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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.

Revell Cutty Sark with Billowing Sails and Pre-Painted Hull - Three Feet Long, 1/96, H395-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

1964 issue of this classic kit that features beautiful John Steel boxart. Large and highly detailed. This is an early version of the kit with the finely detailed hull factory painted copper below the waterline. The copper paint is in fantastic 'near mint' condition with only the slightest wear. Measures 36 inches long and 22 inches high when assembled. Features highly detailed deck, fittings, deck houses, cargo holds and covers, masts, yards and booms, bilge pump, windlass, 20 crew figure, lifeboats with oars, life preservers, anchors, metal anchor chains, figurehead, preformed ratlines, molded deadeyes, pin rails and blocks, full standing and running rigging instructions and diagrams, 35 pre-formed vac billowing sails, standing and running rigging material and more. Includes draftline and transom decals and a full color paper flag sheet. Molded in three colors. The model has never been started. Other than the hull, all the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The chain and rigging material is also in a factory sealed bag. With fully illustrated instructions and detailed rigging diagrams. Even the excellent historical booklet is present, entitled "The Cutty Sark And The Days Of Sail." The vacuform sails are in 'average' to 'above average' condition.

StromBecker USS Tacoma Frigate, C17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

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.

StromBecker Boeing 314 Clipper - Pan Am, C6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully for the condition. Very rare. Most likely from the late 1930s. StromBecker was famous for their line of precarved hardwood kits and they are considered the finest ever made. The carving is done to the final shape which makes them remarkably pre-fabricated. This one features a completely carved to shape fuselage, wings & horizontal & vertical stabilizers, four metal propellers and high-quality instructions. When built it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing all four engine nacelles and the center vertical stabilizer (the two outboards ones are present). Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Many of these early StromBecker kits did not come with insignia or decals; this one is no exception.

StromBecker Chance Vought F7U Cutlass, C49-89

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$74   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality Western Pine hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive model. Features all carved and smooth wooden parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. 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 - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

StromBecker North American FJ-2 Fury, C-46

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+-

$64   

Beautiful kit from the 1950s made of quality Western Pine hardwood - no balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive model. Features all carved and smooth wood parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, sandpaper and a special hardwood 'teardrop' shaped display stand with a preformed 'flight wire' model holder. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. 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 - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

StromBecker USS Gambier Bay CVE Escort Aircraft Carrier - (Casablanca Class), C18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$95   

Wonderful kit from the 1950s and that is 10 inches long when assembled. StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. This model is made of quality Western Pine hardwood, not balsa. The carving is done to the final shape and when completed it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and plans present. The box is only 'fair' - there is heavy wear, writing as shown on the box top and all of the end panels are missing on the left side.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply BB-55 USS North Carolina 1941 - 18 Inch Long Wooden Ship Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Very rare kit from 1941 that measures 18 inches long when assembled and depicts the 'Showboat' in as-launched configuration. Includes completely pre-molded and shaped pressed-wood hull in solid, "near mint" condition, four sheets of cleanly done printwood, wood and bamboo stock in many shapes and sizes and a factory-sealed wax paper envelope of fittings. Includes excellent full size plans and instructions. The plans show numerous detail views of the ships details and superstructure. Never started. This model is exactly as it left the factory; all of the original factory tissue packing paper is intact and the plans have never even been opened. The fittings are still factory sealed; the rest of the kit has been inventoried complete.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS O'Bannon DD450 - 18 Inch Long Fletcher Class Destroyer - Wooden Model Kit, 1506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$115   

Rare ship model dated 1946 that features the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed and finished hollow hull made from a wood composite. It is 'paint or primer ready', 18 inches long and in like-new condition with no warping and no cracks. Also includes a factory-sealed wax bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, a wide selection of wood stock, dowels and bamboo as required, metal stock and full size plans/instructions. The plans are excellent and very detailed. They even include full text step-by-step building instructions. The kit has never been started. The fittings bag is still factory sealed. All other parts have been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Although the upper and lower boxes are only 'fair' condition, the inside of the kit is like a time capsule and is exactly how it left the factory down to the original tissue packing material.

Apogee Saturn V - 62 Inch High Flying Model Rocket Or Static Display, 1/70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Incredibly well detailed. Scaled from actual plans and contains all the surface tail of the real rocket. For the advanced builder only. Can be made into a museum quality static model (many are in museums) or can be made to fly with mid-power engines. Measures over 62" tall and 5.6" in diameter when assembled. Never started and all parts are either in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete including decals and instructions. This kit came in a very sturdy white box that it was originally shipped in; unless you specify otherwise, I will be shipping it in that same box. If you wish to have it put into yet another box additional shipping will apply.

