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Aurora-KB Halberstadt CL-II - Collectors Series - (CLII), 1/48, 1136-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$62   

1972 hardbox issue with great box art by J. Amendola, who also did some of Aurora's classic airline illustrations of the same period. Includes pilot, gunner, ground officer and terrain Display base. Molded in dark red and black. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the instructions are the older style instructions for this kit.

Frog Gloster Meteor F.Mk.IV - RAF No. 263 Sq or Royal Netherlands No.323 Sq, 1/72, F200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This model has a pleasant box art scene of "meatboxes" of Esk. 343, Koninklijke Luchtmacht serenely cruising high above an estuary, possibly the Scheldt.

LS Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa 'Oscar' - (Ki43II Ki-43), 1/75, 2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Rare old LS kit in a high gloss box with very collectible artwork. Very early LS kit. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for it's quality. Features retractable landing gear, recessed panel lines, opening canopy, movable ailerons and two drop tanks. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Life-Like Flying Cloud Clipper Ship - (ex Pyro), 09370

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

From ex-Pyro molds. Small scale model measures ~7 inches long when assembled. Pyro did an excellent job of capturing the lines of this classic clipper and the model features full hull, fine molded-in wood above the waterline & copper sheathing below, pre-formed ratlines, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Guillows Junkers Ju-87 B Stuka Dive Bomber - 34 Inch Wingspan For RC / Control Line / Free Flight, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$69   

Still factory sealed. Giant scale kit that is well detailed. Includes instructions for all these optional features: flame dampers, sliding canopy, detailed cockpit interior, operating bomb trapeze, movable drive brakes/flaps and movable elevator and rudder. Features all die cut parts, complete set of beautiful decals, scale plastic wheels, light plastic nose cowl, spinner, exhaust stacks, machine gun pods, bomb, wheels pants and machine gun, clear bubble canopy, wire for bomb trapeze, two color cockpit interior layout, large wide blade prop, 6 feet of rubber motor, light silkspan, reinforced wire landing gear, plywood firewall, bellcrank base and control line handle, push rod wire, horns, hinge material nylon flying line and more.

Eduard Fokker DR1 Profipack - (DR-I / DR-1), 1/72, 7016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Features well molded plastic main parts and PE details. Includes decals for five aircraft, including (as seen in the box art) Lt. Friedrich Kempf's 213/17, Jasta 2 ("Boelcke"), with the taunting slogan in Swabian, "KENNST MI NOCH?" = "REMEMBER ME?"

Rareplane Douglas F3D-1 Skyknight - (F3D1), 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$12   

Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopies and instructions/plans. NOTE: there is no cutting or assembly, but the cockpit parts have been neatly airbrushed gray. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Significant modeling skill is needed to assemble vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Skywave JMSDF Tachikaze DDG168 Destroyer, 1/700, SW-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Hard-to-find waterline kit. Features highly detailed moldings, full decals, a P-3C Orion and two Seaking helicopters. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird Pesco Special Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is an early cardboard box issue with silver printing. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to the 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the 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.

AMT 1994 GMC Sonoma SLS Pickup Truck, 1/25, 8128

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1994 issue. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, detailed chassis and full interior.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

ODK Nakajima J1N1 Gekko Irving, 1/55, 100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

ODK was the logo used by Odaka Sangyo. Odaka began plastic model kit production in early 1960, but all production stopped by 1965. The Irving was their first kit; however, this issue is likely the final issue given the more realistic box art. Molded in silver, black and clear plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box says this is one of "Odaka's Double Engine Aircraft Series" and ODK says the scale is 1/55. The long top box end shows four other kits with the artwork - all for the final release of each. They include Ki-45 Nick, XP-50, P-38 and Me-110.

Hasegawa Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 - No. 20 Sq or No. 3 Sq RAF / US Marines VMA-513 'Flying Nightmares', 1/72, 028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

Well detailed model from the 1970s with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for the three aircraft listed, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Clear Creek Models DSP&P C&S 27 Foot Box Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 413

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$25   

Still factory sealed. Excellent, highly detailed model features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock and full instructions.

Lindberg Convair 880 Airliner - TWA or MEA (Middle East Airlines Lebanon) - Mexican Issue, 1/189, 409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$39   

Rare Mexican-Lindberg issue that includes colorful TWA and MEA decals. Can be built wheels up or down. Very fine raised panel detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.

AMT Parts Decor Airplane With Frame, 2806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. These kits were marketed under 'General Crafts' which was part of AMT. If you look closely, you can see AMT car parts making up much of the aircraft! The wings are car grilles and there are shock absorbers, semi side view mirrors, mag wheels, oil pan and more. Although not a scale model kit, I can remember this being a very popular craft at the time. Includes a 8.75" x 6.76" frame with metallic trim, black background with part identification printed directly on it, plated plastic injection molded parts, glue and instructions. There were at least 6 craft sets total; 2805 Early Roadster, 2806 Airplane and 2807 Viking Ship were all this size; the three others, 2905 Antique Auto, 2906 Iron Horse and 2907 Antique Planes were in 14.75" x 10.75 frames.

Italeri Junkers JU-86 Civil Version - Lufthansa or Swissair, 1/72, 1029

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Nicely detailed and molded. Includes detailed cockpit, positionable pilots, cabin floor and bulkheads, optional position boarding door, optional position landing gear and decals for both air lines. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rareplane Martin PBM-3C / PBM-3R / PBM-3S / PBM-5 Mariner - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

While superseded by the injection molded release, this issue is still desirable because of the other variants that is can build. Features mold quality with detail superior to many injection molded kits, parts to build one of three different versions, detailed instructions with photos & three view illustrations, clear parts (that are not yellowed but still perfectly clear), metal props, detailed cockpit and extruded plastic strut material. Never started. It has been inventoried and includes all plastic and metal parts & instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Air Lines Westland Wessex I (S-56) - (ex-Frog_, 1/72, 7905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$26   

Molded in silver from quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

OEZ Mig-21 MF / bis / SMT - Czech / Finnish / USSR, 1/48, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$24   

Very well detailed and large (1/48) kit. Cleanly molded with all recessed panel lines and details. Features detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position air brakes and two piece canopy, numerous optional parts for the different variants and a very impressive set of external stores many types of drop tanks, missiles, rockets and pylons. Includes a large and detailed decal sheet for several USSR, CSSR and Finnish aircraft. There is a color painting guide on the back of the box. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.