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Hawk Ju-87 Stuka Bomber, 1/48, 80

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. From the early 1940s. Features all pre-cut wooden main parts (fuselage, wings, wheels and vertical & horizontal stabilizers), wood stock as required, insignia sheet and full-size plans that include cross sections for templates. Never started and complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 (and sometimes smaller) in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. Before the plastic age there was a product line of railroad, airplane and ship models which are advertised on the side of this box.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Rare. From the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is the first issue, which has the three color printed box. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also features clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete. Please note, the box is missing two of the small inner flaps and one flap is taped on (from the inside).

AMT Trailmobile Allied Van Lines Moving Van / Trailer, 1/25, T564

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$55   

Original issue from the 1970s. Very highly detailed kit featuring over 125 parts, six different opening loading doors (rear, curbside and roadside), dual spoke wheels, tandem axle suspension, two position front supports, red and amber tinted clear lights and reflectors and can be hooked to any AMT truck fifth wheel. The very large Allied decal sheet is in 'excellent' condition with light general wear and no yellowing. Molded in the correct bright white, chrome, amber and red tinted clear and with hollow rubber tires. I do not see any tire burn marks, which is rare. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the box is not in collectible condition as it is only 'fair' but this is a great builder.

Lindberg HMS King George V, 1/750, 783-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1967 hardbox issue in excellent condition. Full hull, small scale kit with Tom Morgan artwork. 12 inches long when assembled. Features triple propeller and twin rudder detail, separately molded main + secondary turrets and superstructure and some other details. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Dawn Patrol Gift Set - P6M Seamaster / A-4 Skyhawk / HO4S-2 Helicopter - 'S' Issue - (HO4S2), G243-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$395   

Rare 1956 Gift Set including all three US Navy models. The Seamaster and Skyhawk are molded in gloss gray and the HO4S-2 in gloss dark blue. All kits include the famous clear Revell Swivel bases. The box is all there, but has significant wear to the edges, discoloration as shown and has split corners. Inside, the kits are as new and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, stands and instructions.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$500   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - 85th FS Lille/Seclin France April 1940 or 501 Sq RAF Aux Kenley Surrey Oct 1940, 1/48, 04102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. Larger 1/48 scale kit. Includes decals for both aircraft.

Heller AMD-BA Dornier Alpha jet - French Air Force or Luftwaffe 1976, 1/72, 257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$14   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. NOTE: lower half of box is water damaged, hence the low box grade. Everything inside is sealed - the parts and instructions are perfect, but the decals are moisture damaged.

Revell HMS Bounty Mutiny On The Bounty - MGM Movie Box with Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, 1/110, H326-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Rare 1961 hardbox issue with fantastic John Steel artwork and MGM Studios 'Mutiny on the Bounty' movie promotion side panels and photos of Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed and this kit is no exception. Features full hull, detailed deck and all fittings, preformed ratlines, vac sails, full rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the two factory sealed bags and includes flag sheet and instructions.

Dolphin Nazario Sauro Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$79   

Very rare. Beautifully cast resin kit with metal details, a display stand and decals for any hull numbers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Sauro was the first of her class and is a diesel-electric attack submarine. Sauro and her sister Carlo Fecia di Cossato were introduced in the 1970s, and after some technical problems were solved with the batteries, sisters Leonardo da Vinci and Guglielmo Marconi began service in 1982. The main armament are wire-guided Whitehead Mootofides A184 (533mm) torpedoes located amidships, and mines can be substituted. The hull is of a special steel and these subs can dive to at least 410 M (1,345 feet).

Fujimi Aichi Type 99 D3A1 Val 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor - Soryu 1st Sq 21st Section #1 Aircraft Takashige Egusu and W.O. Tatsu Ishii, 1/48, Q-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave as shown. Special issue that is well detailed and molded. Features all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, two piece canopy, optional bomb loads for the centerline and wing and standing and sitting pilot figures. Includes decals and painting guide for the box art aircraft.

Chris Proctor Details for 1/48 Scale I-19 Submarine, 1/48

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$29   

If you just happen to have the very rare 1/48 I-19 IJN operating sub kit, here are a large number of resin details for it, made by Chris Proctor. Many are factory sealed and some are loose; all are new and never used. Includes splash guard, arm rails, 93x Binoculars, 7pcs fold down seats, lower conning tower doors, rudder bar access hatch, 15 pcs window frames, main air intake vents (set of four), a Mikes Subworks Dumas/Pittman Motor Mount (end terminals), capstans/rollers, bridge instruments, what looks like a compass platform/binnacle, what appears to be gun barrels, antenna insulators and much more.

Dumas Rusty Coastal Shrimp Boat - For R/C or Static Display, 1/24, 1271

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$150   

Still factory sealed. Very large, scale kit is 36 inches long when assembled. It features laser cut frames, plank-on-frame hull constructions, plastic cabin and pilot house sides, all wood scaffolding, full fittings, rigging and netting, color decals and step by step instructions. R/C equipment and running hardware is not included.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Monogram Albatross SA-16B (Hu-16) - Four Star Issue, 1/72, PA20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$89   

The second issue of this classic kit dated 1957. Hardbox is in fantastic 'near mint-' condition with as-new color and gloss. Slight edge wear and slight general wear are the only flaws. Well molded and detailed kit features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position cabin door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

CM SS Brooklyn (single screw tug) - 2 Kits, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$40   

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.

Cleveland P-61 Black Widow Industrial Training - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, T-155

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

3 foot wingspan model from 1943. The 'Industrial Training' models were Cleveland's response to a wartime need for simplified models that did not sacrifice realism. All of the Industrial Training models had a constant 3 foot wingspan and were essential simplified SF kits. The line was a big sales success during the war and was expanded from the original 6 kits to 11 total. 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.

MPC Ghost Rider Corvette Road Racer, 1/25, 6354

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

1988 issue with over 100 parts. Highly modified Corvette features air dam, spoiler and racing style body panels, numerous optional parts, removable T top sections, full interior, detailed big V-8 engine, opening hood, working steering, detailed chassis and more. Molded in black, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

RCM Convair 240 / C-131, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$69   

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.

Monogram T-28D Trojan Fighter Bomber Four Star Issue - USAF or South Vietnamese Air Force 516th Fighter Squadron, 1/48, PA121-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right side. Original hardbox issue dated 1965. Has many operating features. Canopy slides open, gear retracts, prop spins, and has instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Includes bombs, napalm tanks, machine gun pod and decals for the two aircraft listed.