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Lincoln Boeing 707 BOAC, 1/190, 109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Nicely made small scale kit from the mid 1950s to the very early 1960s. Never started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag, and the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including complete BOAC decals for the box art aircraft and instructions. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Lincoln Bristol Sycamore Helicopter, 1/64, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and exposed the box ends. Nicely molded, larger scale model from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

LS Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 52 Zeke, 1/72, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Very early LS kit dating from the start of the 1960s. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, decals for several aircraft, moving rudder, wing flaps and ailerons, choice of drop tank or bomb, sliding canopy, retracting landing gear and decals for a large number of aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Even the original glue is present. Please note, this box has closed tears and damage to the upper right. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Lincoln Douglas DC-3 - Sabena, 1/96, 111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

Nicely made small scale kit with great box arts. Dates from the mid 1950s to the very early 1960s. Never started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag, and the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Monogram The Wolfman Luminators Glow In The Dark - (ex Aurora), 1/8, 1621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still factory sealed. Great builder kit dated 1991 and made from the original Aurora molds. In 1977 Monogram purchased the Aurora molds and only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. This monster and others were issued in the early 1990s, probably after re-negotiating the license agreement with Universal (as hinted to on the box side). Molded in a stunning glow-in-the-dark plastic and also glows with a black light.

Monogram The Mummy Luminators Glow In The Dark - (ex Aurora), 1/8, 1622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Great builder kit dated 1991 and made from the original Aurora molds. In 1977 Monogram purchased the Aurora molds and only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. This monster and others were issued in the early 1990s, probably after re-negotiating the license agreement with Universal (as hinted to on the box side). Molded in a stunning glow-in-the-dark plastic and also glows in a black light.

Airfix OV-10 Bronco - USAF or Marines, 1/72, 265

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

1960s Type Three logo issue and a nice model featuring crew, drop tanks, AIM-9M Sidewinders, gun pods and bombs. Has decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sanwa Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/130, 1117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Sanwa Ki-61 Hien Tony TEI-3, 1/89, 1120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$58   

Still factory sealed. Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Jasco Thermic 72 - 72 Inch Wingspan Glider

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$115   

Very large flying glider for free flight or R/C Conversion. Most likely from the 1940s but I am not certain. High performance contest model features die-cut ribs with a 6409 airfoil, solid balsa pod and hard boom, shaped leading and trailing edges, easy pop up dethermalizer, precut spars and strip wood, covering tissue and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions.

Hobby-Time McDonnell F3H-1 Demon Shipboard Interceptor - (F3H1), 1/45, 2003

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Rare large scale Demon. Very close to 1/48; measures 15.5 inches long when assembled. Can be built as a flying model with retracted landing gear or a static model with extended landing gear. Features recessed panel line detail, vacuform main parts, injection molded details, clear canopy, catapult launcher and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Bristol Type 192, 1/72, 382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Type Three logo kit from the 1960s; one of two variations of this logo. Note this one just says "AIRFIX-72" while the more common one says "AIRFIX-72 SCALE Bristol 192. The 192 first flew in 1958 and was the first helicopter in the world with true twin-engine safety, meaning that it could fly home and land safely at any gross weight. The kit features moving rotors, cockpit, clear windows and optional position doors. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Rareplane Douglas DC-4 / C-54 / R5D-3 Skymaster with Merlin Conversion and Capital Airlines and USAF MATS Decals, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Very large and rare 1/72 DC-4 kit that contains even rarer 1/72 scale decals. There is one large sheet for Pacific Division USAF MATS (Military Air Transport Service)#49068 and a large Capital Airlines sheet. The actual model is very nicely molded with fine panel lines, window, door and rivet detail. Builds either of three versions and includes full paint and markings guide. Also includes all needed parts for the Merlin engine conversion. There is no assembly but NOTE: one fuselage half has been cut out by a professional builder. There is plenty of plastic left around it - it was simply a rough cut. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Fujimi Junkers Stuka Ju-87 D-5 / D-8 - White Milk- I/SG.3 (D-5) or Nachtschlachtgruppen (D-8), 1/72, F-16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$24   

Features excellent detail throughout and dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Includes parts for D-5 and D-8 versions, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, correct armament and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi D4Y3 Judy - Type 33 Suisei Carrier Dive Bomber - 601 Kokutai / 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea, 1/72, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Superbly detailed kit dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb and drop tank loads. Decals represent an aircraft from the 601st group which was partially equipped with the new Judy and took part in the 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea.

Hasegawa N1K2-J George, 1/72, B1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed.

KMP Models Sawmill Outbuildings (4 Total) - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

An excellent model of a bunkhouse, cookhouse, tool shed and outhouse featuring scale hardwood lumber, window panes, Campbell roofing and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Air Lines Airspeed Oxford Trainer - (ex Frog), 1/72, 7906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Well molded kit features separate ailerons, rudder and elevators. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1207-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

One of two 1960s Craftmaster box variations which share the same dramatic artwork of the Stringbag at the moment of torpedo release. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.