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Matchbox Fairey Swordfish MK1/III - 824 Sq HMS Eagle Taranto Attach Nov 11 1940 or 119 Sq Coastal Command 1944, 1/72, PK-112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Nicely done kit dated 1974. Includes decals for the famous HMS Illustrious attack on Taranto Harbor Nov 11 1940. Also has Coastal Command markings No. 119 in 1945. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Victor Stanzel & Co Interceptor 50 Inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$155   

Very rare. Pre-WWII issue from around 1941. The Interceptor is a gas free-flight design for the Ohlsson 19 or 23 motor. The box is complete but worn as shown. I believe it to be the original box although it has no markings; older kits were often packed in such boxes and the fit for the parts is exact. Includes full size plans, materials list, printwood, balsa wood strips, spars and blocks, plywood, carved-to-shape wheels, metal rod, screws and covering material. The kit has never been started. It is inventoried 100% complete using the materials sheet. Plans and materials sheet have some bug damage (as shown in the photo) but are fully usable.

Airfix RMS Mauretania Ocean Liner, 1/600, X481-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$75   

Rare Airfix Japan issue. The Mauretania and her sister Lusitania were considered the finest and most beautiful ships of the day, both inside and out. Launched in 1907, she quickly won the Blue Riband from the 'Kaiser Wilhelm II' for the fastest Atlantic crossing. For more than 22 years she was the Queen of the Atlantic liners. She saw extensive service in WWI as an armed cruiser, transport and hospital ship. In 1922 she was converted from coal to oil and set another record in 1931 when she crossed the Atlantic 4 times in one month. Sadly, she was scrapped in 1935 as the Queen Mary neared completion. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Gorch Fock Training Sailing Ship, 1/253, 05412

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Dated 1986. This famous ship of the German Federal Navy celebrated 25 years of service back in 1983, and at that time had sailed 350,000 sea miles. Older but very nicely detailed full-hull kit. Includes rigging instructions and sails. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hobby-Time Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$95   

Rare. Original issue from the 1950s and nicely detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a closed tear on the left short side.

Hawk Supermarine S.6B (S-6B S6B) Acetate 1948 One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is the first issue in acetate from 1948. It has a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly added two-color art work to the Curtiss box and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one of the early acetate examples from 1948. (Hawk made the switch to polystyrene in 1949.) The acetate is a high-gloss medium gray and has very little warping. With a little pressure, all parts fit together perfectly. This is very unusual as acetate usually warps badly. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in the clear 'krinkle' bag and the big parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and are the rare, original first issue with text only and no illustrations. One side of the box is 'excellent' (as shown) and the other side is only 'good.' - hence the overall 'good++' grade. All end flaps are present and attached. There is tape on both end flaps and a tape tear on one. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual, as the one-piece boxes were not very strong. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals or a clear windscreen with the first issue of this kit.

Revell DC-7C Swissair 'S' Issue, 1/122, H267-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

First issue dated 1957. Hardbox 'S' kit with fantastic artwork. Features pilot figure, optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position landing gear, passenger boarding stairs, full color Swissair decals and Revell 'globe' base swivel stand. The instructions have a Swissair route map and a large photo of a Swissair crew in the cockpit of the DC-7. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals (in 'near mint' condition - slight bit of yellowing is the only flaw) and instructions.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet with Trailer/Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$350   

Dated 1957 and rare. Very nice large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver and the trailer/launcher in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags (one for silver and one for yellow) and includes decals and instructions in superb 'as new' condition.

Lindberg HMS Bounty - with Sails, 1/146, 831-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Original issue hardbox kit from 1966. Classic box art shows the ship anchored off Tahiti. One of Lindberg's finest mold cuts for a sailing ship. Full hull kit measures almost 9 inches long when completed. Very well detailed for it's time with many parts. Features separately molded cannon, full deck fittings, separately molded masts and yards, excellent pre-formed rat lines from flexible plastic, vacuformed sails, standing and running rigging guides, flag sheet and display stand. Molded in dark wood brown, light wood brown and black. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small lifeboat. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including flags and instructions. Sails are in excellent condition.

Entex De Havilland No.1 (DH-1) 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'Early Birds' - (Ex-Taimei and Fuji), 1/72, 8448

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$98   

Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags with instructions and covering material.

Fujimi SU-85 Tank Destroyer, 1/76, 15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

High quality armor kit as you would expect from Fujimi. Molded with very fine detail. Includes flexible treads, full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Matilda Infantry Tank, 1/76, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

High quality armor kit as you would expect from Fujimi. Molded with very fine detail. Includes flexible treads, full decals and painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Tents Oil Drums Bridge Sandbag Diorama Accessories, 1/76, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

May include two complete sets, but I will let you judge: Contains the following: two sets of instructions, four tents, numerous and varied brick assemblies, four wooden bridge walkways, 17 sand bags (of two sizes), 14 oil drums and 6 jerry cans. Never started.

Frog Messerschmitt Bf-110G-4 or G-2 - Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer NJG4 (121 victories) or 5 Staffel/II Gruppe NJG200, 1/72, F202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Gloster Whittle E28 / 39 Pioneer - Bagged, 1/72, F174F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$27   

Bagged kit with header. Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded, like most Frog kits. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces.

Airfix AEC Matador & 5.5 Inch Gun, 1/76, A14V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$22   

Still factory sealed. Type three logo bag with header. Includes detailed truck and 5.5 inch gun kit. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor series.

ESCI Fiat-Ansaldo M13-40 Tank, 1/72, 8030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$12   

Very nicely molded and detailed armor kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Sd.Kfz.251/7C Assault Bridge, 1/72, 8066

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$12   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed armor kit.

Monogram Wright Brothers Flyer I / Kitty Hawk, 1/40, PA30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$27   

Still factory sealed. 1997 reissue from the original molds of the 1958 first issue. Possibly the best kit ever injection molded of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Excellent detail and includes rigging instructions. Kit also features figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories-"C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery that were all present at the first flight.

Heller Potez 631, 1/72, L394

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

Successful and beautiful twin-engine two-man French 1930s Observation and Attack airplane. The usefulness of the design spawned an entire family of aircraft. This is a high-gloss box art 'L' issue from the early 1960s. Very finely molded and detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.