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Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$69   

Rare kit from 1957 in exceptional overall condition. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered, wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing plastic engine. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact and not damaged but have some paper stuck to them from the small Monogram catalog. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like engine cowl, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Comet Douglas A-26 Invader - 30 inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y2-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood, spars, and other balsa stock as required, wooden scale props, completely preformed wood wheels, metal prop shafts, large insignia sheet with canopy frames, nacelle covers, fillets, etc, cardstock detail parts, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. 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.

Cleveland Senior Albatross Glider With 10 Foot Wingspan, E-22

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Very rare in this condition and still in the original box. Giant glider designed for R/C or free-flight operation. Cleveland originally issued this kit in the 1940s and this is the final iteration dated 1959. There are R/C suggestions in the instructions but the hardware layout is up to you. The kit has never been started and is as it left the factory - I was the first one to go through it. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. The plans are 'excellent' with some yellowing on the exposed panels and only several spots of very light and small bug damage. Although this is the original box, the Cleveland label is on one short side is torn.

Swallow Model Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate Frank, 1/32, 3203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Ex-Tomy molds. Very good detail. Features all fine recessed panel lines and other recessed details, full cockpit and wheel wells, decals for several aircraft and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

SALE!! First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Cessna 180 Sport Plane with Floats - Four Star Issue, 1/41, PA26-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

First issue hardbox dated 1957 with the first Monogram logo. Has many working features - prop spins, cowl comes off to show detailed engine, wheel retract into floats and doors open to reveal detailed interior. Also has standing pilot figure and swimsuit beauty with skis. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell M*A*S*H 4077th Swamp Scene (MASH 4077) With Jeep / Tent / Figures, 1/35, 4335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory sealed. 1994 issue based on the very popular TV show. Builds a complete diorama with everything shown on the box art. Large 1/35 scale kit features jeep, Radar and his teddy bear, 'Hot Lips' and Hawkeye, detailed base, tent and road sign post with signs.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile with Transporter/Loader and Tractor, 1/48, PD42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$425   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality Monogram Four Star kit with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, transporter/loader that actually cranks up and down and moves side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has no assembly. NOTE: the tractor tread parts have some black painting in them (about 20% painted). There is no other painting to any other parts. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 C-1, 1/48, 613-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Dated 1958 but more likely a mid 1960s issue. Cleanly molded in silver plastic with recessed and raised detail. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

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.

Life-Like HMS Revenge (ex-Pyro), 1/110, B236-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$24   

From the mid 1970s and original Pyro molds. This kit is from the excellent intermediate size sailing ship series. Overall length is about 8 inches when assembled. An excellent kit for its day (1967), it features full hull, intricate wood planking and texture, detailed decorative higher sold moldings, separately molded deck cannon/carriages, anchors, wall and more. Includes separate masts, ratlines and full billowing sails. Molded in wood brown and ivory. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Revenge was an Elizabethan Galleon launched in 1577. Revenge had 46 guns and was 92 feet long. She was part of Sir Francis Drake's fleet of 80 ships that defeated the Armada. In 1661 the Revenge was attacked by a fleet of 16 Spanish Galleons. She sank two and disabled two of her enemy before being forced to surrender. Three days later she was sunk in a storm while returning to Spain as a war prize.

Revell CV11 USS Intrepid - (Essex Class Aircraft Carrier), 1/720, H462

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still factory sealed. 1972 issue of this classic kit. It can be build as a waterline or full hull model with rudders and propellers. Features detailed island and flight deck, 101 AA guns, 12 Helldiver and Hellcat aircraft, display stand and US Navy markings. The real Intrepid is a museum ship on display for visitors.

Eduard Fokker F.1 (F-1 F1) with Photoetched Parts, 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Fujimi Aichi Type 99 Model 11 D3-A1 Val - Carrier Dive Bomber - Markings for Two Pearl Harbor Attack Aircraft, 1/72, 7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail, rotating propeller, dive brakes and centerline and wing mounted bomb loads. Decals represent two different Pearl Harbor attack aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Berkeley Sweitzer 1-30 - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12, 4-18 295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$129   

Big 1/12 scale model with a 40 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features hardware, decals, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Hasegawa German Self-Propelled Gun 54cm Morser Karl 'Thor' 041 with Munitionspanzer IV Ausf F, 1/72, 732

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Very highly detailed kit. Finely molded with 207 parts and track display base. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. The Leopold railway gun (also in 1/72 from Hasegawa) and this kit make an ideal display

Hasegawa K5(E) German Railway Gun 'Leopold', 1/72, 28

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Out of production. Larger-scale issue that is very well molded and nicely detailed. Includes railroad bed display stand. Never started. Inside the kit is like new, with all parts in sealed factory bags with decals and instructions.

Revell Rickenbacker's Spad XIII 'S' Issue, 1/28, H256-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$139   

Large-scale 1957 'S' first issue and rare in this condition. The box is in investment-grade "Near Mint" with perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, no creases and no price tags or tag marks. The only real flaw is two small pieces of clear tape on the long box sides. The original cardboard divider is still present and the decals and instructions are 'near mint' as well. Nicely molded and detailed. Features 'Hat-In-The-Ring' 94th Aero Squadron markings for Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's aircraft, detailed Hispano-Suiza engine, removable inspection panels, detailed machine guns, full cockpit, rotating wheels and prop, very fine 'fabric' detailing over ribs and stringers, realistic rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden George - Takara Issue (N1K1Ja), 1/32, H170-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Very rare Revell Japan Takara large 1/32 scale 'George'. It is rumored that these molds were lost when the freighter carrying them sank in the Sea of Japan. Other molds lost on that ship were the 1/32 Oscar, Tony and Raiden (Jack). The parts are molded in the correct medium gray and clear for this issue. The kit features very fine panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling and optional position canopy, working flaps and drop tank/bomb load. There are decals for three Japanese aircraft and one for a captured USAAF evaluation aircraft. There is also the Revell Japan full color large print of two of the aircraft that can be built. 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 (wings and cowl only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. This box has clear tape along all bottom sides.

Revell Mad Magazine Firebird Funny Car - Bagged, 1/25, 7657

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$12   

Bagged kit. Very well detailed full engine, funny car chassis, tilt-up body, racing cockpit and a very large, colorful decal sheet. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing clear parts, which is the windshield and two side windows. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.