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Aurora DeHavilland DH-4 - (DH4), 1/48, 112-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

First issue dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. Part of the famous WWI 1/48 scale series of aircraft that Aurora issued starting in 1956. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic, including figures and the ground base with chocks. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Besides it's distinguished career in WWI, the DH-4 saw extensive post war service in numerable ways. One of the most interesting was as a United States Post Office air mail service aircraft. The aircraft's likeness even graced an airmail stamp of the time. In about 1925, the Post Office decided to upgrade. The prototype was the Douglas M-1 and an improved version, the M-2, became the next mail carrier. The M-2 is also an Aurora kit in the same scale.

Aurora Douglas M2 Mailplane - (M-2), 1/48, 111-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$85   

First issue dated 1957 and in amazing 'near mint-' investment-grade condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no tags or tape or marks from either, no fading, no missing litho and no tears. It does have very light wear and a light crease at the lower left corner as shown. This classic Jo Kotula artwork kit is molded in deep gloss burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' and flat with slight yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions are 'excellent++' and have little yellowing. This is the very first issue as it has the instructions missing the clear windshield part and NO small additional instruction sheet showing it. This aircraft has a fascinating history. From the internet: The United States Post Office had been running the air mail service since 1918 mainly using variants of the de Havilland DH.4 biplane. In 1925, it decided to modernize and placed an order with Douglas for a replacement aircraft based on the Douglas O-2 observation biplane. The company modified an O-2 by covering over the forward cockpit to make a mail compartment and moving the pilot into what had been the observer's cockpit. The aircraft was designated the DAM-1 (Douglas Air-Mail-One) but this was soon shortened to M-1. The M-1 used the same Liberty engine as the DH.4, which was available in large numbers. Small modifications were made to the exhaust system to keep fumes away from the pilot and the design was considered a success, but was not ordered into production. When the Contract Air Mail (CAM) routes were introduced, the newly formed Western Air Express Company (later Western Airlines) ordered six mailplanes with the designation M-2. The main change from the M-1 was that the tunnel radiator was replaced with a frontal type. It also had the provision to carry a passenger instead of mail in the front cockpit. Just before Western Air Express introduced the aircraft into service (in April 1926 from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City), the Post Office ordered 50 aircraft designated M-3 for its major route network. The M-3 had only detailed differences from the M-2.

Airfix THREE DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk, 1/72, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$26   

SALE! Includes three kits in one incorrect makeshift box. Please read the condition carefully as two of three have 'professional' quality assembly as follows: Kit #1, mint and never started Kit #2, minor interior paint; fuselage halves assembled; seats to floor; wing halves assembled. Kit #3, completely built except for the canopy. Painted to 'very good' but not professional standards. The actual aircraft are inventoried complete with all parts, decals and at least one set of instructions included. NOTE: if any kit came with a display stand, then that stand is missing.

Amodel SM-1/300 With Additional Wing, 1/72, 72113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Rare. Features good cockpit and colorful markings for the box art helicopter. Never started. Either inventoried complete or still in the factory sealed bag and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but have visible age micro-cracking. Please read the two articles (on this website) about how to save or reproduce old decals.

Hobby Craft TWO Sukoi Su-25 Frogfoot - USSR or Czech Air Forces, 1/72, HC1382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Kit #1 is mint and never started. NOTE: kit #2 has very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat and instrument panel to floor; one wing half assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete and include decals and instructions. Both feature fine recessed panel lines and decals for two air forces. The Su-25 became operational at the end of the 1980s as the equivalent of the US A-10 Warthog/Thunderbolt II.

Heller Patrouille de France Fouga CM-170 Magister / Ouragan / Alpha Jet, 1/72, 80399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

1988 35 year anniversary of the famous French Air Force acrobatic team Patrouille De France. Includes all three kits and a very large, extensive decal sheet with all the special markings. The Alpha Jet and Magister have never been started and are 100% complete. NOTE: the Ouragan has very minor 'professional' quality assembly to two parts: bulkhead to floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete. With instructions and decals in 'near mint' condition.

Novo General Aircraft Ltd Hotspur II Glider, 1/72, F152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Nicely detailed model from the original FROG molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Blue Max L.V.G C.VI - (LVG C-VI), 1/48, BM204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$56   

Very possibly the only C-VI in 1/48 scale. Limited, numbered edition. Well detailed kit with main injection molded parts and many cast metal details. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Roden Junkers D.I Short Fuselage Version - (DI / D1), 1/48, RO434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$25   

Very nice kit from new molds. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin Capt. G.M. Guynemer's Aircraft, 1/72, 265-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Guynemer's aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin - Lt. C.E. Nungesser's, 1/72, 264-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$38   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Nungesser's colorful aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, aeroskin and instructions.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare 1964 Canadian Flip Top Box issue molded in yellow and clear plastic. Ex-Comet molds in the smaller scale. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Never started and inventoried 100% complete.

MPC Ford 1912 Model T, 1/32, 2-1017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From quality Airfix molds. Very nicely detailed kit in 1/32 scale. Features full interior and back seat, full suspension and exhaust, optional top up or top down, driving figure, spare tire and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Tamiya Ford M151A2 TOW MIssile, 1/35, MM125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Excellent kit that features TOW launcher, M220 tracking system, driver and a variety of decals for US Army, US Marines and more.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$19   

Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal clear factory sealed bag and includes decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Fujimi Boeing Vertol KV-107 II-5 Shirasagi - (CH-46) - BAGGED, 1/72, H-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$22   

This kit is from when Fujimi set the world standard for model kit quality. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail, complete cargo section with seats, optional position boarding doors, optional position rear cargo ramps and more. Includes decals for the two very colorful JASDF rescue helicopters. NOTE: this kit has minor 'professional' quality sub-assembly as follows: bulkhead, 2 seats, instrument panel and 2 control sticks assembled to the floor. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$210   

First issue in "Excellent++" condition. "S" hardbox is dated 1956 and has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags or marks from them, no tape or tape marks (at all - this box even escaped the factory sealing machine!), no fading or creases, no torn litho and no stains. The flaws are light edge wear and tiny chips and corner wear. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear Revelving Globe stand. The kit has never been started. Inside, all the small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are 'near mint+' condition with typical light yellowing as the only flaw.

Staggerwings Unlimited Beechcraft D17S or G17S Staggerwing - (YC-43 - UC-43 - GB-1 and Traveller I) - (ex ITC), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$225   

From ex-ITC molds. This is the only large-scale model every made of the one of the most famous and beautiful light planes of all time. Very limited reissue. Includes a large decal sheet with the Staggerwing logo and stripes in black, red, blue and white, along with enough "N" number in large and small sizes for almost any aircraft - also in black, red, blue and white. In addition there are US Stars and Bars for the WWII Military version and a full color, high quality copy of the original 1938 Beechcraft sales brochure. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decal sheet is in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Frog DeHavilland Mosquito Mk4 or Mk6 - RAF or RAAF, 1/72, F187

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

'Green Series' issue. As with most Frog models, there are very fine panel lines and no unrealistic surface detail. Features cockpit, crew, under-wing rockets and rotating wheels and props. Contains decals and parts for both air forces and parts for the bomber or fighter version. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Since there is no mention of a display stand on the instructions or on the box, I assumed one was not in this issue.

Moebius The Hanging Cage Monster Scenes, 1/13, 637

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. 2008 issue with modular base, working cage that can be raised and lowered, removable padlocks, gallows and forge with removable poker, pincers and sword.