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Trumpeter Dh-100 Vampire FB.Mk9, 1/48, 02875

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

Well detailed kit from new molds. Features all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, drop tanks, detailed gear wells and a full color painting guide and decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

LTD Lagg-3 - USSR White 43 9th IAP Black Sea Fleet Flown by Ace Yuri Shchipv / White 57 524th IAP / Finnish Captured Aircraft, 1/48, 9805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Limited issue kit featuring fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, and paint guide & decals for the 3 aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Avro Dam Buster Lancaster, 1/72, H202-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

USA early issue hardbox with great color and gloss, dated 1963. Very well detailed for that time and includes 'Secret bomb.' Features specially modified Lancaster fuselage with Dam Buster bomb and release mechanism. Landing gear retracts, props and wheels turns and control surfaces move. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Dam Busters squadron was famous for its daring raids on three German dams on May 16, 1943. Carrying the special Barns Wallis-designed bombs, the Lancasters flew very low over the water in the face of heavy flak to drop the rotating bombs perfectly. Many did not return. The bombs did perform as promised, first skipping over the water, hitting the dam, then rolling down 30 feet before exploding with tremendous force. In an airburst, these bombs would not have damaged the dams, but since water is incompressible, the dams were breached.

Guillows Grumman F6F Hellcat - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 1/32, 503

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a short split on the box bottom. From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building 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.

Tamiya Bismarck German Battleship Motorized, 1/350, 78001-50000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Rare motorized issue. Ideal for R/C. Features metal gear box with nylon gears for drive on two props, electric motor, prop shaft stuffing boxes and a 28 inch long one-piece hull. The kit is very highly detailed and easily considered the finest 1/350 scale kit of this subject. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Bell P-39 Airacobra - 'S' Issue, 1/45, H222-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$155   

1955 'S' issue. Very nice kit for that time in near 1/48 scale. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, detailed pilot figure and optional position cockpit door and a belly drop tank. Molded in beautiful high-gloss olive drab and clear with the Revell 'Globe' base. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Richard Kishady did the famous painting for this kit and originally included German kill markings on the nose of the P-39. Very shortly after this, Revell began to export kits to Europe and many European countries had banned the swastika - so the box art was changed to Japanese kill markings, which is this issue.

Execuform 29 Aircraft Engines from 1927-1948 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$27   

Still factory sealed. Includes 29 different engines including a full chart. Engines are radial and in-line. Cavity molded for excellent detail.

CM USS Birmingham (Cleveland class 1944), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$250   

Built by Dave Judy from CM Kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Sovereign of the Seas Clipper Ship - 21 inch long Wooden Ship Kit, 1/147

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$115   

Rare kit from 1937. This is one of Ideal's larger and more highly detailed kits in the 'Super Detail' line. The add on the plans lists this model as being 23 inches long, but I measured it on the plans as 21 inches. Very nicely done kit for it's time with a 80% precarved hull, extensive metal fittings, wooden blocks and deadeyes, metal stock, printwood sheets and full size plans with rigging details and rigging materials. The kit has never been started. Most all small details are still in the internal factory sealed bags and 'Pill Bottle'. All other parts are inventoried 100% complete including plans.

Heller Nina Columbus' Exploration Ship, 1/75, 765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$38   

Early issue from the 1960s. Nicely detailed kit of one of the three ships that Columbus used on his exploration voyage. Large scale model features full hull, complete deck fittings, billowing vacuform sails and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes colorful flag sheet and instructions. The sails are in 'excellent' condition.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3 - JG51 Josef Priller / JG54 Ltn Waldemar Wubke / JG51 Heinz Bar / JG2 Kommandeur, 1/72, AP8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Includes an excellent decal sheet for all aircraft listed. Very cleanly molded with fine recessed panel lines.

Frog Blackburn Skua Dive Bomber - Red Series, 1/72, F162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

Very colorful box artwork issue. Finely molded in medium gray. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has damage as shown in the photo Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Monogram Republic P-47D 'The Turtle' Thunderbolt - Young Model Builders Issue - Bagged, 1/48, 6908

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Still sealed in the original factory bag and includes color print. This is the YMBC version of the Monogram 1983 issue with the wonderful 'The Turtle' nose art. Older but high quality kit that builds to a beautiful model. Features full cockpit with sliding canopy, instrument panel, detailed pilot, seat, stick, gun sight, headrest and wheel wells. Includes two wing mounted 500 lb bombs and drop tank.

Eagles Talon ET115-82B Nakajima B6N Jill and 102 Kawasaki Ki-32 Mary - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$19   

Includes both factory sealed, very high quality vac kits. Features all fine recessed panel lines, interiors, clear canopy, full plans and more.

AMT 1940 Ford Early Modifed - Dick 'Toby' Tobias, 1/25, T167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

1970s issue with 'T' part number. Very nice kit that can be built as a modified dirt track racer as shown or 'hog out' the windows for added realism. Features full engine, tube frame build up like the real race car, detailed suspension and exhaust and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The chrome was never factory sealed and has been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

RCM SSN-599 Patrick Henry Submarine with 5 Blade Screw, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$118   

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 components, full size plans plus metal or resin screw. 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.

Hasegawa Grumman A-6A Intruder - VA-115 USS Midway CV-41 or VA-65 / Also VA-35 USS Enterprise or VA-196 USS Constellation, 1/72, 023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Very nicely detailed kit with two decal sheets for four very colorful aircraft. Both sheets are from Hasegawa A-6A kits. Kit features fine raised and recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well details and a variety of drop tank and iron bomb load-outs. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas MD-90 Two Kits - JAS Japan Air System, 1/200, LL18

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. High quality molds from 1997. Features extensive decals, optional position landing gear and display stand.

Skywave JMSDF Kirishima DDG174 Aegis Destroyer, 1/700, SW-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Highly detailed waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 737 Lufthansa Sky King, 1/144, 03175-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1970s issue with T4 and Sky King logos. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. With colorful Lufthansa decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.