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Lindberg Comet BOAC Jet Airliner, 455-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

From mthe 1950s. Difficult-to-find cellovision issue of the world's first operational airliner with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. Has trading card on the back. Small scale kit measures about 7.25 inches long and includes extensive decals. The box includes all cardboard and end flaps but is only 'good' as shown. It has closed tears and the clear window material is missing.

Fador 1909 EMF Single Seater / EMF Touring / EMF Roadster - 3 in 1 - Builds Your Choice Of Three, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Rare kit from about 1949. Very unique in that it may well be the first use of the term '3 in 1' when referred to a model kit. Big scale model is highly detailed for that time and measures 8.75 inches long when assembled. Includes parts and instructions for building one of the three versions listed. Features a large number of die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels, grill/radiator, steering wheel, headlights, lanterns and horn. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Includes superb, large full-size plans with four elevation drawings, a great many detail drawings, templates and even the correct tufting pattern for the seats! Extensive text instructions are furnished also and there is even a detachable tonneau and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. The EMF 30 was produced by the EMF company which stood for Everett, Metzger and Flanders - the three owners. But in the early days it was jokingly referred to as 'The Every Morning Fix It" and "Every Mechanical Failure." Each car came complete with a catalog numbering every single part, which made replacements easily obtainable. The engine was four cylinders and turned out a very respectable 30 horsepower. It had a 106 inch wheelbase and held 15 gallons. All cars were painted EMF Red and were a sight to behold. The EMF 30 price with standard equipment was $1250 and included acetylene headlights, generator, side oil lamps, tail lamps, lamp brackets, tube horn, tire repair kit and magneto. 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.

AMT Gettysburg Diorama Civil War, 1/72, 8265

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$65   

Factory Sealed. Highly detailed kit includes 17 inch by 10 inch battlefield with bunker - 50 Union Soldiers - 50 Confederate Soldiers and a very large lot of battlefield accessories.

Sword Vultee P-66 Vanguard - Canadian - Chinese and USAF India, 1/72, SW 72002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Very highly detailed kit. Beautifully molded injection parts with recessed panel lines. Includes photoetched sheet , film instruments and many resin parts including full cockpit. Decals for all three versions are included: British Service in Canada (BW209), #511 China 1942 and USAF Karachi in October 1942. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Fujimi IJN Natori Light Cruiser, 1/700, WLC065

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. All trees are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals.

Aurora USS Guadalcanal Helicopter Carrier, 1/600, 718-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$245   

Rare. Full hull model. 1966 dated hardbox. Features detailed flight deck, complete interior hanger deck, movable hanger deck doors, 6 Sea Knight and 6 Sea King helicopters, deck guns, display stand and full color decals and flag. This was one of Aurora's later kits with improved mold quality. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts present and rare 'mint' condition decals & instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

Long hardbox issue dated 1966. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there are tread burns on the bottom of the belly pan.

ESCI Panavia 200 Tornado - RAF / Italian / German Air Forces, 1/48, 4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Contains markings for all three air forces. Features full cockpit, wings that change angle, optional position air brakes, separately molded control surfaces and external weapons lodes. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper. The actual transfers are free of damage.

Aeroclub Aermacchi MB-339 - Italian or Argentine Navy, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Limited run full kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts, Aeroclub cast metal details, PE details, clear vac canopy and decals for Italian or Argentine Navy. The kit has never been started. The large parts have been inventoried complete and the small details are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War / Crete / Winter Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Profile series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kamphffiegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one control yoke is a different color; it is from the Airfix issue. Decals look 'excellent++,' but please read the articles (on this website) about saving old decals before you use any older decals.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply DD327 USS Preston Destroyer - (Mahan Class) - 24 Inches Long, 1/170

