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Life-Like USS Constitution Old Ironsides - with Molded Furled Sails - Ex-Pyro, B313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

From quality ex-Pyro molds. This issue was shortly after Life-Like took over as the kit number, box layout, colors and artwork are all from the Pyro kit. Measures 7 inches long when built and features a full hull, fine molded wood detail, 'planked' deck with fine raised lines, separately molded top deck cannons, furled sails and a display stand. For it's time, it was a very nicely molded small model. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Monogram USS Chicago CA-136 - US Navy Heavy Cruiser, 1/504, B3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$85   

From 1945 and for the advanced Monogram collector. The early Monogram ships were among the very first kits issued by the legendary company. This one is the 3rd in the series. Includes precarved hull about 16 inches long and the other parts are wood, print wood, wire and cardstock. Kit features decals, floatplanes and full size plans and instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are complete but have noticeable wrinkling restricted to the right side center.

Life-Like Cutty Sark Clipper Ship - (ex-Pyro), B249-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$30   

Still factory sealed. From the early 1970s and original Pyro molds. Full hull kit measures almost 10 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit with very good molded detail including wood planking and grain and copper plates below the waterline, pre-molded ratlines, detailed deck, billowing sails and display stand. Molded wood brown and off-white. A photo of the built kit on the instructions serves as a standing rigging diagram. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which at the time were Pyro called '$1.00 Models'. All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models'.

Comet USS Saratoga CV3 Aircraft Carrier - Wooden Ship Kit, J5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Dated 1945. Almost everyone has heard of the Comet flying aircraft kits that boys and men built from stick and tissue, but few know that Comet had a line of ships also. Very nicely done wooden kit that measures 12 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut to the overhead (beam) dimensions only. Also includes two sheets of printwood, mast and gun barrel material, sandpaper, decals for the hull and flight deck and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 5 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and many detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Bullmark USS Constellation Frigate - (ex-Pyro), 450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

From original Pyro (and later Life-Like) molds. Full hull kit with very good molded detail, pre-molded ratlines, detailed deck, billowing sails and display stand. Measures about 8 inches inches long when assembled. Molded in dark wood and off-white. The box art serves as a rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits. Not much is known of Bullmark except it was started by an ex-Marusan employee in the early 1970s and production ended in 1975. Various kits were issued from other company's molds such as Glasslite, Life-Like and others. It is not known if Bullmark did any molding or simply re-packaged kits.

Lindberg HMS King George V Battleship, 1/750, 783

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$16   

Still factory sealed. 1975 softbox 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.

MPC Boeing 727-200 Stretch - American Airlines Airfix molds, 1/144, 1-4704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

From Airfix molds. Features moving elevators, optional position landing gear and airstair door. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: the Golden Token promotion has been cut from the long box end.

Airfix HMS Suffolk Heavy Cruiser, 1/600, F303S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$42   

Airfix 3rd Style Logo issue. Very nicely detailed and molded full hull kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Airfix Bismarck Battleship T3 Issue, 1/600, F404S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Type Three logo issue. Full-hull kit has very good detail and is well molded like most Airfix ship kits. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Airfix Bismarck Battleship T4 Issue, 1/600, 04204-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Still factory sealed. Type Four logo issue. Full-hull model is very nicely detailed and well molded like most Airfix ship kits.

Airfix HMS Repulse Battlecruiser, 1/600, 06206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Nicely detailed full hull kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 1/32, 0200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

Limited reissue from 1996 using the original 1956 Revell molds. Includes engine with some engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed, molded chassis with separate front and rear suspension parts, very good full interior and two figures. Molded in ivory and chrome plate. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Revell Barnstormers! P-51D Mustang and Super Stearman - with Wing Walker and Diorama, 1/72, H666

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

$58   

Still factory sealed. 1976 issue. This kit is important because Revell was thoughtful enough to alter the venerable PT-17 molds to make a real Super Stearman. Includes new cowling/engine, scoops as required and more. This may be the only issue of the Super Stearman in this scale. Revell issued three of these 'Airshow' style kits in this year H664, H665 and H666. Each contained two aircraft and a color diorama base, backdrop and special stand. If you have all three kits, the three bases fit together to make a large Air Show diorama with all six aircraft.

Revell Boeing 720 Jet Flagship United, 1/144, 85-0243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Reissue of the old 1960s kit. Features optional position landing gear, movable rudder, optional position doors and clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Large very nicely done sheet of colorful United decals.

Revell A3J (A-5A) Vigilante 'S' Issue, 1/83, H196-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

This was the last "S" kit issued by Revell. Dated 1959. Kit features opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. As the last "S" kit, it incorporates a critical improvement for the time - recessed panel lines. The entire kit has recessed panel lines and rivet detail-no raised marks. It has an attention to detail that is lacking in many older Pre-S and S kits. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and clear with the "Globe" clear stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays better than the 'Good' grade but it has a 1.25 by 1 inch section of missing litho on one short side.

AGA Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V VII - ex Frog, 1/72, MKA00108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Contains optional parts and markings to build the Mark V or Mark VII version. Very nicely detailed and molded like most Frog kits. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company Bofors 40mm AA Gun and Carriage, 1/16, 40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Rare, large 1/16 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood scale kit measuring 14 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts, completely formed wheels, die-cut fibre detail parts, numerous other pre-shaped and factory cut parts and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the instructions, providing detailed assembly steps, a photo of the completed model, full size plans and a very large number of assembly detail drawings. The kit has never been started. The small parts are either still in factory sealed paper bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with full instructions with plans. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing huge scale M4 Sherman tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$315   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes booster rocket and clear display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 2 Battle of Britain Fighters Spitfire MkI and Bf-109F - Gift Set, 1/32, G288-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Very hard-to-fine 1967 hardbox gift set. One of Revell's very last in a long line of boxed sets. Includes the large 1/32 scale Spitfire with #610 County of Chester markings and the 1/32 Bf-109F of Werner Molders, Kommodore JG51. The Spitfire features many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more. The Bf-109F features fully detailed engine, removable panels, full cockpit, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and retracting/extending landing gear. The kit has never been started. Inside, both kits are factory new with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the factory bags.

Glencoe Curtiss Condor - Argentine Navy / Byrd / American Airways, 1/82, 06101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Ex ITC molds. Contains decals for all three versions. The Condor was perhaps the first 'Modern Airliner' featuring electric retractable landing gear and a comfortable sound-proofed cabin. Large colorful decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.