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Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Rare 1st issue small hardbox from 1952 in 'excellent ++' condition. Has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, light wear as shown, circle logo and Ray Gaedke artwork. The box almost seems to small for this large 1/48 scale kit - and it is a tight fit. Molded in the correct early light gloss gray and clear. There are panel lines but very minimal rivet detail; later issues had heavy rivet detail added. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with extensive rivet detail. in the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. 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.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. Model 'stages' as the actual missile did. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. Titan I was the USAs first multi-stage Interncontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Airfix Hurricane Spitfire Lancaster Battle of Britain 50th Anniversary, 1/72, 10999

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Limited edition release. All three kits are included and are still in factory sealed bags with the decals and instructions.

Consolidated Model Engineering Javelin - 48 inch Winspan Class A or B Gas Powered For R/C Conversion or Free Flight

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Rare late 1930s/40s free flight design. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Heller Me-163 Komet (Comet) with Eduard and Model Technologies PE Sets - With Ground Trolley- B-1a from 2/JG400 or red B-0-V41 from Erprobungskommando 16, 1/72, 80237

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$25   

Includes Eduard #72-099 PE detail set with film instruments, as well as Model Technologies MT0003 German WWII Seat Belts. Both are still factory sealed. The actual kit is very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$135   

First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. The box is exceptional with factory-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, four solid corners and no fading. It does have very light general wear, mainly on the sides. Nicely detailed kit for 1958 with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Comet Cloud Buster - 21 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 4401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$14   

From the 1970s. I can remember that when properly assembled, it flew very well - flights of a minute or more were common, and if you caught a thermal, you never saw your Cloud Buster again! Kit features traditional wood & tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, quality die-cut printwood, spars and stripwood, wheels and propeller. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing tissue and rubber band. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. 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 its 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.

Pyro Aston Martin Le Mans International Speedster, 1/32, C321-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In this case, they used the car at the Montagu Motor Museum in Brockenhurst, Hant, England. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Molded in gloss dark red and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix M4 Sherman Tank Craftmaster, 1/76, M4-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Hard-to-find 1960s Craftmaster issue with great box artwork. Nicely molded and detailed smaller scale tank kit. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible (please see the article about this conversion on this website). Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Revell North American B-25 Mitchell Giant Bomber Pre 'S' Kit, 1/65, H216-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Original first issue from 1954 and before the 'S' Cement logo was used. Classic Kishady box artwork. Box illustration has fantastic color and gloss. Correctly molded in gloss olive drab and clear, with the famous globe base. Features turrets and propellers that rotate, pilot, copilot and bomber figures and famous 'The Flying Dragon' decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell-Douglas F-15B Eagle - 1776 Bicentennial Scheme, 1/72, 1160

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Two-seater Eagle kit with colorful and extensive decals for the 1776 Bicentennial paint job. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Douglas F4D Skyray, 1/88, PL-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$52   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. This kit is in investment-grade 'NM+' condition. The box and contents are as fresh as new and come from a hobby shop closed many years ago. The one-piece flip-top box is a clean as if it came from the factory shipping box. Inside, the kit is as new, with the parts molded in glossy white and clear plastic, the correct clear Comet 'teardrop' stand, flat decals, as new instructions and the famous Comet catalog ordering envelope. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Comet originally began model production in 1929 with a line of balsa flying models. In the mid-1950s Comet made a beautiful line of small and medium scale aircraft and missile models with colorful boxes. The early issues were in one-piece 'flip-top' boxes, and the later issues and releases were in standard two-piece 'hardboxes' with a lithograph slick glued to the top box. In 1963 Comet sold the plastic kit molds to Aurora, who reissued some but not all of the kits.

Entex Douglas C-47 (DC-3) Gooney Bird - Landing Gear or Skis, 1/100, 8562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Very nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features regular landing gear or optional skis. Very highly detailed cockpit for 1/100 scale. Colorful decals for two aircraft including Normandie invasion stripes. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Xotic-72 Kawasaki Ki-10 Perry, 1/72, AU2010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition kit from 2002. Well detailed and includes brass PE details, color painting guide and markings for four different aircraft.

Sealsmodel Izumo First Class Japanese Cruiser, 1/700, SMP0043800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Very highly quality waterline kit. Excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes flags and instructions.

Heller Kurun 'Round the World' Norwegian Cutter, 1/60, 80614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$54   

Very nicely detailed large-scale full-hull kit with billowing sails. Features detailed deck with full fittings, rigging instructions and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, vac sails and instructions. The Kurun was the result of the dream of a lover of the sea, Jacques-Yves le Tourmelin. As a young child, he had sworn to go around the world solo under sail. Jacques began construction of the Kurun immediately after World War II. In spite of the scarcity of raw materials, the ship was floated and ready for it's first trials on February 26, 1948. He set the sails for his epic journey on September 19, 1948 at 4 pm. On July 7, 1952, after 45 months sailing, the battle-scared Kurun arrived at the harbor of Le Croisic after circumnavigating the globe.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind 'S' Kit - (R3Y2), 1/168, H238-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$135   

First issue from 1956. Very colorful 'S' hardbox with great artwork. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, rotating counter-rotating propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. 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.

RCM DeHavilland DHC-5 Buffalo, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$72   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

LS Nakajima Ki-43-I Hayabusa 'Oscar', 1/75, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Rare, early LS kit in a high gloss box top with very collectible artwork. Most likely from the early 1960s. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, retracting landing gear, opening piece canopy, movable ailerons, rudder and elevator and two bombs. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.