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ITC Tri-Motor Stinson - Model T Eastern Air Service, 1/61, 3722

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare. This famous early 1930s transport was the primary competition of the Ford Tri-Motor and saw widespread use. It was the idea of E.L. Cord, the money behind the aircraft and the owner of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg automobile company. Cord also owned Lycoming, the engines that ended up on the final product. Another of Cord's companies was Century Airlines, which naturally used the aircraft. Century later became part of American Airlines. The Model T was used by many other airlines including Eastern, Delta, Braniff, TWA, United and American when they rolled up Century. The Tri-Motor carried 10 passengers, baggage and of course the mail, which was critical to early airline revenue. The aircraft proved successful and economical to operate. Includes clear windows, interior with passengers and pilots, Eastern Air Service decals and clear blue-tinted display stand. Never started. The clear blue parts are still in the factory sealed bag; all other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora US Navy Sealab III, 721-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very rare first and only issue from 1969. This large and well detailed kit of this unique US Navy underwater habitat is highly detailed inside and out and includes a clear panel to show off the complete interior. The delicate clear part is in 'near mint' condition with only light scratches; it has been protected for shipping. Molded in bright yellow, tan (display base) and clear plastic. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes 'near mint' condition decals and instructions. However, NOTE: this kit has some 'professional' quality sub-assembly as noted. Step 1: floor assembly (4 beds, four side panels), side panel 53 to panel 53A; (2) beds to wall; Step 2: (4) outer frames and (4) hatches to yellow outer hull; Step 3: ballast tank halves and lid (3 pieces total); base built (3 pieces total). There is no other assembly.

Aurora Dutch Boy, 1/8, 413-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Hard-to-find issue with a 1957 date. It is even rarer in this condition, which is with an 'excellent' box, never started and still factory sealed inside. This is part of Aurora's very famous 1/8 scale figure kits. This one includes a base with a map of Holland and Dutch Box with hat, wooden clogs and skates. Molded in a very light flesh-like color. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed clear internal bag. Includes instructions in 'near mint' condition.

Revell Bell P-39 Airacobra 'S' Kit, 1/45, H222-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


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Rare 1955-56 'S' issue and even rarer in never started & complete condition. This issue has the Japanese kill markings on the nose which makes it the second release of this kit. Inside, the kit is 100% correct, being molded in gloss olive drab & clear plastic and with the famous Revell Swivel Display Base. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals and instructions are both in amazing 'near mint' condition. Even includes the original factory tissue packing paper.

Revell Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - 'S' Issue - (F11F1), 1/55, H249-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Original issue 'S' kit from 1956 with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. The box is in remarkable 'Excellent++' condition with fantastic color and gloss. The only flaws are very light edge wear & shelf wear that is restricted to the side panels. The model features pilot and ejection seat, wing tips in the folded or flight position, full landing gear, detail main gear wells and more. Molded in the correct light gray and clear and includes the famous clear Revell 'Globe' swivel display stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The decals and instructions are both in remarkable 'excellent++' condition.

Revell Russian T-34 Tank S Issue, 1/40, H538-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Rare original hardbox issue from 1958; not the common 1990s reproduction. The model features working flexible treads, rotating turret with elevating gun, optional position hatches, four troops and more. Molded in the correct gloss deep green and with silver flexible tracks. Never started. All parts, decals and instructions have been inventoried 100% complete and are correct for this early issue. The box top has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners and no repairs. The flaws are corner wear on the left as shown, a very light price tag pull on the left short side and a 3/4" x 3/4" factory tape pull on the long lower side. The original store neatly marked out the '129' price extension on both short side panels and wrote a very small '70' cents next to it.

Revell SMS Seeadler With 'S' Glue - German WWI Commerce Raider - (Sea Eagle), 1/232, H382-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Rare 1960 hardbox first issue and ever rarer in this condition. The 'Excellent++' condition box features great framable John Steel artwork. Inside, it even contains a factory-wrapped very colorful metal tube of 'S' glue as well as a history of the Seeadler, a message from Count Luckner, a map of the journey and locations & names of all the ships sunk by the raider. This is a kit of a fantastic subject, the famous WWI sailing commerce raider of Count Felix Von Luckner. It is a very well detailed model for that time and has a full hull, display stand, detailed deck houses and deck fittings, davits and ship's boats, guns, fife rails, preformed rat lines, rigging material, rigging instructions and much more. Molded in gray, brown & black plastic. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes the flag sheet and instructions. The SMS Seeadler was a unique WWI raider in that it was not designed to elude the British blockade and break out to sea...it was designed to pass right through the blockade within full view of the British before attacking allied shipping around the world. No detail was overlooked in the Seeadler's preparation, right down to a Norwegian-speaking crew. The plan went perfectly - and the Seeadler passed inspection at the British Blockade. Her non-threatening appearance helped her in an active and colorful raiding career that nearly went around the world. I highly recommend reading any of several books that you can find about this ship. Von Luckner himself became quite a celebrity for his exciting exploits.

