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Revell German Heavy Cruiser Blucher (Hipper Class), 1/720, 05049

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory 'round tape' sealed. 1985 Revell of German reissue from the original 1973 USA molds. Can be built waterline or full hull with complete prop and rudder detail. Features detailed deck and superstructure, rotating main 8" turrets, six dual AA gun mounts, three rangefinders, cranes, gun directors, searchlights, AR-196 floatplane and more. The Blucher was the only German capital ship to be sunk during the Norway invasion of April 1940, repeating the history of the previous Armored Cruiser Blucher which was the only capital ship lost at the Battle of Dogger Bank in WWI. The WWII Blucher was surprised by Norwegian coastal torpedo batteries and guns from the fortress of Oscrsborg while sailing up the fjord towards Oslo. This is the only capital ship lost to shore based torpedo batteries.

Fuji De Havilland No.1 (DH-1) 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'The Pioneer on the Air' (sic) (Ex-Taimei), 1/72, 010-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bags complete with instructions.

Scientific F-51D Mustang with Small-Scale P-51D Mustang Profile Glider - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 156-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Purchased new on November 10, 1966 at Cleveland Hobby, in Cleveland, Ohio. Very nice stick-and-tissue kit featuring excellent quality balsa printwood, generous stripwood, spars, completely formed wheels, formed wire landing gear struts, rubber motor, plastic prop, formed thrust button, vacuformed canopy in superb condition (and no yellowing), covering tissue, excellent full size plans with detailed instructions and a bonus P-51 balsa glider with a 8.5 inch wingspan. Inventoried complete with all parts and never started. In 1966 the Super Flyer line consisted of a P-40 that dropped bombs in flight, a Stuka and dropped bombs in flight, a Taylor Cub that dropped a parachute in flight, this Cessna 185 with parachute and a F-51 Mustang & Messerschmitt Me-109.

Sterling Caltex Lumba-Lumba With Optional Fittings Set B20F - 38 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, B20M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$429   

Rare in this condition and ever rarer with the fittings set. This very large, scale model is 'completely pre-fabbed for easy assembly' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'excellent' decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started and complete. Lumba-Lumba means 'porpoises' in the far east. This ship was commissioned by Caltex Pacific Oil Company in 1961 to speed personnel and freight from Sumatra to Singapore. She was designed by the famous naval architects Sparkman and Stephens who created the Columbia (winner of the New England yacht races. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Eastern Airlines, 1/144, H124

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$74   

Still in the factory seal but the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top concave as shown. Dated 1973. Nicely detailed 1/144 scale kit of the famous Tri-Jet. Features clear cockpit windows, detailed engine pods, full Eastern 'Hockey Stick' decals and more.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.

ESCI AD-4W Skyraider Fleet-Eye Early Warning Platform - US Marines VMC-1 'Guppy' Korean War 1950 / Royal Navy AEW1 849 Sq A Flight 1956 Suez Crisis, 1/48, 4046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Pre-E2C Hawkeye Fleet Airborne Early Warning Radar Platform. Nicely molded with very fine raised panel lines, good cockpit and engine detail, drop tanks, two piece canopy and decals for RAF and US Marines. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

CA Atkins Austrian Aviatik (Berg) D-I, 1/72

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Rare, limited issue, very high quality cast metal kit. Includes full instructions. Never started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag.

Hawk Vought Corsair F4U-ID - (F4U1D), 1/72, 604-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave as shown. 1965 softbox issue with ground attack artwork by Tom Morgan. Excellent fitting kit for that time and features pilot, clear canopy, full landing gear and all 6 main and 2 tail gear doors, drop tank and under-wing bombs and rockets.

Airfix Conslidated B-24J Liberator - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 4-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Action-packed 1960 artwork shows part of a box of B-24s at the moment of "Bombs Away!" Guns blaze at attacking fighters while flak bursts close in. One B-24 is going down with the starboard wing in flames. Well detailed kit for that time featuring moving guns and turrets, movable ailerons, elevators and rudders, retractable landing gear, rotating props and optional position crew entry door and ladder. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals were adult cut into four parts. All designs are intact and not cut through as they cut on the background only.

KMC Boeing 727-200 American Airlines, 1/72, PA01

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$485   

This is the only 1/72 injection molded 727 kit ever issued. Very large model with gray and clear plastic parts and man high-definition cast resin details. In a discussion with the manufacturer, he told me that the molds for this kit have been destroyed, so no reissue is possible. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions, both in 'excellent+' condition.

Revell McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender Tanker with F-15 - (DC-10), 1/144, 4524

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare. 1983 issue. Features both aircraft in 1/144 scale, optional position landing gear, optional position fueling probe, optional stand that can hold the aircraft in refueling position and more. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Kawanishi N1K2-J Shidenkai George, 1/72, 506

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Inverted box art issue.

Aurora Tiger Moth DH-82, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

1958 issue with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. The kit has not been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present.

West Side Model Co Brass HOn3 Class "A" Climax Horizontal Boiler Locomotive Nakamura Seimjitsu KK, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$179   

Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Nakamura Seimisu K.K. (marketed in the USA as Westside Models). It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in excellent condition. This one-owner model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point but nothing more. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. However, most of these came with a small firebox cover for the inside of the cab; this one does not have one. 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.

Lincoln Bristol Sycamore Helicopter, 1/64, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has shrunk and exposed the box ends. Nicely molded, larger scale model from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Airfix Grumman J2F6 Duck - Wartime or Postwar Markings, 1/72, 263

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$30   

1960s issue. The amazing Duck first flew in 1934, saw service all through WWII and was not phased out until the mid 1950s. Very nicely molded and detailed kit. Features markings for both aircraft, under-wing bomb load, optional position canopy, interior with crew members and optional position landing gear. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bags. The other parts have been inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacturer, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing, huge scale Sherman M4 tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays. And thanks to kit builder and collector Fran Fierko for some new and important kit history! Fran was able to track down the son of the designer of the five Rogers kits. Mr. John Hoenle Jr. was a master model builder who received a deferment from the draft in WWI to build recognition models for the military- some of which may still be on display at Wright-patterson AFB in Ohio. Mr. Hoenle is believed to have designed one other early kit, a civilian Chris Craft cabin cruiser. It is unknown if this kit was issued or not. Mr. Hoenle left Rogers to design promo models for Jo-Han, which is famous for their 1950s line of car kits.

Aeropiccola Susanna II Fishing Trawler With Fittings - 24.8 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, 1/34, 606SM

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$189   

A superbly detailed, full scale plank-on-frame model. Features accurately die-cut plywood frames/bulkheads, deck and more, numerous other hardwood and plywood die-cut parts for the superstructure, etc., molded composite wood stern, limewood planking, complete set of metal and wood fittings, instructions, plans and more. Never started. The kit is exactly as it was shipped from the factory. The items that were bag sealed are still sealed. The ones that were never sealed have been inventoried complete.

DML Lockheed P-38M Two-Seater Night Lighting - 418th Night Fighter Sq Atsugi Japan 1945, 1/72, 5019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Dated 1994 and an excellent kit with 94 parts. Superbly molded with very fine recessed panel lines. Features detailed cockpits, detailed gear wells, prop blades that can be positioned at any pitch angle, rockets and drop tanks. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.