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  Renwal Model Kits

Renwal The Visible Airplane Engine WASP 9 Cylinder Radial by Pratt & Whitney, 1/4, 809-1495

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$1200   

From the late 1950s. Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor, gear and battery boxes and all hardware. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. The box is very heavily worn and has a great deal of clear tape on the edges and corners. 4 inches of one short side is missing. It is marginally presentable as shown but not collectible. Inside the box is much better- all cardboard inserts and clear panels are intact as shown and display from 'very good' to 'near mint.' The bottom box (tray) is solid and 'good' with the main flaw being fading to the bottom. The kit has not been started. The Renwal cement is present and mint, and all metal parts and bulbs are still in sealed in the original envelopes. The plastic parts have been completely inventoried. The red, clear, blue metallic and gray parts are 100% complete. NOTE: the black parts are complete except 1 push rod (of 18) is missing. The other 17 are present and you can easily make this part from stock plastic. Also includes instructions, yellow lubrication warning, small Renwal catalog and special booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates.' All of these are in 'excellent' to 'near mint' condition.

Renwal Fokker D-VII Aeroskin - Vzfw. Willy Gabriel's Aircraft, 1/72, 270-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, Aeroskin and instructions.

Renwal Lacrosse Missile MGM-18 with Launching Truck and Crew, 1/32, 85-7824

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

2016 reissue from the original 1950s molds. Very large Lacrosse kit- the missile is over 9 inches long! This is not the small Revell issue. It featured exceptional detail for that time with 138 parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal General Patton II Medium Tank, 1/32, 556

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Ex++

$65   

Still factory sealed. Second issue of this well detailed action kit. Features working suspension, treads, rotating turret, elevating gun, lock clamp for traveling position, detailed engine with removable hatch and crew members that take cover then pop up from hatches.

Renwal General Patton II Medium Tank, 1/32, 556-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$29   

Second issue of this action kit. Features working suspension, treads, rotating turret, elevating gun, lock clamp for traveling position, detailed engine with removable hatch and crew members that take cover then pop up from hatches. Never started. NOTE: missing several small parts that can be made - (2) #39 small hinges (flat plates), (2) #43 very small hinges for the traveling lock, (2) #78 antenna, (1) #65 'U' shaped hand rail and (1) #68 'U' shaped lifting eye. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Renwal USS Sarasota Attack Transport PA-24, 1/500, S605-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$379   

Very rare, and even more so in complete, never started condition. Dates from the late 1950s or early 1960s. This is a full hull kit. Very nicely molded and finely detailed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal USS King Destroyer Leader DDG10, 1/500, 85-0603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. This is the modern reissue and not the 1950s issue. Well detailed model of the 512 foot-long large destroyer designed for anti-air and ASW duties.

Renwal Bleriot 1909 Monoplane and Kitty Hawk 1903 Biplane, 1/72, 234-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Hard to fine early 1960s hardbox issue. Kit includes both models. The Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk was the first aircraft to make powered and controlled flight, and the Bleriot Monoplane was the first aircraft to fly over the English Channel. 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. The kit has never been started. The Bleriot is complete; the Kitty Hawk is missing the pilot but is otherwise complete. Includes covering tissue, instructions and Testors's covering glue which is still good!

Renwal 2 for 1 Aeroskin Fabulous Flying Machines Antoinette 1908 Monoplane and Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane, 1/72, 212-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

Kit includes both models. Very nicely detailed. The Antoinette was the first plane in the world to attain an altitude of 500 feet, and the Voisin made the first city-to-city powered flight. 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. The kits have never been started. The Antoinette has been inventoried 100% complete and the Farman is missing #13 (lower pilot's tub) and is otherwise complete. Includes covering material, Testors covering glue (which is evaporated) and instructions.

Renwal 1909 Avro Triplane and 1909 Curtiss Golden Flyer, 1/72, 256-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$125   

Still factory sealed. Kit includes both models. The Avro was one of the first British aircraft and the Curtiss Golden Flyer was the Speed trophy winner at Reims in France. 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 in included. The result is a very realistic aircraft.

