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Trumpeter USS Hornet CV-8 Aircraft Carrier With Toms PE Detail Set / 20 B-25 Mitchell Bombers / 10 F4F Wildcats, 1/350, 05601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$134   

This model includes the following aftermarket detail sets and parts: Tom's Modelwords #3532 USS Hornet (two frets, still factory sealed with instructions), Trumpeter 1/350 scale B-25s, 20 aircraft total (never started, in factory sealed bags and also inventoried complete) and Trumpeter F4F Wildcats in a box of 10 (still factory sealed inside). The model itself is a very large and highly detailed kit of the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raider. Comes with four types of aircraft, B-25, F4F, TBD and SBD. Never started and like new inside. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$425   

First issue early 1950s from the Aurora Brooklyn factory. Molded with correct light gloss blue and clear plastic with correct Brooklyn stand, decals and instructions. Even has original packing tissue paper. Decals are in beautiful condition and are still flat. Box is excellent with light scuffing as the only flaws. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

AMT-Frog Ocean Pioneer Set Bleriot XI / Spirit of St. Louis / Southern Cross Fokker, 1/72, 3901-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$36   

This hard-to-find model includes all three quality Frog kits from the original molds. This was part of a short-lived marketing plan to sell Frog kits through AMT in the USA. This kit has never been started. All three kits are still in the internally sealed factory bags. Includes instructions for the Bleriot and Fokker but NOTE: missing instructions for the Spirit of St. Louis and missing all decals.

Entex 1919 Hispano Suiza, 1/16, 8202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$125   

Still factory sealed. This is a large-scale kit of the famous race car. It is highly detailed with 139 pieces and features a rolling chassis build just like the actual car, full underbody and engine detail, steerable front wheels, removable hood, complete interior, finely molded double spoke wheels and more. Molded in blue, black, ivory, brown, clear, chrome plated and gold plated with real rubber wheels.

Monogram B-52 Stratofortress - (Boeing B-52D), 1/72, 8292

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$65   

The visual effect of the SAC 'Anti-Nuclear Flash White' is shown well in the box art of thie 1973 issue. Very nicely detailed and contains 207 parts. Features a crew of three, detailed cockpit, elevating and traversing rear turret, opening and closing bomb bay doors, operating wing flaps, operating spoilers, optional position entry hatch and landing gear, optional parts to display one nacelle open to show the jet engine and more. Includes decals for SAC or camo versions. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts not sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are flat and intact but there is some age foxing (brown stains) on the lower 1/4 of the decal sheet.

Dora Wings Marcel Bloch Mb-152 Late, 1/48, DW48019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

From all new molds and very well detailed. Includes injection molded parts with fine recessed panel lines, numerous PE parts and many resin details. With markings and color paint guide for two aircraft. Never started and inventoried but NOTE: missing part #22, a very small lip in the front cowl (it is flat and easily made); however it appears that the part next to it will fit perfectly, but it is not listed in the instructions. Complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions.

Frog Mig-21 Fishbed - Frog-Hasegawa Issue - USSR / Egypt / Finland / Iraq, 1/72, F263

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Unusual Frog kit from a mold sharing agreement with Hasegawa. This quality model includes decals for four different aircraft and a color paint guide for all four on the back of the box. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa F-104C Starfighter US Air Force - 479th TFW George AFB California 1963 / 479th TFW George AFB CA (A Different Aircraft), 1/48, PT19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$42   

Very highly detailed and features an excellent cockpit, detailed gear wells, intakes and exhaust, optional position speed brakes with detailed wells, separately molded rudder, ailerons, wing flaps and leading edge slats, three piece canopy, drop tanks and more. There is a full paint guide and very large and colorful decal sheet for both Starfighters listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker Walt Disney's Satellite Launcher - from Man in Space, D35-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$159   

This model is from about 1955/56 and is part of Strombecker's incredibly famous science fiction series released with Disney's landmark 'Man in Space' movie series. This kit is a completely transparent model of the three stage rocket and satellite. Has colorful paper inserts that go on the inside of the parts to show the interior of the missile such as liquid and solid fuel tanks, fuel system, launcher details, etc. Features launch base, three separating stages and metal 'satellite'. The paper sheet is in excellent condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, color paper interior parts and instructions present.

Michael Burnette Productions One Small Step - Apollo Astronaut, 1/5

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$425   

So rare that I can only find reference to three of these ever changing hands. Few were made and they were $125 new. This large, original kit stands over 14 inches tall when assembled. The master was sculpted by Greg Polutanovich (the famous sculpture and Hollywood makeup artist) and produced by Michael Burnett of Hollywood special effects fame. Polutanovich based this model on actual NASA photographs. This is a professionally-made, high-definition resin statue of the Apollo Astronaut with with a moon base. It does require minor assembly and full painting. The smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bag. The larger parts have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions and color decals (for Astronaut Adlrin). Never started and inventoried complete. Michael Burnett Productions (MBP) was a special makeup effects company located in North Hollywood, California. From 1985 until 2004 MBP created Special Makeup Effects, costumes and props for the entertainment industry. Please note that this kit is solid resin and is very heavy, 11 pounds packed.

