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Academy Roman Warship 50 BC - 13 Inches Long - (ex Imai), 1/250, 1401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Dated 1985 and from original Imai molds. This is the large scale, highly detailed version; there is great debate about the scale listed on the box, but I do know it is about 13 inches long when assembled. Features detailed instructions, numerous drawings, billowing sails, full rigging material, detailed rigging instructions (down to how to make certain knots) and 'lion' support stands. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout - Without Parents' Magazine Seal, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$89   

Rare box art version and in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Very light wear is the only flaw. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Arii Blue Marine Ocean Going Yacht - 13.6 Inches Long, 1/36, A293

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Rare, large-scale (1/36) sailing yacht. Molded in white, black and green & with a large number of chrome plated parts. There are two beautiful vac sails and rigging material. Can be built with sails up or stowe and includes full rigging instructions and display stand. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora French Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare, and even more so in sealed condition. Fifth issue with the original issue artwork still dated 1956 -but actually this kit is from the early/mid 1960s. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. In this issue, the post-'Famous Fighters' blue oval has been placed in the upper left, allowing us to the see the complete artwork. (The first issue had the square Northern Lights logo in the lower left; the second issue replaced it with the early famous oval logo sunburst.) Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'Sealed Exc+' because there is very light foxing on the left side below the 2nd aircraft. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/47, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Rare early 1960s issue and harder to find than the original 1956 release. This was only made for a year or two before the new artwork release. Please note the full, original artwork (the only issue with such) due to the 'transparent' new simplified oval logo at the lower right. The side logos still have the old 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic and with the chock ground base and pilot & mechanic figures. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$95   

First issue dated 1963 with a 98 cent price extension and artwork by Jo Kotula. The box is in fantastic condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape (not even the factory sealing tape) and no missing litho or fading. There is light general wear as shown. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions present.

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 McDonnell Douglas MD-87 - Austrian Airlines, 1/144, SL57

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

High quality, limited edition injection molded, metal and vacuform kit. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, and all other parts in cast metal. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes instructions and decals.

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.

Hasegawa Boeing 747-400 Sky Cruiser - JAL Japan Air Airlines, 1/200, LT1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed model with a large and extensive JAL decal sheet. Can be built with the gear up or down and includes a display stand.

Airfix H.S. Trident 1C British Airways, 1/144, 03174-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$37   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Dated 1976 and nicely molded featuring clear windows, optional position cabin and baggage doors, optional position landing gear and mobile boarding stairs. The decals include markings for four different British Airways aircraft G-ARPC / G-ARPD / G-ARPN and G-ARPR.

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.

Revell Boeing 747 Aerolineas Argentians Jumbo Jet - Lodela, 1/144, RH4513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$89   

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Very rare Lodela issue. The kit appears to be from the early to mid 1980s as the side panel mentions that in 1987 Aerolineas Argentinas celebrates 20 years of service between Argentina and Mexico (I base that on a 1949 start date for Aerolineas Argentinas). Features extensive decals with all side stripes, fin flash, name boards and more, fine raised and many recessed panel lines, detailed landing gear that can be built retracted or extended, detail main gear bay, good engine inlet and exhaust detail and a large display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Eduard Bristol F-2B Fighter The Crocodile Brisfit - Limited Edition (F2B), 1/48, 1127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Well detailed model features many photoetched parts (some color), large mask set, excellent injection molded parts with fine detail and decals for the incredibly colorful box art aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$52   

Very rare. Has a box art variation from the other issue of CR110. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" (1/24) and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete including plans and instructions. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

Revell Supersonic Jet Fighter Gift Set F-104A Starfighter F8U-1 Crusader F11F-1 Tiger - S Issue - (F11F / F8U1), G268-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$599   

1956 first and only issue in very good condition. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no rips, no tears and no fading. It shows the typical stains from the factory 'gift set' ribbons that these kits were shipped from the factory. Never started. All three aircraft are still in the original factory sealed clear plastic bags. All paper work and the famous Revell Swivel Stands are in the factory sealed bags as well. The correct center factory divider is still present in the tray (box bottom) and there is a small, unopened, factory wrapped tube of Revell "S" Cement included.

Frog Jaguar A.2 or T.2 - Single Or Dual Seat - CEAM France 1973 / RAF XX136 First Production Trainer 1973, 1/72, F402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Includes parts to build either version. With four air to surface missiles for strike role. Can be built with gear down or retracted. Includes color painting guide and decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. In this box art, a coastal freighter or tanker burns after a (Martel missile?) strike by one of the Centre d'expertise aerienne militaire's test A.12's.France's frequent deployment of Jaguars to expand her sphere of influence was referred to by some news outlets as "Jaguar diplomacy."

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.

Fujimi Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 With Mabuchi Mini-Baby Electric Motor - III/54 Screen for Me-262 Unit Nowotny / VIII/JG2 'Richthofen' / 8 JG2, 1/48, 0764-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Includes Mini-Baby motor still in the factory sealed bag. Older but very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells and two piece optional position canopy. Has a very large and colorful decal sheet for at least three aircraft. Color painting guide and decal guide is on the bottom of the box. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Flying Fortress B-17G Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 2-163

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$48   

Dramatic 1960s issue showing 'A Bit O'Lace' near the bombing run. Kit features many moving parts: turrets rotate and guns elevate, landing gear retracts/extends, wheels and props turn and all control surfaces move. Never started. The kit has been inventoried complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. This is the third issue of this Craftmaster kit that I have seen; one issue is #1-129 in the long hardbox, another is #1506-150, a 'White Sides' issue in a large softbox. This issue has yet another part number and is a 'Black Sides' issue in a large softbox.