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Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$155   

1955 hardbox design. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. However, the factory has blacked out all the price extensions, so this one may be from around 1957/58. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

CM USS Birmingham (Cleveland class 1944), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$295   

Built by Dave Judy from CM Kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit that can be built to museum quality. This is a complete kit, featuring high definition resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks. I highly recommend that you have experience with resin models before taking on any of the CM resin ship models and they are not for beginner modelers.

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.

Nitto Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer Willow, 1/32, 391-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$110   

Well detailed and molded kit from 1982. Features rubber tires, metal rigging lines and rigging instructions, excellent engine and cockpit detail, separately molded rudder, four positionable figures (two sitting and two standing) and more. Includes an extensive painting guide and decals for three different aircraft. Molded in orange, dark wood brown, clear and white plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. DD-792 USS Callaghan was sunk July 9, 1945, by a Willow configured for kamikaze attack. It has been reported the light construction of the aircraft prevented the ship's AA ammunition proximity fuses from detonating. The type was also reported to have been used by Indonesian forces against Dutch colonial rule in 1947.

Revell DD-537 USS Sullivans Destroyer (Fletcher Class) - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/301, H305-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

1955 Pre-'S' release in exceptional investment-grade 'Near Mint-' condition. Beautiful boxart has like-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tag or tag marks, no fading, tears, creases or missing litho, no tape (other than the factory sealing tape of course) and no repairs. The only flaws are very light, even general wear. Full hull kit with detailed deck, main 5 inch guns, anti-aircraft guns, torpedo tubes and more. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals flag sheet and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

CM CGN-25 USS Bainbridge (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$325   

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 2 to 3 weeks.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in amazing condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being 'mint' is light wear and prices on the short end panels. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell Heinkel He-219 A-7 (A-5/A-2 Late) Uhu Owl - Three Eduard PE Sets / Brassin Wheel Set / HGW Seatbelts / Master FuG Radar / Montex Mask / Owl Decals / Barracuda Open Cowel Flap Set / SuperWing Figures / Cast Metal Gear Struts, 1/32, 04666

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$159   

Build the ultimate He-219 in any scale!! Includes Eduard 32324 Exterior Set, 32325 Undercarriage, 32757 Color Interior Set, Eduard #632016 Brassin Resin Wheel Set, HGW #132510 Seatbelt Set, Master #AM-32-039 FuG 200 Lichenstein SN-2 Radar, Montex Mini-Mast #MM32132, Barracuda Studio #BR32063 Open Cowl Flap Set, cast metal main and nose gear struts, SuperWings pilot and radio operator figures and Owl Decals #OWLD21019 for Maj. Werner Streib. All items are never used and complete. The actual kit is dated 2012 and from all new molds. Features 261 parts with very fine recessed panel lines and excellent detail inside and out. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$325   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has very good color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include the scratch at the top and general wear and edge & corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'very good+' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molding the kit in bright yellow acetate plastic. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Transport - With Additional Bonanza and WCA (West Coast Airlines) Decals, 1/94, H297-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

This kit includes the hard-to-find WCA and Bonanza Airlines decals which were only available separately from Revell as a mail-in offer. Hardbox is dated 1961, making this the second issue of this kit, retaining the beautiful 'S' artwork. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp. Never started. The parts have been inventoried complete and include the instructions. NOTE: the original Fairchild decals are missing.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Pre-'S' Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$149   

1954 issue of this classic kit. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear 'Revelving Swivel Base.' The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the box would grade higher than 'excellent' but there is a very, very light stain below the front of the aircraft. It is difficult to see. This kit has an interesting history. The first issue came out in the 'short' hardbox that had the full version of this artwork with a port and ocean scene in the background. The first version also had the one-piece stand arm and the instructions that reflected that. The second issue had the same artwork, but with a completely different background that gave better contrast. There may be a 'one-piece' stand arm version in this revised artwork, but I have yet to see one.

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.

Monogram Skystick Airplane Controller - With P-51B Mustang, 1/1, 5901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$185   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Very rare Monogram/Mattel kit for use with many 1/48 aircraft kits that have the special "Skystick" markings on the box top. When the built model was affixed to the Skystick, the 'pilot' could perform dives, climbs, turns and spin action while the 'instrument panel' reflected his pitch and roll attitudes with a pointer.

AMT Lockheed AC-130H Spectre Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ecm pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The canopy has been factory painted and is in perfect condition.

Revell XSL-01 Manned Space Ship - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H1800-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$845   

One of the 'Holy Grail' of 1950s Space Kits. 1957 first and only issue 'S' kit with the fantastic box art. Molds reportedly damaged beyond use, which makes reissues impossible. The spaceship was designed by the rocket scientist Ellwyn E. Angle of Systems Laboratories Inc. Features detailed manned top stage with full interior, removable top, opening hatch, spaceship and ground crew members and detailed working launch pad. The main stages and boosters snap apart to recreate all phases of the flight from Earth takeoff, Lunar Landing and Return to Earth. The included 'XSL-01 Operations Manual' outlines in words and illustrations each phase of the spaceship's trip. Molded in the correct gloss orange, silver, gloss metallic blue and clear. Never started. All internal factory cardboard presentation material is present and excellent. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions and booklet are 'excellent' with typical yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with light yellowing. Box is graded 'very good' and displays well. Color and gloss are excellent. There is no fading or stains, and no price tags or tag marks. There is no tape or tape marks beyond the original factory sealing tape. Flaws include two perfectly repaired corners (all done correctly from the inside), light creasing as shown on the right center box top and creasing on the left long side. Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

MPC 1970 Dodge Challenger Plum Crazy With Trailer - Stock / Racing Version / Barris Custom Version, 1/25, 1470-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$425   

Very, very rare and even harder to find in this condition. This is a one owner model that was kept in climate controlled storage. Features numerous optional parts for all versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, chassis detail, a trailer, tool hitch, tool box and more. Molded in the correct 'Plum Crazy' purple, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly, there are no obvious tire burns. The instructions are 'excellent' with the typical yellowing as the only flaw, amazing 'excellent++' graded decals and even the original flyer for MPC Dynoracers. This kit must be shipped insured.

Monogram 6 Model Missile Packets Sealed, 1/128, MP-1 thru 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint Sealed

$699   

Very rare. Sold only as a set of six. All six packs are still factory sealed with mint to near mint header panels. Includes Honest John/RAT/Thor/Jupiter/Talos/Matdor/Snark/Bullpup/Sidewinder/Dart/Falcon/Little John/Sergeant/LaCrosse/Polaris/Sparrow/Jupiter C/Atlas/Vanguard/Petrel/Nike Ajax/Genie/Terrier/Hawk/Tartar/Regulus II/Bomarc/Rascal/Redstone/Corporal/Nike Hercules. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Precise Trident SLBM - Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint Sealed

$325   

Rare promotional item. Missile measures 10 inches high. Wooden base with no name plate. Missile paint is NM+ and decals are NM. Base is original and near mint. The missile is missing a small nozzle adjuster arm. The other three arms are present. There has been no restoration or touch up on this model. Insurance is required for shipping.