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AMT Parts Decor Iron Horse Locomotive, 2906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Dated 1973. These kits were marketed under 'General Crafts' which was part of AMT. If you look closely, you can see AMT car parts making up much of the train! There are all chrome-plated engine and trim parts from a Chevrolet large commercial truck and yet another semi including gas tanks, trim rings, 5th wheel, exhaust stacks, bumper and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes glue, hanging hardware, frame and instructions. Although not a scale model kit, I can remember this being a very popular craft at the time. Includes a 14.75" x 10.75 frame with metallic trim, black background with part identification printed directly on it, plated plastic injection molded parts, glue and instructions. There were at least 6 craft sets total; 2805 Early Roadster, 2806 Airplane and 2807 Viking Ship were all 8.75" x 6.76"; the three others, 2905 Antique Auto, 2906 Iron Horse and 2907 Antique Planes were this size.

AMT Star Trek Space Ship Set Enterprise / Klingon Battle Cruiser / Romulan Bird of Prey, S953

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Original issue from 1976 and issued in conjunction with the classic TV show. Includes three small scale models that measure from 7 inches to 5.5 inches long when assembled. Includes a special display base for all three and extensive decals including extensive Bird Of Prey (as shown on the box art) and Federation markings for USS Yorktown, Kongo, Exeter, Valiant, Hood, Potemkin, Constellation, Farragut, Excalibur, Intrepid, Republic, Constitution and Lexington as well as hull numbers for all also. NOTE: all three ships have been professionally built. All seams have been filled and 98% of them fully sanded; the Bird of Prey has been primed and is 100% ready for final paint. The Klingon has been primed and has just a few small spots of putty to sand. The Federation ship is ready to prime. Please note that although the decals are 'excellent,' the 'Enterprise' decal is missing. All others are present. Includes instructions.

MPM Kawasaki Ki-64 Rob Heavy Fighter, 1/72, 72119

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


The Ki-64 experimental heavy fighter was one of the most advanced and unusual Japanese wartime aircraft. The powerplant was the 2350 hp Kawasaki Ha-201, which was two Ha-40 12 cylinder liquid-cooled engines mounted in tandem and driving two contra-rotating propellers. The forward prop, driven by the rear engine, was variable pitch while the rear prop was driven by the front engine and was fixed pitch. The steam vapor cooling system used water and the wing and flap surfaces for cooling. Five flights were made starting in December 1943. On the last flight, a fire started in the rear engine. An emergency landing saved the airplane, but repairs were not completed before the end of the war. Limited edition injection molded kit. Features very fine recessed panel lines, vac canopy and full decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2 Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1402-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Action-packed artwork shows a British fighter in a hot gun battle with the main Do-217, which is receiving major damage. Another Do-217 released its bomb load, while the starboard wing on another snaps away in flames as the crew hits the silk. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Handley Page Hampden B. Mk. I - 49 Squadron RAF, 1/72, 491

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Features movable control surfaces, opened or closed bomb bay with bombs, full crew and optional position undercarriage. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Hampdens, along with Whitley and Wellingtons, formed the RAF's Heavy Bomber force at the outbreak of WWII. Dusty Rhodes provided more information on the box art aircraft - Hampden AE240 took off from RAF Scampton at 1443 hours on the 12th February 1942, detailed to attack the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the English Channel. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and the aircraft and crew disappeared without trace. The Squadron lost 4 aircraft on this mission.

Airfix Heinkel He-111 H-20 Medium Bomber, 1/72, 484

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Type Three logo issue from the 1960s. Dramatic artwork of He-111s on a high-level bombing raid over the Russian front. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix McDonnell F-4B Phantom II - VF-31 USS Saratoga and More, 1/72, 04013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. 1986 issue. Includes optional parts and decals. The box side says that alternative markings are included, but does not say which ones; since the box is sealed, I do not know.

