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OldModelKits SS Rex Ocean Liner, mid 1930s, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$669   

Finally, the Pride of the Italian Line in 1/350 scale! The SS Rex is from the same team that brought you the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner. This four year project is a 100% new model and represents the Rex in her glory years of the mid 1930s.  more info >

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$725   

Rare very first issue from Aurora's first factory in Brooklyn. This early kit, as with the other Brooklyn's, was issued without landing gear, bombs and has very little rivet detail. All parts correct for this kit molded in high-gloss yellow and clear including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals - even the original tissue packing paper is present. The box is solid and displays nicely. Gloss and colors are like new. On the top, there is light surface wear at the lower left. On the sides there is a 1" thin tape tear on one long side and a 1/2" thin tape tear on the other long side from the original tape seal. There is no other tape, price stickers or other defects. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Execuform Consolidated PB-2A - 1934 - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Rare model of a rare subject and still the only kit ever made of this aircraft. Features white vac main parts, clear canopy, plans and instructions. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Basic vacuform kit. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Monogram 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, 1/24, 2462

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$34   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1995 and an excellent kit featuring 137 pieces, detailed 265 V8 Power Pack engine and compartment, opening hood, continental kit, detailed underside, full interior, optional up or down convertible top and more. Molded in coral, metallic charcoal, white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Pre-'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

1954 issue of this classic kit. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the box would grade higher than 'excellent' but there is a very, very light stain below the front of the aircraft. It is difficult to see. This kit has an interesting history. The first issue came out in the 'short' hardbox that had the full version of this artwork with a port and ocean scene in the background. The first version also had the one-piece stand arm and the instructions that reflected that. The second issue had the same artwork, but with a completely different background that gave better contrast. There may be a 'one-piece' stand arm version in this revised artwork, but I have yet to see one.

ITC Martin MB-2 Bomber, 1/78, 37614-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

The Martin MB-2 became famous as the first bomber to sink a battleship under any circumstances. Billy Mitchell arranged to have the ex-WWI German Battleship Ostfriesland used as target practice for 6 MB2s, and the ship sank in 25 minutes. The model is from the early 1960s and was an excellent kit for that time. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Curtiss Jenny JN-4D - 34 inch Wingspan Rubber / Gas Control Line / RC Flying Balsa Aircraft, 3646

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$48   

Large 34 inch wingspan flying kit can be powered by rubber, electric and made RC with modern lightweight servos and receivers. This is a deluxe Comet kit from the 1970s and features true scale appearance, rugged Super-X non-warping wing assembly, Tube-O-Matic fuselage construction, many lightweight plastic details - cowling, machine guns, pilot, bombs etc. for flying models or static displays, quality die-cut balsa parts, plywood firewall, factory cut spars and stringers, fully formed gear struts and wheels, windscreen material, covering tissue, hardware, weight for balancing, scale four-blade and flying (2 blade) propellers, rubber motor, huge color decorating sheet, detailed full size plans and building instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag, and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes insignia and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has bug damage as shown, mainly along the edges but everything inside the box is is fine. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Hasegawa Typhoon Mk.1B Early Version - RAF No.608 Sq or No.266 Sq, 1/48, JT183

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Rare issue dated 1999. Very highly detailed featuring 83 pieces, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, bomb load-out, optional position canopy door, excellent landing gear detail, decals for both aircraft and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or they have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Bellanca Cruisair - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

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. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 80% cut, profile cut parts (wings, etc), wood stock as required and a small paper envelope of details. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes excellent step-by-step text and illustrated building instructions and full-size three-view plans with fuselage and wing templates.

Monogram Mig-29 Fulcrum, 1/48, 5825

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown and drawn the box top concave. Dated 1991 and well molded and detailed for that time. Features detailed cockpit and engine air inlets, pilot, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, long range drop tanks and two types of air-to-air missiles.

Constructo Galeon San Mateo (Spanish Galleon) - Highly Prefabricated Wooden Ship Kit

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

19 inches LOA (length overall) and 17 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hull with predrilled mast and stand pedestal holes, finished wood display stand, turned and painted stand pedestals, four large sheets of heavy cardboard displaying over 100 wooden parts that are completely cut, finished, numbered and held on with string, another sheet with completely sewn and finished cloth sails, flags and much more, a box with well over 100 injection molded fittings, another box holding all needed paint colors, instruction sheet in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits, all issued by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

Aurora Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Fourth issue still dated 1956 but actually from 1958/59. Jim Cox artwork. The square Northern Lights logo has been replaced with the first famous oval logo sunburst, but the square background remains. The Parents' Magazine seal is at the upper left. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Revell V-2 with Trailer and Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/69, 0560

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

1994 re-release of the 1982 release- which itself is from the very popular 1960s original molds. Has many operational features including the V-2 missile with removable panel with full interior including fuel tanks, rocket engine and more, working launcher and transport trailer/erector and crew members. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note that Revell lists this kit as 1/54 but I have noted it as 1/69 because the built missile measures 8" tall and the actual missile is 45.9 feet tall. That comes out to be 1/69.

Pegasus Blohm & Voss Bv-155 B-1 (V1), 1/72, 5002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

The B-155 was the peak of Luftwaffe high-altitude fighter design but did not see combat. First flown on February 8th, 1945, the aircraft had been developed from the Messerschmitt Bf-109ST and Me-155. Three prototypes were constructed, and one remains in storage with the NASM. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Japanese Medium Tank - Type 97 Chi-Ha, 1/48, 313-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

The original owner opened the kit but carefully left the factory seal on the box top, which is why the box is in remarkable 'near mint' condition. The hardbox is dated 1964 with the original issue 98 cent price extension and has John Steel artwork. The top has the 'simple' logo and the four sides have 'Famous Fighters' ovals. Kit features flexible treads, tank commander and three ground troops, two rifles, rotating turret, elevating gun optional position top hatch and working tracks & wheels. It has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one very small part, a round rear tail light. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Hobby Boss Soviet MBV-2 Armored Train, 1/35, 85514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$76   

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Large, very highly detailed model that includes two frets of PE parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Lindberg FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$95   

From the mid 1950s with wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Rare first issue that featuring the circular Lindberg logo and short, early two-piece box. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-49-II Hei Type 100 Donryu Helen With Radar - (Ki-49), 1/72, CP111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Rare limited issue with special radar conversion parts. Still factory sealed. 1998 issue featuring 98 pieces, recessed panel lines, interior detail, special radar equipment and much more.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard Turbo-Prop, 1/144, 03171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded molded kit with optional position cabin entry doors, clear cockpit and cabin windows, rotating props, detailed gear and front and rear passenger boarding stair assemblies. Decals are for British Airways. The Vanguard was a 1959 high speed early turbo-prop airliner that carried 139 passengers.

Combrig Peter Velikiy 1877 Russian Battleship, 1/700, ZA1877

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Limited edition waterline kit. Features a beautifully cast resin hull and resin details. Detail is far superior to injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Rivarossi Log Car 2 Unit Set Northern Pacific - (#150 and 147) - HO Scale, 1/87, HR6312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$48   

Contains two beautiful factory built, painted and lettered log cars with optional payload. These are NOS (New Old Stock) - never run, never displayed and never taken out of the factory packaging.