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Revell Douglas DC-9 - KLM Dutch Royal Airlines- Japan Issue, 1/120, H718-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$79   

Rare Revell of Japan issue with colorful KLM markings. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Model Craft Hawker Typhoon, 56 S9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

From the 1940s or very early 1950s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 8 inches. This is a higher-quality solid wood scale kit featuring all die-cut balsa parts, bread-and-butter fuselage constructions, die cut wings, printwood tail feathers and other parts, fully finished wheels, clear vacuform canopy (in like-new condition, very highly detailed plans with templates, step-by-step construction and even a painting guide. Never started and complete. The original part number of this kit was 25 S9, but the factory over-stamped it with the number listed.

Merlin Models Hawker Hart- Frog Penguin Replica, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very limited edition exact replica of the historic Frog Penguin kit. Nicely molded. Also includes photocopies of the original Penguin instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts and paperwork. In the late 1930s, before WWII, Frog created the world's first line of injection molded plastic model kits. Since Frog stood for 'Flies Right Off the Ground' and Frog had a famous line of flying models, the world's first all injection molded kits were called Frog Penguin for the bird that does not fly. The Penguin Hart was among the early pre-war releases by Frog.

DB Conversions Curtiss P-40 A/B/C Nose and Spinner, 1/72, DB9

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$9   

Beautifully cast resin nose and spinner for your P-40 conversion. Includes illustrated instructions. Never used and still in the original factory sealed bag.

AMT 1957 Chrysler 300C Two Door Hardtop, 1/25, 30046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed. Features 392 V-8 engine, TorqueFlite Transmission, whitewall tires, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, deluxe wheel covers, detailed underside and complete interior. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E - Blue Box Issue (Bf110E1), 1/72, PA162-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

First issue of this kit. Dated 1967. Typical quality Monogram kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet P-51D Mustang Struct-O-Speed Flying Model, F11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

From the early 1950s. Comet advertises that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Features three sheets of die-cut balsa wood main parts, 13 inch wingspan, finished wooden wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop and bushing (although the instructions show a balsa prop),paper insignia and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent plans. Die-cut wooden parts have not been punched out and are intact in the sheets.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet, 1/72, 440-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Features optional position landing gear, crew of two, side-mount, rear firing guns and rotating wheels and propellers. Molded in light green and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

Miniature Masterpieces Covered Wagon - with Two Longhorn Oxen / Horse and Pioneer Family, 1/48, K505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Rare 1954 original issue. Box color and gloss are as new with four solid corners and no price tags. Flaws include very light edge and corner wear, light scuffing and a tiny tape pull (1/4 by 1/4 inch) on one long side from the factory tape. Molded in dark wood brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. The model includes detailed instructions, a rarity in the early 1950s. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare.

Fujimi Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 - III/JG54 Achmer October 1944 / VIII/JG2 Richthofen - (FW190D9), 1/48, 30006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Older but very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail and two piece optional position canopy. Includes a decal sheet for at least two aircraft.

Testors Porsche 959, 1/24, 383

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

From 1985. Features more than 40 parts with steerable front wheels, full interior and detailed chassis underside. Molded in white (body), black, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 747 Pan Am Jumbo Jet, 1/156, 361-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

1968 issue hardbox with great artwork. Molded in gloss white with the older clear triangle 'World' Aurora stand and colorful, early Pan Am decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Messerschmitt Bf-109 (Me-109) - 'Super Flyer' 21 Inch Wingspan Balsa Wood Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

1940s flying model kit from the Golden Age of model aviation. Kit consists of stick and tissue construction and is intended to be rubber powered. Includes printwood sheets, strip wood in two sizes, completely carved main gear wheels, rough-cut balsa prop, balsa blocks, tissue, clear canopy material and metal stock for the landing gear and hardware. NOTE: one rib has been cut from the printwood sheet. No other parts have been cut out. Quality of the cut is excellent. There is no assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: box is missing one set of end panels (inner and out flaps). The rest is there, but it suffers from age damaged, hence the 'poor' grade. The plans/instructions also suffer from age and have numerous cracks and splits. They are 95% complete, but many small chips are missing. They are certainly complete enough to build the kit.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$64   

Still factory sealed. From the 1960s/early 1970s. Rare large flying model. It is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue, and excellent full size plans with instructions. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi Ki-15-I Babs - Reconnaissance Plane, 1/72, B3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Nicely detailed kit with all fine recessed panel lines and excellent cockpit and engine detail. Has decals and paint guide for two aircraft - one natural finish and one camo (as on the box artwork). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Novo Miles Magister 1 Trainer - Bagged (Ex-Frog), 1/72, F153

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$20   

Still factory sealed. Bagged kit with Jo Kotula artwork header. From quality Frog molds and very cleanly molded.

Maly Modelarz Polish Armored Car Wz28 - (Wz-28), 1/25, 5-87

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$16   

Heavy cardstock, quality paper model kit that is completely pre-colored. Includes numerous detailed assembly drawings and full instructions (in Polish). Google Translate works great for this - I typed in a few lines and got English instantly. The kit has never been started and is complete and uncut. The scale is a guess only; several builders on-line have also reported it to be this scale.

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

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$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.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

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.

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.