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Gowland & Gowland Santa Maria Shipyard Ships in Miniature

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$29   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Monogram Stinger Rear Engine Rail Dragster, 1/24, 2809

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the original 1975 kit. Unique Tom Daniel designed rail dragster. Body lifts off to show detailed chassis.

Hasegawa Grumman F9F-2 Panther - US Navy VF-781 or ATU-206 - (F9F2), 1/72, 618

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$30   

Very nicely molded kit with fine recessed panel lines. Features good cockpit and landing gear/well detail, optional position speed brakes, two piece canopy, rocket loadout, and decals for the two aircraft listed. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell A-5A A3J Vigilante - Strategic Air Power Issue - VAH-7 USS Enterprise, 1/82, H134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$58   

1969 issue. This is the about the fourth (perhaps fifth?) issue of the Vigilante bomber 'S' kit that Revell produced in 1959. Kit features all recessed panel lines, very good scale detail, opening tandem canopies, moving control surfaces, detailed, removable jet engines and two pilots. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix HMS Nelson - T2 Issue, 1/600, F403S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$70   

Late 1950s second logo issue. Like most all Airfix ship kits, it is very finely molded and detailed. Full hull model. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Athearn 40' Steel Box Car C & E. I. - Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad - HO Craftsman Kit with Sprung Metal Trucks, 1/87, A109

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$42   

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 packed 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. The small parts are still in factory sealed envelopes and all other parts have been inventoried 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/

Dragon Me-262A-1a/U3 Reconnaissance - 1/NAGr.6 Lechfeld Germany May 1945 (multiple aircraft), 1/48, 5535

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

Very highly detailed 1/48 scale kit with cleanly molded injection molded parts and real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed parts bags including decals for several different aircraft and instructions.

RCM Grumman XF10F Jaguar (F-10), 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$69   

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.

Monogram Twin Mustang F-82G - White Box Issue, 1/72, 7501-0175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

1973 "White Box" issue. Has parts and markings for both day (silver scheme) and night fighter (black) version. Features canopies that open and close to show cockpit detail, detailed gear wells, detailed gun bay with .50 caliber machine guns and removable hatch, rotating wheels and propellers and missiles, bombs and drop tank loadout. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Saab AJ-37 Viggen, 1/72, 03015-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. Airfix type 4 logo kit dated 1975. Nicely molded kit with optional position landing gear, two piece canopy, a very large variety of under-wing loadouts and decals for one Swedish Air Force aircraft.

Airfix HMS Repulse Battlecruiser, 1/600, 06206

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$39   

Nicely detailed full hull kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk, 1/48, 5436

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$32   

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1985 issue. High quality kit that is very finely molded and detailed. Features full cockpits, pilots, optional position leading edge slats, detailed gear wells, external load out missiles, bombs and drop tanks, optional position air brakes and canopy and pilot boarding ladder. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix German World War II Afrika Korps, 1/87, 01711-6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$10   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Contains 48 pieces.

Revell Racing Reflections 1997 Wrangler Jeans - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1/24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$27   

Limited issue kit from 1998; one of 5,000 made. Includes a color 5"x7" photograph of Dale on Kodak Royal Color paper and is serial numbered with a certificate of authenticity. The kit features full engine and engine compartment detail, removable hood, complete interior with accessories and roll bars, separately molded front and rear suspension, drive line and exhaust, large full color decal sheet and more. Molded in white, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

ESCI Panavia MRCA Tornado - RAF - Italian - German Air Forces, 1/48, SC-4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$26   

Contains markings for all three air forces. Features full cockpit, wings that change angle, optional position air brakes, separately molded control surfaces and external weapons lodes. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB Fokker EIII (E-III) Eindecker, 1/48, 1134-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$54   

1972 Collector's Series issue with greatly improved molds and terrain display base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Microscale T-33 Bolivian and Brazilian Decals, 1/48, 48-0185

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$14   

Complete and never used. Decals in mint condition with instructions/placement guide.

Revell John Travolta's 1979 Pontiac Firebird Fever, 1/25, 1387

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

1979 issue. Still factory sealed. Features 455 CID Pontiac engine, custom full interior with Reccaro seats, custom flared fenders, Racemark steering wheel, T-Roof with tinted panels, opening 'shaker' hood, 'Whale Tail' rear spoiler, custom instrument panel and custom Travolta decals.

Fujimi McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, 1/48, 5A27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Large scale and very nicely molded kit from the best days of legendary Fujimi quality. Includes large decals for 555th TFTS at Luke AFB or the 555th Triplenickel's Trainer Model. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

Airfix Grumman TBM-3 Avenger - CV-10 USS Yorktown or CV-20 USS Bennington, 1/72, 297

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Type three logo issue. Zeros press in close to score hits on a formation of TBFs as Avenger gunners score back. This is unusual as this same artwork was used later on both Craftmaster TBF issues; usually the Craftmaster artwork did not borrow from the T3s and was original to that series. Well molded kit. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, three crew members, moving ailerons, all correct clear windows, optional position landing gear, underwing rockets and decals for both aircraft. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.