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Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$385   

1958 first and only release. This is a nice kit of the Bomarc and a complete mobile launching trailer, all in large 1/48 scale. The frailer features rotating wheels, tow bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but significant shelf wear as shown. The missile is molded in gloss white and the launcher in gloss silver. The have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions. Please note that the two decal sheet are curled.

Monogram Phantom Huey UH-1B Chopper Motorized with Sound, 1/24, PA226

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$659   

SALE!! Rare. First issue dated 1969. Large and completely transparent with a 20 inch long fuselage and nearly 2 foot rotor diameter. Well detailed with 184 parts and structural members and full internal detail. Features complete cockpit, pilot and co-pilot figures, full cabin, opening cabin door, inner fuselage framing, detailed engine and more. In the display base with the batteries is an electric motor which turns the main and tail rotors while the sound unit makes "chop-chop" sound that varies correctly with main rotor speed. To minimize painting, the kit is molded in clear, zinc chromate green, black, chrome plate, gray, olive drab and flexible black/gray ammo belts. The clear fuselage halves have no breaks or cracks, they are mint. The kit has never been started. Inside, the original red cardboard presentation material is complete and in 'excellent+' condition. All parts have been inventoried 100% complete including motor, hardware, wire, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals have bug damage to the backing paper and some transfers have damage also; I have included two sets of excellent reproduction decals with complete instructions: one on clear decal paper and the other on white decal paper. The Phantom Huey box tops are thin, fragile and easily damaged. This one is no exception- it is 99+% complete, but I have correctly repaired two split corners and two closed tears (on the short sides) from the inside, using cardstock and book binding glue. The box bottom has three closed split corners. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Sauin C6N1 Myrt, 1/144, H1012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$22   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.

Airfix Messerschmitt Bf-110D Destroyer, 1/72, 286

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s with fantastic and classic box art. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Gotha Bomber G-V - Parents Magazine Seal Issue, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

First issue dated 1958 with 'Famous Fighters in the sunburst logo, Parents Magazine seal and classic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in a stunning gloss deep burgundy and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This model is part of a very successful 1/48 scale WWI series that Aurora started in 1956. They sold so well that they introduced new kits almost annually well into the 1960s. Some sold well right up until the end of Aurora in the mid 1970s.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$54   

Famous Fighters issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. The box has perfect color and gloss and the only flaw is a very light amount of wear. The kit is dated 1958 and the price extension and logo confirm a date of between 1958 to 1960. Features movable rudder, elevators and wing ailerons, cockpit with pilot, seat, instrument panel, gun sight and feet stirrups, auxiliary gas tank and rotating prop & wheels. Molded in gloss dark green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CLII Test Shot - (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$149   

Very rare. Factory Test shots were done in colorless plastic to confirm that new molds were ready for production. They seldom left the factory; most were destroyed but some leaked out, usually through employees. This model came from a long time collector and archiver/historian who sold it in the late 1990s; I obtained it from him. The first issue box, dated 1959 with 98 cent price extension has 'Famous Fighters' around the early oval sunburst logo, Parents' Magazine seal and Jo Kotula boxart. Since two different molds were used for the Aurora WWI kits, the main aircraft parts are in clear plastic and the black parts are made from black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight Soviet All-Weather Interceptor 'S' Issue, 1/50, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

Rare 1958 first issue with the box art that made these kits so famous and collectible. This one is in 'excellent++' condition with perfect gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, no tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, creases or stains and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include light edge wear and corner wear as shown. Large-scale kit is very well molded for that time and features fine surface detail, moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete. Decals and instructions are both in incredible 'Near Mint+' condition. Please NOTE that the vertical stabilizer tips on this kit were incredibly thin and fragile and often the tips (about 3 to 4mm) would break off in shipping. This kit is no exception, but both tips are present and fit back perfectly.

Revell IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$210   

First issue in "Excellent++" condition. "S" hardbox is dated 1956 and has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags or marks from them, no tape or tape marks (at all - this box even escaped the factory sealing machine!), no fading or creases, no torn litho and no stains. The flaws are light edge wear and tiny chips and corner wear. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear Revelving Globe stand. The kit has never been started. Inside, all the small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are 'near mint+' condition with typical light yellowing as the only flaw.

