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Aurora Japanese Zero, 1/48, 88-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$425   

Still factory sealed; there is one small 1/2" split on the upper left edge. Other than that, the seal is intact. Rare kit in investment-grade condition. Dated 1959 but likely from the early 1960s because of the logo variation. Fantastic Mort Kunstler box art. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Guillows SE-5A Scout - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Large scale, well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform nose/cowl and engine, full color decals, tissue, die cut balsa parts, rubber motor, plywood firewall, illustrated, detailed instructions and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

Aurora Superboy Comic Scenes, 1/8, 186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

This is the 1974 issue which includes the comic book with the backdrop mural to create a 3-D Action Display. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, 1/24, 6027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

Original release from 1978 with an excellent box. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The model has never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes decals and instructions in excellent condition.

Aurora Grumman F9F Panther - 1st Brooklyn Issue, 1/48, 22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$1500   

Rare 1st issue from 1952 in the one-piece flip top box. 100% original and correct. The model is molded in the correct gloss dark blue with a clear square 'Brooklyn' stand, stand arm and canopy. Being the first issue, the model does not significant rivet detail, nor was it molded with landing gear or missiles. The entire kit is 13 parts including the stand and stand arm. The instructions are the correct early small Brooklyn version with very minor bug damage. Decals are correctly marked 'The Tatem Company' and are in excellent condition with some curl and minimal yellowing. The box is one of the better I have seen. It is intact - there are no missing parts and no repairs. As is typical with this issue, the fragile box has some small tears, creases and edge wear as shown. In summary, a 100% correct, never started and complete kit for the advanced collector of Aurora or military aircraft models. This kit must be shipped insured. Kit History: In the early 1950s Aurora was making children's toys. Since they were always looking for new avenues of business, the three founders were interested in the new fad of 'plastic models'. They were shown the Hawk F-90 and F9F kits in 1/48, and the rest is history. Aurora copied the F9F and F-90 to issue their very first plastic kits. The boxes were two color one-piece flip top boxes of very thin cardboard; the damaged so easily that the kits were immediately reissued in the more familiar 'hardbox' of a litho slick glued to heavy cardboard.

Italaerei Caproni Ca-311 Bomber, 1/72, 113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Like from the 1970s. Very nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features full cockpit, bomb bay load and gunners positions. Includes decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Supermarine Mk IX Spitfire - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA79-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

First issue hardbox is dated 1962. This kit is part of a very famous World War II action kit line that Monogram issued in 1/48 scale. Very nicely molded with excellent fit. Features retractable landing gear, pilot, four blade prop, 20mm cannon and belly tank. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Williams Brothers Le Rhone Rotary Aircraft Engine, 1/8, 301-995

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$79   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed large 1/8 scale model. Features nine cylinders, crankcase, carburetor with sliding valve, accessory drive gears, oil pump, magneto, full wiring and display stand. The 80 hp Le Rhone was developed before WWI and was used in many early aircraft. It did see service early in the Great War and it's follow on, the 110 hp Le Rhone was used in larger aircraft. The crankshaft of the Le Rhone mounted directly to the firewall and was part of the air and fuel intake system. The crankcase, propeller shaft and cylinders all revolved at about 1200 rpm. These three assemblies were carefully balanced to reduce vibration.

Pyro Gloster Gladiator - (ex-Inpact), 1/48, P607-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

From the 1960s. Very nicely molded for that time. Features full engine, cockpit detail, optional position canopy and a very fine 'fabric' design where the real aircraft was cloth covered. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the decals are intact but micro-cracked.

Ambroid Burlington Route 50 Foot Plug Door Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-4

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Hawk Curtiss R3C-2 Racer - (R3C2), 1/48, 620-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1961 hardbox issue of the sleek 1925 Schneider Trophy Winner. Never started. 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman TBM-3 Avenger - CV36 USS Antietam / CV17 USS Bunker Hill, 1/72, 03033-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Well molded kit. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, three crew members, moving ailerons, all correct clear windows, optional position landing gear, underwing rockets and decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya US Combat Troops (Infantry), 1/35, MM180-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$12   

Features 8 soldiers in different poses and numerous accessories. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Airmodel Mig-21 UTI Trainer / IL-2 Single Seat / Mig-15 Midget UTI Conversion - Bagged, 1/72, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$8   

Includes parts for all three conversions and instructions. Complete with all parts and instructions. Please NOTE the IL-2 canopy has been very neatly cut out. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. Some scratchbuilding is required.

Revell Douglas A-20C Havoc or RAF Boston III Medium Bomber Japan Issue, 1/72, H115-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Rare Revell Japan hardbox issue that contains unopened 'SSSKISI' plastic cement. Builds either aircraft listed and features removable cowling with detailed Wright R-2600 engines, optional position landing gear and movable wheels and props. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Limited Editions #7415 Chair-Baggage Car / #7419 Parlor-Observation Car / #7421 Tavern Car / #73774 64' Articulated Chair Car General Service / #7422 Chair Car / #7390 Diner-Lounge-Observation Car / #7391 Parlor Car - HO, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

Includes all 7 kits - a full train! These are old hobby shop stock. Beautiful, scale streamliner kits with the bodies in cast aluminum and details in plastic. Very nicely done. The kits have never been started. Most parts inside are still in factory sealed bags; the few that are not have been inventoried complete with instructions (on the box back).

Lindberg Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil, 1/72, 577-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1967 hardbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Nicely done kit for the time with fine raised details, crew of four, optional position landing gear and clear display stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all plastic parts and instructions. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Monogram Douglas A-4 Aggressor Skyhawk (Top Gun) - A-4E or A-4F Variants, 1/48, 5411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$39   

Still factory sealed. From 1979. Navy Top Gun Aggressor Issue. Dive brakes, canopy, wing flaps and leading edge slats can be positioned opened or closed. Full underwing stores include drop tanks, bombs and missiles. Typical high Monogram quality kit.

AHM Curtiss P-6E Hawk, 1/87, SK-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. HO scale kit. Very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Monogram Canadair F-86 Sabre - Canadian or Luftwaffe - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5417

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1979 issue. Has decals for both air forces. Includes full cockpit and landing gear detail, optional open machine gun bay and hinged flaps.