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Pyro Blunderbus Pistol Pirate's Favorite Weapon, 1/1, G228-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$69   

First issue hardbox with great artwork and from the early 1960s. The original owner opened the box but carefully left the seal on the box top, so it is superb condition. The only flaw is a short crease on one long side - otherwise I would have graded it 'mint.' This is a full-size 15 inch long copy of the actual weapon. Molded in bronze/antique gold and a beautiful very dark swirl wood brown. The kit has never been started. The gold parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the brown parts have been inventoried complete with instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - Air Power Issue, 1/96, H138-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

1961 USA hardbox 'Air Power' series issue with framable box art. Nicely done kit molded in clear and gloss silver. Features detailed rotor heads and cockpit with pilot and co-pilot, optional position side crew door and working rear 'drive-on' loading ramp. The kit has never been started. The parts and all paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Cap Croix de Sud Mig-3 USSR, 1/72, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$9   

Very nice kit with all fine recessed panel line detail, cockpit and full landing gear. Molded in dark ivory and clear and with decals for two different USSR aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This was the only kit ever issued by this company. The box sides announce other issues for April, May and June, but these never materialized.

ZTS RWD-5 Bis, 1/72, S-05

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$12   

Nicely molded kit of this very successful light aircraft. Includes full cockpit, optional parts and decals for two versions and is molded in light green and clear. Includes a large, comprehensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Northrop A-17A - USAAF 90th Attack Sq 1938 / Same Nov. 1937 / GHQAF Aircraft / 13th AS May 1938 Anti-Aircraft Exercises, 1/72, 72521

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$27   

Very clean and detailed moldings with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and injection molded canopy. Has decals and painting guide for the four aircraft listed above; three natural finish and one camo. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Cleveland Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-92

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). 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.

Berkeley Impulse Pylon Racer - for R/C, 16-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$155   

Designed for RC. 45 inch wingspan. Features metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, full size detailed plans, shaped leading and trailing edges and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

MPC Boeing 737 United Airlines - Airfix molds, 1/144, 1-4701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Very nicely molded short haul jet with United markings. Features optional position passenger boarding doors and luggage hold doors. Decal sheet appears to be in mint condition, but please see the articles on this website about saving old decals for use. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Kit 'Short' Box 1st Issue, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$189   

First release dated 1954 in the low profile box (1" high vs. 1.5" high for later issues). Includes correct first issue globe stand with three parts instead of four. The instructions also show the three piece stand. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, tape marks, price tags or tag marks. Never started. All small parts are still factory bag sealed, and the kit is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is such an early issue that it has the earliest decal sheet which has an error. There is suppose to be a triangle on each side of the fuselage near the cockpit. The original sheet has just one of these - Revell had to issue a second decal sheet with the kit with another triangle on it. That extra decal sheet is present in this kit.

Hobby Heaven Ohio George Montgomery's Multi Maverick Funny Car, 1/25, 21749P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. From 2006. Very well done kit. Features Chapman Chassis, heavy racing suspension, tubular frame constructions, racing wheels and slicks, complete interior with roll cage and custom racing seats, competition steering wheel, instrument panel and shift lever, detailed 429 Semi-Hemi racing engine with GMC blower and very colorful full decals for the famous Multi-Maverick.

Airmodel Northrop F-89 Scorpion - Bagged, 1/72, 184

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$8   

Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Complete with instructions and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Heller Dewoitine 500 or 501 (D-500 D-501), 1/72, 156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes parts for either aircraft and markings for two French Air Force aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram SA-16B Albatross - Air Rescue Amphibian, 1/72, P20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$70   

Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957. The first issue is P20 and the second is PA20; the "P" designation lasted less than a year. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. Molded in correct high gloss silver and clear. 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.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H223-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$115   

First issue 1955 'S' issue. It is easy to see how this era of Revell box artwork is considered the peak of box art. The kit features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure, opening rear drive-on cargo door, and the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Box has exceptional color and gloss and four solid corners. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

ESCI F-4C/J Phantom II - US Marines VMFA-232 / ALA 12 Spanish Air Force, 1/72, 9031

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

$26   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy, optional parts for both versions and a load out of four Sidewinders, four Sparrows and two drop tanks.

Aeroclub (2) Argus Schwarz Two Blade 8' Diameter Propellers, 1/72, P019

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

$8   

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

Hawk Identification Miniatures XF-92 Dart F-84E Thunderstreak F-84 Thunderjet F7U-3 Cutlass F9F Cougar - (F7U3) - Bagged, 1/210, 100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Bag

$165   

Still factory sealed. For the advanced Hawk collector. Rare 1954 set consisting of 5 Korean War era jets in a 'krinkle' style bag. The bag is not torn or split, which is rare. The jets are in mint condition and not broken.

Artesania Latina Eileen Motor Fishing Vessel for R/C Operation, 1/20, 200

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$165   

From 1980. Huge, giant-scale plank-on-frame kit with full fittings set. Measures 84 cm (33+ inches) long when built. The kit has never been started. All small parts and even most of the wood is still in the factory sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes a huge set of plans with numerous detail drawings.

Italeri Mig-27M Soviet Strike Fighter, 1/72, 075

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$16   

Still factory sealed. Has color paint guide and decals for two aircraft: Soviet 16th Air Army 1994 and 19th Soviet Frontal Aviation 1990.

Revell Attack Transport USS Montrose, 1/350, 05045

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$95   

1994 reissue from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Very well detailed for that time with 83 parts. Features one piece hull, detailed deck and superstructure, 12.5cm cannon, 20mm twin anti-aircraft guns, life rafts, detailed masts, cargo booms, 15 very nicely molded landing craft, flag sheet and decals for the Montrose, Randall and full markings for the landing craft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.