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Aurora Temco TT-1 Jet Trainer - (ex-Strombecker), 1/43, 139-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

$65   

Still factory sealed, but the box has damage at the upper left from other models being stored on top of it. Ideal builder. Hardbox is dated 1962. This is the nice ex-Strombecker kit after Aurora bought the molds. Features 'good' cockpit with pilots, ejection seats and control sticks, opening canopy, full landing gear and the clear triangle-based stand. Molded in bright yellow and clear.

Skywave JMSDF Murasame DD101 Destroyer, 1/700, SW2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: 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.

Ambroid Pennsylvania PRR 100 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Eduard Fokker F.1 (F-1 F1) with Photoetched Parts, 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Mitsubishi Zero - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on July 21, 1967 in Northern Ohio. Large scale well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, scale wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. 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.

Hasegawa Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 F-13 Fishbed - Egyptian or Israeli Air Forces, 1/72, 1012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Nicely molded kit. Features supersonic drop tank, Atoll missiles and decals for Egypt and captured Israeli aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a very light stain on the right; so light that it did not show up in the photo.

Heller N/O Le Suroit Research Ship, 1/200, 80615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

Nicely detailed kit of an usual subject. Full model with complete deck fittings, DSRV and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Germany Issue, 1/56, H123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$36   

Early 1960s Revell of Germany issue with unique box top design. Includes English and separate German instructions. This kit was made from the original Pre-S kit molds and makes an ideal builder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type-94-1 Alf with Catapult - IJN Cruiser Nachi or Kashima Air Group, 1/72, NP11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split as shown. Hard to find kit featuring a highly detailed catapult and aircraft with choice of two decals.

Revell US Army Spitfire Mk5C, 1/32, H281

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$64   

Hard-to-find 1975 issue is still factory sealed. Features removable cowling panels and detailed Merlin engine, sliding clear canopy to show the detailed cockpit, movable control surfaces and retractable landing gear.

PP Aeroparts RAF Oxygen Trolley, 1/72, GA703

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very highly detailed multimedia kit. Includes three bags of perfectly cast metal parts, a fret of photoetched parts, wire, full decals and complete instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat + Edaurd PE + Eagle Strike Decals, 1/48, 85-4729

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

Includes Eduard #FE221 Color PE interior details and Eagle Strike #48020 F-14 Tomcats Part 1 decal sheet. Both items have not been used and are complete. The actual model is the large 1/48 scale Super Tomcat featuring dual IR/TV sensor pod, detailed cockpit with authentic NACES seats, optional position canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder loads, markings for two airplane and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Meteor - 21 Inch Wingspan Balsawood Flying Aircraft, 3409

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Purchased new on December 2, 1977. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood and strip wood, wood stock as required, fully formed wheels, thrust button, prop, rubber motor, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell CV11 USS Intrepid - (Essex Class Aircraft Carrier), 1/720, H462

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still factory sealed. 1972 issue of this classic kit. It can be build as a waterline or full hull model with rudders and propellers. Features detailed island and flight deck, 101 AA guns, 12 Helldiver and Hellcat aircraft, display stand and US Navy markings. The real Intrepid is a museum ship on display for visitors.

Airfix H.S. Trident 1C British Airways - With Jet Set Northest Decals, 1/144, 03174-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Also includes Jet Set's Trident decals and painting guide for Northeast Air Lines G-AVYC of British Air Services Group. The kit itself is nicely molded featuring clear windows, optional position cabin and baggage doors, optional position landing gear and mobile boarding stairs. The Airfix decals include markings for four different British Airways aircraft G-ARPC / G-ARPD / G-ARPN and G-ARPR. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Leddy Amphibian Jeep Ford GPA, 1/14, A-60

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Rare. From the 1940s. Very large, true-scale model. Highly detailed for that time and measures 13 inches in length when built. The photo on the box top shows the actual built model. Features a great number of factory cut and shaped hardwood parts, fully formed hardwood wheels, metal stock as required, a sealed wax paper bag of small fittings of wood and metal, and more. 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 full decals and two sheets of very well done plans with instructions. Not much is known of Leddy Model Industries except that they were located in Watsonville, California and their kits were of exceptional quality for that time. We know that Leddy made a VC-2 Victory Ship, a US Army Amphibian Jeep, kit number A-60 in large scale (1 3/4" = 5") and also A-50 US Army Jeep.' If you have any other information or have seen other kits, please email me.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$23   

One of two Craftmaster issues which share the same dramatic boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Su-25 Frogfoot - USSR or Czech, 1/72, 4071

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Finely molded and detailed. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, air inlets and gear wells, optional position air brakes, AS-7 Missiles, AA-8 Missiles, iron bombs and rocket pods. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell US Navy Sea Shadow Stealth Ship, 1/144, 05088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$64   

Still factory sealed. From 1995. Out of production kit of the navy Stealth Test Ship. Built between 1983 and 1985, the Sea Shadow was just over 49 meters long and could achieve 15 knots with a diesel-electric power plant. For years the Navy tested the Sea Shadow off the California coast but only at night. Testing centered around stealth characteristics, steering, automation and sea worthiness. The ship was not revealed to the public until April 11, 1993.