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Airframe Hansa-Brandenburg W-20, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit

$6   

Still factory sealed. Basic vac kit with limited but nice molded in detail. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Scratch building is required. Not recommended for beginners.

Scale Flight Comet's Heath LNS-4 Parasol - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Flyline Models Fairchild 22 - 47 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and plans.

Revell Submarine Wilhelm Bauer/ U-2540 Type XXI U-Boat, 1/144, 05072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Dated 1995. Large scale kit that is very highly detailed and well molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Wilhelm Bauer was originally commissioned as the U2540, a Type XXI submarine in WWII. She was sunk at the end of the war, and raised in 1957. She was rebuilt and recommissioned.

Guillows Sopwith Camel - 28 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 801

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$40   

Big-scale kit can be built for static display or flown .049 to .15 U-Control, gas free flight or rubber power. Features quality die-cut balsa parts and stripwood, scale wheels and flexible landing gear, movable ailerons, rudder and elevator, plastic cowl and cockpit deck, scale prop, two machine guns, pilot figure, very large full color decals, covering material and more. Includes full size detailed plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Superior Plastics The Seeing Eye Anatomical Model, 1/375, 3100-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Hard-to-find and dated 1961. A very nice kit featuring a very large eye (2x size) with life-like muscle movement, all internal and external parts, skull section that it fits into (doubling as a display base) and heavily illustrated, color instruction book. Molded in ivory and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Superior Plastics Inc. listed their address as 426 N. Oakley Boulevard, Chicago12 , Illinois. They called themselves 'Custom Molders and Extruders.' From the sounds of things, Superior was an injection molding and extruding job shop which decided to go into the business of making model kits - and they did, cutting molds for a significant line of educational style model kits. Science kits appeared as early as 1962, and possibly earlier. Superior often referred to the kit line as 'Superlon' on the box top and instructions. The first building kit, 'Statue of Liberty', has a copyright of 1963. This kit was designed to be lit from the inside and came with lamp accessories. The second kit was the Taj Mahal and the third 'The Lincoln Memorial,' which could also be illuminated from within. Other kits included 'Yankee Stadium', 'United Nations Building', 'The Deep Sea Lobster', 'The Giant American Bull Frog', 'Unit of Life - Animal Vegetable Cell' and 'Amoeba.' They are best known, however for the anatomy series - 'The Thinking Man Human Skull', 'The Thinking Matter Human Brain', '3-D Human Body', 'Modern Man Skeleton', 'Vital Organs', 'The Beating Heart', 'The Mighty Molar', 'The Visible Pumping Heart', The Five Senses series with 'The Seeing Eye', 'The Listening Ear', 'Anatomy of Taste', 'Anatomy of Smell', 'Anatomy of Touch' and the 'World of Sensation', which was all five senses in one giant kit. The company was quite innovative and even had a patent on action for the Visible Pumping Heart. Sometimes the same kit was issued without a display case and sometimes with under a different part number. Other kits are said to exist are 'Grasping Hand' and the Skull and Brain together. Superior eventually sold off the molds, but the exact date is not know. Early boxes do not have zip codes, but later boxes list 60612, so production at least went into the later 1960s. The science kit molds were sold to 'Educational Products Inc' (EPI) and most of them were reissued. MDK bought the 5 building molds and reissued them all along with the Marx White House before the ceased production. The Statue of Liberty used to be for sale in the on-sight gift shop and still may be. Lindberg later purchased the all the science molds from EPI and have reissued many of them.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$62   

Still factory sealed, seal has split as shown. 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.

