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Austin-Craft US Army Trailer For Jeep or Truck, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

From the 1940s. Made as an accessory for the extensive line of Austin-Craft (and other manufacturers as well) World War 2 jeeps, 1.5 and 2.5 ton trucks, scout cars, etc. Excellent wood kit featuring all pre-cut parts, formed wire roof supports, army green fabric for optional top, detailed, fully molded black wheels, small forward balance wheel (below hitch) and full size, multi-view plan sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.

Scientific Miss America II - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 137-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new on September 18, 1967 at Hobbyville in Cleveland, Ohio. Rare, high performance flying stick-and-tissue model from about 1966. Features detachable wing, precision die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, 6" diameter plastic propeller, T-56 contest rubber, formed wire parts, finished wheels, die-cut clear material and more. With excellent full size plans and detailed instructions.

RCM Vickers Wellington - 1a / 1c/III / IV / VIII / X / XI / XIII / XIV, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

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 Northrop XB-49 Flying Wing, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

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.

Valom Sukhoi Su-6 AM-42, 1/72, KPV-72001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Detailed kit with recessed panel detail and a large fret of photoetched details. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland Turner's 1934 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$110   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. 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.

Eduard DFW-28 Floh - Flea, 1/48, 8016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

Nicely molded and detailed larger-scale Flea with many photoetched details, very nice cockpit with film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPC Harrier GR.3 Battle of the Falklands - (Ex-Airfix), 1/72, 1-4208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

1980s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Has special 'from the Battle of the Falklands' sticker on the box top. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Airfix Douglas C-47 with Paratroopers Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Colorful artwork issue from the 1960s. This is the one with black side panels. Kit is well detailed and includes movable control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position cargo doors, two sitting pilots, a stand pilot and a paratrooper. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$79   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bag. The other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

MPC Ford Trimotor American Airlines - (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Very highly detailed with complete interior. Includes clear modular display stand and normal props or clear prop disks for 'in flight.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact but curled.

Midwest T-Bird (Tbird) - 39 inch Wingspan Aircraft for Sport or Competition Free Flight, FG-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

Built 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) model scould 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. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Russ Hansen. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Main Line Models 40' Wood Sheathed Refrigerator (Billboard Reefer) - Meyer Kornblum Western Dressed Beef - Kansas City New York - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, PR-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of this Wooden Reefer. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted yellow and decorated with white, brown and black lettering for the Meyer Kornblum, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, reefer doors, underframe, ice hatches and other parts as needed metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The detail envelope is still factory sealed, and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

RCM Convair C-131 Metro, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$75   

SPECIAL ORDER 1/72 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/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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Life-Like 1932 Lincoln KB Sport Convertible - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09342

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1970s Life-Like issue from the original 1965 Pyro molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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 with suspension, gas tank and steering linkage, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, optional convertible top and removable hood. Molded in purple, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.

Lindberg Dodge Dakota Sport, 1/25, 72714

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1998.

AMT 1962 Buick Electra 2 Door Hartop 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Stylized, 1/25, S-522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$139   

One-owner model purchased on December 5, 1962 in Lexington, KY. Rare, early original hardbox issue in amazing, untouched condition inside. Includes every extra feature- the bonus parts for the 1/25 motorcycle, an unopened white tube of AMT Body Putty, sandpaper, upholstery material, "Model Car Builder" by Bud Anderson and the color fold out for the AMT Model Turnpike - all the rare extras. Very nicely molded and can be built any one of three ways - stock, custom or racing. Includes a very large number of optional custom parts so you can make a totally unique automobile. Features detailed complete engine & compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed chassis and suspension, numerous optional parts and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF - Flt./Lt. John ' Cat's Eyes' Cunningham's Aircraft and RAF Aircraft 'PNB' - Revell Japan Issue, 1/32, H251-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare 1975 Japan issue with unique and beautiful box artwork. As with most Japan issues, this one contains extra decals for a total of two aircraft. There is also a large, full color painting on the front of the instructions. Older but nicely detailed, large-scale model 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 one that can be 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. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3 - Four Star Issue, 1/90, P9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

First issue dated 1955. First issue with the 'P' prefix on the part number but shares the same art with PA9-98. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airmodel HC-130 (Satellite Film Capture) and F-101 A/C and F-101B Conversion, 1/72, 302

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$65   

Rare conversion makes HC-130 - the version that picks up spy satellite film. Complete and unstarted. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Requires base kits for conversion. Airmodel did not supply decals with this kit. Vacuform conversions and kits are not recommended for modelers who are not experienced with this type of plastic.