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Aurora Nieuport 28, 1/48, 108-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

SALE!! First issue from 1957. This is the yellow-sided issue without the Parents' Magazine seal on the box art. Molded in the correct gloss light gray and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so some of these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business in '76.

Aurora Fokker D-7 - (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

SALE!! First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo and dramatic Cox artwork. This original art lasted longer than any other at Aurora, only being replaced in the early 1970s when the molds were revised. Molded in the correct gloss dark green and black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box displays slighter better than the 'very good' rating - but I rated it as such because there is a 1" tape pull from the factory tape on one long side.

Aurora SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

SALE!! First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo only appeared for one year. In 1957 it was replaced with the famous oval 'Famous Fighters' Sunburst logo. The artwork is by Jim Cox. This kit was one of a very famous line of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits introduced by Aurora at this time. Due to the popularity, subjects were still being released into the 1960s. Molded in glossy olive green and black. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Triplane Black Maria, 1/48, 100-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$55   

SALE!! Still in the factory seal but there is a 4" split. 1963 first issue hardbox with Jo Kotula artwork and 79 cent price extension. The box top has the 'new for '63' simple outline logo while the short box sides still have 'Famous Fighters' in the border of the oval logo.

Revell Fokker DR-1 Triplane 'S' Issue, 1/28, H270-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$79   

1957 first release with beautiful hardbox artwork with excellent color and gloss. Large scale, well detailed kit features detailed engine, removable cowling, fully detailed cockpit, movable prop, wheels & control stick, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and three crew members. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Yamaha GR50 Mini Cafe Racer Motorcycle, 1/12, 7805

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Dated 1981. Big scale kit is nicely detailed for that time and molded in chrome plate, black, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires and flexible cable. The box shows the actual built kit. Features detailed engine and drivetrain, separately molded suspension and exhaust, spoke chrome wheels, fuel and brake lines, color decals and more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram OS2U-3 Kingfisher - RAF or US Navy Blue Box Issue - (OS2U3), 1/48, PA135-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

First issue dated 1966. This kit is part of the very famous line of 1/48 scale World War II action kits. Finely molded and detailed for that time with traditional Monogram quality. Features optional parts so you can built a the shipbased (float) or wheeled land version, good cockpit detail, underwing bombs, elevating and rotating gun, pilot and gunner figures, five piece canopy that can be positioned closed or in several open configurations and choice of US Navy or Royal Navy decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Royal Navy aircraft were called Kingfisher I and 100 of them were delivered with both wheel and float gear. The US Navy aircraft is that of Lieutenant William F. Eadie from a Kingfisher squadron based in the Ellice Islands. He spotted and rescued Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and his companions after they had been on a raft in the Pacific for 21 days and virtually given up for lost. Lt. Eadie moved the most injured into the radio compartment while Rickenbacker and the other crew member were lashed to the wings. Eadie figured that the aircraft could not fly, and luckily he met a PT boat and transfered the uninjured men to it.

Monogram USS Hobby DD610 US Navy Destroyer, B2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$85   

Excellent builder. The box is worn but complete, and the kit inside is excellent. Rare early Monogram kit from 1945. This is Monogram's second military ship kit in a series of five - a battleship, carrier, cruiser and landing craft. The kit features a carved balsa hull, color decals, printwood in two sizes, metal life boats, cardstock and full size plans with complete instructions. I have seen this model built and it is a beautiful large-scale representation of the ship. Measures 16 inches long when built. The kit has never been started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions/plans. Even includes the original sandpaper.

Pyro Blunderbus Pistol Pirate's Favorite Weapon, 1/1, G228-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$69   

First issue hardbox with great artwork and from the early 1960s. The original owner opened the box but carefully left the seal on the box top, so it is superb condition. The only flaw is a short crease on one long side - otherwise I would have graded it 'mint.' This is a full-size 15 inch long copy of the actual weapon. Molded in bronze/antique gold and a beautiful very dark swirl wood brown. The kit has never been started. The gold parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the brown parts have been inventoried complete with instructions. In addition to cars, ships, planes and figures, Pyro added an excellent line of well-known and not-so-well-known life-sized (1/1) scale pistol and rifle models to their line. In each case Pyro gained access to the actual weapon during the kit design, insuring a very accurate model.

KVZ Mil Mi-4 'Hound' Helicopter, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Unique kit from KVZ, which was an East German company from 1969 to 1973. During this time, they produced some fantastic Cold War kits of Soviet and Eastern Bloc Airliners, Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Destroyer Escort (1945) - 18 Inches Long, 1505

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare and dated 1945. A very nicely detailed kit that builds an excellent model. Features a hollow 18" preformed hull of wood composite. It is ready for primer and paint. The hull is in factory-new condition with no cracks and no warps. Includes a sealed wax-paper bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock and dowels as required and plans. The plans are excellent and have all required elevation drawings, numerous detail and assembly drawings, full text instructions and even a painting guide. Never started and complete. Even includes the original factory packing paper.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply USS O'Bannon DD450 - 18 Inch Long Fletcher Class Destroyer - 12 inch Long Wooden Model Kit, 1506

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$115   

Rare ship model dated 1946. Contains the Ideal 'Premolded Hull' which is a completely formed and finished hollow hull made from a wood composite. It is 'paint or primer ready.' The hull is 18 inches long in like-new condition with no warping and no cracks. Also includes a small wax bag of fittings, three sheets of quality printwood, wood stock and dowels as required, metal stock and full size plans/instructions. The plans are excellent and very detailed. They even include full text step-by-step building instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans.