Minicraft 1931 Ford Model A Closed Cab Pickup - (ex Entex / Bandai), 1/16, 1517

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Very large scale (1/16) and highly detailed kit. Molded in olive, black, gray, clear, chrome plate, real rubber tires and metal axles. The model features full rolling chassis build up just like the real truck, detailed engine, full suspension, complete interior, correctly opening hood, opening doors, optional bed cover, and flexible tarp material that can be displayed down or rolled up (as on the box art). Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$495   

1958 first and only release of the famous Bomarc Surface-To-Air Missile in 1/48 scale with a mobile launching trailer. The trailer has rotating wheels, tow bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that can be displayed in travel or launch positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but wear as shown. The kit has never been started. The missile parts are still factory bag sealed. All parts that were not factory bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Apogee Saturn 1B - Flying Model Rocket Or Static Display, 1/70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$249   

Incredibly well detailed and scaled from actual plans. Can be made into a museum quality static model or can be flown. Features highly detailed injection-molded Apollo Capsule, injection-molded engine nozzles, cast-resin fins that are true-to-scale (other models of the Saturn 1B often use bulky oversize fins that are not authentic) to make the rocket stable when launched), urethane resin details for the booster interstage section, injection molded transition with fits perfectly over the cluster of fuel tank tubes, meticulously detailed vacuum form wraps for the booster thrust structure, Interstage, and 2nd stage, eye-poppingly detailed embossed wrap for the transition of the 2nd stage to the Service Module,special "raised ink" wrap for the Service Module portion to bring out the raised panel lines on the rocket, and to aid in masking off the different color patterns, injection molded Reaction Control System (RCS) nozzles on the Service Module, "Perfect Fit" body tubes, 29mm motor mount for E, F, and G rocket motors, five-color water-slide decals that include markings for all of the various Saturn 1B missions flown by NASA, four hours of video instruction that show not only where to place the parts, but how-to put them together correctly for high-quality fit and a lightweight rocket. There are 10 pages of superb painting instructions and drawings show the colors on the rocket, removable display nozzles (other models don't even include nozzles), vacuum form baseplate that shows the excellent surface detail on the bottom of the rocket, vacuum form antenna panels, precision cut cardboard centering rings for a strong and lightweight rocket that fits together perfectly, Kevlar shock cords, high strength rip-stop nylon parachutes (24-inch and 36-inch diameter chute, which brings your model down nice and slow after a rip-roaring launch), 1/4 inch launch lugs, RockSim design file so you can pick which motors you'd like to fly, and to determine how well the rocket will perform with those motors and CP location charts, to show you how to balance the rocket if you choose the "spinning" model launch system. Never started and all parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with decals and CDs which include the extensive instructions.

Monogram Consolidated B-24D Liberator, 1/48, 5604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

1983 issue. Excellent kit featuring full interior, landing gear, gear well and bomb bay detailing, rotating props, turrets, wheels, pivoting nose wheel, bomb load, optional waist gun covers, optional position bomb doors, boarding ladder and crew of four. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster, 1/25, 7283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$44   

Still factory sealed but the seal has multiple splits and has shrunk, drawn the box top concave as shown. Features detailed engine, opening hood, complete interior, opening trunk, spare tire and more.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$32   

Hardbox is dated 1961 and is in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint++' condition. Artwork is in exceptional with fantastic color and gloss. This is a very good model of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 - Mustang, 1/12, 85-2623

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$135   

Hard-to-find, large-scale model that is highly detailed inside and out. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Russian Tu-104 Post Cereal Premium - Aeroflot, 456P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Late 1950s or early 1960s Post Cereal Premium manufactured by Lindberg. Post called this the "World Jet Airliners" Series and for one Raisin Bran or Grape Nuts box top and 25 cents you had your choice of a TWA Convair 880, Pan Am Boeing 707, Air France Caravelle, Russian Tu-104, British BOAC Comet or Douglas DC-8 Delta Airlines. These are all quality small scale kits with very good detail for that time, full landing gear, display stand and full color decals. Never started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one lower landing gear pod; otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and the correct Post instructions with additional kit order form.

Airfix Rommel's Half Track - Afrika Korps or Russian Front, 1/32, 06360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

From 1993 and a highly detailed kit with 214 parts. Contains markings for both vehicles. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ICM Yak-7B And Yak-7V And Yak-9DD, 1/48, 48032

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good to VG

$38   

SALE!! Includes all three kit in the original boxes. 1/48 scale kits are well molded and features all fine recessed panel lines, well detailed engine and good cockpit and much more. Includes a large decal sheet and paint guide/decals for many different aircraft. The Yak-9DD has never been started and all of the parts are still in the factory sealed bags; with decals and instructions. The Yak-7B and Yak-7v have never been started. They have both been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.