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Tamiya M113A1 Fire Support Vehicle, 1/35, 35107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$32   

Very well molded and detailed. The kit has never been started. Most internal parts bags are still factory sealed. One bag (that had one tree of parts inside) was torn, so I inventoried that one bag and it is complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Maquette Handley Page Dart Herald Channel Express Airlines or BIA British Island Airways - (ex-Frog), 1/72, MQ-7221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Hard-to-find and from original Frog molds. One of the very early British Prop-jet airliners, Heralds carried 56 passengers or 6.5 tons of freight at a range of 1000 miles and a cruising speed of 275 mph. Kit features separately molded rudder, ailerons and elevators, two position passenger and cargo doors, rotating props and wheels, seated and standing pilots. Includes two very colorful decal sheet and painting guide for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, a nose gear door. This part can be made from sheet plastic or cardstock. Includes all other parts, and decals and instructions. I did not see the boarding stairs with this kit, but they are not shown on the instructions. They were with the original Frog kit, but it appears they were not with this much later Russian issue.

Revell F-104 Starfighter with Sidewinders 'S' Issue, 1/64, H199-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

Fresh from old hobby shop stock. 1960 'S' issue with great color and gloss, four solid corners, no stains, tears or creases but has moderate box top wear as shown. Revell took the nice original F-104 molds and added four then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, ground missile trailer and ground crew. Molded in the correct correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell Swivel Stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are both in 'near mint' condition.

CM BM1 USS Puritan (Coastal Monitor 1898), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is two to three weeks. In constructing the original vessel, the Navy used a few surviving odds and ends from the previous Puritan (1864). This enabled funding for the project from the appropriations line item for "Repairs"(!), rather than "New Construction." She was at sea in Cuban waters in 1898.

Airfix Fokker F-27 Friendship Aer Lingus - With original Irish International Airlines Brochure, 1/72, 583

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$115   

From the late 1950s. Type two logo kit with full Aer Lingus markings on two decal sheets. Also includes the rare, original, illustrated advertising brochure put out by this airline. Kit features full cockpit, moving rudder, elevator and ailerons, retracting landing gear, optional position doors and moving props/wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Albatross SA-16B (Hu-16), 1/72, P20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1995 Reissue from the same molds as the popular 'Four Star' kit. Features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels/props, three man crew, optional position crew door and two survivors in a life raft. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.

Revell Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina - Pre War High-Visibility Markings, 1/72, 4522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1982 and this is the issue without the 'video game' contest announcement on the box top. Features beaching gear for land operations, retractable wingtip floats and detailed engines with movable propellers.

Model Slipway Gry Maritha Island Supply Ferry - 41.5 Inches Long R/C or Static, 1/40

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$465   

A very large and amazing kit. Features detailed GRP hull that is ready for paint, nearly 600 white metal fittings, a large crane kit, anchor winch kit, molded styrene lifeboat, life rafts, cowl top, container, over 200 die-cut styrene parts, 500 printed parts for decks and superstructure, dowels for masts, rod for railings, prop shafts, tubes, couplings, molded plastic motor mounts, a set of over 50 waterslide decals, highly detailed assembly instructions, main drawing set, paint guide and more. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory - every item is still factory sealed and factory taped into place. It is still in the original shipping box, which I will also ship it in.

Guillows Consolidated B-24D or B-24J Liberator - 48.5 Inch Wingspan Wood and Plastic Model Aircraft, 1/28, 2003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

Giant 1/28 scale kit that is well detailed. Features about 280 die-cut balsa parts, 52 vacuformed parts including the nose turret for the 'J' conversion, silkspan covering tissue, plastic wheels and other wood and plastic stock as needed. Complete building instructions are included as well as information for first time wood kit builders. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Funaro & Camerlengo D&RGW Short Wood Caboose With Decal and Trucks - Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 1001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

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 D&RGW. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes two sheets of decals and instructions.

Hawk SNJ Navy Trainer - (T-6), 1/72, 609-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$22   

Softbox issue dated 1964 with box artwork by Tom Morgan. This was an excellent model for that time with excellent fit and all recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there is bug damage to the backing paper of the decals; the actual transfers have no damage.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis, 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc +++

$900   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has the "Famous Fighters" in the oval 'Northern Lights' logo. This is the only kit made of the 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 floatplane. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. 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.

Faller Convair 440 Convairliner Metropolitan - Lufthansa, 1/98, 1440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$189   

Very rare kit from the 1960s. Large scale (near 1/100) model of the famous Convair airliner, transport and executive taxi. While many 440s were prop-jets, this model depicts the version with two Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp R-2800-CB17 engines. Nicely molded an early kit with fine raised rivet detail, optional position passenger rear door, rotating propellers and Lufthansa decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Italeri Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing, 1/72, 1280

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed large kit of Jack Northrop's ideal clean bomber design.

Strombecker Convair Manned Lunar Reconnaissance Vehicle by Krafft Ehricke - Bagged, 1/91, D37-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$175   

NOTE: bagged kit, there is no box. The box is shown for reference only. Very rare 1950s kit. Strombecker issued a series of exotic space craft from Convair designer Krafft Ehricke and the Disney 'Man in Space' series between 1954 and 1956. This is the one that has not been reissued, making it hard to find. Large and interesting model. Never started. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in 'very good+' condition.

Airfix Douglas C-47 Gunship, 1/72, 04016-7

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

From 1975. Features movable control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position cargo doors, and machine gun/miniguns. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$695   

Dated 1954. This is the finest H4 Liberator that I have seen. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and only light general wear. The inside is like new also. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speedee-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This example is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, glue, dope, decals, sand paper, plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. Still has all internal packing as shown. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping. This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warped easily over time. Instructions, decals and plans are 'near mint' also, as are the parts sheets. No wooden parts have been punched out. This kit must be shipped insured.

Monogram Messerschmitt Me-109 (Bf-109) - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1973 release that is very well molded. This kit is part of a famous 1/48 scale series of WWII aircraft kits that Monogram originally developed in the 1960s. Features retractable landing gear and rotating prop and wheels.

Aurora Piper Apache - (ex Comet), 1/64, 280-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

1963 issue and still the only injection molded Apache kit. From ex-Comet molds. Features all recessed panel lines, clear windows, rotating propellers and color decals. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, the front windshield. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Scientific Robert E Lee Mississippi Steamboat - 24.5 Inch Long, 181-3295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$249   

One of Scientific's finest kits. The 'Super Deluxe' and 'Museum Quality' boast on the box top is true, and it can be made into a stunning model with skill and patience. Includes pre-carved hull with wood display stand and pedestals, metal name plate, a vast number of cast metal fittings including lifeboats, paddle wheels, ships wheel, weathervane, whistle, bell, ladders, cargo posts, bitts, cleats, anchors and much more, printwood and tapered hardwood masts/yards, pre-formed fiber pattern ornate railings, colorful name and pennant materials and much more. There are four large pages of full size plans, and a detailed, step by step instruction book with very nice assembly illustrations. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.