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Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$750   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, no stains, no rips, 3 solid corners and 1 closed split side corner and very minor general wear only. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

Airfix Short Stirling B1 or BIII with Tractor and Four Bomb Trolleys, 1/72, 07002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$36   

1992 release features 273 pieces, elevating guns, rotating turrets, interior, rotating props and wheels, movable control surfaces, optional position bomb bay doors, bomb bay detail and bombs, optional position undercarriage and accessories (tractor, bomb carts and bombs) as shown on box cover. Has markings for either aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. MG-K of 7th Sq served as a mine layer, bomber and one of the first units of the Pathfinder force, and EX-l of 199 Sq of No.3 Group which converted from Wellingtons in 1943 and performed bombing, mine laying and supply missions. In 1944 they flew with 100 Group on Radio Counter Measure (ECM) missions until 1945.

Aurora Aurora ATLANTIS Merchant Raider Factory Model, 1/456

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$1400   

In the 1950s and early 1960s the major model manufacturers would create factory-built and painted display models. These were intended for hobby shops to help stimulate sales. These were disposable items that were produced in very low numbers, so they are very rare today. Here is one of the rarest of the rare: The 'Rattlesnake of the Ocean' Merchant Sea Raider Atlantis factory build up by Aurora. The unbuilt kit is among the most valuable and rare Aurora single kits, making the factory built display much more so. This one is in excellent original condition. The painting is 1950s professional quality as is the gluing. The glue has held up well and all parts of the ship are very solid. The ship is very clean. The original paint is almost flawless with some light scratches on the port side. The 'ATLANTIS' decals are perfect. The stack 'K' starboard decal is mint; the port one is missing 2mm of the white top on one leg of the 'K'. The factory cardboard wood-tone base is 100% intact with typical corner splits on the bends and edge wear. The removable covers display is mint with all 10 gun/hanger covers present. The kit is now 100% complete. It was missing 4 small parts which I am providing. I took them from an original Atlantis kit, so they are 100% correct. (they are the propeller, 'Y' rear crane, rear flag and rudder) Overall, this is an excellent and rare investment piece for the advanced Aurora collector. Shipping insurance required. 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.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

First and only issue of this rare, large-scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1978 and has incredible artwork and the 'S' Cement logo on the sides. Large scale and well detailed featuring removable missile with moving top stage forward fins, complete working launcher and crew of three. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight 'S' Issue, 1/54, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$165   

Rare 1958 first hardbox issue. Very close to 1/48 scale. Model has moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Lockheed AC-130H Spectre Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ecm pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The canopy has been factory painted and is in perfect condition.

Life-Like American President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner, 1/547, 09279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Long out of production. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Has markings for the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram USS Susquehanna with Sails - (ex-Imai), 1/150, 3702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$229   

Very large and highly detailed kit from 1979. Measures 28 inches long when assembled. Features full hull, highly detailed deck fittings, display stand, detailed rigging instructions, two weights of rigging line, metal anchor chain and much more. Molded in black, beige and brown with ivory sails. This model was originally issued by Imai and usually did not include sails. Monogram leased the molds and ran this kit in the USA for a very short time and included a very nice set of finely molded vacuform billowing sails. The sails are in rare 'near mint' condition and are protected for shipping. The model has never been started. Most parts ares still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts that were never internally sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes flags, decals, rigging material and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

From 1956. Very rare first issue with 'Famous Fighters' square 'Northern Lights' logo. Classic Jo Kotula artwork. This issue only lasted one year, as in 1957 the new oval logo box was used. The box is in excellent condition with all solid corners, no fading or stains, no price tags or marks . Somehow, this box escaped the factory thin tape, as there are not even any marks for that. Inside, the model is as new down to the original packing tissue. The parts are high gloss silver. The instructions are dated 1956 and correctly show the old style logo and square clear stand. The decals and stand are correct for this issue also. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions and correct square clear 2-piece stand.

Revell Lockheed Electra II Los Angeles Dodgers 1961, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$395   

Very rare. Special issue made by Revell just for the Concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers Inc and only available through them. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Marx Chris Craft Constellation With Power Kit - 30 Inches Long, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$329   

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. 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 captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Even rarer than the kit itself is the included 'Marx Chris Craft Twin Electric Motor Power Kit' which is mint in the box. Inside it has two 'Mighty Monty' electric motors, battery holder, motor holders, wiring, switches, full instruction sheet and more. Both the Power Kit an and the model have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. NOTE: the boat has very minor assembly: #1 small retainers, rudder post and prop shaft post have been installed to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. One bathing beauty has her bathing suit painted red. There is no other painting. NOTE: The flat hull glass windows have glue marks and smears; I have included them but also included plenty of thick plastic clear stock. You can easily duplicate these windows as they are simply flat clear parts. Just cut then bigger than the hull window openings and glue to the inside. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Hasegawa HMS Vanguard Royal Navy Battleship Motorized, 1/450, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$124   

Rare motorized larger scale kit of the last British Battleship. Nicely molded with 145 parts. Includes electric motor, prop, shaft, motor and all needed hardware for operation in water; easily converted to R/C (radio parts not included). Includes an excellent, full color painting guide on the box side. Never started. All parts are still in factory sealed bags with instructions.

Revell Bomarc IM-99 Missile with Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/47, 8602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

1982 issue. From the molds for the rare 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Features fully operational launcher. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Entex Bluewater Ketch 'Malabar' Series Ocean Yacht 'Minots Light', 1/32, 9004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$165   

Very large and highly detailed, measuring over 21 inches long and 25 inches high when assembled. Molded in ivory, tan, black and clear. Features billowing sails, interior detail, chrome plated parts, stand, rigging instructions and rigging material. Never started. All the parts are still factory bag sealed inside and includes instructions and decals.

Revell US Coast Guard Icebreaker Eastwind 'S' Issue, 1/285, H337-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Original issue from 1956 with the classic boxart of this time period at Revell. Like most of Revell's older ship models, this one is well molded and well detailed. Features rotating turrets/elevating guns, helicopter pad with helicopter and full rigging instructions. Molded in correct white, wood brown, and butterscotch. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The 269' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eastwind, a Polar Class Icebreaker was commissioned on June 3, 1944. This cutter served in the North Atlantic during World War II, and on ice breaking in the Arctic and Antarctic. She was decommissioned in 1968.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Rare. Third issue with rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and clear with rectangular clear stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decal were previously stuck to the instructions in several small areas. The damage is to the backing paper - the actual transfers are 'excellent.'

Revell Nike Ajax MIM-3 with Launcher - History Makers Issue (ex Renwal), 1/32, 8648

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$125   

Still factory sealed. America's first operational surface-to-air missile system. Large-scale 1983 History Makers issue from ex-Renwal molds. Missile has separating stages and launcher that operates as the real one does. Can hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery.

Revell BB-38 USS Pennsylvania, 1/426, H422-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$155   

1961 Sea Power hardbox release. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history. She never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Testors SR-75 Penetrator Aurora Project, 1/72, 568

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Well molded and detailed kit large model of the secret aircraft that has reportedly replaced the SR-71.

AMT 1937 Cord 812 SC, 1/12, 8127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$189   

Very large scale (1/12) model. Features detailed engine, opening hood, full interior with removable top, opening doors, windows that crank up and down with the handles, full suspension and under body details, roadbed base, rubber tires and more. Molded in clear, chrome and gray plastic. Never started. All the parts are still sealed in the factory clear bags. With instructions and decals