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Monogram Phantom Huey UH-1B Chopper Motorized with Sound, 1/24, 6867

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$845   

Rare. Dated 1969. Large and completely transparent with a 20 inch long fuselage and nearly 2 foot rotor diameter. Well detailed with 184 parts and full internal detail. Features full cockpit, pilot and co-pilot, complete cabin, opening cabin door, inner fuselage framing, detailed engine and more. The electric motor (in the display base with the batteries) turns main and tail rotors. Sound unit makes "chop-chop" sound that varies correctly with main rotor speed. To minimize painting, the kit is molded in clear, zinc chromate green, black, chrome plate, gray, olive drab and flexible silver (ammo belts). The clear fuselage halves have no breaks or cracks, they are mint. The motor, battery contacts and hardware are still in the factory sealed bag. The other parts were never in sealed bags and have been inventoried complete, including 'excellent' decals and instructions. These boxes were thin, fragile and easily damaged. This one is in slightly above-average condition but has wear as shown. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Hobby-Time Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$125   

From the 1950s. One and only issue in amazing, investment grade condition. I personally removed these kits from the original Hobby-Time shipping box - it is the first time they have seen light since the factory. There is very, very little wear - only as much you would expect from the original packing and boxing operations. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. The original 'krinkle' bag is present but brittle and cracked. I inventoried the parts and they are 100% present. The decals and instructions are in 'mint' condition.

UPC Kawasaki Ki-45 Nick - (ex-Marusan), 1/101, 7033-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$28   

From Marusan molds. Very nicely molded small scale kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Revell Douglas DC-9 - N9DC Prototype, 1/120, H246-100

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

$55   

Still factory sealed. First issue dated 1966 and in a hardbox. Nicely molded kit includes optional position landing gear, movable wheels and very colorful and complete Douglas Prototype markings.

Bandai M4A3 76mm Sherman Tank, 1/48, 8264

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

CM BB-36 USS Nevada - 1944 Operation Neptune Configuration, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$375   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit with museum-quality high definition resin castings, photoetched details, decals and instructions. Full-hull kit represents the Nevada around the date of Operation Neptune. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is four to six weeks.

Monogram Supermarine Mk IX Spitfire - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, PA79-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$55   

Still factory sealed. Second Issue dated 1967. This kit is part of a very famous World War II action kit line that Monogram issued in 1/48 scale. Very nicely molded kit. Features retractable landing gear, pilot, four blade prop, 20mm cannon and belly tank.

Hobby Craft Vampire FB9 Desert Fighter - Iraqi or Zimbabwe Markings, 1/48, HC1550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Nicely molded with recessed panel lines, good cockpit, twin underwing external tanks, detailed landing gear and a full paint guide and decals for both countries. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Fairey Rotodyne Cutaway Model - with Full Interior, 1/78, H185-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Unique and highly detailed model in near 1/72 scale of this vertical take-off and landing transport airplane. The first prototype flew in November 1957 and appeared at the Farnborough Air Show three years later. The Rotodyne could carry 60 civil passengers 0r 70 fully equipped troops as well as cargo. Cruising speed was 175 kts and maximum range was 610 nm. Kit features cut away design - a large fuselage panel can be removed to show off the complete interior with passenger seats, passengers, pilots, stewardess, baggage compartment (complete down to the suitcases), bathroom with toilet & sink and cargo compartment including boxes, tire, carpet and barrel. Another panel comes off at the support for the rotor to reveal internal aircraft structure and the rotor power transmission. Also includes complete cockpit, working boarding door and stairs, working rear clam-shell cargo doors, operating rudder and elevators and rotating wheels, props and main rotor. The model has not been started. NOTE: missing one part - a main wheel. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, excellent decals, instructions and Master Modelers Stamp for this kit. NOTE: instructions, decals and MM stamp have minor but noticable bug damage

Hawk F4U Corsair - (F4FU1), 1/48, 9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit dated 1943. Features 3D cut fuselage, 2D cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, a very early injection molded propeller, wood stock as necessary, full color decal sheet, sandpaper, a special die-cut template sheet just for this kit, a special display stand and excellent Hawk full size plans that are done in color (!). Even includes the factory tissue paper. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

Airfix Gloster Gladiator - T2 Logo Bagged, 1/72, 1335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1950s issue. Has been opened and reclosed. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora P-38 Lightning - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$250   

