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Revell USS Long Beach Nuclear Powered Cruiser - Model Builders Club Issue, 1/508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

1969 reissue of the classic 1950s "S" kit. Well detailed kit contains Regulus II Cruise Missile with launcher - nuclear reactor assembly- Helicopter - Terrier and Talos missiles and launchers and decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. CGN-9 U.S.S. LONG BEACH was the world's first nuclear-powered warship. She was launched in July of 1959 as the lead ship of the first new cruiser class since WWII. Originally designed as an all-missile cruiser, she was later fitted with two 5"/36 caliber guns amidships. After serving more than 33 years, she was decommissioned on 1 May 1995.

ICM Mig-25 RBT Reconnaissance Aircraft - Foxbat - Soviet Air Force Late 1980s / Russian Air Force 47th GRAP May 2001 / Iraqi Air Force Late 1980s / Libya Air Force 2000s, 1/48, 48901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$56   

From new molds. Well detailed with 170 pieces. Features all fine recessed panel detail, very good cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed intake and exhaust, excellent gear wells, separately molded rudders, ailerons and wing flaps, large centerline drop tank and markings / paint guide for all variants listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss BF2C-1 - USS Ranger 1934 - (BF2C1), 1/32, S9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top slightly concave. Large-scale, well detailed kit that includes markings and painting guide for any of the aircraft on the USS Ranger in 1934 (VB-5B).

Roden Nieuport 24 - William Herisson 11 Victory Ace of Escadrille N.75 1917 / Escadrille N.91 1917 / Lt. Miodrag Tomych Escadrille N.523 Serbia Sept 1917 / Escadrille N.89 1917, 1/32, RO618

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$47   

Still factory sealed. Large scale model from new molds featuring very good cockpit and engine detail, control horns, rigging instructions and paint guides and decals for all aircraft listed.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/48, 30-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$179   

Still factory sealed. The box is in 'near mint' condition but the seal has a few small splits on the corners where it shrunk. Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964.

Aurora F6F Hellcat, 1/51, 40-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$165   

Still factory sealed. The artwork copyright date on the box is 1960 but is actually from about 1964/65 due to the 100 price extension and oval sunburst logo with no 'Famous Fighters' in the border.

Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed. Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964. This was a good kit for the time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and US Navy decals.

Aurora Republic P-47 D Thunderbolt, 1/53, 81-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$89   

Factory sealed and rare in this condition. Dated 1964 but most likely from about 1965/66. From ex-Comet molds. Comet was an early kit manufacture that produced a nice line of small and mid-scale civil and military kits before selling the molds to Aurora. For many kits, Comet cut both small scale and medium to large scale molds. This is the larger of the two P-47 molds by Comet and it features all recessed panel lines and the aircraft is in 'in flight' configuration.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$165   

Still factory sealed. Rare and even rarer in this condition. Aurora of Canada issue is dated 1964 and this issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 composition from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. There is no fading or stains, tape or price tags, but there is light crease along the upper left side. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years- almost right up until the end.

Panda F-35B USAF, 1/48, 48001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. Features recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit, detailed gear wells and more.

Trumpeter F-5A Fighter (Mig-17) - PLAAF China, 1/32, 06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Large-scale kit of the license-built Mig-17. Features detailed cockpit, pilot figure, separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder, two wing drop tanks, detailed gear wells, complete jet engine, removable tail section with dolly, optional position canopy, boarding ladder and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya German Soldiers At Rest / German Army Infantry / German Infantry Weapons Set, 1/35, 3629

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Good

$28   

SALE!! Includes all three sets. Perfect for any 1/35 modern armor or diorama. They have never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back or the box or on a small sheet inside.

Tamiya Merkava Main Battle Tank, 1/35, 3627A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$25   

Very well detailed armor model with commander figure, movable turret, 105mm main gun with thermal jacket, opened or closed hatches and headlamps and accurate plastic tracks. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1/156, 491-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Dated 1961. This issue has the oval 'sunburst' logo, so the actual issue date is probably the mid 1960s. The hardbox has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading or tears, no repairs and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape). Light general wear is the only flaw. The kit is molded in olive drab and clear and contains the correct Aurora 'world' triangle stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The instructions and decals are both in superb 'near mint' condition with slight yellowing as the only flaw.

Tamiya Kampfpanzer Leopard, 1/35, MM-164A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Well molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya M48A3 Patton Tank, 1/35, MM-220A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

From very high quality molds and includes two figures and many scale accessories. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 30.75 Inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Very large stick and tissue kit that can be built to fly rubber, gas free flight or U-Control, RC or for scale display. Features retractable landing gear (main and tail wheel), cockpit interior, opening canopy, movable flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevator, complete bomb, drop tank and rocket load and more. Has high quality die-cut balsa, balsa stock as needed, die-cut plywood, completely finished wooden prop, hardware, a very large number of vacuformed plastic parts including a pilot, clear vac canopy, cardstock interior details, other wood and metal stock as needed, full instructions, full size plans and more.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1949 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

For the advanced collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. That was the second issue, still from 1946. By 1948/49 Hawk was using injection molded styrene plastic and still molding it in high-gloss yellow - that is this kit, the third issue. Other than the material, there are subtle changes to the box. It is still one piece but much larger, has much simpler (and larger) text on the end flaps and the box top says "All Plastic Airplane Assembly Kit" (instead of "...Construction Kit"). The box is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition with great colors, no creases, rips or tears, no splits and all 6 flaps present and 100% attached. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual as it was not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Marion Sprague Three Masted Schooner 1899 - 29 Inches Long, 601

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$265   

Very rare, large-scale deluxe edition from the late 1940s/very early 1950s. This version is hardly ever seen. Measures 29 inches long and 16 inches high when built. Features a 90%+ cut factory wooden hull, four factory sealed bags of metal fittings (over 100 fittings total), a large sheet of beautiful sail cloth, numerous hardwood dowels and pre-cut square wood of many sizes, metal stock, two types of rigging thread, colorful flag sheet and fantastic full size plans that have detailed assembly instructions and rigging diagrams. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. The fittings are all in clear bags stapled to the original Ideal 'blue' backing cardstock. Sail cloth, printwood and wood stock are all held together with the original factory rubber bands. Even the original factory packing tissue is present. The box is complete and very nice, but the corners are repaired from the inside correctly as they had split. The plans have never been unfolded but have some damage to one side from the way they were packed by Ideal. They are still completely usable. The three-masted Marion Sprague schooner was built in 1899. Being far more economical to operate than the large, two-masted schooner, they soon monopolized all coastal trade up and down the US seaboard after the civil war. Ideal was a famous producer of early model kits. In 1911 they released their first aircraft kit, which put them among the first USA model companies. Ideal was unique also in that they released large civil ships and ocean liners.

Aurora The Barnstormers Customizing Kit DH-4 and JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 200-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$179   

Rare one-and-only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. The box is in exceptional condition with 'excellent' color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags (and no marks from either), no stains, fading or torn/missing litho. Very light wear and edge wear are the only significant flaws. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, a DH-4 molded in gloss dark green and black, the JN-4 molded in gloss bright yellow and black, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts present and includes decals and instructions. The instructions sheets are both in 'near mint' condition and the decal sheets are both completely flat with the typical age yellowing as the only significant flaw.