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Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

First issue artwork from the early 1950s. Rare. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube has broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone corrected Aurora. Then the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or cicle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' it was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. On the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking 5/31" in front of the blot. That is this issue.

Nitto SchwimmWagen / R75 Motocycle / 37mm Gun / Soldiers, 1/76, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Includes all items seen on the box top. Well detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Coral Sea CV43 Aircraft Carrier, 1/540, H440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$245   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the lower long side. Rare kit dated 1974. Nicely molded with one-piece full hull, rudder and propeller detail, positionable elevators, 3 and 5 inch AA guns, boats and boat cranes, mobile aircraft deck crane and tugs, detailed island and an airwing of 26 aircraft - 2 Skyraiders, 6 Corsairs, 16 Cougars and 2 helicopters. Please note this kit must be shipped insured.

MPC Ford Bronco, 1/25, 1-0434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$45   

Dated 1979. The box is poor but the kit inside is in factory-new condition. Features full engine and compartment, opening hood, complete suspension and underside frame, exhaust and driveline detail, full interior with options and more. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Graupner Lotse Yacht - 20 Inch Long RC Ship, 2164

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

NOTE: excellent builder kit, please read carefully. Very nice German 'Quick Kit' with all pre-formed parts. Designed for radio control. Features ABS hull, superstructure and deck, die cut plywood parts, plastic and metal fittings, clear windows, \motor drive unit and more. Standard functions are rudder, forward/stop/reverse (RC tx and rx not included). NOTE: this kit has very neat assembly. The quality of assembly will appear in parenthesis after each description. Built: internal framing and motor mount and motor to hull ('professional' quality) - drive unit and rudder ('professional') - deck to hull ('professional'). There is no other assembly and zero painting. The kit has been inventoried and is missing the building stand (plywood), one of two #15 battery trays and the flat radar dish. Otherwise includes all other parts, instructions, plans and decals.

Comet Douglas Skystreak D558-1 For JETEX - 23.7 Inches Long - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue (D-558), Y11-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Designed to be flown with JETEX jet power pack. Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s/early 1960s. This kit was purchased new on April 6, 1963, which was the final year for this box design 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. Measures 23 13/16 inches long with a 17 inch wingspan when assembled. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, other balsa stock as required, completely preformed wood wheels, covering tissue (still folded in the instructions from the factory) and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. At the time of this kit, the entire Comet "Y" line consisted of Y1 F-51 Mustang, Y2 A-26 Invader, Y3 P-47, Y4 Hellcat F6f, Y5 P-38 Lightning, Y6 F-84F Thunderflash, Y7 Cougar F9F, Y8 Taylorcraft, Y9 Douglas Skyray F4D, Y10 Piper Cub Super Cruiser, Y11 Douglas Skystreak D558-1, Y12 F-86 Sabre, Y13 Gull and Y14 Aeronca Chief. 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.

Revell Boeing B-47 Giant Stratojet Bomber - Narrow Box Pre 'S' Kit, 1/112, H206-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$225   

Rare first issue with the 1.25 inch high pre-'S' hardbox vs. the later standard size 1.4 inch box. This kit has the correct short-lived 1st issue 2 piece stand as opposed to the later standard 4 piece stand. The early stand with this kit has a base and an arm - the arm has three prongs. This stand was discontinued shortly after introduction as it broke very easily. Inside, the kit is mint. The small parts still sealed in factory cello bag. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell A-7D Corsair II - Strategic Airpower Issue, 1/72, H133-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

1968 release with the -100 price extension. In 1969, Revell dropped the price extension on this kit. Still factory sealed. Nicely molded and detailed kit for the time.

RCM Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet, 1/24

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$86   

Very large scale (1/24) SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic airframe components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as wheels, prop, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required.

