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Lindberg USS Manchester CL83 Light Cruiser, 1/600, 1723

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Still factory sealed. This model is dated 1986 and is a full hull kit from the original, late-1950s molds.

Airfix SE 210 Caravelle - Air France Classic Airliners Special Edition, 1/144, 04175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Very good model of what is perhaps the most beautiful jet airliner ever made. Air France was the primary customer, but many airlines flew the Caravelle, including United Air Lines in the USA. Features clear windows, full landing gear and opening and closing rear loading ramp stairs. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Los Angeles Dodgers Lockheed Electra II, 1/115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$250   

SALE! Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer 'Danny Goodman' for the LA Dodgers, Inc. I purchased this kit along with the Revell factory shipping carton. This carton was originally sold to Union 76 Service Station #3459, located at 12080 Ventura Blvd in Studio City California. The case was shipped directly from Revell in Los Angeles to the Union Oil Station; the gas station owner's son confirmed this. (Somehow Danny Goodman was bypassed in the transaction!). The kit is fresh from the original shipping carton with no more wear than you would expect. The box is in investment grade 'near mint' condition with the only flaws being some yellowing and light wear on the paper label. Inside, the kit is factory new. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the Revell factory bag. The kit includes a wonderful photo of the 1963 Dodgers - World's Champions!

Aurora Patton Tank M48 - 8th Army / 8th Army 6th Tank Bat. / 24th Infantry Division, 1/48, 321-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$89   

Still factory sealed. This 1969 hardbox issue in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Hard-to-find, 1/48 scale model featuring elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. There are markings for the three different tanks listed.

Jo-Han 1934 Mercedes Benz 500K Special Sports Roadster, 1/25, GC234-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$75   

Every few decades an automobile is produced that becomes an world-leading classic in beauty and performance. In the spring of 1934 at the Berlin Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new series of high speed touring cars. The engine was the super charged 8 cylinder Mercedes, and the model name was 500K; 500 for the engine's 5 liter displacement and K for "Kompressor" or super charger. One of the three 500k cars was to become an immediate classic -the Singelfingen-Bodied 500K Special Sports Roadster. This model is highly detailed and features over 150 pieces, steerable wheels, removable top, operating rumble seat, removable boot, highly detailed engine and full chassis, double rear-mount spare tires, detailed interior, opening hood, chrome spoked wheels, tonneau cover and more. Molded in tan/yellow (as per the box top), black, clear, a large tree of chrome-plated parts and rubber tires. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions present.

Maquette Handley Page Dart Herald Channel Express Airlines or BIA British Island Airways - (ex-Frog), 1/72, MQ-7221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$95   

Still factory bsealed. Hard-to-find and from original Frog molds. One of the very early British Prop-jet airliners, Heralds carried 56 passengers or 6.5 tons of freight at a range of 1000 miles and a cruising speed of 275 mph. This kit features separately molded rudder, ailerons and elevators, two position passenger and cargo doors, rotating propeller & wheels, boarding stairs, seated and standing pilots and more. Includes two very colorful decal sheets and painting guide for both aircraft.

ITC US Submarine Chaser - SC96 Subchaser WWI US Navy - Motorized, 1/74, 3682-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$189   

Very rare motorized, large scale model that measures 18 inches long when assembled. Dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s and can be easily converted to R/C with todays modern & small components. Motorizing equipment is complete with battery holder, electric motor, brass contacts, motor mount, metal shaft & drive propeller and switch. The kit is molded in blue and silver plastic, while the motorizing parts are molded in white. The kit has never been started. The silver parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, color flag sheet and both sets of instructions (standard and supplemental for motorizing). The actual US Navy WWI Submarine chaser was a 110 foot wooden vessel. The ships carried a crew of 25 and were armed with a 3 lb deck gun and a "Y" gun for discharging depth charges. The ships proved valuable in combating the German U-boats in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Some were updated and saw service in WWII.

Lindberg Amphibious Duck - Cellovision Issue, 1/76, 757

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$145   

Still factory sealed and a very rare kit from the late 1950s that has fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork of a beach landing scene. For some reason this kit almost never shows up and was issued only once or twice. Why is did not stay in the lineup is a mystery; perhaps the molds were damaged beyond repair. The model is large scale and well detailed for that time. The Cellovision box is in 'excellent' condition which is most unusual. These are thin and frail boxes which are easily damaged. This one has like-new color and gloss, no crushing or creasing, an intact plastic window still securely glued into place and all short end flaps in place and factory glued shut. The trading card on the back is in very good condition as well. Flaws include light age spotting, light general wear and a very small 1/2" x 3/8" litho tear on the back near the right short side.

Heller Snecma C-450 Coleoptere, 1/48, 1400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$250   

Rare kit of the 1950s French VTOL aircraft. The Coleoptere (meaning 'Annular Wing') was designed much as the American Pogo aircraft; however, the Coleoptere was exclusively jet powered. Some test flights took place on a tether, but the aircraft was destroyed while performing a free-flight transition from vertical to horizontal. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that this kit must be shipped double boxed and insured.

