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Deans Marine SS City of Ely Liberty Ship - 54.5 Inches Long For Display or R/C, 1/96, 327

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$350   

A fantastic, full kit featuring a hand-laid fiberglass hull, one of the most extensive fittings kits I have ever seen and all other parts except r/c hardware, speed control, battery and running hardware. Builds to an incredible static display or an operating ship. Never started. The small parts are all still factory sealed. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete with plans. The kit will be shipped in the original Dean's Marine shipping box surrounded by a much larger, sturdy double box. Must be shipped insured. Due to the huge size of the one-piece fiberglass hull, shipping will not be inexpensive.

Fujimi Grumman E-2A Hawkeye, 1/72, 7A15-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$29   

Finely molded older kit with recessed panel lines. Includes a full color painting guide (on the bottom of the box) and a large, colorful decal sheet for three aircraft from USS America, USS Constellation and USS Coral Sea (VAW-122 / VAW-113 / VAW-11). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Air Canada Douglas DC-8 Jetliner, 1/103, 390

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Rare. Aurora Plastics of Canada, Ltd. issue from 1972. Nicely done, large, very near 1/100 scale early 'short' DC-8 with full landing gear detail. Molded in white and clear with the large black Aurora 'Triangle' base. The highlight of this kit is a very large and extensive Air Canada decal sheet featuring full white and red vertical stabilizer and rudder wraps, complete side striping and windows, cockpit windows (although the kit has clear cockpit windows), black glare panel, full side logos, doors, registration CF-TJA and more. Decals are in amazing "excellent++" condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Aurora Canada issued the DC-9, 747 and DC-8 with this colorful paint scheme.

RN Models Fleet Tainer 16B - 28 Inch Wingspan For R/C Or Free Flight, UA411

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$45   

Very nice scale flying model that be powered by a .020 gas engine or rubber and flow R/C. Features quality printwood, strip wood, spars and metal stock as required, formed plastic wheels and engine cylinders, plastic prop, covering tissue, full text instructions and full size plans. 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 all paperwork.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible (please see the article about this conversion on this website). Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - 58 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C - (Super Brigadier)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$159   

Very early radio control aircraft with a giant wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Airfix Hawker Hunter - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1212-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Unique 1960s Craftmaster box art shows two Hunters at very high altitude shooting at what appears to be a red jet-powered drone in Spanish Nationalist markings.

Hasegawa Vought F4U-5N Corsair - USN VC-3 Lt. Guy Bordelon July '53 Korea / VMF(N)-513 Capt. Kerrickson '51 Korea, 1/48, JT75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. Dated 2000. From new, high quality molds with 129 parts and features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and inside gear doors, optional position flaps and extensive weapons load and wing radar. There are decals and a paint guide for the two aircraft listed.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$279   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). 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 plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Airfix Kiosks and Platform Steps - HO and OO Scale - T1 Logo, 1/87, 4018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

First issue that is still factory sealed. Includes the two kiosks shown with colorful printed signs and interior/product panels and the train platform steps.

Monogram T-28B US Navy Trainer / US Navy ATU-801 - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA14-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$45   

NOTE: builder kit, please read carefully. First issue hardbox is dated 1956. Nice kit of the Navy's high horsepower trainer. Has many operating features- canopy slides open, gear retracts with functional gear doors, prop and wheels rotate and includes instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Molded in yellow and clear. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is some painting. The cockpit interior, pilot stick, wheel hubs, engine, prop, tail hook, seat, struts and two figures have all been neatly painted. You can paint over it, or most paint can be stripped from plastic with DOT3 brake fluid or spray over cleaner or any other safe, tested plastic paint stripper. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox 1928 Packard Victoria Convertible, 1/32, PK-451

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

NOTE: builder only, please read below. Dated 1981. Very well detailed in and molded in four color to minimize painting. Features detailed engine and exhaust, two position hood (opened or closed), detailed chassis with separately molded suspension, gas tank and driveshaft, spoke wheels, full interior and more. Molded in bright yellow, brown, black, white, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing hood top panel and the convertible top has small short shot in the rear beneath the rear window. Good for parts or a builder only. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

CM BB-27 USS Michigan (1918), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$275   

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.

Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt - 57 FG 65th FS Italy 1944 or 345th FG 353 FS Maj GT Eagleston France 1945, 1/72, 508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Has large and colorful decals for both aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external drop tank and bombs. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Demon - Bagged, 1/72, 132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue bagged kit with header and Airfix third style logo. Well detailed kit with very colorful decals as shown on the artwork.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A / A-37B - USAF 19th TASS 51st TFW or 604th SOS 3rd TFW, 1/72, 513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From 1988. Well molded kit with 61 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, optional parts for A or B variants, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks, Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Paint guide and decals are included for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix A-26B or A-26C Invader - Gun or Solid Nose - Japan Issue, 1/72, X501-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

Rare Airfix Japan gloss box art issue dated 1980. Builds either version and has decals for 'Monie' or 'Miss Mildred' personal markings. Kit features cockpit detail, rotating turrets w/elevating guns, movable control surfaces, drop tanks, external bomb load or underwing gun packs, bomber nose or solid nose, and dual position bomb bay with internal load. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Motorized B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/64, 305M-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$250   

Sale Pending
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Very rare 1950s first issue with dramatic hardbox illustration by Ray Gaedke (please see Ray's biography located on this website). This rare kit is loaded with action features and each prop has its own electric motor. The base includes a special battery holder. Features full crew, movable rudder, elevator and ailerons, elevating guns and rotating turrets, retractable main and tail landing gear, adjustable display stand and more. Molded in green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has excellent color and gloss and four solid original corners but has some creasing and bowing as shown. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.