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Airfix Handley Page HP-42 Heracles, 1/144, 9-03172

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Beautifully detailed kit of one of the classic airliners of the 1930s. NOTE: this kit has very minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: two doors assembled to the fuselage half; lower wing halves assembled There is no other assembly.NOTE: missing one (of eight) exhaust pipes; easily made from wire as they are simple tubes with 2 slight bends. It has been inventoried with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. Imperial Airways equipped these aircraft with deluxe interiors and provided full service. Customers were thoroughly pampered and had superb views of the ground from only a few thousand feet.

Minicraft 1905 Rolls Royce - (ex Bandai), 1/16, 9017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


A superb model from ex-Bandai molds. Large scale (1/16) and highly detailed, featuring a rolling chassis build just like the full-size vehicle, detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full suspension, driveline and exhaust, complete interior, optional top and many accessories. Molded in green, ivory, black, maroon, clear, brass plating and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Preiser Luftwaffe Personnel (Fighter and Bomber Crews with Ground Crew) 1935-45, 1/72, 72509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very well detailed. In addition to personnel, there is are two dogs, a lawn chair and a barrel. Never used and complete.

Comet Ercoupe - 24 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3407

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1970s issue that features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality print and stripwood, formed wheels, rubber motor, prop and thrust button, clear canopy material, tissue covering and detailed full size plans & building instructions. Never started and inventoried 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 their 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.

Hasegawa Nakajima B6N2 Tenzan Jill Type 12 Himeji Flying Group, 1/48, 09390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Very finely molded and detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, 164 parts, complete cockpit and optional folded wings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Roy Brown's Sopwith Camel, 1/28, H234

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Large scale (1/28) model from 1975. Has full engine and cockpit detail and pilot and crew figures. This is a reissue of the 1956-1959 'S' kit and includes special markings for Brown's Camel. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AV USK Fokker T-V Dutch WWII Bomber, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


First flown in 1938, the T-V was the only modern Dutch Medium bomber in service at the start of WWII. The aircraft was rugged, fast and handled well as evidenced by their performance during the Invasion of the Low Countries. T-Vs bombed and strafed ground troops outside of Rotterdam, attacked Ju-52 formations and supply concentrations/troops on the Meuse river. Hastily modified as a heavy fighter with 20mm cannon, the bombardier was able to bring down two Luftwaffe aircraft. Kit contains very high quality vac wings, fuselage and nacelles with two large trees of injection molded parts (engines, props, cowlings, landing gear, interior, rudders, elevator, guns, yokes, gear doors, etc) and a sheet of photoetched details with film instruments. Never started. All small, clear and PE parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The vacuform parts were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. With excellent decals and instructions.

Fujimi McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II - 18TFW 15TRS Shogun USAF (Four Different Aircraft), 1/72, G-14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Very finely molded kit with all finely recessed panel detail. Features full cockpit, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy, 600 and 370 gallon drop tanks, AIM-9B Sidewinders, ALQ 119 and decals for four aircraft. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: bulkheads, control sticks and instrument panels assembled to the floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa TA-4J Skyhawk - US Navy VC-1, 1/48, PT43

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. Dated 2009 and has 143 pieces. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, well detailed twin cockpits, excellent intake and exhaust, detailed gear wells, separately molded leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, two wing drop tanks, optional position canopy, boarding ladder and large, extensive decal sheet for the very colorful VC-1 aircraft shown.

Comet A-26 Invader - 30 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 3501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


1970s stick and tissue large-scale flying model. Can be built as static, free flight or converted to electric R/C with modern light-weight components. I fondly remember building this kit in about 1974 and it looked very nice. Features several sheets of printwood, three sizes of strip wood, scale wooden props and hubs, plastic flying props, balsa blocks are required, fully carved and finished main and nose wheels and thrust buttons, dowels as required, clear window material, full size control surfaces and nacelle to fuselage fillet patterns, window cutting patterns, insignia sheet, full size plans, instructions and tissue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and instructions.

