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Life-Like Santa Maria Columbus' Ship - (Ex-Pyro), 09314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$24   

Still factory sealed and from original Pyro molds. From the August 1492 expedition from Spain. With sails, ratlines and full detail. Hull is about 5 inches long.

Jo-Han 1964 Dodge Super Stock, 1/25, GC-2864

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

1960s issue. Includes decals for 'Re-Charged', s/s hood, detailed engine with two 4 bbl carburetors, dual quad manifold, s/s exhaust headers, M&H cheater slicks, front drag tires and dual electric fuel pumps. Features engine compartment detail and firewall, opening hood, complete interior and chassis detail. Molded in gloss red, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Chrome is excellent. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Mitsubishi Zero A6M5c (Zeke) Type 52, 1/48, 61027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Nicely molded with very fine all recessed panel lines, highly detailed full cockpit and landing gear wells, optional drop tanks and rare rockets, open or closed cowl flaps, one piece or three piece canopies, pilot, mechanic and decals for 6 aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell Hawker Tempest V, 1/72, H620-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$28   

1963 two piece box issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Tamiya M48A3 Patton Tank, 1/35, MM-220A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. High quality and well molded kit.

Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer Mk1 (NA 39), 1/72, 03004-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

The Buccaneer was the world's first purpose designed low level 'below the radar' bomber. Low level strike aircraft have a shorter airframe life limit due to the stresses of low level flying, so the Buccaneer was designed to be very strong and even had many sub-assemblies milled from solid metal. Kit features opening unique rotating bomb bay, folding wings and working arresting hook. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha Medium Tank - With Army or Navy Decals, 1/48, 325-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$100   

Late 1972 softbox issue. Has markings for either variant. Kit features flexible treads, tank commander and three ground troops, two rifles, rotating turret, elevating gun optional position top hatch and working tracks/wheels. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram B-25 Mitchell Big Cannon Plane - Four Star Issue, 1/70, PA7-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$100   

Dated 1955. 2nd issue hardbox with "PA" number prefix. In amazing 'Near Mint' condition. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or tags, no marks from tape or tags, no fading, stains or litho damage. The only flaws are a small crease at the right and very, very light wear. Kit features rotating wheels and propellers, side gun packs and cannon/machine gun nose, crew members, underwing rockets and boarding ladder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai M4A3 76mm Sherman Tank, 1/48, 058264

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. 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.

Revell F-102A Delta Dagger with 14 Ground Accessories - 'S' Issue, 1/48, H282-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$550   

Dated 1958. Very rare version of the large F-102 with all the ground equipment and crew shown on the front cover. Unique kit features landing gear and flaps the retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed, removable rear fuselage section and detailed removable jet engine, movable control surfaces, opening weapons bay with Falcon missiles and more. The F-102 is molded in silver and clear while the ground equipment is molded in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. The ground equipment is still sealed in the factory bag, while the F-102 has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. The two correct decal sheets are flat and in 'excellent++' condition. Both correct instruction sheets are present also and are both 'excellent++.' The box is rated 'excellent' but please read carefully. It has great color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, n no fading and no missing or torn litho. Flaws include light edge wear (see left side), very light creases and general wear and thin clear tape/tape marks on the two longer sides. The box tray (lower box) is 'very good+' with one light crunch and a tape stain from the factory sealing tape. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$155   

Dated 1957 and in investment-grade 'near mint++' condition. issue in investment grade condition. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four perfect corners, no tape or price tags ever and no fading. There is only general light wear as one would expect in shipping from the factory. Very nice, large-scale kit for that time. Includes an aircraft crew of three, two ground crew and a base with chocks. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Hs-123, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$94   

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.

