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Guillows Nieuport 11 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 203

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Dates from the late 1960s. Large scale model can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using modern small, light servos and receivers. Features quality die-cut balsa sheet parts, stripwood and spars, die-cut plywood firewall for gas operation, light plastic cowl, pilot bust, machine guns, engine and more, scale plastic wheels, rubber motor, thrust button, plastic propeller, big sheet of full color decals, covering tissue and excellent full size plans with instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production as of 2009.

AZ Model Bucker Bu-181 Bestmann - Poland / Switzerland / France / RAF / Hungary, 1/72, AZ7333

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Very nice kit with well detailed injection molded parts, good cockpit, injection molded clear canopy and more. Includes a full color paint guide (on the back of the box) and decals for the five different aircraft listed. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell M4 Sherman Tank Black Magic, 1/40, 85-7864

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$30   

This perfect builder is the 2017 reissue of the original 1955 kit using the same molds. Features movable tracks and suspension, opening hatches, elevating gun, rotating turret and tank commander & soldiers 'Set For Action.' Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger - 3 In One Street / Custom / Drag, 1/25, 5728-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

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Rare one-and-only issue and even rarer in complete and never built condition. This model can be built one of three ways and the custom and competition versions include many optional parts. Features detailed engine, engine compartment, opening trunk, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear and chrome. With real rubber tires. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes partial decal sheet and instructions. The decals are missing some designs; the sheet is about 75% present and has one tire burn.

Jo-Han 1962 Chrysler 300 2 Door Hardtop, 1/25, C-4062

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$59   

NOTE: perfect builder kit, please read carefully for the condition. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, very good molded-in underside detail, full interior and more. Molded in a beautiful light aqua blue, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate (in excellent condition) and with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: the engine, engine compartment chassis & wheels are built and painted. Quality of assembly is 'professional and paint quality is 'excellent++' There is no other assembly or painting. Inventoried and NOTE: missing seat belts and rear view mirror. Otherwise complete with all other parts. Includes photocopied instructions; the original instructions are missing.

Tamiya Williams FW14B Renault, 1/12, 12029

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$265   

Large multi-media kit that is superbly detailed inside and out. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sword Sikorsky S-43 / JRS-1 - US Marines, 1/72, SW72019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$129   

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Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find and very well molded & detailed. Features excellent injection molded parts with recessed detail, clear injection molded windows & canopy and many resin details. Includes full, detailed cockpit, interior bulkheads with optional position doors, full passenger interior, jump seats, rear stairs and ladder, optional opened or closed 'stair door', highly detailed landing gear that can be displayed 'down' or retracted and decals for both aircraft listed. You could make this into a Pan Am Aircraft but you would need to provide your own decals.

Tamiya Tyrrell Ford F-1, 1/12, BS1209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$145   

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Large 1/12 scale model that is very highly detailed with full engine and chassis, rubber tires, movable front and rear suspension, steerable front wheels, detachable cowling and much more. The kit has never been started. Inside it is like new with all parts still in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$84   

First motorized issue from the late 1950s with great hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. The box is in stunning 'excellent++' condition with factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no tape or price tags or marks from either and minimal light wear. Includes electric motor and all hardware. Molded in silver and clear. This kit has never been started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag. All other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions. The meticulously researched box art scene may be of particular interest to admirers of Mr. Gaedke's work. The colorful aircraft combines with a brightly painted, grassy background, including a well turned out (Army) ground crewman, to produce an almost storybook, 'beautiful day in the neighborhood' atmosphere. A most attractive and, in an historical context, almost whimsical image. Please read the biography of Ray Gaedke, which is located on this website. 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 manufacturers.

Model Factory Hiro Ferarri 250F Version B - 1957 Rd.2 Monaco GP #32 Fangio - MFH, 1/20, K716

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$320   

Very rare, out of production and incredibly well detailed model numerous cast metal parts, high-definition resin parts, numerous photoetched details on two frets, metal springs, wiring, rubber tires with yellow 'Pirelli - Stelvio' letter ina dn more. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags and includes decals. NOTE: missing instructions. All of the bags and containers are present as I have seen this kit before. However, the collector removed all of his instructions and stored them 'in a safe place.' While all his kits have been complete, no one knows where the safe place was.

Lindberg Marine Attack Fighter F4U Corsair Motorized, 1/48, 301M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$85   

Still factory sealed and very rare in this condition. This 1950s issue has incredible and colorful box art that Lindberg kits were famous for. Features electric motor in the nose, batteries under the base, pilot figure, full landing gear, wing radome and rocket loadout. Molded in medium blue and clear.

