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Lindberg McDonnell F-88 Voodoo - (XF-88), 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

1950s first issue and still the only injection molded 1/48 XF-88. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, 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. 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.

Paige Enterprises Log Flume - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1003

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Highly detailed hardwood model with numerous cast metal details. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive plans with text 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.

Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$115   

From the late 1950s. Rare, early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed for that time and measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Billing Boats Rainbow Krabbenkutter Crab Boat No. 201, 1/60, 201

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Large-scale, well detailed and an ideal first wooden ship kit. Features a completely formed ABS hull and deck which fit together flawlessly, a full set of brass, metal and plastic fittings, many hardwood laser-cut wood parts, hardwood stock parts, rigging material, fishing nets and more. To help the first time builder, there is a large and well illustrated text instruction book and full size plans that include numerous construction drawings as well. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the few that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions & plans.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet Chrome Plated, 1/48, 219-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

1968 issue of Hawk's popular 1/48 scale Thunderjet that is completely chrome plated including panel variations. The chrome is in "Very Good+" condition. This is above average but not perfect. I have protected the parts for shipment. Includes a large decal sheet for the colorful box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hawk Grumman F9F-3KD Drone Panther - GMSRon Two - (F9F3KD), 1/48, 502-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$49   

Softbox issue dated 1965 with Tom Morgan box art. Unique target drone issue is molded in gloss yellow and clear with special drone decal markings from Navy Guided Missile Service Squadron Two (GMSRon Two). Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - (Navy F11C Hawk), 1/32, QP14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$46   

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Very well detailed kit dated 1991. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell RAF Mustang III (P-51) - With Malcom Hood, 1/32, H152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$54   

1971 release. Features fully detailed cockpit, landing gear, pilot figure and removable cowling to show Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman Martlet Mk V / FM-1 (F4F Wildcat) - Royal Navy or USS Core, 1/32, 4784

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Dated 1992 and includes a very large decal sheet with extensive stencils and markings for Royal Navy Martlet V, 1932 Squadron, NAS Englinton, June 1944 and Grumman FM-1 from VC-12 from the USS Core, Autumn 1943. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Hawker Hurricane - Mk IIA/Mk IIB/Mk IIC/Mk IID/Mk IV Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA90-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Classic first issue from 1964 with the 'Four Star' hardbox. This kit is part of a very successful 1/48 scale line of World War II kits that Monogram issued in the 1960s. Has all parts and decals to build any of the five versions. Will also make two additional versions - Mark IIA and Mark IIB as per the introduction on the instructions. Features a wide variety of guns/bombs/rockets and cannon, retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 / A-7/R2 / A7/R3 / A-5/U8 / A-8/R1 / A-5/U3 Tropical - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1967 issue and one of two known Blue Box variations. This kit is from the classic original 'Four Star' molds. Very well molded and can make any of 6 versions listed. Also includes decals for all variants. Features good cockpit detail, pilot figure, optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Le Rhone Rotary Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 301-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Very nicely detailed and large 1/8 scale model. Intended as a stand-alone display model or a super detail set for large flying R/C or static aircraft. Features nine cylinders, crankcase, carburetor with sliding valve, accessory drive gears, oil pump, magneto, full wiring and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (almost all) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the cylinder assemblies only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The 80 hp Le Rhone was developed before WWI and was used in many early aircraft. It did see service early in the Great War and it's follow on, the 110 hp Le Rhone was used in larger aircraft. The crankshaft of the Le Rhone mounted directly to the firewall and was part of the air and fuel intake system. The crankcase, propeller shaft and cylinders all revolved at about 1200 rpm. These three assemblies were carefully balanced to reduce vibration.

Guillows Jetfire Glider - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Still factory sealed. 15 Cent issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The famous and popular Jetfire features a real plastic canopy with pilot outline, completely diecut parts with colorful red printing, assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.

Aeroclub (2) In-Flight Refueling Probes, 1/72, AV001

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$4   

Factory new. Very clean castings. Never started and complete.

Heller Breguet 693 - Buzco Issue, 1/72, 201-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was 6 to 8 50 kg bombs. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Novo English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 or B(1)Mk. 12 - RAF No. 88 Sq Wildenrath W. Germany 1960 or South African No. 12 Sq. Waterkloof 1969 - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 78090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

From original Frog molds. Like most Frog kits, this model does not have out-of-scale rivet detail but has very fine panel lines only, which makes it easy to build up to a very realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Graf Zeppelin with Lighted Interior - 38.5 inches long, 1/245, 70816

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$75   

Still factory sealed. All injection molded kit from new molds. Large scale model features interior detail and interior lights. May be too large to ship to certain countries with smaller postal size restrictions.

Keystone Portable Horizontal Boiler - HO Scale, 1/87, HO-101

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very high quality kit consisting of all cast metal and brass parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Airfix B-17G Flying Fortress Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Early issue from the 1960s. This is the hardbox in the 'long box' format, perhaps the hardest to find of the three variants. Dramatic artwork shows 'A Bit O'Lace' near the bombing run. Features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. Never started. NOTE: missing the crew figures and display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, as well as decals and instructions.