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Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$285   

Second issue, likely from around 1963/64. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds with fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi IJN Yamato Battleship Early (With Four Secondary Turrets) And Lion Roar Detail Set / Pit Road Photoetch / IJN Protective Sandbags, 1/700, 42131

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Build the ultimate Yamato! Includes Lion Roar LE700103 Super Detail Set (factory sealed), Pit Road #PE-113 Detail Set for Yamato and Musashi (factory sealed) and H045 1/700 IJN Protective Sandbags in resin and PE (still sealed). The actual waterline model represents the Yamato in the very early configuration with the four triple secondary turrets - one fore, one aft and two wing turrets. This version also has greatly reduced AA gun armament.

Pit Road Modern US Aircraft Set 1 A-10 Thunderbolt (24) / CV-22 Osprey (2) / F-22A Raptor (4) / F/A-18E Super Hornet (4) / SR-71 (2) / U-2 TR-1 (2) / F-35 JSF (4), 1/700, S21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$19   

Includes all aircraft in the quantity shown. Superbly molded and detailed, featuring separately molded landing gear, drop tanks, missiles and even four tugs and four missile carts. The decals are very extensive and complete. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-100 Super Sabre Thunderbirds, 1/48, 5442

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$39   

Hard-to-find. Still factory sealed. Has huge colorful decal sheet. This kit can also build a regular F-100 and includes all underwing stores from the full military version of the kit.

Park Plastics Boeing 707 Jetliner RCA Promotional Item, 1/180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Special late 1950 or very early 1960s promotional model given away by RCA to promote the new 'Jetliner' television sets. Includes RCA wing and tail decals and RCA instructions that also advertise the new television set. Older but nice kit with retractable landing gear. This may be the only aircraft kit issued by Park. The molds are from Pegapan (France) thanks to Dusty Rhodes' research (thanks Dusty!) Never started. NOTE: missing one internal retainer (easily made), one wheel and two engine inlet cones. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, RCA decals and instructions present.

RCM Northrop XB-49 Flying Wing, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Lindberg Vega Winnie Mae / Ju-87 Stuka / F6F Hellcat Gift Set, 1/48, 100-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$345   

Very rare factory gift set consists of a sleeve and three kits. The sleeve and kits are still factory tape sealed; the kits have never been removed from the sleeve or opened. The kits have general wear, with the F6F having the most wear in the lower left corner.

AMT 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline - Stock / Street / Custom, 1/25, T284

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. Can be built any one of three ways. Includes extensive customizing and street parts. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, complete interior and rubber tires.

Frog Whitley Long Range Bomber, 1/72, F207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$27   

Has parts and decals to build either version. High quality Frog moldings do not have rivet detail, so you can build a very realistic model. Very cleanly molded. Features numerous crew stations with crew, rotating turrets, wheels and props. Never started. NOTE: missing (1) of (3) pilots, (1) of (4) #23 small radar antenna and one prop blade. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Execuform Beech Aircraft Model 28 XA-38 Grizzly - 1943-48 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Still factory sealed. Basic vacuform kit of a rare subject. The Grizzly was a prototype ground attack aircraft. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Lindberg USS Yorktown CV5 Motorized Aircraft Carrier, 1/525, 760M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1977 issue. Larger scale model is about 20 inches long when built. Includes motorized drive unit for operation in water. Kit includes airwing with optional folded wings on some aircraft, full AA guns, detailed island structure and decals. The kit has never been started. All parts are in factory sealed bags except the hull halves, flight deck, electric motor, motor mounts and wire. These are all present. Includes decals and instructions.

Aurora North American P-51D Mustang - With Aurora Glue, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$145   

Contains still sealed Aurora glue with the early 'Aurora Line' logo. The kit is the first issue from about 1956 with the Northern Lights logo. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowlings, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94 Starfire 1st Issue - Pre 'S' One Piece Box, 1/56, H201-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$145   

One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stand arm. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and decals. The box has wear and creasing as shown. It is missing three of the four small inside flaps. Both large and visible end flaps are complete. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.

Ambroid TWO MEC 70 Foot Pulpwood Cars - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Includes parts for two cars. From 1965. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Midwest T-Bird (Tbird) - 39 inch Wingspan Aircraft for Sport or Competition Free Flight, FG-7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

Built 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) model scould 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 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by Russ Hansen. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Wen-Mac Northrop X-4 USAF, 1/50, 5501-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Very rare. Wen-Mac was a famous manufacture of gas powered U-Control model aircraft. In 1955, they produced their one and only injection molded model kit, this Northrop X-4. The kit is a 'whip fly' model where the pilot controls the elevator (and thus the pitch of the aircraft) with the Jimmy Walker patented U-Control. The instructions are on the back, and the small crinkle bag is still present. Please note that Wen-Mac did not issue this kit with decals. Molded in the correct red plastic with additional metal parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small metal nut, easy purchased at any hardware store. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts.

Airfix HMS Victory - Lord Nelson's Flagship, 1/180, F902S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

1960s type 3 logo kit in excellent overall condition. The box has wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners and very little general wear. Very nicely molded and detailed kit with 353 parts. Full hull kit contains complete deck fittings, preformed scale ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, flag sheet, rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Victory was started in 1759 and launched in 1765 for the Royal Navy. She gained fame as the flagship for Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Victory is the oldest naval ship still in commission, and is a museum ship in drydock at Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Maintrack Hawker P.1052 - (P-1052) - Bagged, 1/72, PX007

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

The P1052 served as the link between the straight-winged Sea Hawk and the swept-wing Hunter. In additional to the aerodynamic information the prototype was useful to collect information on operating swept wing jets off aircraft carrier. Highly detailed vac kit with better mold quality than most injection molded kits. Includes cast metal details and decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Wilhelmshaven Angelburg Freighter / WWII Troopship, 1/250, 1016

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

This ship was launched in 1938 and had a very active career in WWII. She is listed as surviving until 1962. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut. For a history, copy and paste this address into your browser: http://www.historisches-marinearchiv.de/projekte/weseruebung/ausgabe.php?where_value=50

Comet Taylor Cub - 18 inch Wingspan, 3211

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

1970s issue of the old 1940-50s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.