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Monogram Viet Nam Command Junk, 1/48, PB181-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Dated 1967. Large and well detailed 1/48 scale kit. Can be built with full sails, without sails or with masts stowed. This model depicts a junk built by USA and South Viet Nam naval officers. These junks were used for Coastal Surveillance and patrol. Heavily armed, there were ideal for inspection and interdiction duty. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed C-5A Galaxy - (ex-Otaki), 1/144, 598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

From high quality Otaki molds. This is still the largest injection molded C-5A available. Features 84 parts will all recessed engraved lines, optional position landing gear, display stand and more. The Testors decals and paint guide cover two aircraft. The kit has never been started. That parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions.

Guillows Mitsubishi Zero - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

From the late 1960s or early 1970s. Large scale and can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, plastic pilot, U-Control parts and handle, full color decals, covering tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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 Blackburn NA-39 Buccaneer - Type Two Issue, 1/72, 384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$27   

Late 1950s Type 2 box issue. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

Berkeley Piper Super Cruiser - 35.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For Rubber / CO2 / Gas Freelight or Control Line, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Big 1/12 scale model with a 36 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features die cut balsa and plywood parts, wood parts cut to shape, rubber wheels, fully formed wire landing gear struts, covering material, clear windows, highly detailed full size plans with instructions and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Topping Martin Bullpup-B ASM-N-7b (AGM-12C) Air-to-Ground Missile

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$475   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Martin. Larger version with 10 inch missile. Condition is exceptional. Missile is 'mint' and base is easily 'near mint ++.' The correct, original stand says 'Martin Bullpup B.' There are no repairs, no touch-ups and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

ESCI F-4E Phantom II - USAF 388th TFW WC J.M. Breedlove / Luftwaffe JG 74 'Molders' 1976 / Israeli Air Force 101 Sq 1973, 1/72, 4041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Nicely detailed and molded older model with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and landing gear, drop tanks, AIM-9, AIM-7 missiles and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have beeniInventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pyro Sea Goint Diesel Tugboat - Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$125   

From the late 1950s. Very rare early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed kit measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. espatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

ESCI McDonnell Douglas F-4E Nam Raider - Decals For Fin Markings LA AF69-291 and JJ AF68-493, 1/72, 4086

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. Excellent molds with all fine recessed panel lines. Very well detailed with complete cockpit, detailed gear wells, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, drop tanks, optional position canopy and more. Has decals and paint guide for the two aircraft listed.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion - 'Road Runner' from VP-64 Project Magnet US Naval Oceanographic Office, 1/115, 4428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

1984 rare issue that comes with USNOO decals for Project Magnet as well as ASW Patrol Squadron VP-64. This kit was created by heavy modification of the Electra mold (please see the article about this on this website). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

CM USS Maine (1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

Built up model by Denny Pierson. This is an assembly kit, not a built and finished model. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Excellent quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Include photo-etched details and decals if required Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Monogram Grumman F4F Wildcat - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6798

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$54   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1968 with the Monogram/Mattel logo on the top and all four sides. Possibly the fourth issue. Features folding wings, optional position landing gear, under-wing tanks, rotating prop and wheels and pilot + one ground crew.

Eastern Express Trinity House Lightship 'South Goodwin' - Ex-Frog, 1/109, 40003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$120   

From quality ex-Frog molds. Large scale kit that is very nicely detailed. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent condition decals and instructions.

Fujimi Mirage IIIR - French or Swiss Air Forces, 1/48, 5A-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Very nicely molded and detailed 1/48 scale kit with decals and a full color painting guide for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T - Early Issue, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. This is the early issue with reversed box art and when Modelandia had 13 stores (see below). Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

Easy Built Models Miss Canada Senior - 36 inch Wingspan for Free Flight - (Red Box Issue), FF-11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$27   

Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer 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.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 F-4 Priller With Figure, 1/48, SP256

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$49   

Still factory sealed. Special limited edition dated 2007 that includes a scale figure of Oberst Josef Priller (4 pieces). This is a highly detailed aircraft model that is uperbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, separately molded leading edge slats and split flaps, multiple piece canopy and an excellent decal sheet.

Hasegawa Vought F4U Birdcage Corsair - US Marines VMF-215 ' Spirit of 76' August 1943 / US Navy VF-17 USS Bunker Hill July 1943, 1/72, C14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Very finely molded kit with decals for both aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Carl Goldberg Models Gentle Lady - 2-Meter R/C Sailplane, SP-1

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

This 78 and 1/4 inch wingspan glider is legendary for it's performance and still flown today. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included). NOTE: this kit was factory packed in a rugged and sturdy box. The model will be shipped with this box only (no external box) unless you request otherwise. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Airfix English Electric Lightning F.1A - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 11-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

In this Craftmaster issue, a pilot ejects on a pillar of flame as his stricken BAC plunges earthward trailing black smoke. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.