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Comet Zippy - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Very old flying model in nice overall condition. Most likely from the late 1930s or 1940s. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, printwood, stripwood and other parts has needed. The kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. 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.

Squadron (2) A6M Zero Replacement Canopies, 1/72, 9124

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$4   

Very well molded, crystal clear two canopy set in 1/72 scale. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.

DML Focke-Wulf Ta-152 C-0 - W.Nr. 110007 Feb 1945 Sorau Germany, 1/72, 5007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

From 1992. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Airfix Hercules C-130 with Bloodhound Missile and Tractor, 1/72, 881

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Rare Type 3 logo kit in excellent condition. Interesting kit contains RAF decals and has a matching scale Bristol Bloodhound Missile, launcher, transport truck and crew (with dog) included. C-130K kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks, large display stand and rotating props. All parts are internally sealed. Complete with decals and instructions.

ITC Mercer Raceabout Motorized Cam-a-Matic with Working Lights, 1/8, 36376-895

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

The largest injection molded kit ever made of this famous car. From the very early 1960s; features good detail for that time and operates realistically with Cam-a-Matic action. Car moves forward with real motor sound, then begins one of several pre-set steering patterns via one of four cams, stops at selected intervals, then flashes the headlights on then reverses at selected intervals! Measures about 17 inches long when built. Molded in red, black, clear and with plated plastic. Inside the kit is near mint. All internal packing material is present and 'excellent.' All the parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. That includes the motor and all metal parts, plated parts, wheels/tires and two bags of red/black parts. The few very large parts and three metal rods what were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, with an 'excellent' pin-stripe and instrument sticker sheet and 'excellent' instructions. The box displays better than the 'very good' grade but is graded as such due to a closed split on one box bottom corner and one box top corner (right upper side).

StromBecker Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, C-32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$55   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. Most included plastic detail parts (colored and clear) - decals - glue - wood filler - sandpaper and a stand. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. NOTE: missing clear canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

ITC Curtiss Condor - Eastern Air Service or Antarctic Expedition II, 1/84, 3724

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

ITC was the model manufacturing arm of the giant Ideal Toy Company. Ideal only made plastic models for a very short time in the late 1950s and early 1960s before all production was discontinued. Luckily, they made some great subjects. This Condor is molded in the correct bright orange with blue-tinted clear windows and base. Includes decals for both variants. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Spojnia Lublin R-XIII - Land or Floatplane, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Still factory sealed. Rare, large 1/48 scale kit of this beautiful aircraft. Can be built as a land plane or optional floatplane. Very nicely molded and detailed.

Lindberg Ryan Navion, 1/48, 507-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags and no fading. The only tape is the original factory sealing tape on the sides and bottom. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Bachmann Powered Speeder with Work Crane and Cart - Spectrum Series - HO Scale Model Train, HO, 16946

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

Never run or removed from the box. Very well detailed kit with a working 'speeder' and four crew, wheeled crane car and wheeled utility cart. Completely factory assembled and painted - ready to run.

Tamiya IJN Kiso Light Cruiser With Wood Display Base, 1/700, 77104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very highly detailed waterline kit. All parts are still internally sealed. Complete with decals and instructions. Includes beautiful, fully finished display base.

Revell Douglas Super DC-8 61 - African Safari / ASA - (DC-8-61), 1/144, 4231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Kit features optional position landing gear, excellent moldings, boarding stairs and large colorful complete ASA decals as shown on the box art. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram USS Shangri-La Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, B5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$119   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. This is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The air wing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts, full size instructions and even sandpaper.

Revell Sherman M-4 Tank Motorized - Black Magic, 1/40, H544-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very rare. Original issue hardbox dated 1960. I believe this is the one and only issue of this model. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, no marks from either, no fading and no missing litho. The only flaws are light general wear as shown and two corners with closed splits. Inside, this is the same 1955 'S' issue kit with original 'Black Magic' decals, an electric motor and additional motorizing parts added. Features motorized movable tracks for climbing grades and obstacles, detailed suspension, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. An additional addendum set of motorizing instructions are present. Please NOTE that there is some brown packing tape on the instructions but it does not interfere with the assembly. This kit must be shipped insured.

Minicraft 1886 Daimler-Benz - First Gas Powered Automobile, 1/16, 11205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$59   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit from ex-Bandai molds - part of the fantastic 1/16 classic car series. The Daimler company created the first practical gasoline powered automobile in 1886 when everyone else was still using steam power...or even horsepower. The lightweight Benz gas engine was a breakthrough in itself, but when married to the Daimler coach it created the first practical gasoline powered car.

Matchbox Heinkel He-70 F-2/ He- 70G-1/ He- 170A - Hungarian / Nationalist / Lufthansa, 1/72, PK-132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1987. Has markings for Lufthansa Civil aircraft D-UMIM, Spanish Civil War Nationalist Air Force Grupo 7-G-14 and Royal Hungarian Air Force 1st Independent Long-Range Reconnaissance Group, 2nd Sq. Very nicely molded kit for that time with very fine panel lines. Features full cockpit and cabin (with appropriate options), gun or non-gun deck, separately molded rudder, optional position landing gear and more.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Keystone Commuter - Midget Craft 6 inch wingspan Solid Balsa Airplane Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Very old 1932 issue from Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company. Ideal was one of the first US model airplane producers, starting their business in 1911. During the early years of the Great Depression, Ideal switched to balsa wood and soon released a line of 'Six Inch Wingspread' solid scale models in a line called 'Ideal Midget-Craft'. Adds for this line can be seen in Model Airplane News and other major popular aircraft publications of the 1930s. The models included plans and the required wood-they usually retailed for about 10 cents. This aircraft has been started, which in this case is good news. The fuselage from Ideal was simply wooden stock. The original builder has carved the fuselage very accurately and correctly to about 90% finished. He has done the same quality of work to the upper wings and has carefully cut out the other parts. The model is complete and would be easy to finish.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion, 1/115, H163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1973 issue. The flaws in the Lockheed Electra ensured that it had a short service life as an airliner. But the sound design was modified into one of the most successful and long serving of all ASW aircraft - the Orion. Revell seized upon this opportunity to recoup some of the money sunk into the Electra molds. The molds were modified to make this kit, the "A" version of the venerable patrol aircraft. (please see the article about the mold conversion this on this website.) Features optional position landing gear and loading door and movable wheels and props.

Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

From 1940. Part of the AYA 'Air Youth of America' series of aircraft. Kit features 36 inch wingspan and 25 inch long fuselage, full size plans, print and strip balsa wood, nose block, covering material and a very nice pre-carved propeller blank (final finishing required). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Revell PT-212 Torpedo Boat - Motorized - Picture Fleet, 1/98, H396-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare 1960 Motorized release with John Steel box artwork. This is the original Pre S PT boat with motorizing features added. Full hull model is 9 inches long and includes torpedoes, 20mm and 50 caliber guns, 3 crew figures, steerable rudder, reduction gears, electric motor and all running gear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The motorizing parts are still sealed in their factory bag. NOTE: Part #31, a sailor with a machine gun, has the gun base and barrel broken off. The base is present, but the barrel is missing.