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Airfix Hawker Hunter F6, 1/72, 288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1960s issue with the Type Three Airfix logo. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat - British Carrier Fighter Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$89   

Still factory sealed. Rare 1950s Cellovision box issue with Ray Gaedke artwork and trading card on the back.

Monogram AC-47 'Puff the Magic Dragon' Gunship - Blue Box Issue, 1/90, PA147-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1966 issue, which I believe is the first issue of the Gunship version of this kit. Molded in green and clear plastic. Box displays Tom Morgan box artwork in 'good+' condition with vivid colors. It has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, 1/110, 1109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1995 Snap-Tite release. Nicely molded and detailed for a snap model and includes a very nice display stand.

Fujimi Grumman E-2A Hawkeye, 1/72, 7A15-700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$29   

Finely molded older kit with recessed panel lines. Includes a full color painting guide (on the bottom of the box) and a large, colorful decal sheet for three aircraft from USS America, USS Constellation and USS Coral Sea (VAW-122 / VAW-113 / VAW-11). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$295   

1957 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is 'excellent' with as-new colors and gloss and four solid corners. 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 this conversion 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. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - 58 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C - (Super Brigadier)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$159   

Very early radio control aircraft with a giant wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. 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.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$279   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Airfix Kiosks and Platform Steps - HO and OO Scale - T1 Logo, 1/87, 4018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

First issue that is still factory sealed. Includes the two kiosks shown with colorful printed signs and interior/product panels and the train platform steps.

Monogram T-28B US Navy Trainer / US Navy ATU-801 - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA14-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$45   

NOTE: builder kit, please read carefully. First issue hardbox is dated 1956. Nice kit of the Navy's high horsepower trainer. Has many operating features- canopy slides open, gear retracts with functional gear doors, prop and wheels rotate and includes instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. Molded in yellow and clear. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is some painting. The cockpit interior, pilot stick, wheel hubs, engine, prop, tail hook, seat, struts and two figures have all been neatly painted. You can paint over it, or most paint can be stripped from plastic with DOT3 brake fluid or spray over cleaner or any other safe, tested plastic paint stripper. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

CM BB-27 USS Michigan (1918), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt - 57 FG 65th FS Italy 1944 or 345th FG 353 FS Maj GT Eagleston France 1945, 1/72, 508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Has large and colorful decals for both aircraft. Very nicely molded and detailed. Features fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and external drop tank and bombs. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Demon - Bagged, 1/72, 132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue bagged kit with header and Airfix third style logo. Well detailed kit with very colorful decals as shown on the artwork.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A / A-37B - USAF 19th TASS 51st TFW or 604th SOS 3rd TFW, 1/72, 513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From 1988. Well molded kit with 61 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, optional parts for A or B variants, cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks, Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Paint guide and decals are included for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Chrome Plated, 1/64, 70514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed and completely chrome plated. 2008 reissue of one of the most famous large, four-engine bomber kits of the 1950s. Features 95 parts, crew, movable control surfaces, rotating and elevating guns, retractable landing gear and clear adjustable display stand. Includes a decal sheet for the box photo aircraft.

Aurora P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Very rare. Of all the P-38 variants, this one seems to turn up the least. I even doubted the existence of it for a time. This would be the fourth issue and is most likely from 1957. It uses the same artwork as the 1955/56 Third issue, but Aurora dropped the rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations logo. Molded in a very high gloss olive drab and clear, with the correct clear two-piece 'World' triangle based stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, exceptional condition decals and instructions. As with typical with Aurora, they used the 1956 instructions, replaced the old logo with the new, added the Parent's Magazine seal but left an illustration of the old stand (for which 1956 was the last year).

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, 1/110, 291-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$80   

Later issue with simplified logo; possibly mid 1960s. Condition of the box is almost as it left the factory, with beautiful gloss and color and four perfect corners. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS America Ocean Liner / Troop Ship USS West Point / S.S. Australis - Wooden Ship Kit, 1/330, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$325   

Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.