Wood Model Kit
Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.
Plastic Model Kit
Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Sprint. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Sprint designed for short range interceptions. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is excellent. Missile measures 14.75 inches high and is made of plastic. The missile body is mint with no broken parts - no scratches - no wear. The decals are 'very good.' There is some black missing on the roll pattern at the top (see photo) and the same amount missing on the back base roll pattern. The red 'US ARMY' is mint on the back but part of the 'R' is missing on the front as shown. The base is 'excellent' and has a metal plate that reads 'US Army Sprint Antimissile Missile - Martin Marietta.' There are no touch ups or repairs and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.
Plastic Model Kit
Rare promotional item. Missile measures 10 inches high. Wooden base with no name plate. Missile paint is NM+ and decals are NM. Base is original and near mint. The missile is missing a small nozzle adjuster arm. The other three arms are present. There has been no restoration or touch up on this model. Insurance is required for shipping.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc+
Still factory sealed. Large kit with excellent detail from the original 1950s molds. When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, detailed cockpit, sliding canopy and more. Includes decals for VF-5 USS Yorktown (CV-5) and VF-6 USS Enterprise (CV-6).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+++
Rare very first issue with no landing gear, no bombs and very little rivit detail. All parts correct for this kit including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals. Box would be excellent except for slight bow inward. Box is no creases, no additional tape/tags, no litho rips/tears and no split corners. All 4 side panels as well as the bottom tray are excellent with no issues. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc++
Still factory sealed. 1975 issue. Well detailed and nicely molded. Features detailed cockpit, opening canopy, rotating wheels and propeller and retracting landing gear.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
This is the first issue of this kit, with the square Northern Lights Logo from 1956. Rare early 'ground' box art. Kit has never been started and is 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions show older logo and decals do not have a stand decal. However, it has a triangle base included and not the rectangular one shown on the instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
1979 release of the classic working kit. Could easily be made RC with today's small FM components. This is a large and nicely done motorized kit that sails well. One electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.
Resin Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
Hard-to-find limited production craftsman kit. Czech Model (Czech Masters) kit are known for accuracy and fine, scale detail. Parts are cast in high definition resin and feature very fine recessed panel line detail. Kit is never started and complete. Due to the small size of some parts, these kits are recommended for the experienced model builder. Kit does not come with instructions, but assembly is very straight-forward. Decals must be furnished by the builder.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG++
KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Comes with colorful markings for DDR, Polish, Russian and Czech versions. Molded in silver, black and clear and with original clay nose weight and factory glue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Dramatic Ray Gaedke artwork. Rare early issue from the 1950s. The Convair VTO was a Navy program for a high performance zero-length take off fighter. The aircraft flew well but transition from vertical/horizontal and back was tricky. This, combined with the performance of the new jets signaled the end of the program in 1955. Comes with boarding ladder. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
Limited production injection molded kit with metal details and decals. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete with all parts or in a factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed VG++
Still factory sealed. 1998 Revell/Monogram issue from the original molds. This classic 1/48 Flying Fortress has excellent detail inside and out.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG+
Well detailed inside and out. Includes decals included for both Air Forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed Exc
Still factory sealed. From quality ex-Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Could be motorized with modifications Pyro originally designed it for water operation (with their optional electric powerpack).
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
Large and well detailed kit. Features markings of German Ace Hptm. Martin Drowes, special night fighter nose and radar, fully detailed cockpit and engines and pilot/gunner figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Vacuform Model Kit, Box Condition: Sealed
Still factory staple sealed. Includes rare DC-1 conversion. Basic vac kit only. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: No Box
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.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Dated 1975. Includes color painting guide and decals two versions - XX154 Jet Trainer RAF prototype and XX156 Ground Attack RAF Prototype. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good++
The I-185 developed from the I-180, which was a direct descendant of the famous I-16 and I-15 fighters that saw extensive service around the world. The I-185 has superior performance in every aspect to current Soviet designs and the future looked very promising. However, Soviet leaders decided not to built it as the standard fighter as the tooling up times would cause delays in getting aircraft to the front. Very nicely molded kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.