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Hawk Lockheed T-33 US Air Force Jet Trainer, 1/48, 509-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Features pilot figures, mechanic, removable jet engine and aft fuselage, engine cradle and opening canopy. Molded in gloss silver and clear and with a large and colorful decal sheet for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller German T23 / T28 French L`Alsacien Class - 1100 Ton WWII Torpedoboot, 1/400, 81011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$27   

Still factory sealed. These ships were built in Germany at Schichau, Elbing and were commonly known as the '1939 Type' or 'Elbing class torpedo boat.' They were the first German torpedo boat large enough for fleet operations. After WWII they saw service with the French Navy until 1954/55. The British, Soviets and American obtained and used examples as well.

Arii F-5A Freedom Fighter, 1/144, A392-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$8   

Nicely molded including full landing gear, clear canopy, drop tanks and bombs and USAF decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issuee, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$315   

First issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with the 'S' logo on the sides and famous box art. The box is in 'Near Mint' condition with as-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no litho pulls and no tape with the exception of the factory sealing tape. Large scale and well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell US Coast Guard Icebreaker Eastwind (USCG), 1/285, H453-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$165   

1966 hardbox issue with wonderful Jack Leynnwood box artwork. The box is in exceptional 'NM+' condition. The kit is from the original 'S' kit molds. Like most of Revell's older ship models, this one is nicely molded and well detailed. Features rotating turrets/elevating guns, helicopter pad with helicopter and full rigging instructions. Molded in correct white, wood brown, and butterscotch. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The 269 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eastwind, a Polar Class Icebreaker was commissioned on June 3, 1944. This cutter served in the North Atlantic during World War II, and on ice breaking in the Arctic and Antarctic. She was decommissioned in 1968.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18 - Larger 1/60 Scale Issue, 1/60, 83-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Aurora Canada issue. Ex-Comet molds from 1964 and the first release from Aurora of this kit. Comet made two molds for the Beech 18, a small one and this one, the larger scale (1/60) version. Features clear windows, recessed panel lines, rotating props and pinstripe decals with N numbers. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Amodel Yak-25RV - II Mandrake, 1/72, 72212

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$28   

Still factory sealed. One of the very few kits built of the 'Mandrake' high-altitude reconnaissance variant from 1959.

Revell Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - US Navy Lt. Cdr. Jimmy Thatch / USS Yorktown / Block Island Anti-Sub, 1/72, 3303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Advent/Revell issue. From the original 1960s molds with drop tanks added for Block Island aircraft. Features removable cowling and detailed engine, two position landing gear, movable wheels and prop and decals with paint guide for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: rear engine is a different color of plastic. It is from an earlier issue of this exact kit.

High Planes F4U-5N Corsair and Parts & Decals for RAAF All-Red Vampire - USMC / Argentine Navy / Honduran Air Force, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare kit. Features (1) F4U-5N kit with injection molded main parts with recessed panel lines, cast metal detail parts, two crystal-clear vac canopies, extensive decals for all three Corsairs listed and a detailed painting guide (drawings and text). Also included are injection molded parts for the all-red Vampire (base kit required), full decals and paint notes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Otaki Japanese Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer K5Y1 'Willow' - Markings for Two Orange and One Silver Aircraft, 1/48, OT2-8-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

With beautiful full color painting guide. Very nicely molded kit featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, pilots, decals for three colorful aircraft and rigging wires and rigging information. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

ESCI Saab JA-37 Viggen (Jaktviggen), 1/48, 4059

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Large scale Swedish multi-role fighter. Features detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and airbrakes, two Sidewinder and two SkyFlash missiles and 30 mm gun. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Bayles' 1931 Gee Bee Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-134 Interflug Crusty, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$145   

Rare kit of this Soviet Transport nicknamed 'Crusty' by NATO. The Tu-134 is a design similar to the DC-9 and has seen widespread and successful service. It is perhaps most famous (or infamous) for the death of Mozambican president in 1986. The Tu-134 was a gift from the Soviets. When returning from the meeting, the aircraft crashed into mountains inside South Africa. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. KVZ was a Eastern German manufacture of kits during the Cold War. They made a fascinating range of civil and military subjects. If it were not for their efforts, there would be many 'Iron Curtain' subjects (especially civil) that we would never have injection molded kits of.

