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Merlin Models Hawker Hind Frog Penguin Replica, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Very limited edition replica of the Frog Penguin kit. Includes photocopied original instructions. The kit has never been started. The factory parts bag is still sealed and also contains all paperwork and decals. In the late 1930s, before WWII, Frog created the world's first line of injection molded plastic model kits. Since Frog stood for 'Flies Right Off the Ground' and Frog had a famous line of flying models, the world's first all injection molded kits were called Frog Penguin for the bird that does not fly. The Penguin Osprey was among the early pre-war releases by Frog. The kit is reproduced from actual Frog Penguin kits belonging to the extensive collection of the owner of Merlin Models.

Kibri Half-Timbered Brick House 'Niederelbe' - HO, 1/87, 8244

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Very nicely molded and detailed HO structure. Includes factory painted timber overlays, base, clear windows and a wide variety of printed in-scale curtains and window treatments. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including printed designs and instructions.

Monogram Artorama The Zebras African Animal Group, CR101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$100   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. From the original Monogram "Four Star" line. Hardbox is dated 1961. Very large and rare injection molded craft kit. Contains 9.75 inch by 7.75 inch frame - colorful pre-painted 3D Display - frame trim - injection molded Zebras and foliage - paint, two paint brushes and instructions with a small Artorama catalog. Scale unknown. The complete series consisted of three kits - the Lions, Giraffes and the Zebras. The kits are superbly done, but it is likely that the high cost ($2.98 in 1961) kept them from achieving high sales. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, paint, brushes and instructions present.

Monogram Mack Fire Truck (Pumper) - with Cab-Mounted Water Cannon - Chicago Fire Department, 1/32, 6240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

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From 1994. Very nicely detailed kit molded in fire engine red, black, clear and chrome plate. Features 74 parts, molded detail chassis, very nice body and interior, hose reels, sirens, emergency lights, removable ladders and rotating roof-mount foam nozzle. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1996 Ford Explorer 4x4, 1/125, 8968

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed.

Adams Hawk Missile Battery MIM-23 With Loader / Launcher / Tracker and Crew, 1/40, K154-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$185   

Dated 1958. This one-owner kit was purchased new on May 4, 1963 in Lexington, KY. Classic cold war kit with excellent detail and loaded with action features- the loader has movable wheels and tracks, & the missiles elevate, the launcher has movable wheels and the missiles swivel and elevate and the tracker radar has moving wheels and radar screen. Includes five man crew. The kit has never been started. The parts that Adams factory sealed are still factory sealed - the white missile parts, the black and silver parts and the smaller olive drab parts. The few parts trees that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Box has exceptional color and gloss and would grade much higher than 'VG+' but there is 'crunch' on the upper right side corner.

Siedlce Mucha Standard Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT and are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation. Cleanly molded and nicely detail kit with cockpit detail, clear canopy, display stand and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC YOV-10D (OV-10) Marine Gunship, 1/72, 1-4110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Very unusual Navy and Marine spec upgraded Bronco. The OV-10D was developed from the OV-10a. It has a distinctively longer nose with a forward looking infa red sensor and laser designators. The engines are uprated 1040 hp Garrett T76s which allow more ordnance options. The gunship version includes a belly mounted M-97 20mm gun turret, which is included in this kit. 7.6mm gun pods, Sidewinder and Hellfire missiles are also included. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller DeHavilland FB.5 Vampire - RAF 112 Sq or 4 Esc 1/4 Lafayette Friedrichshafen Germany 1951, 1/72, 80283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Heller-Humbrol issue, likely from the 1980s. .Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes paint guide and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

R&L The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620 - Bagged, 1/720

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$10   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded. Full hull kit includes sails and is approximately 2.75 inches long when built. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

First issue artwork from the early 1950s. Rare. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly 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/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube has broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone corrected Aurora. Then the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or cicle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' it was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. On the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking 5/31" in front of the blot. That is this issue.

Eduard Albatros D.V (D-V) with Mask Set - Jasta 12 1917 / Kurt Monnington Jasta 15 / Ltn Walter Boning Jasta 76b, 1/48, 8109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Very good quality model with excellent moldings and detail. Includes mask set and decals for three aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Monogram Flying Sub from Seaview Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1/60, 6011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

1995 reissue from ex-Aurora molds. Very nice, larger scale kit molded in yellow, gray and clear plastic. Features detailed interior, operating pick up hood and a crew of two. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

O-Lin Fleet Submarine (Gato Class, Ex-Varney)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very, very rare investment piece for the advanced collector. From the late 1940s. This is the first one I have had in 20 years of dealing with kits and among the finest condition I have seen. Molded in the correct, gloss olive-drab plastic with a two piece hull, fore and aft decks, sail and detail parts and full instructions and the correct stand marked 'FLEET SUBMARINE.' The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 'Very Good++' condition instructions. The box is graded 'excellent' (not perfect!) and has very nice color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags or tag tears, no tape except for the remains of clear tape on the two long sides where the box was factory sealed, no tape tears and no box tears, fades or missing litho. Wear includes general light shelf wear as shown and some corner and edge wear. NOTE: must be shipped insured. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B - RAF 208 Sq Lossiemouth 1988 or 12th Sq Lossiemouth 1985, 1/72, 03055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

From 1992 and has 78 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, 'good' cockpit detail, optional drop tanks, Radar Martel, T.V. Martel and Sea Eagle missiles, two piece canopy and extensive paint guide and excellent decals for the two aircraft listed. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal.

Aurora Convair 880 Jetliner Delta, 1/103, 383-249

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

$189   

Still in the factory seal - the seal has a 2 inch split on one long side. Rare 1960 Delta Airlines issue. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35 - Solid Wood Model Aircraft Kit, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Renwal USS King Destroyer Leader DDG10, 1/500, 85-0603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. This is the modern reissue and not the 1950s issue. Well detailed model of the 512 foot-long large destroyer designed for anti-air and ASW duties.

Blue Water Navy Russian Kilo Class Attack Submarine, 1/350, BN35047

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

Rare. Very high quality resin full hull model kit with cast metal parts and PE details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Heller Submarine Cruiser NN3 Surcouf, 1/400, 1074

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Includes the best article I have read a about this unique submarine. Surcouf was a huge 360 foot long submarine cruiser with twin 8 inch guns, heavy AA guns, torpedo tubes for two different diameter torpedoes and a seaplane/hanger. The advanced design had a range of 10,000 miles but experienced many critical teething and design issues. Due to this fact, she was the only ship of her class. Her fate is unknown except that she may have sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. Nicely molded full-hull kit from the 1970s. Includes seaplane. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.