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Helicopters For Industry Piasecki HUP Retriever US Navy - (H-25 Mule), 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

Very rare. Before Aurora had helicopter kits, there was the worlds' first 'copter kit line from 'Helicopters for Industry.' Dates from the early 1950s. The HFI molds for the HUP did quadruple duty, being box with Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force decals/colors. This one is the Navy version, which is molded in a beautiful gloss dark blue and clear. Features cockpit with instrument panel, control sticks and seats and spinning rotors and the unique clear HFI stand, which is still wrapped in the protective tissue paper. Aurora did not issue this kit with the stand. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag, and the large parts that were never sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. The decals are 'excellent' and flat and the clear parts are 'excellent' as well. Instructions are 'excellent+' with the typical light yellowing. The box sides are in color and show the four other colors and decals for the HUP. This kit must be shipped insured.

MPC 1971 Chevorlet Racers Wedge Pickup or Stock '71 Fleetside Pickup, 1/25, 1-7108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$210   

Very rare. Includes parts to build either the stock Fleetside or Racer's Wedge Transport. Features detailed engine, opening hood, working tail gate, stock or open wheels, full interior, opening doors, jack, ramps, tool box, jack stand, dual rear wheels for transport, movable wheel stops, tools, gas can, fire extinguisher and more. Molded in a beautiful dark red (pickup), white (trailer), chrome plate, clear and red-tinted clear and with narrow whitewall rubber tires. Chrome is excellent. With 'near mint' condition decals and 'excellent' instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC with Interior - and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$169   

Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KMT Dart and Little John Missiles, M12-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$285   

In the late 1950s KMT released several large scale missile kits, all of which are rare today. This one is the Little John in 1/20 scale and the Dart in 1/12 scale. The Dart measures 6 inches long when built. Other large scale missiles that are listed as released by KMT are the Talos, Nike Hercules, Nike Ajax, Honest John and large 22" Corporal. Never started. Factory sealed small parts bag and all non-sealed parts inventoried complete with decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in excellent condition.

Monogram Convair B-36 Peacemaker, 1/72, 5703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$129   

1980 first issue with excellent mold quality. Very highly detailed and large kit. Features fully detailed cockpit, nose compartment and landing gear, crew of four, optional position bomb bay doors with 80 bombs, optional electronic fairings, rotating props, moving tail turret and optional position landing gear. 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.

RCM Heinkel He-219 B-2 / R1 Owl, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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.

Cleveland Douglas O-38 - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

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.

Hawk Lockheed Constellation L-749 - One Piece 1948 Box Issue, 1/140, 702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

Very rare. This kit is from 1949, and even predates the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' that started the plastic model craze in the United States. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits (with with metal details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States were made by Varney or Hawk in 1946, but they did not catch on quickly. Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kit well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels. Like Varney's Fleet Sub and PT-17, they were shunned by hobby dealers. Hawk persisted with the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set in 1948 and issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, Laird (all in acetate) and the F-84G and this Constellation (both in polystyrene). All were in the two-tone one-piece box. This model is molded in the correct glossy medium gray with a unique early stand. The model was issued with instructions but did not come with decals. The instructions tell you that '...the plane is molded in the proper base color, and if you intend to paint your favorite air-line markings be sure to use good enamel (not lacquer). The kit has never been started. The contents are either in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Lindberg Blitz - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Plastic Flying Airplane Model, 926-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Fantastic artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in exceptional near mint condition. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, Lindberg came out with a complete line of vacuformed rubber powered flying models. The kits were all prepainted, had large wingspans and were quite attractive for flying models. They also included the rubber band, spring wire landing gear and injection molded wheels, propeller and bushing. The instructions are on the back along with a detailed trim/adjustment guide for flying.

Revell Bendix Talos SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - US Navy Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

First and only issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with fantastic artwork and the 'S' logo on the sides. Large scale kit that is well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: Box displays better than the 'VG++' grade, but was graded as such due to a very light 'Highland Hobby Shop' stamp on the box top.

