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SNAP Aerial Missile Transporter - Cessna YH-41 With Hawk Missiles - (ex Adams), 1/40, 158-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$129   

From the late 1950s. This was Cessna's only helicopter design and was once considered as a transport to quickly resupply remote Hawk SAM launchers. Very nicely detailed model features full cockpit and interior, pilot and co-pilot figures, opening cabin doors, missile loader figure and Hawk Missiles with cradles. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This is the SNAP issue from the original Hawk molds. When Adams exited the model kit business, Athearn (of HO train fame) was actually the first to be interested in some of the molds. SNAP was the marketing arm of Athearn for these kits which also included Winnie the Whale and more.

Sharkit Horton X (XIIb), 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$105   

Very rare and the only kit of this subject. Molded in high definition cast resin with a clear vacuform canopy (still clear and in fine condition, with only slight yellowing). Features cockpit detail and full landing gear. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions with full size plans.

Antares Models Junkers Ju-488 V-401, 1/72, ANT-7202

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$179   

Very rare model of this large aircraft. Features all fine recessed surface detail, very good cockpit, fully enclosed wheel wells, crew access ladder and more. Most parts are high definition cast resin. There are clear vacuform windshields included which are in 'excellent' condition with no damage and they are still clear with no yellowing. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$295   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. However, it has the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with as well as heavy ribbon marks along the top as shown; there is also moderate wear on the top long side. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Both are still in the factory sealed internal bags and include decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Ocio Creativo San Francico Cable Car - G Scale - (OcCre), 1/24, 53007

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Beautiful, true scale and very highly detailed model with laser cut hardwood parts, cast metal and photoetched metal fittings, completely finished hardwood wood details and more. Measures 395 mm long (about 15.5 inches long) when assembled. Can be motorized with an optional motor kit for operation on your G scale railroad. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in this superb series include at least 7 different historical trolley / street cars, dioramas for the street cars, ships, small boats, two wagons, early steam locomotives and rolling stock.

Hobby Craft Avro CF-105 Arrow, 1/72, HC1392

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$145   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines. Includes decals for 201 through 205. The fantastic all-Canadian replacement for the CF-100 that was canceled immediately before the first production airframes left the assembly line. The prototypes had flown a great number of hours and the airplane was a great success. The cancellation of the project is in some ways still a mystery today in some aviation circles.

Monogram Willy Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$169   

Rare first issue dated 1959. This is one of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willey Ley. The model is molded in three colors and features a two stage rocket with separating stages, upper shuttle craft, retracting landing gear, launching pad and five figures. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, instructions and the special "Passenger Rocket" booklet. The decals are in amazing 'excellent++' condition, as are the instructions and booklet. The box has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no missing litho and no repairs, fading or stains. There is light general wear, edge and corner wear and the long sides of the box are bowed out slightly.

Hawk Jupiter-C Rocket - With Explorer Satellite / Launch Pad And Figures, 1/48, 150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare 1958 first issue and a well detailed model of this classic early launch vehicle. Features 360 degree rotating launch stand and base, moving fin aerodynamic surfaces, Explorer satellite, ground crew, full decal and lapel pin. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hawk Explorer 18 Earth Satellite, 1/20, 553-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$119   

Accurate scale kit of this NASA interplanetary platform. This model is made of injection molded plastic, metal panels and metal wire and includes a full color decal sheet. Features unusual stand that allows the satellite to spin (see box top left and right) and 'appears to defy gravity.' Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker Convair Manned Lunar Reconnaissance Vehicle - by Krafft Ehricke, 1/91, D37-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Very rare 1950s kit. Strombecker issued a series of exotic space craft from Convair designer Krafft Ehricke and the Disney 'Man in Space' series between 1954 and 1956. This is the one that has not been reissued, making it hard to find. Large and interesting model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Strombecker Walt Disney's Satellite Launcher - from Man in Space, D35-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$169   

From the Strombecker science fiction series released with Disney's landmark 'Man in Space' movie series. This kit is a completely transparent model of the three stage rocket and satellite. Has colorful paper inserts that go on the inside of the parts to show the interior of the missile such as liquid and solid fuel tanks, fuel system, launcher details, etc. Features launch base, three separating stages and metal 'satellite'. The paper sheet is in excellent condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, color paper interior parts and instructions present.

Revell Lockheed X-17 Re-Entry Research Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1810-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$125   

NOTE: ideal builder kit but not collectible. Please read carefully for the condition. Rare 1957 first and only issue of this important test vehicle for studying re-entry of ICBM warheads. Features three separating stages, launch pad, crew and tracking instruments. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Decals have bug damage to the backing paper and very slight damage to the transfers. NOTE: the box is rough. All four side panels have significant wear and litho damage, edge and bottom edge wear and the right long side has a closed tear about 2" long.

