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UPC F-86D Sabre Dog - (ex-Marusan), 1/50, 5051-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

Scott Eidson hardbox artwork. The Marusan F-86D model is known for an amazing array of action features and accessories, and the UPC reissue includes them all. Kit has removable radome to display the radar, opening canopy, removable tail section with dolly and detailed jet engine with engine stand, operating leading edge slats, operating wing flaps, moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear, retracting/extending missile tray, boarding ladder, and extra missiles with missile cart. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This is at least the third edition of this UPC kit as the first one had a rather graphic error - it pictured F-86 Saberjets on the box - NOT the F-86D 'Dog version. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Hasegawa Fieseler FI 156C-1 Storch, 1/32, S21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Big scale Storch that is still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit features figures, complete interior, highly detailed engine and firewall, removable cowling, optional position doors and wire landing gear. Includes decals for either the splinter camo SB+UG or SF+R1.

Hasegawa Shinmeiwa PS-1 or SS-2, 1/72, K8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

Impressive STOL ASW Amphibious Aircraft of the JSDF. Large and very nicely detailed kit of this fantastic and rugged all-weather seagoing aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Boeing P-12E, 1/32, QP11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Older but well detailed, large-scale 1930s fighter with full cockpit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa P-26A Peashooter - US Army 17th Pursuit Group (3 Different Aircraft Including 1st Pursuit Sqn and 34th Attack Sqn) or Philippine Air Force, 1/32, QP13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$46   

Very nicely detailed large scale kit. Features detailed engine, full cockpit, bomb load, rigging instructions, decals for (4) aircraft and paint guide. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87 B-2 Desert Stuka, 1/48, JT16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Dated 1994. Well detailed and molded kit with 103 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: This kit was factory sealed but it has been exposed to moisture - so I removed the seal to inspect it. The instructions are 'very good++' and the parts look perfect. The decals are still factory bag sealed but you can see discoloration on the backing sheet due to moisture exposure. You will probably need to supply your own decals.

Hasegawa Ki-44 Shoki 'Tojo' Shinten Seikutai, 1/72, AT102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition dated 1994.

Airfix 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C, 1/32, M0201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

1960s Type Three Logo issue. Very well detailed with over 100 parts. Features very good chassis detail, full suspension, complete interior, male and female driver and passenger figures and much more. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Airfix 1911 Vauxhall Prince Henry, 1/32, 0301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

1960s Type Three Logo issue. Very well detailed with 99 parts. Features excellent chassis detail, full suspension and driveline, complete interior, spoke wheels, optional 'up' position top or 'down' top boot, male driver figure and more. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Arii 1958 Subaru 360, 1/32, 41004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Arii 1958 Daihatsu Midget, 1/32, 41011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Arii 1961 Bluebird 1200, 1/32, 41031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very nice small scale model. Features one piece body, full interior, detailed underside (mainly molded in), clear windshields and lenses, rubber tires and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions fold out and have color box art of all 25 kits in this line.

Strombecker Martin M-130 China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. This was a very nice kit for that time and builds up to an excellent model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber - 'Dauntless Dotty', 1/315, H159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

Dated 1973 and from original 1950s "Pre-S" kit molds. Excellent builder and possibly the second-to-the-last issue for this kit. The differences are the box, instructions, stand and decals as per the boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The kit box is 100% intact but is graded 'Fair+' because of the creasing shown and tape & tape tears on the side panels.

Life-Like Civil War Blockade Runner (Cutter 'Lavinia') - (Ex-Pyro), 1/124, 09362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very early Life-Like issue after Pyro sold out all plastic model molds and remaining stock. Actually, this is a Pyro box with 'Life-Like' stickers neatly placed over the Pyro logo and part number on the top and all four sides. After the initial issue, Pyro re-marketed the Harriett Lane as the "Lavinia," which was what the Confederates renamed her when she was captured and made her a blockage runner. Very nicely molded full hull kit. Usually molded in white, black, light wood tan and green (hull) (cannot confirm, it is sealed). Includes full rigging diagrams. The Harriett Lane was built in 1858 and named for President Buchanan's niece. The cutter was 180 feet long with a 30 foot beam and displacement was 670 tons. Armament consisted of 3-9 inch Dahlgrens and 1-30 lb Parrot Rifle. She was built at a time when steam was not fool-proof, so she is rigged for full sails. Harriett Lane served as the Presidential Yacht, the fired the first shot of the Civil War. She chased down blockade runners until January 1, 1863 when she was attacked by five Confederate Gun Boats and boarded. She was captured and renamed the Lavinia and was used as a blockade runner. Near the end of the war she caught fire at sea, and put into Havana Harbor. Federal forces took her again and rebuilt her in 1869 as the bark 'Elliot Ritchie'. She was abandoned at sea in 1884.

Comet Stinson SR-7 - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3209-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire stock, fully formed and finished thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% 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.

Comet Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$69   

1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, high quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, balsa nose block, metal prop shaft, clear window material, fully formed wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, covering tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. 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.

Sterling Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$55   

Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is some bug damage to the backing paper only on the decals. The actual transfers are free of damage. The box is only 'fair' and not collectible; the kit inside is fine and an ideal builder. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

Late 1960s reissue of the original 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. There is no assembly and all parts are uncut. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please NOTE the box is only fair and not collectible; ideal builder kit. 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.

Revell Douglas C-47 Skytrain Berlin Airlift USAF 'The Fabulous Texan' or RAF, 1/48, 04697

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed. Unusual issue dated 2009. Excellent kit originally from Monogram molds. Features detailed cockpit, cargo compartment with optional position loading doors, detailed landing gear and engines and markings for both versions.