in flight, a Stuka and dropped bombs in flight, a Taylor Cub that dropped a parachute in flight, this Cessna 185 with parachute and a F-51 Mustang & Messerschmidt Me-109. Scientific removed the operating features in later issues (like the one for sale here).

Arii 1958 Daihatsu Midget, 1/32, 41011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Tamiya Chieftain Royal Army Medium Tank Motorized, 1/25, DT108-1498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$145   

Rare, early, big-scale motorized kit with excellent, glossy box art. Highly detailed and fully motorized with steel and brass gear box, big RE-36 Mabuchi motor, individual treads and much more. The kit has never been started. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. All parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed clear bags with correct 'Cheiftain' paper headers in 'excellent' condition or better. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

MPC 1974 Dodge Charger - Stock / Custom Panel Wagon / Drag Version, 1/25, 1-7407-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$165   

Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue, and even rarer in this condition. Has parts to build one of the three versions shown. Features detailed 440 CID engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more.

RCM Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Aurora Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 1/125, 143-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$79   

Still mint in the factory seal. Dated 1963 and from the larger (1/125 scale) of the two ex-Comet molds. Kit features cockpit and cabin clear windows and full landing gear and a 'tanker' rear end and flying boom (although the box art does not show it). Molded in gloss gray and clear. This model was given a clear Aurora two piece 'triangle world' stand, unlike many of the other Comet kits which only had a modified version of their original stands included. Of course this is not the production KC-135 but a model of the Boeing prototype.