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Sanwa Messershmitt Me-110 C-4, 1/90, 169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$55   

Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. NOTE: there is currently no assembly, but two parts were very neatly joined in the past. At one time, one top wing was very neatly glued to a lower wing by an adult to 'professional' quality. But the glue got old and it fell off. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. The box has damage and a few crunches as shown including two on the long lower side. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Aurora Scotch Lad, 1/8, 419-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

Rare kit dated 1957. Part of the 'Guys and Gals Of All Nations,' these very well detailed models simply did not sell well. Aurora quickly dropped them from the line, which made them instant collector's items. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender Tanker with F-15 - (DC-10), 1/144, 4524

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. 1983 issue. Features both aircraft in 1/144 scale, optional position landing gear, optional position fueling probe, optional stand that can hold the aircraft in refueling position and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa IJN Submarines I-361 and I-171, 1/700, WLD095

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Highly detailed waterline small-scale model includes both submarines and several separately molded Kaiten. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. I-361 has a very active career as a supply sub making runs to Wake Island. In May of 1945 she is outfitted with five kaiten and sent to attack Okinawa where the US invasion fleet was. After evading American forces for several days, she was sunk on May 31, 1945 by an Avenger using sonobouys and a Mark 24 "Fido" acoustic tracking torpedo. I-171 lead a very active career from Pearl Harbor, Midway and beyond. She was diverted to supply duty and was depth charged and sunk on one such mission by DD-472 USS Guest and DD-475 USS Hudson, 1 February 1944, off Buka Island.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. The box is in 'excellent' collector condition. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all aircraft parts, decals, instructions, metal ring, plastic handle, square of clay, 12' of line and plastic streamers.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop Capital Airlines With Capital Viscount Flyer - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner, and it includes the rare Capital Airlines one page "The Jet Prop Viscount' advertising sheet. The box displays beautifully and is in 'Excellent' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape and no price tags, no fading and no litho tears. Light general wear and a very light stain on the lower part of one long side are the only flaws. Includes passenger boarding ramp and Capital airlines decals in 'excellent+' condition with light age yellowing as the only flaw. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box top would grade even higher than 'excellent++' but is graded as such because there is a very light stain on the top long side.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Hardbox issue of this classic Aurora kit dated 1960. Notice the 79 cent extension, 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' which makes this issue closer to about 1963/4. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

TMY WACO Biplane 29.5 Inch Gas Model Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$275   

Very rare. This is an early Japanese export kit from TMY in Tokyo, probably dating right around 1960. It was clearly intended for control line operation. The kit has a very high degree of prefabrication for that time, featuring fully cut and ready to assemble plywood fuselage bulkheads, fully cut balsa wing rigs, cut out (but final sanding required) wheels pants, tail planes and all other wood parts, strip wood, formed wire main gear strut, balloon-type main wheels and solid tail wheel, an extensive (still sealed) hardware packet, wood for sheeting, silk covering material (still sealed) and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The internal condition is exceptional; many parts are still attached to the orange factory display board with string; even more are still wrapped with the factory green tape. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. It must be shipped insured.

Aurora Scotch Lad With Aurora Glue, 1/8, 419-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Rare kit dated 1957. Part of the 'Guys and Gals Of All Nations,' these very well detailed models simply did not sell well. Aurora quickly dropped them from the line, which made them instant collector's items. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions as well as a rare metal tube of 1955 Aurora Cement for plastic models. The Cement is still factory sealed and in great condition.

Airfix HMS Victory With Sails - Type One Logo - Bagged, 1306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$64   

Very rare first issue from the 1950s. The paper header is in 'excellent++' condition and has like new color and gloss, no price tags, tape or tears. Well molded, small-scale waterline model that includes billowing sails, clear printed ratlines and a water display stand. Measures just over 4.5 inches in length when built. The kit has never beens started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, ratlines and instructions present. It is in the original clear bag but has been carefully opened and re-stapled.

Revell Search and Rescue Cruiser Berlin - (Seenotkreuzer Berlin), 1/72, 5226

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Large scale and well detailed model from 1988 features a one-piece hull, fully detailed bridge, superstructure and deck fittings, upper navigation station with detailed equipment, ships boats and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Hungarian Ju-87B Stuka Dive Bomber, 1/32, H153

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$65   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave and has a short split on the left short side. Unusual 1971 issue with Hungarian Air Force markings. Very nicely detailed kit with full cockpit detail, Jumo engine with removable cowl, sliding canopy, bomb load and two figures.

Fujimi Mitsubishi A6M1 Zero-Sen Type 21 With Color Painting Guide, 1/70, FC-1-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Early 1970s Mokei / AHM issue with excellent box artwork and a beautiful full color painting guide that shows 6 different aircraft paint schemes and markings Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. . Features retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and props, pilot figure and seat. Molded in dark green and clear.

Fujimi P-47D Thunderbolt With Color Painting Guide and Glue, 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Fujimi-Mokei issue from the very early 1960s; please note this is before Fujimi used part numbers. Japan issue with very collectible artwork and high gloss box top. Includes the original glue and a very nice full color painting guide for 4 different aircraft. Features fine raised detail, rotating prop and wheels, working wing flaps, drop tank, two bombs and pilot figure. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and even includes a near mint condition Fujimi color bag header. Includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair With Color Painting Guide - (F4U), 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Fujimi-Mokei issue from the very early 1960s; please note this is before Fujimi used part numbers. Japan issue with very collectible artwork and high gloss box top. Includes the original glue and a very nice full color painting guide for 5 different aircraft. Features rotating prop, working ailerons, rockets, drop tank, wing radome and pilot figure. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and even includes a near mint condition Fujimi color bag header. Includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100 With Color Painting Guide, 1/70, FC-8-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

Mokei/AHM issue probably from the late 1960s. Includes full color painting guide that is beautifully done and shows 4 different markings. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Italeri Stirling Mk.IV Glider Tug Paratroops Transport D-Day Normandy 1944, 1/72, 1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Highly detailed inside and out and includes PE parts and decals for four different versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive model and comes with a unique display stand. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Rare box art version and in very nice condition with good color, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Light, general even wear is the only flaw. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. There are two variations of this rare box - one with the Parents' Magazine mark and one without. The one without shows up the least, and that is this example. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas AD-6 Skyraider (AH-1) Navy Attack Aircraft - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H269-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Very rare original issue from 1959. The box states "So Realistic It Does Everything But Fly!" and it holds to that promise! The model is packed with action features; wings fold, dive brakes operate, arresting hook moves, canopy slides to show full cockpit, landing gear retracts and cowling comes off to show fully detailed engine. The most interesting item is the landing gear retract and extension mechanism. It works through a very complicated gear system that is operated from a central point. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: two very fine push rods are neatly broken from the engine front, which is common. They are both included so you can repair them. The box displays better than "Excellent" but is graded as such as there is moderate shelf/storage wear on one long side and average wear on the the other three sides.