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Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet SAC, 1/72, JS-23-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Older and very nicely detailed with raised fine panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed landing gear with good well detail. It has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the fuselage trees were open, so I inventoried them and they are complete. With decals and instructions. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - Short Haul Airliner Great Britain Issue, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed. Revell of Great Britain issue. Unusual 1960s kit of the early short fuselage original DC-9.

Aurora Fokker E-111 Eindekker - (E.111), 1/48, 134-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Still factory sealed. 1963 issue in fantastic investment-grade condition with the seal intact and great gloss and color. Jo Kotula artwork.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort, 1/249, 85-3013

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

2010 reissue from the original 1957 'S' molds. Large scale kit is full hull and nicely detailed for that time. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, prop shafts, props and rudder, deck mounted torpedo tubes and depth charges, three 3 inch guns, eight 20mm guns, one twin 40mm, whale boat, four life rafts, two searchlights, gun directors, range finder and display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Junkers JU-86 Civil Version - Lufthansa or Swissair, 1/72, 029

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed and molded. Includes detailed cockpit, positionable pilots, cabin floor and bulkheads, optional position boarding door, optional position landing gear and decals for both air lines. With decals for both air lines.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki27 Type 97 Nate, 1/48, U001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Large scale (1/48) Nate with excellent mold quality and detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. BONUS: also includes 90% of the big Mania 1/48 Nate decal sheet.

Monogram F-16 Falcon - Prototype - White Box Issue, 1/72, 5200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Factory sealed 1977 issue of the famous lightweight fighter prototype. Well molded Monogram kit. Includes pilot, (12) 500 lb bombs, drop tanks, center line fuel tank and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

Monogram Ford Tri-Motor - 1929 Antarctic Expedition with Skis Four Star Issue, 1/77, PA15-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$79   

Second issue hardbox from 1956 (PA15 instead of P15). Box is in excellent condition. Features skis and wheels, dog sled team and crew in Parkas and full markings for the 1929 Antarctic Expedition aircraft that is currently at the Henry Ford Museum. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Airco DH-5 - (D.H.5), 1/72, 12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory tape sealed. Limited run injection molded kit with cast metal details, decals and instructions

Glencoe Grumman J2F-2 Duck - US Navy Utility Sq 1 Pearl Harbor / US Marines VMS-3 Virgin Islands / Argentine Navy - (J2F2), 1/52, 4101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. From ex-ITC Ideal Molds - very close to 1/48 scale. Nicely molded large scale Duck. Includes large and colorful Scale-Master decals and painting guide for the three aircraft listed above.

Glencoe Convair 880 - TWA or Swissair, 1/126, 05502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

The model has decals for TWA and Swissair and features optional position cabin boarding doors and landing gear. It has never been started. Factory sealed internal parts bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Testors OV-10A Bronco With Missing Link YO-10D NOGS Conversion and Eduard Color PE, 1/48, 506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Excellent+

$89   

The only way to build a a 1/48 YO-10! Includes the very rare Missing Link MOdels #ML052 YO-10D "NOGS" Conversion kit (still factory sealed) that is designed for this kit and Eduard #FE320 ZOOM Color PE detail set for a 1/48 OV-1B. The actual kit is nicely detailed with decals for the US Marine test camouflage scheme and the latest scheme of the USAF 27th Tactical Air Support Squadron Commander's aircraft. Features over 70 parts with detailed cockpit, pilot and ejection seat, optional position canopy, detailed landing gear and six bombs and four 7.62 mm machine guns. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Sparky 32 inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Balsa Flying Model Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R9-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s. Rare, large flying model with a Coke bottle next to the young model builders snake plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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 McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender Tanker with F-15 - (DC-10), 1/144, 4524

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. 1983 issue. Features both aircraft in 1/144 scale, optional position landing gear, optional position fueling probe, optional stand that can hold the aircraft in refueling position and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Vietnam US Navy Swift Patrol Boat - (ex- Monogram), 1/48, 5104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Revell reissue from quality Monogram molds. Large model features detailed deck fittings, clear cabin windows, elevating .50 caliber machine guns, working gun ring, 81mm mortar, display base and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Lancaster BMk.I/III - 9 Sq RAF December 1944/45 'Tallboy' 12,000 lb Bomb Tirptiz Raid/ Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1945 / RAF 106 Sq Coningsby 1942, 1/72, PK-602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

From 1983. Very nicely detailed for that time. Features very fine raised panel lines and some recessed panel lines. Includes cockpit and crew, rotating turrets, optional parts for all versions including unique RAAF aircraft, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position bomb bay doors for two variants (no bomb load included) and decals with paint guide for three aircraft. The RAAF aircraft is a natural silver finish. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Frog JU-87G Stuka Red Series, 1/72, F195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$20   

Very nicely molded kit with very fine raised panel detail. Kit includes cockpit and crew of two, two underwing anti-tank cannon and decals for either Hungarian Air Force 102/1 Dive Bomber Sq or Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel with 1000 Tanks Destroyed. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. 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.

Microscale Convair 990 - Alaska / Swissair / Northeast Decals, 1/144, MS4-6

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$85   

From ex-Topping molds. Accurate injection molded kit with full color decals for all airlines listed and a display stand. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent+.' Please see the two articles on this website about decal restoration and using older decals.

Revell Coast Guard PBY-5 Catalina, 1/72, H277-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1971 issue with unusual and colorful Coast Guard markings. Features beaching gear for land operations, retractable wingtip floats and detailed engines with movable propellers.

Airfix North American B-25J / B-25H / B-25J Gun Nose Mitchell - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Mid-1960s release. This issue has the black short box ends. Includes parts and decals for three versions - B-25J "Lady Luck", B-25J Modified Gun Nose and B-25H "Norma Sue." Has many working features and details- gun elevate and turrets turn, full crew and interior, opening bomb bay doors, opening fore and aft boarding doors with optional ladders, rotating wheels and props and moving control surfaces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Craftmaster kits were Airfix models made in the UK and marketed by MPC in the USA.