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Comet North American F-51 Mustang - 18 Inch Wingspan - Coke Bottle Issue - (P-51D), N8-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

This model comes from the personal collection of one of Monogram's top Chief Designers. He designed and headed up the projects for the B-52, B-17, B-24J, Mosquito, Skyraider A-1E, Hurricane, Spitfire, P-40, at least one (if not all) of the 1/8 scale cars and many, many more. The actual kit is a 1950s/early 1960s stick-and-tissue flying model. Features quality balsa printwood, strip stock, formed wheels, covering material and full plans. The kit has never been started and is complete. The entire Comet 1950s "N" line included the following (gaps mean there is no kit, at least at that time): N1 Tiger Shark P-40, N2 F-86D Sabre Jet, N4 Globe Swift, N6 Taylorcraft, N8 F-51 Mustang, N9 Helicopter, N11 Ryan Navion, N12 Firefly, N15 Piper Cub, N16 Fokker DVII, N17 Spad, N24 Phantom Fury, N25 Aeronca K (floats) and N26 Stinson SR-7. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell Lockheed Electra II Los Angeles Dodgers 1961, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$395   

Very rare. Special issue made by Revell just for the Concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers Inc and only available through them. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Pyro Aston Martin 1931 International, 1/32, C337-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell USS Boston Guided Missile Cruiser 'S' Issue, 1/480, H334-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$179   

Very rare original issue hardbox from 1956. This is a nice model and well detailed for that time, featuring full hull (not waterline), detailed deck and superstructure, separately molded and moving main armament, Terrier missiles, launcher and directors and more. Never started. Inside, it is as it left the factory. The small parts are still sealed in the internal clear bag; the large parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete and includes the correct large-format flag sheet, decals and instructions. The USS Boston, originally CA-69 (Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser) was converted to the world's first Guided Missile Cruiser in 1952.

Italeri M-107 Mad Dog - Self-Propelled Howizter - South Vietnam ARVN / British / US 2nd Bat 32nd Art Vietnam 1969 / Unknown US Unit Vietnam / Israeli Defence Forces In Southern Lebanon / US 2nd Bat 5th Art Germany 1964 / US 8th Bat 4th Art Vietnam 1969 - (M107), 1/35, 248

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$62   

Very highly detailed and nicely molded kit. Features many working parts and decals for all listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix SA-330 Puma - RAF Or France - Type 4 Logo Issue, 1/72, 03021-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very nicely molded kit from 1975 which features full cockpit, complete cargo bay with troop seats and bulkheads, opening side cargo/troop doors, detailed rotor head & working rotors as well as decals for both air forces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell F-4EJ Phantom II - Japan JSDF Issue, 1/32, H3001-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare 1976 Japan issue of this famous model with unique box art. Features removable J79 engine, radar and removable radome, working tailhook, detailed cockpit, opening canopies, two pilot figures, optional position landing gear and and a weapons load of AIM-9 Sidewinders &AIM-7 Sparrow missiles, ejector racks, iron bombs, three drop tanks and more. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals were once stuck to the large fold-out color illustration. As a result the decals are only 'fair.' Most of the damage is between the transfers, but there is some damage on some of the smaller decals also. There is certainly enough there to make a new sheet using the instructions located on this website on how to save and reproduce old decals. The large foldout color guide is damaged on the front 1/2 as well.

Tamiya Messerschmitt Me-262 And Me-163 - (Me262A / Me163B), 1/100, PA1023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

Includes both aircraft. Very well molded, small scale models which feature very fine raised and recessed surface detail, basic cockpits, pilot figures, clear canopies, complete landing gear and a special display stand for both aircraft. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Topping Grumman Cougar F9F-8T - Two Seat Trainer - (F9F8T)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$169   

Rare Factory/Desk Promotional model produced by Topping for Grumman. Grumman would give these models to test pilots, contractors and Military Decision Makers. Measures 14 inches long with a wingspan of almost 11 inches. Original stand has Grumman Logo and says 'Grumman Cougar F9F'. The airplane and stand are in 'very good++' overall condition. There are no repairs, cracks or touch-ups. Decals are 'excellent' with some minor and typical wear. The paint is 'excellent' with some wear in orange. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Monogram Willy Ley TV Orbiter, 1/96, PS44-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$225   

This is the one-and-only issue of the TV Orbiter that is part of the famous Willy Ley space series that Monogram made with the noted scientist and designer in 1959. Features three stage reconnaissance rocket with base, launcher, service tower, television nose cone, separating stages and three figures. It is molded in the correct red and Good Humor 'Creamsicle' orange. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in amazing 'near mint+' condition as are the instructions. Even the original TV Orbiter booklet is present. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape and no marks from either, no fading, stains, rips or tears. General and light surface, edge and corner wear are the only flaws as shown.

