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Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$379   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears and no torn or missing litho. Flaws include general wear and edge and corner wear as shown. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Boeing 737 United Airlines, 1/72, 359-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

This rare 1/72 scale 737 hardbox is dated 1966 and features great Roy Grinnell art. Molded in white and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$219   

First issue Brooklyn kit from the early 1950. Molded in the correct light blue with little surface detail and no mass balances, pitot tube or landing gear struts, wheels and doors. Includes the correct rectangular clear stand for this issue. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition. 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.

Airfix Vickers VC-10 - BOAC, 1/144, SK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Third logo issue with a large and extensive decal sheet for any one of three BOAC aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Atomic Space Explorer Solaris - (Helios), 1/156, H1851-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$375   

Very rare 1968 reissue of the Helios "S" kit from 1959. The Helios was a 'near future' space model of a proposed nuclear powered lunar landing craft from 1959. The model was designed by Krafft A. Ehricke of Convair Astronautics Division, who also designed the Revell Space Shuttlecraft and some of the famous Strombecker Space kits. All phases of the flight can be recreated with the model; twisting the nose cone actually lowers the landing gear and power cables. Includes retractable landing gear, movable control surfaces, removable control capsule on first stage, gondola power cables that reel in and out, detailed living quarters with removable viewing panel, launch platform and 5 crew. Correctly molded in three colors: silver, dark blue and white. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'mint' condition and the instructions are 'near mint.' The box has perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or price tags, no tears or rips and no fading or stains. There is a light ding at the top center as shown and very light wear.

Revell Aerobee Hi Missile - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1814-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$105   

First issue hardbox kit dated 1958 with great box art. Not the common reissue. An excellent kit for that time, featuring removable missile, firing arm with working piston and cylinder, movable wheels, tow bar and detailed crew figures. Molded in the correct gloss gray and white. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Jo-Han 1960 Dodge Dart 2 Door Hardtop 3 in 1 - Custom / Stock / Racing, 1/25, 2460-140

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$185   

Extremely rare kit of a beautiful but seldom seen subject. Features detailed chassis with torsion bars suspension, full interior and a host of optional parts such as fender skirts, tach, floor shift, exhaust dump pipes, fender mirrors, chrome horns, dual aerials, louvers, continental kit and more. Molded in ivory/white, chrome plate, clear and with real rubber wide white-wall tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Hawk F4D Skyray Triangle Box, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$135   

Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. 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. Molded in correct gloss white with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box rates as 'good.' It is completely solid and free of repairs but has general wear and left upper corner damage as shown. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners.

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.

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.

MPM Focke-Wulf FW-190 S-5 - (FW190S5), 1/72, 72030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$27   

Very good quality limited issue kit of the two-seat '190 trainer. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, photo etched details and film instruments. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell North Cormorant Off-Shore Oil Rig, 1/200, 08803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$139   

Very rare. From 2004. Very large and detailed with 615 parts. Features waterline main structure with well detailed substructures, container units with internal fittings, detailed derrick, loading crane with movable boom, detailed structural walls, flare masts, lifeboats, helicopter landing platform, 40 drill strings, railings, detailed catwalks with steps and full decals. Molded in multiple colors to match the boxtop artwork. The kit has never beens started. All parts but the railings are still in factory sealed bags. The railings are not sealed (one tree only) and have been inventoried with all parts present along with decals and instructions. Box has significant wear as shown.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf Fw-190 A-5/A-8 - With Two Eduard PE Detail Sets - JG54 Walter Nowotny / Kdr. JG26 Josef Priller / II.JG300 Ernst Schroder, 1/32, ST6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

Includes the following Eduard PE Sets: #32-035 which includes three frets of brass parts and film instruments (all designed for this kit) and #32-036 FW190 A5/A8 Flap Set (also designed for this kit). Both PE sets have never been used and are inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions present. The actual kit features cockpit and detailed pilot, optional position canopy, detailed engine and gun bay with separately molded access panels, detailed gear wells, optional position flaps, drop tank and decals with paint guide for the three aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter Fairchild Republic A-10A N/AW Thunderbolt II With Three Eduard PE Sets / Airmo GAU-8A Gun / Verlinden Cockpit / Verlinden Detail Set, 1/32, 02215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$144   

Build the ultimate A-10 N/AW Two Seater in any scale! Includes Eduard #32-063 PE Armament Set, Eduard #32061 Interior PE Set, Eduard #32062 Exterior PE set (all three factory sealed), AIRMO 32-701 GAU-8A Super Detailed Metal Gun Kit (sealed), Verlinden #1706 N/AW Cockpit Detail Set (factory tape sealed) and Verlinden #1691 A-10 Detail Set(factory tape sealed). The actual kit is very highly detailed and finely molded. Features 30mm cannon, metal landing gear struts and other metal parts, resin engines, rubber tires, optional clear nacelles and much more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Tamiya Flakpanzer Gepard Anti-Aircraft Tank, 1/35, 3599

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Very highly detailed armor kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lodela de Havilland Mk3 Vampire - F.A.M. Mexican Air Force, 1/72, RH4205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Nice model with good detail and very colorful Fuerza Aerea Mexicana decals (including red stripes) for the aircraft on the box top. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Dassault Mirage III E Argentina Las Malvinas - Falkland Islands Invasion, 1/72, RH4538

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

1980s Lodela Argentina Falkland Islands War issue with about 90 pieces. Features removable, detailed engine, optional position canopy, retracted or extended undercarriage and loadouts of bombs, AIM-9 Sidewinders and drop tanks. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Supermarine Spitfire Mk II - Wing Commander Douglas Bader November 1940 / P.O. A.S.C Lumsden No.118(F) Squadron 1941, 1/48, 85-5239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Dated 2005. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel detail, recessed control surface outlines, correct fine fabric texture on the control surfaces, 'very good' cockpit, optional position three-piece canopy, rotating prop and wheels and decals with paint guide for the two aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Toms Modelworks Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien, 1/700

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Waterline Liberty Ship model beautifully cast in high-definition resin with extensive cast metal and numerous photoetched details. Never started and still in the internal factory sealed bags. With instructions.

ITC SS France Ocean Liner - (Norway), 1/450, 3600-4-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. This is a large 1/450 scale kit of the SS France, one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Very good detail for the time. Features full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the kit is like new. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting like in the ITC United States. Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The red parts are not sealed but have been inventoried complete. Decals, flag sheets and instructions are included.