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Aurora Jap Zero (Aircraft Carrier Artwork) - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$650   

Third issue of the rare Zero from Aurora. First issue was the 59 cent Brooklyn issue, then came the 88-59 'Carrier' issue, then this 'Carrier' issue 88-69. This art was only issued for one year and maybe less. Molded in brilliant high gloss yellow and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and correct decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-7 Compania Mexicana De Aviacion, 1/122, H222

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$110   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find Lodela issue with CMA markings. The kit is Revell's famous 'Pre-S' kit from 1954/55.

Otaki Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 Ocean Liner QE2 - Motorized, 1/450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$279   

Excellent model with superb mold quality and very good detail. Large-scale model can be built for static display or fully motorized with twin RE-280 or RE-260 motors (included) and easily converted to R/C (radio control). Inside, the kit it as new. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes all running hardware.

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.

AMT 1969 Buick Wildcat 2 Door Hardtop -Stock or Custom, 1/25, Y916-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

First issue. Features all parts needed to build stock or custom versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interiors (custom and stock), full custom front and rear end treatments and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with narrow red-line rubber tires, & metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one front wheel 'rivet' retainer. Easily made from scrap or a cut-off nail. Includes all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$225   

Rare first issue from the early 1950s. Correct gloss silver color with square original-style clear base and arm. Correct first issue instructions and decals. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is 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 A-8 with Two Eduard PE Sets / Quickboost Exhaust and Gun Barrels Sets / Eduard Mask / True Details Wheels / Kagero Decals / Eagle Spinner and Blades / Eagle A-8 Cockpit Set - (FW190A8), 1/32, ST21

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$120   

Build the ultimate 1/32 '109 A-8! Includes the following extras: Quickboost QB32020 Exahust, QB 32-15 Gun Barrels, Eduard 32-146 PE Set, 32-535 PE Set (both F8 but applicable), Eduard TX010 Mask Set, True Details 32006 Early Wheelset, Kagero FW190 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 Decals #4, Eagle Parts 46-32 Spinner and Blades and Eagle Parts 51-32 A-8 Resin and PE Cockpit with decals. All those items are complete and never used. There is also 90% of a Lion Roar PE Set. The actual aircraft kit is superbly molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM U-Boat Type IX-C Submarine - WWII, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$115   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Revell Russian T-34 Tank S Issue, 1/40, H538-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$110   

Original hardbox issue from 1958. Not the common 1990s reproduction. The box is in amazing 'near mint-' condition with like-new color & gloss and four solid corners. The box top is free of price tags, tape or even tape marks. Very light general wear is all that keeps it from being 'mint.' Kit features working, flexible treads, rotating turret and elevating gun, optional position hatches and four troops. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions have been inventoried 100% complete and are correct for this early issue.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$139   

One-owner model purchased on December 5, 1962 in Lexington, KY. Rare, early original hardbox issue in amazing, untouched condition inside. Includes every extra feature- the bonus parts for the 1/25 motorcycle, an unopened white tube of AMT Body Putty, sandpaper, upholstery material, "Model Car Builder" by Bud Anderson and the color fold out for the AMT Model Turnpike - all the rare extras. 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 parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sterling AT-6 Texan With Operating Landing Gear In Flight - 18 inch Wingspan, A9-149

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

18 inch wingspan kit for rubber free flight or control line. Includes innovative system for making the landing gear operate in flight. Stick and tissue model featuring quality die-cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, other wood stock as required, clear vacuform canopy (still in mint condition and not even yellowed), vac plastic details including gear well, pilot, cowl/engine & canopy, air scoop, finished wire landing gear struts, finished main and tail wheels, rubber motor, plastic prop, covering tissue and a big full color decal sheet. Includes excellent full size plans with detailed instructions. Never started and inventoried complete. Sterling was a famous manufacturer dating back to the 1930/40s flying model craze. Although they continued to produce kits for decades after the flying model slump following World War II, they eventually fell victim to the general lack of interest in modeling that occurred in the early 1980s. I always considered Sterling's offering to be 'deluxe' compared to other manufacturers.

Airfix DH Tiger Moth - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1004-30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

Very nicely detailed and finely molded older kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Focke-Wulf Fw-190, 1/47, 30-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

Dated 1960 and the first issue with this artwork. Note the 79 cent price extension and "Famous Fighters" in the border of the oval sunburst logo, which is unique to the 1960 release. Molded in gloss black and clear, with the two piece clear triangle-shaped stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

MPC 1970 Dodge Challenger Sub Lime Promo With Original Box and Decals, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$450   

Very, very rare promotional model, especially in this condition and with the original box and decals. The box is stamped "CHARGER SUB LIME." This model was obtained in 1972 in Lexington KY by a very discriminating adult collector. The model is in amazing condition. The paint has like-new color and gloss, the chrome is in factory-new condition and the model has never even been displayed outside the box. There is zero body warp and the clear is in 'near mint' condition. I would grade this one 9.5 out of 10 with 10 flawless. The deduction is for light box scratches on the roof. The decals are also very nice, with very light wear and a small amount of foxing being the only flaws. Even includes the original factory packing paper. The box is complete with all flaps and solid but has wear as shown and age foxing.

Dragon German Zerstorer Z-39 Smart Kit, 1/350, 1037

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. From state-of-the art new molds. It includes over 650 parts, photoetched details, a one-piece full hull and is extensively detailed.

Dumas 1940 Chris-Craft Barrel-Back Mahogany Runabout - 28 1/2 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship for R/C or Display, 1/8, 1234

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$295   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find big-scale radio controlled or stunning display model. Superb plank-on-hull kit featuring double planked hull with real mahogany exterior planking and birch plywood interior, complete running hardware with bronze prop, chrome fittings, decals, full size plans and full instructions.

Revell William Barker's Sopwith Camel, 1/28, H291

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$59   

Still factory sealed. Large scale (1/28) model dated 1969. Has full engine and cockpit detail and pilot and crew figures. 1969 reissue of the 1956-1959 'S' kit and includes special markings for Barker's Camel. William Barker's final combat mission was when he pitted his aircraft alone against 60 German aircraft. Barker was seriously injured, but destroyed 4 aircraft and damaged two others. He won the Victoria Cross for that engagement.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

SALE!! First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays 'Near Mint+' but is graded 'Excellent' because there is a tape tear on the top long side from the factory sealing tape.

Monogram Messerschmitt Bf-110E-1 - White Box Issue (Bf110E1), 1/72, 6812

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$25   

Roughly the fourth issue of this kit. Features clear canopy, two man crew, machine guns, bombs and full decals. Can be built with landing gear up or down and comes with display stand. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.