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Kobo-Hiryu IJN Survey Ship Katsuriki 1942, 1/700, R03

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$68   

Very rare limited production model of this IJN Auxiliary. Very well detailed resin waterline model that includes full illustrated instructions and even a painting guide. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The Katsuriki had a very interesting and long career. She was originally completed in 1917 as minelayer, and the first ocean going ship of this type in the Japanese Navy. In WWI she served around the Japanese home islands. In the 1920s she was guardship off many of the the South Pacific Mandate Islands and began doing survey work of these new Japanese territories. With expansionist policies already in place, the need for a specialized survey ship was obvious and in 1935 she was converted to that role. The minelaying equipment was removed and surveying devices from the retired survey ship Manshu were installed. She took part in much intelligence gathering off the coast of China, then examined future targets for the Imperial Navy before WWII. Some areas she visited included the Spratly Islands, Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, and surveyed and Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. When World War II started, Katsuriki was re-designated a 'secret military vessel' on 20 July 1942, although her mission was still maritime surveying. She mapped the coasts of the Strait of Malacca, Burma, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and north coast of New Guinea in support of Japanese troop landings and combat operations. On 21 September 1944 Katsukiki was torpedoed by USS Haddo southwest of Manila and sank. The Haddo spotted about 40 survivors and attempted to rescue, but the Japanese chose to drown themselves.

Muir Models Inc 2 Rayonier Bunk Cars HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 042

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, scale metal corrugated siding and plastic details such as window frames. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

MPM Hawker SeaHawk FGA/RR / Mk.101 (Sea Hawk) Mk 100 - MFG2 (RB242) German Federal Navy / MFG2 (RB248) German Federal Navy / 300 Sq Indian Navy 'White Tigers' INS Vikrant Late 1960, 1/72, 72509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$22   

Very nicely molded with all recessed panel lines. Features very good cockpit detail and decals for the three aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Skywave JMSDF Murasame DD101 Destroyer, 1/700, SW2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave JMSDF Kirishima DDG174 Aegis Destroyer, 1/700, SW-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Highly detailed waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Santa Maria - Flagship of Christopher Columbus, 1/90, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Aurora-Heller issue. Very nicely detailed kit with 128 parts and measures 43 cm long when assembled. Includes vacuform sails, rigging material, colorful flags and full instructions with rigging diagrams.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 V9/12, 1/72, 72114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Highly detailed kit with injection molded main parts, recessed panel lines and two frets of photoetched parts. The V9 was the 9th prototype of the famous Me-262 and was initially used for radio tests. After 176 flights, it was converted to a Hochgeschwindigkeit - High Speed Prototype V12. In this configuration it eventually reached 578 mph. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - 'S' Issue, 1/249, H355-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957 with the 'S' logo on the sides and incredible artwork. Large scale kit features a full hull, complete deck fittings, a display stand and is very nicely detailed for that time. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the internal factory bag.

Hawk T-6 Texan - Air Force Trainer, 1/72, 610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. 1965 softbox issue with Tom Morgan artwork. Excellent kit for that time with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

Micro-Trains Line 42 Foot Skelton Log Flat Car With Sprung Metal Trucks / KD #14 Couplers and Draft Gear / Logs HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 102

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

With a set of Kadee Magene-Matic Logging Car Couplers, complete and never used. The actual model is excellent and very realistic, featuring almost all car parts precision metal cast, including metal trucks with real springs. There are only a few plastic detail parts to round out the kit. The car has never been started and all parts are still factory sealed. The logs are complete but NOTE: the end caps are neatly glued in to 'professional' standards.

Revell Russian Space Station - From the Movie Armageddon, 1/144, 85-3628

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1998 issue. Nice model of the Space Station as depicted in the Touchstone Pictures movie 'Armageddon.'

Testors Soviet Oscar SSGN Nuclear Submarine - Bagged, 1/700, 903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$10   

Still factory bag sealed. Includes an 8.25 inch long Oscar Cruise Missile Submarine that can be built full hull or waterline and includes a display base. Does not includes any other model - only the Oscar.

Czech Master BT-42 and TWO PT-76 Amphibious Tanks - Bagged, 1/72, CK2022

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$24   

SALE!! Includes all three factory sealed resin armor kits.

