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Sterling United States Lines American Scout C-2 Cargo Ship with B-18F Optional Fittings Set, 1/96, B18M

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$650   

Includes rare metal fitting set B-18F. Very highly detailed, large-scale model measuring 50 inches long when assembled. Designed for remote control or impressive static display. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans present. This kit came from a very particular collector and the contents were exactly as it left the factory until I inspect it. I have put them back exactly as the factory did.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$425   

Old hobby shop stock from Pennsylvania that has never been up for retail sale until now. Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent orange plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no rips or tears, no repairs and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - The flaws are edge wear and general light wear as shown. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. All of the small parts are still sealed in factory bags, which are factory sealed to the presentation cardboard. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With dividers, 'excellent+' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions.

Monogram The Mummy Luminators Glow In The Dark - (ex Aurora), 1/8, 1622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$49   

Still factory sealed. Great builder kit dated 1991 and made from the original Aurora molds. Molded in a really cool glow in the dark plastic and also glows with a black light. In 1977 Monogram purchased the Aurora molds. Monogram only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. this monster and others were issued in 1991, probably after re-negotiating the license agreement with Universal as hinted on the box side.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Airfix F4U-1D Corsair - Craftmaster Issue - (F4U1D), 1/72, 1-46

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Early 1960s issue with action-filled artwork; it may have been inspired by a WWII scene from the USS Bunker Hill. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Faller Fieseler Storch Fi-156 - Luftwaffe / German Civil / Switzerland - Bagged, 1/100, 1156

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$24   

NOTE: bagged kit only, there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Rare 1/100 scale Storch with the choice of three markings including an incredible Swiss version with a full sunrise spanning the entire upper wing. Nicely molded with clear cockpit windows and rotating propeller with provisions for an FM1001 electric motor and separately molded leading edge slats and rudder. Molded in tan and clear. The kit has never been started. The base kit has been inventoried complete but the motorized version is missing the special shaft and bearing. With decals and instructions.

Czech Model Gotha Go-145 - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$28   

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.

Monogram Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set - Speedee-Bilt F-51 (P-51) / F6F and Superkit F-51 and F-84

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$950   

Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (the F6F Hellcat and F-51 Mustang). The outer box is near mint and in investment grade condition - which is amazing considering the age of the set. Even the original cut-out add for MonoDope and MonoGlue is present. The four kits are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Renwal Curtiss Goshawk F11C-2 Aeroskin - USS Saratoga (F11C2), 1/48, 282-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$45   

This is one of Renewal's famous Aeroskin kits, and a rare large one in 1/48. Features markings for the aircraft of "High Hat Squadron," VF-1B commander Seligman aboard the USS Saratoga in the early 1930s. The model has an injection molded inner structure of ribs and stringers like a real aircraft, then the modeler covers it with provided authentic pre-colored Aeroskin fabric. There is no painting needed as elaborate finishes are printed directly on the Aeroskin covering. This results a very realistic and colorful model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and Aeroskin and instructions are present. NOTE the box is rough and missing the left end panel, but the kit inside is in fine condition and an ideal builder.

Air Lines Supermarine S-6B (S.6B) Racer, 1/72, 4900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$18   

Well detailed kit from FROG molds. Never started. NOTE: missing one of four straight float braces. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo.

Monogram Artorama The Zebras African Animal Group, CR101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$100   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. From the original Monogram "Four Star" line. Hardbox is dated 1961. Very large and rare injection molded craft kit. Contains 9.75 inch by 7.75 inch frame - colorful pre-painted 3D Display - frame trim - injection molded Zebras and foliage - paint, two paint brushes and instructions with a small Artorama catalog. Scale unknown. The complete series consisted of three kits - the Lions, Giraffes and the Zebras. The kits are superbly done, but it is likely that the high cost ($2.98 in 1961) kept them from achieving high sales. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, paint, brushes and instructions present.

Trumpeter HMS Valiant Battleship 1939 Configuration, 1/700, 05796

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Very finely molded, high quality model with 290 parts including brass photoetch. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Carl Goldberg Models 1/2A Blazer 40 inch Wingspan - .049 Free Flight Model Airplane, G1-250

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Large parasol free flight model for .049 power by one of the pioneers and leaders in model aviation. Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

JV Models Wigwam Sawdust Burner - John Rendall Scale Model Division - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 2030

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Excellent kit made primarily from wood with metal parts and some plastic details. Ideal for smaller saw and planing mills. Includes burner, conveyor, sawdust, templates, screen and scale 'metal' sheeting. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

MPC Boeing 737 United Airlines - (ex Airfix), 1/144, 1-4701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1982 and from quality Airfix molds. Features optional position passenger boarding doors, luggage hold doors and landing gear as well as colorful and complete United decals.

Hasegawa Republic F-105D Thunderchief - USAF Yokota AFB Tokyo Natural Finish / Okinawa / 'Jakes Jewel' Vietnam-Style Camo Finish, 1/72, JS-014-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Very early issue from the 1960s with the original rectangular logo and high gloss box top. Even at this early date you can see the quality that Hasegawa has such a fine reputation for. Features all very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, multiple drop tank and Bullpup missile load-out and decals for three aircraft - USAF Okinawa, Yokota or Vietnam Camo version. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box has a stain at the right and on the right short side as well and has been neatly repaired from the inside. The tray (box bottom) has the same strain but the decals and instructions are 'near mint' with no damage.

MPM TWO Fokker D-XXI Danish Type, 1/72, 72544

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

SALE!! Includes two complete kits. Both have never been started. Both have been inventoried 100% compete with all parts, decals and instructions present but NOTE: one kit has a split canopy. High quality limited production model features recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, resin details, photoetched details and full decals for two Danish aircraft from the winter of 1940.

Aurora Bristol F.2B Brisfit Fighter (F-2B) - Western Front No. 48 Sq R.F.C. Pilot Keith Park / No. 22 Sq Pilot Vert Galand, 1/48, 776

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. Later issue dated 1976 with greatly improved mold quality, full rigging instructions and decals for both aircraft listed.

Glenn Torrance Models Fokker D-VI 1/4 Scale 75 Inch Wingspan Flying R/C Model, 1/4

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$1395   

Very rare and giant scale super-detailed radio controlled kit. I obtained it from the original owner. It is still in the original shipping box that Glenn Torrance sent to the customer; a personally written letter by Glenn to the original owner is included. This is an incredibly nice kit featuring laser cut wood and plywood, completely painted lozenge covering fabric (real fabric), metal cowl and plastic machine gun kits and bullets. There are sealed cockpit super detail sets - several of them. Each is a complete model by itself. Included is a large model for the general cockpit as a whole, then separate kits of the compass, pilot seat and harness, throttle quadrant, control grip, ammo box, cockpit leather items and even the magneto. Even wheels and tires are included. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Comes with many sets of highly detailed instructions that are heavily illustrated, many sheets of excellent, full size plans and Winsock Datafile #84 on the Fokker D.VI.

Airways Vac Form Bristol Britannia 312 BOAC, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Very large kit and the only 1/72 scale Britannia ever made. It is a very nice kit of this famous civil transport and comes with a very large and colorful decal sheet with full markings for several different BOAC aircraft. Nicely molded with fine recessed panel lines. The mold quality is actually better than some injection molded kits. Features white main vac parts, clear molded cockpit windows and injection molded struts and prop blanks as well as extensive, illustrated instruction book and plans.