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H&F Model Airplane Co The Bee - 48 inch Wingspan Free Flight or R/C

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

H&F was out of Brooklyn, NY in the 1930/40s. Rare 1930s free flight model for B Class Competition. Since this model is super-stable, it would make an ideal conversion to RC. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started - it even includes 1930s style low profile wheels/tires. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and early gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.

MPC Battle of Britain Diorama - Spitfire/Bedford QL/AEC Tanker and Crew, 1/72, 21206-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$58   

Still factory sealed. 1970s kit is a complete diorama of a Battle of Britain scene. Features every thing shown on the box top including airfield display base, Spitfire model, AEC Tanker and Bedford QL kits and 11 crew.

MPC ChopperChopper - Sikorsky Sea King SH-3 Police Rescue Helicopter with Ground Crew - USN or Civil (Police), 1/72, 2-0233

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Nicely detailed kit comes with decals for Police version but also includes all parts for the Navy version and torpedo weapons load. Kit features spinning main and tail rotors, cockpit and interior detail including cargo deck, opening side doors, cargo net on side hoist, and working dipping sonar assembly (when you turn the rotor, it comes out of the bay and lowers - you can raise it by turning the rotors in the opposite direction). Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Air Lines Airspeed Oxford Trainer - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 7906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Well molded kit features separate ailerons, rudder and elevators. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Air Lines Blackburn Skua Dive Bomber, 1/72, 7901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$19   

Well molded kit features separate ailerons, rudder and elevators. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

AMT 1941 Plymouth Model P-12 Four Passenger Coupe, 1/25, T148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$48   

Still factory sealed. Features opening hood, detailed engine and compartment, full interior and underside detailing. Molded in white, chrome, clear and rubber tires.

MPC Special Edition 1984 Chevrolet Corvette - Sparkling Gold Issue, 1/25, 1-3724

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$54   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition molded in sparkling metallic gold finish. Features many custom parts such as air dam, spoilers and wheels. Has fully detailed engine, compartment and interior. Hood opens. Molded in color, chrome, clear and with rubber tires.

AMT McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier - US Marines VMA-331, 1/72, 8807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Loadout includes gun pods, long range tanks, Mk82 Snakeye and AIM-9 Sidewinder. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT De Havilland DH-4, 1/48, T646

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$29   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/48 scale issue of the American-built WWI aircraft. Features crew, cockpit detail and full rigging instructions.

MPC Douglas A-20 Boston, 1/72, 1103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Features movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, crew and cockpit, movable propeller and wheels and USA markings. Never started. Factory bag sealed or inventoried and 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions. This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues with custom decals and the unique clear modular display stand. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

MPC General Dynamics F-16A or F-16B Falcon - 388th Tactical Fighter Wing USAF, 1/72, 1-4306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

Very cleanly and finely molded kit with all recessed panel line detail. Features decals for the 388th and all parts to build one seat or two seater versions. Includes detailed cockpit(s), gear wells, laser guided bombs, long range drop tanks, AIM-54 Phoenix missiles and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Messerschmitt Me-262A - with Ground Crew, 1/72, 2-2104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is from the MPC 'Air Combat Collection', which includes ground crew. Dates from the mid 1970s. Note that this issue does not have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued (possibly with this issue) although MPC continued to distribute Airfix models. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Mikoyan Mig-15 - with Ground Crew, 1/72, 2-2102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is from the MPC 'Air Combat Collection', which includes ground crew. Dates from the mid 1970s. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including ground crew, decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this issue does not have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued -possibly with this issue.

MPC TBD-1 Devastator - VT-5 USS Yorktown (CV-5), 1/72, 2-2109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Features interior detail, crew members, optional position canopies, rotating wheels and prop, optional bomb or torpedo configurations and folded or unfolded wings. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is from the MPC 'Air Combat Collection', which includes ground crew. Dates from the mid 1970s. Note that this issue does not have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued (possibly with this issue) although MPC continued to distribute Airfix models.

MPC Heinkel He-111H - with 7 Ground Crew - (He111H), 1/72, 2-0212

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

1970s issue from Airfix molds. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. Never started. Factory bag sealed or inventoried and 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions.

MPC Boeing 737 United Airlines - Airfix molds, 1/144, 1-4701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Very nicely molded short haul jet with United markings. Features optional position passenger boarding doors and luggage hold doors. Decal sheet appears to be in mint condition, but please see the articles on this website about saving old decals for use. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPC RAF Rescue Launch - 63 Ft British Power Boat Type 2 'Whaleback', 1/72, 1-5202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed full-hull, large-scale kit from Airfix molds.

MPC Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - Razorback with Ground Crew, 1/72, 2-0106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$22   

1975 issue from Airfix molds. Includes five ground crew. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Douglas Dauntless SBD - Ensign Leppla - Coral Sea Ace, 1/72, 1-4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

From Airfix molds. Has markings for Ensign J.A. Leppla. He and his gunner shot down 7 aircraft from their SBD in two days in May 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Has parts and decals to make -3 or -5 versions. Well molded kit with all recessed detail. Features full interior with crew, optional position canopy, pivoting rear gun, working arresting hood and center line and wing bomb loads. This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War / Crete / Winter Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Profile series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kamphffiegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Decals look excellent, but please read the article on this website about saving old decals before you use any older decals.