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SS Rex Ocean Liner - With ScaleDecks Wood Deck - Italian Line / Mid To Late 1930s

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$669   

Finally, the Pride of the Italian Line in 1/350 scale! The SS Rex is from the same team that brought you the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner. This four year project is a 100% new model and represents the Rex in her glory years of the mid 1930s. All design work was done in CAD by Ken Friend, a master modeler, designer and builder of experimental engines and test equipment and an engineer who specialized in CAD/CAM/CAE Systems Management and Implementation. All of the smaller parts are printed on ultra-high resolution 3D SLA resin printers. These parts meet and often exceed what is possible with injection molded plastic. Only the larger parts (hull, deck pieces and funnels)are cast resin. These are pressure-cast from de-aired molds to minimize air bubbles. The Italian Line advertised that "The Southern Route Is the Lido Deck Route." By virtue of avoiding the stormy and cold North Atlantic, travelers experienced a true outdoor lifestyle. The Rex was intentionally designed for this. For this model, extensive research and time was spent capturing the exact look of the colorful 1st and 2nd Class Aft Pool Areas- from the changing room & showers, grab rope on the pool, pool slide, stairs & diving boards, tables with umbrellas, recessed (covered) 1st Class Restaurant/Lounge and more. Because of the superior performance of 3D Printing, over 90% of the usual PE (photoetched) metal parts are now 3D printed resin. This is a vast improvement as they are no longer flat, but are true to the shape of the prototype. This also makes for a nearly complete model "out-of-the-box." Includes a real wood deck from Scaledecks. NOTE: railings are the only parts not included with the model shown. They are not required to complete the kit, however 1/350 railings are sold by a vast number of aftermarket sources. I will refer all buyers to the sources that I believe work the best with the kit.   more info >

Supermodel Aermacchi MB-339A - Italian Air Force / Argentina Naval Air Force 1982 / (MB339), 1/72, 10-018

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Hard-to-find two seat attack variant of the popular MB-326. Nicely molded with fine raised panel line detail, good cockpit, two piece canopy, weapons load and more.

Hawk 2 Speed Specials Of The 1930s Supermarine S6B and Mister Mulligan, 1/48, 521-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$68   

Early hardbox issue dated 1960. Bill Campbell artwork. Unusual gift set containing both kits. Never started. Both kits have been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. In 1960, Hawk released a series of 'New 2 Pack Kits', including 'Specials of the 1930s' (S6B and Mister Mulligan), 'Great Crates' (Spad and Nieuport), 'Freedom Fighters' (F-86F and Swift), 'Flying Leathernecks' (Marines AU-1 Corsair and F4D Skyray), 'Battling Bluejackets' (Corsair and SBD) and 'Terror Attackers' (Oka and V-1).

Hasegawa Nakajima B5N1 Type 97 Kate - Aircraft Carrier Zuiho Flying Group FEb 1942 1942 / Naval 12th Flying Group, 1/72, SP19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

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Very finely molded and highly detailed with all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and crew stations, opened or closed rear canopy/gun station, enclosed gear wells, torpedo or bomb load and much more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Fujimi TWO Supermarine Spitfire Mk.14c V-1 Killer, 1/72, C-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$27   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. The models have never been started and all parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals and instructions. This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Beautifully molded and accurate kit. Features very fine all recessed panel lines and excellent detail throughout.

Matchbox DH-6C Twin Otter Floats Skis Or Landing Gear - RCAF or Aurigny Air Service Ltd, 1/72, PK-127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Dated 1983 and a well detailed model which features good cockpit detail, optional baggage and non-baggage noses, regular landing gear, skis or floats and more. Includes a three-view, full color painting guide and decals for Aurigny Air Service (Channel Islands) and RCAF rescue. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell P2V-7 Neptune - 'S' Issue - (P2V7), 1/104, H239-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

1955 first issue hardbox with timeless 'S' box art. This series of models is considered the apex of model kit box art and it is easy to understand why they are so popular with collectors today. This was a nicely molded and detailed kit for that time and is molded the correct gloss silver and clear and includes the famous Swivel Base Display Stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is only 'good' with general wear, edge wear and short tape tears on the long sides.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$119   

