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Hobby-Time Sealed Factory Case of 12 Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98c

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$635   

This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.

Tamiya SU100 Assault Gun Motorized - (Su-100), 1/35, MT117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$210   

Very rare, early issue. Please note Tamiya-Mokei early logo. The box is the desirable high-gloss issue and displays better than the 'very good' grade. But I gave it that grade because there is light general wear, and one short side has a 3/4" closed tear, as well as general side panel wear as well. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. It has never been started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed and the correct color headers on the bags are excellent. The small parts are bagged with a header; the all-metal gear box is bright as new and sealed as well. The TKK Mabuchi motor is present and still in a mint, early Mabuchi factory box. The modified motor mount is included in the factory sealed bag with the correction to the instructions. Only the (2) hull parts and treads were never sealed, and even the treads are 100% whole, 'near mint' and fully flexible. The instructions are 'near mint' and decals are still sealed in a bag and 'excellent.'

Heller DC-8 Super Jet UTA - Union de Transports Aeriens, 1/125, 705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$149   

Very rare. From the late 1950s or very early 1960s. Early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV) and this model is no exception. You can built this model without painting and will look very much like the airplane on the box top. Molded in white, silver/gray, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in silver along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There is one large sheet of very colorful TAI decals including complete side pinstripes and tail design in 'excellent' condition and still protected by the factory wax paper. The landing gear and gear doors also function on this model. It even includes a factory tube of glue in a yellow capsule. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix DH Comet 4B - BEA, 1/144, SK500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

1960s type 3 logo issue. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. Includes clear windows, full landing gear, display stand, passenger boarding stairs and BEA decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

Scale Models 1932 Chevrolet Phaeton (ex-Hubley), 1/20, 4002

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$74   

Still factory sealed. Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. Very nicely detailed model for that time that has a rolling chassis build up just like the actual car. Features metal frame, body, engine, hood, etc, injection molded white interior, convertible top and spoke wheels, chrome plated radiator, luggage rack, hood vents, bumpers, headlights and much more and real rubber tires. Details include complete engine, full suspension and exhaust system, complete interior, luggage trunk, steerable front wheels and more.

Frog Jaguar A.2 or T.2 - Single Or Dual Seat - CEAM France 1973 / RAF XX136 First Production Trainer 1973, 1/72, F402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$14   

Includes parts to build either version. With four air to surface missiles for strike role. Can be built with gear down or retracted. Includes color painting guide and decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

LS Lockheed P-3C Orion (Update I or Update II) - US Navy VP-19, 1/144, E2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$29   

Traditional high LS quality kit. Features all recessed panel and control surface lines, some cockpit detail, rotating propellers, opened or closed weapons bay, optional position landing gear, optional parts for Update II or Update I and colorful VP-19 decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Firebolt Jet Powered Racer - For CO2 or Jetex, 1/24, PC51-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

Rare original issue from 1959. Molded in correct high-gloss red, black and clear. Includes asbestos washers and metallic heavy cardboard heat shield for CO2 or Jetex B operation. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals, instructions and small catalog.

Easy Built Models Jimmie Allen B-A Parasol - 28 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

Originally manufactured by Ontario Model Aircraft Company. Parasol-wing endurance rubber-powered aircraft. This was an official Jimmie Allen contest plane designed by "Speed" Robertson for the 'Jimmie Allen Flying Cadets'. High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Revell British Canberra Bomber Whip-Fly, 1/81, H157-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Rare kit from 1961. Fantastic artwork of an RAF Canberra flying over 'The Rock'. Based on the 1950s B-57 "S" kit, the Canberra Whip Fly comes with RAF decals, flight ballast, handle, 12 feet of control line, control ring, colorful streamers for the jet engines and a underside pod which is a in-flight whistle! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

StromBecker US Navy Regulus Guided Missile, M1-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$95   

Rare 1950s one and only issue. StromBecker was famous for their high-quality line of precarved quality hardwood and plastic kits. All of the carving is is done to the final shape and the wings, fin and nose beautifully injection molded in plastic. Includes a precarved hardwood base and formed metal stand wire. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. The plans are printed on the back of the box.

American Model Builders Cumbres Station - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 112

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Very high quality laser cut wooden kit with plastic and metal details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

MPC Jeep Trailblazer, 1/25, 1-0852

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Rare kit of the legendary Jeep. Features full rolling chassis build up like the actual car with detailed suspension, exhaust and four wheel driveline, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, roll bar, big off-road tires and more. Never started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the two seats. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

West Side Model Co No. 3 Heisler Brass Locomotive HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$295   

In rare, investment-grade condition inside and out, please read carefully. Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan for West Side Models by the renown Nakamura Seimisu K.K. The original box is in amazing 'near mint+' condition and the model is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in 'good' condition. This one-owner model has always been carefully stored in the original box. Under 14x magnification I cannot see but the slightest wear on the wheels, so I would grade it as 'never run' although it was probably test run at Nakamura before shipping. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is." There is no paperwork present. Must be shipped insured.

Matchbox Dornier-Dassault Alpha Jet - Luftwaffe or French Air Force Prototypes, 1/72, 40005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Has markings for both air forces prototype aircraft.

Nichimo U-Boat Type IXB Wolfpack U-107 Submarine - Motorized, 1/200, U-2009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

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Large 1/200 scale kit. Very nicely molded and well detailed as you would expect with this scale. Molded in two colors, red and gray. Features complete deck fittings, removable torpedo magazine covers with torpedos inside, rotating deck gun, hand rails and five crew members. Includes all hardware for motorizing; the motor must be purchased separately as Nichimo did not provide it with the kit. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$89   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - 58 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C - (Super Brigadier)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$159   

Very early radio control aircraft with a giant wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

A A Hales Ltd Cutty Sark 'Marinecraft' Kit - 17 Inch Wooden Ship Kit, 658

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats, dead-eyes, figurehead and ships wheel, a full set of flags and sails, injection mast platforms, metal chain, numerous brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, colorful insignia sheet with front scrollwork, rear scrollwork and name, name plate and cabin sides with windows and doors, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including flags, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

AMT 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Promo With Original Box And Tissue Paper, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$425   

Very, very rare promotional model, especially in this condition and with the original box. The box is stamped "CORVETTE CONV. 1736 SILVER PEARL." This is a one-owner model that was obtained new on November 5, 1965 in Lexington KY. It has never been displayed and has been stored in the original box and tissue since it left the factory. It is 100% complete and original with zero repairs or touch-ups. The paint and chrome are in factory-new condition. There is zero body warp and the clear is in 'mint' condition. I would grade this one 9.5 out of 10 with 10 flawless. The deduction is because there is a closed split (fits back perfectly) at the drivers side vent frame and the A pillar. Nothing is broken off, and the crack closes perfectly (it is invisible), so this is completely repairable; but I'll leave that to the new owner. Even includes the original factory packing paper. The box is complete with all flaps and solid but has wear as shown and age foxing.