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Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin Capt. G.M. Guynemer's Aircraft, 1/72, 265-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$42   

Still factory sealed. Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Guynemer's aircraft.

Nichimo USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 - Motorized, 1/1109, U318

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Small scale motorized kit for operation in water. Nicely molded and detailed. Can be assembled as an operating model or a waterline display model. Includes aircraft and electric motor. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Coast Daylight - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 805

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$585   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid and 'very good++'. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Airfix DH Comet 4B BEA, 1/144, SK500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$72   

Still factory sealed. 1960s 'Third Logo' issue in excellent condition. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. Includes clear windows, full landing gear, display stand, passenger boarding stairs and BEA decals. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lightning to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

Mod-Ac US Army Searchlight - 800,000,000 Candle Power For Anti-Aircraft Defense, 1/24, 1044

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

From the 1940s. Very nice scale kit and an ideal accessory for the various other vehicles and guns available in this scale. Features all hardwood parts (unless mentioned), hollow light enclosure (heavy cardboard), completely finished convex rear housing, clear plastic front lens, working support arms, detailed trailer with four completely finished wheels, junction box and resistor box, sandpaper and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes multi-view drawings, exploded assembly instructions and text instructions.

Tamiya Merkava, 1/35, 3627

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

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

Laser Structures Ltd Three Logging Bunkhouses - HO Scale Craftsman - Bagged, 1/87, 1425

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed laser kit it with metal accessories. Master Creations invented laser-cut, tabbed construction and they certainly do a fine job of it.

Heller Preussen - 1902 Steel Five Mast Square Rigger, 1/150, 813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$229   

Very large and highly detailed kit. Includes 572 parts with full rigging and billowing sails. Completed kit is nearly 1 meter long and almost half a meter high. Never started. Inside, the parts (except the hull halves) are still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions. The Preussen was built in 1902 and was the only all-steel square rigged five-masted ship ever built.

CM DD-398 USS Ellet (Benham class 1943), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$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.

Heller Bloch 174, 1/72, 80393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Excellent armed reconnaissance bomber that first flew in January of 1939. By the time of the German Invasion, only 50 had been made and only one unit operated the aircraft exclusively. The excellent performance allowed the existing 174s to be used extensively with little losses. After the Armistice, it continued to operate with the Vichy forces. Some saw action along side the Allies during TORCH in North Africa. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 II Light Acrobatic Aircraft - Bagged, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$18   

Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. Features fine raised panel lines, pilot figure, 'in flight' configuration and decals. Molded in gray, white and clear. The kit has not been started. NOTE: missing prop retainer and display stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions. I believe this is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Yak-18s have been observed in service with the North Korean air force as recently as August 2018.

Constructo Clipper Great Republic - Highly Prefabricated 20 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 1/265, U601

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

20 inches long and 11.5 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hardwood hull with predrilled mast, bowsprit, anchor chain and pedestal mounting holes, finished wood display stand, finished and painted stand pedestals and mounting nails, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string, a factory sealed bag of fully finished fittings of metal, wood and plastic, numerous other hardwood parts completely cut to shape and numbered, deadeyes and blocks, paint and glue, wood stock as required and a complete set of sewn, ready-to-install cloth sails, black and white standing and running rigging thread, instructions in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the factory sealed bags or factory-tied to the display piece. Only the hull was not factory sealed. With full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

Artesania Latina J.S. Elcano - 40 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Wooden Ship, 1/110, 20710

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$395   

From 1987 and retails for $599 if you can find one. This is the rare, large scale version; not the much smaller version that is still in production. Very large and highly detailed model features high-quality hardwood and ply, highly detailed metal castings and pre-carved wooden parts. The kit has not been started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed. The few parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With plans and instructions.

Monogram A/B-26C Invader - (A-26C / B-26C), 1/48, 5508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Box has been drawn concave by the seal. Very highly detailed and features full interior with all stations represented, optional position landing gear and bomb bay doors and detailed bay and weapons.

CM USS King DDG41 (1985) - Farragut-Class Guided Missile Destroyer, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$295   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Includes 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.

ESCI AD-4W Skyraider 'Fleet-Eye' Early Warning Platform - US Marines VMC-1 'Guppy' Korean War 1950 / Royal Navy AEW1 849 Sq A Flight 1956 Suez Crisis, 1/48, 4046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Pre-E2C Hawkeye Fleet Airborne Early Warning Radar Platform. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit and engine detail, drop tanks, two piece canopy and decals for the Royal Navy and US Marines.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$46   

Still factory sealed. 1974 issue with the type four logo. Nicely molded 1/144 scale kit.

Airfix Me-262 - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 11-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

From the 1960s and has the colorful, action-packed artwork that these kits are famous for. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Minicraft Oriental Star / Occident - 1838 Trans Atlantic Sail and Steam Ocean Liner (ex Heller), 1/100, 145-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++++

$249   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

Addar B-58 Hustler and 707 Stratotanker 367-80 Dash 80 - 2 in 1 (Ex-Comet / ex-Aurora), 1/175, 904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Addar was created by ex-Aurora associates and production spanned 1972 to 1977. The B-58 and 'Supertanker' (actually the Prototype 707 367-80) are ex-Comet kits that Aurora obtained when they bought out Comet. The B-58 is 1/175 scale and the Dash 80 is 1/300. The Dash 80 has the prototype marking decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.