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AMT NKC-135A Laser Lab, 1/72, 8958

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$79   

Still factory sealed. Big model that is very nicely detailed.

Aurora-KB Fokker E-V D-VIII Collectors Series - Polish Air Force -(EV), 1/48, 1135-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

1972 issue with revised molds; a much better kit that previous issues. Includes pilot, ground crewman and battle terrain base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The aircraft represented fought with the Polish Air Force against the Ukranian forces in 1919 but by that point it was a D-VIII. The Fokker E.V was a fantastic performer and the result of a longtime Fokker development, the cantilever wing. In addition to greatly reducing drag, a properly built cantilever wing is very light and strong. This wing was first used on prototype V17 and then on V28 which took part in the Second Fight Competition (July 6-14 1918) where the most experienced German front line pilots chose new fighters for late war service. V28 was chosen for it's excellent flying properties and 200 of the production aircraft, known as the Fokker E.V, were ordered. Over 289 aircraft were delivery. The E.V began front line service on August 5, 1918; Lt. Emil Rolff of Jasta 6 reported an aerial victory on August 17. However, the day before, an E.V suffered catastrophic wing failure. Two days later, the same failure cost Lt. Rolff his life. All E.Vs were immediately grounded. A detailed investigation showed that there were fatal defects in the wing assembly caused by slack manufacturing processes. Although it was not his fault, Fokker took this opportunity to re-design and strengthen the wing. Existing E.V aircraft received new wings and newly built aircraft were designated D.VIII. Modified aircraft made it back to the front in November, too late for service. However, the aircraft saw active service after that war with the Freikorps air units, the Polish Air Force against Russia, the Dutch Air Force and an unspecified number went to France and the USA.

Revell Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF - Flt./Lt. John ' Cat's Eyes' Cunningham's Aircraft and RAF Aircraft 'PNB' - Revell Japan Issue, 1/32, H251-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Rare 1975 Japan issue with unique and beautiful box artwork. As with most Japan issues, this one contains extra features not available in other issues. First, there are decals for a total of two aircraft. Second, the huge 16.5" x 11.5" instruction front page is a full-color, glossy painting guide for the model and also has a large color photo of the assembled kit. Large-scale and well detailed (for that time) model of the British night fighter with airborne interception radar. The Beaufighter was flown by aces such like Flt./Lt. "Cat's Eyes" Cunningham, whose markings are included. His final score stood at 20 victories and his aircraft is one that can be depicted in this model. Features detailed Bristol Hercules engines, removable cowling, two flight crew, optional position landing gear, full crew cockpits and radar antenna. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 727 Trans Brasil Airline - Lodela Issue, 1/144, H299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$98   

Still factory sealed and very rare Kikoler / Revell of Brasil issue. This is Revell's excellent 51 piece 'short body' 727 kit with colorful Trans Brasil Decals. The landing gear can be assembled up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door).

12 Squared Backfire C Conversion, 1/72, 1-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$6   

Still factory sealed. Injection molded kit includes conversion parts only to make a Backfire C. With instructions.

Tamiya Kampfpanzer Leopard, 1/35, MM-164A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Well molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave JMSDF Shirayuki DDG123-133 Destroyer With P-3 Orion and Helicopter, 1/700, SW-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Hard-to-find waterline kit. Features highly detailed moldings, full decals including hull markings and stern names for numbers 123 through 133, a P-3C Orion and a HSS-2B helicopter. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa H6K5 Mavis Flying Boat, 1/72, JS26-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very large and well detailed featuring full cockpit, moving control surfaces, beaching gear and a large display stand.

Frog Canadair Sabre Mk6 or Mk 32 (F-86) - Luftwaffe or Royal Australian Air Force - Red Series, 1/72, F267

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Molded in silver and contains decals for both air forces. 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. 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.

Guillows Messerschmitt Messerschmitt Bf-109 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C, 1/16, 401

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

SALE!! Still factory sealed. From the 1960s. Large scale, well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight or converted to electric RC using modern small and light equipment. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform engine cowl and spinner, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. 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 2009.

Aurora North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/103, 490-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$52   

Dated 1961 with the great Jim Cox artwork that makes early Aurora kits so collectible. This issue has a slightly larger box than earlier ones. It is a nicely done kit for that time, molded in gloss silver and clear with full landing gear and clear 'Triangle World Map' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, this is not a reissue of the Comet model. Aurora cut these molds years before acquiring Comet's F-100.

Aurora Convair F-102 Dart (YF-102) - (Delta Dagger), 1/121, 290-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Hardbox issue dated 1957, but from the mid 1960s due to the oval logo with the blue outline. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork is nicely molded with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.

Accurate Miniatures Gulfhawk II (F3F) Al Williams, 1/48, 7800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

Limited edition kit with resin and photoetched parts. Includes all parts to make a correct Gulfhawk. This airplane is a civil F3F fuselage with F2F wings. The F2F wings were of shorter span and resulted in fantastic roll rates. The high-performance ship was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. It is now in the National Air and Space Museum. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes De Havilland Hornet F.1/F.3 - Sq Ldr. Haw of 65 Sq Linton-on-Ouse 1947 or 80 Sq Kai Tak Hong Kong 1954, 1/48, 458

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$39   

Out of production. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines, optional parts for NF.21, F.20, F.1 and F.3 versions, resin cockpit and other resin details, decals for the two aircraft listed and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Novo Percival Proctor IV Trainer - Bagged, 1/72, F341

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit from quality Frog molds. Features separately molded rudder, elevators and ailerons, cockpit and figures and rotating prop and wheels.

Fujimi Northrop T-38A Talon - US Air Force / US Navy Patuxent River Test Pilot School / 1000th Production T-38A, 1/48, 5A2-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Fujimi Mokei issue most likely from the very late 1960s or early 1970s. This is a quality model for that time featuring very fine raised panel detail, two pilots and decals for all three aircraft including the unique "1000th Production T-38A Talon." Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Me-163B Komet With Aires Cockpit Set / DefModel Wheel Set / Master Model Armament and Pitot, 1/32, S4X

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$56   

Build the ultimate 1/32 scale '163! Includes Aires #2198 Me 163B Komet Cockpit Set with many resin and numerous PE parts (factory sealed), Def.Model #DS32006 Me-163B Komet Wheel Set with resin wheels and mask set (factory sealed) and Master Model #AM-32-042 Me-163B Armament and Pilot Tube set (factory sealed). The actual kit features full interior, landing skid or wheels, optional position tail wheel/strut and detailed Walter 509A Rocket Motor. Includes decals for three different versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Beechcraft T-34A Mentor With Ground Tractor - US Navy, 1/72, 1088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Well detailed with 71 parts, 'good' cockpit with two pilots, optional position landing gear, Toyota ground tractor/tug and colorful USN paint scheme. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Miles Master Trainer, 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. 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.

Revell Boeing PT-17 Kaydet - Great Britain Issue, 1/72, H649

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Revell of Great Britain issue from 1965 in the two piece box with unique artwork. Well detailed 1/72 model of the famous trainer aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.