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Pyro USS Maine Battleship - 'Remember the Maine' Spanish American War, 1/240, C241-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$195   

Very rare. 1967 hardbox issue in excellent condition. The Maine was reportedly bombed in Havana Harbor, which lead to the Spanish American War. Built kit measures 17 inches long. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Czech Model Gotha Go-145 - Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$28   

Hard-to-find limited production craftsman kit. Czech Model (Czech Masters) kit are known for accuracy and fine, scale detail. Parts are cast in high definition resin and feature very fine recessed panel line detail. Kit is never started and complete. Due to the small size of some parts, these kits are recommended for the experienced model builder. Kit does not come with instructions, but assembly is very straight-forward. Decals must be furnished by the builder.

Micro West Ford SIAM (Self Initiated Anti-Aircraft Missile) or SUBADS (Submarine Air-Defense System) Factory Model, 1/10

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$475   

Very rare factory display model of the 1970s DARPA SIAM project, which was short for Self-Initiated Anti-Aircraft Missile. The idea was to develop a completely autonomous air-defense missile. One of the most obvious purposes was for use onboard submarines. The submarine can hear the aircraft or helicopter as it approached since the sound propagates through the water. The submarine could then launch a SIAM buoy to the surface, where the missile would automatically detect and attack any incoming aircraft. It was also theorized that SIAM could be launched vertically from the submarine itself. SIAM was tested in the early 1980s and was generally successful. DARPA handed SIAM over to the Navy, where it was deactivated due to funding. This factory model is complete with the original stand. The wooden base has a metal disk showing a submarine launching a SIAM, which is shown executing the 'dual homing' functions. The missile is just over 7 inches long. The base and metal badge are 'near mint' condition. The missile is excellent, with all original paint and decals. There is some minor wear on some of the port-side gold decals.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. Model 'stages' as the actual missile did. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. Titan I was the USAs first multi-stage Interncontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Frog Douglas DC-7C BOAC, 1/96, 351P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$850   

Very rare. 1950s two piece hardbox issue. Very close to 1/100 scale and still the largest injection molded DC-7 kit. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel line detail and recessed control surfaces and doors. The box has great color, four solid corners, no rips or tears and very minor wear only - it is the best that I have seen. Inside, the special cardboard side housing is still held in place with the original staples and contains an unopened green capsule of cement and a glass vial of white paint with the factory cork. The paint is still a liquid - it has not turned solid. The very long decal sheet is intact and near mint. The decals have not rolled and are in excellent condition - they have very, very little of the typical yellowing. The instructions are excellent with light yellowing and have no tears or writing. The kit is molded in the correct gloss silver and clear plastic with a large dark blue stand. The kit has never been started and has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions, glue and paint. The propellers are on the original cardboard holder and the blades are not broken. Shipping insurance is required on this model.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

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 crew of three. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight 'S' Issue, 1/54, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$165   

Rare 1958 first hardbox issue. Very close to 1/48 scale. Model has moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Testors B-2 Stealth Bomber, 1/72, 571

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Large and nicely detailed kit with a 28 inch+ wingspan. Features detailed cockpit and rotary missile launcher. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Academy Vega PV-1 Ventura Early Version, 1/72, 1677

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Very nicely and accurately molded with very fine all recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, rotating turret and optional position landing gear. Includes decals for the aircraft on the box artwork. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Lockheed AC-130H Spectre Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ecm pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The canopy has been factory painted and is in perfect condition.

Life-Like American President Wilson or Cleveland Ocean Liner, 1/547, 09279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$115   

Long out of production. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Has markings for the Ocean Liners SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram USS Susquehanna with Sails - (ex-Imai), 1/150, 3702

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$229   

Very large and highly detailed kit from 1979. Measures 28 inches long when assembled. Features full hull, highly detailed deck fittings, display stand, detailed rigging instructions, two weights of rigging line, metal anchor chain and much more. Molded in black, beige and brown with ivory sails. This model was originally issued by Imai and usually did not include sails. Monogram leased the molds and ran this kit in the USA for a very short time and included a very nice set of finely molded vacuform billowing sails. The sails are in rare 'near mint' condition and are protected for shipping. The model has never been started. Most parts ares still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts that were never internally sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes flags, decals, rigging material and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-47 Stratojet, 1/180, 493-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

From 1956. Very rare first issue with 'Famous Fighters' square 'Northern Lights' logo. Classic Jo Kotula artwork. This issue only lasted one year, as in 1957 the new oval logo box was used. The box is in excellent condition with all solid corners, no fading or stains, no price tags or marks . Somehow, this box escaped the factory thin tape, as there are not even any marks for that. Inside, the model is as new down to the original packing tissue. The parts are high gloss silver. The instructions are dated 1956 and correctly show the old style logo and square clear stand. The decals and stand are correct for this issue also. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals, instructions and correct square clear 2-piece stand.

Revell Lockheed Electra II Los Angeles Dodgers 1961, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$395   

Very rare. Special issue made by Revell just for the Concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers Inc and only available through them. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa HMS Vanguard Royal Navy Battleship Motorized, 1/450, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$124   

Rare motorized larger scale kit of the last British Battleship. Nicely molded with 145 parts. Includes electric motor, prop, shaft, motor and all needed hardware for operation in water; easily converted to R/C (radio parts not included). Includes an excellent, full color painting guide on the box side. Never started. All parts are still in factory sealed bags with instructions.

Lindberg He-111 with Tractor German Blitz Bomber - Ground Artwork Cellovision Issue, 1/63, 565-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare version with Cellovision box and Ray Gaedke artwork showing the aircraft on the ground. This issue also includes a detailed 1/48 scale tractor with driver. Kit has movable control surfaces, working landing gear and scale engines with removable panels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please note that the end flap is missing. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Entex Bluewater Ketch 'Malabar' Series Ocean Yacht 'Minots Light', 1/32, 9004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$165   

Very large and highly detailed, measuring over 21 inches long and 25 inches high when assembled. Molded in ivory, tan, black and clear. Features billowing sails, interior detail, chrome plated parts, stand, rigging instructions and rigging material. Never started. All the parts are still factory bag sealed inside and includes instructions and decals.

Revell US Coast Guard Icebreaker Eastwind - 'S' Issue, 1/285, H337-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Original issue from 1956 with the classic boxart of this time period at Revell. Like most of Revell's older ship models, this one is well molded and well detailed. Features rotating turrets/elevating guns, helicopter pad with helicopter and full rigging instructions. Molded in correct white, wood brown, and butterscotch. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The 269 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eastwind, a Polar Class Icebreaker was commissioned on June 3, 1944. This cutter served in the North Atlantic during World War II, and on ice breaking in the Arctic and Antarctic. She was decommissioned in 1968.

Heller La Reale De France - 17th Century Warship, 1/75, 6541

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$95   

Originally constructed to protect the southern coast of France, this galley-type warship is one of the most colorful ever built. The Reale de France was the flagship of the 17th Century French Navy and carried the commander's flag and the flag of King Louis XIV. Large and very highly detailed. Contains banners and flags as shown on the cover. Never started. All parts that came in factory sealed bags are still sealed - those parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With flags, rigging material and instructions.

Revell BB-38 USS Pennsylvania, 1/426, H422-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$155   

1961 Sea Power hardbox release. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history. She never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals, flag sheet and instructions.