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Rogers Motor Company Bofers 40mm AA Gun and Carriage, 1/16, 40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

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Rare, large 1/16 scale highly pre-fabricated kit from 1945. Very high quality wood scale kit measuring 14 inches long when assembled. Features pre-cut and precarved hardwood parts, completely formed wheels, die-cut fibre detail parts, numerous other pre-shaped and factory cut parts and much more. Rogers spent a significant amount of time on the instructions, providing detailed assembly steps, a photo of the completed model, full size plans and a very large number of assembly detail drawings. The kit has never been started. The small parts are either still in factory sealed paper bags or inventoried complete. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with full instructions with plans. Rogers was an early producer of miniature gas engines for free-flight and early radio control model kits and often had large adds for these engines in hobby magazines. The full company name on the box is listed as 'Rogers Motor Company Detroit Michigan' and the 'Scale Model Division' is listed as Tawas City, Michigan. Right at the end of WWII, Rogers made a very short journey into kit manufacturing. As you would expect from an engine manufacture, the kits were all true scale, highly prefabricated, had excellent detail and were fairly complicated. Rogers produced at least four kits - the 40MM AA Gun and Carriage (1/16 scale), Army Weasel, LST and an amazing huge scale M4 Sherman tank with over 780 parts. These kits were likely produced in that order, with the LST being released around late 1945/early 1946. I have seen several of these kits built and they make excellent displays.

UPC Tally-Ho Coach - (ex-Miniature Masterpieces / Ex-Revell / ex-UPC), 1/48, 4002-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

From the original 1950s molds. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the coach it includes four horses, many passengers, driver and a display base. Molded in brown. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This kit has a long history! 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare. After Revell no longer saw these as 'market viable' they molds were sold or leased to UPC. 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. Eventually Life-Like ended up with the molds and reissued them.

Aurora Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/48, 106-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$36   

SALE! The box has like new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, no tape or tags (or marks from either) and no tears. Light wear is the only flaw. Kit is dated 1958, but still has original 1956 box art. The actual issue date is from the mid-1960s due to the lack of a price extension and the blue oval logo. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Testors 1967 Ford GT Mark IV, 1/25, 117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$52   

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1976. Very nicely detailed model of this classic racer. Features detailed chassis and 427 CID engine, chromed suspension, opening rear hood, detailed interior, opening doors, steerable wheels, Firestone racing tires, chromed accessories and more

UPC Marquis de Lafayette Coach / Carriage - (Green Sky) (ex-Miniature Masterpieces / ex-Revell / ex-Life-Like), 1/40, 4003-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

Ex-Miniature Masterpieces (Adams), ex-Revell. From original molds. Like all Miniature Masterpieces kits, this one is very finely engraved and molded with excellent detail. In addition to the carriage, it includes horses, the General, his lady, driver and a display base. Molded in red. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This kit has a long history! 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954, making the one-year original issues very rare. After Revell no longer saw these as 'market viable' they molds were sold or leased to UPC. 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. Eventually Life-Like ended up with the molds and reissued them. And from J. Boyle - The actual carriage still exists and is displayed at the Studebaker National museum in SouthBend, Indiana. It seems the Studebaker firm bought the carriage at the turn of the last century. When Studebaker quit building cars, it was donated to the City for eventual placement in a museum, along with many cars and other historic horse-drawn carriages collected by the firm.

Revell Nieuport 28, 1/72, H653-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

1966 one-piece box issue with framable box art. Never started. NOTE: Missing machine gun. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram Mazda RX-7, 1/24, 2257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$38   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1979. Excellent kit with the quality you would expect from Monogram. Features detailed rotary engine and engine compartment, opening hood, very good underside chassis/suspension detail, complete interior and more. Molded in red with clear and plated parts.

AMT 1934 Ford Coupe - Stock or Street Rod, 1/25, T134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Features over 100 parts with detailed engine, opening hood, detailed chassis and full interior.

AMT 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 1/25, 2304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$39   

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Still factory sealed. From the original molds of the early 'Trophy Series' issue from the 1960s. Excellent kit featuring over 100 parts with detailed engine/engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior with opening doors, opening trunk with full trunk accessories and more.

