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Aurora Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$65   

Fourth issue still dated 1956 but actually from 1958/59. Jim Cox artwork. The square Northern Lights logo has been replaced with the first famous oval logo sunburst, but the square background remains. The Parents' Magazine seal is at the upper left. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

CM BB-36 USS Nevada - 1944 Operation Neptune Configuration, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$359   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit with museum-quality high definition resin castings, photoetched details, decals and instructions. Full-hull kit represents the Nevada around the date of Operation Neptune. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Revell V-2 with Trailer and Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/69, 0560

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$58   

1994 re-release of the 1982 release- which itself is from the very popular 1960s original molds. Has many operational features including the V-2 missile with removable panel with full interior including fuel tanks, rocket engine and more, working launcher and transport trailer/erector and crew members. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note that Revell lists this kit as 1/54 but I have noted it as 1/69 because the built missile measures 8" tall and the actual missile is 45.9 feet tall. That comes out to be 1/69.

Pegasus Blohm & Voss Bv-155 B-1 (V1), 1/72, 5002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

The B-155 was the peak of Luftwaffe high-altitude fighter design but did not see combat. First flown on February 8th, 1945, the aircraft had been developed from the Messerschmitt Bf-109ST and Me-155. Three prototypes were constructed, and one remains in storage with the NASM. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Chevrolet S-10 Pickup Truck - Stock S-10 Or Cameo EL Versions, 1/2, 2434

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1993. Features 125 pieces, full engine & engine compartment, opening hood & tail gate, excellent front and rear suspension, optional S-10 Cameo El parts and decals, fully detailed bucket seat interior and more. Molded in light blue, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate with rubber tires.

Hobby Boss Soviet MBV-2 Armored Train, 1/35, 85514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$76   

Large, very highly detailed model that includes two frets of PE parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Lindberg FJ-2 Fury Jet Fighter - First Logo Small Box Issue, 1/48, 516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$95   

From the mid 1950s with wonderful Ray Gaedke box art. Rare first issue that featuring the circular Lindberg logo and short, early two-piece box. Correctly molded in brilliant metallic blue with a red nose and clear canopy. Correct early decals and instructions. Please note, the instructions have the circle logo and the rectangular logo, which was not uncommon for early Lindberg kits. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg created plans for stick and tissue flying models that were published in popular modeling magazines in the 1930s. During this time, he marketed wooden flying kits, asking builders to request that your local dealer carry "The Lindberg Line" of models. When plastic kits first appeared, Paul Lindberg and a Mr. Olsen founded O-Lin models, purchased the unsuccessful Varney molds for the Fleet Sub, PT Boat, LST and PT-17. After mold modification, they entered production and quickly cut new molds such as the P-80, Seabee and more. The association with Mr. Olsen did not last long, and Paul Lindberg took over or bought out the molds, thus starting the famous plastic "Lindberg Line". The first box art was simply carry over from O-Lin. Early O-Lin artwork was simple and two -color. However, Ray Gaedke did some late O-Lin boxes such as the Corsair, which was also used by Lindberg. Gaedke artwork was colorful and bold, and Paul Lindberg wasted no time in having Gaedke make the new artwork for the Lindberg Line.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-49-II Hei Type 100 Donryu Helen With Radar - (Ki-49), 1/72, CP111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Rare limited issue with special radar conversion parts. Still factory sealed. 1998 issue featuring 98 pieces, recessed panel lines, interior detail, special radar equipment and much more.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard Turbo-Prop, 1/144, 03171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded molded kit with optional position cabin entry doors, clear cockpit and cabin windows, rotating props, detailed gear and front and rear passenger boarding stair assemblies. Decals are for British Airways. The Vanguard was a 1959 high speed early turbo-prop airliner that carried 139 passengers.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1946 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$175   

For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal 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 princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding 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 kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molding the kit in bright yellow acetate plastic. That makes it the second issue, still from 1946, and that is this kit for sale here. The box is in very good condition with great colors. There is tape on both end flaps. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual. These came in one-piece boxes and they are not very strong. Inside, the kit has minor assembly. The fuselage 1/2s have been glued. The quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no glue showing. There is no other assembly. The kit is 100% complete with all parts. The small parts are still sealed in the 'crinkle' bag. The instructions are in as new condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Combrig Peter Velikiy 1877 Russian Battleship, 1/700, ZA1877

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Limited edition waterline kit. Features a beautifully cast resin hull and resin details. Detail is far superior to injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Revell Documented Arizona Factory Display Owned By Esther Ross, Who Christened The USS Arizona

