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Sanwa Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden 'Jack', 1/89, 123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$55   

Hard-to-find. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Berkeley 3 Flying Model Jetex Missiles / Regulus II / Bomarc / X-16 Two Stage - PSST 50 Jet Rocket Engine, GMM 1 295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare and from the 1950s. Includes factory pre-fabricated and painted wooden Regulus II (17.5 inches long), Bomarc (17.5" long) and X-16 Two-Part 'Man in Space' concept rocket (28.5" long if placed end-to-end) as well as the metal 'PSST 50' rocket engine which essentially a Jetex engine. There is a high degree of prefabrication. The factory glued the rudders into place and all you do is slide a few parts into place, put the jet engine into the already-attached metal engine holder and you are ready to fly! Can also be run on CO2 power or rubber band catapult launched. The kit has never been started. The missiles are inventoried complete and still in place on the factory display cardboard. The jet engine is present and has never been used. There is one wooden dowel for catapult rubber band launch and full instructions including trimming and flying tips. NOTE: some parts were factory taped together; that tape has naturally fallen off and is gone. Two balsa parts have breaks, but both broken parts are present and fit back together perfectly for an easy fix. Thanks to Dale Rhodes, there is a reference to this kit in 1958. So far that is the earliest known print add.

Lindberg President Ocean Liner - President Wilson, 1/547, 77224

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed. Reissued from the original Pyro Molds. Full hull ship of a rare subject. Box photo shows a built-up of the actual model.

Lindberg Diesel Tug (Sea Going Diesel Tugboat Despatch No. 9 of Standard Oil) - (ex-Pyro), 1/76, 77221

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$36   

Still factory sealed. From quality Pyro molds. Measures 13.5 inches long when assembled and very nicely detailed for that time. Could be motorized and made R/C (as some other releases were, but you must supply the hardware for this issue). Despatch 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.

Aurora Eastern Boeing 727 Whisperjet - Photo Boxart Issue, 1/96, 351-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Rare 1968 hardbox issue with a beautiful box photo of a Eastern 727 at night on the ramp, ready for boarding forward and aft with airstair door extended. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct white and clear with the clear Aurora 'Globe' stand base and arm. The decals are intact, flat and 'excellent++' but have typical light yellowing. The instructions are excellent and correct for this issue as well. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 737 Special Edition With Air Alaska Decals and ATP Windows and Window Frame Decals - Air France or British Airways, 1/144, 03181

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$38   

Comes with Rareliners 737-200 Decals for A Wien Air Alaska gravel-runway freighter. The decals are designed for this kit and include cargo door, all striping and markings as well as detailed, illustrated instructions for gravel conversion, full painting diagram and more. Also included are ATP 737-200 decals for cabin, cockpit and emergency door windows as well as silver frames for all three. Both decal sets are complete and never used. The model itself is the 1987 issue with colorful Air France and British Airways markings. Nicely molded and detailed with fine raised panel lines and recessed control surface lines. Features separately molded passenger and baggage doors and optional position landing gear. Molded in silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle United Airlines - Craftmaster Issue, 1/144, 1-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare. From the early 1960s. Nice kit of one of the most beautiful airliners ever built. Features optional position landing gear, rotating wheels, rear loading ramp stairs that open and close and colorful United decal. Decals are in amazing 'near mint+' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

Hawk T-6 Texan Trainer 'Picture Gallery' Issue, 1/72, 610-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$30   

1950s hard-to-find hardbox 'Picture Gallery' issue with unique artwork. Very nicely molded in silver plastic with a clear green-tinted windshield and instructions and decals that are correct for this early release. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box displays very nice but has some bug damage to the litho on the sides.

Hawk Supermarine Swift K-4 - One Piece Box Issue, 1/72, 607

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$59   

Rare one-piece 'flip top' box issue from the late 1940s/early 1950s. Very cleanly molded kit that builds very nicely. Molded in the correct gloss silver with green-tinted clear canopy. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. The Swift was a very early jet fighter to replace the Supermarine Attacker. A very capable aircraft, the Swift suffered numerous accidents early on. As a result, less than 200 were ever built and it did not see combat. It did hold a world speed record for a short time, only to have a Douglas Skyray take the record a few hours later. The problems were ironed out, but by then the Hawker Hunter was proving very capable and there was no need for the Swift and it's RAF service life was short. The most successful version was the PR variant.

