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Strombecker Martin M-130 China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. This was a very nice kit for that time and builds up to an excellent model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Consolidated B-24D Liberator - 90th Bomb Group Jolly Rogers' 'Tokio Express', 1/72, 4339

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Has many action features: landing gear retracts and extends, control surfaces move, guns elevate and turrets rotate, wheels and props spin, flaps extend/retract and the model includes crew members.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber - 'Dauntless Dotty', 1/315, H159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

Dated 1973 and from original 1950s "Pre-S" kit molds. Excellent builder and possibly the second-to-the-last issue for this kit. The differences are the box, instructions, stand and decals as per the boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The kit box is 100% intact but is graded 'Fair+' because of the creasing shown and tape & tape tears on the side panels.

Life-Like Civil War Blockade Runner (Cutter 'Lavinia') - (Ex-Pyro), 1/124, 09362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very early Life-Like issue after Pyro sold out all plastic model molds and remaining stock. Actually, this is a Pyro box with 'Life-Like' stickers neatly placed over the Pyro logo and part number on the top and all four sides. After the initial issue, Pyro re-marketed the Harriett Lane as the "Lavinia," which was what the Confederates renamed her when she was captured and made her a blockage runner. Very nicely molded full hull kit. Usually molded in white, black, light wood tan and green (hull) (cannot confirm, it is sealed). Includes full rigging diagrams. The Harriett Lane was built in 1858 and named for President Buchanan's niece. The cutter was 180 feet long with a 30 foot beam and displacement was 670 tons. Armament consisted of 3-9 inch Dahlgrens and 1-30 lb Parrot Rifle. She was built at a time when steam was not fool-proof, so she is rigged for full sails. Harriett Lane served as the Presidential Yacht, the fired the first shot of the Civil War. She chased down blockade runners until January 1, 1863 when she was attacked by five Confederate Gun Boats and boarded. She was captured and renamed the Lavinia and was used as a blockade runner. Near the end of the war she caught fire at sea, and put into Havana Harbor. Federal forces took her again and rebuilt her in 1869 as the bark 'Elliot Ritchie'. She was abandoned at sea in 1884.

Comet SPAD - 12 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3105-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed. Late 1960s or early 1970s issue of the old 1930/40s kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue and propeller. 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.

Comet Stinson SR-7 - 25 inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3209-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

1970s reissue of the older kit. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire stock, fully formed and finished thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% 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.

Comet Aeronca Chief - 54 inch Wingspan for R/C for Free Flight, 3506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$69   

1970s very large scale kit with 54 inch wingspan. For rubber or gas free flight or RC (radio control). Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, high quality printwood, factory-cut spars and stringers, balsa nose block, metal prop shaft, clear window material, fully formed wheels and thrust button, rubber motor, covering tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. 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 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet Dusts Crops in Flight - 22 Inch Wingspan for R/C / Control Line / Free Flight, A2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$55   

Very nicely produced stick-and-tissue model that actually releases 'crop dust' in flight. Can be flown with rubber, electric or gas control line or converted to RC with modern lightweight systems. Features high quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, fully formed wire landing gear struts, finished wheels, other wood and metal stock as required, light plastic engine, exhaust and pilot bust, clear dual die-cut windscreens, rubber motor, plastic prop, a big set of decals, coving tissue and excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE there is some bug damage to the backing paper only on the decals. The actual transfers are free of damage. The box is only 'fair' and not collectible; the kit inside is fine and an ideal builder. 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 had the action features and included everything needed to complete the model.

Comet Sparky - 32 Inch Wingspan Wakefield-Style Flying Aircraft, 3408-150

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

Late 1960s reissue of the original 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. There is no assembly and all parts are uncut. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please NOTE the box is only fair and not collectible; ideal builder kit. 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.

Eduard Focke Wulf Fw-190 F-8, 1/48, 8179

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split at the left side. Fantastically detailed and well molded. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, colored photoetched parts, pre-cut masks, decals for four aircraft, incredibly detailed cockpit, gear wells and gun bays, complete engine that is a kit to itself, separately molded rudder and ailerons, extensive load-out, choice of canopies and much more. With a paint guide and two decals sheets for 'Yellow K' SG 10, Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, 1945; 'Yellow 14' II. SG 2/SG 10 Neubiberg, Germany, 1945; 'Red 10' I/SG 4 Piacenza, Italy 1945 or 'Yellow 2' 9/SG 77 Chudim, Czechoslovakia, 1945.

Tamiya Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback, 1/48, 61086-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very highly detailed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas C-47 Skytrain Berlin Airlift USAF 'The Fabulous Texan' or RAF, 1/48, 04697

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$75   

Still factory sealed. Unusual issue dated 2009. Excellent kit originally from Monogram molds. Features detailed cockpit, cargo compartment with optional position loading doors, detailed landing gear and engines and markings for both versions.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk VA55 - USS Hancock - (A-4E / A-4F), 1/48, 09824

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find limited issue correct from 2008. Very highly detailed with 156 pieces. Includes extensive decals.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk VC1 - (A-4E / A-4F), 1/48, 09801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find limited issue correct from 2008. Very highly detailed with 156 pieces. Includes extensive decals.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 Trop Jagdgeschwader 27 - (Bf109E4), 1/32, 08136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Dated 2002. Finely molded and widely considered the finest 1/32 '109 kits made.

Hawk Supermarine Swift K-4 - One Piece Box Issue, 1/72, 607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Rare one-piece 'flip top' box issue from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. Molded in the correct gloss silver with green-tinted clear canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle United Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare. From the early 1960s. Nice kit of one of the most beautiful airliners ever built. Features optional position landing gear, rotating wheels, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close and colorful United decal. Decals are in amazing 'near mint+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 737 Special Edition With Air Alaska Decals and ATP Windows and Window Frame Decals - Air France or British Airways, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$38   

Comes with Rareliners 737-200 Decals for A Wien Air Alaska gravel-runway freighter. The decals are designed for this kit and include cargo door, all striping and markings as well as detailed, illustrated instructions for gravel conversion, full painting diagram and more. Also included are ATP 737-200 decals for cabin, cockpit and emergency door windows as well as silver frames for all three. Both decal sets are complete and never used. The model itself is the 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 - United Airlines, 1/72, 359-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

This rare 1/72 scale 737 hardbox is dated 1966 and features great Roy Grinnell art. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet TWA, 1/156, 363-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

1971 hardbox issue with the block 'AURORA' logo. Molded in white with the Aurora black plastic triangle base. This kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition.