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MPC Dornier Do-17E - (ex-Airfix) with 6 Crewmen, 1/72, 2-0251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

From Airfix molds. Builds in-line liquid-cooled engine version and includes ground crew. Very nicely detailed kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7 United Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/122, H220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Rare Lodela issue, likely from the early 1960s. The kit is from the same molds and uses the same box art as the famous Pre 'S' Airport issue, but this kit was issued by Lodela with the airplane only - there are no ground accessories. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Caravelle French Jetliner Air France, 1/180, 411-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Nicely molded small scale kit from the early 1960s. Box art by Tom Morgan shows a nice night scene with a Caravelle speeding away from Paris. Includes full landing gear detail, stand and large, extensive and colorful decal sheet for Air France. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

White Ensign HMS Cossack Tribal Class Destroyer, 1/700, WEM K703

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Out of production. Very highly detailed high-definition resin cast waterline kit with photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 II Light Acrobatic Aircraft - Bagged, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. Features fine raised panel lines, pilot figure, 'in flight' configuration and decals. Molded in gray, white and clear. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing prop retainer and display stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. I believe this is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s.

Entex 1910 M-40 Flyabout Thomas Flyer, 1/16, 8490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Rare and highly detailed large scale (1/16) kit of the famous winner of the 1908 New York to Paris Race. The kit is molded in black, green, gold plated, clear, ivory and dark brown with real rubber tires. The kit features a highly detailed engine with real valve springs, full ignition harnesses, complete rolling chassis just like the real car, working steering with metal shafts, opening doors, removable hood, tape and belts for holding the spare tires and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Originally, the Thomas Motor Company was building bicycles in the 1890s as so may other automakers did. Erwin Ross Thomas, the founder, was experimenting with high speed gasoline engines. From 1898 to 1900 they built commercial engines and gasoline powered tricycles. Then Thomas moved to motorcycles, creating the "Auto-Bi", which was the first practical motorcycle commercially built in the USA. By 1902 he was the largest manufacture of motorcycles. Very shortly after this, the first Thomas Car, the "Buffalo Junior" was produced and 100 sold the first year. The Thomas was originally an advanced car and well known for it's high speed. In 1906, E.R. Thomas entered his cars in the Vanderbilt Cup and Glidden Trophy. The Thomas completed the 2000 mile tour without any mechanical adjustments. That year saw further race victories. In 1907 Thomas had several models with a new four cylinder engine; the G70 from that year was known as the fastest production car in the world. At this time, Rolls-Royce made some public statements about the superiority of the 6 cylinder engine. This caused E.R. Thomas to challenge Rolls Royce to a race from NY to Chicago - Rolls Royce, however, backed out. But four European manufactures took Thomas up on his challenge, and the Paris newspaper Le Matin sponsored the great event for 1908. This race laid a course from Buffalo, NY to San Francisco, then to Alaska down the Yukon across the Bering Strait on ice, then rerouted to Japan due the thaw, to Siberia and then across Europe to Paris. The Thomas entry was a stock Touring car with George Schuster as the driver. After 169 days and 21,000 miles, the Thomas was the winner. Today it is still considered one of the greatest automobile races ever.

Billing Boats Bluenose II Racing Schooner - Plank on Frame Wood Ship, 1/100, 600

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$119   

"Still factory sealed. Scale model of this world-famous and beautiful schooner originally from 1929. 1:100 scale kit measures 16.93""H x 20.47""L x 3.35""W. From the Billing website - ""All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!"" The schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1929, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A true copy - Bluenose II - was launched in 1964"

RCM Boeing B-17E / B-17F / B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

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.

CM T-2 Type Tanker/Oiler Kennebec Class (AO-36), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$225   

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.

Maircraft Taylorcraft - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$26   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Polar Lights King Kong's Thronester - (Aurora Molds), 1/12, 5016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Still factory sealed. This is an ideal builder from the original Aurora kit.