MPC Maserati Bora, 1/25, 1-0552

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1979. Well done for that time featuring detailed engine compartment, full interior, steerable front wheels, detailed underbody, custom sports stripes and more.

Tamiya Harbour Set - Crane / Naval Port Building / Floating Pier / Oil Storage Tank / Mooring Buoy, 1/700, WL200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$18   

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Still factory sealed. Contains all items listed with instructions. The manufacturer is not listed on the box; however Dusty Rhodes located these in a 1991 Tamiya Catalog. They may have been issued by other Japanese manufacturers as well.

Revell USS Alabama BB60 Battleship, 1/720, H487

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$30   

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Still factory sealed. 1969 small scale issue with nice detail. Can be displayed full hull or waterline.

Matchbox Bell Huey Cobra AH-1 - US Marines or US Army 235th Attack Helicopter, 1/72, PK-9

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$20   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1972 and very nicely molded for that time. Includes decals and color paint guide (on the back of the box) for both aircraft.

Revell USS Constitution 'Old Ironsides' With Sails, 1/96, H398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

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Dated 1976. Very large (1/96) scale model of the famous American Frigate. Features full deck and much interior detail (gun deck, captain's quarters), all rigging line and thread, pre-formed ratlines, full instructions for building and standing and running rigging, and optional billowing sails. Never started. All parts are still sealed in factory bags and the kit is complete with all bags, clear window material, flags, preformed ratlines, rigging guides, sails and all instructions.

Aurora Grumman F4F Wildcat, 1/65, 497-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Second issue - has the 50 cent price extension and no 'Famous Fighters' in the logo border. Dated 1962 but is from 1963 or the mid 1960s. Molded in dark blue and clear. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Monogram 1940 Ford Pickup Street Rod Early Iron Series, 1/24, 8282

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. Quite possibly a reissue from the Four Star molds. Features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, opening doors and windows, very nice chassis detail and exhaust, deep chromed slot mags, Goodyear 60 wide tires and custom decal sheet.

Aurora Nieuport II French Fighter, 1/48, 101-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$34   

SALE! Dated 1956, but this is a 1960s issue with the later John Steel artwork and blue oval 'Aurora' logo with no 'Famous Fighters.' Molded in gloss dark olive and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. This is part of the famous Aurora WWI series of 1/48 scale aircraft. The series began in 1956 and Aurora added new kits into the early 1960s. The line proved incredibly popular, so these kits were included in the 'mold upgrade' in the 1970s before Aurora went out of business.

Lindberg USS Cleveland CL55 Light Cruiser Motorized, 1/1080, 777M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Rare hard box issue from the 1950s with Ray Gaedke art work. The box is in exceptional condition with like new color and gloss and four solid corners. One piece hull kit the measures 12 inches long when assembled. Includes motor, drive shaft and drive prop and all motorizing hardware. Also includes four scale props with shafts. Never started and complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The motor is present but missing the leads. Please note that this is the version where the motor is not a kit but is factory built by the big red 'sign' on the box top. The other one says "KIT MOTOR INCLUDED" while this one says "ELECTRIC MOTOR INCLUDED."

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - Sea Power Issue, 1/249, H423-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$145   

1961 'Sea Power' issue that is seldom seen. Still used the incredible artwork from the 'S' kit. This was issued right before the 'Commander Series.' Large scale kit is full hull and is very nicely detailed for that time. This model has never been touched inside. Still includes the 1/25 scale Revell catalog, USS Buckley Master Modelers Stamp and the two large, full-color trading cards (Revell C-130 and B-25, both original art) from the Science program. All the parts are still in the factory sealed bag. With decals, flags and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 747 Big Orange Braniff Airlines, 1/144, 6101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$52   

Factory Sealed from 1980. From 1980. Nicely detailed kit with optional position cabin doors and baggage storage areas. Includes clear windows for the entire cabin and cockpit, optional position landing gear and Braniff decals for the 'Big Orange' aircraft pictured.