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Airfix Short Skyvan - Oman Air Force / Olympic Airlines, 1/72, 04018-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

Nicely molded and well detailed with civil or military crew, cockpit detail, full cabin with nicely detailed passenger seats, optional cargo (military) interior, separately molded control surfaces and more. Has decals for two variants including the Oman Air Force and Greek Olympic Airways. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa H8K2 Emily Flying Boat - 901st Naval Air Corps 1943/45 / Yokosuka Chinjufu Naval Air Corps / 851st Naval Air Corps 1944, 1/72, NP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1995 and a very large and nicely molded model. Features rotating gun turret, optional position crew doors, moving rudder, elevators, ailerons and flaps, good flight deck and engine detail, pilots, optional position engine maintenance stairs, beaching gear, torpedo and bomb load, rigging instructions and a 1/72 tow tractor with driver. There are markings and paint guide for the three different aircraft listed.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Purchased new on Feb. 28, 1968. Rare large flying model. It is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue, and excellent full size plans with instructions. Never started and 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.

Roco Bell UH-1D Iroquois Huey Gunship HO Scale - US Army of Luftwaffe, 1/87, Z248-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Hard to find. Older but very well detailed HO scale kit. Includes cockpit and cabin detail, crew of two, rotating main and tail rotors, choice of three different external stores and full color decals for both 'copters listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This was part of an extensive line of Roco HO scale armor, troops, trucks, diorama accessories and more - most commonly known as 'Minitank' models.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish - Bagged Type One Logo, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

Sold   

1950s issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Two Door Hardtop, 1/25, 31544

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory tape sealed. Dated 2002 and from older molds. Well detailed model of a classic design. Features opening hood and doors, 312 CID / 245 hp 4 barrel V-8 engine and detailed engine compartment, interior and underside.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, 409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare issue from the late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has great color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are quality photocopies.

Tamiya Republic P-47M Thunderbolt, 1/48, 61096-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Creature Enterprises Inc 1927 Travel Air Model 4000, 1/48, 101

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

From 1974. Although fairly 'recent' this is a throw back to the 1930s. It is a solid balsa wood model with required blocks and wood stock, die-cast metal 9 cylinder radial engine and scale propeller, fully formed hardwood wheels, excellent three view plans sheet with templates and full building instructions as well as painting tips. There are even detailing notes. Carving and sanding are certainly required with this kit. Never started and complete.

Comet Bell Airacomet P-59A, 1/64, H4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$38   

In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufacturers issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufacturers made expensive super detailed kits with metal accessories (like Dyna-Products). Comet came in the middle and struck a nice balance of detail and cost. The P-59 features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, pre-cut engine block, color decals, finished wheels, printwood, full template sheet of cardstock, wood stock and a very large and detailed sheet of drawings including detailed construction steps. Never started and complete. 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.

Maircraft Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver, 1/48, H-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings, stock wood, a sealed bag of details, full color decals and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.

Airfix Lockheed Starfighter F-104G - Royal Canadian Air Force or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 291

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Has markings for two air forces, pilot figure, optional position speed brakes, optional position landing gear, optional high-speed wingtip drop tanks or two AIM-9 Sidewinders mounted in the same position. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type 94-1 Alf with Catapult, 1/72, C8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed catapult and aircraft.

Frontier 20 Mule Team Water Tank, 1/24

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Very rare. Big scale kit measures 6.75 inches tall without tongue; over 8 inches long with tongue. Well detailed with full frame, swivel plate, forward and rear bolsters, brake shoes, water tank cover and even a spigot shut-off. Features completely machined hardwood water tank, pre-cut and die-cut hardwood frame parts, four beautiful injection molded spoke wheels, full size plans with parts identifier drawings, history of the prototype and detailed instructions with painting guide. Little is known of the Frontier Manufacturing Company other than the address of Hollywood, California and their line of high quality, early multi-media kits. Kits from this range include the Ox Cart, Buck Board, Covered Wagon, Stage Coach, Ranch Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Ore Wagon, Beer Wagon and Top Buggy. There were obviously more as this 20 Mule Team kit proves.

Cavacraft Spad, 1/48, S-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This series was Cavacraft's competition for Strombecker, and they did a great job. These kits are as good and often better than Strombecker's. The wingspan is 6.75 inches. All parts are completely carved and shaped from quality western pine. Features fully finished fuselage, finished wings complete with perfect airfoils, cut and machined struts and horizontal & vertical stabilizers, all correct scallop detail on the wings, elevator and rudder, a factory sealed envelope with pre-finished wheels, prop, metal gear struts and more, excellent and extensive full color decals, a sealed envelope of CASCO Glue, sandpaper, sanding stick and step-by-step illustrated building instructions. Complete and never started. Other aircraft in the line included S-1 P-51 Mustang, S-2 British SE-5, S-3 Piper Cub, S-4 Ercoupe, S-5 Taylorcraft, S-6 Navion, S-7 Cessna 140 and S-8 Fokker Triplane.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare solid wood model from the 1940s. The scale is not given, but the wingspan is 5.25 inches. Features fuselage block, two sheets of very high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. 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.

Falcon Model Airplane Co De Havilland Mosquito, 1/43, B37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From the mid to late 1940s. Large scale, solid wood kit featuring profile cut fuselage, wings, tail surfaces, printwood, wood stock as required, finished wheels and full size plans. Complete and never started.

Tamiya Aichi M6A1-K Nanzan (Seiran Kai) - (M6A1K), 1/72, 60738-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Nicely molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, gear wells and undercarriage. Includes a painting guide and decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Vosper Fast Patrol Boat Perkasa - Motorized, 1/72, PT7201-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Large scale and highly detailed. Includes unique two color extrusion molded hull and all hardware for motorizing. Easily converted to radio control (RC). Please note that Tamiya more often that not did not include the Re-280 motor with the kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5) VF-17 Jolly Rogers, 1/48, JT35

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed with all fine recessed panel lines; widely considered the finest 1/48 Hellcat kit ever made.