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Comet Sento Ik-001 Japanese Navy Fighter Official Identification Kit, 1/72, IA-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


A very rare kit from about 1941/42. This model is 'Identical to the one used in the Model Building Program of the US Office of Education sponsored by the US Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics' which was a program launched in 1941. During WWII the higher speed of aircraft made the traditional WW1 'recognition cards' nearly useless and 3D models were needed. The US Armed Forces looked to the general population to produce recognition models. While not fully successful due to irregular quality and supply, it quickly paved the way for superior injection molded recognition models. This kit features wood blocks, sheets and stock, glue, sandpaper, an excellent, very thick paper template, outline & gauge sheet as well as fold-out full size plans with aircraft history and detailed carving and building instructions. Never started and complete. Although misidentified, the "Sento Ki-001" is a single-engine, low wing monoplane (that is not a Zero). The large right end flap on the box has fallen off and is inside the box. The left one, with the name of the kit, is present. The box is only 'good-'.

Hawk Republic P-47 Thunderbolt - Solid Wood Airplane Model, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


For the advanced collector of early US models and Hawk kits. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast. This kit dates from 1944 and quite deluxe for the time. The side of the box mentions the railroad and ship Hawk kits and gives a rare look at the product line. The model contains 3D precarved wooden main fuselage, 2D wings and tails, fully finished propeller & wooden wheels, wooden stock as needed, full color decal sheet, heavy cardboard die-cut template sheet, sandpaper, special metal aircraft stand and full size, full-color well-detailed plans as well as an additional instructions sheet on how an aircraft works. The model has not been started and is complete.

Monogram Ford Bronco XLT 4x4, 1/24, 2271

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


From 1981. Features very well detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, good chassis and suspension, complete interior and optional rear top. Molded in gloss black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The black plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The clear, chrome and tires have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have some stains. 90% are restricted to the backing paper, but there are some light stains on some of the transfers.

Strombecker Northrop P-61 Black Widow, C-33

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. When assembled this makes an impressive desk top display model with an 11 inch wingspan. All wooden hardwood parts are completely precarved; usually only a quick sanding would finish them. The P-61 is one of the rarest of the WWII Strombeckers and features fuselage, wings & booms completely carved to the final shape, plastic propellers & detail parts, extensive color decals, packets of glue & wood filler and more. Includes excellent large-format step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the following parts: machine gun and cannon barrels (originally made from wire), (2) propeller shafts (originally just simple straight pins), main and nose gear struts (originally made with bent wire) and the (2) vertical stabilizers and (1) horizontal stabilizer. Otherwise complete with all other parts and paperwork. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier manufacture of highly prefabricated hardwood models. All through the 1930s to the 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive.

DML He-219 A-7 Owl - 3/NJG3 May 1945 Germany / 1/NJG1 May 1945 Sylt-Westerland Germany, 1/72, 5006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Finely molded and well detailed featuring 104 pieces, a PE fret, excellent dual cockpit, gear bay, full radar antenna and decals and paint guide for two different aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Pantera TWO Su-17 M3 Fitter H - Soviet Air Force, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


SUKHOI SALE!! Includes two aircraft in the one box shown. They have never been started. Each is inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Features very fine recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit, wings that swing, external stores and more.

Hasegawa E-767 AWACS - AEW Group 20th Anniversary, 1/200, 10655

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


High quality moldings feature all recessed surface detail, optional position landing gear, display stand and extensive decals. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Heinkel He-111 - H-4 or H-5 Versions, 1/48, 5509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very highly detailed kit from 1994 features parts to build either the standard bomber or torpedo bomber, all fine recessed surface detail, very good cockpit and interior crew stations, torpedo or 'blockbuster bomber' versions, rotating wheels & propellers and more. Includes paint guide and markings for 'Night Blitz' London attacker H-4 of KG 55 'Griffin Squadron' in early 1941 and KG 26 'Lion Squadron' which was relocated to Sicily in 1941 to attack shipping as an H-5 twin-torpedo bomber. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter Type 79 - 105mm Chinese Main Battle Tank, 1/35, 00317

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. The red 'starburst' sticker usually means the kit is motorized, but I cannot confirm that since it is still factory sealed.

