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UPC Nakajima Ki-44 Tojo - (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8013-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From older but quality Fujimi molds. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

UPC Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien 'Tony' (ex-Fujimi), 1/70, 8016-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

From older but quality Fujimi molds and with box art by Scott Eidson. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufactures and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Testors F-117A Stealth Fighter - 37th TFW / 792 Major Ross Mulhare / 815 Major Michale Stewart / 798 / 792 / 815, 1/72, 654

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Very cleanly molded kit with excellent detail and full cockpit. Features detailed weapons bay, optional position bomb bay doors, B61 Nuclear bombs or Mk84 laser guided bombs, optional position canopy and decals for the several aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell LTV A-7D Corsair II - Strategic Airpower Issue, 1/72, H133

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$29   

1969 release when Revell dropped the -100 price extension. Still factory sealed. Nicely molded and detailed kit for the time.

Airfix EE Lightning F-2A/F6 - RAF 19 Sq Gutersloh Germany (early or late) 1974 / 92 Sq Germany Late '73 / 56 Sq Wattisham UK '76 / 11 Sq Binbrook UK 1986 / 5 Sq Binbrook UK '84 / Training Flight Binbrook '83 / 11 Sq GCapt J Spencer Binbrook '88, 1/48, 09178

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$49   

Highly detailed. Very nicely molded model with all fine recessed panel lines. Features optional parts for F-2A and F-6 variants, full cockpit, pilot figure, excellent intake and exhaust design, optional position canopy and speed brakes, detailed gear wells, Redtop and Firestreak missiles, drop tanks and more. Has decals for the many aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Monogram F-84G Thunderjet Pro Modeler, 1/48, 85-5951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

From 1999. Very high quality kit with a large colorful decal sheet and many photoetched parts. Kit features detailed wheel wells and cockpit, optional position speed brake and canopy, iron bombs, nuclear bomb (SAC version), rockets, optional position wing flaps, boarding ladder and standing pilot figure. Includes decals for 'Night Take Off' piloted by Col. Charles Jordan, Commander, 58th Fighter bomber Wing, Korea, 1952 or 31st Fighter Escort Wing, SAC Command, Nouassuer Air Base, French Morocco during Operation Long Stride (August 1953). The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$185   

Rare hardbox issue dated 1958 with fantastic Jo Kotula art. Box has excellent color and gloss. This issue does not have the 'Parents Magazine' seal. Molded in gloss gray and clear. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa USS Essex CV19 Aircraft Carrier, 1/700, WL-A108-950

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$28   

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions.

MPC Chevrolet 1988 Corvette Convertible, 1/16, 6480

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$75   

Still factory sealed. Very large 1/16 scale kit. Highly detailed. Features opening doors and hood, optional convertible top up or down, detailed suspension and underside, stock or custom rims and steering wheel, positionable front wheels, stock fuel injection or custom V-8 engine, complete engine compartment, detailed interior, optional air dams and side pipes and more. Over 145 parts molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Amodel Rutan Voyager, 1/72, 7229

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$38   

Still factory sealed. Nice model of this aircraft that was the first one to fly around the world non-stop without refueling.

Contrail Blackburn Iris Flying Boat - Bagged, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$89   

Large vac kit of this classic 1930s flying boat. Basic vac kit with extruded airfoil shaped strut material. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Vac kits are not recommended for beginners.

Mach 2 Piasecki H-25 / HUP-2 Army Mule - US Navy or French Navy, 1/72, MC0012

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$42   

Specialty injection molded kit with colored and clear parts, assembly plans and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Regal Colonial Coupe, 1/16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features two large plan and instructions sheets, a large number of detailed drawings of sub-assemblies,numerous actual photos of the built model, stamped metal hood, plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and die-cut wooden main parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this is 'super' detailed thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car during and after restoration. It was restored at the Hudson Miniatures factory and was on display there at the time! This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and all other parts have been inventoried 100% complete with two large sheets of full size plans and instructions. 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, grills and lamps) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Gowland/Revell 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 plastic line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. The wooden 1/16 scale car line was discontinued in the early 1950s. To this day, these fine kits are often the only large scale models of these historic vehicles. The 1914 Regal Coupe is perhaps the rarest of all cars ever built in America. It was underslung, which was rare for the time, and the body was all wood and similar to old horse-drawn carriages of colonial times. The design was sometimes called a Colonial Coupe. The large car seated only two people and could hit 40 mph with it's 25 hp engine.

Heller Super Broussard, 1/75, L320

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$79   

Rare, older issue airliner kit. Near 1/72 kit. Includes real rubber tires and colorful decals for the prototype. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note that Heller updated the nose gear on this kit - the original was a three piece strut and the revised strut is one piece. They did not not update the instructions, however.

Hudson Miniatures 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and wooden main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. James Melton. 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 detailed plans/instructions. As a note, few people even knew that International Harvester even made a passenger car. Not many were produced and very, very few are in existence. Jim Melton's car, the car examined by Hudson engineers, was likely given to him as a promotion as he was a popular opera singer and the star of International Harvester's radio show 'Harvest of the Stars'. The car was very solidly built to last and reportedly gave excellent service. Why IH did not pursue production is not known. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 419-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

$52   

Still factory sealed. Late 1950s Cellovision issue with a clear panel on the front and a color trading card on the back. Classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale kit of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard.

Lindberg Benny Howard's 'Pete' - 1930s Thompson Trophy Racer - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 419-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

Late 1950s Cellovision issue with a clear panel on the front and a color trading card on the back. Classic artwork by Ray Gaedke. Larger 1/48 scale kit of this famous racer designed by Benny Howard. Includes display stand. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: Box would grade higher than VG but it has a tear you can see in the lower right side when the kit was opened.

LS K5Y1 Type 93 Willow, 1/72, 300-NO1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

1/72 scale kit with legendary high LS quality. Builds to a highly accurate and detailed kit. Molded in orange and clear The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufactures to produce very high quality kits. Some of these molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the LS detail and accuracy.

LS Mitsubishi Nell G3 M1 Type 96 Mk11 or 21 Nell - Kisarazu or Mihoro or Kanoya Air Corps, 1/72, A501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS attention to detail. Features all fine recessed panel lines, cockpit detail with crew, retractable landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, separately molded ailerons, optional torpedo or bomb loadout and more. Includes beautiful full color painting guide and decals for the multiple aircraft listed. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Some of the LS molds are still in use by Hasegawa as testament to the their detail and accuracy.

Supermodel Fiat G-55S Silurante, 1/72, 10-007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Very nicely molded kit with fine raised panel detail, optional position landing gear, torpedo load and decals for two aircraft. The model as never been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.