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Hawk McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee - (F2H2), 1/48, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1964 with boxart by Tom Morgan. Kit features raised and recessed panel lines and good detail for that time.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molding the kit in bright yellow acetate plastic. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$425   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox is 'very good++' with great color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears, no torn or missing litho and no creases. Flaws include edge and corner wear as shown and light general wear. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

KP Marcel Bloch Aero MB-200 Bomber, 1/72, 21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$24   

Well detailed and cleanly molded older kit. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. During the mid 1930s the Czech Air Force became aware of a need for a modern bomber aircraft. In order to shorten production times, they decided to look abroad for designs that could be built in-country. The French were cooperative but the bomber choices were not as the Czechs had hoped for. However, they settled on the MB-200 all metal high wing monoplane. Some copies were delivered assembled, but most were produced in state by Aero and afforded an excellent learning experience with all metal aircraft production. The airplane served well during the late 1930s, but was obsolete for WWII. The Germans distributed many to Romania and Bulgaria.

Muir Models Inc 2 Rayonier Bunk Cars HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 042

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, scale metal corrugated siding and plastic details such as window frames. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$245   

1957 'S' issue with very famous box art. 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 the mold conversion on this 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. 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.

Revell F4U-1 Corsair, 1/32, H278

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

Classic well-detailed large-scale kit dated 1970. Decals are for the Corsair flown by Pacific Ace Ira Kepford. Features detailed Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine and removable cowling, opening canopy and complete cockpit, folding wings, clear landing lights, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and propeller. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AHM Bf-109E - HO Scale, 1/87, SK-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

Very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, separately molded ailerons, rudder and elevators, clear canopy, some cockpit detail, full landing gear and a full color painting guide on the back of the box. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the '198' price circle in the upper right and no Parent's Magazine approval seal. Box is in 'excellent+' condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include very, very light wear and creasing. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Aurora Atomic Submarine SSN Nautilus SSN-571 First Under The North Pole, 1/242, 708-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

1958 issue with fantastic 'North Pole' box artwork by Jo Kotula. Molded in the correct high gloss black plastic. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Globe Sante Fe EMD F-7 Diesle Locomotive A Lead Unit - HO Scale, HO, A169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Very high quality Globe plastic kit. Features a plastic E-7 body that is completely factory painted and lettered, full undercarriage, trucks, couplers and all details. This is an unpowered model. Never started. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. With instructions.

CM USS Olympia (Protected Cruiser 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes photo-etched details as shown. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

CM CGN-35 USS Truxtun (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit including all parts needed for assembly. Features high quality resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt - 56th FG 61st FS Lt. Col. Francis S. Gabreski or RAF No. 81 Sq - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6838

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

1973 release with Mattel logos on both long box sides. This is one of my favorite Monogram kits as it features superb fit and detail, is very accurate and proves that you can have an amazing looking model without a multitude of parts. Very finely molded and detailed kit with the quality you expected from Monogram. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface markings, detailed cockpit, opening canopy, detailed gear wells, pilot figure, centerline drop tank and two wing mounted bombs. Includes markings for both aircraft. There has been no assembly and the model has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Eduard Profipack Nieuport Ni-17, 1/48, 8033

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality kit. Features many photo etched parts, excellent injection molded parts with very fine detail and decals for multiple aircraft.

Revell Boeing 707 Lufthansa, 1/144, 4202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

1982 Revell of Germany issue. Features moving rudder, optional position cabin doors, detailed engines and optional position landing gear detail. Includes a large, colorful and extensive Lufthansa decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg F-86D Sabre Jet Fighter, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

From the 1950s with dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Features detailed raised panel lines and fine rivets, pilot and seat, two piece canopy, optional extended rocket tray, full landing gear, two wing mounted drop tanks, 8 missiles, the Lindberg 'teardrop' based stand and full decals for the box art aircraft shown. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or British Airways, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed. '50 Years of Revell' reissue of this classic cut-away Jumbo Jet kit. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Includes decals for British Airways or SAS aircraft.

ITC SS France Ocean Liner - (Norway), 1/450, 3600-4-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. This is a large 1/450 scale kit of the SS France, one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Very good detail for the time. Features full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the kit is like new. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting like in the ITC United States. Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The red parts are not sealed but have been inventoried complete. Decals, flag sheets and instructions are included.

Mamoli Halifax English Colonial Schooner 1774, 1/54

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

$165   

Very highly detailed plank-on-frame model that measures 59cm when built. This is a superb kit featuring numerous factory cut wooden parts, numerous die-cut hard and plywood parts, high quality stripwood, a large and very complete fittings pack, sailcloth, printed cloth flags, full size plan sheet with complete rigging details and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans/instructions. The Halifax was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768 and transformed at Portsmouth into a typical colonial schooner of that time. She saw service along the American coasts in a rather complex period the history of this country.