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Frog Gannet AS1/4 - 815 Sqn Fleet Air Arm HMS Ocean 1956 / 1 Marinefliegergeschwader Kriegsmarine 1958, 1/72, F228

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Includes color painting guide and decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$799   

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. The company originally produced solid scale models, but plastics were just coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material.' Maircraft decided to produce their first deluxe kit with many injection molded details, and the excellent P-61 Black Widow model was introduced in 1945 at a very high price for that 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 as . 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 manufacturers 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 has general age and shelf wear as shown and is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete. 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 factory-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other factory-carved and stock wooden 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, including the parts order sheet, sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' and the '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 and colorful decal sheet is 'excellent' and flat and has only light yellowing and age wear. 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. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured. 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.

Airfix Vertol 107-II / CH-46 Sea Knight - Swedish Navy (HKP4), 1/72, 296

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$26   

Third logo issue. Features moving rotor blades, full cockpit and bulkhead, opening rear cargo doors and optional position side doors. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram P-40N Curtiss Warhawk - Blue Box Issue, 1/64, PA165-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. Blue box issue from 1967. Very finely molded with excellent detail and traditional Monogram quality.

Hawk Supermarine Swift, 1/72, 607-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. The model has excellent fit and recessed and raised panel lines. Can be assembled with or without landing gear. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$379   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include general wear and edge and corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Boeing 737 United Airlines, 1/72, 359-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

This rare 1/72 scale 737 hardbox is dated 1966 and features great Roy Grinnell art. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Ford Econolline Van Stock or Vantom Custom, 1/25, T418

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Original issue from the early 1970s. Highly detailed stock or custom van with detailed engine, opening hood, superb chassis, suspension, driveline and exhaust detail and many custom parts. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: decals have age micro-cracking and some edge damage.

Tamiya M1046 Humvee Tow Missile Carrier, 1/35, MM267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$29   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded.

Tomalco D&RGW 30 Foot Reefer Refrigerator Car - HOn3 / HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-3

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$26   

Packed in the original clear plastic box. Very highly detailed kit with factory cut hardwood main parts, numerous metal and very fine plastic fittings, extensive decals and excellent plans & instructions. 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.

Tamiya Nakajima Saiun C6N1 Myrt with Clear Fuselage, 1/50, MA109-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Sale Pending
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Early Tamiya kit featuring clear fuselage half and cowling, very well detailed interior and engine, crew figures, separately molded elevators, ailerons, leading edge slats and working wing flaps. Has markings for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB Sopwith Triplane - Collector's Series Issue, 1/48, 1100-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

1972 Collector's Series issue. Features highly improved mold quality, rigging diagram with rigging instructions, two ground crew and terrain display base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell North American P-51B Mustang - RAF 316 (Polish) Sq Early 1944 / USAF 334th Sq 4th FG 8th 'Salem Representative' AF Debden-Essex England, 1/32, 4740

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Rare 1993 Revell of Germany issue. Features detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, removable cowl, good cockpit detail, pilot figure and rotating wheels and prop. Has a very large decal sheet for the aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby-Time Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - Static Display or Flying Model - (F4D1), 1/45, 2001

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

One of three unique kits in a series - the other two are the Demon and Super Sabre. The kit has vacuform fuselage, wings with recessed panel lines. For the static version, there is a tree of injection molded detail parts including full landing gear and a stand. For the flying version, there is a nose weight and flying instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter, 1/70, 496-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

1961 hardbox issue with fantastic box art by jo Kotula. Includes decals for F7U-1 NATC aircraft. Molded in gloss medium gray and clear, with full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-15 Eagle, 1/48, 5801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

1979 large 1/48 scale issue and a quality Monogram kit with very good detail, fit and finish. Features very highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells and engine air inlets, drop tanks, ECM pod, Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles, optional position canopy, speed brake and pilots boarding step, detailed radar and optional position radome and an excellent decal sheet for three aircraft (1st TFW Langley AFB / 33rd TFW Elgin AFB / 32nd TFW The Netherlands). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Avro Vulcan Jet Bomber, 1/96, 579-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$49   

1967 hardbox issue with some of my favorite Tom Morgan box artwork. The box top has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and light wear as shown. The model features movable ailerons, wing flaps, rudder, pilot and copilot figures and a large, clear round-base stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Huma Model Dornier Do-27 - German / Portugal / Spain / Israel - Bagged, 1/72, 13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$24   

Sale Pending
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Still factory bag sealed. Nicely molded and detailed kit. Contains markings for one German Civil, two Luftwaffe aircraft and one each for Israel, Portugal and Spain.

Phoenix Slingsby 3, 1/72, P7

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$24   

Features very high quality moldings with fine recessed and raised detail 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.

California Model Co SE-5a Scout and Nieuport 17 C-1 Wood Flying Airplanes, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

NOTE: builder kits only, please read carefully. Includes the important parts from both kits. Probably from the 1940s. Includes full size plans/instructions and all required printwood. There have never been started but include no parts other than stripwood and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacturer, please email me.