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Pyro Sea Goint Diesel Tugboat - Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$125   

From the late 1950s. Very rare early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed kit measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. espatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Lindberg USCG Cape Gull (WPB-95304) - US Coast Guard Patrol Boat CG-95304 - Motorized, 1/80, 707M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Rare. Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/80 scale kit of this beautiful ship. Very highly detailed for it's time - still a fine model today. Includes all parts for motorizing. Could be easily made RC with today's small systems. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn , DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of two tiny windlass crank arms. Can be made from wire or you can resin cast the remaining one. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals, flags and instructions. The 95' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 95304, a Coastal Patrol Boat was one of 36 boats built between 1953 and 1959. These cutters were stationed all along the U.S. coasts and performed Search and Rescue missions, and Port Security duty. Nine of the vessels were transferred to South Korea. The remaining vessels remained on active Coast Guard duty until 1986 to 1990. They were replaced with a succession of 82', 87' and 110' Patrol Boats.

Revell 2 Battle of Britain Fighters Spitfire MkI and Bf-109F - Gift Set, 1/32, G288-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Very hard-to-find 1967 hardbox gift set. One of Revell's very last in a long line of boxed sets. Includes the large 1/32 scale Spitfire with #610 County of Chester markings and the 1/32 Bf-109F of Werner Molders, Kommodore JG51. The Spitfire features many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more. The Bf-109F features fully detailed engine, removable panels, full cockpit, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and retracting/extending landing gear. The kit has never been started. Inside, both kits are factory new with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the factory bags.

Monogram Artorama The Zebras African Animal Group, CR101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$100   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. From the original Monogram "Four Star" line. Hardbox is dated 1961. Very large and rare injection molded craft kit. Contains 9.75 inch by 7.75 inch frame - colorful pre-painted 3D Display - frame trim - injection molded Zebras and foliage - paint, two paint brushes and instructions with a small Artorama catalog. Scale unknown. The complete series consisted of three kits - the Lions, Giraffes and the Zebras. The kits are superbly done, but it is likely that the high cost ($2.98 in 1961) kept them from achieving high sales. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, paint, brushes and instructions present.

Hawk F4D Skyray Triangle Box, 1/72, 402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$135   

Rare Triangle Box issue from about 1957/58. As a marketing experiment, Hawk tried this novel and colorful box only with the Skyray. Dealers found it difficult to stack with other kits and it was discontinued. Molded in correct gloss white with a green-tinted clear canopy and brown pilot. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This box rates as 'good.' It is completely solid and free of repairs but has general wear and left upper corner damage as shown. Luckily, it is missing the factory tape seals that are usually across the top corners.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre Jet - USAF 1954 or JSDF, 1/72, JS015-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Very early Hasegawa kit with the first logo. This kit has the high-gloss box top and unique artwork. Includes USAF and JSDF decals. Nicely molded. Never started. Factory sealed internal parts bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Army Combat Team Gift Set M4 (M-4) Sherman Tank 'Black Magic' / 155MM 'Long Tom' Gun and High Speed Tractor / Jeep and Trailer / G.I. Figures - 'S' Kit, 1/40, G527-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$595   

Very Rare. 1956 first and only issue. Contains the following kits - M-4 Sherman, 155mm gun and high speed tractor, jeep and trailer. The Sherman features movable track and suspensions, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action'. The 155mm gun and tractor has many working features - the M-4 tractor has movable tracks and working bogies, rotating and elevating machine gun, driver and interior details. The gun can be stowed for transport with the tractor and all extra gear to do this correctly is supplied. The Long Tom features and elevating barrel, moving limbers and detailed mechanism. The jeep features rotating wheels, radio, jerry cans, detailed chassis and suspension, tilting windshield, driver/soldier and general figure, detachable trailer with rotating wheels, generator, cable reel, packs, tool box and more. Includes unopened large tube of Revell 'S' cement and the paint brush marked 'Revell' but no paint is present. NOTE: The Sherman and Long Tom 155mm have not been started. They have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions have general wear and the Sherman instructions have split folds that have been neatly taped. The High Speed Tractor has never been started. It has been inventoried with all parts and instructions but is missing the decals. The Jeep and Trailer have been built but not painted. Quality of assembly is above average but there are some small areas of visible glue. The jeep is missing one bedroll (an accessory) and decals. Instructions are present. The G.I. Figures is missing (1) guard and base and mortar. Four men are glued to their bases; four more were glued but fell off due to old glue. All other figures are included in addition to the GI instructions.