Comet Flash-Bilt Douglas Skyknight F3D - 11 Inch Wingspan Glider, H5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Rare, highly-prefabricated flying model from the early 1950s in very good condition. The Flash-Bilt Skynight features completely printed color designs in red and green on the balsa wood, all die-cut parts, nose weight, hardwood launching dowel, launch stick, rubber band and step-by-step detailed and illustrated assembly instructions and illustrated flying instructions as well. Comet had an incredible line of stick and tissue flying models, solid wood scale model, gliders and display models in the 1950s. The back of this box lists no less than 12 Flash-Bilt Gliders (H1-H12), 25 Cent Flying Scale Models (E1-E26), 25 Cent Struct-O-Speed Flying Models (F1-F14), Solid Scale 25 Cent models (S1-S12), the larger 50 Cent Struct-O-Speed Flying models (K1-K6), larger 50 Cent fliers (L1-L12), even bigger $1 Struct-O-Speed flyers M1-M9) and $1 flying models (P1-P12), Jetex Powered Flying Scale model SP-1, which was a F-94C Starfire at whopping $2.49, Ship Models J1 through J6, the top-of-the-line Gas Models T6 Rookie Trainer ($3.50), T17 Little Schmoe ($1.50), free-flight T4 Pacemaker ($2.50), various Gliders and Auto Racer Z2, the Jetex powered Jet Racer.

Airfix Bristol Blenheim IV - Free French or RAF Versions, 1/72, 02027-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1975 Type 4 logo issue with very colorful artwork of a trio of Free French planes bombing a target that appears to be North Africa. Features good cockpit and interior, crew members, rotating gun turret and more. Includes decals for both aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor, 1/48, 539

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


This kit is made from the original 1950s molds in large 1/48 scale. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Heller Rafale A Fighter, 1/48, 80421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Large-scale Rafale features all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, optional position speed brakes, pilot's boarding ladder, an extensive array of weapons and drop tanks and more. The large and colorful decal sheet contains all of the stripes shown on the box art aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Super Scale TWO F-16C Fighting Falcons / 48-387 F-16C Falcons / Twobobs 48-042 F-16C Lets Roll Vipers, 1/48, MS481217

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Good+


SALE!! Includes all decals sheets in never used and complete condition. Includes markings guide. All are from climate controlled storage (never kept in a garage, shed or out-of-house storage).

Crielmodel Sturm Infanterie Geuschutz 33B, 1/35, R008

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


An excellent, high-definition resin model manufactured in Italy by Massimo Bartoli, otherwise known as Crielmodel. Well detailed and never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes paint guide and instructions.

SMER Bristol Bulldog Mk.IIA And Avro 504K And De Havilland DH-2, 1/48, 0812

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- To Sealed NM


SALE!! Includes all three 1/48 (or 1/50 scale) aircraft kits in the original boxes. The Avro and Bristol are still factory sealed. The DH-2 is never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Excellent condition early issue from the mid/late 1950s. Features Ray Gaedke artwork. The hardbox has as-new color and gloss, four solid corners and light general wear as shown. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell M-56 Scorpion - Self Propelled Gun, 1/40, 8300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. This 1982 issue is a perfect 'Classic Builder' because it is from the same molds as the 1958 'S' issue. Features hollow gun barrel that swivels, elevates and recoils, 12 bogie wheels & drive gears, working flexible tracks, operating loading platform and crew.

Fantastic Plastic Rocketship X-M - From The Movie Rocketship X-M, 1/288

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare high-definition cast resin kit of this famous 1950s movie. This model is more than 7 inches tall and includes a display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Supreme Martin B-26 Marauder - 7 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model - Steve Patti Company

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very rare. This is a solid wood model kit from the 1940s. It features two sheets of printwood, blocks and balsa stock, color insignia, fully formed wood wheels, sandpaper, high quality plans with templates for the fuselage and wings, some text instructions and even painting tips. Never used and complete. Supreme Scale Models were made by the Steve Patti Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the pre-plastic days they produced an extensive line of solid scale models and a large number of flying stick-and-tissue models as well; they were called 'Supreme Flyers.'