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$225   

Large 1936 kit from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Big-scale, nicely done kit of the legendary 'Four Piper' features a very nice, fully precarved solid wood hull, two large sheets of nicely done printwood, numerous wood stock and metal stock as needed, numerous precarved wood fittings, pre-formed smoke stacks, many metal fittings, rigging material, sandpaper, Casco glue and very well drawn full size plans that include numerous detail and section views, rigging details and even full text instructions. The kit has not been started. One fittings wax paper bag is still factory sealed; the larger paper bag for more fitting is still sealed, but it split open so I inventoried the parts and they are complete. The parts that were never sealed have also been inventoried complete. Even the factory packing paper is still present.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Regal Colonial Coupe, 1/16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features two large plan and instructions sheets, a large number of detailed drawings of sub-assemblies,numerous actual photos of the built model, stamped metal hood, plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and die-cut wooden main parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this is 'super' detailed thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car during and after restoration. It was restored at the Hudson Miniatures factory and was on display there at the time! This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and all other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with two large sheets of full size plans and instructions. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels, grills and lamps) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The plastic line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. The wooden 1/16 scale car line was discontinued in the early 1950s. To this day, these fine kits are often the only large scale models of these historic vehicles. The 1914 Regal Coupe is perhaps the rarest of all cars ever built in America. It was underslung, which was rare for the time, and the body was all wood and similar to old horse-drawn carriages of colonial times. The design was sometimes called a Colonial Coupe. The large car seated only two people and could hit 40 mph with it's 25 hp engine.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - N9DC Prototype, 1/120, H246-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$49   

Rare 1966 hardbox issue with Douglas Prototype markings. The box is in excellent condition with as-new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Gowland & Gowland Bonne Homme Richard - Shipyard Ships in Miniature

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

Rare early ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded base and clear sheet plastic with the ratlines printed on them to simplify assembly. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. This kit has never been started and is still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland. The Shipyard in Miniature contains 9 ships total: Bon Homme Richard, Constitution, Revenue cutter, the Savannah, Flying Cloud, Gertrude L. Thebaud, Golden Hind, Mayflower and Santa Maria.

Megow Macchi-Castoldi MC-72 - Solid Wood Model Kit - Bagged, 1/65, S17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$10   

Solid scale kit from the famous Megow line. There is no box. The kit is complete and includes all wood blocks needed for float and fuselage, printwood, wood stock and two metal propellers. NOTE: this kit has assembly. The wings, rudder, elevator and lower horizontal fin have all be cut from the printwood sheet. Quality of the work is excellent with all parts sanded to the correct airfoil shape.

Heller AMD-BA-Dornier Alpha Jet - Patrouille de France / Luftwaffe, 1/50, 504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Early issue Heller large 1/50 scale Alpha Jet model. Good detail and 56 parts. Includes decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

RCM Douglas A-20B / A-20G / A-20J Havoc, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER large 1/32 scale vacuform kit. Contains optional major parts for B, G and J variants. 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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor Free-Flight Class A / B - 52 Inch Wingspan - With Original Stanzel Dope and Cement

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

From the 1940s or 1950s. Very large free-flight gas powered aircraft with tremendous climbing qualities and long, flat glides. Includes hardwood, balsa printwood, stock and blocks as required, strip stock for spars, leading and trailing edges, wire, preformed wheels, covering tissue and excellent condition full size plans. There is a tube which includes two large glass bottles - one of 'G-Line Dope Victor Stanzel & Company' and 'G-Line Cement Victor Stanzel & Company.' The bottles and labels are in mint condition but the contents have dried. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Heller Boeing 707 Air France Chaleau de Chambord, 1/125, L700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

Very rare, from the late 1950s. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Some early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV) and this model is no exception. You can built this model and will look like the airplane on the cover with no painting at all. The kit is molded in white, gray/silver, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray/silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There are two sheets of colorful Air France decals including complete side pinstripes and tail 'feathers' all in 'excellent+' condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. This kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internally sealed factory bags. Includes decals, instructions and the correct large black display stand.

RedYCut US Army 37mm Anti-Tank Gun, 1/24, 319

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

From the early to mid 1940s. The photo on the box top is of the assembled model. Features fully formed wooden wheels, cut to shape hardwood parts, hardware, sandpaper and detailed plans with construction notes. Never started and complete.