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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 seams are puttied and sanded. There is no other assembly and zero painting. All parts are present. With instructions that include 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.

Craft Master Water Wagon - Wagons of the Old West, 50114-350

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$84   

Rare and still factory sealed. Authentic, large-scale model from high quality, die-cut California Redwood, Ponderosa Pine and other materials as required. Measures 7 inches long and 4 inches high when assembled. This excellent series contained several other kits, all done to the same (unlisted) scale - Covered Wagon, Log Wagon, Jerky Wagon, Mule Team, Horse Team, Ox Team, Jail Wagon, Yellowstone Wagon, Buckboard Wagon, Sheepherders Wagon, Ore Wagon, Conestoga Wagon, Milk Wagon, Chuck Wagon, Delivery Wagon, Dray Wagon, Stage Coach and Water Wagon. There was also a very early Red Rover Fire Engine Wagon in the same scale.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$49   

1963 issue with Jo Kotula box art. Still factory sealed but the seal has split, and there is minor box wear on the center of the far left side.

Revell Grumman Martlet Mk V / FM-1 (F4F Wildcat) - Royal Navy or USS Core, 1/32, 4784

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$44   

Dated 1992 and includes a very large decal sheet with extensive stencils and markings for Royal Navy Martlet V, 1932 Squadron, NAS Englinton, June 1944 and Grumman FM-1 from VC-12 from the USS Core, Autumn 1943. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

E&B Valley Railroad Co Single Or Double Deck Stock Car With Trucks - HO / HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 018-3100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set and dummy couplers. Highly detailed with a large number of parts. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that these E&B kits did not come with decals.

Main Line Models 50' Outside Braced Double SD Door Wooden Automobile Box Car - New York Cental - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, BC-15

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$39   

Very high quality wood and metal kit from the Golden Age of HO Craftsman kit. Builds a very accurate and highly detailed prototype of the 50' box car. Kit features pre-cut and pre-scribed hardwood sides that are factory painted tuscan red and lettered, cut and pre-milled hardwood roof and floor, hardwood pre-cut and scribed car ends, wood and metal stock as required, metal ladders, and brake wheel, metal grab irons, brake details and more. The model has never been started. The small parts are still factory sealed and the other parts have been inventoried complete and includes full size plans/instructions. If you have an interest in these kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website. Please cut and paste this link in your browser to see it - http://www.oldmodelkits.com/blog/plastic-model-kit-history/the-ho-scale-model-railroading-revolution-of-the-1940s/

Revell Douglas DC-9 KLM - Lodela, 1/120, H101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good+

$38   

Still factory sealed. Rare Lodela release in KLM colors. The parts are from the original 1966 issue molds. This is not a stretch DC-9 but an original early 'short' DC-9. Nicely molded for that time, featuring optional position landing gear, movable wheels and very colorful and complete KLM markings.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M2a Zero Fighter Type 11 - 12th Flying Group / 12th Group Lt Minoru Suzuki (2 Aircraft) / 12th Group NAP 1/C Saburo Sakai, 1/48, JT42

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

Highly detailed and superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features very highly detailed cockpit and landing gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and a very nice decal sheet for the four aircraft listed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby Craft TWO Sukoi Su-25 Frogfoot - USSR or Czech Air Forces, 1/72, HC1382

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Kit #1 is mint and never started. NOTE: kit #2 has very minor and 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: seat and instrument panel to floor; one wing half assembled. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete and include decals and instructions. Both feature fine recessed panel lines and decals for two air forces. The Su-25 became operational at the end of the 1980s as the equivalent of the US A-10 Warthog/Thunderbolt II.

Merlin Models Fokker E-V / D-VIII - German or Polish Air Force, 1/72, 16

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$19   

Limited edition kit with finely cast metal parts and details and injection molded main airframe parts. Includes decals for multiple versions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Novo Techna Soviet Type D Series I Submarine, 1/400, K4004

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$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 tape, a clothing snap, a rivet or even sewn on with thread!

Welsh Vickers Super VC-10 - East African Airlines, 1/144, SL38

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Very high quality vac kit with cast metal details. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The big parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including very colorful 'East African' decals and instructions. NOTE: the large decal sheet is cut in half. All that I have seen are like that; perhaps it was done at the factory.

Aurora-KB De Havilland DH-10A Bomber - Collector's Edition Issue, 1/48, 1125-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$42   

1972 hardbox issue. This is the improved modified mold issue which builds a much more realistic kit. Includes crew, rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the display base and one very small piece: the flat windscreen. I have included thick clear styrene as this is very simple to make. Otherwise includes all other parts and decals and instructions both in 'near mint' condition.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero Type 52 - 1995 Commemorative Flight or 253 Flying Group WO T. Iwamoto 1944 Rabaul / 381FG 1944 Toyohasi / 653FG Commander IJN Zuikaku 1944 Philippines / 261FG June 1944 Saipan, 1/48, JT23X

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

Limited edition kit with decals for the commemorative flight of a restored Zero in 1995 and the four other aircraft listed as well. Very nice kit featuring complete cockpit, detailed engine and gear wells, drop tank, optional position canopy and decals for several aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

A A Hales Ltd Mayflower Pilgrim Ship Marinecraft Kit - 13 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 651

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Very nicely early kit from Hales who also had the Yeoman line of flying aircraft kits. This model features a shaped wooden hull, early injection molded life boats and anchor, a full set of flags, color side decorations, name plate and transom decorations, full sails, brass cannon and brass rigging parts, precut wood, wood stock for masts, yards, metal stock, three types of rigging material, detailed instruction sheet, large, foldout photographic sheet showing construction at many phases (and keyed to the instructions) and full size plans with rigging details. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including color sheet, instructions, photo sheet and plans.

La Belle D&RG Closed Vestibule Coach HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-25

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside details & other metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, plans and instructions.

Azur Arsenal VG 33/39 - French and Luftwaffe, 1/72, 006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

High quality limited production kit. Features recessed panel lines, photoetched details and full decals. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Otaki Leopard II Tank Motorized, 1/48, OT-4-19

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$48   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed scale kit with realistic track drive through an included Mabuchi FA-130 motor and gear box.

Revell Martin Mariner PBM-5 - Lodela Issue, 1/118, H175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Lodela issue from the same molds as the well-detailed 1950s 'S' kit. Ideal builder. Features rotating turrets, elevating guns, optional position crew doors and rotating props. Although from old molds, this builds into a nice model.

AMT 1972 GMC Stepside Pickup - Stock or Street/Show Custom, 1/25, T409

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$78   

Still factory sealed. First issue in very rare condition. Features parts to build stock or custom versions, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior detailed underside and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.