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Revell Apollo Saturn V Moon Rocket - 46 inches tall, 1/96, H1843-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$225   

Hard to find first issue from 1969. The box is worn (details below) but inside it is in very good condition. Mold quality is excellent as is typical with the first issue. (Molds become worn as reissued are made and detail becomes less crisp and flash appears.) This is the finest large-scale injection molded kit of the legendary workhorse. The model actually comes apart and each sequence configuration of the Apollo Mission can be demonstrated: Lift Off, 2nd stage separation, 3rd stage separation, docking, lunar orbit, lunar module separation, lunar descent, lunar exploration, lunar lift-off, docking, starting for earth, separation, and reentry/recovery. Includes a clear panel for viewing the lunar module inside the Saturn V. A moon base is included in case you wish to display the Command Module and Lunar Module separately. The kit has never been started. The parts that were in bags are still in factory sealed bags. The very few parts that were never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. With instructions, decals, clear window material and 'The Apollo Story' illustrated booklet. The box is complete and intact; however, it has clear tape at the center front (as shown) corner wear and bug damage to the color litho - mainly on the two sides and back.

Eduard Bristol F-2B Fighter The Crocodile Brisfit - Limited Edition (F2B), 1/48, 1127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Well detailed model features many photoetched parts (some color), large mask set, excellent injection molded parts with fine detail and decals for the incredibly colorful box art aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

ODK Bf-110 - (Me-110), 1/67, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$52   

ODK was the logo used by Odaka Sangyo. Odaka began plastic model kit production in early 1960, but all production stopped by 1965. This early issue has very high gloss box art and the 'postage stamp' artwork frame. The Bf-110 was probably their 4th kit. The box top says "Sohatsu Series" and thanks to my friend Mr. Jiro Kawashima in Japan, this means "Dual Engine" series ('so' = dual and 'hatsu = engine') On the side, the first four kits are listed with the Bf-110 as #4. (The instructions say 'No.5' but Burn's guide agrees with the box top side that it is #4.) It is molded in a very dark green, black and clear like so many other ODK kits. Never started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. The decals are noteworthy as they have giant all-red vertical stabilizer swastikas and fuselage markings for AE+JK.

UPC A-4A Skyhawk, 1/50, 5070-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$36   

UPC release from Lindberg molds. Features rockets and drop tanks, detailed engine, opening engine access panel, opening canopy, pilot and moving ailerons and rudder. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Midwest The Shrimp Dragger - For R/C or Display - 22 Inch Long Simplified Plank-On-Frame Maine North Atlantic Dragger, 1/27, 963

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$139   

Sale Pending
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This is an ideal second or third plank-on-frame model that is easily converted to R/C operation. Features die cut and machine cut hardwood and balsa, mahogany parts, complete fittings set, complete full size plans and illustrated step-by-step instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

MTH Alco PA A And B Set With Proto-Sound - Southern Pacific - With DCC Reciver Onboard - HO Scale, 1/87, 80-2049-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$325   

Sold for 449.95 new. Ready to run, well detailed and loaded with features including onboard Proto-Sound 3.0. The locomotive and tender have never been run. They are still in the original factory internal packaging and have never even been displayed. Complete with all paperwork and even the original shipping box.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$219   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Rare hardbox issue dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. Box has excellent color and gloss. This issue does not have the 'Parents Magazine' seal. Molded in gloss gray and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer, 1/32, C453-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Never started. The parts are inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Monogram Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - With GTD-21 Drone and Ground Cart, 1/72, 5810

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1984 release. Very finely molded and detailed model that features detailed cockpits, optional position canopies, detailed wheel wells, GTD-21 Drone and ground handling cart. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The fuselage parts were never sealed and are complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Classic Airframes De Havilland Hornet F.1/F.3 - Sq Ldr. Haw of 65 Sq Linton-on-Ouse 1947 or 80 Sq Kai Tak Hong Kong 1954, 1/48, 458

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$37   

Out of production. High quality model with all fine recessed panel lines, optional parts for NF.21, F.20, F.1 and F.3 versions, resin cockpit and other resin details, decals for the two aircraft listed and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet With Trailer And Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$425   

Old hobby shop stock that has never been up for retail sale. Very rare kit dated 1957; first and only issue. Very nice, large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver & clear while the trailer/launcher is bright yellow. The kit has never been started. When you open the box, it is exactly as it left the factory down to the packing tissue paper. The silver parts (aircraft) are still in the factory sealed bag. The yellow parts and clear canopy were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The box grades 'very good' which is rare for this kit. The red color is in unusually good shape, which is rare; as you may know, it usually ages poorly. The colors are bright and vibrant, all four corners are solid with no repairs, there is no fading, no tape, no price tags and no stains. Flaws include edge wear as shown and 3 small litho chips as well as creases visible at the lower left corner and center right. Although not perfect, it is one of the best I have seen.

