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Tamiya IJN Kuma Light Cruiser, 1/700, 80

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

Very highly detailed waterline kit. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Douglas DC-8 Jet Mainliner United - Commercial Jet Series - Kikoler Issue, 1/143, H242

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$69   

Mid 1960s release that is still factory sealed. The seal is brittle and has split. Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue that uses the same molds as the very popular 1955-1959 'S' issue. Well detailed for that time and has many special features - four detailed engines with removable cowls, rotating wheels, optional position cabin doors and a passenger loading ramp. Includes colorful and extensive United Airlines decals.

Comet Struct-O-Speed Prefabricated Curtiss Robin Flying Aircraft, 2306-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$28   

Still factory sealed. Comet would advertise that the Struct-O-Speed series 'Puts Itself Together...That Quick!' on the box top, and it was not a completely idle boast. These kits were very highly prefabricated for their time, and in comparison to the regular stick and tissue models, the claim is not unfounded. Kit features die cut wood, formed and finished wheels, prop, rubber motor and detailed instructions with flying tips. 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.

Hasegawa Bell 206 Jetranger (Jet Ranger) Helicopter - Los Angeles Police Department, 1/72, 8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

I have listed the scale as 1/72 but am not sure. The rotor span measures 4 7/8 inches. The fuselage, from nose to the tip of the tail is 4.15 inches. Kit features all fine recessed panel lines, some cockpit and cabin detail and Los Angeles Police decals as shown on the box artwork. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Execuform Bell XFL-1 (Navy P-39) - With Tailwheel, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Never started. Complete with all parts and instructions.

ITC Martin MB-2 Bomber, 1/78, 3761 4-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$45   

Factory sealed but some seal splitting due to age. The famous first bomber to sink a battleship under any circumstances. Billy Mitchell arranged to have the ex-WWI German Battleship Ostfriesland used as target practice for for 6 MB2s, and the ship sank in 25 minutes.

Revell Mercury and Gemini Capsules, 1/48, H1834-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

First issue hardbox dated 1964. Classic manned space program kit. Large 1/48 scale capsules are well detailed inside and out and each comes with a stand. This kit contains the special booklet titled - 'Interesting Facts About Mercury and Gemini'. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Premiere BAe Hawk T.Mk 1A Red Arrows, 1/48, P3102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$26   

Large scale 1/48 Hawk. Features colorful decals for any of 11 (10 flying aircraft and a spare) of the Red Arrows Display Team, detailed cockpit, optional position landing gear, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and optional gun pack. The model has not been started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

Second issue of this kit. It retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replace by the to-be classic sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. The price extension is 69 cents. The third issue is identical except for a 79 cent extension. The box is in exceptional condition. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Entex 1933 Cadillac V-16 Town Car - (Ex-Bandai), 1/16, 9029

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$165   

Still factory sealed. Perhaps the finest Cadillac model ever made. Very large-scale kit of the classic V-16. Only three were ever built in this body style; Joan Crawford was one of the owners. Very highly detailed and well molded. The model builds as the real car with a full rolling chassis. Features opening doors, hood and trunk. The engine is a kit to itself, with some of the finest detail for cars in this scale. Includes rubber radiator hoses, metal hinges, dual exhaust, optional solid or wire wheels, steerable front wheels, fold down back seat arm rest, super detailed interior, rubber tires and parts molded in black, gray, white, clear, bright chrome and satin chrome.

Tamiya M60A2 Medium Tank Motorized Remote Control, 1/35, 4038

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Rare remote control version. Contains all special parts for motorizing including dual RE-140 motors, steel and brass gearbox and gears, switches, metal shafts, battery contacts, hand-held remote control box and more.

CM BM6 USS Monterey (US Coastal Monitor 1893), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Life-Like Golden Hind - The Ship of Sir Francis Drake, B365

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. From ex-Pyro molds. Nicely molded small scale ship model. Includes display stand and billowing sails.

Heller Duquesne Guided Missile Destroyer, 1/400, 81008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$58   

Very well detailed kit including railings. 135 finely molded parts. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Matchbox Spitfire Mk.22 / 24 - RAF (2) or Egyptian Air Forces, 1/32, 40501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$54   

Still the only 1/32 scale kit of the last and fastest production Spitfire. Cleanly molded with recessed panel lines. Features full cockpit, detailed Griffon engine with removable panels, sliding canopy and decals for RAF 80 Squadron Kai Tak Hong Kong 1950, Royal Egyptian Air Force and 603 'City of Edinburgh Squadron 1950. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Life-Like Bon Homme Richard - The Ship of Captain John Paul Jones, B367

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Ex-Pyro kit with great artwork. Nicely molded small scale ship model that measures about 7 inches long when assembled. Includes full hull, finely molded raised wood detail and 'planked' deck, separately molded top deck cannon, billowing sails and display stand.

Berkeley Stinson SR-9C Reliant - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/12, 4-19

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$179   

Big scale model originally designed for gas powered free flight (.045 to .099) or control line (.099-.29), or can be converted to electric power and modern R/C (radio control). Features plastic cowl, decals, covering material, detailed, full size plans, formed wire main gear and tail wheel struts, die cut balsa and plywood parts, hardwood main and tail wheels and more. The model has not been started. The parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Aurora Boeing 707 Astrojet - American Air Lines, 1/104, 380-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1965 hardbox issue of an early configuration Boeing 707. Very near 1/100 scale. Features complete landing gear, clear cockpit windows, colorful American Airlines decals and clear triangle base display stand.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$625   

Dated 1954. Rare, desirable and very collectible. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. The box top has excellent color and gloss but general wear as shown, two properly repaired (from the inside) split corners and a closed tear (also repaired) on the lower side. Inside, the kit is factory new. All of the factory cardboard presentation material is present and grades from 'mint' to 'excellent++.' Includes numerous plastic parts in red, gray, clear and black, four unopened glass bottle of Mono*Dope that are still good, an unopened tube of MonoGlue still in the original mint box, all prefabricated wooden parts including the amazing Monofoil wing, three sheets of die-cut and factory painted wood (unpunched), colored die-cut cardstock sheet, sandpaper, gun barrel plastic material, decals in amazing 'near mint' condition, 'near mint' instruction book and full size plans and even a miniature Monogram Catalog showing this kit and the entire Speedee-Bilt line for '54. The kit has never been started. It has been carefully inventoried 100% complete with all parts, paperwork, instructions, plans and decals. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping (on two of the nacelles). This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warp easily over time. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speede-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are very rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This kit must be shipped insured.

Rarebits P-51H or F-51H Conversion With Build Article - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$10   

With a full article on using this very kit with an Airfix 1/72 P-51D to create the F-51H - a great classic build project! Features very high quality moldings, better than many injection molded kits. Includes new fuselage, wheels, prop, spinner and canopy for conversion of a P-51D injection molded kit to a P-51H or F-51H. Never started and complete. Please note this requires a base kit (not included). The Airfix P-51D is recommended but you could use the Monogram kit as well.