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Airfix RA-5C Vigilante - RVAH-9 USS Nimitz 1975 or RVAH-14 USS Kennedy 1968, 1/72, 05019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Well detailed model with 76 parts. Includes decals for two aircraft, optional position landing gear, optional drop tanks, camera pod with clear lenses and movable elevators.

Micro Models The 1937 Super Buccaneer - 36 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 2/5, F108

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

This is a reproduction of a classic design and is just under half the size of the original. It includes full size plans, pre-cut parts and is authentically scaled from the original design. There is no assembly and the model is complete. A great gas model designed to climb fast and high then 'Sniff for 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.

Renwal Fokker D-VII Aeroskin - Vzfw. Willy Gabriel's Aircraft - (DVII), 1/72, 270-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin and instructions.

Lindberg Curtiss Goshawk F11C-2 - (F11C2), 1/48, 460-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

1965 small hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Well detailed for that time. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Cessna Super Skymaster or O-2, 1/48, 565

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Dated 1968. Does included parts for military O-2A version but please read carefully. Very nice large scale kit with complete interior detail and full color decals for the center aircraft on the box art. Includes all clear windows and military hardware for the O-2A although the instructions only show the civil version and there are only instructions for the civil version. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bandai Anti-Tank Gun IV Sd.Kfz. 164 Nashorn (Hornisse), 1/48, 8258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Ilyushin Il-62 Aeroflot, 1/100, 15000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Very hard to find kit with fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. NOTE: The box art is Interflug, but the kit decals are for Aeroflot. This was common. Large and colorful decal sheet is in like-new condition. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tiny 'bumper' wheel on the underside of the fuselage. Easily replaced or made. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Renwal Lt. Alfred Lenz's Pfalz D-III with Aeroskin Fabric - (DIII), 1/72, 271-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions.

Testors F-19 Stealth Concept Fighter, 1/48, 595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Rare 1/48 large scale version of the incorrect Stealth Fighter. Much money was spent to manufacture the molds for this kit, but it was quickly pulled from production as soon as photos of the real fighter revealed significant difference. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tern Aero Ryan ST - 17 Inch Wingspan Rubber Flying Aircraft, 109-275

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very high quality rubber powered free-flight model with simplified stick and tissue assembly and a wingspan of about 17 inches. Kits contain colored tissue, plastic propeller, fully formed wheels, printwood, strip wood, rubber and well made full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete.

Sterling Albatros DII-A (D-II) - 27 3/4 Inch Wingspan Flying RC Model, E9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

27.75 inch wingspan kit for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying detailed scale kit. This kit has minor, neat assembly. The spinner, wheel halves and machine gun halves have been cut out, and one wheel and one machine gun halves assembled to professional quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and decals present. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line.

Jetco Superflite Thermic Dart 12 inch Wingspan Glider, SG-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Jetco was a producer of high quality gliders (the famous Thermic series), rubber and gas free flight and radio controlled aircraft. Jetco kits used the best materials and are very well engineered and complete. Kit is of balsa design and the parts are pre-decorated. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete and includes full plans and instructions.

Lindberg Hawker Hunter British Jet Fighter - With Tow Tractor-RAF/Switzerland/Peru Air Forces, 1/48, 536-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$58   

Late 1950s hardbox is in stunning 'Excellent++' condition. Color and gloss of the Ray Gaedke artwork is as new with very light wear as the only issues. Includes markings for RAF, Swiss or Peruvian Air Forces. Absolutely loaded with operating features. Kit has removable rear fuselage, complete removable jet engine, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, cockpit detail, ejecting pilot, loadout with drop tanks and rockets, tow bar, tractor with driver and display stand. Molded in white and clear with the yellow tow tractor. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat subassembly - the cockpit floor, control stick and instrument panel are glued to the right fuselage half. The two seat halves are assembled but not installed. Assembly is to "professional" quality. There is no other assembly. Fuselage interior is lightly painted with one cote of light green paint; there is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, 1/24, 6027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

Original release from 1978; not the common reproduction. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ace Whitman USS Seadragon SS194 Submarine (Sargo Class) - Balsa Ship Model Kit, 1/169, 2994

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Rare, large scale 22 inch long hollow display model likely from the 1940s. It builds up with hull bulkheads and stringers and is intended to be tissue or silk covered, although it would be much wiser to either cover it with thin balsa or plank it like a plank-on-frame ship model. The photos (on the back of the box and on the plans) of the built model are impressive and realistic; no doubt, you can make an incredible, almost one-of-kind kit from it. However, there is a great deal of scratch building expected, which is typical of kits from that time. It is certainly not recommended for beginners. The builder should be highly experienced with stick and tissue methods and scratchbuilding fittings and more.

Flyline Models 1929 Velie Monocoupe - 22 inch Wingspan RC/Free Flight or Rubber Model, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

This kit was sold new in 1974 and purchased direct from Flyline; there are even a few letters with advertisement flyers enclosed for other Flyline kits. Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to co2 power or electric RC with today's light and tiny servos & receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, separate, detailed instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, strip and spar stock, decals, finished wheels, rubber motor, hardware and more. There has been no assembly but NOTE: some ribs and bulkheads have been neatly cut out to 'professional' quality. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. Flyline Models operated from a mailing address of 10643 Ashby Place, Fairfax Virginia and had a very high quality, extensive line of beautiful stick and tissue models for R/C and free flight - many of them true scale. I believe it was operated by Herb Clukey. If you have more information, please let me know so I can update this.

ESCI Fokker F-27-MK 400 (F27) MPA Maritime SAR, 1/72, 9113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$59   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the short ends. Search and Rescue version of the the venerable Fokker Transport. Very highly detailed and well molded model. Features complete cockpit, full interior with all bulkheads, seating and SAR equipment consoles, external fuel tanks, rotating props and optional position entry door.

Monogram US Lee Tank M3 USA - Soviet and British Versions, 1/32, 6502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$60   

1983 issue. Still factory sealed.. Rare large 1/32 scale armor kit. Has decals for all three versions. Bogey system and flexible track assemblies are movable, guns move and turret rotates. Includes two crew members, extra track links, packs and tools.

Hasegawa A-4 Blue Angels Skyhawk, 1/32, 1103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of the light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Molded in dark blue and includes large and colorful Blue Angles decal sheet for aircraft numbers 1 through 6. Kit features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.

Tamiya Nakajima Saiun C6N1 Myrt with Clear Fuselage, 1/50, MA109-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Early Tamiya kit featuring clear fuselage half and cowling, very well detailed interior and engine, crew figures, separately molded elevators, ailerons, leading edge slats and working wing flaps. Has markings for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.