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Aurora-Heller F4U Corsair - VF-17 Aces Ira kefir and Jim Streig and No.122 VF-84 of USS Bunker Hill, 1/72, 6601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Contains decals for the three aircraft listed. Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk SNJ Navy Trainer (T-6 Texan), 1/72, 609-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$24   

Softbox issue dated 1964. Boxart by Tom Morgan. Very nicely molded kit with excellent fit and all recessed panel line detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix McDonnell F-4B Phantom II - Craftmaster Issue - VF-74 USS Forrestal, 1/72, 1413-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Classic action Craftmaster box artwork. Includes colorful decals for the box top aircraft. Includes Sparrow AIM-7 loadout and drop tanks. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: one Sparrow missile is a different color plastic. It is from a later issue.

Esoteric Navy Northrop BT-1, 1/72, NAF-16

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$44   

The BT-1 was the first Northrop aircraft for the US navy. John Northrop had just formed his aircraft company in 1929, and back then a government contract was the best way to stay in the business. The BT-1 was a scaled down Army A-17. 54 were produced, and the aircraft resulted in the creation of the famous SBD Dauntless dive bomber by Douglas when they acquired Northrop. Still factory sealed. Very high quality kit with metal parts and full decals. Esoteric kits were perhaps the finest vacuform kits made. The molding quality rivaled or surpassed most injection molded kits. Includes full interior detail. Complete and never started.

Aurora Nieuport II, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Second issue still dated 1956 but actually from 1957/58. Jim Cox artwork. The square Northern Lights logo has been replaced with the first famous oval logo sunburst, but the square background remains. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Modelcraft Toshi Matsudo's Zero - 42 inch Winspan for R/C Conversion or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Classic award-winning design from the 1950s. Big 42 inch wingspan, total weight with engine 6 to 6.5 ounces. 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. 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. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1950s free-flight competition aircraft.

UPC Lockheed P-38L or P-38J Lighting - USAF 'Virginia Marie/Margaret' or Nationalist Chinese (Taiwan) (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 5051-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$22   

From quality Frog molds. Scott Eidson box art. Very good quality kit that you would expect from Frog. Includes decals for both air forces, parts for both 'J' and 'L' variants and drop tanks + rockets. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$80   

First issue from 1956 with Jim Cox boxart and Northern Lights logo. Box is in 'excellent+' condition. The logo on this kit only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please read the article about Jim Cox that is posted on this website.

Hasegawa Bell UH-1D Huey Helicopter - US Army Japan Transport / US Army Rescue / Japan Ground Self Defense Forces, 1/72, 052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$16   

Well detailed kit features complete interior, opening doors, crew of two, rocket pods and miniguns and rotating main and rear rotors. Includes decals for the three helicopters listed, including the unusual US Army Japan executive transport. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Tamiya Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Jack) - Genzan Flying Group Kagoshima Air Base Nov 1944 / 302 Flying Group Lt.(jg) Sadakki Akamatsu in Atsugi March '44 to August '45 / 352 Flying Group Lt.(jg) Yoshihio Aoki in Kanoya April '45, 1/48, 61018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Beautifully molded older kit that is well detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit, detailed gear wells, pilot, drop tank and a beautiful full color painting guide and decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Lockheed Hudson I (A-29) - Coastal Command Sq 206, 1/72, 03006-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Well detailed model. Features separately molded ailerons and elevators, extensive clear windows, rotating turret with elevating gun and rotating props and wheels. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American P-51B Mustang, 1/72, 591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$20   

1974 issue. Still mint in the factory seal. Tom Morgan box art. In an interview with Tom, he told me that he 'took advantage' of the box art to paint the name of his wife on the side of the P-51B!

Flyline Models Quaker Flash by Herb Clunkey - 34 inch Wingspan for R/C or Free Flight, S202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Classic design that can be flown gas free flight or RC. Flyline Models was a manufacture out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, hardware and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Guillows Beechcraft Musketeer - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsawood Model Airplane, 1/19, 308

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Very high quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the late 1950s/early 1960s. This is a high quality kit in 1/16 scale and a 24 inch wingspan. Kit includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, die-cut balsa wood, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear canopy and vac details as required. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT-Frog Heinkel He-219 Owl, 1/72, A630-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

From quality Frog molds. Has moving control surfaces, props and wheels. Includes crew and decals for multiple aircraft. This was part of a short-lived AMT marketing idea to market Frog kits in the USA. One of two known issues, each with unique box artwork. 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.

ITC Grumman J2F Duck, 1/50, 3727-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$65   

Well detailed kit for its time. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals, transparent ice blue display stand and instructions and plans present.

Revell B-17E Flying Fortress Peggy D, 1/72, H228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$54   

1973 issue of the 'Peggy D' from the 97th bomber group, 8th Air Force. She took part in the first mission of the 8th in Europe, an attack on the marshaling yard at Rouen on August 17, 1942. Kit has many action features: Landing gear extends and retracts - all control surfaces move - wheels and props rotate - bomb bay door opens to show bomb load - turrets rotate. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Siedlce Gil Single-Seat Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$19   

Early glider kit that is cleanly molded with good detail. Features cockpit seat, clear canopy, display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. PZW stands for Podlaskie Zaklady Wytworcze. PZW made early Polish injection molded kits and they were among the first such kit to be imported to the USA. Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT are all from this Polish manufacture. They are no longer in operation.

Revell Junkers F-13 Float-Plane or Land Plane - Swiss Civil / Austrian / 2 German, 1/72, 4249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

From 2006. Very nicely molded with engine, cockpit and full interior detail. Features parts for land or water operation and decals for four different aircraft. The F-13 was the first all metal civil transport aircraft in the world and a major milestone in aviation.

Hasegawa TBF / TBM1-C Avenger - VC-17 or VC-19, 1/72, AP33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Very highly detailed kit. Perhaps the finest 1/72 Avenger kit ever issued. Features all fine recessed panel lines, decals for both aircraft, cockpit detail, detailed gear wells, open or closed bomb bay with interior detail and torpedo loadout. Never started. Sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.