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Precise Martin Marietta Sprint ABM

Plastic Model Kit

$1100   

Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Sprint. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Sprint designed for short range interceptions. 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 excellent. Missile measures 14.75 inches high and is made of plastic. The missile body is mint with no broken parts - no scratches - no wear. The decals are 'very good.' There is some black missing on the roll pattern at the top (see photo) and the same amount missing on the back base roll pattern. The red 'US ARMY' is mint on the back but part of the 'R' is missing on the front as shown. The base is 'excellent' and has a metal plate that reads 'US Army Sprint Antimissile Missile - Martin Marietta.' There are no touch ups or repairs and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Comet Jupiter C Missile (Juno I) - With Explorer Satellite and Launching Platform, 1/95, PL 804-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$300   

Very rare kit from the mid 1950s. Very cleanly molded and nicely detailed. Includes Jupiter C, launching stand and complete large launching platform. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

UPC BAC Lightning F.Mk.53 - RAF or Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force, 1/72, 5082-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

From quality Hasegawa molds. Scott Eidson box art. Includes decals for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Revell Martin P6M Seamaster - 'S' Issue, 1/136, H244-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Original first 'S' issue from the late 1956. This is the issue with 'SeaMaster' in yellow on the box top. The other one has it in red. Nicely molded jet seaplane. Includes clear 'Revelving' globe display stand. The airplane is molded in gloss gray. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 40 Foot Steel Box Car - 'Serves All The West' Union Pacific with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. The original box is intact, but the lid was removed for the photograph. Includes the famous heavy cardstock printed and embossed car sides, milled hardwood roof, beams, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Leoman British Aerospace Bae-146 /200 - PSA, 1/144, A8413

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

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Limited issue - one of 500 made. Includes a very high quality, high-definition cast resin aircraft and detail parts with all fine recessed panel lines, some injection molded parts (landing gear struts and wheels), PSA decals and full instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fowler Boeing 727-200 Conversion Kit - Two Conversions Bagged, 1/144, CF-1

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$5   

Possibly from ex-Griffon molds. Includes enough conversion parts for two models. Includes full instructions and side and cockpit window and door decal sheet. Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

Branchline Trains Blueprint Series HO Heavyweight Passenger Coach 80 Foot Single Window Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Car #752 1940s/1950s, 1/87, 5105-752

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Superb and highly detailed model kit that is factory painted and lettered in the C&O 'Green Scheme' with Roman lettering. Features separate grab irons, extensive and complete underbody details, steam, air & signal lines, working diaphragms, full interior, metal wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts have never been removed from the box and are still wrapped in the factory protective tissue paper. Includes excellent, illustrated instructions.

Aurora P-51D Mustang, 1/48, 118-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$165   

First and only issue from 1956 with the rectangular Northern Lights logo. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowlings, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive green and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

RCM AJ-1 Savage, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Airmodel Dornier Do-17 P-1 - Reconnaissance Bomber Conversion with Decals - (Do17P1) - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$22   

Injection molded conversion features excellent front fuselage section moldings with decals and full instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Conversion kit only - requires base kit. The superb Monogram base kit is recommended. The long range reconnaissance Do-17 P-1 featured two BMW 132N Radial engines and Rb 20/30 and Rb 50/30 cameras. P-1s saw service with the Aufklarungsgruppen till 1943 over France, Norway, Russia and the Western Desert as Do-17 P-1/Trop. The decals are for 3.(F)/Nacht in Russia from December of 1943.

Lindberg Stearman Kaydet PT-17 Primary Trainer, 1/48, 2313

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$19   

Still in the factory seal. Dated 1975. 1/48 scale kit from the original molds that Lindberg used in the 1950s. The Stearman was the last standard biplane produced for the Army and Naval Air Forces. Production was over 10,000 planes, making if more prolific than any other US Biplane design. Kaydets help to train over 60,000 allied airmen in WWII.

Aurora Avro CF-100 Canuck - All-Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$100   

Fantastic factory sealed investment-condition box. 1964 issue with 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval sunburst. The 'Woodwards' department store price tag is still on the kit. This issues has a small sticker on both short ends with '150' typed on it. These small stickers cover up the '175' price extension and were often done by manufacturers to just change prices (in place of ordering new boxes).