Renwal MIM-3 Nike Ajax Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile with Launcher and Crew, 1/32, 550-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$165   

From the 1950s. Fantastic kit with a 'near mint' investment quality box with factory-new colors and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, zero tape or tape marks, no fading and no litho damage. Flaws include very light corner wear, an old price tag on one short side and a pencil-point sized closed hole on one long side. Classic box art showing the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. Excellent model (for that time) with operating launcher that is made to hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery. Molded in olive drab and white, with the white parts still factory sealed. Never started, and the olive drab parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes instructions and decals. Must be shipped insured.

Renwal The Visible Automobile Chassis, 1/4, 813-2498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$1100   

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. Includes instructions for installing V-8. Chassis is motorized - gears shift - brake pads work on fluid through brake pedal - operating steering with gearbox and linkage - operational rear differential. Includes book on how an Automobile Chassis really works. Inside, the kit has never been started. All factory presentation cardboard is complete and in very good condition. All parts that were factory sealed are still factory sealed and even include the Renwal inspection tag inside them. The only parts that were never factory sealed (clear and small red parts) have been inventoried complete. Includes instructions, Renwal parts sheet, Renwal Kit Catalog and the booklet 'The Automobile Chassis and It's Working Parts'.

Renwal The Visible V8 (V-8) - Transparent Motorized Operating Auto Engine, 1/4, 802-1298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$325   

The early issue from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Classic motorized kit with over 100 moving parts. All internal cardboard and cello display packing is present. Includes the Renwal parts order sheet, packing inspection ticket, instructions and original V-8 booklet. When built, all major internal parts move via electric motor and spark plugs (red lights) flash in time. This kit has never been started. Inside, the kit has never been started. I did a complete inventory on all clear, red, black and metallic colored parts. Most small parts packets are still sealed, but the ones that are open have been inventoried complete. Does not include Renwal plastic cement. The box shows better than the 'Fair++' grade but it has much clear tape on it, especially the sides.

Renwal Antoinette 1908 Monoplane and Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane, 1/72, 212-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$100   

Hard to find. Early hardbox issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Kit includes both models. The Antoinette was the first plane in the world to attain an altitude of 500 feet, and the Voisin made the first city-to-city powered flight. 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. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Renwal Aeroskin Antoinette 1908 Monoplane and Voisin Farman 1908 Biplane - 2 for 1 Fabulous Flying Machines, 1/72, 212-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$125   

Still factory sealed. Hard to find. Early issue from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Kit includes both models. The Antoinette was the first plane in the world to attain an altitude of 500 feet, and the Voisin made the first city-to-city powered flight. 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.

Renwal Sopwith Triplane Aeroskin - Lt. Col. R Collishaw's Aircraft, 1/72, 266-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$42   

Still factory sealed but please note that the factory printed the box colors slightly off register. Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft.

Renwal USS King Destroyer Leader DDG10, 1/500, 603

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$139   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and rare kit of the 512 foot-long large destroyer designed for anti-air and ASW duties.

Renwal Nike Ajax MIM-3 Missile Store Display, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$475   

For the advanced collector and investor. Very rare and in exceptional, all original condition. This is a Adams-factory built display built for hobby shop promotional use. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these dioramas, potential buyers would see the model build and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive, so few hobby shops could afford them back in the 1950s. And of the ones made, there was heavy attrition. Parts broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes the 'excellent' condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and painted, is missing no parts and has had no repairs. The paint is 'excellent+' and the decals are very good with the typical yellowing and wear as shown . The 3-D cardboard display is 'excellent.' There are no rips, tears, repair, tape or missing material. The only damage is a light crease near the words 'nike man' at the top center, a light crease at the top left, and a slight stain under the '81.' A superb 'no apologies' piece. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured. NOTE: It will be packed as well as possible in a double box, but be aware that some small parts or men may come loose during shipping and may have to repaired on your end.

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.

Renwal MIM-3 Nike Ajax Anti-Aircraft Guided Missile - With Launcher and Crew, 1/32, 550

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

From the 1950s. Classic box art showing the Nike Ajax blowing up what appears to be a B-17 over an American city. Large scale kit has excellent detail. The launcher operates as the real one does, and is made to hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery. Molded in olive drab and white. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.