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Nichimo IJN I-19 Type Otsu Submarine Motorized, 1/200, U-2006-1500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Very successful Japanese fleet submarine from WWII that sported an aircraft in a sealed hanger. This combination was used to bomb the western USA as the only bombing attack on the American mainland during WWII. Motorized model that can be made remote control with today's tiny components. Features gearbox and all running hardware, but Nichimo did not include the motor with the kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

DML Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons Set 3 Rockets and Bombs - Bagged, 1/72, 5506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$12   

No box- bagged kit. The box is shown for reference only. Well detailed; includes 204 parts of underwing stores for SU-25, Su-22, Mi-24 and other Soviet aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Cooperativa Sukhoi Su-9 Fishpot B, 1/72, R72006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Finely molded with all recessed panel lines, photoetched details and film instruments. Has markings for two aircraft, 'Blue 44' or 'Blue 68.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. First flown in late 1958, the Su-9 carried 4 RS-2 US/K-5 (AA-1) radar guided 'Alkali' missiles and was the most used supersonic interceptor in the PVO (Air Defense Force) for many years.

AV Models Mansyu Ki-98, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

Very nicely molded multimedia kit with main resin parts and all fine recessed panel lines, Cast metal gear struts, PE details, film instruments, full decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Empire Model Airplane Co Consolidated Vultee L-5 Flying Jeep (Stinson Sentinel), 1/38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Very nice solid wood display model from about 1945/46. Big-scale kit has a 10.75 inch wingspan and features accurate, factory profile cut wood fuselage, factory cut wings, a high quality printwood sheet with 21 other parts, fully formed tread wheels, sandpaper, color insignia sheet (US Army) and excellent instructions including full construction details, numerous templates for the fuselage, excellent full-size drawings with additional detail sketches and history on the aircraft. Never started and complete.

Airfix DH-82a Tiger Moth - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01015-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

Type four logo factory sealed pack dated 1973. This classic RAF biplane trainer includes a color painting guide and RAF markings from 1935.

RCM Focke Wulf Fw-189, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$99   

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.

Airfix Junkers Ju-87B Stuka Crafmaster, 1/72, 2-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Very unique and interesting box art on this Craftmaster issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Megow Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - Hunter Packing Co. with Trucks, HO, Q4

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Rare Megow kit from the 1930s. This one kit, the Hunter Packing car, had a unique paint job from the other reefers that Megow issued. The roof and sides should all be painted aluminum. Kit features high quality embossed thick cardstock sides with crisp printing, wood and metal stock as needed, embossed material for car ends and detail parts, a paper envelope with truck kits and many metal details, full instructions/plans, factory tube of glue (unopened) and paint cardboard tube but no paint. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s and a very early manufacture for HO scale trains in the 1930s. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Airframe Hansa-Brandenburg W-20, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$6   

Still factory sealed. Basic vac kit with limited but nice molded in detail. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Scratch building is required. Not recommended for beginners.

Scale Flight Comet's Heath LNS-4 Parasol - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$14   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell Submarine Wilhelm Bauer/ U-2540 Type XXI U-Boat, 1/144, 05072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Dated 1995. Large scale kit that is very highly detailed and well molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Wilhelm Bauer was originally commissioned as the U2540, a Type XXI submarine in WWII. She was sunk at the end of the war, and raised in 1957. She was rebuilt and recommissioned.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$62   

Still factory sealed, seal has split as shown. From the 1960s/early 1970s. Rare large flying model. It is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue, and excellent full size plans with instructions. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.

Airmodel Curtiss XP-55, 1/72, 189

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$9   

Basic vac kit that is nicely molded with recessed panel lines. In white and clear plastic. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Vacuform models are not recommended for beginners; experience is required as well as scratch building skills for many details.

Tamiya USS Indianapolis CA35 Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, 31804-2200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Intricately detailed 1/700 scale waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Combat Set of 12 Combat/Roberts Model Details and Accessories, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$10   

Includes all 12 factory sealed parts sets, all in 1/72 scale. Features a very large variety of resin drop tanks, some injection molded cockpit detail, ADF antenna, tail wheels, Benz and Merlin exhaust and cast metal control columns.

Hudson Miniatures 1910 Ford Model T Torpedo Convertible, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Large-scale model measures 8 inches long when built. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, headlights, steering wheel, horn, lanterns and grill, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all other have been inventoried 100% complete with full-size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

RCM Chance Vought XF5U Flapjack - (XF5U1), 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$75   

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.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley HS-1182 Hawk - Ground Attack or Trainer Version, 1/72, 03026-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Builds either variant. Includes extensive underwing stores. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Grumman F6F Hellcat - USN or 'City of Atlanta' Racer, 1/72, 7007-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

This kit is from Airfix molds and is one of the MPC '3 Big Bonus' features series. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. The model features customizing parts (such as chrome plated bombs, missiles, prop, exhaust, air scoops, antenna and guns), stock and customizing decals for the racer 'City of Atlanta' and the clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.