Comet Piper Cub - 25 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue, N15-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Branchline Trains Blueprint Series HO Heavyweight Passenger Car 8-1-2 Pullman Sleeper Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) 'Mount Vernon' 1940s/1950s, 1/87, 5031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$45   

Superb and highly detailed model kit that is factory painted and lettered in the C&O 'George Washington Scheme' with delux lettering and Pullman mechanical air conditioning. Features separate grab irons, extensive and complete underbody details, steam, air & signal lines, working diaphragms, full interior, metal wheels, magnetic knuckle couplers and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts have never been removed from the box and are still wrapped in the factory protective tissue paper. Includes excellent, illustrated instructions.

Lindberg President Ocean Liner - President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed. Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull ship of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model.

Jo-Han Fire Rescue Ambulance (Cadillac Ambulance Detroit Fire Department), 1/25, GC-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare model from the 1960s. Large, long wheel base kit that was very well detailed for that time. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, steerable wheels, full front interior and complete rear emergency compartment with attendant's seats, stretcher brackets, hand rails, oxygen tanks and regulators and stretcher, opening rear door, molded in underside detail with separately molded front suspension, colorful choice of Fire Dept. or independent markings, rubber tires and more. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, chrome and black rubber. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - (small box) Pre 'S', 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$495   

Very rare early 1950s issue. Unusual narrow height Pre 'S' box with full artwork. The second version of this kit shared the same part number but is in a taller box and has simplified artwork. Small parts are still in a factory cello bag, but the bag has split (the kit is complete, however). Has early 1st issue stand with a one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top). It has the correct instructions showing this early stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

M&E Models Bell TH-57 SeaRanger - Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/72, KC004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$44   

Still factory sealed. Contains parts to convert the Matchbox JetRanger (or other 1/72 Jet Ranger) into the TH-57 SeaRanger. Molded in Clear, grey and with cast metal details and full decals for three birds: British, US Navy and IDF.

Heller Strasbourg Battlecruiser, 1/400, L1030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$285   

Still factory sealed. Rare. The Dunkerque-class Battlecruisers were the French response to the German Graf Spee-class and the fast and well-armed Italian ships at the time. If the 1900 to 1930 span of French shipbuilding could be defined as lacking a clear vision or plan, the Strasbourg and her sister decisively ended that period. The products of superior design and engineering, the two sisters would re-define fast capital ships as would their near-sisters Battleships Richelieu and Jean Bart after them. But world events would conspire against these beautiful ships and there visibility in naval history. The Strasbourg was begun in 1934 at St. Nazire, launched in 1936 and put into service in 1939. She never navigated in peacetime. Displacement was 26,500 ton and top speed was 30 knots. Main armament was (8) 330mm guns and (16) 130 mm dual purpose. The main and secondary guns were mounted in the first quadruple turrets. Both main 330 mm turrets faced forward so that all main guns could fire when the enemy was sighted or in pursuit. Her superior speed would allow her to escape anything that she could not out-gun. Like most ships of the day she featured the 'All-Or-Nothing' armor design or 'armored box'. The compact design and placement of the main and secondary armament allowed unusually high armor protection for a battlecruiser. Serious consideration was also given to underwater protection, and the ships had a unique and effective (as events would prove) anti-mine/torpedo system with a novel water-exclusive material. At Mers-El-Kebir, her sistership Dunkerque was pinned at the pier. In an unlucky set of events, a ship moored next to her was sunk along with it's load of depth-charges. Later, a torpedo set off the huge explosive cargo. The damage to Dunkerque was immense. Other ships would have sunk, but she did not. Strasbourg was the only capital ship to get underway during the disaster at Mers-El-Kebir. Her superior speed allowed her to escape while two other French Battleships were sunk. She fled to Toulon, where she was eventually joined by the hastily repaired Dunkerque. However, when the Germans threatened to seize the ships, the entire fleet including the two sisters was scuttled in the harbor. The Italians raised the Strasbourg and stripped her of her guns; but she was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft. In 1945 she was raised again, but salvage was beyond hope. In 1955 she was sold for scrap.