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Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3 - Four Star Issue, 1/90, PA9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$145   

Second Issue in a 1955 dated hardbox. First issues has same art but kit #P9 instead of PA9. The box is in fantastic 'NM' condition with as new color and gloss, four solid corners and no fading or stains. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg Blue Devil Destroyer (Fletcher) - (USS Melvin DD680) Motorized, 1/125, 815M-1195

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$129   

Rare original 1950s issue in great collector condition. The box, which features Ray Gaedke art, has four solid corners and little wear. The huge litho slick is almost completely damage free. Three-foot long WWII Fletcher-class DD is designed for free running or easily converted to R/C. It can be programmed to do rectangles, figure 8, circle or go straight. Very good detail. includes motor, gear box and gears and all running hardware. The kit has never been started. The small parts and decals are still bag sealed, and all other parts have been inventoried complete with correct first issue instructions.

Italeri Bell AH-58D Kiowa Warrior - US Army 101st AVN.RGT 3rd Bat 1991, 1/48, 027

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$24   

Nicely detailed with full interior. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell AT-16 / T-6G Harvard - Netherlands Navy or Luftwaffe, 1/72, RH-4198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$18   

Unusual Revell/Lodela Mexico issue, from ex-Heller molds. Includes very nice decal sheet for the two air forces listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell M-42 Twin 40mm Duster Anti-Aircraft Gun (M42) - Ex-Renwal, 1/32, 8000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

1989 Revell reissue from original Renwal molds. Highly detailed kit with 182 parts. Has many action and moving features including independent suspension on each wheel, working tracks, rotating and elevating 40mm gun, two opening crew hatches on top and one large crew entrance door on the front, interior seats, detailed engine and 3 engine hatches that open. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the decals have light bug damage to the backing paper; the actual transfers are clear and clean.

Monogram Firebolt Jet Powered Racer - For CO2 or Jetex, 1/24, PC51-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$175   

Rare original issue from 1959. Molded in correct high-gloss red, black and clear. Includes asbestos washers and metallic heavy cardboard heat shield for CO2 or Jetex B operation. Never started. Complete with all parts, decals, instructions and small catalog.

Aoshima Brewster F2A Buffalo - US Navy or RAF, 1/72, 210-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

Well molded with raised panel lines, movable propeller and ailerons, retractable landing gear (yes, on a Buffalo - including strut braces!) and a three piece canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Matchbox Boeing 737-200 - British Airways or Aer Lingus, 1/200, 40803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$18   

Still factory sealed. Nicely molded kit with good detail. Features optional position landing gear and decals for both airlines listed.

Heller BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde - Supersonic Airliner, 1/72, 52903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$150   

Still factory sealed. From Airfix molds. Very large kit measures 86.5 cm (0ver 34 inches) long when built Includes a large stand. Well detailed with 151 parts. Can be built with the gear up or down and a dual position (cruise or landing) nose. Has large decal sheet for Air France.

StromBecker Swift 125 Sea Plane, C-40

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$145   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. Most included plastic detail parts (colored and clear) - decals - glue - wood filler - sandpaper and a stand (if applicable). The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Never started. The original fittings packet is still factory sealed and the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete with excellent decals and plans.

ESCI McDonnel Douglas F-4B / F-4J Navy - VF-111 'Sundowners' CVW-15 7th Pacific Fleet USS Coral Sea / VF-74 'Bedevilers' CVW-8 6th (Atlantic) Fleet 1975, 1/48, 4043

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

From the 1980s. Well detailed kit for the time. Features good cockpit detail, optional position landing gear, four piece canopy, optional parts for B or J variant, drop tanks (centerline and wing), four AIM-9 Sidewinders, four AIM-7 Sparrows, decals for two aircraft and extensive stenciling. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Idea Curtiss P-40E Warhawk - USAAF Aleutian Tiger 1942 - (ex-Otaki), 1/48, 1402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$25   

Still factory sealed. Nice, older kit from ex-Otaki molds. Features all fine recessed details, very good cockpit detail, fully detailed engine and firewall with removable cowling panels, pilot, drop tank, bombs and decals for the USAAF aircraft.

