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Pegasus Siemens-Schuckert D-III - (D.III) Bagged, 1/72, 003

Plastic Model Kit

$16   

Limited edition injection molded plastic model kit. Pegasus did not include decals with this issue (but did with part #1006). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

Vac Wings Yakovlev Yak-36 Forger - Bagged, 1/48, VW4811

Vacuform Model Kit

$18   

Large 1/48 scale Forger. Very nicely molded vac kit with fine, recessed panel lines, numerous metal parts including landing gear, weapons pylons, missiles machine guns and more, clear canopy and full decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airkit Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.21, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Rare. Features excellent resin castings with very fine recessed panel line detail, very good cockpit, optional one piece or three piece (so you can display it open) canopy, metal tail wheel and strut and a detailed color and marking guide for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one tail wheel door. It has been inventoried with all other parts and includes instructions. This kit was not issued with decals.

Monogram 7 Eleven Mustang Funny Car, 1/24, 2710

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1985 issue. Features detailed racing frame with complete engine and suspension, tilt-up body, interior and much more.

LS K5Y1 Type 93 Willow, 1/72, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

1/72 scale kit with legendary high LS quality. Builds to a highly accurate and detailed kit. Molded in orange and clear The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy. DD-792 USS Callaghan was sunk July 9, 1945, by a Willow configured for kamikaze attack. It has been reported the light construction of the aircraft prevented the ship's AA ammunition proximity fuses from detonating. The type was also reported to have been used by Indonesian forces against Dutch colonial rule in 1947.

Ace Grumman F-14 Tomcat VF-31, 1/144, 300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$9   

Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Conslidated B-24J Liberator Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 4-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. Action-packed Craftmaster artwork shows part of a box of B-24s at the moment of 'Bombs Away!' Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak burst close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. Well detailed kit with numerous action features - gun elevate and turrets rotate, control surfaces move, landing gear retracts, props and wheels rotate and there is an optional position crew entry door and ladder.

AMT AMC Pacer Custom Panel Station Wagon, 1/25, T219

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$48   

Still factory sealed. True custom kit based on the original Pacer. Features baby moon hubcaps, custom front and rear bumpers, chin spoiler, custom hood and steering wheel, CB and antenna, special panel sides and more. Features opening hood, detailed 6 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, air conditioning and power steering, full interior and underside detailing.

Airfix Vertol 107-II / CH-46 Sea Knight - Swedish Navy (HKP4), 1/72, 02015-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Fourth logo issue. Features moving rotor blades, full cockpit and bulkhead, opening rear cargo doors and optional position side doors. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Hardbox is dated 1960. Note the 'Famous Fighters' oval logo which is hard-to-find on this box art. Furthermore, there is no Parents' Magazine seal, so this issue is likely from 1961 or 1962. This model is a modification of the original Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds, featuring landing gear, two wing drop tanks, 8 wing-mounted missiles, extended rocket tray, clear triangle display stand and decals for 'YF-578.' 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.

Artesania Latina Bluenose II, 1/75, 20500

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$94   

Very highly detailed and intricate plank-on-frame kit measuring 23 inches long and 23 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal. Includes full size plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and compartments.

Revell Eurocopter SA-330J Puma Bundespolizei - (ex- Aerospatiale/Westland SA-330 Puma), 1/32, 04412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Dated 2012. Thanks to James Kelley who confirmed that this is a reissue Matchbox kits with new parts and other details added. There was another Revell issue (with the same part number) called "SA 330 Puma BGS" that was from Matchbox molds but also included large auxiliary tanks with floats, rescue cable winch, weather radar segment and decals for one BGS sea version and a regular BGS variant. IF (a big IF) this is the Matchbox model, then it features complete interior, folding passenger seats, optional position floor exit, detailed jet engines with removable cowls, complete cockpit, rotating main and tail rotors, opening doors and more.

La Belle D&RG 28 Foot Caboose HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-37

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American 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, clear window material, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with two packets of small parts envelopes and all other parts inventoried complete with transfers and instructions. Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s.

