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Hasegawa Grumman S2F-1 (S-2A) Tracker Hi-Vis Paint Scheme, 1/72, 1102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

1970s Hi-Vis issue. Nicely detailed for that time and never started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions. Over 1000 Trackers were completed for the Navy as carrier-based submarine hunters. Grumman was awarded the contract in 1950, and in 1952 the first XS2F-1 flew. The large belly radome contained the PAS-38 search radar and the AWQ-10 MAD detector was in the tail. ALD-3 ECM performed DF (direction finding) duties, and the 70 million candle power spotlight lit up targets at night. Sonobuoys were held in both engine nacelles and offensive weapons included acoustic torpedoes, depth charges, rockets and conventional bombs. Trackers saw service in several other Navies including Canada.

Hasegawa-Frog Lockheed P-38 J or L Lightning - USAF (3 Aircraft) or ROC Republic Of China Taiwan, 1/72, JS-029-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$42   

Rare Japan Hasegawa/Frog early issue. As you know, AMT marketed Frog in the USA as AMT-Frog. Frog also marketed Hasegawa kits in the UK, but with no Hasegawa identification. What is even less known is that Hasegawa marketed Frog kits in Japan under the Hasegawa/Frog label. The parts appear to be molded in England while the decals, box and instructions were all made in Japan. This P-38 is one of those kits. This is a very early example with the early rectangle logo; the Frog logo is immediately to the right. Most Japan issue kits had special features and this one is no exception. It includes a special round-based clear two-piece globe stand, a unopened tube of Hasegawa cement and additional decals - no fewer than four different Lightnings are represented with paint guides. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box displays better than the 'fair+' grade but is noted as such because the right short side is badly water damaged. There is no water damage to the parts, decals or instructions.

Revell Airborne Marines Gift Set - A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 Helicopter, 1/48, G271-195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$450   

From 1956 - the first and only issue of this rare holiday season gift set. Contains the A-4D Skyhawk and HRS-1 both with US Marine markings. The box has excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape, price tags, torn or missing litho. There is light wear and the typical 'cross hatch' marks from the original ribbon that Revell shipped these kits with. Inside, the HRS-1 is molded in the correct dark blue plastic and the famous clear Revell base and correct Marines decals for this this issue. The A-4 is molded in the correct medium gray with the clear base and correct and colorful Marines markings for this kit. The instructions are correct also and show these unique decals on the models. The kits have never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, including decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Pioneer 2 Focke-Wulf TA-154, 1/72, 4001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$10   

Germany's version of the 'Wooden Wonder.' The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave USSR Boevoy Missile Destroyer (Sovremenny Class), 1/700, SW-1800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

Highly detailed waterline ship which includes hull numbers for almost any ship of that class. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Boeing 707 - Air France ' Chateau de Versailles', 1/125, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare, from the early 1960s One of two box versions of this kit. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV and DC-8) and this model is no exception. The model was designed to minimize painting and is molded in white, gray, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There is a sheet of colorful Air France decals in very good condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Even includes original glue capsule and instructions for the glue.

Shizukyo Leopard 105MM Cannon West German New Type Tank, 1/50, TS-203-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Very, very rare and an excellent investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from 1965 and is well detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All parts but the upper and lower hull halves, motor and treads are still factory sealed, and the biggest bag has a nice paper header. The sealed gear box metal is shiny like brand new. Amazingly, the treads are in perfect condition and still 100% flexible. They are held together by the factory rubber bands! The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 'near mint' also. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Scientific Buckeye Jr Speed Boat - For .020 to .099 Gas Engines / CO2 Power / Electric Power

