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Staggerwings Unlimited Beechcraft D17S or G17S Staggerwing - (YC-43 - UC-43 - GB-1 and Traveller I) - (ex ITC), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$225   

From ex-ITC molds. This is the only large-scale model every made of the one of the most famous and beautiful light planes of all time. Very limited reissue. Includes a large decal sheet with the Staggerwing logo and stripes in black, red, blue and white, along with enough "N" number in large and small sizes for almost any aircraft - also in black, red, blue and white. In addition there are US Stars and Bars for the WWII Military version and a full color, high quality copy of the original 1938 Beechcraft sales brochure. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decal sheet is in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Revell Martin PBM-5 Mariner - 'S' Issue, 1/112, H258-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$129   

1957 first issue with the superb box art that early Revell kits are now famous for. Very nicely molded and features rotating gun turrets, optional position port and starboard bomb bay doors, bomb load, rotating propellers, optional position crew entry doors and more. Correctly molded in gloss Navy Blue and clear with a clear Revell 'Globe' stand. This kit has not been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays 'Near Mint' or better but is graded 'excellent+++' because there is general and even wear on the top long side panel.

KSN Midori Mitsubishi A6M5C Zeke - Motor Drives Propeller And Wheels And Navigation Lights Flash, 1/28, 800-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$375   

Very rare. Very large 1/28 scale motorized kit. A metal gear box with nylon gears is driven by a common FA-130 motor. The gearbox spins the propeller and drives the tail wheel, moving the aircraft across any smooth surface while the red and green wing navigation light blink on and off. Factory glue is included as well as all running hardware and lights. Please note that KSN did not furnish the motor with the kit. Features hidden battery compartment (where the real engine would be), moving rudder, elevator and ailerons and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. The small parts, gearbox, lights and glue are still factory sealed. One bag of green plastic parts is also factory sealed; the other bag has been opened and is inventoried complete. The cardboard presentation material and color photo of the assembled model are in 'excellent' condition. Includes instructions and decals in excellent condition also. The box is only graded 'good-' because of the stain at the left.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$169   

Dated 1960. The box is in beautiful 'Excellent++' condition. The only flaws are very light wear marks and the scratch in the B-17 at engine #3. Notice the 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval, which dates this kit closer to the mid 1960s. 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. The decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition with the only flaw being very slight yellowing. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with typical yellowing and very slight edge wear.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout - With Parents' Magazine Seal, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$115   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Mint' condition. The seal is intact. Rare box art version with perfect color and gloss. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most.

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 IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$210   

First issue in "Excellent++" condition. "S" hardbox is dated 1956 and has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags or marks from them, no tape or tape marks (at all - this box even escaped the factory sealing machine!), no fading or creases, no torn litho and no stains. The flaws are light edge wear and tiny chips and corner wear. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear Revelving Globe stand. The kit has never been started. Inside, all the small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are 'near mint+' condition with typical light yellowing as the only flaw.

Arii Musashi Japanese Battleship - (ex Doyusah), 1/250, A626

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Very large kit. Although this is the static display version (with no motorizing parts), this is a simple conversion to R/C operation. Very well detailed featuring one piece full hull, complete deck fittings, detailed superstructure, seaplanes, catapults and much more. The actual ship has never been started but NOTE: the display stand is 80% assembled to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. All small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Only the largest parts and stand parts are not sealed and they have been inventoried complete. With instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - (ex Comet), 1/317, 2494-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$129   

Very rare issue dated 1964. This is the seldom seen Aurora reissue of the Comet kit for the Canadian market only. Several small-scale Comet molds were never reissued for the USA market and for decades I have wondered what happened to them. Aurora had no need for them, as they had already cut their own (superior) small-scale molds for most of those subjects, including the B-52 and B-47. Well, the ex-Comet molds went to Aurora Canada! The small, less detailed Comet kits were issued there using the same box art as their slightly larger and more detailed Aurora counterparts in the USA. Simply looking at the box top, you could not tell the difference. However, the four digit part number gives it away as do the contents. Molded in silver and clear and still retains the original Comet 'teardrop' shaped two-piece stand. Naturally the instructions are completely unique since this is a different kit from the Aurora USA B-52. This kit is 100% correct and has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cox 1964 Ferrari Formula 1 Slot Car - With X-150 Motor, 1/24, 9400-798

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$365   

Rare and in amazing, internally sealed condition. Features cast magnesium chassis , strong and flexible front end suspension, lightweight magnesium wheels, spring-loaded swinging arm, metal gears, axles and hardware, rubber tires, bright red monocoque body precision molded to scale, chrome plated and clear details, driver figure and more. Never started and inside, it is packed just as it left the factory. All parts are still in the internal factory display packing and clear plastic blisters. The plastic parts blisters are mint with no splitting or separating. The instructions are present but NOTE: they are actual size, very neat photocopies of the originals. The original instructions are missing.

Adams Thor Missile at White Sands with Launch Pad, 1/87, K162-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Rare kit dated 1958. Features a well detailed Thor missile, complete launching tower and ground crew of three. Molded in gloss white and medium gloss gray. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent+' condition. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The box has great color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, stains or repairs. It would grade higher but it has general wear as shown.

