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Monogram TWA Airliner Set DC-3 and Super G Constellation, MGP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$425   

1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is in very solid condition with no fading, stains or split corners. There is edge wear that account for the 'VG' box rating. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The models has not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Martin-Handasyde No. 3 Monoplane - ex Inpact, 1/48, P602-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Very nicely detailed. Has realistic fabric texture on wings and control surfaces. Includes engine and cockpit detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$155   

First issue from the early 1950s. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Le Gladiateur, 1/200, 80826

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

$119   

Still factory sealed. Large scale kit that is highly detailed with over 600 parts. Includes optional vac sails, detailed hull and deck fittings and complete running and standing rigging. Le Gladiateur was part of the fleet sailing with the Marquis de La Fayette to assist of George Washington's troops during the Revolutionary War.

Heller Kurun 'Round the World' Norwegian Cutter, 1/60, 80614

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$54   

Very nicely detailed large-scale full-hull kit with billowing sails. Features detailed deck with full fittings, rigging instructions and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, vac sails and instructions. The Kuran was the result of the dream of a lover of the sea, Jacques-Yves le Tourmelin. As a young child, he had sworn to go around the world solo under sail. Jacques began construction of the Kuran immediately after World War II. In spite of the scarcity of raw materials, the ship was floated and ready for it's first trials on February 26, 1948. He set the sails for his epic journey on September 19, 1948 at 4 pm. On July 7, 1952, after 45 months sailing, the battle-scared Kuran arrived at the harbor of Le Croisic after circumnavigating the globe.

Wen-Mac Northrop X-4 USAF, 1/50, 5501-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Very rare. Wen-Mac was a famous manufacture of gas powered U-Control model aircraft. In 1955, they produced their one and only injection molded model kit, this Northrop X-4. The kit is a 'whip fly' model where the pilot controls the elevator (and thus the pitch of the aircraft) with the Jimmy Walker patented U-Control. The instructions are on the back, and the small crinkle bag is still present. Please note that Wen-Mac did not issue this kit with decals. Molded in the correct red plastic with additional metal parts. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing small metal nut, easy purchased at any hardware store. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts.

Aurora Bell UH-1B Cobra Copter - Huey, 1/48, 500-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Hardbox issue dated 1966 with superb art by Roy Grinnell Very nicely molded and detailed. Features cockpit detail, optional position crew doors, detailed rotor head, small or large rocket loadout, machine guns and US Army Vietnam-era decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Westland Wessex HU.5 HAS.31 (S-58) Royal Navy / Australian Navy, 1/72, PK133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$28   

Dated 1987. Very nicely molded kit. Features very fine raised detail, very good cockpit and rear cabin, opening cabin door, optional parts for stowed flight position tail and rotor, optional cowlings + exhaust and parts for RAF HC Mk2 / HUM K5 and Australian Royal Navy HAS Mk.31B and decals for both versions, HMS Bulwark 1966 and RAN NAS Nowra 1963. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Flagship American Airlines - 'S' Kit Issue, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$175   

Very hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in it's initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required.

Kora Bucker Bu-134 Light Aircraft, 1/72, 7247

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Excellent limited edition kit. Features main airframe parts in professional grade castings, detailed full interior, clear windows, photoetched parts, printed instruments, painting guide and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Martin PBM-5 Mariner - Famous Artist Series, 1/118, H175-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$49   

Hardbox issue dated 1960. Colorful and dramatic artwork has made the 'Famous Artist Series' a favorite among collectors. The PBM features signed artwork by George Akimoto '...with Picture Box Top For You To Frame!' Molded in gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are photocopies from the "S" issue and there is no trading stamp.

Skywave JMSDF Sawakaze DDG170 / HSS-2B / P-3 Orion, 1/700, 43

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Very highly detailed waterline model. Includes P-3C Orion aircraft and HSS-2B helicopter. With extensive decals for the ship and helicopters. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA, 1/72, PK25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Two-color kit dated 1974. Includes color painting guide and decals for No. 29 Squadron 1928 and No 32 Squadron 1931. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Turners' 1938 Laird Racer Balsa - Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

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.

Monogram Messerschmitt Me-262 Fighter-Bomber, 1/48, 5453

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. 1991 issue. Has removable panels to reveal jet engine detail and gun bays. Optional position canopy. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality.

Italeri AH-64 Apache, 1/72, 159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$14   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with good cockpit detail and weapons load.

AMT F-104C/G Starfighter - USAF Drone Target / Luftwaffe Last Flight Annicersary / Last Canadian CF-104, 1/72, 8759

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

From 1994. Excellent kit with all very fine recessed panel lines, optional parts for CF-104/F-104G and QF-104, good cockpit detail, optional position landing gear, optional position air brakes and a lare and colorful decal sheet for all aircraft listed. The last Luftwaffe 'G' is especially stunning. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

First issue artwork from the early 1950s. Rare. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube has broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone corrected Aurora. Then the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or cicle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' it was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. On the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking 5/31" in front of the blot. That is this issue.

Hasegawa Lockheed EP-3E Orion (EW P-3 ELINT), 1/72, 00167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$185   

Still factory sealed. The only kit ever made of the ELINT version of the venerable P-3 Orion. Very hard to find limited issue, long out of production. Contains base kit, markings for VQ-1 and high-definition resin cast parts needed for the conversion.