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Novo Bristol 138A - (ex Frog), 1/72, F165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

This model is from the original Frog molds and make an ideal 'Classic Builder'. It has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic parts and and instructions present. NOTE: missing decals. On the 28th of September, 1936, the Bristol 138/A climbed to an altitude of 49,967 feet to establish a new world altitude record. In 1937 it climbed to 53,967 feet where the windscreen cracked. The pilot was saved by the pressure suit he was wearing.

MPC Northrop P-61 Black Widow, 1/72, 1105-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load. This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues that include custom and USAF decals, clear prop disks for 'in flight' look and the unique clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Model Products By Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

Hawk F4D Skyray Triangle Box, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$39   

Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Most parts are molded in gloss white, with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: Missing one rectangular gear door. Otherwise includes all other parts. NOTE: the four bombs are blue and not white; they are from another issue of this same kit. This box rates as only 'fair.' It has splits, wear and some clear tape on the top right as shown

Aurora Swedish S Tank, 1/48, 316-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

1966 hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Nicely detailed for that time, featuring flexible treads, opening hatches and three soldiers with one tank crew member. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that Aurora did not furnish decals with this kit.

Aoshima Curtiss P-36A Hawk, 1/72, 7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Early Japanese kit from the 1960s with colorful artwork. Features working flaps & ailerons and sliding canopy. Designed to be motorized with Mabuchi Baby motor (not included). Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$74   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very nicely detailed, large 1/8 scale model features nine cylinders, crankcase, carburetor with sliding valve, accessory drive gears, oil pump, magneto, full wiring and display stand. 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.

Eduard Hanriot HD.2 Floatplane Profipack - (HD-2), 1/48, 8039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

This very high quality model kit features numerous photo etched details, excellent injection molded parts with fine detail, resin parts, excellent cockpit and decals for multiple aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

AMT AMC Pacer Wagon With CB Radio - (Station Wagon), 1/25, T484

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$79   

Still factory sealed. Original issue and not the common modern reissue. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior, CB radio, roof rack and more. The box side also has a CB lingo dictionary!

Italeri Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B, 1/72, 187

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$17   

Well molded with fine raised panel lines and detailed down to the gear wells and cockpit. Includes decals for multiple aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Creature Enterprises Inc 1927 Travel Air Model 4000 - From Richard Bachs Book Nothing By Chance, 1/48, 101

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

From 1974. Although fairly 'recent' this model is an intentional throw back to 1930s kit building. It is a solid balsa wood model with required blocks and wood stock, die-cast metal 9 cylinder radial engine and scale propeller, fully formed hardwood wheels, excellent three view plans sheet with templates and full building instructions as well as painting tips. There are even detailing notes. Carving and sanding are certainly required with this kit. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag/envelope. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork.

Italeri TWO Super Etendard With Exocet - Argentina No. 2 Squadron 1982 Falkland Islands War / French Flotille 14F Aeronavale 1984, 1/72, 152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$17   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Kit #1 is never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: kit #2 has never been started but is missing the front canopy. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. Features very fine recessed panel lines, good cockpits, opened or closed canopy, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brake, a variety of weapons including Exocet, drop tanks and more. Includes decals for both aircraft listed.

MPC Sikorsky Sea King SH-3D - Number 66 Apollo Mission HS-4 USS Hornet or USS Essex HS-9 Anti-Submarine Patrol, 1/72, 1-4202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$56   

Still factory sealed. 1982 issue includes decals for both helicopters including the most famous Sea King ever, Number 66 from the Apollo Recovery Missions. Nicely detailed model features working main and tail rotors, cockpit and interior detail including cargo deck, opening side doors, side hoist, ASW torpedoes and more.

Revell Siddeley Hawker Harrier - RAF or US Marines, 1/32, 4718

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$48   

1982 issue. Large 1/32 scale kit measures a large 17 inches long when assembled. Features detailed rotating side jet nozzles, detailed engine, removable engine inspection panel, optional position landing gear, optional position speed brake, full cockpit with pilot, underwing loadout of rocket pods and drop tanks, opening canopy and movable wheels. Includes decals for both versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave D80 HMS Sheffield Missile Destroyer Type 42 Batch 1 - Also HMS Coventry D118 and ARA Argentina Ships Of The Hercules Class, 1/700, SP2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very well molded and detailed waterline kit with decals for all the ships named. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Renwal M-50 Ontos - The Thing With The Sting, 1/32, M557-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$48   

Rare 1950s original issue; not a common reissue. Fantastic first issue 'Blueprint' hardbox artwork and a highly detailed kit featuring 11 parts, combat crew of three, working treads, some interior detail, opening hatches and covers and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Ontos was a unique vehicle. Ontos is a Greek word for 'The Thing' and the vehicles lives up to that. Developed along a new concept in mobile warfare, the Ontos has little defense other than movement but a very powerful offensive punch. It carries six 106mm recoilless rifles and .50 caliber spotting rifles. The firing sequence went like this: the crew of three would get out and hand-load the six large guns. Then the Ontos would quickly move towards the target. Once sited, the gunner would fire the .50 caliber spotting rifle. This gun fired a different cartridge, a special low velocity round that matched the trajectory of the 106mm. The spotting round was very accurate and made a visible flash on striking the target. Then he could fire a full salvo of 6 or in steps of two. The 8.5 ton vehicle would then speed away, moving to a safe location to reload.

Revell 1903 Cadillac Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H35-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

1960 issue hardbox with full artwork; Highway Pioneers prior to this year simply had generic artwork and an ink stamped name on the box ends was the only way to identify the contents. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes instructions. The box would rate much higher than 'very good++' but there is age foxing on some of the box side panels. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Megow Albatros - Albatross German WWI Fighter, S-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

This rare solid wood scale model is dated 1942. The box is in unusually good condition which is very rare for kits of this age. This kit features two sheets of printwood, fuselage block, other wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, color insignia, detailed instructions and very nice plans. Never started and complete.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

SALE!! First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo was only used for this one year - in 1957 it was replaced by the 'Famous Fighters' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the earliest if not the first Aurora box artist. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - Skyking Issue - BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$74   

Rare 1960 first issue with "Skyking" Airfix logo at the lower left. This is a very nice model for that time featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes Curtiss Hawk III - Fuerza Aerea Argentina El Palomar 1938 / Fuerza Aerea Argentina Regimiento 2 March1945, 1/48, 446

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

Rare. Highly detailed with main injection molded parts and many resin details. Includes a full color paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.