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Revell Boeing Fortress IIA RAF (B-17) - Great Britain Issue, 1/72, H213

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$80   

Hard-to-find Revell British issue with RAF markings. Has many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear. Molded in the correct white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. And thanks to Dusty Rhodes for the following information about the exact aircraft on the box art (and decals)- '...At 2015hrs [14 June 1943], in square BF72, U-600 and U-615 came under attack from a B17 Flying Fortress, FK212/V, RAF 220 Squadron. The boats defended themselves with flak and the aircraft was destroyed. There were no survivors...' A heroic a/c and crew, deservedly memorialized by Revell.

Pyro Sea Goint Diesel Tugboat - Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$125   

From the late 1950s. Very rare early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed kit measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. espatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Airfix Spad S.VIII - Guynemer 1917, 1/72, 129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed but has writing on header as shown. From the 1960s. Bagged kit with color header. Includes the markings of the famous French Ace. Finely molded.

Airfix DH Comet 4B Dan-Air - Classic Airliners Special Edition, 1/144, 04176

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. From 1994. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. The initial Comet I was in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet 'Dragon 300' Atsugi 1995, 1/72, SP151

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit featuring all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail and pilot, optional position canopy, pilot boarding ladder, optional position speed brake, detailed gear and gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks.

Lindberg Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - (F7U1), 1/48, 2320

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$16   

Please note this kit is in the wrong box; someone taped the original box top to another kit box. Large scale Cutlass from the original 1950s molds. Molded with fine raised details. Never started. NOTE: missing rudder pitot tube, easily made. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Also includes a cockpit tub, pilot, instrument panel and seat from another kit.

Airfix North American Harvard II T-6 - RAF 1340 Flight 1954 or RAF Boscombe Down 1978, 1/72, 02057-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1979. Older but nicely molded kit which includes a painting guide and full decals for the two aircraft listed.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt F-84 F-51 and Superkit F-51 (P-51) F-84 - Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$825   

Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in Excellent condition with edge wear as the primary flaw. The four kits are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell Messerschmitt Me-109G (Bf-109G) 'Lone Eagles' Issue, 1/32, 4557

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed. 'Lone Eagles' issue from 1990. Has plenty of action features- fully detailed engine, removable panels, full cockpit, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and retracting/extending landing gear.

KVZ Tu-134 'Crusty' Aeroflot Decals - Interflug Boxart, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Large and colorful decal sheet is in excellent condition. The kit is molded in white, clear, silver and black and includes full landing gear and a large display stand. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, stand and instructions. Please note that the box art is Interflug, but the kit decals are for Aeroflot.

Roseplane Nieuport 27 C.1 - French and RFC WWI Fighter, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very high quality cast resin kit. Includes all necessary parts and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The Nieuport 27 C.1 served in limited numbers with the French Air Force. 71 French-built machines with Lewis machine guns were sold to the Royal Flying Corps in the summer of 1917. The RFC version is the one modeled. Includes painting color information. Please note that some small parts were not included by Roseplane; you will need to supply these from your spares box. For example, I see all major airframe parts included but do not see any cockpit or prop.

Revell 4590 Messerschmitt Bf-109 K4 / 4599 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Includes both factory sealed kits.

AMT-Frog Famous Fighters Series 1 and 2 3955-120 Hurricane IIC / Fokker D-XXI / Mc-202 Folgore and 3956-130 Tempest V / D-520C / FW-190 A-4, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

Includes both kits. They have never been started. All six models are still in the factory sealed bags. Both large decals sheets appear 'excellent' as do the instructions.

Enterprise Jimmy Doolittle's Laird Super Solution - 17 inch Wingspan Static Scale or Control Line

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$145   

Very early control line or scale static kit. Would do very well as either. Excellent plans with many additional details. Contains all parts required and even color decals. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram 1950s Kurtis-Kraft Indianapolis Racer, P12-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$45   

Still factory sealed. This is the 1996 reissue of the 1956 kit using the original molds, box art and kit number. Features wheels that steer from the steering wheel, hinged hood, detailed engine, instrument panel, driver, pit mechanic, tool box and decals.

Constructo Galeon San Mateo (Spanish Galleon) - Highly Prefabricated Wooden Ship Kit

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

19 inches LOA (length overall) and 17 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hull with predrilled mast and stand pedestal holes, finished wood display stand, turned and painted stand pedestals, four large sheets of heavy cardboard displaying over 100 wooden parts that are completely cut, finished, numbered and held on with string, another sheet with completely sewn and finished cloth sails, flags and much more, a box with well over 100 injection molded fittings, another box holding all needed paint colors, instruction sheet in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits, all issued by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

Strombecker Northrop P-61 Black Widow, C33

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$65   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them. This kit is hardwood with many plastic injection molded parts, so it was produced in the transition from wood to plastic. The P-61 is one of the rarest of the WWII Strombeckers. The model includes plastic detail parts, decals, glue and wood filler. The carving is done to the final shape - which makes for some impressive parts for a Black Widow. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display model with an 11 inch wingspan. Never started. NOTE: missing top turret, gun barrels, wire gear struts, nose wheel and pins for attaching the props. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, excellent decals and instructions present.

Tamiya Hyakushiki Shitei III Recon Aircraft - Hiko 10th Sentai 1st Chutai / Dokuritsu Hikotai 55th Chutai, 1/48, 61045

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$30   

Still factory sealed. Includes painting guide and decals for the two aircraft listed.

Wilhelmshaven Jason Freighter / Motorship, 1/250, 1018

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Excellent quality kit of a rare subject. Very well detailed, large scale model with a waterline hull. Named for Jason, the leader of the Argonauts and a Thessalian king's son. The original Jason sailed on the Argo and brought back the mythical golden fleece. This ship, the MS Jason, lead a very active and productive life. She was built in 1954 at the Unterweser Werft in Bremerhaven for DG Neptune. In 1966 she was converted to a charter/survey ship Seismic for Prakla seismos. In 1973 Jason was sold to Christos M. in Cyprus and renamed Minos. In 1977 she was sold again to Honduras as Buena Suerta. She was renaned Lea in 1989 and scrapped in Aliaga in 1990.

Revell US Navy Sea Shadow Stealth Ship, 1/144, 05088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$64   

Still factory sealed. From 1995. Out of production kit of the navy Stealth Test Ship. Built between 1983 and 1985, the Sea Shadow was just over 49 meters long and could achieve 15 knots with a diesel-electric power plant. For years the Navy tested the Sea Shadow off the California coast but only at night. Testing centered around stealth characteristics, steering, automation and sea worthiness. The ship was not revealed to the public until April 11, 1993.