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Aurora Ryan X-13 Vertijet With Trailer And Launcher, 1/48, 376-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$425   

Old hobby shop stock that has never been up for retail sale. Very rare kit dated 1957; first and only issue. Very nice, large-scale model for that time with a fully operational mobile operations trailer. The aircraft is molded in gloss silver & clear while the trailer/launcher is bright yellow. The kit has never been started. When you open the box, it is exactly as it left the factory down to the packing tissue paper. The silver parts (aircraft) are still in the factory sealed bag. The yellow parts and clear canopy were never factory sealed and are inventoried complete. Includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The box grades 'very good' which is rare for this kit. The red color is in unusually good shape, which is rare; as you may know, it usually ages poorly. The colors are bright and vibrant, all four corners are solid with no repairs, there is no fading, no tape, no price tags and no stains. Flaws include edge wear as shown and 3 small litho chips as well as creases visible at the lower left corner and center right. Although not perfect, it is one of the best I have seen.

Monogram 1934 Duesenberg SJ Town Car Murphy Body, 1/24, PC185

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$72   

1996 reissue from the original molds. Very high quality kit of the classic Aristocrat of all American Built Cars. The SJ was powered by a supercharged 320 straight 8. The power plant muscled the 153.5 inch long chassis from 1-100 mph in 17 seconds and could top 104 mph in second gear. Model features a highly detailed rolling chassis build with full suspension, steering and driveline just like the actual automobile, detailed engine, removable hood, complete interior and more. Molded in black, clear, chrome, rubber and white. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (chrome and tires) have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Czech Model Goppingen Go-3 'Minimoa' - NSFK June 1939 / Czech National Aeroclub Rana 1945-46 / Exported by Zeppelin to Argentina / British Air Force of Occupation Gliding Club 1945, 1/72, G5016

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$38   

Very high quality resin kit with decals for all the aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$315   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes booster rocket and clear display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Jo-Han 1965 Chrysler 300 Hardtop Customizing Kit - Stock Custom or Rally, 1/25, C1365-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$219   

Very, very rare first issue. And even rarer in this condition - never built and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Features all parts for the three versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, molded underside detail and more. Molded in ivory, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly I don't see any tire burns but NOTE: the instruction have some bug damage. The decals have minor bug damage restricted to the backing paper only and the actual transfers are clean.

HI-Tech AMD Mystere IVA, 1/48, HT005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$68   

High quality, well molded multimedia kit featuring injection molded main parts with fine recessed panel detail, numerous cast resin parts including a very nice cockpit, detailed gear wells and speed brake wells, many cast metal parts including landing gear and numerous photoetched details. Never started. All the small parts are still in factory sealed bags. The large injection molded parts were not sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Paramount M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/20, 301-900

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$129   

Rear, very large scale model from about 1969. Features working suspension, flexible tracks, optional position hatch and rotating turret. The original version of this kit was motorized, but Paramount intentionally left out those parts (as usual). Although this is a large model, it is rather basic and certainly not up to modern detail standards. Molded in green plastic with black flexible treads. Never started. The small parts are all still in the factory sealed bags. The larger parts that were not sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Paramount did not make their own molds. If you have any information on the mold origins (probably Japanese), please let me know. It may help to know that UPC also issued this same kit.

MiniHobby HMS King George V Battleship Motorized - (Trumpeter), 1/350, 80605

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Rare motorized version and ideal for R/C conversion. Features factory assembled motor and motor mount, dual drive gear box for two props, factory soldered wiring harness with switch, twin drive props, movable rudder, battery holder and contacts, stuffing boxes and more. The model itself can be built waterline or full hull and has good detail. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

ESCI Douglas R4D-5 South Pole Pioneer - (C-47), 1/72, 8251

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$44   

Still factory sealed. Well molded with all recessed panel lines, full cockpit and interior, optional position doors, JATO rockets and skis. Includes decals for two US Navy versions.

