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KVZ Tu-134 'Crusty' Aeroflot Decals - Interflug Boxart, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Fantastic Cold War Box art. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some unique Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Large and colorful decal sheet is in excellent condition. The kit is molded in white, clear, silver and black and includes full landing gear and a large display stand. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, stand and instructions. Please note that the box art is Interflug, but the kit decals are for Aeroflot.

Frog Fairey Gannet - Red Series, 1/72, F331

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1960s 'Red Series' issue. Molded in medium gray, clear and with a light green Frog stand and stand arm. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the prop shaft has broken off the prop and is missing. It can be replace easily with stock plastic.

Frog Hawker Sea Hawk - Naval Jet Fighter, 1/72, 328P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

1950s issue. Rare early box. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Walthers 20th Century Ltd New York Central - 14 Section Star Series Passenger Car - HO Craftsman Kit With Trucks, 1/87, 77-1007

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$46   

With a set of 6 Wheel trucks. Very high quality kit that builds a realistic prototype. Features fully formed metal sides with rivet, door and window frame detail. The sides are factory painted Pullman Green and lettered Pullman in gold. Includes precut hardwood floor, fully formed plastic monitor roof, other precut wood stock and needed, a sealed bag of metal roof, car and underside details, prism windows, diaphragms, scale chain and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions.

Hasegawa Ogiwara 22B Secondary Glider - Reissue of Hasegawa's 2nd Plastic Model Kit, 1/60, SP27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

1990 reissue of Hasegawa's second injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Slingsby Skylark Soarer Glider - (Reissue of Hasegawa's First Plastic Model Kit #C-1), 1/50, SP28

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

1990 reissue of Hasegawa's first injection molded model kit. Molded in light gray, clear and with the original black stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Varig - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$89   

Rare Kikoler (Brazil) issue. This is the early version 707 with the short vertical stabilizer and turbojet engines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions. NOTE: one nose wheel is a different color. It is from another issue of the same kit.

Revell Boeing 707 Flagship American Airlines 'S' Issue, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$175   

Very hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in it's initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther - 1st Brooklyn Issue, 1/48, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$1500   

Rare 1st issue from 1952 in the one-piece flip top box. 100% original and correct. The model is molded in the correct gloss dark blue with a clear square 'Brooklyn' stand, stand arm and canopy. Being the first issue, the model does not significant rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 13 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with very minor bug damage. Decals are correctly marked 'The Tatem Company' and are in excellent condition with some curl and minimal yellowing. The box is one of the better I have seen. It is intact - there are no missing parts and no repairs. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models. This kit must be shipped insured. Kit History: In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; they damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard.

Modela LF-107 Lunak Glider, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Rare large 1/48 scale glider kit. Very cleanly molded. Includes a display stand and a large decal sheet for three colorful aircraft including sun-rise stripes. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the instructions with this kit are simple text only and the paint guide is text and with color profiles on the box for the three different aircraft.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$42   

1953 early issue molded in gloss dark brown plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

MPM Arado AR-231 V1 U-Boat Plane, 1/48, 48047

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$54   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Consists of injection molded parts and cast resin details. Features all fine recessed panel lines, full cockpit detail and decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

CM USCG Hamilton WHEC-715, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$170   

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.

Jetco Thermic Trio - Flying Wing / Orthodox / Tail First - Three Hand-Launched Balsa Wood Gliders, SG-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$42   

From the 1950s. This kit contains three small balsa gliders. All parts are die cut. Full size plans are included. These are magnificent fliers. The kits have never been started and are complete with all parts unpunched and plans.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$46   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Rare 'Aurora Line' logo version. This is actually the 3rd release of this kit and is the first West Hempstead issue - from the logo, it is from 1954/1955. This model is correct in every way with high gloss deep blue and clear plastic, landing gear and rockets, clear rectangle stand and stand arm, instructions say 'West Hempstead' and have the Aurora Line logo, and the decals are made by 'Tatem Company'. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all correct parts, stand, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel (F.1 Camel) Museum Model, 1/8, CP-02

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

$1750   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and tears. Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

High Planes Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer), 1/72, 72018

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$27   

Hard-to-find limited issue kit. Features injection molded main airframe parts, cast metal nose wheel and strut and vacuform canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Eastern Express Gloster E.28/39 Whittle (E-28 / Pioneer) - First Prototype Ex-Frog, 1/72, 72259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From ex-Frog molds. Very nicely molded. Very fine panel line detail and separately molded control surfaces. Includes decals for prototype #2 and conversion instructions as well. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 990 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/107, 397-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1299   

Very rare kit from 1962. First and only issue. This is the largest injection molded kit ever made of the very fast Convair 990 airliner. The box has as-new color and sheen with four solid corners and no repairs. There are no price tags, tape or price tag/tape marks. The only flaw is light edge wear. The model is molded in the correct white and clear plastic, with the large clear triangle display stand and full color United decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat with slight yellowing being the only flaw. NOTE: shipping insurance is required with this kit. The Convair 990 and its near sister 880 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. The commercial failure of the 990 caused Aurora to pull these molds from production shortly after the introduction of the kit. The 990 was a larger and faster (Mach .91) airliner than the 880, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two for decades after the last one was phased out of commercial service. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.