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Revell A-5A A3J Vigilante - Strategic Air Power Issue - VAH-7 USS Enterprise, 1/82, H134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

1969 issue. This is the about the fourth (perhaps fifth?) issue of the Vigilante bomber 'S' kit that Revell produced in 1959. A superb model for that time, it features all fine recessed panel lines, very good scale detail, opening tandem canopies, moving elevators, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Rare. Please note, this is a 'Famous Fighters' logo, first box art issue kit WITHOUT the Parents' Magazine Logo and a 69 cent price extension. This is the first time I have seen a FF original art version with no PM logo with a 69 cent price extension. Just when you think you have Aurora figured out, another variation comes along! That would make this the true third issue of this kit - only three issues have the 69 cent extension and are from 1956 and 1957. This kit has not been factory overstamped to 79 and still shows 69 on both sides The kit is molded in gloss dark green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'excellent' and the instructions are near mint. Please NOTE that the box only grades 'good.' The box has good color, is very solid (including all four corners) and has no fading but there is the obvious short litho tear under the logo on the box top. Additionally, there is general wear as shown and a short piece of masking tape on each of the two long sides.

Lindberg McDonnell F-88 Voodoo - (XF-88), 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

1950s first issue and still the only injection molded 1/48 XF-88. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Heller Mureaux 117, 1/72, L095

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Early yellow-logo "L" part number issue from the 1960s with wonderful wrap around box art. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Jetfire Glider - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Still factory sealed. 15 Cent issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The famous and popular Jetfire features a real plastic canopy with pilot outline, completely diecut parts with colorful red printing, assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! 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 2014.

Airfix BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 - No.899 NAS HMS Hermes Falklands Campaign May/June 1982 / 700A Flight FAA RNAS Yeovilton UK 1979 / No. 801 NAS FAA RNAS Yeovilton 1988, 1/72, A03078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

An excellent kit featuring fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, detailed engine inlet and compressor fans, optional intake parts, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brake and landing gear, drop tank, air to surface missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinders and a full color painting guide and decals for all aircraft listed. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor assembly as follows: wing halves; parts 36 (2 parts) to fuselage sides; seat to cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Paige Enterprises Log Flume - HO / HOn3 Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1003

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Highly detailed hardwood model with numerous cast metal details. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive plans with text instructions.

Monogram F3F-3 Grumman Navy Fighter - (F3F3) Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Mattel logo issue dated 1967. Very well detailed for that time. Features movable control surfaces, very good cockpit, sliding canopy, instructions for rigging and a novel action feature: when you pull the prop outward and rotate it counter clock-wise, the landing gear retracts. Rotate it clock-wise and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals have visible age cracking and one small gear is a different color; it is from another issue of the same kit.

Arii USS New Jersey BB62 Battleship Motorized, 1/700, A130-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$14   

Nicely detailed model with motorized drive. NOTE: this kit has neat assembly as follows: the motor, shaft and drive prop are installed in the hull. Quality of work is 'very good.' There is no other assembly. Inventoried and all the plastic parts are present but NOTE: missing three metal screws and switch contacts. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Skywave Equipment for Japan Navy Ship WW2 (II), 1/700, E-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. Contains multiples of all the items shown on the box top. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and includes many parts that do not come with ships. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive decals and instructions.

Billing Boats Rainbow Krabbenkutter Crab Boat No. 201, 1/60, 201

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Large-scale, well detailed and an ideal first wooden ship kit. Features a completely formed ABS hull and deck which fit together flawlessly, a full set of brass, metal and plastic fittings, many hardwood laser-cut wood parts, hardwood stock parts, rigging material, fishing nets and more. To help the first time builder, there is a large and well illustrated text instruction book and full size plans that include numerous construction drawings as well. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the few that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions & plans.

Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$85   

First motorized issue from the late 1950s with great hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Includes electric motor and all hardware. Molded in silver and clear. never started. The motor is still factory sealed and all other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that that one of the prop blades is cleanly broken off at the hub; it is present for an easy repair. The meticulously researched box art scene may be of particular interest to admirers of Mr. Gaedke's work. The colorful aircraft combines with abrightly painted, grassy background, including a well turned out (Army) ground crewman, to produce an almost storybook, 'beautiful day in theneighborhood' atmosphere. A most attractive and, in an historical context, almost whimsical image. Please read the biography of Ray Gaedke, which is located on this website. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Silver Streak Frisco Wood Caboose With Metal Sprung Trucks Plus Model Die Casting Marker Lights - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, S114

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Includes factory sealed Model Die Casting Co. HX-900 "3 Green & 1 Red" HO Marker Lamps for a Caboose. The Silver Streak model is a deluxe kit features factory painted and lettered "Frisco SL-SF" car sides, completely pre-cut hardwood parts, metal cupola, car ends and stairs, brass ladders, numerous cast metal parts, metal sprung trucks, paint guide and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed plastic envelopes and tube. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Williams Brothers Le Rhone Rotary Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 301-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Very nicely detailed and large 1/8 scale model. Intended as a stand-alone display model or a super detail set for large flying R/C or static aircraft. Features nine cylinders, crankcase, carburetor with sliding valve, accessory drive gears, oil pump, magneto, full wiring and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (almost all) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the cylinder assemblies only) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The 80 hp Le Rhone was developed before WWI and was used in many early aircraft. It did see service early in the Great War and it's follow on, the 110 hp Le Rhone was used in larger aircraft. The crankshaft of the Le Rhone mounted directly to the firewall and was part of the air and fuel intake system. The crankcase, propeller shaft and cylinders all revolved at about 1200 rpm. These three assemblies were carefully balanced to reduce vibration.

Delta Campini Caproni With Book, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Includes well produced and illustrated Campini Caproni paperback history book. The Campini Caproni was a early jet with a unique propulsion system. A regular piston engine turned the compressor stages. The compressed air was mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber behind the piston engine and ignited. NOTE: has minor and professional quality assembly: the seat is glued to the cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand.

Revell Douglas A-20C Havoc / RAF Boston III - Medium Bomber, 1/72, H115-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

1967 softbox issue in superb condition. Builds either aircraft listed and features removable cowling with detailed Wright R-2600 engines, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and props. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$99   

Factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.

Guillows Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 501

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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.

Necomisa Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft - (ex Lindberg), 1/48, 2214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$30   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. From ex Lindberg late 1950s molds and a very nice kit for that time. n 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum.

Hasegawa-Frog Messerschmitt Me-410 A-1, 1/72, JS-031-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Rare Japan Hasegawa/Frog early issue. As you know, AMT marketed Frog in the USA as AMT-Frog. Frog also marketed Hasegawa kits in the UK, but with no Hasegawa identification. What is even less known is that Hasegawa marketed Frog kits in Japan under the Hasegawa/Frog label. The parts appear to be molded in England while the decals, box and instructions were all made in Japan. This Me-410 is one of those kits. This is a very early example with the early rectangle logo; the Frog logo is immediately to the right. Most Japan issue kits had special features and this one is no exception. It includes a special round-based clear two-piece globe stand, a unopened tube of Hasegawa cement and additional decals - no fewer than four different '410s are represented with paint guides. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the water stain on the right, which goes down the right short side and is also on the box tray. There is no water damage to the parts, decals or instructions.