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Shizukyo Leopard 105MM Cannon West German New Type Tank, 1/50, TS-203-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Very, very rare and an excellent investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from 1965 and is well detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All parts but the upper and lower hull halves, motor and treads are still factory sealed, and the biggest bag has a nice paper header. The sealed gear box metal is shiny like brand new. Amazingly, the treads are in perfect condition and still 100% flexible. They are held together by the factory rubber bands! The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 'near mint' also. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora N-156 Freedom Fighter (F-5), 1/48, 140-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. The only flaw is a split seal on the right short side. 1962 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. This kit is a very good representation of the rare 'Freedom Fighter' prototype N-156. It developed into the F-5, which was widely exported and saw service in over 30 countries. Only three of the N-156 prototypes were built. The design centered around two GE J85 turbojets which originally powered the ADM-20 Quail decoy carried by the B-52 fleet. Initially there seemed to be little demand until President Kennedy's Military Assistance Program required a low-cost fighter that could be provided to US Allies. The N-156 was easily the top choice. It was renamed the F-5 and the rest is history - it became one of the most widely used fighter/bombers in post-WWII history and is still in service in some air forces. Kit includes pilot, cockpit and instrument panel and three drop tanks and early AIM-9 Sidewinder Air-to-Air Missiles.

Aurora Focke-Wulf FW-190, 1/48, 30-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$179   

Still factory sealed. The box is in 'near mint' condition but the seal has a few small splits on the corners where it shrunk. Aurora of Canada issue dated 1964.

CM FF1037 USS Bronstein (1981), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$150   

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.

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn Issue - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$650   

Rare very first issue with no landing gear, no bombs and very little rivet detail. All parts correct for this kit including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals. Box would be excellent except for slight bow inward. Box is no creases, no additional tape/tags, no litho rips/tears and no split corners. All 4 side panels as well as the bottom tray are excellent with no issues. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Billing Boats Krabbenkutter Fishing Ship - 21.6 Inches Long For R/C or Display, 474

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$165   

Still factory sealed. Excellent and complete plank-on-frame kit with die-cut parts and a full set of deck fittings.

Revell Army Combat Team Gift Set M4 (M-4) Sherman Tank 'Black Magic' / 155MM 'Long Tom' Gun and High Speed Tractor / Jeep and Trailer / G.I. Figures - 'S' Kit, 1/40, G527-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$595   

Very Rare. 1956 first and only issue. Contains the following kits - M-4 Sherman, 155mm gun and high speed tractor, jeep and trailer. The Sherman features movable track and suspensions, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action'. The 155mm gun and tractor has many working features - the M-4 tractor has movable tracks and working bogies, rotating and elevating machine gun, driver and interior details. The gun can be stowed for transport with the tractor and all extra gear to do this correctly is supplied. The Long Tom features an elevating barrel, moving limbers and detailed mechanism. The jeep features rotating wheels, radio, jerry cans, detailed chassis and suspension, tilting windshield, driver/soldier and general figure, detachable trailer with rotating wheels, generator, cable reel, packs, tool box and more. Includes unopened large tube of Revell 'S' cement and the paint brush marked 'Revell' but no paint is present. NOTE: The Sherman and Long Tom 155mm have not been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions have general wear and the Sherman instructions have split folds that have been neatly taped. The High Speed Tractor has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions but NOTE: is missing the decals. The Jeep and Trailer have been built but not painted. Quality of assembly is above average but there are some small areas of visible glue. The jeep is missing one bedroll (an accessory) and decals. Instructions are present. The G.I. Figures is missing (1) guard and base and mortar. Four men are glued to their bases; four more were glued but fell off due to old glue. All other figures are included in addition to the GI instructions.

Athearn Sante Fe ATSF F3A And F3B Freight Locomotives Genesis - HO Scale, 1/87, 0G2502B

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

Superbly detailed Genesis issue powered A and B locomotives. Although in excellent condition, these have been run because I can see some wheel wear. They were run more than just a test run; however, they were not run very much as there are no other signs of wear and use. The "B" unit is in perfect physical condition. The "A" unit has one flaw - one horn is broken off, but that horn is present so you can repair it. Each is 100% complete and includes all three factory boxes (a box for each locomotive and the external sleeve for both those boxes), all the original factory black foam packing material and one Genesis "Owners Guide" with exploded parts diagram on the back. I have no way to test these locomotives so they are sold as-is.

