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Sign Rotabuggy 10/24 Flying Jeep / Hafner Rotabuggy / Malcolm Rotaplane, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Rare. The only kit issued of this unique subject. Features very finely cast resin main parts, many photoetched brass parts, full decals and instructions including a painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Hafner Rotabuggy (formally known as the Malcolm Rotaplane and as the M.L. 10/42 Flying Jeep) was a British experimental aircraft that was essentially a Willys MB combined with a rotor kite, developed with the intention of producing a way of air-dropping off-road vehicles. Although initial tests showed that the Rotabuggy was prone to severe vibration at speeds greater than 45 miles per hour, with improvements the Rotabuggy achieved a flight speed of 70 mph on 1 February 1944. The last test flight occurred in September 1944, where the unit flew for 10 minutes at an altitude of 400 feet and a speed of 65 mph, after being released by a Whitley bomber, and was described as "highly satisfactory." However, the introduction of gliders that could carry vehicles (such as the Waco Hadrian and Airspeed Horsa) made the Rotabuggy unnecessary and further development was canceled.

Revell Boeing 707 Lufthansa, 1/144, 4202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

1982 Revell of Germany issue. Features moving rudder, optional position cabin doors, detailed engines and optional position landing gear detail. Includes a large, colorful and extensive Lufthansa decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-86D Sabre Jet Fighter, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

From the 1950s with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Features detailed raised panel lines and fine rivets, pilot and seat, two piece canopy, optional extended rocket tray, full landing gear, two wing mounted drop tanks, 8 missiles, the Lindberg 'teardrop' based stand and full decals for the box art aircraft shown. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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 manufacturers.

Imai Danmark 3 Masted Full-Rigged Ship With Sails, 1/350, B-313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

Waterline model measures about 8.5 inches long when assembled. This is one of the finer smaller-scale sailing ship models and features detailed deck fittings and houses, lifeboats and davits, separately molded yard arms, detailed standing rigging diagrams, full vacuform sails in excellent condition, running rigging diagrams, rigging material, full color painting guide and more. Molded in white, green (hull base plate) and wood tan. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes color flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or British Airways, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed. '50 Years of Revell' reissue of this classic cut-away Jumbo Jet kit. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Includes decals for British Airways or SAS aircraft.

ITC SS France Ocean Liner - (Norway), 1/450, 3600-4-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. This is a large 1/450 scale kit of the SS France, one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Very good detail for the time. Features full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the kit is like new. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting like in the ITC United States. Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The red parts are not sealed but have been inventoried complete. Decals, flag sheets and instructions are included.

Mamoli Halifax English Colonial Schooner 1774, 1/54

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

$165   

Very highly detailed plank-on-frame model that measures 59cm when built. This is a superb kit featuring numerous factory cut wooden parts, numerous die-cut hard and plywood parts, high quality stripwood, a large and very complete fittings pack, sailcloth, printed cloth flags, full size plan sheet with complete rigging details and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans/instructions. The Halifax was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768 and transformed at Portsmouth into a typical colonial schooner of that time. She saw service along the American coasts in a rather complex period the history of this country.

Artesania Latina Atlantis Fishing Boat - From The French Atlantic Coast Circa 1950s/60s/70s, 1/38, 20115

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

Highly detailed, large-scale plank-on-frame kit the measured 15 and 9/16 inches (395mm)long when assembled. Features quality die-cut hardwood, hardwood planking material, a large and comprehensive fittings set of metal castings and pre-carved wooden parts. With text instructions and superb full size plans. Never started. All parts are still factory sealed and the paperwork is complete.

Timberline Square Water Tank - HO Scale Craftsman kit, 1/87, 142-550

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Excellent model featuring pre-cut hardwood parts, metal chain, plastic spout and detailed text and illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Comet US Army Observation Y10-43 - (Y10 43) - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Very, very rare kit from 1934. Stick and tissue kit almost never turn up from this early. The box top is complete with all four sides and top but is tattered on an along the lower long side; there is also general wear and damage as shown. It does display better than the grade, which reflects the worse condition of the box sides. The tray (bottom box) is 'very good-' with some wear to the edges. Inside, the superb plans are 'very good++.' They were never 'pinned down' for assembly, have no writing on them and the folds are solid (not fragile.) Flaws are a 3" closed tear and the normal yellowing. They are very highly detailed with numerous drawings, parts layout and full-size templates, numerous detailing tips and excellent text instructions. They even have an actual photo of the fuselage being built. In addition there is a full size sheet of separate text instructions. The parts feature four sheets of printwood, strip wood in different sizes, original two colors of tissue paper, very large, colorful and comprehensive insignia sheet, fully carved wood prop, fully carved spinner and wheels, two sheets of sandpaper, a paper envelope of metal detail parts, clear canopy material with the window frames printed on, metal stock, quality strip balsa and balsa blocks and rigging cord. NOTE: the following fuselage bulkheads have been cut out and are missing but are full-size on the plans: #1, #2, #3 and #4. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans present. Three other parts are neatly cut out and present. No other parts are cut.

