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Airfix DH Tiger Moth II Craftmaster, 1/72, 4-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Great colorful 1960s artwork of a pilot and his instructor making a low pass at the airfield. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies

Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II with Seamless Suckers Intake - VA-82 'Marauders' USS Nimitz / VA-93 'Blue Blazers' USS Midway, 1/48, P12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Includes Seamless Suckers A-7 Corsair II Seamless Intake for the Hasegawa A-7E and A-7D kits. Still sealed and never used, with instructions. The actual kit is very highly detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and electronics bay with optional position hatch, detailed air inlet, optional position speed brake, folded or straight wing tips, optional position wing flaps and leading edge slats, weapons load and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss Tiger Shark P-40B - USAAF / RAF / Chinese Flying Tigers - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

1973 release that is part of a famous 1/48 scale series of WWII aircraft that Monogram originally developed in the early 1960s. Very nice kit featuring detailed cockpit, movable landing flaps, optional position landing gear and one piece or three piece canopies and decals for USAF, Flying Tigers and RAF versions. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Seminar Sd.kfz.251/1 Hanomag Motorized, 1/35, 4000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Motorized kit for a FA-13 electric drive. Mold origins are unknown, but may be Tamiya. Thanks to Paul Temple for identifying the manufacture of this kit!

Sword Fairchild 91 (A-942) F-91 - Japanese or Spanish Nationalist, 1/72, SW72013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded kit with resin details. The model 91 was originally ordered by Pan Am as an improvement on the S-38. Pan Am took delivery of two and they were used by their Brazilian branch, Panair do Brazil. This is how the name 'Jungle Clipper' was born. One 91 went to New Guinea, two ended up in service with the Japanese Armed Forces, one lead an fascinating life in the Spanish Civil War, and yet another was an executive transport owned by the famous high-speed boat driver Gar Wood.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop United, 1/96, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$59   

Rare model from 1954 of the first commercial turboprop airliner. Great Tom Morgan box artwork. Model includes boarding ramp and scale passengers. Very colorful complete United Air Lines decals. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Softbox is dated 1961 but is actually much later than that. Nice 1/48 kit of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Molded in white. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are micro-cracking

UPC Curtiss P-36A - (ex-Aoshima) - US Army Air Force, 1/100, 8006-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

From Aoshima molds with box art by Scott Eidson. Nice early kit molded in dark navy blue and clear, with rotating prop, working ailerons and flaps and opening canopy. Has decals for pre-war USAAF. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Vb - RAF (Polish) 303 Sq or USAAF 31st Fighter Group, 1/72, 02046-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Fourth type logo. Features fine raised panel detail, cockpit and pilot and decals for both aircraft.

Revell 1953 MG TD Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H52-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in bright red plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory 'krinkle' sealed bag and includes instructions. 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.

Airfix Folland Gnat - Bagged, 1/72, 116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair+

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue bagged kit with header and type three logo.

Meikraft Models Albatros D-I / D-II / Oeffag (D.I D.II) - With Markings for 8 Aircraft - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$34   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition short run kit. Includes parts for D-1, D-II or Austrian Albatross (Oeffag) and a large decal sheet for 8 versions.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model (P-51), 1/32, 6847

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$69   

1973 White Box issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model' from the original Four Star Monogram line. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including the tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and still functions like new. Very nicely detailed. Molded in silver, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: decals are intact but micro-cracked. NOTE: box is poor and both short side panels are missing.

Wilhelmshaven TS Bremen (V) 1958 - (ex-Pasteur 1938), 1/250, 1000

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$32   

"Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Beautifully color printed on 6 exceptionally large sheets of quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Includes full instructions in German. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. NOTE: due to the very large sheets, this kit will be shipped rolled up in a tube unless you request otherwise. From Wikipedia: After a very active career as the French ocean liner Pasteur, she was acquired by North German Lloyd and renamed TS Bremen in 1957, she was extensively rebuilt at Bremer Vulkan in Bremen for approximately 65 millions DM. Her size was increased to 32,336 GRT and the load-carrying capacity with 8,700 tdw. She received new boilers and four turbines with a maximum output of 60,000 HP rendering a maximum speed of 26 knots. Economical output of 53,500 HP gave a very useful speed of 23 knots. Three 1,375 KVA generators had an output of 6,600 kilowatt. One very noticeable change was the new drop-shaped funnel, which was much more in proportion with the ship than the original tall funnel. To enhance comfort, two 4,50 m Stabilizers were fitted. In June 1959, she underwent new sea trials. The ship was very popular. She was sold January of 1972. After another refit, which changed her tonnage to 23,801 tons, the TSS Regina became the flagship of Chandris Cruises and inaugurated her Mediterranean service, calling at Limassol for the first time on May 19 and taking passengers from Cyprus to Beirut, Haifa, Heraklion, Piraeus, Katakolon, Corfu, Dubrovnik and Venice. Regina continued calling at Limassol regularly every two weeks and her cruises became extremely popular.She cruised the world until 1974, when she was laid up in Piraeus because of rising fuel costs and the loss of emigration charters to Australia. She later sank while being towed to the breakers.

Revell Douglas X-3 Stiletto Research Aircraft - 'S' Issue, 1/65, H259-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Original 1955 hardbox issue in white plastic with green-tinted clear and clear parts, tow tractor, driver and tow bar. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk - USAAF 80th Fighter Group 'Burma Banshees', 1/72, 1115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

From the early 1980s. An older but excellent kit featuring all fine, recessed panel lines, pilot and cockpit and optional bomb or drop tank load. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Estes Goblin 'D' Powered, K-55

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. From old hobby shop stock and as news. Please note this is an older issue with the 'K' part number and older illustration. The Goblin is a classic, high performance design with streamer recovery (because you will need it) and 'D' engines. It can be flown on C, B or A engines with an easy to make adapter.

Joystick Berg C.1 - (C-1) Bagged, 1/72, Joy 12

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Highly detailed and superbly molded with better moldings than many injection molded kits. Includes full cockpit, cast metal details, extruded strut material and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing P-26A Peashooter, 1/43, 115-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$65   

Unusual 'Big Box' issue. Please note that this box is significantly larger in length and width than the more common small box issue. other than size, the only difference is the small box has the Aurora logo on the box ends with a yellow background; on this box there is no yellow background. This issue may have come first, but that is only a guess. Regardless, it is from the early 1950s with old 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo. This kit was issued shortly after moving to the West Hempstead facility on Long Island. The side logos are the old Brooklyn style but with the new address in the lower bar. Molded in the correct glossy medium blue and clear with the early style rectangular stand, correct Tatem Company decals and the correct instructions. NOTE: the kit has minor assembly; the floor has been neatly glued to the seat support. Quality of construction is professional. There is no other assembly. NOTE: the interior cockpit pieces, engine and inside of the wheels pants have been neatly painted flat black. Quality of paint is 'excellent.' Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Concorde SST - British Airways (Airfix Molds), 1/144, 1-4733

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

1982 issue from quality Airfix molds. This is from the 2nd set of Airfix molds, which are the most accurate. Very finely molded and nicely detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are all in the internal factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions. NOTE: I have included the Airfix decals for British Airways with this model because the original decals are intact but water damaged.