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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.

Aurora Pan-Am Space Clipper Orion - 2001 Space Odyssey, 1/144, 148-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Rare first issue hardbox from 1968. From the famous movie '2001 A Space Odyssey'. Features removable cover shows nuclear engines and Pan-Am markings. NOTE: this kit has minor 'professional' quality subassembly as follow: (7) pieces of the engine room are assembled. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Funaro & Camerlengo 40' 8 Hatch Hinged Door Reefer - NSC Ends (Refrigerator Car) Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 5133

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for Canadian National. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were not bagged have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Frog Miles Magister 1 Trainer, 1/72, F153

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Finely molded in dark yellow and clear. Builds to an excellent model. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$49   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised details, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, underwing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Revell Starburst Mobile - For 15 Aircraft Models, S-8180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Rare. You have seen this item on the old Revell instructions and box side advertisements. This is the Starburst Model-Holding Mobile made from plastic and metal, the ultimate display accessory for your built up Revell kits. The mobile has not been started and is complete with center ball, grease pencil, eye-screw, all arms and rubber arm cups.

Fujimi Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100 - Bagged, 1/70, 0708

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$10   

Mokei/Bachmann issue most likely from the 1970s. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing the part that is used in the gear wells if the gear is shown retracted. Inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

Air Lines Supermarine S-6B (S.6B) Racer, 1/72, 4900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Well detailed kit from FROG molds. Never started. NOTE: missing one of four straight float braces. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 LR Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have moisture damaged and cannot be used. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.

Minicraft Oriental Star / Occident - 1838 Trans Atlantic Sail and Steam Ocean Liner (ex Heller), 1/100, 145-800

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

$249   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

Revell Tactical Missiles Dart and Little John, 1/40, H547-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

Hard-to-find model in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. This is the rarer final issue from 1963 and not the "S" issue. For this release, the original box art was retained and the part number and name were changed, while the side panels show Revell's then-new series of 1/72 scale WWII aircraft. Note that the this kit is called 'Tactical Rockets' instead of the original 'Tactical Missiles'. These models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs,decals and crew of three. Molded in dark olive drab and white plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on it's launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early 5-foot long wire guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance.

Revell 1900 Packard Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

NOTE: builder kit only, please see below. Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds in the Highway Pioneers series from about 1954/55. Never started. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: The box is old, but the kit inside is a recent reissue of the Highway Pioneers Packard by Dapol/Minicraft of the United Kingdom. Dapol did use the original molds and there is some flash.

Strombecker Walt Disney's Satellite Launcher - from Man in Space, D35-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$225   

From the Strombecker science fiction series released with Disney's famous landmark 'Man in Space' movie series. This kit is a completely transparent model of the three stage rocket and satellite. Has colorful paper inserts that go on the inside of the parts to show the interior of the missile such as liquid and solid fuel tanks, fuel system, launcher details, etc. Features launch base, three separating stages and metal 'satellite'. The paper sheet is in excellent condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, color paper interior parts and instructions.

LS D4Y2 Type 12 Suisei 'Judy', 1/72, 3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Very early LS kit, most likely from the early 1960s. Even at this early date, you can see why LS quality became legendary. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, retractable landing gear, opening bomb bay and dropping bomb and crew of two. The model has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce high quality kits. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Airfix Great Western Atlantic Ocean Liner, 1/180, 1701-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$109   

NOTE: builder kit only! Please read carefully. Large scale issue with fantastic Craftmaster artwork. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing a section and one part of the display stand. The actual ship is missing 1/2 of the smoke stack (a simple cylinder with raised lines and two straight pipes. The other half is there to use as a perfect guide) and part #192 aft mast cross tree. Inventoried with all other parts, sails, rat lines, flag sheet and instructions present. NOTE: the bowsprit is present, but the fore most end is broken off. Best replaced with a section of pulled sprue or stock round plastic stock.

Ogonjek Battleship Potemkin - (ex Heller Potemkine), 1/400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

From very high quality ex-Heller kits. Cleanly molded with no flash. Soviet Union release. Full hull kit with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - N9DC Prototype, 1/120, H246-100

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

$55   

Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1966 and in a hardbox. Nicely molded kit includes optional position landing gear, movable wheels and very colorful and complete Douglas Prototype markings.

Aurora Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Peacemaker, 1/333, 492-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Third issue hardbox dated 1961. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Note the oval sunburst logo with no yellow rectangular background. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and light, general wear as the only flaws. Features rotating propellers, full landing gear, auxiliary jet engines, clear canopy & nose and the Aurora 'Triangle World' clear stand. 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, both in 'excellent' condition.

Monogram Bell UH-1B Iroquois Huey Helicopter - Rambo Combat Chopper, 1/24, 6038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

1985 issue as a tie-in with the famous movie. Very large 1/24 scale kit is over 19 inches long when built. Actually, this model is made from the same molds as the Phantom Huey kit from the late 1960s, except it is molded in color and excludes the non-relevant parts. The results is a wonderfully detailed kit with full interior, two pilots, full instrument panel and radios, detailed engine and transmission, opening cabin doors, and rotating main and tail rotors. Includes XM-16 armament subsystem with quad 7.62 mm machine guns with ammunition belts and two LAU 32A/A (Aero 60) rocket pods. Molded in olive drab, silver, flexible black and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Academy R.M.S. Titanic Centenary Anniversary Edition - with Wooden Decks / Extensive Photoetched Parts / Brass Accessories, 1/400, 14202

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$185   

Limited edition of the most complete and detailed Titanic kit ever issues. This one is 1344 of 5000 made and the dark cardboard sleeve is included (but not pictured). Premium detail parts include laser cut wooden decks, extensive metal photo-etched parts, blackened chain, bow and stern 'TITANIC' and 'TITANIC Liverpool' brass adhesive letters, brass flagpole, flag sheet, decals, display stand, detailed instructions for the standard kit and separate illustrated instruction sheets for all of the premium parts. The kit has never been started. All of the parts are still sealed in the factory clear bags. With decals and instructions.