MPM TWO Fokker D-XXI Danish Type, 1/72, 72544

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$42   

SALE!! Includes two complete kits. Both have never been started. Both have been inventoried 100% compete with all parts, decals and instructions present but NOTE: one kit has a split canopy. High quality limited production model features recessed panel lines, complete cockpit, resin details, photoetched details and full decals for two Danish aircraft from the winter of 1940.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$285   

Second issue, likely from around 1963/64. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds with fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing 747 Cut Away Jumbo Jet - SAS or BOAC, 1/144, H177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$129   

Still factory sealed. 2006 issue of the 1974 cut away Jumbo Jet. Highly detailed with full interior, spiral staircase, upper lounge, five stewardesses and pilot, copilot and flight engineer. Kit includes SAS and British Airways decals.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or 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 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required. 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.

Brifaut Antoinette 1908, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$275   

Very rare kit of French manufacture. Like many of the other Brifaut kits, this one features injection molded internal aircraft parts that duplicate the actual aircraft structure, and a fine cloth covering material that looks like silk. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is in factory-new condition. All parts are still internally sealed. The original 'La Racine Touchtout' rigging line is present, along with the cloth covering and all the paper work: 3 pages of aircraft history, pattern guide for the cloth, beautiful illustrated instructions and written instructions as well. It is very unusual to find this kit so complete. Other kits in the line are on the side of the box and include the Eole (Clement Ader), Antoinette, Voisin, Nieuport XVII, 'Vieux Charles' and Arc En Ciel. This kit must be shipped insured.

Fujimi Tents Oil Drums Bridge Sandbag Diorama Accessories, 1/76, 200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

May include two complete sets, but I will let you judge: Contains the following: two sets of instructions, four tents, numerous and varied brick assemblies, four wooden bridge walkways, 17 sand bags (of two sizes), 14 oil drums and 6 jerry cans. Never started.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$175   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. The seal is present and intact except for a 1/2 inch split on the bottom. The box has no damage at all. Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. This is the first issue artwork but the third price extension change. This kit has the 2.50 price instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base.

High Planes Sharp DR-90 Nemesis Racing Aircraft - Bagged, 1/48, 4802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Jon Sharp's famous racing aircraft that won Reno in 1991. The winning streak went on for 44 races including 9 Reno championships. This aircraft holds all Formula One race and qualifications records as well as FAI 3km Class C-1 at 290 mph. After winning Reno in 1999, she was retired to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Nemesis was the design that pulled Formula One racing out of the 'wood and tubing' technology as it was built of composite materials, using foam cores and graphite skins. Limited issue injection molded kit includes full decals and vacuform clear canopy. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Regulus II Guided Missile with Launcher, 1/48, 378-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$425   

1958 release of this kit featuring classic Jo Kotula boxart. The large 1/48 scale missile comes with a fully operational scale launcher. The hardbox is 'very good++' with great color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tag or tape tears, no torn or missing litho and no creases. Flaws include edge and corner wear as shown and light general wear. The kit has never been started and is factory new inside right down to the original tissue packing paper. Aurora factory sealed the silver parts and the red missile parts; these are both still sealed. The deep blue parts were not sealed but have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions in 'excellent' condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

Continental Model Airplane Co Miles Mohawk - Stick and Tissue Flying Airplane, X17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Never opened. Circa 1940s new old stock from a closed down hobby shop. I opened the 'very good' condition one also listed just to see what is inside, and will list that here: the kit features 15 inch wingspan, quality balsa printwood and wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), balsa blocks as required, covering paper, color insignia sheet and detailed, full size plans that include instructions.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$129   

1962 issue with colorful pre-war high-visibility paint in the artwork. Please note that this is the first issue of this box art because of the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the Aurora logo. Box is in 'very good++' condition with nice color and gloss, four solid corners and no sign of price tags or tape. There is light general wear as shown. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. This version has the desirable large clear two-piece 'World' triangle-base stand. Molded in gloss silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - 'Parents Magazine' Seal Issue, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the Parent's Magazine approval seal on the box and the instructions. Box is in excellent condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include a ding at the top left corner and very, very light discoloration. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.