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Tamiya British Army Saladin MkII Armoured Car - Motorized, 1/35, MT108

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$65   

Very well detailed and molded kit. Features FA-130 motor (not included) and metal gear box and axles with nylon gears. Drive is on the rear wheels and the batteries are in the center. The front wheels can be steered. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. The box has stains has shown but the kit inside is in 'excellent' condition.

ITC Mercer Raceabout Motorized Cam-a-Matic with Working Lights, 1/8, 36376-895

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

The largest injection molded kit ever made of this famous car. From the very early 1960s; features good detail for that time and operates realistically with Cam-a-Matic action. Car moves forward with real motor sound, then begins one of several pre-set steering patterns via one of four cams, stops at selected intervals, then flashes the headlights on then reverses at selected intervals! Measures about 17 inches long when built. Molded in red, black, clear and with plated plastic. Inside the kit is near mint. All internal packing material is present and 'excellent.' All the parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. That includes the motor and all metal parts, plated parts, wheels/tires and two bags of red/black parts. The few very large parts and three metal rods what were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, with an 'excellent' pin-stripe and instrument sticker sheet and 'excellent' instructions. The box displays better than the 'very good' grade but is graded as such due to a closed split on one box bottom corner and one box top corner (right upper side).

Guillows Lockheed P-38L Lightning - 40 Inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/13, 2001

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Very large flying model for free flight, .049 U-Control, static display or rubber power. Although it is not in the instructions, many people have converted this model to R/C with electric power. Includes stick and tissue construction, a large number of plastic vac parts, clear vac canopy, detailed cardstock parts, full decals and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's 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.

RCM Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$114   

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.

Revell USS Missouri Narrow Box - First Issue Pre 'S' Kit, 1/535, H301-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

First release 1953 hardbox pre 'S' kit. This is the first ship that Revell cut the molds for. Earlier Revell ship releases were Ex-Gowland and Gowland molds for the small scale sailing ship series. Although the box is graded VG (very good), it has excellent color and little wear. Inside the kit is 100% correct. The plastic is the high gloss medium gray. All small parts are still sealed in the factory cello bag and the original flag sheet is included. The instructions are the correct 'large' release for the first issue. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present.

Lindberg Republic P-47B Thunderbolt, 1/72, 483-75

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG-

$18   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top concave and the seal has split. Late 1960s softbox issue with artwork by Bojanowski. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory tape sealed. Very finely molded. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Has markings for No 41 Sqn, RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire 1950 or No. 19 Sqn., RAF, Church Fenton, Yorkshire, 1950.

White Ensign HMS Chester 1916 Birkenhead Class Cruiser, 1/700, WEM K714

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

Rare. Beautifully cast resin waterline ship with superior detail. Also includes an excellent photoetched fret with numerous parts including railings. Includes extensive directions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hasegawa P-38J Lightning 'Virginia Marie' - 433 FS 475 FG 5th AF / Same but earlier / 383 FS 364 FG, 1/72, JT1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$42   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1993 and is widely considered the finest 1/48 J model. Well molded with 144 parts, very fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, bomb, rocket or drop tank load-outs and decals for the three airplanes listed.

Wilhelmshaven Stier (HSK6) Armed Merchant Cruiser WWII (Hilfskreuzer Schiff 23), 1/250, 1128

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Large and highly detailed waterline kit of a rare subject. Originally the freighter Cairo launched in 1936, she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser and broke out in May of 1942 - the last German merchant raider to do so. She operated in the South Atlantic for 4.5 months, sinking three ships. The Stier attacked the converted liner Pasteur (after the war, the German Bremen) but she was to fast and easily outranged the raider. She appeared to be headed for victory #4 when she spotted the SS Stephen Hopkins. The Hopkins was very badly outgunned on paper, but scored early and critically with her one 4" gun. The broadside from Stier was too much however, but by then both ships were mortally wounded. Only fifteen survivors made it to Brazil from the Hopkins, while only two from the raider were lost, with the rest picked up by the near-by supply ship Tannenfels. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Revenue Cutter - 12 Inches Long, 1110

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

The plans are dated 1938. This kit is part of Ideal's famous '12 Inch' series of ship models with the composition molded hull. This eliminated all the work of forming the hull from a block of wood. This hull is in 'near mint' condition with no warping and no damaged, just a few tiny edge chips at the top hull line. Also includes two sheets of printwood parts, bamboo strips, wooden dowels, full plans/instructions which include rigging details. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the plans/instructions. The box is generally very nice but is missing the large flap on the left side. The parts are still wrapped in the plans exactly as they left the factory; the plans do have a little wear, mainly in the corners and are in 'very good' condition.

