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Heller Boeing 707 - Air France ' Chateau de Versailles', 1/125, L700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


NOTE: builder only, missing parts. Very rare, from the late 1950s. One of two box art versions of this kit. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV and DC-8) and this model is no exception. You can built this model and will look like the airplane on the cover with no painting at all. The kit is molded in white, gray-silver, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray-silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There are colorful Air France decals in very good condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one engine inlet (3 are present) and three exhausts (1 is present). You could mold replacements from the existing ones, as they are the same. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt - 56th FG 61st FS Lt. Col. Francis S. Gabreski or RAF No. 81 Sq - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6838

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


1973 Monogram/Mattel release. Includes markings for both aircraft. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface markings, detailed cockpit, opening canopy, detailed gear wells, pilot figure, centerline drop tank and two wing mounted bombs. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact and complete but have age micro-cracking. Please see the article (on this website) on how to restore and use old decals.

ESCI Dakota C-47 - Lufthansa / Danish Air Force / Swedish Air Force, 1/72, 9096

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still sealed but the seal has split at the top. Very nicely molded kit. Features detailed cockpit and interior, optional position flaps and door and more. Decals for a very colorful civil Lufthansa aircraft, Danske Flyvevabnet-esk 721 (1972) and Swedish Air Force.

Hawk Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback or Bubble Top Versions USAAF or RAF, 1/48, 500-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Great older kit with nice detail. Hardbox is dated 1965 and shows a action diorama with both Jugs warming the engines up. Can make Razorback or Bubble Top versions. Has markings for ace Robert S. Johnson with the 56th FG and 28 confirmed kills. The other markings are for an RAF aircraft seen at Newark, NJ on Feb. 16, 1945. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Diels Engineering Curtiss A-8 / A-12 Shrike - 22 Inch Wingspan Scale Flying Aircraft, 1/24, 5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Craftsman style true-scale static or rubber/electric powered flying kit. David Diels kits are upper-end stick and tissue models that feature the highest quality materials. Kit includes a beautiful set of full-size plans, assembly instructions, metal hardware, strip wood, printwood, plastic prop, plastic canopy, full-color decals, aircraft history, color/markings notes. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and plans.

Lindberg Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor, 1/48, 513-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


From the late 1950s with Ray Gaedke artwork. Likely the second issue of this large-scale kit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Academy U-Boat Type IX-B Submarine - Static or Motorized, 1/150, 1442

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. 1995 issue. Large scale kit that can be built static or '...as a motorized, diving submarine.' Contains Re-280 motor, waterproof compartments, ballast and a 'diving key' that makes the sub automatically dive and rise to the surface while under power. Could possibly be made R/C with todays tiny systems and 2.4 Ghz technology. Includes conning tower markings for three different subs.

AMT XB-35 / YB-35 Flying Wing, 1/72, 8615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Ex++


Still factory sealed. Builds either version of Jack Northrop's famous flying wing bomber. Large and nicely detailed.

Renwal Lt. Ludwig Hanstein's Albatros D-V with Aeroskin Fabric, 1/72, 272-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Unique kit. The model has the aircraft inner structure then the modeler covers it with authentic precolored Aeroskin fabric. The complicated design shown on the box art is duplicated with no painting. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Micro Models The 1940 Clipper Mk.II - Reproduction 36 inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, 1/2, F107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Purchased new in 1974. This is a reproduction of a classic design and is half the size of the original. It includes full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts and plans. It is a gas free-flight model designed for 'Sniffing Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Micro Models made a great line of scale reproductions of the great gas aircraft of the 1930s. Midway Model Company took over the line around the early 1980s.

Airfix H.S. Trident 1C Sky King - British Airways, 1/144, 03174-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Type Four logo issue. Nicely molded featuring clear windows, optional position cabin and baggage doors, optional position landing gear and mobile boarding stairs. Includes decals for four different British Airways aircraft G-ARPC / G-ARPD / G-ARPN and G-ARPR. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trimaster Heinkel He-162 A-2 Volksjager With BMW 003E Engine and V Tail, 1/48, MA-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Highly detailed injection molded kit with cast metal details, two photoetch sheets and all recessed panel lines. Features excellent cockpit and jet engine detail with optional position cowl and also the parts for the V tail version. NOTE: this kit has minor and very neat assembly. The nose gear well, nose weight, control stick, bulkhead and small side panels are assembled. Quality of assembly is 'excellent+++.' There is no other assembly and zero painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk T-6 Texan Trainer 'Picture Gallery' Issue, 1/72, 610-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Hard-to-find hardbox 'Picture Gallery' issue from the late 1950s. Very nicely molded in silver plastic with a clear green-tinted windshield and instructions and decals that are correct for this early release. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Model USA Cessna L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog / USAF / South Vietnam / JSDF, 1/48, 0001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Large scale (1/48) kit of the famous liaison aircraft from 1950s. The O-1 was best know as an effective FAC aircraft in the Vietnam War. Very nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Includes underwing stores and full detail for the interior and engine. Has decals for all three air forces. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell P-40E Warhawk Flying Tigers, 1/32, 4400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed but the seal has a splits and has drawn the box slightly concave (hence the only 'very good+' grade.) 1980 issue. Features Flying Tiger decals, detailed Allison engine, highly detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, movable wheels and prop, movable control surfaces, belly tank and pilot figure.

Hasegawa North American P-51D Mustang - 343rd FS 55th FG 'The Millie G' / 375th FS 361st FG 8th AF Cambridgeshire August 1944, 1/32, JS-086-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Earlier hardbox issue features nicely detailed engine, cockpit, wing guns with removable panels, bomb and drop tank load and more. Has decals for the two aircraft listed and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Fokker 100 - Swissair or KLM, 1/144, 04258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Nicely molded 1/144 kit with decals for both air lines. Features recessed panel lines, optional position landing gear, detailed Rolls Royce engines and more.

Monogram US Lee Tank M3 with Diorama Instructions - USA / Soviet / British Versions, 1/32, 7536

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


1973 issue. Rare large 1/32 scale armor kit. Very well detailed. Includes desirable Shep Paine diorama instructions in full color. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram F-51D Mustang Action Model (P-51) - 'Contrary Mary' 78th Fighter Group 8th Air Force - Heritage Edition Issue, 1/32, 6054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++


1983 issue of this classic large-scale 'Action Model' from the original 'Four Star' Monogram line. Includes a large and extensive decal sheet that has all checkerboards for 'Contrary Mary' as pictured. Canopy opens and closes to show highly detailed cockpit. Tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs. Knob on the bottom rotates and extends/retracts main gear and tail wheel; all gear doors including the tail wheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and still functions like new. Very nicely detailed. Molded in silver, black and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory bag sealed and still sealed, and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 345th FS/350 FG/12 Air Force, 1/32, 4452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed. From 1986. Has large decal sheet for the cover aircraft (restored by the Smithsonian) which was based in Italy in 1944. Well detailed kit features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, and rotating prop and wheels.