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Fujimi Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair With Color Painting Guide - (F4U), 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Fujimi-Mokei issue from the very early 1960s; please note this is before Fujimi used part numbers. Japan issue with very collectible artwork and high gloss box top. Includes the original glue and a very nice full color painting guide for 5 different aircraft. Features rotating prop, working ailerons, rockets, drop tank, wing radome and pilot figure. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and even includes a near mint condition Fujimi color bag header. Includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100 With Color Painting Guide, 1/70, FC-8-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

Mokei/AHM issue probably from the late 1960s. Includes full color painting guide that is beautifully done and shows 4 different markings. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Italeri Stirling Mk.IV Glider Tug Paratroops Transport D-Day Normandy 1944, 1/72, 1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Highly detailed inside and out and includes PE parts and decals for four different versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Rare box art version and in very nice condition with good color, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Light, general even wear is the only flaw. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. There are two variations of this rare box - one with the Parents' Magazine mark and one without. The one without shows up the least, and that is this example. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas AD-6 Skyraider (AH-1) Navy Attack Aircraft - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H269-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Very rare original issue from 1959. The box states "So Realistic It Does Everything But Fly!" and it holds to that promise! The model is packed with action features; wings fold, dive brakes operate, arresting hook moves, canopy slides to show full cockpit, landing gear retracts and cowling comes off to show fully detailed engine. The most interesting item is the landing gear retract and extension mechanism. It works through a very complicated gear system that is operated from a central point. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two very fine push rods are neatly broken from the engine front, which is common. They are both included so you can repair them. The box displays better than "Excellent" but is graded as such as there is moderate shelf/storage wear on one long side and average wear on the the other three sides.

Kobo-Hiryu IJN Survey Ship Katsuriki 1942, 1/700, R03

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$68   

Very rare limited production model of this active IJN Auxiliary. Very well detailed resin waterline model that includes full illustrated instructions and even a painting guide. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The Katsuriki had a very interesting and long career. She was originally completed in 1917 as minelayer, and the first ocean going ship of this type in the Japanese Navy. In WWI she served around the Japanese home islands. In the 1920s she was guardship off many of the South Pacific Mandate Islands and began doing survey work of these new Japanese territories. With expansionist policies already in place, the need for a specialized survey ship was obvious and in 1935 she was converted to that role. The minelaying equipment was removed and surveying devices from the retired survey ship Manshu were installed. She took part in much intelligence gathering off the coast of China, then examined future targets for the Imperial Navy before WWII. Some areas she visited included the Spratly Islands, Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and also Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. When World War II started, Katsuriki was re-designated a 'secret military vessel' on 20 July 1942, although her mission was still maritime surveying. She mapped the coasts of the Strait of Malacca, Burma, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and north coast of New Guinea in support of Japanese troop landings and combat operations. On 21 September 1944 Katsukiki was torpedoed by USS Haddo southwest of Manila and sank. The Haddo spotted about 40 survivors and attempted to rescue, but the Japanese chose to drown themselves.

Muir Models Inc 2 Rayonier Bunk Cars HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 042

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, scale metal corrugated siding and plastic details such as window frames. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

MPM Hawker SeaHawk FGA/RR / Mk.101 (Sea Hawk) Mk 100 - MFG2 (RB242) German Federal Navy / MFG2 (RB248) German Federal Navy / 300 Sq Indian Navy 'White Tigers' INS Vikrant Late 1960, 1/72, 72509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Very nicely molded with all recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit detail and decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Skywave JMSDF Murasame DD101 Destroyer, 1/700, SW2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Santa Maria - Flagship of Christopher Columbus, 1/90, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Aurora-Heller issue. Very nicely detailed kit with 128 parts and measures 43 cm long when assembled. Includes vacuform sails, rigging material, colorful flags and full instructions with rigging diagrams.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 V9/12, 1/72, 72114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Highly detailed kit with injection molded main parts, recessed panel lines and two frets of photoetched parts. The V9 was the 9th prototype of the famous Me-262 and was initially used for radio tests. After 176 flights, it was converted to a Hochgeschwindigkeit - High Speed Prototype V12. In this configuration it eventually reached 578 mph. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - 'S' Issue, 1/249, H355-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957 with the 'S' logo on the sides and incredible artwork. Large scale kit features a full hull, complete deck fittings, a display stand and is very nicely detailed for that time. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the internal factory bag.

Hawk T-6 Texan - Air Force Trainer, 1/72, 610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. 1965 softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Excellent kit for that time with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

Micro-Trains Line 42 Foot Skelton Log Flat Car With Sprung Metal Trucks / KD #14 Couplers and Draft Gear / Logs HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 102

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

With a set of Kadee Magene-Matic Logging Car Couplers, complete and never used. The actual model is excellent and very realistic, featuring almost all car parts precision metal cast, including metal trucks with real springs. There are only a few plastic detail parts to round out the kit. The car has never been started and all parts are still factory sealed. The logs are complete but NOTE: the end caps are neatly glued in to 'professional' standards.

Revell Russian Space Station - From the Movie Armageddon, 1/144, 85-3628

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1998 issue. Nice model of the Space Station as depicted in the Touchstone Pictures movie 'Armageddon.'

Testors Soviet Oscar SSGN Nuclear Submarine - Bagged, 1/700, 903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$10   

Still factory bag sealed. Includes an 8.25 inch long Oscar Cruise Missile Submarine that can be built full hull or waterline and includes a display base. Does not includes any other model - only the Oscar.

Czech Master BT-42 and TWO PT-76 Amphibious Tanks - Bagged, 1/72, CK2022

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$24   

SALE!! Includes all three factory sealed resin armor kits.

Revell Convair F-106A Delta Dart Whip Fly with Whistle and Streamers, 1/67, H159-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Rare. 1961 issue in the Whip Fly 'Master Modeler' series. Does include the Master Modeler Trading Stamp (for the Competition Corvette) and MM application form. This series was quickly discontinued when it discovered that heavily weighted models with pointed front ends swinging at terrific speeds around young children might not be safe. Based on the 1950s F-106 "S" kit, the Delta Dart Whip Fly comes with USAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers (cut from the colored bag according to the instructions) for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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.