Mantua Golden Star English Brigantine - 20.5 Inch Long Wood Model, 1/150, 769

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Excellent plank-on-frame model featuring die-cut, quality plywood bulkheads, deck and other parts, thick plywood center bulkhead support (keel), hardwood dowels as required, quality hardwood strips for planking, other wood as required, a large factory cardboard sheet with 7 factory sealed fittings bags still stapled in place, a giant detailed instruction sheet and full size plans. Fittings include over 100 brass and wood parts as well as rigging thread. The kit has not been started. No parts have been punched out. All fittings are factory sealed; the parts that were never factory sealed are complete with plans and instructions.3

Lindberg Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, 1/64, 525-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Classic kit from the late 1950s. 'Excellent+' condition box with dramatic box art by Ray Gaedke. Color and gloss are as new with the only flaws being very light general wear and two closed corner splits. If you have built this model, then you know the kit goes together very nicely and is very well molded and detailed for the the 1950s. It features movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, rotating and elevating gun turrets, retractable main landing gear and tail gear, crew members, good cockpit detail for that time, rotating props and wheels and a large, clear adjustable display stand. Inside, the kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram TWA Airliner Gift Set - DC-3 and Super G Constellation, MGP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$195   

1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is intact but has water damage on one short side, and water stains on the left top (as shown) with the stains carrying down the long sides. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The Constellation decals are intact, but have water stains on the right side. The models has not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT AC-130H Spectre Gun Ship Hercules, 1/72, 8690

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$120   

Still factory sealed. Well molded with all recessed details. Highly detailed with (2) M61A Vulcan 20mm rotary cannons, (1) 40mm Bofars Cannon and (1) 105mm Howitzer, complete cockpit and full interior, ecm pods, engine infrared shields, Suu-4A pods, ALQ-87 pods and full decals.

Lindberg Lockheed F-80C (P-80) Shooting Star, 1/48, 500-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

From the early 1950s. Rare, very early Lindberg issue with the 'Round Script" logo, the first for Lindberg. The logo is located on the right lower corner of the box top and on the two long sides. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg got his start in 1930s model aviation by designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft. His plans appeared in Popular Aviation magazine and he soon made a name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kits sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the the early artists for O-lin, and he help pioneer dramatic and colorful box artwork. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg was running the company and had the logo changed to his name. The first logo was circular, with 'Lindberg' in middle and 'Products' 'Incorporated' arched across the top and bottom. The second logo is the 'Yellow Square' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

Lindberg Motorized F6F Hellcat, 1/48, 1502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. John Steel artwork is dated 1976. This is a reissue of the classic motorized 1950s release. Perfect builder.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Barquentine - 12 Inch Long, 1107

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$38   

The plans are dated 1939. This kit is part of Ideal's famous '12 Inch' series of ship models with the composition molded hull. This eliminated all the work of forming the hull from a block of wood. This hull is in perfect condition with no warping or chips. Also includes two sheets of printwood parts, bamboo strips, full plans/instructions which include rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes the plans/instructions. The box is very fragile and damaged, missing one inner flap (of four) but including both end flaps. The parts are still wrapped in the plans exactly as they left the factory; the plans have age wear and light damage to the corners and short tears on some long sides. Overall they are 'good' and certainly fine enough to use if you choose to build the model.

Testors Martin B-57B Canberra, 1/72, 698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$42   

Builds either version. Well detailed with 115 parts. Features optional position canopy and landing gear, rotor bomb bay detail with optional position doors, full internal bomb load and underwing pylons and full weapons load. Never started. Factory sealed bag with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box looks much better than it is. The back and right side have extensive damage and some stains. Decals and instructions are 'excellent.' Before using any older kit decals, please read the two articles (on this website) about saving or reproducing old decals.