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Heller TWO Bloch 174, 1/72, L393

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$24   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. NOTE: these models have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1- bulkhead to fuselage half; horizontal stabilizer halves. Kit #2- same as kit #1, but also with gear doors to wings; main gear strut halves, cowl halves; spinners to props The aircraft have been inventoried complete and include decals and instructions, but NOTE: the display stand are missing. 'Yellow Box' issue but not the glossy version. Excellent armed reconnaissance bomber that first flew in January of 1939. By the time of the German Invasion, only 50 had been made and only one unit operated the aircraft exclusively. The excellent performance allowed the existing 174s to be used extensively with little losses. After the Armistice, it continued to operate with the Vichy forces. Some saw action along side the Allies during TORCH in North Africa.

Heller Potez 63-II - (6311), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

Early to mid 1960s issue with high-gloss, wrap around box art and before Heller kits carried kit numbers. The 63.II was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and 63.11 losses were the greatest of all Armee de l'Air combat aircraft during the Invasion of France. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Dolphin Scire Assault Version Adua Class 600 Italian Navy Submarine, 1/400, 003

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. Dolphin made the only kit of Italy's most renowned submarine, famous for the amazing attacks in Gibraltar and Alexandria harbors using 'Chariots.' This is a resin, metal and PE model kit of the attack version. And thanks to Dusty Rhodes who wrote that Scire was lost to depth charge attack by HMT Islay, and shore battery gunfire, in Haifa Bay, 10 August 1942. In 1984, a joint Italian-Israeli team recovered a hull section and artifacts, which were shipped to Italy and incorporated in a memorial to the boat and her crew. The Gibraltar operation is interestingly depicted, with a degree of artistic license, in the 1959 docudrama film, The Silent Enemy.

Airfix Fairey Swordfish II - Royal Navy, 1/72, 02005-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Type four logo issue, likely from the late 1970s or 1980s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Russian Stalin Tank, 1/48, 303-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Rare first issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. The box is in beautiful "Excellent+++" condition with factory-new color and gloss and four solid corners. There is no fading, no stains, no tears or missing litho, no creases and not price tags or tag marks. It would have graded 'Near Mint' but there is a very small (11mmx 5mm) factory tape pull on the upper long side. Molded in the correct gloss deep green with flexible black treads. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora US Army M109 Howitzer Tank (Self Propelled Gun), 1/48, 314-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Box is in exceptional investment-grade'Near Mint' condition with as new color and gloss. Hard to find 1/48 scale armor kit with John Steel box art dated 1963. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha Medium Tank with Army or Navy Markings, 1/48, 325

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$129   

Still factory sealed and in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit in the 'Big A' box from 1972. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Monogram A-37 Dragonfly - USAF or South Vietnam Air Force, 1/48, 85-5486

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit in the traditional high Monogram quality. A-37s served as close support aircraft in Vietnam. The Dragonfly carried a nose mounted minigun that fired 6000 rounds per minute and had a large variety of underwing stores.

Monogram Cessna 180 Sport Plane with Floats - Four Star Issue, 1/41, PA26-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

First issue hardbox dated 1957 with the first Monogram logo. Has many working features - prop spins, cowl comes off to show detailed engine, wheel retract into floats and doors open to reveal detailed interior. Also has standing pilot figure and swimsuit beauty with skis. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller AMD Mirage IVA Bomber, 1/72, 351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

Nicely molded kit of the French Strategic Bomber. Features very fine raised panel detail, recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, two drop tanks, nuclear bomb and decals for five different aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Gates Learjet 24D - (Lear Jet), 1/48, 7500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$65   

Dated 1998 and the only injection molded kit of the Lear 24D. When Testors acquired the IMC molds for the Lear 24, they extensively modified them to make the more recent Model 24D. Features redesigned fuselage, full interior and cockpit, opening upper and lower cabin doors, movable ailerons and rudder, opening engine cowls and detailed engine tops, removable hatch showing detailed avionics bay, rubber tires and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Testors claims this kit is modeled after the Learjet 24D, although some have claimed it is more like a Lear 25; I will let you decide as I am not an expert.

Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider - US Navy VA-176 USS Intrepid / VA-52 Knight Riders USS Ticonderoga / VA-25 The Fists of the Fleet USS Midway, 1/48, 61058-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. From 1998. Very highly detailed and finely molded in traditional Tamiya quality. Includes full under-wing loadout.

