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Shizukyo US Army M26 Pershing Motorized With Light Up Gun Barrel, 1/30, TS-203-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$385   

Very, very rare and a true investment piece. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from the early 60s. Big scale kit is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a good size flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE25 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire, a red electric light bulb and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All the small metal parts, glue and bulb are still in sealed bags. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box. The instructions are in 'excellent++' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Shizukyo Leopard 105MM Cannon West German New Type Tank, 1/50, TS-203-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Very, very rare and an excellent investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from 1965 and is well detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All parts but the upper and lower hull halves, motor and treads are still factory sealed, and the biggest bag has a nice paper header. The sealed gear box metal is shiny like brand new. Amazingly, the treads are in perfect condition and still 100% flexible. They are held together by the factory rubber bands! The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 'near mint' also. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Shizukyo German 75mm Assault Gun III Motorized With Light Up Gun Barrel, 1/50, TS-202-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Very, very rare and a very nice investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is probably from about 1963/64 and is well molded and detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels to move the treads and a large flashing red bulb at the end of the barrel that 'fires' the gun. Features TKK Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, wire and sealed bag with motorizing hardware, the red electric light bulb, glue and decals. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags and the big one has a paper header. However, one of the two bags had a 2" tear, so I inventoried the bag - it is complete with all parts. The only parts that were not sealed are the upper and lower hull, upper and lower turret and gear box/gears/drive shaft. The instructions are in 'excellent' condition and the decals are still in the sealed bag and 'very good' with moderate yellowing being the only flaw. Amazingly, the treads are in 'near mint' condition and completely intact - they are still very flexible! NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Renwal USS Sarasota Attack Transport PA-24, 1/500, S605-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$225   

Very rare. Dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s. This is a full hull kit, that is very nicely molded and finely detailed for that time. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly. The hull halves, prop and rudder & center deck have been assembled and the bow gun platform has been partially assembled (5 parts glued together). Quality of assembly is 'excellent+' to 'professional.' There is no other assembly and zero painting. I dry fitted the decks to the hull and they fit perfectly. The model kit has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Rest Models Heinkel He-112 V6 Kanonenvogel Spanish Civil War Ground Attack Aircraft, 1/48, RM4809

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$199   

Very, very rare, superb model and the only kit of this subject in any scale. Features very highly detailed cockpit, excellent landing gear and detailed wells, separately molded ailerons, wing flaps and rudder, optional opened or closed cockpit hatch, painting guide and full Condor Legion markings. The kit consists of very finely cast parts in high definition resin with recessed panel lines, many PE parts and film instruments. The fuselage is cast in one part with the opening for the fuselage where the wing goes. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. He-112 Prototype V6 had a fascinating history during the Spanish Civil War. It was specially modified with a 20mm cannon firing through the screw axis. It was initially flown by 'private' Luftwaffe pilots and saw significant action. However, Wilhelm Balthasar destroyed an armored train with the V6 on March 16, 1937. The fact that made this amazing is the Balthasar was an observer in an He-45C. When he knew of the attack, he convinced the commander that he was an expert pilot and begged to take the V6 up to attack the train. On his way back he destroyed a tank and won an award for his efforts. He was later appointed commander of an experimental department consisting of three He-45C and the one He-112V6. The task of this unit was recon, artillery spotting and ground attack. During these flights the V6 destroyed more tanks and was very successful.

Frog SE 210 Caravelle Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare, big scale kit from the 1950s. The box is nice with four solid corners but has creasing and wear as shown. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the correct big Frog base that was unique to these larger kits. Even the original glue capsule is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. As often happened, the decals were folded at the factory; that and age have caused some minor lifting on the decals.

Frog Handley Page Victor B.1. Crescent Wing 'V Force' Bomber, 1/96, 355P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Rare. Classic 1950s Frog kit in large 1/96 scale of this famous 'V Force' Bomber. The box displays well with very nice color and gloss, but is graded only 'good' because one corner is split and has clear tape on it, there is clear tape on the sides where someone taped the box shut, and there is general wear as shown. Nicely molded kit with all recessed pane lines and full landing gear that can be installed up or retracted. The kit is molded in off-white and clear with the large, black Frog stand that was unique to the bigger kits. The decals are flat and in excellent condition - even the clear wax paper covering is intact. Instructions are excellent also. There is even an unopened tube of FROG Polystyrene Cement! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Aurora P-40 Flying Tiger Warhawk, 1/48, 44-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$140   

Still factory sealed. 1964 issue with John Steel artwork.

Aurora 12 O'Clock High P-38 Lightning, 1/48, 346-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$185   

Very rare first and only hardbox issue from the tie-in promotion with Twentieth Century Fox Televisions smash hit "12 O'Clock High." Dated 1965. Some of the most valuable models are linked to TV or movie promotions and the "12 O'Clock High" series from Aurora is no exception. This example has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape, tags or tears and zero fading. The only flaws are very slight foxing and very slight general corner wear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the series included the B-17, P-51, Me-109 and FW-190.

