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Airfix Fairey Swordfish - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1207-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

Still factory sealed. This kit is from the 1960s, and there are two Craftmaster issues that share the same dramatic boxart but have different part numbers.

Hawk Ben Howard Ike Air Racer - with Race Pylon, 1/48, 629-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

1962 hardbox '50' cent issue with classic Bill Campbell box art. Very well made model with excellent fit and fine recessed and raised panel lines. Includes pylon display stand; excellent for use in a 1930s air racing diorama. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Ike was built by Ben Howard near the Old Chicago Airport (now Midway) and first flew in competition during the Thompson Trophy Race in 1932. It finished 7th with William Ong at the controls. In 1933 she finished 3rd with Roy Minor as pilot at an average speed 8 mph above 1932. In 1934, she finished yet another 8 mph above '33 with Harold Neumann as pilot and finished 4th in the Thompson.

Revell Atomic Space Explorer Solaris - (Helios), 1/156, H1851-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$375   

Very rare 1968 reissue of the Helios "S" kit from 1959. The Helios was a 'near future' space model of a proposed nuclear powered lunar landing craft from 1959. The model was designed by Krafft A. Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, who also designed the Revell Space Shuttlecraft and some of the famous Strombecker Space kits. All phases of the flight can be recreated with the model; twisting the nose cone actually lowers the landing gear and power cables. Includes retractable landing gear, movable control surfaces, removable control capsule on first stage, gondola power cables that reel in and out, detailed living quarters with removable viewing panel, launch platform and 5 crew. Correctly molded in three colors: silver, dark blue and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition and the instructions are 'near mint.' The box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or price tags, no tears or rips and no fading or stains. There is a light ding at the top center as shown and very light wear.

Airmodel Yak-15 Conversion (from Yak-9), 1/72, 195

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$6   

Very finely molded conversion with recessed panel lines; better mold quality than many injection molded kits. In white and clear plastic with instructions/plans. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included; Airfix Yak-9 is recommended) to complete. Vac kits are only recommended for experienced modelers and some scratchbuilding may be required.

Aurora Albatross CIII (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$115   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Mint' condition. The seal is intact. Second issue dated 1963 that does not have 'Famous Fighters' on the four box side logos. The first issue did have FF in the box side logo borders.

Heller Fiat G-91 Gina, 1/50, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Hard-to-find kit in the Heller 'Yellow Box' design from the early 1960s. Has 46 parts and decals for the Italian Air Force The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

Megow Baby Quaker - 36 Inch Wingspan For R/C or Free Flight, E-28

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$165   

Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. 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).

Revell Douglas DC-9 AeroMexico - Lodela Issue, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue with colorful AeroMexico decals. Dates from the late 1960s/early 1970s.

AMT Double Header Two 27 Foot Exterior Post Doubles Vans - Semi Truck Trailers, 1/25, 38684

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$69   

Still factory sealed. Reissue dated 2008. Well detailed with more than 230 parts.

AMT Eurofighter EFA European Fighter Aircraft, 1/72, 8811

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed. Features over 80 parts, good cockpit and gear well detail, AIM-120 and AIM-9 missiles and prototype decals as shown on the box art.

Tamiya M60A2 Medium Tank Motorized, 1/35, MT138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$64   

Well detailed and designed for realistic motorized operation. Contains all special hardware for motorizing, steel gearbox with metal gears, switches, metal shafts, battery contacts and more. Even includes a new RE26 motor in the original Mabuchi box. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Nitto Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer Willow, 1/32, 391-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

Well detailed and molded kit from 1982. Features rubber tires, metal rigging lines and rigging instructions, excellent engine and cockpit detail, separately molded rudder, four positionable figures (two sitting and two standing) and more. Includes an extensive painting guide and decals for three different aircraft. Molded in orange, dark wood brown, clear and white plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. DD-792 USS Callaghan was sunk July 9, 1945, by a Willow configured for kamikaze attack. It has been reported the light construction of the aircraft prevented the ship's AA ammunition proximity fuses from detonating. The type was also reported to have been used by Indonesian forces against Dutch colonial rule in 1947.

CM ACR3 USS Brooklyn (Armored Cruiser 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$249   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes three frets of PE details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Revell Junkers G-24, 1/72, 4299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. This kit comes with markings for the Finnish Airline Aero O.Y. Nicely molded with corrugated skin, detailed cockpit, separately molded ailerons, boarding ladder and more. Designed in 1923, the famous G-24 was used throughout Europe in the inter-war years for airline transport.

ESCI F-104 Red Baron - N104RB Greenamyer(CF-104), 1/72, 9037

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

From 1983. NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Hard to find version of the famous record holding civil aircraft. Formerly a Canadian Starfighter, Darryl Greenamyer bought the aircraft and tried for the new low altitude closed circuit speed record. His first attempt was successful but not 'legal' - the ground monitoring equipment had failed. The second run was successful also, but the aircraft was destroyed. NOTE: this kit has minor and 'professional' quality sub assembly - the two exhaust parts are assembled and the intake fences are glued to the cockpit halves. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried and NOTE: missing cockpit tub and control stick. Otherwise includes all other parts, large and 'near mint' condition decals and instructions.

Airfix Opel Blitz 3 Ton Truck And Pak 40 Gun, 1/76, 02315

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Includes a total of 65 parts for both kits and decals for the 3rd Panzer Division Russian Front and 21st Panzer Division North Africa.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$58   

NOTE: builder or parts kit only, please read carefully. Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing parts. Both bow dive planes and one prop are missing. NOTE: decals have been cut out and are missing (2) eyeballs and one shark's mouth. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals (separated) and instructions. NOTE: instructions are present but completely split in two down one fold seam. The box looks better than the 'poor' rating but is graded as such because there is extensive clear tape holding the top together, stains and missing litho as shown at the bottom and on the bottom long side. The tray (lower box) is present but split along most seams.

Revell Boeing IM-99 Bomarc - With Launcher, 1/47, H1806-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Original hardbox issue from 1957. This is a very well detailed model for that time and features fully operational launcher and crew. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is only graded 'good' because 'OK' is written on the box top and two short sides in permanent black market and there is one closed split corner. There is also general wear (mainly the edges) as shown.

Aurora-KB Nieuport 28 C.1, 1/48, 1108-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$52   

1972 Collector's Series issue. Features highly improved mold quality and terrain display base. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Leoman Sukhoi Su-9B Fishpot-B, 1/72, L9001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Limited edition kit that is all injection molded, including the canopy. Features raised and recessed panel lies, (4) AA-1 missiles and decals for one of several aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.