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Aurora Aurora ATLANTIS Merchant Raider Factory Model, 1/456

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$1400   

In the 1950s and early 1960s the major model manufacturers would create factory-built and painted display models. These were intended for hobby shops to help stimulate sales. These were disposable items that were produced in very low numbers, so they are very rare today. Here is one of the rarest of the rare: The 'Rattlesnake of the Ocean' Merchant Sea Raider Atlantis factory build up by Aurora. The unbuilt kit is among the most valuable and rare Aurora single kits, making the factory built display much more so. This one is in excellent original condition. The painting is 1950s professional quality as is the gluing. The glue has held up well and all parts of the ship are very solid. The ship is very clean. The original paint is almost flawless with some light scratches on the port side. The 'ATLANTIS' decals are perfect. The stack 'K' starboard decal is mint; the port one is missing 2mm of the white top on one leg of the 'K'. The factory cardboard wood-tone base is 100% intact with typical corner splits on the bends and edge wear. The removable covers display is mint with all 10 gun/hanger covers present. The kit is now 100% complete. It was missing 4 small parts which I am providing. I took them from an original Atlantis kit, so they are 100% correct. (they are the propeller, 'Y' rear crane, rear flag and rudder) Overall, this is an excellent and rare investment piece for the advanced Aurora collector. Shipping insurance 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.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$195   

First and only issue of this rare kit. Late 1950s hardbox with the 'S' logo on the sides and famous box art. Large scale and well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Life-Like Gee Bee Sportster - 1930s Racer, 1/32, 09620

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Ex-Pyro molds. Full cockpit and movable control surfaces. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact but starting to flake. They may not be usable.

Hawk Spad XIII, 1/48, 617-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Hardbox issue dated 1958 with classic Campbell artwork. An excellent kit for that time. Molded in gloss dark green with very colorful decals for the 'Hat In The Ring' box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Hawker Siddeley Hawk HS-1182, 1/72, PK27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$22   

Dated 1975. Includes color painting guide and decals two versions - XX154 Jet Trainer RAF prototype and XX156 Ground Attack RAF Prototype. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Messerschmitt Me-410 Hornet A-2/U4 or B1- 11/ZG.26 May 1944, 1/72, PK-113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1983. Includes parts and markings for two variants: A-2/U4 5 Staffel Zerstorergeschwader 26 'Horst Wessel' 1944 (this unit was disbanded after being jumped by allied fighters on May 13th, 1944 and suffering high losses) or B-1 1Staffel 'Edelweiss' Kampfgeschwader 51, Beauvais, France February 1944.

KP Sukhoi Su-25K Frogfoot, 1/72, KP030

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$16   

Nicely molded kit. Includes full underwing stores and decals for Czech and Soviet (USSR) Air Forces as well as a variety of aircraft numbers to code your model any way that you wish. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Ford 5-AT (5AT) or JR-3 Tri-Motor - American Airlines 1933 or US Marines JR-3 from VJ-6M in July of 1930, 1/72, 04009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$39   

Still factory sealed. Beautifully molded kit of the legendary 'Tin Goose'. Includes American Airways and VJ-6M US Marine Corps (1930) decals. Kit features full interior and excellent detail throughout.

Revell Yak-25 Flashlight 'S' Issue, 1/54, H296-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$165   

Rare 1958 first hardbox issue. Very close to 1/48 scale. Model has moving flaps, ailerons, elevators and rudder and features a full crew. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Maquette Polikarpov I-185, 1/72, 3107

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

The I-185 developed from the I-180, which was a direct descendant of the famous I-16 and I-15 fighters that saw extensive service around the world. The I-185 has superior performance in every aspect to current Soviet designs and the future looked very promising. However, Soviet leaders decided not to built it as the standard fighter as the tooling up times would cause delays in getting aircraft to the front. Very nicely molded kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Testors Laird Solution 1930s Air Racer with Pylon Stand, 1/48, 914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1993 and from quality ex-Hawk molds. Includes 'Bendix' Style pylon that doubles as a in-flight stand for the model.

Testors Travel Air Mystery Ship - (ex-Hawk), 1/48, 916

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$16   

Still factory sealed. From excellent Hawk molds. The beautiful Mystery Ship was the first monoplane to successfully compete in the 1930s air races, which ended the biplane's dominance in racing and eventually military design circles. She went on to win the Thompson Trophy, the most famous racing prize.

Airfix Douglas Boston III (A-20) Japan Issue, 1/72, X302-450

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$28   

Rare Airfix Japan issue. Well molded for that time featuring all three crew stations, crew members, moving ailerons, elevator and rudder, rotating props and wheels, optional position landing gear and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Hughes AH-64A Apache, 1/72, 808

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$14   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded and detailed kit.

Pegasus Sopwith T.F.2 Salamander (TF2) - Bagged, 1/72, 1007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$26   

Still factory sealed. Limited production kit. Very cleanly molded and detailed with injection molded main parts, metal details and decals.

Hasegawa Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 'Ole Doodle Bug!' or 'Nine-1-Nine', 1/72, 1113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$26   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top very slightly concave. Excellent B-17 model with the very colorful markings shown on the box top or for "Nine 1 Nine," a high-mission olive drab aircraft. Features very fine surface details, forward cockpit detail and crew, rotating turret and elevating guns and working wing flaps.

Italeri B-25 H/J Mitchell Gunship - I ACG Burma 1944 or 310th BG Corsica 1945, 1/72, 129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Nicely detailed and makes B-25 H/J or C variant. Used primarily as anti-shipping aircraft, the H version has 14 12.7 mm machine guns and a 75mm cannon while the J has 18 12.7mm machine guns. More than 5000 were produced of the H/J. Markings for 1 ACG Burma 1944 and 310 BG Corsica 1945. The model as never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Italeri Caprioni CA-311 Medium Bomber, 1/72, 113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$27   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit.

Special Hobby Junkers Ju-388 K/L, 1/72, SH72021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare limited production kit, and the only injection molded 388 model. With resin and photoetched details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Lockheed AC-130H Spectre Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofors Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ecm pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals. All recessed detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The canopy has been factory painted and is in perfect condition.