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RN Models Starduster 350 - 51.5 inch Wingspan 1/2 A-A Competition 370 Sq. Inches Wing Area, 1/16, GF113

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

RN Models high-quality reissue of the original Starduster 350 free flight kit by Sal Taibi. Features high quality balsa printwood, sheet wood, spars, factory-cut tailing edges, hardware and beautiful full size rolled plans. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag. The larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete.

CM SS1 USS Holland (1st USN submarine), 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$90   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Airfix Montys Humber Staff Car, 1/32, 05360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$25   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk with age and drawn the box top concave. Nicely done kit of the second of Monty's two Humbers. Features very good underside detail with suspension, exhaust, gas tank and more. Full interior is well done and the kit includes two figures.

La Belle D&RG Alamosa Business Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-24

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all small parts still factory sealed, the larger ones inventoried complete with instructions.

ESCI Fiat G-91 Gina Pan - Frecce Tricolori, 1/48, 4028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Larger scale (1/48) Gina features cockpit detail, optional position speed brakes and canopy, detailed gear wells, smoke tank and blocked gun ports. Includes large and colorful decal sheet for the Italian Air Force Acrobatic Team 313 Gruppo G-91R-1B (modified). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes 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.

Easy Built Models Jimmie Allen B-A Parasol - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

Originally manufactured by Ontario Model Aircraft Company. Parasol-wing endurance rubber-powered aircraft. This was an official Jimmie Allen contest plane designed by "Speed" Robertson for the 'Jimmie Allen Flying Cadets'. 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 propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Eduard Fokker F.1 (F-1) - With Photoetched Parts, 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and includes a a large photoetched fret and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this.

Revell Northrop F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, 4352

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

1987 issue and from the original 1950s "S" kit molds. Makes an ideal builder. Molded in silver and clear with decals for the box art aircraft. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Beechcraft T-34A Mentor with Tractor - USAF or US Navy, 1/72, JS-088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1970s hardbox issue. Well detailed with 73 parts and a Toyota ground tractor/tug. Includes JASDF and USAF decals.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Type three logo issue. A very nice kit featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE that one prop is gray instead of silver. That is because one original prop is missing a blade, so I included a later issue complete prop from a later issue.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$74   

1957 first issue in fantastic 'Excellent++' condition. The box has perfect color and gloss and four solid corners. The only flaws are very light and isolated age foxing and light wear. This issue has dramatic Jo Kotula artwork and is molded in the correct gloss olive green and black. Inside, the kit has never been started. It still includes the factory packing tissue. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aeroclub Mig-17A Conversion Kit, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Conversion kit. Makes the Hasegawa Mig-17 into the early 'A' variant. Kit includes high quality vacuform fuselage and metal intake. Never started and complete.

Frog Westland Wessex I (S-58) - Royal Australian Navy or Royal Navy - Red Series, 1/72, F247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$19   

Very nicely molded model. Includes decals for both versions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal clear factory sealed bag and includes decals and instructions. 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.

Amtech Junkers Ju-88S-1/T-1 Bomber Recon - (Ju88S1T1) S-1 of 4./KG1 France 1944 / S-1 of 3. /KG66 France 1944 / T-1 of 2.(F)/123 Sicily 1943, 1/72, 729201

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Limited edition, now out of production. Very nicely molded and detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and radial engines and with decals and paint guide for the three aircraft listed above. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

KP Skoda D.1 - (D-1), 1/72, 29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

Fine and cleanly molded model includes decals for one Czech Air Force and one Civil aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The D-1 has an interesting history. The Skoda Works Aircraft Division was created to build the first Czech metal fuselage aircraft, then to move to an all metal aircraft. Due to a lack of experience in this field, the famous French firm of Emile Dewoitine was contacted. Dewoitine had been developing a promising fighter called the D-12C-1. Skoda wished to build this aircraft under license, but the future of the D-12C-1 for the French Air Force was uncertain. Eventually the D-12 was abandoned for the D-19C-1, which resulted in the D-21C-1, which saw series production. An agreement was finally reached with Skoda to produce the D-12 and the first aircraft was completed in 1928. A further 25 were built by 1929. The design was very rugged but outclassed by more agile designs. Due to the high durability, they lead a very long service life, being fully retired in 1939.

Rareplane Henschel HS-126, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$9   

Still factory bag sealed. Very highly detailed and well molded vacuform kit. Includes full cockpit and crew stations.

Eduard Fokker DR-1 Triplane Strip Down, 1/72, 7013

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Amazing detail for the skilled modeler. Unique kit shows the actual structural interior of the aircraft with 68 photoetched parts. There are also 21 injection molded parts such as engine, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - With Tools And Markings for Three Aircraft - Takara Issue, 1/80, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique and collectible high gloss box art. The aircraft is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains additional features. There is a tree of useful modeling tools molded in brown plastic that includes tweezers, glue applicators and four clamps. There are special decals unique to this issue: in this case, for for three different Starfires. Never started. The tools and decals are still in the factory sealed bag. The silver and clear aircraft parts have been inventoried 100% complete and includes instructions.

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 10 Ejection Seat - Mk10, 1/48, EJ408

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Monogram C-47 Skytrain, 1/48, 5607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

1989 issue. Large and highly detailed model with full cockpit and complete interior down to the bathroom sink in the rear. Has markings for "Camel Caravan to Berlin" (Berlin Airlift aircraft "Clarence") C-47A 86th Air Base Group, Neubiberg, Germany December 1947 or "Honey Bun III" C-47A 8th Troop Carrier Sqdn, 436 Troop Carrier Group, 9th Air Force, Melun, France 1945. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one prop shaft is a different color plastic. It is from a later issue of this same kit.