Maircraft Buzzard Bombshell - 69 inch Wingspan Class C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

The fantastic Buzzard Bombshell was a record setting aircraft in the very late 1930s/early 1940s. The plane won the AMA National Class C Open in 1940 with a flight of 49 min and 50 seconds. Kit contains many prefabricated parts to speed assembly as well as a clear canopy, formed gear struts, full scale plans and more. This kit is from the early 1940s or perhaps as late as 1947/48 when Maircraft went out of business. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 - RAF 234 Sq Middle Wallop August 1940, 1/72, 9-61071

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Dated 1982. Fourth type logo. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Staggerwings Unlimited Beechcraft D17S or G17S Staggerwing - (Ex-ITC YC-43 / UC-43 / GB-1 and Traveller I), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very limited reissue from ex-ITC molds. Large scale model of the one of the most famous light planes of all time. Includes a large decal sheet with the Staggerwing logo and stripes in black, red, blue and white, along with enough "N" number in large and small sizes for almost any aircraft - also in black, red, blue and white. In addition there are US Stars and Bars for the WWII Military version. Molded in yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one flat side window and one wing strut. I have included thick clear stock to make a new side window, and the other strut is present. The two struts are identical, so you can cast it or use it as a pattern to make a new one from flat plastic sheet stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that when the molds were modified for this static version, the 'switch hole' in the fuselage was neatly closed up and part #6 (ADF antenna) was eliminated.

Guillows Junkers Ju-87 B Stuka Dive Bomber - 34 Inch Wingspan For RC / Control Line / Free Flight, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$59   

Still factory sealed but only the right 1/3 of the seal remains. Giant scale kit that is well detailed. Includes instructions for all these optional features: flame dampeners, sliding canopy, detailed cockpit interior, operating bomb trapeze, movable drive brakes/flaps and movable elevator and rudder. Features all die cut parts, complete set of beautiful decals, scale plastic wheels, light plastic nose cowl, spinner, exhaust stacks, machine gun pods, bomb, wheels pants and machine gun, clear bubble canopy, wire for bomb trapeze, two color cockpit interior layout, large wide blade prop, 6 feet of rubber motor, light silkspan, reinforced wire landing gear, plywood firewall, bellcrank base and control line handle, push rod wire, horns, hinge material nylon flying line and more.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. The box is in exceptional collector condition. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle. Inside, the kit has never started. All parts/instructions/decals are still in factory sealed bags.

Revell USS Constitution Wall Display - with Frame, H801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$60   

1972. Detailed kit with pre-weathered 13 x 18 inch wall frame including colorful 'globe' map insert. Unique and rare kit makes a great display. No scale is listed with this kit. The frame measures 17 inches by 12 inches and the ship measures about 12 inches long. Includes gold antique wax to make the kit look like the box top. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Megow P-51B Mustang - Solid Wooden Model, 1/35, SD-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

Fantastic artwork on an early hardbox from 1943 to 1949. Fred Megow was famous for his lines of semi-prefabricated kits solid kits and stick and tissue models from the late 1920s till 1949. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Solid wood scale model with profile carved fuselage, wings, elevator and rudder, plastic propeller, pre-carved wheels, heavy die-cut cardstock details, carved wooden wheels, full size plans, full color markings and glass bottles of paint and glue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, markings and instructions.

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3, 1/90, P9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

First issue in a 1955 dated hardbox. The second issue has the same art but kit # PA9 instead of P9. As new color and gloss. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora North American F-107 - Fighter Bomber, 1/117, 295-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

The Jo Kotula artwork on this hardbox issue is dated 1958, but the kit is later - note the oval Aurora logo with no sunburst and the 50 cent price extension. It is likely that this issue is early/mid 1960s and was the last US issue of this model. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 (F-18 A-18) Hornet - US Navy Blue Angels, 1/72, 812

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$19   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit. Features 61 parts and decals for multiple aircraft.

Heller Amerigo Vespucci Italian Sailing Ship, 1/150, 80807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$145   

Still factory sealed. Out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous Italian Navy training sailing ship. Includes vacuform billowing sails, rigging material and full rigging instructions.