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Monogram F-51D (P-51D) Mustang Action Model - Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA77-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Dated 1962. First issue of this classic 'Action Model' with great detail and mold quality. Features opening canopy to show the highly detailed cockpit, tiny levers under the wings drop 2 bombs, a small knob on the bottom rotates and extends and retracts the main gear and tailwheel; all gear doors including tailwheel open and close automatically with the gear. Not only do these features sound great, but they work. My built kit is 30 years old and functions like new! Molded in silver, black and clear. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly. One part is glued to the interior of the wing ('professional' quality assembly), bomb halves are assembled ('excellent++), fin halves are assembled ('near mint') and the wheels and hubs are attached to the struts and roll properly ('excellent+'). There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit has an interesting history. In 1961, Monogram introduced the 1/32 scale Phantom Mustang. This was a very ambitious project. The kit was transparent, highly detailed and included two electric motors. One motor raised and lowered the main gear and tail wheel while the other spun the prop. Two small levers on the base dropped bombs from the wings. It was molded in clear, silver, black, red and zinc chromate green. Although successful, the kit was expensive to produce and Monogram charged a hefty retail price of $4.98. As a way to create more revenue from the molds, Monogram cleverly created this kit - using some of the same molds as the Phantom Mustang. The silver parts tree was completely re-cut and does not match the Phantom version. The red stand, gears and motorizing features were simply left out and the model molded in solid colors. The gear retraction/extension features was retained, but not motorized. On the new silver parts tree they added a small knob (placed on the bottom of the wing) and the same for the bomb dropping mechanism. This lowered the price to $1.98 and this additional revenue hopefully helped pay down the original mold costs.

Monogram Grumman F4F Wildcat - With CAM Decals - Bagged, 1/48, 5220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

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Includes CAM #48-111 Wildcat decals for four aircraft including CMF-233(Marion Carl), VMF-221(James Swett) and two Fleet Air Arm aircraft. Decals and paint guide are in mint condition. The kit itself is a bagged kit with no box. The box is shown for reference only. Perfect builder. This collector stored this and all of his kits in bags because of limited storage space. He was very precise; the canopy is bagged separate to prevent scratching, the small parts are in a zip lock for protection and then put into a larger sealed bag with the bigger parts and instructions. Decals are excellent. 1995 reissue of the famous 'Four Star' kit from the early 1960s. Features folding wings, rotating prop and wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Factory and aftermarket decals and instructions.

Airfix Short Skyvan - Oman Air Force / Olympic Airlines, 1/72, 04018-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$52   

Nicely molded and well detailed with civil or military crew, cockpit detail, full cabin with nicely detailed passenger seats, optional cargo (military) interior, separately molded control surfaces and more. Has decals for two variants including the Oman Air Force and Greek Olympic Airways. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

Purchased new on Feb. 28, 1968. Rare large flying model. It is a reissue of the 1950s release. Features high quality print and strip balsa wood, a beautiful, large carved balsa prop that needs final sanding to shape, fully formed wheels, thrust button, metal and wood stock as required, tissue, and excellent full size plans with instructions. Never started and complete. These aircraft were common in the 1930s when the sport of free-flight model airplanes reached it's zenith. It was not uncommon for these models to fly for 45 minutes or more on rubber power alone - many flew out of site, and it became common practice to write your name, address and phone number on the covering tissue. 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.

Eidai Fuji FA-200 Aero Subaru, 1/72, 001-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very crisply molded. Features very fine recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and passenger interior and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish - Bagged Type One Logo, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

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1950s issue. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram F-105 Thunderchief Four Star Issue, 1/72, PA33-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

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Rare. First release hardbox kit dated 1958. Features revolving bomb bay that drops a nuclear bomb, trigger action opens the canopy and ejects the pilot, boarding ladder and ground crew member. This is the only release with the ejection feature. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Boeing 737-200 'Sky SeaSir' Three Kits - JTA Japan TransOcean Air, 1/200, LT121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

High quality molds from 1997. Features three models, a large, extensive decal sheet for them with numerous registration choices, optional position landing gear and display stand. The kits have never been started. Two are still in the internal factory sealed bags & one is inventoried complete. and Includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi Mu-2J Prop-Jet, 1/72, 096

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$47   

From the 1970s. Well detailed kit of the famous twin turboprop business aircraft. Includes decals for two different colorful corporate aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell DC-8 Jet Mainliner United Airlines, 1/143, H242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

1960s Kikoler Brazil issue and from the same molds as the 1958 'S' issue. Kit has many special features: engine cowls snap off to show detailed engines, the wheels turn, cabin doors can be positioned opened or closed and even includes a passenger loading ramp. With United decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Lexington CVT16 Aircraft Carrier - (Angled Deck Essex Class), 1/500, H444

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

1975 issue and a very nice model of training carrier CVT-16. Includes 24 aircraft - TA-4J, Buckeyes, T-28C, Cougars, Trackers, F-4B Phantoms and 2 helicopters. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Model USA Cessna L-19 / O-1 Bird Dog USAF - South Vietnam - JSDF, 1/48, 0001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$89   

Still factory sealed. Large scale (1/48) kit of the famous liaison aircraft from 1950s. The O-1 was best know as an effective FAC aircraft in the Vietnam War. Very nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Includes underwing stores and full detail for the interior and engine. Has decals for all three air forces.

Aurora 1914 Stutz Bearcat American Classics Issue, 1/16, 156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1974 issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts.' Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'American Classics' (previously released as the 'Old Timers') represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. The Bearcat builds up a rolling chassis with transaxle, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail and includes a detailed interior with separately molded instruments. Molded in bright red, black and with brass plated parts and real rubber tires. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Tamiya Republic P-47M Thunderbolt, 1/48, 61096-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

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

KVZ Interflug Ilyushin IL-18, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$119   

Still factory sealed. Rare 1/100 scale kit of East German manufacturer. KVZ created models during the 'Cold War' years and included many interesting subjects and some great box art.

Monogram A-1H Skyraider - VA-176 USS Intrepid or South Vietnamese Air Force - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5419

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Well molded issue from 1980. Features complete cockpit, detailed main and tail wheel wells, optional position canopy and large weapons/drop tank loadout. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-106 Delta Dart, 1/48, 5809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1983 issue. Well detailed and molded for that time. Large-scale with full cockpit, wheel wells and opened or closed missile bay with Falcon missiles. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one fin part for one of four missiles. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present + decals and instructions.

Union 1904 De Dion Bouton, 1/16, C-04-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare. Older but highly detailed kit. Features working worm gear steering, detailed interior and is molded in white, black, clear, brass plated and includes rubber tires and metal parts as well. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hawk Douglas SBD Dauntless, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from the early 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, fully finished engine nacelle, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, color insignia sheet, sandpaper and excellent Hawk full size plans. Even includes the factory tissue paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Comet Bell Airacomet P-59A, 1/64, H4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$38   

In the 1930s and 1940s, most modelers built the flying stick and tissue type models with rubber, co2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited offerings. Many manufactures issued blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few manufactures made expensive super detailed kits with metal accessories (like Dyna-Products). Comet came in the middle and struck a nice balance of detail and cost. The P-59 features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, pre-cut engine block, color decals, finished wheels, printwood, full template sheet of cardstock, wood stock and a very large and detailed sheet of drawings including detailed construction steps. 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.