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Lindberg Russian Mig-19, 1/48, 521-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

1950s rare issue. Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork has excellent color and gloss. This is a large scale (1/48) 'theoretical' Mig-19. The aircraft never existed in this configuration. However, Aurora made one almost just like it; it is believed that they both used the same magazine drawing as the basis for the Mig models. Molded in high gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Airfix Bristol F-2B F2b - RAF 'A' Flight No 5 Sqn Tank Northwestern India 1925, 1/72, 1005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with very good detail.

Lindberg Vega Winnie Mae / Ju-87 Stuka / F6F Hellcat Gift Set, 1/48, 100-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$425   

Very rare factory gift set consists of a sleeve and three kits. The sleeve and kits are still factory tape sealed; the kits have never been removed from the sleeve or opened. The kits have general wear, with the F6F having the most wear in the lower left corner.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter Killer, 1/54, 145-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$75   

1963 hardbox issue of the large scale S2F. Ex-Comet molds. Still factory sealed. Has a small dent on the right edge of the box that did not show up in the photo.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 - Blue Box Issue (Bf110E1), 1/72, PA162-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

First issue of this kit. Dated 1967. Typical quality Monogram kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 22A-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Rare 'Aurora Line' logo version. This is actually the 3rd release of this kit and is the first West Hempstead issue - from the logo, it is from 1954/1955. This model is correct in every way with high gloss deep blue and clear plastic, landing gear and rockets, clear rectangle stand and stand arm, instructions say 'West Hempstead' and have the Aurora Line logo, and the decals are made by 'Tatem Company'. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all correct parts, stand, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-15C Eagle - USAF 1st TFW Commander's Aircraft 1982 or 313th Air Division Commander's Aircraft 1983, 1/48, P10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$59   

Very highly detailed Eagle kit. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, pilot figure, detailed air inlets, optional position canopy and air brake, pilot boarding ladder, color paint guide, markings for two aircraft and a very large variety of underwing and fuselage stores including 600 gal drop tank, AIM-7F Sparrows, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-9J/L Sidewinder, AGM-88, GBU-8/GBU-10, Mk. 82/Mk.84/Mk.20 bombs, SUU-20, GPU-5/1 30mm Gun Pod and ALQ-119/ALQ-131 pods. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat + Edaurd PE + Eagle Strike Decals, 1/48, 85-4729

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

Includes Eduard #FE221 Color PE interior details and Eagle Strike #48020 F-14 Tomcats Part 1 decal sheet. Both items have not been used and are complete. The actual model is the large 1/48 scale Super Tomcat featuring dual IR/TV sensor pod, detailed cockpit with authentic NACES seats, optional position canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder loads, markings for two airplane and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

O-lin F-80C Shooting Star, 1/48, 500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

First issue. Later to become Lindberg F-80C. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Airfix Sepecat Jaguar GR1A - RAF Desert Storm 1991 'Biggles/Pink Spitfire' / RAF No 41 Sq Coltishall 1989, 1/48, 07104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

Very highly detailed and finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Feature decals for 2 aircraft, detailed ejection seats and cockpit, detailed air inlets/compressor fans, optional position air brake, two piece canopy, very highly detailed landing gear, detailed gear wells, optional slipper tanks and a very large assortment of load-out weapons. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

R&L Timber Transporter - Bagged, 1/130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale vehicle molded in two color and with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

Aurora Piasecki H-25A Army Mule, 1/48, 502-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$275   

Second issue from 1957. The original issue Jim Cox box artwork was retained. You can clearly see where the 1956 Northern Lights rectangular logo was positioned. Earlier in the 1950s a company called 'Helicopters for Industry' created a line of large, early kits. In 1956 Aurora bought the molds and quickly reissued these models with new box artwork. Large kit features cockpit with instrument panel, control sticks and seats, spinning rotors and 'Army Mule' decals. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Model Airways Nieuport 28 1917 Skeleton Kit, 1/16, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$275   

Amazing model from 2000 builds a skeletal Nieuport 28 with over 190 laser cut hardwood (basswood, birch and plywood) parts, over 200 Britannia metal, copper, aluminum, steel, brass and rubber parts, and over 50 Britannia metal castings for the Gnome-Rhone Type 9N rotary engine complete with all cylinders, distributor, spark plugs and crankcase. Details other than the engine (which is a kit to itself) include turnbuckles, guy wires, compression bar, pulleys, wire support brackets, struts, flight instruments, tires and much more. Includes three sheets of full size plans and very detailed instructions. Completed wingspan is 20 inches. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and containers. Includes all plans and instructions. Please note that shipping insurance is required for this kit.

RCM North American P-51B Mustang, 1/24

Vacuform,   Box Condition: Bagged

$90   

Very large scale (1/24) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

Sunbeam Bristol Britannia (ex-Frog) - Soviet Military Transport, 1/96

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$125   

Many Frog molds made their way to the ex-Soviet Union, probably in the 1960s. Of them, this one is perhaps the most interesting. This kit represented quite a research problem, but Mark Zandy has provided information from his Soviet kit collection. The manufacture is Jaroslavl Chemical Plant Lutch (Jaroslavl is a town on Volga river). Lutch can be translated as Ray, but Sunbeam is a better interpretation. Rovex sent this mould to USSR in 1977 in an agreement between Dunbee-Combex-Marx and Novoexport, but the Bristol Britannia didnt receive the Novo kit number and this kit had been produced only for the Russian market. The price was 2 rubles, which I am told was expensive at the time. The number on the box OCT 17-296-75 refers to the number of an industrial standard for plastic toys production that was established in 1975. The box states "assembly kit of a transport plane" and it is clearly in USSR military markings. The scale is stated as 1/72, which is incorrect. Inside the box is the Frog model of the Britannia, which is 1/96. What the Soviets were doing with a model of the Britannia in Soviet military markings is unknown to be. There are no instructions or decals, but it was easy to determine that the kit is missing one propeller retainer (easy to make or can be left out as it does not show) and is missing four propeller blades. The kit also has a clear windshield and full landing gear, gear doors, etc. The kit has never been started. Lutch received 4 ex-Frog moulds. For the domestic market kits were numbered: No. 196 Hawker Tempest V (bagged), No. 197 P-47D-25 Thunderbolt (bagged) , No. ??? Bleriot XI (bagged) , No. 214 Bristol Britannia (you can see this number on the box: Article Jr 085 1 214). At least two different boxes were issued for the Britannia.

AMT-Frog Messerschmitt ME-410 A-1 or ME-410 A-1/U-4 - (Frog molds), 1/72, 3701-80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Rare short-lived AMT marketing promo to sell quality Frog kits in the USA. Very high quality moldings. Features parts and decals for Me-410A-1 and A-1/U4. Includes color painting guide for both planes. Still factory sealed.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$125   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Revell USS Wasp Gemini Recovery Vessel, 1/520, H375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$159   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave at points as shown. 1969 issue. Highly detailed model that is 20" long when assembled. Includes Grumman S-2 Trackers, Sikorsky Sea King helicopters, movable elevators, Gemini capsule, flags and large decal sheet.

AMT 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1/25, 6519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Very cleanly molded and detailed with over 140 parts. Features complete Blue Flame 6 engine with three side mount carbs, Powerglide transmission, full interior, rolling chassis construction like the real car, complete underside details, opening hood, removable top, and custom features: special grille and road lamps, headlight fillers, Kelsey 20 Spoke Wheels, wide low profile tires, custom valve cover and steering wheel. Molded in white, chrome and clear with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe 'Deuce', 1/25, 85-7228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit with man optional parts, detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in white plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.