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Monogram Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair US Marines or Navy - (F4U4), 1/48, PA82-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint


1963 first issue with 'Four Star' logo. The original owner was careful to leave on the original cello wrap, thus creating a mint, investment grade condition box. 'Working Action Model' with many features; wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and rotating wheels and prop. Underwing stores feature missiles, bombs and drop tanks. Includes decals for Marines or Navy versions. The model as 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.

Lindberg Beechcraft Bonanza, 1/48, 504-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


1950s hardbox with Gaedke artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hobby Model Fairchild Forwarder UC-61A - 36 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model, F51

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Stick and tissue rubber powered flying model kit with a three foot wingspan. Could be easily converted to electric power and RC with today's light components. NOTE: the ribs and formers have been cut out of the printed sheet. The quality of the work is excellent. If you plan on building this model, than the hard work is done. Two small parts are missing, which can be easily reproduced from scrap wood since their 'mirror' parts are present. Excellent full size plans. Complete with all other parts and instructions.

Berkeley Stinson Sentinel (Army L-5 Flying Jeep) Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Big 1/12 scale model with a 34 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features rubber wheels, covering material, clear windows, full size plans, formed wire parts, full size plans, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Matchbox Supermarine Walrus MK-1 - HMS Sheffield 1938 or 283 Sq RAF Italy 1944, 1/72, PK105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Dated 1983. Famous British warship/harbor based flying boat from WWII. Markings for HMS Sheffield's aircraft and No. 283 Squadron RAF Italy 1944. The model as 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.

Frog Vickers Alcock & Brown Vimy - First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight - Trail Blazers Issue, 1/72, F163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


Very colorful box artwork issue. Excellent kit. Finely molded with separate ailerons, elevator and rudder. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been 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, Blue, 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.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - 3 Feet Long, 1/96, H364-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


First issue of this kit dated 1960. Large and highly detailed kit. Measures 36 inches long when built. Since this is the first issue, the model has the factory painted copper hull below the waterline. The factory paint is in excellent condition with minimal wear, and the special cardboard insert to hold the hull halves is included as well. Since this is a first edition it also contains the booklet about the Cutty Sark, a sheet "From The Log Of The Cutty Sark", Revell "Master Modelers Club" application and the Cutty Sark H364 color Master Modelers Trading Stamp. Kit features highly detailed deck, deck houses, cargo holds and covers, masts, yards and booms, bilge pump, windlass, 20 crew figure, and lifeboats with oars, life preservers, anchors and anchor chains. Includes draftline and transom decals, figurehead, finely detailed hull, preformed ratlines and molded deadeyes, pin rails and blocks, full standing rigging instructions and diagrams, flag sheet, thread and chain for rigging. Molded in three colors. Inside, the model has never been started. All parts are still in factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Revell The S.E.5a Scout (SE-5) - Great Britain Issue, 1/72, H633

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1963 Revell of Great Britain issue in the narrow box. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Sopwith Camel, 1/72, H628-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1963 issue in the early one-piece box and framable box artwork. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bandai Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.D Sd.Kfz.161, 1/48, 8224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


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. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

SIG Yak 18P - 72 inch Wingspan .60 Engine RC Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Very large model by Claude McCullough. This model is not in the original box. 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, plans and decals (if originally included). This kit is not in the original box. NOTE: this kit was re-packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise.

Aurora Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha Medium Tank with Army or Navy Decals, 1/48, 073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the block 'Aurora' log box from 1976. Improved molds. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, opening hatches and operating treads and bogies. Markings for two Army and one Navy vehicle. NOTE: kit has assembly. Lower and upper hull (two pieces) have been built. Quality of assembly is professional. Inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions.

UPC North American F-86D Sabre Dog (ex-Marusan), 1/50, 5051-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


From high quality and well detailed Marusan molds. This is likely the second issue of this UPC kit as it has the box art corrected to show a F-86D. The first issue had a rather graphic error - it pictures F-86 Saberjets on the box - NOT the F-86D 'Dog version. The Marusan F-86D model is known for it's action features and accessories, and the UPC reissue includes them all. Kit has removable radome to display the radar, opening canopy, removable tail section with dolly and detailed jet engine with engine stand, operating leading edge slats, operating wing flaps, moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear, retracting/extending missile tray, boarding ladder, and extra missiles with missile cart. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

AMT-Matchbox HMS Exeter (B Class) Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, 4405

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


Still factory sealed. 1970s issue when AMT expanded it's product line in the USA with joint issues of Matchbox (of England) kits. Nicely molded small scale waterline kit of this famous cruiser which engaged the Graf Spee over River Plate.

Testors Area S4 UFO (Bob Lazar UFO), 1/48, 576

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. Large 1/48 scale model of the craft reportedly worked on by physicist Bob Lazar in area S4, near Area 51. Includes a 16 page full color booklet in English also.

Revell Flying Cloud Clipper Ship, 1/232, H344-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Hardbox issue dated 1956 but since it lacks the 'S' logo, it is from 1960 or '61. Like most early Revell sailing ship models, the molds were cut by true craftsman. The kit is beautifully molded in black, white and tan and has excellent detail and mold quality. Includes pre-formed ratlines, vacuform billowing sails, rigging thread, decals, flag sheet, braided silver 'chain' and full or simplified rigging instructions. Builds to a beautiful model. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Allen Hess Boeing 747 SP Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/144

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


High quality conversion kit. Makes any 1/144 747 into the SP version. Contains high resolution resin fuselage halves with rudder and correct SP horizontal stabilizers. Requires 1/144 scale 747 base kit to complete. Never started and complete.

Nichimo British Army Chieftain Battle Tank, 1/35, 2-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


NOTE: kit is missing the metal parts (whip antenna, axle and rivets). Some assembly: Turret has been started. There is putty on it and the builder was about to start doing body work when he stopped. No other assembly. After inspection the kit appears to be complete with all other parts but is sold as is. The instructions are correct for the kit but are confusing. Decals are included.

Airfix Do-217 E and Me-328 Mistel Combination, 1/72, 05029

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


Still factory sealed (modern end heavy round tape seals). Contains both aircraft in the Mistel configuration.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, F407S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-


Third Airfix logo issue in excellent condition. Stunning box art showing the Mauretania escorted by tugs in New York Harbor. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.