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Airfix HMS Victorious - Type Three Issue, 1/600, F20 S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Very nicely detailed full hull kit. Includes airwing of Sea Vixen, Scimitar and Skyraider aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$289   

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

Lindberg Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, 1/48, 520-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

Mid 1950s first issue with wonderful Ray Gaedke artwork showing Lindberg over Paris. Large 1/48 NYP kit that was nicely molded for it's time. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the tiny 'wind wheel' has broke but all parts are accounted for and ready for repair.

ESCI Grumman F-14A Tomcat - VF-2 USS Ranger or VF-103, 1/72, 9054

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Well molded with all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, wings that swing and Phoenix AM-54 missile load. Has full markings for both squadrons. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Berkeley 3 Flying Model Jetex Missiles / Regulus II / Bomarc / X-16 Two Stage - PSST 50 Jet Rocket Engine, GMM 1 295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare and from the 1950s. Includes factory pre-fabricated and painted wooden Regulus II (17.5 inches long), Bomarc (17.5" long) and X-16 Two-Part 'Man in Space' concept rocket (28.5" long if placed end-to-end) as well as the metal 'PSST 50' rocket engine which essentially a Jetex engine. There is a high degree of prefabrication. The factory glued the rudders into place and all you do is slide a few parts into place, put the jet engine into the already-attached metal engine holder and you are ready to fly! Can also be run on CO2 power or rubber band catapult launched. The kit has never been started. The missiles are inventoried complete and still in place on the factory display cardboard. The jet engine is present and has never been used. There is one wooden dowel for catapult rubber band launch and full instructions including trimming and flying tips. NOTE: some parts were factory taped together; that tape has naturally fallen off and is gone. Two balsa parts have breaks, but both broken parts are present and fit back together perfectly for an easy fix. Thanks to Dale Rhodes, there is a reference to this kit in 1958. So far that is the earliest known print add.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$120   

1972 Big A softbox issue still mint and factory sealed. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Eduard Fokker DR1 (DR-1) Profipack, 1/72, 7016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit. Includes brass photoetched parts.

Revell 1953 Jaguar XK-120 Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H56-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

1954 early issue molded in very light green plastic. NOTE: this model has had the wheels and floor painted. There has been no other painting and no assembly. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Fujimi Kawasaki Goshikisen Ki-100, 1/70, FC-8-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$26   

Mokei / AHM issue probably from the early to mid 1970s. Features rotating prop, retractable undercarriage, working elevator, ailerons and rudder and opening canopy. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Strombecker Convair XF2Y (Yf2Y-1) Sea Dart - Supersonic Float Plane - NO Rivet Detail, 1/60, D25-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$155   

From the 1950s. Rare first issue with no rivet detail on the plastic parts. Later issues all had this detail added. Box has great color. Nicely done kit for the time. Molded in dark blue plastic. Has very colorful decals in like-new contiion for this unusual and beautiful aircraft. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals, Strombecker club application and instructions present. Strombecker was very well known for producing the finest pre-carved hardwood aircraft and missile kits, but they had a very short journey into the plastic model field. After making the Sea Dart kit in 1956, they added four more for a total of 5 injection molded aircraft kits. All were discontinued in the mid 1960s. The Sea Dart was a supersonic design that could take off and land from water using retractable hydro-skis. Five prototypes were built and over 300 test flights made. The advent of the super carrier spelled the end of the Sea Dart, although 4 still exist on display today.

Eduard Pfalz D-III Two Kits Duel Combo, 1/48, 1114

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

Includes two complete models. Both are highly detailed kits with main injection molded parts, four frets of photoetched details (some factory painted), mask set, color painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are missing #2 and #10, which are used for Jasta 18 (squadron logo and wing crosses). Evidently #3, 18 and 39 are not used. They are also missing but are not used on the models according to the decal guide.

Merlin Models Rumpler CIII/4 - (Purple Box), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$38   

Limited production kit, less than 2000 made. Features nice injection molded parts and cast metal details with decals and instructions. Never started and still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Monogram US Space Missiles Titan II- Atlas- Minuteman II- Thor- Hound Dog- Corporal- Nike Hercules- Sergeant- Nike Ajax- Poseidon- Honest John- Terrier- La Crosse- ASROC- Rat- Sparrow- Bullpup- Falcon- Redstone- Jupiter- Spartan- Bomarc- Pershing- Talos + More, 1/128, PS221-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$175   

Hard to find 1969 release. This is the 1959 'Four Star' Missile Arsenal Kit updated in 1969 by adding some missiles (such as the Spartan and Sprint ABMs) and deleting older ones. Also includes the updated 'Know Your Missiles' foldout booklet with photos and descriptions of each missile. The kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions, booklet, excellent decals and blue molded display base.

MPC 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible - Stock / Street Machine / Drag Racer, 1/25, 1-7306-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Rare but NOTE: good parts kit or a builder kit only, please read carefully. Can build one of the three versions listed. Features detailed engine and engine bay, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, choice of two sets of decals and a large number optional parts. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. One engine (Chevy) has been started; the block, intake and heads are assembled. Quality of assembly is 'fair+.' A few other very small parts (sub assemblies) are glued; perhaps another 5 parts in all. There is no other assembly and no painting. NOTE: kit is missing the following parts-missing two optional drag tires, two hubcaps, two inner wheels, two outer wheels, brake drums, tripower intake, three carbs & air cleaner, two wheel retainers, tow bar hook and engine stand. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Sold as-is.

Revell Yak-38 Forger, 1/72, 4072

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

From 1989. First Soviet carrier aircraft with VTOL performance. Very nicely detailed and molded. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, cockpit and gear well detail, engine detail, two piece canopy, optional position turbine cover and full load of weapons including drop tanks, rocket pods, AS-7 Missiles and iron bombs. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Easy Built Models Monocoupe - 12 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

High quality modern kit made in the finest tradition of the stick and tissue kits from the 1930s-1950s. Kit contains high quality printed balsa, strip wood, plastic propellers (when required), rubber, full sized plans and other accessories. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Revell Cobra II P-39 - Thompson Trophy Racing Aircraft, 1/45, H144-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

First issue dated in 1962 with a hardbox and molded in yellow and clear plastic. Rare model of the 4 bladed prop 1946 Thompson Trophy Winner with a 'souped up' P-63 King Cobra Allison engine. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

SMER Supermarine Walrus, 1/50, 114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Large scale model of the famous British WWII Floatplane. Walrus amphibians flew from Royal Navy cruisers and battleships as well as harbor bases. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - (D-558 2), C-42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Includes glue, sandpaper, decals, hardwood stand, metal stand arm, plastic canopy and full instructions. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, plans and partial decal sheet. NOTE: two 'Douglas' decals have been cut from the decal sheet and are not present. There is some light bug damage to the instructions.