Hasegawa Cessna A-37A - USAF, 1/72, A10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. One kit is complete and never started. NOTE: kit #2 has 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seats to floor, drop tank built. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small #32 exhaust cover. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. Description: Very well molded kit with 52 parts. Features very fine raised panel lines, Cockpit and gear well detail, two pilots and 100 Gallon drop tanks and Aero-6A and LAU-3A loadouts.

Monogram Firebolt Jet Powered Racer - For CO2 or Jetex, 1/24, PC51-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$159   

Sale Pending
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Rare original issue from 1959. Molded in correct high-gloss red, black and clear. Includes asbestos washers and metallic heavy cardboard heat shield for CO2 or Jetex B operation. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals, instructions and small catalog.

AMT-Hasegawa Mc Donnell RF-101C Voodoo - Camo/High Vis, 1/72, A691-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

This kit is part of an early effort in the 1970s by AMT to market quality Hasegawa kits in the USA. Hasegawa made the kits and decals in Japan and shipped them to AMT, who supplied the boxes and marketing. Has markings for both natural finish high-visibility and camo aircraft specifically from Vietnam. Optional position landing gear and canopy. Includes drop tanks. This kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Sabena Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/139, H243

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$138   

Rare 1960s Revell Lodela issue with Sabena markings and unique box artwork. Box art and the kit inside represent an early configuration 707 with turbojets and 'tall' tail. The model has never been started. Inside, all parts are still in the factory sealed bag, and the decals and instructions are excellent.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS America Ocean Liner / Troop Ship USS West Point / S.S. Australis - Wooden Ship Kit, 1/330, 605

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$425   

Very rare and an excellent example. Large wooden and metal kit builds to just over 26 inches long. This model is of the SS America Ocean Liner, which was designed by the famous naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She was laid down in 1938 and entered service on August 22 1940 as the flagship of the United States Lines. World War II interrupted her passenger service. The ship was active through the war. She narrowly escaped being sunk off Singapore during the Japanese invasion. After the war she resumed her North Atlantic route. The liner was the pride of the US Merchant fleet before the USS United States was commissioned. When the 'Big U' entered service, the two liners were stable mates and often appeared in the same travel agency posters and prints. By 1964 aircraft had taken a large section of the ocean liner travelers away, and the America was sold to Chandris Group and was renamed the Australis. She sailed for 14 years in a very successful career and was the last liner to sail from Southampton to Australia/New Zealand. She was laid up in 1977. She changed owners several times, but was never again successful. While being towed to Thailand, the lines broke and she ran aground in the Canary Islands, where the wreck broke up after time - but not before the locals rescued many items from the ship. The model box is very good and the kit inside is in as-new condition. Features pre-carved hull, metal fittings, very large full size plans, print wood and heavy cardstock, clear material for windows, color flag sheet, building instructions with perspective views and rigging material and diagrams. Never started. I believe that I was the first one to remove the parts from the box when I performed the inventory. All of the fittings are either still in factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never sealed are 100% complete including plans. You can convert it to the USS West Point if you have photos of the ship (which are on the internet) - the main difference is the addition of lifeboats and different paint. Photos of the S.S. Australis will provide the needed data to convert her to that ship, but this conversion will require more work than the West Point. Please NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. The travel agency poster does NOT come with the kit and is used for illustrative purposes only.

A A Hales Ltd Cutty Sark 'Marinecraft' Kit - 17 Inch Wooden Ship Kit, 658

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats, dead-eyes, figurehead and ships wheel, a full set of flags and sails, injection mast platforms, metal chain, numerous brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, colorful insignia sheet with front scrollwork, rear scrollwork and name, name plate and cabin sides with windows and doors, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including flags, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

DML Ka-50 Hokum, 1/72, 2509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$17   

From 1993. Very well detailed kit from modern molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora North American F-86D Sabre Jet, 1/48, 77-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

Hardbox issue dated 1960 with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. This would be a mid-1960s issue since it has no 'Famous Fighters' in the oval and the price extension is 130. The model is from the modified Brooklyn U-Ma-Kit molds; the original 1950s release had no landing gear, ordinance or drop tanks but this issue does. Molded in sliver and clear with the famous Aurora clear triangle-world map stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and all plastic parts and instructions are present. NOTE: missing decals.