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William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$52   

Very rare. Has a box art variation from the other issue of CR110. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" (1/24) and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete including plans and instructions. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

AV USK IK-3, 1/72, AV1009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$36   

Limited edition injection molded kit. Well detailed. Features photoetched brass fret of parts, film instruments and full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Testors Dodge Viper GTS, 1/24, 181

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$20   

From 1998. Very nice kit that is completely factory painted - simply build and enjoy. Features mainly metal parts with some details are injection molded plastic. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Guillows Beechcraft Musketeer - 20 inch Wingspan Flying Balsawood Model Airplane, 1/19, 308

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$27   

High quality stick-and-tissue flying model kit from the 1970. Features a very large and colorful decal sheet with all stripes as shown on the box art, quality die-cut balsa wood, stripwood and spars, excellent vacuform cowl, vacuform optional wheel pants, pilot and spinner, finished wooden wheels, plastic prop, clear window material, rubber motor, covering tissue and more. The full size plans are excellent and contain a significant amount of building instruction and guidance as well. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Sanwa Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Oscar, 1/106, 121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$49   

Hard-to-find. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Premiere TWO Shorts Tucano T.MK.1, 1/72, P1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$25   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. Kit #1 is never started and 100% complete. Kit #2 is 100% but has minor and 'professional' quality to a few sub assemblies as follow: seats and sticks to floor; wing halves assembled; engine nacelle built. There is no other assembly. Cleanly molded and detailed with recessed panel lines. Includes markings for one of 6 RAF Trainer aircraft.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

Tamiya Citroen Traction 11CV Staff Car - French Army (Early) / French Civilian Car / Wehmacht Staff Car, 1/48, 32517

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Well detailed and includes markings for all three versions listed.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$95   

Still factory sealed and the seal is intact. Hardbox is dated 1957 and has dramatic Jo Kotula artwork and the oval 'Famous Fighters' logo with the sunburst. This is the second issue as it has the 79 cent price extension on the part number.

Huma Model Messerschmitt M 35b (M-35), 1/72, 2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

This aircraft is an interesting part of the Bf-109 family line. The M 35 was a successful light sport acrobatic aircraft from 1933. The redesign was designated M 37, which became known as the Bf-108 Taifun...the lead-in to the famous Bf-109. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Nitto Super Submarine IJN I-400 - Motorized, 165-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

Very rare and features fantastic early 1960s artwork. One of only 9 Nitto ship kits, and 5 of the nine were from ex-Sankyo molds. No scale is mentioned but the kit measures 7 inches long when assembled. It was designed for operation in water and features a red lower hull, light gray upper hull, 4 other light gray parts, a metal ballast weight, metal prop shaft, thrust bearing and unopened metal tube of glue. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the two factory sealed bags. The instructions are on the back of the box.

Eduard Strip Down Fokker E-III - (EIII), 1/72, 7004

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$64   

Still factory sealed. Unique skeleton model builds the full internal structure of the Fokker E.III with photoetched airframe components (ribs, etc) and injection molded parts such as gas/oil tanks, etc.

Monogram MIL Mi-24 HIND Gunship - USSR / Nicaragua / Czech / Afghanistan Air Forces, 1/48, 5819

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$34   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely detailed kit from 1987. Includes markings for all Air Forces listed. Features detailed cockpit, elevating gun and rotating turret, full cabin interior, rotating front and rear rotors, optional position canopy and doors, full combat loadout and more.

Gowland & Gowland Mayflower Shipyard Ships in Miniature, 310-S

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Rare, early, small scale ship kit from 1952. Very nicely detailed and molded, especially for that era. Includes sails, molded sea display base and clear sheet plastic with the delicately printed ratlines. The scale is not given, but the sea base measures 6.5"x2" and the ship is approximately 5 inches long. Includes beautiful color instructions with the ship history, illustrations of assembly, how to set the sails and photos for rigging. This kit has never been started and is still in the original 'krinkle' bag. The bag has typical splitting, so it has been placed inside a zip-lock bag so that no parts will be lost. Includes instructions. The box sides illustrates and names the 10 kits of this line. All were available in regular (such as this kit) or 'Ship In A Bottle' versions. the 'Bottle' was also available separately. The entire set consists of the Santa Maria 1492, Golden Hind 1588, Mayflower 1620, Bon Homme Richard 1779, SS Savannah 1819, The Flying Cloud 1849, Charles W. Morgan 1850, Gertrude L. Thebaud 1929, Frigate Constitution 1797 and US Revenue cutter 1849. It appears that Gowland & Gowland has not received the credit that it deserves in the plastic kit revolution that took America by storm in the early 1950s. Gowland developed the first all plastic car made in the USA in 1950, the 1911 Maxwell. Even more interesting is that Kevin and Jack Gowland developed the 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951 which heralded the future for the American Hobby Industry. The reason that Gowland's name is not in the fore-front of model history is that Precision Specialties (later Revell) did the distribution for Gowland.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$62   

Rare third issue of this classic kit. Please note that it retains the original 1956 box art, but the square Aurora 'Northern Lights' logo is gone, replaced with the 1957 Sunburst 'Famous Fighters' oval. There is no Parents' Magazine Seal and no '69' price circle on this issue. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Airfix A.W. Seahawk FGA6 or Mk 100 - Fleet Air Arm 804 or West German Navy, 1/72, X-103-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

1970s Airfix Japan issue in a two piece box. Molded in dark navy blue and clear and with decals for both aircraft listed above. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Airfix Bristol Beaufighter Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 7-49

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Purchased new on September 28, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio. Very colorful box art of a Beaufigher making a low attack run on shipping. Kit includes torpedo and rocket load-outs. Never started. Inventoried and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box looks better than the grade, but is graded 'very good' because there is a closed tear on one side. Craftmaster kits were made in the UK by Airfix and marketed by MPC in the USA.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1972 Big A softbox issue is in investment-grade condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

Aoshima Aichi M6A1 Seiran, 1/72, 205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Early 1960s rare early issue with a high-gloss box top and very collectible artwork. Very neatly molded for the time frame. Features working ailerons, rotating propeller, crew of two and a display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber - 'Parents Magazine' Seal Issue, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the Parent's Magazine approval seal on the box and the instructions. Box is in excellent condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include a ding at the top left corner and very, very light discoloration. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.