Revell Lockheed X-17 Re-Entry Research Missile - 'S' Kit, 1/40, H1810-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Rare 1957 first and only issue of this important test vehicle for studying re-entry of ICBM warheads. Features three separating stages, launch pad, crew and tracking instruments. Never started. 100% complete with all parts/decals and instructions. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course) and no rips, missing litho, fading or stains. Flaws include very light wear, a light crease at the upper right and the original price tag from "Rogers Toy Stores" on the upper short side panel.

Randales Hiller Helicopter XH-44 - The Hiller-Copter, 110E

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare kit from the mid 1940s. This is a large (6.5 inch LOA and a 13 inch rotor span) model of this 1944 craft. Features profile (2D) cut fuselage, hardwood rotor blades, factory cut rotor mount, wood stock as required, an envelope of small parts and a glass bottle of wood cement (dried up). Includes excellent full size plans with templates, detail drawings, construction tips and history. Never started and complete. Randles was another name for Ranco and may have simply been the deluxe version of the Ranco kits as they shared the same address. Just a few of those kits include the B-29, Cessna Bobcat, Sikorsky Helicopter and Kellett Auto Giro. There is evidence that they made boat kits also.

StromBecker US Navy Regulus Guided Missile, M1-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$124   

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Rare 1950s first and only issue. StromBecker was famous for their high-quality line of precarved quality hardwood and plastic kits. All of the carving is done to the final shape and the wings, fin and nose are injection molded in a beautiful gloss red plastic. Includes a precarved hardwood base and formed metal stand wire. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. The plans are printed on the back of the box.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Fishing Trawler - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 317

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

Very rare and especially in this condition. This solid wood model is dated 1950 and measures 18 inches long when assembled. It is certainly one of Ideal's most detailed and highest quality ship models and features a beautiful pre-carved balsawood hull, four sheets of quality printwood parts, wood and metal stock as required, a vast number of cast metal fittings, printed cardstock superstructure sides, a full color flag sheet as well as highly detailed three-view plans with hull cross sections, numerous superb detail drawings, very good instructions with additional building illustrations, full rigging diagram and more.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply BB-55 USS North Carolina BB-55 Battleship 1941 - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$129   

Very rare kit from 1941 that measures 18 inches long when assembled. It depicts the ship basically as she was launched. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped pressed-wood hull in solid, "near mint" condition, two sheets of cleanly done printwood, two sheets of quality cardstock ("Due to war emergency and government restrictions" according to a special paper insert) and wood stock in many shapes and sizes. Includes excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail views of the ships details and superstructure. Never started and complete.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply CV-7 USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier - 18.5 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$125   

Very rare kit from 1941 that measures 18.5 inches long when assembled. This is a deluxe kit that that time which includes a very unusual detailed hanger deck assembly. Issued shortly before the war, the model was not reissued after the war since the Wasp was lost off Guadalcanal by what is likely the most damaging submarine torpedo salvo in history. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped wood-material hull in superb, solid, straight and damage-free condition, 5 sheets of very neatly done printwood (3 on balsa and 2 on quality cardstock for the thinner parts), hardwood stock in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and a fittings packet. Features excellent plans with 5 full size drawings, exploded assembly view, detail drawings of the substructure, weapons, boats and fittings, a detailed view of the hanger deck, flight deck with pre-war markings and even rigging information, full painting guide, parts list and even text assembly instructions. Never started. NOTE: All the wood parts are complete but it is missing three (of four) paper-fibre propellers. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans present.

Dyna-Model North American F-82 Twin Mustang - Wood and Metal Model Aircraft, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

In the 'Golden Age of Aviation Modeling' (1930s and '40s), most modelers built the flying 'stick and tissue' type kits with rubber, CO2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited technology. Many manufacturer's kits consisted of blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few, like Dyna-Model Products Company, attempted to provide true-scale static models with a high level of detail. Today Dyna-Models are legendary and sought after collectibles. When you first open the kit, you see a black and white cardstock display with all the needed jigs and templates for assembly. Underneath, the twin fuselages are rough carved to ~95% of final shape (not just profile cut) and all other parts are either profile (2D) or die cut. Includes color decals, full size high-quality plans and the crowning jewel, a box of finished metal castings for super detailing your aircraft. The model has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. NOTE: one vertical stabilizer has been neatly assembled (to "professional" quality) on one fuselage. There is no other assembly.

Dyna-Model Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Wood and Metal Model Aircraft, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

In the 'Golden Age of Aviation Modeling' (1930s and '40s), most modelers built the flying 'stick and tissue' type kits with rubber, CO2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited technology. Many manufacturer's kits consisted of blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few, like Dyna-Model Products Company, attempted to provide true-scale static models with a high level of detail. Today Dyna-Models are legendary and sought after collectibles. When you first open the kit, you see a black and white cardstock display with all the needed jigs and templates for assembly. Underneath, the fuselage and twin booms are rough carved to ~95% of final shape (not just profile cut) and all other parts are either profile (2D) or die cut. Includes color decals, full size high-quality plans and the crowning jewel, two boxes of finished metal castings (48 fittings in all) for super detailing your aircraft. Never started and complete.