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Aurora 1914 Stutz Bearcat Old Timers, 1/16, 571-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$119   

1961 first issue of Aurora's 'Super Detailed Museum Model with Plated Parts'. Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. It builds up a rolling chassis with transaxle, suspension, exhaust and driveline detail and includes a detailed interior with separately molded instruments. Molded in gloss yellow, dark wood tan and with plated parts and real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

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

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

$215   

Still in the factory seal - the seal has a 2 inch split on one long side. 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 A-4 Aggressor Skyhawk (Top Gun) - Bagged, 1/48, 5411

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$24   

Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. 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. It has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$395   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

R&L The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620 - Bagged, 1/720

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$10   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded. Full hull kit includes sails and is approximately 2.75 inches long when built. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

R&L Timber Transporter - Bagged, 1/130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale vehicle molded in two color and with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

R&L Mobile Construction Crane - Bagged, 1/150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale vehicle molded in two color and with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

Inpact Fairey Flycatcher - 405th Flight HMS Glorious, 1/48, P204

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Large (1/48) kit. Well molded with many parts and fine detail. Has realistic subtle cloth texture on the areas covered by fabric and a smooth surface on metal sections. Includes display stand, rigging material and very colorful decals. Never started. NOTE: missing windshield. Inventoried with all other parts present and with decals and instructions.

Airfix Sturmgeschutz GIII 75mm Assault Gun - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M1-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still mint in the factory seal. Classic Craftmaster artwork. 'White' box sides issue. Nicely detailed small scale kit.

DML Focke-Wulf FW-190D-9 Masters Series - JG6 Major Gerhard Barkhorn / JV44 Hauptmann Waldemar Wubke - (FW190D9), 1/48, 5503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

From 1991. Very highly detailed kit. Finely molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Highly detailed cockpit, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells, drop tank or bomb load and more. Also includes two frets of photoetched parts and decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, 505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Early issue with the circular logo on 2 sides and the yellow rectangular 'Lindberg Line' logo on top. Early dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals 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.

Hawk Continental Air Lines Jet Prop Viscount, 1/96, 506-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Rare model of the first commercial 'Jet Prop'. Model includes boarding ramp. NOTE: The top half of the fuselage has been painted white (one thin coat only) as per the box artwork. You could use it or remove it with DOT3 brake fluid or other paint remover. NOTE: the kit has minor assembly. The wing halves and nacelles have been assembled. Quality of assembly is excellent - there are no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly or paint - ideal builder. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Seaview Submarine - From Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Original Issue, 1/316, 707-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$245   

Original 1966 issue in wonderful condition. The hardbox has four tight corner and has never been repaired. The color and gloss are like new. The box sides are as good as the top - the colors are bright and there is no tape or tape marks. Inside, the kit has never been started. It is molded in the correct black and clear and includes the ocean base. Most parts are still on the trees. The kit has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and excellent instructions. Please note that Aurora did not issue this kit with decals.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in amazing condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being 'mint' is light wear and prices on the short end panels. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Revell USS Arizona, 1/426, H348

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$115   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. 1960s hardbox issue of this highly detailed kit that utilizes the beautiful artwork from the '50s 'S' kit. This is a full hull model with excellent detail, elevating and rotating main guns, rotating casemate guns and cranes and much more. The side panels of the box top show box art from 5 of the other 1960s Revell US Navy model ships.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - Lodela Issue, 1/120, H247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Revell-Lodela one-piece box issue of the original 'short' DC-9. The kit has never been started. NOTE: the Delta decals are missing. Revell SAS and Airfix KLM decals are present only. Internal factory sealed bag including and instructions.

Hasegawa IJN Akagi Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, B-9-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Early hardbox issue. 1/700 scale waterline series that is highly detailed and finely molded. Includes 16 airplane airwing. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Entex Boeing 707-32B (VC-137) - (707) TWA or Air Force 1 Presidential Aircraft - with Clear Parts and Interior Details, 1/100, 8519

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Big 1/100 scale model of excellent quality. Features recessed panel lines, good cockpit and inner engine details, optional clear engine nacelles as well as an optional clear cockpit section to show the detailed flight deck. Very large and colorful Air Force One and TWA decal sheet.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter, 1/72, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

Still factory sealed. Big 'A' logo issue dated 1972. Likely the third issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved new mold kits. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load - miniguns or rocket pods.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.