First and only issue of this rare, large-scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1978 and has incredible artwork and the 'S' Cement logo on the sides. Large scale and well detailed featuring removable missile with moving top stage forward fins, complete working launcher and more. Never started. Inventoried and the missile & launcher are complete but NOTE: missing crew of 3. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Gemini Spacecraft, 1/24, 1835

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$110   

Hard-to-find, limited edition reissue from 1993. This well detailed kit of this historic spacecraft is from the original 1965 molds. Large scale model features full interior, detachable equipment module with internal details such as oxygen supply, fuel cells, batteries and electronics. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Vostok Russia's First Spacecraft, 1/24, H1844

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

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1998 issue of the classic 1969 kit. This large 1/24 scale model is a Well detailed kit of Major Yuri Gagarin's spacecraft. Features detachable crew compartment, ejection seat and Cosmonaut figure. Molded in metallic silver and clear and includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Gagarin's flight was the first of 6 successful Vostok launches from the secret space center at Baikonur. Gagarin made one orbit in 108 minutes, which was enough to make him the first man in space. Titov followed in Vostok 2 and made 17 orbits. Other launches featured 4 mile passes in orbit, and Vostok 6 featured the first Woman Astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova. It is interesting that Vostok did not have attitude control for correct placement when re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The sphere was designed with the weight off-center, so it would automatically swing into position during the heat of reentry.

Monogram 57 Chevy Sport Coupe - 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Stock / Street Custom / Drag Strip - (Belair), 1/12, 2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$135   

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Still factory sealed. Yhis is the original 1986 issue of this classic & highly detailed kit. The earlier the issue, the better the mold quality. Features stock 282 Fuel Injection motor, street 2X4 carbs and strip blower engines, ignition wiring, stock three speed or custom Borg Warner 4 speed transmission, complete exhaust, suspension and underside drive train details, detailed complete interior (custom interior includes roll cage), optional fender skirts, detailed engine compartment down to flexible heater hoses, fuzzy dice, opening hood and more. Molded in black, chrome, clear, red, white and with rubber tires.

Lindberg Grumman F11F-1 Blue Angels - (F11F1), 1/48, 98541

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

Classic 1950s hardbox kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. Features fine raised panel details, movable ailerons, rudder and elevators and detailed engine with opening inspection panel. Includes a comprehensive decal sheet with all yellow stripes. lettering, badges & other markings and tail numbers for any Blue Angels F11F. Still the only early short nose F11F Tiger kit in 1/48. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions present. The box would grade much higher than the 'good++' rating but is graded a such because of the price tag litho pull at the upper right.

Monogram Flap Jack Motorized Aircraft, 1/48, 7503-0400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$149   

Wild 'Snap-Tite' action kit from 1973. The motorized action spins the prop, flaps the wings and the machine guns 'fire' moving in and out while the airplane bounces around on a sprung wire stand. Comical 'Air Farce' and 'Recycled Pollution' stickers are included. Thanks to sound engineering from Monogram, this kit works flawlessly when built correctly. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays better than the 'very good+' rating but it graded as such becuase there is a 1.5" long piece of masking tape on each box side.

AMT International Indy Roadster Team Gran Sport 500 - Chevy El Camino With Willard Battery Offy Indianapolis Race Car and Race Trailer, 1/25, 2965-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

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Very Rare. Includes all three kits. The box is 'good' with great colors, four solid corners, no tape or price tags but with noticeable general wear as shown in the photo. It is molded in white, clear, chrome plate & red tinted clear plastic with rubber tires. Inside, the kit has never been started. The white plastic molded El Camino, Race Trailer and Willard Battery Racer are still in their factory sealed bags. The chrome and clear parts were never factory sealed and have been inventoried complete. NOTE: missing one red-tinted clear custom tail light lens (the two stock ones are present). Missing (2) trailer tires. All instructions are present and the two decals sheets for the El Camino and Willard Battery Special are in amazing 'near mint' condition. This kit must be shipped insured and double boxed.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$150   

Very Rare. In the mid 1950s, Aurora was searching for faster and less expensive ways to expand their model kit line beyond simply designing new kits then cutting new molds. Aurora was able to find several such sellers, like Comet, Best, Helicopters for Industry and others. However, their most famous and profitable deal they negotiated was the purchase three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics. They quickly issued them as K1, K2 and K3 and these were the very first Aurora figure kits. This first issue from 1956 has the one-year-only Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the kit is mint as it left the factory. 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.