Revell Convair F-106A Delta Dart Whip Fly with Whistle and Streamers, 1/67, H159-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Rare. 1961 issue in the Whip Fly 'Master Modeler' series. Does include the Master Modeler Trading Stamp (for the Competition Corvette) and MM application form. This series was quickly discontinued when it discovered that heavily weighted models with pointed front ends swinging at terrific speeds around young children might not be safe. Based on the 1950s F-106 "S" kit, the Delta Dart Whip Fly comes with USAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers (cut from the colored bag according to the instructions) for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Douglas DC-3 United Airlines' Mainliner 180 - Scale Solid Model Kit, 1/48, X-2

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$799   

One of the rarest and most valuable aircraft models in US history, and certainly the finest solid model ever produced. The add from Model Airplane News in 1947 states 'MUCH MORE THAN A MODEL - IT'S A MINIATURE AIRPLANE!' - and it's true. The company originally produced solid scale models, but plastics were just coming into play and plastic was not considered a 'strategic war material.' Maircraft decided to produce their first deluxe kit with many injection molded details, and the excellent P-61 Black Widow model was introduced in 1945 at a very high price for that time. The P-61 must have sold, as the next project was determined to be the DC-3. Development of this great kit must have taken 1/2 a year or more as . Maircraft started to run adds in late 1946 modeling magazines with a 'price to be announced' statement; the January Model Airplane News add showed the whopping price of $9.95 - almost unheard of during that time. Maircraft's timing for such a wonderful model was unfortunate - almost all model manufacturers predicted a huge boom in sales once the war ended and the opposite occurred, causing poor sales and high inventory levels. Maircraft went out of business shortly after introduction of the DC-3. I purchased this model from the original owner who purchased it new in 1947. This kit has never been started and is complete. The box is complete, has great colors, no tears, solid original corners and some litho bubbling. There is no fading, stains, writing or tears in the cardboard or the litho. The box has general age and shelf wear as shown and is slightly crunched as it appears that someone place a heavier box on it at one point. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete. All internal display packing cardboard is intact. All injection molded details are still factory-affixed to the red display - landing gear and braces, two exhaust stacks, main wheels, rear baggage door and door frame, two air scoops, two cowls, two props, two P&W engines, forward cargo door and door frame, tail wheel, VHF Range and Glide Path antenna, loop antenna, two clear landing lights, main entrance door and door frame, tail wheel well and strut, two oil coolers and two clear landing lights. For the wooden parts, high quality balsa is used. Wings and stabilizers are cut to profile, except the center wing section was finished to an airfoil by the factory. Engine nacelles and fuselage sections are factory-cut and about 70% to shape. Many other factory-carved and stock wooden parts are present as well. The elaborate 'Douglas DC-3 Complete Template Sheet' is intact. Clear window material for cabin windows is included and the bag of hardware is still factory sealed. Paperwork is complete and excellent as well, including the parts order sheet, sheet, 'Note from the Engineering Staff' and the 'Douglas DC-3 Illustrated Instruction Brochure' book are all in excellent condition with light foxing as the only flaw. The plans - the crowning glory of the model - are perhaps the most accurate ever produced outside of Douglas Aircraft Company. They are in excellent condition and have probably been opened two or three times judging from the lack of wear. The large and colorful decal sheet is 'excellent' and flat and has only light yellowing and age wear. Please note that the fuselage is hollow when built and full details are provided for cockpit and cabin detail and notes on lighting the model. A true investment-quality piece of modeling history for the advanced collector. For the protection of the buyer this model will only be shipped via Express Mail Insured. 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.

Pyro Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$115   

From the late 1950s. Rare, early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed for that time and measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. Despatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - (Navy F11C Hawk), 1/32, QP14

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$46   

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Very well detailed kit dated 1991. Includes markings and painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Grumman Martlet Mk V / FM-1 (F4F Wildcat) - Royal Navy or USS Core, 1/32, 4784

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Dated 1992 and includes a very large decal sheet with extensive stencils and markings for Royal Navy Martlet V, 1932 Squadron, NAS Englinton, June 1944 and Grumman FM-1 from VC-12 from the USS Core, Autumn 1943. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8/R-3 / A-7/R2 / A7/R3 / A-5/U8 / A-8/R1 / A-5/U3 Tropical - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA107-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1967 issue and one of two known Blue Box variations. This kit is from the classic original 'Four Star' molds. Very well molded and can make any of 6 versions listed. Also includes decals for all variants. Features good cockpit detail, pilot figure, optional position canopy and landing gear with a very large variety of underwing stores and gun options. Paint guide for all variants is included. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Jetfire Glider - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Still factory sealed. 15 Cent issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The famous and popular Jetfire features a real plastic canopy with pilot outline, completely diecut parts with colorful red printing, assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.