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Aurora HMS King George V British Battleship, 1/600, 712-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1959 issue that is believed to be the first Aurora issue of this kit; please note the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval sunburst logo. This is a full hull kit with good detail for that time. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Even the original factory packing tissue is present. Please note that while the box top is 'excellent', the box tray (the lower box) is split along an edge and is only 'good.'

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Hardbox issue of this classic Aurora kit dated 1960. Notice the 79 cent extension, 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' which makes this issue closer to about 1963/4. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 315-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Long hardbox issue dated 1966 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The only flaw is very light wear, almost completely restricted to the edges. In those days, it was said by reviewers that Aurora made the best tank kits - this one is no exception. Features all moving bogies and drive wheels, flexible black treads, elevating main gun, rotating turret, one tankman, three soldiers and decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition as well.

Aurora Boeing 747 United, 1/156, 362-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. Rare first issue hardbox is dated 1968. Features full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, a clear display stand and colorful United decals.

Aurora Bell UH-1B Cobra Copter, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


1960s issue in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features full cockpit and interior, positionable pilot and copilot figures, two other positionable crew members, optional position crew doors, detailed rotor head, small or large rocket loadout, machine guns and US Army Vietnam-era decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Dick Tracy, 1/16, 818-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare original issue dated 1960; not the common reproduction. The hardbox is in 'Excellent+' condition with great color and gloss. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt F-84 F-51 and Superkit F-51 (P-51) F-84 - Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare 1950s gift set. Long before injection molded kit were mass produced in the USA, Monogram created what are widely considered the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in 'very good' displayable condition but is not perfect. It has edge wear, general wear, light staining (visible at the upper left) and two closed split corners. The four kits inside are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts,decals and instructions present.

Monogram The Space Taxi By WIlly Ley, 1/48, PS45-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare first issue dated 1959. One of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willy Ley. Big 1/48 scale model has excellent detail and is molded ivory, silver and clear plastic. Features four figures and special 'Globe' mounting base. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, instructions and special "Space Taxi" booklet. Decals are in remarkable 'near mint' condition as is the paperwork.

Monogram Auto Racing Trio Gift Set - The Hot Rod-The Midget Racer-The Indianapolis Racer, 1/24, MGP8-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++


One of Monogram's first plastic kit Gift Sets. Issued once in 1957 and very rare. Please read the condition of each kit carefully as there is some assembly. 'Hot Rod' is assembled and complete other than thin, flat windshield. Missing instructions. The 'Indy Car' is complete but has minor assembly to the engine block and some small details are painted silver; decals are excellent but instructions are missing. Midget Racer has not been started and is complete, including good instructions and decals. The box has wonderful color but wear as shown.

Monogram Beaver Jeep Half-Track Weasel Military Wheels Gift Set, 1/35, MGP1-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


From 1957. Rare gift set includes four kits - Beaver/Jeep/1/2 Track/Weasel. Complete with original inserts. These kits have never been started. Each is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship With Optional Fittings Set B-18F, 1/96, B-18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare and the Flagship of Sterling's popular civilian ship line. Includes the even rarer optional metal fitting set B-18F. This highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long and is designed for R/C operation or static display. The kit has never been started. The parts that Sterling factory sealed are still in sealed bags. The parts that were never sealed have all been inventoried complete. Includes instructions book, full size plans, decals and all other paperwork. This kit must be shipped insured.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


From the 1950s and with a 10 inch wingspan. This kit and box are in rare, 'excellent++' condition. This highly prefabricated kit made from solid western pine (not balsa wood) and makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, wood filler and glue, two grits of sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

StromBecker Convair Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle, 1/91, D38-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


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Rare kit in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The box has like new color and gloss, four perfect corners and no fading, stains, price tags or tears. Very light wear is the only flaw. The Manned Nuclear Interplanetary Vehicle was designed by Krafft Ehricke of the Convair Astronautics Division. 1950s kit is 18 inches long when assembled. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing B-47 Giant Stratojet Bomber - Narrow Box Pre 'S' Kit, 1/112, H206-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


Rare first issue with the 1.25 inch high pre-'S' hardbox vs. the later standard size 1.4 inch box. This kit has the correct short-lived 1st issue 2 piece stand as opposed to the later standard 4 piece stand. The early stand with this kit has a base and an arm - the arm has three prongs. This stand was discontinued shortly after introduction as it broke very easily. Inside, the kit is mint. The small parts still sealed in factory cello bag. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules - 'S' Issue, 1/140, H247-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


1956 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so collectible. The box is in 'excellent++' condition with factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, no stains, fading, tears or missing litho and no price tags or tape (other than marks from the original factory sealing tape). Very light and general wear are the only flaws. This model features very fine recessed panel lines, working rear cargo bay doors, rotating wheels and propellers, fuel truck, engine check stand, ground crew member and famous clear Revell 'Globe' swivel base display stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and instructions are both in remarkable 'excellent+' condition.

Revell Lockheed F-94 Starfire 1st Issue - Pre 'S' One Piece Box, 1/56, H201-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Complete with the unique stand that was only issued with these three kits and the gift set of these kits. This box is in excellent condition, complete with all end flaps and has not been crushed - usually these thin one-piece boxes are in very bad condition. Box has never been repaired. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.

Revell Spad XIII Captain Eddie Rickenbacker - 'S' Issue, 1/28, H256-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-


Very large 1957 'S' kit in 1/28 scale. Investment-grade 'Near Mint-' condition box with perfect color and gloss. Nicely molded and features 'Hat-In-The-Ring' 94th Aero Squadron markings for Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's aircraft, detailed Hispano-Suiza engine, removable inspection panels, detailed machine guns, full cockpit, rotating wheels and prop, very fine 'fabric' detailing over ribs and stringers, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Flying Cloud with Sails - With 'S' Glue - 'S' Issue, 1/232, H344-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


1957 original issue and superb model kit. Like most early Revell sailing ship models, the molds were cut by true craftsman. The kit is beautifully molded in black, white and tan and has excellent detail and mold quality. Builds to a beautiful model. Includes pre-formed ratlines, vacuform billowing sails (in amazing 'near mint++' condition), rigging thread and rigging instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. Even includes a factory-sealed tube of Revell "S" Cement.

Topping Grumman Cougar F9F-8T - Two Seat Trainer - (F9F8T)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Grumman. Grumman would give these models to test pilots, contractors and Military Decision Makers. Measures 14 inches long with a wingspan of almost 11 inches. Original stand has Grumman Logo and says 'Grumman Cougar F9F'. The airplane and stand are in 'very good++' overall condition. There are no repairs, cracks or touch-ups. Decals are 'excellent' with some minor and typical wear. The paint is 'excellent' with some wear in orange. Please note that shipping insurance is required.