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Lindberg Nautilus Atomic Submarine, 704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare first issue hardbox with script Lindberg logo. In the 1930s, Paul Lindberg was designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft like so many other men and boys of the time. His plans appear in Popular Aviation magazine and he made a good name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the early artists for O-lin. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg had control and had his name as the logo. The first logo is the one on this kit - 'Lindberg' in script with 'Products' arched across the top and 'Incorporated' arched across the bottom to create a broken circle around the script. Ray Gaedke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg, such as the box painting for the Nautilus here. The Nautilus appears to be the first sea vessel that Lindberg cut it's own molds for - the Chris Craft Express Cruiser, PT Boat, LST and Fleet Submarine (Ex-Varney) were done by O-lin. The model is an interesting work of fact and fiction - it includes a deck gun and what looks like a Regulus II missile for the deck! The scale is not known but it measures about 12 inches long when assembled. The model has never been started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bay Ridge Model Airplane Supply Bay Ridge Diamond Demon - 48 inch Winspan Class B Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

1930s or 1940s free flight kit. Oddly enough, the plans say that Consolidated made this kit, where as the box top states that it is Bay Ridge Model Airplane Supply Company. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).

Entex F-18 (F/A-18) Hornet - US Navy or Marines Prototype Markings, 1/72, 8531

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Very cleanly molded and well detailed kit. Features very fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, optional position landing gear and wide variety of loadout options with 2 long range tanks, AIM-9 Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles as well as iron bombs. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

LS Mitsubishi Nell G3 M1/M2 Type 96 Mk11 or 21 - Kisarzau / Kanoya / Mihoro Air Corps, 1/72, 155-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS detail and moldings. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for multiple aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Hobby Craft V-22 Osprey Assault Aircraft, 1/72, HC1375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory sealed.

RS Models Dewoitine D-520 - French Air Force, 1/72, 92090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Still factory sealed. Excellent kit with all fine recessed panel lines. Well molded. Features decals for two high scoring French pilots - Col. Vaclav Cukr (8 kills) and Col Miexzysaw Mumler (4 kills), both in June of 1940.

Austin-Craft US Army 2 1/2 Ton Truck - Small Box Issue, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

From the 1940s. Excellent wooden kit featuring all parts cut to shape, completely finished wheels, clear windshield, genuine Army Khaki roof covering, sandpaper and much more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and 5 view plan with instructions. This kit is an part of an extensive line of Austin-Craft kits produced during and immediately after World War 2.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$225   

First and only issue of this rare kit. Late 1950s hardbox with the 'S' logo on the sides and famous box art. Large scale and well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Monogram Days of Thunder Hardee's Chevrolet Lumina Stock Car, 1/24, 2920

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Still factory sealed. Kit is from 1990 and was issued as a tie-in with the famous Paramount Pictures movie. Well detailed features complete engine, lift-off body, racing chassis and roll cage, full interior, underside and exhaust detail and more.

Hasegawa P-47 Thunderbolt Egg Plane, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on two side panels. Very unusual kit. Hasegawa issued a series of the famous 'Egg Planes' in roughly 1/72 scale.

Revell Frigate USS Constitution 'Old Ironsides', 1/192, H329-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Dated 1966 but is actually from the later 1960s judging from the $4 price extension. Softbox issue of one of Revell's best-selling ship kits of all times. From the same molds of the highly detailed Pre-S kit and features beautiful box art by Jack Leynnwood. Kit features excellent detail, vacuform sails, rigging material, preformed ratlines, colorful flagsheet and more. The kit has never been started. Some parts (the tan ones) are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed (black ones) have been inventoried complete including flags, ratlines, rat line cutting pattern, vac sails, rigging material and instructions.

Kepuyuan Boeing 747-400 Air France - (747), 1/144, 82807

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$25   

Still factory sealed.

Marusan Nautilus SSN571 Nuclear Submarine Commemorative Issue - (ex-Revell), 1/305

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare. This is a special issue by Marusan commemorating their very first kit - the Revell Nautilus. The contents are worthy of some detail. First, there is a 'Commemorative Booklet' which tells a fairly long story across many pagesbut I do not know Japanese. The final page shows illustrations of the first Marusan adds to promote the Nautilus, as well as a Marusan catalog page and a Revell/Marusan catalog page. The actual kit contains a copy of the origina instruction sheet with "Marusan Plastic Model Kit" inside the Revell logo design, the older "SAN" logo and the special stand. The model parts are beautifully presented against white cardboard and factory sealed in clear bags. The special stand is included as well as the gold and black stand sticker. Complete and never started, with all paperwork and parts bags in mint condition.

Gulfstream German Type VIIC U-Boat, 8-001

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Features excellent quality resin one-piece hull and sail with very fine drain holes and decking and a large number of PE details. Complete and never started and includes detailed, illustrated instructions.

RCM Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat - (F7F3N), 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Meikraft Models Albatros D-I / D-II / Oeffag (D.I D.II) - With Markings for 8 Aircraft - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$34   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition short run kit. Includes parts for D-1, D-II or Austrian Albatross (Oeffag) and a large decal sheet for 8 versions.

Heller Santa Maria - Flagship of Christopher Columbus, 1/90, 6503

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$44   

Still factory sealed. Aurora-Heller issue. Very nicely detailed kit with 128 parts and measures 43 cm long when assembled. Includes vacuform sails, rigging material, colorful flags and full instructions with rigging diagrams.

Funaro & Camerlengo 40' 8 Hatch Hinged Door Reefer - NSC Ends (Refrigerator Car) Resin HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 5132

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$48   

Very highly detailed modern craftsman kit. The main parts are cast from high definition resin, which is superior in detail to injection moldings. Smaller details are resin, plastic and metal as required. Includes detailed instructions and plans as well as decals for Canadian National. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were not bagged have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Model Power US Combat Infantry Figures - and Commando Action Figures - HO Scale, HO, 5699 5698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Card

$8   

Includes both sets. There are 16 soldiers all together and they are all factory painted. Still factory sealed.

Aurora United States Sailor, 1/8, 410-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

First issue dated 1957 and with artwork by Marinelli. Part of the famous early Aurora 'figure' kits, which were launched with the purchase of the Crown knight molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.