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Guillows Catalina PBY-5A / PBY-5, 1/28, 2004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Large 1/28 scale stick and tissue model. Can be built static as designed, or, if you are experienced, converted to RC. Instructions are not included for RC conversion. Features the choice of three building options - PBY-5A with floats and gear extended, same with floats and gear retracted or as PBY-5 float plane only. Features die cut high-grade balsa parts, numerous vacuform plastic parts such as engine nacelles, gun listers, canopy, nose cowl, nose turret and more, covering tissue, WWII period decals, step by step instructions and detailed plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co Culver Cadet Light Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare kit from the early 1950s. NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Solid wood, scale display model has about a 7 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage and wings, wood dowel for main gear struts, printwood horizontal and vertical stabilizers, tail wheel and main gear wheels. The kit has not been started. Includes all parts required for assembly - but NOTE, there are no plans. This kit originally came with three view plans. Other kits in this light plane 1/48 line included the Ercoupe, Taylorcraft 15, Aeronca Champion, Piper Cub Coupe and Stinson 150. Eagle Model Aircraft Company was located in Brooklyn, NY.

Cavacraft P-51D Mustang - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, S-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare. From the late 1940s/early 1950s. This is the first issue, which has the three color printed box. This excellent kit is among Cavacraft's final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby. The fuselage and wing are completely carved to shape. The quality is excellent - as good or better than Strombecker. Also features clear canopy, die cut smaller wooden parts, a sealed small detail parts bag, full color decals, CASCO glue and excellent plans/instructions. The kit has never been started and is complete. Please note, the box is missing two of the small inner flaps and one flap is taped on (from the inside).

Wright-Dayton Co Wright Aerial Torpedo Flying Balsawood Glider

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare. Exact date is unknown, but is from the late 1930s or early 1940s. Wright-Dayton was located at Front & Second Strs, Dayton Ohio. The instructions state that this flying glider was 'designed by the chief engineer of the Wright-Dayton Company, who helped built and fly the original Wright Airplane." No small claim and not an idle one! Upon further investigation, the un-named chief engineer is James M.H. Jacobs. He filed the patent for this glider in 1937; he is also named in patents with Wilber Wright. Sure enough, he was an engineer who certainly worked closely with the Wright Brothers. This is a rubber-band launched folding wing type model - when it slowed down near peak altitude, the wings would deploy and results in a long glide. It comes with a balsa body, factory attached red, white and blue tail feathers, metal nose weight (preinstalled) that has a launch hook, two balsa wings with excellent red printed design that says 'Wright Aerial Torpedo', factory applied tin folding tabs on the inboard wings, a rubber band/launch hardwood stick, full instructions and even the rubber bad (no good, but present, stuck to instructions). Complete and never used.

Heller DH-89 Dragon Rapide - British Civil 'Air Couriers Ltd' or French Air Force Navigation Trainer, 1/72, 345

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. 1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. 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.

Air Lines Vickers Vimy Alcock & Brown - First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight, 1/72, 12901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


From the mid 1960s with very colorful box art. A nice kit for that time. Finely molded with separate ailerons, elevator and rudder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo.

Heller Stampe SV4-C (SV-4), 1/50, 157

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Rare kit in 1/50 scale of this unusual French civil sport aircraft. Molded in dark red and clear with 58 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - Short Haul Airliner Great Britain Issue, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9.

Monogram Piper Tri-Pacer - Yellow Plastic, 1/32, 6822

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


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1973 White Box Mattel-Monogram release of this great large-scale model. Please note that this one is molded in a beautiful, bright, glossy yellow plastic with clear windows. Has opening doors, full interior, removable cowling, engine detail and two figures (including politically incorrect dead mountain lion). Never started. Inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Revell Aero Spacelines 201 Super Guppy - Airbus Industries, 1/144, 4743

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. 1985 issue. Possibly from Otaki molds. Very nice quality kit with all recessed panel lines. Includes colorful Airbus lettering and full color stripes as shown on the box photo. The Guppy is basically a powered aluminum balloon. It has tremendous capacity and loads through the swing-away nose. The first Guppy was built to haul Saturn V parts from California to Florida in order to avoid shipping delays via ships going through the Panama Canal. All Guppy aircraft are built from retired Boeing Stratocruisers. The pistons were replaced with more powerful turbo-props, and the Super Guppy is only 52 mph slower than the Stratocruiser.

