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Strombecker Walt Disney's RX-1 Space Ship - 4 Stage Rocket from 'Man in Space', 1/265, D26A-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


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Very rare science fiction kit from the late 1950s that Strombecker issued in cooperation with Walt Disney's classic motion picture 'Man In Space'. The RX-1 features a 1st stage with 29 engines, 2nd stage with 9 engines, third stage with one engine, and a reusable RX-1 Shuttle on the top. Model features all motors, four removable stages, launch pad and gantry with large colorful decal sheet in exceptionally good condition. Molded in correct gray plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Nitto Kagaku Navy Type 93 Advanced Trainer 'Willow', 1/32, 391-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Well detailed and well molded kit from 1983. The box is complete but rough, but parts and decals are both factory sealed and 'excellent++' as are the instructions. Features rubber tires, metal rigging lines and rigging instructions, excellent engine and cockpit detail, separately molded rudder, four positionable figures (two sitting and two standing) and more. Includes an extensive painting guide and decals for three different aircraft. Molded in orange, dark wood brown, clear and white plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. DD-792 USS Callaghan was sunk July 9, 1945, by a Willow configured for kamikaze attack. It has been reported the light construction of the aircraft prevented the ship's AA ammunition proximity fuses from detonating. The type was also reported to have been used by Indonesian forces against Dutch colonial rule in 1947.

Revell Chance Vought Cutlass F7U-3 Pre-S Issue - (F7U3), 1/59, H211-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Pre-S kit from 1954. Early hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear and with the famous clear Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals are flat and intact, but have cracking due to being exposed to moisture. The instructions are good but have a very light water stain. The box has significant general wear also. Please see the article (located on this website) on how to save or recreate these decals on your home printer.

Skywave FOUR Naval Base Kits - Docks / Buildings / AA Emplacement / Work Barge, 1/700, SW500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Includes FOUR kits in one box, please read carefully. Detailed model includes large dock building, two barges with cranes, AA guns emplacement and one 'T' shaped dock. Kits #1, #2 and #3 are never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions (on the back of the box). Kit #4 is not complete. NOTE: includes only the "T" dock, AA emplacement and barge; MISSING the large admin building.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet KLM, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Rare box art version. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Includes illustrated 50 year KLM history booklet dated 1969.

Glencoe US Navy Blimp And Mooring Mast - With Crew and Tractor - (ex-ITC), 1/330, 05504

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc


Still factory sealed. From ex-ITC molds. Nicely detailed blimp with full ground and mooring equipment. Includes Scale Master decals for the Mediterranean Theater blimp "Minnie the Minor" with rare nose-art.

Aurora Convair 880 Jetliner Delta, 1/103, 383-249

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


Still in the factory seal - the seal has a 2 inch split on one long side and a 6 inch splir on one short end. Rare 1960 Delta Airlines issue. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs.

Monogram SM-62 Snark Guided Missile With Tractor and Launch Ramp - US Air Force / SAC, 1/80, PD27-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


First and only issue from 1957. Difficult to find in this condition. The hardbox grades 'Excellent++' with wonderful color and gloss, absolutely no tape or price tags or residue and four solid corners. Hard to find scale kit of the Snark, tow tractor, launcher and crew of four. Launch pad has wheels that rotate and the launcher can be realistically moved from the transport to the launch configuration. Molded in the correct beautiful gloss red and yellow-orange. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Assault Copter Huey Cobra, 1/48, 501-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG


Still factory sealed but there is a crunch at the lower right as shown. First issue hardbox dated 1967. After the sales slow down in the mid 1960s, Aurora realized that it must put out higher quality models to compete; this AH-1G is one of those highly improved kits. Features very fine raised surface detail, very good dual cockpits, crew of two, external ordnance, rotating main and tail rotors and more.

