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Aurora North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/103, 490-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$52   

Dated 1961 with the great Jim Cox artwork that makes early Aurora kits so collectible. This issue has a slightly larger box than earlier ones. It is a nicely done kit for that time, molded in gloss silver and clear with full landing gear and clear 'Triangle World Map' stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note, this is not a reissue of the Comet model. Aurora cut these molds years before acquiring Comet's F-100.

ITC SS France Ocean Liner - (Norway), 1/450, 3600-4-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$215   

Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. Large 1/450 scale kit of one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Features very good detail for the 1960s, full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the model has never been started. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting (like in the ITC United States). Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. The red parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The other parts had tears in the bags due to age, so I opened them and did an inventory - NOTE: missing one tiny part, a lifeboat davit. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present. Decals, flag sheet and instructions are included.

Aurora Albatross CIII - (Albatros C-III), 1/48, 142-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$69   

First issue dated 1963. Has 98 cent price extension and 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logos on the four sides. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Firestone 1978 Ford 4x4 Pickup Super Stones, 1/25, AMT858-12

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$52   

Nicely done and detailed kit features detailed engine, removable hood, full interior and detailed underside. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Douglas Model Studio Thrust Augmented Delta Missile NASA / Douglas

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$1395   

Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.

Coast Model Aircraft The Cloud Chaser 54 - 54 in Wingspan Class A/ B/ C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$135   

Large and complete kit. Includes full size plans, quality balsa stock and printwood, steel wire landing gear, turned balsa wheels, silkspan covering, celluloid windows, tube of glue, bottled dope (still good), plywood firewall and hardwood motor mounts. Likely from the 1940s. 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. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - With Markings for Three Aircraft - Takara Issue, 1/56, S33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Rare 1977 Revell Takara Japan issue with unique box artwork and collectible high-gloss box top. The kit is molded from the original Pre-'S' molds. As with most Japan releases, this one contains a special decal sheet and painting guide for three different Starfires. The model has 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.

Megow Contest Commercial - 36 inch Wingspan Cabin Style N.A.A. Class 'C' Flying Model Airplane, J-16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

From 1940. Part of the AYA 'Air Youth of America' series of aircraft. Kit features 36 inch wingspan and 25 inch long fuselage, full size plans, print and strip balsa wood, nose block, covering material and a very nice pre-carved propeller blank (final finishing required). The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Fred Megow was a famous pioneer in the model aircraft field from the late 1920s till 1949. His product lines of semi-prefabricated, solid and stick and tissue kits won him national and extensive world wide distribution - possibly the first modern model manufacture to achieve this. His fascinating story involves trying novel and untested marketing ideas in the Great Depression, followed my explosive world-wide growth. Mr. Megow was a true pioneer in the early days of modeling and a leader in the low price field so that every boy could afford a kit during those difficult times. Megow also produced scale operating train and trackside kits, ship models (large and small) and automotive subjects. Megow's catalogs claim that they were pioneers in HO scale, and there is documentation to support this fact. Megow's early HO train kits served not only to promote this now-popular scale nationally, but were among the very first train kits. Model train kits were responsible for the explosion in model railroad popularity in the late 1930s - please see the article in this website about these kits.

Heller Santa Maria - Flagship of Christopher Columbus, 1/90, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Aurora-Heller issue. Very nicely detailed kit with 128 parts and measures 43 cm long when assembled. Includes vacuform sails, rigging material, colorful flags and full instructions with rigging diagrams.

Hasegawa Nakajima C6N1 Saiun Myrt, 1/48, JT84

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$35   

Still factory sealed. Very well molded and nicely detailed with 119 parts, all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and more.

Zvezda HMS Dreadnought With Pontos Detail Up Set, 1/350, 9039

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$169   

Build the ultimate 1/350 Dreadnought! includes Pontos Detail Up Set #35002F1 which features 99 scribed brass parts, four sheets of photoetching, wooden deck, 24 resin parts, torpedo nets, black coated anchor chain, dry transfers for draft markings and highly illustrated instructions. Never used and with all contents still in the factory sealed bags. The actual model is still factory sealed. It is from new molds and is a very nice full-hull model.

RN Models Patriot - 30 Inch Wingspan Free Flight For .020 Power, GF110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Excellent kit of this free-flight or R/C design for gas or electric engines. Features high quality balsa printwood, stripwood and spars, many other wood parts cut to shape, two colors of covering tissue, metal stock/hardware and full size plans. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Formaplane Hawker Siddeley Nimrod ASW, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$32   

Well detailed and large kit. Complete with all parts and plans.

Hasegawa G4M2E Betty 24 Tei and MXY7 Ohka Model 11, 1/72, QP15

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$52   

Older but high-quality, limited edition issue. Includes MXY7 Ohka manned missile and the Betty has all the proper modifications for Ohka 'Cherry Blossom' delivery. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Beechcraft T-34A Mentor with Tractor - (1) USAF or (4) JSDF, 1/72, JS-088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Likely from the early 1980s. Well detailed with 73 parts and a Toyota ground tractor/tug. Includes markings and paint guide for four different JASDF and one USAF aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

NNT SMS A-80 German Torpedo Boat, 1/700, 70002

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Rare. Very highly quality limited issue kit. Features cast resin waterline hull, superstructure and some detail and an Eduard PE fret with railings and numerous other details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The 'A' class of German torpedo boats began construction in 1915. Many were built, but A83 through 85 could not be completed at the end of WWI so they were scrapped at Kiel. Many of the A class ended up Polish and Belgian Navies after the war. The balance of the finished ships were scrapped in Britain.

Shizukyo Leopard 105MM Cannon West German New Type Tank, 1/50, TS-203-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Very, very rare and an excellent investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from 1965 and is well detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All parts but the upper and lower hull halves, motor and treads are still factory sealed, and the biggest bag has a nice paper header. The sealed gear box metal is shiny like brand new. Amazingly, the treads are in perfect condition and still 100% flexible. They are held together by the factory rubber bands! The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 'near mint' also. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$179   

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.

Midship USS Gridley DD-380 - Gridley Class Destroyer - With Hull Numbers For Any DD, 1/700, 01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Rare. Very well molded and detailed waterline model. It comes with an extensive decal sheet which includes extensive destroyer hull numbers in white (two sizes), black (two sizes), white with black shadows (three sizes) and USA and signal flags. There are enough of each size hull numbers for any DD you would wish to model. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell McDonnell F-4K Phantom II British Royal Navy, 1/72, H129-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$40   

Still in the factory seal. 1967 issue hardbox. Features four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, optional position landing gear, two crew and clear canopy, Rolls Royce Spey afterburners and Royal Navy decals.