Aurora Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander, 1/72, 85-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Factory sealed. 1968 issue hardbox. Nicely detailed kit features recessed panel lines, full interior with rear bulkhead, couch, chairs and console, cockpit with chairs, instrument panel, control yokes, forward bulkhead and clear windows. Includes optional position landing gear and colorful decals. The Jet Commander was the jet powered follow-on to the famous Aero Commander twin private aircraft. But shortly after 1121 delivery began in 1965, Rockwell bought Aero Commander. The 1121 was competition for the Rockwell Sabreliner business jet in the same class, so Rockwell sold the Jet commander to IAI. Initial releases under IAI were called the 1123. Improvements to the 1123 design lead to the IAI 1124 Westwind powered by 731 fan engines. Legend has it that these molds were lost and/or destroyed in a train wreck. Monogram bought Aurora's molds and was transporting them to the Monogram factory when the accident happened.

Cavacraft F-86 Sabre - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/55, J-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare. From 1951 or '52. This kit is among Cavacraft's excellent final efforts to compete in the solid model hobby, and it is as good or better than Strombecker. The fuselage and wing are completely machine cut to shape with only final sanding needed. The quality is excellent - as good as some Strombecker kits. The rudder and elevator are still in the die-cut hardwood sheet. Also includes pre-shaped wooden wheels, metal gear struts, vacuform canopy, sanding stick, sand paper, decals, full size plans and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed envelope. All other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Other kits in this series include the British SE-5, Mig-16, Mustang P-51D and Cessna

Revell Boeing 707 Astrojet - American Airlines Jet Horizons Series, 1/140, H243-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. 1964 issue. Features colorful American Airlines decals, fan-jet engines, optional position landing gear and passenger doors and moving rudder and wheels.

Revell Cobra II P-39 Racer - (Yellow Plastic), 1/45, H144-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare 1962 hardbox model of the 4 bladed prop Thompson Trophy Winner. Molded in bright yellow and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Matchbox DH-6C Twin Otter Floats or Gear - RCAF or Aurigny Air Service Ltd, 1/72, PK127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Nicely detailed kit with cockpit detail, optional baggage and non-baggage noses, regular landing gear, skis or floats. Kit includes Matchbox decals for Aurigny Air Service (Channel Islands) and RCAF rescue. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

MPC Boeing 727-200 Stretch American Airlines - (ex-Airfix), 1/144, 1-4704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. Features moving elevators, optional position landing gear and airstair door. With full color American decals.

Airfix Boeing 707 British Airways - Sky King Issue, 1/144, 04170-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


1970s issue with the fourth type Airfix Logo. Part of the famous and collectible Sky King series by Airfix. Nicely detailed and molded kit. Features fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, clear cockpit and cabin windows, separately molded cabin doors, detailed engine inlet and rear 'burner cans', optional position landing gear and full painting guide. Contains decals for three aircraft G-APFM, G-APFC and G-APFI. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 737 Lufthansa Sky King, 1/144, 03175-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++


Sale Pending
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Factory sealed but the seal has split. 1970s issue with T4 and 'Sky King' logos. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. With colorful Lufthansa decals.

Airfix DC-9-30 KLM, 1/144, 03176-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Factory sealed 1970s issue. Hard to find -30 version of the venerable short-haul transport. Features optional position boarding and baggage doors, optional position landing gear, optional position rear airstair door, clear windows and KLM decals.

Hasegawa 1903 Wright Flyer 1 1/16 Scale Museum Model, 1/16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare and large 1/16 scale museum quality kit. The four aircraft in this series (Wright Flyer, Fokker DR-1, Sopwith Camel and SE-5 Scout) are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the world's first controllable powered aircraft using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 303 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, copper, rubber, brass, injection molded plastic and still other materials. Unlike the other three kits, this model can have the interior framework covered as the real aircraft or it can remain uncovered. Includes a Wright Brother pilot and display stand. The wingspan is 765mm (over 30 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in still in the factory sealed bags. This kit was packed very carefully from the factory and all special internal boxes and inserts are included and in mint condition. Complete with instructions and roll-out plans. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.