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Hasegawa Panavia Tornado IDS Tiger Meet 2001, 1/72, 00299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. From 2002. Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling with 97 parts. 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 and two piece canopy.

Sanwa Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver, 1/116, 1116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. 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. 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.

Revell Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Whip-Fly, 1/54, H152-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

1960 issue of the rare 'Whip Fly' series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle so that you could spin the aircraft around in circles. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The long side of the box shows the complete Whip-Fly series with the action box art. Included are H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo. Although not listed yet, there was also a Whip-Fly Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds in or outside the home near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.

JSC HMS Dreadnought, 1/250, 267

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

Large scale, very highly detailed cardstock model. Has 1500 parts in 14 sheets. Beautifully color printed on quality cardstock. No painting required - just build! Features English instructions and illustrated showing good detail, but you should be experienced with cardstock before purchasing this model. Never started; nothing has been cut out and all the sheets are in excellent condition. 100% complete. In addition to giving us the name of an entire new class of warship, the Dreadnought did see action. The ship's immense, blade-like ram bow was used to its designed effect when on March 18, 1915, in the Pentland Firth, Dreadnought sighted, pursued,and rammed U-29, slicing the boat in half. All aboard U-29 were lost, including the highly decorated Kapitanleutant Otto Weddigen.

Borodino Scale Line Colorado & Southern RR 30 Foot Flat Car Truss Rod Frame HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman KIt, 1/87

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$19   

Still factory sealed. The box top is an actual photo of the assembled kit. Since the model is sealed I cannot give a detailed descriptions. I only know of these kits by reputation and have been told they are excellent.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop but has been previously opened. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1 6Sq ACM Special, 1/48, 09721

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded kit of this advanced trainer. With 166 parts.

Kyosho Cessna 172 - For R/C or Free Flight

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

This is a Kyosho kit made and packed in Japan in the 1960s but marketed by Kayeff Inc in California. I estimate the wingspan to be about 36 inches. This is a beautiful classic kit with a high degree of prefabrication for it's day. The kit features completely precut ribs, wheel pants, firewall, elevator, rudder and many other balsa parts (thin and very thick), die-cut plywood fuselage bulkheads, formed wire main and nose landing gear, balloon tires, metal push rods (for control line linkage), a metal hardware pack that is still sealed, numerous other wood and metal parts as needed, window material, tissue covering and more. This kit has not been started. The parts are complete, with the factory sealed ones still bag sealed and many parts still wrapped with the factory Kyosho tape. NOTE: I have lost the plans to this kit. You will need to find a set of Kyosho plans to build this model.

Scotia Scale Models Westside 24 Foot Bunk Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, 7108

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

From 1974. Very detailed craftsman kit of pre-cut hardwood lumber and incredibly fine injection molded details. Decals are for West Side Lumber and include a variety of car numbers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

BMJR Models Space Rod - 48 Inch Wingspan For .049 To .061 Gas Power, B-111

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still factory sealed and retails new for $83. An excellent kit featuring traditional stick-and-tissue construction, laser cut wood parts, hardware, full size plans and instructions. Designed in 1957 by Vic Cunnyngham the Space-Rod evolved from Sal Tabibi's Spacer and Ron St.Jean's Ramrod. The design inherited the best qualities of both models and set 10 free flight records. Although not Nostalgia legal, the Space-Rod with a TD .049/.051 (flown to Nostalgia rules) was the NFFS one-design National competition in 2001. 60 laser cut parts. 48" span and 298 sq. in area.

Hasegawa Aichi D3A1 Type 99 Carrier Dive Bomber (Val) Model 11 - Carrier Soryu #1 Aircraft 21st Section 1st Sq Dec. 7th 1941 Pearl Harbor - Carrier Zuikaku Dec. 7th 1941, 1/48, JT55

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed featuring 119 pieces, very fine recessed panel lines, complete and highly detailed interior, one piece or 5 piece (shut/open) canopy sets, decals for two aircraft and much more.

Airfix Harrier GR-7 - RAF 4 Sqd Night Attack / US Marines MVA-214 Black Sheep - (BaE GR7), 1/72, 04039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1991 and features 102 parts. Very nicely detailed and molded. Features good cockpit, intakes and exhaust, optional position landing gear, numerous pylons with weapons loadout and decals for both air forces.

Easy Built Models Jr. Commerial / Air Cadet - 25 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, FF-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

The Jr. Commercial is also better known as the Air Cadet. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propeller, rubber, clear canopy material, hardware, full sized plans, covering material and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete.

ESCI Panavia Tornado 200 MRCA Desert Storm With PP Aeroparts Crew Access Ladder and CBLS 200 Units - RAF / Italian / Saudi Arabian Air Forces, 1/48, 4093

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Includes PP Aeroparts #AC403 CBLS 200 Unites (2) 1/48 RAF/RN Practice Bomb Carriers (factory sealed) and #AL403 Crew Access Ladder 1/48 Tornado GR1/F3 (sealed). The actual kit contains markings for all three air forces for Desert Storm Aircraft. Features full cockpit, wings that change angle, optional position air brakes, separately molded control surfaces and external weapons load. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the small ones) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that are not factory sealed (the large ones) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix AEC Matador Truck - With 5.5 Inch Gun, 1/76, 01314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$10   

Still factory sealed. Includes detailed truck and 5.5 inch gun kit. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits.

Revell Eurofighter JF-90 / EFA Typhoon Prototype, 1/72, 4356

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom. Dated 1988. Features structurally detailed surfaces, detailed cockpit, leading edge slats, optional position landing gear, ECM and missile loads and decals and paint guide for the prototype.

Precision Scale Co D&RGW 30 Foot Reefer With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 305PK-607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Excellent model that is finely molded and detailed. Includes plastic trucks with metal wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all the small parts) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (the large parts) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Tamiya TWO KITS Fiat G-91 (G91) / R1/ R4 - Italian Acrobatic Flight Team / Italian Air Force (2 aircraft) / Greek Air Force, 1/100, PA1007-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Includes TWO G-91 aircraft. Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. Each model includes decals for all four aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both models are still in the factory sealed bags and include decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

Lindberg Curtiss Hawk P-6E Giant Flying Model - 20 Inch Wingspan, 904-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

NOTE: parts kit only, please read carefully. Very rare and from the 1950s. The box is intact. One end panel has come off neatly along the seam but is present. Inside, it contains the following parts: internal cardboard protective insert, factory painted top wing with the brace neatly glued on; factory painted lower wing with brace and fuel tank glued on, scale three-blade plastic prop, red plastic flying prop with thrust button and prop shaft, tail wheel assembly, two big interplane "N" struts, two aileron struts and one cabane strut assembly. There are no other parts present. The instructions are on the back of the box for this kit. The condition of all parts is 'excellent' and the assembly is well done and very neat.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$79   

Investment-grade condition box and kit. Dated 1960. This is actually a newer kit, likely from 1962-64 as it lacks the 'Famous Fighters' logo in the oval border. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.