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CM USCG Hamilton WHEC-715, 1/350

Resin Model Kit

$170   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Precise McDonnell Douglas Spartan ABM

Plastic Model Kit

$1275   

Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Spartan. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Spartan handling the longer ranges. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is exceptional. Missile is NM with a tiny chip out of one fin and very slight wear. The base is NM also. Missile measures 17 inches long. There are no touch ups/repair and no cracks. Decal is near mint also on base. Base says 'Spartan - McDonnell Douglas - McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company'. Insurance required on shipping. NOTE: This model was issued with two bases. One had two pins to hold the missile. The other is the cradle pictured. This missile has the two pin holes - so it was either left over stock and put on the new base or found it's way to the newer base over the years.

Williams Brothers Boeing 247 Roscoe Turner Racer or United Air Lines - BAGGED, 1/72, 72-247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

Bagged kit - there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Often called the first 'Modern Airliner', the successful Boeing 247 was one the earliest transports with all metal construction, retractable landing gear, de-icers and controllable pitch props. Includes two types of windshields, rubber tires, optional position landing gear and struts. Has full interior detail for two ships: long-range tanks and accessories for Col. Turner's MacRobertson Race Entry, and complete passenger seat interior for United version. Colorful markings for UAL or the Racer shown on the cover. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: cockpit tub; passenger chairs to chair lets; bulkhead and door into one fuselage half; wing halves; elevator halves. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. Model 'stages' as the actual missile did. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. Titan I was the USAs first multi-stage Interncontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Airfix Luftwaffe Personnel WWII - HO / OO (1/76) Scale, 1/72, 01755-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1975 issue Type Four logo. 100% complete and unpainted.

Airfix Astronauts - HO / OO (1/76) Scale, 1/87, S41-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Well detailed figures includes moon buggy, LM like device and other moon accessories. Never painted. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one piece.

Airfix Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, 1/72, 02041-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

NOTE: Builder only; please read carefully. Very nicely detailed kit. Includes commercial passenger, cargo or executive full interiors, optional position entry and cargo doors, rotating props, and colorful decal sheet with markings for two Great Britain civil aircraft and full pinstriping as shown on box art. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: wing halves; pilot's seat to floor, nacelles; boom halves; bulkhead and doors to fuselage half. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight 'S' Issue, 1/54, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$165   

Rare 1958 first hardbox issue. Very close to 1/48 scale. Model has moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors B-2 Stealth Bomber, 1/72, 571

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Large and nicely detailed kit with a 28 inch+ wingspan. Features detailed cockpit and rotary missile launcher. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hobby Craft Lockheed RT-33A Recon Thunderbird - USAF Or Italian Air Force, 1/48, HC1596

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$34   

Factory sealed. Features all recessed panel lines, tip tanks, cockpit detail, two piece canopy and more.

Hasegawa F-15A Eagle with ASAT Missile Collectors Hi-Grade Series, 1/48, CH11

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$64   

Hard-to-find model of the Anti-Satellite Missile Carrying F-15A. Very highly detailed and features cast metal main and nose struts, braces and wheels, and a large sheet of photoetched details. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Republic F-105D Thunderchief, 1/48, 5812

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. From 1991. Well detailed kit from high-quality Monogram molds. Includes decals from the famous and well-photographed 'Polish Glider' aircraft.

Revell Bomarc IM-99 Missile with Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/47, 8602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

1982 issue. From the molds for the rare 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Features fully operational launcher. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$725   

Rare very first issue from Aurora's first factory in Brooklyn. This early kit, as with the other Brooklyn's, was issued without landing gear, bombs and has very little rivet detail. All parts correct for this kit molded in high-gloss yellow and clear including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals - even the original tissue packing paper is present. The box is solid and displays nicely. Gloss and colors are like new. On the top, there is light surface wear at the lower left. On the sides there is a 1" thin tape tear on one long side and a 1/2" thin tape tear on the other long side from the original tape seal. There is no other tape, price stickers or other defects. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The model has never been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

From the 1940s. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by FS Garcher. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram TWA Airliner Set DC-3 and Super G Constellation, MGP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$425   

1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is in very solid condition with no fading, stains or split corners. There is edge wear that account for the 'VG' box rating. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The models has not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Cleveland 1936 Caudron Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-63

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. The kit came from a long time collector of 1930s and 1940s models and is in exceptional condition. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, highest quality plans, all parts required for assembly and decals (if issued with the kit). The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Berkeley Impulse Pylon Racer - for R/C, 16-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$139   

Designed for RC. 45 inch wingspan. Features metal hardware, formed wire landing gear, full size detailed plans, shaped leading and trailing edges and more. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

O-Lin Ryan Navion / North American Aviation NA-143 - (Lindberg), 1/48, 507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. This is a very hard to find original O-lin kit in the small box and advertisement for O-line cement on the top. Production first began in 1949 or just before. O-Lin (Olin) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-lin produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. Inside, the kit is as new. It is molded in high gloss ivory. I have seen many cases where Paul Lindberg used up the old O-Lin stock, combining different sets of instructions and decals resulting in odd combinations. While I admire his efficiency, it makes does make collecting these unique. This model has the O-Lin box, O-Lin instructions, O-Lin parts and the earliest 'Lindberg Products' decals dated 11/1952 on the back. The kit has never been started and is inventoried complete with all parts, instructions and decals. The Navion was originally produced by North American Aviation as a high performance sport plane, but they sold them to the US Air Force as well. North American sold the rights to Ryan, who continued to successfully produce the aircraft.