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Marlin Chemical and Ladder - American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Los Angeles Dodgers Electra II, 1/115, HD-255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$450   

Very rare. Special issue of the Dodgers Team Aircraft made by Revell just for the concessions dealer for the LA Dodgers, Inc. Never started and 100% inventoried complete. All parts, decals and instructions are still factory sealed inside. Box is solid with no tears, stains or writing. End flaps are solid. Superb example.

Aurora USAF 4 Stage Lunar Probe SM-75 Thor - with Launch Pad and Service Tower, 1/72, 385-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$650   

Very rare kit. First and only issued dated 1959. This is the SM-75 Thor kit with additional parts for the top end to change the IRBM to a Pioneer Satellite Launch Vehicle. Features removable nose cone to show the satellite, retro-rocket and 'Pioneer Rocket'. Full launch pad, service tower, launch crew and flexible fuel and control lines are also included. Never started. The launch pad and service tower is complete with all parts. The missile is missing one of three tiny 'Control Cable Connector'. I had a resin reproduction made of the missing part and it is included. Includes all three decal sheets and instructions in excellent condition. Original tissue paper is included as well.

Revell USS Aaron Ward DD-132 Four Stack Destroyer, 1/240, H427-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

1962 issue with John Steel box art. Well detailed, large scale model measures 15.75 inches long when assembled. Includes Master Modelers Stamp for the USS Aaron Ward. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals, flags and instructions. The Aaron Ward served as a station ship during the first trans-Atlantic flights of NC-1, NC-3 and NC-4 in 1919. During that time she was commanded by the famous Commander R.A. Spruance (later Admiral) of Midway fame. After that she served in the Pacific Fleet. In 1940 she became part of the famous Lend-Lease arrangement and was renamed HMS Castleton and saw heavy duty as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic till 1944.

Strombecker Beechcraft Bonanza V35, C-41

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

Rare. Classic early 1950s kit. Made of solid Western Pine - not balsa. Builds up to an impressive display model. Kit includes fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder all cut to shape, sandpaper and a small parts bag with propeller, wheels, etc. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are excellent. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Revell USS Fletcher Destroyer - With Hull Numbers for Any Fletcher Class DD, 1/306, 85-3021

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

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Large scale, full-hull kit from older molds. Includes enough white hull numbers that you could build any of the similar Fletcher class destroyers. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

AMT 1929 Ford Model A Roadster - Stock or Hot Rod - Builds Two Cars, 1/25, A129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue that contains two complete kits. You can built a stock '29 Model A Ford or a custom or old time hot rod. Features rolling chassis build up just like the real automobile, detailed engine, removable hood, one-piece stock body, one piece fender and floor, lowered or raised top and a vast number of options for the custom version.

Testors AC-119K Stinger Shadow Gunship, 1/72, 678

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Rare. Well detailed and molded kit with over 160 parts. Features full interior and guns, cockpit, optional position cargo doors, illuminator, flare launcher and jet engines. Decals are for an AC-119K-FA from the 18th Special Ops Squadron, Nha Trang, 1968. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

CM BB-7 USS Illinois (1905), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$205   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is six to eight weeks.

Fuji De Havilland No.1 (DH-1) 1910 / Antoinette 1908 Monoplane / Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane 'The Pioneer on the Air' (sic) (Ex-Taimei), 1/72, 010-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$125   

Rare and highly detailed kits from original Taimei molds. These are unique and accurate kits. The original internal frame structure and details of the aircraft is built from injection molded plastic. When complete, it is covered with a very strong fabric which is included. The result is a very realistic aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bags complete with instructions.

Revell Boeing 727 Cruzeiro Brazil - Kikoler Issue, 1/144, H245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$115   

Still factory sealed. Very rare. This Revell of Brazil kit was manufactured by A. Kikoler in Rio de Janeiro. This is Revell's excellent 51 piece 'short body' 727-100 kit with very extensive and colorful Cruzeiro markings. They include all side stripes in multiple colors, full rudder decals, anti-glare panel, registration and all other markings. Landing gear can be built up or down as can the rear passenger loading ramp (Airstair Door).

Model Craft Hobby Products US Army 37mm Anti-Tank Field Gun, 1/24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$19   

From the 1940s. Nice wooden kit with all parts cut to shape and also includes die-stamped wheels and wood parts, dowels, wire, nails, sandpaper and detailed plans with a photo of the actual gun. The kit has never been started. The parts and plans/instructions are still in the internal factory sealed wax paper bag..

