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Glencoe Martin M-130 Pan Am China Clipper, 1/144, 05505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$55   

Nice kit of the legendary Pan Am Flying Boat. This model is a limited run from the ex-Strombecker molds, which were very nicely detailed for that time. Includes extensive decals for NC14715, NC14714 or NC14716 (China Clipper, Hawaii Clipper and Philippine Clipper). Paint guide shows regular Pan Am colors or wartime camouflage. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes very colorful decals and instructions. These flying boats established routes to China in the late 1930s. Those who could afford to fly them did so in luxury that is unheard of in air travel today.

Testors XR-7 Thunder Dart, 1/72, 567

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$95   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and nicely detailed kit from 1993. Rare concept model from the Aurora (or Senior Citizen) Program. The ultimate Mach 7 Pulse Wave Detonation-Engined marvel that has been 'heard' flying around Groom Lake and leaving 'Donuts on a Rope' contrails.

Italeri Boeing X-32 Joint Strike Fighter, 1/72, 1208

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$36   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find kit of the Boeing entry in the CALF - Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter. Although a capable aircraft and well designed, it lost the competition to the superior Lockheed X-35.

Tamiya 20mm Flakvierling 8 ton Semitrack Sd.Kfz 7/1, 1/35, 35050

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed and well molded.

Monogram Blue Thunder Helicopter, 1/32, 6036

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$100   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Very rare. Monogram issued this kit in 1984 as a tie-in with the hit movie. Big 1/32 scale model molded in metallic blue and clear. Features detailed cockpit and rotor head assembly.

Airfix Ford Tri-Motor American Airlines - (Trimotor) Type Three Logo, 1/72, 489

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

1960s Type 3 logo issue with American Airlines decals. Beautifully molded for that time and an excellent representation of the legendary 'Tin Goose.' Features full interior and very good detail throughout. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F6F-5E Hellcat Nightfighter - VF(N)-22 / Patexent River Evaluation Aircraft With AN/APS-4 Radar - (F6F5), 1/72, SP113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Very finely molded and detailed. Includes correct parts for radar and decals for two aircraft. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: bulkhead and seat glued to floor. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa P-51B Mustang Malcolm Hood - Old Crow 363rd FS 357 FG 8th AF / U'VE HAD IT! 362 FS 357th FG, 1/72, SP108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very finely molded and detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, optional pitch propeller blades, detailed gear wells, choice of drop tank types and more. There is a large and superb decal sheet that includes all invasion stripes for the fuselage and wings. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals for the two aircraft listed and instructions.

Heller Boeing E-3A AWACS Sentry (707) - Geilenkirchen R.F.A. 1986, 1/72, 80306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very large and well detailed 1/72 scale kit. This is the military version of Heller's excellent civil 707. Features all recessed panel markings, detailed cockpit, very nicely done P&W TF-33 engines and landing gear and NATO/OTAN markings. Never started. The parts that Heller put in factory sealed bags are still sealed, and the large parts that were never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing AWACS E-3D or E-3F Sentry - (707) RAF or French Air Force, 1/72, 12004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$135   

From 1991. Large and well detailed kit with 120 parts. Contains markings for French E-3F 36 Escadre de Detection 1991 and E-3D 8 Sq. RAF Waddington 1991. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few large parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$179   

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, remarkable 'excellent' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions. Even the original factory tissue packing paper is present. 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 light general shelf wear and edge wear as shown.

Aurora F-86D Sabre Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 77-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$159   

First issue early 1950s U-Ma-Kit from Brooklyn factory. Kit is completely correct for the first issue, molded in high-gloss gray with no rivet detail, no landing gear/missiles and correct instructions and decals. Also includes correct Brooklyn stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Stand has a 3/4 inch by 1/4 inch missing chip on the lower edge.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$219   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, 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 same artwork, but 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. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. 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 Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$225   

Rare first issue from the early 1950s. Correct gloss silver color with square original-style clear base and arm. Correct first issue instructions and decals. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$359   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals. The box has great color, four solid corners with no repairs, no creasing, no stains, fading or writing, no cardboard tears or rips, no price tags and no tape beyond the factory sealing tape. There is light general wear and please note that the box displays slightly better than the 'Excellent' grade but it is rated as such because there is light general wear not visible in the photo and a 1.5" x 3/8" factory tape tear on the top long side.

Aurora HC-1B Chinook (CH-47), 1/48, 350-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

First issue hardbox issue dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork and the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora sunburst logo. Very large 1/48 scale kit with good cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora HC-1B Chinook (CH-47), 1/48, 350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$155   

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the right short side. Second issue hardbox is dated 1961 with classic Jo Kotula artwork. The actual issue date is likely 62/63 since there is no 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora sunburst logo. Very large 1/48 scale kit with good cockpit and rotor detail, moving rotors, clear side and cockpit windows and full decals.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis, 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc +++

$900   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has the "Famous Fighters" in the oval 'Northern Lights' logo. This is the only kit made of the infamous German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags.' The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full-hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 floatplane. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely detailed kit for that time with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

Aurora DC-8 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/103, 387-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$155   

First issue dated 1959 and with 'Hobby Kits' in the oval logo border. Still a favorite among builders because it is the only early DC-8 in 1/100 scale and fairly accurate. Features full landing gear, early style turbo-jet engines, clear cockpit windows and can be easily built 'gear up' if you wish. With the large, clear, triangle-based Aurora 'World' stand. Molded in white and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.