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Testors Gates Learjet 24D - (Lear Jet), 1/48, 7500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Dated 1998 and the only injection molded kit of the Lear 24D. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they extensively modified them to make the more recent Model 24D. Features redesigned fuselage, full interior and cockpit, opening upper and lower cabin doors, movable ailerons and rudder, opening engine cowls and detailed engine tops, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay, rubber tires and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Testors claims this kit is modeled after the Learjet 24D, although some have claimed it is more like a Lear 25; I will let you decide as I am not an expert.

Supermodel CRDA Cant Z-506 B Airone - Spanish Civil War / Italian Air Force SAR - (Z506), 1/72, 10-015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Elegant Italian seaplane model that features markings for several aircraft: Italian SAR (white finish - Luftwaffe Crosses and large red 'Red Cross' markings, Italian Air Force (dramatically red striped wings)and Spanish Civil War Nationalist. From the 1970s and nicely molded and detailed for that time. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Taylorcraft - 50 Inch Wingspan, FF-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Very large scale stick and tissue style kit. Features giant 50" wingspan, 6 sheets of printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa nose block and hardwood stock as required, metal rubber motor/prop hook, thrust button, rubber motor, large 8.75" diameter plastic propeller, clear window material, metal stock, covering material and well detailed, full-size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Matchbox LTV A-7D Corsair II - 356 TFS 'Green Demons' 354 TFW South Carolina 1972 or 357 TFS 'Licking Dragons' 355 TFW Arizona, 1/72, PK-101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. From 1973. Nicely molded with both recessed and fine raised panel lines. Features folding wing tips, a very large bomb loadout as well as a full color painting guide and decals for both aircraft.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded smaller scale full hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Varig - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$89   

Rare Kikoler (Brazil) issue. This is the early version 707 with the short vertical stabilizer and turbojet engines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions. NOTE: one nose wheel is a different color. It is from another issue of the same kit.

Welsh McDonnell Douglas MD-82, 1/144, SL37

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

High quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, and all other parts in cast metal. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The large parts were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes instructions but NOTE: Missing decals.

Lindberg American Cup Racer With Sails - (ex Pyro), 1/96, 710

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

From original Pyro molds and a very nice kit of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Measures about 20 inches long when built. Nicely detailed for that time featuring a one piece, full hull, complete deck fittings and houses, very crisp vac molded billowing sails (in mint condition), full rigging instructions and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly as follows: 3 eyebolts are glued to the forward hull. There is no other assembly. Quality of assembly is 'good' as there is a small amount of visible glue that can be easily sanded away. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, (1) of (4) lifeboat seats. Easily made from flat styrene using the three included seats. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions.

Tamiya M4 Sherman Tank Early Production, 1/48, 32505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Well molded and detailed smaller-scale armor kit with a die-cast metal chassis. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling Monocoupe and Citabria Peanut Scale, Peanut, P-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$44   

Still factory sealed. Kit contains both aircraft. Parts are printed on high quality balsa wood. Includes strip wood, colored tissue, decals, wheels, propellers, fittings, rubber, lightweight plastic parts, step by step instructions and full size plans.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D Black Side Issue Craftmaster, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. This is the black-sided box variant. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this great box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. This is the larger format box version of this kit and has black sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. There are at least three known Craftmaster box variants with this box art - the small box one 6-89 and two kits sharing #1223-50; one has black side panels and one has white.

Frog Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21 Spin Issue - 31 Sq 77 Wing Dutch East Indies 1944 / 22 Sq RAAF Australian Air Force Sanga Sanga Phillipines Late 1944 - Green Series, 1/72, F291Spin

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Hard-to-find 1970s 'Spin' version. This kit contains the extra parts required to accept the Frog F20 Spin-a-prop motorizing kit (not included). Nicely molded kit with no rivets for a realistic model when built. Has load-out and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The actual airplane has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Frog Fokker VII B-3M Southern Cross - Orange Box, 1/72, F175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$44   

Most likely from the 1960s. Nicely detailed and molded kit of a great historic subject. The original owner carefully left the original plastic on the box when he opened it, leaving the box is rare 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg French Galley La Reale, 834

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From 1975 and part of Lindberg's excellent line of smaller ships. Nicely detailed model is about 7.5 inches long when assembled. Features one-piece full hull, detailed deck and superstructure, all oars, flag masts, fore and main masts, vacuform sails, display stand and even a rigging guide/photo on the instructions. Sails are in mint condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The small scale Lindberg ships were molded much finer than the Pyro series - it is too bad that Lindberg did not make more of them.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 - White Box Issue (Bf110E1), 1/72, 6812-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Roughly the fourth issue of this kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Air Lines Douglas A-20 Attack Bomber - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. From quality Frog molds. 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 one or 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 F4F Wildcat Craftmaster, 1/72, 3-46

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very colorful 1960s issue with great box artwork. 'Black' box issue with black side panels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Sterling Luscombe Sedan - 21 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, Peanut, K-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$56   

Still factory sealed. A well engineered, highly prefabricated model featuring all die-cut quality balsa parts, a large number of completely formed parts including fuselage sides, top and bottom, wing sheet covers, tail feathers, etc, finished wheels, plastic cowl & prop, rubber motor, hardware set, clear window material, colored tissue, color decals, full size plan and separate teaching instructions sheet. All eyes were set on the great 'Air Age' that was promised after World War II. "An aircraft in every garage" was considered the next thing and there were few if any naysayers. One Luscombe entry into the promised age for the four place family aircraft was the 1948 Sedan. Designed for simplicity, reliability and economy, the Sedan did all three very well. Crusing speed was 130 mph at 1850 RPM with a top speed of 150 mph. She landed at 60 mph and weighed 2,280 lbs. Range with a pilot, 600 pounds of people or cargo was over 500 miles.

Woodcrafter Kits Air Fleet Biplane - Bagged, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$18   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Highly prefabricated all hardwood model. The fuselage is cut and sanded in all three dimensions while all other parts are cut to profile (2D). Scale is unknown, but the wingspan is exactly 6 inches (15.24cm). With full instructions.

Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Famous Aircraft Series - (F7U3), 1/59, H171-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

1960 Revell of Canada issue. This kit is from the 'S' molds but has the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and missile pylons added. Never started. All the parts and even the paperwork is still in the internal factory sealed bag.