Aircraft Models Company of America Fokker Universal Scale Replica Model Kit - Flying Wooden Model From 1933 - 24 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very rare kit from 1933. Although well known, balsa wood did not come into widespread commercial modeling use until the 1930s. Before then, aircraft kits were composed of hardwoods, bamboo, metal fittings and silk, fabric or tissue covering. This interesting kit bridges the gap between 'old' and 'new' (at the time) wooden kits. The parts are balsa, bamboo, metal and celluloid. The manufacture was Aircraft Models Company of America, 29 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford Connecticut. They made solid and flying models and the original price of this model was $1.50 - rather expensive at the time. The high price was justified by the unusual complete nature of the kit. The prop blank is machined (not finished) carved, all ribs are completely cut out and notched, the nose block is machine carved, the wheels completely formed celluloid and balsa, the stripwood is cut to the proper width and height, there is clear celluloid for the windows, complete full size blue-print plans, metal bushings and washers, sandpaper, beautiful red tissue, a glass bottle of "Tissue Cement - Aircraft Models Company of American", a bottle of "Tissue Dope" (also labeled), a cork-sealed vial of red paint, and general assembly instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: it is missing 2 of 6 small brass eyelets (bushings) and 3 of 6 very small washers. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, plans, instructions and supplies.

Missouri Model Aircraft Co The K.C. Terror - 62 inch Wingspan Class B Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (KC Terror)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


From 1946. Please read the article on this website about the designer of this kit, T.L. Wardlow. Contest is advertised on the box - includes the contest form inside. Features printed balsa wood, balsa stock, balsa blocks as needed, rubber tires with wooden hubs, metal engine mounts, full size plans and hardware as needed. 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 Vautour IIB Twin Jet Bomber, 1/50, L305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Hard-to-find early Heller two piece box issue with high gloss box art in very good condition. Large 1/50 kit from the early 1960s. Features two pilots and optional position landing gear. This kit has never been started. The aircraft has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions as well as the very large Heller black display stand.

Monogram 1934 Duesenberg SJ Torpedo Phaeton Weyman Body - Four Star Issue, 1/24, PC81-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


First issue hardbox from 1963 in rare 'excellent' condition. Very highly detailed and well molded model of the Weyman four-door convertible with dual windshields. Features 150 parts, full rolling chassis, detailed engine, complete interior and removable hood and convertible top. Molded in tan, black, white, clear & chrome with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

Monogram Wanderlust Cruising Sloop - Four Star Issue, 1/50, PB18-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare first issue dated 1956. Very nicely detailed, realistic miniature of a large auxiliary cruising sloop. Measures 12 inches long and 17.5 inches high (without stand) when assembled. Features sails decorated with lines that represent sewn seams, deck cabin and all deck fittings, full rigging instructions and diagrams, crew of three and anchor display stand. Includes flexible sails; (later versions had vacuformed sails). The instructions state that you can sail this model if you add sufficient weight to the keel. Molded in light blue and dark wood tan. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Monogram SB2C Helldiver - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA69-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Second issue Helldiver from 1966. From the original 'Four Star' molds. Features folding wings, retractable landing gear, opening bomb bay, dropping bomb, crew members, sliding canopies and an under-wing load out of fuel tanks, rockets. Molded in a beautiful dark blue, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Convair B-58 Hustler - Blue Box Issue, 1/121, PA198-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. 1967 release and the second issue of this classic kit. Very finely molded and features remote trigger that drops weapons pod, three crew members, opening hatches for pilot, navigator and weapons system operator, rolling wheels, optional position landing gear, two ground crew and a compressor truck.

Monogram Missile Mobile Regulus II / Bomarc / Rascal / Matador / Atlas / Snark, 1/128, PD43-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very rare kit from 1959 and the first and only issue. When Monogram released the 'US Missile Arsenal-31 Missiles,' the sales were not as expected; interest in missile models quickly peaked then dropped of rapidly. So they soon devised a way to get more utility out of the molds. This happened in two ways. The first was the Missile "Bags" and then this Missile Mobile. The mobile is quite large; it measures 18 inches deep and 24 inches across. The Regulus II, Bomarc, Rascal, Matador, Atlas and Snark all hang from heavy printed cardboard cloud cutouts. The missiles are molded in color so painting was not required. The model has not been started. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, 'clouds,' rigging thread (on the original holder) and instructions. The clouds are still in the sheet and not punched out. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Monogram Boeing F4B-4 - CV-2 USS Lexington - White Box Issue, 1/72, 6795

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1979 issue. Finely molded and detailed classic 1930s biplane with markings for Squadron 2 from CV-2 USS Lexington. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in 'near mint' condition.

Monogram Boeing F4B-4 - 2nd Squardron CV-2 USS Lexington F4B4 - Blue Box Issue - (F4B4), 1/72, PA209-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


The box has stains, but the decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition. First issue from 1968 and includes markings for Fighting Squadron 2 which operated from the USS Lexington (CV-2) in the 1930s. Very finely molded and detailed with traditional Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The last 'Boeing Bipe' was one of the most maneuverable planes ever built. It had a top speed of 184 mph and was unusually rugged. The box would grade higher, but there is masking tape on the two long sides.