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TMY WACO Biplane 29.5 Inch Gas Model Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$275   

Very rare. This is an early Japanese export kit from TMY in Tokyo, probably dating right around 1960. It was clearly intended for control line operation. The kit has a very high degree of prefabrication for that time, featuring fully cut and ready to assemble plywood fuselage bulkheads, fully cut balsa wing rigs, cut out (but final sanding required) wheels pants, tail planes and all other wood parts, strip wood, formed wire main gear strut, balloon-type main wheels and solid tail wheel, an extensive (still sealed) hardware packet, wood for sheeting, silk covering material (still sealed) and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The internal condition is exceptional; many parts are still attached to the orange factory display board with string; even more are still wrapped with the factory green tape. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. It must be shipped insured.

Red Ball B&O Wagon Top 40 Foot Box Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 4387

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

From the 1970s. Excellent kit consists of a very large number of metal castings and completely pre-shaped wooden parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

William H Low Co Combination Chemical Wagon - Wilo Line Fire Truck, 1/24, FC180

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The box top photo shows the actual model as assembled by Bill Low. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagon is a large 8" long (13.5" with the front carriage bar). The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut large wooden parts, fully finished chemical tanks, completely cut and drilled ladder frames and pre-cut rungs, smaller parts including a great many fully carved of wood & others of metal and brass (chain), with a variety of metal stock as needed, sandpaper, complete instructions with detailed plans, additional drawings, complete text instructions and a big photo of the actual built model. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 list as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

Guillows Focke-Wulf Fw-190 - 25 inch Wingspan RC / Control Line / Free Flight Flying Model, 1/16, 406-500

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on May 23, 1967 in Northern Ohio. One of a very popular 1/16 scale stick-and-tissue series with a 25 3/4 inch wingspan. Can be flows on gas power, U-Control, radio control (R/C) or rubber power. Features high quality balsa die cut balsa parts and stripwood, die-cut plywood parts, vacuform nose / spinner / pilot and more, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, clear vacuform canopy, covering tissue, big decal sheet and full size plans with detailed building 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.

Air Lines General Aircraft Ltd Hotspur II Glider, 1/72, 7904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Well detailed kit from ex FROG molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Bronzart Martin B-26 'The Marauder', 1/72

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

This is an all original solid metal model of the early B-26 Marauder. Please note the prop spinners, pointed tail and short vertical stabilizer. BronzArt originally produced ID models in 1/72 scale for the US Military in World War II. When hostilities ended, they continued to make some models for the general population, of which this is one. Measures 10 inches LOA with a 11 inch wingspan and is made exclusively of metal. All original paint and decals. Decals are excellent. Paint is excellent with very little wear. No cracks, missing parts or damage. There is no stand.

Aurora Yak-25 Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 66-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$295   

First issue early 1950s U-Ma-Kit from Brooklyn factory. The Yak-25 did not exist; in the next issue the aircraft is called a Mig-19. Molded in the correct Brooklyn high-gloss medium pea-green and clear plastic, with the correct "Brooklyn" stand, instructions and decals. The box is in excellent shape with light surface wear being the only flaw. Even has the original packing tissue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Revell 1993 Chevrolet Caprice - Police Car with Lights and Sound, 1/25, 6293

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

The last full size Chevrolet with rear wheel drive was the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) Caprice. Described as "Beautifully Aerodynamic" or "Like an upside-down bathtub", most folks either loved or hated the design. But there was no mistaking the popularity and reliability. Sales to the public service sector for this workhorse were very high. This is the Police car version, featuring working sirens and flashing lights. Kit is very well detailed with full engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full suspension and underbody, complete interior, rubber tires and much more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Bomarc IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$650   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, two bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-8 Cougar Navy or Blue Angels Versions - (F9F8), 1/72, 1139

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$29   

Still factory sealed. Older but nicely molded and detailed. Includes markings for VT-26 or Blue Angels Aircraft.