Monogram P-38L / P-38M 2 Seat Night Fighter / P-38J / F-5 Lightning - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6848

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Dated 1973. Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Midget Racer - The First Monogram Plastic Kit, 1/24, P1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Although this is the first Monogram plastic kit, it is the second issue of this kit from later in 1954 (read below). In the late 1940s/early 1950s, Monogram began to use injection molded details in the famous Speedee-Bilt and SuperKit aircraft models. The parts chosen for injection molding were generally difficult to carve from wood. From this experience, Monogram was ready to embark on all-plastic models. The first effort was kit number P-1 (for plastic kit #1) in 1954, the 1/24 scale Midget Racer. The box is the correct hardbox dated 1954. The advertising on the outside is unique and is used to promote this new type of model and the ease of assembly. The kit and sub-assemblies are pictured and named on the sides. This box has excellent color and gloss, solid side corners, no price tags or tape but suffers average general wear including creases, heavy corner wear at the left and right top, and general soiling as shown. The box bottom is intact with four solid original corners, but one long seam has split. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct red plastic. The parts are still slightly flexible and have much less than the typical warping - so this was an unusually stable batch of acetate that was correctly molded. The instructions are correctly labeled P-1 and are near mint. As mentioned before, this is a second issue because the kit has decals and the modified instructions showing the decals. (The first issue has no decals and the instructions do not show them. Kit P-2 is the same way). The decals are also labeled P-1 and are in 'excellent' condition with the usual yellowing and a slight curve. The correct die-cut windshield is included as well as a Monogram mini-catalog correctly showing the only 8 all-plastic kits available at that date, all all with 'P' kit numbers (no 'PC' or 'PA'). The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete. A great piece for the advanced collector.

KVZ Antonov AN-12 'Cub' - Aeroflot or Military, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Rare injection molded kit in 1/100 scale. The box is in exceptional condition with great color, four solid corners, no tape or tag marks and light general wear as the only flaws. Molded in white, silver, black and clear. Includes full landing gear detail and display stand, as well as a very large decal sheet with civil and military markings. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one main gear door. The other one is present to use as a pattern. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. KVZ was a Cold War German Democratic Republic model company that made many unique Warsaw Pac aircraft and helicopter kits.

OzMods HMAS Vendetta / HMAS Vampire / HMAS Voyager / HMAS Duchess - Australian Daring Class Destroyer, 1/700, AMMOZS7003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

And excellent waterline kit with superbly cast high-definition resin parts, photoetched details and full decals. Contains one ship but the decals cover your choice of Vampire, Voyager, Vendetta and Duchess. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Puma Sd. Kfz. 234/2 Heavy Armored Car, 1/35, 202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Older but nicely detailed and molded kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet with RCAF Golden Hawk Decals, 1/48, R505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

$32   

Includes very nice Royal Canadian Air Force Golden Hawks decal sheet make specifically for this kit. The actual model is still factory sealed. 'Boy Craft' Cellovision issue from the late 1950s. Box has the yellow oval 'Lindberg' logo on top hanging tab. Dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. 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.

Hasegawa Boeing F4B-4 - (6) Navy and (2) Marine Squadrons - (F4B4), 1/32, JS066-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed. Includes colorful markings and full paint guide for the following squadrons: VB-1B Red Ripper, VF-1B Top Hat, VF-3B Eagle, VF-6 Felix the Cat, VF-2 Chevron, VF-9M Marines and VF-10M Marines. The F4B-4 was the Navy version of the P-12E and was very popular with all services. They served as front line interceptors from 1932 till 1938.