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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.

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 range finder, 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 Neosho 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.

Revell Regulus II US Navy Test Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/68, H1815-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Rare original issue 1958 'S' kit that is in 'excellent' condition. The colors and gloss as are new and the box has four solid corners, no repairs, no tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course), no stains and no missing litho. Flaws include light, general wear as shown and light corner & edge wear. This model represents the first test Regulus II with landing gear; Vought did this to the prototype and test missiles to save significant money in the testing phases. Very nicely molded in a beautiful deep gloss blue and with very good detail down to the gear well interiors. Includes display 'runway' base. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both 'excellent' with typical light age yellowing a the only real flaw.

Revell Douglas Thor/Thor-Able Missile - with Truck and Trailer 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1823-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$149   

Rare. This 1958 'S' hardbox release is the only single issue of this kit. Features elevating missile trailer, four figures, movable fuel boom, fuel truck and trailer, launch pad/blast shield/missile supports, launcher base and more. Includes optional parts and decals for making the Thor-Able version. Molded in correct white and dark blue. NOTE: this kit has very minor and neatly done assembly to 3 pieces: missile halves and fin assembly are built to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one tire. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. Decals are both in 'excellent++' condition. Instructions are 'good.'

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$110   

Superb kit from the 1950s and makes a very impressive display when built. This highly prefabricated model is made from solid Western Pine (not balsa wood) and features completely precarved fuselage, wings, engine nacelles & tail feathers, ready to install propellers, full landing gear and even wood filler, glue, and sandpaper. With detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. The small parts envelope is still factory sealed. All other parts were never internally sealed and have been inventoried complete. 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 155mm Gun and Carriage - Heavy Artillery, 1/19, A71

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Very Rare. Date unknown but is likely from the late 1930s or early 1940s. This excellent pre-fabricated hardwood kit is large and very highly detailed for that time and features pre-cut and shaped hardwood parts, completely finished and machined wheels, beautifully turned gun barrel that is one foot long, sandpaper, CASCO glue, small parts envelope and two pages (front and back of one) of text and highly illustrated instructions. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts.

Strombecker Piper Cub Super Sea Scout - Float Plane - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, C-37

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Very rare version of the Super Sea Scout floatplane. In the 1950s StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits. The wood is quality western pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is all done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker USS Tacoma Frigate, C17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Excellent kit from the 1950s that measures 10.5 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of pre-carved wood kits. Made of solid Western Pine hardwood - not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans.

Eidai German Missile V-2, 1/76, 712-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Very rare model. Superbly detailed and includes V-2 missile, heavy tractor, Meiller Trailer, launching pad, 8Ton Half Track and Fire Guidance Center. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal Atomic Cannon - M65 280mm with M249 and M250 50 Ton Heavy Gun Lifting Trucks / Transporters, 1/32, 553

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$345   

Very rare original issue and extremely hard-to-find in factory sealed condition. This is the late 1950s issue and not the common modern reissue. The box top says 'Fully Operating Model Does Everything But Fire' and it is true. The model consists of over 300 parts and has many action features typical of Renwal models. The wheels roll, tractors can be hooked to the cannon which can be stowed in the 'travel' position. The gun can move into the 'fire' position off the tractors and can be realistically trained.

Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat - With Iranian and US Navy Decals, 1/32, 6301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$165   

First issue of this legendary model with rare Iranian Air Force decals. Features fantastic mold quality, incredible detail, full cockpit & wheel wells, swinging wings, full weapons loadout and much more. Inside, the model is as it left the factory. Never started and with the parts still in the internal factory sealed bags with decals and instructions. The instructions has some silver paint on them but are still completely usable for assembly.

Ocio Creativo No. 119 Steam Locomotive - Union Pacific 'Rogers' With Tender - G-45 Scale - (OcCre), 1/32, 54008

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$325   

Still factory sealed. This is a beautiful, true-scale and very highly detailed model of the famous Union Pacific No.119 and tender. Measures almost 20 inches long when assembled. The parts are made from wood, steel boiler, cast metal and brass fittings and more.

Heller Etendard IV With Automatic Landing Gear and Speed Brakes, 1/50, L500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$249   

Very rare large-scale kit with fascinating operating features. This early 1960s issue has very high gloss box top artwork in 'excellent' condition. Flaws include very light corner creases as shown, some light general wear and a small piece of clear tape on the top long side. The model uses a complex series of 6 cogs and gears with wire springs and twine to make functioning landing gear and speed brakes. When you lower the arresting (tail) hook, the landing gear doors open and the nose and main wheels extend. When you raise the arresting hook, the landing gear retracts and the doors close. Furthermore, when you pull out the parachute release at the tail, the speed brakes lower; when you close it, the speed brakes close. The kit is molded in the correct silver for the airframe, white cogs, gears & pilot, clear two piece opening canopy, real rubber tires and metal springs. There is a large gloss black Heller stand as well. Never started. All of the small parts (white plastic, springs and internal linkage for the operating systems) are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts are inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions present. Even the original Heller Quality Control paper is present. The instructions are 'excellent.' The decals are flat and intact with the wax covering sheet and 'very good.' The only flaw is the usual age yellowing. Postal insurance is required for this kit.

Pyro Natchez Mississippi River Packet, 1/160, B238-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$145   

Rare hardbox issue from the mid 1960s. Very large and highly detailed model measures over 21 inches long when assembled. The Natchez was the famous rival of the Robert E Lee. The race between the two is considered a classic tale of The River. Although the Lee won, the circumstances were suspect and many people still considered the Natchez the fastest paddle-wheel packet ever. (For example, the Lee carried no payload and the Natchez was carrying passengers and a normal payload.) Molded in high-gloss tan, burgundy, green and gray plastic. All details of the real ship, including the wooden railings and carvings are duplicated. Includes full rigging instructions and thread. Never started. All the parts that were originally factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the few parts that Pyro did not seal (paddles, hull and large deck parts) have been inventoried complete. With instructions, decals and flag sheet. Please note that while the box has heavy moisture/water damage, the decals, flag sheet and instructions (as well as all plastic parts) escaped damage and are 'excellent.'

Monogram 1965 Corvette Stingray - Chevrolet, 1/8, 2600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$349   

Still factory sealed and from 1975. Very large 1/8 scale model that measures 22 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features complete 327 CID Fuel Injection engine and detailed engine compartment, opening hood, exhaust, suspension and chassis detail, steerable front wheels, complete interior, headlights that open and close and more. Molded in bright gloss red, black, clear and chrome and with real rubber tires.

UPC Armored Car - M-20 Armored Combat Car - (ex Revell), 1/40, 5146-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

Very rare kit that is from the original Revell "S" 1950s molds. This issue even shares the same box art as the Revell release, which is unusual. Like all early Revell armor, this is a very nicely detailed and molded kit that features detailed suspension, optional position front hatches, rolling wheels, swiveling and elevating machine gun, two drivers, machine gunner, commander, mine detector, rifleman and three extra rifles. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Aurora Racing Scenes Four Funny Car Drivers, 1/16, 841

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM+

$119   

Still factory sealed. Very rare and part of Aurora's incredible 1/16 scale Funny Car series that includes different kits for chassis, Vega or Pinto bodies, Donovan 417 Blown Engine, Chrysler Fuel Injection Engine, Speed Shop and Racing Mechanic With Accessories. This model includes four drivers with movable, interchangeable heads, movable arms, extra racing trophies and regular, Bell Star & Firesuit helmets, full decals and more.

Spacex Falcon 9 And Fairing - Flying Model Rocket D or E Power, V01

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

This flying model is 32 inches long when assembled and is well detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including insignia and instructions.