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Easy Built Models Grumman F6F Hellcat - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, FF-73

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Originally manufactured by Model Craft back in the 1940s. Reissued in 1986 by Easy Built using copies of the original plans. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Lindberg Curtiss Hawk P-6E Giant Flying Model - 20 Inch Wingspan, 904-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

NOTE: parts kit only, please read carefully. Very rare and from the 1950s. The box is intact. One end panel has come off neatly along the seam but is present. Inside, it contains the following parts: internal cardboard protective insert, factory painted top wing with the brace neatly glued on; factory painted lower wing with brace and fuel tank glued on, scale three-blade plastic prop, red plastic flying prop with thrust button and prop shaft, tail wheel assembly, two big interplane "N" struts, two aileron struts and one cabane strut assembly. There are no other parts present. The instructions are on the back of the box for this kit. The condition of all parts is 'excellent' and the assembly is well done and very neat.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther Jet, 1/49, 22-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$79   

Investment-grade condition box and kit. Dated 1960. This is actually a newer kit, likely from 1962-64 as it lacks the 'Famous Fighters' logo in the oval border. These molds are from one of Aurora's first two kits - the F9F and F-90. Aurora simply went out and purchased the early Hawk F9F and F-90 kits and copied them almost exactly. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are in exceptional NM condition.

Revell Documented Arizona Factory Display Owned By Esther Ross, Who Christened The USS Arizona

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3800   

An incredibly rare, documented, one-of-a-kind piece of history in amazing investment-grade collector condition. For the very advanced collector of unique military history and model kits. This Revell Factory Model was originally owned by Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell, who earlier was Miss Esther Ross who christened the USS Arizona in New York on June 19, 1915. She went on to play a very key role in the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to newspaper reports, we know that her father, William Ross, was a prominent pharmacist in Prescott, Arizona. He and his friends convinced Gov. Hunt to choose his daughter from the other 100 applicants anxious to do the honors. It turned out to be a wise choice reasons no one could foresee. Miss Ross took the task of launching the world's most powerful battleship very seriously. She practiced her duties every day after school for months, smashing syrup bottles full of water against a fence behind the house. Miss Ross was popular and well respected in Prescott. Even the Associated Press reported that she "was one of the prettiest girls in the state." A special train took Gov. Hunt, Miss Ross, her family and others to New York for the event. Although the applause for the then unpopular Gov. Hunt, the cheering for Miss Ross was "heard for miles." Page 1 of the Prescott Journal Miner, June 20th, 1915, reported that at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Miss Ross cried "I dub thee Arizona," and "Not a hitch or sign of accident marred the success of the launching." "This is the proudest moment of my life," she stated, "and I am most intensely gratified at the magnificent demonstration that my friends and the city of Prescott has given me." Sometime after the launching ceremony, Miss Ross married Mr. Arthur Wassell and became Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell. She saw the horror of World War II and the disaster of the Arizona touched her deeply. After the war, she joined the drive to create a memorial over the ship to the 1177 sailors entombed in her. She joined the Arizona Memorial Committee which raised all the funds needed to build the Arizona Memorial. She served on the staff and toured the USA giving numerous media interviews and key speeches for the fund raising. Out of gratitude, the USS Arizona Memorial Committee ordered a special Revell Factory Display USS Arizona for her. It came with two specially affixed small Fleet Reserve and Arizona Committee signs (shown in the photos) on the right side; these special markings are only found on the rare "appreciation gift" factory displays from the Arizona Memorial Committee members to important fundraisers. The model was shipped to her in Los Angeles. You can see the original "Arizona Memorial Committee" mailing label that has her full name and address, documenting that it was her model. Esther treasured this gift and kept it in remarkable and very complete condition. Included is the original shipping box in "very good++" condition with all the original shipping tape, all the original internal special cardboard packing material, the model ship in exceptional condition, the cardboard display base(complete but with small tears and very light wear as shown), the colorful backdrop (with wear and slight tears as shown, missing one lower tab), the original display assembly instructions and even an original fund raising card from the Arizona memorial campaign. This display, box and all materials were always in a climate controlled environment. The colors on the cardboard display are in stunning, factory-new condition. The instructions for the display are 'excellent.' The ship is 100% complete and the factory paint is in exceptional condition. Even the factory rigging and all flags are intact. There is very little dust on the ship; it appears to be in 'not displayed' condition; but I know it was displayed for a short time because of the small tears and one tab on the cardboard display backdrop (see photos), which were probably due to putting it up and taking it down. I have only found one repair; the jackstaff broke and was neatly repaired at some point. The factory shipping box still has all the original tape and very little wear for that age. The original Arizona Memorial Committee shipping label is in 'very good' shape. Due to it being on the bottom of the shipping box, it does have some wear, but all the writing can be clearly read with slight magnification. This piece passed to Esther's daughter, who gave it to a friend who then gave it to another friend. The later friend is wife to an OMK customer, who sold me the model. This kit must be shipped insured and I may require it shipped by special courier.

Italeri Frecce Tricolori Aerobatic Team Mb-339 P.A.N / G-91 Gina P.A.N. / F-86 Sabre, 1/72, 1297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$48   

Limited edition issue that contains all three kits. Contains extensive and colorful markings for each as shown on the box top. Never started. All three have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ventura Supermarine Spitfire Mk 14e Belgian Air Force, 1/72, V0202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Limited run kit. Features recessed panel lines, metal accessories and screen. Includes Belgian markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-25H Mitchell Medium Bomber with Diorama Sheet, 1/48, 5500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$72   

First issue in the 'tall' box dated 1977. This is the issue with the desirable Diorama instructions. This is an excellent model featuring full interior, optional position bomb bay with bomb load, rotating turrets and elevating guns, optional position crew hatch, and rotating props. Never started. The smaller parts are still in the clear sealed factory bag and the other parts have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions present.

