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Revell Space Shuttle Discovery and ESA Space Lab - Enterprise / Columbia / Challenger / Discovery or Atlantis, 1/144, 4543

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

1978 issue. Features clear windshields, removable ESA Space Lab cargo, opening cargo bay doors and detailed interior, optional position manipulator arm and landing gear. Includes display stand and astronaut figures. Has decals for all five shuttles listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts including decals and instructions.

Revell Panavia Tornado G.R. Mk1 - Luftwaffe Marinefliegergeschwader, 1/32, 4761

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

From 1985. Large 1/32 scale kit. Very nicely detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, working elevator and swing wings and wing weapons pylons, complete cockpits, optional position nose with radome details, optional position speed brakes and landing gear, EloKa Zerberus II ECM pod, BOZ 101 chaff dispenser, four LFK Kormoran anti-ship missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks and a very large decal sheet for two aircraft . This kit has never been started. It is still in the internally sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

Matchbox Spitfire Mk.22 / 24 - RAF (2) or Egyptian Air Forces, 1/32, 40501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

Still the only 1/32 scale kit of the last and fastest production Spitfire. Cleanly molded with recessed panel lines. Features full cockpit, detailed Griffon engine with removable panels, sliding canopy and decals for RAF 80 Squadron Kai Tak Hong Kong 1950, Royal Egyptian Air Force and 603 'City of Edinburgh Squadron 1950. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VI RAF, 1/32, S19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

From 1987. Large scale Spitfire kit with excellent detail for that time. Features complete and highly detailed cockpit (almost a model in itself), pilot figure, detailed gear wells and optional position canopy and cockpit door. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Supermarine Spitfire Vb - 601 Sq RAF Sicily 1943 / 303 Sq RAF Spring 1942 / 145 Sq (Desert Camouflage) RAF Helwan May 1942, 1/32, S18

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read below. Excellent older kit with very good detail. Features optional parts for all three aircraft, excellent cockpit and gear well detail, optional position pilot boarding door and canopy, and more. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing pilot back half. There is one complete canopy set, but the optional center canopy is missing. Inventoried with all other parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Monogram Willey Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1996 reissue of the 1950s kit from the original molds. This kit was one in a series of famous Willy Ley Space Models including the Orbital Rocket, Space Taxi and TV Orbiter. Features two separating stages, retracting landing gear, launch pad and 5 figures. Molded in white, red and clear. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. The box says that there is a booklet included. This booklet should be present in the original issue but it was not put with this reissue.

Carl Goldberg Models The Tiger 2 - 61 inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$65   

From roughly the 1970s. Large 61 inch wingspan sport or low wing trainer. Power is recommended as .35 to .45 2-cycle or .40-.5 4-cycle gas engines (not included). The design is for RC throttle, ailerons, elevator and rudder. Simple and strong, interlocking balsa and plywood construction that Goldberg was famous for. This kit has not been started. The parts have not been punched out and the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes full size plans and 'General' instructions. NOTE: this kit came with 'General' and 'Specific' instruction books. The 'General' one is present but he 'Specific' one is missing. This is not a complicated design, so the the excellent full size plans will do fine if you are an experienced builder.

Heller AMD Mirage IV Bomber - Aircraft #48 or #29, 1/50, 596

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$89   

Rare older issue in very near 1/48 scale. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit detail with crew, optional position crew hatches, two jet engines, atomic bomb and two supersonic drop tanks. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Auxilary Schooner Yacht (ex-'Forrest'), unknown, 835

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$35   

With preformed vac sails. Small but detailed full hull ship is about 8 inches long when assembled. Includes rigging illustration. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Glencoe UFO / U.F.O (Flying Saucer / Ex-Lindberg), 1/48, 05113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$55   

Reissued from original Lindberg molds. When originally issued in the late 1950s, this was the very first injection molded science fiction kit. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Glencoe Convair 880 - TWA or Swissair- with Flight Path Northeast Airlines 'Yellowbird' Decals and Flight Path Windows and Frames, 1/126, 05502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

This kit includes Flight Path #25-06 Northeast Airlines 'Yellowbird' decals specifically for this kit, as well as Flight Path 880 black cabin and cockpit windows with silver frames. Also included is an excellent actual color photograph of a NE Yellowbird on the tarmac. Both sheets and the photo are as new. The model has decals for TWA and Swissair and features optional position cabin boarding doors and landing gear. It has never been started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present. Decals have some staining on the Swissair markings.

Airfix Douglas DC-9-30 - KLM and Iberia - With Flight Designs Sunworld Decals and ATP Window Decals, 1/144, 03182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$39   

Includes Flight Designs 'Sunworld' decals and paint guide. 'Sunworld' was one of the most colorful operators of the DC-9 and this one is registration #N713L. Also includes is ATP #AD7867 cabin and cockpit window decals. The kit is nicely molded featuring optional position cabin and baggage doors, opening/closing rear airstair door, optional position landing gear and a large and colorful decal sheet for both airlines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B - 208th Sq RAF Lossiemouth 1988 / 12 Sq RAF Lossiemouth 1985, 1/72, 03055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Kit features cockpit and crew of two, 2 piece canopy, D Link pod, under-wing fuel tanks, Radar Martel, TV Martel and Sea Eagle missiles, markings for both aircraft listed and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

Airfix Boeing 737 'Special Edition' - Air France or British Airways - And With ATP Bahamasair Decals and ATP Window Decals, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Comes with ATP #AD5037 Bahamasair decal containing colorful white, yellow and blue striping, full tail logos, doors and registration number. Also includes ATP cockpit and cabin windows with black windows and silver outlines. The model itself is the 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. 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. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Roseplane Nieuport 12 French and RAF WWI Fighter, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Very high quality vac parts with full interior and vac windscreen. Extruded rod is included for struts. Never started and complete with all parts and plans/instructions. Roseplane did not furnish decals with this kit. The Nieuport 12 was a larger and more powerful Nieuport 10. Several hundred were built and served with RFC and the RNAS as well as the French Air Force. The unique feature of the aircraft was a transparent 'skylight' in the center upper wing.

Airframe Siemens-Schuckert D.IV (D-IV) or D.III (D-III) - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$10   

Still factory sealed. Basic vac kit with some molded in detail. Comes with alternate parts so you can build the D-IV or the D-III. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners. The D-III was renowned for it's incredible rate of climb, but was plagued by engine trouble. The D-IV was designed to have a higher speed in level flight, and in some respects was a better fighter than the famous Fokker D-VII.

Revell HMS Bounty - The Famous Mutiny Ship, 1/110, H318

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Ideal builder. This 1971 issue is from the original molds of the superior 1950s 'S' kit. Revell's early ships were highly detailed and finely molded; the Bounty was no exception. Kit comes with preformed ratlines, vac sails and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including flags, sails and instructions.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA70-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Original issue 4-Star kit from 1961. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like new color and gloss and four solid corners. Very highly detailed. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging. Molded in red, yellow, silver and clear. The original internal yellow cardboard presentation material is present and in excellent condition. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35 - Solid Wood Model Aircraft Kit, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Frog Supermarine S-6B (S.6B) Racing Seaplane, 1/72, F164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Very finely molded model of the classic racer that paved the way for the Spitfire. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. 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, 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.