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Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC 1977 Chevrolet Chevette - Stock or Rally Versions, 1/25, 1-7702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$68   

Original issue that can built one of two versions and contains many optional and diorama parts including two positionable figures, tent, table, chair and first aid kit. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly. The wheels halves are built to 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, accessories, decals and instructions present.

Carousel 1 Curtiss P-36A Hawk Group Commander 18th Pursuit Group Wheeler Field Hawaii Feb 1940 Major Kenneth Walker Medal Of Honor, 1/48, 6123

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

Brand new, never removed from the box. The canopy and other small parts are still in factory sealed bags. Very high quality die-cast model that is completely factory built and painted. Quality (fit of parts, paint finish and detail) is superior to Franklin Mint. When I saw this kit had never been removed from the packaging, I did not open it. If any of the paperwork is important to you, let me know before you purchase and I will check for you. Features the main aircraft with these additional parts inside: canopy and pilot figure, and extended or retracted landing gear. NOTE: missing the display base. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags.

KP Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot, 1/72, KP030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$16   

Nicely molded kit. Includes full underwing stores and decals for Czech and Soviet (USSR) Air Forces as well as a variety of aircraft numbers to code your model any way that you wish. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 515-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

1950s issue with Gaedke artwork. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell B-47 Giant Stratojet Bomber - Narrow Box Pre 'S' Kit, 1/112, H206-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Rare first issue with the 1.25 inch high pre-'S' hardbox vs. the later standard size 1.4 inch box. This kit has the correct short-lived 1st issue 2 piece stand as opposed to the later standard 4 piece stand. The early stand with this kit has a base and an arm - the arm has three prongs. This stand was discontinued shortly after introduction as it broke very easily. Inside, the kit is mint. The small parts still sealed in factory cello bag. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden George - Takara Issue (N1K1Ja), 1/32, H170-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$250   

Very rare Revell Japan Takara large 1/32 scale 'George'. It is rumored that these molds were lost when the freighter carrying them sank in the Sea of Japan. Other molds lost on that ship were the 1/32 Oscar, Tony and Raiden (Jack). The parts are molded in the correct medium gray and clear for this issue. The kit features very fine panel lines, highly detailed cockpit and engine, removable cowling and optional position canopy, working flaps and drop tank/bomb load. There are decals for three Japanese aircraft and one for a captured USAAF evaluation aircraft. There is also the Revell Japan full color large print of two of the aircraft that can be built. Inside the model has never been started. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Instructions and decals are as new. Shipping insurance is required for this model. Please note that the box would grade much higher, but there is clear tape on the lower end of all four box top sides.

Estes Goblin 'D' Powered, K-55

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed but missing header. From old hobby shop stock and as news. Please note this is an older issue with the 'K' part number and older illustration. The Goblin is a classic, high performance design with streamer recovery (because you will need it) and 'D' engines. It can be flown on C, B or A engines with an easy to make adapter.

Mantua Golden Star English Brigantine - 20.5 Inch Long Wood Model, 1/150, 769

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Excellent plank-on-frame model featuring die-cut, quality plywood bulkheads, deck and other parts, thick plywood center bulkhead support (keel), hardwood dowels as required, quality hardwood strips for planking, other wood as required, a large factory cardboard sheet with 7 factory sealed fittings bags still stapled in place, a giant detailed instruction sheet and full size plans. Fittings include over 100 brass and wood parts as well as rigging thread. The kit has not been started. No parts have been punched out. All fittings are factory sealed; the parts that were never factory sealed are complete with plans and instructions.3

Lindberg Marine Attack Fighter F4U Corsair Motorized, 1/48, 301M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. 1950s hardbox that is the first motorized issue. Features incredible and colorful box art that Lindberg kits were famous for.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - Flying Aircraft Model, 50-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Rare stick-and-tissue model dated 1954. This was part of Guillow's extensive '50' line of models with wingspans between 16 and 24 inches. These were very advanced kit for their day, featuring all die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, plastic cowl and wheels, , completely finished wheels and thrust button, plastic prop, metal prop shaft, covering tissue and superb plans with numerous construction details. Never started. NOTE: missing canopy. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Airfix Hawker Hunter F6, 1/72, 288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1960s issue with the Type Three Airfix logo. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Vickers Wellington - 1a / 1c/III / IV / VIII / X / XI / XIII / XIV, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat - British Carrier Fighter Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$89   

Still factory sealed. Rare 1950s Cellovision box issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and trading card on the back.

Monogram AC-47 'Puff the Magic Dragon' Gunship - Blue Box Issue, 1/90, PA147-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1966 issue, which I believe is the first issue of the Gunship version of this kit. Molded in green and clear plastic. Box displays Tom Morgan box artwork in 'good+' condition with vivid colors. It has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, 1/110, 1109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1995 Snap-Tite release. Nicely molded and detailed for a snap model and includes a very nice display stand.

Fujimi Grumman E-2A Hawkeye, 1/72, 7A15-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$29   

Finely molded older kit with recessed panel lines. Includes a full color painting guide (on the bottom of the box) and a large, colorful decal sheet for three aircraft from USS America, USS Constellation and USS Coral Sea (VAW-122 / VAW-113 / VAW-11). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Air Canada Douglas DC-8 Jetliner, 1/103, 390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Rare. Aurora Plastics of Canada, Ltd. issue from 1972. Nicely done, large, very near 1/100 scale early 'short' DC-8 with full landing gear detail. Molded in white and clear with the large black Aurora 'Triangle' base. The highlight of this kit is a very large and extensive Air Canada decal sheet featuring full white and red vertical stabilizer and rudder wraps, complete side striping and windows, cockpit windows (although the kit has clear cockpit windows), black glare panel, full side logos, doors, registration CF-TJA and more. Decals are in amazing "excellent++" condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Aurora Canada issued the DC-9, 747 and DC-8 with this colorful paint scheme.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible (please see the article about this conversion on this website). Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - 58 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C - (Super Brigadier)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$159   

Very early radio control aircraft with a giant wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.