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Aurora N-156 Freedom Fighter (F-5), 1/48, 140-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. The only flaw is a split seal on the right short side. 1962 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. This kit is a very good representation of the rare 'Freedom Fighter' prototype N-156. It developed into the F-5, which was widely exported and saw service in over 30 countries. Only three of the N-156 prototypes were built. The design centered around two GE J85 turbojets which originally powered the ADM-20 Quail decoy carried by the B-52 fleet. Initially there seemed to be little demand until President Kennedy's Military Assistance Program required a low-cost fighter that could be provided to US Allies. The N-156 was easily the top choice. It was renamed the F-5 and the rest is history - it became one of the most widely used fighter/bombers in post-WWII history and is still in service in some air forces. Kit includes pilot, cockpit and instrument panel and three drop tanks and early AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Hardbox issue of this classic Aurora kit dated 1960. Notice the 79 cent extension, 'Sunburst' logo with no 'Famous Fighters' which makes this issue closer to about 1963/4. Molded in black and clear with the clear triangular 'globe' display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$175   

Still in the factory seal and the seal is 100% intact. Investment-grade model is dated 1962.

Aurora Boeing 747 United, 1/156, 362-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$135   

Still factory sealed. Hardbox issue is dated 1968. Features full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, a clear display stand and colorful United decals.

Aurora Lockheed C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

1972 Big "A" logo with "Aurora" written across the middle. Still the biggest injection molded Starlifter model ever made. There is no assembly but NOTE: the top of the horizontal stabilizer has been lightly airbrushed with primer. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 707 Astrojet - American Air Lines, 1/104, 380

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$110   

1965 issue of a very early configuration Boeing 707. Very near 1/100 scale. Features complete landing gear, clear cockpit windows, colorful American Airlines decals and clear triangle base display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are 100% intact but have a stain on the backing paper. Please read the article about saving old decals located on this website.

KMC Boeing 727-200 American Airlines, 1/72, PA01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$485   

This is the only 1/72 injection molded 727 kit ever issued. Very large model with gray and clear plastic parts and many high-definition cast resin details. In a discussion with the manufacturer, he told me that the molds for this kit have been destroyed, so no reissue is possible. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions, both in 'excellent+' condition.

Matchbox TWO F-4M/K Phantom II - 6 Sq RAF 'Flying Canopeners' 1973 / Royal Navy 892 Sq 1969 (Detached to USS Saratoga) / 41 Sq RAF Coningsby 1972, 1/72, PK-404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. One is mint, never assembled and complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. On the other kit please NOTE: this model has 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seats to floor; wing halves; floor and cockpit cowl to fuselage half; drop tank halves; rocket pods and other small sub assemblies. The two frames between the front and rear canopies has been removed but is present so they can be reattached. The aircraft has been inventoried complete and included decals and instructions. From 1975. Nicely detailed kit for that time with recessed panel lines. Features parts for M or K variants, decals for two RAF and one Royal Navy squadron, cockpit and crew, optional position canopy, two boarding stairs and a very large variety of RAF and Royal Navy loadouts.

Testors SR-71A or SR-71B or CIA A-12/M-12, 1/48, 7584

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$169   

Still factory tape sealed. Has markings and optional parts for "A" or "B" variants. Includes markings for one "B" (956) and two different "A" - 974 is a standard SR-71A and 972 is a 'Low Observable" scheme. Decals are included for the CIA A-12 / M-12, but Testors never did furnish the parts. The instructions provide drawings for making the proper modifications.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. 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. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, 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 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Glencoe World War I Subchaser - (Sub Chaser ex-ITC), 1/74, 07301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Ex-ITC Ideal Molds from the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Full hull kit with complete deck fittings and display stand. Large and detailed kit for that time. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Striking Leynnwood box art showing SCs attacking in defense of a convoy, under a threatening sky. SC96 served in the Med during WW I. USsubchasers were considered an important deterrent to Central Powers submarine activity in the theater.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt F-84 F-51 and Superkit F-51 (P-51) F-84 - Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$795   

Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in Excellent condition with edge wear as the primary flaw. The four kits are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Monogram Auto Racing Trio Gift Set - The Hot Rod-The Midget Racer-The Indianapolis Racer, 1/24, MGP8-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$850   

One of Monogram's first plastic kit Gift Sets. Issued once in 1957 and very rare. Please read the condition of each kit carefully as there is some assembly. 'Hot Rod' is assembled and complete other than thin, flat windshield. Missing instructions. The 'Indy Car' is complete but has minor assembly to the engine block and some small details are painted silver; decals are excellent but instructions are missing. Midget Racer has not been started and is complete, including good instructions and decals. The box has wonderful color but wear as shown.

Monogram Beaver Jeep Half-Track Weasel Military Wheels Gift Set, 1/35, MGP1-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1350   

From 1957. Rare gift set includes four kits - Beaver/Jeep/1/2 Track/Weasel. Complete with original inserts. These kits have never been started. Each is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, P6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

First issue from 1955. Rare. The first issue has a part number of 'P6-98', and the second issue is 'PA6-98'. Molded in correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Decals and instructions are excellent. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Monogram 6 Model Missile Packets Sealed, 1/128, MP-1 thru 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint Sealed

$699   

Very rare. Sold only as a set of six. All six packs are still factory sealed with mint to near mint header panels. Includes Honest John/RAT/Thor/Jupiter/Talos/Matdor/Snark/Bullpup/Sidewinder/Dart/Falcon/Little John/Sergeant/LaCrosse/Polaris/Sparrow/Jupiter C/Atlas/Vanguard/Petrel/Nike Ajax/Genie/Terrier/Hawk/Tartar/Regulus II/Bomarc/Rascal/Redstone/Corporal/Nike Hercules. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Monogram Convair B-36 Peacemaker, 1/72, 5703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$179   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has split on the right short and long side. 1980 first issue with excellent mold quality. Very highly detailed and large kit. Features fully detailed cockpit, nose compartment and landing gear, crew of four, optional position bomb bay doors with 80 bombs, optional electronic fairings, rotating props, moving tail turret and optional position landing gear.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint

$149   

From the 1950s and with a 10 inch wingspan. This kit and box are in rare, investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Highly prefabricated kit made from solid western pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

StromBecker Lockheed F-94 Jet, C-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Fantastic 1950s kit in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Marx Chris Craft Constellation Motor Yacht, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$525   

One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. This is the finest example of this model that I have had. The outer box is very good with some wear but has perfect color and shine. The model has never been started. This kit is in mint condition inside - all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The very large instructions/plans are mint also. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the famous Captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.