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CM CA2 USS New York (Armored Cruiser 1895), 1/350

Resin Model Kit


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.

Monogram Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan Bild'n Fly - 17.5 inch Wingspan Flying Model, 1/21, F1-149

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Rare. 1960 issue from the large 'Bild'n Fly' series. This series was Monogram's most elaborate, colorful and realistic flying models. It was short-lived however, as by 1960 non-flying plastic kits had become the #1 hobby of boys in the USA. The Bild'n Fly series included simplified assembly - no ribs or stringers. All balsa parts are color laminated and die cut - no tissue covering and all decoration is built in full color. There are 14 highly detailed plastic parts such as cowl, wheels, prop, etc. The windows are clear and are of die-cut acetate. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including and instructions.

Airfix Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Mk.1 - North Africa 1943, 1/76, 961308

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Part of the excellent 1/76 Airfix armor range of kits. Features flexible tracks, full bogie detail and rotating turret. Markings for the North Africa campaign. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Chevrolet V-8 283 CID Engine and Four Speed Transmission - For Motorizing Builds 6 Different Versions, 1/8, PE62-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++


Very rare. 1960 first and only issue. Can be motorized with the additional Monogram motorizing kit - or you can motorizing it with a small motor as full instructions are included. Large 1/8 scale kit that can be displayed in any of 6 versions. The key parts are snap-on, so you can change the appearance of the engine as you wish. The six versions are Stock (Four Barrel Carburetor, Chevrolet stock intake manifold, valve covers, exhaust manifold and distributor, Street (with Edelbrock Intake, Hedman Exhaust Headers, three Stromberg 97 Carburetors and three chrome air cleaners), Road and Track (Weiand Intake Manifold, six Stromberg 97 Carburetors, Scintilla Vertex Magneto and hetman headers), Dragstrip (Cragar Intake Manifold, GMC 4-71 Supercharger, Cragar Carburetor Adapter Plate, four barrel carburetors, Cragar Supercharger Drive Unit, Tuned Exhaust, Scintilla Magneto, finned chromed rocker covers, Cragar drive pulley and belt), Racing (Hilborn Fuel injection manifold, Intake Stacks, Scintilla Magneto, finned rocker covers and tuned exhaust), All-Out Competition (Potvin Intake Manifold, Potvin Intake Pipes, GMC 4-71 Supercharger, Potvin Pipe Adapter, Scintilla Magneto and tuned exhausts). The kit has many working features - A crank at the back of the transmission turns the crankshaft and moves the two pistons and connecting rods up and down within clear piston sleeves. The pistons are visible through a clear engine block section. Crank pulley also turns the fly wheel, pressure plate and the front drive belt, which moves the water pump and the generator. The belt also turns the GMC 4-71 Supercharger, which has moving internal vanes visible through a clear plastic cover. The transmission shifter can be moved through the 'H' pattern. The model is molded in multiple colors so that painting is not required - molded in Chevrolet Orange (red), black, silver, chrome and clear. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions in as new condition. Includes the booklet 'Customizing The Chevrolet V-8 Automobile Engine' in mint condition.

Tamiya Douglas A-1H Skyraider - US Navy VA-176 USS Intrepid / VA-52 Knight Riders USS Ticonderoga / VA-25 The Fists of the Fleet USS Midway, 1/48, 61058-2800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM


Still factory sealed. From 1998. Very highly detailed and finely molded in traditional Tamiya quality. Includes full under-wing loadout.

Revell American Firefighters Chemical and Ladder, 1/48, F201-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Dated 1953 with a wonderful hardbox illustration. Kit also includes horses, dog and fireman and real chain. The kit has not been started. Inside, it is still in the factory cello seal. 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) in 1952. 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 run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This issue is from when Revell still had the marketing agreement, as it says 'Trade Mark Copyright 1953 Marlin Toy Co. Inc' on the box top and 'Collector's Kits, Inc, Closter, N.J.' on the side.

Comet 40' Billboard Reefer MDT New York Central Line - Wood Sheathed Refrigerator Car Craftsman Kit, 1/87, R4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Comet was a very famous manufacture of flying stick and tissue as well as solid aircraft models. What is less well known is that Comet produced HO equipment during the HO boom of the late 1930s/1940s. This is an excellent kit from that period. The kit features precut and shaped wooden roof, underside and frame, metal ladders, grab irons and other small parts, and heavy embossed and pre-decorated cardstock sides for and ends for MDT NYC. Features very well drawn full size plans. 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 instructions.

