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Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$75   

First issue hardbox in exceptional 'Excellent+++' condition. Dated 1957 with great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 69 cent price extension and oval 'Famous Fighters' sunburst logo. This is part of a popular and very successful series of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft that Aurora started in 1956 and added to well into the 1960s. Many of the line were in production right up until the demise of Aurora in the mid 1970s Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller Potez 63-II - (63II / 6311), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$12   

Early to mid 1960s issue with high-gloss, wrap around box art and before Heller kits carried kit numbers. The 63.II was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and 63.11 losses were the greatest of all Armee de l'Air combat aircraft during the Invasion of France. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: elevator and wing halves; gear doors to lower wing; clear side windows; nacelles and engine fronts; cockpit tub. There is also minor interior-only paint. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts present and includes decals and instructions, however NOTE: the display stand is missing.

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter - (ex Comet), 1/110, 291-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Very rare 1964 Aurora of Canada hardbox issue of the ex-Comet kit. Several small-scale Comet molds (including the F-104, B-47 and B-52) were never reissued for the USA market and for decades I have wondered what happened to them. Aurora had no need for them, as they had already cut their own (superior) small-scale molds for those subjects. Well, the ex-Comet molds went to Aurora of Canada! The slightly less detailed Comet kits were issued there using the same box art as their slightly more detailed Aurora USA counterparts. Simply looking at the box top, you could not tell the difference. However, the contents and instructions gives the secret away. Molded in silver and clear and still retains the original Comet 'teardrop' shaped two-piece stand. Naturally the instructions are completely unique since this is a completely different kit from the Aurora USA Starfighter. This model is 100% correct and has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hien Tony (Ki61) Bagged / Nakajima Ki-84 Frank Bagged / Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar Bagged, 1/72, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

SALE!! Includes all three bagged kits. Please read carefully for the condition. All three kits are 100% complete but please NOTE that they have minor and 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: The Tony: the seat is glued to the floor. Quality of assembly is 'professional.' There is no other assembly. Oscar: two engine parts assembled. There is no other assembly. Frank: seat and control stick to floor; engine front to engine back; drop tank 1/2s assembled. There is no other assembly.

Easy Built Models SE-5A Scout - 50 Inch Wingspan - (SE5A), FF-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Very large scale stick and tissue style kit. Features giant 50" wingspan, 7 sheets of printwood, factory-cut stringers and spars, balsa blocks and other wood stock as required, rubber motor, large 9.5" diameter plastic propeller, metal stock, covering material and well detailed, full-size plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint

$149   

From the 1950s and with a 10 inch wingspan. This kit and box are in rare, investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Highly prefabricated kit made from solid western pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% 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 - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Precise McDonnell Douglas Spartan ABM

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint

$1275   

Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Spartan. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Spartan handling the longer ranges. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is exceptional. Missile is NM with a tiny chip out of one fin and very slight wear. The base is NM also. Missile measures 17 inches long. There are no touch ups/repair and no cracks. Decal is near mint also on base. Base says 'Spartan - McDonnell Douglas - McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company'. Insurance required on shipping. NOTE: This model was issued with two bases. One had two pins to hold the missile. The other is the cradle pictured. This missile has the two pin holes - so it was either left over stock and put on the new base or found it's way to the newer base over the years.

MPM Northrop A-17, 1/72, 72504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1934 US Army Air Trainer developed from the highly successful Gamma civil aircraft. High quality, limited production model features recessed panel lines, resin detail and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Kinner Sportster - 39 inch Wingspan for R/C Or Free Flight Or Static Display, 1/12, 106

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$68   

Museum quality scale model in large 1/12 scale. Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, printed balsa nose blocks, stringer and spar stock, clear material for the windshield, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Convair Terrier Missiles with Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1813-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$225   

One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'near mint' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are 'very good' with the flaws as typical age yellowing and a closed crease split. NOTE: while the kit is 100% complete, two support rods (simple cylinders) are broken in two. All parts are present to repair, or you can simply replace them with Evergreen small diameter styrene.

Income M4-18T US Army 18 Ton High Speed Cargo Tractor - (ex Nitto), 1/35, 1529

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$34   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Modern re-issue from the manufacturer "Income Toy & Hobby" in China.

Model Aerodrome Ltd HMS Victory 1805 Flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson - Marinecraft Kit - 20 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

An excellent and large model, most likely from the 1950s. Features complete hull, numerous factory cut wooden parts, colored silk-screen decoration panels, printed and colored flags of Nelson's famous signal, brass cannons and other small parts, cast metal fittings, metal name plate, all rigging material, a very large, fold-out 11 stage photo building chart, a very large and superb full size plan which includes all rigging details & paint guide and detailed text building instruction booklet. Never started. Inside, the kit is packed exactly as it came from the factory. The small parts are still factory sealed, while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including all paperwork. The complete Marinecraft Line included the Ark Royal, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Cutty Sark, Bounty and Mayflower.

Heller Potez 540 Bomber, 1/72, 395

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

1970s 'Black Box' issue. A nicely detailed model from the original 1960s molds. The Potez 540 was a successful French bomber that was designed in August of 1933 and flew in November of the same year! The 540 could carry one ton of bombs and cameras on 5 hour missions covering 1200 km. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Dornier Do-335 A-6 - Nightfighter, 1/72, 40135

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Sale Pending
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Features crew members, dual cockpits, radar antenna, rotating wheels and propellers, optional position landing gear and more. Molded in green and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 1985 Corvette Coupe, 1/8, 2608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

Rare and nicely detailed 1/8 scale kit. Measures almost 22 inches long when assembled. Features full interior, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed front and rear suspension, brake rotors with calipers, separate shocks, exhaust and steering linkage and more. Molded in red, black, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that Monogram factory sealed are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that are never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Model Slipway Gry Maritha Island Supply Ferry - 41.5 Inches Long R/C or Static, 1/40

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$465   

A very large and amazing kit. Features detailed GRP hull that is ready for paint, nearly 600 white metal fittings, a large crane kit, anchor winch kit, molded styrene lifeboat, life rafts, cowl top, container, over 200 die-cut styrene parts, 500 printed parts for decks and superstructure, dowels for masts, rod for railings, prop shafts, tubes, couplings, molded plastic motor mounts, a set of over 50 waterslide decals, highly detailed assembly instructions, main drawing set, paint guide and more. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory - every item is still factory sealed and factory taped into place. It is still in the original shipping box, which I will also ship it in.

Contrail Consolidated P2Y-2, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$135   

Still factory sealed - very rare in this condition. Very good quality kit of the pre-PBY US Navy flying boat. Includes full decals, clear parts, main vac parts and injection molded details (props, struts, wheels, etc) and engines. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required.

Aurora German Wolfpack U-Boat U-505, 1/209, 716-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$68   

1961 first issue confirmed by the 98 cent price extension and the 'Sunburst' logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border. With incredible John Steel artwork. Features full hull, display stand, detailed conning tower and deck, periscopes, 20mm and 37mm guns, 105mm main deck gun, bow net cutter, full diving planes and propeller detail and decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is sold, colorful and complete with four solid corners but it has significant edge wear as shown.

Monogram USS Chicago CG11 Guided Missile Cruiser - 'Boston' Class Modified, 1/506, 3002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

One of the several Boston Class converted from 'gun' cruisers to guided missiles after WWII. Very nicely detailed with traditional Monogram quality. The kit has never been started and the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Complete with instructions and decals.

Revell Dornier Do-18 - Seenotstaffel 5 Taormina Italy 1944 / 2./SAGr. 131 Norway 1944, 1/72, 04134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

From 2000. Nicely detailed with markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.