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Revell Bendix Talos SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - US Navy Missile 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$189   

First and only issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with fantastic artwork and the 'S' logo on the sides. Large scale kit that is well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: Box displays better than the 'VG++' grade, but was graded as such due to a very light 'Highland Hobby Shop' stamp on the box top.

Cox Tee Dee .049 Gas Engine - Never Run and In The Original Jewel Case, 170

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$124   

Very rare in this condition. Not a kit, but a factory built engine that is NOS - never run and mint. It has never been removed from the cardboard display The clear Cox 'Jewel Case' is in 'near mint' condition which is rare. It is complete and intact with paperwork and two wrenches.

Aurora AT-6 Texan, 1/48, 70-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$54   

From 1956 and the rare first issue of this classic kit. Please note the early rectangular logo "Aurora Line" logo. It is molded in silver and clear plastic and includes the correct early rectangular clear base Aurora stand, the correct instructions showing this base, and the correct early Tatem decals which Aurora issued without a stand decal. (Aurora included stand decals with the introduction of the triangular 'world' base style clear stand.) Molded in silver and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays better than the 'fair++' grade is because the box has a thin border of masking tape along the lower sides.

Frog Curtiss Tomahawk P-40 - Flying Tigers Hank Geselbreacht 1942 or RAF Clive 'Killer' Caldwell 250 Sq 262 Wing, 1/72, F197

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$24   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the lower long side. This is a high quality, well molded Frog kit with no rivets, just fine panel lines for a realistic model. Includes decals for the two aircraft listed and a three-view, full color painting guide for both on the bottom of the box.

Airfix Grumman TBM-3 Avenger - CV-10 USS Yorktown or CV-20 USS Bennington, 1/72, 297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

1960s Type Three logo issue with great box art. Zeros press in close to score hits on a formation of TBFs as Avenger gunners score back. Well molded kit for that time featuring rotating turret with elevating gun, three crew members, moving ailerons, all correct clear windows, optional position landing gear, underwing rockets and decals for both aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

SNAP Combat Jeep And Trailer - With 3 GIs - (ex Revell), 1/40, 148-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$119   

Rare model from the original 1950s Revell "S" Issue molds. Very well detailed featuring rotating wheels, radio, jerry cans, detailed chassis and suspension, tilting windshield, driver/soldier and general figure, detachable trailer with rotating wheels, generator, cable reel, packs, tool box and more. Molded in olive drab plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. These molds must have had a very interesting history. The molds were cut in 1955 or 1956, either at Adams or by one of Revell's contractors. It appeared to be part of the Adams/Revell 1/40 line but Adams never issued the kit. The famous HO model train manufacturer Athearn purchased the Adams molds and ended up with the jeep. Ahtearn used the name SNAP for all plastic kit releases and slightly modified the molds by adding their name & logo to a part (or two) of each kit. Then UPC (Universal Power Master) either leased or purchased (probably the former) the Adams molds from SNAP in the 1960s. While most UPC kits say 'Made in Japan' the ex-Adams models do not and say 'Made in USA'. Things get even more interesting with the Life-Like issue. How Life-Like came across the molds is unfortunately unknown but it may have been in a bulk purchase of molds from Athearn since there were in the same general part of the country. This is simply conjecture, however.

AMCO Taylorcraft - 54 Inch Wingspan Flying Model - (Comet), 1/72, P10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$85   

1940 pre-war kit from AMCO, which was a division of Comet. This is a very large, stick-and-tissue scale flying model which features optional position or opening cabin doors, cockpit interior, movable controls, detachable wings, shock-proof landing gear, automatic wing jig, many sheets of high-quality printwood parts, factory cut stringers and spars, pre-drilled nose block, fully formed wheels and thrust button, wood and metal stock, clear windshield with frame & vent details printed on, cardstock sheet with instrument panel, 'leaf springs' for the tail skid and much more, a large gummed insignia sheet with N registration numbers and covering tissue. Includes superb full size plans with many additional drawings and notes to aid in assembly. The kit has no assembly but NOTE: the wing ribs have been very neatly adult cut out. Almost all are cut outside the lines for safety; only a few are cut on the lines (none are cut inside the lines). Inventoried and NOTE: missing 4 ribs which are easily made since there are duplicates present with the kit. Missing (1) of (2) C1 rib, (1) of (2) C rib and (2) of (8) E ribs. Otherwise inventoried complete with all other parts and paperwork present.

