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Airmodel XF5U-1 Flying Pancake/Flapjack - Bagged - (XF5U1), 1/72, 138

Vacuform Model Kit

$24   

Very nicely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Minicraft IJN Takao Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, B-18-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, instructions and decals (if issued).

Heller Airbus A300 B2 (A-300) - Air France or Lufthansa, 1/125, 461

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Black box issue. Nice B2 variant with 76 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Includes decals for Air France and Lufthansa. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Apollo Lunar Spacecraft - Large 20 inch Top of Saturn V in 1/48, 1/48, H1838-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$275   

Dated 1967 but actually the second issue of this fantastic kit. Includes Apollo Program Fact Booklet. Essentially, this model is the complete top section of the Saturn V in 1/48 scale. The model has five highly detailed sections which are removable: Command Module, Service Module, Launch Escape Tower, Lunar Module and Apollo Saturn Adapter Section. Stands over 20 inches high when assembled. Two display bases are included for in flight and for lunar landing. The kit has never been started. All parts but the CM are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The CM (Command Module) bag was torn, so I inventoried it and re-bagged it. The CM is complete and not started. Includes instructions, decals and clear window material in excellent condition.

MPC Night Stalker '67 Vette Street Machine (1967 Chevrolet), 1/25, 1-3716

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$34   

Still factory sealed. From 1981. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine with optional blower set up, opening hood, full interior, roll bar and more. Molded in colored plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Airmodel IMAM Ro-44 with Resin Details - Bagged, 1/72, AM-108

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality vacuform kit. Mold quality is better than many injection molded kits and features very fine recessed panel lines. Also includes clear canopy and about 30 cast resin parts.

Dolphin Scire Assault Version Adua Class 600 Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Dolphin made the only kit of Italy's most famous submarine, famous for attacks in Gibraltar and Alexandria harbors using 'Chariots.' The raids were amazing. This is a resin, metal and PE model kit of the attack version.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot - (Civil Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Petlyakov Russian Pe-2 - USSR - Polish - Czech Air Forces, 1/72, 258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

1960s Type Three logo issue. Finely molded for that time. Features good interior detail, optional position dive brakes, optional position landing gear, rotating props and wheels and bomb load. Contains markings for all three aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Premiere BAe Hawk T.Mk 1A, 1/48, P3101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Large scale 1/48 Hawk. Features detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional gun pack and decals for aircraft No. XX221 / XX286 No. 7P, 1 TWU / XX322 No. 151 Sqn, 2 TWU. The model has not been started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Pyro Santa Maria Columbus' Flag Ship, C314-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$27   

Early hardbox issue with fantastic box artwork. Small scale ship kit about 5.5 inches long when assembled. Nicely molded. Includes full hull, molded wood plank and wood grain detail, many separately molded deck details including cannon, masts, billow sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Tauro Model Macchi MC-202 Folgore, 1/48, 303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Very highly detailed kit with over 130 parts. The engine and engine compartment alone is over 25 parts. Includes highly detailed gun bay, cockpit, independently molded rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps, optional position landing gear, optional tropical filter and canopy, and removable gun bay and engine cowls. Has decals and detailed painting guide for mulitple aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Farpro Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless - Motorized, 1/72, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

From Aoshima molds. This was designed to be motorized and contains the required hardware minus the motor, which the kit manufacture almost never furnished. The kit features nicely done raised details, crew of two, three-piece canopy, working dive flaps, retractable landing gear, centerline and wing bomb load and battery remote control for the motorized prop. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Farpo existed for a short time in the late 1960s. All the kits were all made in Japan by Aoshima but specifically for US distribution. Some kits had provision for motorization and some did not.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare kit from 1957. The PT-17 was the first trainer standardized for the Air Force and Navy. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, plastic engine, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that a part of the decals is stuck to the Monogram catalog. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Tamiya Republic F-84G Thunderjet Thunderbirds, 1/48, 61077-2700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Features Tamiya superb F-84 kit with very complete decals for the 1953 Thunderbirds show season.

DML Heinkel He-162 A-2 Volksjager 'Salamander', 1/48, 5508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Larger scale, highly detailed model that is superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features super detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, optional position canopy and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

O-Lin Fleet Submarine (Gato Class, Ex-Varney)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very, very rare investment piece for the advanced collector. From the late 1940s. This is the first one I have had in 20 years of dealing with kits and among the finest condition I have seen. Molded in the correct, gloss olive-drab plastic with a two piece hull, fore and aft decks, sail and detail parts and full instructions and the correct stand marked 'FLEET SUBMARINE.' The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 'Very Good++' condition instructions. The box is graded 'excellent' (not perfect!) and has very nice color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags or tag tears, no tape except for the remains of clear tape on the two long sides where the box was factory sealed, no tape tears and no box tears, fades or missing litho. Wear includes general light shelf wear as shown and some corner and edge wear. NOTE: must be shipped insured. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s.

Hawk Gee Bee Racer - 1932 Thompson Trophy Winner, 1/48, 627-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

1960 hardbox issue with artwork by Bill Campbell. The Gee Bee was designed and built by Granville Brothers Aircraft Inc. of Springfield, Massachusetts. The radical design has a wingspan of only 25 feet and a length of 19 feet and 9 inches. The power plant was a supercharged Pratt & Whitney Wasp with an output of 800 hp through a Smith controllable-pitch propeller. Designed specifically to win air races and set speed records, the Gee Bee was a very fast but aerodynamically unstable aircraft. It's most famous pilot, Jimmy Doolittle, flew the ship to victory then walked away, saying that he would never fly it again. Many lost their lives in this legendary but unforgiving aircraft. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

AMT Mikoyan Gurevich Mig-29 Fulcrum - USSR or East Germany, 1/72, 8828

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

Very well molded kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, decals for almost any Soviet and one DDR aircraft, and detailed cockpit and gear wells. 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.

Guillows Spitfire - 16 inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Kit, 504

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

From the 1960s. One of a very popular 16.5 inch wingspan series of World War 2 stick and tissue flying kits. Includes die cut balsa parts, vacuform nose, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, vacuform canopy, colored tissue, insignia and full size plans with detailed building instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.