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MPC IJN Yamato Waterline Series, 1/1200, 2-4006-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

Nice quality kit from original Casadio molds. Features separately molded main and secondary battery turrets, catapult and aircraft, life boats and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.

Monogram SeaQuest DSV - Submarine from the TV Series, 1/600, 3600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Hard-to-find kit from 1993. This kit was made as a tie-in to the successful TV series from Universal City Studios. Comes with display stand and support vehicles. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed internal bag. Includes instructions in excellent condition.

Comet Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1/317, PL11-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

Late 1950s or early 1950s issue with great box artwork. Nicely molded small scale kit with all recessed panel lines, rear gun turret, clear cockpit canopy and aux gas tanks on the outboard wings. Molded in silver and clear with the traditional Comet 'Teardrop' stand. The kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this kit was not reissued by Aurora. Although Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they had already cut their own molds for a small scale B-52. The Aurora kit is significantly larger (1/270 scale) that the Comet issue and varies in many details.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Very early issue from the 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. This is the third issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with extensive rivet detail. in the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Airfix Dassault Mirage F.1C (F1C/F-1C) - South African or French, 1/72, 04022-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

First issue. Kit features very fine surface detail and decals for either air force. Includes cockpit, optional position canopy, optional position speed brakes and landing gear and choice of underwing stores configuration with bombs, missiles and fuel tanks. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1226-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$21   

Great artwork on the black-end Craftmaster issue. Very nicely molded kit with no rivets and good cockpit detail. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Fairey Battle RAF or Belgian Air Force, 1/72, 259

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

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue with third Airfix logo. Nicely molded and well detailed kit with full cockpit, moving ailerons, optional bomb load and crew. Has decals from one of the most memorable Battle actions at the Maastricth bridges in May 1940 when five Battles of No. 12 Squadron, all flown by volunteers, were all shot down. Also includes decals for Belgian Air Force.

MPC Super Mystere, 1/72, 2-0210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$30   

1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: missing 5 ground crew. These parts MPC added and were not sealed the parts bags that Airfix sent to MPC

MPC English Electric (BAC) Lightning F.1A, 1/72, 7009-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

From Airfix molds. Nicely molded kit. Includes Firestreak missiles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: chrome plated 'custom' parts are not included. The custom decals and modular display stand were issued with this kit and are present, along with stock decals.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

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 features full interior with crew, optional position canopy, pivoting rear gun, working arresting hood and center line and wing bomb loads. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Vickers Supermarine Attacker - Red Series, 1/72, F330

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

1960s Red Series kit. Molded in light green and clear with a clear stand arm and round stand base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Sncase SE-535 Mistral - 6e E.C. 1/6 'Oranie' Oran 1952 or Aeronavale 57S, 1/72, 221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box'. Early French twin-boom jet fighter - the French-built version of the Vampire. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. design. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Glencoe Bristol HR.14 Sycamore - RAF No.228 Sq / No. 103 Sq / No. 275 Sq / No. 225 Sq (Used in Cyprus for Anti-Terror Operations March 1953) / HMS Ocean or Royal Australian Navy, 1/72, 04001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Features cockpit detail, optional position cabin doors and detailed rotor head. Contains markings for both Air Forces and a total of 6 helicopters. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The first Sycamore flew in 1947 and deliveries continued until 1957. This very successful design was in use well into the 1970s. Detailed interior and Scale Master Decals for six British Army Machines and one Australian squadron.

Italaerei Cant Z-501 Flying Boat, 1/72, 112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Well-detailed older kit of the very attractive Italian 1930s Seaplane. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/82, 495-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Dated 1961. Dramatic Jo Kotula box art. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The decals have some light damage affecting several of the transfers as they were once stuck to the instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions, decals and all parts. The box is complete but has numerous tears, tape marks, tape stains etc as shown. The earliest issues of this kit did not have decal; this one does. That dates is as late in the first release. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.

Merlin Models Albatros W.4 (W-4) Floatplane, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Limited production kit with injection molded parts and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Life-Like Revolutionary War Cannon - (Ex-Palmer), 1/24, 09691

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

$45   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. From Palmer molds. Older large scale kit with 'good' detail.

Cleveland Westland Whirlwind Master Kit - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$185   

'Master' issue in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. 33 3/4 inch wingspan. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. Very highly detailed and complete kit for it's time. Features high quality printwood, stripwood, center drilled nacelle blocks, all other blocks as required, spars, clear window material, very large and highly detailed full size plans and more. Please note this is the wartime issue and does not have paint bottles. 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.

Heller Corona Galleon Type 1450, 1/200, L840

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Highly detailed model with 173 parts. Galleon type of warship from about 1450. Note the 8 towers, which housed men-of-arms for when the ship drew near the opponent. With billowing sails. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.