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Revell Eurocopter PAH-2 Tiger, 1/72, 4488

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Excellent, newer kit featuring fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, weapons load and German decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Martin SP-5B Marlin - US Navy VP-40 / VP-45 and French Navy, 1/72, K9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$56   

Excellent, well detailed kit. Has markings for two US Navy and French version. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

ESCI Morane Saulnier MS-502 Criquet - (French Storch Fi-156), 1/48, SC4023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$24   

Older but nice kit with realistic fabric texture on the proper surfaces, separately molded wing leading edge slats, ailerons, elevators and rudder, very good cockpit detail, optional position clear entry canopy panels, correct Salmson 9ABb engine and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that one prop blade is broken at the hub but it is present and repairable.

Aurora Lockheed F-90 - West Hempstead Issue, 1/48, 33-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$255   

Very, very early West Hempstead F-90 molded in Brooklyn gray. When Aurora issued it's first two plastic kits, they were copies of the Hawk Model Company's F9F and F-90 fighters. The first Aurora issue was in the rather plain and very rare flip-top one-piece box with the kit molded in gray with no landing gear and missiles from the Brooklyn factory. The second issue was also from Brooklyn and molded in gray with no landing gear or missiles but was in the new two-piece hardbox. The third official issue is the West Hempstead issue and is molded in silver with landing gear and missiles. But this is where it gets interesting. Aurora ran a tight ship and was famous for letting nothing go to waste. If there were extra boxes laying around after the new issue came out, there were used. The same went for old stands, old decals and even old injection molded kits. This gives the collector some very interesting scenarios. This kit is one of those. This is a Brooklyn 'Famous Fighters' box for the F-90. However, under the original tissue paper is a GRAY molded West Hempstead issue with landing gear and missiles- a case of using up the old plastic after doing a mold change. Plastic was delivered by rail car and stored in silos - a silo could last a long time and feed several mold machines. The decals are old Brooklyn with the correct large TATEM COMPANY script on the back. The stand is the large, clear rectangular Booklyn two-piece version, but during the mold modifications, Aurora machined the 'Brooklyn' markings from the mold and of course the stand. The instructions are the modified Brooklyn- they show the landing gear and missiles but with 'West Hempstead' under the old logo. An interesting piece for the advanced collector. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Bandai Anti-Tank Gun IV Sd.Kfz. 164 Nashorn - (Hornisse), 1/48, 058258

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$68   

Still factory sealed. Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position.

Fujimi Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat - (F6F5), 1/70, A12-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$26   

From the very early 1960s. Fujimi Japan issue with very collectible box artwork and glossy box top. Features rotating prop and wheels, bombs, drop tank, rockets and pilot figure. 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.

Athearn 40' Steel Box Car Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit with Trucks, 1/87, A111

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype. Of the early metal box car kits, these are my favorites, with their popularity witnessed by the various reissues through the years. Almost all the parts that are metal on the actual box car are metal on the model. This and the factory paint, lettering and decoration makes these kits difficult to beat for scale appearance. Features stamped steel body, car ends and roof that are factory painted, lettered and decorated, steel ladders, doors, door guides and brake platform, cast metal running boards, bolsters, coupler pockets and three piece brake detail, stamped metal undercarriage beam with fine cross bearers, corner steps, grab irons and more. Includes trucks. The factory paint is excellent, and I have wrapped it so it will not be damaged in shipment. Due to the high degree of factory finishing, the only painting required for this kit is the interior floor and underside. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Monogram USS Shangri-La Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, B5

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$195   

Rare kit for the advanced collector. this is Monogram's fifth ship kit, issued in 1946. Measures 14 inches long when assembled. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory and even has the original cardboard divider. The hull and lower deck are pre-carved wood. The rest of the kit is printwood, wood and metal stock and cardstock. The airwing includes F6F Hellcats and TBF Avengers. Decals, instructions and all parts are excellent. The kit has never been started and is complete.

Aurora United States Sailor, 1/8, 410-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

First issue dated 1957 and with artwork by Marinelli. Part of the famous early Aurora 'figure' kits, which were launched with the purchase of the Crown knight molds. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Vought F4U-4 Corsair - 30 inch Wingspan Flying Model - (F4U4), 1/16, 1004

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$52   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave as shown. Very large 30.75 inch wingspan (78 cm) flying or static model. Can be flown rubber powered, free flight, U-Control or R/C. Features stick and tissue constructions, quality die-cut balsa and stripwood, plywood firewall, extensive vacuform details such as engine, cowling, landing gear, intakes, dropping bomb and much more.

Monogram 1955 Ford F-100 Pickup Truck Street Rod, 1/24, 85-0880

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Nicely detailed with 96 parts. Features full engine and detailed compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Short Sunderland, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$105   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

RCM Martin P6M Seamaster, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$89   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Basic Vacuform kit. Contains basic airframe componants and full size plans only. Does not contain details such as interior - props - engines - landing gear - etc. These items must be scratch built or from the spares box. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn Issue - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++++

$650   

Rare very first issue with no landing gear, no bombs and very little rivit detail. All parts correct for this kit including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals. Box would be excellent except for slight bow inward. Box is no creases, no additional tape/tags, no litho rips/tears and no split corners. All 4 side panels as well as the bottom tray are excellent with no issues. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star - with Ground Crew (Ex-Airfix), 1/72, 22105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$18   

This kit is from quality Airfix molds and is from the MPC 'Air Combat Collection', which includes ground crew. Dates from the mid 1970s. Note that this issue does not have 'Craft Master' under the MPC logo. Before this, MPC was marketing Airfix kits under the Craftmaster name in the USA. This continued for several issues and was finally discontinued (possibly with this issue) although MPC continued to distribute Airfix models. 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.

Koster Siemens-Schuckert D-III - With Full Lozenge and Markings for Udet Jagdstaffel 4 'Lo!' / Veltjens Jasta 15 / Kessler Kesta 4b / Greven Jasta 12 / Kesta 4b, 1/48, 11

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$39   

High quality multimedia kit. Includes 87 metal parts - 57 photoetched and 12 cast metal, 18 main airframe parts in high quality vacuform and three decal sheets for the 5 aircraft listed. Includes paint guide and rigging information. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Heller North American T-6G Texan, 1/72, 079

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Unusual 'G' variant of the venerable trainer/attack aircraft. 1960s 'L' style box issue with full box art and yellow logo panels. Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes decals and parts to build two different version. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB Pfalz D-III, 1/48, 1109-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$45   

1972 Collectors Edition issue. This is the improved issue when Aurora upgraded the molds for accuracy. Includes 'Battle Terrain Display Base.' The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals have bug damage to the backing paper but the actual transfers have no damage. NOTE: the box displays much better than the assigned 'good-' grade. Please note that one box side has extensive bug damage to the litho.

Ambroid Great Northern GN Airslide Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-11

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, an envelope of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Either inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions or the envelope is still factory sealed and all other parts are inventoried present. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Airfix IL-2M3 Stormavik, 1/72, 12-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$22   

Dramatic Craftmaster artwork of an Il-2M3 attacking train tracks and a locomotive. The legendary Stormovik gave the Germans nothing but trouble on the Eastern Front. Designed as a heavily armed single seat or dual seat attack aircraft, the Stormovik was very difficult to shoot down; even then if the pilot could crash land it, he had an excellent chance of walking away and flying again the next day. Il-2M3s endlessly attacked German forward and rear positions effectively and in large numbers till the end of the war. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.