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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$425   

First issue early 1950s from the Aurora Brooklyn factory. Molded with correct light gloss blue and clear plastic with correct Brooklyn stand, decals and instructions. Even has original packing tissue paper. Decals are in beautiful condition and are still flat. Box is excellent with light scuffing as the only flaws. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

AMT 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Hardtop or Convertible, 1/25, 2205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$58   

Can be built as street or includes many parts for a custom version such as tires, wheels, chopped windshield, front pan, grill, bumpers, headrest and much more. Includes stock Fuel Injection engine, custom 2x4 or single 4 carbs and intake, factory exhaust manifolds or custom tuned exhaust, complete interior with stock or Hurst shifter, opening hood, stock or lowered front, roll bar and optional hardtop. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed. The chrome and clear parts were not factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Aurora Panzer VI King Tiger - Heavy Tank (Henschel Turret) SS Panzer Divisions, 1/48, 064

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$85   

Still factory sealed. 1976 Aurora 1/48 armor issue with improved molds. Kit features Zimmerit anti-magnetic finish, working bogies and flexible tracks, opening hatches, tank commander, rotating turret, three troops and decals for six different SS Panzer groups including 5th and 9th SS Panzer.

Tamiya Fieseler Fi-103 V-1 Missile With Dolly, 1/48, 52

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. High quality kit with extensive decals/stencils and wheeled dolly.

Heller Nina Columbus' Exploration Ship, 1/75, 765

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$38   

Early issue from the 1960s. Nicely detailed kit of one of the three ships that Columbus used on his exploration voyage. Large scale model features full hull, complete deck fittings, billowing vacuform sails and full rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes colorful flag sheet and instructions. The sails are in 'excellent' condition.

SIG Mini-Maxer - 23 Inch Wingspan Rubber Powered Freeflight Aircraft, FF-24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

George Perryman's contest-winning design. Typical high quality SIG kit with complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, contest rubber, die cut parts, metal prop shaft, bushings and bearings and covering material. Never started and inventoried complete.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules - 'S' Issue, 1/140, H247-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$129   

1956 'S' issue with fantastic box art and brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape (except the factory sealing tape) or tags. The flaws include light general wear. The kit includes the fuel truck and engine check stand with ground crew member. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the famous clear early Revell 'Globe' Swivel Base Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

AMT 1962 Buick Electra 2 Door Hartop 3 in 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Stylized, 1/25, S-522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Rare original issue that also includes AMT Body Putty and sandpaper (both never used), bonus parts for the motorcycle kit and the color fold out for the AMT Model Turnpike. The actual kit is very nicely molded and can be built any one of three ways - stock, custom or racing. Includes a very large number of optional custom parts so you can make a totally unique automobile. Features detailed complete engine & compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed chassis and suspension, numerous optional parts and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all car parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals and upholstery material. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.

Sterling Century Sea Maid 20 - 27 Inch Long Boat For R/C Or Scale Display, B-8M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$149   

Part of a very famous series of scale, operating wooden cruisers and yachts from Sterling. The Century Boat Company Sea Maid features an entire coving of mahogany for the hull, diecut and embossed deck, die-cut mahogany sides, bottom, transom, bang rails and inner walls, inter-notched self-aligning constructions, die-cut balsa bulkheads, keep, frame, members, etc, die-cut plywood firewall, motor mount bulkheads and more, poplar motor mounts, plastic windshield, decals, yachting ensign, printed instrument panel, marine hardware including shaft, stuffing box, power propeller, nuts, bolts & rudder, dowels, die-cut and shaped seats, large detailed step-by-step drawings and instructions, complete radio control installation and rudder escapement and more.

Revell SH-2F Seasprite Helicopter, 1/48, 4823

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$52   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1996. Rare large scale Seasprite. From well-detailed ex-Matchbox molds.