Monogram Wright Brothers Flyer I Kitty Hawk - Four Star Issue, 1/40, PA30-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair


1958 first issue hardbox. Correctly molded in brown and ivory plastic. Possibly the best injection molded model of the first aircraft to sustain powered, controlled flight. Large-scale kit features very good detail, rigging material, step-by-step rigging instructions, figures of Orville and Wilbur Wright, monorail launching track and carrier dolly and historical accessories that were present at the first flight: "C" clamp, bench, can, spade and starting battery. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing clear stand arm. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions.

Rareplane Beech C-45 Expeditor - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still factory sealed. Photo is of the 'red' artwork version but this one is actually black. Exact same kit, different color artwork. Very high quality vacuform kit with moldings equal to or better than many injection molded models. Features very good detail, complete cockpit and cabin interior, clear canopy and instructions/plans as well as paint and marking guide. Significant modeling skill is required to build vacuform kit. Not recommended for beginners.

Aurora Black Knight of Nurnberg 1580 - Crown Issue, 1/8, K3-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956. The box side rectangular 'Northern Lights' Aurora logo has the 'Crown' logo incorporated into it, as does the logo on the instructions. The 'Crowns' were the first Aurora Knights ever issued, Aurora's very first figures kits, and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The kit is 100% correct down to the red and white plumes. Inside, the plastic parts are mint. The kit has never been started. The gloss black plastic parts are still sealed in the factory bag. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo. The two plumes are in very good condition, which is rare.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint


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.

Williams Brothers Curtiss C-46 Commando Flying Tigers or USAAF, 1/72, 72-346

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Older but nicely detailed model that features a choice of 3 blade Hamilton or 4 blade Curtiss Props, hard or rubber wheels and dual position landing gear. Includes several decals choices including US Military and Flying Tiger(Civilian Cargo)Lines.

Billing Boats Krabbenkutter Fishing Ship With Optional 161 Piece Fittings Set - 20 Inches Long For R/C or Display, 457

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Very rare with the optional fitting set. The crabbing boat is an excellent plank-on-frame kit with die-cut plywood bulkheads, mahogany plywood deck and superstructure parts, pre-cut mahogany planking strips, many other factory-cut-to-shape parts, tapered dowels, other hardwood and metal stock, scale net material, instruction book, full size plans, full crab net plans, decals and more. Never started and complete with all the factory sealed parts still in factory sealed bags and all others inventoried complete. The fittings set contains 161 parts made from brass with some others in plastic. It is still factory sealed.

Evergreen Hill Designs AH&D Two-Spool Hoist - HO Scale, 1/87, EH506

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+


Still factory sealed. The type of material is unknown, but I suspect these are either injection molded or metal kits.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


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.

Esoteric Vought O2U-1 Corsair - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed


Still in the factory sealed bag with header. This is the very first US aircraft to be named Corsair. The well built aircraft achieved altitude and speed records. It saw combat service in Nicaragua where one Corsair pilot was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for a daring rescue. Over 130 were built. Esoteric was known for making perhaps the finest vacuform kits. The moldings are crisp and have fine recessed detail - better than many injection molded kits. Every part needed to complete the kit is included down to the interior. Includes metal parts - decals - shaped struts and full instructions.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel (F.1 Camel) - 1/8 Scale Museum Model Series, 1/8, CP-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully inventoried all small metal parts through the plastic bags as occasionally a bag will split open. They are confirmed to be 100% complete. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Revell North Cormorant Off-Shore Oil Rig, 1/200, 08803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Very rare. From 2004. Very large and detailed with 615 parts. Features waterline main structure with well detailed substructures, container units with internal fittings, detailed derrick, loading crane with movable boom, detailed structural walls, flare masts, lifeboats, helicopter landing platform, 40 drill strings, railings, detailed catwalks with steps and full decals. Molded in multiple colors to match the boxtop artwork. The kit has never beens started. All parts but the railings are still in factory sealed bags. The railings are not sealed (one tree only) and have been inventoried with all parts present along with decals and instructions. Box has significant wear as shown.