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Lindberg Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/72, 484-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Lacina. Never started. 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 manufactures.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$75   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss and four solid corners; corner and edge wear are the main flaws. Large 1/48 scale F-100 with movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail with opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 99-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

The Jo Kotula box artwork is dated 1959, but the kit is slightly later (early 1960s) due to the '130' price extension and the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the ovals. The box is 'excellent++' with like new color and gloss and four solid corners. Molded in silver and clear the the 'triangle' clear stand and stand arm. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions. This is a 6th issue due to the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the oval, and the 99-130 price.

Aurora North American P-51D Mustang - With Aurora Glue, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$145   

Contains still sealed Aurora glue with the early 'Aurora Line' logo. The kit is the first issue from about 1956 with the Northern Lights logo. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowlings, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$80   

First issue from 1956 with Jim Cox boxart and Northern Lights logo. Box is in 'excellent+' condition. The logo on this kit only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please read the article about Jim Cox that is posted on this website.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire Interceptor - With One Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

1954 Pre-S issue. This is the rare second issue. The first issue was in the simple one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, a two piece box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but this kit has the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflecting that. Revell quickly realized that the one-piece arm was not strong enough, and quickly modified it to the familiar three piece arm for the 3rd issue. The box is in very good++ condition with four solid corners, nice color and gloss and minimal wear with minor insect damage on the corners of one short side. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in near mint condition. The original small parts 'krinkle' bag is present as well.

Revell McDonnell F-101A Voodoo 'S' Kit, 1/75, H231-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

1956 'S' kit in very close to 1/72 scale. Nice kit of the single seat Voodoo. Includes three drops tanks as shown and clear 'Revelving' swivel base globe stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has very good color and gloss, light wear as shown and light insect litho damage on the sides.

Revell Lockheed Super G Constellation Eastern Golden Falcon, 1/128, H245-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

1956 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that these kits were famous for. The box is in exceptional 'excellent ++' condition. Color and gloss are like new. All for corners are solid. Very, very light edge wear, a slight crease and the remains of factory tape are the only flaws. Instructions are near mint; decals are beautiful with only the slightest tint of yellow. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/72, 6794

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still mint in the factory seal. 1979 'White Box' issue. Finely detailed kit of the classic US Biplane fighter of the 1930s. P-6 variants were in production for 10 years, a remarkable feat in a time when airframe/power plant technology was changing rapidly. Includes colorful markings from the 17th Pursuit Squadron in early 1930s, based at Selfridge Field, Michigan.

AMT-Frog Ocean Pioneers Bleriot XI / Southern Cross Fokker, 1/72, 3901-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

NOTE: Model contains only TWO kits. The Spirit of St. Louis kit is missing. High quality Frog kits issued in AMT boxes as part of a short-lived marketing program. This kit has never been started. The Bleriot is still in the internally sealed factory bag and the Fokker has been inventoried complete with all parts and with decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have some cracking and light flakes

Entex 1913 Ford Model T Delivery Van Coca Cola - with Real Wood Parts- Templeton & Sons Taxidermists / The Texas Company (Texaco) / Carnation Milk, 1/16, 8497

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$90   

SALE!! Very highly detailed and well molded kit from the 1970s. From original Bandai molds. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the real vehicle. Features detailed engine with ignition wiring, full engine compartment with hoses and wiring, removable hood, full suspension, driveline and exhaust detail, steerable wheels, complete interior (down to the speedometer cable and individual clutch, brake and accelerator pedals and levers, a large sheet of micro wood trim so that the wooden parts of the kit can be accurately represented with in-scale wood grain, opening rear cargo doors, full van interior, opening passenger and driver doors, flexible fuel lines, headlight wiring, choice of decals and much more. Molded in gloss black, gloss ivory, brass plate, wood tan, clear, green tinted clear (sunshade) and with real rubber tires, rubber wires and cables, small metal parts and details and a sheet of precut in-scale grain wood. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The trees that were not sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Junkers Ju-88C-6C Nightfighter - (Ju88C6c), 1/72, H165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Dated 1974. This issue has the Sweepstakes featured on the upper left corner of the box top. Model features removable cowling, two detailed engines, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers and crew of three. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell HMS Victory Lord Nelson's Flagship, H363-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

NOTE: builder kit only; please read below. 1960 hardbox issue, possible the first issue. As with most all Revell early ship kits, the model is finely molded and very well detailed. Model is about 15 inches long when assembled. Features full detail on the top two decks, prefabricated rat lines, vac sails, full rigging material and instructions and display stand. Includes a like-new tube of Revell S Cement. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, flags and instructions. NOTE: the follow parts are cleanly broken. All parts are present, but will need to be repaired: #12 breastworks, #39 rail, #111 deadeye(2 arms), #109 deadeye and #90 mast base. Also, the right lower hull has a closed crack that is 1.5 inches long.

Frog Gloster Meteor F.Mk.IV - RAF No. 263 Sq or Royal Netherlands No.323 Sq - Red Series, 1/72, F200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

Includes parts and decals to make either version. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Blue Angels A-4E/F or TA-4J Skyhawk, 1/72, 1140

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Unique kits builds one seater or two seat trainer version of the famous Blue Angels Skyhawk. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has writing and wear but the kit inside is mint.

Lindberg Caravelle French Jet Liner - Air France, 1/180, 454-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$45   

Late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Box is still sealed and the cello is intact, but the box is concave as shown. Nice small scale kit with full landing gear and full Air France decals.

Italeri Boeing X-32 Joint Strike Fighter, 1/72, 1208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

Hard-to-find kit of the Boeing entry in the CALF - Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter. Although a capable aircraft and well designed, it lost the competition to the superior Lockheed X-35. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Messerschmitt Bf-109 (Me-109) - 'Super Flyer' 21 Inch Wingspan Balsa Wood Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

1940s flying model kit from the Golden Age of model aviation. Kit consists of stick and tissue construction and is intended to be rubber powered. Includes printwood sheets, strip wood in two sizes, completely carved main gear wheels, rough-cut balsa prop, balsa blocks, tissue, clear canopy material and metal stock for the landing gear and hardware. NOTE: one rib has been cut from the printwood sheet. No other parts have been cut out. Quality of the cut is excellent. There is no assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: box is missing one set of end panels (inner and out flaps). The rest is there, but it suffers from age damaged, hence the 'poor' grade. The plans/instructions also suffer from age and have numerous cracks and splits. They are 95% complete, but many small chips are missing. They are certainly complete enough to build the kit.

Hasegawa North American P-51D Mustang - '332 Fighter Group' / 302 Sq 'Lady Freddie' / 100 Sq 'Bunnie', 1/72, AP179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

Limited issue kit with decals for both aircraft. Well molded and detailed with all fine recessed panel lines. Never started. Sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A - USAF, 1/72, B12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded kit with 52 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, Cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks and Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts. Includes decals for two USAF aircraft.