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Heller North American X-15, 1/130, 80202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Near 1/144 scale kit. Very nicely molded and includes optional position landing gear/skids, engine, display stand and an excellent decal sheet for Edwards AFB, 1960. NOTE: There is no assembly. However, the interior parts have been very neatly airbrushed zinc green. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Mania Ki-15 I Babs Type 97 Reconnessance and Kamikaze - TWO Kits, 1/72, 04-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Dual kit issue with excellent glossy artwork. Mania had a reputation for making some of the highest quality kits and this one is no exception. Features very fine all recessed panel lines, very well detailed cockpit and engine, full color painting guide, decals for three different Type 97 Recon aircraft and the incredibly colorful J-BAAI Kamikaze civil aircraft that is silver with blue trim. The kits haves never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman J4F Widgeon / Gosling - Royal Navy Blister Pack, 1/72, 01024-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+++

$28   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and detailed kit.

Revell Boeing E-3A AWACS Sentry - USAF or NATO, 1/139, 4422

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. 1982 issue. Very close to 1/144 scale. This is Revell's classic 707 modified into the airborne command post. Features optional position landing gear and decals for USA or NATO.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1207-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$26   

Still factory sealed. This kit is from the 1960s, and there are two Craftmaster issues that share the same dramatic boxart but have different part numbers.

Zvezda Russian Battleship Borodino, 1/350, 9027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

From modern molds. Full hull model is very nicely molded and detailed with 356 parts. Never started and has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Borodino was the lead ship of a class of pre-dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Russian Navy. She was finished after the start of the Russo-Japanese war in 1904. After completion she was sent with a squadron from Libau to break the Japanese blockade of Port Arthur, but while in transit the Japanese occupied the port. The Second Pacific Squadron sailed instead to Vladivostok, the last Russian port in the far east. After a very long voyage and numerous delays, the Japanese certainly knew they were coming and set up for battle to cut the Russians off at Tsushima Strait. Borodino saw action at Tsushima early on. After taking serious damage, the Russians were not interested in further battle and around 1700 they turned away from Japanese cruisers- but ran into the Japanese battleships again. 10 minutes later Togo ordered his ship to cease fire and disengage; the battleship Fuji had already loaded her 12" guns and fired them before the turn away. One of these shells hit Borodino under her starboard 6 inch turret, which started a fire in the ready ammunition that quickly spread to a 6" magazine. This caused a chain reaction and massive magazine explosions. Only one man survived from a crew of 855.

Unknown America West Airlines Airbus A320, 1/200, 49313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$20   

The box is marked 'American West' only - meaning it was an airline promotional item since the manufacturer is not mentioned. Beautiful, factory built, painted and decaled model that includes a display stand. In mint condition and never built. The small parts are still factory sealed and the (3) large parts that were never factory sealed are inventoried complete. With instructions.

HP Models SMS Konig Battleship 1917/1918, 1/700, G014

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

The only model of this ship in 1/700 scale. Limited production waterline kit cast in high-definition resin. Very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Recommended for the experienced modeler.

Fujimi Nakajima B6N1 Tenzan 'Jill' - Carrier Attack Bomber, 1/72, 7AD3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. High quality kit from when Fujimi produced the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb or torpedo loads.

Marvel Douglas A-20 A Combat Planes of America, 1/64

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

Rare kit from 1942. This is a scale, solid wood kit. It features balsa wood, very thick and heavy printed cardstock parts, cardboard template, heavy cardstock props, full size plans with more templates and construction notes. A very simple kit that requires serious carving and shaping skills, but typical of the time! Complete and never started. The paint scheme shown on the aircraft is the pre-war variety. Marvel was a popular manufacture with a large line of army vehicles, tanks of all nations, aircraft and more.

Tamiya British Centurion MkIII - Motorized, 1/35, MT130-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$66   

Rare 1/35 scale motorized model with a completely metal gear box and all hardware. Very nicely detailed and an excellent operating model when completed. Like many motorized models of this period, the RE-26 motor is not included. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Alfa Romeo, 1/32, 510-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

Hardbox issue dated 1963. NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Kit features molded underside detail, full interior and separately molded tail lights, headlights, license frame, grill sections and bumpers. Molded in tan, clear (windshield) and with black rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly and painting. The wheels are built to 'excellent' quality. The tricky 6 piece body has been built to 'excellent++' quality but there is a small amount of putty to be sanded still. There is no other assembly. The wheels, axles and underside of the chassis have been painted to 'very good' quality. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Maintrack Avro 707A, 1/72, PX-019

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$38   

Early testbed for the Vulcan Bomber project. 707s explored the high and low end characteristics of the delta wing for the Type 698 bomber. Very high quality vac kit. Highly detailed moldings, full decals, resin intakes and metal seat, struts, wheels and other parts. Still sealed.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine by Paul Lindberg, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing, 1/24, 660

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed.

Special Hobby Blohm & Voss P.215.02 Nachtjager - (P-215), 1/72, 72002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$42   

Limited edition injection molded kit. Well detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Benny Howard's Pete 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer, 1/48, 401-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Late 1950s issue with classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale model of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Includes display stand. Molded in silver. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the instructions are completely readable but have a small hole near the center.

Cleveland Wedell's 1933 Wedell-Williams Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-47

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Older issue in the cardboard box with 'Cleveland World Famous Models' printed in silver. From the late 1930s/1940s. This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to some paperwork. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Hasegawa Grumman F-14B Tomcat VF-102 Diamondbacks, 1/48, 09639

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Rare, limited issue dated 2005. Very highly detailed with 287 parts. Beautifully molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Includes limited edition metal parts, rubber tires and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed including decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$44   

Mint condition hardbox. This is the 4th known issue of this classic kit, and the second one to share the 102-100 kit number. The blue oval logo dates from the early 1960s. This is only the second box artwork used for this kit, and John Steel replaced Cox for the 'new look' from Aurora. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.