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Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/60, 83-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$140   

Ex-Comet molds from 1964 and the first release from Aurora of this kit. Comet made two molds for the Beech 18, a small one and this one, the larger scale (1/60) version. Features clear windows, recessed panel lines, rotating props and pinstripe decals with N numbers. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

North American Engineering Three Saturn V Super Detail Kits - F-1 Batted Engines - Stage Two Electronics and Engine Kit - 'IBM-IU' (IBM Instrumentation Unit) Detail Kit and an Upper Stage Engine, 1/96

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$159   

Build the ultimate in a super detailed Saturn V! Includes all three very rare, high definition resin cast detail sets for the Revell 1/96 Saturn V. Includes five correctly 'batted' F-1 engines with plans/instructions, S-II Electronics and Engine detail kit which includes five corrected engines for the second stage, dozens of other detail parts and six pages of drawings/instruction (with painting guide) and a third super detail kit containing 'IBM IU', with an upper stage engine, dozens of detail parts and two pages of placement and paint color guides. None of these three detail kits has ever been used. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions/plans.

Aurora Piper Apache, 1/64, 280-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1963 issue and still the only injection molded Apache kit. From ex-Comet molds. Features all recessed panel lines, clear windows, rotating propellers and color decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, as most of Comet's line was very small scale kits, many of them civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$250   

2nd issue of this kit with 1956 box art with large rectangular 'Famous Fighters' logo. Box is graded 'very good' - please see 'about the kits' link for details on box condition codes. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with very high gloss silver parts, correct large 'Globe' two piece clear stand and correct decal sheet and instructions.

KMT Dart and Little John Missiles, M12-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$285   

In the late 1950s KMT released several large scale missile kits, all of which are rare today. This one is the Little John in 1/20 scale and the Dart in 1/12 scale. The Dart measures 6 inches long when built. Other large scale missiles that are listed as released by KMT are the Talos, Nike Hercules, Nike Ajax, Honest John and large 22" Corporal. Never started. Factory sealed small parts bag and all non-sealed parts inventoried complete with decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in excellent condition.

Heller Preussen 1902 Steel Five Mast Square Rigger, 1/150, 80894

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$250   

Very large and highly detailed. Completed kit is nearly 1 meter long and almost half a meter high. Includes 572 parts with full rigging and billowing sails. The kit has never been started. All plastic parts except the hull halves are still sealed in the factory bags. Includes full instructions. The vacuform sails grade 'excellent+' condition. The Preussen was built in 1902 and was the only all-steel square rigged five-masted ship ever built.

Revell USS Los Angeles CA135 - Pre 'S' - Fall River - Baltimore - Pittsburg - Columbus - Bremerton - Canberra - Toledo - Quincy - Chicago - St. Paul - Helen - Macon - Boston, 1/490, H306-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Full hull kit with very good detail for that time. Inside, the kit is as new and it has never been started. All small parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals, flags and instructions. Has decals and hull numbers for these cruisers: USS Los Angeles - Fall River - Baltimore - Pittsburg - Columbus - Bremerton - Canberra - Toledo - Quincy - Chicago - St. Paul - Helen - Macon - Boston.

Hawk F4D Skyray Triangle Box, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$135   

Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Molded in correct gloss white with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box rates as 'good.' It is completely solid and free of repairs but has general wear and left upper corner damage as shown. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners.

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).

Strombecker Douglas DC-6 Flagship - American Airlines- 13.5 inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model, C-36

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$149   

Classic large 13.5 inch wingspan kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles all cut to shape, wood filler, cement mix, sandpaper, steel nose weight and a stapled parts bag with completely formed propellers, wheels, struts, etc. Large full color American Airlines decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Monogram Bomber Group B-66A B-58 B-57B, 1/240, P408-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Very rare. When Monogram invested in the tooling for the fantastic 18 aircraft "Air Power" kit, the sales were disappointing. In order to increase revenue from the molds, Monogram issued the "Refueling Group", "Bomber Group" and "Fighter Group" in the "Forty Niner" series with the Tu-16 Badger, F-101 and P-40. These kits used airplanes from the Air Power set with new blue-molded stands and unique decal and instructions sets. All aircraft are well molded with recessed control surface outline detail. Decals are in excellent condition. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram F-8 Crusader, 1/48, 5826

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$56   

Still factory sealed but the seal has pulled the box concave. Large kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.

Revell Northrop SM-62 Snark - Intercontinental Guided Missile - 'S' Kit, 1/80, H1801-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$115   

Rare 1957 original 'S' issue with fantastic artwork. Very nicely detailed kit includes drop tanks, strap on boosters, base, launcher and crew of two. Molded in the correct gloss red. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Faller Vickers Viscount 814 - Lufthansa, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

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From the early 1960s. Rare, early Faller with with no part number. This kit has several mold differences from the later issue. Features clear cockpit windows, rotating propellers and wheels, optional position rudder, flaps and elevators and colorful Lufthansa decals. Molded gloss silver, clear, red and with metal prop shafts. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Duro-Matic Invader Class B Control Line Metal Racing Aircraft

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$495   

Very rare, especially when found in new in the box. From the late 1940s or early 1950s. The box in in 'very good++' condition. General wear is the only flaw. The display box folds very nicely so you can show it either way. It has never been flown. It is designed for a McCoy 29 size engine (not included). NOTE: this kit has very minor assembly. Final fitting and trimming was done to the wooden center spar and the bell crank was fit to the spar. Quality of work is 'excellent' and the spar fits perfectly now. There has been no other assembly. The model has been inventoried with all airplane parts present, the Duro-Matic booklet 'Speed Tips", large fold-out plans/instructions and additional fuel tank instructions. NOTE: missing decal. This kit must be shipped insured.

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.

Frog Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.9 or Mk.59 - RAF No. 54 Sq 1969 or Swiss No.1 Sq 1964, 1/72, F204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Late 1970s final logo issue. Includes parts and decals to make either version/aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing display stand. Otherwise inventoried with all airplane parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Heller Boeing C-135 FR Tanker, 1/72, 80384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Very large and well detailed 1/72 scale kit. Features 145 parts, very good engine detail, detailed cockpit and full interior, detailed gear wells, rear 'flying boom' refuel port and two wing tip refuel ports, optional position cargo door, optional position crew door and boarding stair, full paint guide and a large and extensive decal sheet for 93-CN or 93CF.

Aurora MG TD Sports Car, 1/32, 511-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. From 1958. Hard-to-find second issue with classic artwork. From ex-Advanced molds. Kit features good outline, good interior with seats, dash board, steering wheel and column and floor with carpet texture, convertible top cover, gas tank and filler cap, front and rear bumpers and real rubber tires. Molded in a bright gloss red. NOTE: the wheels, steering post, w/s frame and bumpers have been neatly painted silver. There is no other painting and zero assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: the instructions have bug damage.

Aurora Boeing 747 KLM, 1/156, 361-KL

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$175   

1960s issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.