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Model Russia Yak-3 - USSR World War II Fighter, 1/72, 002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$15   

Molded with mostly raised very fine surface detail. Features very nice cockpit detail, optional position landing gear and decals for two different aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 Jetliner Delta, 1/103, 383-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$189   

Still in the factory seal - the seal has a 2 inch split on one long side. Rare 1960 Delta Airlines issue. 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.

Hobby-Time Flight Portrait Gift Pack - B-29 Superfortress / B-25 Mitchell / B-24 Liberator / Douglas B-26 Invader, QP-1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$165   

Rare Gift Set that includes all four models - B-29 in 1/242 scale, B-25J in 1/133, B-24J in 1/181 and Douglas B-26(A-26) Invader in 1/127. The exterior box is near mint with like new color and gloss and light wear as the only flaw. The back side is a large framable portrait of Douglas C-133. The kits have never been started. Each one is still in four small factory internal boxes and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$395   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with the original tissue paper, all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

Airfix Sturmgeschutz GIII 75mm Assault Gun - Craftmaster Issue, 1/76, M1-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still mint in the factory seal. Classic Craftmaster artwork. 'White' box sides issue. Nicely detailed small scale kit.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile with Transporter/Loader and Tractor, 1/48, PD42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$425   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality Monogram Four Star kit with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, transporter/loader that actually cranks up and down and moves side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has no assembly. NOTE: the tractor tread parts have some black painting in them (about 20% painted). There is no other painting to any other parts. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell A3D Skywarrior (A-3) - 'S' Issue, 1/84, H241-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$125   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Dated 1956. The box is in amazing condition with perfect color and gloss. The only thing keeping it from being 'mint' is light wear and prices on the short end panels. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter, 1/72, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$69   

Still factory sealed. Big 'A' logo issue dated 1972. Likely the third issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved new mold kits. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load - miniguns or rocket pods.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil' Old Timers 'Quickie Kit', 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Rare. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Airfix Vertol 107-II / CH-46 Sea Knight - Swedish Navy (HKP4), 1/72, 02015-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

Fourth logo issue. Features moving rotor blades, full cockpit and bulkhead, opening rear cargo doors and optional position side doors. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Tamiya British Army Saladin MkII Armored Car - Motorized, 1/35, 3008

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$75   

Very nicely detailed kit that is fully motorized. Includes electric motor and full gear box, tan injection molded parts, real rubber tires and decals for several units. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Frog Avenger (TBF) Mk.II - Fleet Air Arm 857 Sqn HMS Indomitable or 857 Sqn Macrihanish, 1/72, F244

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$24   

Still in the factory seal. Very nicely molded kit with decals for both aircraft. Like most Frog kits, this models has very fine panel line detail and no rivets - so it builds into a very realistic model. Includes decals and color paint guide for both aircraft.

Airfix Douglas SBD-3 or SBD-5 Dauntless, 1/72, 02022-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$26   

Type four logo with exceptional artwork of SBDs under fire. Has parts and decals to make -3 or -5 versions. Well molded kit features full interior with crew, optional position canopy, pivoting rear gun, working arresting hood and center line and wing bomb loads. Decals are for high-vis markings (red dot in the stars and bars) and later wartime markings. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hawk Vought AU-1 Corsair (F4U) - US Marines, 1/72, 621

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Softbox dated 1959 with Bill Campbell artwork. Due to the lack of a price extension, this kit is likely from the late 1960s. Well molded with mostly recessed panel lines and some fine raised lines. Includes full landing gear, drop tank, bombs and missiles. Molded in off-white and clear and with colorful Marine decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Sea Harrier FRS.1 - 'Air Combat Hero of the Falkland Island', 1/48, 1-4410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Large 1/48 scale kit. Features detailed cockpit, pilot, positionable thrust nozzles, two piece canopy, optional position speed brake and a loadout of drop tanks, SAMs and AAM. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Grumman F4F Wildcat - Action Model Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA66-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$55   

Original issue hardbox dated 1961. his model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II kits that Monogram issued through the 1960s. Features folding wings, optional position landing gear, under-wing tanks, rotating prop and wheels and pilot + one ground crew. Molded in correct gloss blue, black and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora SSN585 Skipjack - World's Fastest Atomic Submarine, 1/228, 711-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Hard-to-find first Aurora issue of the famous Skipjack submarine. Dated 1959 and carries the correct oval sunburst logo with 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Fantastic Jo Kotula artwork. Kit features moving hull and conning tower planes, display stand and a removable hatch revealing bulkheads and reactor detail. Molded in gloss black. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Crown Logo Blue Knight of Milan 1520, 1/8, K2-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$150   

In the mid 1950s, Aurora bought three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics and issued them as K1, K2 and K3. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The early Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it. Inside, the kit is mint. The shiny, very dark blue plastic parts are complete and there is a red feather plume. The instructions are correct with the Crown logo in the Aurora logo.

Strombecker Douglas DC-6 Flagship - American Airlines- 13.5 inch Wingspan Solid Wood Model, C-36

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$149   

Classic large 13.5 inch wingspan kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles all cut to shape, wood filler, cement mix, sandpaper, steel nose weight and a stapled parts bag with completely formed propellers, wheels, struts, etc. Large full color American Airlines decal sheet. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Matchbox SH-2F Seasprite - HSL-37 USS Rathburne Pacific Fleet 1979 or HSL-32 Detachment 5 Assigned to USS Vladez Atlantic Fleet December 1980, 1/48, PK-653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$37   

Dated 1981. Rare large-scale early issue with the best mold quality. Nicely detailed kit for that time and later re-released by Revell. Includes decals for both helicopters. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.