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Berkeley Culver V - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Big 1/12 scale model with a 29 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features covering material, full size plans, formed wire parts, full color fuel proof decals, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. 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. Berkeley is a very famous manufacture of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Tamiya HMS Prince of Wales Battleship, 1/700, 77522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1/700 scale waterline kit. Very finely molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The Prince of Whales saw very active service in WWII from fighting the Bismarck with HMS Hood to Far East service with the HMS Repulse off the Malay peninsula. It was in this battle that both ships were sunk by Japanese airborne torpedo attack.

Aurora Martin B-26D Marauder - 'Aurora Line' Logo Famous Fighters of All Nations Issue, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Mid-1950s issue of the popular kit. Please note that this kit has the 1955 Aurora Line rectangular color logo on the box and on the instructions. Molded in silver and clear. With Aurora's practice of not wasting boxes, instructions, decals or even older parts, this kit contains the newer large clear 'triangle' stand and Tatem Company decals with a triangle logo for the stand. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large bombers. All kits released up to this time had been fairly small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. The first issue box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year. This is the second issue box art and the more famous of the two. The issue after this one retained the same box artwork but had the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval Sunburst logo.

Aurora Cessna T-37 (Model 318 Tweet), 1/43, 138-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


SALE! Still mint in the factory seal. Dated 1962 but this is likely the second issue of this kit due to the 130 cent price extension.

Modelcraft F-82E North American Twin Mustang, 1/48, 48-021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+


Still factory sealed. Unusual large scale Twin Mustang. Well detailed with 144 parts and decals for Colonel Cy Wilson's personal aircraft 'Ole 97'.

Revell Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation Varig - Kikoler Issue, 1/128, H158

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare Brazil Kikoler issue with Varig markings. The kit is from the same molds as the 'S' issue. Includes colorful decals in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Before using any older kits decals, please see the articles on this website about saving and using old decals.

Hasegawa Boeing F4B-4 - 1930's Biplane Fighter - (F4B4), 1/32, QP12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


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. Very nicely detailed kit; typical high Hasegawa quality. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya P-51D Mustang - USAAF 336 FS 4th FG Capt. D. Gentile / 358 FS 355 FG Lt. William Hovde / 339 FS 504 FG, 1/48, 61040

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Well molded with all recessed panel detail, excellent cockpit with pilot, optional position canopy, choice of optional exhausts, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, optional closed or open position rear radiator shutter, drop tanks and decals with paint guide for the four aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have a few light stains on the backing sheet; the actual transfers are clear. Although there are no outward signs of moisture, this may have been caused by moisture.

Supermodel Blohm und Voss BV-138 B-1 / C-1 /MS Minesweeper / B-1, 1/72, 10-017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Long range diesel powered WWII flying boat known as 'The Flying Clog'. Bv-138s supported many operations in WWII, but may be best known for its ability to support U-Boats for days a time by being towed and refueled by the U-Boats themselves. Nicely detailed kit can build one of three version including the unique minesweeper with the flying ring. Color painting guide included. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Aurora 1920 Monroe Special Indianapolis 500 Winner - Kit and Built-Up, 1/30, 521-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very rare. Includes a boxed kit and a partial built up. The kit is from ex-Best molds. Aurora purchased the Best molds for the Indianapolis 500 Winners and made one issue in 1958. Kit is molded in gloss blue with real rubber tires, spoke wheels and includes a crew of two and some interior detail. NOTE: the kit has been started. Someone assembled the sub-frames to the body and the steering wheel to the dash. However, they used Elmer's white glue, so the parts simply fell off. The remaining glue easily popped off the parts, leaving them with only slight to no wear. NOTE: includes all car parts and instructions but the top section of the brake handle and the decals are both missing. The front axle is missing one short end (that the wheel slides over), which can be replaced with a stock cylindrical part. The partial built up model is missing one rear brake drum and the steering wheel - other than that, it looks to be complete. Quality of assembly and paint is very good, and it is painted the correct green color with a red nose.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War Group 2-g-22 / K.Gr. 172 Crete / Kamphfflliegerschule 'Thome' Winter Scheme 1942-43, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. From the 1970s. Profile Series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kamphffiegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those.

Lindberg T-55 or Ti-67 Israeli - Soviet / DDR / Israel, 1/35, 6001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit from 1989. With optional parts for the Ti-67, flexible treads and decals for three different tanks.

Duro-Matic Invader Aluminum Control Line Gas Airplane

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


I have tentatively listed this as a Duro-Matic Invader, but I am not certain. It is of the same design, but that is all I know. It is very clean and may have never been flown. I say that because there is no fuel, grease, damage or obvious marks that it would have happened when it was landed. It is possible that it was flown, neatly grass-landed and carefully cleaned, however. The control line wires move the elevator but they are very sticky. There is no engine. It comes with the spinner, but I question if the spinner is original to the aircraft. I am not certain of the class; the wingspan is 13 inches tip to tip, the fuselage is 1 and 1/8 long (without the spinner) and it is 3 1/4 inches high at the engine cowl.

Revell Vietnam Air Cav Team Bell Huey Helicopter UH-1D & Hughes OH-6A Loach, 1/32, 4454

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


1986 issue containing both big scale kits. The UH-1D is from the 1967 molds. It features a 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors and moving rotors. Includes pilot and gunner figure. The OH-6 is well molded with fine raised details, complete cockpit and compartment, pilot figure and working main and tail rotors. The kits have not been started. Each has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Phantom Fury - 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane - Plans by Robert Reder co-founder of Monogram, E24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Stick-and-tissue kit from the 1930s. When Bob Reder was young, he was hooked on flying models. Upon graduation in 1935, he went to work for Comet. He drew this version of the Phantom Fury plans and put his name at the bottom. This is a very nice kit for that time, featuring a large balsa printwood sheet, a pre-carved prop that only needs finish sanding, nose block, factory cut strip wood in all required sizes, other balsa stock as required for gear struts, etc., fully carved wooden wheels, red and orange covering tissue, clear window material, metal prop shaft and full size plans. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete. NOTE: The box looks great but is graded 'fair' because it is missing all of the end flaps.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Luftwaffe / Marineflieger - JBG34 / JBG31 / MFG1 / MFG2 /, 1/72, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Limited issue. From new molds with all very fine recessed panel lines, very nicely detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, four drop tanks and a paint guide and large decal sheet for the four aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell US Army Redstone Rocket, 1/110, H1832-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1995 reissue of the original 1950s 'S' kit from the same molds. Great model of one of the USA's early successful ballistic missiles and an ideal builder. Features launching pad, mobile radar van, testing unit and crew of three. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, P6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


First issue from 1955. Rare. The first issue has a part number of 'P6-98', and the second issue is 'PA6-98'. Molded in correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Decals and instructions are excellent. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Pegasus Sopwith T.F.2 Salamander (TF2) - Bagged, 1/72, 1007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Limited production kit. Very cleanly molded and detailed with injection molded main parts, metal details and decals.

Revell DD-931 USS Forrest Sherman - 'S' Issue, 1/320, H352-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Original 'S' issue from 1958 with classic Revell box art. Full hull kit with very good detail for that time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.