Aurora Cessna 310, 1/62, 283-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$85   

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1963 issue from ex-Comet molds. The box has amazing color and gloss. Neatly molded with all recessed panel lines, clear side and front windows, tip tanks, rotating propellers, display stand and full pinstripe decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the box displays better than the 'excellent++' grade but is rated as such because the is old tape residue on the bottom of the two long sides. Aurora had started a line of inexpensive 29 cent kits in about 1957. The line was a success, and it was expanded. The line grew again when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, as most of Comet's line was very small scale kits, many of them civil aircraft like this one. It appears that Aurora was encouraged by the sale of the ex-Comet civil aircraft, as it expanded the line with it's own molds in the early 1960s.

Cleveland Vought F7U Cutlass Simplex Flying Aircraft - 15 Inch Wingspan, S-123

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

Rare kit from the early 1950s. The Simplex line was designed for those who wanted true scale appearance but wanted to get into the air faster. They were not 'simple' as the name implies, but they were easier than the highly realistic, true scale and complex 1/16 scale Cleveland offerings. This kit features shaped and cut out parts, quality die-cut printwood, carved nose, clear vacuform canopy, a factory sealed wax bag containing fully formed wheels, factory-bent gear struts (main and nose), full color decals and Cleveland's superior plans with all drawings and detailed text instructions for building and flying. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and plans/instructions.

Cleveland Westland Whirlwind Fighter - 36 Inch Wingspan Industrial Training Aircraft Kit, T-105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$74   

Rare first issue from 1944. Big scale model features high-quality printwood, factory-cut stringers & spars, balsa stock and blocks as required, fully formed wood main wheels & two thrust buttons, hardwood dowels for landing gear struts, wood and metal stock, four sheets of color insignia, clear canopy material, covering material and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts andC-D plans & instructions present. Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane supply business - Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter - Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Cleveland P-61 Black Widow - 36, T-155

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare three-foot wingspan flying model from 1943. The 'Industrial Training' models were Cleveland's response to a wartime need for simplified models that did not sacrifice realism. All of the Industrial Training models had a constant 3 foot wingspan and were essentially simplified 'SF' kits. The line was a big sales success during the war and was expanded from the original 6 kits to 11 total. This one features quality printwood sheets, factory-cut stringers and spars, two fully finished engine nacells, fully finished nose, main wheels & thrust buttons, hardwood dowels for gear struts, balsa blocks and other stock as required, clear material for nose, cockpit and rear blister, two sheets of color insignia and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes Cleveland's world-famous full size plans with numerous building instruction notes. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Aurora The Red Knight of Vienna, 1/8, K4-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$165   

Very rare 1957 issue with the K4 kit number and 1957 copyright date and old artwork. This hardbox is in 'excellent+' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid and original corners, no repairs, no price tags or tape and no marks from either, no tears, or fading and no missing lithograph. Flaws include light creasing, slight age wear and light edge & corner wear. This kit is the same scale as the other Aurora Knight kits and is molded in a beautiful deep burgundy. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. 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 and they sported the 1956-only rectangular 'Northern Lights' logo with the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. The sales success of the Knight prompted Aurora to launch an entire line of figure kits. The knights themselves stayed in production long after many other figures were discontinued.

MPM Messerschmitt Bf-109 V-1 - First Bf-109 Prototype - (Bf-109 V-1), 1/72, 72029

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

Still the only injection molded, 1/72 scale model of the very first Bf-109. The model features very fine recessed panel lines, many brass PE details, film instruments, very good cockpit, fully enclosed wheel wells and more. Includes four-view paint guide and decals for two different paint schemes for prototype V-1 - Rechlin Test Center D-IABA Autumn 1935 and Summer 1935. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Only 15 months after Willy Messerschmitt designed the aircraft, the first Bf-109 (D-IABI) was ready to fly. The pilot was Flugkapitan Hans Knoetzsch. The prototype did not have an automatic retraction mechanism, so Knoetasch had to wind the landing gear up manually. he stayed airborne for 20 minutes and made several circuits of the airfield. In his opinion, the Bf-109 V-1 had perfect handling qualities. The first '109 was born - six months before the Hawker Hurricane and 10 months before the Supermarine Spitfire. The V-1 was fitting with a Rolls-Royce Kestrel V engine that produced 695 hp for take off and a Schwarz two-bladed fixed-pitch wooden propeller.