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Pyro Sea Goint Diesel Tugboat - Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil, 1/76, 207

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$125   

From the late 1950s. Very rare early original Pyro issue with large colorful box and internal blue packing inserts. Very nicely detailed kit measures 13.5 inches long when assembled. Includes crew members and rigging material. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. Please note, this very early issue was not made with decals. The box is intact but has wear and the hole at left as shown. espatch No.9 was built by the Tampa Marine Corporation in Florida in 1945 for the fleet of tugs operated by Standard Oil of California in Sacramento Bay and the San Joaquin River.

Revell USS Pine Island Seaplane Tender - with Martin PBM-5, 1/424, H455-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

1966 hardbox issue. Full-hull kit is 15 inches long when built. Includes moving cranes, movable gun turrets, lifeboats, detailed deck, hanger bay and detailed Martin PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flag sheet and instructions.

Aurora P-51 Mustang with 'Horse' Artwork, 1/48, 118-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Classic boxart with the famous 'Bucking Airborne Horse'. The artwork is dated 1956, but this kit is likely about 1959 - note the 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the sunburst Aurora logo. The artwork is the original issue P-51 with a slight downward angle and the horse added. Has many working features: detailed engine with removable cowling, full cockpit and retractable landing gear. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Launch Tower Space Shuttle and Booster Rockets, 1/144, 4911

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$295   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1986. Widely considered as the definitive Space Shuttle and Launcher kit. Highly detailed. Features detailed tower structure, fixed service structure with 12 work levels, lightning mast, movable access arms for the support systems, movable access arm with the 'White Room' for the crew, rotating hammerhead crane, retractable rotating service structure, payload changeout room, space shuttle, main center fuel tank, two solid rocket boosters, authentic decals and more. NOTE: Revell made the kit box much larger than necessary. If your country has smaller postal size restrictions (or just want to save money on shipping), I can put this model in a much smaller box and save significantly on shipping. When checking out, just write 'Remove From Box' in the comments and I will send you a new estimate.

RCM U-Boat Type IX D/D2 Submarine, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$119   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin parts such as guns, anchors, cleats, etc. Does not include decals. 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.

CM HMCS Halifax (Modern Canadian City Class FFG), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$175   

Kit built by Fred Bustard from CM model. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Lindberg Sea Raider (Q-Ship - Decoy Ship) (AK-101 USS ATIK), 1/390, 731-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$225   

Very rare hardbox issue from the late 1950s. Classic kit with Ray Gaedke artwork. This is the Lindberg Q Ship, which has an unknown prototype but is suppose to be a WWI style Q-Ship submarine trap. The ship appears to be a WWI British Q Ship by the title, yet looks a little modern and has US numbers of 171, which apparently mean nothing. The Lindberg model actually has the layout of the AK-101 USS ATIK, which was formerly the SS-CAROLYN, built in 1912. The CAROLYN was recommissioned as the USS ATIK and at the start of WWI which was a real US Q-ship. The box is in fantastic 'near mint' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and very little wear. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

RCM USS Ward DD139 - WWI / WWII, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$125   

Very large (1/72) partial) kit of this historic destroyer. Includes information so you can build it as she was in World War I or World War II. This is a really basic kit consisting of a 2 piece hull, some small vac pieces and a lot of resin small items such as the screws, bitts, cleats, guns, etc. It includes full size plans and 15 pages of detailed instructions that include photographs. The instructions list the fittings required (Bluejacket and Model Shipways). SPECIAL ORDER only; not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. This model is not recommended for builders lacking experience with vacuform kits. Scratch building skills will be essential. The USS Ward is said to have fired the first shots of World War II. Before the main strike on Pearl Harbor, the Ward was on patrol. She located and sank one of five Japanese Midget Submarines.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$395   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

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.

Hasegawa British Phantom FG Mk. I Special Mark, 1/48, SP43

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$115   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1991. Easily the most accurate 1/48 kit of this aircraft. Features very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and wheel wells, two large decals sheets, metal wheel hubs and rubber tires.

Megow Baby Quaker - For R/C or Free Flight, E-28

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$165   

Rare 1947 model of this classic Megow Free-Flight Aircraft. Kit includes detailed instructions book (an actual book), full size detailed plans, select balsa and hardwood parts, printed balsa, battery case, turned wheels, celluloid for windows and hardware. 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).

Scale Line 1933 Great Lakes Sport Trainer 2T-1A - 57 inch Wingspan R/C Airplane, SA10

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$525   

Very large 1/6 scale model of one of the most attractive biplanes of all time. True scale model down to the rib spacing with the exception of the stabilizer, which is 30% bigger in area than the actual aircraft. For .35 to .45 size engines, or could easily be converted to electric power since the finished weight is 7 lbs with radio and servos. Very deluxe and high quality kit. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals (if originally issued) and instructions.

RCM SSN-599 Patrick Henry Submarine with 5 Blade Screw, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$118   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin screw. Does not include decals. 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.

Revell Victory at Sea Task Force NBC Gift Set USS Franklin D. Roosevelt / USS Sullivans / PT Boat - 'S' Issue, G311-495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$799   

Rare. 1955 first and only issue in exceptional condition inside and out. Contains three models- Aircraft Carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, Destroyer USS Sullivans and Patrol Torpedo Boat PT 212. The box is in 'excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks and no fading. Flaws include general light wear, edge wear, light creasing and a small ding at the lower right. Inside, the kit is like news. All of the special cardboard presentation pieces are present and in mint condition- even the unopened tube of Revell 'S' cement is present. The kits are factory mint also. All the parts that were in factory sealed bags are still sealed for each kit. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions for all three models.

Heller Arc en Ciel de Mermoz, 1/72, 335

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Dated 1965. 'Yellow Box' issue with excellent artwork. Classic French airliner from the golden age of aviation. Nicely done model for that time. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing two flat cockpit side windows, one cabin side window panel and one flat radiator (nacelle front). All other parts are present and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Pro Modeler B-17G Flying Fortress with Cheyenne Tail Section, 1/48, 85-5928

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$185   

Still factory sealed. Rare limited edition with photoetched details. Features 'Cheyenne' tail section, detailed interior, bomb cart, B-17 crew from the original issue, new Pro Modeler crew and decals for 'Bit O'Lace' and 'Mike Wagon.'

Heller HMS Victory with Sails, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Widely considered the most detailed model ship ever to be injection molded. Very large and very highly detailed kit over 43 inches long with 2107 parts. The kit is from the same molds as Airfix. This version includes billowing vacuform sails. Includes parts in several colors, full standing and running rigging instructions, standing and running rigging materials, sails, detailed plans/instructions, decals and flags. The kit has never been started. All parts that were originally in factory sealed bags are still factory sealed. The few that were not have been inventoried with all parts present. Flags and instructions/plans are present and in excellent condition.

Comet Ryan SC - 15 inch Wingspan Powered Flying Model, 3103-69

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$28   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Kit features traditional stick and tissue construction, detailed full size plans, building instructions, hardware, wheels and canopy material (if required), tissue, rubber and propeller. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Frog Spitfire XIV and V-1 Flying Bomb, 1/72, F194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$29   

Well molded kit includes V-1, Spitfire and special stand that holds both models 'in flight.' Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufactures in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.