Rare. Third issue from about 1954 with the rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and clear with rectangular clear stand. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Aurora issues of the 1/48 scale P-38 are interesting to say the least. The first issue is the Brooklyn kit with the P-38/B-24 box artwork. Inside, the plastic is light blue with minimal surface detail and a clear canopy and rectangular stand that says 'Aurora Plastic Corp. Brooklyn, 4, N.Y.'. There are no landing gear, gear doors or mass balances. The second issue has identical box art, plastic color, decals and rectangular stand, but the box and instructions says 'West Hempstead' instead of Brooklyn. The clear stand mold has had 'Brooklyn' milled out, and there is no location on the stand. The third issue has the all-new artwork shown in this photo and the full color 'Aurora Line' logo is used - but the big changes were on the inside. Aurora modified the molds, adding a pitot tube, elevator mass balances and landing gear struts, wheels and doors. The decals and stand remain the same, but the new instructions reflect the changes to the molds. This time the kit is molded in an attractive metallic blue. For the fourth issue, the plastic still metallic light blue and the decals and stand remain unchanged. The new details were retained. The fifth issue was 1959. The oval 'Famous Fighters' logo was used with Jo Kotula artwork of two P-38s. The detail level of the kit remained the same, but it was molded in olive drab and clear. The newer 'Triangle' base was added at this time. Further issues kept this box artwork, but the oval logo changed as well as the price extensions.

Monogram Beaver Jeep Half-Track Weasel Military Wheels Gift Set, 1/35, MGP1-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1350   

From 1957. Rare gift set includes four kits - Beaver/Jeep/1/2 Track/Weasel. Complete with original inserts. These kits have never been started. Each is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix BOAC Comet 4 Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 5-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$75   

Very early 1960s issue in fantastic 'excellent++' condition. Nice 1/144 scale kit of the world's first jet airliner. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including 'near mint' condition decals and instructions. The initial Comet Is were in operation long before the 707, which gave the British an incredible post-war lead in the expanding civil aviation market. Just as the Comet was flying high and orders were pouring in from around the world, Comets began to mysteriously fall out of the sky. Everything from lighting to terrorist bombs were blamed. For months the root cause went undiscovered. Then, in a landmark investigation that is considered the first modern post-crash autopsy, it was discovered that the stresses around a small ADF window on the top of the fuselage were causing metal fatigue failure when the fuselage was pressurized. To confirm this, a Comet I was placed in a water tank and subjected to pressurization stresses. After some time, a dramatic failure occurred. Then parts of a crashed Comet were pulled from underwater proving once and for all that this was the root cause.

Monogram Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair - White Box Issue - (F4U4), 1/48, 6833

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still in the factory seal. This 1973 issue has a font style variation from other #6833 F4Us released in the white box. The model is a reissue of the famous 'Four Star' kit from 1963 and has many action features- wings fold, landing gear and tail wheel retract and all gear doors close, working arresting gear and turning wheels and prop.

Hobby Craft Supermarine Seafire XV Pacific Theater - HMS Implacable 1948 / HMS Glory 1945, 1/48, HC1521

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Features all recessed panel lines with 'good' cockpit detail and decals and paint guide for the two aircraft in the title.

AH I-25 Otsu Submarine With Glen Seaplane, 1/100, 1231-8477

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Excellent kit of the historic I-25, which used its aircraft to bomb the West Coast of the USA and then shelled Astoria City with the 140mm cannon. High quality cardstock model is completely printed in color - no painted needed. Includes detailed seaplane. Assembly is by number and highly detailed diagrams are included. The kit has never been started and all parts are still in the sheets. Complete with all sheets.

StromBecker Republic F-84 Thunderjet, C47-79

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$89   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood kits and they are considered the finest ever made. The carving is done to the final shape which makes them remarkably pre-fabricated. Most included plastic detail parts (colored or clear), decals and sometimes even glue and wood filler (if applicable). When built it makes an impressive desk top display. This F-84 has a 5 3/4 inch wingspan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the box displays better than the 'good-' grade but is ranked as such due to split corners and clear tape on the corners.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$149   

From the 1950s and with a 10 inch wingspan. This kit and box are in rare, investment-grade 'mint' condition. Highly prefabricated kit made from solid western pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Eldon Albatross DIII D-III - 'Matchbook' Issue, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$14   

1968 issue of the famous 'Match Kits.' This nicely molded 1/72 scale model is packaged in a 6 x 4.5 inch giant matchbook. The kit has never been started and is still sealed in the original factory bag. Instructions and decals are present in the sealed bag.