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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

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.

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.

Strombecker Martin M-130 China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition for the age of this kit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Solido SUD Alouette II Helicopter, 1/60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Rare kit from the early to mid 1960s. Features cockpit interior, two pilot figures and clear tail boom section with molded girder detail. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing two control rods (very easily made from stock plastic or pulled sprue) and one very small round cap that holds the back rotor on - also easily made. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Sterling Sovereign Of The Seas Clipper Ship, 1/168, D-2

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Wood and metal ship kit. Highly detailed and 22.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-carved hardwood hull, mahogany display base with pedestals, printwood (hardwood), wooden dowel stock, tapered dowels, a box of metal fittings, three types of rigging thread, full decals, full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Joe Ott Supermarine Spitfire with Ott-O-Formers - 32 inch Wingspan Wood Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$69   

Rare kit from the late 1930s. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. Large model features 2 sheets of Ott-O-Formers, printwood, stripwood, full size plans, color insignia, clear canopy material, fully carved thrust button, main wheels and tail wheel, required metal hardware, covering tissue (2 sheets) and 2 blocks for the spinner. NOTE: the prop blank has been rough cut to shape and the 'lightning holes' in the fuselage Ott-O-Formers have been pressed out (normally they are factory die cut). Quality of all work is excellent. The kit has been inventory complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: plans are complete but have neat tape to the back. They are very fragile! Please note that the box displays better than the 'Fair+' grade but is missing the end flaps - hence the 'Fair+' grade.

Scientific New Yorker Racer Jetex

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare kit from Scientific. Features a formed, light-weight plastic body, printwood, wood stock, completely formed rubber tires, metal axles and hardware and decals. 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 decals and instructions.

Ranco Models Tractor and Two Trailers - Super Hi-Way Transport, 1002

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. This is one of the Ranco '2 Kits 2 Bits' and is from the 1940s. Kit contains wooden parts and plans to build a very simple semi tractor and two very simple trailers. Includes wood blocks, fully formed wheels, cardstock and plans for both models. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the '2 Kits 2 Bits' line included #1000 Electric Engine - baggage and mail car-diner, #1011 Pullman and Observation Cars, #1003 P-51 Mustang and Curtiss P-40 and #1004 Grumman Wildcat F4F and Curtiss Helldiver.

MPC 1979 Special Edition 10th Anniversary Firebird Trans Am, 1/16, 1-3081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Very large 1/16 scale kit. Features real suspension springs, detailed underside frame and exhaust, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood and doors, complete interior, folding front seats, optional custom seats and side exhaust, removable T Tops and more. Molded in smoke clear, silver, chrome, black and with real rubber tires. Decals are as new. 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 decals and instructions.

Miniature Masterpieces Roman Racing Chariot, 1/48, K504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$55   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare early 1950s original issue. Molded in white. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the chariot, it includes a driver, Gladiator, four horses, a display stand and decals. The model includes detailed instructions (rare for the early 1950s) and a wonderful (and long) history of this particular chariot. Never started. The parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and includes decals and mint instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare.

Miniature Masterpieces Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, 1/48, K502-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$58   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare early 1950s original issue. Molded in brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the carriage, it includes horses, the General, his lady, driver and a display base. The model includes detailed instructions (rare for the early 1950s) and a wonderful (and long) history of this particular carriage. Never started. The parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and includes mint instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare. And from J. Boyle - The actual carriage still exists and is displayed at the Studebaker National museum in SouthBend, Indiana. It seems the Studebaker firm bought the carriage at the turn of the last century. When Studebaker quit building cars, it was donated to the City for eventual placement in a museum, along with many cars and other historichorse-drawn carriages collected by the firm.

Heller La Reale De France - 17th Century Warship, 1/75, 80898

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$98   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. 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. NOTE: kit is missing vacuform sails and three parts: (1) #239 light gun, (1) #240 light gun stand, (1) #115 yard arm half. Inventoried with all other parts. NOTE: parts #27 and #28 have 6 broken posts. Two posts are still present and four are missing. These are easily replaced with stock plastic. Includes flags, rigging material and instructions.

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, 206-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the very late 1950s/early 1960s. Very good model of the famous fishing schooner that was built by Louis G. Thebaud and christened by his wife Gertrude. After being initially defeated by the Blunose, the Thebaud won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in 1930 in a hard-fought contest with her rival. The contest is still disputed to this day. Nicely detailed for that time and measures 20 inches long when built. Features 125 parts, full hull with display stand, deck fittings, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Molded in black and wood tan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.