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Constructo Pirate Brig - Highly Prefabricated Wooden Ship Kit

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

17.25 inches long and 14 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hull with predrilled mast, bowsprit and anchor chain holes, finished wood display stand, turned and painted stand pedestals and nails, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string, a factory sealed bag of fully finished smaller wooden parts, a box of injection molded fittings including carriages, cannon, ships wheel, deadeyes, ladders, hull window panels, capstan, anchors and stocks, lifeboat and more, a small container of metal parts such as eyebolts, tiny nails, etc, a box with four colors of paint, black and white rigging thread, 8 completely sewn and finished sails, two small sheets of cardstock hull decorations, pirate flag and gun ports, instructions in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

Revell Sherman M-4 Tank Motorized - Black Magic, 1/40, H544-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very rare. Original issue hardbox dated 1960. I believe this is the one and only issue of this model. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, no marks from either, no fading and no missing litho. The only flaws are light general wear as shown and two corners with closed splits. Inside, this is the same 1955 'S' issue kit with original 'Black Magic' decals, an electric motor and additional motorizing parts added. Features motorized movable tracks for climbing grades and obstacles, detailed suspension, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. An additional addendum set of motorizing instructions are present. Please NOTE that there is some brown packing tape on the instructions but it does not interfere with the assembly. This kit must be shipped insured.

Revell Starburst Mobile - For 15 Aircraft Models, S-8180

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Rare. You have seen this item on the old Revell instructions and box side advertisements. This is the Starbusrt Mobile made from plastic and metal, the ultimate display accessory for your built up Revell kits. The mobile has not been started and is complete with center ball, grease pencil, eye-screw, all arms and rubber arm cups.

Revell Royal Air Force B-25 Mitchell Giant Bomber, 1/64, H186

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$175   

Rare kit from 1959. Revell of Great Britain issue. The original Pre-S artwork was extensively reworked to add camouflage, RAF markings and a stunning cloud backdrop. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, 'excellent' decals and instructions.

Otaki Panzer IV German Tank Motorized With Working Gun - (Type IV), 1/45, OV-22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$145   

Very, very rare. From the early 1960s. Has the unique combination of motorized drive wheels and flexible treads and a firing gun. The gun fires a plastic bullet via a spring and trigger hidden in the and below the barrel. The box is the high-gloss early style with attractive artwork. It is in excellent condition with like new color and gloss, no price tags or tape and no marks from either, four solid corners, no tears and no fading. The flaws are light shelf wear and light creasing. A very nicely detailed kit for that time and appears to be well engineered. Features a factory sealed bag of hardware including all-metal gear box, wire, motor mount, switches, battery racks, shafts, spring, screws and more. Please note that Otaki did not furnish the motor, which is recommended to be the common TKK Mabuchi RE-14. The tank is molded in dark olive drab and has the drive on the rear drive wheels which moves the caterpillar treads. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Amazingly, the treads are 100% intact, completely flexible and are still bound by the factory rubber bands! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Heller Amerigo Vespucci, 1/150, 1202

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$135   

Earlier issue. Rare and out of production. Large and highly detailed kit of the famous sailing ship. Never started. Parts still internally factory sealed. Features vacuform billowing sails in excellent condtion, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Complete with instructions.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$165   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!), four solid corners, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left. Rare large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This kit must be shipped insured.

Rogers Motor Company Studebaker M-29 C Weasel - Army Personnel and Cargo Carrier, 1/12, 29C

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Rare, large 1/12 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood and metal scale Weasel measuring 10.5 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts for the main body and deck fittings, completely formed bogie wheels, die-cut fibre bogie chassis, numerous other very thick fibre parts, metal screen and metal stock as needed, complete interior, numerous other die cut parts, completely formed tread links, clear windshield, full decals and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the 'Photo-Plan' instructions, providing photos for each step and detailed text, full size plans and parts list. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed paper bags. The other parts have been inventoried as good as possible and appears complete with all parts, decals and full instructions with plans. There are no part numbers and assembly is by the plans; so inventory is very difficult at best. 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 Sherman M4 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 British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$100   

1969 Big A hardbox issue. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Sikorsky S-55 Helo - (ex-Helicopters for Industry), 1/45, 503-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$225   

Second issue, likely from around 1962/63 because of the logo and 98 cent price extension. Has the same box art as the original issue but with the newer style logo (with no 'Famous Fighters' in the boarder) at the upper right. From the ex-Helicopters for Industry molds. Features fine raised detail, cockpit seats, instrument panel and control sticks, opening cabin door, floats with wheels and decals for US Air Force, Navy, Army or Marines. Molded in a stunning gloss dark blue and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell IL-38 Bison Russian Bomber 'S' Issue, 1/169, H235-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$139   

First issue hardbox dated 1956. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and clear with clear 'Globe' stand. The box is very nice with sour solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading or stains and 'very good' color and gloss. Flaws include even, general overall wear and one small 'dent' at the left center side. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are in 'excellent++' condition and the instructions are 'near mint+.'

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$129   

Factory sealed. AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Rare hardbox issue dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. Box has excellent color and gloss. This issue does not have the 'Parents Magazine' seal. Molded in gloss gray and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell F-84F Thunderstreak - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/54, H215-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$100   

1955 Pre 'S' issue with dramatic box artwork. Kit features rotating wheels, cockpit and pilot, 'Revelving' clear globe stand and is molded in gloss silver. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Airfix Fairey Firefly MK 5, 1/72, 298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Well molded kit with full interior, 3 part canopy, folding wings, moving ailerons, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and prop and full underwing stores. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Life-Like HMS Revenge (ex-Pyro), 1/110, B236-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$24   

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From the mid 1970s and original Pyro molds. This kit is from the excellent intermediate size sailing ship series. Overall length is about 8 inches when assembled. An excellent kit for its day (1967), it features full hull, intricate wood planking and texture, detailed decorative higher sold moldings, separately molded deck cannon/carriages, anchors, wall and more. Includes separate masts, ratlines and full billowing sails. Molded in wood brown and ivory. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. The Revenge was an Elizabethan Galleon launched in 1577. Revenge had 46 guns and was 92 feet long. She was part of Sir Francis Drake's fleet of 80 ships that defeated the Armada. In 1661 the Revenge was attacked by a fleet of 16 Spanish Galleons. She sank two and disabled two of her enemy before being forced to surrender. Three days later she was sunk in a storm while returning to Spain as a war prize.

Revell RAF Consolidated Catalina IIA (PBY), 1/72, 4370

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

From 1988. Unusual Revell of Germany issue. The unique box art shows the Catalina that discovered the Bismarck, complete with the German Battlewagon below. When the RAF Catalina discovered the Bismarck, the co-pilot was an American officer, Ensign Leonard Smith. He was one of only 17 pilots loaned to the RAF to help them gain experience with the Catalina. The kit has never been started. The parts either inventoried 100% complete or are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Vought F7U-1 Cutlass - (F7U1), 1/48, 2320

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Sale Pending
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Please note this kit is in the wrong box; someone taped the original box top to another kit box. Large scale Cutlass from the original 1950s molds. Molded with fine raised details. Never started. NOTE: missing rudder pitot tube, easily made. Inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. Also includes a cockpit tub, pilot, instrument panel and seat from another kit.

Ambroid Pennsylvania PRR 100 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

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.

Polar Lights Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot - Special Plated/Metalized Version, 1/8, 8002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$95   

Sale Pending
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Limited edition has dark chrome plated parts. Still factory sealed.