Aurora German Tiger Tank WWII, 1/48, 312-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$145   

Still factory sealed and in fantastic investment-grade condition. Hard-to-find 1/48 scale armor kit has John Steel art and the hardbox is dated 1964.

Aurora McDonnell F-4H Phantom, 1/48, 394-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$135   

First issue from 1961 with the sunburst oval logo and 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Large scale kit with fantastic Jo Kotula box artwork. The box is exceptional with factory-new color and gloss, no tape or tags, four solid corners and no fading. It does have very light general wear, mainly on the sides. Nicely detailed kit for 1958 with cockpit, full landing gear, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a large, clear 'Triangle World' display stand. Even includes a tiny two-piece F-4 model that is almost 2 inches long. Molded in gloss gray and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and including decals and instructions.

AMT Boeing B-52G Stratofortress with Hound Dog missiles, 1/72, 8633

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$115   

Kit is still factory sealed but the seal has a small split and the box is drawn slightly concave. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, nicely detailed cockpit and crew stations, detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks and two Hound Dog missiles.

Revell Wright Cyclone Engine (ex-Monogram), 1/12, 8881

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$125   

1991 issue of the famous Monogram Four Star model from the late 1950s. The Cyclone was very dependable and powered numerous famous aircraft, the DC-3 and B-17 being just a few. Very nicely detailed for that time and molded in three colors (silver, black and red) as the original. Features movable prop, extra parts to show cutaway working piston and tilting test stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Mold swapping between Revell and Monogram started soon after the same European holding company bought them both.

Pocher Fiat 130 HP Grand Prix de France 1907, 1/8, K70

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$429   

Pocher made the finest automobile models ever created. The detail and working parts on these long out-of-production, big 1/8 scale kits is amazing. This kit is a prefect reproduction of the original car that won 1st place at the 1907 Grand Prix de France with an average of 113.612 KPH with Felice Nazzaro as the pilot. The prototype of this car was used with the original drawings to create this model. It has 823 parts of plastic, brass, steel, leather, iron, rubber, copper, aluminum and other materials. Features include super detailed engine, opening hood, complete interior, all pilot controls, operating steering, working suspension, operating steel drive chains and more. NOTE: this kit has very minor, neat assembly. The follow sub assemblies are built to the quality listed in the parenthesis: block, oil pan and drain plug (3 parts, 'professional' quality assembly), magneto assembly ('professional'), radiator (4 parts, 'professional'), handle to engine crank (2 parts, 'professional'), radiator cap to radiator band (2 parts, 'professional') and the "F2" decal is applied to the radiator front ('professional'). There is no other assembly. Most parts are still in the factory sealed bags, but about 10 bags were opened and four more had the typical age splits; I inventoried those bags and they are complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions. Recommended for experienced models only. Shipping insurance (and Express Mail for international customers) is required.

Monogram US Space Missiles Titan II- Atlas- Minuteman II- Thor- Hound Dog- Corporal- Nike Hercules- Sergeant- Nike Ajax- Poseidon- Honest John- Terrier- La Crosse- ASROC- Rat- Sparrow- Bullpup- Falcon- Redstone- Jupiter- Spartan- Bomarc- Pershing- Talos + More, 1/128, PS221-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$175   

Hard to find 1969 release. This is the 1959 'Four Star' Missile Arsenal Kit updated in 1969 by adding some missiles (such as the Spartan and Sprint ABMs) and deleting older ones. Also includes the updated 'Know Your Missiles' foldout booklet with photos and descriptions of each missile. The kit has not been started. The parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions, booklet, excellent decals and blue molded display base.

Revell USS New Jersey Battleship BB62 'S' Issue, 1/532, H316-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare first issue dated 1955 with the famous box art by Scott Eidson. Revell modified the original Missouri molds to remove the aircraft catapults and added two helicopters. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, flag sheet, decals and instructions present.

Unknown 1968 Ford Torino GT Convertible, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Rare and the only possible way to build a correct '68 GT Convertible. This model includes a convertible body, full interior, dash, top boot and steering wheel professional cast in high-definition resin, as well as all the required injection molded AMT parts from a Ford Cobra to complete the kit including underbody, 335hp Cobra Jet engine, exhaust, clear, red-tinted clear and chrome parts needed to complete the car. Also includes the '69 Cobra instructions for the AMT parts and an amazing decal sheet with full length factory side stripes, emblems, engine compartment and air cleaner decals for no less than three different cars. Trim colors are white, gold and red. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Polar Lights Forbidden Planet C-57D Starcruiser with Robby Robot, 1/72, 5098

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$115   

Still factory sealed. Very large model is 28 inches long when assembled. Features 105 parts and excellent detail, removable top to show the interior, Robby the Robot figure and more.

MPC Ford Mustang Super Stocker Short Oval Track Racer, 1/25, 1-2753

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Very rare. One-and-only issue from the late 1970s or early 1980s. This is a very well detailed kit for that time. Features detailed engine, very complete suspension, full race chassis and cage built up, opening hood and removable body. Molded in white, black, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one small part, suspension link #4L. 4R is present and can be used as a pattern as this part can be made. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: there is a tire burn mark on the windshield.