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Tamiya M60A2 Remote Control Motorized, 1/35, MT238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. Tamiya's early armor models were the finest works of the mold maker's art and the very top of that line had push-button remote control and dual electric motor operation. This is one of those kits, featuring factory-assembled, all-metal gear box with two RE-14 electric motors, hand-held remote control, factory wired switch and control unit, metal hardware and a very well detailed model kit of this excellent US tank design. Never started and inside it is like new. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Decals are still in the factory sealed bag also and are in 'near mint' condition, as are the instructions. The box displays better than 'very good' but is graded a such because there is some side corner wear not visible in the photo; nothing serious, but certainly visible when you look from the side.

Tamiya M60A2 Remote Control Motorized, 1/35, MT238

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$145   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Very rare and even more so in this condition. Tamiya's early armor models were the finest works of the mold maker's art and the very top of that line had push-button remote control and dual electric motor operation. This is one of those kits, featuring factory-assembled, all-metal gear box with two RE-14 electric motors, hand-held remote control, factory wired switch and control unit, metal hardware and a very well detailed model kit of this excellent US tank design.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 22A-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$159   

Very rare 'Aurora Line' logo version from 1954-1957. This is actually the 3rd release of this kit and is the first issue of the Panther from the West Hempstead factory. Correctly high gloss deep blue and clear plastic, landing gear and rockets and the large, clear rectangle stand and stand arm. The instructions show this correct rectangle-based stand and are dated 1956 with the oval 'Famous Fighters' logo (which is certainly one of the first appearances of this logo, proving that it came out at the end of 1956). The decals are also correct for this issue. They are marked 'Tatem Company' and were issued without a stand decal. Never started and 100% complete with all correct parts, stand, decals and instructions present.

Nichimo Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden-kai - Motorized Propeller Rotates and Aircraft Taxis - N1K2, 1/35, 2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$169   

Very rare and early large-scale issue 'action' model with a high gloss box top and highly collectible artwork. This model is engineered for motorized operation of the propeller and tail wheel so it will taxi realistically. Features all metal gear box, other gear drives and linkage, all required hardware, working rudder, elevator, ailerons and wing flaps, pilot figure and opening canopy, folding wing tips, retractable landing gear and a drop tank (which also cleverly houses the battery). Please note that Nichimo did not furnish the electric motor with this model; it had to be purchased separately. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$159   

Rare. Third issue from about 1954 with the rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations slogan. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and the correct rectangle-based clear stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all pieces and includes decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the all-new artwork shown in this photo and the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. For the fourth issue, the plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Aurora PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare, first issue from about 1956. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating propellers. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. This correct stand is included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the later version - on the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking '5/32' in front of the blot.

Revell Corporal -Firestone US Army Surface to Surface Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1820-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Classic 1958 model of the early US Army surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Has working launcher which can be configured for towing or set up for launch. Includes crew of three and remote control panel with radar. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$169   

First issue of this rare model. The "S" hardbox is dated 1956 and has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, 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 general wear. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear 'Revelving' Globe stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals and instructions are both in amazing 'near mint' condition.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight - Soviet All-Weather Interceptor 'S' Issue, 1/50, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare 1958 first issue with the box art that made these kits so famous and collectible. This 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 'Near Mint' condition. The box is in 'excellent+' condition with perfect gloss and color, four solid corners, no repairs, no tags or tag marks, no fading, creases or stains and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include light edge & corner wear as shown and very light general wear.

Revell Nautilus SSN571 Guided Missile Submarine Atom Powered - Pre S Issue, 1/305, H308-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Rare 1954 hardbox issue with 89 cent price extension. This is the early small, thin box format measuring 13.25 x 4.1 x 1 inches. All parts are molded in correct gloss medium gray. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-11F Tiger Blue Angels - 4 (F11F) Aircraft with Special Stand - Four Star Issue, 1/101, PA29-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$175   

Rare. First issue of this kit is dated 1958 and features four aircraft, special Blue Angels decals and unique formation stand. Molded in high-gloss dark blue and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'excellent' decals and 'near mint' instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.

Lindberg Russian Jet Fighter - Mig-19 With Tow Tractor - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 561-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$119   

Rare. Factory sealed 1950s Cellovision issue. The clear window on the back is intact and the trading card is in 'Near Mint+' condition. The aircraft is molded in silver and the tractor in yellow.

