Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Very rare. This is a full, complete kit made in Scotland by Accurate Armour and now out of production. This is a highly detailed model of high-definition cast resin. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare. Limited edition, beautifully cast high definition resin kit that features a full cockpit and fine recessed panel lines. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. This history is from military-history.fandom.com: The SNCASE SE 100 was a French two-seat, twin-engined fighter which first flew in 1939. Mass production was planned to begin late in 1940 but the Fall of France prevented this. The origins of the SE.100 predate the creation of the SNCASE (Sud-Est) company in the nationalisations of 1937. It was designed by Pierre Mercier and Jacques Lecarme at Lioré et Olivier, initially designed the LeO 50. Underpowered by two Gnome-Rhône 14M engines, the design was recast to use the more powerful Gnome-Rhône 14N-20 and -21 engines, the same used in the Lioré et Olivier LeO 451 bomber, and renamed the SE.100. The aircraft was of conventional all-metal construction, mid-wing layout. As with most French twin-engined aircraft of the era, the engines were counter-rotating with one propeller rotating clockwise and the other counter-clockwise (to minimize torque). The aircraft had a twin tail. In production models it was planned to redesign the wing to use components from the LeO 451 wing to ease production. The fuselage was short in appearance, with a long nose and a very short tail, the cockpit being connected to the gunner's position aft by a windowed corridor. The undercarriage was of the nosewheel type, rarely used in French aircraft of the 1930s, with the aft wheels were fitted right aft, retracting into the tail rather than the wings or engine nacelles as was conventional. The aircraft was fitted with four Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm cannon in the nose and one in the gunner's post. The first prototype of the SE.100 flew on 29 March 1939 at Argenteuil and a number of necessary changes were identified during the tests. It was destroyed in a crash on 5 April 1940. The aircraft proved to be around 100 km/h faster than the Potez 631, the French Air Force's current twin-engined fighter, and production was authorized. While the tests were proceeding, a second prototype, incorporating the changes, the most obvious of which was the suppression of the windowed corridor in the fuselage and its replacement by additional fuel tanks, was being built. The armament was increased to six cannon in the nose, two in the gunner's post and one additional cannon in the floor of the gunner's post. As the second prototype was being built, the Citroen company was preparing to mass produce the aircraft at their Paris works, deliveries planned to begin late in 1940. At least two paper variants were studied, the SE.101 powered by Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engines, and the SE.102 powered by a different version of the Gnome-Rhone 14N. The SE.500 and SE-800were to have been a 12 passenger transport and four-engined transport, respectively, derived from the SE-100.
Metal and Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Very rare in this condition. Not a kit, but a factory built engine that is NOS - never run and mint. It has never been removed from the cardboard display The clear Cox 'Jewel Case' is in 'near mint' condition which is rare. It is complete and intact with paperwork and two wrenches.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very, very rare. This is a highly detailed, professional quality model made of high-definition resin and many photoetched details on two frets. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very, very rare and highly detailed model cast in high definition resin. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. From tanks-encyclopedia.com: The Type 1 Ho-Ha half-track was an armored personnel transport designed and introduced by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1941 and finally put into production in 1944. Its main purpose was to help the modernization of the Imperial Japanese Army by increasing the number of mechanized infantry regiments. This way, Japanese ground forces would catch up with other developed nations of the time that had already invested in this field, specifically the US. Mechanized infantry, unlike regular units, would have been faster and would have had an easier time dealing with the rough terrain that was more and more often encountered by the Japanese as the war progressed in China and in the hilly or mountainous landscape of the Pacific islands.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Very, very rare and highly detailed model cast in high definition resin. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The Special Type 2 Launch Ka-Mi (Toku-ni-shiki uchibitei kami) was the first amphibious tank of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in WWII. However, too few were produced too late for it to have an impact. The Ka-Mi was designed, initially, to assault islands. However, by the time it entered service, the Japanese forces were already on the defensive. They were used for infantry support, sometimes as moving pillboxes. Three formed the 1st Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force based at Saipan, while two saw action in Leyte in 1944. They were affected to various naval garrison detachments in the Southern Pacific and East Indies. The USMC encountered the Ka-Mi when assaulting the Marianna and Marshall islands, at Guam, Aitape and Biak in New Guinea, and during the invasion of Leyte. Some sources claim that, off the coast of Leyte, USMC LVTs attacked and destroyed some Ka-Mis. Two survived to this day at the Kubinka Museum and on Palau island.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Very rare and even rarer in complete condition. 