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Rogers Motor Company Bofors 40mm AA Gun and Carriage, 1/16, 40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Rare, large 1/16 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood scale kit measuring 14 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts, completely formed wheels, die-cut fibre detail parts, numerous other pre-shaped and factory cut parts and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the instructions, providing detailed assembly steps, a photo of the completed model, full size plans and a very large number of assembly detail drawings. The kit has never been started. The small parts are either still in factory sealed paper bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with full instructions with plans. 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 manufacture, 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 M4 Sherman 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.

Aurora Mace TM-76 Guided Missile, 1/48, 130-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$315   

1958 'Famous Fighters' first and only release. Large 1/48 scale kit of the early guided missile. Includes booster rocket and clear display stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell 2 Battle of Britain Fighters Spitfire MkI and Bf-109F - Gift Set, 1/32, G288-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Very hard-to-fine 1967 hardbox gift set. One of Revell's very last in a long line of boxed sets. Includes the large 1/32 scale Spitfire with #610 County of Chester markings and the 1/32 Bf-109F of Werner Molders, Kommodore JG51. The Spitfire features many action features - canopy slides to show fully detailed cockpit, wheels and prop rotate, retractable landing gear, removable cowling shows finely detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine and more. The Bf-109F features fully detailed engine, removable panels, full cockpit, moving control surfaces, rotating wheels and props and retracting/extending landing gear. The kit has never been started. Inside, both kits are factory new with all parts and paperwork still sealed in the factory bags.

Glencoe Curtiss Condor - Argentine Navy / Byrd / American Airways, 1/82, 06101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

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Ex ITC molds. Contains decals for all three versions. The Condor was perhaps the first 'Modern Airliner' featuring electric retractable landing gear and a comfortable sound-proofed cabin. Large colorful decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Strombecker Martin M-130 China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition for the age of this kit. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Hot Shot Jet Racer - CO2 Powered Racer, 1/30, R1

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

For the advanced collector. This is Monogram's first car kit, number R1 and made in 1946. This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. The box is in exceptional condition, as is the kit inside. The Hot Shot Jet racer kit consists of a pre-carved balsa wood body with the grill design completely pre-cut, a sheet of printed wood parts, four rubber tires, a vacuform clear canopy (that has not turned yellow), axles, color decals and full size plans/instructions including details on how to power the car with a CO2 jet engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Artorama The Zebras African Animal Group, CR101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$100   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. From the original Monogram "Four Star" line. Hardbox is dated 1961. Very large and rare injection molded craft kit. Contains 9.75 inch by 7.75 inch frame - colorful pre-painted 3D Display - frame trim - injection molded Zebras and foliage - paint, two paint brushes and instructions with a small Artorama catalog. Scale unknown. The complete series consisted of three kits - the Lions, Giraffes and the Zebras. The kits are superbly done, but it is likely that the high cost ($2.98 in 1961) kept them from achieving high sales. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, paint, brushes and instructions present.

Solido SUD Alouette II Helicopter, 1/60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Rare kit from the early to mid 1960s. Features cockpit interior, two pilot figures and clear tail boom section with molded girder detail. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing two control rods (very easily made from stock plastic or pulled sprue) and one very small round cap that holds the back rotor on - also easily made. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Joe Ott Supermarine Spitfire with Ott-O-Formers - 32 inch Wingspan Wood Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$69   

Rare kit from the late 1930s. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. Large model features 2 sheets of Ott-O-Formers, printwood, stripwood, full size plans, color insignia, clear canopy material, fully carved thrust button, main wheels and tail wheel, required metal hardware, covering tissue (2 sheets) and 2 blocks for the spinner. NOTE: the prop blank has been rough cut to shape and the 'lightning holes' in the fuselage Ott-O-Formers have been pressed out (normally they are factory die cut). Quality of all work is excellent. The kit has been inventory complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: plans are complete but have neat tape to the back. They are very fragile! Please note that the box displays better than the 'Fair+' grade but is missing the end flaps - hence the 'Fair+' grade.

Scientific New Yorker Racer Jetex

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare kit from Scientific. Features a formed, light-weight plastic body, printwood, wood stock, completely formed rubber tires, metal axles and hardware and decals. 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 decals and instructions.

Ranco Models Tractor and Two Trailers - Super Hi-Way Transport, 1002

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. This is one of the Ranco '2 Kits 2 Bits' and is from the 1940s. Kit contains wooden parts and plans to build a very simple semi tractor and two very simple trailers. Includes wood blocks, fully formed wheels, cardstock and plans for both models. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the '2 Kits 2 Bits' line included #1000 Electric Engine - baggage and mail car-diner, #1011 Pullman and Observation Cars, #1003 P-51 Mustang and Curtiss P-40 and #1004 Grumman Wildcat F4F and Curtiss Helldiver.

