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CM DD-401 USS Maury (Gridley class 1943), 1/350

Resin Model Kit

$139   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Revell Junkers Ju-88C 6C Nightfighter - (Ju88C6c), 1/72, H165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Dated 1974. This issue has the Sweepstakes featured on the upper left corner of the box top. Model features removable cowling, two detailed engines, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers and crew of three. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Peacemaker, 1/333, 492-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

Third issue hardbox dated 1961. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Note the oval sunburst logo with no yellow rectangular background. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and light, general wear as the only flaws. Features rotating propellers, full landing gear, auxiliary jet engines, clear canopy & nose and the Aurora 'Triangle World' clear stand. 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, both in 'excellent' condition.

Revell USS Norton Sound Rocket Launcher Missile Test Ship, 1/424, H331-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$550   

Fresh from a long-closed down hobby shop. Very rare kit from 1956; the molds were altered to make the class seaplane tender, which made any reissue impossible. The box has wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, no fading, rips or tears, no stains, no price tag or tag marks and no tape or tape marks - this box even escaped the factory tape sealing machine! There is very light general wear and moderate wear to the lower right short side for 1" by 1/16". The prototype Norton Sound was originally a seaplane tender and was converted to an ocean-going laboratory for development and testing of guided missiles and rockets. This ship was key in the Navy's move into the guided missile age. The model features working cranes, operating launching platform for the Viking missile, Terrier with launcher, Jeeps and Lark missile. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts and decals are still factory sealed in the Revell clear bag. The larger parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes flag sheet and instructions. Instructions are in 'near mint' condition with the typical age yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are still factory sealed and would grade the same as the instructions.

Heller TWO SA-3200 Frelon Cadet Issue And Hasegawa Egg Plane Series Hughes 500, 1/100, L025

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

SALE!! Includes all three kits in their original boxes. The first two are Heller 1/100 scale Frelon Helicopters. One is a Heller issue and one is a Starfix issue from the original Heller molds. Both are never started and still in the factory sealed internal bag including decals and instructions. The third kit is the Hasegawa #ES-013-400 Egg Plane Series Hughes 500 Helicopter. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Part of the nicely done Heller 1/100 Cadet series. Features nicely molded parts, full landing gear, clear canopy and side windows and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Arii Vertol 107, 1/72, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

Rare Arii model from the 1960s. The box is complete and intact but has the obvious stains as shown. The kit inside is often attributed to Airfix and it may be; however, I am suspicious of this as it is a bit cruder in mold quality, so it may simply be a copy of the Airfix kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Enterprise Cycle Miniatures Tandem Bicycle And B1 Old High Wheeler, 1/15, B2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

SALE!! Includes both kits in the original boxes. Very rare. Enterprise was a very successful maker of balsa wood free-flight and control line aircraft models dating well back into the 1930s. In the early 1950s the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' caught the attention of Enterprise staff. Enterprise maintained their own museum of rare and extraordinary old time bicycles, so it only seemed natural that the first (and only) two plastic kits from the company would represent bikes. The Tandem, based on an example from 1896 and is very nicely molded and detailed for that time. It includes a display base also. The 'Old High Wheeler' is also well detailed and includes a display stand. Both were fine kits issued in 1954 but did not sell well; production was discontinued after a short run. The Tandem has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. The Old High Wheel is complete with all parts and instructions but NOTE: it has minor and 'professional' quality assembly. The rear fork is glued to the frame. There is no other assembly.

Matchbox USS Indianapolis Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, 40165

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$20   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. Nicely molded waterline model from 1992 featuring detailed deck and armament, rotating main turrets, detailed superstructure, two aircraft and more.

CM PG52 USS Charleston (Erie class Gunboat 1943), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$139   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Tamiya British Centurion MkIII Motorized, 1/35, 3030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$72   

Rare 1/35 scale model designed for realistic motorized operation. Very nicely detailed and includes an all-metal gear box and all hardware. The RE-26 motor is included. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight Soviet All-Weather Interceptor 'S' Issue, 1/50, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

Rare 1958 first issue with the box art that made these kits so famous and collectible. This one is in 'excellent++' condition with perfect gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, no tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, creases or stains and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include light edge wear and corner wear as shown. Large-scale kit is very well molded for that time and features fine surface detail, moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete. Decals and instructions are both in incredible 'Near Mint+' condition. Please NOTE that the vertical stabilizer tips on this kit were incredibly thin and fragile and often the tips (about 3 to 4mm) would break off in shipping. This kit is no exception, but both tips are present and fit back perfectly.