Revell Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle Flying Fortress With Glue And Paint, 1/48, 85-6652

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$64   

Still factory sealed. Very large 1/48 scale 'F' Fortress variant with historical Memphis Bell markings. Includes original glue, brush and cement.

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.

Action Luna Spaceship From the Movie Destination Moon - 15.5 Inches High, 1/110

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$58   

Very nicely produced and molded large-scale (15.5 inches high) resin cast model of this famous movie rocket. The fuselage is very nicely slotted for a all three fins and the support leg. Includes 6 pieces - 5 for the rocket and the display plaque that sayd "Destination Moon" and "The Luna" with a silhouette of the rocket. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts. Instructions are not required as assembly is completely self-explanatory. The scale listed is close but approximate as no one knows the actual size as it was an imaginary ship.

Revell Merchant Fleet Gift C3 Freighter Hawaiian Pilot / Standard Oil T-2 Tanker J.L. Hanna / Harbor Tug Long Beach, G332-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$495   

Rare 1956 Revell Gift set containing all three ships and even the unopened tube of colorful Revell "S" cement. This was the first and only issue of this specific gift set and features spectacular special box artwork. The tugboat is 1/108 scale and the tanker and cargo ship are both 1/400. Inside, the kit is 100% correct. The special color cardboard over lay is factory fresh. The tug and C-3 lower hulls are factory painted red (the T-2 was molded in red so it was not painted). Decals are included. The instruction sheets are excellent with the typical yellowing as the only flaw. The three kits have not been started. The tug and freighter still have the small parts in the factory sealed clear bags; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. The tanker has been inventoried 100% complete. All three kits include decals and instructions. The box has brilliant color and gloss, four solid corners and no repairs. There is no tape, tape marks, price tags or price tag marks. However, there is moderate and light general wear and 'dings' on the two lower corners as shown. Shipping insurance is required with this kit.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, optional position entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent red plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - mainly edge and corner wear, general light shelf wear as shown and one 1" closed tear on the top short side. It is only visible from up close. Inside, the kit is excellent. It includes the original two Hawk bags and the one 'krinkle' bag for the transparent red parts. All of the bags have been opened. The kit has been carefully inventoried and it is 100% complete with all parts, 'very good+' condition decals and instructions.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$285   

Rare. 1958 release of this famous kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. Please note the very rare 'Parents' Magazine' golden sticker at the left center. When the agreement with Parents' Magazine was approved, Aurora wanted to implement it immediately. Until new boxes could be made with the seal, they used these very shiny gold and black stickers. The model features a well detailed missile with lower booster and the mobile launcher with good suspension detail, valves boxes and covers, tow bar, servicing and access platforms with railings, elevating main pad and three figures. Molded in the correct deep gloss red, silver and dark blue plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'very good' condition. One small instrument is neatly broke off the pitot tube at the base, but it is present for a easy repair. This kit must be shipped insured. The Aurora "Missile Line" is legendary. In the late 1950s, the first missile model kits sold briskly, so Aurora and Revell both planned extensive lines. However, the missile modeling craze disappeared as quickly as it started. Models that were in the works were canceled or completed if they were far enough along. Those that were completed were fine efforts but sold poorly and had very short lives, making them rare collector items today.

Veron Cardinal - 35 Inch Wingspan Gas Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$89   

Still factory sealed. A very rare kit, and much more so in this condition. Features stick-and-tissue construction and designed for diesel or glow motor of .5 to 1 cc. Veron models were made by Model Aircraft (Bournemouth) Ltd. In Bournemouth, Great Britain. Three of the product lines were 'Kwik-Fix' gliders, 'Super Truscale' (sold kits) and 'Tru-Flite' (stick and tissue kits).

Competition Models Inc Sal Taibi's Starduster-X- 46 Inch Wingspan .049 Gas Powered Free Flight Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Sale Pending
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From the early 1960s. Large wingspan kit for .02 to .074 engines. This is one of the famous Sal Taibi's National award winning designs. Sal was one of the early 'Kings Of Gas Free Flight' and a very gifted designer. The model is from the 1950s. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; the other parts have been inventoried complete with the plans. Designed for 'Sniffing Thermals,' the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off.