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Esoteric Navy Northrop BT-1, 1/72, NAF-16

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$38   

The BT-1 was the first Northrop aircraft for the US navy. John Northrop had just formed his aircraft company in 1929, and back then a government contract was the best way to stay in the business. The BT-1 was a scaled down Army A-17. 54 were produced, and the aircraft resulted in the creation of the famous SBD Dauntless dive bomber by Douglas when they acquired Northrop. Still factory sealed. Very high quality kit with metal parts and full decals. Esoteric kits were perhaps the finest vacuform kits made. The molding quality rivaled or surpassed most injection molded kits. Includes full interior detail. Complete and never started.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a / U3 & V056, 1/72, 72113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Limited issue kit. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines and many photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are still sealed in the factory bag but have signs of very light staining. The A-1a/U3 was a very early reconnaissance fighter variant of the '262. It had two obliquely mounted Rb 50/30 cameras replacing the Mk 1089 cannon. It is not known if any production variants (A-4) of this aircraft were ever built. The A-1a/U3 was later fitted with FuG 218 radar equipment for night fighting and was rename V056. This aircraft was flown by Oberst Hajo Herrmann from Jagddivision 20, who reported excellent results. This lead to the development of the Me-262B-1A two seating being equipped for night fighting. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell F-94C Starfire Interceptor, 1/56, H210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$59   

1962 issue 'British Made Plastic Kit by Revell Great Britain LTD. London.' Features the original Pre S artwork. The kit inside is identical to the Pre-S USA issue except for the Great Britain marked instructions. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with the desirable clear 'Globe' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box shows better than the 'Fair+' grade but is graded low because of litho loss on one long side and a original store sticker on the other long side.

Michaels Sail Boat, 29734

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$9   

Not a scale kit but a very simple, factory pre-cut wooden kit for children. Ideal first wooden model. Includes ship with 6 wood fully formed parts, paints, brush, sandpaper, sewn cloth sail and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The only thing you will need is glue; Elmer's or any white/wood glue will work fine.

Guillows Grumman F6F Hellcat - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 1/32, 503

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

AirKit AH-64 Apache Cockpit Placards, 1/72, C007

Other Materials,   Box Condition: VG++

$3   

Factory Sealed. Highly detailed full cockpit front, rear and side panels printed on clear film.

Airfix Lee Grant M3 Tank - Bagged, 1/76, A17V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Type three logo bagged kit with header.

Revell USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Battleship, 1/426, H302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Dated 1975. One of Revell's finest early ships. It is from the original 'S' kits molds, which are a tribute to the research and skill of the mold maker. Beautiful full-hull model features finely engraved planking and plate detail, rotating main turrets and elevating guns, full secondary armament of 5", 1.1" and ten 5" casemate guns, complete deck fittings with searchlights, motor launches and whaleboats, range finders, ladders, cranes, masts and observations nests, two catapults with Vought O2U Biplanes, display stand and flags and decals for the ship and float planes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flags and instructions. You can turn this into an amazing model with the PE detail sets from Gold Medal Models.

Monogram USS Columbus CG12 Guided Missile Cruiser - (Albany Class), 1/506, 3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. From 1976. Rare full-hull kit that is 16 inches long when complete. Features 'very good' detail and the missile launchers turn with the directors. USS Columbus was originally built as a heavy cruiser in 1945. In the early 1960s she was stripped down to the hull and refitted as an Albany Class Guided Missile Cruiser with Talos and Terrier missiles.

Heller Super Broussard, 1/75, L320

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

Rare, 1960s issue airliner model that is very near 1/72 scale. Includes real rubber tires and colorful decals for the prototype. 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. Please note that Heller updated the nose gear on this kit - the original was a three piece strut and the revised strut is one piece. They did not not update the instructions, however.

Airfix Heinkel He-111 H-20 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

Dramatic artwork of He-111s on a low-level bombing raid over London. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-100D Super Sabre - 1960 William Tell Demonstrator Aircraft, 1/72, 611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Limited edition with a large and very colorful decal sheet for the 48th TFW Commander's Aircraft, a Demonstrator at the 1960 William Tell competition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Dodge Charger Street Machine, 1/25, 1-0763

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Dated 1984. Well detailed and desirable kit. Features detailed supercharged 426 Hemi engine, opening hood, detailed chassis and suspension, full interior, side pipes, many optional parts and full stripe decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Piper Cherokee 140 - 20 inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Model Airplane, 1/19, 307

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from about 1970s. Can be built for display, rubber free flight or powered by a 1/2A gas engine. Includes instructions for all options and flying tips. Measures to about 1/16 scale and has a 24 inch wingspan. Features very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood, vac full engine cowling and details, plastic prop, wood wheels, clear window material, tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

KPM Mig-3, 1/72, 1

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$6   

Sale Pending
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Very high quality molding with fine recessed detail. Never started and complete. These are 1978-79 Iron Curtain kits from the old Czechoslovakia and make for interesting modeling history. The makers of these kits went on to produce many of today's excellent limited edition offering from the Czech Republic such as MPM and others.

Airfix Sturmgeschutz GIII 75mm - German Assault Gun Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M1-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Classic 1960s artwork. 'White' box sides issue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell BB-38 USS Pennsylvania Battleship Sea Power Issue, 1/426, H422-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$78   

Hardbox is dated 1961. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. Full-hull model that is very nicely molded and detailed for that time. It can be superbly super-detailed with the Gold Medal Model PE detail set. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts present including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the instructions have light bug damage and the decals have bug damage to the backing paper, but the the actual transfers have no damage. Also, part #19 had a chip out of it, so I included another #19 in mint condition from a later issue. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history. She never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk.

Enterprise Super Knock-Out 24 Inch Wingspan Control Line Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

Rare, highly prefabricated kit dated 1951. Designed for .09 to .29 sized gas engines. So prefabricated that it does not need plans! Features full instructions and hollow, fully carved 'Wonder Wing,' shaped and hollowed upper and lower fuselage halves, die-cut tail surfaces, pre-formed wire gear and rubber wheels, hinge material, all metal hardware, die-cut hardwood firewall, celluloid windshields and solid pre-cut wing tips. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: decals are shown but not mentioned on the box or instructions. If there are suppose to be there, they are not present.

Pavla Vought F6U-1 Pirate - (F6U1), 1/72, 72010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Limited issue multi-media kit. Features injection molded main parts with very fine recessed panel lines, a fret containing many photoetched parts, film instruments and decals for two aircraft (NATC Patuxent River 1950 / VX-3). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

D&S Resin Me-109G (Bf-109G) - Experimental V-Tail (VJ-WC - werk no. 14003) Conversion, 1/72, C1

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Rare cast resin conversion to make the V tail '109. Requires a base kit - Hasegawa 1/72 Bf-109G - to complete. Contains new aft fuselage section and rudders/elevators. Still factory sealed. Contains full and detailed instructions on the conversion and this unique aircraft. NOTE: rudders have warped, as is usual with fine, thin resin castings. You must be familiar with bending resin under hot water to make them straight again.