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Aurora Japanese Sub I-19, 1/275, 728-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$80   

The I-19 is famous for firing history's most successful torpedo spread off Guadalcanal. On September 14, 1942, the I-19 was patrolling of the Solomons when she fired a 6 torpedo spread. Three hit and sank the US Carrier CV-7 WASP, and the remaining three exploded against the BB North Carolina and the destroyer O'Brien. The destroyer sank and the North Carolina had to be repaired at Pearl till November 16, 1942. The I-19's Glen seaplane also flew night reconnaissance on February 23, 1942 over Pearl Harbor for the planned second attack by Emily flying boats on that base. 1969 issue in the 'Big A' hardbox. Large scale kit is almost 16 inches long when assembled. This is an excellent model from Aurora's efforts of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Aurora knew that most of their kits were outclassed, so in the mid and late 1960s they cut a new molds with much better detail - the I-19 was one of those. Includes display stand, decals, periscope and cranes, detailed Glen Seaplane, conning tower and deck guns. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Lockheed P-38 Lightning -34 inch Wingspan Flying Model Airplane, 3504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Sale Pending
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1970s or early 1980s stick and tissue flying model with a big 34 inch wingspan. Easily adapted to RC electric power with modern, lightweight receivers and servos. Features high quality printwood, pre-cut strip wood in multiple sizes, nose and other balsa blocks, dowels, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, rubber motors, hardware, propellers, other wooden stock as needed, insignia and full size plans. There has not been any assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

ITC Grumman J2F Duck, 1/50, 3727-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

From the early 1960s and a well detailed and molded model for that time. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals, transparent ice blue display stand and instructions and plans present.

Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet SAC, 1/72, K7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$64   

Still factory sealed. Kit is very nicely molded with fine raised panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed gear well and landing gear. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Pyro 1906 Renault Runabout Vintage Brass Car Issue, 1/32, C462-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of their 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in deep red, brass plating, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Hawk Convair C-131A Samaritan (Military version of Convairliner 240 - 340), 1/126, 622-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$49   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box concave. Softbox issue dated 1959 with Campbell artwork. Very neatly molded. Comes with markings for Air Force version only, but can be built as a Civil 240/340 Convairliners if the builder furnishes his/her own decals.

Airmodel UH-25 Retriever and UH-1B Iroquois - Bagged, 1/72, 210

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$8   

Still factory sealed. Includes fuselage molded in clear for both helicopters. Very basic kit only with fuselage. You will need a big spares box for these. A certain degree of modeling skill and scratchbuilding is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire II - 19.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1620-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Purchased new on April 22, 1972 at a Kmart in Cleveland, OH. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.

AMT-Frog Northrop P-61B Black Widow (Frog Molds), 1/72, 3801-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From quality Frog molds. Includes crew and decals for multiple aircraft. This was part of a short-lived AMT marketing idea to market Frog kits in the USA. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Glencoe TWA Moonliner Disney Rocket to the Moon (Mars Liner) Ex-Strombecker, 1/144, 05914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Re-issue of the classic Strombecker kits from the original molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Seacraft Shipyards Coast Guard Cutter (USCG) - World War II - 11 inch Wooden Ship Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$45   

From 1945. Above-average quality early wooden ship kit. Features full hull precarved to correct overhead outline, two sheets of excellent quality print wood, wood stock as needed, wooden dowels as needed, hollow superstructure style build, very well drawn plans with side, rear and overhead profiles, hull sections, cut out doors and window detail, several other views and drawings to aid construction and detail, awnings, rigging diagram, assembly instructions and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing smoke stack dowels. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans/instructions. Seacraft Shipyards was located in New York, New York and advertised a line of sailing vessels, aircraft carriers, warships and freighters. If you have more information about Seacraft please email me at oldmodels@yahoo.com

Hasegawa XF5U-1 Flying Pancake / Flapjack - (XF5U1), 1/72, SP63

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$95   

Rare. From 1992. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, 1/32, 5201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed. From ITC molds. Large 1/32 scale kit with good detail for the time. Includes full interior, pilot and instrument panels, sliding clear entry doors, working rotors and prop, movable ailerons and US Army decals.

Fujimi Sikorksy HH-60 D Night Hawk, 1/72, 3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

High quality kit features all fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and cabin interior, detailed rotor head, optional position cabin doors, refueling boom, rotating main and tail rotors and two 230 gallon drop tanks. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Matilda Mk II British Infantry Tank, 1/35, 35024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Nicely detailed and well molded armor kit. Includes commander figure. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell 1904 Nash Rambler - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H47-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is good as shown in the photo, and inside has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the instructions in excellent condition. Molded in bright yellow acetate plastic. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Verneuil 1905 Panhard Tonneau 'Roi Des Belges' - 'Europe Model Kits', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Well detailed and nicely molded. Includes 86 parts in black and clear plastic, large fold-out, heavily illustrated instructions with painting guide, history and text assembly instructions in both French and English. Never started. All parts in are still in the factory sealed bags.

Monogram B-25J Mitchell Gun Nose, 1/48, 5507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Sale Pending
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1991 gun nose issue. Excellent detail inside and out. Features full interior detail, optional position bomb bay with bomb load, rotating turrets and elevating guns, optional position crew hatch, and rotating props. Never started. Factory sealed internal bags with decals and instructions.

MPM Yokosuka E14Y1 Glen Submarine Floatplane - From I-25 and I-7 Fleet Subs, 1/72, 72111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Limited release kit. Has fine, recessed panel lines, film instruments and many brass photoetched parts. 125 Glen submarine-based seaplanes were built between 1941 and 1943, when they were replaced by the Aichi M6A1 Seiran. The first operational Glen mission was on December 17, 1941 when I-7 launched her aircraft for a dawn reconnaissance over Pearl Harbor to assess the damage done in the December 7th attack. In September of 1942, Warrant Officer Fujita took off in his Glen from I-25 and became the only aircraft to ever bomb the continental United States when he dropped phosphorus bombs in two attacks on the Oregon coast. Decals for both of these aircraft are included. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora U-156 German Type IXC U-Boat, 1/209, 725-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

1972 Big A logo issue. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, 105mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.