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Model Shipways Rattlesnake 1781 Privateer 20 Gun Sloop - 28 inch long Wood and Metal Ship Kit, 2028

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$129   

Features a beautifully pre-carved hardwood hull, numerous cast metal fittings, all other wood and metal as required, instructions and multiple plans. The kit has never been started. The large parts (hull, wood, etc) that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. All the fittings are still in the original box and still in factory sealed bags. With all paperwork.

Tamiya Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G - With Combat Crew of Five, 1/35, 35009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Very nice armor kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-4 British Phantom FG Mk1 - Royal Navy, 1/48, P15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and detailed with 127 pieces. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit. Includes decals for Royal Navy 892 and 767 Squadrons.

Hasegawa Junkers Stuka Ju-87 R-2, 1/48, JT15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1994. Superbly detailed kit with 108 parts and widely considered the finest Stuka kit in 1/48.

MPM Ryan XF2R-1 Dark Shark - (XF2R1), 1/72, 72039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Limited issue injection molded kit with brass photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are still factory sealed but are badly stained; they cannot be used. The Dark Shark was basically a modification of the FR-1 Fireball composite powered fighter. The Shark was the first US Navy Turboprop and could fly on jet power alone with the prop feathered.

Revell Ar-240 C-02 Nightfighter, 1/72, 04330

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$29   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed with all recessed panel lines, cockpit, optional position landing gear and detailed gear wells.

Revell F-8E (F8EFN / F8U) Crusader - US Navy VF-194 USS Ticonderoga 1966 / French Navy 12 Flottille Carrier Clemenceau 1987 (Ex-Monogram), 1/48, 04547

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Large kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and external bomb loads. There is an excellent decal sheet for the colorful US Navy aircraft and for the French Navy. The kit has never been started the parts are either inventoried 100% complete or still sealed in the factory bag. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$139   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 - West Hempstead Issue, 1/48, 33-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$255   

Very, very early West Hempstead F-90 molded in Brooklyn gray. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. The first Aurora issue was in the rather plain and very rare flip-top one-piece box with the kit molded in gray with no landing gear and missiles from the Brooklyn factory. The second issue was also from Brooklyn and molded in gray with no landing gear or missiles but was in the new two-piece hardbox. The third official issue is the West Hempstead issue and is molded in silver with landing gear and missiles. But this is where it gets interesting. Aurora ran a tight ship and was famous for letting nothing go to waste. If there were extra boxes laying around after the new issue came out, there were used. The same went for old stands, old decals and even old injection molded kits. This gives the collector some very interesting scenarios. This kit is one of those. This is a Brooklyn 'Famous Fighters' box for the F-90. However, under the original tissue paper is a GRAY molded West Hempstead issue with landing gear and missiles- a case of using up the old plastic after doing a mold change. Plastic was delivered by rail car and stored in silos - a silo could last a long time and feed several mold machines. The decals are old Brooklyn with the correct large TATEM COMPANY script on the back. The stand is the large, clear rectangular Booklyn two-piece version, but during the mold modifications, Aurora machined the 'Brooklyn' markings from the mold and of course the stand. The instructions are the modified Brooklyn- they show the landing gear and missiles but with 'West Hempstead' under the old logo. An interesting piece for the advanced collector. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion - 'S' Issue with Early One-Piece Stand Arm, 1/80, H221-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++++

$155   

1955 first issue in the 'S' hardbox. Fantastic early artwork in exceptional condition. Color and gloss are like new and all four corners are solid with no repairs. This kit contains the true first issue one piece stand arm to the Revelving base. In practice, this arm was too brittle and weak and broke very easily. Revell was quick to replace it it and change the instructions accordingly. The new arm has two parts and continued in production until about 1960. This kit also has the correct 1st issue instructions showing the one piece arm. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions, which are also as new.

Airfix RAF RE8 (RE-8) 1918 Special Edition - LFT Armstrong and LFT Mart, 1/72, 01076

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Nicely molded and detailed. Has markings for Armstrong and Mart's historic aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Gloster F.A.W. 1 Javelin - (ex-Hawk), 1/72, 526

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$29   

Still factory sealed. Features 40 parts, air-to-air missiles and very fine panel and rivet detail.

Eduard Pfalz D-IIIa, 1/48, 1105

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Highly detailed kit with main injection molded parts, numerous photoetched details, mask set, film instruments and painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell F-4B Phantom II Navy, 1/72, H110-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Hardbox issue dated 1965. Features good dual cockpit detail, 2 drop tanks, optional position landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, rotating wheels and Navy markings. The kit has never been started. The parts and paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Fujimi Sikorsky Sea Stallion RH-53D or H-53D - US Navy HM-16 / US Marines HMH, 1/72, S-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$34   

This kit is from when Fujimi set the world standard for model kit quality. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail, complete cargo section with floor and interior rib detail, optional position crew door and stairs, optional position rear cargo ramps, drop tanks and more. Includes decals for the two helicopters listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle, 1/48, H197

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box top concave. First issue large scale 'F' kit from 1978. Features detailed cockpit, Norden Bombsight, detailed landing gear, rotating turrets and external bomb load.

Tamiya 78006 F-14a Tomcat / A-7E Corsair II / A-6E Intruder / F-18A Hornet / S-3A Viking and 78009 F-4S Phantom II / E-2C Hawkeye / SH-3H Sea King / EA-6B Prowler, 1/350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$16   

Includes both factory sealed kits for use with 1/350 scale ships or dioramas.

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-110 C-4B, 1/32, 4771

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Dated 1987. Rarer day fighter version. Large and well detailed kit. 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 have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Cleveland Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat - (F6F3) Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-97

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Revell HMS Bounty - 'S' Issue with Glue, 1/110, H327-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

The 1st issue of this kit. 'S' Box artwork is dated 1956. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed. This kit is no exception and has excellent detail. Kit comes with preformed ratlines and full rigging instructions. Kit even has the original sealed tube of Revell 'S' Cement. Never started and complete. Includes all parts, assembly/rigging instructions, rigging material and flag sheet.