Hasegawa EKA-3B Skywarrior, 1/72, 00924

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. Excellent quality kit dated 2008.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 Trop Jagdgeschwader 27 - (Bf109E4), 1/32, 08136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$32   

Dated 2002. Finely molded and widely considered the finest 1/32 '109 kits made.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk VC1 - (A-4E / A-4F), 1/48, 09801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find limited issue correct from 2008. Very highly detailed with 156 pieces. Includes extensive decals.

Life-Like Civil War Blockade Runner (Cutter 'Lavinia') - (Ex-Pyro), 1/124, 09362

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very early Life-Like issue after Pyro sold out all plastic model molds and remaining stock. Actually, this is a Pyro box with 'Life-Like' stickers neatly placed over the Pyro logo and part number on the top and all four sides. After the initial issue, Pyro re-marketed the Harriett Lane as the "Lavinia," which was what the Confederates renamed her when she was captured and made her a blockage runner. Very nicely molded full hull kit. Usually molded in white, black, light wood tan and green (hull) (cannot confirm, it is sealed). Includes full rigging diagrams. The Harriett Lane was built in 1858 and named for President Buchanan's niece. The cutter was 180 feet long with a 30 foot beam and displacement was 670 tons. Armament consisted of 3-9 inch Dahlgrens and 1-30 lb Parrot Rifle. She was built at a time when steam was not fool-proof, so she is rigged for full sails. Harriett Lane served as the Presidential Yacht, the fired the first shot of the Civil War. She chased down blockade runners until January 1, 1863 when she was attacked by five Confederate Gun Boats and boarded. She was captured and renamed the Lavinia and was used as a blockade runner. Near the end of the war she caught fire at sea, and put into Havana Harbor. Federal forces took her again and rebuilt her in 1869 as the bark 'Elliot Ritchie'. She was abandoned at sea in 1884.

Revell Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber - 'Dauntless Dotty', 1/315, H159

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$34   

Dated 1973 and from original 1950s "Pre-S" kit molds. Excellent builder and possibly the second-to-the-last issue for this kit. The differences are the box, instructions, stand and decals as per the boxart. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The kit box is 100% intact but is graded 'Fair+' because of the creasing shown and tape & tape tears on the side panels.

Strombecker Martin M-130 China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. This was a very nice kit for that time and builds up to an excellent model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Albatros D-V - Pilot-Lt. Paul Baumer (44 victories) or Jasta 5 'Green Tail' (pilot unknown) - (DV), 1/48, 752

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$30   

1976 issue from improved molds. This is a much better kit that the original release. Includes full rigging instructions, greatly improved wing assembly, pilot and decals for the two colorful aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat / F6F-5K Target Tug - (F6F5) - US Marines / US Navy / US Navy F6F-5K Target Tug, 1/48, 85-0080

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

1999 reissue of the classic Four Star kit from 1963. This kit has many operating features- the wings fold properly as on actual aircraft, the landing gear retracts including the tail wheel and arresting hook and it includes bombs, drop tanks and rockets. There are three decal choices - operational US Marines or Navy and a very colorful F6F-5K Target Tug version. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram Convair B-58 Hustler - White Box Issue, 1/121, 6821

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$29   

1973 issue is still factory sealed but the seal has torn and there is wear as shown. Has many action features - remote trigger drops weapons pod and all three cockpit hatches open. Includes two scale ground crew and gas turbine truck. This is a reissue of the classic Four Star kit.

Inflight Boeing 737-200 United 737 Friendship, 1/200, IF732009

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$56   

Beautiful, die-cast model that is ready to display. It has been factory assembled, painted and decaled. It has full landing gear and is in 'ground' configuration. Never used or displayed and includes all the special factory packing material.

Sterling Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress - 39 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft, 1/32, E11

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

NOTE: good for parts only. Please read carefully. Only includes the following parts and paperwork - decals ('good+' condition), covering tissue, full size plans ('excellent') which includes the outlines of all parts so you can reproduce them, all lightweight plastic parts (4 engine/cowls, nacelles, chin turret, tail gunner turret and plastic nut plates), lightweight plastic clear parts in 'near mint' condition ( top canopy and fuselage fairing, nose, turrets, tail gunner housing, blister), plywood sheet E11-10 (intact), E-11-1 (2) 70% complete, unmarked die-cut balsa sheet (intact), (2) E11-2 (intact), (2) E-11-4 (intact), (2) E11-6 (intact), (2) E11-8 (intact), E11-9 (intact), stripwood and spar material, some neatly punched out parts and a factory sealed Sterling bag that contains rubber wheels, control line hardware, wood wheels, thrust buttons, rubber prop shafts, wooden tail wheel and more. There is nothing else included. This kit is for parts only.