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Tamiya Type 74 Main Battle Tank, 1/35, 3614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Very highly detailed and well molded featuring two figures, rotating turret, working bogies, flexible tracks, elevating machine gun, separately molded turret hatches and more. Includes paint guide and decals for 7 different tanks. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Bell P-63A Kingcobra - USA or USSR, 1/72, 72021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$25   

Limited issue kit with decals for both variants. With brass photoetched parts and film instruments. Never started. Internal factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Accurate Miniatures Gulfhawk II (F3F) Al Williams, 1/48, 7800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

Limited edition kit with resin and photoetched parts. Includes all parts to make a correct Gulfhawk. This airplane is a civil F3F fuselage with F2F wings. The F2F wings were of shorter span and resulted in fantastic roll rates. The high-performance ship was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. It is now in the National Air and Space Museum. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Roden Bristol F-2B Fighter - (F.2b) Andrew Edward McKeever, 1/48, RO425

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

From recent molds and very nicely detailed with a full engine and cockpit, optional parts for different variants and decals for 6 different colorful aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora USS Skipjack Submarine Phota-Scope Issue, 1/228, 614-180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Rare. 1970 issue featuring the Phota-Scope. In place of the nuclear reactor, Aurora put a tube that has a magnifying lens at the top and a film transparency of a submarine interior at the bottom. So when you lift the hatch, you looked through the magnifier to see the inside of the sub. It was an interesting idea, and Aurora extended Phota-scope to some tank kits around the same time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, magnifying lens and tube, phota-scope picture, decals and correct instructions present. The box looks much better than the 'good' rating but is graded as such because there is a closed tear in the box top at the sail of the sub.

Eduard Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R2 Royal Class With Actual Aircraft Part - (FW190A9R2), 1/48, R0004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

This kit is very famous because it includes an authenticated part of an actual recovered FW-190 as well as a display plaque for the part. The actual kits include two complete FW-190s, each with two color PE detail parts, double set of paint masks, decals markings with an option for 9 different aircraft, color marking and paint guide, two sets of photoetched landing flaps, two other sets of PE and a color profile of the air battle of 11.9.1944. The kit has never been started. The aircraft model parts and actual part are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing replica Knights Cross.

Dragon Sherman Vc Firefly Douglas Kay - 13th/18th Royal Hussars 27th Armoured Brigade Normandy 1944, 1/35, 6323

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$59   

Very rare limited issue is still factory sealed.

Sanwa Spitfire 5B Motorized, 1/50, 158

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

Very rare, larger-scale Sanwa motorized issue from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Features motorized propeller, original early electric motor, all hardware, battery holder and switch, factory glue tube, working elevators, rudder, ailerons and wing flaps, retractable landing gear and the on/off switch cleverly concealed in the back of the underwing radiator. Molded in a unique blue/gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. The plastic parts are all still sealed in two factory bags. The hardware packet with the glue is still in a factory sealed bag as well. The motor is in the original bag but the bag is open. Decals are still factory sealed and 'very good' as are the instructions. The box is 100% complete and has great color but it graded low ('good-') due to significant general wear as shown, a side crease and closed tear on a long side and three closed splits on corners. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that move with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor.

Testors Self-Propelled M109 or M109G Howitzer, 1/35, 777

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Dated 1984. Very well molded and detailed kit. Features 220+ parts including all parts and decals needed to build the both variants, flexible treads, hinged recoil spades, hinged barrel travel lock, rotating turret, optional position hatches and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa TWO Saab J-350 (J-35) Draken Austrian Air Force Fairwell Special, 1/72, 00386

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Includes complete kits and decals for both colorful aircraft shown on the box photo. From 2006. Very nicely molded and correct J-350 Austrian variant with all fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, two piece canopy and drop tanks. There are two colorful and extensive decals sheets; one each for the final Austrian flights of the Draken. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Convair C-131A Samaritan - (Military version of Convairliner 240 - 340), 1/126, 622-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Softbox issue dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Very neatly molded and comes with markings for Air Force version only, but can be built as a Civil 240/340 Convairliner. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC A-7 Corsair II Profile Series - USN VA-146 / USN VA-192 Golden Dragons / USAF 356th TFS Green Demons, 1/72, 2-1509-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top. This is a very nice model featuring optional parts for D or E variants, fine raised panel and recessed control surface lines, excellent intake detail, optional folded or extended wing tips, detailed gear wells, a very large iron bomb load, two AIM-9 Sidewinders on fuselage rail pylons, drop tanks and decals & paint guide for all aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'near mint' condition which is rare for these MPC kits.