Hasegawa A6M3 Type 32 Zero / Hawk Spitfire Mk.22 / MPC Fiat G-50 / Maquette Morko Morane Finnish Fighter, 1/72, JS-077-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- To VG+

$29   

SALE!! Includes all four kits. The Zero and G-50 are never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Spitfire and Morko Morane are never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Jap Zero Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88A-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

Very rare. Most likely made in 1955 or maybe 1954. Please note the square 'Aurora Line' small logo and the 'Famous Fighters of All Nations' text to the left of it. The model is 100% correct inside, includes the original factory tissue packing paper, is molded in gloss yellow plastic and clear with the correct rectangular clear stand, four bombs and landing gear. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Nothing is broken; the instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 100% intact, just very slightly curled just at the ends and in 'very good+' condition. The box has excellent color and gloss but even wear on the top as shown; there is a tape tear on the left short side (1" x 3/4") and another smaller one on the right short side (3/8" x 1/4"). I believe this is the 4rd issue of this famous kit. The first was the Brooklyn, then the two 'Carrier' boxes, 88-59 and 88-69.

AV Models PSN-2 Parasite Torpedo Attack Glider - Used With DB-3 Mothership, 1/72, AV143

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Rare. The PSN-2 was a glider floatplane designed to test the concept and guidance equipment for a range of guided glider bombs proposed by S.F. Valk in 1933. Constructed of wood, the PSN-2 was a sleek monoplane aircraft with two floats attached to the wing with struts, an open cockpit in the extreme nose of the fuselage and extra fins at the aft end of each float. In 1939-1940 the PSN-2 was built with a torpedo loadout. Although it could be towed, two were carried under the wings of the famous TB-3 and plans were to later use a DB-3 twin-engine bomber. Production of the first series of the PSN-2 started in Leningrad's plant No.23. The program was canceled unexpectedly in the summer of 1940. This is a very finely high-definition resin model kit with beautiful moldings, very good cockpit detail, torpedo load-out and more. Includes full decals and a painting guide based on a photo (included on the instructions) of the first prototype. The TB-3 was involved in a much more successful parasite version using fighter-bombers called the Zveno. Two (and even three) I-16 Fighters were attached to the underside of the TB-3 wings. The first combat operations took place in July of 1941. The TB-3s flew within range of petrol factories in Romania, and released the I-16s which dive-bombed the factory. On the way home, the I-16s acted as escort fighters. The most famous operation was the destruction of the Chernavodsky Bridge over the Danube in 1941.

Monogram Eagle Lunar Explorer - Space Patrol and Exploration Landing Vehicle / NASA Space Shuttle With Transport Carrier - Young Astronauts Issue, 1/48, 5906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$135   

Still factory sealed and rare. This 1985 science fiction space craft is very well molded and highly detailed. The unique design is convertible from 1/48 to 1/144 scale and has two versions - one with the US NASA Space Shuttle where the Eagle functions as a shuttle carrier. Features complete cargo interior, cockpit, crew and much more.

Entex North American F-86D Sabre Dog - (ex-Marusan), 1/50, 9009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Dates around the late 1970s. This famous model is from the original well-detailed Marusan molds. This kit is well known for a long list of working details and accessories and this Entex reissue includes them all. Features removable radome to display the radar, opening canopy, removable tail section with dolly and detailed jet engine with engine stand, operating leading edge slats, operating wing flaps, moving control surfaces, retracting landing gear, retracting/extending missile tray, boarding ladder, extra missiles with missile cart and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1970 Chevrolet Fleetside Truck Stock or Beast of Baja, 1/25, Y733-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$200   

Very rare and even rarer in factory-sealed condition. First and only Best of Baja issue and a well detailed model that can be built one of two ways. Features optional parts, full engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior and more.

Great Planes Slinger ARF Electric Powered Flying Wing - 47.37 Inch Wingspan Almost Ready To Fly R/C Aircraft, GPMA1180

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

**SAVE! Pick up in Lexington, KY and eliminate all shipping charges. I can meet you at our local Panera Bread for delivery.** This is an RC model that is is made primarily of foam and takes about 20 to 30 minutes to build. Features fully decorated and assembled wings of virtually indestructible expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam with extra-tough expanded polypropylene (EPP) leading edges), center fuselage section, electric motor, hardware and more. Never started. Inside, everything is exactly as it left the factory. All of the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes all paperwork.

Monogram PBY-5A Catalina - Cool Cat, 1/104, PA8-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

1955 issue with great box art. This was Monogram's 8th plastic aircraft kit and it exemplified the fine fit and finish that they soon became famous for. This is the 2nd release and has the black rubber tires is the second issue; the only difference from the first issue is the "PA" vs. "P" part number. Features rotating propellers, optional retracted or extended position floats, two torpedoes and four crew members. Molded in a very deep Navy Blue and clear with the black rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box is in beautiful 'Excellent++' condition, the decals are 'near mint.' The instructions are intact but have a light stain across the top 1/3 and are only 'fair++.'

Airfix GMC Truck / Scammel Tank Transporter / Willys Jeep / Chieftain Tank, 1/72, 01323

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

SALE!! Includes all four kits. The Chieftain is still factory sealed; the other three kits are never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora 1913 Mercer Raceabout - Old Timers Issue, 1/16, 572-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed with a very short split at the top right long side. Dated 1961. This big 1/16 scale model, along with the other 'Old Timers' represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. It features a rolling chassis build like actual automobile, full suspension, transaxle and driveline, complete exhaust, detailed interior and more. Usually molded in gloss ivory, gloss black and with brass plated parts and real rubber tires. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.