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Hasegawa IJN Submarine I-400, 1/700, B-37-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$16   

Hasegawa/Minicraft issue. The I-400 was a huge 400 foot long submarine that carried three seaplanes. Originally it was intended to launch its aircraft against the Panama Canal, but this attack never materialized. Three of the seventeen subs originally planned for this class were completed. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Douglas DC-3 (C-47) Dakota - USAF or Silver Cities Airlines Decals, 1/72, 483

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$62   

Second logo issue kit from the late 1950s. Includes rare civil decals and paint scheme information for G-AMYV Silver City Airliner and military C-47. This kit is nicely detailed and molded for it's time. The gear retracts and extends, the elevator, rudder and ailerons move, props and wheels rotate, the rear and front doors can be positioned opened or closed, and there is an interior bulkhead and floor at the rear of the fuselage. Includes paratrooper, airline steward figure and two pilots. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Silver City was a independent British Airline that operated up to 15 DC-3s and was well known for it's Air Ferry Service with the Bristol Superfreighter (which Airfix also made a kit of).

Monogram USS Shangri-La Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, B5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. this is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory and even has the original cardboard divider. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The airwing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. Decals, instructions and all parts are excellent. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Athearn 40' AAR Steel Box Car Great Northern - HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kits. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype. Of the early metal box car kits, these are my favorites. Their popularity is witnessed by the various reissues through the years. Almost all the parts that are metal on the actual box car are metal on the model. This and the factory paint, lettering and decoration makes these kits difficult to beat for scale appearance. Features stamped steel body that is factory painted, decorated and lettered, steel car ends, doors and roof, steel ladders, door guides and brake platform, cast metal roof walk, bolsters, coupler pockets and three piece brake detail, stamped metal undercarriage beam with fine cross bearers, corner steps, grab irons and more. Includes real sprung trucks. The factory paint is 'excellent' with only light storage wear and I have packed them in the original factory wax paper sleeve and put them inside the instructions so it will not be damaged in shipment. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed envelopes and all other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Life-Like American President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner - (ex-Pyro), 1/547, 09279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

Long out-of-production and from the early to mid 1970s. From ex-Pyro molds. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Has markings for the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing one small lifeboat. One lifeboat has two broken davits (molded with the part) but both parts are included and an easy fix. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, 'very good++' decals, flag sheet and instructions present. Box is rough and only graded 'fair' as shown.

AV USK IK-3, 1/72, AV1009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Limited edition injection molded kit. Well detailed. Features photoetched brass fret of parts, film instruments and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Rare 1960s issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This is likely the 4th issue. I believe the 3rd issue is almost identical but has "Famous Fighters" in the oval logo. That would date this kit as 1963 and up till the 'Big A' box issue. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. The box is in excellent condition. There are no split corner and no repairs. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Missing stand. Never started. Otherwise complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Piper Cub 26 19/32 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane - Coke Bottle Issue, R7-59

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

1950s issue flying model with the box art showing a Coke next to the young builders snack plate and finished product. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction with high quality printwood, stripwood, wooden stock as required, fully formed wheels, covering tissue, prop and detailed full size plans/building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried complete. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply RMS Queen Mary Ocean Liner - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit, 1113

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Rare ship model from 1940. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed, hollow hull made from a wood composite. The hull is in excellent condition. Also includes full size plans/instructions, wood masts and stock as required and three sheets of printwood. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Revell USS Missouri Narrow Box - First Issue Pre 'S' Kit, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$115   

First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit. This is the first ship that Revell cut the molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. Although the box is graded VG (very good), it has excellent color and little wear. Inside the kit is 100% correct. The plastic is the high gloss medium gray. All small parts are still sealed in the factory cello bag and the original flag sheet is included. The instructions are the correct 'large' release for the first issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Otaki Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair - 111 Marine Lt. D. Dilong / Royal New Zealand Air Force / Corsair Mk II Royal Navy - (F4U1), 1/48, OT2-27-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Very nicely molded kit featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit, gear well and engine detail, gear doors detailed inside and out pilot, ground crew member, drop tank, decals for three colorful aircraft and a full color painting guide. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Schreiber-Bogen U-9 S188 Submarine (Type 205), 1/100, 559

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Large scale, full hull kit of this submarine launched in December of 1964. She is a museum ship now. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

Monogram Stuka Ju-87 G-1 Rudel - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6840

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$39   

Still factory sealed. Second or third issue dated 1968. Very well molded model for that time featuring cockpit detail, crew of two, two anti-tank cannon, 4-section windshield and decals for the tank-killing ace Major Ulrich Rudel, who destroyed over 500 tanks from his Stuka.

Verlinden Bf-110 G-4 Update Set, 1/48, 1252

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$15   

Still factory sealed. Contains detail items shown on the cover. Does not included base kit; the Revell/Monogram 1/48 one is recommended.

Aurora Eastern Boeing 727 Whisperjet - Photo Boxart Issue, 1/96, 351-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Rare 1968 hardbox issue with a beautiful box photo of a Eastern 727 at night on the ramp, ready for boarding forward and aft with airstair door extended. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct white and clear with the clear Aurora 'Globe' stand base and arm. The decals are intact, flat and 'excellent++' but have typical light yellowing. The instructions are excellent and correct for this issue as well. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

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 six to eight weeks.

Revell Guided Missile Fleet Set ABC 'Navy Log' Gift Set USS Norton Sound / USS Nautilus Submarine / USS Boston - 'S' Issue, G333-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$750   

Rare 1955 release. This is a very complete kit and it includes all three ship models with the small parts packets still factory sealed, instructions and decals, the three correct small bottles of paint (which still look good), brush and Revell 'S' Cement (opened). The box has wear as shown. The inner packing display cardboard insert is complete and in excellent condition. This gift set contains the USS Norton Sound, USS Nautilus and USS Boston. All kits have not been started. These are all original 1955 kits - the plastic color is the correct high gloss light gray and the decals and flags are correct as well. An unusually complete example of a rare kit.

Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$550   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, two bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but wear as shown. The kit has never been started. The missile parts are still factory bag sealed. All parts that were not factory bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Constructo Santa Maria Caravel of Christopher Columbus - 14.7 Inches Long, 1/55, 80606

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Simplified construction for an ideal first wooden ship kit. Features completely carved, machined and smoothed hardwood hull, many other hardwood parts all cut completely to shape, superb wood fittings, many metal fittings, printed cloth sails, rigging thread, instructions and excellent full-size plans. The kit has never been started. All smaller parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Only the hull and a few larger wood parts were never sealed; they are all present and mint.

Italeri Mig-29 UB Two Seat Fulcrum - Soviet / DDR / Czech Air Force, 1/72, 192

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$18   

Still factory sealed. Has color paint guide and decals for the three aircraft listed.