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Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$110   

This is the first issue of this kit, with the square Northern Lights Logo from 1956. Rare early 'ground' box art. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions show older logo and decals do not have a stand decal. However, it has a triangle base included and not the rectangular one shown on the instructions.

A A Hales Ltd Mayflower Pilgrim Ship 'Marinecraft' Kit - 13 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 651

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats and anchor, a full set of flags, color side decorations, name plate and transom decorations, full sails, brass cannon and brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including color sheet, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

KMT Dart and Little John Missiles, M12-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$285   

In the late 1950s KMT released several large scale missile kits, all of which are rare today. This one is the Little John in 1/20 scale and the Dart in 1/12 scale. The Dart measures 6 inches long when built. Other large scale missiles that are listed as released by KMT are the Talos, Nike Hercules, Nike Ajax, Honest John and large 22" Corporal. Never started. Factory sealed small parts bag and all non-sealed parts inventoried complete with decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in excellent condition.

La Belle D&RG Closed Vestibule Coach HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-25

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside details & other metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, plans and instructions.

Azur Arsenal VG 33/39 - French and Luftwaffe, 1/72, 006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, photoetched details and full decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Otaki Leopard II Tank Motorized, 1/48, OT-4-19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed scale kit with realistic track drive through an included Mabuchi FA-130 motor and gear box.

Revell Martin Mariner PBM-5 - Lodela Issue, 1/118, H175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Lodela issue from the same molds as the well-detailed 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, optional position crew doors and rotating props. Although from old molds, this builds into a nice model.

Trumpeter P-51B Mustang II, 1/32, 02274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$54   

Excellent, large-scale kit with 292 pieces. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram GMC Jimmy, 1/24, 2248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$95   

Still factory sealed. Rare model from 1979. Well detailed and features detailed suspension and 4WD drive line, complete V8 engine and engine compartment, opening hood, optional top, full interior, Goodyear Tracker A-T tires, brush guard winch, rear-mounted Jerry cans, covered spare wheel, optional roll bar, rear seat, custom front-seat console, optional clear roof panel and more.

Monogram A-4 Aggressor - Skyhawk (Top Gun) - A-4E or A-4F Variants, 1/48, 5411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$36   

Navy Top Gun Aggressor issue from 1979 that features paint guide and decals for two different schemes (camo and medium gray US Navy), all parts to build the E or F variants, detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, opened or closed dive brakes , extended or retracted wing trailing edge flaps and leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, and full underwing stores include drop tanks, bombs and missiles. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire Interceptor - With One Piece Stand Arm - Pre 'S' Kit, 1/56, H210-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

1954 Pre-S issue. This is the rare second issue. The first issue was in the simple one-piece box and Revell quickly converted to this two-piece box as it was much more durable and a full-color lithographed 'slick' could be used. For the second issue, Revell added rivet and raised panel line detail as well as landing gear, a two piece box and H210-79 kit number. The famous 'Globe' clear stand was added, but this kit has the rare one piece stand arm and the instructions reflecting that. Revell quickly realized that the one-piece arm was not strong enough, and quickly modified it to the familiar three piece arm for the 3rd issue. The box is in very good++ condition with four solid corners, nice color and gloss and minimal wear with minor insect damage on the corners of one short side. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in near mint condition. The original small parts 'krinkle' bag is present as well.

AMT 1972 GMC Stepside Pickup - Stock or Street/Show Custom, 1/25, T409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$88   

Still factory sealed. First issue in very rare condition. Features parts to build stock or custom versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Estes Saturn V Limited Edition - Flying Model Rocket, 1/100, EST2157

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$95   

This is the Saturn V that is 43.25 inches high and 3.93 inches in diameter. Recommended engine is the D12-3. The kit has never been started. All of the parts that Estes factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and all instructions. The box has damage as shown, but inside the kit is very nice. The decals & vacuform wrapping are in 'mint' condition. All body tubes but one are very straight; the large BT101 body tube is not creased or bent but is oval in shape. I have carefully packed it with wadded up paper to bring it back out and protect it during shipping. BT101 tubes are available on line from at least one vendor.

Italaerei TWO Caproni CA-313 or CA-314 - Ground Attack Aircraft Italian/Swedish/French Air Forces, 1/72, 106

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. This model is well detailed older kit with 85 parts. Can build versions 131 R.P.B 2 / 313 R.P.B.1 / 313 R.P.B. 1 Sil. / 314C. Comes with markings for four aircraft and three air forces. NOTE: these models have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1 cockpit built. No other assembly. Kit #2 cockpit; landing light to lower wing; horizontal stabilizer halves; wheel halves. The actual aircraft have been inventoried complete and included decals and instructions but NOTE that the display stands are missing.

Berkeley Shoestring Goodyear Racer Controliner - 28 3/8 Inch Wingspan Control Line/U-Control Flying Model Airplane, 1/8, 9-3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$149   

Large scale 1950s model for .14 to .36 sized gas engines. Ideal for flight or as a scale display. Features genuine Jim Walker U-Control System parts, shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, full color decals (two large sheets), formed sheet metal landing gear main strut, formed steel wheel pants, die-cut balsa and hardwood parts, formed metal spinner, formed metal cowl cheeks, formed clear plastic canopy (still in excellent condition and not yellowed), 'Step-Keel' Assembly Jig for the fuselage and much more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and paperwork present. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Glencoe General Civil War Train Engine And Porter Switcher - (ex ITC Ideal), 1/120, 03603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

This kit is from the original late 1950s/ early '60s ITC molds. Includes both small-scale kits and a railroad track base for each. The General is listed as 1/120 scale, but no scale is given for the Porter Switcher. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Modelkrak Japanese Battleship Yashima, 1/700, MKs-J004

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Finely cast resin waterline model that includes illustrated directions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Yashima was built in Great Britain and participated in the early stages of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, including the Battle of Port Arthur on the second day of hostilities. Yashima was active in other operations until she hit two mines off Port Arthur in may of 1904. She did not sink immediately but capsized while being towed later that day. Today there is a beautiful, very large scale model of her in the British National Maritime Museum.

Tamiya US Tank M551 Sheridan Motorized, 1/35, MT131-598

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded kit features realistic track drive through a RE-26 motor and all-metal gear box. Includes all hardware for motorized operation.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, 'very good++' condition decals and 'mint' instructions. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is a light grease pencil price at the top center as shown and general shelf/edge wear.

Frog Canberra Mk.8 / 12 Low Level Bomber South African or RAF, 1/72, F203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$32   

Still factory sealed. Final Frog logo from the late 1970s. Has parts and decals for either version- RAF No.88 Sqn, Wildenrath Germany 1960 or South African Air Force No.12 Sqn, Waterkloof, 1969. 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, Blue, 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.