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Meikraft Models Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak - IPMS1989 Convention Issue - (D5581), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Injection molded kit. Limited edition of only 289 made. Never started. Kit is either 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions or is factory sealed/factory sealed internal bags.

MPM Lockheed Vega Model 5 / UC-101 - Shell Aviation or USAAF, 1/72, 72522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$46   

Still factory sealed. Has markings for either version. A very well made model of one of the greatest aircraft in aviation history. Wiley Post, Amelia Earhart, Hearst, USAAF and the RAF were among it's record setting pilots and operators. Kit features full cockpit and complete passenger cabin with floor and seats, optional wheel pants and other optional parts and decals with paint guide for the two aircraft listed. The Shell aircraft is a very colorful bright yellow overall with red trim.

AMT 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1/25, 6538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed 300hp LT-1 engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and underside details. Build as stock or customize with optional wheels and side exhaust. Over 90 parts molded in color, clear and with plated and rubber parts.

Air Lines Martin Marauder II (B-26C) RAF - (Frog), 1/72, 12902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Purchased new in 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Quality Frog kit - no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Features separately molded rudder, elevator and ailerons, pilot and gunner figure and detailed engines with rotating propellers. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that one prop blade is broken at the hub base but is present. This box has some of my favorite Jo Kotula boxart. Kotula originally did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. 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 one or 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.

Guillows Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 30.75 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$52   

Still factory sealed. Very large stick and tissue kit that can be built to fly rubber, gas free flight or U-Control, RC or for scale display. Features retractable landing gear (main and tail wheel), cockpit interior, opening canopy, movable flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevator, complete bomb, drop tank and rocket load and more. Has high quality die-cut balsa, balsa stock as needed, die-cut plywood, completely finished wooden prop, hardware, a very large number of vacuformed plastic parts including a pilot, clear vac canopy, cardstock interior details, other wood and metal stock as needed, full instructions, full size plans and more.

Sanwa Boeing B-17E Fortress Bomber, 1/145, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$210   

Very, Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors, working ailerons, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss dark green, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint+' condition and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

La Belle F & CC Boxcar HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Wood Kit, HO, HOn3-33

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa), carved floor and roof, underside details and truss rods, metal details, building instructions, full decals and full size plans. I have built these models and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, sealed smaller details and plans + instructions. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$165   

Still factory sealed. Rare and even rarer in this condition. Aurora of Canada issue is dated 1964 and this issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 composition from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. There is no fading or stains, tape or price tags, but there is light crease along the upper left side. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years- almost right up until the end.

MPC McDonnell F-4B/C/D/E & J Phantom - Thunderbirds / VF-11 USS Coral Sea / USAF Vietnam - Profile Series, 1/72, 2-1508-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

1970s issue in the popular "Profile Series" line. Inside is a quality Airfix model with MPC decals for all three box art aircraft. The model builds any one of the five F-4 variants listed and includes colorful decal sheet for VF-11 Sundowners from the USS Coral Sea (1971), USAF 4th TFS Vietnam and Thunderbirds Aircraft #1. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The decals are 100% intact and flat but NOTE: they have age micro-cracking. Please see the two articles (located on this website) on how to save and also reproduce decals at home.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Long hardbox issue dated 1966 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The only flaw is very light wear, almost completely restricted to the edges. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition as well.

Pegasus Boulton Paul Defiant T.T.Mk1 - Bagged, 1/72, 2004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Still factory sealed. Excellent quality limited run kit. Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines, detailed wheel bays, injection molded clear parts, metal parts and decals. With instructions.

Revell Harbor Tug Lucky XI - (Long Beach Tugboat), 1/108, 05207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

This is the Revell Germany reissue of the original 1950s "S" kit of the Long Beach. Ideal builder. This large scale (1/108) kit features excellent detail and all features shown in the box art - even the crew members. Never started. Factory sealed bagged parts with decals and instructions.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$275   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has wear as shown and hobby shop stamp on the top.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Original release from 1978; not the common reissue. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional Monogram quality.

Zhengdefu French AMX 30 Motorized, 1/48, DF512

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Modern kit featuring very good detail, all motorizing hardware and gears, FE-130 electric motor and realistic drive through the flexible tracks. This is one of a vast number of detailed 1/48 scale motorized armor kits issued by Kitech and Zhengdefu.

Wingnut Wings Jeannin Stahltaube 1914 - Taube, 1/32, 32058

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$265   

Out of production and amazingly well detailed injection molded kit with a fret of PE details and a wide array of decal choices. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero Fighter Type 21, 1/48, 09528

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Very well detailed featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AHM P-51D Mustang Racer Miss America, 1/87, SK-11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. HO scale kit. Very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Unda Mil Mi-4 Hound, 1/72, 72004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1994. The Mi-4, NATO code name Hound, was a very successful design. The first flight took place in 1952. For that time, it had great speed and carrying capacity that gave it world-wide fame. An Mi-4 set seven world records and was given the gold medal at the Brussels world exhibition. 'Hound' was widely used in the Soviet and Eastern Bloc armed forces as well as in the civil economy as a passenger and freight transport, ambulance and also agricultural helicopter.

Airfix Blackburn NA 39 Buccaneer - T3 Issue, 1/72, 384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$32   

Type three logo from the 1960s. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid blocks of metal. Features working unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two small parts are a different color plastic; they are from the 1970s issue of the same kit.