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$3800   

An incredibly rare, documented, one-of-a-kind piece of history in amazing investment-grade collector condition. For the very advanced collector of unique military history and model kits. This Revell Factory Model was originally owned by Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell, who earlier was Miss Esther Ross who christened the USS Arizona in New York on June 19, 1915. She went on to play a very key role in the creation of the USS Arizona Memorial. Thanks to newspaper reports, we know that her father, William Ross, was a prominent pharmacist in Prescott, Arizona. He and his friends convinced Gov. Hunt to choose his daughter from the other 100 applicants anxious to do the honors. It turned out to be a wise choice reasons no one could foresee. Miss Ross took the task of launching the world's most powerful battleship very seriously. She practiced her duties every day after school for months, smashing syrup bottles full of water against a fence behind the house. Miss Ross was popular and well respected in Prescott. Even the Associated Press reported that she "was one of the prettiest girls in the state." A special train took Gov. Hunt, Miss Ross, her family and others to New York for the event. Although the applause for the then unpopular Gov. Hunt, the cheering for Miss Ross was "heard for miles." Page 1 of the Prescott Journal Miner, June 20th, 1915, reported that at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Miss Ross cried "I dub thee Arizona," and "Not a hitch or sign of accident marred the success of the launching." "This is the proudest moment of my life," she stated, "and I am most intensely gratified at the magnificent demonstration that my friends and the city of Prescott has given me." Sometime after the launching ceremony, Miss Ross married Mr. Arthur Wassell and became Mrs. Esther Ross Wassell. She saw the horror of World War II and the disaster of the Arizona touched her deeply. After the war, she joined the drive to create a memorial over the ship to the 1177 sailors entombed in her. She joined the Arizona Memorial Committee which raised all the funds needed to build the Arizona Memorial. She served on the staff and toured the USA giving numerous media interviews and key speeches for the fund raising. Out of gratitude, the USS Arizona Memorial Committee ordered a special Revell Factory Display USS Arizona for her. It came with two specially affixed small Fleet Reserve and Arizona Committee signs (shown in the photos) on the right side; these special markings are only found on the rare "appreciation gift" factory displays from the Arizona Memorial Committee members to important fundraisers. The model was shipped to her in Los Angeles. You can see the original "Arizona Memorial Committee" mailing label that has her full name and address, documenting that it was her model. Esther treasured this gift and kept it in remarkable and very complete condition. Included is the original shipping box in "very good++" condition with all the original shipping tape, all the original internal special cardboard packing material, the model ship in exceptional condition, the cardboard display base(complete but with small tears and very light wear as shown), the colorful backdrop (with wear and slight tears as shown, missing one lower tab), the original display assembly instructions and even an original fund raising card from the Arizona memorial campaign. This display, box and all materials were always in a climate controlled environment. The colors on the cardboard display are in stunning, factory-new condition. The instructions for the display are 'excellent.' The ship is 100% complete and the factory paint is in exceptional condition. Even the factory rigging and all flags are intact. There is very little dust on the ship; it appears to be in 'not displayed' condition; but I know it was displayed for a short time because of the small tears and one tab on the cardboard display backdrop (see photos), which were probably due to putting it up and taking it down. I have only found one repair; the jackstaff broke and was neatly repaired at some point. The factory shipping box still has all the original tape and very little wear for that age. The original Arizona Memorial Committee shipping label is in 'very good' shape. Due to it being on the bottom of the shipping box, it does have some wear, but all the writing can be clearly read with slight magnification. This piece passed to Esther's daughter, who gave it to a friend who then gave it to another friend. The later friend is wife to an OMK customer, who sold me the model. This kit must be shipped insured and I may require it shipped by special courier.

Cox Pee Wee .020 Gas Engine - Never Run New On Sealed Blister Card, 100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$142   

Still factory sealed. Very rare in this condition. This is a factory-assembled .020 engine that is still sealed on the original blister and cardboard backing. Although it shows wear the cardboard is complete . The blister is still perfectly clear and amazingly has no damage. As will all blister pack engines, the instructions and part list is printed on the rear of the cardboard.

Rivarossi Log Car 2 Unit Set Northern Pacific - (#150 and 147) - HO Scale, 1/87, HR6312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$48   

Contains two beautiful factory built, painted and lettered log cars with optional payload. These are NOS (New Old Stock) - never run, never displayed and never taken out of the factory packaging.

Heller Saab J-21A - Flygflottilj 6/2nd Sq or Flygflottilj 9/1st Sq, 1/72, 80261

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. This Heller-Humbrol issue includes markings for the two aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Eastern Express Vickers Vimy Mk IV - Heavy Bomber - (ex Frog), 1/72, 72256

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

From quality ex-Frog molds. Please note that this is the wartime version with the guns and bombs and not the post-war transatlantic civil version. This 'gun & bomb' version has become somewhat harder to find. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the rarest release of all the early Lindberg full-color F-86s. It has the circular 'first' logo on 2 sides and the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

MPC 1978 Chevy Stepside Pickup - Chevrolet Truck - Stock Or Street Machine Versions, 1/25, 1-7814

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$129   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. First issue dated 1977 features all pieces to build one of two versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Model Engineering Of Norwalk Buzzard Bombshell - 72 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$149   

Very large wingspan free flight or R/C Buzzard Bombshell from M.E.N. (Model Engineering Of Norwalk). Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans/instructions. NOTE: this kit will ship in this box (wrapped in heavy brown paper) unless you specify otherwise. If shipped in another box, additional shipping charges will apply.

Airfix A4D-1 Skyhawk - Bagged T3 Logo Issue- (A-4), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. 1960s bagged issue with an 'excellent' condition Type Three logo header.