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Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

Second issue dated 1963 in exceptionally nice condition. Has 98 cent price extension but no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logos on the four sides. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts, including decals and instructions.

Welsh Vickers Super VC-10 - East African Airlines, 1/144, SL38

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very high quality vac kit with cast metal details. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The big parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including very colorful 'East African' decals and instructions. NOTE: the large decal sheet is cut in half. All that I have seen are like that; perhaps it was done at the factory.

Ace Boeing 767-300ER - Lauda or Asiana - (ex Revell), 1/144, 3000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Assumed to be from ex-Revell molds. Nicely molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed nose and main gear bays, optional position landing gear, very good intake and exhaust detail and a full painting guide and two extensive decal sheet for both aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Diamond Reo Semi Tractor Trailer, 1/25, T537

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$85   

Still factory sealed; the seal has a split on the left side. Rare original early issue of this very highly detailed semi tractor kit with over 250 parts. Features rolling chassis build just like the real truck, detailed engine, full interior and much more.

Necomisa Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae - Post's Round the World Record Settting Aircraft - (ex Lindberg), 1/48, 2214

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$30   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits. From ex Lindberg late 1950s molds and a very nice kit for that time. n 1931, Post and Gatty flew the Vega 'Winnie Mae' around the world in 8 days, 15 hours and 8 minutes for a new world record. In 1933 Post tested a gyroscope automatic pilot and radio direction finder in another record flight lasting 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. This aircraft is now in the Smithsonian Museum.

Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$85   

First motorized issue from the late 1950s with great hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Includes electric motor and all hardware. Molded in silver and clear. never started. The motor is still factory sealed and all other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that that one of the prop blades is cleanly broken off at the hub; it is present for an easy repair. The meticulously researched box art scene may be of particular interest to admirers of Mr. Gaedke's work. The colorful aircraft combines with abrightly painted, grassy background, including a well turned out (Army) ground crewman, to produce an almost storybook, 'beautiful day in theneighborhood' atmosphere. A most attractive and, in an historical context, almost whimsical image. Please read the biography of Ray Gaedke, which is located on this website. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Revell Convair F-106A Delta Dart Whip Fly with Whistle and Streamers, 1/67, H159-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Rare. 1961 issue in the Whip Fly 'Master Modeler' series. Does include the Master Modeler Trading Stamp (for the Competition Corvette) and MM application form. This series was quickly discontinued when it discovered that heavily weighted models with pointed front ends swinging at terrific speeds around young children might not be safe. Based on the 1950s F-106 "S" kit, the Delta Dart Whip Fly comes with USAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers (cut from the colored bag according to the instructions) for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

12 Squared Messerschmitt Me-328 B-1 Pulse Jet Fighter - Bagged, 1/72, 2-21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$18   

Still factory sealed. Limited run injection molded model. Includes cockpit, clear canopy, metal jet tubes, landing gear and more.

Delta Campini Caproni With Book, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$48   

Includes well produced and illustrated Campini Caproni paperback history book. The Campini Caproni was a early jet with a unique propulsion system. A regular piston engine turned the compressor stages. The compressed air was mixed with fuel in a combustion chamber behind the piston engine and ignited. NOTE: has minor and professional quality assembly: the seat is glued to the cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. The aircraft has been inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: missing display stand.

Revell Search and Rescue Cruiser Berlin - (Seenotkreuzer Berlin), 1/72, 5226

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Large scale and well detailed model from 1988 features a one-piece hull, fully detailed bridge, superstructure and deck fittings, upper navigation station with detailed equipment, ships boats and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 - No.899 NAS HMS Hermes Falklands Campaign May/June 1982 / 700A Flight FAA RNAS Yeovilton UK 1979 / No. 801 NAS FAA RNAS Yeovilton 1988, 1/72, A03078

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

An excellent kit featuring fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit, detailed engine inlet and compressor fans, optional intake parts, detailed gear wells, optional position speed brake and landing gear, drop tank, air to surface missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinders and a full color painting guide and decals for all aircraft listed. NOTE: this kit has "professional" quality minor assembly as follows: wing halves; parts 36 (2 parts) to fuselage sides; seat to cockpit floor. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Scotch Lad, 1/8, 419-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$75   

