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Eduard Morane-Saulnier Type L - No.356 French late-1915 / 'Le Pilou Pilou' French late-1915 / British RNAS R.A.J. Warneford VC June 7 1915, 1/48, 8007

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Very nicely detailed, featuring main injection molded parts, choice of two cast metal engines, a great many photoetched parts, film instruments, colorful decals for three different aircraft and a color painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. Here are some interesting markings notes, thanks to Dusty Rhodes- Decals are for RFC serial 3523, flown by R.A.J. Warneford, VC, in action on 7 June 1915, against zeppelin LZ37. Warneford destroyed LZ37 by dropping a 20 lb. bomb which ignited the airship's gas cells. Some authorities report one crew member survived by jumping clear of the wreck. "Le Pilou-Pilou," referenced in the French decal option, refers to a Paris music hall adaptation of a native Melanesian war dance, reportedly quite popular in Paris of the early war years.

Hawk Supermarine Swift K-4 - One Piece Box Issue, 1/72, 607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Rare one-piece 'flip top' box issue from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. Molded in the correct gloss silver with green-tinted clear canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

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.

Testors Junkers Ju-52 3M (Landplane) or Ju-52 3Mg5e (Floatplane) - Luftwaffe Mediterranean 1942/43 - Crete 1941 - g5e Crete 1941/42 - (Ju523M), 1/72, 869

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$30   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit dated 1979 from quality Italaerei molds. Includes parts for both versions and decals for the three aircraft listed. Finely molded with full cockpit, complete passenger/cargo compartment with seats (with two arrangements possible), opened or closed cargo doors, several options for top, side and lower armaments and more.

Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 409-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

1960s hardbox issue. Can be built wheels up or down and comes with full, nicely done TWA decals and a display stand. Very fine raised panel detail. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

KVZ Mil Mi-4 - Civil DDR / USSR / Polish / Czech, 1/100, 15060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

German Democratic Republic kit in exceptional condition. The box top has perfect colors and minor wear only. Inside, the kit has never been started and is exactly as it left the factory and includes the clay weight wrapped in wax paper and the large metal tube of glue. It has been inventoried 100% complete. The kit is molded in clear, silver and black plastic and even includes the KVZ 'antenna wire' made of plastic. Extensive decals are furnished for all versions listed. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military craft.

Addar F3D Skyknight and F4D Skyray - 2 in 1 (Ex Aurora/Comet), 901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still mint in the factory seal. From ex-Comet (and ex-Aurora) molds. Addar was an attempt by ex-Aurora employees to carry on the name when Aurora went under. The Skyray is 1/88 scale and the Skyknight is 1/99.

Life-Like Golden Hind - The Ship of Sir Francis Drake, B365

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Pyro molds. Nicely molded small scale ship model. Includes display stand and billowing sails.

Testors Gates Learjet 24D - (Lear Jet), 1/48, 7500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$65   

Still factory tape sealed. Dated 1998 and the only injection molded kit of the Lear 24D. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they extensively modified them to make the more recent Model 24D. Features redesigned fuselage, full interior and cockpit, opening upper and lower cabin doors, movable ailerons and rudder, opening engine cowls and detailed engine tops, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay, rubber tires and more. Testors claims this kit is modeled after the Learjet 24D, although some have claimed it is more like a Lear 25; I will let you decide as I am not an expert.

Supermodel CRDA Cant Z-506 B Airone - Spanish Civil War / Italian Air Force SAR - (Z506), 1/72, 10-015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Elegant Italian seaplane model that features markings for several aircraft: Italian SAR (white finish - Luftwaffe Crosses and large red 'Red Cross' markings, Italian Air Force (dramatically red striped wings)and Spanish Civil War Nationalist. From the 1970s and nicely molded and detailed for that time. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Taylorcraft - 50 Inch Wingspan, FF-52

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Very large scale stick and tissue style kit. Features giant 50" wingspan, 6 sheets of printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa nose block and hardwood stock as required, metal rubber motor/prop hook, thrust button, rubber motor, large 8.75" diameter plastic propeller, clear window material, metal stock, covering material and well detailed, full-size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded smaller scale full hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Varig - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$89   

Rare Kikoler (Brazil) issue. This is the early version 707 with the short vertical stabilizer and turbojet engines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions. NOTE: one nose wheel is a different color. It is from another issue of the same kit.

Lindberg American Cup Racer With Sails - (ex Pyro), 1/96, 710

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

From original Pyro molds and a very nice kit of the famous schooner that would race between New York and Bermuda. Measures about 20 inches long when built. Nicely detailed for that time featuring a one piece, full hull, complete deck fittings and houses, very crisp vac molded billowing sails (in mint condition), full rigging instructions and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly as follows: 3 eyebolts are glued to the forward hull. There is no other assembly. Quality of assembly is 'good' as there is a small amount of visible glue that can be easily sanded away. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, (1) of (4) lifeboat seats. Easily made from flat styrene using the three included seats. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D Black Side Issue Craftmaster, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. This is the black-sided box variant. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this great box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. This is the larger format box version of this kit and has black sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. There are at least three known Craftmaster box variants with this box art - the small box one 6-89 and two kits sharing #1223-50; one has black side panels and one has white.

Frog Bristol Beaufighter Mk.21 Spin Issue - 31 Sq 77 Wing Dutch East Indies 1944 / 22 Sq RAAF Australian Air Force Sanga Sanga Phillipines Late 1944 - Green Series, 1/72, F291Spin

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Hard-to-find 1970s 'Spin' version. This kit contains the extra parts required to accept the Frog F20 Spin-a-prop motorizing kit (not included). Nicely molded kit with no rivets for a realistic model when built. Has load-out and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The actual airplane has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand. 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.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 - White Box Issue (Bf110E1), 1/72, 6812-0125

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

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Roughly the fourth issue of this kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Air Lines Douglas A-20 Attack Bomber - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. From quality Frog molds. 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.

Woodcrafter Kits Air Fleet Biplane - Bagged, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Highly prefabricated all hardwood model. The fuselage is cut and sanded in all three dimensions while all other parts are cut to profile (2D). Scale is unknown, but the wingspan is exactly 6 inches (15.24cm). With full instructions.

Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Famous Aircraft Series - (F7U3), 1/59, H171-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

1960 Revell of Canada issue. This kit is from the 'S' molds but has the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and missile pylons added. Never started. All the parts and even the paperwork is still in the internal factory sealed bag.