Revell DC-7 Flagship American Airlines One-Piece Stand Arm Pre -S Issue, 1/122, H219-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$210   

Rare 1954/55 Pre-S true issue with the fantastic artwork of a DC-7 at the moment just before touchdown. Please note, this is the correct first release with the one-piece plastic stand arm and instructions that illustrate this. Also, the main gear axles are separate parts on this issue. On the second issues the gear struts were modified and the axles were moved to the wheels, and the stand arm was changed to two plastic parts because the one-piece stand arm was fragile and in use it broke easily. Very few were made as Revell quickly corrected this weakness. Correctly molded in gloss silver and clear and a large, colorful decal sheet. Inside, the kit has never been started. I has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions are 'near mint' with the detailed American Airlines route map on the back. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with no curl and light yellowing.

O-Lin Fleet Submarine (Gato Class, Ex-Varney)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very, very rare investment piece for the advanced collector. From the late 1940s. This is the first one I have had in 20 years of dealing with kits and among the finest condition I have seen. Molded in the correct, gloss olive-drab plastic with a two piece hull, fore and aft decks, sail and detail parts and full instructions and the correct stand marked 'FLEET SUBMARINE.' The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 'Very Good++' condition instructions. The box is graded 'excellent' (not perfect!) and has very nice color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags or tag tears, no tape except for the remains of clear tape on the two long sides where the box was factory sealed, no tape tears and no box tears, fades or missing litho. Wear includes general light shelf wear as shown and some corner and edge wear. NOTE: must be shipped insured. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s.

Hawk Vought Corsair F4U-ID - (F4U1D), 1/72, 604-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$25   

1965 issue with ground attack artwork by Tom Morgan. Excellent kit for that time with great fit. Includes pilot, clear canopy, full landing gear with all 6 main and 2 tail gear doors, drop tank and under-wing bombs and rockets. Molded in dark blue and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Williams Brothers Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk From USS Akron or Macon, 1/32, 32-F9C

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Large scale (1/32) kit is nicely molded and detailed. Features full interior detail, two types of wheels and rigging material/instructions. Has decals for one of 6 different Sparrowhawks from either airship. This is the aircraft flown and maintained from the 1930s flying aircraft carriers (rigid airships) USS Macon and USS Akron.

Lindberg WWII Navy Assault Airplane F6F Hellcat - Motorized, 1/48, 302M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

late 1950s model with fantastic Gaedke artwork. Includes electric motor and hardware; the batteries are hidden in the base. Never started. The motor is still factory sealed and all other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders, 1/64, H142-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1966 reissue of the famous 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Never started. The parts, decals and instructions are all still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-27 Type 97 Fighter Nate 59th Flight Regiment, 1/48, 09310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1993. Well detailed with very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit and more.

Glencoe World War I Subchaser - (Sub Chaser ex-ITC), 1/74, 07301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Ex-ITC Ideal Molds from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Full hull kit with complete deck fittings and display stand. Large and detailed kit for that time. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Jetco Cessna 170 - 36 Inch Wingspan For R/C, S-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

True scale wooden flying model of this popular and sleek aiplane. Designed for Radio Control but does have provision for free-flight option. Features plastic cowl, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed light-weight metal gear struts, factory-sealed hardware packet, celluloid die-cut cabin windows, shaped tapered wing edges, covering material, very large decal sheet and instructions with full size plans. Nothing has been punched out and the model is exactly as it left the factory. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals intact and complete but have age foxing.

Lindberg Blue Devil Destroyer (Fletcher) - (USS Melvin DD680) Motorized for R/C, 1/125, 70815

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$125   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. Recent issue from the original molds. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher DD for free run or remote control. If used free running, it can be programmed to do rectangles, figure 8, circle or go straight. Nicely detailed model includes motor and all other running hardware and gears.