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

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$195   

Rare investment-grade condition for the advanced Monogram collector. This was the fledgling Monogram's company's third ship kit, issued in 1945. The box is in exceptional 'Near Mint' condition with tape, tags, no tape or tag marks, no writing, fading, creasing and with four solid original corners. Very, very light general wear is the only flaw. Measures 16 inches long when assembled. Inside and out, the kit is as it left the factory. The box is near mint with perfect colors. Inside, it even has the original hull-protecting cardboard sleeve. The hull is pre-carved. The rest of the kit is wood, printed wood, cardstock and wire. Decals, instructions and all parts are near mint. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-4 British Phantom FG Mk1 - Royal Navy, 1/48, P15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and detailed with 127 pieces. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit. Includes decals for Royal Navy 892 and 767 Squadrons.

CM CG-30 USS Horne (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$325   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Renwal MIM-3 Nike Ajax Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile with Launcher and Crew, 1/32, 550-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$165   

From the 1950s. Fantastic kit with a 'near mint' investment quality box with factory-new colors and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, zero tape or tape marks, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear, an old price tag on one short side and a pencil-point sized closed hole on one long side. Classic box art showing the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. Excellent model (for that time) with operating launcher that is made to hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery. Molded in olive drab and white, with the white parts still factory sealed. Never started, and the olive drab parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions and decals. Must be shipped insured.

Mamoli Black Prince Privateer Schooner 1775, 1/57, MV46

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Large scale plank-on-frame kit that measures 52cm (20.5 inches) when assembled. Very highly detailed. Features perfectly factory-cut hardwood keel, deck and bulkheads, quality stripwood and complete fittings made from wood or metal. Includes all rigging materials, full size plans and instructions. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still in the sealed bags. The very few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including all paperwork.

Revell USS Missouri - Narrow Box First Issue Pre 'S' Kit, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit. This is the first ship that Revell cut the molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. Although the box is graded VG (very good), it has excellent color and little wear. Inside the kit is 100% correct. The plastic is the high gloss medium gray. All small parts are still sealed in the factory cello bag and the original flag sheet is included. The instructions are the correct 'large' release for the first issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Cleveland Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-92

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$175   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. The seal is present and intact except for a 1/2 inch split on the bottom. The box has no damage at all. Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. This is the first issue artwork but the third price extension change. This kit has the 2.50 price instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base.

Airfix Apollo Saturn V, 1/144, 7060

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$155   

Still sealed. From 1979. Hard-to-find USAirfix issue. Very well detailed. Includes five separate stages, individual Lunar Excursion Module, Command Module and Service Module, astronaut figures, escape rocket and display stand.

Renwal The Visible Airplane Engine WASP 9 Cylinder Radial by Pratt & Whitney, 1/4, 809-1495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$1200   

From the late 1950s. Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor, gear and battery boxes and all hardware. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. The box is one of the best I have ever had but has wear as shown. Color and gloss are very good and all four corners are solid and original. The inner box is excellent- all cardboard inserts and clear panels are intact as shown and display very well. The bottom box (tray) is solid and 'good' with the main flaw being fading to the bottom. The kit has not been started. It has been carefully inventoried and the plastic parts are 100% complete. The metal parts and bulbs are all still in factory sealed envelopes. The Renwal cement is present and mint. Includes instructions, parts sheet, yellow lubrication warning, small Renwal catalog and special booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates.' All of these are in 'excellent' to 'near mint' condition.

RCM Lockheed C-5A or C-5B Galaxy, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$165   

SPECIAL ORDER very large 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, fans, struts, etc. Does not include decals. Advanced modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Pioneer 2 Northrop F-5B (T-38 Talon) - Turkish or Greek Air Forces, 1/72, 3-3003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory tape sealed. Cleanly molded kit with very fine panel lines and surface detail. Contains decals for both air forces. Also features unique 'Coke Bottle' shaped drop tanks.

Hobby Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 - Soviet Rocket Fighter - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$28   

Still factory sealed with the original header. Limited run Russian injection molded kit with brown and an injection molded clear canopy. There is little flash and fine raised and recessed detail. Please note that the kit did not come with decals and the instructions are inside the header. 'BI' stood for Blizhnii Istrebitel, which was 'close-range fighter' in Russian. Obviously, it also stood for the last names of the designers. The program was the Soviet Union's effort to produce a low cost rocket interceptor. The airplane flew and flew well, but it was plagued by engine issues, corrosion from nitric acid, and eventually tail flutter at high speeds that caused the loss of the most experienced test pilot, Grigory Yakovlevich Bakhchivandzhi. The early development started in 1938, with the first flights in 1940. The aircraft underwent a series of engine improvements and was still testing through 1945. The aircraft never entered series production. Bi-1 through BI-9 were built.

Trimaster Messerschmitt Me-262A-1a/U4 - V083 W.Nr. 170083, 1/48, MA-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

From 1989. Highly detailed model with legendary Trimaster quality. Kit features two frets of photoetched parts, numerous metal castings, brass and metal rod as well as all recessed detail on the plastic moldings. Includes a large decal sheet and paint guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPC USS Hornet CV-9 Aircraft Carrier - Profile Waterline Series, 1/1200, 2-4004-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded small scale waterline ship kit that is ideal for war gaming. Features detailed hull, deck and superstructure, separately molded masts, superstructure and more. Includes aircraft. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.

Aero Team Aero L-29 Delfin - Iraqi Air Force Training Squadron - Bagged, 1/72, KPA002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue of 1000 kits. Nicely molded older model with very fine raised panel lines and good detail. Features a great decals sheet for the Iraqi Air force.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck - All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$100   

Fantastic factory sealed investment-condition box. The 'Woodwards' department store price tag is still on the kit. This issues has a small sticker on both short ends with '150' typed on it. These small stickers cover up the '175' price extension and were often done my manufactures to just change prices (in place of ordering new boxes). 1964 issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval sunburst.

Revell Boeing E-3A AWACS Sentry - USAF or NATO, 1/139, 4422

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

1982 issue. Very close to 1/144 scale. This is Revell's classic 707 kit nicley modified to the airborne command post. Has optional position landing gear and excellent decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1969 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe - Stock / Custom /Sportswagon, 1/25, C-1269-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Very rare. Can be built one of three ways listed: showroom-new, custom or as a ski team vehicle. Features numerous optional parts, detailed engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing custom hood scoop. Otherwise inventoried with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa A-4E/F or TA-4J Skyhawk - Blue Angels, 1/72, 1140

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Unique kits builds one seater or two seat trainer version of the famous Blue Angels Skyhawk. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.