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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.

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.

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 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.

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$245   

First and only issue from 1957. The hardbox grades 'Excellent' with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tag or litho damage. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$285   

First and only issue from 1957. Difficult to find in this condition. The hardbox grades 'Excellent++' with wonderful color and gloss, absolutely no tape or price tags or residue and four solid corners. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell HMS Bounty - MGM 'Mutiny On The Bounty' Movie Box with Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, 1/110, H326-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. Rare 1961 hardbox issue with fantastic John Steel artwork and MGM Studios 'Mutiny on the Bounty" movie promotion side panels and photos of Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Revell's early ship models were remarkably detailed and this kit is no exception. Features full hull, detailed deck and all fittings, preformed ratlines, vac sails, full rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$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 Boeing 707 Sabena Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/139, H243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.

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.

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.

Airfix Arado Ar-196 German Floatplane - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1209-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Purchased new in 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio. In investment-grade condition. Features moving elevators and ailerons, interior detail, crew members, optional position canopy and external bomb load.

MPC Douglas DC-3 / C-47 Profile Series Issue - Pan American Airways / Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF / 1944 US Army Troop C-47, 1/72, 2-1512-150

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

$49   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for all three aircraft. From quality Airfix molds. Well detailed kit for the time. Control surfaces move, props and wheels rotate and the doors can be position opened or closed.

Revell M-41 (M41) Walker Bulldog Light Tank - (ex-Renwal), 1/32, 8003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

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Still factory sealed. 1989 Revell issue from original Renwal molds. Classic action kit. The model is highly detailed model with many operating features like working suspension and flexible treads, elevating gun and rotating turret, opening hatches, rotating and elevating machine gun, engine hatches that open to show the detailed engine and more.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-123 / Marines VMF-115 / 1949 Blue Angels - (F9F2), 1/72, D11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

Very nicely molded fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and gear well detail, two piece canopy, pilot figures, optional position speed brakes and 6 under-wing rockets. Builds any of the three aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Hawk Grumman Wildcat F4F, 1/72, 07

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

1960s issue with Tom Morgan boxart. Nicely molded kit with excellent fit and fine raised panel lines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 - Air Canada, 1/156, 391-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Late 1960s or early 1970s Aurora of Canada kit. This is Aurora's near 1/144 scale kit that features full landing gear, large display stand and an extensive Air Canada decal sheet with full red rudders with Maple Leaf logo, fuselage script and logos, glare shield and full side stripes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals have micro-cracked. Please read the article on this website about saving old decals before using these or any older kit decals.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1953 early issue molded in salmon plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.