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Aurora Aurora ATLANTIS Merchant Raider Factory Model, 1/456

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


In the 1950s and early 1960s the major model manufacturers would create factory-built and painted display models. These were intended for hobby shops to help stimulate sales. These were disposable items that were produced in very low numbers, so they are very rare today. Here is one of the rarest of the rare: The 'Rattlesnake of the Ocean' Merchant Sea Raider Atlantis factory build up by Aurora. The unbuilt kit is among the most valuable and rare Aurora single kits, making the factory built display much more so. This one is in excellent original condition. The painting is 1950s professional quality as is the gluing. The glue has held up well and all parts of the ship are very solid. The ship is very clean. The original paint is almost flawless with some light scratches on the port side. The 'ATLANTIS' decals are perfect. The stack 'K' starboard decal is mint; the port one is missing 2mm of the white top on one leg of the 'K'. The factory cardboard wood-tone base is 100% intact with typical corner splits on the bends and edge wear. The removable covers display is mint with all 10 gun/hanger covers present. The kit is now 100% complete. It was missing 4 small parts which I am providing. I took them from an original Atlantis kit, so they are 100% correct. (they are the propeller, 'Y' rear crane, rear flag and rudder) Overall, this is an excellent and rare investment piece for the advanced Aurora collector. Shipping insurance required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare. Third issue with rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations on the box top. The box has four solid and original corners, no repairs, tags, tag marks or tape (other than the factory sealing tape) but has moderate wear and very light age foxing as shown, hence the grade of 'good.' Inside, this model is molded in a stunning and beautiful correct gloss medium blue plastic and clear. It includes the correct early rectangular clear stand and stand arm. The model has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Even the original factory tissue packing paper is present. NOTE: the decal were previously stuck to the instructions in several small areas. The actual transfers are in 'excellent' condition; the damage is to the backing paper only.

Bandai Hummel 150mm s.Pz.H 18/I (SF) Auf. GW IV Motorized, 1/30, 4267-600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare and even includes the RE-26 electric motor. Large 1/30 scale kit is very nicely detailed inside and out and includes all hardware for motorizing. Includes a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hobby Boss Russian T-34/76 Tank Model 1942 Factory No.112 - (T34), 1/48, 84806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very cleanly molded and well detailed 1/48 scale armor model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Planet Models Heinkel P.1078C - German All Wing Fighter Project - (P1078), 1/72, 192

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Limited edition high definition cast resin kit. Features fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail and full decals.

Azur Arsenal VG 33/39 - French and Luftwaffe, 1/72, 006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


High quality limited production model kit that features recessed panel lines, photoetched details, good cockpit and more. Includes paint guide and full decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter Vought F4U-1D Corsair With Microscale Decals - Checkerboard VMF-312 Okinawa June 1945 / Lt. Col Donald Yost CO of VMF-351 USS Cape Gloucester July 1945 - (F4U1D), 1/32, 02221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Includes aftermarket Microscale Decals #32-0009 in mint condition with markings for Corsair Aces (6) From VMF214, VMF212, VMF223, VMBF231, VMF224 and VMF214. The actual kit is beautifully molded with 344 parts. Features highly detailed cockpit and engine, clear cowling, optional position canopy, folding wings and much more. Includes decals and paint guide for the two aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Boeing F4B-4 - (6) Navy and (2) Marine Sq - (F4B4), 1/32, JS066

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Large scale and well detailed model of this 1930s US Navy shipborne fighter aircraft. Includes colorful decals in 'near mint' condition for the following squadrons: VB-1B Red Ripper, VF-1B Top Hat, VF-3B Eagle, VF-6 Felix the Cat, VF-2 Chevron, VF-9M Marines and VF-10M Marines. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are photocopies; the original instructions are missing. The F4B-4 was the Navy version of the P-12E and was very popular with all services. They served as front line interceptors from 1932 till 1938.

