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Lindberg USCG Cape Gull (WPB-95304) Patrol Boat CG-95304 - Motorized, 1/80, 707M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$185   

Rare. Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/80 scale kit of this beautiful ship. Very highly detailed for it's time - still a fine model today. Includes all parts for motorizing. Could be easily made RC with today's small systems. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn , DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flags and instructions.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A - USAF, 1/72, B12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded kit with 52 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, Cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks and Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Includes decals for two USAF aircraft.

Hobby Craft Vampire Night Fighter - With Eduard Photoetch - RAF NF10 / Italy NF10, 1/48, HC1578

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Includes factory sealed. Eduard 48-065 PE detail set for SE-535 Mistral (French-built Vampire). The model itself features all recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This Vampire variant was the first operational all-jet night-fighter for the RAF.

Nichimo Tachikawa Ki-9 Type 95-1 Otsu Trainer 'Spruce', 1/48, S-4814-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Excellent kit that is nicely molded and detailed. Features very complete cockpit and decals for several aircraft. With metal rigging wire. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

RCM Douglas AD-6 Skyraider, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

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.

RCM Rockwell T-39 Sabreliner, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$73   

SPECIAL ORDER 1/48 scale 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. 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.

Aurora Lightning P-38 - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Rare. Third issue with rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and clear with rectangular clear stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decal were previously stuck to the instructions in several small areas. The damage is to the backing paper - the actual transfers are 'excellent.'

Pyro 1932 Plymouth PB Sport Roadster, 1/32, C336-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

Aircraft Models Company of America Fokker Universal Scale Replica Model Kit - Flying Wooden Model From 1933 - 24 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

Very rare kit from 1933. Although well known, balsa wood did not come into widespread commercial modeling use until the 1930s. Before then, aircraft kits were composed of hardwoods, bamboo, metal fittings and silk, fabric or tissue covering. This interesting kit bridges the gap between 'old' and 'new' (at the time) wooden kits. The parts are balsa, bamboo, metal and celluloid. The manufacture was Aircraft Models Company of America, 29 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford Connecticut. They made solid and flying models and the original price of this model was $1.50 - rather expensive at the time. The high price was justified by the unusual complete nature of the kit. The prop blank is machined (not finished) carved, all ribs are completely cut out and notched, the nose block is machine carved, the wheels completely formed celluloid and balsa, the stripwood is cut to the proper width and height, there is clear celluloid for the windows, complete full size blue-print plans, metal bushings and washers, sandpaper, beautiful red tissue, a glass bottle of "Tissue Cement - Aircraft Models Company of American", a bottle of "Tissue Dope" (also labeled), a cork-sealed vial of red paint, and general assembly instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: it is missing 2 of 6 small brass eyelets (bushings) and 3 of 6 very small washers. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, plans, instructions and supplies.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply The Golden Hind - Flagship of Sir Francis Drake - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship Mode

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Rare kit from 1950. Measures 18 inches LOA when assembled. Includes solid precarved balsa hull, seven sheets of cleanly done printwood, other precarved and shaped wooden parts, dozens of cast metal fittings, wood stock and masts/yards in many sizes, running and standing rigging material, sail material, full color insignia and more. Features excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous sectional and detail view of the ship and a painting guide. There is a separate instruction sheet, which was unusual for Ideal. NOTE: the main deck has been neatly cut from it's printwood sheet. Quality of the cut is excellent. There are no other removed parts and no gluing. One side elevation has been adult colored to illustrate the correct color scheme. Quality of the coloring is excellent. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. One short end panel is missing on the box.

Hasegawa Ogiwara 22B Secondary Glider - Reissue of Hasegawa's 2nd Plastic Model Kit, 1/60, SP27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

1990 reissue of Hasegawa's second injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Very early issue from the 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. This is the third issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with extensive rivet detail. in the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

AMT 1996 Ford Explorer Limited, 1/125, 8717

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. No painting required; features simplified assembly and 35 parts.

UPC Grumman F4F Wildcat (ex-Aoshima), 1/91, 8004-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$20   

Nicely molded but older model with fantastic 'near mint' condition box. Features folding wings, working ailerons, opening canopy, rotating propeller, drop tank and pilot figure. Molded in blue and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Hasegawa F-15A Eagle with ASAT Missile - Collectors Hi-Grade Series, 1/48, CH11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Hard-to-find model of the Anti-Satellite Missile Carrying F-15A. Very highly detailed kit. Features cast metal main and nose struts, braces and wheels and a large sheet of photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104G / CF-104 or F-104J - Luftwaffe - Canadian or Japanese Air Forces, 1/72, JS013-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed. Builds one of any three versions and nationalities. Very nicely molded and detailed kit.

ITC Spirit of St. Louis and Wright Brothers Biplane - Midget Models, 37481-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$26   

1962 hardbox release. Small scale but very well molded and detailed. All parts still factory sealed and complete with instructions.

Aurora Me-109 (Bf-109) Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 55-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$695   

Very rare first issue. Of the Brooklyn series, this is usually considered the hardest kit to find. Inside, the kit is 100% correct with no rivet detail, no bombs and no landing gear. The color is the unique first run non-metallic medium red with clear canopy and stand. The stand is the correct square one marked 'Brooklyn.' The instructions are correct Brooklyn also, and the decals are the proper early 'Tatem Company' issue with the swastika. The box grades 'excellent' overall. The colors are bright and beautiful. The flaws are edge wear at the top left, a 3/4" by 1/4" tape tear on one long side, and a 1" x 1/2" tear on one short side and other light wear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent' instructions and 'very good++' decals. This kit must be shipped insured.

SMER Mig-17F LIM-6BIS 'Fresco' - Indonesian Air Force, 1/48, 0825

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Cleanly molded kit with 120 parts and recessed panel lines. Features good cockpit detail, well designed inlet and exhaust, gear well detail, two piece canopy, drop tanks, rocket pods, iron bombs, air to ground rockets and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.