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AMT 1937 Cord 812 SC Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1/12, 2424

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$85   

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Early issue of this very large 1/12 scale detailed classic car model. Features super detailed engine, opening hood, full interior with removable top, opening doors, windows that crank up and down with the handles, full suspension and underbody details, vacuformed display base and rubber tires. Molded in clear, red tinted clear, chrome and yellow, black and tan plastic. Never started. All parts (but the clear, base and car body) are still in factory sealed bags (these were never factory bagged. Detailed instructions included. NOTE: missing one of the two red, round tail light lenses. There are tire burn marks on one flat side door glass. The burn are of only moderate depth and the clear is thick, so they may wet-sand and buff out (please see the article on this website on how to save and improve clear plastic parts).

Jo-Han 1964 Dodge Super Stock, 1/25, GC-2864

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$54   

1960s issue. Includes decals for 'Re-Charged', s/s hood, detailed engine with two 4 bbl carburetors, dual quad manifold, s/s exhaust headers, M&H cheater slicks, front drag tires and dual electric fuel pumps. Features engine compartment detail and firewall, opening hood, complete interior and chassis detail. Molded in gloss red, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Chrome is excellent. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Cramer Craft Martinsyde Buzzard F4, 1/72, 72-035

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$9   

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Older, very basic vacuform kit. Contains white plastic main airframe parts only. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans. Please note that all Cramer models are very basic kits. I do not recommend them unless you are highly experienced with older vacuform kits, have an extensive spares box and are an experienced scratch builder.

Monogram Curtiss P-40B Tiger Shark (Warhawk) - USAAF / RAF / Chinese AVG Flying Tigers - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA96-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$59   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split and has a missing section on the left as shown. The actual box is in investment-grade 'mint' condition. First issue hardbox dated 1964. This model is part of a very popular and successful line of 1/48 World War II aircraft that Monogram released through the 1960s. Very nicely molded and detailed model in the best Monogram tradition with very fine raised panel detail, full cockpit, optional position landing gear, optional full or open canopy, pilot, belly tank and working landing flaps. Contains decals for USAF, RAF and AVG Flying Tigers (Chinese).

Ambroid B & O Baltimore & Ohio Cushion Coil Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 7

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. Made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, complete decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. 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.

Testors Mig-37B Ferret E Soviet Stealth Fighter, 1/48, 502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$52   

Still factory sealed. Unusual kit of the concept Soviet 'Stealth' aircraft. Hard to find. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Convair B-58 Hustler SAC Supersonic Bomber, 1/48, 5704

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$85   

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First issue dated 1985. Very large and detailed model with 125 parts. Includes markings for the 'Bendix Trophy Winner' that made the record New York to London run. Features highly detailed landing gear and wheel wells, full cockpit and unique ejection pod, four nuclear bombs, two pod choices and opened or closed cockpit hatch. The kit has never been started. Some parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the not sealed parts have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. The box has wear as shown.

Minicraft Pinta with Sails From Columbus' Voyage of Discovery - (ex-Heller), 1/72, 102-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$24   

NOTE: builder kit only, please read carefully. From Heller molds. Very nicely detailed and molded with over 100 parts. Features full hull with display base, rigging diagrams, vacuform billowing sails and more. Molded in black with white sails. The sails are in 'excellent++' condition. The kit is complete but please: NOTE: the hull halves were once lightly tacked together but have now come apart. There was no other assembly. The port side has a closed crack that is an easy repair; when you hold it together it is virtually invisible. A small, short simple rectangular cross section is broken from one part; it can be replaced with stock extruded styrene.

AMT Ford Louisville Line Short Hauler CL9000 Truck, 1/25, 6460

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

Dated 1994 but actually from original 1970s molds. Very highly detailed kit. AMT pulled out all the stops on this one and made a kit that was state of the art at the time. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the real truck. Fully detailed chassis and suspension. Multiple position power rear loading ramp and opening sectioned rear door. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in light gray, clear, red and amber tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The actual truck is complete but NOTE it is missing the accessory CB radio and two optional antennas. With instructions and decals.

