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Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$119   

First issue from the early 1950s. Rare, big 1/48 scale kit. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 'excellent' condition, flat decals and instructions and even includes the original factory tissue paper. NOTE: although the kit is complete, 1/8 inch (.31cm) of one-half of a tip tank is gone - it either broke off or was short shot.

Sanwa Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 'Oscar', 1/106, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$55   

Hard-to-find. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Mania Mitsubishi C5M1 Ki-15 I Babs, 1/72, R-2001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very high quality model. Features excellent detail throughout, very complete interior and crew stations and more. With a beautiful full color painting guide and decals for several aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Bristol 175 Britannia The Whispering Giant With Frog Glue and Paint - BOAC Air Lines, 1/96, 350P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$179   

Rare from the late 1950s and even rarer in this condition. Large model features a full, unopened tube of FROG cement (still flexible), a factory glass vile of white paint (still good), the correct, large, blue FROG display stand, full landing gear, rotating props and and two colorful BOAC decal sheets. One includes the optional blue full size vertical stabilizer markings and the other is a very large and extensive sheet with all striping, logos, side windows, flags, registration for six different aircraft and more. The decals are flat (except the one end of the long sheet that is always curved) and very good with the original factory wax paper protector in place. The instructions are excellent also with only slight discoloration. The four props are still on the factory cardboard holder and have no broken blades. Even the Frog factory inspection sticker is still present "Packed by No.11 In the event of complaint please return this slip." never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Premiere TWO Shorts Tucano T.MK.1, 1/72, P1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Kit #1 is never started and 100% complete. Kit #2 is 100% but has minor and 'professional' quality to a few sub assemblies as follow: seats and sticks to floor; wing halves assembled; engine nacelle built. There is no other assembly. Cleanly molded and detailed with recessed panel lines. Includes markings for one of 6 RAF Trainer aircraft.

Hobby Craft Vampire FB9 Desert Fighter - Iraqi or Zimbabwe Markings, 1/48, HC1550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Nicely molded with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, twin underwing external tanks, detailed landing gear and a full paint guide and decals for both countries. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$169   

Still factory sealed. Rare and even rarer in this condition. Aurora USA issue retains the same artwork as the 1956 issue. From the logo style, this example dates from about 1965, although the copyright date for the artwork still says 1956. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 composition from the 'Golden Era' of modeling box art. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. There are no seal splits, fading or stains, tape or price tags, but there is very light crease at top center. 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, almost right up until the end.

Tamiya Citroen Traction 11CV Staff Car - French Army (Early) / French Civilian Car / Wehmacht Staff Car, 1/48, 32517

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and includes markings for all three versions listed.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$95   

Still factory sealed and the seal is intact. Hardbox is dated 1957 and has dramatic Jo Kotula artwork and the oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst. This is the second issue as it has the 79 cent price extension on the part number.

Yunyj Tyechinik Yakovlev Yak-18 - Light Acrobatic Aircraft, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$16   

Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. This is a 'Yunyj Tyechinik' ('Young Mechanic') release and not the earlier MZMPI. This company succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Good Soviet kit molded in bright green, black, white and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Yak-18s have been observed in service with the North Korean air force as recently as August 2018.

Easy Built Models Piper J3 Cub - 22 inch Wingspan for Free Flight, EB07

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

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Still factory sealed. Easy Built was a Canadian manufacturer who made excellent reproductions of classic flying designs from the 1930 and 1940s. Original plans were used. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue flyers. Features high quality printed balsa, strip wood, propeller, rubber, full sized plans and other accessories.

Skywave Equipment for Japan Navy Ship WWI 2 I, 1/700, 38

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

The ideal upgrade for your 1/700 ships. These are very fine moldings with greater detail than standard parts and it includes many parts that do not come with the complete ship models. Contains multiples of all the item shown on the box top. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes instructions printed only on the back of the box.

Sanwa Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/208, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$179   

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 raised (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors for fore and aft bomb bays, bomb load, working ailerons, wing flaps, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. 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 in 'Very good++' condition with yellowing being the only flaw and the instructions in 'very good+' condition with age foxing and slight yellowing as the only flaws. 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.

Flyline Models Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew - 23 inch Wingspan for RC / Free Flight or Static Display, 117

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Made for rubber free flight, but easily converted to electric RC with today's light and tiny servos and receivers. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, pre-cut spars and stringers, decals, plastic prop and vacuform spinner, clear window material, covering tissue, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Huma Model Messerschmitt M 35b (M-35), 1/72, 2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

This aircraft is an interesting part of the Bf-109 family line. The M 35 was a successful light sport acrobatic aircraft from 1933. The redesign was designated M 37, which became known as the Bf-108 Taufin...the lead-in to the famous Bf-109. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Messerschmitt Me-109 (Bf-109) - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1973 release that is very well molded and part of the very famous 1/48 scale series of WWII aircraft kits that Monogram originally developed in the 1960s. Features pilot figure, retractable landing gear and rotating prop and wheels.

Revell U-47 U-Boat Submarine Show-Off Model - With Interior, 1/125, H384

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

1975 release of the cut-away version of the famous "Snorting Bull" of Gunther Prien. Prien and his men survived 11 sailings but were lost on the 12th. On his second sailing, Prien made history by sailing into the British Base of Scapa Flow and sinking HMS Royal Oak. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Dragon Focke-Wulf Ta-152 C-0 - W.Nr. 110007 Feb 1945 Sorau Germany, 1/72, 5007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$23   

From 1992. Very high quality kit with all fine recessed panel lines and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Nitto Super Submarine IJN I-400 - Motorized, 165-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare and features fantastic early 1960s artwork. One of only 9 Nitto ship kits, and 5 of the nine were from ex-Sankyo molds. No scale is mentioned but the kit measures 7 inches long when assembled. It was designed for operation in water and features a red lower hull, light gray upper hull, 4 other light gray parts, a metal ballast weight, metal prop shaft, thrust bearing and unopened metal tube of glue. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the two factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back of the box.