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Lindberg Swee' Pea Goodyear Trophy Midget Air Racer, 1/48, 25-302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Early 1950s first issue with Lindberg 'Round Script' logo on both long sides. NOTE: builder kit only. Missing display base and struts. Includes all other parts and never applied decals, but has partial assembly. The fuselage and wing have been neatly built. Quality of assembly is 'excellent' or better and there is no other assembly. The instructions are on the back of the box. Decals are from the late 1950s issue of this kit. The first Goodyear Trophy Air Race was held in 1947 at the National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the first race for the midget racers. This kit, the famous Swee' Pea (named after the famous comic character) received second place. The aircraft was designed by Art Chester and flown by Paul Penrose.

Pit Road IJN Akagi With Three Flying Decks (Pre-1935), 1/700, HM-020

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$69   

Still factory sealed. Rare, very high quality waterline kit of the Akagi in the three-deck configuration. Features superbly cast resin hull and deck sections, three large trees of injection molded details, numerous cast metal details and precision cast metal biplane torpedo bombers and biplane fighters. There are extensive decals for the air wing and the ship. The initial idea for Akagi was to make three decks to speed up the take-off and landing of aircraft. It worked initially, but by 1935 the lower two decks were not long enough for the heavier aircraft. At that point Akagi was reconstructed to a single deck configuration.

ESCI McDonnel Douglas F-4B / F-4J Navy - VF-111 'Sundowners' CVW-15 7th Pacific Fleet USS Coral Sea / VF-74 'Bedevilers' CVW-8 6th (Atlantic) Fleet 1975, 1/48, 4043

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

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From the 1980s. Well detailed kit for the time. Features good cockpit detail, optional position landing gear, four piece canopy, optional parts for B or J variant, drop tanks (centerline and wing), four AIM-9 Sidewinders, four AIM-7 Sparrows, decals for two aircraft and extensive stenciling. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

ESCI Mirage III EA with Cutting Edge Seat - Malvinas/Falklands War 1 Esquadron De Caza Argentina or No. 3 Squadron RAAF Australia, 1/48, 4073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Includes Cutting Edge factory sealed #CEC48145 Martin Baker Mk.4 Ejection seat in 1/48 resin. The actual kit is rare and has decals for Fuerza Aerea Argentina Falklands Islands War and alternate RAAF markings. Features cockpit detail, optional parts for both versions, detailed landing gear and gear wells, optional position canopy and various loadouts with drop tanks, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and R530 missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-4F Phantom II - 40 Years JG71 'Richthofen' Wittmund 1999 / JG73 'Molders' Neuburg-Donau 1995, 1/72, 04615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$27   

Superb model from Revell of Germany 2000. Features very fine all-recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and ejection seats, excellent inlet and exhaust, detailed gear wells, optional position canopies and landing gear, drop tanks, Sparrow AIM-7 missiles and what appears to be an ECM pod. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-4F Phantom II - 40 Years JG71 'Richthofen' Wittmund 1999 / JG73 'Molders' Neuburg-Donau 1995, 1/72, 04615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Slealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. Superb model from Revell of Germany 2000. Features very fine all-recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and ejection seats, excellent inlet and exhaust, detailed gear wells, optional position canopies and landing gear, drop tanks, Sparrow AIM-7 missiles and what appears to be an ECM pod.

Hasegawa CF-104 Red Indian Starfighter, 1/72, NTL-H03

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare special limited edition. Includes three extensive decal sheet for this special paint scheme. Decals are in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave JMSDF Murasame DD101 Destroyer, 1/700, SW2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Viet Nam Command Junk, 1/48, PB181-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

Dated 1967. Large and well detailed 1/48 scale kit. Can be built with full sails, without sails or with masts stowed. This model depicts a junk built by USA and South Viet Nam naval officers. These junks were used for Coastal Surveillance and patrol. Heavily armed, there were ideal for inspection and interdiction duty. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix 1910 B Type 'Old Bill' City Bus, 1/32, 06443-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue. Large and well detailed kit with 150 parts. Includes billboard signs as shown on box art, complete interior and dashboard, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail, 5 figures and more.

