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Revell Douglas D-558-2 (D5582) Skyrocket - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/54, H213-79

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

$135   

First issue hardbox. 1954 Pre 'S' classic box art by Richard Kishady. Molded in correct high-gloss white plastic and clear plastic. Kit features optional position landing gear and cockpit hatch, boarding ladder and pilot in the boxart pose. Includes clear "Revelving' swivel globe base. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Entex 1919 Hispano Suiza, 1/16, 8202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Large-scale kit of the famous race car. Highly detailed kit with 139 parts. Features a rolling chassis build just like the actual car, full underbody and engine detail, steerable front wheels, removable hood, complete interior, finely molded double spoke wheels and more. Molded in blue, black, ivory, brown, clear, chrome plated and gold plated with real rubber wheels. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram C-47 Skytrain with Diorama Instructions and Paratroopers - RAF or USAAF, 1/48, 5603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

First Issue from 1978 with Diorama Instructions. Very well molded and highly detailed. Features 12 ground crew and paratrooper figures, full cockpit, complete navigators and engineer's station, full cargo/passenger compartment with bulkheads and seats with seatbelts, restroom with sink and toilet, optional position passenger and cargo doors, rotating wheels and propellers, detailed gear and wells and more. Includes decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Seaview Submarine - From Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Original Issue, 1/316, 707-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$245   

Original 1966 issue in wonderful condition. The hardbox has four tight corner and has never been repaired. The color and gloss are like new. The box sides are as good as the top - the colors are bright and there is no tape or tape marks. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is molded in the correct black and clear and includes the ocean base. Most parts are still on the trees. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent instructions. Please note that Aurora did not issue this kit with decals.

Lindberg Blue Devil Destroyer (Fletcher) - (USS Melvin DD680) Motorized, 1/125, 815M-1195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare original 1950s issue in great collector condition. The box, which features Ray Gaedke art, has four solid corners and little wear. The huge litho slick is almost completely damage free. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher-class DD is designed for free running or easily converted to R/C. It can be programmed to do rectangles, figure 8, circle or go straight. Very good detail. includes motor, gear box and gears and all running hardware. The kit has never been started. The small parts and decals are still bag sealed, and all other parts have been inventoried complete with correct first issue instructions.

Comet Curtiss Robin - 22 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model Airplane, 3303

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. There are two versions of the Robin from Comet from this time period (1960s/70s) - this is the one with the larger 22 inch wingspan. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. 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.

Monogram Personnel Carrier M3A1 Half Track Vehicle with Diorama Instructions - White Box Issue, 1/35, 8216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$69   

1975 Mattel/Monogram issue with desirable Diorama Instructions. One of at least three box art variations of this kit. Features very good detail with complete crew cab, opening doors, detailed underside, rotating wheels and moving tracks/bogies, opening rear door, elevating and rotating .50 caliber machine gun, troop packs and bed rolls and 13 soldiers and crew. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire Mk II, 1/48, 85-5239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 2005.

ESCI Morane Saulnier MS-502 Criquet - (French Storch Fi-156), 1/48, SC4023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Older but nice kit with realistic fabric texture on the proper surfaces, separately molded wing leading edge slats, ailerons, elevators and rudder, very good cockpit detail, optional position clear entry canopy panels, correct Salmson 9ABb engine and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that one prop blade is broken at the hub but it is present and repairable.

Monogram Grumman Albatross HU-16E Coast Guard, 1/72, 5400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$56   

Hard to find Coast Guard version in one of two box variations for this issue. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'near mint' condition. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam. Many finished their careers in the Coast Guard.

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3 - Four Star Issue, 1/90, PA9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$145   

Second Issue in a 1955 dated hardbox. First issues has same art but kit #P9 instead of PA9. The box is in fantastic 'NM' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners and no fading or stains. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed Electra American Airlines - 'S' Issue, 1/115, H255-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$239   

1957 'S' issue with famous box art. Box is solid with four perfect corners, no rips or tears, no price tags or tape (beyond the factory sealing tape) but has general wear as shown. Features optional position cabin doors, rotating props, optional position landing gear, large colorful decal sheet and famous Revell 'Globe' clear swivel-base stand. Never started. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. In the 1960s these molds were modified to make the P-3C Orion, making a reissue of this kit impossible. Please see the article about the mold conversion on this on this website.

Cramer Craft Friedrichshafen G-III and Gotha G-V - 2 Kits, 1/72, 72-011

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Contains both aircraft models. Older, very basic vacuform kit. Has white plastic main parts and includes cast resin engines, wheels and other parts. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans. Please note that all Cramer models are very basic kits. I do not recommend them unless you are highly experienced with older vacuform kits, have an extensive spares box and are an experienced scratch builder.

Bev-Bel A.A.R. 40 Foot Box Car UP Union Pacific 'Road of the Streamliners & Serves the West' - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 138

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

An excellent, high-quality kit the builds a realistic prototype. Features completely cut, milled and scribed wood for all major box car parts, wood stock as needed (that will need to be cut to size only), numerous metal details (such as ladders, car ends, brake parts, etc, that vary from kit to kit) full size plans, instructions and very complete 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.

Quality Craft Models 29 Foot Changeable Tank Car Corn Syrup Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features all metal parts - a round metal tank and dozens of precision, metal castings as well as metal stock as required. With very complete decals for multiple cars. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Revell Horten IX / Gotha GO-229, 1/72, 04329

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1994. Very well detailed and finely molded.

Topping Grumman Cougar F9F-8T - Two Seat Trainer - (F9F8T)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$575   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Grumman. Measures 14 inches long with a wingspan of almost 11 inches. Original stand has Grumman Logo and says 'Grumman Cougar F9F'. Airplane is in 'very good++' overall condition. No repairs and no touch-ups. No cracks. Decals 'excellent' with some wear. Paint 'excellent' with some wear in orange. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Aurora Piasecki H-21 'Work Horse', 1/49, 504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Third issue of this classic kit. The box is dated 1956 but you can see the new oval logo moved to the lower right with 'Famous Fighters' in the border which would date this kit to 1958-59. Earlier in the 1950s a company called 'Helicopters for Industry' created a line of large early kits. In 1956 Aurora bought the molds and quickly reissued these models with new box artwork. Large kit features cockpit, spinning rotors, rotating wheels and opening doors. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Porsche 917, 1/32, 02411-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Older but very nice kit with good suspension and transaxle detail, individual disc brake rotors, driver with cockpit and firewall and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies from a later issue.

Aurora Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane - Young Model Builders Club Issue, 1/72, 753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

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Builder kit only, please read carefully. Dated 1972. Very highly detailed kit and well molded, typical of Aurora's last kits. Features full cockpit, opening cockpit doors, pilot and co-pilot figures, detailed engines and rotor assembly, rotating main and rear rotors and removable mobile hospital with opening ramp, plasma containers and cot. Although these kits were a huge improvement over the offerings from the 1950s, they were too late to save the company. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly. The cockpit assembly has been neatly built. I have also included an unbuilt (but neatly painted) cockpit that is missing the control sticks, one pilot and a seat. There is no other assembly. NOTE: the pod is missing one #81 grab-on and one #75 tiny wheel. I have included a partially built pod that does include those parts. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions, NOTE: missing decals.