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Heller Corsair F4U, 1/48, 53051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Simplified 'Bobcat' issue with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, fair cockpit detail, twin drop tanks, full landing gear and nice US Navy decals for the box aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Does not included paint, brush and glue.

Guillows Cessna L-19 Bird Dog - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 50-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

The plans are dated 1954. Nice smaller kit features Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, plastic wheels & propeller, hardware (prop shaft, bearing), vacuform clear canopy and windows, insignia (on the plans) and full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufactures, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Hasegawa F-4E Phantom II - 30 Years of Phabulous Phantoms, 1/48, P3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1988. This Hasegawa series is widely considered the finest 1/48 Phantoms available. Very highly detailed with 133 parts and all fine, recessed panel lines.

Aurora Fairchild C-119 Flying Box Car, 1/72, 393-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$120   

1960 first issue with oval 'Famous Fighters' logo and sunburst. Close to 1/72 scale. Kit has many working features: cargo doors open and close to show full interior - removable loading ramps - Field gun/parachute/sled cargo - Jeep/parachute/sled cargo - rotating props and full cockpit. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: box top looks very good but there is a damaged corner on one side. One pitot tube is broken - the tip is gone but the base is present.

Lindberg Curtiss Goshawk F11C-2 - (F11C2), 1/48, 535

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Reissue of the older 1950s kit. Good detail. Can be built into a very nice model with rigging instructions included. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Cap Horn Five Masted Sailing Ship, 1/150, 80890

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$179   

Still factory sealed. Very large kit measuring 95 cm long and 45 cm high when built. Very highly detailed and molded in tan, white and black. Features 614 parts, vacuform billowing sails, full rigging materials and instructions. The kit has never been started. The Cap Horn had a total sail area of 5580 sq meters, could carry 1150 tons of cargo and could do 17 knots in a good trade wind with a crew of 44.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Action-packed Craftmaster artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released it's bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props.

RCM Mitsubishi G4M Betty and Ohka, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$110   

Contains both aircraft in 1/32 scale. 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.

Sterling Spanish Galleon - 10 inch long Wooden Ship Model with Cloth Sails and Metal Fittings, G1

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

In the late 1970s/early 1980s Sterling issued these simplified wood kits for beginners. They included a completely carved hull with very little sanding needed to complete. Also included are full size plans, instructions, rigging diagrams, cloth sails and many cast metal fittings. I remember building some of these - it was an ideal project for someone who had never built a solid wooden kit but wanted the experience. 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.

Special Hobby Buffalo Model 339-23 - RAAF Australia and USAAF, 1/48, SH48057

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$35   

Very highly detailed kit. Includes many cast resin parts and photoetched details. Includes large decal sheet for the air forces listed. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Cleveland North American P-51B Mustang - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-91B

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 Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair - US Marines VMA-332 USS Bairoko (CVE115) Korea July 1953 / VMF-214 'Black Sheep' Squadron USS Sicily (CVE118) Korea 1951 - (F4U4), 1/48, 85-5248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$24   

Still factory sealed. 2009 reissue from original Monogram molds. With many features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and rotating wheels and prop. Underwing stores feature missiles, bombs and drop tanks. Includes decals for 2 Korean war US Marines versions.

Aurora Black Knight of Nurnberg 1580 - Crown Issue, 1/8, K3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$185   

In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956. The box side rectangular 'Northern Lights' Aurora logo has the 'Crown' logo incorporated into it, as does the logo on the instructions. The 'Crowns' were the first Aurora Knights ever issued, Aurora's very first figures kits, and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The kit is 100% correct down to the red and white plums. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The gloss black plastic parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The two plumes are in very good condition, which is rare.

RCM Confederate CSS Virginia 1862, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

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 many resin and/or metal details. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. 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.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk II (F3F) Al Williams Stunt Plane - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA184-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Second issue dated 1967. This airplane is a civil F3F flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has many action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Also features movable rudder, aileron and elevator, highly detailed cockpit, opening canopy, full decals including striping, instructions for rigging and is molded in the correct orange, silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box displays better than the 'Good+' rating but there is a tear on the lower long side.

Jo-Han Plymouth Superbird - Stock or Racing Versions, 1/25, C-102-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$64   

Can be built one of two ways - Stock or Race. Features race engine with single 4bbl carb, stock engine with dual quads, stock interior or race interior with roll cage, rear axle blower, shoulder harness and seatbelt, fire extinguisher and more, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, molded underside chassis detail, optional tall rear spoiler and full decals for #43 Richard Petty. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Roman Bireme Imperator, 1/75, 900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Beautifully molded and detailed with 211 parts. Includes billowing sails. Molded in black and includes rigging material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note that the instructions are from the Aurora-Heller issue.

Revell USS Missouri BB63 Battleship Picture Fleet Issue, 1/535, H300-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

1961 issue with fantastic John Steel hardbox artwork. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss. This issue contains a reproduction of the deck plaque where WWII ended on the Mighty Mo's deck and a history sheet to match it. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions. The Missouri is the first kit that Revell cut its own molds for, and the first issue was H301 from 1953.

Matchbox Handley Page Halifax GRII Series IA / B.MkI/II - 58 Sq Coastal command Wales 1943 / 76 Sq RAF Yorks (P/O Christoper Cheshire's Aircraft) / 10th Sq RAF Yorks 1942, 1/72, PK-604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel lines and many recessed lines as well. Features detailed cockpit, crew, rotating turrets, wheels and propellers, parts for all three versions, optional position bomb bay doors and a painting guide and decals for the three aircraft listed. The model has never been started. NOTE: missing #19 internal bulkhead and 2/3 of #61 strut brace. Inventoried with all other parts present. Includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Beaver Jeep Half-Track Weasel Military Wheels Gift Set, 1/35, MGP1-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1350   

From 1957. Rare gift set includes four kits - Beaver/Jeep/1/2 Track/Weasel. Complete with original inserts. These kits have never been started. Each is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.