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Revell S.S. Hope Hospital Ship - The World's First Peacetime Hospital Ship with Master Modelers Stamp And Hope Booklet, 1/500, H388-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


1962 hardbox 'Master Modeler' issue. This is the famous ship of Project Hope, which was financed by private citizens and US Industry. The ex-Navy Hospital ship was equipped with the latest technology and a staff of 6 doctors, nurses and technicians. The Hope and crew toured the world, treating disease and training doctors in the latest developments in medical science. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is factory new. All parts and all paperwork is still sealed in the factory clear bag. I can see that the special Hope booklet about the ship is present.

Entex Steam Tractor Pendle Princess -Traction Engine - (ex Bandai), 1/16, 9145

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare kit from the 1970s. Very large and highly detailed kit from superb Bandai molds. This model is an exact copy of the Richard Garrett and Sons Ltd Pendle Princess, which survived the steam era to become a museum display. The original was built in 1919 and was 7 tons. It produced 4 horsepower and reached about 6 mph. Molded in white, brown, red, yellow, gold plate, black, clear, clear tinted in red, light blue and green, and with real rubber tires, rubber tubing and several metal parts. Includes full pinstripe decals. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the vast majority) are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed (the two yellow parts trees) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please note that one spoke on one main wheel is broken neatly at the base. The part is present and an easy repair.

Aurora Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - Peacemaker, 1/333, 492-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Third issue hardbox dated 1961. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Note the oval sunburst logo with no yellow rectangular background. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and light, general wear as the only flaws. Features rotating propellers, full landing gear, auxiliary jet engines, clear canopy & nose and the Aurora 'Triangle World' clear stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions, both in 'excellent' condition.

Strombecker Convair Manned Lunar Reconnaissance Vehicle - by Krafft Ehricke, 1/91, D37-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very rare 1950s kit. Strombecker issued a series of exotic space craft from Convair designer Krafft Ehricke and the Disney 'Man in Space' series between 1954 and 1956. This is the one that has not been reissued, making it hard to find. Large and interesting model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'excellent++' condition, just like the box. This kit must be shipped insured.

Revell P2V-7 Neptune - 'S' Issue - (P2V7), 1/104, H239-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


1955 first issue hardbox with fantastic 'S' box art and factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, rips or tears, no stains, no price tags or marks from them and no tape or tape marks (other than the factory tape marks, of course). Flaws include light to moderate general wear an d the crease at the upper right; hence the grade of only 'very good+++' This is a well molded and detailed kit for that time featuring all fine recessed panel lines, tiny raised rivet detail, pilot and copilot figures, rotating turret with elevating guns, fully enclosed wheel wells, auxiliary jet engines, complete landing gear, underside radome, MAD tail boom, rotating propellers & wheels and more. The plastic is the correct gloss silver and clear and includes the famous Swivel Base Display Stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Precise McDonnell Douglas Spartan ABM

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Spartan. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Spartan handling the longer ranges. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is exceptional. Missile is NM with a tiny chip out of one fin and very slight wear. The base is NM also. Missile measures 17 inches long. There are no touch ups/repair and no cracks. Decal is near mint also on base. Base says 'Spartan - McDonnell Douglas - McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company'. Insurance required on shipping. NOTE: This model was issued with two bases. One had two pins to hold the missile. The other is the cradle pictured. This missile has the two pin holes - so it was either left over stock and put on the new base or found it's way to the newer base over the years.

Strombecker Convair Manned Observational Satellite Vehicle, 1/200, D39-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-


Very are kit from the late 1950s. The artwork is by Cal Smith and entitled 'Tender Flight Arriving.' The model is based on Krafft Ehricke design of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. The model is molded in very light blue plastic is 24 inches long when assembled. Includes a black display stand and large stand decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are flat and in 'very good' condition as are the instructions.

Model Shipways Dapper Tom Baltimore Clipper - 24 Inches Long, 2003

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


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Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features an excellent precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, scribed wood decking, wood stock as required with tapered yards, etc and two pages of full-sized plans including detailed rigging diagrams, full size profiles, detail drawings and more. There are also detailed text instructions. The kit has never been started. The metal fittings are still in the factory sealed bags and the other parts have been inventoried complete including instructions and plans.

Renwal The Visible Airplane Engine - WASP 9 Cylinder Radial by Pratt & Whitney, 1/4, 809-1495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor for operation. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. Includes book on Aircraft Engine Operation. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and accessories and instructions present. Please note that the box is only graded 'fair.' It has heavy wear, split corners, side litho tape tears, split corners and is missing a 4" section of one side.

CM BB-7 USS Illinois (1905), 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 2 to 3 weeks.