Revell Pedro Nunes 19th Century Portuguese Naval Ship, 1/96, H399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very Rare. Dated 1967 and includes factory-painted copper hull in excellent condition. Very highly detailed kit with lifeboats and davits, removable cargo hatches and detailed holds, preformed ratlines and deadeyes, all rigging material and standing/running rigging instructions, crew of 20 action figures, movable rudder, blocks, metal chains and a highly detailed deck with bilge pump, hand winches, anchors, fire buckets, pumps, life preservers and more. The kit has never been started. The white parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The black and brown parts have been carefully inventoried 100% complete. Includes rigging materials (still sealed) 'near mint' condition decals, flags and instructions. Unusual Portuguese Navy training vessel from the late 1890s. When the age of steam made sailing ships less desirable, the famous Thermopylae (known for her races with the Cutty Sark) was sold to the Portuguese Navy and modified to became the Pedro Nunes.

LS Ki-109 Army Experimental Intercepter Fighter Clear Fuselage/Cowlings Motorized, 1/72, 153-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Early issue with high-gloss box top. Very high quality with legendary LS detail and moldings. This kit has a host of unique features. Comes with solid and clear fuselage halves and engine cowls so you can, if you choose, view the detailed interior and engine compartments. A detailed cut-away lithograph is included showing additional details if you wish to add them. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, working wing flaps and ailerons, detailed cockpit and more. The model has provisions to be motorized so both props turn. A fuel truck holds the batteries! Includes ground figures. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Ki-109 was based on the Hiryu (Peggy) design as a high altitude interceptor against B-29s. A large cannon was placed in the nose and it had it's own operator stationed below the cockpit.

Hawk 2 Freedom Fighters F-84F and Supermarine Swift K-4, 1/72, 522-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Unique 1960 gift set with traditional Hawk high quality fit and finish. First issue as per the 98 cent price extension. Great Bill Campbell hardbox artwork. F-84 features all recessed panel lines, and the Swift is recessed and raised. Both aircraft have full landing gear, color decals, underwing weapons options and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg He-111 with Tractor German Blitz Bomber - Ground Artwork Cellovision Issue, 1/63, 565-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare version with Cellovision box and Ray Gaedke artwork showing the aircraft on the ground. This issue also includes a detailed 1/48 scale tractor with driver. Kit has movable control surfaces, working landing gear and scale engines with removable panels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please note that the end flap is missing. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Pyro 1932 Lincoln KB Sport Convertible, 1/32, C342-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of its kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes real rubber tires, chrome plated parts, clear windshields and light lenses and colored injection molded parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, gas tank and steering linkage, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, optional convertible top and removable hood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Revell Convair B-24 WARBIRD, 1/72, H203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$29   

Dated 1969. Has many action features: landing gear retracts and extends, control surfaces move, guns elevate and turrets rotate, wheels and props spin, flaps extend/retract, 4 crew and has optional position side gunner's position (open or closed). Never started. NOTE: missing one part, #10 nose gear well half. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Doyusha McDonnell Douglas DC-9 - Hawaiian Air lines, 1/100, 100-D9-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Large 1/100 scale DC-9. Very nicely molded and detailed. Includes full color Hawaiian Airlines decals.

Aurora 1914 Stutz Bearcat Old Timers, 1/16, 571-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$119   

1961 first issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts'. Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. It builds up a rolling chassis with transaxle, suspension, exhaust and driveline detail and includes a detailed interior with separately molded instruments. Molded in gloss yellow, dark wood tan and with plated parts and real rubber tires. 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 instructions. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Sterling Chris Craft 21' Cobra Boat - Motorized, 1/16, B16-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$225   

Large (almost 16' LOA) kit for static, motorized or radio control. Well detailed. Molded in beautiful brown swirled, yellow, white and clear plastic. Small parts are still factory bag sealed. Complete with full instructions and decals. Sterling did furnish a motor with this kit - it was available separately.

Fador 1905 White Steamer, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

Dated November of 1949. Very well detailed for that time. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw cut wooden parts as well as excellent plastic wheels, headlights, steering wheel, horn and lanterns. There are also metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock parts. Includes full-size, superb fold-out instructions with multiple elevation drawings, numerous detail drawings and templates, two photos of the completed model and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts present. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufactures. In 1949 the Fador line consisted of a 1909 Hupmobile Roadster, 1904 Cadillac Runabout, 1905 REO 4 Passenger Runabout and one kit that was "3 In 1' - it made one of the following: 1909 EMF Single Rear Seater, 1909 EMF Touring or EMF Roadster. The Baker Electric kit was introduced in 1950 and possibly others as well.