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Monogram Willey Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$225   

Rare first issue dated 1959. One of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willey Ley. The model is molded in three colors and features a two stage rocket with separating stages, upper shuttle craft, retracting landing gear, launching pad and five figures. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell USS Missouri - Pre 'S' Issue Wide Box, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

1954 Pre 'S' issue. Second release of these molds in the wider box. The first issue is in a much narrower box. This is the first kit that Revell actually cut it's own molds for. Kits previous to this were marketed from other companies, such as Gowland & Gowland. It is said that the Missouri was the most profitable kit that Revell ever produced. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/flag sheet and instructions present.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet - Ozark Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/94, H297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$125   

Still factory sealed. Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Ozark markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp.

Monogram Pro Modeler B-24D Liberator - Ploesti 'Suzy Q' and 'Teggie Ann', 1/48, 5932

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still in the mint factory seal. Limited edition. Rare. With photoetched details and decals for both famous Ploesti Oil Refinery Raiders. Features full interior, landing gear, gear well and bomb bay detailing, rotating props, turrets, wheels, pivoting nose wheel, bomb load, optional waist gun covers, optional position bomb doors, boarding ladder.

Aurora C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Factory sealed. 1969 issue with the 'Big A' logo. Still the largest injection molded Starlifter kit ever made.

Testors Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress - Prefabricated Wooden Kit, 1/72, 500

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Very rare. This was Testors' answer to Strombecker's hardwood assembly kits. In some ways, it is superior to Strombecker. The hardbox has dramatic, full color artwork and certainly grabs your attention. The box is complete with four solid corners and no tape or price tags; there is general wear as shown. Inside it contains fully shaped hardwood parts, sandpaper, cement, wood filler, printed trim and insignia, glass bottles of colored dope, a paint brush and detailed step-by-step photographically illustrated instructions. As the box says "No Carving - No Guesswork!' The model is in the 'in-flight' configuration and even includes the Testors inspection tag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia, unopened glue, two bottles of colored dope, sandpaper, sealed wood filler, brush and instructions.

Entex RMS Lusitania Ocean Liner - (ex-Revell), 1/350, 7002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$239   

Rare. Very highly detailed full hull kit that is 28 inches long. Molded in black, white, tan, clear and gold-plated. From original Revell molds, re-released in the 1970s by Entex. This Entex issue is an earlier release than the Gunze Sangyo issue with slightly better mold quality. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa British Phantom FGR Mk2 - (McDonnell Douglas F-4) - Royal Air Force RAF 92 Sq Germany / 41 Sq 38 Group / 92 Sq / 56 Sq 11 Group / No.228 OCU No.11 Group, 1/48, P16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$110   

Very finely molded and detailed. Widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Pyro Robert E. Lee Mississippi Steamboat, 1/163, B237-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Very colorful boxart by A.V. Rudisill. Very large and highly detailed kit has over 360 parts and measures 22 inches long. Molded in white and tan plastic. All details of the real ship, including the railings and carvings are duplicated. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (about 95%) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (large hull and deck parts, paddle wheels) have been inventoried complete including flag sheet, rigging material and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'fair+' because the left short side of the box top is tore off along the box fold and corners. It is included inside the box.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules 'S' Kit, 1/140, H247-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$185   

1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art. The box is excellent with great color and gloss. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Best 1931 Miller (Bowes) Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Testors Lockheed C-5A Galaxy - (ex-Otaki), 1/144, 598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

From high quality Otaki molds. This is still the largest injection molded C-5A available. Features 84 parts will all recessed engraved lines, optional position landing gear, display stand and more. The Testors decals and paint guide cover two aircraft. The kit has never been started. That parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions.

StromBecker Lockheed F-94 Jet, C-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Fantastic 1950s kit in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. 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 - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Revell 1917 Ford Model T - Pull-Toy with Backfire Action, 1/16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$125   

For the advanced Revell collector. Revell was a toy maker long before they teamed with Gowland & Gowland for the first Highway Pioneers series that revolutionized the hobby of mainstream model building. Revell's associated with Gowland went back to the pure toy days before injection molded models. One such creation in 1950 was a large scale 1/16 Maxwell automobile. The toy was a huge success. Then the Highway Pioneers took off...but Revell was not ready to give up on toys yet. In 1952 they issued a 1/16 scale counterpart to the Maxwell- this 1917 Model T Ford. It has a very unique features - when you pull the tow cord, it backfires! On the bottom is a cap gun style mechanism and the 'bang!' is made by real gunpowder from caps. The Ford is in perfect condition. There are no cracks, warps, missing parts or scratched paint. it is a little dirty, however. On the underside, the cap mechanism is as new and works flawlessly. The box is poor - it is tattered and missing the top. The instructions on both sides for the cap loading are still legible.

CM USCG Campbell WPG32 (Treasury class 1943), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$120   

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.

Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3500   

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. The company continued to produce the usual solid models, but plastics were coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material'. Maircraft decided to produce a deluxe kit with more injection molded details and soon the excellent P-61 Black Widow kit was born. The kit came out in 1945 and was priced very high for the time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more although the exact time frame is unknown. Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufactures predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point, but it's not serious. The kit is 100% complete and has never been touched. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are pre-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other stock wooden parts are factory pre-carved parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well - the 'missing parts' sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' brochure and 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large decal sheet is near mint and even lacks the traditional yellowing or curling. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector or museum. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured.

Strombecker Convair XF2Y (Yf2Y-1) Sea Dart - Supersonic Float Plane - NO Rivet Detail, 1/60, D25-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

From the 1950s. Rare first issue with no rivet detail on the plastic parts. Later issues all had this detail added. Box has great color. Nicely done kit for the time. Molded in dark blue plastic. Has very colorful decals in like-new contiion for this unusual and beautiful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals, Strombecker club application and instructions present. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. The Sea Dart was a supersonic design that could take off and land from water using retractable hydro-skis. Five prototypes were built and over 300 test flights made. The advent of the super carrier spelled the end of the Sea Dart, although 4 still exist on display today.

Aurora Curtiss Warhawk P-40 Flying Tiger 'Train' Artwork, 1/48, 44-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$150   

Very rare. Jim Cox did a few different box art versions of the P-40 for Aurora, and this one is by far the rarest. The box is 100% complete but has serious damage to the top in the form of litho and cardboard tears; for this reason I have grade the box 'fair.' The box topsides and bottom tray are 'very good' to 'excellent.' Inside, the kit is 100% correct. The model has the early one-piece wings, landing gear and bombs for this issue. The clear stand has the rectangle base, and the decals are by Tatem and have no stand decal (that would come later with the new Triangle stand). The instructions have the early WH logo. Decals and instructions are excellent. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Crown Logo Blue Knight of Milan 1520, 1/8, K2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$150   

In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the kit is mint. The shiny, very dark blue plastic parts are complete and there is a red feather plume. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo.

RCM Martin B-26 Maurauder, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$114   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.