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Hasegawa Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star - JSDF, 1/72, JS038-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Rare first logo issue. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airmodel Grumman AF-2W or AF-2S Guardian - Bagged, 1/72, 165

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Well molded basic vac kit with all recessed panel lines, clear canopy and instructions. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Combat Bell P-39Q Airacobra, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$35   

Vac kit molded large (1/32) P-39 with recessed detail. Features many metal and resin details such as prop blades, instrument panel, seat, cockpit side instrument panels, control stick, machine guns, wheels, two types of exacts stacks, main and nose gear struts and details, and more. Features full size three-view detailed plans. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, clear canopy and plans/instructions.

Aurora P-40 Warhawk Flying Tiger - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 44A-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$250   

Most likely the third issue. From the mid-1950s. Box is in investment grade condition. This is the short-lived issue with the small square 'Aurora Line' logo, unique (to this issue) artwork and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations' logo. Glue for plastic kits was not available in stores early on, so Aurora often included a small but colorful tube of Aurora Cement with the kits. This kit still has that sealed tube in mint condition. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear with one piece wings. Has original rectangular clear stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Messerschmitt Me-109 (Bf-109) - Blue Short Box Ends- Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 55A-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$325   

I believe this is the 4th edition of this kit, and the first issue with this Jim Cox boxart. Dates from mid 1955 with small 'Aurora Line' rectangular logo and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations'. It is interesting that this issue did not carry the standard Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo for 1956 - perhaps it was designed at the end of 1955 and simply left that way. Correctly molded in metallic burgundy and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. For this issue the factory changed the swastikas on the tail to iron crosses and decals as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Lightning P-38 - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Rare. Third issue with rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and clear with rectangular clear stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decal were previously stuck to the instructions in several small areas. The damage is to the backing paper - the actual transfers are 'excellent.'

Palmer Naval 24 Pounder Cannon Brass Plated, 1/24, 27-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Large scale kit. Has brass plated barrel and fittings and metal chain. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Palmer made a range of five field gun kits which included the Gatling Gun, Civil War Field Piece, Revolutionary War Cannon, Naval Cannon and 75mm World War I Artillery Piece. The original issues contained brass plated parts and chain or rope as necessary. The economy line was issued without brass plating or chain. Finally, there was a deluxe series that included extra parts such as limbers, carriers and caisson. Life-Like eventually purchased the molds and reissued the line in the mid to late 1970s, and Encore reissued some of them in 1993.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$225   

Rare 1956 issue with the square 'Northern Lights' logo and arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the "Golden Era" of modeling. This is the second issue of this kit. The box is in exceptional condition with brilliant colors and gloss. There are no split corner and no repairs. Light edge wear as the only flaw. Responding to market sources that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with very high gloss silver parts, correct large 'Globe' two piece clear stand and correct decal sheet, mint condition instructions and even the original packing tissue paper.

Heller La Reale De France - 17th Century Warship, 1/75, 6541

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Originally constructed to protect the southern coast of France, this galley-type warship is one of the most colorful ever built. The Reale de France was the flagship of the 17th Century French Navy and carried the commander's flag and the flag of King Louis XIV. Large and very highly detailed. Contains banners and flags as shown on the cover. Never started. All parts that came in factory sealed bags are still sealed - those parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With flags, rigging material and instructions.

AMT 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1/25, 31960

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed. From the 'Snapfast' series. Has full interior but no engine detail.

Revell Big John Mazmanian 1941 Willys Gasser - with Photoetched Grill, 1/25, 85-2350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Dated 2001. Very well molded kit with 93 parts. This model builds up a rolling chassis gasser with detailed suspension, linkage, drive line and exhaust just like the real racer. Features detailed racing interior, blown engine, removable hood, photoetched grill and more.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B - RAF 208 Sq Lossiemouth 1988 or 12th Sq Lossiemouth 1985, 1/72, 03055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

From 1992 and has 78 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail, optional drop tanks, Radar Martel, T.V. Martel and Sea Eagle missiles, two piece canopy and extensive paint guide and excellent decals for the two aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 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.

Glencoe FROG 3 Missile and Carrier (Ex-ITC), 1/32, 07401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. From former ITC molds. Excellent builder kit.

Lindberg Vega Winnie Mae / Ju-87 Stuka / F6F Hellcat Gift Set, 1/48, 100-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$345   

Very rare factory gift set consists of a sleeve and three kits. The sleeve and kits are still factory tape sealed; the kits have never been removed from the sleeve or opened. The kits have general wear, with the F6F having the most wear in the lower left corner.

Aurora Hiller Hornet Ram-Jet Helicopter, 1/48, 501-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$650   

Very rare. Although dated 1956, this is the artwork copyright date only. This issue sports the oval logo with the sunburst but no "Famous Fighters" so this hardbox probably dates roughly 1960 and the last issue for this model. This is from the old Helicopters for Industry molds that Aurora acquired in the mid 1950s. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Varney Baggage Coach (Combine) Illinois Central Streamliner - Metal HO Kit, 1/87, S-13

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$18   

One of the most known names in early HO model railroading was Varney. This kit is from the unusual 1950s Varney streamlined passenger car line. The main car bodies are metal with lithographed color sides. The paint is in excellent condition and still has great gloss. The kit also includes ends, floor, bolsters, handrails, couplers and trucks. Never started and complete with instructions and all parts, most still sealed in small envelopes. These make great stand alone kit or as functional cars for your HO railway.

Lindberg USS Iowa BB61, 1/1560, 9707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. From 1974. Small scale full-hull kit with Tom Morgan boxart.

Lindberg HMS King George V, 1/750, 783-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1967 hardbox issue in excellent condition. Full hull, small scale kit with Tom Morgan artwork. 12 inches long when assembled. Features triple propeller and twin rudder detail, separately molded main + secondary turrets and superstructure and some other details. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Hawk Laird Solution 1930s Racer - One-Piece Box, 1/48, 603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare. For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the Curtiss box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one in bright yellow acetate and is from 1948. (Hawk went to polystyrene in 1949). The box is in excellent condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual since this type of box is not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started. The model is 100% complete with all parts. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Aurora Yak-25 Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 66-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$295   

First issue early 1950s U-Ma-Kit from Brooklyn factory. The Yak-25 did not exist; in the next issue the aircraft is called a Mig-19. Molded in the correct Brooklyn high-gloss medium pea-green and clear plastic, with the correct "Brooklyn" stand, instructions and decals. The box is in excellent shape with light surface wear being the only flaw. Even has the original packing tissue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.