AMT KC-135A Stratotanker, 1/72, 8848

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Large scale model of this classic USAF refueler. Features full cockpit and interior detail, optional position crew and cargo doors, four PW J57 engines, complete boom station and optional position boom. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the large parts (wings and fuselage) were never sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. The box is only 'good-' but the kit inside is excellent. There is also tape residue on the lower ends of the four box sides.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Superb kit from the 1950s and makes a very impressive display when built. This highly prefabricated model made from solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Features completely precarved fuselage, wings, engine nacelles & tail feathers, ready to install propellers, full landing gear and even wood filler, glue, and sandpaper. With detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet in amazing "Near Mint" condition. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

SIG Skyray - 1/2 A Control Line Stunt Model - 23.75 Inch Wingspan - With Carl Goldberg Safti-Flite 1/2A Control Handle, CL-23

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


A very nice kit in 'excellent' condition inside and out. Features large one-piece wing, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, pre-bent pushrods, nylon bellcrank and horn, hardware pack, hinge material, illustrated instructions and more. Never started and complete. Also includes a factory sealed Carl Goldberg #430 Safti-Flite 1/2A Control Handle with line.

Revell Convair Terrier Missiles with Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1813-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. The box is in "Excellent" condition with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, no stains and no tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the left upper side and light general shelf wear. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'near mint+' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are also 'near mint+' with the only flaws being typical age yellowing.

Heller SE-210 Caravelle - Air France, 1/100, 430

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Large 1/100 scale kit of the beautiful French airliner from 1951. Features very fine raised surface detail, clear cabin and cockpit windows, optional position forward cabin door, detailed engine intake and exhaust, full landing gear, optional ground or flight position rear airstair door and more. Includes a colorful decal sheet for F-WHEL. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Accurate Armour AEC Armoured Car Mk-II/II - 6 pdr Or 75mm Gun - British WWII Heavy Recce Vehicle, 1/35, K056

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very rare and out of production. Full and complete kit made in Scotland by Accurate Armour. This is a highly detailed model from high-definition cast resin, metal and PE parts with stowage, opening hatches and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hasegawa Junkers Stuka Ju-87B-2/U-4 with Skid, 1/48, JT111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


1/48 scale kit with 93 pieces. Includes beautifully cast high-definition resin parts for a correct 'ski' Stuka conversion. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed F-94 Starfire 1st Issue - Pre 'S' One Piece Box, 1/56, H201-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


One of the first three Revell aircraft molds issued in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. Complete with the unique stand that was only issued with these three kits and the gift set of these kits. This box is in excellent condition, complete with all end flaps and has not been crushed - usually these thin one-piece boxes are in very bad condition. Box has never been repaired. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present. Please note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was not used again.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. The hardbox is in near mint condition and has remarkable as-new gloss and color. This is very hard to find because the colors on the box top show the slightest wear. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Lockheed X-17 Re-Entry Research Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1810-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


NOTE: ideal builder kit but not collectible. Please read carefully for the condition. Rare 1957 first and only issue of this important test vehicle for studying re-entry of ICBM warheads. Features three separating stages, launch pad, crew and tracking instruments. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Decals have bug damage to the backing paper and very slight damage to the transfers. NOTE: the box is rough. All four side panels have significant wear and litho damage, edge and bottom edge wear and the right long side has a closed tear about 2" long.

Comet Cruiser USS Indianapolis, K7

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Dated 1945. Almost everyone has heard of the Comet flying aircraft kits that boys and men built from stick and tissue, but few know that Comet had a line of scale ships also. Very nicely done wooden kit that measures 12 inches long when assembled. The hull had been very neatly factory machine cut to the beam and height dimensions. Also includes three sheets of printwood, mast and gun barrel material and full size plans. The plans are superior to most ship plans of the day with 5 hull sections, full size top and side drawings, illustrated instructions and a very large number of detail drawings. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Comet 'Fleet' shown on the box side included K11 Aircraft Carrier, K7 Cruiser, K10 Battleship, K9 Destroyer and K12 Submarine. From the gaps in the part numbers there may have been other kits as well.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-43 -II Hayabusa Oscar - 54th Flight Regiment - Sg. Anabuki 1943 / Captain Nagano, 64th FG 3rd Chutai 1943 /, 1/32, 08145

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Limited issue dated 2004. Well molded, large-scale Hayabusa that features very fine recessed and raised panel lines, very good cockpit, pilot figure with positionable arms, optional position canopy, excellent engine (that is a small kit unto itself), fully enclosed gear wells, drop tank or bomb loadout and more. Includes a painting guide and large, colorful decal sheet for the three aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.