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KVZ Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$125   

Still factory sealed. Classic Cold War Airliner kit and the world's first supersonic transport. Very large 1/100 scale kit molded in ivory, clear, black and silver and with colorful Aeroflot decals. Although the USSR manufacture Yunyj Tyechinik issued their own 1/100 Tu-144, it appears that completely new molds were created by KVZ for their own kit.

Entex Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet - United Airlines or Flying Tigers Airfreighter, 1/144, 8560

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

From high quality original Nitto molds, likely from the late 1970s. Very well molded and detailed kit for the time. Kit includes decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Doyusha Boeing 777 ANA, 1/144, 144-B7NH-4000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$85   

Still factory sealed. Large and very well detailed kit with ANA markings.

Revell Boeing 747 TWA Jumbo Jet - Lodela Issue, 1/144, RH136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$85   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s.

Revell Douglas DC-9 AeroMexico - Lodela Issue, 1/120, RH4222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Revell Lodela issue. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the markings and all red stripes and fin as shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Decals are in 'mint' condition but please read the article (on this website) about using older kit decals before using any of them.

Revell Boeing 727 Cruzeiro Brazil - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. This Revell of Brazil kit was manufactured by A. Kikoler in Rio de Janeiro. This is Revell's excellent 51 piece 'short body' 727-100 kit with very extensive and colorful Cruzeiro markings. They include all side stripes in multiple colors, full rudder decals, anti-glare panel, registration and all other markings. Landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door).

MPC Truckin' On Down '32 1932 Ford Panel Van Hot Rod, 1/25, 1-0727

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1978. Custom designed by Harry Bradley, the famous California stylist. Very nicely detailed will full engine, dual quad carbs, removable hood, complete custom interior, full underside and suspension details, custom decals and much more.

Revell Chopped Deuce 1932 Ford Tudor Competition Street Rod, 1/25, H1335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Original 1976 issue. Features blown and injection Olds engine, detailed chassis and suspension, removable louvered hood, full custom interior and more.

Mod-Ac US Army 6 Ton Scout Car, 1/24, 844

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$32   

From the 1940s. Well-done scale model features all-cut out hardwood parts, die-cut light plywood parts, fully formed wheels, plastic steering wheels, detailed machine gun (a small kit by itself), sandpaper and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and multi-view plans with 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.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. Inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

Merco T41 Walker Bulldog, 1/27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Early 1950s wood and metal static model. Well detailed for that time and 12 inches long when assembled. Features precut and die-cut wooden parts, completely formed wheels, many metal parts, full decals and more. Has very large, excellent plans that are highly illustrated and have detailed text instructions also. Never started and complete with all parts and plans/instructions. Merco was Mercury Model Airplane Company out of Brooklyn New York. The armor line included the Patton, T41 bulldog, M4 Sherman, German Tiger, Russian Stalin and the shorter Patton 48.

Airfix 1910 B Type Bus Old Bill, 1/32, 471

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Old type two logo box. Large and well detailed kit. Includes billboard signs as shown on box art. Never started. NOTE: one small, short cylinder is broken from the firewall and is missing. Missing one part: (1) of (9) chair supports. It can be made from stock plastic, such as Plastistrut. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Marlin Chemical and Ladder - American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RN Models Caudron Pioneer French Aircraft - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, GF107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

This is a scale kit and a reproduction of the 1938 Nationals Winner by the famous Henry Struck. Can be powered by a .020 gas engine or rubber. Features quality printwood, wood and metal stock as required, formed wheels, plastic prop, covering tissue and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans/instructions.

RN Models Simplex 1/2 Scale Old Timer RC or Free Flight - 37 Inch Wingspan, GF111

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Excellent kit of this free-flight or R/C design for .049 or .1 gas engines. This aircraft originated in Air Trails magazine in January 1941 and the original designer was Paul Plecan. Kit features factory die-cut ribs, many parts cut to shape, balsa stock, metal stock and hardware, sheet balsa and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans/instructions.

SIG Supermarine Spitfire - 27.25 Inch Wingspan Controliner Flying Airplane (ex-Berkeley)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Dated 1966. Perfect builder if you are looking for a Berkeley Spitfire. Designed for control line and .09 to .15 gas engines. Features all die-cut balsa sheet parts, pre-cut balsa blocks, wood and metal stock, formed wire landing gear, very nice vacuformed canopy, big hardware pack, full size plans with construction notes and a huge full color decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Strombecker Lockheed F-94 Starfire - Woodline Issue, G-43

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

Strombecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. All parts are made to shape, including the fuselage, which made these kits easy to assembly and finish. The scale is not listed but has roughly a 6.5 inch wingspan when completed. This kit also includes a clear injection molded canopy, wooden base, wire support, color decals, glue and sandpaper and a stand. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag and includes instructions.

StromBecker Lockheed F-94 Jet, C-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Excellent 1950s kit. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Box displays better than the 'good-' grade but is graded such because there are many pieces of clear tape on the short box ends. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.