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OldModelKits SS Rex Ocean Liner, mid 1930s, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$669   

Finally, the Pride of the Italian Line in 1/350 scale! The SS Rex is from the same team that brought you the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner. This four year project is a 100% new model and represents the Rex in her glory years of the mid 1930s.  more info >

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$625   

Dated 1954. Rare, desirable and very collectible. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. The box top has excellent color and gloss but general wear as shown, two properly repaired (from the inside) split corners and a closed tear (also repaired) on the lower side. Inside, the kit is factory new. All of the factory cardboard presentation material is present and grades from 'mint' to 'excellent++.' Includes numerous plastic parts in red, gray, clear and black, four unopened glass bottle of Mono*Dope that are still good, an unopened tube of MonoGlue still in the original mint box, all prefabricated wooden parts including the amazing Monofoil wing, three sheets of die-cut and factory painted wood (unpunched), colored die-cut cardstock sheet, sandpaper, gun barrel plastic material, decals in amazing 'near mint' condition, 'near mint' instruction book and full size plans and even a miniature Monogram Catalog showing this kit and the entire Speedee-Bilt line for '54. The kit has never been started. It has been carefully inventoried 100% complete with all parts, paperwork, instructions, plans and decals. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping (on two of the nacelles). This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warped easily over time. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speedee-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are very rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter Killer, 1/54, 145-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$76   

1963 hardbox issue in investment-grade "Near Mint+" condition. The original owner opened the box but very carefully left the clear plastic on the box top. This is the larger of the two Comet molds for the S2F. Molded in the correct dark Navy Blue and clear plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Boeing IM-99 Bomarc - With Launcher, 1/47, H1806-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$125   

Original hardbox issue from 1957. This is a very well detailed model for that time and features fully operational launcher and crew. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box is only graded 'good' because 'OK' is written on the box top and two short sides in permanent black market and there is one closed split corner. There is also general wear (mainly the edges) as shown.

Trumpeter USS New York BB34 Battleship Plus Pontos Detail Up Set, 1/350, 05339

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$219   

Built the ultimate USS New York. Includes Pontos #35023F1 1/350 USS New York BB-34 1944 Detail Up Set with highly realistic pre-stained real wooden deck, four photoetched sheets, 260 pieces of scribed brass parts, 95 resin parts and dry transfers. It is still factory tape sealed. The actual ship kit is very highly detailed with 840 parts and several good-sized PE frets. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Sturmtiger 38cm Assault Mortar, 1/35, 35177

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$44   

Very well molded and features detailed interior and exterior, crew member and separately molded track links. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Toyota Hiace Quick Delivery, 1/24, 2441

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$59   

Still factory sealed. A well detailed model of this reliable and once-common truck.

Fujimi Westland Wasp A.S. Mk.1, 1/48, FG-1-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$66   

Still factory sealed. Large-scale kit of this 1958 Royal Navy helicopter features full interior, detailed engine, moving rotors, torpedo load and four-wheel landing gear configuration.

AMT Chevrolet Nova SS Pro Stocker - 'The Old Pro' or Factory Stock, 1/25, T365-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$54   

First issue from the early 70s; not the recent and common reissue. Includes parts to build a factory stock or drag race pro stockers. This is a well detailed kit of the early Nova SS with over 100 parts that features Chevy 350 CID engine or 454 CID engine, optional dual quad tunnel ram intake with velocity stacks, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, good exhaust and suspension detail, full interior and more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber wheels. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bell UH-1D Huey UN Rescue, 1/48, H2290

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Rare Revell release from the original ESCI molds. This is the unusual civil issue with very good detail including full interior with cockpit and stretchers, opening doors, turbine engine and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Dyna-Model North American P-51 Mustang - Wood and Metal Model Aircraft, 1/48

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$79   

In the 'Golden Age of Aviation Modeling' (1930s and '40s), most modelers built the flying 'stick and tissue' type kits with rubber, CO2 or gas power. But there were a small but measurable percent that built solid aircraft display models of great detail. This required great skill worthy of the shipbuilders of old, especially considering the limited technology. Many manufacturer's kits consisted of blocks of wood and a plan - the famous (or infamous) 'Make Wood Look Like Plane' kits. A few, like Dyna-Model Products Company, attempted to provide true-scale static models with a high level of detail. Today Dyna-Models are legendary and sought after collectibles. When you first open the kit, you see a black and white cardstock display with all the needed jigs and templates for assembly. Underneath, the fuselage is rough carved to ~95% of final shape (not just profile cut) and all other parts are either profile (2D) or die cut. Includes color decals, full size high-quality plans and the crowning jewel, a box of finished metal castings for super detailing your aircraft. Never started and inventoried complete.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi G4M1 Betty Bomber, 1/144, SM-10

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

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Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed smaller scale model features fine recessed panel lines, parts molded in gray and clear, full landing gear and decals.

Fujimi Westland Wasp A.S. Mk.1 ASW Helicopter, 1/50\\48, 0743-170

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$64   

Still factory sealed. Large scale model of this 1958 Royal Navy helicopter features full interior, detailed engine, moving rotors, torpedo load and four-wheel landing gear configuration.

Fujimi Tokyo Metropolitan Fire Board Chidori - (Sud Alouette III), 1/48, 5A20-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$59   

Rare Japanese Civil Alouette. Features complete cockpit and passenger cabin, pilot and co-pilot figures, working main and tail rotors, detailed turbine engine, separately molded left and right cockpit doors and more. Molded in red, black and clear plastic and includes extensive decals with all white strips as shown on the box art. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1908 Buick 10 Rumble Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

1952 early issue molded in bright red plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the side. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Two, 1/32, H39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

1952 early issue molded in light blue plastic. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Hasegawa QF-4S Phantom II - With Resin Ejection Seats - VX-30 Bloodhounds #120 Or #122 Or #126 - (F-4), 1/48, 09762

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$75   

Includes two very high quality aftermarket high-definition cast resin ejection seats in mint, never used condition. The actual model is very finely molded and detailed. The Hasegawa series is widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kits. Includes photoetched parts and decals for the three aircraft listed above. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Douglas A1-E Skyraider (A-1E) - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, PA146-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

First issue dated 1967. Finely molded and detailed in the Monogram tradition. Features dual cockpit, pilot, drop tanks, rotating wheels & propeller and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Air Racers! Clay Lacy's P-51D Mustang & P-39 Airacobra Racer - Diorama, 1/72, H664

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$58   

1976 issue that includes both kits and the full diorama shown. The P-39 model has been modified for the race version and is not Revell's standard 1/72 Airacobra. The models are molded in the bright colors shown on the box top. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Revell issued three of these kits in this year H664, H665 and H666. Each contained two aircraft and a color diorama base, backdrop and special stand. If you have all three kits, the three bases fit together to make a large Air Show diorama with all six aircraft.

Airfix DC-9-30 KLM - (DC-9 30), 1/144, 03176-5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$29   

Dash 30 version of the venerable short-haul transport. Features optional position boarding and baggage doors, optional position landing gear, optional position rear airstair door, clear windows and KLM decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Maircraft Heinkel He-51 - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage, wings and tail that are 2D profile cut, clear material for the windshield, fully formed wheels and insignia on the plans. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.