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Lindberg Blitz - 18 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Plastic Flying Airplane Model, 926-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Fantastic artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in exceptional near mint condition. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, Lindberg came out with a complete line of vacuformed rubber powered flying models. The kits were all prepainted, had large wingspans and were quite attractive for flying models. They also included the rubber band, spring wire landing gear and injection molded wheels, propeller and bushing. The instructions are on the back along with a detailed trim/adjustment guide for flying.

Revell Paddle Steamer Goethe, 1/160, 05232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Hard-to-find. Dated 2004. Very well detailed with 294 parts. Features one piece full hull, detailed superstructure, decks with interior seating, chair, benches, two movable paddle wheels, detailed bridge, lifeboats, decals, flags and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has significant wear and creases as shown but the kit inside is in 'new' condition.

Aurora 1964 Ford Mustang Convertible, 1/32, 540-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$69   

Early issue hardbox dated1964. Features full interior, rubber tires, convertible top boot and clear windshield. Molded in bright red, black rubber and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Vac Wings Hansa Bradenburg C1 / Ufag, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$12   

High quality vacuform kit. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 44-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$700   

One of the famous 'Brooklyn Eight' kits from early 1950. These were issued in very limited numbers and are among the hardest to find Aurora kits. This model is correct in every way with an outstanding mint box. Correct features of Brooklyn kits are as follows: no or minimal rivet detail, no landing gear and no bombs/rockets, clear rectangle stand says 'Brooklyn', instructions say Brooklyn and the decals are made by "Tatem Company" and will not have a stand decal included. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all correct parts, stand, decals and instructions.

MPC English Electric (BAC) Lightning F.1A, 1/72, 7009-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

From Airfix molds. Nicely molded kit. Includes Firestreak missiles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: chrome plated 'custom' parts are not included. The custom decals and modular display stand were issued with this kit and are present, along with stock decals.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork and the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top and sides. 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.

Bandai USS Essex Aircraft Carrier, 1/2000, 16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very finely molded and well detailed small (1/2000) scale ship model. Ideal for war gaming. Can be built full hull or waterline and features separately molded turrets, detailed deck fittings with many separately molded parts and a display stand. Does include some aircraft. Molded in dark gray and red. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the bottom of the box top.

Revell Sherman M-4 Tank Motorized - Black Magic, 1/40, H544-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very rare. Original issue hardbox dated 1960. I believe this is the one and only issue of this model. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, no marks from either, no fading and no missing litho. The only flaws are light general wear as shown and two corners with closed splits. Inside, this is the same 1955 'S' issue kit with original 'Black Magic' decals, an electric motor and additional motorizing parts added. Features motorized movable tracks for climbing grades and obstacles, detailed suspension, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. An additional addendum set of motorizing instructions are present. Please NOTE that there is some brown packing tape on the instructions but it does not interfere with the assembly. This kit must be shipped insured.

AMT Kenworth Conventional W-925 Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, T519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$179   

Original issue that is still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Super detailed truck with over 300 parts and many in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the real truck, complete interior cab and sleeper cab detail, one-piece tilting hood, vinyl air/hydraulic hoses, duel exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, straight or curved exhaust stacks, stock or custom rear wheel hubs, "Spicer" main 5 Speed and Auxiliary 4 Speed Transmissions, Air Ride Driver's Seat and 855 CID Turbo Charged Cummings Diesel Engine.

Revell Westland Wessex HAS Mk.3 With Cutting Edge CEC48037 Detailing and Correction Set - HMS Antrim 1982 / 737 Sq Royal Navy NAS Portland, 1/72, 4468

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$46   

Includes the resin and metal CE set which corrects the errors on this model and enhances other details. Never used and complete with all parts and instructions. The actual kit features detailed full interior, detailed rotor hub, optional position doors, and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas Super DC-8 61 African Safari / ASA - (DC-8-61), 1/144, 4231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Kit features optional position landing gear, excellent moldings, boarding stairs and large colorful complete ASA decals as shown on the box art.

RCM Avro Anson Mk.1, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Photo is for reference only - the kit will only build a Anson Mk.1. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$425   

First issue early 1950s from the Aurora Brooklyn factory. Molded with correct light gloss blue and clear plastic with correct Brooklyn stand, decals and instructions. Even has original packing tissue paper. Decals are in beautiful condition and are still flat. Box is excellent with light scuffing as the only flaws. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Monogram Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set - Speedee-Bilt F-51 (P-51) / F6F and Superkit F-51 and F-84

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$950   

Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (the F6F Hellcat and F-51 Mustang). The outer box is near mint and in investment grade condition - which is amazing considering the age of the set. Even the original cut-out add for MonoDope and MonoGlue is present. The four kits are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet - Bonanza Airlines Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$135   

Still factory sealed. Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - (F4D1), 1/48, 562-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

Rare 'green' box art issue from the late 1950s. Fantastic artwork is by Ray Gaedke, who painted both of the Skyray issues for Lindberg. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box displays much better than the grade but is ranked 'good-' because one short panel has stains, wear and three (later) price stickers. 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.

Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter US Air Force - 479th TFW George AFB California 1963 / 479th TFW George AFV CA (A Different Aircraft), 1/48, PT19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$44   

Very highly detailed and features an excellent cockpit, detailed gear wells, intakes and exhaust, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, separately molded rudder, ailerons, wing flaps and leading edge slats, three piece canopy, drop tanks and more. There is a full paint guide and very large and colorful decal sheet for both Starfighters listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Microx Stinson 125 - Peanut Scale Rubber Powered Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

High-quality, contest-performance Peanut Scale (roughly 13 inch/33cm wingspan) stick and tissue model. Includes printwood, 18 inch strip wood, tissue, rubber, prop, easy to read full size plans and instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Me-262B-1a/U1 Collectors High-Grade Issue, 1/32, CH5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Very nicely detailed, limited edition model kit. Features photoetched parts, numerous metal parts such as wheel hubs, landing gear struts, etc, real rubber tires, tubing, etc. Includes very highly detailed cockpit, complete cannon bay with removable cowl, detailed jet engines, separately molded rudder, pilot figure and optional position canopy. The small parts are still in factory sealed bags. The larger parts were not sealed; they have been inventoried complete with mint decals and instructions.