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Matchbox Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet A-2/U4 or B1- 11/ZG.26 May 1944, 1/72, PK-113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Includes parts and markings for two variants: A-2/U4 5 Staffel Zerstorergeschwader 26 'Horst Wessel' 1944 (this unit was disbanded after being jumped by allied fighters on May 13th, 1944 and suffering high losses) or B-1 1Staffel 'Edelweiss' Kampfgeschwader 51, Beauvais, France February 1944.

Monogram USS Susquehanna with Sails - (ex-Imai), 1/150, 3702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$229   

Very large and highly detailed kit from 1979. Measures 28 inches long when assembled. Features full hull, highly detailed deck fittings, display stand, detailed rigging instructions, two weights of rigging line, metal anchor chain and much more. Molded in black, beige and brown with ivory sails. This model was originally issued by Imai and usually did not include sails. Monogram leased the molds and ran this kit in the USA for a very short time and included a very nice set of finely molded vacuform billowing sails. The sails are in rare 'near mint' condition and are protected for shipping. The model has never been started. Most parts ares still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts that were never internally sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes flags, decals, rigging material and instructions.

Beechnut Commonwealth Wirraway - Bagged, 1/72, 1003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Bagged kit with header. Very limited production injection molded kit. Details such as interior are not included in Beechnut kits but detailed drawings are provided. They contain all basic parts (canopy, wings, fuselage, engine, prop, elevator and rudder) but you must scratch build or use your spares box for the rest.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. The hardbox is in near mint condition and has remarkable as-new gloss and color. This is very hard to find because the colors on the box top show the slightest wear. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Mig-15, 1/48, 707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$125   

Very rare early injection molded kit. This kit is from 1952, so it was made at the same time that the Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' were released. Hawk was a producer of wooden kits ( with metal or plastic details) before and after WWII, and was one of the handful of manufacturers to produce such kits (known as 'solids') in a consistent 1/48 scale. Hawk made aircraft, ship and train models in this fashion. The very first injection molded aircraft kits in the United States may have been made by Varney in 1946, but Hawk was always an innovative and quality-driven company, and they took a gamble on injection molded kits well before they were popular. As early as 1946 they may have issued the 1/48 Curtiss R3C-1 with wheels and in 1948 the 'Evolution of the Jet' gift set. In 1949, they issued several kits - the Supermarine S6B, Gee-Bee, Howard Ike, F-84G and the Constellation. In 1952, the Mig-15 was released in 1/48. As with the previous kits, this is in the Hawk two-tone one-piece flip box. This model is molded in the correct glossy silver with a unique early stand. Molded in gloss silver and green-tinted clear. The box is in exceptional condition. The kit has never been started. The contents have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire II - 19.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1620-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the early to mid 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% 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.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$219   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Aurora German Wolfpack U-Boat U-505, 1/209, 716-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$69   

1961 first issue with 98 cent price extension, 'Sunburst' Famous Fighters oval logo and dramatic John Steel artwork. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, 105mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix EE Lightning F-2A/F6 + Flightpath Super Detail Set - RAF 19 Sq Gutersloh Germany (early or late) 1974 / 92 Sq Germany Late '73 / 56 Sq Wattisham UK '76 / 11 Sq Binbrook UK 1986 / 5 Sq Binbrook UK '84 / Training Flight Binbrook '83 / 11 Sq GCap, 1/48, 09178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$100   

Includes the amazing Flightpath RAF Lightning F.1/1A/2/2A/6 Detail and Weapons set - widely considered the ultimate upgrade for this kit. Features a large number of beautiful cast metal parts, a very large number of photoetched parts on multiple frets, film instruments, remove before flight tags and more. Never used and complete with instructions. The actual kit is highly detailed and very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features optional parts for F-2A and F-6 variants, full cockpit, pilot figure, excellent intake and exhaust design, optional position canopy and speed brakes, detailed gear wells, Redtop and Firestreak missiles, drop tanks and more. Has decals for the many aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman J2F-6 or OA-12 Duck - US Navy or Air Force - (J2F6) - (J2F6), 1/72, 03031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1980s issue from original 1960s molds and well molded and detailed for that time with 68 pieces. The amazing Duck first flew in 1934, saw service all through WWII and was not phased out untill the mid 1950s. Has markings for NAS Patuxent River 1943 and 10th Rescue Sq USAF Elmendorf Alaska, 1948.

