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MPM Douglas DC-2 or R2D-1 - (R2D1), 1/72, 72091

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$68   

Very highly detailed kit. Features all recessed panel lines, interior and decals for a RAAF DC-2 and Marines or Navy R2D-1 or Spanish Nationalist Air Force (ex-Dutch PH-AKF). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Zippy - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Very old flying model in nice overall condition. Most likely from the late 1930s or 1940s. Kit features traditional balsa wood and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, printwood, stripwood and other parts has needed. The kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Comet was a famous manufacture of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Bandai T-34/76 Soviet Tank, 1/48, 8373

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads and many operating features. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one bogie wheel. Inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

Matchbox Gloster Gladiator - RAF 73 Sq Digby or Swedish Air Force 8 Flygflottilj 1938, 1/72, PK-8

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

$22   

Still factory sealed. From 1972. Nicely molded kit. Includes decals for No. 73 Squadron 1938 and for Swedish Air Force Kungl. Svea Flygflottilj 8 at Barkarby 1938.

Pyro Hawker Fury RAF - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P608-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

Larger scale (1/48) Fury model. Nicely molded good detail and subtle fabric texture where appropriate. Features cockpit detail, pilot with positionable arms and full rigging instructions. Very colorful checkerboard decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Construct-A-Plane Aeronca C-2 Monoplane - Balsa Aircraft Model, 1/37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$44   

Rare kit from the very early 1930s. The Aeronca C-2 was the first light aircraft in the United States. It was the first such aircraft to be certified by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Aeronautics. The aircraft created an audience of pilots that did not previously exist - private individuals. For the first time, they had an affordable, easy to fly and safe aircraft. They were produced from 1929 through 1932 and sold for just under $1300. Kit is near 1/32 scale. Contains excellent full-size plans, balsa wood for fuselage and wings, printed balsa for all other parts, original yellow and red glass paint vials with cork seals, turned wheels, cast metal prop, insignia, sandpaper and celluloid. The wings have been very neatly started. No other assembly. Complete with all parts except the original glue.

Toms Models German WWI Gun Details - Bagged, 1/48, 200

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$10   

Give your German WWI aircraft a gun with amazing detail. Not a 'add on kit' to an injection molded gun, but a full metal gun kit for at least two complete guns and sites. Never used and complete.

Huma Model Bucker Bu-181 - German Civil/Sweden/Swiss/Luftwaffe - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$32   

Still factory bag sealed. Nicely molded and detailed. Includes large decal sheet for several Luftwaffe aircraft, Swedish Air Force and civil aircraft from Switzerland and Germany.

UPC Kaiwo Maru / Nippon Maru - 1930s Japanese Navy Sailing Training Ship, 1/200, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Hard-to find kit of the old Japanese Naval Training Ship. The two sister ships were built in Kobe and launched in 1930. They were both steel four-masted barques carrying royals over double top and topgallant sails. They served as school ships for the Japanese merchant marine. After WWII, they carried demobilized soldiers home, and up to 1951 made dozens of trips to Asia and the Pacific. In 1952, they worked to collect the remains of Japanese war dead from the South Pacific. The ships were replaced in 1989. Very nicely detailed kit in large 1/200 scale. The assembled kit measures about 19 inches long when built. Molded in white, yellow and brown and includes extensive vacuform sails. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-110G Night Fighter, 1/32, 4745

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Large and well detailed kit with 140 pieces. Features markings of German Ace Hptm. Martin Drowes, special night fighter nose and radar, fully detailed cockpit and engines and pilot/gunner figures. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Very early issue from the 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. This is the third issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with extensive rivet detail. in the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. 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.

IMC Gates Learjet (Lear Jet) Model 24, 1/48, 401-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

Hard to find early issue from before Testors bought the IMC molds. Once Testors received the Lear Jet molds, they modified them, making any reissue impossible. Kit has many moving parts and very good detail. Features movable ailerons and rudder, full cockpit and cabin, opening cabin upper and lower doors with stairs and magazine rack, front nose panel opens to show detailed avionics bay and engine covers are removable to show detailed turbojet engines. Includes clear lenses for tip tanks lights with green and red tinted clear for wing tip navigation lights. With real rubber tires, full decals including stripes and many chromed parts including gear struts and engine exhaust/intake fans. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix German Tiger Tank - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M8-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1960s issue with dramatic artwork. Well detailed and molded small scale (near 1/72) tank kit; ideal for dioramas. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell De Havilland D.H. 2 (DH-2), 1/72, H643

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Revell Great Britain issue and one of two boxes using this artwork. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell F-4E Phantom II, 1/72, H179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1976 issue. Features cockpit and crew, optional position landing gear and Sparrow, Sidewinder and drop tank loadout with marking for three squadrons-USAF 414th TFS / 58th TFS Capt. Steve Ritchie / 469th TFS. Squadron 58 markings are for MIG Ace Captain Steve Ritchie's aircraft. This exact aircraft is one in which he scored two of his five victories and was temporarily assigned to the 555th TFS in 1972. Never started. Inventoried with all parts,decals and instructions present.

Hawk Spad XIII, 1/48, 617-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Hardbox issue dated 1958 with classic Campbell artwork. An excellent kit for that time. Molded in gloss dark green with very colorful decals for the 'Hat In The Ring' box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora AT-6 Texan, 1/48, 70-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Rare second issue. It retains the original box art but has the newer Famous Fighters oval logo and decals that include the stand decal. Never started. Missing the stand. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Takara Japan Issue - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/56, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork. This is the issue with the high gloss box. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains additional decals - in this case, there are decals for three Starfires. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatross C-III (Albatros CIII), 1/48, 142-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$75   

Second issue - has 100 price extension and does not have "Famous Fighters" on the side logo. Never started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Pioneer 2 Mirage III EA and Argentine Dagger, 1/72, 4007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Builds Argentine French-built EA or Israel Built Dagger. Contains decals for two famous units from the Falklands War: 1 Escuadron VIII Brigade Aerea Mirage IIIEA and II Escuadron de Caza, VI Brigade Aerea IAI Dagger. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.