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Rare and very nice model kit from the late 1940s or 50s. 13.5 inches long when assembled and can be powered by a large variety of small gas engines (details are in the instructions) and electric motors are mentioned as working well also. Features a completely carved 13.5" long solid wood hull that is also hollowed out, die-cut mahogany parts, other wood parts, a brass gasoline tank, brass and metal parts, full running hardware that is still in the factory 'Hardware Set' box, a big solid brass flywheel that is still in the Scientific sealed bag, a clear windshield with a plastic frame that is also still in the colorful factory box, a big decal sheet, an American flag for the stern as well as full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory boxes. The other parts have been inventoried complete.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner - (727-100), 1/96, 354-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Rare 2nd issue dated 1963 but with the '249' kit number extension. If you look closely, this is the same artwork as the United 727 from 1962, but the Aurora artist carefully painted out the United markings, added the TWA Starstream markings and removed the UNITED neon sign from the background. Large, near 1/100 scale kit includes full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, full color decals and display stand. This model remains popular with 1/100 airliner modelers because it is the only 'short' body (-100) near this scale. Molded in white and clear with the big, clear 'world' triangle display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 345th FS/350 FG/12 Air Force, 1/32, 4452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Smithsonian issue from 1986. Has large decal sheet for the cover aircraft (restored by the Smithsonian) which was based in Italy in 1944. Detailed model features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, rotating prop & wheels and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F4F-4 Wilcat - US Navy VF-9 or VF-6, 1/72, AP24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$37   

Still factory sealed and a limited issue dated 1994. Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Contains markings for both aircraft.

Airfix Vickers VC-10 - BOAC, 1/144, SK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Third logo issue with a large and extensive decal sheet for any one of three BOAC aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Mercedes Benz SSK Sportswagen, 1/32, C348-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1966 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in color and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires.

Revell The Thermopylae Clipper Ship - 3 Feet Long And With Billowing Sails, 1/70, 5622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$219   

1988 issue of the Cutty Sark's famous competitor with beautiful box artwork by Jim Griffiths. Highly detailed, big 1/96 scale kit that measures 36 inches long when assembled. Features all deck hardware, crew, full billowing vacuform sails and complete running and standing rigging instructions; can also be built without sails if you wish. Never started The small parts are all still in the factory sealed bags. The few parts that were never factory sealed (hull halves and crew) are inventoried complete. Includes assembly instructions, rat lines, full rigging instructions, billowing sails, decals, flag sheet, rigging lines and metal chain. Please note that the decals have bug damage to the backing paper only. The actual transfers are fine.

Monogram A-26B Invader Gun Nose Pro Modeler, 1/48, 5920

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

1995 first issue. Hard-to-find kit of the solid or 'gun nose' Invader in large 1/48 scale. Features full interior with all stations represented, optional position landing gear and bomb bay doors with detailed bay and weapons and more. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; one bag is open and I inventoried it complete. Includes decals and instructions. The decals are 100% intact but there is very light staining to the backing paper only at the upper right.

Revell Porsche 914 - (Advent Issue), 1/25, 3141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1979 Advent release from the original earlier molds. Well detailed for that time, featuring complete engine with opening hood, excellent interior, removable top, opening trunk, chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension, drive line and exhaust and more. Molded in yellow, clear, chrome plate and with black tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cleveland Mile Fliers Flemish Defiance - Stick Type Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, C-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Early World War II kit. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Model Airways Nieuport 28 1917 Skeleton Kit, 1/16, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$255   

Amazing model from 2000 builds a skeletal Nieuport 28 with over 190 laser cut hardwood (basswood, birch and plywood) parts, over 200 Britannia metal, copper, aluminum, steel, brass and rubber parts, and over 50 Britannia metal castings for the Gnome-Rhone Type 9N rotary engine complete with all cylinders, distributor, spark plugs and crankcase. Details other than the engine (which is a kit to itself) include turnbuckles, guy wires, compression bar, pulleys, wire support brackets, struts, flight instruments, tires and much more. Includes three sheets of full size plans and very detailed instructions. Completed wingspan is 20 inches. Never started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and containers. Includes all plans and instructions. Please note that shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Revell 707 Flagship American Airlines 'S' Kit, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in the initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT Budweiser Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker Cabover Tractor and Budweiser Fruenhauf 40 Foot Trailer, 1/25, T551 T552

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$399   

Incredibly rare and even more so in factory sealed condition. This was a special set; AMT took factory-sealed tractor and trailer Bud kits, installed a special empty printed box that says "Bit Rig Set" then sealed the entire thing again - making a double seal. The combined kit contains over 350 parts. The tractor is super detailed with over 250 parts and over 100 in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, tilting sleeper cab, dual exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, and fully detailed cab with air ride driver's seat and sleeper compartment. The trailer has complete suspension and chassis detail, sliding suspension, opening doors and more. Both have colorful and authentic Budweiser decals. NOTE: must be shipped insured.