Airfix Concorde Supersonic Airliner - British Airways or Air France - Sky King Series, 1/144, 6175-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

1976 first issue that is very nicely molded and has 'New' on the box top. Features optional position landing gear and decals for both airlines. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: cabin doors glued to fuselage; wing halves assembled. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa Fokker DR.1 (DR-1) Triplane Museum Model - 1/8 Scale, 1/8, ZX3-69800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$1200   

Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic DR-1 using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 857 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 838mm (33 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. This kit has never been started. Inside, all the special internal boxes and inserts are included and in mint condition. Additionally, the vast majority of the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were not sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes all paperwork - illustrated parts list, instructions and three sets of roll-out plans. NOTE: plan set 'B' is in fair condition. It is complete but has wrinkles and some closed tears. Plans 'A' and 'C' are professionally printed copies of original Hasegawa plans from my collection. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Cleveland Playboy Senior Class C Gas Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, GP-5017

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$225   

70 inch wingspan class 'C' gas free-flight model airplane. Cleveland entered the 1930s gas model market with the famous Playboy series. The design is so solid and popular that it is still a favorite at meets today (Like SAM - Society of Antique Modelers) where free-flight competitions are still held. Cleveland was late to introduce these kits (1939), but they wanted to ensure that the quality and performance was there. It appears that there were three aircraft in the Playboy line - the Baby, Junior and Senior. The model has not been started and is in exceptional condition. Whoever buys it will be the second owner; the first lives in town with me. The parts are inventoried 100% complete and includes covering tissue and 'excellent' never-used plans. Please NOTE: that there is some bug damage to the issue paper and very tiny bit to the edge of the plans. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Revell Rockwell B-1B Bomber, 1/48, 4725

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$159   

Rare. 1983 issue with excellent mold quality. Large and highly detailed kit with decals for the two aircraft shown. Includes complete cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position bomb bay doors, rotary launcher, weapons load and much more. The kit has not been started. The parts that were in factory bags are still sealed in those bags. One tree was not factory sealed; that one has been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions in very good condition.

Revell Sikorsky HO4S-1 - Famous Aircraft Series - (HO4S1), 1/49, H172-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

1960 dated hardbox issue molded in bright orange plastic. Large 1/48 scale model features full cockpit, crew, detailed engine, optional position engine clam-shell doors and rotating wheels and rotors. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox Handley Page Halifax GRII Series IA / B.MkI/II - 58 Sq Coastal command Wales 1943 / 76 Sq RAF Yorks (P/O Christoper Cheshire's Aircraft) / 10th Sq RAF Yorks 1942, 1/72, 40604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From the 1980s. Very nicely molded for that time with very fine raised panel lines and many recessed lines as well. Features detailed cockpit, crew, rotating turrets, wheels & propellers, parts for all three versions, optional position bomb bay doors and a painting guide and decals for the three aircraft listed. Molded in three colors and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1935 Mercedes Benz 500K Roadster Limousine Sindelfingen Body, 1/25, GC1135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$75   

Still factory sealed. On April 9, 1935, this magnificent custom built automobile was delivered to Rudolph Carracciola, the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team driver. Rudy, with an impressive win record of 23 wins and 23 second places, had chosen this vehicle for his own personal transportation. Powered by the supercharged 5 liter engine, the large and heavy vehicle was an excellent performer and one of the finest cars of the 1930s. Highly detailed kit with over 150 parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the real car. The model is molded in red, black, clear and a large tree of chrome-plated parts. Features steerable wheels, removable boot, highly detailed engine and full chassis, double spare tires, detailed interior, opening hood and chrome spoked wheels.

Revell Boeing 727 Cruzeiro Brasil - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$98   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. This Revell of Brazil kit was manufactured by A. Kikoler in Rio de Janeiro. This is Revell's excellent 51 piece 'short body' 727-100 kit with colorful Cruzeiro markings. The landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door).