Heller AMD Mirage IVA Bomber, 1/72, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Nicely molded kit of the French Strategic Bomber. Features very fine raised panel detail, recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, two drop tanks, nuclear bomb and decals for five different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Tempest MkV, 1/144, H1016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela issue, most likely from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The colorful inner box is factory sealed with special Lodela tape, then it was factory shrink-wrapped.

Artesania Latina J.S. Elcano - 40 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Wooden Ship, 1/110, 20710

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$395   

From 1987 and retails for $599 if you can find one. This is the rare, large scale version; not the much smaller version that is still in production. Very large and highly detailed model features high-quality hardwood and ply, highly detailed metal castings and pre-carved wooden parts. The kit has not been started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed. The few parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With plans and instructions.

Constructo Xebec Corsair Ship Scounge Of The Mediterranean - Highly Prefabricated Wooden Ship, 1/265, R-403

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

Very high quality, semi-finished all hardwood model. Measured about 9 or 10 inches long when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hardwood hull with predrilled mast holes and routed keel slot, pre-drilled pedestal mounting holes, finished wood display stand, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string (although many fallen off), a hardwood display (and building) stand, pre-cut and colored fabric sails in white and red and also white and blue stripes,3 tubes of Constructo paint and very nice instructions in English with many detailed drawings including a sail and rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing a small rear mast support (part #29), part #1 a deckhouse (can be made from the plans) and paper printed with a decking pattern (that was to be glued to the deck). Otherwise includes all other parts. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

Cox 1964 Ferrari Formula 1 Slot Car - With X-150 Motor, 1/24, 9400-798

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$485   

Rare and in amazing, internally sealed condition. Features cast magnesium chassis , strong and flexible front end suspension, lightweight magnesium wheels, spring-loaded swinging arm, metal gears, axles and hardware, rubber tires, bright red monocoque body precision molded to scale, chrome plated and clear details, driver figure and more. Never started and inside, it is packed just as it left the factory. All parts are still in the internal factory display packing and clear plastic blisters. The plastic parts blisters are mint with no splitting or separating. The instructions are present but NOTE: they are actual size, very neat photocopies of the originals. The original instructions are missing.

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.

Joe Ott Vought Sikorsky F4U Corsair With Ott-O-Matic Formers - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Wood Model, 2202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and their very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features glue in a metal tube, 2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, factory carved balsa wood propeller, thin hardwood wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory sealed paper envelope for the small parts (usually consists of fully carved thrust button, main wheels and metal prop shaft/rubber motor hook), clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. The loose parts have been inventoried complete, and the paper envelope is still factory sealed.

Joe Ott Spitfire With Ott-O-Matic Formers - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Wood Model, 2201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and their very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features glue in a metal tube, 2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, factory-carved balsa wood propeller, thin hardwood wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory sealed paper envelope for the small parts (usually consists of fully carved thrust button, main wheels and metal prop shaft/rubber motor hook), clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. The loose parts have been inventoried complete and the paper envelope is still factory sealed.

Hobby Craft TWO Sukoi Su-25 Frogfoot - USSR or Czech Air Forces, 1/72, HC1382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Kit #1 is mint and never started. NOTE: kit #2 has very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat and instrument panel to floor; one wing half assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete and include decals and instructions. Both feature fine recessed panel lines and decals for two air forces. The Su-25 became operational at the end of the 1980s as the equivalent of the US A-10 Warthog/Thunderbolt II.

Airfix Auster Antarctic - Bagged T3 Logo Issue, 1/72, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

1960s bagged issue with an 'excellent++' condition Type Three logo header. The kit has a new (modern) replacement bag as the original bag was disintegrating. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora P-51 Mustang Screwdriver Issue, 1/27, 377-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$245   

Original issue dated 1969 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint++' condition. The box has only a tiny bit more wear than when it came off the assembly line. This kit was originally designed as a gas powered flying model. However, Aurora discontinued the gas powered line very shortly after introduction due to returns and liability issues. Since the mold investment was already made, Aurora marketed these kits as large scale static models and they became know as "Screwdriver Kits" to collectors. For example, the 1/32 scale B-25 was issued in Gas U-Control and then static - but the P-51 may have only been issued in static. Molded in dark blue, light blue and clear & with many metal parts. Never started. The metal parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals in amazing, perfect 'Mint' condition and instructions in 'excellent' condition with yellowing as the only significant flaw. Even includes the original factory screwdriver with the clear yellow handle.