1959 first and only issue of this classic. The box is graded 'Good+.' Color and gloss are like new. Three corners are solid and original; one corner had a closed split and has been correctly and neatly repaired from the inside. There are no price tag, tag marks, fading or rips. The only tape/tape marks are from the original factory sealing tape. Flaws included even, general wear as shown and the ding shown at the lower right right on the word 'AIR' in the Air Power booklet that Billy is dreaming about. The model contains 18 aircraft (102 parts total), all to a constant 1/240 scale. All aircraft have an in-flight configuration that is accurate down to the wing angle on the B-52. The display is made complete with all aircraft riding on 'Flight Wires' from the special blue stand. The large decal sheet is in 'very good+' condition. It is flat and 100% intact. The only real flaws is micro-cracking on the red base decal. The instructions are 'very good++' and the Air Power book is 'excellent++.' NOTE: there is very minor assembly to one aircraft as follows: vertical stabilizer glued to the F-86. The assembly is to 'near mint+' quality. There is no other assembly. The canopy of the F-86 is painted black, as is the canopy and nose of the F-94 Starfire. There is no other painting. The flight wires are intact and never used. All the other parts were loose from the factory and have been inventoried complete. Includes all parts, base, decals, instructions and 24 page 'Air Power' booklet. As I mentioned earlier, the decal sheet is 100% intact, but the previous owner obviously had an extra red display base decal because there is on on the display base. This kit must be shipped with postal insurance.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+++
This rare kit dated 1958 and features a well detailed Thor missile, complete launching tower and ground crew of three. Molded in gloss white and medium gloss gray. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'near mint' condition. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays much better than the 'good+++' grade. It is graded as such because at the factory, workers used black paint to remove the price extension from the kit number. The lower short side panel is neatly done, but they used a little too much paint on the top short panel and there is a run.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: NM
Rare 1957 first and only Revell issue in investment-grade "Near Mint" condition. When sales of the dramatic XSL-01 Moon Rocket did not meet expectations, Revell molded the top stage in a different color plastic from the XSL-01, added a special 3D Moon Base Stand and boxed it as this stand-alone kit. The result was this Moon Ship with incredible box art. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with these action features: retractable landing ski, removable fuselage section with detailed cabin with controls and instrument panels and a crew of three astronauts. Molded in correct baby blue plastic. This model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box condition details: The color and gloss are perfect. The box looks as if it was just removed from the original shipping box. It actually displays 'Mint' but is graded as 'Near Mint' because there is a very small factory tape litho pull on the long upper long side. The litho pull is on the bottom edge and measures 7mm x 7mm.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+++
Very rare first and only issue dated 1958. This version of Revell's large F-102 includes all the ground equipment and crew shown on the front cover. The F-102 aircraft features landing gear and flaps the retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed, removable rear section and detailed engine, engine, movable control surfaces, opening weapons bay with Falcon missiles and more. The ground equipment includes mobile staircase with work platform, tow tug with driver, 'Restricted Area' signs, trailer tongue, missile loading trailer, power cable trailer with reels, engine-hauling trailer, engine unloading trailer, three missile racks, kneeing mechanic figure and mechanic figure with clipboard. The F-102 is molded in silver and clear while the ground equipment is molded in bright yellow. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both correct decal sheets and both sets of instructions present. Both instruction sets are in 'excellent+++' condition. Both decal sheets are perfectly flat, 100% intact and in 'excellent++' condition with slight yellowing as the only flaw. NOTE: while all parts are present, the tiny axles are broken off of the missile trailer and missing. This is unfortunately common with this kit because they are incredibly small and fine. NOTE: the very top of the box displays 'Near Mint++" condition but is only rated 'Excellent++' because there is general wear and scuffing on the two long side panels. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.
Metal Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
Very rare in this condition - never run and complete in the box with all factory accessories. It is NOS - new old stock, never run. The motor is free, has superb compression and has never been mounted. Includes all original paperwork (operating instructions, parts list, etc.), the original metal fuel tank & polished metal spinner and all hardware (wrench, two long machine screws and nuts, metal and fiber washer/spacers for the fuel tank). The box is 100% complete & intact with four solid corners and no repairs, rips or tears; I have graded it 'good++' due to general wear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
This superbly detailed, original TV series USS Enterprise is a fantastic and very large kit that is approximately 32 inches long when assembled. It is very accurate as all measurements were taken from the 11' studio model. The box is in 'excellent++' condition. The kit has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. With decals and instructions.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
Very Rare, giant 1/16 scale kit. Ideal kit for electric power and conversion to RC. This model is in the original plain but sturdy cardboard box with 'Cleveland' stamped in ink on it and the name of the kit and kit number on the left short side. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood, factory cut spars & strip wood, covering material, two huge sheets of very high quality plans in never-used condition, all required wood blocks, completely finished nacelles, finished main and nose wheels, propeller blades, all required metal stock, clear material for canopy and windshield, two sheets of color insignia and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Very rare model from 1991 and the only 1/32 Jungmeister model ever made. It is cast in high definition resin and features a good cockpit, detailed engine with separately molded exhaust assembly and more. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all red checkerboards, stripes and registration numbers. The decal sheet in is 'near mint' condition. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This model is dedicated in memory of Mr. Beverley Howard, one of the pioneers of acrobatic flying. He thrilled many people around the glove in his little red and white Jungmeister. His showmanship was exciting to observe and John Marco saw him fly in 1964. Mr. Howard's exact Jungmesiter was manufactured in Germany in 1936 and brought over on the Hindenburg by the late Capt. Alex Papana, 'The Famed Romanian Acrobatic Pilot' who exhibited it in the 1936 National Air Races in Los Angles and several other events. Col. Mike Murphy, International Acrobatic Champion for several years, purchased the plane in 1940 and flew it in all major USA meets and competition until retiring. Beverly Howard purchased this plane from Col. Murphy in 1946 and has flow it in all major meets since that time including events in France and Germany in 1950. When this aircraft bio was written in the early 90s, the Smithsonian Air Museum planed on exhibiting this very historic aircraft when it was retired.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
