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Frog Hawker Sea Hawk - Naval Jet Fighter, 1/72, 328P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1950s issue. Rare early box. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller Breguet 693, 1/72, L392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Older issue. A very good effort by Heller - well detailed and molded for it's time. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Sleek and beautiful, the Breguet 693 was a fast low-level twin engine attack bomber with a crew of two. Armament was one 20mm cannon and two machine guns in front and one turret mounted machine gun facing aft. Bomb load was 6 to 8 50 kg bombs.

Rareplane Dewoitine D-510 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$8   

Basic vacuform kit. The kit has not been started and includes all parts. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$175   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. The seal is present and intact except for a 1/2 inch split on the bottom. The box has no damage at all. Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. This is the first issue artwork but the third price extension change. This kit has the 2.50 price instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base.

Matchbox Boeing P-12E with P-12B Conversion - US Army 95th Attack Sq or 27th Pursuit Sq 1st Pursuit Group, 1/72, PK3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$27   

Includes Rarebits P-12B conversion fuselage in mint condition. The Matchbox kit is from 1972. Includes color paint guide and decals for two colorful aircraft, 95th Attack Squadron and 27th Pursuit Squadron, 1st Group. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Victor Stanzel & Co Lil' Raider Mono-Line 1/2A Stunt and Combat Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

From the 1950s. Flying gas model for control line. Completely pre-fabricated kit featuring fully formed balsa and hardwood fuselage, fully formed hardwood engine mount, thick, clear plastic wing tips and canopy, die-cut wing ribs, fully shaped and notched leading and trailing wing edges, die-cut fin and rudder, factory-hinged stabilizer, formed wire landing gear, hardware, detailed instructions and covering tissue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please note that there is very light bug damage on the instructions but heavy bug damage on the white tissue paper.

CM USS Birmingham (Cleveland class 1944), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$250   

Built by Dave Judy from CM Kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From the 1940s. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by FS Garcher. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix Grumman TBM-3 Avenger - CV36 USS Antietam / CV17 USS Bunker Hill, 1/72, 03033-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Well molded kit. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, three crew members, moving ailerons, all correct clear windows, optional position landing gear, underwing rockets and decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Hood - Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, 1801-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still in the factory seal. Dramatic Craftmaster box artwork. Very finely molded and detailed like most early Airfix ship kits. Full hull.

Revell Douglas DC-7C Swissair, 1/122, H267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Not the original 'S' issue but the 1997 reissue. Ideal builder with very colorful Swissair decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix F4F Wildcat Craftmaster, 1/72, 3-46

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very colorful 1960s issue with great box artwork. 'Black' box issue with black side panels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

UPC South Goodwin Lightship (Ex-Frog Trinity House Lightship), 1/109, 5012-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

From high quality Frog molds. Very large and well detailed model. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flags 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.

Aurora Flying Sub Test Shot - Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (Seaview Submarine) Bagged, 1/60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$275   

Very rare item for the advanced collector. This item was from the estate of Dave Cockrum, the world-famous Aurora box artist, sculpture and kit designer. However, he is even more famous for his long history with DC and Marvel Comics. When working at Aurora, Dave had access to 'The Room'. In it were test shots from almost every Aurora kit ever made; employees were welcome to come in and take a kit when they pleased. This Flying Sub came from that room. It is a rare test shot molded in the usual test shot color - white- and includes the clear parts. Although the kit is complete, it does not have a box or instructions like most all test shots.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1953 early issue molded in salmon plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell F-4F Phantom II - 40 Years JG71 'Richthofen' Wittmund 1999 / JG73 'Molders' Neuburg-Donau 1995, 1/72, 04615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Slealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. Superb model from Revell of Germany 2000. Features very fine all-recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and ejection seats, excellent inlet and exhaust, detailed gear wells, optional position canopies and landing gear, drop tanks, Sparrow AIM-7 missiles and what appears to be an ECM pod.

Nichimo IJN Shinano Aircraft Carrier Motorized, 1/886, 308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Can be built three ways - for water operation, full hull display model or waterline display mode. Older but nicely detailed kit is molded in dark red and dark gray and includes battery box with metal contacts, on/off switch, metal drive shaft, flexible coupler, stuffing box, easily removable superstructure for battery access and more. Please note that Nichimo did not include the motor (FA130 type) or batteries with this kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Fujimi US Navy Flight Deck Crew, 1/48, 35003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Perfect for 1/48 dioramas. Includes 9 figures and decals. Perfect for 1/48 dioramas.

Life-Like French Wheellock Pistol 16th Century, 1/1, 09225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

1966 issue made "Under License From Pyro Plastics Corp NJ." All of the Life-Like guns cram from Pyro. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model. This is a full size model is based on the copy in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Monogram F-16XL Delta Wing, 1/72, 5206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$85   

Still factory sealed. From 1983. Unique advanced aerodynamic test bed F-16. Traditional high-quality Monogram kit that is very finely molded and detailed for that time.