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Matchbox Wellington Mk.X / Mk.XIV Coastal Command / Canadian or British - Also With ESCI Partial Decal Sheet, 1/72, PK-402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Includes part of the popular ESCI aftermarket decal sheet - for a Wellington from 37 Sq RAF Middle East 1941. The actual model is the 1975 issue. Includes markings and parts for Wellington X, RCAF Dalton 'Ghost Squadron', Mk. XIV 179th Squadron RAF Coastal Command Gibraltar and MkX Polish Squadron RAF Hemswell. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The 428 Squadron aircraft is the markings for Wellington HE239 in which Sgt. L.F. Williamson was awarded the CGM for courage and flying skill. On a night mission over Duisbury on April 8th, 1943, an explosion ripped the rear of Williamson's ship, blowing off the rear gun turret, fuselage fabric and vital parts of the control surfaces. He managed to bring the crippled ship home safely.

Italeri Douglas R4D / C-47 Mk.III Skytrain - US Navy 1951 or RAF No. 271 Sq Normandie 1944, 1/72, 127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Well detailed inside and out. Features all recessed panel lines, optional parts for R4D and Mk.III variants, detailed cockpit and cabin interior, optional position cabin door, detailed landing gear and engines, full painting guide and more. Includes decals included for both aircraft listed. Molded in green and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Douglas R4D / C-47 Skytrain / Dakota Mk III (DC-3)- US Navy / USAAF 'Swamp Rat' / RAF European Theater, 1/72, 871

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Very well detailed. The box has wear but the kit inside is like new. Includes optional parts for USAAF, RAF and US Navy versions. Features all fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and interior including seating, detailed engines, optional position door, rotating wheels and propellers, full painting guide and more. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

AMT Chevrolet Corvair Monza- Stock / Yenko Stinger / Grand Touring Fitch Sprint, 1/25, T374-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Can be built one of three ways and includes many optional parts. Features detailed engine, engine compartment, opening trunk, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear and chrome plate. With two complete sets of rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Rickenbacker's Spad XIII 'S' Issue, 1/28, H256-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Very large-scale 1957 'S' first issue. Nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features 'Hat-In-The-Ring' 94th Aero Squadron markings for Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's aircraft, detailed Hispano-Suiza engine, removable inspection panels, detailed machine guns, full cockpit, rotating wheels and prop, very fine 'fabric' detailing over ribs and stringers, rigging material and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the two engine block halves are a very slightly different shade of green than the rest of the kit. I believe they are from a later issue of the same model.

Revell Sopwith Camel 'S' Issue - With Clear Windscreen, 1/28, H197-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

1957 first release with classic art. This is the rare edition with a clear windscreen and wheel chocks. I have seen very few of these; Revell discontinued the windscreen part soon after release. The box is in great condition as shown and graded 'excellent.' The only flaws are light wear and a tiny tape pull on one long side (3mm x 2mm). Large-scale kit is nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, pilot and crew figures, realistic rigging material, complete rigging instructions and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules - 'S' Issue, 1/140, H247-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$129   

1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art and brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape (except the factory sealing tape) or tags. The flaws include light general wear. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the famous clear early Revell 'Globe' Swivel Base Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Airfix Grumman J4F-1 Gosling Widgeon - Bagged (J4F1), 1/72, 1421

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$28   

Still factory sealed. Airfix second type logo bagged kit with header from the late 1950s. Header is in 'very good++' condition as shown. Very well molded and detailed kit for that time.

Airfix De Havilland Mosquito F.B.VI Bagged - Second Issue, 1/72, 1402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$30   

Still factory sealed. Late 1950s T2 logo issue with the header in very good condition.

Comet F4U Corsair, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$16   

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 high quality printwood and full-size plans with templates. Never started and complete. Please NOTE: there are paint stains on the box and also on the plans. 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.