Funaro & Camerlengo 40' Wood Milk Car (Reefer- Refrigerator Car) - Central Vermont - Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 6730

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as extensive decals for Central Vermont. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were not bagged have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Cleveland Westland Whirlwind Master Kit - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

'Master' issue in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. 33 3/4 inch wingspan. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. Very highly detailed and complete kit for it's time. Features high quality printwood, stripwood, center drilled nacelle blocks, all other blocks as required, spars, clear window material, very large and highly detailed full size plans and more. Please note this is the wartime issue and does not have paint bottles. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane Newpaper Issue, 1/48, 105-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

1964 issue that uses the same (but modified) box art from the first 1956 release. This kit is famous for being molded in a stunning gloss burgundy and black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Mamoli USS Constitution Old Ironsides 54 Gun Frigate 1797, 1/97, MV31

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$289   

Very large and detailed kit that retails for $599 if it becomes available again. Plank-on-frame model measures 973mm long (38.3 inches) when assembled. Features all beautifully factory-cut bulkheads, keel, decking and other ply and hardwood parts, high quality stripwood, 'oxidized copper' color plates for the lower hull, cast metal and wood full fittings set, all rigging material and a huge amount of instructions/plans in 'near mint' condition. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. All the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes all paperwork in the original factory clear bag.

Comet Miniatures Flying Sub From Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, MM03

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Rare and still factory sealed. No scale is given, but the cast metal sub is about 1.5 inches wide. Includes painting guide on the back.

Aero Graphics Fokker Eindecker - 21.5 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft With Rubber / CO2 / Electric Power

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Superb flying model that can be powered three ways. Features high quality printwood sheets, factory cut stripwood and spars, all required metal hardware, plastic prop and thrust button, vacuformed wheels and pilot bust, covering tissue, a large sheet of authentic decals, full size plans with detailed building and flying information and more.

Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt - Gabreski or RAF - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA187-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

First issue dated 1967. High quality kit that builds to a beautiful model. Has markings for Gabreski's aircraft and RAF 81 Sq. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7 Pan Am Airport Scene - 'S' Kit with Boarding Ramp / Stanchions / Gasoline Truck & Trailer / Tractor with 3 Baggage Carts / Aircraft Tractor and 7 Figures, 1/122, H257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$2200   

Very, very rare, complete and 100% correct. The Pan Am Airport Scene was commissioned by Pan Am in the late 1950s and only sold through the airline, not through Revell distributors. This has made it one of the rarest Revell kits in existence. It is widely considered an 'S' kit since it was made at that time and features that style of artwork, but the box never had the yellow 'S' anywhere on it. It contains all the parts and markings listed in the title and makes an incredible airport diorama. The box has excellent color and gloss with no tears or stains. Three corners are solid - the other has been repaired very neatly with clear tape. There is general wear as shown but no other damage. Inside, the parts are as new. All pieces are in the correct gloss silver plastic with the clear Revell 'Swivel Base Display Stand.' The airport accessories are still sealed in the original factory bag, including the metal axles. The unique decal sheet for this special issue is intact, never cut and in 'good' condition. It contains Pan Am DC-7 decals and markings for the ground equipment. The decals are flat but have some yellowing and two creases. On the back they have the correct Revell markings and part number to be original for this model. The instructions are 100% correct and original for this model. They are in 'very good+' condition with the usual yellowing, two very small thin spots and one very light stain. In all, an excellent investment piece that has never been started with the airport parts bag sealed and otherwise inventoried complete with the correct decals and instructions. Please note that Revell did NOT issue this kit with paper 'carpet' like the United Airlines Flight 707 Airport Scene. The 'carpet' has been intentionally de-listed from the area of the box that describes the contents and has been removed from the instructions as well. Although this kit does not have an 'S' on it, I have included it as an 'S' kit since it is from that time frame and shares the common box art theme.

Hasegawa USS Alabama Battleship, 1/700, WL B121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit.

AMT American LaFrance Custom Pumper Fire Truck, 1/25, T513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Early issue with excellent mold quality. Likely from the 1970s or very late 1960s. Deluxe issue includes and very nice instruction book with color front and rear covers as well as a small American LaFrance history brochure. Large and highly detailed kit with over 300 parts - and more than 100 of those are chromed. Builds a full rolling chassis just like the real truck with supercharged, fuel injection V-8 Detroit Diesel, full suspension, exhaust and driveline and two stage 'Twinflow' pump. Features complete engine and engine compartment, fully detailed cab, 3 ladders, hollow flexible hoses with twin hose reels and nozzles, 4 fire axes and pike pole, rubber tires and much more. The large decal sheet has enough gold letters and numbers to make almost any city or county pumper and also has pre-made markings for City of Troy (Michigan), Elmira Fire Department, San Franscico, Atlanta and Baltimore. Molded in white, clear tinted yellow, clear tinted red, clear, chrome and with flexible tires. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.