Berkeley Shoestring Goodyear Racer - 28 3/8 Inch Wingspan Control Line/U-Control Flying Model Airplane, 1/8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Large scale model for .14 to .36 sized gas engines. Ideal for flight or as a scale display. Features genuine Jim Walker U-Control System parts, shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, full color decals (two large sheets), formed sheet metal landing gear main strut, formed steel wheel pants, die-cut balsa and hardwood parts, formed metal spinner, formed metal cowl cheeks, formed clear plastic canopy (still in excellent condition and not yellowed), 'Step-Keel' Assembly Jig for the fuselage and much more. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two very easy to make balsa parts, both stabilizer ribs. They are easy to make because they come in pairs and the other one is present. Missing both wheels; otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: kit has very minor and very neat 'professional' quality assembly as follows: F4 and F5 balsa parts glued together properly and F10 and F11 glued together properly. There is no other assembly. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

CM USS Milwaukee (Protected Cruiser 1910), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$245   

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 two to three weeks. The USS Milwaukee was wrecked off Eureka, CA on December 14, 1916, while attempting to tow the stranded submarine H-3. The decision to employ Milwaukee, instead of a commercial salvage firm with much experience in local waters, has been the subject of historical criticism. H-5 was later successfully recovered and returned to the Fleet.

CM HMCS Halifax (Modern Canadian City Class FFG), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$195   

Kit built by Fred Bustard from CM model. 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 two to three weeks.

Lindberg X-3 Stiletto / F-88 Voodoo / F-86 Sabre Gift Set, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$295   

Very rare 1950s triple gift set for the advanced collector. All boxes have the Ray Gaedke illustrations and are in Exc++ to NM- or condition. The cardboard gift sleeve is in Exc++ condition. The gift set was neatly opened at the back. Since it was opened, I did an inventory on all kits. They have never been started. All are 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 707 Flagship American Airlines 'S' Issue, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$175   

Very hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in it's initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including excellent decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$145   

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. Molded in the correct high gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing stand arm. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and decals. The box has wear and creasing as shown. It is missing three of the four small inside flaps. Both large and visible end flaps are complete. 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 DC-7 United Flight 707 Airport Set - 'S' Kit, 1/122, H220-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$450   

Rare and very desirable kit with the Disney Promotional Sticker. Contains the colorful United DC-7 and all the accessories shown on the box top - Texaco fuel truck, boarding stairs, United Red Carpet, stanchions, tow tractor with tow bar, baggage truck with three baggage carts and figures for the pilot, refueler, model, stewardess, camera man and two drivers for the tow and baggage tractors. The box is in exceptional condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no tape or tag marks, no fading and no litho damage. Light and even general wear are the only flaws. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is complete. The aircraft small parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The aircraft parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The airport parts have been inventoried complete (they are in the original bag but it has been opened). Includes excellent decals and instructions.

Hawk Triangle Box F4D Skyray, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$185   

Rare Triangle Box issue from the late 1950s. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box is very good. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners. There are no price tags and no other tape. The box has not been repaired. There is edge wear, some creasing and a short tear on the bottom but no litho or cardboard is missing.

Aurora Convair 990 Jet Mainliner United Air Lines, 1/107, 397-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$1299   

Very rare kit from 1962. First and only issue. This is the largest injection molded kit ever made of the very fast Convair 990 airliner. The box has as-new color and sheen with four solid corners and no repairs. There are no price tags, tape or price tag/tape marks. The only flaw is light edge wear. The model is molded in the correct white and clear plastic, with the large clear triangle display stand and full color United decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both flat with slight yellowing being the only flaw. NOTE: shipping insurance is required with this kit. The Convair 990 and its near sister 880 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. The commercial failure of the 990 caused Aurora to pull these molds from production shortly after the introduction of the kit. The 990 was a larger and faster (Mach .91) airliner than the 880, 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 for decades after the last one was phased out of commercial service. 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.

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

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$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.

Coast Model Aircraft The Cloud Chaser 54 - 54 in Wingspan Class A/ B/ C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$135   

Large and complete kit. Includes full size plans, quality balsa stock and printwood, steel wire landing gear, turned balsa wheels, silkspan covering, celluloid windows, tube of glue, bottled dope (still good), plywood firewall and hardwood motor mounts. Likely from the 1940s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Faller Convair 440 Convairliner Metropolitan - Lufthansa, 1/98, 1440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$189   

Very rare kit from the 1960s. Large scale (near 1/100) model of the famous Convair airliner, transport and executive taxi. While many 440s were prop-jets, this model depicts the version with two Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp R-2800-CB17 engines. Nicely molded an early kit with fine raised rivet detail, optional position passenger rear door, rotating propellers and Lufthansa decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.