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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.

Guillows DHC-2 Beaver - 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/24, 305LC

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. Features clean, laser cut balsa parts, light plastic nose cone, acetate for windows, plastic prop, rubber motor, covering issue, wheels, landing gear wire, decals, step by step instruction sheet and detailed plans.

Cleveland Boeing B-47 Stratojet - 22.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane, SM-185

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Part of the excellent 'Simplex' series. This model features all die-cut parts, shaped and notched trailing edges, perfectly curved and notched leading edges, die cut cardstock engine nacelles, etc, vacuform bomber nose and canopy (still clear and in mint condition, factory finished jet engine inlets requiring no further sanding or shaping, completely finished wheels, all other strip wood as required, mint condition decals and full size plans with instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

DML Heinkel He-162 A-2 Volksjager 'Salamander' - 3/JG1 Oblt Emit Demuth's Aircraft or 2/JG1, 1/72, 5001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$25   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features super detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts, optional position canopy and more. Has decals for the two aircraft listed.

DML Messerschmitt Me-1101 Nachtjager - with Ruhrstahl X-4 Air-to-Air Missile, 1/72, 5014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, X-4 wire guided air-to-air missiles, radar and more.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-4 C/D Phantom II, 1/48, P6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit is widely considered the finest 1/48 Phantom kit ever made. Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and much more.

Hasegawa P-38J Lightning 'Virginia Marie' - 433 FS 475 FG 5th AF / Same but earlier / 383 FS 364 FG, 1/72, JT1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$37   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1993 and is widely considered the finest 1/48 J model. Well molded with 144 parts, very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, bomb, rocket or drop tank load-outs and decals for the three airplanes listed.

Aurora Spad XIII World War I Fighter, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Hardbox is dated 1957 and has great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the oval 'Famous Fighters logo with the sunburst and the Parents' Magazine seal at the middle right. Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Just when I think all the issues have surfaced for an Aurora kit, another one shows up! This is a 120-69 (same number as the first issue) 'Famous Fighters' oval logo with the '69' price circle and the Parents' Magazine seal. That makes this the second issue - it would have been put out in early 1957, with the very first re-imaging to the new logo. It also shows that the Parents' seal was used as early as 1957 on some kits. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, the first model box artist for Aurora. (Please read the article about Mr. Cox on this website) This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced in '56. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Temco TT-1 Jet Trainer - (ex-Strombecker), 1/43, 139-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

$65   

Still factory sealed, but the box has damage at the upper left from other models being stored on top of it. Ideal builder. Hardbox is dated 1962. This is the nice ex-Strombecker kit after Aurora bought the molds. Features 'good' cockpit with pilots, ejection seats and control sticks, opening canopy, full landing gear and the clear triangle-based stand. Molded in bright yellow and clear.

Fujimi Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14e, 1/72, C-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Beautifully molded and accurate kit. Features very fine all recessed panel lines and excellent detail throughout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals are intact and still in the factory sealed bag but have very light stains on them.

Revell Supermarine Seafire Mk1b - Lt Cdr Duncan Hamilton Port Reitz Kenia / No. 885 Sq HMS Formidable July 1943, 1/32, 4780

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$55   

Still factory sealed. 1992 reissue of the original 1969 kit in large 1/32 scale. 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. Includes decals for both aircraft.

Heller Corsair F4U, 1/48, 53051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Simplified 'Bobcat' issue with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, fair cockpit detail, twin drop tanks, full landing gear and nice US Navy decals for the box aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Does not included paint, brush and glue.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a / U3 & V056, 1/72, 72113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Limited issue kit. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines and many photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are still sealed in the factory bag but have signs of very light staining. The A-1a/U3 was a very early reconnaissance fighter variant of the '262. It had two obliquely mounted Rb 50/30 cameras replacing the Mk 1089 cannon. It is not known if any production variants (A-4) of this aircraft were ever built. The A-1a/U3 was later fitted with FuG 218 radar equipment for night fighting and was rename V056. This aircraft was flown by Oberst Hajo Herrmann from Jagddivision 20, who reported excellent results. This lead to the development of the Me-262B-1A two seating being equipped for night fighting. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.