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Pavla Vought F6U-1 Pirate - (F6U1), 1/72, 72010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Limited issue multi-media kit. Features injection molded main parts with very fine recessed panel lines, a fret containing many photoetched parts, film instruments and decals for two aircraft (NATC Patuxent River 1950 / VX-3). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 515-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Rare first issue from the mid 1950s. This is the narrow box with the first Lindberg logo ('Round Script') on the top and sides. Large scale kit that is molded in a beautiful metallic gloss dark glue and clear. The decals and instructions also have the correct round logo on them. Decals are excellent; the instructions are also except for a 2" closed tear at the bottom. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a / U3 & V056, 1/72, 72113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$30   

Limited issue kit. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines and many photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are still sealed in the factory bag but have signs of very light staining. The A-1a/U3 was a very early reconnaissance fighter variant of the '262. It had two obliquely mounted Rb 50/30 cameras replacing the Mk 1089 cannon. It is not known if any production variants (A-4) of this aircraft were ever built. The A-1a/U3 was later fitted with FuG 218 radar equipment for night fighting and was rename V056. This aircraft was flown by Oberst Hajo Herrmann from Jagddivision 20, who reported excellent results. This lead to the development of the Me-262B-1A two seating being equipped for night fighting. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Testors Martin B-57G Canberra, 1/72, 653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Hard-to-find 'G' variant. From well-detailed Italeri molds. Includes full cockpit, underwing stores, tip tanks, full bomb bay load, optional position landing gear and speed brakes and decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-4E Phantom II - USAF / Israel / Thunderbirds, 1/72, 085

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. An older but excellent model- I remember building it in the late 1970s and still have it. Includes full underwing stores and has markings for all three aircraft listed.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil - Oblt. Joachim Munchenberg 7./JG26, 1/72, 1107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$10   

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Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and decals for the famous ace with 135 total kills.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Type 22 Nishizawa / Zuikaku / 202nd, 1/72, AP15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory sealed. Features decals for the legendary NAP 1/C Hiroyoshi Nishizawa from the 251st Flying Group, one aircraft from the 202nd Flying Group, and one from the carrier Zuikaku's Fighter Group. Very finely molded kit with all recessed panel lines and excellent detail.

Hasegawa P-40N-20 Warhawk - USAAF or Australian RAAF, 1/72, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

Very nicely molded kit. Has all fine recessed panel lines and very good details. Includes decals for RAAF No. 80 Sqn, GC Atherton (the wing commanders aircraft) "Cleopatra III" and AAF Tactical Center, Orlando Field, FL. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Hasegawa North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, A12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$10   

From the 1980s. Very finely molded for that time. Features cockpit, very fine raised panel lines, detailed gear wells, pilot and two drop tanks. Kit has decals for either Col. William C Clark's aircraft "Dappy VI" from the 339th FW or Col. John C. Mayers aircraft "Dolly" from the 352 FW, 487th FS. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Frog Harrier Mk.1 Ground Attack, 1/72, F273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

Final logo Frog kit. Nicely molded kit with fine raised panel line detail. Features nicely done intake and exhaust, optional position speed brake and landing gear (including outriggers) and a load-out including drop tanks and rocket pods. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Frog Jaguar A.2 or T.2 - Single Or Dual Seat - CEAM France 1973 / RAF XX136 First Production Trainer 1973, 1/72, F402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

Includes parts to build either version. With four air to surface missiles for strike role. Can be built with gear down or retracted. Includes color painting guide and decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Japanese Chi-Ha Medium Tank - Blister Pack, 1/76, 01319-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Factory sealed blister pack. Well molded kit with flexible treads, detailed bogies and rotating turret. Has markings for the Commanding Officer's tank No.3 Sqn No.1 Tank Division Malaya, 1942.

Airfix B-17G Flying Fortress Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

Early issue from the 1960s. This is the hardbox in the 'long box' format, perhaps the hardest to find of the three variants. Dramatic artwork shows 'A Bit O'Lace' near the bombing run. Features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix F4D-1 Skyray - (F4D1), 1/72, 03027-4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$15   

First issue. Nicely detailed kit with a large decal sheet for Marines VMF (AW) 115 USS Independence or VF-213 US Navy. Features fine panel detail, full cockpit, detailed optional-position landing gear and several underwing stores options with drop tanks, rocket pods, Nav Radio Pod and Sidewinder AIM-9 missiles. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Harrier, 1/72, 266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

1960s type three logo issue. Hard-to-find accurate kit of an early Harrier. Features pivoting engine nozzles, optional position landing gear and a very wide variety of bombs, tanks, rocket launchers and missiles for loadout. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. NOTE: one drop tank is short shot. All other parts are perfect.

Revell Bell X-5 Research Aircraft, 1/40, H187-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$75   

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First issue from 1960 with great hardbox artwork. The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight, and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14. The model features variable sweep wings, retracting landing gear, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. Molded in white and clear and includes the famous Revel 'Globe' clear swivel base as well as a Master Modelers Stamp for this kit in 'excellent+' condition and the MMC application. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bell X-5 Research Aircraft, 1/40, H187-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$36   

First issue from 1960. The X-5 was the first aircraft to change the angle of wing sweepback in flight and paved the way for the legendary F-111 and F-14. Model features variable sweep wings, retracting landing gear, detailed jet engine and movable control surfaces. Never started. The aircraft is complete but NOTE: missing the display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all other arts, decals and instructions present.

Revell USS Independence CV62 Aircraft Carrier, 1/542, H359

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$165   

Dated 1970. Highly detailed full, one-piece hull kit with 16 scale aircraft, deck tow trucks and crane and moving elevators. Molded with gloss medium gray hull and details and blue flight deck/elevators. The kit has not been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, 'near mint' condition decals, flag sheet and instructions present.

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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$69   

Rare kit from 1957 in exceptional overall condition. 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, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing plastic engine. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact and not damaged but have some paper stuck to them from the small 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 engine cowl, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Comet Douglas A-26 Invader - 30 inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y2-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$79   

Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood, spars, and other balsa stock as required, wooden scale props, completely preformed wood wheels, metal prop shafts, large insignia sheet with canopy frames, nacelle covers, fillets, etc, cardstock detail parts, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried 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.