Airfix Great Western Ocean Liner - Type 3 Logo Issue, 1/180, 802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

1960s 3rd style logo issue of this famous kit. The Great Western was the first ship specifically built for the Atlantic Ferry Service and was designed by I.K. Brunel (who designed the Great Eastern). When launched in 1837, she carried 120 first class, 20 second class, and beds could be set up for an additional 100 if needed. The crew was 60 men. The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was in April of 1838 and took just over 15 days. After crossing the Atlantic 64 times, she ran for 10 years between Southampton and the West Indies before being broken up in 1857. The kit is the large scale Airfix Japan issue; it is well detailed and features full hull, complete deck fittings, ships boats, preformed rat lines (realistic and scale Revell type), detailed paddle wheels, billowing sails, color flag sheet and much more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Doyusha Ford Mustang Mach 1, 1/12, DBS-8-9800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$329   

Very rare. Large 1/12 scale kit with hundreds of parts. Features working front and rear suspension, semi-pneumatic rubber tires, steerable front wheels, super detailed engine with flexible ignition harnesses & drive belts and even a removable air cleaner element, detailed engine compartment, opening hood with realistic working hinges, complete driveline and exhaust, opening doors and trunk lid, full interior, front seats that hinge forward and much more. Molded in several colors of plastic, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and numerous metal parts. Never started. Inside, it is factory-new. All parts are still factory sealed in the clear plastic bags and the plastic blister packs. All of the colorful presentation cardboard is intact and in 'near mint' condition. With decals and illustrated instructions.

Artesania Latina King Of The Mississippi Paddlewheel Steamboat - Wood and Metal Plank-On-Frame Ship Kit, 1/50, 504

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$129   

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Very highly detailed, large and intricate ship kit from 1982. Measures 25.9 inches long and 11.5 inches high when assembled. Castings are in solid brass or Britannia metal and there are photoetched details as well. Includes full size plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Fine Molds IJN Destroyer Ayanami - With Aftermarket Metal Barrels And PE Detail Set, 1/350, FW1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare and includes the aftermarket factory-sealed Fine Molds #91002 12.7cm Brass Gun Barrels and an open but never used and complete Fine Molds #91004 Brass PE Railing Set designed for this kit. This is a superb model of the 11th of the 'Special Type' Fubuki Class destroyers. Features 248 pieces, full hull and excellent detail throughout. Never started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the larger parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Ayanami lead a highly active WWII career but was lost off Guadalcanal in 1942 during a transport run that ran afoul of an American destroyer, cruiser and battleship force under Admiral Lee.

Estes Apollo Saturn V Flying Scale Model, 1/100, K-36

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM++

$250   

Still factory sealed and very rare in an amazing, investment grade 'Sealed Near Mint++' box. This is the finest K-36 issue that I have seen and it came from the stock of a long-closed hobby shop. It was never put out for sale and never saw the light of day until now. The seal is 100% intact with no splits. The colors are perfect and factory fresh. The box top has no fading or dents. All four corners are crisp and as they left the factory. There has never been any tape, stickers or price tags on this box. The box top has one very light and short (1 inch) crease at the lower right corner; however, it is so indistinguishable that it did not show up in the photo. The box bottom does have one minor crease that looks like it happened at the factory. This is the Saturn V that is 43.25 inches high and 3.93 inches in diameter. Recommended engine is the D12-3 or three C6-3; includes Technical Report TR-6 on Engine Clustering. Please NOTE that this kit must be shipped along (with no other kits that could damage it) and in a double box to preserve the condition.

Artesania Latina Scottish Maid 1839 - High Speed Heavy Cargo Ship - 26.3 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Ship, 1/50, 20312

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$145   

Highly detailed plank-on-frame model featuring all die-cut hardwood parts, stripwood for planking, highly detailed fittings of metal and wood and more. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the clear factory-sealed bags. Includes full size plans and instructions.

Revell USS Mission Capistrano - US Navy T2-SE Oiler - USS Buenaventura / USS San Fernando / USS Santa Clara - (T-2) - AHM Issue, 1/400, N305-325

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

This is the Revell AHM issue from the 1970s. It is from the original 1950s "S" Tanker Hanna kit with additional parts (such as guns) for wartime & post-war T-2 tankers. Includes decals to make any of the four 'Mission' class T2-SE Oilers listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Bomarc IM-99 Missile with Launcher - History Makers Issue, 1/47, 8602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

1982 issue. From the molds for the rare 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Features fully operational launcher. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Nike Ajax Surface to Air Missile with Launcher - History Makers Issue (Ex-Renwal), 1/32, 8648

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

America's first operational surface-to-air missile system. Large-scale 1983 History Makers issue from ex-Renwal molds. Missile has separating stages and launcher that operates as the real one does. Can hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.