Rogers Motor Company LCI Landing Craft Infantry, 1/135, 196

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

Rare, highly pre-fabricated kit from 1946. Very high quality wood and metal scale LST measuring 14 inches long when assembled; the given 1/135 scale is approximate. Features a completely pre-carved hardwood hull, wooden hardwood superstructure parts that are completely cut and shaped, preformed gun tubs, details such as anchors, guns, vents, lockers, ammo boxes, rudder, propellers, life rafts, bow ramps and much more that are all made from metal, wood, heavy embossed bristol board and other materials as well. Includes full size plans with detailed parts list and instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The other parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with the internal cardboard presentation material and large, detailed instructions with plans. 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 near 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 highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the M4 Sherman Tank, 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel and LST. 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.

Comet Piper Cub Struct-O-Speed - Coke Bottle Issue, K2-50

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Dated 1951. This is a semi-scale, highly prefabricated rubber powered free-flight balsa kit with a wingspan of 13.25 inches. This is a 3D kit (not a profile model) of all die-cut balsa and a beautiful fully finished one-piece wood wing with airfoil. Includes clear and template for windshield, a factory sealed envelope of small parts and illustrated and text instructions, flying tips and more. Complete and never started. 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.

Consolidated Model Engineering Burkard OS2U-2 Kingfisher - With Redi-Carved Fuselage and Float / Paint and Glue, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Very rare, deluxe kit from the late 1940s. This is a solid wood scale model with a wingspan of 8.5 inches. Features completely carved fuselage with cockpit and navigator cutouts that needs only final sanding, completely carved main float, excellent profile-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, wood stock as required, a corked glass bottle of factory glue, a corked glass bottle of factory blue dope, a blue insignia sheet with stars and bars & aircraft numbers, another color insignia sheet with a very large variety of kill markings (flags and kill profiles), canopy celluloid with perfectly printed frames and excellent full size plans with building instructions, aircraft tips and cross sections for making templates. Complete and never started. Please note that I did not see a prop. Burkard Giant Solid Models were made by Consolidated Model Engineering Co., Bronx, New York.

Eagle Model Aircraft Co P-61 Black Widow

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare kit from the 1940s. Solid wood display model has a 10 inch wingspan when built. Features profile cut fuselage, booms & wings, printwood props and other parts, fully formed wheels, sandpaper, CASCO glue envelope and very nicely done plans with template, rigging and even color notes. Never started and complete with all parts.

Aircraft Douglas SBD Dauntless, 1/48, H-8

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Solid wooden model from the 1930s. Features hardwood 3D machine carved fuselage, profile cut wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, excellent turned hardwood cowl, printwood prop, a sealed envelope of small parts and excellent plans that include 3 elevation drawings and many cross sections for templates. Never started and complete, even include factory packing tissue paper. This model is rare in that it is from Gordon Christoph's Aircraft Model Company. This company was founded in the early 1930s. Jack Mair, a former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. Mair continued with the same logo and 1/48 scale and went on to make one of the rarest and valuable 1/48 scale wooden kits ever - the Maircraft DC-3. The company went out of business just as production began on the DC-3, which was in 1947.

Comet Bell Pursuit XP-39 Airacobra, 1/72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$37   

Very rare and early kit, most likely from 1938. This appears to be the prototype XP-39 with the side radiator scoops. Kit features fuselage block, printwood wings, horizontal and vertical stabilizer, side radiators, nose wheel, and nose strut, while the factory small paper bag contains 2 fully finished main gear wheels, fully formed metal main gear struts, balsa stock and a propeller. The plans features three view drawings, detail and assembly drawings, fuselage and wing templates, paint guide ("Entire Model Is Silver") and cut out insignia for the tail flash, national markings and US ARMY. The plans are complete but have some short to medium edge and fold tears in three places. The box is the one-piece type and is missing the small and main flap on one end. They are present on the opposite end. There is tearing on the sides and bottom. I have graded it 'poor' but it actually displays better.

Scientific Boeing F4B-4 1/2A U-Control Flying Aircraft

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Rare kit with 17.5 inch wingspan. In superb condition inside and out. Features a very large amount of prefabrication including a fully carved fuselage, completely formed upper and lower wings with airfoils, metal cowling and spun metal shroud, other factory carved parts, fully finished wheels, high quality die-cut balsa and plywood parts, die-cut plywood firewall, fully formed landing gear struts and other metal parts as well, sealed bag of small parts, very colorful and complete decals, a Scientific Catalog and full instructions. Never started and complete.

Strombecker USAF Martin Matador Guided Missile, M2-29

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

NOTE: missing nose cone and stand wire. Otherwise includes factory sealed small parts, all other parts and instructions.