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Jim Shirley Productions USS Chester Armored Cruiser 1919 - First US Scout Cruiser CL-1 / CS-1, 1/700, JFL003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$175   

Very rare and the only known kit representing the first US Scout Cruiser. This kit has a beautifully cast resin main hull with a higher detail level than what is possible with injection molds. There are numerous other resin details. Includes full instructions with parts guide and illustrated assembly steps. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork. The USS Chester was the United States Navy's first scout cruiser and designated CS-1. She was launched on 26 June 1907 by Bath Iron Works in Maine and sponsored by Miss D. W. Sproul. She was named in honor of the town of Chester, Pennsylvania. She was commissioned on 25 April 1908 and saw a very long and active service. Her designation was soon changed to CL-1 for 'Light Cruiser'. In July 1928 the ships name was changed to USS York, in honor of York, Pennsylvania.

Jim Shirley Productions USS Chicago CG11 1960s - Guided Missile Cruiser, 1/700, JFL0011

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Very rare. This kit has a beautifully cast resin main hull and like most resin ships, is considered superior to injection molding. There are numerous other resin details. Includes full instructions with parts guide and illustrated assembly steps. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork.

Toms Modelworks Casablanca Class Escort Carrier, 1/700, 7003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

Very rare waterline 'Jeep Carrier' that is beautifully cast in high-definition resin and includes many resin, cast metal and photoetched details. There is even a completely detailed (by some form of very fine printing) plastic flight deck. Never started and still in the internal factory sealed bags. With instructions.

Adams Aerial Missile Transporter - Cessna YH-41 With Hawk Missiles, 1/40, K-158-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

This was Cessna's only helicopter design and was considered as a transport to quickly resupply remote Hawk SAM launchers. Very nicely detailed model features full cockpit and interior, pilot and co-pilot figures, opening cabin doors, missile loader figure and Hawk Missiles with cradles. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram US Air Force Refueling Group B-47 And KC-135, 1/240, P409-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$295   

Very rare, one and only issue dated 1960. When Monogram invested in the tooling for the 18 aircraft "Air Power" set, the sales did not meet expectations. In order to increase revenue from the molds, Monogram issued three separate kits- the "Refueling Group," "Bomber Group" and "Fighter Group" in the "Forty Niner" series with the Tu-16 Badger, F-101 and P-40. These kits utilized aircraft from the Air Power set with special blue-molded display stands, unique decals and instructions. The two aircraft are well molded with recessed panel line detail. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition and the instructions in 'near mint+' condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: this kit must be shipped double-boxed for protection.

Monogram US Army M3A1 Armored Personnel Carrier - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM34-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Rare 1958 original issue with an 'Excellent' condition box top. Color and gloss are as new, there are four solid corners, no tears, missing litho, price tags or tape. Flaws are light edge wear and some light age foxing as seen at the upper right. This classic 'Four Star' kit is very well molded & detailed and features working flexible tracks, moving winch, elevating and swiveling machine gun, operating doors, full interior, rubber front tires, accessories and 9 realistic figures. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 Fighter, 1/48, 33-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1958. This is a rare variant which has the 'Famous Fighters' present in the oval logo sunburst logo but does not have the Parents' Magazine Seal and the '98' in a circle at the upper right. The model is molded in silver and clear and includes full landing gear and wing-mounted rockets. Includes Aurora's clear triangle-based two-piece stand. Molded in silver and clear plastic. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. This is reissue of one of Aurora's first two kits (F-90 and F9F) which were actually copies of the Hawk molds. This caused more than one tense meeting at toy trade shows.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-51 Mustang, 1/48, 345-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$150   

Rare limited issue. Hardbox is dated 1965 and is in rare 'excellent+' condition. This model was issued as a tie-in promotion with the famous TV show "12 O'Clock High," which centered on the exploits of USAAF B-17s flying over Hitler's Germany. The box top has great color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape (or marks from either). Flaws include very light general wear and a very light and very limited age spotting on two of the sides. It is very difficult to see and you must be looking for it. The model features detailed engine with removable cowling, good cockpit, retractable landing gear and more. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Other kits in this rare series include the B-17 Bomber Formation (3 kits with a special stand and battle-damaged decals), P-38 Lighting, ME-109 (Bf-109), P-47, B-25, B-26 and Fw-190.

Revell Harbor Tug Long Beach - Pre S Issue, 1/108, H314-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$155   

Rare 1955 Revell model with the great box artwork that has made these kits so famous and collectible. This large-scale model features excellent detail for that time and almost all items shown in the box art - railings, grates, name boards, navigation lights, vents, whistles, bumpers, bitts and even two crew members. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box rates only 'very good' because it has isolated and light age spotting as shown. The Long Beach was built in Decatur, Alabama in 1943 and was one of a fleet of tugs operated by the Wilmington Transportation Company. She had a registered length of 81.1 feet and a beam of 24 feet. Gross tonnage was 146 inches and she drew 8 feet of water. Powered by a 700 hp diesel, the range was just over 3,500 miles.

Revell Harbor Tug Long Beach - Pre S Issue, 1/108, H314-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$110   

Rare 1955 Revell model with the great box artwork that has made these kits so famous and collectible. This large-scale model features excellent detail for that time and almost all items shown in the box art - railings, grates, name boards, navigation lights, vents, whistles, bumpers, bitts and even two crew members. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: cover to lifeboat; rudder & small mount (for the propeller) to the hull; lower superstructure (5 pieces, four walls and roof). There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. The box rates only 'very good' because it has isolated and light age spotting as shown. The Long Beach was built in Decatur, Alabama in 1943 and was one of a fleet of tugs operated by the Wilmington Transportation Company. She had a registered length of 81.1 feet and a beam of 24 feet. Gross tonnage was 146 inches and she drew 8 feet of water. Powered by a 700 hp diesel, the range was just over 3,500 miles.

