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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.

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.

Italeri M24 (M-24) Chaffee Light Tank - (exTestors), 1/35, 244

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$56   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find and the same kit as the Testors issues; the molds originated with Italeri. Finely molded and detailed featuring 210 parts, rotating turret, elevating gun, elevating and rotating .50 caliber machine gun, flexible tracks, detailed suspension, shovels, axes, crowbars, fuel cans, grab handles, radio antennas, tow hooks, tarp roll and decals.

Revell Vietnam US Navy Swift Patrol Boat, 1/48, 5104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$55   

Still factory sealed. Revell reissue of the Monogram kit. Large, well detailed kit features detailed deck fittings, clear cabin windows, elevating .50 caliber machine guns, working gun ring, 81mm mortar, display base and decals.

Monogram TWA Airliner Set DC-3 and Super G Constellation, MGP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$425   

1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is in very solid condition with no fading, stains or split corners. There is edge wear that account for the 'VG' box rating. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The models has not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Maircraft Buzzard Bombshell - 69 inch Wingspan Class C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare early issue. The fantastic Buzzard Bombshell was a record setting aircraft in the very late 1930s/early 1940s. The plane won the AMA National Class C Open in 1940 with a flight of 49 min and 50 seconds. Kit contains many prefabricated parts to speed assembly as well as a clear canopy, formed gear struts, full scale plans and more. This kit is from the early 1940s or perhaps as late as 1947/48 when Maircraft went out of business. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Hasegawa M4A1 Half Track, 1/72, 707-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$16   

Still factory sealed. Highly detailed 1/72 armor kit that is ideal for dioramas.

Revell Guided Missile Fleet Set ABC Navy Log Gift Set USS Norton Sound / USS Nautilus Submarine / USS Boston - 'S' Issue, G333-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$695   

Rare 1955 release. This is a very complete kit and it includes all three ship models with the small parts packets still factory sealed, instructions and decals, the three correct small bottles of paint (which still look good), brush and Revell 'S' Cement (opened). The box has wear as shown. The inner packing display cardboard insert is complete and in excellent condition. This gift set contains the USS Norton Sound, USS Nautilus and USS Boston. All kits have not been started. These are all original 1955 kits - the plastic color is the correct high gloss light gray and the decals and flags are correct as well. An unusually complete example of a rare kit.

Lindberg Knight Twister - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E, 1/43, 116-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$110   

Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst. Due to the 100 price extension, it is most likely from 1960 or '61.

Testors Jeep Ambulance, 1/35, 776

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. From 1983 and nicely detailed featuring 79 parts, complete 4WD drivetrain, engine details, hinged windshield and three stretchers.

Lindberg Sud Aviation Caravelle with Full Interior Detail - Air France, 1/96, 5314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$155   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split. 1988 reissue of this great kit from the early 1960s. Loaded with unique features. Model can be built as a large scale non-visible or visible model with full interior. Features one clear fuselage 1/2 and one clear engine cowl, complete passenger compartment and cockpit, mens/womens bathrooms, passengers, pilots and hostess, retracting landing gear, movable wing flaps, moving control surfaces, jet engine, boarding ramp and display stand.

Monogram Northrop P-61A / P-61B Black Widow - 'Snuffy Smith' or 'Husslin' Hussy' - Bagged, 1/48, 7546

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

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Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. Early issue molded in high gloss black plastic and clear. Includes optional parts, decals and paint guide to make the A or B variants. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface outlines, highly detailed interior with all crew stations, optional position canopy, detailed wheel wells, removable cowl with detailed engine, optional position wing flaps and crew boarding door with stairs, rotating turret with elevating guns, optional drop tanks, 55 gallon drum, three ground crew figures and more. The kit has not been started. Two trees are still in the factory sealed bag; the larger parts trees were not sealed so they have been inventoried complete with instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Revell B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle, 1/72, H201-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$54   

Early release hardbox from 1962 in very nice condition with very good color and gloss. The famous Memphis Belle was the first 8th Air Force Bomber to complete the 25 mission rotation over Hitler's Germany. Kit has many operating features including movable gun turrets, movable control surfaces, opening bomb bay, rotating props and wheels and retracting landing gear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that there are short pieces of tape on both long sides of the box top.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 Dora - (FW190D9), 1/32, 4556

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

From 1990. Large 1/32 scale issue. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora SSN Sea Wolf SSN575 Atomic Powered Guided Missile Submarine, 1/242, 706-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

Hard-to-find 1957 hard box issue. This is the first issue of the Seawolf and has dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. Molded in glossy black plastic. Includes bow and stern diving planes, twin props, periscopes and masts, missile storage tank, guided missile and launch rail and display stand. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell M-41 (M41) Walker Bulldog Light Tank - (ex Renwal), 1/32, 8003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. 1989 Revell issue from original Renwal molds. Classic action kit. The model is highly detailed model with many operating features like working suspension and flexible treads, elevating gun and rotating turret, opening hatches, rotating and elevating machine gun, engine hatches that open to show the detailed engine and more.

Banner USS Arizona (December 7 1941 Configuration), 1/350, 08801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$45   

Still factory sealed. From quality Trumpeter molds. Accurately molded with 212 parts. Builds full hull or waterline versions.

Bandai Interceptor George Shiden 21 N1K2-J, 1/24, 38522-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very highly detailed, large-scale kit. Features full engine detail (including ignition wiring) and cockpit, full gun bays with ammunition and removable access covers, rotating prop, sliding canopy and much more. Includes a large decal sheet for at least 5 aircraft and a color painting guide. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. The few that were not have been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, A28 short exhaust pipe. Easily made from insulated wire or any bendable cylinder shape. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Minicraft Oriental Star / Occident - 1838 Trans Atlantic Sail and Steam Ocean Liner (Ex-Heller), 1/100, 145-800

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

$249   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. From original quality Heller molds. Well detailed with over 400 parts. Large scale, full hull kit includes complete deck fittings, ratline jig, vacuform sails, full rigging diagram and more. Postal insurance is required for this kit.