Juneco Scale Models 45' Wood Express Reefer (Refrigerator Car) - Canadian National - Wood and Metal HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, K-23

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

Very high quality HO craftsman kit. This model builds a very accurate prototype and is made from the same primary materials as the actual car. Features precut and milled 'round' hardwood roof, cut sides and floor, prescribed hardwood sides and other parts cut to size, metal and wood stock as required, a large number of metal detail parts, detailed full size plans with instructions and markings guide and markings for Canadian Northern 'Express Refrigerator '. This kit is designed for full underside car detail - for advanced modelers only but well worth the effort. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags, and the parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete.

Minicraft Super Etendard with Exocet - With Microscale 72-459 Decal - Argentina 2a Escuadrilla De Caza Y Ataque Naval- Malvinas (Falklands) Conflict or French Navy Carrier Clemenceau, 1/72, 1602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Kit includes Microscale sheet #72-459 for Argentine Air Force/Navy Super Etendards, A-4P Skyhawks IV and V br. and 2 Esc IAI Dagger VI Brgada. Decalas have not been used and are 'excellent.' The actual kit features decal for French or Argentina's Navy. Very nicely molded kit with all fine, recessed panel lines. Features cockpit detail, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brakes, drop tanks, air-to-air missiles and Exocet missile loadouts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Northrop F-89D / F-89J Scorpion With SAC Metal Gear, 1/48, 4548

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Includes factory sealed SAC Scale Aircraft Conversions #48119 F-89 Scorpion Landing Gear for this kit. Includes nose and main gear in highly detailed cast metal. The actual kit is from 1990. Hard-to-find, large well detailed kit that includes optional parts to correctly build the "D" or "J" variants. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, good intake and exhaust detail, detailed gear wells, drop tanks, wing tip rocket pods, underwing mounted Falcon guided air-to-air missiles, Genie unguided nuclear rocket, decals for both variants and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox DH-6C Twin Otter Floats or Gear - RCAF or Aurigny Air Service Ltd, 1/72, PK127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$56   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Nicely detailed kit with cockpit, optional baggage and non-baggage noses, regular landing gear, skis or floats. Kit includes Matchbox decals for Aurigny Air Service (Channel Islands) and RCAF rescue.

RCM U-Boat Type XXI Submarine, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

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 components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, 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.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$65   

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Still in amazing investment-grade 'mint' condition because the original owner carefully kept the shrink wrap on the box top. Impressive model from 1965 in the correct hardbox and molded in the proper green, black and clear plastic. Very well molded kit can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Czech Master DFS Kranich Glider, 1/72, G27

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Very high quality limited edition resin kit. Features very finely detailed moldings, full cockpit and complete decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Hawker Osprey Frog Penguin Replica, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very limited edition replica of the historic Frog Penguin kit. Nicely molded. Also includes photocopies of the original Penguin instructions. The kit has never been started and is still sealed in the internal factory bag with all paperwork. In the late 1930s, before WWII, Frog created the world's first line of injection molded plastic model kits. Since Frog stood for 'Flies Right Off the Ground' and Frog had a famous line of flying models, the world's first all injection molded kits were called Frog Penguin for the bird that does not fly. The Penguin Osprey was among the early pre-war releases by Frog. The kit is reproduced from actual Frog Penguin kits belonging to the extensive collection of the owner of Merlin Models. Only 2000 copies were made and each is serial numbered.

Lindberg 1934 Ford Pickup Truck - Stock / Custom Street / Racing, 1/25, 72155

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. From 1992. Very well done kit with detailed chassis with two suspension choices, full engines (fllathead V-8 or 390 Thunderbird V-8), removable hood, two sets of stock and custom wheels, two sets of rubber tires, full interior and more. Molded in high gloss color, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

StromBecker Swift 125 Sea Plane, C-40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$129   

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 (if applicable). The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. The original fittings packet is still factory sealed and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with excellent decals and plans.