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Aurora Albatross D-3 - (Albatros DIII), 1/48, 104-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare. Please note, this is a 'Famous Fighters' logo, first box art issue kit WITHOUT the Parents' Magazine Logo and a 69 cent price extension. This is the first time I have seen a non-79 cent version of this kit. Just when you think you have Aurora figured out, another variation comes along! That would make this the true third issue of this kit - only three issues have the 69 cent extension and are from 1956 and 1957. This kit has not been factory overstamped to 79 and still shows 69 on both sides The kit is molded in gloss dark green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'excellent' and the instructions are near mint. Please NOTE that the box only grades 'good.' The box has good color, is very solid (including all four corners) and has no fading but there is the obvious short litho tear under the logo on the box top. Additionally, there is general wear as shown and a short piece of masking tape on each of the two long sides.

Revell Boeing 747 Aerolineas Argentias Jumbo Jet - Lodela, 1/144, RH4513

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed and the seal has drawn the box top concave. Very rare Lodela issue. Please note the 30th anniversary of Lodela logo at the top right. The kit appears to be from the mid to late 1980s as the side panel mentions that in 1987 Aerolineas Argentinas celebrates 20 years of service between Argentina and Mexico. Features extensive decals with all side stripes, fin flash, name boards and more, fine raised and many recessed panel lines, detailed landing gear that can be built retracted or extended, detail main gear bay, good engine inlet and exhaust detail and a large display stand.

Revell A-5A A3J Vigilante - Strategic Air Power Issue - VAH-7 USS Enterprise, 1/82, H134-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. 1968 issue. This is the about the third issue of the Vigilante bomber "S" kit that Revell first produced in 1959. This model marked a turning point in Revell kit quality. Features all recessed panel lines, excellent scale detail, opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC with Interior - and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Paddle Steamer Goethe, 1/160, 05232

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Hard-to-find. Dated 2004. Very well detailed with 294 parts. Features one piece full hull, detailed superstructure, decks with interior seating, chair, benches, two movable paddle wheels, detailed bridge, lifeboats, decals, flags and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box has significant wear and creases as shown but the kit inside is in 'new' condition.

Lindberg Messerschmitt Me-262, 1/48, 538-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1950s hardbox issue with dramatic Gaekdke artwork. Loaded with working features - detailed jet engines with removable panels, retractable landing gear, detailed gun bay with opening covers and hinged pilots canopy. Includes the famous Lindberg clear display stand as well. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present

Monogram Navy Grumman F3F-3 - (F3F3) White Box Issue, 1/32, 6851-0225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


1973 issue of the classic Four Star model that retains all the special features of the first issue. When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Also includes movable control surfaces, very well detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, instructions for rigging and full decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is graded 'good' because it has very light staining; it is so light it may not show up in the photo.

Fujimi Westland Aerospatiale Sea Lynx - West German Navy Marineflieger Geschwader 3 'Graf Zeppelin' Nordholz, 1/72, 36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Nicely molded kit with primarily recessed panel lines, full cockpit and cabin floor, detailed rotor head, optional position double cabin doors and rotating main and tail rotors. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Chris Craft Constellation for R/C or Display - (ex-Marx), 1/20, 70814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


2006 issue from the original excellent Marx molds, which were cut in late 1950s. Measures 30 inches long when built. This is Lindberg's R/C issue and it includes two electric motors, all necessary hardware, R/C and motor mounting plates...just about everything except batteries and a 2 Channel Radio. There is plenty of room in the vast hull for lighting, noise/speaker and any equipment or larger batteries you may wish to add. Molded in white, silver and clear with many brilliantly chromed parts. The molds were reportedly damaged in this run, which if true would prohibit a reissue. Never started. Almost all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The few that were not have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - 'S' Issue, 1/249, H355-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Rare first issue hardbox dated 1957 with the 'S' logo on the sides and incredible artwork. Large scale kit features a full hull, complete deck fittings, a display stand and is very nicely detailed for that time. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions are still sealed in the internal factory bag.

Strombecker Cessna T-37A Tweet - USAF Jet Primary Trainer, 1/48, D33-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


From the mid 1950s. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. They made a total of 5 molds for plastic injected aircraft kits, the 1956 Sea Dart being the first. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. One kit was this T-37A, which after Strombecker's demise, was issued as an Aurora kit. This is a very nice kit for that time with operating landing gear, dive brakes and canopy, as well as 'good' cockpit detail and instruction and student pilot figures. Includes very colorful and extensive decals in 'excellent' condition and full instructions with two photos of the completed model and one photo of the real aircraft, exploded parts diagram and very nicely illustrated building steps. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the hinge frame for the canopy. Can be built without this part (Aurora eliminated it in their issues). Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg McDonnell F-88 Voodoo - (XF-88), 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1950s first issue and still the only injection molded 1/48 XF-88. Features movable controls, detailed ejection seat and pilot, scale jet engines with inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional wing tip tanks, full landing gear and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Varney 40' Billboard Reefer Old Dutch Cleanser Car with Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, RW-1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Excellent kit featuring real sprung trucks and steel car sides and ends that are factory prepainted and lettered for Old Dutch Cleanser. The roof is also metal and factory painted. This issue has a plastic underbody that is factory mint - it has not warped. The kit has never been started. The small parts were factory sealed are still in the sealed envelope. The large parts were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Heller Mureaux 117, 1/72, L095

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Early yellow-logo "L" part number issue from the 1960s with wonderful wrap around box art. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora C-141A Starlifter, 1/108, 376-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++


Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1969 issue with the 'Big A' logo. Still the largest injection molded Starlifter kit ever made.

AMT 1964 Buick Wildcat 2 Door Hardtop 3 In 1 - Stock / Custom / Racing, 1/25, 6524-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Very, very rare original issue. This is one-owner kit purchased new in 1964. Very well detailed model with full engine and engine compartment, complete interior, opening hood and many optional parts. Molded in white, chrome and clear and with rubber wheels. The kit has not been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. Decals and instructions are included. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper only; the transfers are fine except for typical micro-cracking. There are a few minor tire burns but not on any major parts.

Guillows Jetfire Glider - Bagged

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


Still factory sealed. 15 Cent issue from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The famous and popular Jetfire features a real plastic canopy with pilot outline, completely diecut parts with colorful red printing, assembled in less than a minute and was ready to fly! Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2014.

Pyro The Privateer Antique Pistol, 1/1, C202-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Early hardbox issue from the late 1950s or very early '60s. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring an accurate model. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag; the two largest parts were never sealed and are complete including instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo Chrome Plated - 15th TRS Kadena Air Base Japan / 45th TRS, 1/72, MJ-05-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Very rare 1960s Japan Issue that is completely chrome plated. Each tree is individually factory sealed so the plating is in amazing factory 'mint' condition. Please note the early rectangle logo. Has decals for two high-visibility paint jobs with colorful tail markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box has water damage but the kit inside is mint as are the decals and instructions.

CM BB-2 USS Texas (2nd US Battleship 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


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 six to eight weeks.