Revell Jupiter With Truck And Trailer - US Army IRBM, 1/100, H1824-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$265   

Rare. Original one-and-only issue dated 1958. The box is in 'Excellent' condition. It has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, stains or tears, and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The flaws are edge and corner wear and light general wear. Has many action features including loading crane elevates and swivels 360 degrees & is fully rigged with blocks and tackle and the entire load-to-launching process can be duplicated with the trailer, truck, crane and launch pad. Includes a crew of 4, textured concrete base and missile launch pad. Molded in correct white and olive drab. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are perfectly flat, intact and grade 'excellent+' condition with light age yellow as the only flaw. The instructions are in 'excellent+' condition with slight age yellowing. NOTE: Parts #35, crane corner, is broken in two. Both parts are present and they fit back together perfectly. On two of the crane booms parts, several of the fine braces are broken out. For one, all of the broken parts are present; for another a few tiny braces are broken out and missing. These are straight sections that can be replaced with stock plastic or pulled sprue.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Hardbox 'long' issue dated 1966. At that early date in modeling history, reviewers wrote 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.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind - Famous Aircraft Series Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H178-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Famous Aircraft Series hardbox copyright dated 1960 with a '...Picture Box Top For You To Frame!' The box art painting is "Invasion Landing" done for Revell by Ken Smith. Although dated 1960, this exact issue is likely from the mid 1960 to about 1968. Molded in a beautiful dark gloss blue from the same molds at the "S" issue. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that light brown stains on the box top just above the port inboard engine. That is why the box top is only graded 'good-'.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Rare kit from 1957. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered, wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed in the wax bag. The parts that ever never sealed have all been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like engine cowl, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

CM DE-339 USS Rudderow (Rudderow class 1944), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Arii Scud-B R-17 Missile And Transporter/Launcher, 1/48, A688-2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit includes Scud battlefield missile, transporter, metal axles, rubber tires, vinyl detail tubing, extensive decals and more.

The Ship Model Shop USS Arleigh Burke DDG51 Guided Missile Destroyer - 22 Inches Long, 1/250

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$245   

Very rare and highly detailed model from Allen Baker's legendary Ship Model Shop. This was the last kit he issued, and there are two personally signed letters from Mr. Baker included with the kit. Very high quality kit features 90% factory finished hardwood hull, perfectly cut and crisp wood superstructure parts, a vast number of cast metal fittings, a large sheet of photoetched brass details, wood, plastic and metal stock as required, a beautiful set of dry transfers designed by Mr. Baker and custom made by Chartpak. Paperwork includes instructions, plans, sales material, color photos and various photocopies of plans. Carefully inventoried against the included parts list and NOTE: missing (2) of (16) small bitts and the (4) flat Aegis Antenna Enclosures; very easily made by cutting them from sheet styrene. All original paperwork is included but please NOTE: Mr. Baker had difficulty in releasing this final kit. So the instructions are generic (from the FFG7 kits) and a set of assembled plans. He apologizes in the letter for the standard of documentation. I only recommend this model if you are comfortable building a ship from plans.

Western Aircraft Mfg Co Dragon-Fly Miniature Airplane - 14 Inch Wingspan Prefabricated Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$249   

Very rare. 1932 early RTF stick-and-tissue model from Western Aircraft Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles California. The box and kit are both in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. I had seen these in 1930s magazines but did not know if any were left. All of the pieces of this aircraft have been factory assembled and simply need to be put together with the supplied rubber bands. The fuselage/rubber stick is cut, finished & painted and has both metal rubber motor clips installed. The wing, vertical and horizontal stabilizers are fully assembled of light-weight wood with the tissue applied. The horizontal stabilizer and wing have the correct airfoil camber built in, and the wing has the USA national insignia applied. There is a perfectly carved wooden propeller, metal rubber hook/propeller shaft, two fully finished wheels, other wood parts cut to size and ready to install. Even the original rubber bands used for installing sub-assembles together are present and still intact on the motor stick. The rubber band motor is present but very brittle and broken into many sections. There is an excellent set of front and back illustrated instructions that cover assembly, how to fly and adjust the aircraft and how to maintain it. Please note, this model must be shipped insured.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire II - 19.5 inch Wingspan Gas or Rubber Powered Wooden Aircraft Kit, 1620

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

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From the early 1970s. Large scale issue for rubber or gas free flight, or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Box art is by Locher, who did a great deal of the Monogram box artwork also. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with all die cut parts, 'Tube-O-Matic' fuselage construction and 'Rugged Super X Simplified Non-Warping Wing' construction, colorful insignia, detailed full size plans, building instructions, wheels, hardware, tissue and propeller. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. 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.