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Hawk Laird Solution Racer with Racing Pylon Stand, 1/48, 628-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Hardbox issue dated 1962 with great Bill Campbell box artwork. Very nicely molded kit for that time with excellent fit, fine recessed panel lines and raised rib lines. Includes Pylon Racing Stand that is ideal for a 1930 racing diorama. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Laird Solution won the first official Thompson Trophy Race in 1930 at the Curtiss-Wright Reynolds Airport in Chicago. The Laird was the only Biplane to win the Thompson and it beat all the military aircraft. Charles 'Speed' Holman was the pilot and was the first civilian to attain a speed over 200 mph in a closed course event nationally. E. M. Laird Airplane Company built the aircraft for BF Goodrich. Construction began only 3 weeks before the race. There was only one 10 minute trial flight before the aircraft won the race.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. Model 'stages' as the actual missile did. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. Titan I was the USAs first multi-stage Interncontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Aurora Atomic Powered Guided Missile Submarine SSN Sea Wolf, 1/242, 706-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Hard-to-find 1962 hard box issue. Full hull model is molded in black and includes a display stand, missile storage tube and missile with launcher.

Revell CVB-41 USS Midway Carrier, 1/547, H441

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

1974 issue. Hard to find kit of the last WWII carrier class with the original 'Straight Deck.' Has John Steele artwork from the 'Picture Fleet' series. Nicely done full hull model features detailed island, 26 aircraft including Skyraiders, Corsairs, Cougars and helicopters, nicely engraved flight deck, stand, decals and flags. The kit has never been started. The factory sealed bag is still factory sealed. The 'tree' with the hull was never factory sealed and it has been inventoried complete including all parts plus the decals and instructions. Although designed for the Pacific battles, the Midway and her sisters did not see service in WWII. The Midway was the first surface ship to launch a ballistic missile. She and her sisters served proudly in the post-war years until replaced by the super-carriers.

Hasegawa Hughes 500 CHP Highway Patrol, 1/76, 1176

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Rare small scale kit. Features very fine raised panel lines, cockpit instrument panel and seats, clear nose and full CHP decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Roundhouse-Model Die Casting Great Northern 40 Foot Box Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, R601

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Excellent, all-metal kit from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Features factory painted and lettered sides in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (all small fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. No parts are warped; everything is straight and usable. There are no trucks with this kit.

Revell USS Wasp Gemini Recovery Vessel, 1/520, H375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$79   

SALE!! Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave as shown. 1969 issue. Highly detailed model that is 20" long when assembled. Includes Grumman S-2 Trackers, Sikorsky Sea King helicopters, movable elevators, Gemini capsule, flags and large decal sheet.

Monogram Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 3500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed. From 1977 with John Steel box art. An excellent kit with simplified assembly. The scale is not mentioned but this one measures just over 16.5 inches (~42 cm) inches long when assembled. I estimate that it has very close to 80 parts. Features finely engraved one piece hull, detailed deck with all fittings, one-piece masts and yards, molded ratlines, superb vacuform sails (some of the best I have seen), rigging thread, rigging instructions, display stand and decals. Molded in black, wood tan and the sails in ivory vacuform plastic.

Hobby Craft Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-10 - Croatia 1945 / Red 22 / Yellow 7 From JG 200 and JG54 / Black 17 / Hungarian, 1/72, HC1522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Part of the extensive line of '109s from Hobby Craft. Features fine recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail, drop tank, 'short' or 'long' tail wheel option, two piece canopy and more. Includes a large and extensive decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Aaron Ward DD-132, 1/240, H427

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

1962 issue with John Steel box art. Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aaron Ward served as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919. During that time she was commanded by the famous Commander R.A. Spruance (later Admiral) of Midway fame. After that she served in the Pacific Fleet. In 1940 she became part of the famous Lend-Lease arrangement and was renamed HMS Castleton and saw heavy duty as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic till 1944.

Berkeley Sweitzer 1-30 - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12, 4-18 295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$180   

Big 1/12 scale model with a 40 inch wingspan. Originally designed as a gas powered model for free flight or control line, or can be converted to electric power and modern RC (radio control) gear. Features hardware, decals, full size plans, formed wire parts, die cut balsa and plywood parts and more. 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. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Hawk Republic F-84 Thunderjet - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$89   

Rare early first issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box from 1949. (Please see the article about early USA plastic kit development on this site.) The kit is in fantastic collector condition inside and out. The kit is molded in the correct light gloss gray with the early style stand and correct instructions. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this early first issue. The instructions make it clear how to paint the markings, which are raised on the moldings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models back in the 1920s (well before plastic), but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48, such as this kit.

Aurora German Gotha G.V Bomber - Aurora K&B Issue, 1/48, 1126-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Dated 1972 by the 'K&B Manufacturing - Division of Aurora Products Corp.' Excellent builder kit with revised and more accurate molds and very good mold quality. Includes terrain base and full rigging instructions. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present. Please note that the decal backing paper has some bug damage but the actual transfers are undamaged.

Revell Guided Missile Fleet Set ABC 'Navy Log' Gift Set USS Norton Sound / USS Nautilus Submarine / USS Boston - 'S' Issue, G333-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$750   

Rare 1955 release. This is a very complete kit and it includes all three ship models with the small parts packets still factory sealed, instructions and decals, the three correct small bottles of paint (which still look good), brush and Revell 'S' Cement (opened). The box has wear as shown. The inner packing display cardboard insert is complete and in excellent condition. This gift set contains the USS Norton Sound, USS Nautilus and USS Boston. All kits have not been started. These are all original 1955 kits - the plastic color is the correct high gloss light gray and the decals and flags are correct as well. An unusually complete example of a rare kit.

IMC 1963 Ford-Mercury Cougar II Concept Vignale, 1/25, 103-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Rare, but NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Nice kit with detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, retractable headlights, full interior, opening doors, tubular frame, pressure vent flap and more. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing clear (windshield, rear and side windows). Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. The roof 'stainless' color decal is flaking.

Bald Eagle Company Grumman J2F-2 Duck - Bagged, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

And excellent vac kit with fine recessed panel lines. Mold quality is better than some injection molded kits. Includes excellent plans with detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Classic Metal Works GMC PD4103 Trailways Bus Denver HO Scale, 1/87, 32113

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Brand new, old hobby shop stock. Never used. Perhaps the best model of this bus. Fully factory assembled and painted except for the side view mirrors, which are still sealed in the factory bag. Although this is brand new, the plastic did come off the cardboard card. I have taped it back on.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders - 'S' Issue, 1/64, H199-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

1960 'S' issue with fantastic box artwork. Revell brought new life to the original F-104 molds by including four then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, ground missile trailer and ground crew. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII (CL-II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Rare still factory sealed kit dated 1959. The model is in investment grade condition and as just as it left the Aurora shipping box. The seal is still mint. The hardbox is in fantastic condition with like-new color and gloss. Although dated 1959, the lack of 'Famous Fighters' within the boarder of the sunburst logo dates this kit from the very early 1960s.

Eastern Express Trinity House Lightship 'South Goodwin' - Ex-Frog, 1/109, 40003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$120   

From quality ex-Frog molds. Large scale kit that is very nicely detailed. Molded in gray, black and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent condition decals and instructions.