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Precise Douglas Bendix Royal Canadian Air Force Sparrow II Missile For The CF-105 Arrow

Plastic Model Kit

$550   

Very rare and historical piece from the CF-105 program weapons subcontractor, Douglas-Bendix. The Sparrow II was to be the weapons system for the supersonic CF-105 Arrow interceptor; please note the "R.C.A.F." on the body and Roundel on the fin. However, major problems prevented the Sparrow II from ever seeing operational service and played a small roll in the demise of the Arrow. Other systems were more expensive or less effective. The AWG-9 was offered, but was too costly. The Falcon was offered (and originally planned), but was not adequate. Thus this beautiful and capable aircraft was without a weapons system, which contributed to the ultimate cancellation. This very rare display model was made by Precise as a promotional item for Douglas and Bendix (the two main contractors). The missile is 6.5 inches long as is the clear base. It comes in the original shipping box with a two-sided information card on the missile. Condition is near mint - it has only been taken out of the box twice. Base upright reads 'Douglas Bendix Sparrow II'. No touch ups/repairs or cracks. Insurance required on shipping.

Hasegawa TWO Heinkel He-51B-2 or A-1 Floats Or Landing Gear - Civil or Two Luftwaffe Aircraft, 1/72, JS-053-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

SALE!! Includes two builder kits, but please read carefully. Well molded float or land model with decals for three aircraft and parts for A-1 or B-2. NOTE: they have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1 fuselage halves with painted cockpit installed; prop assembly. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Kit #2 same as kit #1 but with both main floats built also. Inventoried and NOTE: missing windshield and float skid (used only if you wish to use floats; not used on land based model). Includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-51 Mustang, 1/48, 345-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$145   

Rare limited issue. Hardbox is dated 1965. Issued as a promotion with the famous TV show "12 O'Clock High," which centered on the exploits of USAAF B-17s flying over Hitler's Germany. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowling, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. The kit has no assembly, but NOTE: the interior parts are painted with one thin coat of zinc chromate green. There is no other painting. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Other kits in this rare series include the B-17 Bomber Formation (3 kits with a special stand and battle-damaged decals), P-38 Lighting, ME-109 (Bf-109), P-47, B-25, B-26 and Fw-190.

Revell Eurofighter JF-90 / EFA Typhoon Prototype, 1/72, 4356

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom. Dated 1988. Features structurally detailed surfaces, detailed cockpit, leading edge slats, optional position landing gear, ECM and missile loads and decals and paint guide for the prototype.

Aurora Breguet 14, 1/48, 141-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$95   

First issue dated 1963 with a 98 cent price extension and artwork by Jo Kotula. The box is in fantastic condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape (not even the factory sealing tape) and no missing litho or fading. There is light general wear as shown. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions present.

Revell B-36 Giant Bomber - True First Issue Pre 'S' With One Piece Stand Arm, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$275   

Very rare 1954 true first issue, narrow height Pre 'S' box with full background artwork. It is molded in gloss silver and clear plastic and has the early one-piece stand arm (three prongs at the top) and correct instructions showing that stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It even has the original 'Thick Paper Towel' packing material that Revell used for a short time. One prop blade is neatly broken at the hub but is present so it can be repaired. The Revell B-36 had an interesting early history which took years to unfold. All early issues share the H205-98 part number and are molded in gloss silver and clear plastic. The first issue (this kit) has the full background art and the one piece stand arm (also shown on the instructions). The second issue carries the same full background box art but has the improved two piece stand arm and the instructions that reflect that. For the third issue, Revell made the box taller by .25 inches and improved the contrast of the artwork by adding a completely new and very light (yellow) background. This issue also had the two piece stand arm and instructions reflecting that.

Aurora F7U Cutlass Navy Jet Fighter, 1/70, 496-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

1961 hardbox issue with fantastic box art by jo Kotula. Includes decals for F7U-1 NATC aircraft. Molded in gloss medium gray and clear, with full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora F6F Hellcat, 1/43, 40-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$149   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the left short side. Aurora of Canada issue. The factory-applied stickers have a '130' price suffix, but the box was originally '100' priced. Dated 1964 with fantastic Mort Kunstler artwork.

Contest Craft So-Lo Class B Stunt Plane - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Very rare model from 1949. Highly prefabricated and robust control line model from the "Contest Craft Company." Features high quality balsa parts that are all either factory cut to shape or die-cut, covering material, landing gear wire, full size plans and detailed instructions. This kit has been inventoried complete but NOTE: it has minor and 'professional' quality assembly. The center core of the fuselage (a flat assembly) is built. There is no other assembly. Thanks to Dusty Rhodes, we now know a little bit more about Contest Craft. Mr. Richard W. Backora registered the company name in 1949 and it appears that this model was one of his designs. Mr. Backora was born in New York, NY in 1924. He was a WWII Navy veteran and also served in the US Marine Corps. He was an Armament Equipment Branch Head for the Naval Air Systems Command and retired after 28 years of government service. He then spent 15 years in the private sector as a staff and project engineer with Thiebolt Aircraft, Republic Aviation and Melpar, Inc. Mr. Backora was very active in his local community in Church and secular organizations. He was also a member of the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) and the Lewes R/C Club. Although no address is given for the manufacturer, the instructions state that you should ask your hobby dealer for other Contest Craft Company kits.

