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Heller Fiat G-91 Gina, 1/50, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Hard-to-find kit in the Heller 'Yellow Box' design from the early 1960s. Has 46 parts and decals for the Italian Air Force The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Focke-Wulf FW-190D Profile Series - JG54 Achmer 1944 / JG26 'Schlageter Handrup 1944 / JG52 Rheim-Main 1945, 1/72, 2-1109-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$24   

Still factory sealed. In the 1970s, MPC released the very popular Profile Series. Inside each box was a quality Airfix kit but with MPC decals to build any of the three aircraft shown on the box top.

Heller Republic F-84G Thunderjet - French or Norwegian, 1/72, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$9   

1960s 'L' style kit issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes markings for either air force. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Rareplane Supermarine Spiteful F. Mk XIV or Seafang F.R. Mk 32, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very fine detail, complete cockpit, clear canopy and instructions/plans. Never started. Factory bag is still sealed. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Revell B-24J Liberator Pacific Raider Issue, 1/92, H237-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$58   

1965 hardbox issue of the famous 1954 'S' Buffalo Bill kit in Pacific colors and markings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Arado AR-231 V1 U-Boat Plane, 1/48, 48047

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$54   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Consists of injection molded parts and cast resin details. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Westerfield 36' Fowler Stock Car Modern Steel Roof - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 4254

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!), four solid corners, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Temco TT-1 Jet Trainer - (ex-Strombecker), 1/43, 139-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

$65   

Still factory sealed, but the box has damage at the upper left from other models being stored on top of it. Ideal builder. Hardbox is dated 1962. This is the nice ex-Strombecker kit after Aurora bought the molds. Features 'good' cockpit with pilots, ejection seats and control sticks, opening canopy, full landing gear and the clear triangle-based stand. Molded in bright yellow and clear.

Comet Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wheels, tissue, rubber, propeller and detailed full size plans & building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please NOTE: the box grade is 'good' - the side shown is 'very good++' but the other side is 'good-.' Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 1/32, 0200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

Limited reissue from 1996 using the original 1956 Revell molds. Includes engine with some engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed, molded chassis with separate front and rear suspension parts, very good full interior and two figures. Molded in ivory and chrome plate. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

DML JMSDF Yushio vs Soviet Delta III / P-3C Orion and (2) HSS-2B Seaking, 1/700, 7003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed with all recessed lines. Includes both subs, one aircraft, two helicopters and an excellent decal sheet.

Skywave JMSDF Murasame DD101 Destroyer, 1/700, SW2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Modern USAF Ground Support Set - Tractor / Ordnance Loader / Tow Dolly / Cart / Boarding Ladder / Five Figures, 1/48, 8431

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed set that includes two standing pilots, three positionable ground crew, ground tug, ordnance loader, utility cart, nose wheel tow dolly, aircraft boarding ladder, instructions and decals.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: 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 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.

Ambroid Pennsylvania PRR 100 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Eduard Fokker F.1 (F-1 F1) with Photoetched Parts, 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Kit has a large photoetched sheet 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. Well molded. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Mitsubishi Zero - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on July 21, 1967 in Northern Ohio. 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 servos and receivers. Features quality die cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, scale wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, 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.

MPM Zlin C.106 (C-106) (BU-181) - Czech or Swedish, 1/72, MPM7205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Early MPM kit. Limited issue injection molded with recessed panel lines and decals for both air forces. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss Mk.1A Kittyhawk (P-40) - RAF or USAAF Ace Reynolds, 1/72, B9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$20   

Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Well detailed. Has markings for RDAF No. 112 Sqn., No 239 Wing, RAF Gambut, Libya in 1942 (Sgt. Hogg) or USAAF 17th Prov. Sqn., 49th FG, 5th AF, pilot A.J. Reynolds (an ace with 10 kills) in Port Darwin in 1942. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.