Revell Sopwith Camel - 'S' Issue, 1/28, H197-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+


1957 'S' kit with classic box art. The box is in investment-grade condition. Large 1/28 scale kit is nicely molded and detailed. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, pilot and crew figures, rigging material, complete rigging instructions and more. The model has never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram T-28A Trojan Trainer - US Air Force Four Star Issue, 1/48, PA28-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


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Dated 1957. First issue 'Four Star' hardbox kit with many operating features. Canopy slides open to show detailed cockpit, gear retracts, prop spins, wheels rotate and has instructor, student pilot and mechanic figures. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Midwest Fortastrop - 36 inch Wingspan Free Flight Airplane for Sport or Competition, FG-6

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


From the 1940s. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and gas powered models, all powered by Brown engines, took home so many awards that they were forever separated from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Getting the wing up out of the propeller airflow was a huge improvement, and this type of design proliferated. This is one example of a parasol style 1940s free-flight competition aircraft designed by FS Garcher. Quality kit includes printwood, strip wood, wheels, tissue and beautiful full size plans. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix DeHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk - RAF or RCAF - Bagged, 1/72, 134

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed with an 'Excellent+' condition header and the T3 logo. From the 1960s. Has decals for both version.

Huma Model Klemm KL-35 B/D/106 - German Civil / Sweden / Luftwaffe, 1/72, 2501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++


Very finely molded with excellent detail. Has markings for all three aircraft and builds either version. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of two tiny windscreens. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1953 Ford Pickup Truck - Cruisin USA by George Barris, 1/25, 2257

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


180 special Barris issue. Very nicely molded kit that builds up a rolling chassis with suspension, drive line and exhaust detail just like the real truck. Features two complete engines - stock Ford V-8 or Hemi V-8 with multiple carbs, flexible tires and mags, complete interior with custom steering wheel, speaker, custom grill and front/rear bumpers, opened or closed tail gate, stock or custom Chevy rear fenders, side mirrors, exhaust stacks and more. Accessories include welding tanks, torch, hammer, screwdriver, wrenches, jack and handle, fire extinguisher and more. Molded in yellow, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes both the special Barris-designed sheet and the special effects decals shown on the box top. With instructions.

Renwal The Visible V8 (V-8) - Transparent Motorized Operating Auto Engine, 1/4, 802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


From the late 1950s and rare in this condition. Classic motorized kit with over 100 moving parts. The box is one of the finest I have ever seen, with 'like new' color and gloss, four perfect original corners, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks and no missing litho. General light wear is the only flaw. When built, all major internal parts move via electric motor and spark plugs (red lights) flash in time. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. All internal cardboard and cello display packing is present. Includes Renwal Guarantee/Parts order sheet, packing inspection ticket, Renwal catalog, instructions and original V-8 booklet. This kit has never been started. The clear, red, black and silver parts boxes are still factory tape sealed. In the small parts box, the original screwdriver and unopened Renwal glue is still present, and all parts are still factory sealed and stapled to box six.

Berkeley Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Controliner - 21.5 Inch Wingspan, 1-10-295

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-


Large profile-scale flying model designed to fly a full stunt pattern on 65 miles per hour with a .09 engine. This is a highly prefabricated kit designed for strong, easy construction. Features pre-shaped hollow balsa wings with airfoil, die cut balsa and plywood, all necessary metal hardware, fully finished wheels, full size plans with complete building instructions and full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed (larger wood parts and sheets of wood) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have bug damage to the backing paper but the actual transfers are undamaged. The plans have light, even bug damage as well which will not affect building the kit.

Hawk Grumman Panther F9F - Flip Box 1st Issue, 1/48, 400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++


Very early rare Hawk kit. Hawk was active in manufacturing wooden kits in the 1920s and wooden kits with some injection molded details in the late 1930s before all-injection molded kits came around. Two of Hawks early plastic kits were the F9F and F-90 in the flip top box. Oddly, the kits are more famous for the fact that Aurora purchased the F9F and F-90 models and back engineered them to create their first two plastic kits molds. Correctly molded in a beautiful medium blue with clear stand, stand arm, nose probe and canopy and olive drab pilot. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg X-3 Stiletto / F-88 Voodoo / F-86 Sabre Gift Set, 1/48

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++


Very rare 1950s triple gift set for the advanced collector. All boxes have the Ray Gaedke illustrations and are in Exc++ to NM- or condition. The cardboard gift sleeve is in exc++ condition. The gift set was neatly opened at the back. Since it was opened, I did an inventory on all kits. They have never been started. All are 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

ESCI Fokker D-7 (D-VII DVII), 1/72, 9015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc


Very nicely molded kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell DeHavilland Mosquito MK IV - Bagged, 1/32, 4746

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Perfect builder. Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. This collector stored this and all of his kits in bags because of limited storage space. He was very precise; the canopy is bagged separate to prevent scratching, the small parts are in a zip lock for protection and then put into a larger sealed bag with the bigger parts and instructions. Decals are excellent. 1992 issue. Features removable cowling to display Rolls Royce Merlin engine, full cockpit, 2 crew and rotating props and wheels. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions in 'as-new' condition.

Heljan Lille Hotel - Small Town Hotel - HO Scale Building, HO, HO 820

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-


Nicely molded kit with base/foundation. Molded in the colors shown on the box top. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing 6 small flat clear windows. Easily replace with stock clear plastic. Inventoried with all other parts including instructions.