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Hawk Hawaiian Catamaran - Twin Hull Sailing Yacht, 300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$295   

For the advanced collector. Very rare kit from 1956. The very large Hawk Hawaiian Catamaran was issued only once. The model is based on an actual Waikiki Beach sailing ship. The scale is not given, but the kit measures 16 inches long and about 20 inches tall when assembled. True scale model with excellent detail for that time. Features one piece catamaran hulls, twin rudders with left and right tillers and connecting bar, cabin, life preservers, stanchions, metal hand rails, full vacuform billowing sails, rigging blocks, full rigging instructions, rigging material and color decals. The hulls, life preservers and rudders are molded in gloss pink, the cabin and hull decking are gloss baby blue and the masts, blocks, cleats and numerous other parts are molded in a realistic swirl wood tan. The sails are still in mint condition thanks to the special packing from the Hawk factory. The kit has never been started. When you open it up, it is exactly as it left the factory. All small parts and decals are still factory sealed in small bags. The cabin, two hulls and sails were never in factory bags but are complete and mint. All interior factory cardboard display pieces are intact and in excellent condition. The contents are still protected by the original factory tissue. The instructions are one large sheet and are in near mint condition. The box top has excellent color and gloss but has general wear as shown.

Aurora Grumman F6F Hellcat - Famous Fighters of All Nations Issue, 1/48, 40A-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$125   

Second issue of this rare kit. Early square 'Aurora Line' logo and 'Famous Fighters of All Nations' logo. For this release, Aurora dropped the 'national insignia' left border and retained the original artwork. 'A' was added to the part number and the price extension was raised to '79' from '69'. Kit is molded in the correct metallic dark blue and clear and has the clear rectangular stand and correct decals and instructions. NOTE: at one point the fuselage was very neatly glued together. Due to the age of the glue, it has fallen apart. There was no other assembly. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Sky Squadron Gift Set - B-25 Mitchell 'The Dragon' / B-24 'Buffalo Bill' / F-84F Thunderstreak / D-558-2 Skyrocket / S-55 Sikorsky Helicopter - 'S' Issue with 'S' Glue - (D5582), G226-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+++

$675   

Rare gift set from about 1955 or 1956. First and only issue with 'S' cement logos on both short sides. The box is complete but has split corners, general wear, tapes marks, writing etc as shown. Inside, all the cardboard factory display trays are intact as is the large, colorful tube of 'S' cement. The kits have never been started. All kits are still factory sealed or inventoried 100% complete. The S-55, D-558-2 and F-84F are still sealed in the factory crinkle bags. The crinkle bag for the B-25 is present but holed; the kit was removed, inventoried complete and the parts placed in a zip lock bag. The B-24's bag has disintegrated and is gone. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete also. All decals and instructions are present. The B-24 instructions have the 'lost parts' coupon neatly cut from them; the original owner may have had to send to Revell to make the kit complete as it currently is! Shipping insurance is required on this kit.

Testors T-45A Goshawk Navy Trainer, 1/72, 647

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Includes more than 50 parts, featuring optional position landing gear, full cockpit with optional position canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

MPC Douglas DC-3 / C-47 / AC-47 Gunship Profile Series - Pan American Airways / Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF / 1944 US Army Troop/Gunship C-47, 1/72, 2-1512-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Includes optional parts/decals for civil airliner, Dakota RCAF and US troop carrier or AC-47 Spooky Gunship aircraft. From quality Airfix molds. Features all moving control surfaces, rotating props and wheels, optional position doors and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Decals appear 'excellent' which is unusual since MPC decals from this era are traditionally of poor quality. Please read the two articles on saving old decals on this website before using old MPC decals.

Revell Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10, 1/48, H33

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1978 1/48 scale issue. Features all recessed panel lines, full cockpit, rotating prop and drop tank. Decals for 'Yellow 6'.

Aurora USS Iowa BB61 Battleship - (With Decals for Iowa / Missouri / Wisconsin / New Jersey), 1/600, 705-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$139   

Dated 1957. This is the first issue of this kit; please note the 'Famous Fighters' northern-lights oval Aurora logo. The box is in unusually good condition with like-new colors and gloss, four solid corners, no creases, tears or missing litho and no price tags or tag marks. Flaws include light general wear and scuffing (mainly on the sides) and some age spotting. Features one piece full hull, rotating triple 16" gun turrets, 5" secondary turrets, pom-pom guns, lifeboats, prop and rudder detail, 2 float planes with catapults, display stand and decals for the Iowa, Missouri or New Jersey. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Sea Raider (Q-Ship - Decoy Ship) (AK-101 USS ATIK), 1/390, 731-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$225   

