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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) Sadaaki 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: VG+

$18   

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.

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!

Monogram F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 5402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

1976 issue of this famous Korean War jet fighter. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional Monogram quality. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, wheel well and speed brake opening detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decal backing paper has age stains on it; the actual transfers are clean and clear.

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.

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 manufacturer. They are no longer in operation.

MPM Northrop A-17A - USAAF 90th Attack Sq 1938 / Same Nov. 1937 / GHQAF Aircraft / 13th AS May 1938 Anti-Aircraft Exercises, 1/72, 72521

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Very clean and detailed moldings with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and injection molded canopy. Has decals and painting guide for the four aircraft listed above; three natural finish and one camo. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Fokker Eindecker E-III - Germany Issue, 1/72, H4111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

1980 Revell of Germany issue. 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.

Aurora-Heller North American P-51D Mustang - USAAF 20th Air Force Pacific Theater / 8th Air Force Europe, 1/72, 6607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$10   

Unusual Aurora-Heller kit. One of Aurora's last efforts was to market quality Heller kits with the "Aurora-Heller" name. It was a good fit - Heller made quality kits but did not have the extreme marketing reach that Aurora had in North America. The kits could obviously be produced without a significant capital expense for Aurora since Heller had already cut the molds. Heller molded the kits in France, shipped them to the USA, and Aurora added instructions and a box. Although this was a good idea, Aurora's problems went much deeper and it certainly was not enough to save the company. 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.

Lindberg Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, R520-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

1950s Cellovision issue that is still factory sealed. Large 1/48 NYP kit that is nicely molded for it's time.

ESCI Douglas AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider - USS Intrepid or USS Midway-Vietnam, 1/48, SC-4045

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit features cockpit and wheel well detail, optional position canopy and drop tanks. Includes decals for both aircraft.

Laconia 38 Foot Wood Sheathed Billboard Reefer - Libby's Pickles and Condiments - Wooden HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1466

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

Laconia kits were popular for their high level of detail in the late 1940s/early 1950s. This kit is very well detailed and builds and accurate prototype. Features heavy bristol board sides that are pre-cut, scribed and factory painted for Libby's in yellow, black, blue and white, pre-cut and milled hardwood roof, floor and other wooden parts as needed, a sealed bag of metal details, other metal stock as needed and full plans and instructions. The decorated embossed sides and ends in mint condition as they are still sealed in the factory bag. Kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, instructions and fittings. These make great stand alone models or high-quality rolling stock for your line.

Academy T-6G Texan - Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force / USAF 6148th TACS Korea 1953 / Israel Defense Force (Heyl Ha' Avir), 1/72, 1662

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Well detailed with complete cockpit and more. Includes a colorful decal sheet for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Wedell-Williams Racer - #121 Gilmore Red Lion Gasoline / #44 Miss Paterson / #92 Miss New Orleans, 1/32, 32-121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed. Famous 1930s racer flown by Roscoe Turner / James Wedell / James Haizlip and Mary Haizlip. This aircraft racked up an incredible season of wins in 1932 and dominated the field in men's and womens racing. Very nicely molded and detailed. Includes parts and a very large decal sheet to build one of three famous aircraft. Features excellent cockpit and engine details, full size plans with rigging diagrams, rubber wheels and rigging material.

Italaerei Fiat Br-20 or BR-20M Cicogna, 1/72, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Older but nicely molded and detailed kit. Has parts and decals for both versions and painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Academy Grumman F6F-3/5 Hellcat - (F6F5 F6F3) USN, 1/72, 2121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$15   

Very nicely molded kit from 1992. Features very fine recessed panel lines, parts for -3 or -5 variant, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy and landing gear and optional bombs or drop tank. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

UPC Nakajima Ki-44 Tojo - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8013-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From older but quality Fujimi molds. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been 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.