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Maircraft Heinkel He-51 - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage, wings and tail that are 2D profile cut, clear material for the windshield, fully formed wheels and insignia on the plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasegawa Northrop F-5E Tiger II - USAF or US Navy, 1/32, 1148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


An excellent model featuring a highly detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, machine gun bay with optional position hatch, standing pilot figure, boarding ladder, four wing hardpoints with four drop tanks and wingtip AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F2B Brisfit - (F-2B / F2B), 1/48, 113-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed and from 1963. A few years after setting into the new West Hempstead, Long Island factory, Aurora unveiled it's most successful kit line: the 1/48 WWI Aircraft. The first models were issued in 1956 and new kits were added up to the early 1960s. These were so popular that many continued to sell right up until Aurora's end in 1976.

Hawk TWO Heinkel He-112 B Fighters - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 82

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


SALE!! Includes two never started and complete kits in one box. Rare model from 1940 for the advanced collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features 3D cut fuselage, profile (2D) cut wings and tail feathers, turned & fully finished wooden wheels and spinner, stamped four blade propeller, insignia sheet and excellent plans with template views. Never started and complete with all parts for two kits, two sets of plans and two insignia sheets. Please note that this kit is simply called the "Heinkel Fighter." From what what can tell, this is a He-112B, with the three-piece bubble canopy and probably the V-10 with the big undernose radiator scoop.

Choroszy Miles M-14 Magister Trainer - With Two Aftermarket Decal Sets / Aeroclub Aftermarket Parts / Injection Molded Standard Landing Gear Parts and Windscreens, 1/72, A134

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Includes the following aftermarket parts: MPD #72561 Decal Set and marking guide for S/Ldr Jan Klan, Czech Ace and Commander of 312(Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF May/June 1941, Chematic/Gomix Decal Set and markings guide for two different aircraft and Aeroclub cast metal AV056 wheel pants struts with tires. Also includes injection molded parts for standard landing gear (struts without pants), wheels and also injection molded clear windscreens. The actual kit is very highly detailed from high definition resin Features an excellent cockpit, full decals and paint guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers 'Foreign Car' series. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in gloss dark green plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Execuform Beech Aircraft Model 28 XA-38 Grizzly - 1943-48 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. This is a basic vacuform kit of a rare subject, the Grizzly prototype ground attack aircraft. A certain degree of modeling skill (including scratch building) are required to build vacuform models. They are not recommended for beginners.

Classic Airframes Hawker Hurricane Mk. I Fabric Wings - 52 Group 2nd Reg Yugoslav Air Force 1941 / LeLv 32 Finnish Air Force 1941 (two paint schemes) / Italian Air Force (captured) Mostar 1942 / 2nd Esc 1st Gr 2nd Reg Belgium Air Force Diest 1940 (2 Aircraft), 1/48, 461

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Out of production and rare. Very high quality model with all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, many resin details, detailed gear wells, optional Watts Z-38, DeHavilland 5/31 or Rotol RMS-7 propellers, optional early or late production canopy and tail wheel, decals for the six aircraft listed and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Maintrack Handley-Page HP-115 - Slender Delta Research Aircraft - Bagged, 1/72, PX001

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Still factory sealed. Very high quality vac kit with better mold quality than many injection molded kits. Includes cast metal details (struts, wheels, seat and more), white main vac parts, clear vac canopy and full decals.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-4 C/D Phantom II Egypt I, 1/48, P6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very highly detailed kit is widely considered the finest 1/48 Phantom kit ever made. Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Kugisho P1Y1/2 Ginga Frances, 1/72, H103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Rare Revell Japan issue with unique box art. Contains parts and markings to make P1Y1, P1Y1a, P1Y2 and PI2-S. Kit features full interior detail, detailed engines, optional position landing gear, and open or closed bomb bay with different bomb or torpedo loads. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai Field Work Accessory Miscellaneous Trees, 1/48, 8232-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Excellent accessory model and ideal for 1/48 scale dioramas. Includes 6 large trees, a vast number of branches, 6 bases, lichen and instructions. The trees are molded in brown plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Aurora German Pfalz D-3 - (D-III), 1/48, 109-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


SALE!! Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the second issue; please note 69 cent price extension, 'Famous Fighters' logo border and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the right. Never started. 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.

Hasegawa Panavia Tornado F Mk.3 - Royal Air Force (RAF) 11 Sq 11 Group / 29 Sq 11 Group / 229 OCU (85 Sq) 11 Group /, 1/72, K31

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed and from 1989. Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling and widely considered the finest 1/72 scale Tornado kit produced. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed gear wells, two piece canopy, a large variety of under wing stores and decals for all the aircraft listed.

ESCI Bell UH-1D US City Police, 1/48, 8219

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Well molded kit features extensive interior detail including cockpit and cabin, detailed engine and transmission, sliding cabin doors, optional position pilot doors and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Sd.Kfz.181, 1/48, 8225-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Lincoln Venom FB4 - (F.B.4), 1/59, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Nicely made, larger scale kit from the mid 1950s to the very early 1960s. Molded in silver and clear plastic and includes a large clear display stand with a 'swivel' head so the aircraft can be displayed in a variety of flight positions. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lincoln was an injection molding firm located in Hong Kong. Model kits were not their primary business but an important sideline and they established an early international presence. Major countries of distribution were Hong Kong, Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia. Through specialty hobby shops, they often found their way to the West Coast of the USA. As early as 1956 Lincoln reissued about 16 Hawk kits from the USA, often with 'Picture Gallery' artwork. Although not their primary business, they established quite a line of plastic before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Some molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Life-Like Armored Landing Vehicle Winnie the Whale with 75mm Howitzer - (ex Adams), 1/40, H658

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed but the seal has split. This model is from quality Adams Action Model molds and features working bogies, flexible tracks, crew of two and four soldiers and more.

Hawk Culver V - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


A rare kit for the advanced collector or builder. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were considered high quality and very complete for the time. This model dates from 1946 but still has the green style wartime box. It features a profile (2D) carved wooden fuselage, wings, rudder and elevator, wooden stock as required for struts, etc., fully formed wheels, metal propeller, sandpaper, a sheet with wing registration numbers and quality, full-size plans with wing and fuselage templates. The model has not been started and is complete.

Italeri M-107 Mad Dog - US Army Heavy Gun - With USA / Germany / Italy / Great Britain Decals, 1/35, 248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and nicely molded kit. Features many working parts and decals for the four countries listed.