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CM HMS Campbelltown (St. Nazaire Raid), 1/350

Resin Model Kit

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

H&F Model Airplane Co The Bee - 48 inch Wingspan Free Flight or R/C

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

H&F was out of Brooklyn, NY in the 1930/40s. Rare 1930s free flight model for B Class Competition. Since this model is super-stable, it would make an ideal conversion to RC. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started - it even includes 1930s style low profile wheels/tires. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

Fujimi Aichi B7A2 Ryusei Kai 'Grace' - Yokosuka Flying Group, 1/72, 2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

Still factory sealed. High quality model from when Fujimi made the finest kits in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, rotating propeller, detailed cockpit, gear wells, torpedo load and optional position landing gear.

Lindberg Caravelle French Jet Liner - Air France, 1/180, 454-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$45   

Late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Box is still sealed and the cello is intact, but the box is concave as shown. Nice small scale kit with full landing gear and full Air France decals.

Revell USS Pennsylvania BB38 Battleship - Sea Power Issue, 1/426, H422-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

1961 Sea Power softbox release. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history and she never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Dated 1949 and very well detailed for that time. Big scale kit features numerous die-cut and machined-to-shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels and lanterns and a small number of metal parts, accessories and die-cut cardstock. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and all other parts have been inventoried present. Includes large, excellent, detailed plans with instructions. The 1904 Oldsmobile was the first production car in America and was considered very dependable. To emphasize its simplicity and dependability, Oldsmobile invented the slogan 'Nothing to Watch but the Road.' Gus Edward's hit song of 1905, 'In My Merry Oldsmobile' was a tribute to the popularity of the car. It was powered by a single cylinder engine of 4.5 horsepower. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile - with Transporter/Loader and Tractor - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$475   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Hasegawa Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ANA, 1/200, 10716

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$27   

High quality molds from 2012. Features well detailed parts, optional position landing gear and a large, extensive decal sheet for almost any ANA registration. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Pan Am Space Shuttle Orion From 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1/144, 252

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$195   

Still factory sealed and in mint investment-grade condition. Rare kit dated 1975 from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." Late 1960s early 70s issue. Kit features Pan Am decals, clear windows and landing lights and a removable rear section showing the detailed reactor.

Pegasus Supermarine Swift FR5 - Bagged, 1/72, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Rare limited run kit with decals. Nicely molded with fine recessed panel detail. Includes full decals

RCM U-Boat Type XXI Submarine, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER 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 components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

Italeri Douglas B-66B Destroyer - (A-3 Skywarrior) - (ex-Testors), 1/72, 149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

This is the USAF version of the very large Navy Skywarrior A-3 or "Whale" as the carrier crews and flight crews called it due to it's large size for a carrier aircraft. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed gear wells, cockpit detail and optional position landing gear. Features decals for 42nd TRS, 10 TRW England 1960 and 19th TRS, 66th TRW England 1958. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 5402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

1976 issue. Famous Korean war jet fighter. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, wheel well and speed brake opening detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Battle of Midway Aircraft Carrier CV6 USS Enterprise / CV5 USS Yorktown / CV8 USS Hornet, 1/490, H501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$88   

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Hard-to-find. 1976 issue. Includes parts to build one of the three sister aircraft carriers listed. There are a great deal of different parts to properly represent each carrier - from island searchlight platforms, island levels, radar, AA guns, gallery decks, boats and more. Kit is over 20 inches long and includes a one piece hull, propeller and rudder detail, aircraft, moving cranes and display stand with 3 name plates. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: two 5" guns are from a built-up model. They are painted and are missing the locating tab on the bottom. Instructions are complete but have bug damage and heavy edge wear.

Jo-Han 1967 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom, 1/25, C-1867-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$169   

Very rare original issue. A very well detailed kit for that time and hard-to-find in this condition. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, numerous custom parts, whitewall tires (or flip them over for black-walls) and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes and the 'NEW! Chrome Trim' that Jo-Han introduced about this time. It was adhesive foil, just like modern Bare Metal Foil. NOTE: there is a minor (repairable) tire burn on the hood.

Revell Don Schumacher Revell Super Shoe 1974 Vega Funny Car, 1/25, H1453

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

1995 reissue of the original 1974 model. Utilizes the same molds and box art as the original. Very nice kit featuring detailed racing chassis and engine, lift-up body, full racing cockpit, very colorful decals and more. Molded in yellow plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$850   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no rips or tears and very minor wear only - it is the best that I have seen. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very, very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Polar Lights The Munsters (ex-Aurora), 5013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Still factory sealed.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$110   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Revell T2-SE (T-2) Oiler Mission Capistrano / Buenaventura / San Fernando / Santa Clara - History Makers Issue, 1/400, 8624

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$115   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right top. 1982 issue from the original 1960s molds. Nicely done military tanker kit with full one-piece hull and very good deck detail. Has decals to make any of the four 'Mission' class T2-SE Oilers listed.