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AMT-Hasegawa Boeing B-47E Stratojet SAC - (Hasegawa Molds), 1/72, A671-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$55   

This kit is part of an early effort in the 1970s by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. Hasegawa made the kits and decals in Japan and shipped them to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. Kit is very nicely detailed with fine panel detail, cockpit, open/closed bomb bay doors with internal iron bomb load, tail "stinger" and detailed landing gear with good well detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The B-47 was a very advanced aircraft at the time. The XB-47 first flew in 1947. The big jet's speed was equal to or greater than all current fighter aircraft, so it received radar-controlled twin 20mm cannons in the tail as the only guns. Through the use mid-air refueling, the B-47 gave SAC it's first all-jet force for nuclear or regular bomb delivery. Although it was tricky to fly, Stratojets flew into the mid 1960s. A program to strengthen the wings for low-level attack was responsible for prolonging the service life.

Heller Etendard IV Type M, 1/50, L500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Large 1/50 scale Etendard IV. Nicely molded older kit featuring fine raised panel detail, cockpit, folding wings, working arresting gear, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and real rubber tires. Includes drop tanks and underwing weapons as well. This is the second issue of the very rare 'operating kit' of the Etendard IV. The original issue had automatic speed brakes and retractable landing gear. The model used a complex series of 6 cogs and gears with wire springs and twine to make functioning landing gear and speed brakes. When you lowered the arresting (tail) hook, the landing gear doors opened and the nose and main wheels extended. When you raised the arresting hook, the landing gear retracted and the doors closed. Furthermore, when you pulled out the parachute release at the tail, the speed brakes lowered. When you closed it, the speed brakes closed. Please note that although this model is from those molds, it does not have those action features - only the ones that I listed. 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.

Xotic-72 Ki-76 Stella ASW Aircraft - With Markings for Three Aircraft, 1/72, AU2024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Well molded kit with photoetched parts. The Stella was a STOL aircraft much in the sense of the Fi-156, but it's performance was superior in every way. Horsepower was almost 30% greater and fowler flaps were fitted and synchronized with variable incidence horizontal tail surfaces for dramatic STOL performance. The ship was easy to fly and found favor in all theaters as a communications aircraft. In 1942 7 Stella were placed on the Akitsu Maru and used as ASW aircraft. Decals are included for two Akitsu Maru paint schemes and one unknown unit.

Mini-Kits USS Missouri Battleship, 1/1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From ESCI molds. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded turrets, mast, some superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

ICM Mig-29 '9-13' - Soviet Frontline Fighter, 1/72, 72141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$16   

Still factory sealed. From new, well-detailed moldings with 82 parts.

RCM Spitfire Mark IX, 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.

Airfix Saab J-35 Draken, 1/72, 02039-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Type four logo issue. Nice older kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Britavia Models Westland Dragonfly H.R.3 - (HR3 S-51) - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

The Dragonfly was a license built version of the Sikorsky S-51. First flight was in 1946 and power was a Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr. High quality kit that is well molded. Main parts are molded in clear for realistic windows and it includes many metal details such as nose wheel and strut, two main wheels and struts, rotor head, tail rotor, pilots seat, instrument panel, rear bench seat, tail rotor guard and winch. Has full decals for two aircraft including one stationed on HMS Bulwark in 1955. One set is for a dark sea grey aircraft and another with a lighter sky finish. Never started. The metal parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions.

Monogram Orient Express Hypersonic Airliner, 1/200, 1130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Hard-to-find kit from 1988 of the proposed hypersonic airliner. Features very nicely molded aircraft, special display stand and full color decals for the box cover paint scheme. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Matchbox Spitfire Mk.22 / 24 - RAF or Egyptian Air Forces, 1/32, PK-501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory sealed. Still the only 1/32 scale kit of the last and fastest production Spitfire. Cleanly molded with recessed panel lines. Features full cockpit, detailed Griffon engine with removable panels, sliding canopy and decals for RAF 80 Squadron Kai Tak Hong Kong 1950, Royal Egyptian Air Force and 603 'City of Edinburgh Squadron 1950.

Airmodel Grumman AF-2W or AF-2S Guardian - Bagged, 1/72, 165

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$18   

Well molded basic vac kit with all recessed panel lines, clear canopy and instructions. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Lindberg Dornier Do-335 Arrow, 1/72, 438-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

1966 hardbox issue with Tom Morgan boxart. 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.

Revell Boeing 707 / 307C Luftwaffe, 1/139, H108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Rare 1971 Revell of Germany issue. Never started. Features moving rudder, optional position cabin crew/passenger boarding doors, detailed engines and full landing gear detail. The kit is mint inside - all parts, decals and instructions are still in the factory sealed bag.

AMT 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1/25, 6538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed. Features detailed 300hp LT-1 engine, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, full interior and underside details. Build as stock or customize with optional wheels and side exhaust. Over 90 parts molded in color, clear and with plated and rubber parts.

AHM P-51D Mustang Racer Miss America, 1/87, SK-11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. HO scale kit. Very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Aurora Japanese Sub I-19, 1/275, 728

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

1972 'Big A' box issue. Large scale kit is almost 16 inches long when assembled. This is an excellent model from Aurora's efforts of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Aurora knew that the old 1950s kits were outclassed by the late 60s and cut a new series of molds including several ships, helicopters and subs. The result was high mold quality and very good detail for that time, as represented by this kit. Includes large display stand, decals, periscope and cranes, conning tower and deck guns. Never started. NOTE: missing Glen seaplane body (floats are present). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. The I-19 is famous for firing history's most successful torpedo spread off Guadalcanal. On September 14, 1942, the I-19 was patrolling of the Solomons when she fired a 6 torpedo spread. Three hit and sank the US Carrier CV-7 WASP, and the remaining three exploded against the BB North Carolina and the destroyer O'Brien. The destroyer sank and the North Carolina had to be repaired at Pearl till November 16, 1942. The I-19's Glen seaplane also flew night reconnaissance on February 23, 1942 over Pearl Harbor for the planned second attack by Emily flying boats on that base.

Sterling Monocoupe with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 21 inch Wingspan For Control Line or Free Flight, M-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 21 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl, engine and wheel pants, steel pre-shaped landing gear struts and decals. Full size plans are included that also include highly detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most other kits of this type.

RCM Sikorsky S-39B Amphibian, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$62   

SPECIAL ORDER larger (1/48) vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Heller AMD Mirage IV Bomber - Aircraft #48 or #29, 1/48, 596

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$89   

From 1980 and newer molds; not the original 1963 kit. Features very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit detail with crew, optional position crew hatches, two jet engines, atomic bomb and two supersonic drop tanks. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Thanks to Jean-Claude in France, we know this kit is the real 1/48 scale model of the Mirage IV; not the 1/50 scale molds cut in 1963.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.