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Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 LR Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.

AMT Streetle Beetle - Volkswagen Bug Street Rod With A 1940 Ford Nose Job, 1/25, T205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Very rare original issue, not the common reissue. Features detailed engine, opening hood and trunk, good chassis and suspension, full interior, continental kit, '40 Ford nose, chrome nerf bars and more. Molded in white, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter USS Ticonderoga CV-14 Aircraft Carrier With Pontos Detail Up Set - (World War II Configuration), 1/350, 05609

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$245   

Build the ultimate USS Ticonderoga! Includes the superb Pontos #35005F1 USS Ticondereoga 1944 Detail Up Set designed for this model. The Pontos set includes blue stained real wood deck, 238 scribed brass parts, 10 sheets of photoetched parts, 84 cast resin parts, two masking sheets, dry transfer decals and another sheet of aircraft decals. All parts are still internally factory sealed. Includes instructions. The actual ship is highly detailed full hull kit with 750 parts. Can be built full hull or waterline. Includes hanger deck, an airwing of SBD Dauntless, SB2C Helldivers, F4U Corsairs, F6F Hellcats & TBF Avengers, full decals and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Spad XIII - Two Italian Spad / One Czech Spad, 1/28, 4746

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1993 issue from the original, well detailed 1957 'S' molds. Features a very large and colorful decal sheet for the three aircraft listed, detailed Hispano-Suiza engine, removable inspection panels, machine guns, full cockpit, rotating wheels and prop and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: Missing one small part, (1) horizontal stabilizer brace. Easily made from round stock. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Cox Pee Wee .020 Gas Engine - Never Run New On Sealed Blister Card, 100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

Still factory sealed. Very rare in this condition. This is a factory-assembled .020 engine that is still sealed on the original blister and cardboard backing. Although it shows wear the cardboard is complete . The blister is still perfectly clear and amazingly has no damage. As will all blister pack engines, the instructions and part list is printed on the rear of the cardboard.

ESCI Stinson Reliant SR-9, 1/48, 4104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$40   

The famous and beautiful gull-winged SR-9 was the 1937 version of the SR series which began in 1933 and continued in production until 1941. The aircraft was popular and saw use as personal transports and executive planes. Five passenger could be seated in deluxe accommodations. The military used 45 privately owned SRs during WWII. Today this aircraft is very valuable and sought after by collectors and restorers. Nicely detailed with full interior, positionable pilot, optional position door and detailed engine. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

UPC Mitsubishi Ki-46 IIIA Dinah - (ex Marusan), 1/50, 5054-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Large scale (1/50) Dinah from the original Marusan molds. Box artwork is by Scott Eidson, who did much of the famous Revell artwork. Kit features good cockpit details for all stations, crew, drop tank, retractable landing gear and optional position tail wheel, working rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps. Has decals for three aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

California Model Co Nieuport 17C-1 - 19.75 Inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Aircraft - (Ni17, Nieuport 17), 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. Higher quality stick-and-tissue flying model to a constant 1/16 scale. Can be built for static scale display or flown with rubber, CO2 or small gas motors for power. Features quality balsa printwood and strip wood, factory-carved balsa propeller (needs final finishing), completely finished wheels and thrust button, hardware, stock wood and metal as required, blocks as needed, covering tissue and beautifully drawn full-size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. How far back they go is unknown; they claim to have the 'Know How of 30 Years Experience' on the box side, but that could be interpreted many ways. From the box there was at least a Spad, SE-5, Fokker DVII, Niuport and a Sopwith Camel for rubber power as well as the 'Spacer A-B' & 'Spacer 1/2A' and the indoor Featherette. We know they also issued some ex-Suydam railroad kits as well. From Bill Baker Jr - "California Model Company originated in Long Beach, Calif in the late 1940's or early 1950's. My grandparents, William (Bill) Loyal Baker and his wife, Ruth (Tripp) Baker were the founders. The company started out as primarily balsa based model aircraft but later, in the late 50's or early 60's, branched into the model RR craft kits and Cub Scout craft kits. They even had a balsa speed boat kit powered by a model airplane gas engine adapted to fit. When they retired, around 1968 or 1969, they sold the business and the "shop" in North Long Beach they built to house their business. I have many fond memories as a young child "working" with them in the shop, assembling kits. I have a few unbuilt kits today!"

