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WCO Howard Hughes 'Spruce Goose' HK-1 Hercules, 1/200

Plastic Model Kit

$35   

Ex-Gakken molds. Hughes designed-and-built largest airplane in the world, at that time. Never started. Kit is either 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions or is factory sealed/factory sealed internal bags.

UPC Martin MB-2 Bomber - (ex-ITC), 1/50, 5065-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Purchased new in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. From ITC molds and a very nice kit for that time. The famous first bomber to sink a battleship under any circumstances. Billy Mitchell arranged to have the ex-WWI German Battleship Ostfriesland used as target practice for for 6 MB-2s, and the ship sank in 25 minutes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts 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.

Williams Brothers Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk - Akron or Macon, 1/32, 32-F9C

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Large scale (1/32) kit is nicely molded and well detailed. Includes full interior detail, two types of wheels and rigging material/instructions. Has decals for one of 6 different Sparrowhawks from either airship. This is the aircraft flown and maintained from the 1930s flying aircraft carriers (rigid airships) USS Macon and USS Akron. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ZTS RWD-5 Bis, 1/72, S-05

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$12   

Nicely molded kit of this very successful light aircraft. Includes full cockpit, optional parts and decals for two versions and is molded in light green and clear. Includes a large, comprehensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ZTS RWD-6 or RWD-6bis, 1/72, S-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Three RWD-6 aircraft were built in 1932 for International competition. The aircraft won in their class, and it was the first international aerospace win for Poland. Kit includes decals for two aircraft, SP-AHL and SP-AHN that few in the competition. Finely molded kit with very good detail. Features full cockpit, optional parts for BIS or RWD-6 variants and a large comprehensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, 1/110, 291-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$80   

Later issue with simplified logo; possibly mid 1960s. Condition of the box is almost as it left the factory, with beautiful gloss and color and four perfect corners. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair F-102 Dart - (Delta Dagger), 1/121, 290-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$70   

Hardbox issue dated 1957 but probably from the early 1960s since the oval Aurora logo does not have 'Famous Fighters' in the outline. The box is in excellent condition. Small scale kit with dramatic Jo Kotula box artwork. Nicely molded kit with clear canopy, full landing gear and display stand. This is a model of the very early YF-102 prototype with the straight (non-area rule) fuselage. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Around this time, Aurora issued a series of inexpensive (usually 29 cent) small scale kits that were designed to sell at almost any type of retail location. The line was successful and further expanded - when Aurora purchased the Comet molds, they fit in nicely with this established line.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Aurora The Mummy Glow, 1/8, 452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$55   

1970s issue. Never started. Complete with all non-glow parts but is missing one small optional glow wrappings (part #16).

Heller Lockheed L-749 Constellation Pan Am, 1/72, 80381

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory Sealed. Nicely molded and detailed kit with 91 parts. Includes Pan Am decals for the Clipper 'Monarch of the Skies.'

Williams Brothers Wedell-Williams Racer - #121 Gilmore Red Lion Gasoline / #44 Miss Paterson / #92 Miss New Orleans, 1/32, 32-121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$20   

Still factory sealed. Famous 1930s racer flown by Roscoe Turner / James Wedell / James Haizlip and Mary Haizlip. This aircraft racked up an incredible season of wins in 1932 and dominated the field in men's and womens racing. Very nicely molded and detailed. Includes parts and a very large decal sheet to build one of three famous aircraft. Features excellent cockpit and engine details, full size plans with rigging diagrams, rubber wheels and rigging material.

Glencoe Jupiter C Explorer Satellite Launch Vehicle - (ex-Hawk), 1/48, 05103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

From quality Hawk molds, originally from the 1960s. 20 inches tall when assembled and a well detailed kit for that time. Includes 360 degree rotating launch stand, satellite and crew. With Scalemaster decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Glencoe Convair 880 TWA or Swissair, 1/126, 5502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Has decals for both airlines. The kit has been opened but never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt F-84 F-51 and Superkit F-51 (P-51) F-84 - Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$825   

Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in Excellent condition with edge wear as the primary flaw. The four kits are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Monogram Willey Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$225   

Rare first issue dated 1959. One of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willey Ley. The model is molded in three colors and features a two stage rocket with separating stages, upper shuttle craft, retracting landing gear, launching pad and five figures. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Auto Racing Trio Gift Set - The Hot Rod-The Midget Racer-The Indianapolis Racer, 1/24, MGP8-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$850   

One of Monogram's first plastic kit Gift Sets. Issued once in 1957 and very rare. Please read the condition of each kit carefully as there is some assembly. 'Hot Rod' is assembled and complete other than thin, flat windshield. Missing instructions. The 'Indy Car' is complete but has minor assembly to the engine block and some small details are painted silver; decals are excellent but instructions are missing. Midget Racer has not been started and is complete, including good instructions and decals. The box has wonderful color but wear as shown.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$750   

Dated 1954. This is the finest H4 Liberator that I have seen. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and only light general wear. The inside is like new also. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speede-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This example is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, glue, dope, decals, sand paper, plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. Still has all internal packing as shown. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping. This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warp easily over time. Instructions, decals and plans are 'near mint' also, as are the parts sheets. No wooden parts have been punched out. This kit must be shipped insured.

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.

Monogram Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair US Marines or Navy - Four Star Issue (F4U4), 1/48, PA82-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

1963 first issue hardbox. 'Working Action Model' features folding wings, retracting landing gear and tail wheel, working arresting gear and rotating wheels and prop. Under-wing stores feature missiles, bombs and drop tanks. Includes decals for Marines or Navy versions. Molded in correct high gloss blue, black and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes both decal sheets and instructions.

Monogram Albatross SA-16B (Hu-16) - Four Star Issue, 1/72, PA20-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$89   

The second issue of this classic kit dated 1957. Hardbox is in fantastic 'near mint-' condition with as-new color and gloss. Slight edge wear and slight general wear are the only flaws. Well molded and detailed kit features retracting landing gear, rotating wheels and props, three man crew, optional position cabin door and two survivors in life rafts. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Albatross was the primary sea rescue aircraft of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, a branch of MAC - Military Airlift Command. Operational service began in 1947 and Hu-16s saw wartime action in Vietnam.