Quality Craft Models Grand Trunk Western 100 Ton Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 353

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

From 1979. Excellent kit that builds a detailed duplicate of the prototype. Features hardwood parts that are completely cut and milled to shape, numerous cast metal accessories, detailed instructions and plans and very complete decals. The kit has never been started. The small fittings are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Long after manufacturers turned to plastic ready-to-run rolling stock, Quality Craft continued to produce high quality models you could build. Headquartered in Northumberland, PA, they gave the craftsman an opportunity to build a state-of-art kit and show their skill.

Airfix 1804 Steam Locomotive Motorized - Museum Series Type Three Logo, 1/32, 622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$56   

Type three logo kit from the 1960s. Very nicely done and includes display stand and is motorized. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and includes instructions. This was one of three such 1/32 scale Museum Motorized kits. The other two were the Beam Engine and Paddle Wheel Engine.

Monogram Peterbilt 359 Conventional Semi Tractor Truck, 1/16, 2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

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Rare. Very large (1/16) truck from 1980. Very well detailed. This model builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual truck with complete engine, suspension, exhaust and drive line detail. Features detailed engine compartment, opening hood, 63 inch walk-in sleeper, complete interior with CB radio, Alcoa Alloy wheels, dual exhaust stacks, twin antennas, rotating 5th wheel, air horns and side mirrors, pinstripe decals, license plates and more. Molded in yellow, black, chrome, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has not been started. NOTE: Missing one #113 small cylinder which can be made from scratch. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: there are small to medium tire burn marks on the exhaust stacks, roof light pods, bottom part of the grill and fan shroud. None of the marks are severe.

Estes Goblin 'D' Powered, K-55

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed but missing header. From old hobby shop stock and as news. Please note this is an older issue with the 'K' part number and older illustration. The Goblin is a classic, high performance design with streamer recovery (because you will need it) and 'D' engines. It can be flown on C, B or A engines with an easy to make adapter.

Monogram Voyager Racing/Cruising Sloop - (ex-Wanderlust Cruising Sloop), 1/50, PB183-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$125   

Hard-to-find model. 1968 'Blue Box' issue of the original Four Star Wanderlust kit from 1956. Well detailed kit. Includes one-piece 12 inch long hull, vac sails, complete deck details, skipper and three crew figures, anchor-shaped display stand and complete rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

Revell Lockheed Electra Varig - Brazil Issue, 1/115, H255

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$495   

Very rare Kikoler Revell Brazil issue. The hardbox has very good color as the photo shows. The kit is the original Revell 'S' kit and is molded in silver plastic with the famous clear 'Globe' swivel stand. The correct instructions and Varig decals are unique to this issue and they are in excellent condition. The decals are flat and have very minimal yellowing and no stains. This kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please note, the box has had some internal repairs done to a crease and split corners. They are very nicely done and impossible to see from the outside.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Dated 1961 and the first issue. Note the 'Hobby Kits' slogan in the border of the Aurora logo and the Parents' Magazine Seal at the lower left. Rare near 1/100 scale kit molded in white and clear with recessed control surface and door lines. Features clear cockpit windshield, full landing gear and a large clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Convair 880 and its near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Aurora Spitfire - Famous Fighters of all Nations First Issue, 1/48, 20-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$375   

Rare first issue with minimal surface detail and molded in the non-metallic medium blue and clear plastic, with a clear two-piece display stand with the early rectangle-shaped base. The second and all later issues had greatly increased rivet detail and were molded in a metallic blue plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

RCM SSN Skipjack Submarine with 5 Blade Screw, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$112   

Very large 1/72 scale kit. SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit with resin/metal parts set. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Contains vacuform basic components, full size plans plus metal or resin screw. Does not include decals. 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.

Revell IL-38 Bison - Picture Plane Issue, 1/169, H182-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

1960 Picture Plane hardbox issue of the famous 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Jack Lynnwood box art. This is the second release of this classic model. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

SMB Technik RC-Stratos - 81.5 inch Wingspan 1-3 Channel R/C Glider, 1364

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$155   

Large RC glider made in West Germany. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).