KVZ Tu-134 'Crusty' Aeroflot Decals - Interflug Boxart, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Large and colorful decal sheet is in excellent condition. The kit is molded in white, clear, silver and black and includes full landing gear and a large display stand. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, stand and instructions. Please note that the box art is Interflug, but the kit decals are for Aeroflot.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Softbox is dated 1961 but is actually much later than that. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Molded in white.

Life-Like Chevrolet 1937 Custom Convertible - (ex-Pyro), 1/32, 09299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Life-like issue from original 1960s Pyro molds. Nicely detailed for that time and the original Pyro box (not this one) states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car.

Eagles Talon K9W1 / Ki-86 Cypress and Sukhoi Su-2 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$16   

Includes both excellent vac kits. Still factory sealed. Features fine molded detail and recessed panel lines.

Academy USS Indianapolis CA35 Heavy Cruiser, 1/350, 14107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

Very highly detailed. Features waterline or full hull build, full deck fittings, highly detailed superstructure and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa I-401 Motorized Wood and Metal Submarine, 1/160

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$950   

Sale Pending
Email for availability.

Very, very rare. Few know that the first Hasegawa kits were primarily wood and there was quite a line of them. It appears that all were motorized, from the heavy cruisers, 1/300 IJN Battleships to a 1/400 NS Savannah and even a giant Iowa class battlewagon. This is the only submarine - I401 of the famous I-400 class airplane carriers. This giant kit measures 30 inches (762mm) long when built and is designed for static display or operation in water. Features a completely factory carved hardwood hull with no sanding required, fully cut and finished ribbed hardwood decks, factory assembled forward deck, numerous other hardwood parts all cut to shape, some small rough cut wood parts, a tiny scale aircraft model for the deck (plastic, 7 parts with decals, still factory sealed in the small box), numerous brass and metal hand-soldered parts including railings with stanchions, island gun decks and much more, metal props and drive shafts w/hull ports, a stunning all metal gear box with brass gears that is still mint in the box, a TKK Mabuchi DC motor still in the old-style box with instruction sheet, triple battery holders, reproduced photo of the built kit (and she is beautiful!), very large instruction sheet with numerous drawings for all steps and operation/motorizing notes (all in 'very good++' condition) and full-size blue prints in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started: NOTE: If the ship had decals or not is unknown from the instructions; there are none present. Beyond that, the kit has been inventoried with all other parts and paperwork. Even the original Hasegawa paper headers for the bags are present, and even the cardboard they were originally stapled to are present - although the bags were open, which is why I did the inventory. I have returned the contents to as close to factory condition as I could. You will notice yellowed cellophane in the photo - this kit originally had cello factory sealed over the inner box at the factory, so that the prospective owner could remove the box top and view the (factory sealed) contents. NOTE: the upper and lower boxes were complete but in very bad (poor) condition. I spent 4 hours fixing them correctly from the inside. Please be aware that I have rated them 'fair' and complete, but there were completely flat and in 5 parts when I received them. There is a great deal of wear, as you can imagine. NOTE: A shaft came off one diving plane but was present - I cleaned the parts and soldered it back into position.

Revell DC-7 'United Flight 707' Airport Set - 'S' Kit, 1/122, H220-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$495   

Rare and very desirable kit with the Disney Promotional Sticker. Contains the colorful United DC-7 and all the accessories shown on the box top - Texaco fuel truck, boarding stairs, United Red Carpet, stanchions, tow tractor with tow bar, baggage truck with three baggage carts and figures for the pilot, refueler, model, stewardess, camera man and two drivers for the tow and baggage tractors. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no tape or tag marks, no fading and no litho damage. Light and even general wear are the only flaws. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is complete. The aircraft small parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The aircraft parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The airport parts have been inventoried complete (they are in the original bag but it has been opened). Includes excellent decals and instructions.

Airmodel Martin P6M-2 Seamaster - Bagged - (P6M2), 1/72, 31

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Likely from the 1980s. Features fine all recessed panel lines, nicely molded white parts, clear canopy, plans/instructions. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

CM LST1179 USS Newport, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$335   

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.