Revell Jupiter With Truck And Trailer - US Army IRBM, 1/100, H1824-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$290   

Rare. Original one-and-only issue dated 1958. The box is in 'Excellent' condition. It has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, stains or tears, and no price tags or tape (other than the factory sealing tape, of course). The flaws are edge and corner wear and light general wear. The model features a loading crane elevates and swivels 360 degrees & fully rigged with blocks and tackle, accurate simulation of the entire load-to-launching process with the trailer, truck, crane and launch pad, crew of 4, textured concrete base, missile launch pad, removable missile and more. Molded in correct white and olive drab. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are perfectly flat, intact and grade in remarkable 'near mint' condition with light age yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition with slight age yellowing.

MPC 1975 Pontiac Sprint - Stock / Drag / GTO Custom Version, 1/25, 1-7503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$140   

Very rare first-and-only issue. Features all the parts to build three different versions, stock or racing tires, detailed V-8 engine with single or dual carburetor options, opening hood & detailed engine compartment, very good front and rear suspension & exhaust, full interior and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is still packed as it came from the factory. The white plastic parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The chrome, clear and tires were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-4F Phantom II - Luftwaffe - Japan Issue, 1/32, H178-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

Very rare 1975 Japan issue of this famous model with unique box art. Features removable J79 engine, radar and removable radome, working tailhook, detailed cockpit, opening canopies, two pilot figures, optional position landing gear and and a weapons load of AIM-9 Sidewinders & AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, ejector racks, iron bombs, three drop tanks and more. Includes a very large Luftwaffe decal sheet and a large, full color fold-out painting and markings guide that also includes a full-size color photo of the built model. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Attack Transport USS Montrose PA212 - ( USS Randall Attack Transport PA224), 1/376, H452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$135   

1971 issue that is from the same molds as the famous USS Randall 1950s 'S' kit. This is a highly detailed and excellent kit for that time that features full, one-piece hull, detailed deck & superstructure, life rafts, deck guns, all masts and booms, a complete complement of 22 barges and landing craft and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The USS Montrose was on of 57 Haskell Class Attack Transports built for service in and immediately after WWII. The ships were designed to carry troops close to the beachheads, transfer them to landing barges (carried on board) and to supervise the landing operations. Her length was 455 feet and she could handle 1,560 troops and carry 3000 tons of equipment.

Entex IJN Yokosuka K5Y2 Type 93 Willow, 1/32, 8503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

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This unique and highly detailed model can be built with landing gear or with floats and includes a float dolly. Features two pilots and two ground crew, very good cockpit and engine, metal rigging wires and a very large decal sheet for three different paint jobs (actually 6 if you count the orange and silver variants). Molded in black, white, orange, clear and green plastic with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The decals are still factory sealed as well and in amazing 'mint' condition.

Revell Arado Ar-196 A-3 Seaplane With Eduard Mask - KG-100 at Crete / Aircraft on the Tirpitz, 1/32, 04688

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$140   

Includes Eduard #JX119 Mask Set, still factory sealed. The actual kit is dated 2010 and features 192 pieces, fine recessed surface detail, detailed internal tubular space frame, full cockpit & stations, optional folded wings, optional position speed brakes, separate ailerons, individual navigation lights, detailed BMW engine, separately molded maintenance flaps on the engine and nose, two different 3 bladed props, display stand and decals for the two aircraft listed in the title. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell German V-2 Rocket - With Trailer / Launcher And Cutaway Details, 1/69, H1830-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$139   

Rare 1960 first issue hardbox, and the only issue of the V-2 featuring John Steel art. The model features the V-2 missile with removable panel and full interior featuring fuel tanks, rocket engine and more, a working launcher and transport trailer/erector. The kit is molded in the correct green, black and silver. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Neptune P2V-7 with Skis Operation Deep Freeze - (P2V7), 1/104, H170-1995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$110   

late 1960s Lodela issue of this rare Neptune variant. This is the classic 'S' kit with ski landing gear and decals for Arctic service. Molded in dark navy blue and clear plastic. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram US Army Military Jeep And M3-37mm Gun - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM21-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Rare long box from 1957. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The "Monogram Military Wheels" series was first released in the late 1950s and are such fine models that they still in high demand today by both builders and collectors. The original line included the Jeep and 37mm Anti-Tank Gun, US Army Armored Half Track Multiple Gun Carriage, US Army Eager Beaver Truck, Patton Tank, M-29C Weasel, The Fabulous GIs and US Army M3A1 Armored Personnel Carrier. All had many action features and nearly perfect fit and finish. Monogram expanded the line in the 1960s and early 1970s with additional USA and German tanks.

ITC US Submarine Chaser - SC96 Subchaser WWI US Navy - Motorized, 1/74, 3682-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$189   

Very rare motorized, large scale model that measures 18 inches long when assembled. Dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s and can be easily converted to R/C with todays modern & small components. Motorizing equipment is complete with battery holder, electric motor, brass contacts, motor mount, metal shaft & drive propeller and switch. The kit is molded in blue and silver plastic, while the motorizing parts are molded in white. The kit has never been started. The silver parts are still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete. Includes decals, color flag sheet and both sets of instructions (standard and supplemental for motorizing). The actual US Navy WWI Submarine chaser was a 110 foot wooden vessel. The ships carried a crew of 25 and were armed with a 3 lb deck gun and a "Y" gun for discharging depth charges. The ships proved valuable in combating the German U-boats in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Some were updated and saw service in WWII.