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Airfix AEC Matador & 5.5 Inch Gun - Bagged, 1/76, A14V

Plastic Model Kit

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1960s Type Three logo bag with header. Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor series and includes detailed truck and 5.5 inch gun models.

Hobby Bereznyak-Isayev BI-1 - Soviet Rocket Fighter - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed with the original header. Limited run Russian injection molded kit with brown and an injection molded clear canopy. There is little flash and fine raised and recessed detail. Please note that the kit did not come with decals and the instructions are inside the header. 'BI' stood for Blizhnii Istrebitel, which was 'close-range fighter' in Russian. Obviously, it also stood for the last names of the designers. The program was the Soviet Union's effort to produce a low cost rocket interceptor. The airplane flew and flew well, but it was plagued by engine issues, corrosion from nitric acid, and eventually tail flutter at high speeds that caused the loss of the most experienced test pilot, Grigory Yakovlevich Bakhchivandzhi. The early development started in 1938, with the first flights in 1940. The aircraft underwent a series of engine improvements and was still testing through 1945. The aircraft never entered series production. Bi-1 through BI-9 were built.

Marvel Ryan STM-2 - Combat Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/32

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

Rare, large 1/32 scale solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale and lacked detail so they would fly well. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn and clear taped box but inside everything is factory mint because all parts and the plans are still wrapped in the factory tissue. They have never been unwrapped, so you will be the first to open them up. Features a 12 inch wingspan and from what I know about these kits it has balsa blocks and wood stock, printwood and quality plans with construction notes, cross section templates as well as a painting guide. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

MB Models British Crusader II Conversion Kit, 1/35, 1007

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$16   

High-definition cast resin conversion kit includes turret, gun and other parts with text instructions. Never used and inventoried compete. Please note, this is only a conversion kit. The base kit is not included.

Hobby Line Viking Ship - 20.1 Inches Long - (Mantua), 1/40, 780

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Made by Mantua under the "Hobby Line" label. Excellent and well detailed plank-on-frame model features precision laser-cut hardwood parts, quality hardwood for planking, mast, etc., a complete set of brass fitting including shields, rigging material, sail cloth and more. Includes superb full size plans with text instructions. Never started. All smaller parts are still factory sealed; the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork present.

Lotte MBB Bo-105 PAH-1 / SH-2F Seasprite / August-Bell Jetranger / SA-341D Gazelle - With Decorated Gum

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc To VG++

$40   

SALE!! Includes all four rare and well detailed small scale kits. The Bo-105 is 1/98 scale, the Seasprite is 1/150, Jetranger 1/100 and the Gazelle 1/99. Each kit includes two very cool large pieces of sealed gum which has detailed line drawings of either a helicopter, ship, aircraft or rocket model of the Lotte line. The Jetranger is still factory sealed; all others have never been started and are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Airfix Confederate Infanty - Type Two Logo - HO Scale OO Scale, 1/87, S13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Type two Airfix logo issue from the very late 1950s or early 1960s. This set features officers, bugler, riflemen standing firing, kneeling firing, running, advancing, marching at the slope, walking, standing at attention, on guard with bayonets and stabbing with bayonets. Never used and still on the trees. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one figure. Otherwise complete.

Tamiya Navy Interceptor Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden Jack - Motorized, 1/50, 3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Very early Tamiya offering with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Although older, you could see where Tamiya was heading with plastic models. Features all very fine raised panel lines, working flaps, rudder and elevator, retractable landing gear, retractable landing gear, three piece canopy and external wing bomb load. The kit is engineered to be motorized and includes all hardware to do so, but Tamiya did not include the motor with the model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags with the original Tamiya paper headers and includes decals and instructions.

Merlin Models deHavilland Vampire T.11 Two Seater, 1/72, 17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$18   

Limited run plastic kit with metal detail parts and decals. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Solido Monovac Caravelle SE-210 - Air France, 1/143

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$79   

Very rare kit dated 1961 with fantastic high-gloss box art. Even rarer in this condition- the box is in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Color and gloss are factory new. All four corners are solid, and there are no repairs, no price tags, no fading, no rips or litho damage. The only tape is the factory sealing tape. This is a very well molded kit for that time with very fine rivet detail, accurate outline, landing gear, the correct clear display stand and very complete and colorful Air France decals. Molded in silver, black and clear. Inside, the kit is a nice as the box. Inventoried and NOTE: missing (1) main gear strut and (4) tiny wheel axles. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions. The decals are in 'excellent++' condition with light yellowing as the only flaw. The instructions are 'near mint++.' The full color, smaller-format Solido kit catalog is also included.

