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Comet North American F-51 Mustang Struct-O-Speed - Coke Bottle Issue, G11-15

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Dated 1950. 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. This is a small-scale, rubber powered free-flight kit with a wingspan of 8.5 inches. This is a 3D kit (not a profile model) of all die-cut balsa. It does not use any tissue covering as the wood is all external surfaces. Includes illustrated instructions and cut-out insignia. Complete and never started. 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 SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$110   

This is the first issue of this kit, with the square Northern Lights Logo from 1956. Rare early 'ground' box art. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions show older logo and decals do not have a stand decal. However, it has a triangle base included and not the rectangular one shown on the instructions.

Heller Pamir, 1/150, 80804

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

$225   

Still sealed. Very large and highly detailed kit with 738 parts. Measures 75cm (~30 inches) in length and 40cm (~16 inches) high when assembled. Full hull kit includes display stand, fantastic deck and fittings detail, railings, detailed masts with separate yards, billowing vac sails, full rigging supplies, numerous rigging diagrams and pin diagrams and full building instructions. The Pamir was bulit in 1905 at Blohm & Voss shipyards to become the 51st ship in the fleet of R.F. Laeisz of Hamberg ("The Flying P Line" was a reference to the starting letter of most of the ships names and the numerous records that they held). She was a four masted barque of 4425 tons with a crew of 33. She saw extensive trade service between the wars and served in both World Wars. After WWI she was given away as compensation; however her original owner bought her back in the 1920s. Before WWI she was sold to a Finnish cereal shipping fleet. Her beauty saved her from torpedoes from a Japanese Submarine - the Commander simply could not sink so wonderful a ship. In her 40th year of existence, the Pamir was bought with the Passat by a Dutch demolition crew. Yet at the last moment the West German merchant marine bought both ships to train cadets in the 1950s. The Pamir was lost in an Atlantic storm in 1957.

Sanwa Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden 'Jack', 1/89, 123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$55   

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Hard-to-find. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

RCM Heinkel He-177 Greif, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$129   

Very large scale (1/32) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, engine, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 419-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

$52   

Still factory sealed. Late 1950s Cellovision issue with a clear panel on the front and a color trading card on the back. Classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale kit of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard.

AMT Star Trek Exploration Set / Phaser / Tricorder / Communicator - (USS Enterprise ), 1/1, S958

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

1974 issue. The scale is not certain, but you can be the judge. The communicator is almost 3" long. The phaser is 5.75 inches long, and the tricorder is 4.5 inches high and 3.5 inches wide. Features all three devices and chrome plated parts. Chrome is in like new condition. The kit has not been started and includes all plastic parts molded in black and chrome. All the chrome parts are still on the tree and all other parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions. NOTE: missing the small sticker for the tricorder.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare kit from the 1940s. Solid wood display model has a 10 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage, booms & wings, printwood props and other parts, fully formed wheels, sandpaper, CASCO glue envelope and very nicely done plans with template, rigging and even color notes. Never started and complete with all parts.

Artitec Tonjin Submarine Royal Netherlands Navy 1966, 1/350, 55-104

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

Rare. Very high quality resin, full hull kit. Very well detailed with photoetched and resin parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes dry-transfers and instructions.

Ace Hughes AH-64A Apache, 1/72, 1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$8   

Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

CM BB-5 USS Kearsarge (1905), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$205   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Features quality high-definition resin castings and photoetched details. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks. Please NOTE this is a model that you have to build and paint. The photo shows an assembled model.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The model has never been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bay Ridge Model Airplane Supply Bay Ridge Diamond Demon - 48 inch Winspan Class B Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

1930s or 1940s free flight kit. Oddly enough, the plans say that Consolidated made this kit, where as the box top states that it is Bay Ridge Model Airplane Supply Company. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Entex F-18 (F/A-18) Hornet - US Navy or Marines Prototype Markings, 1/72, 8531

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Very cleanly molded and well detailed kit. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, optional position landing gear and wide variety of loadout options with 2 long range tanks, AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles as well as iron bombs. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi Nell G3 M1/M2 Type 96 Mk11 or 21 - Kisarzau / Kanoya / Mihoro Air Corps, 1/72, 155-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Hobby Craft V-22 Osprey Assault Aircraft, 1/72, HC1375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory sealed.

RS Models Dewoitine D-520 - French Air Force, 1/72, 92090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed. Excellent kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Well molded. Features decals for two high scoring French pilots - Col. Vaclav Cukr (8 kills) and Col Miexzysaw Mumler (4 kills), both in June of 1940.

Austin-Craft US Army 2 1/2 Ton Truck - Small Box Issue, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the 1940s. Excellent wooden kit featuring all parts cut to shape, completely finished wheels, clear windshield, genuine Army Khaki roof covering, sandpaper and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and 5 view plan with instructions. This kit is an part of an extensive line of Austin-Craft kits produced during and immediately after World War 2.

Testors Lockheed AC-130A Hercules Gunship - 16th Special Operations or 1st SOWg, 1/72, 691

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$72   

Well detailed kit with over 180 parts and markings for two aircraft. Features a complete cockpit, cargo bay, guns, working cargo ramps, ALQ-87 ECM pods, Low Light Level TV (LLLTV) and AN/ASD direction finder dome. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a tear as shown at the lower center, but the contents of the kit are undamaged.

Revell Bell P-39 Airacobra - 'S' Issue, 1/45, H222-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$155   

1955 'S' issue. Very nice kit for that time in near 1/48 scale. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, detailed pilot figure and optional position cockpit door and a belly drop tank. Molded in beautiful high-gloss olive drab and clear with the Revell 'Globe' base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Richard Kishady did the famous painting for this kit and originally included German kill markings on the nose of the P-39. Very shortly after this, Revell began to export kits to Europe and many European countries had banned the swastika - so the box art was changed to Japanese kill markings, which is this issue.