Aurora P-51 Mustang Screwdriver Issue, 1/27, 377-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$245   

Original issue dated 1969 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint++' condition. The box has only a tiny bit more wear than when it came off the assembly line. This kit was originally designed as a gas powered flying model. However, Aurora discontinued the gas powered line very shortly after introduction due to returns and liability issues. Since the mold investment was already made, Aurora marketed these kits as large scale static models and they became know as "Screwdriver Kits" to collectors. For example, the 1/32 scale B-25 was issued in Gas U-Control and then static - but the P-51 may have only been issued in static. Molded in dark blue, light blue and clear & with many metal parts. Never started. The metal parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals in amazing, perfect 'Mint' condition and instructions in 'excellent' condition with yellowing as the only significant flaw. Even includes the original factory screwdriver with the clear yellow handle.

Aurora Northrop P-61 Black Widow, 1/48, 392-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$179   

Still in the factory seal and in 'Excellent+' condition. The only flaws are corner creases at the left side as shown. This hardbox issue is dated 1960; however it lacks the 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo boarder and has a 198 price extension, so it dates about 1963/64. This large 1/48 scale model features some of Jo Kotula's finest artwork of a P-61 on patrol over a South Pacific island base at night, destroying an intruder (or defender?). The kit is usually molded in black and clear; however I cannot confirm that since it is still factory sealed.

Revell Fokker Triplane DR-1 - S Issue, 1/28, H270-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$144   

1957 first issue 'S' kit. The box top has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, no tape (not even the factory sealing tape), no fading, stains, tears, creases or missing litho. Very light shelf wear (as shown)is the only flaw. Large scale, detailed model features movable propeller, wheels & control stick, detailed engine, removable cowling, complete cockpit, complete rigging instructions and three crew members. Molded in the correct red. Never started. The parts and all paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Literally everything inside is factory sealed.

Staggerwings Unlimited Beechcraft D17S or G17S Staggerwing - (YC-43 - UC-43 - GB-1 and Traveller I) - (ex ITC), 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

From ex-ITC molds. This is the only large-scale model every made of the one of the most famous and beautiful light planes of all time. Very limited reissue. Includes a large decal sheet with the Staggerwing logo and stripes in black, red, blue and white, along with enough "N" number in large and small sizes for almost any aircraft - also in black, red, blue and white. In addition there are US Stars and Bars for the WWII Military version and a full color, high quality copy of the original 1938 Beechcraft sales brochure. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decal sheet is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition.

Revell Allison Prop-Jet Engine - Turbo Prop 501-D13), 1/11, H1551-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$295   

Very rare. 1960 first issue hardbox with classic artwork; not a reissue. Very highly detailed model of the inside and outside of the 501-D13 that powered the big Convairs and numerous other aircraft. Features a great number of moving parts that duplicate the movement of the actual engine. Molded in correct black, blue, orange and silver plastic. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory and never started. All internal blue display cardboard packing is in 'near mint' condition. All parts and paperwork are still in the clear factory sealed bags. Also includes instructions for motorizing; motor and battery box were not included in this issue.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, optional position entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent red plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - mainly edge and corner wear, general light shelf wear as shown and one 1" closed tear on the top short side. It is only visible from up close. Inside, the kit is excellent. It includes the original two Hawk bags and the one 'krinkle' bag for the transparent red parts. All of the bags have been opened. The kit has been carefully inventoried and it is 100% complete with all parts, 'very good+' condition decals and instructions.

Revell Atomic Space Explorer Solaris - (Helios), 1/156, H1851-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$375   

Very rare 1968 reissue of the Helios "S" kit from 1959. The Helios was a 'near future' space model of a proposed nuclear powered lunar landing craft from 1959. The model was designed by Krafft A. Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, who also designed the Revell Space Shuttlecraft and some of the famous Strombecker Space kits. All phases of the flight can be recreated with the model; twisting the nose cone actually lowers the landing gear and power cables. Includes retractable landing gear, movable control surfaces, removable control capsule on first stage, gondola power cables that reel in and out, detailed living quarters with removable viewing panel, launch platform and 5 crew. Correctly molded in three colors: silver, dark blue and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition and the instructions are 'near mint.' The box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or price tags, no tears or rips and no fading or stains. There is a light ding at the top center as shown and very light wear.

Topping Grumman F9F-8T Cougar - Factory Desktop Model In The Original Topping Box, 9988T

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$289   

Incredibly rare, 1950s NOS Topping F9F-8T Two-Seat Trainer model untouched in the original factory box. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and tissue are still intact. The stand and aircraft were never displayed or used. The gloss and shine on both are fantastic. There are no cracks, no breaks and no repairs. Decals and factory paint is are 'excellent++' to 'near mint.' While never used, please note that these models never left the factory in 'flawless' condition. There were always minor paint flaws and minor molding flaws as they were mass-produced. This example has a perfectly clear canopy with no yellowing and the decal yellowing is minimal; although there is a tiny bit of flaking on the black wing walks as shown. Because the original Topping box adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.

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.