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Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$165   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!), four solid corners, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left. 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. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Temco TT-1 Jet Trainer - (ex-Strombecker), 1/43, 139-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Fair

$65   

Still factory sealed, but the box has damage at the upper left from other models being stored on top of it. Ideal builder. Hardbox is dated 1962. This is the nice ex-Strombecker kit after Aurora bought the molds. Features 'good' cockpit with pilots, ejection seats and control sticks, opening canopy, full landing gear and the clear triangle-based stand. Molded in bright yellow and clear.

Comet Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-70

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wheels, tissue, rubber, propeller and detailed full size plans & building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please NOTE: the box grade is 'good' - the side shown is 'very good++' but the other side is 'good-.' Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Revell 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, 1/32, 0200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

Limited reissue from 1996 using the original 1956 Revell molds. Includes engine with some engine compartment detail, opening hood, detailed, molded chassis with separate front and rear suspension parts, very good full interior and two figures. Molded in ivory and chrome plate. 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 instructions.

DML JMSDF Yushio vs Soviet Delta III / P-3C Orion and (2) HSS-2B Seaking, 1/700, 7003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed with all recessed lines. Includes both subs, one aircraft, two helicopters and an excellent decal sheet.

Skywave JMSDF Murasame DD101 Destroyer, 1/700, SW2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Modern USAF Ground Support Set - Tractor / Ordnance Loader / Tow Dolly / Cart / Boarding Ladder / Five Figures, 1/48, 8431

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed set that includes two standing pilots, three positionable ground crew, ground tug, ordnance loader, utility cart, nose wheel tow dolly, aircraft boarding ladder, instructions and decals.

Air Lines Fairey Gannet ASW - (ex-Frog), 1/72, 9804

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Nicely done early kit from Frog molds and marketed by Air Lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: the spinner is the correct part for an Air Lines Gannet, but is from a different issue so it is a different color plastic. Air Lines manufacturing history: The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Ambroid Pennsylvania PRR 100 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Eduard Fokker F.1 (F-1 F1) with Photoetched Parts, 1/72, 7015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$36   

Kit has a large photoetched sheet and elaborate pre-cut masks so you can paint all markings on the aircraft. Decals are included if you do not wish to do this. Well molded. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Mitsubishi Zero - 27 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 1/16, 404

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. Purchased new on July 21, 1967 in Northern Ohio. Large scale well detailed model that can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small and light servos and receivers. Features quality die cut balsa parts, stripwood and spars, scale wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, colored tissue, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. 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.

MPM Zlin C.106 (C-106) (BU-181) - Czech or Swedish, 1/72, MPM7205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Early MPM kit. Limited issue injection molded with recessed panel lines and decals for both air forces. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Curtiss Mk.1A Kittyhawk (P-40) - RAF or USAAF Ace Reynolds, 1/72, B9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$20   

Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Well detailed. Has markings for RDAF No. 112 Sqn., No 239 Wing, RAF Gambut, Libya in 1942 (Sgt. Hogg) or USAAF 17th Prov. Sqn., 49th FG, 5th AF, pilot A.J. Reynolds (an ace with 10 kills) in Port Darwin in 1942. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

True Details Lockheed F-94C Starfire Cockpit - Detail Set, 72452

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$12   

Still factory sealed. Complete tub and cockpit - very highly detailed.

Hasegawa Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 F-13 Fishbed - Egyptian or Israeli Air Forces, 1/72, 1012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Nicely molded kit. Features supersonic drop tank, Atoll missiles and decals for Egypt and captured Israeli aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box has a very light stain on the right; so light that it did not show up in the photo.

MPC 1936 Chevy Wild One, 1/25, 1-0713

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$24   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s and features 427 CID Chevy engine with Holley carb, quick change rear end, Franklin racing front end, tubular racing interior, full cockpit and more.

Revell 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, 1/25, H1203

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1984 reissue of the popular kit. Features opening hood, detailed engine and transmission, Goodyear Custom wide tread tires on Cragar Mach 8 Wheels, full interior and detailed chassis and suspension. Molded in chrome, color, clear and black.

Heller N/O Le Suroit Research Ship, 1/200, 80615

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$69   

Nicely detailed kit of an usual subject. Full model with complete deck fittings, DSRV and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell SMS Dresden Light Cruiser - WWI German East Asiatic Squadron / Coronel / Falklands, 1/350, 05001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Very well detailed and molded full-hull kit. Never started. Factory sealed internal bag with instructions, decals and flag sheet present. The story of Dresden's short career in WWI is fascinating. She was serving with the German East Asiatic Squadron; near the start of hostilities they made a voyage across the Pacific Ocean hoping to go around South America and return to Germany via the Atlantic. The squadron came across Sir Christopher Cradock's British Squadron in the South Pacific at Coronel. There the Germans won a great victory over Cradock; the problem was that now the Germans were sited and their intentions known. The British positioned battlecruisers at the Falkland islands in anticipation; they did not have long to wait. When the Germans were sighted, the British casually got ready then sailed, knowing their superior speed and gun range could make short work of the biggest ships the Germans had. The British were correct; the Germans were soundly defeated off the Falklands. However, the Dresden was the only German ship to survive. She went back around Cape Horn in the Pacific and successfully hid for several months, only to be eventually found near Mas a Tierra (Chile) by Glasgow and Kent. Knowing that escape was impossible, the Dresden was scuttled by her crew. The wreck still lies in the harbor today.

Revell Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Germany Issue, 1/56, H123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$36   

Early 1960s Revell of Germany issue with unique box top design. Includes English and separate German instructions. This kit was made from the original Pre-S kit molds and makes an ideal builder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.