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Comet Supermarine Spitfire II - Super Stars 19.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1620

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

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Still factory sealed. From the early 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. 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.

Aurora DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$140   

1957 issue in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Very light wear is the only flaw. This if the first issue of this large scale (1/48) kit and part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular that these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business. Includes three crew, ground base and two ground crew. Molded in the correct gloss dark olive, black and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$79   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint+' condition. Dated 1960, but from about 1964 due to the logo variation. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Reportedly more than a few tense words were exchanged between Aurora and the Mate's brothers at the Chicago Toy Fair when the kits were unveiled. Hawk became suspicious from that point on and on some kits they reportedly used rivets to spell "HAWK" in morse code.

Testors Learjet 25 - (Lear Jet), 1/48, 401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

The only injection molded kit of the Lear 25. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they extensively modified them to make the more recent Model 25. Features redesigned fuselage, full interior and cockpit, opening engine cowls and detailed engines, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a flat clear window. I have included thick, clear flat plastic and one can be easily made from this. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram T-28A Trainer USAF - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA28-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Dated 1957. First issue hardbox dated 1957. Features canopy slides open to show detailed cockpit, retractable landing gear, rotating prop and wheels, instructor, student pilot & mechanic figures and more. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1968 Plymouth Fury Police Car, 1/25, GC-1300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$74   

Rare kit from the late 1960s/early '70s. Build it as the Police Pursuit or as stock by simply leaving off the police accessories. Accessories include roof rack, siren, flashers, protective screen, spotlight, push bar, package shelf warning lights, dome flasher, radio unit with hand microphone and portable spotlight. Kit features full engine and compartment detail, opening hood, complete interior and underside detail. Molded in tan, clear, red and blue tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the steering wheel is broken but all pieces are present so it can be repaired. One lap seat belt (of two) is short shot.

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros D-III), 1/48, 104-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

In investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with very light wear as the only flaw. Fourth or fifth issue of this kit and much rarer than the first (1956) issue. Box is dated 1956 but this is from about 1960 issue with the oval starburst logo and no 'Famous Fighters,' 79 cent price extension and no Parents' Magazine Seal. This is a true 79 cent box - there is no 'stamp out' of the old 69. Molded in gloss green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

CM BB-5 USS Kearsarge (1905), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$235   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Features quality high-definition resin castings and photoetched details. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks. Please NOTE this is a model that you have to build and paint. The photo shows an assembled model.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot - (Civil Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - VF-96 / VF-151 / VMFA-451, 1/32, 60306-8800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. Includes decals for VF-96 Fighting Falcons-USS Constellation, VF-151 Vigilanties-USS Midway and VFMA-451 Warlords-USS Forrestal. Superbly detailed, large scale (1/32) kit. Features fully detailed intake and exhaust, cockpit, landing gear and gear wells. Has optional position speed brakes, wing flaps, canopy and refueling probe. Includes extensive underwing stores with AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder and drop tanks.

Italeri Caproni CA-313 or CA-314 - Ground Attack Aircraft Italian/Swedish/French Air Forces, 1/72, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$30   

Can build versions 131 R.P.B 2 / 313 R.P.B.1 / 313 R.P.B. 1 Sil. / 314C. Well detailed with 85 parts. Comes with markings for four aircraft and three air forces. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya German Panzer Grenadiers Set, 1/35, 35061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$16   

Very well molded and detailed. Features 8 soldiers in action poses. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions present.

Verlinden US Navy Carrier Tractor - Build One Of The Three Versions Shown, 1/72, 240

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Excellent cast resin accessory set, long out of production. It contains parts so you can build one of the three version shown on the box art - long, short, etc. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals instructions.

Tamiya USS Missouri BB63 Battleship, 1/350, 78008-5000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$109   

Still factory sealed. Very large and highly detailed full-hull kit.

Verlinden German WWII 88mm Flak - SuperTech, 1/15, 970

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$229   

Giant scale, incredibly well detailed model of this legendary gun. Features beautiful high-definition resin cast parts, numerous photoetched details, metal chain, flexible cables and more. Never started. Inside the kit is factory new. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter MK IF Night Fighter - Milslides Issue, 1/32, 0251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$68   

Still factory sealed. This is the special 1985 issue produced exclusively for Milslides of England. From the original 1974 molds and a well detailed kit of this British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is depicted in this model. Kit features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. The seal has drawn the box top concave as shown.

Airfix Boeing UH-46A Sea Knight - US Navy HC1 USS Sacramento, 1/72, 02065-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

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Dated 1978 and a nicely molded kit for that time. Features complete cockpit with crew, opening rear cargo doors, rotating main rotors, optional position side crew boarding door and US Navy decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Special Hobby Pfalz D-XII Late Version - (DXII), 1/48, SH48024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. Excellent, very well molded kit featuring clean injection molded parts, numerous resin detail, photoetched details and two large decal sheets; one with aircraft markings and one for the wing lozenge patterns.

Aurora Douglas M2 Mailplane - (M-2), 1/48, 111-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$85   

First issue dated 1957 and in amazing 'near mint-' investment-grade condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no tags or tape or marks from either, no fading, no missing litho and no tears. It does have very light wear and a light crease at the lower left corner as shown. This classic Jo Kotula artwork kit is molded in deep gloss burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' and flat with slight yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions are 'excellent++' and have little yellowing. This is the very first issue as it has the instructions missing the clear windshield part and NO small additional instruction sheet showing it. This aircraft has a fascinating history. From the internet: The United States Post Office had been running the air mail service since 1918 mainly using variants of the de Havilland DH.4 biplane. In 1925, it decided to modernize and placed an order with Douglas for a replacement aircraft based on the Douglas O-2 observation biplane. The company modified an O-2 by covering over the forward cockpit to make a mail compartment and moving the pilot into what had been the observer's cockpit. The aircraft was designated the DAM-1 (Douglas Air-Mail-One) but this was soon shortened to M-1. The M-1 used the same Liberty engine as the DH.4, which was available in large numbers. Small modifications were made to the exhaust system to keep fumes away from the pilot and the design was considered a success, but was not ordered into production. When the Contract Air Mail (CAM) routes were introduced, the newly formed Western Air Express Company (later Western Airlines) ordered six mailplanes with the designation M-2. The main change from the M-1 was that the tunnel radiator was replaced with a frontal type. It also had the provision to carry a passenger instead of mail in the front cockpit. Just before Western Air Express introduced the aircraft into service (in April 1926 from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City), the Post Office ordered 50 aircraft designated M-3 for its major route network. The M-3 had only detailed differences from the M-2.

Airfix Hawker Demon, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$16   

1960s issue in an incorrect, makeshift box. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and photocopied instructions. Please NOTE that the original instructions are missing.