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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.

Billing Boats Krabbenkutter Fishing Ship - 21.6 Inches Long For R/C or Display, 474

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$165   

Still factory sealed. Excellent and complete plank-on-frame kit with die-cut parts and a full set of deck fittings.

Monogram US Navy DC-3 / R4D-5, 1/90, 7590

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1975 issue. Traditional quality Monogram model with Navy decals. This used the molds from the original issue 'Four Star' kit from 1955.

Flyline Models Rearwin Speedster - 28 inch Wingspan for Freeflight or R/C Conversion or Static Display, 108

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to electric R/C with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, pre-cut spars and stringers, decals, fully finished wheels and thrust button, washers, clear window material, harware, covering tissue and excellent plans The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell German Heavy Cruiser Blucher (Hipper Class), 1/720, 05049

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 1985 Revell of German reissue from the original 1973 USA molds. Can be built waterline or full hull with complete prop and rudder detail. Features detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main 8" turrets, six dual AA gun mounts, three rangefinders, cranes, gun directors, searchlights, AR-196 floatplane and more. The Blucher was the only German capital ship to be sunk during the Norway invasion of April 1940, repeating the history of the previous Armored Cruiser Blucher which was the only capital ship lost at the Battle of Dogger Bank in WWI. The WWII Blucher was surprised by Norwegian coastal torpedo batteries and guns from the fortress of Oscrsborg while sailing up the fjord towards Oslo. This is the only capital ship lost to shore based torpedo batteries.

Lindberg F-100 Super Sabre Thunderbirds, 1/48, 552-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Late 1950s hardbox issue. Features detailed jet engine and opening access panel, moving ailerons, rudder and elevators, pilot figure and more. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with all the detailed Thunderbirds markings shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals (in 'excellent' condition with the typical light yellowing as the only flaw) and instructions.

Fuji De Havilland No.1 (DH-1) 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'The Pioneer on the Air' (sic) (Ex-Taimei), 1/72, 010-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bags complete with instructions.

Scientific F-51D Mustang with Small-Scale P-51D Mustang Profile Glider - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 156-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Purchased new on November 10, 1966 at Cleveland Hobby, in Cleveland, Ohio. Very nice stick-and-tissue kit featuring excellent quality balsa printwood, generous stripwood, spars, completely formed wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, rubber motor, plastic prop, formed thrust button, vacuformed canopy in superb condition (and no yellowing), covering tissue, excellent full size plans with detailed instructions and a bonus P-51 balsa glider with a 8.5 inch wingspan. Inventoried complete with all parts and never started. In 1966 the Super Flyer line consisted of a P-40 that dropped bombs in flight, a Stuka and dropped bombs in flight, a Taylor Cub that dropped a parachute in flight, this Cessna 185 with parachute and a F-51 Mustang & Messerschmitt Me-109.

Sterling Caltex Lumba-Lumba With Optional Fittings Set B20F - 38 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, B20M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$429   

Rare in this condition and ever rarer with the fittings set. This very large, scale model is 'completely pre-fabbed for easy assembly' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'excellent' decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started and complete. Lumba-Lumba means 'porpoises' in the far east. This ship was commissioned by Caltex Pacific Oil Company in 1961 to speed personnel and freight from Sumatra to Singapore. She was designed by the famous naval architects Sparkman and Stephens who created the Columbia (winner of the New England yacht races. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Eastern Airlines, 1/144, H124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$74   

Still in the factory seal but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top concave as shown. Dated 1973. Nicely detailed 1/144 scale kit of the famous Tri-Jet. Features clear cockpit windows, detailed engine pods, full Eastern 'Hockey Stick' decals and more.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.