Rare kit dated 1957. Part of the 'Guys and Gals Of All Nations,' these very well detailed models simply did not sell well. Aurora quickly dropped them from the line, which made them instant collector's items. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Aurora The Wanderer Whaler - (HO Scale), 1/87, 440-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$215   

Rare 1966 hardbox issue of this very large, two feet long (1/87 scale) classic commercial whaler. Well detailed for that time. This was one of a series of large-scale sailing ships made by Aurora to appeal to the serious ship modeler. Molded in correct dark wood, black, tan, ivory and white. Features billowing sails, metal anchor chains, running and standing rigging, molded ratlines and display stand. It has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are all still factory sealed. Only the white sail parts were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried complete. Includes all other parts, decals, flag sheet, metal chain, rigging thread and instructions. The Wanderer was built in Mattapoiset, MA in 1878 and was the last sailing whaleship to depart the US on a whaling voyage. She sailed from New Bedford on 24 August 1924 and was driven ashore on Cuttyhunk Island by a gale the next day and became a total loss. (from Joe Greenley)

Kobo-Hiryu IJN Survey Ship Katsuriki 1942, 1/700, R03

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$68   

Very rare limited production model of this IJN Auxiliary. Very well detailed resin waterline model that includes full illustrated instructions and even a painting guide. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The Katsuriki had a very interesting and long career. She was originally completed in 1917 as minelayer, and the first ocean going ship of this type in the Japanese Navy. In WWI she served around the Japanese home islands. In the 1920s she was guardship off many of the the South Pacific Mandate Islands and began doing survey work of these new Japanese territories. With expansionist policies already in place, the need for a specialized survey ship was obvious and in 1935 she was converted to that role. The minelaying equipment was removed and surveying devices from the retired survey ship Manshu were installed. She took part in much intelligence gathering off the coast of China, then examined future targets for the Imperial Navy before WWII. Some areas she visited included the Spratly Islands, Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, and surveyed and Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. When World War II started, Katsuriki was re-designated a 'secret military vessel' on 20 July 1942, although her mission was still maritime surveying. She mapped the coasts of the Strait of Malacca, Burma, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and north coast of New Guinea in support of Japanese troop landings and combat operations. On 21 September 1944 Katsukiki was torpedoed by USS Haddo southwest of Manila and sank. The Haddo spotted about 40 survivors and attempted to rescue, but the Japanese chose to drown themselves.

Italeri Stirling Mk.IV Glider Tug Paratroops Transport D-Day Normandy 1944, 1/72, 1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Highly detailed inside and out and includes PE parts and decals for four different versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave Equipment for Japan Navy Ship WW2 (II), 1/700, E-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$22   

The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. Contains multiples of all the items shown on the box top. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and includes many parts that do not come with ships. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes extensive decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M1 12-SHI Experimental Zero Fighter, 1/48, 09840

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

Still factory sealed. Rare, special issue and a very highly detailed kit. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells and more.

Airfix HMS Victory With Sails - Type One Logo - Bagged, 1306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$64   

Very rare first issue from the 1950s. The paper header is in 'excellent++' condition and has like new color and gloss, no price tags, tape or tears. Well molded, small-scale waterline model that includes billowing sails, clear printed ratlines and a water display stand. Measures just over 4.5 inches in length when built. The kit has never beens started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, ratlines and instructions present. It is in the original clear bag but has been carefully opened and re-stapled.

Aurora Scotch Lad With Aurora Glue, 1/8, 419-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Rare kit dated 1957. Part of the 'Guys and Gals Of All Nations,' these very well detailed models simply did not sell well. Aurora quickly dropped them from the line, which made them instant collector's items. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions as well as a rare metal tube of 1955 Aurora Cement for plastic models. The Cement is still factory sealed and in great condition.

Fujimi Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair With Color Painting Guide - (F4U), 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Fujimi-Mokei issue from the very early 1960s; please note this is before Fujimi used part numbers. Japan issue with very collectible artwork and high gloss box top. Includes the original glue and a very nice full color painting guide for 5 different aircraft. Features rotating prop, working ailerons, rockets, drop tank, wing radome and pilot figure. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and even includes a near mint condition Fujimi color bag header. Includes decals and instructions.