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Faller Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NYP Motorized - Lindberg Atlantic Flight, 1/100, Lb 27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Molded in silver, black, red and with clear windows & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Siedlce Mucha Standard Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT and are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation. Cleanly molded and nicely detail kit with cockpit detail, clear canopy, display stand and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard Turbo-Prop, 1/144, 03171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded molded kit with optional position cabin entry doors, clear cockpit and cabin windows, rotating props, detailed gear and front and rear passenger boarding stair assemblies. Decals are for British Airways. The Vanguard was a 1959 high speed early turbo-prop airliner that carried 139 passengers.

Revell 1910 International Auto Wagon - Highway Pioneers US Antique Series, 1/32, H62-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

Sale Pending
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1954 early issue molded in bright yellow 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.

Pyro Ford 1932 Model B Roadster, 1/32, C287-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is well detailed and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Has optional soft top up or a boot for the top down. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro Ford 1936 Roadster, 1/32, 288-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is nicely detailed and the later issues of this same kit state that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Features detailed molded chassis underside with separately molded front and rear suspension, complete interior, top boot or top in the 'up' position and rear trunk mounted spare tire. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Roco Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra Gunship HO Scale, 1/87, Z247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

Hard to find. Older but very well detailed HO scale kit. Includes cockpit detail, crew of two, rotating main and tail rotors, rotating turrets, external stores and full color decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer, 1/32, C453-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

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1967 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Never started. The parts are inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Lodela T-6G Texan - EALA 13/72 Algerian 1957 or Gabon Air Force 1976, 1/72, RH-9276

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$18   

From ex-Heller molds. Finely molded model with raised and recessed panel lines and with paint guide and decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Lockheed F-104S - Italian Air Force 23 Gruppo 5 Stormo / 12 Gruppo 36 Stormo / 9 Gruppo 4 Stormo, 1/72, 1003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Limited issue. From new molds with all very fine recessed panel lines, very nicely detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position canopy, four drop tanks, external weapons including AIM-7 and AIM-9 AA missiles and a very large, colorful decal sheet for the three aircraft listed.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

RAF Trainer aircraft. Cleanly molded and detailed with recessed panel lines. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Monogram Racing Mercedes 540K Slot Car With Tiger X-200 Motor - Race As Stock Or Classic, 1/24, SR2407-698

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$375   

Very rare model for the advanced Monogram collector or slot car enthusiast. Dated 1964. When the slot car craze took hold, Monogram boldly introduced nine very well engineered 1/24 and 1/32 kits. The models were so well done and expensive that they did not sell well; $7 was a small fortune back when most models were between 29 and 98 cents. The Monogram Mercedes claims to be the "Most Complete Detailed Racing Model - Ready to Assemble and Go!" and it was no idle boast. Features light-weight brass chassis that is strong and rigid, precision steel threaded-end axles, bronze bearings, steel drawn crown gear, nylon pickup, braided pickup brushes, brass screws, nut and other hardware, precision lightweight aluminum machined wheels with threaded hubs, powerful new tiger X-200 12V motor, Tiger Traction rubber racing tires with complete Goodyear details and more. The car parts are molded in red, white, chrome plate and clear plastic. Inside, all of the interior display cardboard and plastic is intact and in superb condition. All of the parts that were originally factory sealed are still factory sealed except the motor. The motor was removed for inspection only - it has never been run and is NOS. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried 100% complete and includes 'near mint' condition decals. All the paperwork is complete (which is rare), including the instructions, the " Tuning Tips / Alignment / International Racing Colors" booklet and a beautiful full color mini-catalog for the entire series of Monogram Slot Cars. The instructions are excellent other than a 1.5 inch closed tear. Please NOTE that the box has correct and neat repairs to three closed split corners. They were repaired from the inside with light cardstock and book binding cement. The entire line of Monogram Slot Cars consisted of a 1/32 MGA Sports Car, 1/32 Deuce Roadster and the following 1/24 scale vehicles: '55 Chevy Hardtop, '40 Ford Pickup, Duesenberg, '34 Ford Coupe, '36 Ford Coupe, '58 T-Bird and Mercedes 540K. If you know your Monogram cars, you can see that Monogram wisely utilized the molds of pre-existing Four Star kits to make these motorized versions from.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1900 Packard / 1903 Ford A / 1904 Olds Delivery, 1/32, 1501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$29   

NOTE: missing 1903 Cadillac and missing all instructions. One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft that make ideal builders. The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes the three cars listed. The kits have never been started. All three cars are still in the internal factory sealed bags. NOTE: missing all the instructions.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1907 Renault / 1910 Cadillac / 1907 Sears Buggy / 1910 Ford T, 1/32, 1502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$49   

Still factory seasled. One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft. These made ideal 'classic builders.' The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars listed.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in very nice 'Excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!) and four solid corners. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left and light impact damage on the upper short side. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'very good++' with the only flaw being the typical yellowing and the instructions are also 'very good' with edge wear to the lower side.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

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. 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.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

First issue from 1956 with Northern Lights logo. This logo was only used for this one year - in 1957 it was replaced by the 'Famous Fighters' oval 'Sunburst'. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, one of the first if not the first box artist for Aurora. This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced this year. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Nichimo Takatsuki DDA164 JMSDF Destroyer - Motorized For R/C, 1/200, U-2005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$215   

Very large 1/200 scale destroyer that is designed for water operation and intended for remote control. Very well detailed. Molded in dark gray, dark red (lower hull), black and brass plate. Also includes the following drive hardware: metal and nylon gear box for dual prop drive, props and drive shafts, switch, motor mount and other metal hardware. The RE-280 was not included by Nichimo. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes excellent, large and extensive decal sheet and instructions.

Williams Brothers 1926 Ford Flivver 'Model A of the Air', 1/48, 48-661

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Older but nicely detailed and molded scale model of the 1926 Ford civil aircraft. Features very good cockpit and engine detail, rigging material, full size plans and rigging diagram, color decals and instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram P-40N Curtiss Warhawk - Blue Box Issue, 1/64, PA165-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$29   

Still factory sealed. Blue box issue from 1967. Very finely molded with excellent detail and traditional Monogram quality.