AMT 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline - Stock / Street / Custom, 1/25, T284

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Can be built any one of three ways. Includes extensive customizing and street parts. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, complete interior and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing custom tires and custom rims. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and instructions. I do not believe this issue came with any decals - they are not mentioned or shown anywhere on the box or instructions or even in the box side illustrations.

AMT 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 1/25, PK4166

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1970s issue. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, detailed chassis, complete interior and more.

Stratton Air Engineering TWO Wright Flyer 58 Inch Wingspan Squadron Kites, 202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Includes both excellent kits. Please note these are not scale models but kites that you build to fly. Both Wright Flyers are opened but never started and complete. They feature unique double-dihedral wings, pilot, key plastic pieces, moving control surfaces, string or free flight versions, all spruce framework, full instructions and it even disassembles for travel.

Fador 1908 Baker Electric, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$62   

Rare kit dated August of 1950. Very well detailed for that time. Features mainly die-cut, machined and saw-cut wooden parts and excellent plastic wheels and lanterns. Also includes metal parts, metal stock and die-cut cardstock. Has excellent, large full-size fold-out plans with numerous elevations, a great many detail drawings and extensive instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. We think of electric cars of new; nothing could be further from the truth. From 1900 to 1915 at least 25 well-known electric car manufactures advertised vehicles which '...were clean, quite, stylish and easy to operate - the only car for a lady.' And how true this was! Early automobiles were notoriously noisy with dirty exhaust and the constant requirement to handle smelly gasoline by hand. The Baker Electric was one of the longer ranged models - when all six batteries were fully charge it could travel about 75 miles - acceptable even today for a commute. The wheelbase was 80 inches and it had a convertible top that could be lowered or raised. Fador was another maker of big 1/16 classic cars, like Hudson Miniatures. The full name was Fador Mfg. Company and the address was 501E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY. It appears that Hudson beat Fador to the scene by a year; Hudson's spectacular product line growth starting in 1948 may have influenced Fador in the choice of subject and scale. Fador called the line 'Smallersters' and the design of the kits is very similar. Fortunately, Fador chose completely different vehicles. Because of their great decisions, these are often the only model kits ever made of these historical cars. There is no record of Fador making any plastic kits; the introduction and overwhelming popularity of the Highway Pioneers and the other kits that quickly followed may have driven them out of the market as it did many other wood manufactures.

Revell Moon Ship - 'S' Issue, 1/96, H1825-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$350   

Rare 1957 first and only issue. The box art invites you to 'Enter the Age of Space' with the action features: landing ski retracts - removable fuselage section reveals detailed cabin and crew of three. Includes special 3-D Moon Base Display stand. Molded in correct baby blue plastic and not started. Complete with all parts, decals and instructions in excellent condition also.

Strombecker Walt Disney's RX-1 Space Ship - 4 Stage Rocket from 'Man in Space', 1/265, D26A-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$250   

Very rare science fiction kit from the late 1950s that Strombecker issued in cooperation with Walt Disney's classic motion picture 'Man In Space'. The RX-1 features a 1st stage with 29 engines, 2nd stage with 9 engines, third stage with one engine, and a reusable RX-1 Shuttle on the top. Model features all motors, four removable stages, launch pad and gantry with large colorful decal sheet in exceptionally good condition. Molded in correct gray plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram US Army Military Jeep and M3-37mm Gun - Four Star Issue, 1/35, PM21-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare kit in the 1957 dated short box. Features hinged windshield, rolling wheels, rubber tires, driver, two combat troops and detailed M3-37mm field gun. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Revell USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Battleship, 1/426, 85-0302

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

Dated 2009. This kit is from the original 'S' kits molds and is a tribute to the research and skill of the mold maker. Beautiful full-hull model features 133 parts, finely engraved planking and plate detail, rotating main turrets and elevating guns, full secondary armament of 5", 1.1" and ten 5" casemate guns, complete deck fittings with searchlights, motor launches and whaleboats, range finders, ladders, cranes, masts and observations nests, two catapults with Vought O2U Biplanes, display stand and flags and decals for the ship and float planes. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals, flags and instructions.