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ESCI McDonnell F-4 Phantom II - Bicentennial Aircraft VX-4, 1/48, 8459
ESCI McDonnell F-4 Phantom II - Bicentennial Aircraft VX-4, 1/48, 8459
Exc+   Injection Molded   old
$52

Unusual large scale (1/48) Phantom with large and detailed VX-4 Bicentennial markings. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit with optional position canopies, optional position landing gear and centerline fuel tank. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. Decals are in excellent condition. Please read the two articles about saving old decals (located on this website) before using any older decals.
Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2
Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2
VG   Wood_Plastic   old
$3500

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufactures predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.
MPC Curtis Helldiver SB2C, 1/72, 7011-70
MPC Curtis Helldiver SB2C, 1/72, 7011-70
Exc+++   Injection Molded   old
$26

Very finely molded and well made kit. Features folding wings, interior detail, canopy molded in the correct five different sections for optional positions, two position bomb bay doors, internal bomb load and external drop tanks and wing mounted missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This kit is from Airfix molds and is one of the MPC 'Bonus' features series. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s and includes custom and stock decals as well as the clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.
Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800
Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800
VG   Injection Molded   old
$95

Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.
Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang  - Action Model, 1/32, PA77-198
Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang - Action Model, 1/32, PA77-198
VG-   Injection Molded   old
$135

First issue of this classic 'Action Model'. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is over 35 years old and functions like new! Great detail. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This kit has an interesting history. In 1961, Monogram introduced the 1/32 scale Phantom Mustang. This was a very ambitious project. The kit was transparent, highly detailed and included two electric motors. One motor raised and lowered the main gear and tail wheel while the other spun the prop. Two small levers on the base dropped bombs from the wings. It was molded in clear, silver, black, red and zinc chromate green. Although successful, the kit was expensive to produce and cost a hefty $4.98 when new. As a way to create more revenue from the molds, Monogram cleverly created this kit - using the same molds as the Phantom Mustang. The stand, gears and motorizing features were simply left out and the model molded in solid colors. The gear retraction/extension features was retained, but moved to a small knob on the bottom of the wing; the same for the bomb dropping mechanism. This lowered the price to $1.98 and this revenue certainly helped pay down the mold costs.
Tamiya Type 0 F1M2 Pete Observation Aircraft - 938 Flying Corps / 'R' Sq Rabaul and Shortland Islands / Kamikawa Maru Tender / Tateyama Flying Corps Tokyo Bay / Indonesian Air Force Surabaya 1946 / Seaplane Carrier Chitose, 1/50, 350
Tamiya Type 0 F1M2 Pete Observation Aircraft - 938 Flying Corps / 'R' Sq Rabaul and Shortland Islands / Kamikawa Maru Tender / Tateyama Flying Corps Tokyo Bay / Indonesian Air Force Surabaya 1946 / Seaplane Carrier Chitose, 1/50, 350
Good+   Injection Molded   old
$34

Very nicely molded and detailed larger scale float plane. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and crew, detailed engine, bomb load and beaching trolley. Includes decals for 5 aircraft and a markings guild showing conversion to rare Indonesian Air Force markings. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.
Merlin Models Fokker EV (E-V) / D-VIII (DVIII) - German or Polish Air Force, 1/72, 16
Merlin Models Fokker EV (E-V) / D-VIII (DVIII) - German or Polish Air Force, 1/72, 16
Fair   Multi_Media   old
$19

Limited edition kit with finely cast metal parts and details and injection molded main airframe parts. Includes decals for multiple versions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.
Revell B-24 Liberator Buffalo Bill - Pre 'S' Kit - With Early One-Piece Stand Arm, 1/92, H218-98
Revell B-24 Liberator Buffalo Bill - Pre 'S' Kit - With Early One-Piece Stand Arm, 1/92, H218-98
Exc++++   Injection Molded   old
$185

Very rare 1954 first issue with correct early stand. The box is graded 'excellent++++' and has brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags, no tape or tag marks and no missing litho. The only flaws are very light shelf wear near the edge. Molded in correct glossy olive drab and clear with 'Buffalo Bill' decals and rare first issue 'Revelving Swivel Base' stand. This has the one-piece plastic stand arm. This design proved very fragile and Revell quickly replaced it less than one year into sales. The instructions are in near mint condition and correctly show the one piece stand arm. Decals are still flat and are excellent. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions.
AGA Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V VII - ex Frog, 1/72, MKA00108
AGA Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V VII - ex Frog, 1/72, MKA00108
VG++   Injection Molded   old
$59

Contains optional parts and markings to build the Mark V or Mark VII version. Very nicely detailed and molded like most Frog kits. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
RCM Grumman F8F Bearcat, 1/32
RCM Grumman F8F Bearcat, 1/32
Vacuform   new
$95

