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Aurora French Nieuport II, 1/48, 101-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo and 69 cent price extension on the part number. This 'NL' Rectangular logo was used for this one year only - in 1957 the oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo was launched. Classic early Jim Cox artwork. This kit is one of a very successful line of 1/48 WWI aircraft that Aurora launched in 1956. The line sold so well that new kits were added into the 1960s. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Curtiss P-6E Hawk, 1/48, 72542

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1993 issue of the large scale Hawk. Kit is cleanly molded in yellow and contains a large colorful decal sheet for the 'Snow Owl' paint scheme. Includes full rigging instructions and rigging material. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - With Model Technologies Canopy Detail Set, 1/48, P8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

With Model Technologies MT0043 1/48 F-15E Canopy Detail Set, which has never been used and includes instructions. The kit itself is very highly detailed kit including very large decal sheet with markings for two aircraft - the 'Charcoal Lizard' camouflage or US Air Combat scheme. Never started. Sealed factory bags with decals and instructions.

Comet New York Central Lines M.D.T. Wood Sheathed Refrigerator - (Wooden Billboard Reefer) HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, 4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Comet was a very famous manufacturer of flying stick and tissue as well as solid aircraft models. What is less well known is that Comet produced HO equipment during the HO boom of the late 1930s/1940s. This is an excellent kit in an early box from the 1930s with plans drawn by the famous model designer Fred Schlienz. The kit features heavy bristol board sides and car ends that are completely factory decorated for New York Central lines in red, blue, white and black, precut and milled wooden roof, underside and frame, metal ladders, grab irons, steps, brake handle and other small parts, wooden pre-carved brake cylinder, metal sprung trucks and more. Features very well drawn full size plans. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Sterling Curtiss P-6E Hawk - 16 inch Wingspan Flying Model Aircraft that Drops Bombs in Flight, A10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

16 inch wingspan kit for free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for automatically dropping bombs in flight. 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 featured color decals, high-grade die cut balsa, vacuform plastic detail parts, plastic wheels (if required), finished wire landing gear, rubber motor and plastic prop, full size plans with instruction details and instructions for conversion to control line. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Burkard Grumman F4F Wildcat - Giant Solid Wood Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Very Rare. From about 1943/44. Burkard kits almost never show up on the open market. They were exceptional solid wood display models for their time - highly prefabricated and very large scale. This one features a 15 inch wingspan, completely precarved fuselage (only needs final sanding), precut wings with airfoil, pre-cut stabilizers, fully formed wheels, other wood parts as required, canopy material with the frames printed on, two color insignia sheets, a corked glass bottle of glue and 'near mint' condition full size plans with building instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts.

Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$55   

Mid to late 1960s issue that retains the original issue box art. The box is in exceptional condition with as-new color and gloss. Molded in green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya HMS Hood Battle Cruiser, 1/700, 127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

MPM Commonwealth Wirraway - Royal Australian Air Force 4th or 5th Sq., 1/72, 72064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, photoetched details and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Junkers JU-88A-4 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left side and is missing a section of cello wrap. Very colorful Craftmaster artwork showing the last moments of a Ju-88 under the guns of RAF Spitfires. Well molded kit with cockpit detail, movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, working dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and props and external bomb load.

MPC F-4B / F-4C / F-4D / F-4E / F-4J Phantom - with 6 Crew Members - VF-51 USS Coral Sea, 1/72, 2-0205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

1970s issue. Has optional parts to build any version listed, and colorful decals for VF-51. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airmodel F-86H / F-86K / TF-86F / CA-27 Sabre Conversions - Bagged, 1/72, 25

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Contains parts for all four conversions. Mold quality is 'excellent' with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes detailed drawings of changes, including wings, and even lists the best base kits for all four conversion. Molded in white and clear. Never started and complete. Vacuform conversion kit only - requires base kits (not included) to complete. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.

Matchbox Supermarine Walrus MK-1 - HMS Sheffield 1938 or 283 Sq RAF Italy 1944, 1/72, PK105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$19   

Dated 1973. Famous British warship or harbor based flying boat from WWII. Includes color paint guide and decals for HMS Sheffield's aircraft and No. 283 Squadron RAF Italy 1944. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maquette Vickers 66 'Vernon Mk.1' (Vimy Commericial), 1/72, MQ-7222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. From about 1999. Unusual subject. Nicely molded kit with full decals for 'City of London' Instone and Co Transport. The model was made by combining an original Frog Vimy with an injection molded conversion fuselage, nose gear and all other required parts. With large, full color decal sheet.

Airfix Blackburn NA-39 Buccaneer - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 4-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

One of the more dramatic Craftmaster boxes. A British carrier launches heavily battle-damaged Buccaneers with enemy ships within visual range. Other Buccaneers are taking heavy and accurate fire from the enemy, while one ship is engulfed in flames. Propeller driven aircraft fall burning from the sky. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. The kit has never been assembled but has minor painting. NOTE: the inside walls of the cockpit have been painted. Paint quality is good. It could be painted over or stripped in DOT3 brake fluid or other safe stripper. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

Comet Phantom Fury - 32 Inch Wingspan Flying Airplane - Plans by Robert Reder co-founder of Monogram, E24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

Stick-and-tissue kit from the 1930s. When Bob Reder was young, he was hooked on flying models. Upon graduation in 1935, he went to work for Comet. He drew this version of the Phantom Fury plans and put his name at the bottom. This is a very nice kit for that time, featuring a large balsa printwood sheet, a pre-carved prop that only needs finish sanding, nose block, factory cut strip wood in all required sizes, other balsa stock as required for gear struts, etc., fully carved wooden wheels, red and orange covering tissue, clear window material, metal prop shaft and full size plans. The kit has never been started and is 100% complete. NOTE: The box looks great but is graded 'fair' because it is missing all of the end flaps.

Austin-Craft US Army 2 1/2 Ton Truck - Picture Box Issue, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

From the 1940s. Box top photo is of the actual assembled kit. Excellent wooden kit featuring all parts cut to shape, completely finished wheels, clear windshield, genuine Army Khaki roof covering, sandpaper and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and 5 view plan with instructions. This kit is an part of an extensive line of Austin-Craft kits produced during and immediately after World War 2.

Comet Fly Boy - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Aircraft, 4301

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue of the Comet Build-N-Fly series created to introduce a new generation to the time-honored hobby of wooden aircraft assembly and flight. Designed to be very easy to construct and fly. Features tissue-covered high-lift wing and tail surfaces, stick fuselage, fully formed wheels, prop, rubber motor and detailed plans. 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. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware (if required), tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Merlin Models Fairy Fulmar, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Limited run kit with metal detail parts. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Xtravac Albatros CXV C-XV C.XV, 1/72, XV02

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$34   

Too late to see service in WWI, the excellent design did see some service as an airmail carrier, but the peace treaty saw to most of them being destroyed. Very high quality kit with full interior, airfoil shaped struts and many resin details including wheels, engine, prop and much more. Never started and complete.