Aurora Braniff Boeing 747 - Braniff International Air Lines Jumbo Jet - Young Model Builders Club Issue, 1/156, 750

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

This is the early 1970s Young Model Builders Club release of the classic Aurora 747. It is still in the original 'mailer' box with the glued-on lithograph slick. This colorful model features full color Braniff markings, big 15" wingspan, clear cockpit windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large display stand. Molded in 'Great Pumpkin' orange and clear. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Rare, first issue artwork from about 1955. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand and the correct stand is 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 and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has great color and gloss and would grade at least 'good' but it has two small factory tape tears on each long side. This model was made after Aurora found out that the scale on the box top was wrong and was factory 'blotted out' with a black circle at the top left.

Aurora The Blue Knight of Milan, 1/8, 472

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

1960s Aurora of Great Britain issue with great box art. This model contains a large 1/8 scale knight, base, both red and white plumes (like the box art) and instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box had a closed tear across the bottom, about 1" up from the lowest point. This has been neatly repaired from the inside but that is why the box only grades 'good-.' 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 and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued.

Bandai Mercedes Benz L3000S 3 Ton Cargo Truck - Bagged, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Very rare. In 1977 Bandai briefly issued four 'demonstration kits' to test the market. They were this Mercedes Benz L3000S, German Goliath Demolition Vehicle, Mercedes Benz L3000A House Truck and NSU Kettenrad Motorcycle. Features detailed motor, removable hood, detailed chassis with separately molded exhaust, two bar, front and rear suspension and driveline, excellent cab interior detail, two styles of troop seating configuration for the bed, optional 'soft' top for the bed and more. After this very brief availability, Bandai never reissued them again. Never started. This kit and the paperwork is still in the factory sealed bag. I have listed this kit under Bandai; however, there is no manufacture listed on anything that I can see in the bag. At one point Academy obtained many Bandai molds and reissued several of the famous 1/48 Pin Point armor issue, using original Bandai artwork. Although I cannot tell, this may be one of the Academy kits. I cannot tell if there are decals or not because the paperwork is sealed. If it is the Academy issue, it will not have them as they did not issue decals with this kit; however, they would put four paper license plates to cut from the instructions if you wish.

Skywave USS San Diego CL-53 Light Cruiser - Oakland / Atlanta / Juneau / San Juan / Reno / Flint / Tucson / Spokane / Fresno, 1/700, 50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32   

This is Pit Road/Skywave's very highly detailed and finely molded waterline model of the USS San Diego. It can be built as any of the cruisers listed because it includes decals for all ships listed - hull numbers and stern names as well. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave D80 HMS Sheffield Missile Destroyer Type 42 Batch 1 - Also HMS Coventry D118 and ARA Argentina Ships Of The Hercules Class, 1/700, SP2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Very well molded and detailed waterline kit with decals for all the ships named. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Skywave Umigiri DD-158 Destroyer JMSDF - Also With Decals For Hamagiri DD155 / Setogiri DD156 / Sawagiri SS157, 1/700, J14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Pit Road/Skywave issue. Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline model that can be built as any of the destroyers listed because it includes decals for all ships listed - hull numbers and stern names as well. This model includes a helicopter hanger bay with an optional position door and a detailed SH-60J. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Forrest Sherman DD931 Destroyer, 1/320, H463

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$64   

Dated 1972 and measures over 15 inches long when assembled. This is a large-scale, well detailed model for that time and still one of the best for a ship of this class. Features full hull with propellers and rudder detail, complete deck fittings, elevating and rotating main turrets, torpedo tubes, torpedo and lifeboat davits, detailed depth charge racks, display stand, decals, flag sheet and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, color flag sheet and instructions.

Revell Attack Transport USS Montrose PA212 - ( USS Randall Attack Transport PA224), 1/376, H452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$135   

1971 issue that is from the same molds as the famous USS Randall 1950s 'S' kit. This is a highly detailed and excellent kit for that time that features full, one-piece hull, detailed deck & superstructure, life rafts, deck guns, all masts and booms, a complete complement of 22 barges and landing craft and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.

Revell 1893 Duryea Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H61-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$44   

1954 'US Antique' series issue molded in black plastic. This kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo only on the box top. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Duryea kit, and even has advertisements for the early Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Revell Arado Ar-196 A-3 Seaplane With Eduard Mask - KG-100 at Crete / Aircraft on the Tirpitz, 1/32, 04688

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$140   

Includes Eduard #JX119 Mask Set, still factory sealed. The actual kit is dated 2010 and features 192 pieces, fine recessed surface detail, detailed internal tubular space frame, full cockpit & stations, optional folded wings, optional position speed brakes, separate ailerons, individual navigation lights, detailed BMW engine, separately molded maintenance flaps on the engine and nose, two different 3 bladed props, display stand and decals for the two aircraft listed in the title. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.