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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 D-VIII Flying Razor - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, WW-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

From about 1964. One of a very popular line of World War 1 flying aircraft stick and tissue kits with 18 inch wingspans. Kit features scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, light vacuform nose cowl, die cut balsa parts, covering tissue, rubber motor and complete decals. Includes full-size, detailed plans. The kit has never been started. It 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.

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.

Sterling SE-5 Scout with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 20 inch Wingspan For Control Line or Free Flight, M-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 20 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, plastic nose radiator and exhaust manifolds, covering tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windscreen and steel pre-shaped landing gear struts. Full size plans are included that also include highly detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals and two sheets of parts have been very neatly adult punched out. Inventoried with all wood, metal and plastic parts present including plans/instructions. 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 were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

Revell Bell X-5 Research Aircraft With Stamp, 1/40, H187-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$85   

First issue from 1960 with great hardbox artwork. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags, no marks from tape or tags, no missing litho and no creases or fading. The only falw is light corner wear. The model features variable sweep wings, retracting landing gear, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. Molded in white and clear and includes the famous Revel 'Globe' clear swivel base as well as a Master Modelers Stamp for this kit in 'excellent+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight, and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14.

Minicraft PBY-5A Catalina Air-Sea Rescue, 1/144, 4435

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Very nicely molded with fine recessed panel lines, optional position pontoons and landing gear, 'good' cockpit and turret detail (for this scale) and very colorful decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Fi-156 Storch Strip Down, 1/72, 7008

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Unique kit can be built to show the actual structural interior of the aircraft with 65 photoetched parts. There are also injection molded parts such as engine, wheels, etc. Amazing detail. For the skilled modeler. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F-14A Tomcat Atlantic Fleet Squadrons, 1/72, K38

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Very highly detailed kit with 191 parts and photoetched details. Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent ejection seats and cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, optional parts for different variants, excellent exhaust and intakes, optional position swing wings, speed brake, wing flaps and leading edge slats, a combination of Sidewinder, Phoenix, Sparrow and drop tank load outs and decals for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 737 'Special Edition' - Air France or British Airways, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$19   

The model is the 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals have very light (almost clear) stains. They are not from moisture damage and I do not know if they affect the transfers or not.

Airfix Boeing 737 United Air Lines, 1/144, 60020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split at the bottom of the box top. US Airfix issue kit from 1979 with United Air Lines decals. Nicely molded and detailed. Includes clear side and cockpit windows and optional position landing gear.

Entex Grumman F-14A Tomcat, 1/100, 8521T

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$15   

From the 1970s and probably from Tamiya molds. Very nicely molded with all recessed panel line detail, working swing wings, optional position landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, a display stand and decals for VF-124 and what appears to be prototype #5 (but I am not sure). The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals were partially stuck to the instructions. Not because of water damage, just age. They may still be good because the instructions came off on the decals, not the other way around.

Ibex T-6A Texan II - USAF And Israeli Air Force, 1/48, BX4801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$44   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue, multi-media kit with decals for a large number of USAF or Israeli aircraft.

Lindberg Benny Howard's Pete 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer, 1/48, 401-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Late 1950s issue with classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale model of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Includes display stand. Molded in silver. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the instructions are completely readable but have a small hole near the center.

Monogram Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk - Four Star Issue, 1/40, PA30-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$49   

First issue hardbox dated 1958. The box is in 'excellent' condition with light general wear as the only flaws. Possibly the best injection molded kit ever of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Correctly molded in brown and ivory plastic with a clear stand. Excellent detail and includes rigging material and instructions. Kit also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories-"C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery that were all present at the first flight. Never started. Inventoried with all parts instructions present.

Revell Convair F-106A Delta Dart Whip Fly with Whistle and Streamers, 1/67, H159-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$125   

Rare. 1961 issue in the Whip Fly series. This series was quickly discontinued when they realized that needle-nose jets heavily weighted with clay and swung at very high speeds might not be safe. Based on the 1950s F-106 "S" kit, the Delta Dart Whip Fly comes with USAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: front canopy is split just below the centerline frame. Both parts are present and an easy fix. The box is intact but graded as such due to the heavy litho wear as shown.

Revell DeHavilland Mosquito MK IV, 1/32, 4746

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split along the lower side. 1992 issue of this large scale Mosquito. Features removable cowling to display Rolls Royce Merlin engine, full cockpit, 2 crew and rotating props and wheels.

Revell Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-124 'Fightertown USA', 1/32, 4770

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$65   

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Very large scale kit. Nicely detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, functioning swing wings, latest TCS optical nose, latest ECM fuselage blisters, detailed cockpits, operating canopy, AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, detailed landing gear and low-vis markings.