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Testors Lockheed C-5A Galaxy - (ex-Otaki), 1/144, 598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From high quality Otaki molds. This is still the largest injection molded C-5A available. Features 84 parts will all recessed engraved lines, optional position landing gear, display stand and more. The Testors decals and paint guide cover two aircraft. The kit has never been started. That parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Setter, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$45   

Still factory sealed but the seal has some splits. Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. Features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. (This kit does not include military decals.)

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Mattel logo issue dated 1967. Well detailed and from the original Four Star molds. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals, sliding canopy and instructions for rigging. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals have visible age cracking and one small gear is a different color; it is from another issue of the same kit.

Arii USS New Jersey BB62 Battleship Motorized, 1/700, A130-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$14   

Nicely detailed model with motorized drive. NOTE: this kit has neat assembly as follows: the motor, shaft and drive prop are installed in the hull. Quality of work is 'very good.' There is no other assembly. Inventoried and all the plastic parts are present but NOTE: missing three metal screws and switch contacts. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Skywave Equipment for Japan Navy Ship WW2 (II), 1/700, E-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. Contains multiples of all the items shown on the box top. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and includes many parts that do not come with ships. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive decals and instructions.

Billing Boats Rainbow Krabbenkutter Crab Boat No. 201, 1/60, 201

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Large-scale, well detailed and an ideal first wooden ship kit. Features a completely formed ABS hull and deck which fit together flawlessly, a full set of brass, metal and plastic fittings, many hardwood laser-cut wood parts, hardwood stock parts, rigging material, fishing nets and more. To help the first time builder, there is a large and well illustrated text instruction book and full size plans that include numerous construction drawings as well. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the few that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions & plans.

Duracraft Inc Dura-Plane II - 45 Inch Wingspan R/C Trainer Quick Build

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

The improved version of the original Dura-plane. Very rugged and crash-survivable R/C trainer that is easy to build. Features 45" molded foam wing, durable PVC fuselage, aluminum main channel, aluminum landing gear and all hardware included. Designed for .20 to .40 two cycle power and a 3 to 4 channel radio. Building time is estimated at 6-10 hours. Includes highly illustrated instructions for building and radio installation. Iron on covering is not requred. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed internal bags. The parts never sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. NOTE that this item will be shipped in the factory-original sturdy shipping box unless you specify otherwise. If you do wish to have it boxed, extra shipping will apply.

Flyline Models Great Lakes Trainer - 40 inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 114

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, engine cylinder materials, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The model has not been started. The parts are inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$85   

First motorized issue from the late 1950s with great hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Includes electric motor and all hardware. Molded in silver and clear. never started. The motor is still factory sealed and all other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that that one of the prop blades is cleanly broken off at the hub; it is present for an easy repair. The meticulously researched box art scene may be of particular interest to admirers of Mr. Gaedke's work. The colorful aircraft combines with abrightly painted, grassy background, including a well turned out (Army) ground crewman, to produce an almost storybook, 'beautiful day in theneighborhood' atmosphere. A most attractive and, in an historical context, almost whimsical image. Please read the biography of Ray Gaedke, which is located on this website. 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.

Revell 1968 Dodge Dart Hemi - Stock or Hemi Thunder Race Car, 1/24, 85-4217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed. Features 172 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening good, detailed underside, full interior, parts for both versions and more.

Silver Streak Frisco Wood Caboose With Metal Sprung Trucks Plus Model Die Casting Marker Lights - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, S114

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Includes factory sealed Model Die Casting Co. HX-900 "3 Green & 1 Red" HO Marker Lamps for a Caboose. The Silver Streak model is a deluxe kit features factory painted and lettered "Frisco SL-SF" car sides, completely pre-cut hardwood parts, metal cupola, car ends and stairs, brass ladders, numerous cast metal parts, metal sprung trucks, paint guide and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed plastic envelopes and tube. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$799   

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. The company originally produced solid scale models, but plastics were just coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material.' Maircraft decided to produce their first deluxe kit with many injection molded details, and the excellent P-61 Black Widow model was introduced in 1945 at a very high price for that time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more as . Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufacturers predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box has general age and shelf wear as shown and is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are factory-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other factory-carved and stock wooden parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well, including the parts order sheet, sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' and the 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large and colorful decal sheet is 'excellent' and flat and has only light yellowing and age wear. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft.

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.

Revell Consolidated PBY Catalina - Japan Issue, 1/72, H277

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

Rare Revell of Japan 1972 issue with unique box artwork of a Coast Guard PBY on the scene of a large freighter in flames. Well detailed with cockpit, crew of two, rotating turret, complete set of beaching gear (mains and tail), and operating wing floats. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog - 57 TTW JAWS II Or 23 TFW, 1/72, 906005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Well detailed with a good cockpit, pilot, two piece canopy, good engine inlet and exhaust detail, optional position landing gear, extensive weapons load and decals for two aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has very good color, four solid corners (no repairs), no fading, stains or tears and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape). It does have moderate general wear as shown, a small (3/4" x 3/8") price tag tear on the left short side, edge wear (more on the on the left than the right) and litho chips on the top long side along the edge.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35 - Solid Wood Model Aircraft Kit, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Airfix EE Lightning F-2A/F6 - RAF 19 Sq Gutersloh Germany (early or late) 1974 / 92 Sq Germany Late '73 / 56 Sq Wattisham UK '76 / 11 Sq Binbrook UK 1986 / 5 Sq Binbrook UK '84 / Training Flight Binbrook '83 / 11 Sq GCapt J Spencer Binbrook '88, 1/48, 09178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$52   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed and very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features optional parts for F-2A and F-6 variants, full cockpit, pilot figure, excellent intake and exhaust design, optional position canopy and speed brakes, detailed gear wells, Redtop and Firestreak missiles, drop tanks and more. Has decals for the many aircraft listed.

Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$115   

From the late 1950s. Rare, early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed for that time and measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Williams Brothers Le Rhone Rotary Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 301-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Very nicely detailed and large 1/8 scale model. Intended as a stand-alone display model or a super detail set for large flying R/C or static aircraft. Features nine cylinders, crankcase, carburetor with sliding valve, accessory drive gears, oil pump, magneto, full wiring and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (almost all) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the cylinder assemblies only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The 80 hp Le Rhone was developed before WWI and was used in many early aircraft. It did see service early in the Great War and it's follow on, the 110 hp Le Rhone was used in larger aircraft. The crankshaft of the Le Rhone mounted directly to the firewall and was part of the air and fuel intake system. The crankcase, propeller shaft and cylinders all revolved at about 1200 rpm. These three assemblies were carefully balanced to reduce vibration.