Airlane Luscombe Sedan - 14 Inch Wingspan Pre-Fabricated Flying Aircraft, Q7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$32   

Rare and in investment-grade "Near Mint++" condition. From the early 1950s. This kit is fresh from old store stock that was carefully stored; as a result, it is in exceptional, almost never touched condition. The boxes are as they left the factory with new colors and no damage - even the tabs and box ends are intact and perfect. Inside, this is a 14" wingspan flying wooden model aircraft that is prefabricated along the lines of the Comet Struct-O-Speed. Features all die-cut parts, one-piece balsa wings & tail feathers, fuselage bulkheads & sides, top and bottom in balsa, other balsa parts, completely finished hardwood wheels and thrust button, fully formed wire landing gear struts and prop shaft/rubber retainer, a beautiful bright red plastic 4" prop, cut-out red decorations for dual fuselage and horizontal stabilizer stripes, red cowling, cabin windows and windshield and full instructions. Since this model is all balsa, there is no tissue. Never started. The inside is exactly as it left the factory, including a white letter paper protector for the parts. It is 100% complete. Little is known about Airlane Model Company, but they attracted some of the top model aircraft talent in the country. They were located at 318 W. 29th Street, Chicago, IL. These plans were drawn by Bill Gough, who is a well known Model Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee. He was involved almost from the start with model airplane design and development from 1925 onward. He designed kits for Comet from 1935 to 1938, and after the war developed plastic kits for Monogram and Lindberg. He wrote early articles on model aviation for Sunday newspapers; at one point, he was in 17 national papers. His designs often appeared numerous magazines, especially in "Model Aviation" where he was known for brilliant, innovative and beautiful models that flew well. Bill was a competitive flier for more than 50 years. Starting in 1932 as a Junior Birdman, he competed for years in Chicago area contests. Later, he took parts in the AMA Nats and continued right up until 1984. His list of competition wins is too long to list here. As for Airlane, they had a series of wooden boat kits, a series of wagon (old west style) models, sold glue with their name on it (in 5 and 10 cent sizes) as well as two lines- "R" (larger wingspan, 50 cents) and "Q" (smaller, 25 cents) flying kits which included R1 through R9 Taylorcraft, Betty Skelton Little Stinker, Luscombe Sedan, Ercoupe, Spitfire, Curtiss Helldiver, A2D Skyshark, F-86 Sabre, Mig-15 and Q1-Q12 Cessna 170, Stinson Voyager, Taylorcraft, Piper Cub, Beech Bonanza, Aeronca, Luscombe Sedan, Bellanca Cruisemaster, Ercoupe, Tempest, XP81 and the F8F Bearcat.

Fujimi Junkers Stuka Ju-87 G-1 Tank Buster - Experimental Tank Fighting Unit DJ+FT or I/SG1 GS+MH, 1/72, F-15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, correct armament and decals for the two aircraft listed. Excellent detail throughout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Canberra Mk.8 / 12 Low Level Bomber South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$32   

Still factory sealed. Final Frog logo from the late 1970s. Has parts and decals for either version- RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. 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, Blue, 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.

Eduard Sopwith Baby Floatplane With Aeroclub Metal Prop and Engine - No.445 Flight No.229 Sq RNAS 1918 / Royal Norwegian Navy early -1920s / Palestina (damaged near El Arish Sept 9 1917) / Ansaldo Baby Italian Navy 1918, 1/48, 8006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Includes Aeroclub E408 cast metal engine and prop set, still factory sealed. Highly detailed kit with injection molded parts, cast metal engine, a large set of brass photoetched parts and a large, colorful decal sheet for four different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora SE-5 Scout - World War I British Fighter, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell DC-10 Airbus Delta Airlines, 1/144, H118

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$89   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and split on a bottom long side and also drawn the box top concave as shown. 1972 issue with colorful Delta decals, detailed engine pods, clear windows and detailed landing gear.

MPC AMC 1978 Pacer X - Stock or Street, 1/25, 1-7801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Original issue dated 1977. Can be built as a factory Pacer X or a street machine. Features rubber tires, parts molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires, opening hood, detailed engine and underside, complete interior and more. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.