Lindberg F-86D Sabre Jet Fighter, 1/48, 522-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$115   

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Hard-to-find 1950s issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. The box is in superb 'excellent+++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (except for the factory sealing tape of course), no fading and no litho damage. The only flaws are very slight wear. Features pilot and ejection seat, two piece canopy, optional fuselage rocket tray, full landing gear, two wing drop tanks and 8 wing mounted rockets. Molded in silver and clear and includes a display stand and very colorful decals for the box art aircraft Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 'near mint' condition decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Bluejacket Victory Ship VC2-S-AP1 - 28 Inch Long Wood and Metal Ship, 1/192

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$215   

Museum quality craftsman kit. Features hardwood, kiln-dried, precarved hull, extensive high quality cast Britannia fittings and other hardwood and metal parts as required. Includes very detailed full size plans and also text instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were never factory sealed (hull, wood and metal stock) have been inventoried complete. All of the fittings are still in factory sealed bags in the factory box. Includes plans and instructions. The Victory Ships were designed to replace the Liberty ships of WWII. 531 were ultimately built. They were larger, more powerful, faster, longer ranged and made their appearance in 1944. Steaming at 15 to 17 knots allowed them to be much more effective at evading U-boats. They were so successful that they became the basis of the US Merchant Marine after the war.

Classic Warships USS Sims Class Destroyer - Hammann / O'Brien / Walke / Buck / Morris / Russell / Roe / Hughes / Anderson / Mustin / Wainwright, 1/192

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$369   

Very rare, very large scale museum-quality model with superb detail. Features excellent high-definition resin hull, superstructure, turrets and rangefinder, numerous precision cast metal fittings and a large and extensive photoetched brass detail set. Includes full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The smaller (like the turrets) resin parts, metal fittings and brass parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the larger resin pieces were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes hull number decals and instructions. Please note, this kit is not for beginners; experience in building large resin ship models is highly recommended. These destroyers served early in WWII and thus had a high attrition rate; Sims was lost with the tanker Nesho in the Battle of the Coral Sea, Hammann was assisting the crippled Yorktown at Midway when I-168 torpedoed both her and Yorktown. O'Brien, Walke, Buck and Morris were casualties of war also. The rest of the class were expended in nuclear testing after the war or scrapped in 1947.

Comet The Supersonic 4 F-94C Starfire F4D Skyray F3D Skyknight F-84F Thunderstreak Gift Set

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Very rare. This mid 1950s model includes all four kits in the original early Comet one-color flip top boxes. The Comet Gift Sets were well advertised but seldom seen. The kit boxes inside are all in 'Near Mint' to 'Mint' condition. The condition of the models is as follows: PL-4 Skyknight, PL-6 Thunderstreak and PL-5 Skyray: never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. PL-3 Starfire: never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two pilot's busts. Otherwise complete with all other pieces, decals and instructions present. The box is graded 'very good' because of the dark stain at the lower left. Please note, this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Northrop P-61 Black Widow, 1/48, 392-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$145   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a small split at the lower left as shown and general light wear. This model features some of Jo Kotula's finest box artwork of a Black Widow raiding Japanese island at night and downing a Tony in flames. Dated 1960 but this issue is from the mid 1960s because of the lack of 'Famous Fighters' in the oval logo border. This large 1/48 scale kit is well detailed (for that time) with 'good' cockpit detail with three stations, rotating propellers and more. Although I cannot confirm it (since it is factory sealed), this model is usually molded in black and clear with a clear two piece stand with a triangle 'World' base.

Aurora North American B-70 Valkyrie Bomber - XB-70A, 1/105, 370-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$195   

Still factory sealed. There are some small seal splits on the lower long side. The hardbox is dated 1962 and it has, in my opinion, some of the best Jack Leynnwood box art. Jack primarily did Revell artwork, but since he was freelance, he did others as well. At this point, the XB-70 was planned for production, so the kit is called the B-70 and the artwork shows a winter night-time quick turn around of a SAC B-70 while another Valkyrie roars overhead after takeoff. This large model features 6 detailed General Electric J93-3 engines, landing gear and clear canopy.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$295   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. This large 1/48 scale model of this early guided missile is molded in gloss white plastic and includes the booster engine & clear triangle-based display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals and instructions are both in amazing 'near mint' condition. Even includes the factory tissue packing paper.

Revell Northrop SM-62 Snark - Intercontinental Guided Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/80, H1801-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$115   

Rare 1957 original 'S' issue with fantastic artwork. Very nicely detailed model includes drop tanks, strap on boosters, base, launcher and crew of two. Molded in the correct gloss red. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that the box displays "Near Mint" but is only graded 'excellent+++' because the right short side panel has some scuffing.