Aurora Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander, 1/72, 85-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$119   

Factory sealed. 1968 issue hardbox. Nicely detailed kit features recessed panel lines, full interior with rear bulkhead, couch, chairs and console, cockpit with chairs, instrument panel, control yokes, forward bulkhead and clear windows. Includes optional position landing gear and colorful decals. The Jet Commander was the jet powered follow-on to the famous Aero Commander twin private aircraft. But shortly after 1121 delivery began in 1965, Rockwell bought Aero Commander. The 1121 was competition for the Rockwell Sabreliner business jet in the same class, so Rockwell sold the Jet commander to IAI. Initial releases under IAI were called the 1123. Improvements to the 1123 design lead to the IAI 1124 Westwind powered by 731 fan engines. Legend has it that these molds were lost and/or destroyed in a train wreck. Monogram bought Aurora's molds and was transporting them to the Monogram factory when the accident happened.

Airmodel Curtiss XP-55, 1/72, 189

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$9   

Basic vac kit that is nicely molded with recessed panel lines. In white and clear plastic. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Vacuform models are not recommended for beginners; experience is required as well as scratch building skills for many details.

Tamiya USS Indianapolis CA35 Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, 31804-2200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Intricately detailed 1/700 scale waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pocher Fiat 130 HP Grand Prix de France 1907, 1/8, K70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$675   

Still factory sealed. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit is a prefect reproduction of the original car that won 1st place at the 1907 Grand Prix de France with an average of 113.612 KPH with Felice Nazzaro as the pilot. The prototype of this care was used with the original drawings to create this model. The kit has 823 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper, aluminum and other materials. Features include super detailed engine, opening hood, complete interior, all pilot controls, operating steering, working suspension, operating steel drive chains and more. Recommended for experienced models only. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Combat Set of 12 Combat/Roberts Model Details and Accessories, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$10   

Includes all 12 factory sealed parts sets, all in 1/72 scale. Features a very large variety of resin drop tanks, some injection molded cockpit detail, ADF antenna, tail wheels, Benz and Merlin exhaust and cast metal control columns.

Nichimo Kawasaki KI-61-2 Hien 'Tony' - (Ki-61) Army Type 3-2 Fighter, 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Late 1950/early 1960s Japanese kit with very collectible box art and high gloss box top. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels and a stylish black display stand. The model as never been started. NOTE: missing metal stand arm ring. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, including decals and instructions.

AMT 1962 Pontiac Bonneville 2 Door Hardtop 3 in 1, 1/25, S622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Rare. Nicely molded and detailed kit that can be built three ways - stock, show or track. Features stock or custom engine, detailed engine bay, opening hood, complete stock or custom interior, extensive custom front and rear end treatments, realistic upholstery material and more. Molded in ivory white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and black rubber narrow whitewall tires. Chrome and windshield are in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present, instructions and NOTE, missing AMT body putty tube and it only has a partial decal sheet. The sheet is 80% intact but missing 20% of the decals. The tach and custom gauge faces are missing, along with 3 others, but they are not major ones.

Revell Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina - Pre War High-Visibility Markings, 1/72, 4522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

From 1982. Features beaching gear for land operations, retractable wingtip floats and detailed engines with movable propellers. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1910 Ford Model T Torpedo Convertible, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Large-scale model measures 8 inches long when built. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, headlights, steering wheel, horn, lanterns and grill, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all other have been inventoried 100% complete with full-size 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. 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.

Combat Chance-Vought F7U-3 Cutlass - Bagged, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

Very large scale kit. Features metal detail parts, white main vac parts, clear parts in 'excellent' (not yellowed) condition , and full size plans. Still sealed in the factory bag - never opened. Special skills and scratch building experience are required because they do not include all the parts needed to complete the model like injection molded kits do. 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 Chance Vought XF5U Flapjack - (XF5U1), 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$75   

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.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley HS-1182 Hawk - Ground Attack or Trainer Version, 1/72, 03026-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Builds either variant. Includes extensive underwing stores. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Grumman F6F Hellcat - USN or 'City of Atlanta' Racer, 1/72, 7007-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

This kit is from Airfix molds and is one of the MPC '3 Big Bonus' features series. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. The model features customizing parts (such as chrome plated bombs, missiles, prop, exhaust, air scoops, antenna and guns), stock and customizing decals for the racer 'City of Atlanta' and the clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models. 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 and instructions.