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Sanwa Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/208, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$179   

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. Very nicely detailed for that time with raised (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors for fore and aft bomb bays, bomb load, working ailerons, wing flaps, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss silver, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in 'Very good++' condition with yellowing being the only flaw and the instructions in 'very good+' condition with age foxing and slight yellowing as the only flaws. 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.

Sanwa Boeing B-17E Fortress Bomber, 1/145, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$210   

Very, 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. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors, working ailerons, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss dark green, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint+' condition and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. 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.

Sanwa Mosquito MkIV - 'Cellovision' Issue, 1/90, 167

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$155   

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. Sanwa clearly copied Lindberg in making this a Cellovision-style package; the back has the clear panel still intact as well as a trading card style illustration - even many of the same colors are used. Molded in green, black and clear. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions are in 'very good' condition. The box has a crush on the lower long side panel and back as shown. 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.

Sanwa Lockheed C-130B Hercules, 1/205, PA1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$155   

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. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine surface detail, optional 'closed' or 'open' rear dual cargo doors, moving ailerons, rotating props, optional opened or closed crew boarding stairs/door and colorful decals. Molded in gloss silver, black and clear. includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. 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.

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.

Academy Roman Warship 50 BC - 13 Inches Long - (ex Imai), 1/250, 1401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Dated 1985 and from original Imai molds. This is the large scale, highly detailed version; there is great debate about the scale listed on the box, but I do know it is about 13 inches long when assembled. Features detailed instructions, numerous drawings, billowing sails, full rigging material, detailed rigging instructions (down to how to make certain knots) and 'lion' support stands. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$149   

First and only issue of this rare, large-scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1978 and has incredible artwork and the 'S' Cement logo on the sides. Large scale and well detailed featuring removable missile with moving top stage forward fins, complete working launcher and crew of three. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPM Hudson MkI/II Patrol Bomber - 224 Sq Coastal Command 1940 / 320 (Dutch) Sq Coastal Command 1940 / 206 Sq Coastal Command 1940, 1/72, 72518

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Very well detailed model inside and out. Includes markings and paint guide for three different aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Assault Copter Huey Cobra, 1/48, 501-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$95   

Still factory sealed but there is a crunch at the lower right as shown. First issue hardbox dated 1967. After the sales slow down in the mid 1960s, Aurora realized that it must put out higher quality models to compete; this AH-1G is one of those highly improved kits. Features very fine raised surface detail, very good dual cockpits, crew of two, external ordnance, rotating main and tail rotors and more.

Fuji Five F-86F Sabre Kits / Blue Impulse Japan / Black Diamonds RAAF / Golden Hawks RCAF / Lanceri Neri Italy / White Swans Turkey, 1/100, 009-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare kit contains five F-86F models and decals for all five aerial demonstration teams. The kits have never been started. All five are still sealed in the factory bags with their decals as well. Includes instructions.

IMC F-100D Super Sabre with Optional Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 482-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$28   

Still factory sealed. Original issue from the 1970s that features stock parts and additional 'Extra Battle Damaged Parts.' Includes realistically damaged fuselage, rudder and canopy as well as optional position landing gear, pilot figure and a display stand. Has decals for camo version or natural metal finish.

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.

Monogram F-104C Starfighter - NAM Tour of Duty Issue, 1/48, 5455

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$30   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side. Limited issue kit from 1988 released in promotion with the TV series 'Tour of Duty'. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. Features full cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed cannon bay with optional position access door, detailed gear wells, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional position speed brakes with detailed wells.

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.

DML Arado Ar-234B Nachtigall - BAGGED, 1/72, 5012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$24   

NOTE: bagged kit, there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Very highly detailed and superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features a highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts and more. Has decals for the three aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave German Navy U-Boat Bunker U-Boat S-Boat Base, 1/700, SW-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Well detailed and molded 1/700 scale kit features two bunkers with interior detail, roof top with AA battery and decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. (on the back of the box).

Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III Dam Buster, 1/72, 08004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

Special 'Dam Buster' version. 1993 issue features 108 pieces and all the proper mods for the Dam Buster raid. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This modified No. 617 Squadron aircraft includes the Wallis 'Bouncing Bomb' or mine for attacking German dams in WWII. The bomb was spun to 500 rpm, and the attack had to take place at exactly 220 mph at 60 feet above the water. The bomb would be released and would skip over the water to the dam wall, where it would roll down roughly 30 feet underwater. At this point, it would detonate. Given that water is incompressible, the blast could only go one place - through the incredibly thick concrete dam wall. As you can imagine, the raid was dangerous and 32 crew were decorated after the May 1943 mission.

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.

Monogram Panzerkampfwagen Panzer IV H With Diorama Sheet, 1/32, PM230 6859

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

1969 'Green Box' issue with desirable Diorama Instructions. The Panzer IV mounted one 75mm gun and two MG24 machine guns. The 'H' variant depicted here had extra armor plates hung loosely from the sides to pre-detonate hollow charge projectiles. The kit can be built with or without this additional armor. Turret rotates and gun elevates. Detailed moving flexible treads and bogeys have spring action. Cupola lid opens. Includes extra tread links, Jerry cans and helmets with two crew figures. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing #30, the jack. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.