Scalemaster British SE-5a Fighter - 19.31 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SM-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare model from 1948. Scalemaster Model Inc was located at 28 Ionia Avenue S.W. Grand Rapids, Michigan and they produced higher end models. This is higher-end kit featuring quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, fully finished wooden wheels, nose block, covering tissue, full color waterslide decals and two sheets of full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, 4352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1987 issue and from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear with decals for the box art aircraft.

Revell P-70 Nightfighter, 1/72, H232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1975 original issue features removable cowling and detailed engines, rotating propellers & wheels, crew members, gun pod with four 20mm cannon, ground crewman, maintenance stand and more.

Revell Dassault Mirage III RS - III E - III S - IIIR Swiss or French Air Force, 1/72, H225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1976 issue builds any of the four versions. Features removable, detailed engine, optional position canopy and undercarriage and loadouts of bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks. Includes markings for Swiss or French Air Forces. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Carrier Dive Bomber (Val) Model 11 - Carrier Soryu #1 Aircraft 21st Section 1st Sq Dec. 7th 1941 Pearl Harbor - Carrier Zuikaku Dec. 7th 1941, 1/48, JT55

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed featuring 119 pieces, very fine recessed panel lines, complete and highly detailed interior, one piece or 5 piece (shut/open) canopy sets, decals for two aircraft and much more.

Nichimo North American P-51D Mustang - USAAF 361st FG 65th FW 7th AF / 15th FG 47th FW 7th AF / 363rd FG 66th FW 8th AF, 1/48, S4801-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Excellent 1980s model featuring very precise and fine recessed and raised panel detail, very good complete cockpit, pilot figure, opening canopy, working lower fuselage ventral exhaust/ducts, movable rudder, elevators, ailerons and wing flaps, rotating propeller and wheels, bomb or drop tank loadout, full color paint guide and decals for three different aircraft as listed. Inside, the kit is like new. It has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the ornate clear parts bag that are gold-printed with pictures of Nichimo's product line. With decals (still the factory sealed bag) and 'excellent++' condition instructions.

MPC HP Halifax Profile Series - Prototype R9543 / No.347 'Tunisie' Free French Air Force / No.408 'Goose' Sq No.6 Group Yorkshire, 1/72, 2-2504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$36   

Still factory sealed. This kit is one of the popular 1970s Profile Series - builds any of the the three aircraft listed. Well detailed model. Kit features movable control surfaces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels.

MPC De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito Profile Series - RAF No. 23 Sq / RAF No.248 Sq Portreath '44 / USAF 653 BS 25th BG - (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 2-1516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits on the top and the left short side panel. 1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds that includes parts and decals to make all variants listed.

MPC Northrop P-61 Black Widow, 1/72, 1105-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue features interior detail, rotating wheels and props, drop tanks, elevating guns and rotating turret, moving ailerons, positionable spoilers and optional bomb load. This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is one of the MPC issues that include custom and USAF decals, clear prop disks for 'in flight' look and the unique clear modular display stand. Note that this issue still has 'Model Products By Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued although MPC continued to distribute Airfix and their own models.

Monogram P-51B Mustang - Col. James Howard 'Ding Hao' - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6806-0125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

1973 release in 1/48 scale that still retains the price extension on the Monogram kit number. Very finely molded and detailed for that time and features detailed cockpit & gear wells, choice of two canopies, pilot figure, dual drop tanks and much more. The decals are for Col. Howard, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was an AVG pilot and became the first US pilot to become an ace in both the Pacific and European theaters. His aircraft 'Ding Hao' means 'OK!' in Chinese. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals have micro-cracking due to age. Please read the two articles (located on this website) on how to save or restore these or any older kit decals.

Hawk Cessna Super Skymaster or O-2 Military Version, 1/48, 565

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Dated 1968. Civil version that also included parts and photocopied instructions for military O-2A version. Very nice large scale kit with complete interior detail and full color decals for the center aircraft on the box art. Includes all clear windows and military parts for the O-2A. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, civil decals and civil instructions, military O-2 instructions (photocopied) but does NOT include military decals.

ESCI Canadair CL-13 Mk.IV Sabre (F-86) - MkVI RCAF 439 Sq 1st Wing / MkIV RAF 112 Sq 2nd TAF / MkVI Luftwaffe 1st Staffel JF71 Richthofen / Mk IV Aviazione Miltare Italiana 4th Stormo Caccia Grosseto Italy 1958, 1/48, 4038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. Limited issue (denoted by the gold sticker on the box top) is nicely molded with very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and gear well detail, decals for all aircraft listed, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks and optional position canopy.