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Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, 'very good++' condition decals and 'mint' instructions. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is a light grease pencil price at the top center as shown and general shelf/edge wear.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$148   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory packing tissue and a small, unopened metal tube of glue. The box looks better than the 'good-' rating but is graded as such because there are closed tears in the box top on the left, light stains and general moderate wear throughout.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$58   

NOTE: builder or parts kit only, please read carefully. Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing parts. Both bow dive planes and one prop are missing. NOTE: decals have been cut out and are missing (2) eyeballs and one shark's mouth. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals (separated) and instructions. NOTE: instructions are present but completely split in two down one fold seam. The box looks better than the 'poor' rating but is graded as such because there is extensive clear tape holding the top together, stains and missing litho as shown at the bottom and on the bottom long side. The tray (lower box) is present but split along most seams.

O-Lin Fleet Submarine (Gato Class, Ex-Varney)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very, very rare investment piece for the advanced collector. From the late 1940s. This is the first one I have had in 20 years of dealing with kits and among the finest condition I have seen. Molded in the correct, gloss olive-drab plastic with a two piece hull, fore and aft decks, sail and detail parts and full instructions and the correct stand marked 'FLEET SUBMARINE.' The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 'Very Good++' condition instructions. The box is graded 'excellent' (not perfect!) and has very nice color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags or tag tears, no tape except for the remains of clear tape on the two long sides where the box was factory sealed, no tape tears and no box tears, fades or missing litho. Wear includes general light shelf wear as shown and some corner and edge wear. NOTE: must be shipped insured. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s.

Tamiya KV-1 Type C Tank Motorized, 1/35, MT134-650

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$69   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed and beautifully molded armor kit. Includes Mabuchi 26 motor, metal gear box and all parts needed for motorizing.

Heller Bloch 174, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Old high-gloss 'L' type box issue from the 1960s with no part number. 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. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Testors 1948 Ford Coupe, 1/25, 115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Highly detailed kit. Builds up the rolling chassis just like the actual car. Features full engine and engine compartment detail, complete suspension, flip up front seats, full interior, opening hood and rubber tires, black and chrome plastic parts. Never started. NOTE: missing two parts: one small seat scuff panel (easily made from flat sheet styrene using the other side as a pattern) and one (of two) upper radiator hoses. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, foil side trim stickers and instructions present.

Pegasus Albatros D-Va, 1/72, 1024

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Limited edition kit with injection molded main parts and cast metal details. Very finely molded. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Rumpler CIII/4 - (Purple Box), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$38   

Limited production kit, less than 2000 made. Features nice injection molded parts and cast metal details with decals and instructions. Never started and still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Hasegawa IJN Submarine I-400, 1/700, B-37-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$16   

Hasegawa/Minicraft issue. The I-400 was a huge 400 foot long submarine that carried three seaplanes. Originally it was intended to launch its aircraft against the Panama Canal, but this attack never materialized. Three of the seventeen subs originally planned for this class were completed. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Merlin Models Rumpler CIII/4 - (Blue Box), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory tape sealed. Limited production kit, less than 2000 made. This model normally includes nice injection molded parts and cast metal details with decals and instructions, but that cannot be verified without breaking the seal.

Merlin Models Morane Saulnier 28, 1/72, 95

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$58   

Rare and believed to be the only 1/72 injection molded kit of this subject. Features very nice limited-run injection molded main parts, many cast metal details, airfoil strut material and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Encore Type D / Type L / Type S Soviet Submarines Fleet - Includes All 3 Subs, 1/400, 8001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Three very nicely molded full-hull sub kits with full decals. Includes display stands. The kits have never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aoshima Aichi M6A1 Seiran, 1/72, 205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Late 1950s/early 1960s rare early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Very neatly molded for the time frame. Features working ailerons, rotating propeller, crew of two and a display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora SSN Skipjack Atomic Sub, 1/228, 711

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

1972 'Big A' logo issue. Large scale kit of the teardrop hull high speed attack submarine. Features movable diving planes and rudder, retractable periscope and removable hatch that shows nuclear reactor compartment. Comes with display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Self-Propelled M109 or M109G Howitzer, 1/35, 777

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$79   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1984. Very well molded and detailed kit. Features 220+ parts including all parts and decals needed to build the both variants, flexible treads, hinged recoil spades, hinged barrel travel lock, rotating turret, optional position hatches and more.

Eduard Nieuport Ni-17 Vieux Charles, 1/48, 8023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

High quality kit with excellent moldings and fine detail. Includes decals for two aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Dated 1956. The model is an excellent representation of the first commercial 'Jet Prop.' Includes full landing gear, rotating props, clear cockpit and cabin windows, scale passengers, full color decals and even a boarding ramp. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing four small flat, clear, windows- two cabin and two cockpit. Easily replaced with clear stock. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

12 Squared BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile 'Tomahawks over Baghdad' Issue With Case Metal Iraq Base - Bagged, 1/72, 3-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue injection molded kit with ground dolly and an Iraq-shaped case metal base and stand. The base says "BGM-109 Tomahawk Iraq 1991."

Lindberg Magister and Venom - (Two Kits), 1/140, 428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM-

$39   

Still factory sealed. One-piece box issue from small scale ex-Busch molds. Contains both aircraft.