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Heller Amerigo Vespucci, 1/150, 1202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$135   

Earlier issue. Rare and out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous sailing ship. Never started. Parts still internally factory sealed. Features vacuform billowing sails in excellent condtion, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Complete with instructions.

Combat Bell P-39Q Airacobra, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Vac kit molded large (1/32) P-39 with recessed detail. Features many metal and resin details such as prop blades, instrument panel, seat, cockpit side instrument panels, control stick, machine guns, wheels, two types of exhaust stacks, main and nose gear struts and details, and more. Features full size three-view detailed plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, clear canopy and plans/instructions.

Cleveland Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat - (F6F3) Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF-97

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$119   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Revell Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, 1/54, H125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$40   

Rare Revell of Germany issue with the box and instructions in English. Unique box art. The kit inside is the original Pre 'S' kit, so it makes an ideal builder. All parts, instructions and decals are still in the factory sealed bag.

Revell P-70 Nightfighter, 1/72, H232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1994 reissue from the original 1975 molds and features removable cowling and detailed engines, rotating props and wheels and gun pod with four 20mm cannon.

Revell Republic F-105B Thunderchief - 'Air Commando' Issue, 1/75, H231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

'Air Commando' issue dated 1971. From slightly modified "S" kit molds. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa CF-104 Red Indian Starfighter, 1/72, NTL-H03

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare special limited edition. Includes three extensive decal sheet for this special paint scheme. Decals are in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Republic P-47D -25 Thunderbolt - USAAF 'Angie' 512th FS 406 FG / 'Saucy Susie' 513th FS 406 FG, 1/48, JT40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

Dated 2010. Very highly detailed with 100 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and gear wells, bomb and drop tank load-out, two piece canopy, excellent engine and landing gear detail and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decal are moisture damaged and ruined. You will need to provide your own decals - fortunately, there are a great number of after-market ones available for this scale.

DML Fokker D-VII With Eduard PE Set - Ltn. Von Buren Jasta 18 1918, 1/48, 5905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Includes Eduard 48-044 PE Detail set for this kit; never opened. The actual model is very highly detailed from 1993 and superbly molded with all very fine recessed details. Features detailed cockpit, machine guns and engine. Includes two frets of photoetched parts and stainless steel rigging cables. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Westland Mk II Lysander, 1/48, 563-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$42   

1967 hardbox issue with John Andrews artwork in wonderful 'near mint' condition. Very nicely detailed for that time with full cockpit for pilot and observer, opening canopy, detailed engine and optional bomb load. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Airfix Supermarine Walrus II - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 5-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Vivid 1960s artwork. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss and four solid corners. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Jet Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 77-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$290   

First issue early 1950s U-Ma-Kit from Brooklyn factory. Kit is completely correct for the first issue. Molded in high-gloss gray, no rivet detail, no landing gear/missiles (the rivets and gear/missiles did not come till later issues) and correct instructions/decals. Also includes correct Brooklyn stand and original packing tissue paper. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Huma Model Messerschmitt Me-309 V1/V2/V3 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

Still in a factory sealed bag. When the Me-209 was dismissed as the 109s successor, design work began on the 309. It was intended to be a high speed, long range heavy attack fighter with an ejection seat and pressurized cockpit. Four were built, but the RLM never assigned any priority to the project. By that time, jets showed more promise and work was stopped. Well molded with all recessed panel line detail. Kit can build any of the first three prototypes.

Frog Supermarine Spitfire Mk14 and V-1 - (RAF or SEAC Kai Tak), 1/72, F194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Final logo issue from the late 1970s. Well molded kit like most all Frog models. Includes V-1 and Spitfire. Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Planet Models Faun ZRS On Road, 1/72, MV 009

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Limited edition, highly detailed cast resin kit with photoetched details. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$525   

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.

Pocher Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Monza 1931, 1/8, K71

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

NOTE: parts kit only. Not complete. Please read carefully. Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This is the desirable early version with the most realistic wheel construction. Each wheel is built just like a real spoke wheel with individual spokes and well over 100 parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the following parts: All engine and transmission parts. YES- the entire engine and transmission are missing. Also missing (1) 71010, (2) 71104, (4) 71146, (3) 71308, (24) 72066, bag #59 (wrench and screwdriver were the only contents of this bag), bag 108, 1/3 of bag 103, all of bag 197 (screws and nuts only), partial bag 162 and missing #190, 191, 192, 195, 197. Please NOTE that although I have done my best to inventory this kit, it is sold as-is. Includes full instructions, decals and factory catalog.

Pyro 1930 Bentley Le Mans Blower, 1/32, C304-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1960s Pyro issue from original molds. The model includes beautiful green injection molded parts including wire wheels (not solid wheels), clear parts, detailed chassis and complete interior. Molded in dark green and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box.

Revell McDonnell F-4K Phantom II - British Royal Navy, 1/72, H129-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$36   

1967 issue hardbox. Features four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, optional position landing gear, two crew and clear canopy, Rolls Royce Spey afterburners and Royal Navy decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that while the decals are intact, there is bug damage to them. There are bug damaged 'chips' on the box sides and very light damage to the instructions as well.

RCM Grumman F8F Bearcat, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. 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.