Airfix Boeing 747 British Airways, 1/144, 08170-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$72   

From 1987. This well detailed kit features optional position cabin and baggage storage doors, optional position landing gear and more. Includes markings for British Airways. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Trumpeter TU-16 K-26 Badger G - Russia / China - (Tu16K26), 1/144, 03907

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$25   

Very well detailed from completely new molds. Features 88 pieces, all fine recessed surface detail, very good cockpit, detailed gear wells, AS-6 Kingfish missile or AS-2 Kipper and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri T-6G Texan / Harvard Mk.IV / SNJ-5 With Eduard PE Detail Set - French Armee De L'air EALA 3/1 Algeria 1961 / EALA 11/72 Algeria 1957 / US Navy NAS Guantanamo Cuba 1956 / Luftwaffe 1961 / Italian Air Force Napoli 1955, 1/48, 2652

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Includes Eduard #48-248 1/48 T-6G Texan PE Detail Set in never used and complete condition with all parts and instructions present. The actual model is very well detailed featuring an excellent duel cockpit, very good engine, separately molded wing flaps, optional parts for all the variants and air forces listed, 5 section canopy and more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Collect-Aire Martin XB-51 Panther - Light Bomber, 1/48, 4833

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$750   

Very Rare. This is the only 1/48 scale XB-51 ever made and has excellent detail. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured and double boxed.

Revell Lockheed F-94 Starfire 1st Issue - Pre 'S' One Piece Box, 1/56, H201-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$269   

Very Rare. This is one of the first three aircraft models issued by Revell back in 1953. This kit is correct with no rivets and no landing gear as well as the unique stand that was only issued with these three kits (and their gift set). This box is in excellent condition, complete with all end flaps and has not been crushed - usually these thin one-piece boxes are in very bad condition. The box has never been repaired. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Instructions are printed on the back of the box. It is very interesting to note that this kit is different from the 'Pre-S' issue in the following ways: no rivet detail, almost no panel lines, different part numbers, pilots are a part of the fuselage (busts only), one piece wings and absence of the pods at the half-wingspan line, no landing gear and no holes for such, very early 'Colortone' logo decals and a silver, two piece plastic stand of a unique design that was never used again.

AFV Club Water Buffalo Workable Track LVT, 1/35, AF35226

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very highly detailed, working tracks for that you build link by link. For Water Buffalo / LVT. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Monogram 1965 Corvette Stingray - Chevrolet, 1/8, 2600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$349   

Still factory sealed and from 1975. Very large 1/8 scale model that measures 22 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features complete 327 CID Fuel Injection engine and detailed engine compartment, opening hood, exhaust, suspension and chassis detail, steerable front wheels, complete interior, headlights that open and close and more. Molded in bright gloss red, black, clear and chrome and with real rubber tires.

Airedale Castings Japanese Type 2 Motor Launch Ka-mi, 1/35, 35024

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$124   

Very, very rare; only 50 were made and this is number 21. Very highly detailed model in high definition resin that includes full flotation gear. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The Special Type 2 Launch Ka-Mi (Toku-ni-shiki uchibitei kami) was the first amphibious tank of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in WWII. However, too few were produced too late for it to have an impact. The Ka-Mi was designed, initially, to assault islands. However, by the time it entered service, the Japanese forces were already on the defensive. They were used for infantry support, sometimes as moving pillboxes. Three formed the 1st Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force based at Saipan, while two saw action in Leyte in 1944. They were affected to various naval garrison detachments in the Southern Pacific and East Indies. The USMC encountered the Ka-Mi when assaulting the Marianna and Marshall islands, at Guam, Aitape and Biak in New Guinea, and during the invasion of Leyte. Some sources claim that, off the coast of Leyte, USMC LVTs attacked and destroyed some Ka-Mis. Two survived to this day at the Kubinka Museum and on Palau island.

Italeri Republic F-84F Thunderstreak - USAF National Guard 1953 / Luftwaffe Jabo 32 1962, 1/72, 107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$19   

Very well molded with fine raised panel lines. Very well detailed. Includes decals and a full color painting guide on the back of the box. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Dragon Sd.Kfz.173 Jagdpanther Ausf G1 Early Production - Smart Kit, 1/35, 6458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Very highly detailed model with numerous extras. Features over 650 pieces, PE details, Magic Tracks and much, much more. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.