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Maintrack De Havilland DH-108 - VW120 or TG/283 - Bagged, 1/72, PX-026

Vacuform Model Kit

$34   

From 1993. Very high quality vac kit with moldings of higher quality than many injection molded kits. Features two complete fuselages so you can build one of two versions, main vac parts, detailed cockpit, cast metal details and full decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$46   

Rare and in investment-grade 'near mint++' condition inside and out. This is old hobby shop stock that has not been sold retail until now. Molded in bright yellow plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Maintrack Wessex HAS-3 Conversion from HAS1, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$6   

Resin conversion with full instructions.

Czech Model Finnish Myrsky II Bagged, 1/72

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$24   

Hard-to-find limited production craftsman kit. Czech Model (Czech Masters) kit are known for accuracy and fine, scale detail. Parts are cast in high definition resin and feature very fine recessed panel line detail. Kit is never started and complete. Due to the small size of some parts, these kits are recommended for the experienced model builder. Kit does not come with instructions, but has full drawings. Decals must be furnished by the builder.

Huma Model Flettner Fl-282 - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Successful German WWII helicopter design, and the first with counter-rotating intermeshing blades (in 1938). A further development of the Fl-265, flight tests showed that the Fl-282 was an excellent helicopter. It even flew from destroyers and minelayers while underway in the Baltic and Med. 1000 were ordered, but by the end of WWII only 24 had been built. The kit has never been started. All parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Tamiya Tiger I - Panzerkampfwagen VI Sd.Kfz. 181 - Motorized, 1/35, MT126

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$85   

Hard-to-find motorized version. Features realistic track drive, all metal gearbox, all hardware for motorization and more. Even includes the RE-26 motor. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Westerfield 48-6' Long ECC Drop End Gondola (No Stakes) - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 7101

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3 - JG51 Josef Priller / JG54 Ltn Waldemar Wubke / JG51 Heinz Bar / JG2 Kommandeur, 1/72, AP8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$19   

Includes an excellent decal sheet for all aircraft listed. Very cleanly molded with fine recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Frog DH Hornet F.Mk.3 LR Fighter - No 41 Sq RAF 1950 or No. 19 Sq 1950, 1/72, F239

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$20   

Includes parts and decals to make either aircraft. Excellent full color painting guide is located on the bottom of the box. Typical high quality Frog kit with fine panel lines and no rivet detail so it builds up to a realistic model. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Hornets took part in a major incident in US/UK/PRC relations on July 23, 1954, when PLAAF La-7s (or -11s) shot down Cathay Pacific DC-4 VR-HEU near Hong Kong. Hornets from 80 Squadron Kai Tak (not depicted in the Frog kit decals) are scrambled and the first to locate the survivors. Two days later, 7th Fleet AD-1s splash two Lavochkins in the same area.

Revell KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Includes the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Custom Car Bumpers And Grilles, 1/25, C1154

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$24   

Rare. This is the narrow box version of the early 1960s 'Custom Car Parts' Bumpers and Grills. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts. The other issue was the same part number and title but packed in a card with a clear plastic blister-pack. Although these are not dated, I believe the blister-pack/card version to be the later issue.

Squadron (2) P-38J Lightning Replacement Canopies, 1/72, 9113

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$4   

Very well molded, crystal clear two canopy set in 1/72 scale. Never used and still sealed in the original Squadron ziplock bag. These clear and thin canopies are a superior upgrade to the thick canopies supplied with most kits.

Aurora German Gotha G-V Bomber - Abare Box / 1970s Kit With 1958 Ground And Mechanics Included, 1/48, 126-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$69   

Ideal 'Classic Builder.' NOTE: this is a 1970s revised molds Aurora Gotha with 1958 ground base and ground crew in a Ross Abare 1970s issue box. The kit is the improved version which is a superior kit to the original release. So you can built it like the original issue, I have included an original ground base and ground crew (because the 1970s issue did not contain those). Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lincoln Vickers Viscount BEA British European Airways, 1/121, 103

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$56   

From the 1950s with great box art. Nice early kit that is close to 1/144 scale. Features rotating props, 'gear up' configuration and excellent, full color decals. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still sealed in the factory bag and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete, including instructions and excellent decals. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Monogram Mustang P-51B - Ding Hao - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6806-0100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$32   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade 'Mint' condition. Mattel Logo and SkyStick issue dated 1968; please note this is the last Monogram Blue-Box issue of this model to have a price suffix on the part number. Well molded and detailed model for that time featuring detailed cockpit and gear wells and choice of two canopies. The decals are for Col. Howard, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was an AVG pilot and became the first US pilot to become an ace in both the Pacific and European theaters. His aircraft 'Ding Hao' means 'OK!' in Chinese.

Hasegawa Misubishi G4M1 Type 1 Attack Bomber Betty Model 11 - 752nd Flying Group, 1/72, 00736

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

Special release dated 2004 features 75 pieces, basic cockpit detail, crew of three and decals & paint guide for two different aircraft from the 752nd Flying Group: Marshall Islands Jan.-Feb. 1944 and Chitose Air Base Japan Sep. 1943. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft Piper Cherokee 140 - USA / Canada / German / Great Britain Civil, 1/48, 11677

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

Still factory sealed. An excellent kit from original Bandai molds. Features complete interior, detailed engine, firewall and engine mounts, exhaust manifolds and more. Even includes the original style black plastic Bandai display stand. Includes a very large and colorful decal sheet with stripes in four different colors and enough registration numbers for almost any aircraft.

Revell Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu Helen, 1/72, H102-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

1973 Revell Japan hardbox issue that includes a beautiful full color painting guide. Very nicely molded and detailed featuring raised and recessed details, complete cockpit, bomb load, optional position bomb bay doors and very good landing gear and engine detail. Includes a large decal sheet for many aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Novo Techna Soviet Type L Series II Submarine, 1/400, K4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$10   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 7.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags, which is attached to cardstock that is folded in two. At times the factory workers had to get pretty creative because of a shortage of staples. Beyond staples, I have seen the bag of parts attached with a clothing snap, a rivet or even sewn on with thread!

Revell Whip-Fly F-89D Scorpion, 1/80, H153-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

1960 issue of the rare "Whip Fly" series. Hardbox artwork for this series was the 'action' photos by Tom Kelly. Whip-Fly kits contain the aircraft model with nose ballast, a metal control ring, 12 feet of control line and a control handle- and in this case, colored plastic streamers. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The back of the instructions gives the user important tips about whip flying and a paragraph on calculating 'How Fast Will It Go?' The long side of the box shows the complete Whip-Fly series with the action box art. Included are H151 F9F-8 Cougar, H152 F-84F, H153 F-89D Scorpion, H154 F8U-1 Crusader, H155 F-39 Airacobra and H156 F-101A Voodoo. Although not listed yet, there was also a Whip-Fly Canberra, F-106 and Yak-25 Flashlight. The Whip-Fly series seemed like a good idea...at first. Revell quickly realized that spinning heavily-ballasted, sharp objects at dizzying speeds in or outside the home near groups of children was not the best idea. The series was quickly discontinued.