Aurora Spitfire Famous Fighters of all Nations First Issue, 1/48, 20-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$349   

Rare first issue that is 100% correct. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid original corners (no repairs), no fading or stains, no missing litho or tears, no tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course). Flaws include very light general wear as shown and moderate corner wear at the lower left corner. This first issue has minimal surface detail and is molded in the correct non-metallic medium blue and clear plastic. It also has the correct rectangle-based clear display stand and the instructions match this perfectly. (The second and all later issues had greatly increased rivet detail and were molded in a metallic blue plastic) The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint' condition with only the slightest yellowing. The instructions are 'near mint+' with slight yellowing being the only flaw. Even the original factory packing tissue is present.

E&B Valley Railroad Co Single Or Double Deck Stock Car With Trucks - HO / HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 018-3100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set and dummy couplers. Highly detailed with a large number of parts. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that these E&B kits did not come with decals.

Welsh Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia Norsk Air - Bagged, 1/144, SL42

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Excellent vacuform kit with parts of better quality than many injection molded kits. Includes very fine cast metal details (propellers, wheels, gear struts), full decals for Norsk Air and assembly instructions.

AGA Sokol Polish Navy (U-Class) Submarine, 1/400, 1403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$14   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Solol and her sister Dzik were the first submarines delivered to the Polish Navy once WWII began. By Feburary of 1941 Sokol was patrolling the Bay of Biscay. The Dzik was delivered on October 11, 1942 and entered service very quickly. Both of these ships achieved significant success in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, where they destroyed several enemy ships. Both subs outlasted the war and were returned to England. The Sokol was broken up in 1949 and the Dzik was lent to the Danish Navy in 1946. Her active service ended in 1957 and she was broken up in 1958. Very nicely molded and detailed but certainly not a 'state of the art' Tamiya style kit. Features full hull with propellers and rudder, display stand, color paint guide for two different paint schemes on the back of the box with rigging diagram and full decals for either scheme with flags.

Rail Line D&RGW Idler Flat HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman KIt, 1/87, 131

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$19   

Superb kit featuring injection molded car bed, many metal details and numerous very fine injection molded details (with better quality than almost any aircraft model). Includes full text instructions for each step and also large drawings showing the placement of all parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

E&B Valley Railroad Co D&RGW Stock Car With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 3100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set. Very finely detailed with a high parts count for such a small model. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that these E&B kits did not come with decals.

Revell Nike Hercules Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1804-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Original 1958 'S' issue hardbox with dramatic box art. Not the common 1990s reissue. Color and gloss are factory new and all four corners are solid. There are are no price tags or tag marks and no tape or tape marks other than the original factory sealing tape (of course). No fading, rips, tears, stains or missing litho. Flaws includes two light creases and general wear - more to the short end panel than anywhere else. Features missile with separating booster stage, operating launcher and three man crew. Molded in the correct white and dark olive drab. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even the factory-original 'thick paper towel' that Revell used for a short time in the 1950s is present. Decals and instructions are both in 'excellent+' condition.

Revell RAF Mustang III / P-51B / F-6C With Malcolm Hood - Japan Issue, 1/32, H152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$85   

Rare 1972 Revell of Japan issue in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Japan issues usually have special features and this one is no exception and includes a greatly expanded decal sheet covering four aircraft: RAF Mustang II HBW, RAF PKG, USAAF P-51B Tail #2108950 and USAF F-6C Tail #2103205. Features detailed cockpit, landing gear, pilot figure and removable cowling to show Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Molded in a unique light chocolate brown and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

ITC Martin MB-2 Bomber, 1/78, 37614-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

The Martin MB-2 became famous as the first bomber to sink a battleship under any circumstances. Billy Mitchell arranged to have the ex-WWI German Battleship Ostfriesland used as target practice for 6 MB2s, and the ship sank in 25 minutes. The model is from the early 1960s and was an excellent kit for that time. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1915 Fiat Tourer - Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H55-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1953 early issue molded in red acetate plastic. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory 'crinkle' bag with instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car 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 could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Muir Models Inc Rayonier Shower And Blacksmith Cars HOn3 - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 044

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Highly detailed featuring pre-cut and scored hardwood, scale metal corrugated siding and plastic details such as window frames and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.