Lindberg F4U-5N Corsair, 1/48, 512

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$79   

Very rare kit from about 1954 or earlier. First Lindberg issue with no price suffix and borrowing the Ray Gaedke artwork that he did for the O-Lin issue. As a matter of fact, this box still says 'For Best Results Use O-Lin's Polystyrene Cement' This kit is in fantastic investment grade 'near mint' condition. The box has fantastic color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks and no tape other than the light marks from the factory tape. The only flaws are light general wear. Inside, the kit is factory-new, molded in a brilliant metallic high-gloss dark blue and clear. It has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag and all other parts have been inventoried present, along with beautiful flat decals and 'excellent' instructions.

AMT 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang Hardtop, 1/16, 6722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$59   

Still factory sealed. Large scale and with over 150 parts. Features opening and closing doors, opening hood, front seat backs that tilt forward, stock or custom engine with dual quads and chromed valve covers, spark plug and distributor wiring, tubing for water hoses, rotating wheels, black or whitewall tires, stock wheels or custom mag wheels, custom or stock steering wheel, normal exhaust or headers, stock or custom tail light bezels and decals for custom paint.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 515-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Rare first issue from 1955 or very early 1956. This is the narrow box with the first Lindberg logo ('Round Script') on the top and sides, as well as great Ray Gaedke art. Large scale kit that is molded in a stunning metallic gloss dark glue and clear. The decals and instructions also have the correct round logo on them. Decals are excellent; the instructions are also except for a 2" closed tear at the bottom. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Me-163 Komet (Comet), 1/48, 625-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$29   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. 1960 softbox features Bill Campbell artwork. Features 26 parts with landing skid and wheeled take-off dolly. This kit has excellent fit and fine recessed and raised panel lines.

Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Delivery Truck - (ex-Hubley), 1/20, 4027

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier Gabriel from original Hubley molds. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features over 100 parts, cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes real white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, woodgrain decals, choice of license plates and more. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. All others have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The kit is likely from the 1980s.

Comet North American P-51B Mustang Speed Glider - 18 inch Wingspan Flying Model, G2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

From 1944. The 'Speed Glider' here was designed by the great Carl Goldberg. This type of model was tied to a string, which was in turn connected to a wooden stick 2 or 3 feet long. An accomplished pilot could whip the aircraft around, performing an excellent variety of stunts. As you can imagine, the kit has very sturdy construction to take these high speed maneuvers. It features two sheets of die cut, thin hardwood parts, hardwood and balsa stock, two sheets of full color covering material with complete aircraft color, windows and insignia (which completely eliminates painting) and detailed plans with balance and flight information. The fuselage is profile, while the wings and tail surfaces are built up the traditional stick and tissue way. Although in the end, there is no tissue but the superb full color decorated paper wraps that cover all the surfaces of the model. This kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small section of one wood sheet; the three small parts on it are on the other sheet, they are very simple to duplicate. Inventoried with all other parts, covering papers and plans. The box appears much better than 'Good-' but I have graded it such because one large end flap and the four small flaps have fallen off. They are present and included however, and you could easily repair the box to make it complete. 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.

Testors Learjet 25 - (Lear 25), 1/48, 401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1977. The only injection molded kit of the Lear 25. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they were extensively modified to make the more recent Model 25. Features full interior and cockpit, opening two-piece cabin door, detailed engines with removable cowls, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay and more.

Revell Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle, 1/48, H197

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and drawn the box top concave. First issue large scale 'F' kit from 1978. Features detailed cockpit, Norden Bombsight, detailed landing gear, rotating turrets and external bomb load.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle United Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

Rare. From the early 1960s. Nice kit of one of the most beautiful airliners ever designed. Features optional position landing gear, rotating wheels, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close and colorful United decal.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$45   

Hardbox is dated 1960. A rather rare issue with the Parents' Magazine Seal and the 'Famous Fighters' oval logo. This is the true 1960 issue and the seal was dropped in '61 or '62. This kit is a modification of the original Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds, featuring landing gear, two wing drop tanks, 8 wing-mounted missiles, extended rocket tray, clear triangle display stand and decals for 'YF-578.' Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the front of the rocket tray. This small, flat part can be made with sheet plastic. If you are building it with the rocket tray retracted, you do not need this part. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.