Monogram Ford F-250 Pickup - (F250), 1/24, 6363

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$55   

Dated 1993. A very nice kit of an unusual subject. Features detailed chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension, exhaust system, drive line, spare tire and holder, detailed engine and compartment with opening hood, full interior, opening tail gate and more. Molded in colored plastic, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires.

Tamiya F-51D Mustang Korean War - 'Was That Too Fast' from 12th FBS 18th FBG / 'Buckeye Blitz IV / Red Eraser' Capt. J.W. Rogers 36 FBS 8th FBG, 1/48, 61044-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. Beautifully molded kit will all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, pilot figure, choice of engine exhaust pipe styles, detailed gear wells, optional up or down wing flaps and radiator rear shutter, bombs, drop tanks and rockets and more.

Hasegawa YF-16 or F-16A Fighting Falcon, 1/72, 1110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

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Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Features cockpit detail and extensive under-wing weapons. Includes markings for 2 developmental aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Topping Martin GAM-83A (AGM-12B) Bullpup Air-to-Ground Missile

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$365   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Martin. Missile measures 8 inches long. Condition is exceptional. Missile is 'mint' and base is 'near mint ++.' Correct stand says 'Martin GAM-83.' There are no repairs, no touch-ups and no cracks. Shipping insurance is required.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$48   

First issue from the 1950s in the one-piece box. The box is in excellent condition. Inside, the kit parts are still sealed in the original factory crinkle bag. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. In the 1920s/30/s/40s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions and all parts. This is from the early part of the first issue, and Hawk did not issue decals until later.

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Squadron (2) F6F-3 Hellcat Replacement Canopies - (F6F3), 1/72, 9120

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.

Eduard Nieuport Ni-17 Vieux Charles, 1/48, 8023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

High quality kit with excellent moldings and fine detail. Includes decals for two aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Airfix Montys Humber Staff Car, 1/32, 05360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$25   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk with age and drawn the box top concave. Nicely done kit of the second of Monty's two Humbers. Features very good underside detail with suspension, exhaust, gas tank and more. Full interior is well done and the kit includes two figures.

Megow The Cadet 51.5 Inch Wingspan Early Gas Free Flight Aircraft, E-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$425   

Very, very rare. From the early 1930s. Notice that the motor is referred to simply as 5/8" bored engine. There is no record of a public sale of this kit since the mid 1990s and no public photo of one until now. It is safe to say that only a handful are left. Fred Megow once stated that they lost money on the big gas models (like this Cadet) and sold very few; they were done for status only. The box top and tray are in exceptional condition given the age of the model. The box top and litho are both 100% intact, although the corners are taped due to splits and the litho has stains as shown. The tray is better with no splits. This is an incredible kit for that time with a high degree of prefabrication- "Can Be Built In A Few Evenings!" at the box says and it is true. Features ready-carved, completed hollow wing leading edges from a single block of balsa, conical monocoque fuselage, universally acceptable motor mounting, special wing mounting that protects the model (the wing will fly off loose undamaged in case of a collision), realistic cabin, high aspect ratio, solid, factory cut tail, high quality printwood, spars, stripwood and sheet wood, balsa blocks as required, metal stock, finished rubber tires with wooden hubs, the original paper envelope including all hardware, embossed and outlined aluminum sheet including lower, top and nose cowls, beautiful fuselage-length 'CADET' insignia in black and silver, covering material, huge, detailed plans and even a four page, illustrated brochure by Maxwell B. Bassett (Pioneer Gas Model Builder and Designer) called 'Flying Gasoline Powered Models.' Even the original cardboard dividers and inserts are present. There is no assembly but NOTE: 20 wing ribs are cut out to 'professional' quality. All other parts are uncut. Carefully inventoried and NOTE: missing the prop blank and fluids. The factory rubber bands disintegrated. Otherwise includes all other items, insignia and paperwork.