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished.
Aurora Fokker D-VIII D.VIII DVIII, 1/48, 135-69
Aurora Fokker D-VIII D.VIII DVIII, 1/48, 135-69
Exc++   Injection Molded   old
$120

First issue from 1959. The famous and dreaded 'Flying Razor' of WWI. The D-VIII had what it took to turn the tide in the air, but was introduced too late and in too few numbers to make a significant difference. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk (F3F), 1/32, PA58-198
Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk (F3F), 1/32, PA58-198
VG   Injection Molded   old
$115

First issue 'Four Star" kit dated 1960. This airplane is a civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals including striping, sliding canopy, rigging material and instructions for rigging and is molded in clear, orange and silver. Never started. Factory bag sealed or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Monogram Mitsubishi Zero A6M5 - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6799
Monogram Mitsubishi Zero A6M5 - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6799
Sealed Exc++++   Injection Molded   old
$44

Still factory sealed. 1973 issue. This kit is part of a famous 1/48 scale series of WWII aircraft kits that Monogram originally developed in the 1960s. The kit is very well molded and features rotating propeller and wheels, retractable landing gear, pilot and drop tank.
Golden Age Reproductions P-51D P-51B Anson Johnson Racer - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion
Golden Age Reproductions P-51D P-51B Anson Johnson Racer - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion
Exc++   Wood   new
$36

Can make any of the listed models - decal include markings for the Johnson Racer. Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the Golden Age of flying models, the 1930s, but this is an original Golden Age plan and kit. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, full color decals, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and very highly detailed instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.
Berkeley Super Cadet - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12
Berkeley Super Cadet - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12
VG++   Wood   old
$165

Big 1/12 scale model with a 35 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 rubber wheels, covering material, clear windows, full size plans, formed wire parts, full size plans, 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 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.
Italeri UH-1D 'Slick' Huey Gunship - US Army 'Wasp' Platoon 116th Assault Co. Vietnam 1971 / AB-205 Italian Army 5 Raggruppamento 'Rigel' A.L.E. 1979 / German Army Rescue Service Bukeburg 1992 / Spanish Army BHELMA II 1992 / German Army HFR 6 'Special Colors' May, 1/72, 1247
Italeri UH-1D 'Slick' Huey Gunship - US Army 'Wasp' Platoon 116th Assault Co. Vietnam 1971 / AB-205 Italian Army 5 Raggruppamento 'Rigel' A.L.E. 1979 / German Army Rescue Service Bukeburg 1992 / Spanish Army BHELMA II 1992 / German Army HFR 6 'Special Colors' May, 1/72, 1247
Exc++   Injection Molded   old
$28

2004 issue. Nicely molded kit with fine recessed detail. Includes optional parts for all versions. Features full cockpit and interior, engine and transmission detail, rocket pods and miniguns, optional position pilot and cabin doors, optional rescue hoist and decals for all the helicopters listed including a very colorful and well decorated German version. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Testors Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma, 1/35, 854
Testors Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma, 1/35, 854
VG   Injection Molded   old
$24

Very highly detailed kit with 198 parts. Very finely detailed. Features detailed driver's compartment, rotating tires and turret, elevating guns and accessories such as jerry cans, tools, knap sacks and spare parts. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.
Phoenix P.V.II bis (PV-II bis), 1/72, P8
Phoenix P.V.II bis (PV-II bis), 1/72, P8
Vaccuform   old
$32

Features very high quality moldings with fine recessed and raised detail, a full interior and pre-shaped strut material. This kit has not been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts. Not recommended for builders who are not experienced with vacuform kits.
Ambroid Mathieson Dry Ice Car - HO Craftsman Kit - With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, 7
Ambroid Mathieson Dry Ice Car - HO Craftsman Kit - With Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, 7
VG++   Wood_Metal   old
$48

Rare kit of very high quality that is faithful to the prototype. Includes real sprung metal trucks. Limited edition - one of 5000 made. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO 'Craftsman' kits. These models build an accurate and fully detailed prototype. Ambroid kits were limited release models that are widely considered to be the standard of quality for fine HO Craftsman style kits. Features all Northeastern Scale Lumber with pre-cut and carved hardwood pre-scribed sides, roof and floor as required, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of metal detail parts, ladders and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the non-sealed parts have been inventoried complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/
Hasegawa IJN Hayanami Destroyer  (Yagumo Class), 1/700, B-12-100
Hasegawa IJN Hayanami Destroyer (Yagumo Class), 1/700, B-12-100
Exc++   Injection Molded   old
$18

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, instructions and decals (if issued).

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