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Maintrack Buccaneer S.1 and S.Mk.2 Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, 72-2

Resin Model Kit

$22   

Rare. High quality conversion kit consists of new bomb bay doors, resin intakes, detailed drawings, full text and illustrated instructions and a paint and markings guide. Please note that this is conversion kit. The Matchbox S.2B is required as base kit. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Matchbox DH-6C Twin Otter Floats or Gear - RCAF or Aurigny Air Service Ltd, 1/72, PK-127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$60   

Nicely detailed kit with cockpit detail, optional baggage and non-baggage noses, regular landing gear, skis or floats. Kit includes Matchbox decals for Aurigny Air Service (Channel Islands) and RCAF rescue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - With One Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

1954 Pre-S issue. This is the rare second issue. The first issue was in the simple one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, a two piece box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but this kit has the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflecting that. Revell quickly realized that the one-piece arm was not strong enough, and quickly modified it to the familiar three piece arm for the 3rd issue. The box is in exceptional condition with four solid corners, as new color and gloss and minimal wear. The model has never been started. The small parts are still in the small factory bag, and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Decals and instructions are in near mint condition as well.

Revell USS Ward DD139 Four Stack Destroyer, 1/240, 5023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. Never started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals, flag sheet and instructions. The Ward was a Wickes-class 1247-ton destroyer launched in 1918 . After serving as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919, she came back to the Pacific and was decommissioned there in July 1921. In 1920 the ship received the hull number DD-139. On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Ward was on patrol just outside Pearl Harbor. She spotted and sank Japanese Midget Submarine and fired the first US shots of WWII. The Ward saw extensive activity through the war as a transport in most of the major battle areas of the Pacific as a fast transport. During the Leyte operations she took a Kamikaze hit amidship and the crew had to abandon her. The destroyer USS O'Brien had to sink the Ward with gunfire. The Commanding Officer of the O'Brien was William W. Outerbridge, who had been in command of Ward off Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. The date that she was sunk was December 7th, 1944, three years to the day of her opening shots.

Intech Jak-3 Yak-3 - Two Soviet / One Polish, 1/72, T34

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$9   

Nicely molded with with decals for three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Navy R4Y Samaritan (Navy C-131 Convair 340), 1/165, 458-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Late 1950s Cellovision issue with Ray Gaedke box artwork. The box is as fresh as if it were just unpacked from the factory shipping container. The the color and gloss are as new, there are no price tags or tape or any marks from either. Most importantly, there is no crushing and no creases. The Military version of the famous Convair Airliners. Features decals for Navy R4Y. Can be built as civil Convair 340 but modeler will have to provide his own decals.

Revell Supermarine Seafire, 1/32, H294

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$58   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has splits on two sides. 1969 issue. Has many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more.

Hawk Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, 1/72, 608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Testors-Hawk Canada issue. Dated 1965 but this is a later version in the softbox but still with classic Tom Morgan artwork. Very nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines and excellent fit. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

First issue artwork from the early 1950s. Rare. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube has broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone corrected Aurora. Then the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or cicle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' it was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. On the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking 5/31" in front of the blot. That is this issue.

Williams Brothers Martin B-10B Bomber - 96th Bombardment Squadron / 11th BS / 31st BS, 1/72, 72-210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$25   

The B-10 was a highly advanced aircraft for the 1930s, featuring fully enclosed crew, retractable landing gear, controllable pitch props and revolving turret. The model features internal crew stations, retracted or extended landing gear with struts compressed or extended, external bomb rack and bombs, hard or flexible wheels and Microscale decals for three aircraft. NOTE: the decals are microcracking. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Adams Honest John Store Display, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$625   

For the advanced collector and investor. Very rare and in exceptional, all original condition. This is a Adams-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these dioramas, potential buyers would see the model build and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive, so few hobby shops could afford them back in the 1950s. And of the ones made, there was heavy attrition. Parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and painted and has no breaks and no repairs. It is complete other than the front brace and side rear view mirror. These could be easily replaced from a parts kit. The paint and decals are in 'excellent' to 'very good' condition with the ones on the missile displaying the typical yellowing. The 3-D cardboard display has like-new color and gloss. There are no rips, tears, missing material, repair or even tape. The only damage is crease up near the words ' real war games at the upper left and a slight crease near the kneeling men. The missile is removable and will be shipped out of the launcher. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. NOTE: It will be packed as well as possible in a double box, but be aware that some small parts or men may come loose during shipping and may have to repaired on your end.

CM CG23 USS Halsey (1989), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$295   

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.

Monogram C-121C (L1049) MATS Super-G Constellation, 1/131, 7591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1975 issue. This is the original TWA Connie kit from 1957 with MATS markings.

ESCI Pz.Kpfw.III Panzer III Ausf.M Tank, 1/72, 8001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Very nicely molded and detailed 1/72 scale armor kit with flexible tracks. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Akagi IJN Aircraft Carrier - Full Hull High Grade Issue - With 3 Ordinance Sets, 1/700, CH105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$54   

Includes three factory sealed "WWII Japanese Navy Ordnance" Sets. Each set contains very finely molded ships boats, davits, anchors, spotlights, a variety of AA guns w/mounts, aircraft, decals and more. The actual kit is the rare 'High Grade' version with a large fret of photoetched parts, option for full hull or waterline, a hardwood display base, cast metal details, display plaque, air wing with decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Curtiss Hawk 75 - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Howard DGA8 Mr. Finnegan - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From 1937. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid damage; however, this kit has a very slightly damaged end panel. Features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels and thrust button, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering tissue and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell Convair B-58 Hustler - 'S' Issue, 1/94, H252-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

First issue dated 1957 with dramatic box art. Very nicely detailed. Features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, full crew, three opening cockpit hatches, rotating wheels, 'The Pod' for weapons and fuel and highly detailed gear struts and braces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller DeHavilland FB.5 Vampire - RAF 112 Sq or 4 Esc 1/4 Lafayette Friedrichshafen Germany 1951, 1/72, 283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Very nicely molded older kit with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Curtiss P-6E Hawk - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, M-21

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

This is a Cleveland scale flying model in standard 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, two colors of covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and color insignia. 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.