Heller AMD Mirage IVA Bomber, 1/72, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Very nicely molded kit of the French Strategic Bomber. Features very fine raised panel detail, recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, two drop tanks, nuclear bomb and decals for five different aircraft.

Air Lines Miles Magister - (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 3900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of two tiny canopies. It has been inventoried with all other parts included and has 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.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed; from the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2016.

Airmodel Dornier Do-217 K-1 Conversion, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Injection molded conversion has new nose section molded in clear, full instructions and paint guide with listed colors. Never started and complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit to complete (the Airfix kit is recommended for this one). Parts included are for the conversion only. Some scratchbuilding may be required.

Fujimi McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II - 18TFW 15TRS'Shogun USAF (Four Different Aircraft), 1/72, G-14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Very finely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, ALQ 119 and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. The box has a stain as shown but the parts, decals and instructions are still in 'factory new' condition. Although the decals look flawless, please read the articles (on this website) on using and saving old decals before using these or any older kit decals.

Monogram Do-17 Flying Pencil Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA214-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still sealed. First issue dated 1968. Kit is well detailed with optional position landing gear, detailed cockpit, rotating props and wheels and more. Has decals for KG53 Legion Condor, 7th Staffel or KG2, 7th Staffel. Both groups operated on the Russian Front in 1942.

Airfix Northrop RF-5E (Recon F-5E) Tiger Eye - Malaysian Air Force No. 12 Sq Butterworth 1983 / Royal Saudi Air Force No. 17 Sq Tabuk 1986, 1/72, 03057

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. From 1990. Unusual recon variant of the famous Northrop Tiger family of light-weight fighters. Nicely molded with 75 parts, cockpit detail, pilot, optional position canopy and landing gear, AIM-9 Sidewinders, Maverick missiles, gravity bombs and drop tanks, special nose with clear camera ports and decals for two air forces.

AMT-Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet SAC - (Hasegawa Molds), 1/72, A671-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


This kit is part of an early effort in the 1970s by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. Hasegawa made the kits and decals in Japan and shipped them to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. Kit is very nicely detailed with fine panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed landing gear with good well detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Revell A-7A Corsair II - US Navy VA-147, 1/72, H114-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


First release hardbox dated 1967. Features optional position landing gear, good intake detail, gear well detail and movable wheels, cockpit and pilot figure, optional folded or 'flight' position wings and full weqapons load of (6) 250 lb bombs, (12) 500 lbs bombs and (2) AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles Never started. Kit is either factory bag sealed inside or inventoried 100% with all parts, decals and instructions. The box would grade much higher than 'poor', but one short side panel has been cut off the box top.

Revell Bell Huey Attack Helicopter UH-1, 1/32, H259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Softbox issue dated 1970. Large, well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, complete cabin interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors, moving rotors and weapons system with SS-11 Missiles, M-6 Machine Guns, 7.62 MM Machine Guns and M-6 Guns with Rocket Pods. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Airfix Westland Scout A.H. Mk.1 - UK Army or Royal Jordanian Air Force - Blister Pack, 1/72, 01042-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+


Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Very nicely detailed kit that includes decals and color paint guide for both versions.

Top Flite Republic P-47N Thunderbolt 27 Inch Wingspan Gas U-Control Model, S2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Superb kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Recommended engines are .15 to .29. Features 'Superform' balsa shell that is perfectly formed to the exact shape of the fuselage. There are no blocks to carve and no planking required. Includes Jig-Time construction, precision die-cut grade A balsa wood, tapered leading edges, die-cut plywood formers, ribs, spar braces and other parts where additional strength is required, completely formed landing gear, clear, fully formed plastic canopy, rubber wheels, hardwood engine mounts, top grade silk-span, complete set of fuel-proof decals, full hardware (45 parts) and full size detailed plans with step-by-step instructions. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Flyline Models The General Airplanes Corp. Aristocrat - 36 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Museum quality scale model of this 1930s aircraft. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. Features full-size, detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.