Central Model Toy Mig-19 Farmer - East German - Soviet - Cuban and North Vietnam, 1/72, CE202-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$44   

Very nicely molded kit with all recessed panel lines. Has decals for all four air forces. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1953 Ford Pickup Truck - Stock or Custom, 1/25, 2704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$27   

1970s issue. Nicely molded kit that builds up a rolling chassis with suspension, drive line and exhaust detail just like the real car. Features Ford V-8 engine in stock or Street Rod configurations, stock or race flexible tires, stock wheels or mags, complete interior with custom steering wheel, speaker, two way CB radio and more, stock or custom push bar front and back bumpers, opened or closed tail gate, stock or custom rear fenders, air horns, mirrors, hydraulic lift for the bed, tonneau cover, custom, street rod and stock grills, exhaust stacks and more. Accessories include welding tanks, torch, hammer, screwdriver, wrenches, jack and handle, fire extinguisher and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Great Republic Clipper - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$75   

From 1938. One in a series of the popular Ideal 'One Foot' series of ship models. This kit features Ideal's 'Moulded Hull' to take much of the difficult work out of building a wooden ship kit. The hull is completely formed of a wood composite and is in excellent 'as new' condition. The kit also includes printwood, fibre printed parts, wood stock and bamboo as required. Has a sealed envelope of CASCO glue, full size plans with rigging diagram, color information and building instructions. Inside, the kit is like new and complete. It has not been started and the parts are still wrapped in the factory packing paper.

Life-Like HMS Victory Lord Nelson, 09369

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

From ex-Pyro molds. Utilizes the same great artwork from the first issue. Nicely molded small scale ship model. Measures about 6 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit includes very nicely engraved deck and hull detail, well-molded cannons, billowing sails and display stand.

Cleveland Westland Whirlwind Master Kit - For R/C or Free Flight, 1/16, SF-105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$185   

'Master' issue in the agreed museum scale of 1/16. 33 3/4 inch wingspan. Idea for conversion to electric power and RC. Very highly detailed and complete kit for it's time. Features high quality printwood, stripwood, center drilled nacelle blocks, all other blocks as required, spars, clear window material, very large and highly detailed full size plans and more. Please note this is the wartime issue and does not have paint bottles. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Aurora German Sea Raider Atlantis 'The Rattlesnake of the Ocean', 1/456, 710-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$765   

First issue. The hardbox is dated 1959 and has 'Famous Fighters' in the oval border of the logo, with 'Aurora' over the 'Northern Lights.' Dramatic Jo Kotula artwork. This is the only model ever made of the famous (or infamous) German WWII converted merchant raider which was the subject of several books and a major movie called 'Under Ten Flags'. The long WWII voyage was legendary, and the ship is well represented in this full hull model. Covers can be removed to reveal hidden guns, torpedo tubes and the Ar-196 float plane. The box has four solid corners, no repairs and 'very good' gloss and color - there is wear as shown, especially at the corners. The model has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Shipping insurance is required. From modeler Stephen Payne: Recommend that the builder or collector of this kit add the following books to their collection-The German Raider Atlantis by Captain Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank & Sea Raider Atlantis, Story of a German Surface Raider by Ulrich Mohr & A.V. Sellwood. The first book is by the ATLANTIS commander, Kapitan zur See Bernhard Rogge. He oversaw the transformation and outfitting in Bremen and captained the ship during her 602 day operational voyager which sank or captured 22 ships totaling 144,384 t (142,104 long tons). Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis. Captain J. Armstrong White, captain of the British CITY OF BAGHDAD, which Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred."The second book is by the ATLANTIS First Officer, Ulrich Moher. Both books read much the same as the events related are the same, but it is interesting to see these events from the two perspectives. Captain White (see above) wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis (HSK 2), known to the Kriegsmarine as Schiff 16 (SHIP 16) and to the Royal Navy as Raider-C, was a converted merchant vessel to German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) used for commerce raiding. Commerce raiders did not seek to engage warships, but rather attack enemy merchant shipping; the measures of success are tonnage destroyed (or captured) and time spent "at large" holding up enemy resources. Atlantis had the longest raiding career of any German commerce raider in either world war.

Airfix German Armoured Car 234 - Sd.Kfz. 234 - Type Three Bagged, 1/72, A11V

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed with a 'near mint' header. From the 1960s with the Airfix third type logo. Very nice kit of the large German 8 wheeled reconnaissance vehicle.

Revell Redstone US Army Rocket - 'S' Issue, 1/110, H1803-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$95   

First issue from 1958 with famous 'S' box art. Box has exceptional color and gloss, four solid corners, no litho damage and no tape or tags beyond the original factory sealing tape on the long sides. Kit features portable launch pad, mobile radar van, testing unit and three man crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.