Wingnut Wings Sopwith Snipe Late, 1/32, 32054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Out of production. Amazingly well detailed and certainly the finest injection-molded Snipe available in any scale. Never started. Many of the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; however some are opened and have been inventoried. NOTE: missing #19 cockpit floor. Otherwise complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Monogram AD-6 Skyraider - US Navy VA-155 - In Wrong Box, 1/48, 5429

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


NOTE: this kit is in a generic box with the original box top glued to the top. 1983 issue that is very nicely detailed and well molded in the best Monogram tradition. Features complete cockpit, detailed main and tail wheel wells, optional position canopy, a variety of load-out options, rotating propeller & wheels and more. Never started. It has been inventoried and the aircraft is complete but NOTE: missing pilot figure. Includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram 71 Hemi Cuda - 1971 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda, 1/24, 2292

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


1982 issue. White the box is in rough condition, the kit parts inside are in perfect condition. Molded in orange, clear, chrome plate (in near mint condition) and with rubber tires. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decal backing paper has bug damage, but the actual transfers have no bug damage. The instructions have bug damage but are fine for assembly purposes.

Monogram Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra Attack Helicopter - White Box Issue, 1/72, 5000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Dated 1977. This very nicely detailed model features cockpit, crew of two, rocket pods on both wings, nose gun and rotating main rotor. There is no assembly but NOTE: there is minor painting as follows: rotors, pilots and interior parts. There is no other painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram SSN Skipjack Submarine SSN585 - BAGGED, 1/228, 3101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


NOTE: bagged kit; there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. When Monogram acquired the Aurora molds, they only reissued the most accurate kits and usually did heavy mold modifications to bring them up to Monogram standards. In this case, the hull halves were detailed with fine, realistic panel lines and other details; the sail had any unrealistic detail removed as well as the raised outline for the numbers and where Aurora had only one periscope/sensor on the sail, Monogram correctly added two more for a total of three. It also features moving diving planes on the hull & conning tower, removable hatch revealing bulkheads and reactor detail and more. Includes a display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-25 Mitchell - Blue Box Issue, 1/70, 6819

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


1967 issue that is harder to find than even the 'Four Star' early issue. This kit is from the original molds and features rotating propellers, side gun packs and cannon/machine gun nose, crew members, underwing rockets and boarding ladder. Molded in gloss silver and clear and still has the "Sh-Boom" early issue style decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the instructions are from the first issue of this kit and are only 'good'. The decals are flat and correct for this issue but have significant lifting.

Life-Like 120mm Tillie The Toiler Anti-Aircraft Gun and Carrier - (ex Adams), 1/40, 09657

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Late 1960s/early 1970s issue from the highly detailed ex-Adams molds. It has many working feature and includes a crew of four. Never started and inventoried with all plastic parts present and includes instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Jo-Han 1968 Plymouth Fury Police Car, 1/25, GC-1300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare kit from the late 1960s/early '70s. Please note that this model is a builder ONLY and can only be built as a factory stock Fury. NOTE: this kit has 'excellent' quality sub-assembly & painting as follows: engine built and painted; axle guides glued to frame. There is no other assembly or painting. Molded in a very pretty aqua, clear, chrome plate, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires. Inventoried and NOTE missing all police equipment and decals. Otherwise includes all other parts and photocopied instructions. The original instructions are missing.

Lindberg Schooner Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, 851

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Elsie was designed by Thomas F. McManus of Boston and built in Essex, Mass in 1910. The Elsie was not designed for racing but proved to be very fast and a serious competitor against larger racing schooners. The model is from quality ex-Pyro molds and is 10 inches long when assembled. Features full hull, display stand, many separately molded deck fittings, a full set of plastic sails, rigging thread and more. Molded in wood tan and white. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hobby Boss Swedish Strv.122 Tank, 1/35, 82404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Highly detailed from new molds with 406 pieces.

Hobby Boss Mig-17 Fresco C - Soviet Air Force / East German / North Vietnam, 1/48, 80334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded with all recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit tub, highly detailed engine with removable back fuselage section, 'good' gear well detail, separately molded wing flaps and ailerons, optional position canopy and speed brakes (with detailed wells), a nice variety of weapons and decals for the air forces listed.

Imai Captain Scarlet Cloudbase - Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, B1557

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Hard-to-find model from the famous 1967 TV Series. Well detailed model of the Cloudbase, where the forces of Earth coordinate their defense against the Mysterons. Has plenty of action features and even fires missiles. Molded in ivory, medium blue, light blue and chrome plated plastic. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Mister Mulligan - 1935 Thompson Trophy Winner - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 703

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Very rare and for the advanced model collector. This is the true first issue of the Mister Mulligan. It has a fascinating history for it is among the earlist injection molded kits produced in the United States. The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the Curtiss box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. In 1947 Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in '47, Hawk added four classic racers in '48, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. In 1949 Hawk molded them in a much more stable polystyrene and additional Thompson Trophy Races were introduced to the line; this Mister Mulligan kit is one of those. It is molded in high-gloss white plastic, clear and with a dark brown pilot figure. Inside, the kit is factory-new. The small parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' clear bag. The fuselage halves and wing were never factory sealed and inventoried complete. Includes the correct instructions with the '703' part number and advises the use of "...carbon tetracholoride" as a cement because plastic model glue was still not widely available. The instructions are also a detailed painting guide because at this point Hawk did not furnish decals with their plastic kits. The box is in very good condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual since this type of box is not very strong. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition.