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Lindberg Republic P-47N Thunderbolt, 1/48, 511-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Very early issue from the 1950s with colorful Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. This is the third issue of this kit for the USA, with added fine rivet detail and molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. This kit started as a basic 1/48 scale model with full landing gear, rockets and bombs. Surface detail was minimal Lindberg modified it in the mid 1950s with extensive rivet detail. in the late 1950s, they modified it again to a motorized version with the batteries in the stand and a kit electric motor in the nose. 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.

Airfix Dassault Mirage F.1C (F1C/F-1C) - South African or French, 1/72, 04022-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

First issue. Kit features very fine surface detail and decals for either air force. Includes cockpit, optional position canopy, optional position speed brakes and landing gear and choice of underwing stores configuration with bombs, missiles and fuel tanks. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1226-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$21   

Great artwork on the black-end Craftmaster issue. Very nicely molded kit with no rivets and good cockpit detail. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Fairey Battle RAF or Belgian Air Force, 1/72, 259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+++

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1960s issue with third Airfix logo. Nicely molded and well detailed kit with full cockpit, moving ailerons, optional bomb load and crew. Has decals from one of the most memorable Battle actions at the Maastricth bridges in May 1940 when five Battles of No. 12 Squadron, all flown by volunteers, were all shot down. Also includes decals for Belgian Air Force.

Hasegawa Thunderbirds F-4 Phantom, 1/72, 120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed kit with large and extensive USAF Thunderbirds decal sheet.

MPC Super Mystere, 1/72, 2-0210

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$30   

1970s MPC kit from quality Airfix molds. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: missing 5 ground crew. These parts MPC added and were not sealed the parts bags that Airfix sent to MPC

MPC English Electric (BAC) Lightning F.1A, 1/72, 7009-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

From Airfix molds. Nicely molded kit. Includes Firestreak missiles. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: chrome plated 'custom' parts are not included. The custom decals and modular display stand were issued with this kit and are present, along with stock decals.

MPC Douglas Dauntless SBD Dive Bomber - Ensign Leppla - Coral Sea Ace, 1/72, 1-4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

From Airfix molds. Has markings for Ensign J.A. Leppla. He and his gunner shot down 7 aircraft from their SBD in two days in May 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Has parts and decals to make -3 or -5 versions. Well molded kit features full interior with crew, optional position canopy, pivoting rear gun, working arresting hood and center line and wing bomb loads. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Vickers Supermarine Attacker - Red Series, 1/72, F330

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

1960s Red Series kit. Molded in light green and clear with a clear stand arm and round stand base. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Air Lines Miles Magister - (Ex-Frog), 1/72, 3900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Heller Sncase SE-535 Mistral - 6e E.C. 1/6 'Oranie' Oran 1952 or Aeronavale 57S, 1/72, 221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box'. Early French twin-boom jet fighter - the French-built version of the Vampire. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. design. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Matchbox Mystere IVa - French No 2 Sq Cambrai 1955 / No 200 Sq Israeli Air Force 1967, 1/72, PK-47

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Dated 1986. Well made kit has fine panel line detail, drop tanks, optional position landing gear and decals for both aircraft. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin Lt. C.E. Nungessers, 1/72, 264-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$34   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Nungesser's colorful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, aeroskin and instructions.

Glencoe Bristol HR.14 Sycamore - RAF No.228 Sq / No. 103 Sq / No. 275 Sq / No. 225 Sq (Used in Cyprus for Anti-Terror Operations March 1953) / HMS Ocean or Royal Australian Navy, 1/72, 04001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Features cockpit detail, optional position cabin doors and detailed rotor head. Contains markings for both Air Forces and a total of 6 helicopters. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The first Sycamore flew in 1947 and deliveries continued until 1957. This very successful design was in use well into the 1970s. Detailed interior and Scale Master Decals for six British Army Machines and one Australian squadron.

Italaerei Cant Z-501 Flying Boat, 1/72, 112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$26   

Well-detailed older kit of the very attractive Italian 1930s Seaplane. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18 - with Aeroclub Metal Props, 1/88, 284-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Kit includes two Aeroclub #AP027 Hamilton Standard two-bladed props that were used on a period PT-17/PT-13. The kit itself is the 1963 issue. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating prop, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one propeller. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts including decals and instructions. If you trim the length of the Aeroclub props they make excellent replacements for the Aurora props.

Aurora Lockheed F-94C Starfire, 1/82, 495-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Dated 1961. Dramatic Jo Kotula box art. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The decals have some light damage affecting several of the transfers as they were once stuck to the instructions.

Hawk Nieuport 17 - Flip-Top Box Issue, 1/48, 706

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$29   

First issue from the early 1950s in the one-piece box. Molded in high gloss yellow and black. The model has not been started. Complete with instructions, decals and all parts. The box is complete but has numerous tears, tape marks, tape stains etc as shown. The earliest issues of this kit did not have decal; this one does. That dates is as late in the first release. In the 1920s through the 1940s Hawk made constant scale 1/48 aircraft kits from wood. In 1946 they added plastic injection molded kits to the line and were possibly the first injection molded kit manufacturer in the USA. When Hawk made an early jump to all-plastic kits they kept the 1/48 scale and created these new one-piece boxes with two color artwork.

Merlin Models Albatros W.4 (W-4) Floatplane, 1/72, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Limited production kit with injection molded parts and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

High Planes Conquest I Bearcat (F8F) Racer, 1/72, Race72015

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$54   

Still factory sealed. Rare. Limited issue injection molded kit. Features very fine recessed panel detail, cast metal main gear struts, detailed gear wells, correct outline for fuselage, wings and tail, four blade props, modified canopy, cockpit detail and full decals. (NOTE: contents and material may vary; I am basing this description off the last opened one that I had)