O-Lin Republic Seabee Amphibian - (Lindberg), 1/48, 503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

Very rare kit. The Seabee was produced as a high performance sport amphibian. This is a very hard-to-fine original O-lin kit in the small box and advertisement for O-lin cement on the top. Produced in 1949 or just before. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. O-Lin (correctly spelled with a hyphen) was founded by Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen - hence the company name. Although a producer of flying models in the 1930s, O-lin produced some of the earliest American injection molded kits in the late 1940s. In 1950 the partnership may have ended, because all branding was changed to Lindberg and Paul Lindberg. I have not seen a catalog of O-lin, but from some instructions we know that the kit line sometime during the late 1940s was #100 C&NW Pioneer Locomotive and Tender, #500 F-80C Shooting Star, #501 Piper Cub Special, #502 Stinson, #503 Republic Seabee, #504 Beechcraft Bonanza, #505 F-86 Sabre Jet Fighter, #506 Ercoupe Club-Air and #507 Ryan Navion. More kits were issued as the 1940s came to a close and O-Lin ended all production. At some time in 1950 all kits were branded Lindberg only. It is common to see the earliest Lindberg kits with un-marked O-Lin instructions and "O-Lin Products Chicago 25, Ill." on the bottom of the teardrop stand. Paul Lindberg was careful to use up all the old materials on hand at O-lin.

Revell Lacrosse Missile with Mobile Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1816-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare first issue from 1958 in the 'S' hardbox. Not the common reproduction. The box is in 'Excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners (no repairs), no tags or tag marks (other than the original factory sealing tape), no tape or tape marks, no tears, fading and no missing litho. It does have light, general wear. Very highly detailed with working launcher, opening doors, sliding ladders, rotating wheels, rubber tires, moving fins and a launch crew of three. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that two small parts are a darker shade of olive drab plastic.

Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V Hi-Tech, 1/32, SH32052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

This big-scale, multi-media kit is highly detailed inside and out. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Amodel Il-38 - Dolphin / NATO Reporting Name May, 1/72, 72010

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$179   

Rare and the only 1/72 scale injection-molded kit ever made of this large anti-submarine aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Air Lines Percival Proctor IV Trainer, 1/72, 4905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

1960s issue from quality Frog molds. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. Finely molded in silver and clear plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Monogram M48A2 Patton Tank - Green Box Issue, 1/32, 6863

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$95   

Still factory sealed and in amazing, investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. 1966 issue with 'South East Asia' boxart. This is a real 1966 issue and not the recent reissue. Features flexible treads, rotating turret and cupola, elevating main gun and machine gun, working wheels/sprockets, driver and crew of three.

KVZ Vostok Soviet Space Ship, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$75   

Very large scale (1/25) kit from the ex-Cold War East German kit manufacturer. The very dramatic box art work is supplemented by 11 numbered, full color panels on the box sides describing each of the flight. The kit has very good detail featuring a full interior and crew of two Cosmonauts. Never started. Inventoried and nOTE: missing (4) of (6) of the 'U' shaped probes; easily made with wire as they are simple cylinders bent into a 'U' shape. Otherwise complete with all other parts, instructions and decals.

Hasegawa Clerget Rotary Engine 9B - 130 HP, 1/8, 1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$79   

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Still factory sealed. Large 1/8 scale, highly detailed aircraft engine kit. The Clerget 9B represented the height of rotary radial engine technology in 1917 at a remarkable 3.3 lbs per horsepower.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Coast Daylight - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 805

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$585   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid and 'very good++'. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Revell IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$210   

First issue in "Excellent++" condition. "S" hardbox is dated 1956 and has factory-new gloss and color, four solid corners, no price tags or marks from them, no tape or tape marks (at all - this box even escaped the factory sealing machine!), no fading or creases, no torn litho and no stains. The flaws are light edge wear and tiny chips and corner wear. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear Revelving Globe stand. The kit has never been started. Inside, all the small parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. The decals and instructions are 'near mint+' condition with typical light yellowing as the only flaw.

Aurora M8E2 Munitions Carrier And 8 Inch Howitzer, 1/48, 333-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$169   

Hard-to-find 1/48 scale model includes both kits. M8 features movable tracks and bogie wheels, movable bulldozer blade and ammunition loader. The Howitzer has a movable breech and wheels, recoil mechanism, limber and gun trails and 7 figures. The kit has never been started. Both kits have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Aurora did not issue a terrain base with this kit.

Aurora Frankenstien - Canada Issue, 1/8, 423-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1961 Aurora of Canada hardbox issue. NOTE: builder or for parts only. This kit has been started and has the following sub-assemblies neatly built: legs + boots + front torso. There is no other assembly. Inventoried and NOTE: missing Frankie's right side/shoulder part; this is a large and significant part and the kit cannot be built without it. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions.

Pyro 1931 Cadillac Town Car, 1/32, C346-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$40   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, chrome plated, colored and clear parts. Features a nicely detailed molded chassis with suspension, steering linkage and fuel tank, complete motor, spoked wheels, luggage trunk, full interior, dual side mount spare tires and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.