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Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1949 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

For the advanced collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. That was the second issue, still from 1946. By 1948/49 Hawk was using injection molded styrene plastic and still molding it in high-gloss yellow - that is this kit, the third issue. Other than the material, there are subtle changes to the box. It is still one piece but much larger, has much simpler (and larger) text on the end flaps and the box top says "All Plastic Airplane Assembly Kit" (instead of "...Construction Kit"). The box is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition with great colors, no creases, rips or tears, no splits and all 6 flaps present and 100% attached. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual as it was not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Lindberg British Battleship Hood Motorized, 1/400, 763M-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$129   

Rare motorized 1st issue in investment-grade 'near mint' condition inside and out. The box has stunning, like-new color and gloss. There is no tape or price tags, and no marks from tags or tape. All four corners are solid and original and there is no fading, torn or missing litho and zero stains. The only flaws are very light wear in a few isolated locations. This is a large motorized kit that sails well. One electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate. I remember sailing mine for years before the batteries died in the middle of the lake. There is no assembly. Inside, the kit is in 'factory new' condition and still packed exactly as it left the factory. The gray parts are still wrapped in the factory wrapping paper, while the small metal parts are in the factory sealed clear bag. Inventoried complete with all parts, color flag sheet and instructions.

Lindberg Tirpitz German Battleship Motorized, 1/350, 764M-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$145   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find first issue in a hardbox dated 1965 with very colorful box art. Large 25.5 inch long classic kit with motorized propeller drive, automatically rotating main turrets &elevating guns and can be programmed for straight, figure eight or circle sailing patterns. Includes electric motor and hardware. One of the nice things about this model is that it all works very nicely.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

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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. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Pro Modeler Junkers Ju-88 A-4 - Luftwaffe 3./KG54 'Totenkopf' Bergamo Italy 1943 / 2./LG1 Italy 1943 and 9./KG51 'Edelweiss' Russia 1943, 1/48, 85-5948

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$56   

Very highly detailed kit from the excellent Pro Modeler line. Features 203 pieces, all very fine recessed panel lines, excellent interior, separately molded ailerons and dive brakes, external bomb load, optional pitch position propeller blades and more. Includes painting guide and decals for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1 'Lone Eagles', 1/32, 4555

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$39   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1990 and features detailed cockpit, opening canopy, retractable landing gear, moving control surfaces, detailed engine with removable cowl panels, rotating prop & wheels and more.

Tamiya T34/76 1943 Production Model, 1/35, 35059

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and beautifully molded armor kit.

Italeri Westland Mk III Lysander - RAF No. 239 Sq 1941 or Free French Forces Group Gretagne Tunisia 1942, 1/48, 804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed older kit with full cockpit for pilot and observer, opening canopy, detailed engine, drop tank, decals for both aircraft and optional bomb load.

Tamiya P-51D Mustang - USAAF 336 FS 4th FG Capt. D. Gentile / 358 FS 355 FG Lt. William Hovde / 339 FS 504 FG, 1/48, 61040-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$27   

Still factory sealed. Well molded with all recessed panel detail, excellent cockpit with pilot, optional position canopy, choice of optional exhausts, detailed gear wells, separately molded wing flaps, optional closed or open position rear radiator shutter, drop tanks and decals with paint guide for the four aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 - A-7/R2 - A7/R3 - A-5/U8 - A-8/R1 - A-5/U3 Tropical - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6804-0100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Rare issue with Four Digit kit number AND price extension. 1968 Mattel/Monogram release of the impressive 'Four Star' kit originally from 1965. Very well molded and can make any of 6 versions listed and also includes decals for all variants. Has optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of under-wing stores and gun options. Paint guide is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Dated 1968 with the Mattel/Monogram logo. This kit is part of a very famous World War II action kit line that Monogram issued in 1/48 scale. Very nicely molded and features retractable landing gear, pilot and rotating props and wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. This is probably the 4th issue of this kit. The 1st issue was the Four Star box, the second the "PA" Blue Box, the 3rd the Blue Box with both "PA" and "Four Digit" kit numbers and the 4th this one, Blue Box with the Mattel Logo, "Four Digit" part number only (no PA).

Monogram Hawker Hurricane Mk IIA/Mk IIB/Mk IIC/Mk IID/Mk IV - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Dated 1968 but possibly a little later due to the four digit part number. Please note this is the Mattel/Monogram issue. This is part of the popular and successful Monogram 1/48 WWII line that they started in the 1960s. Has all parts and decals to build any of the five versions. Features retracting landing gear, rotating prop & wheels and a wide variety of guns, bombs, rockets and cannon. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller German Battleship Tirptiz, 1/400, 81079

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$39   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Large-scale full, hull kit that has proven to be quite accurate. As with most Heller ships, it is very well detailed and finely molded.

Monogram A-37 Dragonfly - USAF or South Vietnam AF, 1/48, 5486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$34   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1992 and nicely detailed for that time. A-37s served as close support aircraft in Vietnam. The Dragonfly carried a nose mounted minigun that fired 6000 rounds per minute and had a large variety of underwing stores.

Monogram P-38L / P-38M 2 Seat Night Fighter / P-38J / F-5B Lightning - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6848

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Dated 1966 but more likely from about 1968 due to the four digit kit number. Please note this is the Monogram/Mattel issue. Very highly detailed and well molded for that time. Builds any of four versions including 2-Seat Night Fighter, day fighter, 'Droop Snoot' with bomber nose and F5 photo recon version. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, PA186-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$135   

Still factory sealed. 2nd issue of this kit dated 1967. Highly detailed for that time and from the same molds as the 1961 'Four Star' issue. Has many 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.

Hobby Craft Douglas A-4B Skyhawk Falklands Fighter - Argentina or Singapore, 1/48, HC1433

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$54   

Well molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Features decals for multiple Argentina Falklands conflict aircraft and one Singapore Air Force Skyhawk. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Concorde Supersonic Airliner - Air France - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1508-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$48   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the the left short side. Rare model of the prototype Concorde design and not the production aircraft. Craftmaster issue with very colorful artwork. Features all clear windows, very fine panel lines and optional position landing gear.

Airfix Handley Page Halifax B.III - LV917-C 100 Missions, 1/72, 584

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Type three box logo. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels. LV917-C was a Halifax operated by 158 Squadron that completed 100 operational missions and survived the war. Only one other Halifax had more missions, 'LV917-E 'Friday the Thirteenth', also of 158. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix B-25J / B-25H / B-25J Gun Nose Mitchell, 1/72, 485

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$26   

1960s Type Three logo issue. Includes parts and decals for three versions - B-25J 'Lady Luck,' B-25J Modified Gun Nose and B-25H 'Norma Sue.' Has many working features and details: gun elevate and turrets turn, full crew and interior, opening bomb bay doors, opening fore and aft boarding doors with optional ladders, rotating wheels and props and moving control surfaces. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is rough and only graded 'fair.'