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Minicraft 1804 Trevithick The World's First Steam Locomotive, 1/38, 11102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

From ex-Entex molds. The world's first locomotive was the 1804 Trevithick. On February 13 of that year, Richard Trevithick's high pressure steam locomotive pulled five wagons carrying 10 tons of iron and 70 men on the Penydaren Tramroad from Methyr to Abercynon, Wales. The nine miles was covered in four hours and five minutes but much time was lost cutting down several trees and removing some large rocks. At times they reached the unheard of speed of five miles per hour! The performance won a 500 Pound wager for the train's owner, Mr. Samuel Homfrey and proved for once and for all that smooth steel wheels could obtain traction on a smooth iron rail. Until this day, conventional wisdom insisted that only geared wheels running on geared track would be able to pull any load up the slightest grade. The model is from 1996 but the molds pre-date that. Older but very nice kit that is well detailed and molded in wood brown, medium gray and black. Includes display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, R505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$28   

Still factory sealed. 'Boy Craft' Cellovision issue from the late 1950s. Box has the yellow oval 'Lindberg' logo on top hanging tab. Dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. 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.

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

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$69   

Still factory sealed. 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 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.

Hasegawa CF-104 Red Indian Starfighter, 1/72, NTL-H03

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Rare special limited edition. Includes three extensive decal sheet for this special paint scheme. Decals are in 'excellent' condition. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Skywave JMSDF Murasame DD101 Destroyer, 1/700, SW2000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Waterline kit that is superbly molded with excellent detail. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and 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.

Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Delivery Truck - (ex Hubley), 1/20, 4027

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier Gabriel from original Hubley molds. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features over 100 parts, cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes real white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, woodgrain decals, choice of license plates and more. The kit has never been started. The small metal parts are still in factory sealed bags; the big metal parts and plastic parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. Likely dates from the 1980s.

Tatone Products Instrument Faces / Bezels / Clear for Aircraft / Boats / Cars, 1/4, 8

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$14   

Still sealed. Very nicely made and detailed. Contains 20 instruments, 6 metal bezels, pre-cut clear 'glass' (actually plastic) covers and black backing. The bezels measure about 4.25 mm (.167 inches) in diameter.

Aurora SNJ Trainer, 1/48, 80-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$55   

Very likely the 3rd issue of this kit because the boxtop oval logo does not have the 'Famous Fighters' in the border, making this the 1963+ issue. This was a good kit for the time, featuring 'good' cockpit detail, pilot and student figures, rotating prop and US Navy decals. Molded in yellow and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker Douglas D-558 Skyrocket - Bagged, G42

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$36   

StromBecker was famous for this line of precarved hardwood and plastic kits. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. This one includes beautiful hardwood parts, a clear plastic canopy, full decals in 'excellent' condition as shown, sandpaper, sanding stick and photocopied instructions. The kit has never been started. It is either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried complete with all parts with decals and instructions.

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.

Monogram Focke-Wulf Ta-154 A-O Moskito Pro Modeler - (TA154AO), 1/48, 85-5959

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1999 release from new molds. Very well detailed kit features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit and much more.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$69   

Just when I think all the issues have surfaced for an Aurora kit, another one shows up! This is a 120-69 (same number as the first issue) 'Famous Fighters' oval logo with the '69' price circle and the Parents' Magazine seal. That makes this the second issue - it would have been put out in early 1957, with the very first re-imaging to the new logo. It also shows that the Parents' seal was used as early as 1957 on some kits. The box artist on this issue is Jim Cox, the first model box artist for Aurora. (Please read the article about Mr. Cox on this website) This kit is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced in '56. 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.

Aurora De Haviland DH-10 Bomber, 1/48, 125-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$125   

Dated 1957 with classic Jo Kotula box art. This is the edition with the '198' price circle in the upper right and no Parent's Magazine approval seal. Box is in 'excellent+' condition with like new color and gloss, four solid corners and no tape or price tags. Flaws include very, very light wear and creasing. Molded in gloss olive drab and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original tissue packing paper.

Revell F-102A Delta Dagger with 14 Ground Accessories - 'S' Issue, 1/48, H282-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$550   

Dated 1958. Very rare version of the large F-102 with all the ground equipment and crew shown on the front cover. Unique kit features landing gear and flaps that retract and extend when canopy is opened and closed, removable rear fuselage section and detailed removable jet engine, movable control surfaces, opening weapons bay with Falcon missiles and more. The F-102 is molded in silver and clear while the ground equipment is molded in bright yellow. The kit has never been started. The ground equipment is still sealed in the factory bag, while the F-102 has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. The two correct decal sheets are flat and in 'excellent++' condition. Both correct instruction sheets are also present and in 'excellent++' condition. The box is rated 'excellent' but please read carefully. It has great color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no fading and no missing or torn litho. Flaws include light edge wear (see left side), very light creases and general wear and thin clear tape/tape marks on the two longer sides. The box tray (lower box) is 'very good+' with one light crunch and a tape stain from the factory sealing tape. Please note that this kit must be shipped insured.

MPM Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a / U3 & V056, 1/72, 72113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Limited issue kit. Nicely molded with recessed panel lines and many photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are still sealed in the factory bag but have signs of very light staining. The A-1a/U3 was a very early reconnaissance fighter variant of the '262. It had two obliquely mounted Rb 50/30 cameras replacing the Mk 1089 cannon. It is not known if any production variants (A-4) of this aircraft were ever built. The A-1a/U3 was later fitted with FuG 218 radar equipment for night fighting and was rename V056. This aircraft was flown by Oberst Hajo Herrmann from Jagddivision 20, who reported excellent results. This lead to the development of the Me-262B-1A two seating being equipped for night fighting. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Eduard Albatros C-III - (CIII), 1/48, 8009

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

A very nice kit that features several cast metal details and a large photoetched detail sheet including interior parts. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Schreiber-Bogen U-9 S188 Submarine (Type 205), 1/100, 559

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Large scale, full hull kit of this submarine launched in December of 1964. She is a museum ship now. Features color printed high-quality cardstock - no painting required. The kit has not been started. The parts are complete and the sheets are uncut.

DML Su-24 MR/MP Fencer E/F, 1/72, 2516

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$20   

Still factory sealed. Very high quality kit dated 1992. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, detailed dual cockpit with optional position canopy, detailed gear well, extensive under-wing weapons load and a paint guide and decals.

Revell US Navy Sea Shadow Stealth Ship, 1/144, 05088

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$64   

Still factory sealed. From 1995. Out of production kit of the navy Stealth Test Ship. Built between 1983 and 1985, the Sea Shadow was just over 49 meters long and could achieve 15 knots with a diesel-electric power plant. For years the Navy tested the Sea Shadow off the California coast but only at night. Testing centered around stealth characteristics, steering, automation and sea worthiness. The ship was not revealed to the public until April 11, 1993.