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SMER De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth - RAF Or Sweden - (ex Aurora), 1/48, 0811

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Ideal builder kit as SMER (illegally) copied the Aurora parts to make their own molds. Includes British or Swedish decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Herr Engineering Aeronca Champ - 18 Inch Wingspan Wooden Flying Model, K-203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Modern high quality stick and tissue rubber powered kit. Features high quality laser-cut balsa wood parts, computer drawn plans, plastic propeller, full building instructions, complete hardware pack, contest quality rubber, colorful light weight tissue and waterslide decal markings. The kit has never been started. The many parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

RS Models Kawanishi J6K1 Jinpu, 1/72, 72099

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very Rare and the only kit of this subject. This is a high quality, high-definition resin model with a very good cockpit, detailed gear wells, a vacuform canopy (still perfectly clear and not yellowed) and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell V-2 Worlds First Ballistic Missile - With Interior Details / Launcher / Trailer, 1/54, H560

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good


Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box corner concave as shown in the photo. 1972 release. Re-release of the popular and detailed 1960 model which many operational features. Missile has removable panel with full interior featuring fuel tanks, rocket engine, guidance pack, side structure detail and more. Includes launcher and working transport trailer/erector and ground crew.

Aurora Dr. Jekyll As Mr. Hyde - Orginal Issue, 1/8, 460-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Rare first issue hardbox dated 1964 is 100% correct and complete. Not a modern reissue. This famous Aurora Monster kit shows Dr. Jekyll trying to reverse the overwhelming effect of Mr. Hyde. Features large-scale figure with lab coat and flask, laboratory base, lab table and stool, test tubes and base, beaker with spilled liquid, chemical decanter, flask with tube and stand, bunson burner, spider web, rat and name plate. Molded in the correct ivory plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions in 'excellent' condition. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no fading stains or price tags, no tape or tape marks and no tears or missing litho but is only graded 'good+' because the long sides are bowed out as shown, there is a crease at the lower right and there is light general wear. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.

Dragon Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C Riveted Version, 1/35, 6246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Highly detailed inside and out with 564 pieces.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


First issue of this rare model. The "S" hardbox is dated 1956 and has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, 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 general wear. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear 'Revelving' Globe stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals and instructions are both in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Legato Savoia-Marchetti SM-93, 1/72, LK056

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed and a very rare model. This is a high quality resin model and the only kit ever made of this aircraft. This history is from thereaderwiki.com: The Savoia-Marchetti SM.93 was an Italian dive bomber designed and produced in Italy from 1943. It was an all-wood single-engined low-wing monoplane with retractable undercarriage. The fuselage had a monocoque structure, with a single fin and low-set tailplane. The crew of two were accommodated under a long greenhouse-style canopy, with the pilot lying in a prone position above the rear of the engine, a Daimler-Benz DB 605A liquid-cooled V12 engine, while the gunner/radio-operator sat facing rearwards on a conventional seat. The two-spar wings were in three parts with the inner wings sharply tapered to the join, outboard of the landing gear attachments, and the outer wings moderately tapered to the rounded wingtips. The prone position for the pilot was intended to enable the pilot to resist the onset of g-induced loss of consciousness, but the position was uncomfortable for normal flight and severely limited the rearwards view of the pilot. The SM.93 made its maiden flight on January 31, 1944, and up to March 29, 1944 the SM-93 had made 16 test-flights with speeds up to 900 kilometres per hour (560 mph) achieved in a dive, demonstrating the low drag and clean aerodynamics. Flight testing was carried out under the aegis of the Luftwaffe and despite the good performance, the prone position was found to be unsatisfactory, being uncomfortable and restricting rearward vision. The program was halted by the German control Commission that was running weapons production in the Repubblica Sociale Italiana - RSI after the 1943 armistice.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue / True Second Issue, 1/67, P6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Rare, true second issue from 1955. Few people (including me) knew that there was a second release of P6-98 that varied significantly from the first issue. The first issue has a part number of 'P6-98', early '4 star' rectangle logo, black rubber main gear tires and no support peg to keep it from being a 'tail sitter' when assembled. The second issue (this kit) has the same part number, logo but has regular injection molded (silver) tires and a peg to keep the nose gear grounded. The instructions show these changes are are numbered P6, as are the decals. Molded in correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models Lippisch P20 Comet, 1/72, 014

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Limited edition, beautifully cast high definition resin kit that features a good cockpit and fine recessed panel lines.

