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Life-Like Joseph Conrad Cadet School Ship - (ex-Pyro), 1/88, 09215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

From original Pyro molds. The Joseph Conrad was built in 1882 in Denmark as the Georg Stage. Alan Villiers bought the ship in 1934 and saved it from the breakers. He renamed it Joseph Conrad for the famous maritime author. The ship made a famous round-the-world voyage from which Villiers wrote three books about the travels. The ship is now a museum ship at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut and is still used for static sailing ship training. The kit was originally made in the early 1960s and is nicely done for that time. Measures about 16 inches long when built. Includes detailed hull and deck, billowing sails, rigging material and rigging guide photos. Molded in black and ivory. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bags. The other parts have been inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. 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 Sherman M4 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.

Ace Model Shop 105mm Howitzer Field Gun, 1/24, 645

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$56   

From the early to mid 1940s. An excellent model for that time featuring die-cut hardwood parts, machined, precut and drilled hardwood parts, fully formed and finished wheels with tread, a factory sealed wax paper bag with small parts and superb instructions with numerous assembly illustrations. Never started and complete.

UPC BAC Lightning F.Mk.53, 1/72, 5082-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

From quality Hasegawa molds. Includes decals for RAF or Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force. This kit is 100% complete, but the fuselage has been assembled and the speed brakes filled. The quality of the work is above average and it would be easy to finish the model. Includes all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk (F3F), 1/32, PA58-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$115   

First issue 'Four Star" kit dated 1960. This airplane is a civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals including striping, sliding canopy, rigging material and instructions for rigging and is molded in clear, orange and silver. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Boeing P-12E - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

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 Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/65, 497-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

First issue dated 1962. John Steel hardbox artwork. Has 'Famous Fighters in the border of the Aurora Sunburst logo. Molded in correct gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Martin P6M Seamaster - 'S' Issue, 1/136, H244-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$110   

Original first 'S' issue from the late 1956. This is the issue with 'SeaMaster' in yellow on the box top. The other one has it in red. Nicely molded jet seaplane. Includes clear 'Revelving' globe display stand. The airplane is molded in gloss gray. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB German Gotha G-V - Collector's Edition Issue, 1/48, 1126-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Dated 1972 by the 'K&B Manufacturing - Division of Aurora Products Corp.' Excellent builder kit with revised and more accurate molds and very good quality. Includes terrain base and full rigging instructions. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Apollo 11 Columbia and Eagle - LEM / CM /SM, 1/96, H1862

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$55   

1975 issue. Highly detailed kit of the Service Module, Command Module Columbia and Lunar Module Eagle. All three sections can be attached and separated as one wishes, and displayed as such on a unique moon base. Includes gold foil for LEM and full decals for Apollo 11. NOTE: the three parts composing the LEM base have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent. No other assembly and no painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet - Desert Storm Issue - Mig-21 Killer #163508 or VMFA-81 USS Saratoga, 1/72, 8703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$22   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit. Features decals for two fighter squadrons that were in Desert Storm, optional position canopy and AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow weapons.

Nitto Kagaku German 105mm Gun - with Four Soldiers, 1/76, 444-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Part of an entire line of highly detailed 1/76 scale armor kits from Nitto. Ideal for dioramas in 1/72 scale. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Revell Allison 501-D13 Prop-Jet (Turbo prop) Engine - History Makers Issue, 1/11, 8606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$325   

Still factory sealed but the seal has several splits as shown. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of of the 501-D13 that powered the Convairs and other aircraft. Has many moving parts. Includes full internal engine details. All turbine and compressor blades rotate as well as the prop. Prop blades change pitch. Doors open to show engine interior.

Fujimi Mirage IIIR - French or Swiss Air Forces, 1/50, 5A-9-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$29   

Fujimi Mokei early gloss box top issue. Nicely detailed older kit in near 1/48 scale. Features decals for two air forces. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Whip-Fly, 1/54, H152-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$54   

1960 issue of the rare 'Whip Fly' series. Hardbox artwork for this series was 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle so that you could spin the aircraft around in circles. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, special whip-fly parts and instructions. Please note that the box only grades 'Fair' due to litho damage and staining as shown in the photo.

Heller Morane Saulnier MS-230 - Armee de l'Air 1938, 1/72, L098

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Early Heller 'L' issue with wonderful, full box artwork. From the 1960s. Nice kit of this graceful intra-war aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Martin Lacrosse Missile with Mobile Launcher - US Army Surface to Surface Missile, 1/40, H1816

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$65   

Not the original issue from 1958, but the 1997 reissue from the original molds with the original box art. Very highly detailed kit. Has moving launch arms, opening doors, sliding ladders, rotating wheels, rubber tires, moving fins and a launch crew of three. 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 (missile and tires) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Frog Harrier Mk.1 Ground Attack, 1/72, F273

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Final logo Frog kit. Nicely molded kit with fine raised panel line detail. Features nicely done intake and exhaust, optional position speed brake and landing gear (including outriggers) and a load-out including drop tanks and rocket pods. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet KLM, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$175   

Rare box art version. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Includes illustrated 50 year KLM history booklet dated 1969.

Kader Short Sunderland, 1/152, 3919

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Very close to 1/144 scale. Highly detailed for the size. Features all clear windows for fuselage and cockpit, cockpit interior, movable control surfaces, rotating turrets, bomb load, rotating props and display stand. 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. There is stain on the bottom box outside (tray), but the kit inside is mint.