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Beechnut North American F-51H Mustang, 1/72, 1009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Never started and complete. Very limited production injection molded kit. Small details such as interior are not included in Beechnut kits but detailed drawings are provided. They contain all basic parts but you must scratch build the rest.

Pit Road Mikasa Japanese Battleship, 1/700, HM-10

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$45   

Superbly cast resin waterline model. Castings are superior in detail to injection molded parts. Features resin hull and larger parts, numerous precision cast metal details, metal rod stock and extensive PE parts including railings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Mikasa was the only ship of her class and took part in the Russo-Japanese war. In the late 1890s the Japanese shipyards were not quite yet ready for such a project, so the Navy contracted with Vickers in Great Britain to build this ship, which is actually a highly modified Formidable class. Mikasa saw a great amount of action at Port Arthur and the Battle of the Yellow Sea. She was preserved as a museum ship in 1923. Mikasa suffered from neglect during and after WWII, but was restored to her former glory in the 1950s after a campaign led by the Japan Times and Admiral Chester Nimitz. The Mikasa is the only surviving pre-dreadnought in the world.

Airfix Me-262 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 11-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

From the 1960s and has the colorful, action-packed artwork that these kits are famous for. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A / A-37B - USAF 19th TASS 51st TFW or 604th SOS 3rd TFW, 1/72, 513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

From 1988. Well molded kit with 61 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, optional parts for A or B variants, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks, Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Paint guide and decals are included for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Douglas A-20G Havoc - 389th BS/312 BG Little Joe or 89th BS/3 BG Little Isadore, 1/48, 8894

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$49   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 'G' variant. Well molded and features all recessed panel lines, a very nicely detailed interior and a paint guide & decals for both aircraft.

Pavesi Fiat G-91, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Very rare. Pavesi was an Italian confectionery company that in the 1960s managed a series of motorway service stations. They still exist today and are famous for the "Pavesini" Biscuits. In the 1960s Pavesi had an awards program. You could accumulate points for buying certain products, then choose a prize. There were various gadgets, micro-ship models and eventually one series of four scale models. The firm of Plurex, located in Cornaredo (near Milan) was sub-contracted to make these. Plurex was an injection molder but had no experience in plastic modeling. The four Plurex aircraft were based on Airfix models but with certain changes, possibly to avoid copyright issues. They were supposed to be 1/72 scale, but different collectors have reported them as being significantly different, such as 1/82. However, it turns out that they really are 1/72 (see the notes at the end of this description). This exact issue was made as an advertisement and promotion for the Pavesi Service Stations, but there was a run of all four aircraft marketed in a transparent plastic bag with a header, exactly like the bagged Revell Air Cadet series and similar to the early Airfix kits. These issues only had the name of the subjects and not the service station and were marketed in various service stations in the Lombardy Region. Thank you to Italian model collector and historian Giampiero Grammatico for the information above! Here are the details of the actual kit pictured. The Italian text on the short box sides says (in English): "The sale of this item is strictly prohibited as part of the special offer. Complete the series of planes a unique offer for 4 perfect scale models." The other three models are A-4D Skyhawk, Mirage IIIC and Mig-21. Features very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, complete landing gear, two wing drop tanks, a clear canopy and complete decals for the box art aircraft. The model has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions (on the back of the box). There is a small piece of paper inside that is in Italian which translates to: "Dear friend, for you an exceptional Pavensi offer; a beautiful Fiat Jet to assemble. Nothing should be missing ... but if you do not find a few pieces in the bag, write to this address: Ditta Plurex Via Monsignore Moneta N. 23, 20010 Cornaradeo". Today (19-7-21) I received an update from collector and historian Giampiero Grammatico - "I compared the Fiat G.91 Pavesi with the Airfix and with the 1/72 scale drawings by Richard Caruana published on the Fiat G.91R, PAN, Y monograph published in 1991. it seems clear to me that the Pavesi model turns out to be absolutely in 1/72 scale. I also compared the other three subjects with the Airfix equivalents without opening the envelopes and the results, albeit with slight differences, are dimensionally identical. At this point I would say there is no longer any doubt that the scale used by Pavesi is 1/72." Again, many thanks to Mr. Giampiero for all his help on this manufacturer.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Fighter Type 52 Night Fighter, 1/48, 09543

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Very well detailed featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Mil Mi-1 'Hare' Helicopter - Poland / USSR / DDR / USSR, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Never started. This kit is molded in dark green and clear and features raised details, antenna material and has cockpit detail with a crew of two. It includes decals for all countries listed. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell P-51B Mustang - U've Had It!, 1/32, 4401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1979 issue and a fine model for that time. Features very good full cockpit, complete engine and firewall, removable cowl panel, detailed landing gear wells, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and propeller, pilot figure and more. Includes decals for the colorful box top aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car 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 could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Aurora-KB De Havilland DH-10A Bomber - Collector's Edition Issue, 1/48, 1125-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

1972 hardbox issue in amazing, investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Features 'good' cockpit detail, two Lewis machine guns, twin Liberty 12 engines, pilot, two gunners and 2 mechanic figures, painting guide, terrain display base and rigging guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Amodel SM-1/300 With Additional Wing, 1/72, 72113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Rare. Features good cockpit and colorful markings for the box art helicopter. Never started. Either inventoried complete or still in the factory sealed bag and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age micro-cracking. Please read the two articles (on this website) about how to save or reproduce old decals.

MPM Northrop A-17 - Blue And Yellow Finish 1934-1938 / 13 AS 34 AG Barksdale Field Los Angeles April 1937, 1/72, 72504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1934 US Army Air Trainer developed from the highly successful Gamma civil aircraft. This high quality, limited production model features recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, resin detail and more. Includes four-view paint guide and full decals. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Aichi B7A2 Attack Bomber Ryusei Kai Grace - 752nd Air Corps (Two Different Aircraft) / Yokosuka Air Corps, 1/48, JT49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and detailed kit. Features 130 pieces, very fine recessed panel lines, complete and highly detailed interior, open or closed canopy and more. Includes decals for three aircraft.

Revell Mil Mi-8 Hip - Luftwaffe / East Germany / USSR, 1/72, 4477

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Nicely detailed featuring 116 pieces, very fine recessed and raised surface detail, excellent full cabin and cockpit, optional position rear clamshell doors, optional position forward boarding door and crew boarding stairs and more. With detailed paint guide and markings for all three air forces. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airmodel North American AJ-1 Savage - Bagged, 1/72, 161

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Very crisp and well detailed moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Microscale YF-102 (Prototype F-102 Delta Dagger), 1/60, MS4-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. Ex-Allyn molds. Rare kit showing the original subsonic configuration of the prototype F-102 before the Area Rule 'Coke Bottle' fuselage. With two decal sheets and stand. Aircraft builds to in-flight configuration and includes display stand.

Dumas P-26 Peashooter - 17.5 inch Wingspan For Rubber Power or Electric And R/C Conversion, 223

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

Excellent wooden kit designed for rubber power but can also be converted to electric and R/C with todays small components. Features hand-selected laser cut balsa, contest rubber and plastic prop, vacuformed details, color decals, full size plan, hardware, lightweight colored tissue and full step by step instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

AFV Club Wiesel 1 TOW - 1992 French German Brigade Somalia, 1/35, AF35014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed inside and out.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Setting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.