Dujin Resins Caproni Vizzola F.4 - (F4) - Bagged, 1/72, DA7227

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Very rare and still factory sealed. High quality resin castings with very fine detail. The clear canopy is still in mint condition and not yellowed. With instructions.

Megow Fokker D-VII, S-12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare early 1940s solid wood scale model features balsa printwood, fuselage block, a factory-sealed envelope of small parts, color insignia sheet, detailed instructions and very nice plans. Never started and complete. Fred Megow founded one of the very first national-wide (and world-wide) hobby empires during the 1930s Great Depression. Megow Models became a giant manufacture and carried extensive lines of solid scale model, flying stick-and-tissue rubber or gas powered models, rolling stock & passenger equipment and even an extensive line of military and civil ships in all sizes. His autobiography is available and makes fascinating reading. Megow kits are very collectible today for their high quality and attractive box designs.

AMT 37 Chevy Coupe - Stock or Street Rod - (1937 Chevrolet Coupe), 1/25, A137-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


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Still factory sealed. Older issue from the late 1960s/early 70s- not a reissue. Very well detailed kit can be built one of two ways - stock or racing. Includes extensive customizing and racing parts. Features detailed Stovebolt 6 engine with stock carbs or dual carbs with chrome air cleaners, stock or chrome valve cover, blown 427 engine, detailed engine compartment with removable hood and custom clear plastic hood, very good chassis detail with separately molded front springs with shocks, front axle, brake backing plates, steering arm, tie rods, racing link, drive shaft, rear axle and springs and exhaust, choice of stock or racing wheels, Cragar racing wheels with trim rings, complete stock interior or custom interior with buckets, roll bar, shoulder harness and custom wheels, shifter and dash, optional position stock convertible top, numerous custom body parts and a very large sheet of decals. Molded in colored plastic, clear, red-tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare, first issue from about 1956. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating propellers. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. This correct stand is 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 and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. 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 at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the later version - on the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking '5/32' in front of the blot.

Aurora 1903 Rambler Model E Touring, 1/16, 151

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


1964 issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts.' Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. This kit features full engine, transaxle and driveline detail, complete interior, suspension and steering linkage, exhaust and more. Molded in red, black and with nickel plated parts and real white rubber tires. Never started. The red parts are still factory sealed; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Hobby Craft Iraqi T-59 Fedayeen- Operation Iraqi Freedom - Al Nasiriyah Late March 2003 / 5th Mechanized Division Basrah late march 2003 - (ex Trumpter), 1/35, HC6005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Well detailed model from Trumpeter molds that features real screen mesh material for engine hatches, realistic suspension, fabric tow cable, rear mounted fuel drums, flexible tracks, rotating turret, three figures and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sovereign Sd.Kfz. 231 6 Rad, 1/35, 001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare limited issue kit featuring beautiful high-definition resin parts and numerous metal details. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. By the beginning of WWII the 231 (6Rad) was already obsolete and in the process of being replaced. However, it was used in both the Polish & French campaigns and probably in Russia as well. Almost all vehicles were attached to Aufklarung Abteilung (Reconnaissance Battalions).

Aurora HC-1B Chinook - (CH-47), 1/48, 350-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed and in fantastic, investment-grade 'near mint' condition. The colorful Jo Kotula artwork hardbox is dated 1961. This is a very large 1/48 scale kit with 'good' cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals.

Aurora German Albatross D-3 - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1960s issue hardbox issue that is molded in dark green with the small parts in black plastic. This issue includes the ground mechanic and small ground base with chocks. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Pavla Kawasaki Ki-102 Randy - High Altitude Interceptor, 1/72, 72008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. The B-29 raids on the Japanese home islands caught the Army and Navy Air Forces unprepared. The S1A1 Denko and Ki-108 were far from successful at this role, so Kawasaki tried using the Ki-102 ground attack variant (derived from the Ki-96 and Ki-108) in a high altitude role. The aircraft were converted and saw service against B-29s at the end of the war, but only 238 were built. This is a well detailed model with many photoetched details.