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Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$425   

First issue early 1950s from the Aurora Brooklyn factory. Molded with correct light gloss blue and clear plastic with correct Brooklyn stand, decals and instructions. Even has original packing tissue paper. Decals are in beautiful condition and are still flat. Box is excellent with light scuffing as the only flaws. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

DML Spad XIII (Spad 13) - 9th Aero Sq/USAS in Germany 1919 - Lt. Reed Chambers, 1/48, 5902

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Very highly detailed model with 109 parts and a wide variety of photoetched details. Features the colorful decals of the box art aircraft flown by Lt. Chambers. Rigging instructions are included. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram F-8 (F8U) Crusader - US Marines VMF(AW)-235 or Navy VF-11 USS Roosevelt, 1/48, 5826

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$52   

Still factory sealed. Large, high quality kit from 1988. Features very good cockpit and gear well detail, optional position air-to-air refueling probe, optional position folding wing tips, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and more.

Monogram F-84F Thunderstreak - With Bomb and Cart - Texas Air National Guard (camo) or Commanding Officer of 131 Tactical Fighter Wing Missouri Air Guard (Natural Finish), 1/48, 5432

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

1984 issue. Well detailed and features optional position canopy and speed brakes, complete cockpit, detailed wheel wells, drop tanks, bomb load, bomb cart and pilot figure. Contains decals for camo or natural silver finish with very colorful markings. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or they have been inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$425   

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.

Aurora-KB Breguet 14 Collectors Edition, 1/48, 1141-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$74   

1972 issue of this still-popular model with an amazing 'near mint' box. Features fair cockpit detail, Vickers and Lewis machine guns, two ground crew, US Air Service markings and paint guide, rigging instructions and a Battle Terrain Base. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Life-Like American President Liner - President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner, 1/547, B279-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Long out of production and from the original Pyro molds. Full-hull model is designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas F-15D / F-15DJ Eagle - USAF 12 TFS 18TFW PACAF / 32 TFS USAFE / 201Sq 2nd Air Wing JASDF / 202nd 5th AW JASDF / 203rd 2AW / 303rd 6AW /, 1/72, K26

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Very finely molded and detailed. Features all recessed panel lines, detailed dual cockpits, realistic and very detailed intake and exhausts, optional position speed brake and canopy, gear well detail, drop tanks, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder load-outs, extensive decals for multiple aircraft and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including large decal sheet and instructions.

Aurora Halberstadt CL-II, 1/48, 136-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

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Dated 1959, but this is the second issue as it is lacking the 'Famous Fighters' slogan in the border of the box top oval. It does have 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the box side logos. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk.1 - XV738 or XV739, 1/72, JS028-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$15   

Very well detailed model with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for two aircraft, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. This kit has not been started. The parts and decals are still in the factory sealed bag. The instructions are present but have some bug damage.

Guillows Focke-Wulf Fw-190 - 25 inch Wingspan RC / Control Line / Free Flight Flying Model, 1/16, 406

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on May 23, 1967 in Northern Ohio. One of a very popular 1/16 scale stick-and-tissue series with a 25 3/4 inch wingspan. Can be flown on gas power, U-Control, radio control (R/C) or rubber power. Features high quality balsa die cut balsa parts and stripwood, die-cut plywood parts, vacuform nose / spinner / pilot and more, wheels, plastic propeller, hardware, clear vacuform canopy, covering tissue, big decal sheet and full size plans with detailed building instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$155   

1955 hardbox design. Please note the early Aurora rectangular logo, which was used from about 1953 to 1955. However, the factory has blacked out all the price extensions, so this one may be from around 1957/58. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Junkers Ju-88 A-4, 1/72, 018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Finely molded and well detailed, featuring parts for two different variants, very good cockpit and crew stations, opened or closed belly boarding hatch and ladder, optional position diving brakes, external bomb load and paint guide & decals for both aircraft (Swiss Air Force or Luftwaffe 'Totenkopf Geschwader' 1/KG 54 Bergamo 1943).

Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Depot Hack - (ex Hubley / Gabriel), 1/20, 4023

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier from Gabriel). The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Includes cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes correct white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, numerous woodgrain decals including a full set for the body side, choice of license plates and more. The kit has never been started. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The large metal and white plastic parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The kit is likely from the 1980s.

Skywave JMSDF Kirishima DDG174 Aegis Destroyer, 1/700, SW-2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Highly detailed waterline kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Special Hobby Dh-103 Hornet F.Mk.3/4 - RAF No. 45 Sq Butterworth Malaya 1955 / No. 33 Sq Butterworth 1955 / No. 64 Sq Linton-on-Ouse 1948, 1/72, SH72054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Limited edition kit that is well detailed and features injection molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, injection molded canopy and resin and PE details, film instruments, full cockpit, optional drop tanks and a paint guide and markings for three different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Atlas Satellite InterContinental Ballistic Missile ICBM, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$425   

Old hobby shop stock from Pennsylvania that has never been up for retail sale until now. Rare, one and only issue from 1956 of the theorized (and incorrect) Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Features three stages, entry doors, launch pad and crew members. Molded in correct gloss silver, white and transparent orange plastic. Box is in 'very good' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no rips or tears, no repairs and no tape (other than the factory sealing tape. Flaws in include those shown - The flaws are edge wear and general light wear as shown. Inside, the kit is exactly as it left the factory. All of the small parts are still sealed in factory bags, which are factory sealed to the presentation cardboard. The larger parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. With dividers, 'excellent+' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions.

Strombecker Convair Manned Observational Satellite Vehicle, 1/200, D39-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$195   

Rare kit from the late 1950s. The artwork is by Cal Smith and entitled 'Tender Flight Arriving.' The model is based on Krafft Ehricke design of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. The model is molded in very light blue plastic is 24 inches long when assembled. Includes a black display stand and large stand decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are flat and in amazing 'excellent++' condition. The instructions are 'near mint' with typical yellowing as the only significant flaw.

Huma Model Arado Ar-396, 1/72, 23

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

The highly successful Ar-96 was an all metal aircraft designed by Walter Blume. It first flew in 1938 and quickly became the Luftwaffe's standard advanced trainer for the duration of WWII. The Ar-396 was a direct development of the Ar-96; the main difference was that it used less strategic materials. The Ar-396 A-1 was single-seat gunnery trainer that was powered by an Argus As 411 engine and built largely from wood. This model is the two seater version, which would appear to be the A-2 instrument trainer. Still factory sealed. Nicely molded model with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, crew, bomb load and more.

CM DD-401 USS Maury (Gridley class 1943), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$139   

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 2 to 3 weeks.