Sale Pending
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Very rare hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Classic kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the Lindberg Q Ship, which has an unknown prototype but is suppose to be a WWI style Q-Ship submarine trap. The ship appears to be a WWI British Q Ship by the title, yet looks a little modern and has US numbers of 171, which apparently mean nothing. The Lindberg model actually has the layout of the AK-101 USS ATIK, which was formerly the SS-CAROLYN, built in 1912. The CAROLYN was recommissioned as the USS ATIK and at the start of WWI which was a real US Q-ship. The box is in fantastic 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and very little wear. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel (F.1 Camel) - 1/8 Scale Museum Model Series, 1/8, CP-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$1200   

Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully inventoried all small metal parts through the plastic bags as occasionally a bag will split open. They are confirmed to be 100% complete. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC - with Interior and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$105   

Rare. Great kit from 1958 with interior details and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show the full passenger interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals for the aircraft and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Pocher 1932 Bugatti 50T Superprofile, 1/8, K86

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$1650   

Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created and the two Bugatti and Mercedes ones are considered the finest of the line. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production kits is amazing. This kit has 1600 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper and many more. Working features include operating steering, working leaf spring suspension, operating foot brake that applies brakes to all four wheels, independent hand brake that operates on the rear wheels, headlights that light via a dashboard switch, doors that open and close with operating door latches and handles, windows that raise and lower via the working cranks, starting handle that operates the engine crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons etc. and the fan and generator turn by V belts, opening hood and bonnet, super detailed real spoke wheels and much more. The kit has never been started. The box has been opened but is factory new inside. Every part is still in the internal factory sealed bags. All small bags are still stapled to the factory header card and the bags are solid with no splits. Recommended for experienced models only. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Boeing 707 Varig - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$115   

Rare Kikoler (Brazil) issue. This is the early version 707 with the short vertical stabilizer and turbojet engines. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent decals and instructions.

Revell 707 Flagship American Airlines 'S' Kit, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in the initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

First and only issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with fantastic artwork and the 'S' logo on the sides. Large scale kit that is well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: Box displays better than the 'VG++' grade, but was graded as such due to a very light 'Highland Hobby Shop' stamp on the box top.

Hasegawa Fokker DR.1 (DR-1) Triplane Museum Model - 1/8 Scale, 1/8, ZX3-69800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$1200   

Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic DR-1 using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 857 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 838mm (33 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. This kit has never been started. Inside, all the special internal boxes and inserts are included and in mint condition. Additionally, the vast majority of the parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that were not sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes all paperwork - illustrated parts list, instructions and three sets of roll-out plans. NOTE: plan set 'B' is in fair condition. It is complete but has wrinkles and some closed tears. Plans 'A' and 'C' are professionally printed copies of original Hasegawa plans from my collection. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Aurora Black Knight of Nurnberg 1580 - Crown Issue, 1/8, K3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956. The box side rectangular 'Northern Lights' Aurora logo has the 'Crown' logo incorporated into it, as does the logo on the instructions. The 'Crowns' were the first Aurora Knights ever issued, Aurora's very first figures kits, and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The kit is 100% correct down to the red and white plumes. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The gloss black plastic parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The two plumes are in very good condition, which is rare.

Monogram A-26B Invader Gun Nose Pro Modeler, 1/48, 5920

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$119   

Sale Pending
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1995 first issue. Hard-to-find kit of the solid or 'gun nose' Invader in large 1/48 scale. Features full interior with all stations represented, optional position landing gear and bomb bay doors with detailed bay and weapons and more. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; one bag is open and I inventoried it complete. Includes decals and instructions. The decals are 100% intact but there is very light staining to the backing paper only at the upper right.

CM BB-36 USS Nevada - 1944 Operation Neptune Configuration, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$375   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit with museum-quality high definition resin castings, photoetched details, decals and instructions. Full-hull kit represents the Nevada around the date of Operation Neptune. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is four to six weeks.

Lindberg Tuna Clipper 'Ann' (Gulf Star) - (Ex-Pyro and Life-Like), 1/58, 70896

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds dating from the early 1960s. Modeled from the two Tuna Clippers (Gulf Star and Sea Magic) of the Avondale Marine Ways Company of New Orleans. Model has a hull length of 13.5 inches. Pyro actual designed these for water operation (with the Boat PowerPack which sold separately), so they make nice small R/C models. Hard-working tuna boats and crews roamed the ocean year-around in a dangerous business. Many vanished without a trace. The Gulf Star was wrecked on a reef off Peru.

Revell A3J (A-5A) Vigilante Bomber - 'S' Issue, 1/83, H196-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$179   

This was the last "S" kit issued by Revell. Hardbox is dated 1959 and has fantastic gloss and color. All four corners are solid and original. There are no price tags and no tape beyond the short pieces of factory tape on the long sides which attached the box top and bottom together. The box would be mint but it has two creases from the right corners as shown. Kit features opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. As the last "S" kit, this kit also incorporated a critical improvement for the time that would become standard only recently: all recessed detail. The entire kit has recessed panel lines and rivet detail-no raised marks. It has an attention to detail that is lacking in many older Pre-S and S kits. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and clear with the "Globe" clear stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are flat and 'excellent.'