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Lindberg Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft, 1/48, 533-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Original 1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke box art. In 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum. Kit features moving control surfaces, cockpit, rotating prop and wheels and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

MPM Seversky P-35A - Royal Swedish Air Force F8 Unit 1943 or USAAF 34th Pursuit Sq Philippines 1941, 1/72, 72138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Limited edition injection-molded model featuring all fine recessed panel lines, full resin cockpit and engine, photoetched details, film instruments and injection molded canopy. With decals and paint guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Mania Nakajima Type 97 B5N1 and B5N2 Kate - TWO Kits, 1/72, 02-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$32   

Two complete Kate models in one box and one builds the B5N1 and the other a B5N2. Older issue with a high gloss box top and very nice artwork. Excellent, high quality kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, clear side windows, torpedo loadout, beautiful full-color painting guide and decals for four different aircraft - AI-301 / AII - 306 / W-326 and KEB-306. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. The seal has split and drawn the box concave 1964 softbox issue with great Tom Morgan artwork. This was an excellent model for that time with quality fit and finish. Includes optional position landing gear, drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box.

Peerless Dodge Command Car 3/4 Ton WC-56 / WC-57 Light Truck - Reconnaissance Truck and 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, 1/35, 3505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Very highly detailed moldings. Molded in green and clear with metal axles. Builds a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Features complete suspension, driveline and exhaust details, complete interior, crew of three, optional raised top or lowered top, 1 Ton 250 Gallon Ben Hur KWT Water Tanker, optional parts to build WC-56 or 57 and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Gowland & Gowland Mayflower Shipyard Ships in Miniature, 310-S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Maircraft DeHavilland Mosquito, 1/48, D-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Rare, large-scale solid wood display model from about 1943/44. Has a 13.5 inch wingspan when built. Features factory 3-D cut fuselage (not just profile cut), profile-cut nacelles, inboard and outboard wings and stabilizers, quality print wood, a factory sealed paper envelope of small detail parts, full color decals and excellent plans with templates and instructions. Never started and complete - the small parts are still factory sealed.

Revell Hawker Siddeley Harrier - RAF or US Marines VMA-513, 1/32, H194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1973 issue. Large 1/32 scale kit measures 17 inches long when assembled. Contains decals for both RAF and US Marines version. Features detailed rotating side jet nozzles, detailed engine, removable engine inspection panel, optional position landing gear, optional position speed brake, full cockpit with pilot, underwing loadout of rocket pods and drop tanks, opening canopy and movable wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE that the box displays better than the 'very good+' grade but is graded as such because there are short pieces of masking tape on the long and short sides.

Aviation USK Kawanishi E15K1 Norm, 1/72, AV2023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Limited issue kit from AV USK with injection molded parts, photo-etched brass details and full instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all plastic and brass parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals

Hasegawa McDonnell-Douglas F-4E - 5000th Phantom II and 36TFW 22TFS 1976 Bi-Centennial Markings, 1/72, 1085

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Special issue kit containing markings for the 5000th Phantom to leave the assembly line and markings for a colorful 36TFW 22TFS 1976 Bicentennial Phantom (camo scheme). Includes paint guide for both aircraft. Features a very wide variety of external stores. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent' but please see the article (on this website) about using old decals.

Revell German Sub U-47 'Show-Off Model' with Interior, 1/125, H384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$28   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. 1975 release of the cut-away version of the famous "Snorting Bull" of Gunther Prien. This is a nice kit with a detailed but simplified interior. There has been no assembly but NOTE: one bulkhead has been painted. There is no other painting. NOTE: missing one crew figure, two bulkheads and rear torpedo tube. The bulkheads are simple and can be cut from sheet styrene; the rear tube can be made from anything of the correct diameter. The other parts have all been inventoried present with decals and instructions. Prien and his men survived 11 sailings but were lost on the 12th. On his second sailing, Prien made history by sailing into the British Base of Scapa Flow and sinking HMS Royal Oak.

Novo Techna Soviet M Class Submarine, 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$12   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 4.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are either inventoried complete or still in the internal factory sealed bags, which is attached to cardstock that is folded in two. At times the factory workers had to get pretty creative because of a shortage of staples. Beyond staples, I have seen the bag of parts attached with tape, a clothing snap, a rivet or even sewn on with thread! This M class kit even has a color painting guide on the back with English colors.

RCM Caproni 311 / 313, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$92   

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. Basic Vacuform kit. Contains basic airframe componants and full size plans only. Does not contain details such as interior - props - engines - landing gear - etc. These items must be scratch built or from the spares box. 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.

Glencoe Convair 880 - TWA or Swissair- with Flight Path Northeast Airlines 'Yellowbird' Decals and Flight Path Windows and Frames, 1/126, 05502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

This kit includes Flight Path #25-06 Northeast Airlines 'Yellowbird' decals specifically for this kit, as well as Flight Path 880 black cabin and cockpit windows with silver frames. Also included is an excellent actual color photograph of a NE Yellowbird on the tarmac. Both sheets and the photo are as new. The model has decals for TWA and Swissair and features optional position cabin boarding doors and landing gear. It has never been started. Factory sealed box/bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present. Decals have some staining on the Swissair markings.

Tauro Model Italian RN Pola Heavy Cruiser - With Photoetched Railings, 1/400, 202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Highly detailed kit with 217 parts and a fret of Eduard photoetched railings. Beautifully molded. Can be built waterline or full hull. Features rotating main turrets with elevating guns, rotating secondary turrets, float plane, detailed paint guide, decals and instructions for the ship and the PE railing set. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Pola was very fast at over 35 knots and well armed with 8 x 8" guns. She has the misfortune to be at Matapan with her sisters Zara and Fiume. After the Pola was disabled by an air strike, her two sisters were sent to assist but were sunk at very close range by the Warspite, Barham and Valiant. The Pola was spared but located and sunk later by the destroyer Jervis.

Microscale TF-14 Bright Blue Trim Film FS151187 / TF-21 NYC Gray Trim Film FS26314 / SuperScale TR-1 White Trim Film Decals

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$12   

Includes all three solid color decal sheets in near mint condition and fresh from climate controlled storage. Each measures 7 x 4.75 inches.

ZTS LWS Czapla RWD-14b (Heron), 1/72, S-01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

The success of the Civil RWD series aircraft in sport and competition flying lead to further designs. The RWD-14 'Heron' (Czapla) was a light communications-observation aircraft. 65 were ordered, and all were delivered by February 28th, 1939. The aircraft took part in WWII by flying reconnaissance and communications missions. Very icely molded earlier kit with fine raised detail, very fine and accurate textured surface for where the aircraft was fabric covered, cockpit detail and Polish Air Force decals. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, 1/72, 479-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

1968 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Nicely molded kit with fine raised details, crew of two and detailed gear wells. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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.

MPC Chevrolet 1988 Corvette Convertible, 1/16, 6480

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. Very large 1/16 scale kit. Highly detailed. Features opening doors and hood, optional convertible top up or down, detailed suspension and underside, stock or custom rims and steering wheel, positionable front wheels, stock fuel injection or custom V-8 engine, complete engine compartment, detailed interior, optional air dams and side pipes and more. Over 145 parts molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

RCM Flettner 265 (F-265), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$65   

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. These models are only recommended for experienced builders who have worked with vacuform kits in the past.