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Azur Vautour IIN - IDF 66 'Dragon' Tayeset 110 Knights Of The North / 67 'Cyclone' Tayeset 110 / 162 'Lilith' Tayeset 110 / 69 (Metal Finish) Tayeset 119, 1/72, A055

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

Highly detailed injection molded plastic model kit with many resin and some photoetched details. Features excellent dual cockpits, detailed gear wells, all recessed panel lines, and decals and paint guide for the 4 aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Berkeley Shoestring Goodyear Racer - 28 3/8 Inch Wingspan Control Line/U-Control Flying Model Airplane, 1/8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Large scale model for .14 to .36 sized gas engines. Ideal for flight or as a scale display. Features genuine Jim Walker U-Control System parts, shaped and notched leading and trailing edges, full color decals (two large sheets), formed sheet metal landing gear main strut, formed steel wheel pants, die-cut balsa and hardwood parts, formed metal spinner, formed metal cowl cheeks, formed clear plastic canopy (still in excellent condition and not yellowed), 'Step-Keel' Assembly Jig for the fuselage and much more. Inventoried and NOTE: missing two very easy to make balsa parts, both stabilizer ribs. They are easy to make because they come in pairs and the other one is present. Missing both wheels; otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: kit has very minor and very neat 'professional' quality assembly as follows: F4 and F5 balsa parts glued together properly and F10 and F11 glued together properly. There is no other assembly. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Monogram Beaver Jeep Half-Track Weasel Military Wheels Gift Set, 1/35, MGP1-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1350   

From 1957. Rare gift set includes four kits - Beaver/Jeep/1/2 Track/Weasel. Complete with original inserts. These kits have never been started. Each is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

CM BM1 USS Puritan (Coastal Monitor 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$129   

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 two to three weeks. In constructing the original vessel, the Navy used a few surviving odds and ends from the previous Puritan (1864). This enabled funding for the project from the appropriations line item for "Repairs"(!), rather than "New Construction." She was at sea in Cuban waters in 1898.

MPC Ford 1912 Model T, 1/32, 2-1017

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From quality Airfix molds. Very nicely detailed kit in 1/32 scale. Features full interior and back seat, full suspension and exhaust, optional top up or top down, driving figure, spare tire and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions.

AMT White Western Star Semi Tractor, 1/25, T546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Rare original issue; not a reissue. Super detailed model with hundreds of parts featuring full rolling chassis build up like the real truck, detailed Cummins NTD-35 6 Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel Engine, Spicer 16 speed transmission, Holland sliding fifth wheel, Mercury sleeper, Hendrickson tandem rear suspension, full interior, optional Frigiking Air conditioner, tilting hood and much, much more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were not (clear and chrome) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Sanwa Lockheed C-130B Hercules, 1/205, PA1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$155   

Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine surface detail, optional 'closed' or 'open' rear dual cargo doors, moving ailerons, rotating props, optional opened or closed crew boarding stairs/door and colorful decals. Molded in gloss silver, black and clear. includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Adams Thor Missile at White Sands with Launch Pad, 1/87, K162

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$210   

Rare kit dated 1958. Very well detailed featuring Thor missile, complete launching tower and ground crew of three. Molded in gloss white and medium gloss gray. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot - (Civil Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Sherman M4A1 Screamin' Mimi - with T34 Rocket Launcher, 1/32, 6500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$68   

Still factory sealed. 1983 issue of the this classic kit that was first issued in 1975. Very highly detailed for that time.

Airmodel Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave - Bagged, 1/72, 208

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$14   

Never started. NOTE: missing clear canopy but includes all other parts and instructions. Basic kit only with fuselage. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

AMT Kenworth Conventional W-925 Tractor Semi Truck, 1/25, T519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$179   

Original issue that is still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Super detailed truck with over 300 parts and many in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the real truck, complete interior cab and sleeper cab detail, one-piece tilting hood, vinyl air/hydraulic hoses, duel exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, straight or curved exhaust stacks, stock or custom rear wheel hubs, "Spicer" main 5 Speed and Auxiliary 4 Speed Transmissions, Air Ride Driver's Seat and 855 CID Turbo Charged Cummings Diesel Engine.

12 Squared He-176 1939 German Rocket Pionner - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. Limited run injection molded kit and the only 1/72 model of this historic rocket powered aircraft. Includes cockpit, landing gear, clear canopy and more.

Hobby Craft De Havilland DHC-3 Floatplane - SAC 4082 Command Wing USAF or Civil Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1/48, HC1655

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

NOTE: kit is not mint, has two broken parts. Please read carefully for the condition. Large-scale Otter that is well molded with all recessed panel line details. Features detailed cockpit, separately molded crew entry and cargo doors, clear windows for the cockpit and sides, floats and decals for two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: right front fuselage is broken off. It fits back perfectly and there is no deformation. An easy fix. NOTE: the left rear at the rudder is split but still attached. There is slight deformation; this will be a slightly more challenging repair.

Gavia Pfalz E.I - (E-I E-1), 1/48, 014-0606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Very nice kit of an unusual subject. Features very clean injection molded parts, many photoetched details, clear windscreens, excellent cockpit detail, very detailed rigging guide and more. There is a full color paint guide and decals for 3 different aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis, 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc +++

$900   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has the "Famous Fighters" in the oval 'Northern Lights' logo. This is the only kit made of the 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 floatplane. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. 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.

Glencoe FROG 3 Missile and Carrier - (Ex ITC), 1/32, 07401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$34   

Still factory sealed. From the original 1960s ITC molds. Excellent "classic builder" kit.

MPC 1904 Darracq, 1/32, 2-1020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

The Darracq was designed and built when France was the international center of motor vehicle excellence. While Britain, American and Germany either rejected the motorcar, showed indifference or activly fought to eliminate it, the French accepted it with open arms. As a result, the Darracq and other fine designs were the best automobiles in the world. The model is from 1975 and is a nicely molded kit of this successful early gasoline powered automobile. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Other kits in this series include the 1912 Ford T, 1905 Rolls Royce and 1930 Bentley

Revell Hawker Typhoon MK IB - Ace Roland Beamont, 1/32, H266

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$74   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave at the top edge. Features full cockpit detail and hinged entry/exit door, detailed Napier Sabre Engine with removable engine cowl, movable wheels and prop and decals for British Ace Roland Beamont.

Revell USS Long Beach CG(N)-9 - Nuclear Powered Cruiser - Commander Series, 1/508, H424-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$165   

1964 hardbox issue in very nice condition. This model is a reissue of the classic 1959 "S" kit. Well detailed and features Regulus II Cruise Missile with hanger and launcher, nuclear reactor assembly with removable cover, helicopter, Terrier and Talos missiles and launchers, radar and tracking antennas, decals, flagsheet and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: one flagstaff is broken at the base, but it is included and can be repaired. CGN-9 U.S.S. LONG BEACH was the world's first nuclear-powered warship. She was launched in July of 1959 as the lead ship of the first new cruiser class since WWII. Originally designed as an all-missile cruiser, she was later fitted with two 5"/36 caliber guns amidships. After serving more than 33 years, she was decommissioned on 1 May 1995.