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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

1962 issue with colorful pre-war high-visibility paint in the artwork. Please note that this is the first issue of this box art because of the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora logo. Box is in 'very good++' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no sign of price tags or tape. There is light general wear as shown. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. This version has the desirable large clear two-piece 'World' triangle-base stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora SSN Sea Wolf SSN575 Atomic Powered Guided Missile Submarine, 1/242, 706-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Hard-to-find 1957 hard box issue. This is the first issue of the Seawolf and has dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in glossy black plastic. Includes bow and stern diving planes, twin props, periscopes and masts, missile storage tank, guided missile and launch rail and display stand. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Minicraft Oriental Star / Occident - 1838 Trans Atlantic Sail and Steam Ocean Liner (ex Heller), 1/100, 145-800

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

$249   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

ITC F-86 Fighter and P-51D Mustang Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3766-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The F-86D is 1/111 scale and the P-51D is 1/104. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

ITC Sikorsky S-55 Helicopter and Spad Fighter Precision Miniatures, 3765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Kit includes two nicely done small scale model. The Spad is 1/105 scale and the S-55 is 1/117. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The ITC (Ideal Toy Company) Precision Miniatures was a lower priced line to complement the much larger ITC model issues. The first issue came in hardboxes (like this one) and ITC planned 7 series with a projected 6 models in each series. The series were Aircraft Through the Years, Historical Ships, Locomotives Through The Years, Antique Cars, Ships For Work and Fun, Landmarks in Transportation and Sports Cars. There were 6 aircraft in the 'Aircraft' series- Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Flyer, S-55, Spad 13, P-86 and P-51 Mustang. All were very close to 1/100 scale.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile - with Transporter/Loader and Tractor - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$475   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Frog Gloster Whittle E28 / 39 Pioneer - Bagged, 1/72, F174F

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$27   

Bagged kit with header. Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded, like most Frog kits. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces.

Renwal Lt. C.E. Nungessers Nieuport 17, 1/72, 264

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Late 1960s issue. Features decals for Nungesser's aircraft with history of the great Ace & aircraft and an adjustable clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders 'S' Issue, 1/64, H199-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$98   

1960 'S' issue with fantastic box artwork. Revell brought new life to the original F-104 molds by including four then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, ground missile trailer and ground crew. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags as is all the paperwork as well.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, R409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Very early issue. Late 1950s with what looks like Ray Gaedke artwork. This kit is part of an entire series of 1/72 WWII kits issued by Lindberg. Still factory sealed.

Novo Miles Magister 1 Trainer - Bagged (Ex-Frog), 1/72, F153

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$20   

Still factory sealed. Bagged kit with Jo Kotula artwork header. From quality Frog molds and very cleanly molded.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. NOTE: excellent builder, please read below. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. NOTE: this kit has very neat and minor assembly. The fuselage halves, splitter (intake) and nose gear have been assembled to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent+' condition.

Revell KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Includes the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Nitto Tupolev Tu-144 Supersonic Transport, 1/132, 173-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$98   

Rare early issue of the very near 1/144 airliner. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Tu-144 was the worlds first supersonic transport, beating the Concord into the air. A series of accidents, however, robbed the aircraft of the fame it might have had. She cruised at mach 2.35 and carrier 120 passengers.

Hawk Republic F-84G Thunderjet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Late 1950s hardbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. Includes drop tanks and very colorful decals for the plane shown on the box. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Honest John Missile with Mobile Carrier Truck 'S' Kit, 1/48, H1821-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Rare 1958 original hardbox 'S' issue- not the more common reproduction. Has many operating features. The missile can be disassembled and put into individual crates on the trailer. The trailer unhitches from cab and all 18 wheels rotate. Detailed truck has opening hood with full engine and cab interior. Includes a crew of 2 and is molded in gloss green and white plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Junkers JU-87G Stuka - Hungarian Air Force or Hans Rudel, 1/72, F181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$22   

Kit includes Stab/Stukageschwader 2 Hans Rudel and Hungarian 102/1 Dive Bomber Squadron (1943) markings. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. 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.

CM USS Tennessee BB43 Battleship at Pearl Harbor December 7 1941, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$359   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production, full-hull kit with quality high-definition resin castings and photoetched brass details. Complete model with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk - 49th FG 7th FS Lt. J.B. Paris New Guinea 1944 / 80th FG 89th FS Assam Valley Naggaghuli Base India 1944, 1/72, AT10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines. Includes decals and paint guide for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Bonanza Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

Rare Revell Lodela issue with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.