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Life-Like HMS Ark Royal - (ex Pyro), 09251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

From the mid 1970s and original Pyro molds. This kit is from the intermediate size sailing ship line and features excellent detail for it's time (molds were cut int he 1960s). Measures about 9 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit with detailed hull halves and one piece deck, deck cannons, one piece rat lines and billowing sails. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Ark Royal was Flagship of Lord Howard of Effingham against the Spanish Armada. She, with her sisters, played a key roll in the defeat of one of the largest sea threats to England.

ESCI Fokker F-27-MK 400M Troopship - (F-27), 1/72, 9112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$42   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits on the ends. Very highly detailed and well molded model. Features complete cockpit, full interior with all bulkheads and seating, external fuel tanks, rotating props and optional position entry door.

Aurora The Black Knight of Nurnberg, 1/8, 473

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$59   

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From Aurora of England, 1969 or very early 1970. Classic and very popular knight kit from the original molds. This example is from the 1963 release. Large 1/8 scale kit is molded gloss black and has the original plumes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued.

Lindberg Japanese Fighter Mitsubishi A5M2 Zero, 1/48, 514-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Early 1950s issue hardbox with wonderful Ray Gaedke illustration. Molded in correct silver and clear. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one inner gear door. Otherwise complete with all other 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.

Lindberg Russian Mig-19, 1/48, 521-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$74   

Rare, earlier 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. This is a large scale (1/48) 'theoretical' Mig-19. The aircraft never existed in this configuration. However, Aurora made one almost just like it; it is believed that both manufacturers used the same magazine drawing as the basis for their Mig-19 models. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: the box is graded 'good-' because of the edge wear due to bugs and clear tape on the four sides. 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.

Lindberg A-4 Skyhawk Navy Light Attack Bomber and Tractor - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 555-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$69   

Still factory sealed. Rare late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The clear Cellovision window and trading card on the back are both 100% intact and very good. The kit was well detailed for that time and includes rockets and drop tanks, detailed engine, opening engine access panel, opening canopy, pilot figure, moving ailerons and rudder and more. The scale tractor is molded in yellow and features a detailed engine and suspension, removable engine access panels and a driver figure. The box has a crunch at the lower left, edge wear and a creased lower long side panel.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray Cellovision Issue - (F4D1), 1/48, 562-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$54   

Still factory sealed and the Cellovision window on the back is 100% intact. Rare 'green' box art issue from the late 1950s. Fantastic artwork is by Ray Gaedke, who painted both of the Skyray issues for Lindberg. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and more. 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.

MPM Messerschmitt Bf-109 T-1/T-2 - Oblt. Herbert Christmann Lister Base Norway Summer 1944 / 2./JG77 Lister Base Norway 1941 / T-1 Prototype W.Nr.1773 Travemunde 1938, 1/48, 48023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Large-scale, limited issue of the '109 carrier version. Can build either the Graf Zeppelin intended T-1 version or the operational Norway-based T-2. This model includes all the changes including extended wingspan, modified cowl cover, tail hook, etc. Features all recessed panel lines, many resin details, excellent cockpit and more. There is a paint guide and full decals for all versions listed.

SMER Bristol Bulldog Mk.IIA - RAF Squadron 16Home Defense 1932-37 - (ex Inpact / Pyro), 1/48, 0812

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

Still factory sealed. From original Inpact (and later Pyro) molds. Very nicely molded with good details. Features full engine, cockpit and a very fine 'fabric' design where the real aircraft was cloth covered, a full color paint guide and decals for the colorful 17th Squadron aircraft shown.

Revell Type XXI U2540 (U-boat) - Submarine with Full Interior, 1/144, 05078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Large kit with very highly detailed interior and extensive decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Type XXI U-Boats were the world's first true submarines; they could travel at high speeds for great distances underwater and attack without visual contact with the targets. The 'snort' allowed them to recharge the batteries and renew the air, eliminating the last needs for surfacing. A development of the Walther Peroxide Boats, the XXIs were seen as a faster way to put a more advanced submarine into service.

Airfix Churchill Mk. VII Tank - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M5-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Great Craftmaster artwork. Kit features very good detail, flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Maquette Polikarpov I-185, 1/72, 3107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

The I-185 developed from the I-180, which was a direct descendant of the famous I-16 and I-15 fighters that saw extensive service around the world. The I-185 had superior performance in every aspect to current Soviet designs and the future looked very promising. However, Soviet leaders decided not to built it as the standard fighter as the tool-up times would cause delays in getting aircraft to the front. Very nicely molded kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

LS A6M2-N Rufe IJN Seaplane - with Beaching Trolly - (A6M2N), 1/75, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Very early LS kit with first logo and old box art. Even on this early kit (#4), the legendary LS attention to detail is evident with recessed panel lines and fine rivet detail. Features opening canopy, and extending/retracting flaps and movable ailerons. Includes nicely molded beaching dolly. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Projet Transport, 1/94, H297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

1997 reissue. This issue has the beautiful 1950s 'S' artwork and is from the original molds. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Bloch 174, 1/72, 80393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Excellent armed reconnaissance bomber that first flew in January of 1939. By the time of the German Invasion, only 50 had been made and only one unit operated the aircraft exclusively. The excellent performance allowed the existing 174s to be used extensively with little losses. After the Armistice, it continued to operate with the Vichy forces. Some saw action along side the Allies during TORCH in North Africa. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre - Decals for Two JSDF Aircraft, 1/72, 015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$15   

Very nicely molded kit with fine raised panel lines, AIM-9 Sidewinder loadout, optional position speed brakes, two drop tanks and decals for two colorful aircraft. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Entex Grumman F-14A Tomcat, 1/100, 8521T

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$15   

From the 1970s and probably from Tamiya molds. Very nicely molded with all recessed panel line detail, working swing wings, optional position landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, a display stand and decals for VF-124 and what appears to be prototype #5 (but I am not sure). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals were partially stuck to the instructions. Not because of water damage, just age. They may still be good because the instructions came off on the decals, not the other way around.

Airfix Messerschmitt Me-110 - Craftmaster Issue (Bf-110), 1/72, 4-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Purchased new on September 28, 1965 in Cleveland Ohio. A flight of fast moving He-117 bombers moves through flak at altitude while the battle-damaged Me-110 keeps a watch for enemy fighters. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix F-4B Phantom II - VF-74 USS Forrestal - Type Three Logo Issue, 1/72, 388

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Type three logo release from the 1960s. Features very fine raised panel lines, cockpit tub, seats and pilots, three piece opened or closed canopies, optional position landing gear, drop tanks and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles. Includes very colorful decals for a F4B from VF-74 USS Forrestal. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Blackburn NA 39 Buccaneer - T3 Issue, 1/72, 384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Type three logo from the 1960s. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid blocks of metal. Features working unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.