Revell 1907 Renault Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Four, 1/32, H53-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

1953 early issue molded in salmon plastic. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. The model has not been started. The parts are still sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and the kit is complete with instructions. 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.

Sealsmodel Fuji Pre-Dreadnought Battleship, 1/700, SMP0103800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

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Very highly detailed and finely molded waterline model. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes flags and instructions. Fuji was a very famous and active Japanese capital ship. In the late 1890s the Japanese shipyards were not quite yet ready for such a project, so the Navy contracted with Thames Iron Works in Great Britain to build the class of four. Fuji took part in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) in the Battle of Port Arthur with her sister Yashima. Fuji then engaged Russian forces in the Battle of the Yellow Sea and Tsushima. In 1910 she was designated a coastal defense ship in 1910 and served in a training role. She was hulked in 1922 and actually survived WWII to be scrapped in 1948.

ICM Mustang Mk.IV RAF - (P-51D), 1/48, 48152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Still factory sealed. 1/48 scale kit that is nicely detailed and molded with 80 parts and RAF decals.

SMP 1959 Imperial Hardtop - (Chrysler Imperial 2 Door), 1/25, 139

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$129   

Very, very rare original hardbox issue. Nicely molded and features full interior, molded-in underside detail, rubber wide-whitewall tires in 'near mint' condition, the four correct metal axles, four metal screws and numerous chrome parts. This kit has not been started in any way. NOTE: the stock version is 100% complete. All custom parts are missing. Missing custom decals and instructions. This is a very simple kit, you will not need the instructions.

Athearn Rock Island Passenger F-7A and F-7B Locomotives Genesis - HO Scale, 1/87, G1507

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Superbly detailed Genesis issue powered A and B locomotives. Judging from the very slight wheel wear, these were run perhaps three or four times BUT they were stored for a time 'on the track' or on a shelf (not in the factory boxes). As a result, the undersides are like new but the tops are dusty. They are 100% complete but both horns are broken off the "A" unit. The horns are present so you can repair them. Includes all three factory boxes (a box for each locomotive and the external sleeve for both those boxes), all the original factory dark gray foam packing material as well as (2) "F Series Diesel Locomotive Owners Guide" with an exploded diagrams on the back. I have no way to test these locomotives so they are sold as-is.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi Zero A6M5, 1/32, 1070

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

Large scale, well molded and detailed Zero featuring incredibly fine raised and also recessed surface detail, full cockpit, optional opened or closed canopy, highly detailed engine (a small kit on it's own), optional position wing flaps and landing gear, drop tank and pilot figure. Includes at least 4 different aircraft decal markings - for a night fighter, A6M2 and A6M5C. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

CM CGN-35 USS Truxtun (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$299   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit including all parts needed for assembly. Features high quality resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Hasegawa North American F-100D Super Sabre, 1/72, 1035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Late 1970s/early 1980s issue with markings for the very colorful high-vis aircraft shown. Features optional position landing gear, speed brakes and refueling probe. Weapons include 4 AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 Bullpups, 2 napalm tanks and 2 external fuel tanks. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Heinkel He-111 H-6 With Photoetched Parts - Luftwaffe 5./KG27 Russia Spring 1942 / 6./KG27 Russia / 4./KG100 Russia Autumn 1942, 1/72, E21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$42   

Excellent model from new molds. Features all fine, recessed panel lines, very good cockpit and bomb bay detail, optional position bomb bay doors and markings for three aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Grumman F6F Hellcat British Carrier Fighter, 1/48, 558-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$64   

Rare 1950s hardbox first issue in very good condition. Features superb Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit includes external bomb load and centerline fuel tank, pilot with seat and display stand. Molded in dark blue and clear and has Fleet Air Arm decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Dornier-Dassault Alpha Jet - Luftwaffe or French Air Force Prototypes, 1/72, 40005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Has markings for both air forces prototype aircraft.

Revell USS Norton Sound Rocket Launcher Missile Test Ship, 1/424, H331-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$550   

Fresh from a long-closed down hobby shop. Very rare kit from 1956; the molds were altered to make the class seaplane tender, which made any reissue impossible. The box has wonderful color and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, no fading, rips or tears, no stains, no price tag or tag marks and no tape or tape marks - this box even escaped the factory tape sealing machine! There is very light general wear and moderate wear to the lower right short side for 1" by 1/16". The prototype Norton Sound was originally a seaplane tender and was converted to an ocean-going laboratory for development and testing of guided missiles and rockets. This ship was key in the Navy's move into the guided missile age. The model features working cranes, operating launching platform for the Viking missile, Terrier with launcher, Jeeps and Lark missile. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. The small parts and decals are still factory sealed in the Revell clear bag. The larger parts were never sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes flag sheet and instructions. Instructions are in 'near mint' condition with the typical age yellowing as the only flaw. Decals are still factory sealed and would grade the same as the instructions.

Hobby Craft Tu-16 Flashpoint Badger - With Eagle Strip Decals - Kit Decals For Iraq (Iran-Iraq War) 1980 / Egypt (UAR) War Of Attrition 1967-69 / Egypt Yom Kippur War 1973 / Indonesia Borneo Crisis 1962 - (ex Trumpeter), 1/72, HC1346

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Includes Eagle Strike Decal Set #72042 Badgers in Service, with a color paint guide and markings for USSR / Egypt 1969 / China 1995 PLAAF / Egyptian 1973. In mint condition and never used. The actual kit is from high quality Trumpeter molds. Finely molded with all recessed detail. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.