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Aurora Grumman F9F Panther - 1st Brooklyn Issue, 1/48, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$1500   

Rare 1st issue from 1952 in the one-piece flip top box. 100% original and correct. The model is molded in the correct gloss dark blue with a clear square 'Brooklyn' stand, stand arm and canopy. Being the first issue, the model does not significant rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 13 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with very minor bug damage. Decals are correctly marked 'The Tatem Company' and are in excellent condition with some curl and minimal yellowing. The box is one of the better I have seen. It is intact - there are no missing parts and no repairs. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models. This kit must be shipped insured. Kit History: In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; the damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D Black Side Issue Craftmaster, 1/72, 1223-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. This is the black-sided box variant. A well-holed and damaged FW makes a hasty power-off landing in this great box art. The emergency vehicles race down the runway ready to douse the flaming engine. The pilot has the canopy open to clear the smoke or to make a hasty exit...or both. This is the larger format box version of this kit and has black sides. The smaller box is kit #6-39. There are at least three known Craftmaster box variants with this box art - the small box one 6-89 and two kits sharing #1223-50; one has black side panels and one has white.

Airfix Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina - 'Frisco-F' US Navy, 1/72, 50040

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

US Airfix issue from 1979. Features full crew, cockpit, elevating gun and rotating turret, moving ailerons, elevator and rudder, opening and closing side blister windows, optional position landing gear, retracting floats and external depth charge load. Molded in dark blue and with markings for the aircraft on the box top. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aeroclub Browning .303 Caliber Fixed Machine Guns (2), 1/72, G019

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$3   

Precision metal cast machine guns. Superior to plastic injection molded parts and an ideal upgrade for your kit. Never used and inventoried complete.

Testors 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Cabriolet, 1/24, 833

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$42   

Over 150 parts featuring special high-lift camshaft engine, full drive train, chassis and suspension detail, complete interior and optional tops and windows rolled up or down. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing two gear shift levers, #67 & #68. Can be easily made. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions present.

Tamiya JDS Ohsumi LST4001, 1/700, 31003-2400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

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1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. Includes detailed bay for landing ships, opening bay door, LCAC (stowed or deployed) landing ships, CH-47J Chinook helicopters and extensive decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Coca Cola Volvo Tractor Trailer and Semi Truck, 1/32, 27041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$38   

From 1998. Features over 100 parts and Coca-Cola graphics. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including huge decal sheet and instructions.

ESCI Henschel HS-129 B-1 / B2 / B3, 1/48, 4002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal as split on the right. Older but nicely molded kit. Well detailed with very fine raised panel lines and features detailed cockpit, engines and external weapons. Includes parts to build any one of the many aircraft listed.

Toms Modelworks Nieuport 24/27 Conversion Kit - Bagged, 1/32, TMC001

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Rare. Very high quality conversion that can be used to make a Nieuport 24(bis), Nieuport 24 or Nieuport 27. Contains excellent vacuform moldings, a large number of PE parts, cast metal and full instructions with drawings. The excellent PE parts are mainly for interior details but external parts are included as well. Never used and complete. Please note this requires a base kit

Crest-Armtec 86mm German PAK Gun, 1/76, 7

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$12   

All metal kit from the early 1960s. Excellent detail. Factory sealed.

Hasegawa North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco - US Marines (Markings for 2 Aircraft), 1/72, JS-022-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$29   

Rare first logo issue. Has decals and paint guide for gray or green paint scheme. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Fujimi IJN Kongo Battleship, 1/700, 0813-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

The Kongo class was the last Japanese battleships to be build outside Japan and the IJN's first modern battleships. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded. All trees are still sealed in factory bags. Complete with instructions and decals (if furnished).

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,   Box Condition: Exc++

$32.21   

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Monogram Pro Modeler Heinkel He-111 H-22 with Air Launched V-1 Missile, 1/48, 5926

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$79   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Great kit of the airborne vengeance weapon launcher. Markings for KG53 'Legion Condor' or KG53 'Blitz-Geschwader'. These first cruise missile launchers reached operational status and limited success in operations. Missions went well but the accuracy of the V-1 was the primary limitation.

Ideal Santa Maria Precision Miniature Historical Ships, 3756-40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$10   

Contains Santa Maria that is still factory bag sealed. NOTE: missing Mayflower. Includes instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1903 Rambler Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels & lights, a large number of wooden parts cut/turned to shape and occasionally metal parts and cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car. This kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

12 Squared JB-2 (LTV-N--2 Loon) (V-1) Missile - Bagged, 1/72, 2-17

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

Still factory sealed. Limited issue injection molded kit with full decals.

Italeri Junkers Lufthansa Ju-52 - Manfred von Richtohofen, 1/72, 150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. Has markings for the 'von Richtohofen' Lufthansa, SAS or Swiss Air. Very nicely detailed kit with complete interior and cockpit.

Funaro & Camerlengo 40' Outside Braced Wood Automobile Boxcar Grand Trunk - Sliding Door with Auto End Door- Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 6650

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for Grand Trunk.

LS K5Y1 Type 93 Willow - Intermediate Trainer with Wheels, 1/72, A251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$16   

1/72 scale kit with legendary high LS quality. Builds to a highly accurate and detailed kit. Molded in orange and clear. The model has not been started. The parts are still in factory sealed bag with decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.