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Monogram Grumman TBF Avenger - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA31-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Sale Pending
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Original issue hardbox datedfrom 1958. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape and no price tags. The is light general wear on the edges and other small flaws. This model has many action features: the wings fold properly as on the real aircraft, landing gear retracts, bomb bay doors open and torpedo drops, machine gun rotates and elevates, and the prop and wheels turn. Includes four airmen. Molded in the correct dark gloss blue and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Squadron (2) F4U-1 Corsair 'Birdcage' Replacement Canopies - (F4U1), 1/72, 9119

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$4   

Very well molded, crystal clear two canopy set in 1/72 scale. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.

Heller Pamir Four Masted Barque, 1/150, 804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$175   

Very large and highly detailed kit with 738 parts. Measures 75cm (~30 inches) in length and 40cm (~16 inches) high when assembled. Full hull kit includes display stand, fantastic deck and fittings detail, railings, detailed masts with separate yards, billowing vac sails, full rigging supplies, numerous rigging diagrams and pin diagrams and full building instructions in English, French and German. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Pamir was bulit in 1905 at Blohm & Voss shipyards to become the 51st ship in the fleet of R.F. Laeisz of Hamberg ("The Flying P Line" was a reference to the starting letter of most of the ships names and the numerous records that they held). She was a four masted barque of 4425 tons with a crew of 33. She saw extensive trade service between the wars and served in both World Wars. After WWI she was given away as compensation; however her original owner bought her back in the 1920s. Before WWI she was sold to a Finnish cereal shipping fleet. Her beauty saved her from torpedoes from a Japanese Submarine - the Commander simply could not sink so wonderful a ship. In her 40th year of existence, the Pamir was bought with the Passat by a Dutch demolition crew. Yet at the last moment the West German merchant marine bought both ships to train cadets in the 1950s. The Pamir was lost in an Atlantic storm in 1957.

Tamiya Royal Navy Sea Harrier FRS.1 - Royal Navy No. 899 NAS FAA at RNAS Yeovilton / No. 800 NAS FAA on HMS Hermes / No. 801 NAS FAA on HMS Invincible, 1/48, 61026

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$27   

Nicely, crisply molded kit with cockpit and pilot, optional position canopy, detailed jet engine and removable engine panel, linked rotating thrust nozzles, 30mm Aden gun pods, under-wing stores including 1000lb bombs, drop tanks, AIM-8 Sidewinders in three different load configurations and decals with paint guide for three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Aurora P-51 Mustang with 'Horse' Artwork, 1/48, 118-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Classic boxart with the famous 'Bucking Airborne Horse'. The artwork is dated 1956, but this kit is likely about 1959 - note the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the sunburst Aurora logo. The artwork is the original issue P-51 with a slight downward angle and the horse added. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowling, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare 1957-1962 issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 composition from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the 'Famous Fighters' Aurora sunburst oval logo and there is a '$2.59' price circle at the upper right. I believe the 3rd issue. The box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss. There are no split corner and no repairs. It does have general even wear. Molded in gloss silver and clear, with a big clear 'triangle-based' Aurora stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'near mint' condition decals and instructions. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years- almost right up until the end.

Vac Wings Sukhoi SU-2, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$6   

High quality vacuform kit with recessed panel lines, full plans/instructions and clear parts as needed. Still factory sealed. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

CM DD-724 USS Laffey (Sumner FRAM II 1968), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$150   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

CM ATF67 USS Apache (Oceangoing Tug), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$70   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

DML/Dragon Mistel-2/S2 Fw-190 F-8 and Ju-88 G-1, 1/48, 5510

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$54   

Very large and well molded kit with a fine recessed panel lines. Contains photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The contents are still in factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.

AMT-Matchbox BAC Lightning F Mk.2A / F Mk.6 - RAF No.74 Sq Singapore August 1970 / Lightning F.2A No.92 Sq. West Germany June 1974, 1/72, 7124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

From Matchbox molds. Has decals for both aircraft. The Singapore aircraft took part in Exercise Bersatu Padu. Five nations participated in this multi-service exercise in Singapore and Western Malaya. Lightnings flew standing air patrols, refueled day and night, and successfully intercepted attacking Vulcans and Canberras. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in amazing condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being 'mint' is light wear and prices on the short end panels. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Monogram AC-47 'Spooky' Gunship Puff the Magic Dragon Blue Box, 1/90, PA203-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$44   

Still mint in the factory seal. This is an original issue dated 1966/1967 and not the later 1990s reproduction. Well detailed for that time and is from the excellent original molds from the C-47 with Paratroopers "Four Star" kit- here modified for Vietnam Gunship Duty.

Airfix Bismarck Battleship T3 Issue, 1/600, F404S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$37   

Type Three logo issue. Full-hull kit has very good detail and is well molded like most Airfix ship kits. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell Launch Tower Space Shuttle and Booster Rockets, 1/144, 4911

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$295   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1986. Widely considered as the definitive Space Shuttle and Launcher kit. Highly detailed. Features detailed tower structure, fixed service structure with 12 work levels, lightning mast, movable access arms for the support systems, movable access arm with the 'White Room' for the crew, rotating hammerhead crane, retractable rotating service structure, payload changeout room, space shuttle, main center fuel tank, two solid rocket boosters, authentic decals and more. NOTE: Revell made the kit box much larger than necessary. If your country has smaller postal size restrictions (or just want to save money on shipping), I can put this model in a much smaller box and save significantly on shipping. When checking out, just write 'Remove From Box' in the comments and I will send you a new estimate.

Matchbox Provost Mk.I - RAF Central Flying School Little Rissington or Oman Air Force, 1/72, 40030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1986. Includes color paint guide and decals for both RAF and Oman. The Provost became the standard RAF trainer in 1953, replacing the Prentice.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Comet Aeronca Sedan Struct-O-Speed Deluxe Issue, 2301-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Deluxe version; please read carefully. 1960s issue with a 13.25 inch wingspan. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. This exactly model is highly prefabricated and more along the lines of a Speedee-Bilt than a Comet kit. Features a completely machine formed and finished wing with airfoil (like the Monofoil wing), other factory carved parts, die-cut and factory painted balsa sheet parts, a beautiful scale plastic full cowl, plastic prop and thrust bushing, fully formed wire landing gear and prop shaft/rubber hook, finished wheels, rubber motor, complete plans with instructions and even color insignia. Never started and 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.

CM CGN-25 USS Bainbridge (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$325   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Monogram Panavia Tornado - RAF or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 5426

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

1982 issue. Kit features decals for both aircraft, a wide range of optional loads from bombs to AIM-9 Sidewinders, swing wings, detailed cockpit and more. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.