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ITC 1956 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II - (Ideal Toy Company Continental), 1/25, 3712

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$425   

Very rare, especially in complete, never started condition like this example. The model may be rarer than the actual car; less than 10 kits have traded hands publically (on-line) in a decade. The Continental MkII was a hand-built car of the highest quality. It was the most expensive American car made at that time and was certainly a style leader. About 3,000 of them were produced; Ford said it lost $1000 on each one. But they did prove that a world-class car rivaling Rolls-Royce could be made in America. This model is molded in black (body), red (interior/chassis and other details), chrome plate, clear, metal axles and rubber tires. It has never been assembled and is 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Aurora A-37 Strike Jet, 1/43, 147-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

1968 hardbox issue. Features detailed cockpit and extensive under wing loadout. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$99   

Factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$75   

Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst - due to the 130 price extension, it is most likely from 1961 or '62.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$225   

Rare first issue from the early 1950s. Correct gloss silver color with square original-style clear base and arm. Correct first issue instructions and decals. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$219   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 77-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$159   

First issue early 1950s U-Ma-Kit from Brooklyn factory. Kit is completely correct for the first issue, molded in high-gloss gray with no rivet detail, no landing gear/missiles and correct instructions and decals. Also includes correct Brooklyn stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Stand has a 3/4 inch by 1/4 inch missing chip on the lower edge.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$179   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, remarkable 'excellent' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions. Even the original factory tissue packing paper is present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is light general shelf wear and edge wear as shown.

AMT Warren Tope Trans-Am Mustang, 1/25, T206-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Rare original issue; not the common reissue. Nicely molded and detailed, featuring a complete engine and compartment, removable hood, full racing interior including roll cage, detailed chassis underside & driveline, and more. MOlded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and "excellent++" condition decals.

ESCI MBT T72 T72 Main Battle Tank With Airwaves PE Details - East Germany or Iraq, 1/35, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Includes Airwaves #AFV35009 T-72 photoetched brass super detail set with two frets including all grates and dozens of parts. Complete and never started but missing instructions; however, it is simple matter to figure out where they go. The actual model is still factory sealed and is an older but well molded. Includes paint guide and decals for East German and the Irag armies.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale Super Sabre features movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail and opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Lil' John Buttera's 1927 Ford T Touring Street Rod, 1/25, H1334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

First issue dated 1975. Highly customized Ford T that cost $25,000 to restore in 1975. Features Borrani chrome spoke wheels, Goodyear radial tires, touring top, etched design on wing windows, Art Chrisman 289 cid Ford engine, Holley 4 barrel carburetor and Edelbrock manifold, Shelby Cobra finned valve covers, B&M 'Street 'n Strip' transmission, Jaguar rear end with Steve Davis 'quick change' center section and more. NOTE: there is no assembly, but 4 engine and 4 frame parts have been neatly painted black. There is no other painting. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Enterprise Shadow Gas Powered Free Flight Aircraft For .045 to .099 Gas Engines - 32 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

From 1949. Rare and especially in this condition- never started and complete. 'Shadow' is a beautiful, stable gas powered free-flight design featuring die-cut balsa parts, sheet balsa fuselage sides, fully formed landing gear, finished wheels, hardware, 'Sky-Sail' red colored covering tissue, die-cut plywood firewall and wing supports, clear window material, decals and superb full size plans that also include text building and flying instructions.

Enterprise Shadow Gas Powered Free Flight Aircraft For .045 to .099 Gas Engines - 32 Inch Wingspan

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully - missing parts. From 1949 and rare. 'Shadow' is a beautiful, stable gas powered free-flight design featuring die-cut balsa parts, fully formed landing gear, finished wheels, hardware, 'Sky-Sail' red colored covering tissue, die-cut plywood firewall, clear window material, decals and superb full size plans that also include text building and flying instructions. NOTE: missing some balsa parts - namely the fuselage parts. The fuselage bulkheads are shown full size on the plans so you can make them from these patterns. Includes the items listed above and the following parts: 96% of the wing parts, 80% of the stab, 100% of the rudder, stringers and blocks.

International Rectifier IR Lightronic II Remote Control Car, EP42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$35   

Unique early 1960s (pre-zip code) remote control car kit with a solar cell and two transistor command circuit that you control with a flashlight to make it stop, start and control the speed. This model contains almost two kits but please read carefully. NOTE: one complete car is very neatly assembled. In addition to all parts, it includes the instructions and never used decals. The other car is about 75% complete and unassembled except for very minor construction (front and rear axles and steering are built very neatly). It is missing some smaller parts and the motor and electronics. It also comes with instructions and never used decals. Untested and sold as-is.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1 6Sq ACM Special, 1/48, 09721

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded kit of this advanced trainer. With 166 parts.

