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Matchbox Vickers Wellesley Mk.I - 14 Sq RAF Amman Transjordan 1938 or Engine Testbed Aircraft for LRDU 1938, 1/72, PK-123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

The Wellesley was a single engine bomber first flown in 1935. It is famous for a record setting flight in 1938 from Egypt to Australia. The craft was very advanced for its day, and many features found their way into the next famous Vickers aircraft, the Wellington Bomber. Decals for No.14 (Bomber) Sqn RAF Amman, Transjordan 1938 or Engine Development Testbed for LRDU aircraft 1938 (ex RAF 148 Sqn). Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in very nice 'Excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!) and four solid corners. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left and light impact damage on the upper short side. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'very good++' with the only flaw being the typical yellowing and the instructions are also 'very good' with edge wear to the lower side.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.

Lindberg Mc Donnell Voodoo F-88, 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

1950s first issue with classic Ray Gaedke art. Features movable control surfaces, pilot and ejection seat, scale jet engines with opening inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional tip tanks or 'clean' wings and colorful decals for the box art aircraft. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all 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.

Guillows Lancer 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model - Rubber Endurance or .020 Gas Powered, 604

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

From the 1960s. An ideal first-time model with Guillow's 'Build By Number' system and extensive flying and trimming instructions. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans.

Airfix Vickers Wellington B.III - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Craftmaster boxart issue with three digit part number and black side panels. Features movable control surfaces, optional position undercarriage and rotating wheels and props. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one prop blade is broken neatly at the hub and is present so it can be repaired.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

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 first if not the first box artist for Aurora. 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. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Minicraft IJN Takao Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, B-18-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, instructions and decals (if issued).

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Warrior Model Blackburn Skua, 1/48, WM48004

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Superb resin kit with cast metal details, illustrated instructions and reference material. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bags while the large resin parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete and includes instructions.

Hobby Craft Dornier Do-17M/P - Luftwaffe 3(F)/22 1940 / Bulgaria AF 1944 - Bagged, 1/48, HC1603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$24   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines. Includes decal and paint guide for both air forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Nichimo Takatsuki DDA164 JMSDF Destroyer - Motorized For R/C, 1/200, U-2005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$215   

Very large 1/200 scale destroyer that is designed for water operation and intended for remote control. Very well detailed. Molded in dark gray, dark red (lower hull), black and brass plate. Also includes the following drive hardware: metal and nylon gear box for dual prop drive, props and drive shafts, switch, motor mount and other metal hardware. The RE-280 was not included by Nichimo. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes excellent, large and extensive decal sheet and instructions.

Hasegawa P-26A Peashooter with Microscale Decals - US Army or Philippine Air Force, 1/32, JS-092

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

includes Microscale #32-21 Decal Set for this kit. NOTE: missing two small number decals, but includes two additional wheel pants decals (Microscale failed to include half of them - so now you have them). Decals are in great condition from climate controlled storage. The actual model is older but very well molded. Has colorful decals for four different aircraft. The color painting guide is on one long side of the box, not inside. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Boeing 247 Roscoe Turner Racer or United Air Lines, 1/72, 72-247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Often called the first 'Modern Airliner,' the successful Boeing 247 was one the earliest transports with all metal construction, retractable landing gear, de-icers and controllable pitch props. Includes two types of windshields, rubber tires, optional position landing gear and struts. Has full interior detail for two ships: long-range tanks and accessories for Col. Turner's MacRobertson Race Entry, and complete passenger seat interior for United version. Colorful markings for UAL or the Racer shown on the cover. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers 1935 Corben Super-Ace Sportsplane, 1/48, 48-3191

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. The Super-Ace was a popular 1930s single seat sport aircraft powered by a modified Ford Model A engine. The model is nicely molded in 1/48 and detailed with a good cockpit, full size plans and detailed instructions with a painting guide and decals.

Williams Brothers 1926 Ford Flivver 'Model A of the Air', 1/48, 48-661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Older but nicely detailed and molded scale model of the 1926 Ford civil aircraft. Features very good cockpit and engine detail, rigging material, full size plans and rigging diagram, color decals and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

HMV SMS Baden 1916 with Two PE Detail Sets - German WWI Battleship - Cardstock, 1/250

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Includes HMV #4277 Baden photoetch detail set with two large frets. It is still factory sealed. Includes about 200 parts with cranes, funnel tops, reel ends, capstan tops, railings, stairs with rails and much, much more. The actual kit is a large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model with 2761 parts and 24 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features 7 sheets of richly illustrated building instructions. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. From Wikipedia: SMS Baden was a Bayern-class dreadnought battleship of the German Imperial Navy built during World War I. Launched in October 1915 and completed in March 1917, she was the last battleship completed for use in the war; two of her sisters- Sachsen and Wurttemberg- were incomplete when the war ended. The ship mounted eight 38-centimeter (15 in) guns in four twin turrets, displaced 32,200 metric tons (31,700 long tons; 35,500 short tons) at full combat load, and had a top speed of 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph). Along with her sister Bayern, Baden was the largest and most powerfully armed battleship built by the Imperial Navy. She was scuttled a Scapa Flow. However, she was the last ship to begin scuttling, and the British were alerted. As a result, she was the only capital ship not successfully sunk in the scuttling. The ship was refloated in July after which she was towed to the British naval base at Invergordon. The British, painfully aware of the shortcoming of some of their designs, examined Baden patiently and completely. In the end, naval historian Arthur Marder wrote in 1969 that it was his "considered opinion- which I know coincided with that of others engaged on the same job- that, considered as a fighting machine, anyhow on balance the Baden was markedly in advance of any comparable ship of the Royal Navy". The ship was expended in weapons tests, where it proved to be as tough at the other legendary German WWI designs.

R&L Mobile Construction Crane - Bagged, 1/150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale vehicle molded in two color and with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

Airfix Northrop P-61A or P-61B Black Widow, 1/72, 486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Type 3 logo issue from the 1960s with dramatic artwork. Very nicely detailed model. Kit features parts and markings to build either the 'A' (without upper turret) or 'B' (with upper turret) versions. Features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix North American B-25J / B-25H / B-25J Mitchell, 1/72, 04005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Dated 1986. Features parts and decals for three versions - B-25J "Lady Luck," B-25J Modified Gun Nose and B-25H "Norma Sue." Has many working features and details: gun elevate and turrets turn, full crew and interior, opening bomb bay doors, opening fore and aft boarding doors with optional ladders, rotating wheels and props and moving control surfaces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.