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Aurora Northrop N-156 (F-5 Prototype) Freedom Fighter, 1/48, 140-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$70   

Dated 1962 with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. However, the lack of the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the logo tells us that this issue is from around 1963-'65. Excellent condition box. Kit includes pilot, cockpit and instrument panel and three drop tanks and early AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals are 100% intact but have some very fine visible age cracking. This kit is a very good representation of the rare 'Freedom Fighter' prototype N-156. It developed into the F-5, which was widely exported and saw service in over 30 countries. Only three of the N-156 prototypes were built. The design centered around two GE J85 turbojets which originally powered the ADM-20 Quail decoy carried by the B-52 fleet. Initially there seemed to be little demand until President Kennedy's Military Assistance Program required a low-cost fighter that could be provided to US Allies. The N-156 was easily the top choice. It was renamed the F-5 and the rest is history - it became one of the most widely used fighter/bombers in post-WWII history and is still in service in some air forces.

Spojnia RWD-8 - Polish Air Force / Hungarian Air Force / Polish Civil Aircraft, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Unusual large 1/48 scale RWD-8. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed cockpit and engine compartment, separately molded control surfaces and decals and paint guide for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aoshima IJN Destroyer Shiranui, 1/700, WLD057-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Very highly detailed waterline small scale (1/700) model. 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 (if supplied) and instructions.

Airmodel XF5U-1 Flying Pancake/Flapjack - Bagged - (XF5U1), 1/72, 138

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Basic vac kit with main airframe parts. Never started. NOTE: missing clear canopy. includes all other parts and instructions/plans. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airfix Boeing 737 Lufthansa Sky King, 1/144, 03175-2

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

$32   

Factory sealed but the seal has split. 1970s issue with T4 and 'Sky King' logos. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. With colorful Lufthansa decals.

Monogram A/B-26C Invader (A-26C / B-26C), 1/48, 5508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$55   

Still factory sealed. Box has been drawn very slightly concave by the seal. Very highly detailed. Features full interior with all stations represented. Optional position landing gear and bomb bay doors with detailed bay and weapons.

Monogram F-16 Falcon - Prototype - White Box Issue, 1/72, 5200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Factory sealed 1977 White Box issue of the famous lightweight fighter prototype. Well molded Monogram kit. Includes pilot, (12) 500 lb bombs, drop tanks, center line fuel tank and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

Frog Republic F-105 Thunderchief - 388th TFW Korat AFB Thailand 1967 or 18th TFW 5th AF Okinawa 1963 (Hasegawa molds), 1/72, F269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

This is the quality Hasegawa kit that was re-boxed by Frog and marketed in the UK. Has decals for Vietnam camo and natural finish aircraft. 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.

Hasegawa Hughes AH-64A Apache, 1/72, 808

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and detailed kit.

Heller DH-89 Dragon Rapide - British Civil 'Air Couriers Ltd' or French Air Force Navigation Trainer, 1/72, 345

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. 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.

Maircraft Boeing F4B-4 - Solid Wood Model Airplane - (F4B4), 1/48, S16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Peerless-Max White M3A1 Scout Car - US Army / British Army / Canadian Army / New Zealand Army / Soviet Army, 1/35, 3507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Very finely molded model. Highly detailed with full chassis, suspension, drive line and exhaust, crew of three, complete interior, machines guns, accessories, optional top and more. Includes decals for all nations listed and painting guide. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Sinagot with Sails - And Paint and Glue, 1/60, 60605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Excellent kit of a small sailing (perhaps fishing) vessel in large 1/60 scale. Very nicely detailed. Includes optional billowing vac sails and rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Renwal Curtiss Goshawk F11C-2 Aeroskin - (F112C) USS Saratoga, 1/48, 282-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$85   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drwan the box concave. This is one of Renewal's famous Aeroskin kits, and a rare large one in 1/48. Features markings for the aircraft of "High Hat Squadron", VF-1B commander Seligman aboard the USS Saratoga in the early 1930s. The model has an injection molded inner structure of ribs and stringers like a real aircraft, then the modeler covers it with provided authentic pre-colored Aeroskin fabric. There is little painting needed as elaborate finishes are printed directly on the Aeroskin covering. This results a very realistic and colorful model.

Lindberg Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) 'Large Box' Variant, 1/72, 593

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

1970s large one-piece box issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Air Lines Supermaine S6B Racer, 1/72, 4900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. 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. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

MPM Kawanishi N1K1 Shinden George, 1/72, 72123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.

Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$70   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1957, but this is likely the 1958/1959 issue due to the 79 cent price extension on the part number. Parents seal with blue ends.

Monogram McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, 1/48, 5801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1991 issue in 1/48 scale. Very well detailed kit with typical Monogram high fit and finish. Includes full weapons load out with AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder and drop tank, ECM pod, complete cockpit detail, optional position canopy, tail hook, speed brake and radome, detailed radar and wheel wells, pilot and ground crew figures, decals for three aircraft and more.

Comet Douglas F4D Skyray, 1/88, PL-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$52   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This kit is in investment-grade 'NM+' condition. The box and contents are as fresh as new and come from a hobby shop closed many years ago. The one-piece flip-top box is a clean as if it came from the factory shipping box. Inside, the kit is as new, with the parts molded in glossy white and clear plastic, the correct clear Comet 'teardrop' stand, flat decals, as new instructions and the famous Comet catalog ordering envelope. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Comet originally began model production in 1929 with a line of balsa flying models. In the mid-1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small and medium scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. The early issues were in one-piece 'flip-top' boxes, and the later issues and releases were in standard two-piece 'hardboxes' with a lithograph slick glued to the top box. In 1963 Comet sold the plastic kit molds to Aurora, who reissued some but not all of the kits.