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Aurora Halberstadt CLII Test Shot - (CL-II / CL.II), 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very rare. Factory Test shots were done in colorless plastic to confirm that new molds were ready for production. They seldom left the factory; most were destroyed but some leaked out, usually through employees. This model came from a long time collector and archiver/historian who sold it in the late 1990s; I obtained it from him. The first issue box, dated 1959 with 98 cent price extension has 'Famous Fighters' around the early oval sunburst logo, Parents' Magazine seal and Jo Kotula boxart. Since two different molds were used for the Aurora WWI kits, the main aircraft parts are in clear plastic and the black parts are made from black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Heller AWACS Sentry - Boeing E-3A (707) - Geilenkirchen R.F.A. 1986, 1/72, 80306

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Very large and well detailed early-warning, military version of Heller's excellent civil 707. Features all recessed panel markings, detailed cockpit, very nicely done P&W TF-33 engines and landing gear and NATO/OTAN markings. Never started. The parts that Heller put in factory sealed bags are still sealed, and the large parts that were never bagged have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Choroszy Ka-8 Experimental Two Seat Fighter, 1/72, A54

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very Rare model from 2001. This is a superb high-definition resin model that is highly detailed. Features an excellent cockpit and much more. Includes full decals and paint guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. In 1933 Mitsubishi and Nakajima submitted designs to the Japanese Navy for a two seat fighter. The first prototype was completed in January 1934 and first flown by Yoshitaka Kajima at Kagam. After the Navy evaluated the aircraft, modifications were made to the second prototype and it was delivered to the Navy for further evaluation. While being tested on September 16, 1934 at Yokosuka it disintegrated while pulling out of a dive. The pilot survived but the observer did not. Further testing of the design was discontinued after this accident. As it turned out, the Navy did not have great enthusiasm for the two-seat fighter concept, but the experience gained by Mitsubishi with this model was incorporated into the Type 0 Observation Aircraft with the Allied code name Pete.

Testors Pz Kpfw 38t Tank, 1/35, 807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Dated 1980 and well detailed with over 150 pieces. Features working, flexible tracks, rotating turret, elevating gun, tank commander figure and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Promo With Original Box And Tissue Paper, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very, very rare promotional model, especially in this condition and with the original box. The box is stamped "CORVETTE CONV. 1736 SILVER PEARL." This is a one-owner model that was obtained new on November 5, 1965 in Lexington KY. It has never been displayed and has been stored in the original box and tissue since it left the factory. It is 100% complete and original with zero repairs or touch-ups. The paint and chrome are in factory-new condition. There is zero body warp and the clear is in 'mint' condition. I would grade this one 9.5 out of 10 with 10 flawless. The deduction is because there is a closed split (fits back perfectly) at the drivers side vent frame and the A pillar. Nothing is broken off, and the crack closes perfectly (it is invisible), so this is completely repairable; but I'll leave that to the new owner. Even includes the original factory packing paper. The box is complete with all flaps and solid but has wear as shown and age foxing.

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. The box is in 'excellent' collector condition. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all aircraft parts, decals, instructions, metal ring, plastic handle, square of clay, 12' of line and plastic streamers.

Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI Night Fighter, 1/48, 61064-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed. Features all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and crew station, two crew members, detailed engines, optional position canopy and more.

Trumpeter France 35/38(H) Tank, 1/35, 00351

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Very well detailed with 169 pieces.

Dragon 7.5cm Stu.Kan.auf Pz.Kpfw.38(t) - Cyber-Hobby Issue, 1/35, 6396

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Highly detailed inside and out and includes PE details.

Tamiya KV-1 Type C Russian Heavy Tank, 1/35, MT334

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Highly detailed and beautifully molded armor kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Tamiya US Jeep 1/4 Ton 4X4 Willys MB, 1/35, 35219

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Detailed kit from high quality molds. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya M23 Stuart Late Production - US Army / Red Army, 1/35, 35360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. Well detailed armor kit with decals and paint guide for one US Army and two Soviet tanks.

Hobby-Time Sealed Factory Case of 12 Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98c

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good


This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.

Cleveland 1930 Howard Pete Racer - Balsa Flying Aircraft, 1/16, SF18

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Dated 1933 on the plans. This model came from a long-time collector who purchased this model new in October of 1955 from Cleveland direct. It was even factory-packed with pages of the newspaper "Cleveland Plain Dealer" dated June 29, 1955. This is a 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. All Cleveland kits were exceptionally complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, sheet wood, pre-drilled nose block, fully finished spinner, thrust button & wheels, metal stock, rigging material, completely formed prop blades, covering material, highest quality plans and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with everything present. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Tamiya M48A3 Patton, 1/35, MM220

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


From very high quality molds and includes two figures and many scale accessories. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

UPC German Tank Mk IV / F1 - Panzer IV - HO Scale, 1/87, 3024-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Nice small scale model from Japanese molds of unknown origin. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Aurora The Barnstormers Customizing Kit DH-4 and JN-4 Jenny, 1/48, 200-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Rare one-and-only 1960 issue that contains both the DH-4 and Curtis JN-4 Jenny. The box is in exceptional condition with 'excellent' color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags (and no marks from either), no stains, fading or torn/missing litho. Very light wear and edge wear are the only significant flaws. Aurora really went out of the way to make this a special kit; however, it did not sell well and was retired after one year. Features completely new box artwork, a DH-4 molded in gloss dark green and black, the JN-4 molded in gloss bright yellow and black, great custom decal sheets for both aircraft and special 'Barnstormer' instructions for each aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts present and includes decals and instructions. The instructions sheets are both in 'near mint' condition and the decal sheets are both completely flat with the typical age yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Topping Douglas F5D Skylancer - Factory Desktop Model In The Original Topping Box

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Incredibly rare, 1950s NOS Topping F5D Skylancer model untouched in the original factory box. The buyer will be the first one to ever remove it from the box. Inside, all of the factory cardboard and tissue are still intact. The stand and aircraft were never displayed or used - I believe they were never even removed from the box. While never used, please note that these models never left the factory in 'flawless' condition. There were always minor paint flaws and minor molding flaws as they were mass-produced. Furthermore, the canopy, white plastic and decals inevitably have some yellowing, although this example is minimal. If there is any yellowing or age marks (usually brown mildew on the plastic), you can very easily remove this with Novus #2 Fine Scratch Remover. I have found it perfect for both cleaing and bringing back Topping plastic and decals back to super condition. Because the original Topping box adds significantly to the value, it will be carefully packed into another box for shipping. Shipping insurance is required.

Trumpeter USS Nimitz CVN68 1975 Aircraft Carrier, 1/350, 05605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very large and highly detailed model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter Russia KV-1 - Model 1942 Simplified Turret Tanks, 1/35, 00358

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. From new molds and well detailed.