Hawk RE-8 - Solid Wood Aircraft Model, 1/48, 56

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

Rare model from 1946 for the advanced Hawk collector. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48. However, the company was innovative as it quickly included injection molded accessories. This model features profile (2D) cut wooden fuselage, wings and tail feathers, injection molded wheels, propeller and 2 machine guns, wooden stock as needed, metal seat, full color decals and high quality, full-size plans. Never started and complete. The decals are intact but have typical age micro-cracking.

AMT 1960 Chevrolet Custom Fleetside Pickup - With Go Cart, 1/25, AMT1063M-12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Modern (recent) reissue of this classic and well detailed model. Features a full rolling chassis build just like the real truck with detailed drive line, exhaust, suspension and linkage, detailed 'Stovebolt 6' Chevy engine, full interior, detailed engine compartment, opening hood (with optional detailed hinges), full bed and optional position tailgate. Also includes a complete Go-Cart kit and go-cart bed racks for transport. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts still in the internal factory sealed bags; the few that were not have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

The Ship Model Shop USS Arleigh Burke DDG51 Guided Missile Destroyer - 22 Inches Long, 1/250

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$245   

Very rare and highly detailed model from Allen Baker's legendary Ship Model Shop. This was the last kit he issued, and there are two personally signed letters from Mr. Baker included with the kit. Very high quality kit features 90% factory finished hardwood hull, perfectly cut and crisp wood superstructure parts, a vast number of cast metal fittings, a large sheet of photoetched brass details, wood, plastic and metal stock as required, a beautiful set of dry transfers designed by Mr. Baker and custom made by Chartpak. Paperwork includes instructions, plans, sales material, color photos and various photocopies of plans. Carefully inventoried against the included parts list and NOTE: missing (2) of (16) small bitts and the (4) flat Aegis Antenna Enclosures; very easily made by cutting them from sheet styrene. All original paperwork is included but please NOTE: Mr. Baker had difficulty in releasing this final kit. So the instructions are generic (from the FFG7 kits) and a set of assembled plans. He apologizes in the letter for the standard of documentation. I only recommend this model if you are comfortable building a ship from plans.

Trumpeter USS Missouri BB-63 Battleship - 1945, 1/200, 03705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

This giant, superbly detailed model needs no introduction and is the ultimate 'Big MO' in WWII configuration. Features 1,573 peices and eleven large, brass photoetched sheets of fine details. The kit has never been started. Inside, everything is factory-new. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Accurate Miniatures Ilyushin IL-2 Stormovik - Straight Wing Single Seat Ski-Equipped Soviet WWI Flying Tank - Leningrad Front Winter 1942, 1/48, 3409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From 1997. Very well molded and finely detailed kit with all recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard - Skyking Issue - BEA Airlines, 1/144, SK501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$74   

Rare 1960 first issue with "Skyking" Airfix logo at the lower left. This is a very nice model for that time featuring optional position cabin doors, clear side and cockpit windows, rotating props and wheels, two push-up boarding stairs with railings and extensive BEA decal sheet. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Heinkel He-51 - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage, wings and tail that are 2D profile cut, clear material for the windshield, fully formed wheels and insignia on the plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H54-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers 'Foreign Car' series. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. Molded in gloss dark green plastic. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Pola Beer Garden G Scale, 1/22, G1765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Very nicely detailed G scale model of a modern Beer Garden with (12) chairs, (3) umbrellas, (3)round tables, (3) long benches, (4) long tables, (3) small tables, serving bar and all the accessories shown (signs, kegs, bottles, crate, etc.). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes signs and instructions.

Monogram Willy Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$169   

Rare first issue dated 1959. This is one of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willey Ley. The model is molded in three colors and features a two stage rocket with separating stages, upper shuttle craft, retracting landing gear, launching pad and five figures. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, instructions and the special "Passenger Rocket" booklet. The decals are in amazing 'excellent++' condition, as are the instructions and booklet. The box has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no missing litho and no repairs, fading or stains. There is light general wear, edge and corner wear and the long sides of the box are bowed out slightly.