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Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Hasegawa P-51D Mustang - 3rd FS 3rd FG 'Jumpin' Jacques', 1/48, JT30

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$36   

Dated 1991 and highly detailed with 118 parts. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, bomb and rocket load-outs, two piece canopy and a very large and detailed decal sheet.

Revell Junkers Ju-87B Stuka - Luftwaffe 3.St.G.5 or 4.St.G.77 Balkans, 1/32, 4661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$55   

Still factory sealed. 1994 issue using the original molds from the original 1969 issue. Large scale with very good detail for that time. Features full Jumo engine with removable cowling, detailed interior, sliding canopy, bomb load and crew figures.

OldModelKits SS Normandie Ocean Liner 1935, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$950   

Oldmodelkits.com has received exclusive world-wide license from French Lines/CGT to produce and sell the SS Normandie in 1/350 scale. This nine-year project is a 100% new kit. Seven of those years were spent accurately modeling the ship from scratch in TurboCAD. All this design work was done by a master modeler and engineer who helped pioneer industrial CAD and 3D printing at GM. This limited-run kit represents the Normandie from her 1935 maiden voyage to New York and has over 1,100 individual parts. The hull and larger parts are pressure-cast resin from de-aired molds. There are two large photoetched brass sheets (one for railings, ladders, details, etc. and one for the davits), three sheets of laser-cut, real wood printed decking (from Scale Decks), decals, flag sheet and a DVD with detailed, highly illustrated instructions including painting guide, step-by-step rigging instructions and research material. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109E Emil - Oblt. Joachim Munchenberg 7./JG26, 1/72, 1107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$10   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Very nicely molded kit with recessed panel lines and decals for the famous ace with 135 total kills.

Aurora Aurora ATLANTIS Merchant Raider Factory Model, 1/456

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$1400   

In the 1950s and early 1960s the major model manufacturers would create factory-built and painted display models. These were intended for hobby shops to help stimulate sales. These were disposable items that were produced in very low numbers, so they are very rare today. Here is one of the rarest of the rare: The 'Rattlesnake of the Ocean' Merchant Sea Raider Atlantis factory build up by Aurora. The unbuilt kit is among the most valuable and rare Aurora single kits, making the factory built display much more so. This one is in excellent original condition. The painting is 1950s professional quality as is the gluing. The glue has held up well and all parts of the ship are very solid. The ship is very clean. The original paint is almost flawless with some light scratches on the port side. The 'ATLANTIS' decals are perfect. The stack 'K' starboard decal is mint; the port one is missing 2mm of the white top on one leg of the 'K'. The factory cardboard wood-tone base is 100% intact with typical corner splits on the bends and edge wear. The removable covers display is mint with all 10 gun/hanger covers present. The kit is now 100% complete. It was missing 4 small parts which I am providing. I took them from an original Atlantis kit, so they are 100% correct. (they are the propeller, 'Y' rear crane, rear flag and rudder) Overall, this is an excellent and rare investment piece for the advanced Aurora collector. Shipping insurance required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Hasegawa Grumman X-29A, 1/72, 620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$25   

Still factory sealed. Famous forward-swept dynamically-unstable 'X' plane that help pioneer digital stability flight systems. Very high quality kit with excellent fit and all recessed panel line details.

LS A6M2-N Rufe - With Beaching Trolley - (A6M2N), 1/75, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$18   

Very early LS kit with first logo and old box art. Even on this early kit (#4), the LS attention to detail is evident with recessed panel lines and fine rivet detail. Includes opening canopy, and extending/retracting flaps and movable ailerons. Includes beaching dolly. Never started. Either inventoried 100% complete or the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F1M2 (Pete), 1/75, F-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Very early Hasegawa rectangular logo - possibly the first issue. The box top is the high gloss type. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Shrimp Boat Suzanne, 1/60, 712M-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Rare 1950s motorized version with Ray Gaedke artwork hardbox. Large scale and nicely detailed kit with 117 parts. Motorized for single propeller drive. Includes electric motor and drive train, battery box, detailed deck with full fittings, figures, complete rigging instructions and more. Molded in white and wood tan. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.

MPC Kingfisher OS2U-1 Profile Series - Lt. JG Burns Truk Rescue April 1944 / Observation Sq 3 USS Mississippi 1941 / Ensign PL Ferber Peleliu Sept 1944 - (OS2U1), 1/72, 2-1106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

Kit can be built with wheels or floats and features markings for all three historical aircraft. Lt. JG Burn's aircraft was the one that picked up 9 downed pilots in one day during the famous air raid on Truk Lagoon in April 1944. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are intact but only 'fair.' Please read the article on this website that describes how to save or reproduce old decals.

Hawk F8F Bearcat, 1/48, 87

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from 1946. Features 3D cut and tapered fuselage, completely finished engine nacelle, very nicely 2D cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, metal seat, clear vacuform canopy, plastic prop, wood stock as necessary, color decal sheet, and excellent Hawk full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Matchbox Citroen Legere Faux-Cabriolet or Cabriolet, 1/32, PK310

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. A very nice kit that can be built as a coupe or top-down convertible. It is a three-color kit molded in two colors and chrome with clear parts and rubber tires. Features detailed engine, full interior, very good suspension and exhaust (both separately molded) and decals.

RCM U-Boat Type XXI Submarine, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Monogram Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/72, PA208-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

First issue dated 1968. Finely detailed kit of the classic US Biplane fighter of the 1930s. Includes markings from the colorful 17th Pursuit Squadron, early 1930s, Selfridge Field, Michigan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. P-6 variants were in production for 10 years, a remarkable feat in a time when airframe/power plant technology was changing rapidly.

Matchbox T-2C/E Buckeye - US Navy or Hellenic Air Force, 1/72, 40042

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Includes decals for VT-23 in 1983 and Hellenic AF Sqd 362. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix German World War II Afrika Korps, 1/87, 01711-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$10   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Contains 48 pieces.

Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff 36' Wood Sheathed Box Car - PRR Union Line - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 226

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 36' wooden box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted and colored for PRR Union Line. Also includes pre-cut and milled floor and roof, other cut wood and stock as needed, metal underframe details, brake parts, bolsters, ladders and other metal details and more. The model has never been started. Most parts are still sealed in factory bags - those that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Scientific New Yorker Racer Jetex

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare kit from Scientific. Features a formed, light-weight plastic body, printwood, wood stock, completely formed rubber tires, metal axles and hardware and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram T-28D Fighter/Bomber - Vietnamese or USAF, 1/48, 0121M0100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1994 reissue of the 1967 Blue Box kit. Nicely molded and featuring operating landing gear, good cockpit detail, sliding canopy, rotating prop and wheels and three figures - instructor, student and mechanic.