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Matchbox USS Indianapolis Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, 40165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$20   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Nicely molded waterline model from 1992 featuring detailed deck and armament, rotating main turrets, detailed superstructure, two aircraft and more.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

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.

ESCI Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-23 S - Mig23S), 1/48, 8207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Large scale (1/48) Mig features optional position canopy, detailed landing gear, swing wings and underwing missiles and fuel tanks and more. Includes decals for both air forces.

Testors HMMWV Hummer M998 Series, 1/35, 830

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

Dated 1988 and nicely molded with over 100 pieces. Features fully detailed chassis, TOW missile launcher that rotates and elevates, full interior and US Marines decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft Rockwell B-1A - Supersonic Strategic Bomber - (ex Entex), 1/144, 1606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Unusual kit of the original B-1 in it's "A" Mach 2 high altitude configuration. Prototypes were built and flown, but the 'A' variant never entered production. The 'B', optimized for low-level penetration and subsonic performance was developed shortly after. The model features recessed surface detail, wings that swing, good intake and exhaust detail, cockpit tub with bulkheads and seats, detailed landing gear, optional position crew boarding stairs and more. With display stand and decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co Hawker Typhoon, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Rare kit from the 1940s. Solid wood, large-scale display model has a 10.5 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage & wings, printwood, sandpaper, color insignia sheet for the RAF and detailed plans with cross sections and painting guide. Never started and 100% complete.

Hawk FE-2B Brisfit - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 53

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Rare model from 1946 for the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features profile (2D) cut wooden fuselage, wings and tail feathers, injection molded wheels, propeller and machine gun, wooden stock as required, metal seat, full color decals and high quality, full-size plans. Never started and complete.

Hawk Culver V - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

A rare kit for the advanced collector or builder. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for the time. This model dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. It features a profile (2D) carved wooden fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, wooden stock as required for struts, etc., fully formed wheels, metal propeller, sandpaper, a sheet with wing registration numbers and quality, full-size plans with wing and fuselage templates. The model has not been started and is complete.

Hawk Skycycle Piper PA-8 - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 26

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

A rare kit for the advanced collector or builder. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for the time. This model dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. It features a profile (2D) carved wooden fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, clear vacuform canopy (in 'near mint' condition), wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, other cut-to-shape wooden parts, threaded screws to very cleverly duplicate scale engine cylinders, sandpaper, a sheet with wing registration numbers and quality, full-size plans with wing and fuselage templates. The model has not been started and is complete.

Hawk De Havilland DH-4 - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 56

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$39   

Rare model from the 1930s for the advanced collector. Note the low kit number (36) in this series. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features a 3D (three axis) cut fuselage, profile (2D) cut wings and tail feathers, fully formed wooden wheels, metal propeller and 2 machine guns, wooden stock as needed, clear material for the windscreen, full color insignia and high quality, full-size plans. Never started and complete.

NK products Battle Damaged Side - Ruined Building - Bagged, 1/35, 140

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Still factory sealed. Features one two-story wall that is well detailed and very realistically battle damaged. Please note, it is common for these older castings to crack in shipment, so please be prepared to repair them (personally, I feel the cracks make them look more realistic).

Monogram F-15 Eagle, 1/48, 5801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

1979 first issue of this large 1/48 scale Eagle 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. The parts that were sealed at the factory are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

MPC Junkers Ju-52 3MG/3M Profile Series - Spanish Civil War / Crete / Winter Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2-2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Profile series includes decals for these three Ju-52s - Spanish Nationalist Night Bombardment Group 2-g-22 Spanish Civil War / Kampffliegerschule 'Thome' Winter scheme, 1942-43 / K.Gr. 172 Crete Mediterranean Operations. Well detailed kit from ex-Airfix molds. Can also be built as civil or float versions, but MPC did not included the decals for those. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals look to be in amazing 'mint' condition, which is rare for these models. But please read the article (on this website) about saving old decals before you use any older kit decals.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1954 early issue molded in very light green plastic. NOTE: this model has had the wheels and floor painted. There has been no other painting and no assembly. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Oldsmobile Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in white plastic and it includes colorful decals for the van sides for the 'Gowland's Bakery'. This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it is complete with decals and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Hasegawa Panavia Tornado IDS Tiger Meet 2001, 1/72, 00299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. From 2002. Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling with 97 parts. Widely considered the finest 1/72 scale Tornado kit produced. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed gear wells and two piece canopy.

ESCI AV-8A Harrier - US Marines VMA-542, 1/72, 9051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and intake detail, optional position speed brake, two piece, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder, drop tanks or 30mm Aden gun pod and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 LR Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.