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ITC Halibut SSGN 587 Cam-A-Matic Submarine - (Electric Powered Diving Motorized Regulus Sub), 1/175, 3660-998

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$699   

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From 1960. NOTE: kit is 100% complete but has minor (6 parts neat assembly so please read carefully. This model is the zenith of the ITC Design and Engineering Team, and maybe of all operational plastic model kits. It is not only rare but is considered the most complicated operating model ever produced. The large 24.75 inch submarine sails from the power of a large electric motor driving twin geared propellers. It changes headings, dives, surfaces, and a Regulus II missile comes out of the hanger and launches...all automatically. The engineering on this kit is fantastic and a major break-through for that time. The model worked, and did work well, but was certainly not a toy for inexperienced model builders. The high price ($9.98) and difficulties that youngsters had with assembly and operation made for a short production run. The fact the ITC left the model business for good shortly after releasing the kit contributed to the scarcity as well. The boxtop displays much better than the 'good' grade; I have graded it 'good' because the box has clear tape on it, split corners, a taped closed tear of 2.5" on one long side and general wear as shown. Molded in the correct white and red, with numerous metal shaft, chain, screws and the correct motor. Inside, the kit is in very good condition but NOTE: it has neat, minor assembly. The main batter cover, battery contact and wire have been assembled. It was adult done to 'professional' quality. On the top inner hull, parts 11, 16 and 14 are installed, to 'excellent+ to professional' quality. A very small 1/2" x 1/4" (1.3 x .6 cm) clear panel is installed on the underside center of the lower hull - the work done is 'excellent++' and it is watertight. There is no other assembly. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts present and decals (stickers) and instructions. Stickers and instructions are in 'near mint' condition. The factory internal packing cardboard is complete and in 'excellent+' condition as shown. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Airfix Heinkel He-177 Greif with HS293 Guided Missiles, 1/72, 9 05009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

1981 issue from the original molds. Well detailed for that time featuring opening bomb bay doors with full bomb load, rotating wheels and props and optional Hs 293 Guided Missiles. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Convair C-131A Samaritan (Military version of Convairliner 240 - 340) - (ex-Hawk), 1/126, 905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1994 reissue from quality ex-Hawk Molds. Can be used to build civil Convair 240 or 340 but you will have to provide your own decals as Testors only included USAF markings.

Ventura Australian Spitfire Mk VIII - RAAF 'ZP-G' or 'UP-B', 1/72, VN0203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

Nicely molded and detailed limited run kit. Has main injection molded parts, cast metal details and decals for two Australian aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Los Angeles Dodgers Electra II, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$450   

Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers, Inc. Never started and 100% inventoried complete. All parts, decals and instructions are still factory sealed inside. Box is solid with no tears, stains or writing. End flaps are solid. Superb example.

LS Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 II Babs Army Type 97II - Reconnaissance Airplane, 1/72, 5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

Very high quality kit. Excellent mold quality with all fine recessed panel lines. Features correct clear side windows and canopy, highly detailed cockpit, crew and rotating wheels and propeller. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testiment to the LS detail and accuracy.

Hawk SNJ Navy Trainer (T-6 Texan), 1/72, 609-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$24   

Softbox issue dated 1964. Boxart by Tom Morgan. Very nicely molded kit with excellent fit and all recessed panel line detail. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Martin Baker Mark 7 Ejection Seat - MK7 UK F-4 Phantoms, 1/48, EJ410

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$4   

Includes one highly detailed ejection seat. Precision all-metal 1/48 scale castings are an excellent upgrade for your model. Never used and inventoried complete with all parts.

Revell The Mayflower Pilgrims Ship, H316

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

1972 release. Well detailed like most Revell sailing ship kits. Features full hull, one piece main deck, billowing sails, one piece rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, crew members, flag sheet, rigging thread (two types), very detailed rigging diagrams and more. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. The capstan, a short post and a bulkhead have been glued to the main deck. There is no other assembly. The kit is missing (1) of (8) #8 Kevels - looks like a large cleat. 3 of the eyebolts are a darker plastic - they are from an earlier issue of this same kit. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, nice condition sails, flag sheet, instructions and rigging material.

Tamiya M4 Sherman 105MM Howitzer R/C With DMD Control Unit T-01, 1/16, 56005-45000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$355   

Very large and well engineered 1/16 scale tank kit. This builds an amazing and realistic full-scale operating radio-control model. Features metal chassis, drive sprockets, steel treads and other metal parts, realistic working suspension, rubber tires on the road wheels, massive factory-assembled gear box and motors including all new gearbox design & dual RE-380 engines, the T-01 DMD Digital Twin Motor Differential Control Unit and much, much more. Never started and inside everything is exactly as it left the factory - still sealed in factory bags and factory boxes. Complete with instructions. Requires a two channel radio unit and 7.2V battery (not included).

Hasegawa Northrop F-5N Tiger II VFC-111 Sundowners, 1/32, 08182

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Features well detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, machine gun bay with optional position hatch, boarding ladder and more.

Jo-Han 1965 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock Custom or Rally, 1/25, C1365-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$219   

Very, very rare first issue. And even rarer in this condition - never built and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Features all parts for the three versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, molded underside detail and more. Molded in ivory, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly I don't see any tire burns but NOTE: the instruction have some bug damage. The decals have minor bug damage restricted to the backing paper only and the actual transfers are clean.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$75   

Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst - due to the 130 price extension, it is most likely from 1961 or '62.

Strombecker Martin M-130 Pan Am China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition for the age of this kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix RMS Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S1-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

1960s issue with fantastic Craftmaster artwork of the famous Queen entering NY Harbor. Very highly detailed and well molded for that time. Full hull model with complete rudder and propeller detail, full deck fittings, detailed superstructure, independently molded davits & lifeboats and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The famous Queen Elizabeth was the largest liner in the world when launched in 1938. She saw extensive service during WWII as a troop transport. After the war, she and the original Queen Mary formed the backbone of Cunard Atlantic Service in unparalleled luxury. Some customers favored the Queen Elizabeth for her modern lines and more modern interior fittings. She was supposed to be on display in the USA on the opposite shore of the Queen Mary, but buyers never materialized. While serving as a 'College Ship' she burned in Hong Kong Harbor where she was scrapped, but only after appearing in a James Bomb Film as a MI-6 hide-out.

Revell AV-8B or AV-8B II Night Attack Harrier - with Resin Nose Conversion- US Marines VMA-311 'Tomcats' MCAS Yuma Arizona / VMA-211 Avengers, 1/48, 85-6878

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$52   

2004 issue that can be built as a standard AV-8B or the unusual Night Attack AV-8B II+ version with the included resin nose conversion. Very nicely detailed kit. Includes decals for the two US Marine squadrons listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. NOTE: booklet is not present.

Orange Crush-Revell 1915 Ford Model T, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacture. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

KVZ Tupolev Tu-154 Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$125   

Still factory sealed. Soviet Tri-Jet design in Cold War Aeroflot markings. Large 1/100 scale model has raised and recessed panel lines and is molded in clear, white, black and silver. Features large colorful decal sheet and good overall surface detail. KVZ was the name used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Revell Aerobee Hi Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1814-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

First issue hardbox kit dated 1958 with great box art. Not the common reissue. Features firing arm with working piston and cylinder, movable wheels, tow bar and detailed crew figures. Molded in the correct gloss gray and white. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 5402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

1976 issue of this famous Korean War jet fighter. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional Monogram quality. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, wheel well and speed brake opening detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.