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Lindberg Sud Aviation Caravelle with Full Interior Detail - Air France, 1/96, 5314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$155   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. 1988 reissue of this great kit from the early 1960s. Loaded with unique features. Model can be built as a large scale non-visible or visible model with full interior. Features one clear fuselage 1/2 and one clear engine cowl, complete passenger compartment and cockpit, mens/womens bathrooms, passengers, pilots and hostess, retracting landing gear, movable wing flaps, moving control surfaces, jet engine, boarding ramp and display stand.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 West Hempstead, 1/48, 33a-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$225   

Fourth issue of the famous 1/48 F-90 Long Range Fighter. With the early and colorful 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo. Although not dated, the logo tells us this kit is from 1954/1955. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with landing gear and missiles and the modified rectangular 'Brooklyn' style two-piece stand. With the correct Tatem decals and instructions which are both in exceptional near mint condition. Even the original tissue paper is present. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. The first Aurora issue was in the rather plain and very rare flip-top one-piece box with the kit molded in gray with no landing gear and missiles from the Brooklyn factory. The second issue was also from Brooklyn and molded in gray with no landing gear or missiles but was in the new two-piece hardbox. The third official issue is the West Hempstead issue and is molded in silver with landing gear and missiles ('Brooklyn Gray' issues of this kit are confirmed to exist). This kit is the fourth issue.

RCM Convair C-131 Metro, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER large 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/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.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. J. Fetterolf of Buckingham, PA. This kit has never been started. Some small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. 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. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance.

Revell British Canberra Bomber Whip-Fly, 1/81, H157-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Rare kit from 1961. Fantastic artwork of an RAF Canberra flying over 'The Rock'. Based on the 1950s B-57 "S" kit, the Canberra Whip Fly comes with RAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - US Navy VF-33 USS America, 1/32, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

1972 issue. Well detailed for that time with removable J-79 engine, removable radome nose with detailed scanner dish and electronics, opening canopies, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear and Sparrow missiles are included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Lockheed T-33A Chrome Plated - USAF / Canada RCAF / West German Luftwaffe, 1/48, 207-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

NOTE: build only, please read carefully. Hard-to-find first chrome issue hardbox dated 1961. The entire kit is metal plated and features realistic bright and matt panel variations. NOTE: chrome is bad. There is spotting on most large parts. Features removable jet engine and engine stand, mechanic, cockpit, working canopy and more. Includes a large decal sheet for all three versions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Libramodels Pomilio PE, 1/72, 005

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

Very highly detailed limited-run vacuform kit. Moldings are of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Kit features full interior detail, extruded strut material, cast metal details and decals.

Airfix Trident BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Type three logo issue with very nice BEA markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aoshima IJN Destroyer Kagero, 1/700, WLD033-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Very highly detailed waterline small scale (1/700) model. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals (if supplied) and instructions.

OK Herkimer Metal Streamliner Baggage Car - HO Scale Metal Kit, HO, 34

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During this time, OK (Herkimer Tool and Model Works) created a line of real metal streamliner cars. The ends and body are made from cast aluminum. If you polish them and assemble the model, the look like the real thing. The kit comes with fully assembled Talgo metal trucks, predrilled floors, sealed small parts and NMRA couplers. The aluminum is in excellent condition and has not corroded. The model has not been started and is complete.

Revell Sky Squadron Gift Set - B-25 Mitchell 'The Dragon' / B-24 'Buffalo Bill' / F-84F Thunderstreak / D-558-2 Skyrocket / S-55 Sikorsky Helicopter - 'S' Issue with 'S' Glue - (D5582), G226-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$675   

Rare gift set from about 1955 or 1956. First and only issue with 'S' cement logos on both short sides. The box is complete but has split corners, general wear, tapes marks, writing etc as shown. Inside, all the cardboard factory display trays are intact as is the large, colorful tube of 'S' cement. The kits have never been started. All kits are still factory sealed or inventoried 100% complete. The S-55, D-558-2 and F-84F are still sealed in the factory crinkle bags. The crinkle bag for the B-25 is present but holed; the kit was removed, inventoried complete and the parts placed in a zip lock bag. The B-24's bag has disintegrated and is gone. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete also. All decals and instructions are present. The B-24 instructions have the 'lost parts' coupon neatly cut from them; the original owner may have had to send to Revell to make the kit complete as it currently is! Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

Aeroclub (3) Arresting Hooks, 1/72, AV003

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$5   

Sale Pending
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Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.

HMV SMS Undine Super Detail Set, 1/250

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$24   

This is the very rare super detail photoetched set for the HMV 1/250 SMS Undine. It has never been used and is complete and instructions are included. Please note, this is for the super detail set only. The ship model is not included.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. 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 - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

SIG Fairchild 24 Rancher- 36 Inch Wingspan for Freeflight / Control Line / R/C - (Ex-Berkeley)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

From about 1970. Very nice scale kit that is ex-Berkeley. Can be build for freeflight with .02 to .049 gas engines, controline with .049 to .099 or can be converted to electric power and R/C with today's modern systems. Features high-quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, several factory cut balsa blocks, other balsa wood as required, fully formed metal landing gear struts (front and tail wheel), a sealed pack of metal hardware, tail wheel, clear cabin window material, two big decal sheets with registration numbers, covering material, full size plans with detailed text instructions and even the original AMA membership sheet and the SIG ID card to be place on your model in case it flew beyond simple recovery. Never started and complete.

Lindberg Air Force Tank Destroyer P-47 Thunderbolt Motorized, 1/48, 303M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$90   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. First Motorized release from the 1950s with hard box and classic Ray Gaedke Art. Molded in green and clear plastic with a large decal sheet that includes the checkerboard nose, rudder stripes and fuselage + wing invasion stripes. 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 manufactures.

Life-Like 120mm Anti-Aircraft Gun and Carrier 'Tillie the Toiler', 1/40, H657-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

From ex-Adams molds. Highly detailed and includes crew. There are many moving parts as with was originally an 'Adam's Action Model.' Molded in green and black. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 Jetliner Delta, 1/103, 383-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$215   

Still in the factory seal - the seal has a 2 inch split on one long side. Rare 1960 Delta Airlines issue. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Monogram A-37 Dragonfly USAF or South Vietnam AF, 1/48, 5486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

A-37s served as close support aircraft in Vietnam. The Dragonfly carried a nose mounted minigun that fired 6000 rounds per minute and had a large variety of underwing stores. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note there is light bug damage to the backing paper of the decals; the actual transfers are not damaged.