Monogram Wright Cyclone Engine - Heritage Edition, 1/12, 6052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$125   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. 1983 Heritage Edition reissue of the classic 1959 'Four Star' kit of the famous Wright Cyclone 9 (C9HE)that powered The SBD Dauntless, B-17, DC-3, A-12, SA-16 Albatross, Stratoliner, B-18, B-10 and so many others. Large scale kit is molded in black, red, grey and copper so no painting is needed. Has cut-away operational cylinder if you wish to add it.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

1953 early issue molded in very light green plastic. The kit has not been started. It is still internally sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag with the instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Lodela T-6G Texan - EALA 13/72 Algerian 1957 or Gabon Air Force 1976, 1/72, RH-9276

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

From ex-Heller molds. Finely molded model with raised and recessed panel lines and with paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Messerschmitt Me-262 A-2a With Kettenkraftrad, 1/48, 61082

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$38   

Very highly detailed and well molded. Includes tractor as shown on box art. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, 'very good++' condition decals and 'mint' instructions. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is a light grease pencil price at the top center as shown and general shelf/edge wear.

Revell Mig-21 PF - Early or Late Syrian or USSR Acrobatic Team, 1/48, H237

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Dated 1977 but likely a later issue. Includes parts to build one of two versions. Decals for Syrian Air Force or Soviet Aerobatic Team. Features opening canopy, detailed cockpit, supersonic drop tank and optional position landing gear. There is no painting and no assembly but NOTE: there are glue marks on the clear instrument panel, although it has not been installed. All the gray parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the clear (which was never sealed) is inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Minicraft TWO Lockheed Electra American Airlines / 14494 Lockheed Electra PSA Airlines, 1/144, 14476

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to VG

$28   

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SALE!! Includes all three model kits. They have not been started. All the parts are still sealed in the internal factory bags. Includes instructions and decals. Both American Airlines kits have 'excellent' decals. NOTE: the PSA decals are intact but are water damaged. You will need to provide your own decals.

Nichimo Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen Zero Type 52, 1/48, S-4803-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

Early to mid 1960s model with collectible high-gloss box art. Nicely molded and detailed for that time with fine recessed panel lines and fine raised rivet detail. Features retractable landing gear and closing gear doors, very nice cockpit detail with side panels and other cockpit equipment, moving rudder, elevator, ailerons and wing flaps, three piece canopy, drop tank, excellent full color painting guide and decals for several aircraft. The model as never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small part, ADF loop antenna. Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

VK Sopwith Camel - 56 Inch Wingspan Scale R/C Flyer, 1/6

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$225   

Still in the original box, but there is shipping tape on graphics. The kit inside has not been touched and is factory-new. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed; all other parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions/plans. Large scale kit of the WWI classic for R/C electric or gas power. Features 3 giant full size plan sheets, fully formed cowl, wing fairing, die-cut wood ribs and bulkheads, parts, machined parts, hardware and more . For .49 to .61 gas engines. Weighs just over 5 lbs when complete. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. NOTE that this item will be shipped in the factory-original sturdy shipping box unless you specify otherwise. If you do wish to have it boxed, extra shipping will apply.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Propjet Transport - With Additional Bonanza and WCA (West Coast Airlines) Decals, 1/94, H297-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$115   

This kit includes the hard-to-find WCA and Bonanza Airlines decals which were only available separately from Revell as a mail-in offer. Hardbox is dated 1961, making this the second issue of this kit, retaining the beautiful 'S' artwork. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props, Fairchild decals and loading ramp. Never started. The parts have been inventoried complete and include the instructions. NOTE: the original Fairchild decals are missing.

Revell Lockheed SR-71 Spy Plane 'Blackbird', 1/72, H212-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

NOTE: perfect builder but not collectible. Please read carefully. 1969 issue and a nice kit featuring optional position landing gear, removable nose with radar dish and more. Molded in black and clear. NOTE: this kit has neat and minor assembly as follows: upper and lower fuselage halves and tail halves (4 parts) are assembled, puttied with some sanding. Quality of work is 'near mint.' The nose halves are assembled to 'near mint' standards and puttied neatly but not glued to the fuselage. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.