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Revell 21 cm Morser 18 German Heavy Artillery Gun, 1/72, 03169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

2007 issue from newer molds. Very highly detailed with 200 pieces. Can be built in travel or firing position. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$79   

Rare box art version and in very nice condition with good color, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Light, general even wear is the only flaw. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. There are two variations of this rare box - one with the Parents' Magazine mark and one without. The one without shows up the least, and that is this example. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell US Army Tactical Missiles Little John and Dart with Launchers - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1812-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

First issue from 1958. The box is in superb 'excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, not price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no fading and no litho tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the top left and very light general wear. Little John was a light-weight free-flight rocket that was highly mobile. It could be pulled on its launcher or transported by helicopter. Length was 12 feet long and the warhead was atomic. The Dart was a very early, five foot long wire-guided anti-tank missile with a solid propellant rocket motor. An optical rangefinder was used for guidance. Both models are well detailed. The Dart includes four missiles, one launcher, three stands, decals, one optical guidance unit and a crew of three. The Little John includes a detailed launcher with elevating rails, movable support legs, decals and crew of three. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Precise Sparrow II Missile (CF-105 Arrow) Douglas Bendix

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$750   

This was the intended weapons system for the Canadian Arrow Interceptor program. Major problems prevented the Sparrow II from 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, but was not adequate. Thus the beautiful aircraft without a weapon came to be canceled. 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 it's original shipping box with a two-sided information card on the missile. Condition is 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.

Life-Like USS Missouri BB63 Battleship - (ex Otaki), 1/350, B239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Very large 1/350 scale kit that is intended to be motorized with optional parts (not included). Ideal for R/C conversion. Features large one-piece hull, interior spaces for batteries, motor, gear box for drive on all four shafts, shaft stuffing boxes, etc. Well detailed for an older kit with separately molded guns down to 20mm singles, directors for each gun set, catapults with two aircraft and much more. Also includes decals for the ship and aircraft, brass plated props, very nice brass-plated name plate, display stand, scale flag sheet and waterline marking tape that is factory sealed in a marked envelope. A very nice kit of the Missouri in WWII configuration but certainly not the quality of the new Tamiya kit in the same scale. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, a gun director. The others are present, so you can cast a replacement. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Ski Boat Sport Runabout Rag Top - Motorized and with Working Skier, 205-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Very rare. Dated 1961 with hardbox artwork by Bill Campbell. Large-scale kit measures 10 inches long when built, but no scale is given. Designed for motorized operation in water and can actually tow a water skier, which is included. Molded in a stunning high-gloss dark blue, ivory, chrome plate and light tan. Features dual rudder control, high-torque propeller, female boat driver, male water skier with ski sled, universal joint drive, removable cabin top, detailed cabin and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts, electric motor and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Stirling Mk.IV Glider Tug Paratroops Transport D-Day Normandy 1944, 1/72, 1350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Highly detailed inside and out and includes PE parts and decals for four different versions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPM Hudson MkI/II Patrol Bomber - 224 Sq Coastal Command 1940 / 320 (Dutch) Sq Coastal Command 1940 / 206 Sq Coastal Command 1940 - Bagged, 1/72, 72518

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Bagged kit with no box. Very well detailed model inside and out. Includes markings and paint guide for three different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 21 cm Morser 18 German Heavy Artillery Gun - Bagged, 1/72, 03169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Bagged kit. 2007 issue from newer molds. Very highly detailed with 200 pieces. Can be built in travel or firing position. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rio Grande Models Westside Lumber Doneky Fuel Car With Metal Trucks - Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3087-DF

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring factory-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, very fine metal castings, two large resin tanks, a few very fine plastic details, metal truck set and full, illustrated instructions with prototype information. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals 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.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the border) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine - The First Plastic US Ship Model, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$795   

