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Monogram Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk, 1/40, 5300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1973 'White Box' issue and possibly the best kit ever injection molded of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Excellent detail and includes rigging material and instructions. 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.

Monogram Messerschmitt Me-109 (Bf-109) - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1973 release. This kit is part of a famous 1/48 scale series of WWII aircraft kits that Monogram originally developed in the 1960s. Very well molded and features retractable landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram B-36 or RB-36E Peacemaker - Big Bad and Beautiful Issue, 1/72, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Hard-to-find 1989 issue. The B-52, B-29 and B-58 were also issued in 'Big Bad and Beautiful' boxes. Builds and has markings for either variant listed. Features fully detailed cockpit, nose compartment and landing gear, crew of four, optional position bomb bay doors with 80 bombs, optional electronic fairings, rotating props, moving tail turret and optional position landing gear. Never started. The parts that were originally bagged are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless - US Marines VMSB-231 1944 / A-24B French Air Force 1944 / Royal New Zealand Air Force 25 DBS 1944, 1/32, PK-503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Dated 1977. Large-scale kit is nicely molded and detailed for that time, featuring complete cockpit, detailed Wright Cyclone engine front, perforated dive flaps, bomb load and more. Includes decals for US Navy, French Air Force and New Zealand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cox Pee Wee .020 Gas Engine - Never Run New On Sealed Blister Card, 100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$155   

Still factory sealed. Very rare in this condition. This is a factory-assembled .020 engine that is still sealed on the original blister and cardboard backing. Although it shows wear the cardboard is complete . The blister is still perfectly clear and amazingly has no damage. As will all blister pack engines, the instructions and part list is printed on the rear of the cardboard.

Hasegawa Blue Angel Skyhawk A-4, 1/32, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Very large (1/32 scale) and highly detailed kit of the A-4 light-weight US Navy attack aircraft. Molded in dark blue and includes large, extensive and colorful Blue Angles decal sheet for aircraft numbers 1 through 6. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional parts for E or F versions, optional position leading edge slats and speed brakes, external fuel tanks, Bullpup missiles, 500lb bombs and optional position canopy. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - USS Ranger 1934 - (BF2C1), 1/32, S9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Well detailed, large-scale model that includes markings and color painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions but NOTE: all four 'wing stars' (national insignia) are missing. All other decals are present.

Hasegawa Boeing P-26 Peashooter - 20th Pursuit Group CO's Aircraft 1936, 1/32, 1092

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Large-scale model features detailed cockpit and machine guns, bomb load, very detailed engine, rotating wheels and prop, complete rigging instructions and very colorful Microscale decals (including yellow fuselage stripe) for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Stinson Reliant SR-9, 1/48, 4104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$40   

The famous and beautiful gull-winged SR-9 was the 1937 version of the SR series which began in 1933 and continued in production until 1941. The aircraft was popular and saw use as personal transports and executive planes. Five passenger could be seated in deluxe accommodations. The military used 45 privately owned SRs during WWII. Today this aircraft is very valuable and sought after by collectors and restorers. Nicely detailed with full interior, positionable pilot, optional position door and detailed engine. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Mitsubishi Ki-46 IIIA Dinah - (ex Marusan), 1/50, 5054-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Large scale (1/50) Dinah from the original Marusan molds. Box artwork is by Scott Eidson, who did much of the famous Revell artwork. Kit features good cockpit details for all stations, crew, drop tank, retractable landing gear and optional position tail wheel, working rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps. Has decals for three aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

Sterling The Polish Fighter P-11 - 36 Inch Wingspan Control Line Aircraft, C-5

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$225   

Very rare and highly pre-fabricated kit, most likely from the very late 1930s or early 1940s. Large 'Control Line' replica of this classic Polish 1930s fighter that saw action during WWII and scored the first air victory against the Luftwaffe. For the time, this was a very deluxe kit. Features custom aluminum spinner, individually carved gull wing leading edges, die cut ribs, bulkheads, tail surfaces and more, carved lower fuselage, celluloid for windscreen, shaped trailing edges, die cut balsa covering, die cut plywood parts, formed wire landing gear, complete hardware kit, silkspan covering material and easy to read step-by-step instructions. Never started. Inventoried and includes all wood, metal & rubber parts and full size plans. NOTE: missing decals.

