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Aurora P-51D Mustang, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$165   

First and only issue from 1956 with the rectangular Northern Lights logo. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowlings, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, 1/110, 291-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$80   

Later issue with simplified logo; possibly mid 1960s. Condition of the box is almost as it left the factory, with beautiful gloss and color and four perfect corners. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell History Makers Corporal Missile with Transporter, 1/40, 8649

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$69   

Still factory sealed. 1983 limited edition of this large and highly detailed kit from the original "S" molds. Contains transporter/erector/ launcher that functions like the real one, removable missile and ground equipment.

Sterling Fairchild 24K with 'Auto-Magic' Pilot - 22 inch Wingspan Control Line or Free Flight, M-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$35   

Mid 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model with special 'Auto Magic Pilot' feature and 22 inch wingspan. Can be built for scale static display, rubber free-flight or gas powered control line or Auto Magic Pilot, where the aircraft flies by itself on a tether and maintains level flight. Features full size plans, many sheets of die-cut balsa wood parts, main spars, stringers, tissue, completely formed and painted wooden wheels, die-cut plywood parts, clear material for windows, vacuformed cowl and other parts, steel pre-shaped landing gear strut and full decals. Full size plans are included with highly detailed text instructions also. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling kits to be deluxe kits as they had the action features and were much nicer than most of other kits of this type.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS America Ocean Liner / Troop Ship USS West Point / S.S. Australis - Wooden Ship Kit, 1/330, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$575   

Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.

Jo-Han Plymouth Superbird - Stock or Racing Versions, 1/25, GC-1470

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$74   

Can be built one of two ways - Stock or Race. Features race engine with single 4bbl carb, stock engine with dual quads, stock interior or race interior with roll cage, rear axle blower, shoulder harness and seatbelt, fire extinguisher and more, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, molded underside chassis detail, optional tall rear spoiler and full decals for #43 Richard Petty. Molded in white, clear, red-tint clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Wright J-5 Whirlwind Engine Cylinder Kit - for Large Scale RC Aircraft - Bagged, 1.5 Inch

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$4   

Still factory sealed. Originally made for large scale RC Aircraft. Cylinder measures 1.25 inches high and .75 inches in diameter near the top of the cylinder.

Hubley 1930 Packard Model 740 Custom Roadster, 1/22, 860K-500

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

From the 1970s. Very well detailed with 143 parts. Includes metal body, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts. Features a full rolling chassis just like the real car with excellent engine detail, removable hood, complete exhaust and suspension, working steering, flexible radiator hoses, rubber tires, chrome spoke wheels and working worm-gear steering. Has full interior detail with very clear thin windshields and special interior side panels. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the plastic parts bag was torn, so I opened it and inventoried those parts; they are complete, along with the few other parts that were never factory sealed. With instructions and decals. In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a beautiful, fast status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand.

SMER Nieuport 11 Bebe Russian, 1/48, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$18   

Still factory sealed. Makes a great builder because this kit is a copy of the Aurora Nieuport 11.

MPC 1978 Chevrolet Corvette - Stock or Street Machine 'Rainbowvette', 1/20, 1-7830

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Original issue and bigger (1/20) scale model kit that was nicely detailed for that time. Can be built one of two ways. Features detailed engine and engine bay, opening hood, full interior, detailed working suspension, steerable front wheels and a large number of optional parts. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: there is minor bug damage to the instructions. There is no bug damage to the decals, but they have the typical visible micro-cracking due to age.

CM WPG46 USCG Modoc (Tampa Class CG Cutter), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$97   

An assembled kit is shown. This kit does not come assembled. You must build it and paint it! SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete full-hull kit with resin and photoetched parts and details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Aurora-KB Nieuport 28 C.1 - Flight Lieutenant Eddie Rickenbacker of the 94th Aero Squadron AEF, 1/48, 1108-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1972 Collector's Series issue. Features highly improved mold quality and terrain display base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the decal sheet has been cut in half. The only damage is that the top wing 'poster' decal was cut in half also. The other decals are intact.

Revell PT Boat PT-212, 1/98, H421-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$79   

Still factory sealed. 1969 issue from the 1953 Pre-S molds. The original PT-212 was one of Revell's earlier ship kits, issued shortly after the release of the Missouri in the same year.

Renwal Lt. Alfred Lenz's Pfalz D-III with Aeroskin Fabric - (DIII), 1/72, 271-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$30   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. This kit has never been started. Inventoried with all aircraft parts, Aeroskin fabric and instructions present. NOTE: missing display stand.

Revell Battleship USS Arizona 'S' Issue, 1/426, H348-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare true first issue of one of Revell's finest ship models. Dated 1957 and has the "S" Cement adds on all four box sides. Features stunning artwork and great detail including full hull, complete props and rudder detail, transversing main turrets and secondary guns, elevating main guns, complete and detailed superstructure and deck fittings, color flags and decals. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts and paperwork present. Toms and GMM have excellent PE detail sets designed for this model. This kit played a major roll in fund-raising for the USS Arizona memorial and Revell donated a sizable amount to the construction.

Tamiya Mitsubishi Isshikirikko Type 11 Betty With Eduard 48-191 PE Set / EZ Mask #26 Mask Set / True Details 48009 Main Wheel Set / Moskit 48-32 Exhaust / Testors Ohka Mk.II MYX-7 / Airwaves Seat for Ohka / Extra Decals - IJN 761st Fighter Group or 705th Fighter, 1/48, 61049-4800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$99   

Build the ultimate 1/48 Betty! Includes all accessories listed in in never used and complete condition, with instructions. The Testors Ohka is from Hawk molds. The Testors decals are not present but I have included a large number of decals for the Ohka. Ohka instructions are photocopies. The actual kit is dated 1996. Very highly detailed kit with full interior, Type 91 torpedo and bomb load. Finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Includes decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg River Rouge Tow Boat Motorized, 1/300, 773-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Early 1960s kit with classic box art by Lacina. The kit is motorized with a rubber band and a large propeller and two brass bushings. The scale is given as "1 Inch = 25 Feet" or 1/300 scale. The one-piece hull is 5 inches long. Nicely detailed and cleanly molded. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Formaplane Hawker Siddeley Nimrod ASW, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

Well detailed and large kit. Complete with all parts and plans.

MPC B-24D Liberator Profile Series - 466th BG 8th AF / 98th BG 15th AF / Liberator B Mk. VI 356 Sq SEAC, 1/72, 2-2001-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

Markings for three aircraft: 466 BG, 8th AF - 98 BG, 15th AF and RAF 356 Sqdn, SEAC. Well detailed kit. Features moving guns and rotating turrets, movable control surfaces, retracting landing gear, rotating props and wheels, optional position crew entry door and boarding ladder. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with decals and instructions. Decals are 'excellent', but please read the articles on this website about 'Using or Restoring Old Decals' before using any older kit decals.

Williams Brothers Wright J-5 Whirlwind Engine Cylinder Kit - for Large Scale RC Aircraft - Bagged, 2 Inch

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$4   

Still factory sealed. Originally made for large scale RC Aircraft. Cylinders measure 2.1 inches high and 1.25 inches in diameter at the middle of the cylinder.