MPC 1979 Special Edition 10th Anniversary Firebird Trans Am, 1/16, 1-3081

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Very large 1/16 scale kit. Features real suspension springs, detailed underside frame and exhaust, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood and doors, complete interior, folding front seats, optional custom seats and side exhaust, removable T Tops and more. Molded in smoke clear, silver, chrome, black and with real rubber tires. Decals are as new. 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 decals and instructions.

Miniature Masterpieces Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, 1/48, K502-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$58   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare early 1950s original issue. Molded in brown. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the carriage, it includes horses, the General, his lady, driver and a display base. The model includes detailed instructions (rare for the early 1950s) and a wonderful (and long) history of this particular carriage. Never started. The parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and includes mint instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare. And from J. Boyle - The actual carriage still exists and is displayed at the Studebaker National museum in SouthBend, Indiana. It seems the Studebaker firm bought the carriage at the turn of the last century. When Studebaker quit building cars, it was donated to the City for eventual placement in a museum, along with many cars and other historichorse-drawn carriages collected by the firm.

Heller La Reale De France - 17th Century Warship, 1/75, 80898

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$98   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. Originally constructed to protect the southern coast of France, this galley-type warship is one of the most colorful ever built. The Reale de France was the flagship of the 17th Century French Navy and carried the commander's flag and the flag of King Louis XIV. Large and very highly detailed. Contains banners and flags as shown on the cover. Never started. NOTE: kit is missing vacuform sails and three parts: (1) #239 light gun, (1) #240 light gun stand, (1) #115 yard arm half. Inventoried with all other parts. NOTE: parts #27 and #28 have 6 broken posts. Two posts are still present and four are missing. These are easily replaced with stock plastic. Includes flags, rigging material and instructions.

Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner, 206-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the very late 1950s/early 1960s. Very good model of the famous fishing schooner that was built by Louis G. Thebaud and christened by his wife Gertrude. After being initially defeated by the Blunose, the Thebaud won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in 1930 in a hard-fought contest with her rival. The contest is still disputed to this day. Nicely detailed for that time and measures 20 inches long when built. Features 125 parts, full hull with display stand, deck fittings, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Molded in black and wood tan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/219, H304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

1977 issue. Measures almost 16 inches long when assembled. Nicely done kit with finely engraved hull and one-piece deck with fittings, 35 billowing sails, one piece masts with separately molded yards, one piece rat lines, choice of simple or authentic riggings, display stand base, flag sheet, decals, tan and black rigging thread and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Vacuform sails are 'excellent.'

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper - YMBC, 1/260, 432

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$35   

Young Model Builders Club issue in the original mailing box dated 1972. Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions.

Revell BB-38 USS Pennsylvania - Battleship Sea Power Issue, 1/426, H422-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Hardbox is dated 1961. Rare kit of the Arizona's sister ship. Very nicely molded and detailed full hull kit. It can be superbly super-detailed with the Gold Medal Model PE detail set. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts including decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the instructions have light bug damage and the decals have bug damage to the backing paper, but the the actual transfers have no damage. Also, part #19 had a chip out of it, so I included another #19 in mint condition from a later issue. The Pennsylvania was in dry-dock during the December 7th Pearl Harbor attack and survived with minimal damage. She was rebuilt and saw significant action in the Pacific in WWII, steaming over 150,000 miles from 1941 to 1945. It is thought that she may have fired more ammunition than any ship in history. She never once reported 'Not Ready' for any operation or need. After being used as a nuclear test ship at Bikini, she was towed to Kwajalein and sunk.

Life-Like USS Olympia - Admiral Dewey's Flagship - (ex-Pyro), 1/240, B240-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

Life-Like issue with original Pyro part number and A.J. Rudisill artwork. This is a full hull, large scale model of Admiral Dewey's famous flagship. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including instructions. NOTE: The stern of the hull as a repair. The repair is neatly done, very strong and the hull halves still fit as they should. A 1.5 inch section broke off due to the brittle plastic.

Airfix Wasa Swedish Warship, 1/144, 09256

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$68   

Large scale highly detailed kit of the famous sailing ship. Nicely molded. This kit has 229 parts and includes full rigging instructions and vac billowing sails. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, a large sheet of colorful flags and instructions.