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Hawk RE-8 (Re8) - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 56

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$38   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufactures making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This kit dates from 1946 and contains profile precarved wooden main aircraft parts, injection molded wheels, prop, machine gun, wooden stock as needed, metal seat, sandpaper, full color decals and full size well-detailed plans. 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. NOTE: the plans are intact but stained for about 2" across the top

Eduard Bell P-39N / P-39K Airacobra - with Express Mask Set - USSR / French / USAAF BAGGED, 1/48, 8064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$36   

Very highly detailed and well molded kit. Includes decals for P-39N-1 French Air Force 1944, P-39K-1 40th FS, 35th FG Lt. William McDonough Port Moresby 1943 and P-39N Col A.I. Pokryshkin, Commander of 9.Giad Summer 1944 (Russian Ace). Never started. NOTE: missing pilot. Complete with all other parts, decals, express mask set and instructions.

Hawk Chrome Plated Lockheed U-2 - (Authenti-Plate), 1/48, 300-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$90   

1962 completely chrome plated hardbox kit with Bill Campbell artwork. Large scale with 20 inch wingspan. While the box is only fair, the chrome is above average condition with typical light wear. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all aircraft parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram P-39 Airacobra P-400 / P-39D-1 / P-39D-2 / P-39L-1 - With Eagle Strike Decals, 1/48, PA227-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

First release of the classic 1960s "Blue Box" kit with no Mattel Logos. Includes parts for four variants. Does not include the factory decals but has the superior Eagle Strike IP4801A sheet 'Venomous Cobras of the World'. Includes "Hells Bells" (the box art ship), Soviet, French, USAAF 'Snooks 2nd' and 'Evelyn' and more aircraft. Very well detailed kit. Can be built as any one of three versions with markings for Soviet or US. Features full cockpit, gun bay and engines detail with removable panels, opening door and external stores. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Eagle Strike decals and instructions.

Glencoe Oeffag Albatros DIII (D-III D.III) - Austro-Hungary Decals for 3 Aces, 1/48, 05102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Oeffag modified the German DIII design with a stronger airframe and engine, making a superior fighter to the German machine. When the Germans tried to upgrade to the DV, the Austro-Hungarian air arm did not need to. The plane performed very well against a numerically superior enemy and was a favorite and the mount of many of Austria's Aces. Has markings for Austria's leading ace with 35 victories, Godwin Brumowski. Large decal sheet also includes marking for his other Albatros and two other Austrian aces as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$95   

Very early Lindberg first issue, featuring the circular Lindberg logo and early short, flat two-piece box. Wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacture of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Czech Model Ryan FR-1 Fireball, 1/48, 4815

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$42   

Limited run large 1/48 scale kit of the US Navy piston and jet powered fighter. Features beautifully molded injection parts with fine recessed panel lines, decals for two aircraft and many resin parts by True Details. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Adams Saab 35 Draken - Supersonic Fighter (J-35), 1/48, K500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Rare kit from 1959. Features retractable landing gear, opening canopy and missiles that actually launch from the central pod. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Adams was founded by Steve Adams and released plastic assembly kits in the late 1950s. The company was innovative and the general quality of most kits was very high for the time- so much that builders (not just collectors) still seek the kits today. Adams is best known today for a series of military vehicles and missiles, although they also released an aircraft (Draken), helicopter (YH-41), balloon (La Coquette) and ship (SS Savannah). Some of these appeared in gift sets as well. The Adams smaller scale (1/40) Atomic Cannon, Hawk Missile Battery, Honest John, Vanguard (1/80) and Thor (1/87)missiles and other kits are still sought after today. Combinations of these kits were issued in gift sets, which are very desirable collector's items today. In the late 1950s, Adams entered into a joint venture with Revell, and several of the military kits were released under the Revell label, such as the Jeep among others. Around 1960 there was a disagreement between Adams and Revell, and the agreement was terminated. Sometime after this, Adams quit the plastic model business, and Life-Like purchased most of the Adams molds.

Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Blue Angels - (F11F1), 1/48, 541-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Still factory sealed. Classic 1950s kit with all features that made these kits special. Has movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48. Colorful Ray Gaedke artwork. NOTE: seal is split on one short side due to the seal shrinking.

DML Messerschmitt Me-262A-1a/Jabo - Master Series Issue (Me262A1a), 1/48, 5507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Very highly detailed kit with two frets of photoetched parts and real rubber tires. 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.

RCM Grumman AF-2 Guardian, 1/48

Vaccuformed Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$85   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Hawk Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Chrome - Thai Air force Chrome Plated - (F8F2), 1/48, 215-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1968 issue with Royal Thai Air Force markings. This is the chrome plated version and the chrome plate is in exceptional near mint condition which is very rare. It has been properly protected for shipment. 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.

Blue Max Roland C-II (CII), 1/48, PG0201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Very highly detailed kit with main injection molded parts and many cast metal details. Has decals for two aircraft. 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.

Blue Max Sopwith Camel, 1/48, BM109

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$34   

Very highly detailed kit with main injection molded parts and many cast metal details. Has decals for two aircraft. 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.

Maircraft Heinkel He-100 Fighter - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

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. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Maircraft Boeing F4B-4 - Solid Wood Model Airplane - (F4B4), 1/48, S16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

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. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Aurora Pfalz D-3 (D-III DIII), 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

From 1957. Jo Kotula artwork is in excellent condition. This is the first issue of this kit - please note 69 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the sunburst logo. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Aurora Nieuport II, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Second issue still dated 1956 but actually from 1957/58. Jim Cox artwork. The square Northern Lights logo has been replaced with the first famous oval logo sunburst, but the square background remains. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing F4B-4 - (F4B4), 1/48, 122-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$65   

1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula boxart. This is the Parents' Magazine issue with the seal located in the lower right. Classic 1930s Navy Biplane Fighter that is still famous for their colorful paint jobs at that that time. Cowl, tail and trim color would vary with the Aircraft Carrier (Ranger, Lexington or Saratoga) that the group was based on and the aircraft's position in the flight formation. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.