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Tri-ang Daytona Mini-Highway Racing Car Series

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Not a model kit but a factory assembled and painted toy car. Features a pressed steel body on a die-cast chassis. In 'very good' condition with all parts, all decals and very little paint wear.

DML Heinkel He-162 A-2 Volksjager 'Salamander' - 3/JG1 Oblt Emit Demuth's Aircraft or 2/JG1, 1/72, 5001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features super detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts, optional position canopy and more. Has decals for the two aircraft listed.

KVZ Yak-24P Aeroflot, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Hard-to-find kit of the Yak-24 in civil service colors. Well detailed for a KVZ kit and molded in white, silver, clear and black. Never started. NOTE: missing one clear round window. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions present. KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft.

Lindberg Mc Donnell Voodoo F-88, 1/48, 543-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

1950s first issue with classic Ray Gaedke art. Features movable control surfaces, pilot and ejection seat, scale jet engines with opening inspection hatch, full landing gear, optional tip tanks or 'clean' wings and colorful decals for the box art aircraft. Molded in silver and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: the front (short) windshield is cleanly broken in two. Both halves are present and fit back together perfectly. 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.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2B (F-16), 1/48, PT29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Very finely molded with 185 parts.

Lindberg He-111 Bomber Cellovision, 1/63, 540-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$89   

Late 1950s Cellovision with Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features movable controls, retractable landing gear, removable cowling and scale engines, crew and engine ground stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

AMT 1960 Ford Starliner - Stock or Custom, 1/25, AMT-604

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

2008 reissue from the original molds and with the original box art. Can be built one of two ways. A beautiful, fluid Ford design. Kit features full engine, opening hood, detailed interior and full suspension. Builds up as a rolling chassis like the real car. Molded in white, clear, clear red, and chrome. Never started. Factory sealed internal parts bag with decals and instructions.

ZTS PZL-37B Los With Part Detail Set S48-046 / Part Detail Set S48-047 / / Cast Metal Engines / True Details 83701 Mask Set, 1/144, 48132

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Build the ultimate '37B! Includes all accessories listed, which has four PE frets. All accessories are never used and complete. This is a well detailed model kit with fine recessed detail and a choice of decals as well as a full color painting guide. The kit has not been started. It is missing the engine pushrods, but those are present if you use the superior cast metal engines in place of the kit engines. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including decals and instructions.

Dumas Running Hardware Kit for 48, 2358

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Rare, factory sealed running hardware kit for the big Dumas PT-109. Includes one each of the stainless steel prop shaft, stuffing box, rudder arm, brass rudder, brass rudder shaft, brass rudder tube, 3/16" coupling socket, brass stuffing box pin, nylon washer, drive dog, prop nut and set of misc fasteners. Please note that one hardware set is required for each prop depending on how you decide to drive the model.

Revell 1910 Pierce Arrow Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H48-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is nice and the kit is molded in a stunning, bright red glossy acetate plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car 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 could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Advanced Molding Corp Ferrari 342 America Sports Car - (pre-Aurora), 1/32, 13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Very rare and for the advanced builder/collector of early plastic models. Advanced Molding issued 7 pioneering plastic car kits in 1954. But in 1955, Aurora purchased the molds then released them (the first in '55) under the Aurora name and artwork. They became famous under the Aurora name but virtually unknown under the original Advanced label because they were issued for year or less. Advanced cleverly advertised all 7 kits on each box - the box top shows the kit inside, and the long side panels show 3 on each side. The 7 were the Cunningham, MG, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari Sportster, Corvette and Ferrari 342 America. This kit is the Ferrari Sportster, is molded in bright red with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has the body shell assembled to 'professional' quality. Fit is perfect and the seamed are puttied and sanded. There is no other assembly and zero painting. All parts are present. With instructions that have a nice history of the car. Advanced was located at 54 West 21st Street, New York 10, NY. After selling the cars, Advanced remained in the plastic model business with the Trailblazers HO train series in 1955 centered around the famous "General." It was issued as a locomotive and tender, or just the cars as set (passenger, mail combine, baggage, box car, flat car and caboose), or the cars each separately and the rare freight set which included the locomotive and tender, box car, flat car and caboose.

Pit Road IJN Akagi With Three Flying Decks (Pre-1935), 1/700, HM-020

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$59   

Rare, very high quality waterline kit of the Akagi in the three-deck configuration. Features superbly cast resin hull and deck sections, three large trees of injection molded details, numerous cast metal details and precision cast metal biplane torpedo bombers and biplane fighters. There are extensive decals for the air wing and the ship The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The few large parts that are not internally sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. The initial idea for Akagi was to make three decks to speed up the take-off and landing of aircraft. It worked initially, but by 1935 the lower two decks were not long enough for the heavier aircraft. At that point Akagi was reconstructed to a single deck configuration.

Revell BMW Z-1 Roadster - Premium Issue, 1/24, 7438

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue in the well detailed 'Premium' Line. Features well detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, optional up or down convertible top, front and rear suspension, complete interior, optional 'low' or 'high' doors and much more.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker, 1/139, H275-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

1964 hardbox issue that used the same art as the original 1950s 'S' issue. Inside, the kit has never been started. All parts are either still sealed in the factory clear bag or they have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions.

Roden Albatros D-Va / DV - Manfred von Richthofen, 1/72, RO032

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$14   

Very nicely molded kit. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pegasus Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard (F4 F-4) - RAF or Finnish Air Force, 1/72, 4016

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Limited run from only 1500 kits made. Injection molded main parts with many metal details and complete decals for two aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg North American F-100 Super Sabre, 1/48, 528-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

1950s hardbox issue with incredible Ray Gaedke artwork. Large-scale Super Sabre features movable rudder, elevators and ailerons, detailed ejection seat and pilot, full jet engine detail and opening engine access hatch and a load-out of two drop tanks and 8 missiles. Includes colorful decals for the box art aircraft. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Frog English Electric Canberra P.R.7, 1/72, 323P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$84   

Rare, early issue from the 1950s. This is a fine example that includes all the possible paperwork. It includes the Frog inspection slip (No. 1 at that). a fold-out Frog catalog (with a blue, white and yellow cover), a Frog 1 July 1958 "Plastic Scale Aircraft, Kits, Etc" Price List from Lines Brothers and a second instruction sheet in various languages. The kit is molded in silver and clear and has the correct large, clear round-based stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original glue capsule. Decals are in amazing 'excellent+' condition as are the instructions. NOTE: the box displayed better than the 'very good+' ranking but is graded as such because there is a tape tear (1.5" x .5") on the upper long side, marks from tape and a small section of missing litho from the right short side (1" x .75").

Revell H-16 Piasecki Transporter, 1/96, 0138

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$65   

1997 reissue from the original 1955 "S" kit molds (part number H223-98) - even includes the famous clear 'Revelving' Globe stand. Features working rotors, detailed rotor heads, detailed cockpit and pilot figure and opening rear drive-on cargo door. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags 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.