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Aurora SSN585 Skipjack - World's Fastest Atomic Submarine, 1/228, 711-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Hard-to-find first Aurora issue of the famous Skipjack submarine. Dated 1959 and carries the correct oval sunburst logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Kit features moving hull and conning tower planes, display stand and a removable hatch revealing bulkheads and reactor detail. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$110   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Aurora Crown Logo Blue Knight of Milan 1520, 1/8, K2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$150   

In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the kit is mint. The shiny, very dark blue plastic parts are complete and there is a red feather plume. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo.

Monogram F-80 Shooting Star, 1/48, 5404

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

The first operational jet fighter for the USA. F-80s played key rolls in the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War. The two seater (available as a Hawk kit) was used as a trainer long after the Shooting Star fighter-bomber left service. Very well detailed model includes optional parts to be built as a fighter-bomber or fighter-interceptor and features detailed cockpit and machine gun bay, removable gun hatch, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, removable tail section with detailed turbojet engine (aft section), a stand for the rear fuselage section and more. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Vac Wings Yakovlev Yak-36 Forger - Bagged, 1/48, VW4811

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Large 1/48 scale Forger. Very nicely molded vac kit with fine, recessed panel lines, numerous metal parts including landing gear, weapons pylons, missiles machine guns and more, clear canopy and full decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed Electra Varig - Brazil Issue, 1/115, H255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$495   

Very rare Kikoler Revell Brazil issue. The hardbox has very good color as the photo shows. The kit is the original Revell 'S' kit and is molded in silver plastic with the famous clear 'Globe' swivel stand. The correct instructions and Varig decals are unique to this issue and they are in excellent condition. The decals are flat and have very minimal yellowing and no stains. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note, the box has had some internal repairs done to a crease and split corners. They are very nicely done and impossible to see from the outside.

Aurora-KB Fokker E-V (D-VIII) - Polish Air Force, 1/48, 1135-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1972 issue with revised molds. Much better kit than the earlier releases.

Modela LF-107 Lunak Glider, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$34   

Rare large 1/48 scale glider kit. Very cleanly molded. Includes a display stand and a large decal sheet for three colorful aircraft including sun-rise stripes. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that the instructions with this kit are simple text only and the paint guide is text and with color profiles on the box for the three different aircraft.

Fujimi USS Iowa BB-61 Battleship, 1/700, WLB115

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$27   

Still factory sealed. 1/700 scale waterline kit. Very highly detailed and finely molded.

Revell F-105B Thunderchief 'S' Issue, 1/75, H285-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

1958 first issue with dramatic hardbox artwork. The box has excellent color and gloss. Features optional position landing gear, movable wheels, four bombs, pilot figure and hinged cockpit canopy and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airmodel Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave - Bagged, 1/72, 208

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Never started. NOTE: missing clear canopy but includes all other parts and instructions. Basic kit only with fuselage. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Griffin Lockheed T2V-1 Seastar - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Unusual subject matter. Cleanly molded, basic vac kit with some molded in detail. Includes many interior parts and excellent wheels. Molded in white with an excellent clear canopy. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Lindberg Cadet - Rubber Powered Plastic Flying Airplane Model, 925-100

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

Very rare. Fantastic artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in exceptional near mint condition. In the late 1950s/early 1960s, Lindberg came out with a complete line of vacuformed rubber powered flying models. The kits were all prepainted, had large wingspans and were quite attractive for flying models. They also included the rubber band, spring wire landing gear and injection molded wheels, propeller and bushing. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions, which are on the back along with an adjustment guide for flying.

Airmodel Hughes OH-6 Cayuse and UH-2A Seasprite - Bagged, 1/72, 216

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$16   

Includes fuselage halves molded in clear for both helicopters. Basic kit only with fuselage. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Airmodel McDonnell F2H-2/2P Banshee - Bagged - (F2H2), 1/72, 198

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$12   

This kit is often used just for the conversion parts to transform the Airfix / MPC Banshee to the recon-nose variant. Builds either version of the Banshee. Basic vac kit that is nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Never started and complete. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners or builder without scratch building experience.

Airmodel North American T-39 / T3J-1 Sabreliner - Bagged, 1/72, 193

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

Rare. Older but nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Includes basic airframe parts molded in white, clear canopy (in great shape and not yellowed) and instructions/plans. Can be built as civil or military. A certain degree of modeling skill and scratch-building skills are required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

ATP Boeing 727-22C Kit - And ATP N101FE Federal Express Decals, 1/144

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$85   

Rare and unique issue put out by ATP. Includes a Revell early 727 that is still factory bag sealed and ATP decals for N101FE, an early Federal Express 727. The decals are in excellent condition and include a nicely done ATP sheet with history, instructions and markings guidelines.

AAA Models McDonnell Douglas DC-9-80 - Bagged, 1/144, 8201

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$24   

Still factory bag sealed. Very cleanly molded and crisp vac moldings. Includes landing gear, display stand and plans/instructions.

Airfix Boeing 707 Sky King - British Airways, 1/144, 04170-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$34   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1976. Part of the famous and collectible Sky King series by Airfix. Older but nicely detailed and molded for that time. Features fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, clear cockpit and cabin windows, separately molded cabin doors, detailed engine inlet and rear 'burner cans', optional position landing gear and full painting guide. Contains decals for three aircraft G-APFM, G-APFC and G-APFI. Nicely detailed and molded kit.

Charmore Mig-15 - Trail Blazers of Transportation, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$60   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. Charmore was located at 126 Market Street in Paterson, New Jersey. They issued a small line of kits in the early 1950s, at the dawn of US plastic kit production. All boxes have the same art - the name of the kit stamped on a side white panel. Inside, the kit has never been started. The contents are mint and complete in the original Charmore paper sacks. The main parts are the correct gloss silver (just one of the several colors that Charmore used), while the canopy, stand and stand arm are clear. Includes decals and instructions. From toy historians, we know that Charmore was created by the toy giant Louis Marx Company after 1945. Evidently Marx hope to obtain retail buyer-level advantages and tax breaks from the arrangement. The company was named for Louis' brother's (David) wife, Charlene. It has been shown that Charmore and Marx mixed molds and products when it came to toys; however, it seems that the model lines were separate. Please email me if you have more details.