Sterling Curtiss JN-4 Jenny - 32.75 Inch Wingspan RC Flying Model Airplane, 1/16, E1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Excellent. large-scale model for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying, detailed scale build. Features all die-cut balsa and plywood parts, numerous detailed light-weight plastic parts (engine heads, exhaust, cowls and more), rubber motor, plastic prop, formed wire landing gear, clear material for windshields, strip wood, real rubber tires with completely finished hubs, control hardware, hinge material, covering material, beautiful full size plans and a huge, colorful decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and 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 and very complete.

Sterling Ju-87 Stuka Drops Bombs in Flight - 20 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight / Control Line / R/C, A6-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

From the late 1960s. Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that drops the centerline bomb 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 and thrust button, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine cowl, exhaust manifolds, bomb, spinner and wheel pants, beautiful clear vacuformed one-piece canopy (still mint not yellowed), rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork. 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.

California Model Co Nieuport 17C-1 - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft - (Ni17, Nieuport 17), 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Higher quality stick-and-tissue flying model to a constant 1/16 scale. Can be built for static scale display or flown with rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features quality balsa printwood and strip wood, factory-carved balsa propeller (needs final finishing), completely finished wheels and thrust button, hardware, stock wood and metal as required, blocks as needed, covering tissue and beautifully drawn full-size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well. From Bill Baker Jr - "California Model Company originated in Long Beach, Calif in the late 1940's or early 1950's. My grandparents, William (Bill) Loyal Baker and his wife, Ruth (Tripp) Baker were the founders. The company started out as primarily balsa based model aircraft but later, in the late 50's or early 60's, branched into the model RR craft kits and Cub Scout craft kits. They even had a balsa speed boat kit powered by a model airplane gas engine adapted to fit. When they retired, around 1968 or 1969, they sold the business and the "shop" in North Long Beach they built to house their business. I have many fond memories as a young child "working" with them in the shop, assembling kits. I have a few unbuilt kits today!"

Scalemaster British SE-5a Fighter - 19.31 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SM-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare model from 1948. Scalemaster Model Inc was located at 28 Ionia Avenue S.W. Grand Rapids, Michigan and they produced higher end models. This is higher-end kit featuring quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, fully finished wooden wheels, nose block, covering tissue, full color waterslide decals and two sheets of full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane, 3304-198

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

Large wingspan flying model can be powered by rubber, electric or made R/C with the modern tiny and lightweight servos and receivers. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, die-cut quality printwood, factory cut stripwood and spars, fully finished wheels and thrust button, clear material for windscreens, plastic prop, rubber motor, wire stock, covering tissue, decals for the box art aircraft and full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please note that the box is only graded 'fair' to due age foxing and many repairs with clear tape. 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 Vought F4U-1 Corsair - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Model Airplane - (F4U1), 3404-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1970s reissue features traditional wood/tissue construction, printwood, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed wheels, wire, thrust button, clear canopy material, full size plans, building instructions, covering tissue and propeller. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including plans/instructions. 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 Northrop F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, 4352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue and from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear with decals for the box art aircraft.

Revell P-70 Nightfighter, 1/72, H232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1975 original issue features removable cowling and detailed engines, rotating propellers & wheels, crew members, gun pod with four 20mm cannon, ground crewman, maintenance stand and more.

Revell F-16A or F-16 Prototype with Engine Stand / Tractor and Crew, 1/72, H222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$39   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. 1976 issue that is detailed for that time. Features all recessed panel lines, decals for two versions, full underwing stores, detailed removable engine, engine stand, tow tractor with tow bar, pilot's boarding ladder and two ground crew.