Very rare first issue from 1958. This is an excellent model that features 31 missiles, clear display base, color 'Missile Arsenal' insert that goes in from underneath and includes names for all the missiles, special display stands for the cruise missiles, full color decals and a special booklet called "Know Your Missiles" with an introduction by the famous space scientist Willy Ley. Only this issue has these exact missiles; future issues would delete some missiles and add newer ones. Molded in the correct deep red, dark blue, white and clear plastic. The box has four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or tape marks (except from the original factory sealing tape, of course), not price tags or tag marks, no rips or tears, no missing litho, no fading or stains. It is graded 'Good' because there is general wear, dings, creases, edge/corner wear and scuffs as shown. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, clear base, cardboard base insert in 'near mint' condition. Includes decals, instructions and "Know Your Missiles" booklet. Instructions and booklet are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are in amazing 'excellent++' condition. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. Rare and the only 1/72 scale injection-molded kit ever made of this giant USSR Cold War Bomber.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare and the only 1/72 scale injection-molded kit ever made of this giant Russian Supersonic Bomber. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. From the website nuke.fas.org comes this descriptions: OKB Myasishchyev began working on the supersonic intercontinental bomber M-50 in 1956. The aircraft was intended to be equipped with and the supersonic long-range M-61 cruise missile, also developed by OKB Myasishchyev. The bomber had a strategic strike capability due to its range of 10,000 km plus the 1000 km range of the missile. The M-50 had forward trailing triangular wings, a wing span of 35.1 meters and a length of 57.5 meters. Powered by four "16-17" engines developed by P.F. Zubets, two engine pods were mounted outboard on the wings and two less powerful engines at the tip of the wings. The prototype was constructed in 1959 and made the first flight on 27 October 1959. As engines the which were supposed to equip the airplane were at that time not yet available, on the prototype version two VD-7 engines and two VD-7g were used. In this configuration the demonstrated a speed of Mach 0.99. The second M-50, designated the M-52, carried the Zubets engines around which the aircraft had been designed. The engine installation was modified, and a second tailplane was added to the top of the fin. In December 1960, N. S. Khruschev, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) made a speech at the Supreme Soviet session in which he proclaimed the inexpedience of the further development of military aircraft. The Soviet leader, fascinated by the triumph of Russian space technology and exploration, directed that all the tasks formerly executed by the combat aircraft be performed by guided missiles of various types. The Council of Ministers and the CPSU Central Committee issued a joint decree terminating work on new aircraft. The first victims of the decree were the Lavochkin and Myasischev aircraft design bureaus. They had to fully reorganize their work. V. Myasischev was appointed director of TsAGI. He was very disappointed at the fact that only a few of his M-50 and M-52 long-range supersonic bombers were produced. In 1960 development of the M-50 bomber was halted when OKB Myasishchyev was dis-established.Surprisingly little is known about the Bounder. One writer commented that it was "an outstanding failure which revealed an embarrassing lack of understanding of the problems of high-speed flight."
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc
Rare and the only 1/72 scale injection-molded kit ever made of this Soviet airborne radar/early warning aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Tupolev TU-126 Moss (NATO Designation) was based on the obsolete Aeroflot TU-114 Airliner, itself developed from the TU-95 (TU-20) Bear turboprop bomber first flown in the 1950s. The Tupolev Bear and derivatives have the distinction of being the fastest propeller driven aircraft in the world. First identified in 1968, the Moss is believed to have entered service in 1971, the exact number used by Soviet Forces being unknown. The TU-126 has been assessed by Western sources as being of only limited capability, being unable to detect cruise missiles or small aircraft at low level. Commencing in the early 1980s the Beriev A-50 Mainstay began development to replace the TU-126 in service. With greater capability than the Moss, operational examples began being fielded in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Wood Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Beautiful 688mm long model that features die-cut bulkheads, keel, decking and numerous other hardwood pieces, high quality hull planking strips, a vast number of fittings in brass, steel, wood and more, fabric flag sheet, sail cloth, full running and standing rigging material and more. Includes superb full size plan sheets and instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG+
Rare. Still factory sealed but the seal is split on the right short side and bottom. This large 1/16 scale model was designed by Bandai with assistance by Packard International. As a result, it is very highly detailed and features a rolling chassis build just like the actual automobile, completely detailed V-12 engine and engine compartment, full suspension, steerable front wheels, complete interior, opening doors and rumble seat, opening and closing rumble seat steps, optional position windows, opening hood, folding luggage rack, optional luggage trunk, choice of convertible boot or top up and more.