Aurora The Barnstormers Customizing Kit DH-4 and JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 200-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare one-and-only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. The box is in exceptional condition with 'excellent' color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags (and no marks from either), no stains, fading or torn/missing litho. Very light wear and edge wear are the only significant flaws. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, a DH-4 molded in gloss dark green and black, the JN-4 molded in gloss bright yellow and black, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts present and includes decals and instructions. The instructions sheets are both in 'near mint' condition and the decal sheets are both completely flat with the typical age yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Aurora Aurora ATLANTIS Merchant Raider Factory Model, 1/456

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


In the 1950s and early 1960s the major model manufacturers would create factory-built and painted display models. These were intended for hobby shops to help stimulate sales. These were disposable items that were produced in very low numbers, so they are very rare today. Here is one of the rarest of the rare: The 'Rattlesnake of the Ocean' Merchant Sea Raider Atlantis factory build up by Aurora. The unbuilt kit is among the most valuable and rare Aurora single kits, making the factory built display much more so. This one is in excellent original condition. The painting is 1950s professional quality as is the gluing. The glue has held up well and all parts of the ship are very solid. The ship is very clean. The original paint is almost flawless with some light scratches on the port side. The 'ATLANTIS' decals are perfect. The stack 'K' starboard decal is mint; the port one is missing 2mm of the white top on one leg of the 'K'. The factory cardboard wood-tone base is 100% intact with typical corner splits on the bends and edge wear. The removable covers display is mint with all 10 gun/hanger covers present. The kit is now 100% complete. It was missing 4 small parts which I am providing. I took them from an original Atlantis kit, so they are 100% correct. (they are the propeller, 'Y' rear crane, rear flag and rudder) Overall, this is an excellent and rare investment piece for the advanced Aurora collector. Shipping insurance required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW-190 - A6 or A8 - III/JG54 Green Hearts or JG54 Major Walter Nowotony, 1/32, S10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Sale Pending
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Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit from 1987. Has optional parts to build both versions listed and decals for both aircraft. Features good cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed engine and gun bay with separately molded access panels, detailed gear wells, optional position flaps and a drop tank.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare box art version and in very nice condition with good color, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Light, general even wear is the only flaw. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. There are two variations of this rare box - one with the Parents' Magazine mark and one without. The one without shows up the least, and that is this example. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter - Lodela Air Power Issue, 1/96, H138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++


Revell Lodela 'Air Power' series issue with framable box art. Features working rotors, full cockpit and 'greenhouse' clear nose. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien Tony, 1/32, H276-1000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1972 Japanese issue hardbox issue. Revell of Japan kit usually included special features and this one is no exception. First, it has a large and beautiful full color painting guide. Secondly, it has a very large decal sheet for 5 very colorful aircraft. The model is very nicely detailed for that time featuring full engine detail with removable cowling panels, complete cockpit, optional position landing gear and canopy, detailed gear wells, well done and realistic under-wing radiator and rotating wheels & propeller. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. As the large 'X' implies on the box top, there is no 'Profile' book or decals beyond the Revell ones described above.

Trumpeter Japanese Soryu Class Attack Submarine, 1/144, 05911

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Large scale and well detailed model of the largest tonnage displacement JMSDF vessel commissioned since WWII. The Soryu class has 12 submarines total planned and are being built in Mitsubishi and Kawasaki shipywards. The first two launched were Soryu and Unryu, both named after Japanese Aircraft Carriers of World War II. These are updated Oyashio class boats with four Stirling Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) engines, two Kawasaki diesel engines and two electric motors. Armament includes Type 89 torpedoes and UGM-84 Harpoon missiles.

Engel Senior Telemaster - 94.5 Inch Wingspan R/C Aircraft, 1/99, 1391B

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


Rare. NOTE: builder kit only. Contains wooden parts and metal gear struts only; missing all paperwork, small hardware packet and covering material. Very large flying aircraft designed for R/C operation. Never started. NOTE: the kit looks as if all the wooden parts are present, but I did not inventory it. Many are still bound by the red factory rubber bands. This kit is sold-as.

Top Flite F4u Corsair Gold Edition - 62 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, TOPA0100

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Sale Pending
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Very large scale Radio Controlled kit. Features 90% balsa sheeting, most parts formed to shape, CAD engineered wood parts with interlocking construction, precision formed ABS details and the ability to accept a wide number of options (not included) such as retracts, flaps, super detailed cockpit, etc. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside. All small parts are still factory sealed. All other parts are still in the factory rubber band bundles and have been inventoried complete including decals, excellent instructions and plans. NOTE: unless you specify otherwise, the kit will be shipped in the box shown. There will be an additional charge to pack and ship it in another box.

Airfix De Havilland DH-88 Comet Racer - Bagged T1 Logo, 1/72, 1399

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still factory sealed. Rare, early kit with the first Airfix logo.