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MPC Ford Trimotor American Airlines - (Airfix Molds), 1/72, 1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. Very highly detailed with complete interior. Includes clear modular display stand and normal props or clear prop disks for 'in flight.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the American Airlines decals appear fine, but the custom decals have some lifting.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109E - E-1 / E-5 / E-6 / E-4 Trop / E-3 / E-4 / E-7 / E-1B- E-3B and E-4B (Me-109E), 1/32, JS-073

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Large scale hardbox issue from the early to mid 1980s. Box art by John Steel. Excellent detail and mold quality for that time. Features complete engine, cannon bay and highly detailed cockpit, optional position canopy and optional parts to build the following variants: E-1 / E-5 / E-6 / E-4 Trop / E-3 / E-4 / E-7 / E-1B, E-3B and E-4B. Includes decals for several aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell HH-3 Jolly Green Giant, 1/72, H144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1978 issue.. Features movable rotors, hinged cargo ramp, refueling probe, clear cabin and cockpit windows, 'good' cockpit detail, USAF decals and two crew members.

MPC Northrop P-61 Black Widow Profile Series, 1/72, 2-1507-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1970s quality Airfix kit re-boxed by MPC with unique markings. Contains decals for the 425th Night Fighter Sq, 9th USAAF, Picauville, France 1944 / 550th Night Fighter Squadron, 5th USAAF, Morotai, Dutch Indies 1944 / The prototype P-61A-10-NO model flown by Lt. R.C. Bolinder.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-44-II Hei Shoki 'Tojo', 1/48, JT36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. 1/48 with 83 pieces. Excellent detail and moldings.

Comet North American P-51D Mustang with Vacuform Canopy and Spinner and Glue - 24 Inch Wingspan, 3901-298

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using modern tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with completely formed and finished leading and trailing wing edges, high-quality, die-cut balsa printwood, balsa stripwood and spars, clear (and in perfect condition) vacuform canopy and spinner, fully formed wooden wheels, rubbber motor, scale wood prop, insignia, covering tissue and excellent, large full size plans/instructions. Never started and complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Sterling Albatros DII-A (D-II) - 27 3/4 Inch Wingspan Flying RC Model, E9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

27.75 inch wingspan kit for RC, CO2, free flight, control line or non-flying detailed scale kit. This kit has minor, neat assembly. The spinner, wheel halves and machine gun halves have been cut out, and one wheel and one machine gun halves assembled to professional quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and decals present. 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 featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and full instructions for conversion to RC or control line.

Ace Whitman USS Seadragon SS194 Submarine (Sargo Class) - Balsa Ship Model Kit, 1/169, 2994

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Rare, large scale 22 inch long hollow display model likely from the 1940s. It builds up with hull bulkheads and stringers and is intended to be tissue or silk covered, although it would be much wiser to either cover it with thin balsa or plank it like a plank-on-frame ship model. The photos (on the back of the box and on the plans) of the built model are impressive and realistic; no doubt, you can make an incredible, almost one-of-kind kit from it. However, there is a great deal of scratch building expected, which is typical of kits from that time. It is certainly not recommended for beginners. The builder should be highly experienced with stick and tissue methods and scratchbuilding fittings and more.

Italeri Ju-52 Minesweeper, 1/72, 126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Very highly detailed kit with unique mine-sweeping rig. Still sealed.

Monogram RB-66A Destroyer Blue Box Issue, 1/83, PA204-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

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This is the original 1967 issue, not the reissue from the 1990s. Nicely molded kit from the original 'Four Star' molds. Features rear gun turret, cockpit with three crew, opening bomb bay and bomb. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. When the Air Force phased out the B-66, they converted many into ECM aircraft, hence the RB-66A. Monogram seized this opportunity as a new lease on life for the B-66 molds and the result was this issue as RB-66 aircraft were being used in Vietnam in the late 1960s.

Otaki Aero Spacelines Guppy 201, 1/144, OT-2-11-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Classic oversize-lifting cargo aircraft. A very well molded kit featuring all fine recessed panel lines, rotating props, full landing gear, a display stand and full decals including fuselage stripes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Guppy could handle a 60 foot yacht, helicopter, fighter aircraft, spacecraft sections or other odd cargo. The Guppy was originally built in 1967 and successfully logged hundreds of thousands of miles.

Bandai Mobelwagen Flakpanzer IV, 1/48, 8285

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder - 'The Yankee Guerrilla' 555 Bomb Squadron 386 Bomb Group, 1/48, 5506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Large 1/48 scale with traditional Monogram quality. Features excellent interior detail, crew members, rotating turrets with elevating guns, full wheel well detail, opened or closed bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating props and rear boarding ladder. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. 'The Yankee Guerrilla' was a famous B-26 with a very long combat career and 130 completed missions in Europe. Her first combat mission was August 9, 1943. She crashed in bad weather in France on October 5, 1944.

Monogram US Lee Tank M3 USA - Soviet and British Versions, 1/32, 6502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$60   

1983 issue. Still factory sealed.. Rare large 1/32 scale armor kit. Has decals for all three versions. Bogey system and flexible track assemblies are movable, guns move and turret rotates. Includes two crew members, extra track links, packs and tools.

Guillows Hawker Hurricane - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

Mid 1960s scale stick-and-tissue rubber powered flying model. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. 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.

MPM Republic XP-47H Super Thunderbolt, 1/72, 72017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. The 16-cylinder 490 mph Super Thunderbolt! This radical craft was designed to test the Chrysler XIV-2220-1 liquid-cooled inverted 'V-16' engine. Two P-47D airframes were set aside for modification by Republic at Evansville under subcontract to Chrysler. The airframe was redesigned from the firewall forward and under the belly from the nose to the radiator to a point aft of the rear gas tank. A GE CH5 Turbo Supercharger was installed in the lower rear fuselage. A 14 foot diameter Curtiss propeller drove the power plant. Many problems were encountered with the engine, so the aircraft did not fly till after the war in Europe on July 26th, 1945. Twenty-seven test flights were made including one at 30,000 ft that reached 490 mph. Limited run model that features recessed panel line detail.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 US Navy Fighter Bomber USS Ranger 1934, 1/32, JS064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Well detailed but older big-scale kit. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). NOTE: kit has minor but neat assembly. The wheels halves and drop tank halves have been assembled to 'professional' quality. NOTE: missing two very small aircraft parts, one prop weight #51 and #63 small exhaust pipe. (the name plaque is missing also, but is not needed to build the airplane - it is for a display base.) Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present, decals and instructions.

Revell Baa Baa Black Sheep Zero, 1/32, H581

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

1977 first and only issue in association with the popular TV show with Robert Conrad as 'Pappy' Boyington. Large scale (1/32) kit features detailed Nakajima Sakae engine with removable cowling, opening canopy to show complete cockpit, movable wheels and propeller and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell SS United States - World's Fastest Ocean Liner, 1/602, H332

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

1973 issue with beautiful boxart. This model is from the original 1950s molds and builds into a nice kit for that time. Includes detailed decks and fittings, lifeboats, decals, flags and rigging instructions.

Revell USS Pine Island Seaplane Tender with PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane, 1/424, H362-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$65   

1993 reissue of the late 1950s 'S' kit. Includes moving cranes, hanger bay and detailed Martin PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane. The Norton Sound molds were modified to create this kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.