Monogram Hot Shot Jet Racer - CO2 Powered Racer, 1/30, R1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. This is Monogram's first car kit, number R1 and made in 1946. The box has wear as shown, but the kit inside is 'excellent.' The Hot Shot Jet racer kit consists of a pre-carved balsa wood body with the grill design completely pre-cut, a sheet of printed wood parts, four rubber tires, a vacuform clear canopy (that has not turned yellow), axles, color decals and full size plans/instructions including details on how to power the car with a CO2 jet engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Comet North American F-100 Super Sabre - 12.7 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R10-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$52   

Rare. 1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, clear vacuform canopy, fully formed wheels, covering tissue and detailed full size plans/building instructions with notes on how to fly the model. The model has not been started. Inventoried 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.

ITC Sikorsky S-55 Helicopter and Spad Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The Spad is 1/105 scale and the S-55 is 1/117. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

ITC F-86 Fighter and P-51D Mustang Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3766-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The F-86D is 1/111 scale and the P-51D is 1/104. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Very rare version. Of all the Aurora SE-5, this one turns up the least. The hardbox is dated 1956 but shows the original Jim Cox box art with the 1957 oval 'Famous Fighters' logo. The original rectangle 'Northern Lights' logo has been neatly blotted out with a yellow rectangle of the same size. The fact that the price is still 69 cents (as the original issue) means this issue is very early 1957 and predated the 'yellow' box art issue. Molded in gloss olive green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High B-17 Bomber Formation, 1/156, 352-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$579   

Rare. Dated 1965. Issued with the popular TV program '12 O'Clock High.' The box is in amazing 'excellent++' condition with factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags, no marks from either, no missing litho or fading and no creases. Very light general wear is the only flaw. Features three B-17 kits with special ground base showing airfields, railroad yards and factories, special 'bombs away' stand, one special 'battle damage' decal sheet for the B-17s, another unique decal sheet for the three B-17s 'Aces High,' 'Fancy Diver' and 'King Pin' and the 'bomb' stands. The three B-17s are molded in the correct dark green and clear, while the 'bomb' stand arms are clear and the base is black. The kit has never been started. All three B-17s are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes special stand, stand arms, two unique decal sheets and instructions. NOTE: missing box-art poster. "Damage" decal sheet is missing 5 (of 46) 'bullet hole' small decals missing (see photo). Must be shipped insured.

Guillows De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk -17 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 50-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Rare early issue dated 1954. Please note the old 'Guillow's' logo. Rubber-powered flying model that features die cut balsa parts, bright red vacuform nose, fully finished wood wheels, bright yellow plastic propeller, wire prop shaft, vacuform canopy (that is still perfectly clear and not yellowed), covering tissue (badly wrinkled up), insignia and full size plans with very detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Guillows Fokker DR-1 Triplane - 20 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 204

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Large-scale and well detailed. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern servos and receivers. Features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, plastic nose cowl, plastic radial engine, full decals, coveringtissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The kit has no assembly but NOTE: the plastic wheel halves are painted. There is no other painting. The model has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Berkeley Sweitzer 1-30 - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12, 4-18 295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Big 1/12 scale model with a 40 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 die cut balsa and plywood parts, shaped trailing edges, plenty of stock for spars, etc., fully finished main and tail wheels, clear vacuform canopy (that is still perfectly clear, not yellow), fully formed wire landing gear struts, covering material, color decals and full size plans. This is a sheeted design with the exception of the wings behind the sheeted leading edge. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals 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.

Enterprise Razzle-Dazzle - 16 Inch Wingspan Control Line Gas Aircraft, 956-195

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Very highly prefabricated flying model from the 1950s. The prefabrication is no idle boast - you can literally build this aircraft in a few hours. Intended for .039, .049 or .074 gas power. Features a completely factory carved fuselage that is ready to assemble, fully finished wing with airfoil, die-cut tail surfaces, metal cowl, plastic spinner and pilot, fully finished wheels and metal gear struts, die-cut plywood firewall, clear windshield, hardware, color decals and detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions. Never started. The small parts are still factory sealed in a clear bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.