This model is a landmark in the history of Plastic Kits. The Varney Fleet Sub is the primary candidate for the first all-plastic ship kit made in the USA. The famous HO/O train manufacture, Varney, branched out into other scale model kits at the end of WWII. In late 1945, they introduced what are thought to be the first USA produced plastic model kits - the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 Stearman. Both kits were excellent scale models given the state of modeling at that time. However, Varney was 6 years too early. The Fleet Sub and PT-17 met a cool reception when it was introduced to retailers. Hobby Shops were not sure if it would sell, and did not know how to sell it. Consequently, most retailers would not order it and those who did put them where they were not seen by the public. Distributors stopped carrying the kits due to a lack of re-orders. The result was inevitable - they did not sell, and Varney pulled both kits from production very quickly. Varney was committed to cutting the molds on the LST and it was released in 1946 with the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into "non-train" scale plastic models. Varney dedicated all production to HO trains and in the late 1940s they sold the molds for the Fleet Sub, the LST and the PT-17 to O-Lin. The molds underwent modification (the hull was divided into two parts instead of one) and it was released by O-Lin and later Lindberg. This kit is a a very nice, never started and complete example. The box top grades 'good+' and has nice color as shown, general light stains and wear, three solid corners and one closed split corner. Three sides are as nice as the top, with one small piece of clear tape on both long sides. The right short side does have a 3/4" x 1/2" tape tear but is fine beside that . Inside, it is complete. The yellow parts display is intact and in 'good-' condition. The original krinkle small parts bag is present but split open; I have included the bag and all parts are inventoried complete. The original glue is present but the tube shattered; I have put it in a zip lock. The stand was glued to the yellow at the factory; the glue has come off. The factory glass rectangle for the stand arm is still present and in it's holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base is in very good condition also. Very large instruction sheet is 'very good++' and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium in hobby kits. Decals were not provided with the kit. This kit was made with gray injection molded details, glass stand arm and black injection molded stand and sub hull. I have seen versions with no paint on the base and hull; however, this one has the base and hull factory painted gray. The paint is in 'very good' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

Italeri Fiat BR-20 Bomber Italian - Japanese or German Air Forces, 1/72, 143

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

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Includes decals for all variants. The BR-20 first flew in 1936 and quickly became the best of the Italian medium bombers. In 1939 it set a new world record in it's category of an average speed of 400 kp/h. It saw action in the Spanish Civil war and with the Japanese in Chica. The Germans used the BR-20 in the Mediterranean and the aircraft was even exported to Venezuela. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: two rudder halves are assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

ESCI Lockheed AC-130H Spectre II - 1 SOW / MAC USAF - Hurlburt Field Florida, 1/72, 9101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Highly detailed and features all recessed panel line detail, (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. NOTE: this kit has very minor and "professional" quality subassembly. The cockpit console and two seats are assembled to the cockpit floor. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Fujimi Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair With Color Painting Guide - (F4U), 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Fujimi-Mokei issue from the very early 1960s; please note this is before Fujimi used part numbers. Japan issue with very collectible artwork and high gloss box top. Includes the original glue and a very nice full color painting guide for 5 different aircraft. Features rotating prop, working ailerons, rockets, drop tank, wing radome and pilot figure. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag and even includes a near mint condition Fujimi color bag header. Includes decals and instructions.

IHC TWO Mini-Things Of 6 Prepainted Figures Each - HO Scale, HO, 42-3303

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Includes both sets, still blisterpack sealed. You receive a total of 12 factory painted HO figures. Part numbers are 42-3303 and 42-3312.

Hawk Vickers Viscount Jet-Prop Capital Airlines With Capital Viscount Flyer - Picture Gallery Issue, 1/96, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

Rare model of the first commercial turboprop airliner, and it includes the rare Capital Airlines one page "The Jet Prop Viscount' advertising sheet. The box displays beautifully and is in 'Excellent' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape and no price tags, no fading and no litho tears. Light general wear and a very light stain on the lower part of one long side are the only flaws. Includes passenger boarding ramp and Capital airlines decals in 'excellent+' condition with light age yellowing as the only flaw. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box top would grade even higher than 'excellent++' but is graded as such because there is a very light stain on the top long side.

Monogram Douglas DC-3 Eastern Airlines, 1/48, 5610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$95   

Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. From 1992. Civil version of one of the world's greatest early airliners with large, colorful Eastern Airlines 'The Great Silver Fleet' decals. Features full cockpit and cabin interior, detailed wheel wells and optional position cabin door and boarding stairs.

Aurora The Wanderer Whaler - (HO Scale), 1/87, 440-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$215   

Rare 1966 hardbox issue of this very large, two feet long (1/87 scale) classic commercial whaler. Well detailed for that time. This was one of a series of large-scale sailing ships made by Aurora to appeal to the serious ship modeler. Molded in correct dark wood, black, tan, ivory and white. Features billowing sails, metal anchor chains, running and standing rigging, molded ratlines and display stand. It has not been started. The parts that were factory sealed are all still factory sealed. Only the white sail parts were never factory sealed, and they have been inventoried complete. Includes all other parts, decals, flag sheet, metal chain, rigging thread and instructions. The Wanderer was built in Mattapoiset, MA in 1878 and was the last sailing whaleship to depart the US on a whaling voyage. She sailed from New Bedford on 24 August 1924 and was driven ashore on Cuttyhunk Island by a gale the next day and became a total loss. (from Joe Greenley)