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Lindberg Convair 880 TWA Jetliner, 1/189, 409-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$48   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Late 1960s kit. Can be built wheels up or down and comes with full TWA decals and a display stand. Very fine raised panel detail. Box artwork is by Tom Morgan, who did most if not all of this issue of the Lindberg small airliners.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - N9DC Prototype, 1/120, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$45   

Still factory sealed. 1969 softbox issue with Douglas Prototype markings.

Master Modelcraft Supply Co Vultee P-48A Vanguard, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$36   

From the late 1930s or very early 1940s. Nicely done solid style multi-composition kit featuring balsa wood wings and fuselage that are accurately profile cut in height and length, die cut very thick solid cardboard rudder and horizontal stabilizers, completely shaped wheels made of a plastic material, metal three blade prop with spinner, clear canopy with the frames very nicely printed on in silver, wire stock for landing gear and paper insignia. The full size, three-view plans are nicely drawn and include fuselage and wing cross sections, wheel cover patterns, tips and written instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including insignia and instructions. Please note, the insignia is brittle as has tears.

Dragon Focke-Wulf Ta-152 C-0 - W.Nr. 110007 Feb 1945 Sorau Germany, 1/72, 5007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

From 1992. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Phantom Fury - 24 inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N24-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

1950s issue of one of the more famous free-flight models of the 1930s. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans/building instructions, formed wooden wheels & thrust button, tissue and propeller. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. 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.

Easy Built Models Waco Custom - 18 inch Wingspan for Free Flight, FF-32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$20   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacture who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 V9/12, 1/72, 72114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

Highly detailed kit with injection molded main parts, recessed panel lines and two frets of photoetched parts. The V9 was the 9th prototype of the famous Me-262 and was initially used for radio tests. After 176 flights, it was converted to a Hochgeschwindigkeit - High Speed Prototype V12. In this configuration it eventually reached 578 mph. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Boeing Fighter (F4B-4) - Midget Craft 6 inch wingspan Solid Balsa Airplane Model - (F4B4)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Very old 1932 issue from Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company. Ideal was one of the first US model airplane producers, starting their business in 1911. During the early years of the Great Depression, Ideal switched to balsa wood and soon released a line of 'Six Inch Wingspread' solid scale models in a line called 'Ideal Midget-Craft'. Adds for this line can be seen in Model Airplane News and other major popular aircraft publications of the 1930s. The models included plans and the required wood and usually retailed for about 10 cents. This aircraft has been started, which in this case is good news. The fuselage from Ideal was simply wooden stock. The original builder has carved the fuselage very accurately and correctly to about 90% finished. No other work has been done and no other parts have been cut out of the printwood. The model is complete and would be easy to finish.

Renwal 1909 Avro Triplane and 1909 Curtiss Golden Flyer, 1/72, 256-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Kit includes both models. The Avro was one of the first British aircraft and the Curtiss Golden Flyer was the Speed trophy winner at Reims in France. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Hawk North American P-51 Mustang Fighter - USAF or Israeli Markings, 1/48, 156-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

1962 large hardbox issue with very desirable Bill Campbell artwork of Mustangs strafing a German airfield. This was an excellent kit for that time - well detailed and includes drop tanks, rocket launchers, rotating wheels and propeller, pilot and optional position canopy. Molded in silver, black and clear. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Planet Models Heinkel He-114 V2 12 Cylinder Engine - Civil D-UGAT, 1/72, 036

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Rare civil version (2nd prototype) with the 640 hp Junkers Jumo 210 12 cylinder engine. Very highly detailed resin cast kit with clear canopy. Decals and paint guide are included for the aircraft shown. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The He-114 was a two-seat float plane designed in 1935 to replace the He-60 in the role of shipboard reconnaissance. A number of engines were tried in the prototypes and the design frozen by 1938 for production. Although somewhat dated by WWII standards, it did see action for about half the war. Before hostilities began, 12 were sold to Sweden.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

SALE!! Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. From the 1970s. 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.

Airfix Dornier Do-217 E.2, 1/72, 383

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Very early T2 (Type 2) logo issue from the 1950s. Kit features movable elevators, rudders and ailerons, elevating gun and rotating turret, cockpit detail, four crew members and rotating wheels and props. NOTE: kit has minor assembly. Crew and cockpit have been very neatly assembled. There is no other assembly and no painting. Missing one mud guard. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including decals and instructions.

Revell North American B-25 Mitchell Giant Bomber 'The Flying Dragon' - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/64, H216-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$68   

NOTE: excellent builder, please read carefully. Original first issue from 1954 and before the 'S' Cement logo was used. The legendary 'Flying Dragon' boxart is by Richard Kishady. Correctly molded in gloss olive drab and clear, with the famous clear globe base. Features rotating turrets and propellers, pilot, copilot and bomber figures and famous "The Flying Dragon" decals. NOTE: There is zero assembly, but some very minor and neat painting. the ADF antenna and the frames on the nose clear. Quality of paint is 'excellent,' especially on the frames. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Decals are original but have the round 'stand' decal cut out; I have included another original stand decal from another kit. The box is only fair and very rough; this is not a collector kit.

Formaplane Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk, 1/72, 2

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$5   

Nicely molded with very fine recessed panel line details. Includes all basic airframe parts, main centerline and wingtip floats, engine, propeller and clear canopy Never started and complete with all parts and plans. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

PZW TS-11 Iskra, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Early kit of this once-common two seat training jet. Features raised panel lines, clear canopy, full landing gear and Polish decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop United, 1/96, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Rare 1964 issue of the first commercial turboprop airliner. Features 82 well molded parts, clear cabin and cockpit windows, detailed landing gear, rotating props and wheels, optional position cabin doors, boarding ramp, four scale passengers and full, colorful United decals. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram C-121C (L1049) MATS Super-G Constellation, 1/131, 7591

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$26   

Still factory sealed. 1975 issue. This is the original "Four Star' TWA Connie kit from 1957 with MATS markings.

AMT Triceratops Dinosaur, 8737

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. From 1993. The scale and size are not given, but the box is 10 x 8.5 x 3 inches. In regards to the scale, Dusty Rhodes emailed me this- 'I understand from several sources the length of an adult Triceratops is supposed to be about thirty feet or so. So I'm thinking, if the box is anything like (most) AMT kits, the kit body length might be around 8 inches orsomething, which would put the kit possibly around 1/48. Now that's significant...Because it opens up all kinds of diorama possibilities with the Aurora armor series, in celebration of those 60's era comic books depictingSgt. Rock or somebody and his U.S. Army squad fighting dinosaurs. ' Fantastic!! Has this type of diorama been done yet?

Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Dated 1956. The model is an excellent representation of the first commercial 'Jet Prop.' Includes full landing gear, rotating props, clear cockpit and cabin windows, scale passengers, full color decals and even a boarding ramp. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing some clear, flat windows; two cabin and two cockpit. Easily replaced with clear stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.