Revell Documented Arizona Factory Display Owned By Esther Ross, Who Christened The USS Arizona

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3800   

An incredibly rare, documented, one-of-a-kind piece of history in amazing investment-grade collector condition. For the very advanced collector of unique military history and model kits. This Revell Factory Model was originally owned by Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell, who earlier was Miss Esther Ross who christened the USS Arizona in New York on June 19, 1915. She went on to play a very key role in the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to newspaper reports, we know that her father, William Ross, was a prominent pharmacist in Prescott, Arizona. He and his friends convinced Gov. Hunt to choose his daughter from the other 100 applicants anxious to do the honors. It turned out to be a wise choice reasons no one could foresee. Miss Ross took the task of launching the world's most powerful battleship very seriously. She practiced her duties every day after school for months, smashing syrup bottles full of water against a fence behind the house. Miss Ross was popular and well respected in Prescott. Even the Associated Press reported that she "was one of the prettiest girls in the state." A special train took Gov. Hunt, Miss Ross, her family and others to New York for the event. Although the applause for the then unpopular Gov. Hunt, the cheering for Miss Ross was "heard for miles." Page 1 of the Prescott Journal Miner, June 20th, 1915, reported that at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Miss Ross cried "I dub thee Arizona," and "Not a hitch or sign of accident marred the success of the launching." "This is the proudest moment of my life," she stated, "and I am most intensely gratified at the magnificent demonstration that my friends and the city of Prescott has given me." Sometime after the launching ceremony, Miss Ross married Mr. Arthur Wassell and became Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell. She saw the horror of World War II and the disaster of the Arizona touched her deeply. After the war, she joined the drive to create a memorial over the ship to the 1177 sailors entombed in her. She joined the Arizona Memorial Committee which raised all the funds needed to build the Arizona Memorial. She served on the staff and toured the USA giving numerous media interviews and key speeches for the fund raising. Out of gratitude, the USS Arizona Memorial Committee ordered a special Revell Factory Display USS Arizona for her. It came with two specially affixed small Fleet Reserve and Arizona Committee signs (shown in the photos) on the right side; these special markings are only found on the rare "appreciation gift" factory displays from the Arizona Memorial Committee members to important fundraisers. The model was shipped to her in Los Angeles. You can see the original "Arizona Memorial Committee" mailing label that has her full name and address, documenting that it was her model. Esther treasured this gift and kept it in remarkable and very complete condition. Included is the original shipping box in "very good++" condition with all the original shipping tape, all the original internal special cardboard packing material, the model ship in exceptional condition, the cardboard display base(complete but with small tears and very light wear as shown), the colorful backdrop (with wear and slight tears as shown, missing one lower tab), the original display assembly instructions and even an original fund raising card from the Arizona memorial campaign. This display, box and all materials were always in a climate controlled environment. The colors on the cardboard display are in stunning, factory-new condition. The instructions for the display are 'excellent.' The ship is 100% complete and the factory paint is in exceptional condition. Even the factory rigging and all flags are intact. There is very little dust on the ship; it appears to be in 'not displayed' condition; but I know it was displayed for a short time because of the small tears and one tab on the cardboard display backdrop (see photos), which were probably due to putting it up and taking it down. I have only found one repair; the jackstaff broke and was neatly repaired at some point. The factory shipping box still has all the original tape and very little wear for that age. The original Arizona Memorial Committee shipping label is in 'very good' shape. Due to it being on the bottom of the shipping box, it does have some wear, but all the writing can be clearly read with slight magnification. This piece passed to Esther's daughter, who gave it to a friend who then gave it to another friend. The later friend is wife to an OMK customer, who sold me the model. This kit must be shipped insured and I may require it shipped by special courier.

Dolphin Nazario Sauro Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

Very rare. Beautifully cast resin kit with metal details, a display stand and decals for any hull numbers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Sauro was the first of her class and is a diesel-electric attack submarine. Sauro and her sister Carlo Fecia di Cossato were introduced in the 1970s, and after some technical problems were solved with the batteries, sisters Leonardo da Vinci and Guglielmo Marconi began service in 1982. The main armament are wire-guided Whitehead Motofides A184 (533mm) torpedoes located amidships, and mines can be substituted. The hull is of a special steel and these subs can dive to at least 410 M (1,345 feet).

Dolphin Scire Assault Version Adua Class 600 Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Dolphin made the only kit of Italy's most renown submarine, famous for the amazing attacks in Gibraltar and Alexandria harbors using 'Chariots.' This is a resin, metal and PE model kit of the attack version.

Bandai Panzer Jager Tiger 88mm Pak 43 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184, 1/48, 8269

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai 'Pin Point' 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The 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.