Hawk Laird Solution 1930s Racer - One-Piece Box, 1/48, 603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare. For the advanced model collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history for it is among the early injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood with metal accessories since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the then-large sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by replacing the metal detail parts with injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This may have been the first injection molded airplane kit produced in the USA; another contender is the Varney's PT-17. Both met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the Curtiss box to two colors and added box artwork while molding the kit is bright yellow acetate. In 1947, Hawk approached toy stores since hobby shops were giving the kit poor promotion. The toy stores did much better. Spurred on by toy store sales in 1947, Hawk added four classic racers in 1948, all molded in acetate - the Gee Bee, Howard Ike, Laird Solution and the Supermarine S6B. This kit is the one in bright yellow acetate and is from 1948. (Hawk went to polystyrene in 1949). The box is in excellent condition with great colors. The box has not been crushed, bent or flattened, which is unusual since this type of box is not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started. The model is 100% complete with all parts. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Renwal The Visible Automobile Chassis - For the Visible V-8, 1/4, 813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$1250   

Rare and large 1/4 scale kit. Over 3 feet long and highly detailed. This kit is designed to accept the Renwal Visible V-8 for a complete rolling chassis display. This model is motorized with gears that shift, brake pads work on fluid through brake pedal, operating steering with gearbox and linkage and operational rear differential. Includes book on how an Automobile Chassis really works. The box is 'Good++' condition with nice gloss and color, no missing litho but has general wear, creasing and some clear tape on the sides. The kit has never been started. The model has been inventoried 100% complete with every part- a very time consuming task. Includes all cardboard internal presentation parts in 'very good' condition as shown, instructions, Renwal Guarantee Sheet and the booklet "The Automobile Chassis and It's Working Parts" in excellent condition.

Constructo Pirate Brig - Highly Prefabricated Wooden Ship Kit

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

17.25 inches long and 14 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hull with predrilled mast, bowsprit and anchor chain holes, finished wood display stand, turned and painted stand pedestals and nails, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string, a factory sealed bag of fully finished smaller wooden parts, a box of injection molded fittings including carriages, cannon, ships wheel, deadeyes, ladders, hull window panels, capstan, anchors and stocks, lifeboat and more, a small container of metal parts such as eyebolts, tiny nails, etc, a box with four colors of paint, black and white rigging thread, 8 completely sewn and finished sails, two small sheets of cardstock hull decorations, pirate flag and gun ports, instructions in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

Lindberg USS Missouri BB63 Motorized Battleship, 1/900, 781-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Late 1950s hardbox issue that is intended for water operation. Artwork by Ray Gaedke. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff 40 Foot Wood Box Car PRR Empire Line - S Scale Craftsman Kit, S, 526

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Excellent, highly detailed craftsman kit in unusual 'S' scale. Features cut and prescribed hardwood car sides that are factory painted and lettered, fully milled hardwood roof and floor, pre-cut and scribed car ends and doors, wood stock as required, cast metal bolsters, lower car ends and brake cylinder, metal brake wheel, platform, grabirons, chain, car door slides and 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 detailed, illustrated instructions.

Monogram German WWII Sturmgeschuetz IV L/48 Assault Tank, 1/32, 6861

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

1970 issue with optional 'battle damaged' parts. Very nicely molded and detailed model elevating gun, working treads, bogies with spring action, extra helmets, jerry cans and tread links and a crew of two. The kit has never been started. Inventoried with all parts present including decals and instructions. Please note that the decals are age cracking; you will need to provide your own decals if you wish to build this kit.

Fujimi Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-5 Hohenjager, 1/48, 48014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$26   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1995. Very nicely molded kit.

Monogram B-25 Mitchell - Four Star Issue, 1/70, P7-98

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

$125   

Rare 1st issue from 1955 in exceptional condition. Molded in silver and includes rubber tires, which only this issue (and the first PBY issue) had. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.