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Hasegawa H8K2 Emily Flying Boat, 1/72, JS-21-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Rare, early first logo issue with glossy box art. Large and well molded kit of the best Japanese WWII long range flying boat. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules - 'S' Issue, 1/140, H247-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art and great color and gloss, four solid corners, no litho damage and only the factory tape marks on the side. There is light general wear. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Trimaster Focke-Wulf FW-190 D-9 Langnasen-Dora - (FW190D9), 1/48, MA-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

From 1987. Highly detailed model with legendary Trimaster quality. Kit features two frets of photoetched parts, numerous metal castings, brass and metal rod as well as all recessed detail on the plastic moldings. Large decal sheet and paint guide for several different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Heller North American T-6G Texan, 1/72, 80276

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Heller-Humbrol issue.

Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Rare 1st issue small hardbox from 1952 in 'excellent ++' condition. Has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, light wear as shown, circle logo and Ray Gaedke artwork. The box almost seems to small for this large 1/48 scale kit - and it is a tight fit. Molded in the correct early light gloss gray and clear. There are panel lines but very minimal rivet detail; later issues had heavy rivet detail added. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with extensive rivet detail. in the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. 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.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. Model 'stages' as the actual missile did. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. Titan I was the USAs first multi-stage Interncontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Airfix Hurricane Spitfire Lancaster Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary, 1/72, 10999

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Limited edition release. All three kits are included and are still in factory sealed bags with the decals and instructions.

Consolidated Model Engineering Javelin - 48 inch Winspan Class A or B Gas Powered For R/C Conversion or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Rare late 1930s/40s free flight design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Heller Me-163 Komet (Comet) with Eduard and Model Technologies PE Sets - With Ground Trolley- B-1a from 2/JG400 or red B-0-V41 from Erprobungskommando 16, 1/72, 80237

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$25   

Includes Eduard #72-099 PE detail set with film instruments, as well as Model Technologies MT0003 German WWII Seat Belts. Both are still factory sealed. The actual kit is very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$75   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Please note that the box has significant wear; ideal builder kit. 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 - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Sterling Fairchild 24K with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22 inch Wingspan Control Line or Free Flight, M-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl and other parts, steel pre-shaped landing gear strut and full decals. Full size plans are included with highly detailed text instructions also. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$135   

First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. The box is exceptional with factory-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, four solid corners and no fading. It does have very light general wear, mainly on the sides. Nicely detailed kit for 1958 with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Comet Cloud Buster - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 4401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

From the 1970s. I can remember that when properly assembled, it flew very well - flights of a minute or more were common, and if you caught a thermal, you never saw your Cloud Buster again! Kit features traditional wood & tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, quality die-cut printwood, spars and stripwood, wheels and propeller. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing tissue and rubber band. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached its peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Pyro Aston Martin Le Mans International Speedster, 1/32, C321-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In this case, they used the car at the Montagu Motor Museum in Brockenhurst, Hant, England. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Molded in gloss dark red and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix M4 Sherman Tank Craftmaster, 1/76, M4-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Hard-to-find 1960s Craftmaster issue with great box artwork. Nicely molded and detailed smaller scale tank kit. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible (please see the article about this conversion on this website). Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Heller Le Glorieux 74 Gun Ship - Circa 1770, 1/150, 913

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$140   

Highly detailed kit with 870 parts and three large sheets of billowing sails. The 'Le Glorieux' was a French ship laid down in 1770. She is unique in that her lower hull was sheathed with coppers, a practice that did not take hold till much later. In 1779, she sailed with the Comte d'Estaing squadron, or the American Squadron. She was also part of the Blue Fleet with the flagship La Couronne. Never started. Factory sealed bag or complete with all parts, sails and instructions. Sails have typical dents and wear from age and being in the box so long.

Revell North American B-25 Mitchell Giant Bomber Pre 'S' Kit, 1/65, H216-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Original first issue from 1954 and before the 'S' Cement logo was used. Classic Kishady box artwork. Box illustration has fantastic color and gloss. Correctly molded in gloss olive drab and clear, with the famous globe base. Features turrets and propellers that rotate, pilot, copilot and bomber figures and famous 'The Flying Dragon' decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle - 1776 Bicentennial Scheme, 1/72, 1160

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Two-seater Eagle kit with colorful and extensive decals for the 1776 Bicentennial paint job. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Douglas F4D Skyray, 1/88, PL-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$52   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This kit is in investment-grade 'NM+' condition. The box and contents are as fresh as new and come from a hobby shop closed many years ago. The one-piece flip-top box is a clean as if it came from the factory shipping box. Inside, the kit is as new, with the parts molded in glossy white and clear plastic, the correct clear Comet 'teardrop' stand, flat decals, as new instructions and the famous Comet catalog ordering envelope. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Comet originally began model production in 1929 with a line of balsa flying models. In the mid-1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small and medium scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. The early issues were in one-piece 'flip-top' boxes, and the later issues and releases were in standard two-piece 'hardboxes' with a lithograph slick glued to the top box. In 1963 Comet sold the plastic kit molds to Aurora, who reissued some but not all of the kits.