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Airfix Curtiss P-40E or Kittyhawk IA Craftmaster Issue - USAAF or RAF, 1/72, 2-46

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$22   

Colorful and unique 1960s artwork with black end panels. Includes markings and paint guide for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is rough, but the part, decals and instructions are all in 'near mint' condition.

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.

Airfix OV-10 Bronco - USAF or Marines, 1/72, 265

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1960s Type Three logo issue and a nice model featuring crew, drop tanks, AIM-9M Sidewinders, gun pods and bombs. Has decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Motorized, 1/48, 508M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$45   

With motorized prop action. Hardbox issue dated 1966 with Tom Morgan boxart. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Type-94-1 E7K1 Alf Seaplane, 1/72, JS055-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features fine raised panel lines and some cockpit detail including seats, side windows and crew of three. Features decals for the aircraft on the box artwork. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$45   

Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: the smallest yard has 1/3 of the tip broken off and that tip is missing.

Revell USS Missouri BB63 Mighty Mo Battleship, 1/534, H301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

1977 issue of Revell's best selling kits of all time. This issue includes the copy of the plaque placed on her deck after the surrender in February of 1945. Kit is 20 inches long when built. Features one piece hull, two Navy seaplanes on movable catapults, movable aircraft crane, rotating main turrets and elevating 16 inch guns, full secondary 5 inch guns and turrets, 40mm AA guns and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Cutlass F7U-3 with Sparrow Missiles - Lodela Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. One-piece box Lodela issue from the 1960s. This kit is from the 'S' molds but the molds were modified to add the AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and pylons.

Lindberg Air Force Tank Destroyer P-47 Thunderbolt Motorized, 1/48, 303M-129

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

$115   

Still factory sealed. First motorized release from the 1950s/early 60s in a hardbox and classic Ray Gaedke Art. Features motor driven prop, full landing gear, bombs and rocket load-out and extensive cowl checkerboard and invasion white-black stripe decals. Molded in green and clear (although I cannot confirm that). 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.

Lindberg F4U Corsair Marine Attack Fighter Motorized, 1/48, 301M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

1950s hardbox kit with motorized propeller. Features incredible and colorful box art from Ray Gaedke. Features pilot figure, wing radome, full landing gear, underwing missiles, display stand (with the batteries hidden underneath) and decals for the box top aircraft including the nose checkerboards. The kit has never been started. The motor is still factory sealed and the other parts have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Hawker Hunter with Tow Tractor - RAF / Switzerland / Peru Air Forces, 1/48, 536-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$74   

Late 1950s hardbox. Color and gloss of the Ray Gaedke artwork is 'excellent.' Includes markings for RAF, Swiss or Peruvian Air Forces. Loaded with operating features: removable rear fuselage, removable, complete jet engine, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, cockpit detail, ejecting pilot, loadout with drop tanks and rockets, tow bar, tractor with driver and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-80C (P-80) Shooting Star, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in excellent with great color and gloss. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the early O-lin style two-piece, teardrop-based stand. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg got his start in 1930s model aviation by designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft. His plans appeared in Popular Aviation magazine and he soon made a name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kit sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the the early artists for O-lin, and he help pioneer dramatic and colorful box artwork. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg was running the company and had the logo changed to his name. The first logo was circular, with 'Lindberg' in middle and 'Products' 'Incorporated' arched across the top and bottom. The second logo is the 'Yellow Square' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Setter, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$40   

Original 1950s hardbox issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. In 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. Vegas did see military service, with a few operated by the RAAF, Spanish Republic Air Force, and USAAC. (This kit does not include military decals.) Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-86 Sabre Jet NATO Jet Fighter - with Motorized Jet Sound, 1/48, 310M-120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$62   

1965 hardbox issue in 'excellent++' condition. First motorized release. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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.

Hawk US Marines Vought AU-1 Corsair - (F4U), 1/72, 621-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Softbox dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Due to the 60 cent price extension, this kit is likely from the late 1960s. Well molded with all recessed panel and great fit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

IMC RF-4B Phantom II with Extra Battle Damaged Parts - USAF or Marines VMCJ-3, 1/72, 481-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Neat older kit with optional Battle Damaged parts. Features very fine raised panel detail with recessed control surface lines, correct nose with cameras, crew of two and basic cockpit tub, optional position landing gear, two drop tanks and a clear display stand. The optional parts included realistically 'damaged' canopy, left intake and fence, left wing and left elevator. Has Marines or Air Force decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

IMC A-4E Skyhawk Marines or Navy with Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 485-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split completely on the left short side. Neat kit features stock parts and additional 'Extra Battle Damaged Parts" with realistically damaged fuselage, rudder and elevator. Has decals for camo Marines VMA-322 version or stock Navy (grey/white) VA-55 finish.

IMC F-105D Thunderchief with Optional Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 483-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed. Original issue from the 1970s. Great kit features stock parts and additional 'Extra Battle Damaged Parts' with realistically damaged fuselage, rudder and canopy. Has decals for camo version or natural metal finish.

Central Model Toy Mig-19 Farmer - East German / Soviet / Cuban / North Vietnam, 1/72, CE202-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Very nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines. Has decals for all four air forces. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Delta 2 Campini Caproni, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$46   

The Campini Caproni was a early jet with a unique propulsion system. A regular piston engine turned the compressor stages, then the compressed air was mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber behind the piston engine and ignited. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.