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Airfix Hercules C-130 with Bloodhound Missile and Tractor, 1/72, 881

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Rare Type 3 logo kit in excellent condition. Interesting kit contains RAF decals and has a matching scale Bristol Bloodhound Missile, launcher, transport truck and crew (with dog) included. C-130K kit is well detailed with movable control surfaces, opening cargo bay, full interior bay and cockpit detail, external fuel tanks, large display stand and rotating props. All parts are internally sealed. Complete with decals and instructions.

Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

First motorized issue from the late 1950s. Great hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Includes electric motor and all hardware required. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

AHM P-51D Mustang Racer Miss America, 1/87, SK-11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. HO scale kit. Very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Revell F8U-1 Crusader - 'S' Issue - (F8U1), 1/67, H250-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

The first issue of this classic kit, from 1956 and in the 'S' box. Molded in the correct light gloss gray and clear with the famous 'Swivel Base Display Stand.' The kit features pilot figure, rotating wheels, two piece canopy and optional position folded wings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Supermarine Seafire, 1/32, H294

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$58   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has splits on two sides. 1969 issue. Has many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more.

Revell 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II - 'S' Issue, 1/32, H1209-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Original issue hardbox 'S' logo kit from 1956. Not a reissue. Kit features detailed engine, opening hood, chassis detail and full interior. Molded in the correct high gloss black and chrome. Chrome is in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all black parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome only) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Matchbox Fairey Swordfish MK1/III - 824 Sq HMS Eagle Taranto Attach Nov 11 1940 or 119 Sq Coastal Command 1944, 1/72, PK-112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Nicely done kit dated 1974. Includes decals for the famous HMS Illustrious attack on Taranto Harbor Nov 11 1940. Also has Coastal Command markings No. 119 in 1945. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor 50 Inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$155   

Very rare. Pre-WWII issue from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. I believe it to be the original box although it has no markings; older kits were often packed in such boxes and the fit for the parts is exact. Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Gorch Fock Training Sailing Ship, 1/253, 05412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Dated 1986. This famous ship of the German Federal Navy celebrated 25 years of service back in 1983, and at that time had sailed 350,000 sea miles. Older but very nicely detailed full-hull kit. Includes rigging instructions and sails. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hobby-Time Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$95   

Rare. Original issue from the 1950s and nicely detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a closed tear on the left short side.

Hawk Supermarine S.6B (S-6B S6B) Acetate 1948 One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is the first issue in acetate from 1948. It has a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly added two-color art work to the Curtiss box and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one of the early acetate examples from 1948. (Hawk made the switch to polystyrene in 1949.) The acetate is a high-gloss medium gray and has very little warping. With a little pressure, all parts fit together perfectly. This is very unusual as acetate usually warps badly. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in the clear 'krinkle' bag and the big parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and are the rare, original first issue with text only and no illustrations. One side of the box is 'excellent' (as shown) and the other side is only 'good.' - hence the overall 'good++' grade. All end flaps are present and attached. There is tape on both end flaps and a tape tear on one. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual, as the one-piece boxes were not very strong. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals or a clear windscreen with the first issue of this kit.

Revell DC-7C Swissair 'S' Issue, 1/122, H267-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

First issue dated 1957. Hardbox 'S' kit with fantastic artwork. Features pilot figure, optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position landing gear, passenger boarding stairs, full color Swissair decals and Revell 'globe' base swivel stand. The instructions have a Swissair route map and a large photo of a Swissair crew in the cockpit of the DC-7. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals (in 'near mint' condition - slight bit of yellowing is the only flaw) and instructions.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet with Trailer/Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$350   

Dated 1957 and rare. Very nice large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver and the trailer/launcher in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags (one for silver and one for yellow) and includes decals and instructions in superb 'as new' condition.

Revell Republic F-105B Thunderchief - 'Air Commando' Issue, 1/75, H231-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

1966 Hardbox 'Air Commando' issue. Ideal builder from slightly modified 'S' kit molds. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Brifaut Antoinette 1908, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$275   

Very rare kit of French manufacture. Like many of the other Brifaut kits, this one features injection molded internal aircraft parts that duplicate the actual aircraft structure, and a fine cloth covering material that looks like silk. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is in factory-new condition. All parts are still internally sealed. The original 'La Racine Touchtout' rigging line is present, along with the cloth covering and all the paper work: 3 pages of aircraft history, pattern guide for the cloth, beautiful illustrated instructions and written instructions as well. It is very unusual to find this kit so complete. Other kits in the line are on the side of the box and include the Eole (Clement Ader), Antoinette, Voisin, Nieuport XVII, 'Vieux Charles' and Arc En Ciel. This kit must be shipped insured.

Lindberg HMS Bounty - with Sails, 1/146, 831-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Original issue hardbox kit from 1966. Classic box art shows the ship anchored off Tahiti. One of Lindberg's finest mold cuts for a sailing ship. Full hull kit measures almost 9 inches long when completed. Very well detailed for it's time with many parts. Features separately molded cannon, full deck fittings, separately molded masts and yards, excellent pre-formed rat lines from flexible plastic, vacuformed sails, standing and running rigging guides, flag sheet and display stand. Molded in dark wood brown, light wood brown and black. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small lifeboat. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including flags and instructions. Sails are in excellent condition.

Entex De Havilland No.1 (DH-1) 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'Early Birds' - (Ex-Taimei and Fuji), 1/72, 8448

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$98   

Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags with instructions and covering material.

Fujimi SU-85 Tank Destroyer, 1/76, 15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

High quality armor kit as you would expect from Fujimi. Molded with very fine detail. Includes flexible treads, full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Matilda Infantry Tank, 1/76, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

High quality armor kit as you would expect from Fujimi. Molded with very fine detail. Includes flexible treads, full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.