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RCM Heinkel He-162 A-2, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$74   

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.

Astro Flight Inc Electra-Fli - 45 Inch Wing Span Early Electric R/C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Also includes correct size Cox #245 6x4P plastic props (sealed pack of two) and Du-Bro Low Bounce Shock Absorbing Sheels 1 3/4" diamter, also sealed. The actual kit is a classic by AFI. There was a time when electric flight was pioneering and daring, and that, with it's performance, made this aircraft was the hit of the 1972 Nationals. As the box says 'The Quiet Revolution Is Here!' Features simple and sturdy balsa construction, stable aerodynamics and snappy performance. Has numerous die-cut parts, fully formed landing gear struts, some plastic parts, hinges, hardware, full size plans and easy-to-follow instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and instructions. NOTE: this kit comes in a very sturdy box. It will be shipped in this box (with no external box) unless you specify otherwise.

Hudson Miniatures 1906 Columbia Electric Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

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, leaf spring assemblies and lanterns and a 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 Columbia Electric was manufactured by the Electric Vehicle Co. of Hartford, Conn. It had a 1.5 HP motor with chain drive and three speeds. It cost $1350 in 1906 and tipped the scales at 1660 pounds. We think of electric cars as 'new' today but they are anything but. There were many advantages (and manufacturers) of these cars. There were no fuel lines and radiators to freeze in the winter and no overheating in the summer. They used no smelly gasoline and produced no odor when operated. The complete lack of noise made them popular with the ladies and the range was between 40 and 50 miles on a charge - not bad at all considering you could not very far anyway (on regular business or errands) in 1906. 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.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang American Aces, 1/48, 09779

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed with 118 parts. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and decals for multiple US aces.

Pegasus Albatros D-III (Oef) 53 / 153 / 253 Series, 1/72, 1027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Limited run kit with cleanly molded, nicely detailed injection molded parts, many metal detail parts and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC Battle of Britain Diorama - Spitfire/Bedford QL/AEC Tanker and Crew, 1/72, 21206-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$42   

1970s kit is a complete diorama of a Battle of Britain scene. Features airfield display base, Spitfire model, AEC Tanker and Bedford QL kits and 11 crew. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell SMS Emden WWI Light Cruiser / Commerce Raider, 1/350, 05039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Very well detailed and molded full hull model. The story of Emden's Indian Ocean raiding career in WWI is legendary. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix McDonnell F-4B Phantom II - VF-31 USS Saratoga and More, 1/72, 04013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$37   

Still factory sealed. 1986 issue. Includes optional parts and decals. The box side says that alternative markings are included, but does not say which ones; since the box is sealed, I do not know.

Tamiya Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G - With Combat Crew of Five, 1/35, MM109-375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Older but well detailed and molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 Long Range Fighter, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Very finely molded. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Has markings for No 41 Sqn, RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire 1950 or No. 19 Sqn., RAF, Church Fenton, Yorkshire, 1950. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airmodel Two seat FW190 A-8/U-1 with A and F Conversions - Bagged, 1/72, 135

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$6   

Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit to complete. Parts included are for the conversion only. Some scratchbuilding is required.

Aoshima Aichi M6A1 Seiran, 1/72, 205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Late 1950s/early 1960s rare early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Very neatly molded for the time frame. Features working ailerons, rotating propeller, crew of two and a display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPM Kawanishi N1K1 'Shinden' George, 1/72, 72123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.

Comet Porterfield 65 - 15 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3101-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

1960s/early 1970s stick and tissue flying model with 15 1/4 inch wingspan. Features quality die-cut printwood, strip wood, fully formed wooden wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, plastic prop & thrust button, rubber motor, tissue and full plans and instructions. Never started and complete but NOTE: the instrument panel has been cut from the plans and is missing. There are some very neat assembly guide lines drawn on the plans by a professional draftsman who bought this kit new.

Cleveland Seversky P-35 Pursuit Aircraft, 1/16, SF-61

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Dated 1937. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is the earlier simple cardboard box with the silver printing. 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. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the the plans (still completely usable) but heavy bug damage to the covering tissue. 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.

Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter - Canada Issue, 1/70, 496-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Aurora-Canada issue from the mid 1960s. Great, classic box art by Jo Kotula that made these kits so famous and collectible today. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with a clear 'triangle-based' Aurora 'World' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Aurora of Canada kits were addressed "Aurora Plastics of Canada LTD. Toronto, Rexdale, Ontario." The boxes, plastic parts and instructions were made in Canada. Some decals are clearly marked "Aurora of Canada" (like these) but others are not.

RCM F7U Cutlass, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$97   

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.

Matchbox Westland Wessex HU.5 HAS.31 (S-58) Royal Navy / Australian Navy, 1/72, PK133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Dated 1987. Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised detail, very good cockpit and rear cabin, opening cabin door, optional parts for stowed flight position tail and rotor, optional cowlings + exhaust and parts for RAF HC Mk2 / HUM K5 and Australian Royal Navy HAS Mk.31B and decals for both versions, HMS Bulwark 1966 and RAN NAS Nowra 1963. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Grand Phoenix Fairey Firefly Mk.1 - 826 Sq HMCS Magnificent 1950 / 812 Sq RNAS Katukurunda Ceylon May 1946 / 1792 Sq HMS Ocean Mediterranean Sea 1946, 1/48, KT002

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$52   

Very high quality model. Features injection molded parts with fine, recessed panel lines, many cast resin parts (with a full cockpit), film instruments and numerous photoetched details. Includes full color paint guide and factory decals for the three aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. All small parts (metal, resin) are still in the factory sealed bags. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

Italeri AV-8B Night Attack Harrier - USMC, 1/72, 193

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$12   

Still factory sealed. Includes all the proper equipment for the special Night Attack variant developed for the US Marines.