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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.

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.

Testors Lockheed C-130E / C-130H Hercules, 1/48, 594

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

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Very large 33 inch wingspan when built. Fantastic detail with full flight deck and cargo hold. Opening cargo doors to show detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are all in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions. Please note that Testors placed this large kit in an even larger box, so shipping will not be inexpensive.

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.

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.

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.

AMT 1937 Cord 812 SC, 1/12, 8127

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$189   

Very large scale (1/12) model. Features detailed engine, opening hood, full interior with removable top, opening doors, windows that crank up and down with the handles, full suspension and under body details, roadbed base, rubber tires and more. Molded in clear, chrome and gray plastic. Never started. All the parts are still sealed in the factory clear bags. With instructions and decals

Aurora Hiller Hornet Ram-Jet Helicopter, 1/48, 501-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$650   

Very rare. Although dated 1956, this is the artwork copyright date only. This issue sports the oval logo with the sunburst but no "Famous Fighters" so this hardbox probably dates roughly 1960 and the last issue for this model. This is from the old Helicopters for Industry molds that Aurora acquired in the mid 1950s. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$725   

Rare very first issue from Aurora's first factory in Brooklyn. This early kit, as with the other Brooklyn's, was issued without landing gear, bombs and has very little rivet detail. All parts correct for this kit molded in high-gloss yellow and clear including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals - even the original tissue packing paper is present. The box is solid and displays nicely. Gloss and colors are like new. On the top, there is light surface wear at the lower left. On the sides there is a 1" thin tape tear on one long side and a 1/2" thin tape tear on the other long side from the original tape seal. There is no other tape, price stickers or other defects. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning Brooklyn - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$425   

First issue early 1950s from the Aurora Brooklyn factory. Molded with correct light gloss blue and clear plastic with correct Brooklyn stand, decals and instructions. Even has original packing tissue paper. Decals are in beautiful condition and are still flat. Box is excellent with light scuffing as the only flaws. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the same artwork, but the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. The fourth issue dropped the Jim Cox artwork in favor of a new P-38 flying from right to left across a threatening sky. The plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Rare box art dated 1964. This is the second release of the largest scale Hustler released by Aurora. The fantastic hardbox box artwork is not signed by the artist. This kit was issued with the Jo Kotula box art for several years, this artwork for a few short years, then the "Big A" artwork till Aurora went out of business in the 1970s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The stand is the older clear 'triangle world' two-piece stand, which is correct for this kit but NOTE: someone put a B-25 decal on the stand base.

Hasegawa Boeing P-12E, 1/32, 1061

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Very highly detailed 1930s fighter. Includes full cockpit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Rare 1960s issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This is likely the 4th issue. I believe the 3rd issue is almost identical but has "Famous Fighters" in the oval logo. That would date this kit as 1963 and up till the 'Big A' box issue. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. The box is in excellent condition. There are no split corner and no repairs. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Missing stand. Never started. Otherwise complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Tu-104 Aeroflot - (Civil Tu-16 Badger), 1/130, 127-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

1959 issue of the military bomber turned civil transport. Molded in the correct gloss gull gray and clear with the clear triangle 'World' stand and Aeroflot decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Comet Jupiter C Missile (Juno I) - With Explorer Satellite and Launching Platform, 1/95, PL 804-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$300   

Very rare kit from the mid 1950s. Very cleanly molded and nicely detailed. Includes Jupiter C, launching stand and complete large launching platform. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II - VF-96 / VF-151 / VMFA-451, 1/32, 60306-8800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$105   

Still factory sealed. Includes decals for VF-96 Fighting Falcons-USS Constellation, VF-151 Vigilanties-USS Midway and VFMA-451 Warlords-USS Forrestal. Superbly detailed, large scale (1/32) kit. Features fully detailed intake and exhaust, cockpit, landing gear and gear wells. Has optional position speed brakes, wing flaps, canopy and refueling probe. Includes extensive underwing stores with AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder and drop tanks.

Jetco Cessna 170 - 36 Inch Wingspan For R/C, S-5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

True scale wooden flying model of this popular and sleek aiplane. Designed for Radio Control but does have provision for free-flight option. Features plastic cowl, die-cut balsa and plywood parts, fully formed light-weight metal gear struts, factory-sealed hardware packet, celluloid die-cut cabin windows, shaped tapered wing edges, covering material, very large decal sheet and instructions with full size plans. Nothing has been punched out and the model is exactly as it left the factory. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the decals intact and complete but have age foxing.

Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The model has never been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

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.