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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.

Scale Models Ford Model A Roadster - (ex-Hubley), 1/20, 4010

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

$64   

Still factory sealed. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits from ex-Hubley molds. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features cast metal body, rumble seat cover, frame, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts including wire wheels, roof, headlights, interior seats and more. Includes real rubber tires. Features steering front wheels, full rolling chassis with engine, exhaust, suspension and driveline just like the real car, removable hood, complete interior and more. Kit likely dates from the 1980s.

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.

Hasegawa Heinkel He-51B-2 or A-1 Float Plane - Civil or Two Luftwaffe Aircraft, 1/72, JS-053-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$29   

Float plane variant with decals for three aircraft and parts for A-1 or B-2. Very molded kit. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Type-94-1 E7K1 Alf Seaplane, 1/72, JS-055-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features fine raised panel lines and some cockpit detail including seats, side windows and crew of three. Features decals for the aircraft on the box artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Revell Kugisho P1Y1/2 Ginga (Milky Way) 'Frances', 1/72, H103-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$48   

1972 Japan hardbox issue that includes special Revell Japan printed parts bags with colorful designs as well as a full color two page flyer for all of the Revell Japan "Twin Engine Series" for 1972. Contains parts and markings to make P1Y1, P1Y1a, P1Y2 and PI2-S. Kit features full interior detail, detailed engines, optional position landing gear, and open or closed bomb bay with different bomb or torpedo loads. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Heller PZL P-23 A/B Karas - Polish or Romanian Air Forces, 1/72, 247

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

1970s Heller issue with 'Black Box' design that has black background on the box top and all 4 sides. Builds either version. Well molded and nicely detailed for that time with some 'good' interior detail. Includes markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$26   

Very colorful 1960s issue 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. NOTE: displays much better than the 'very good++' grade but is rated as such due to a 1" closed tear on the lower long side.

CM SS Edmund Fitzgerald (Great Lakes Ore Carrier), 1/700

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$99   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly including photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

ESCI Fokker F-27-MK 400M Troopship - (F-27), 1/72, 9112

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$42   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits on the ends. Very highly detailed and well molded model. Features complete cockpit, full interior with all bulkheads and seating, external fuel tanks, rotating props and optional position entry door.

Lindberg Japanese Fighter Mitsubishi A5M2 Zero, 1/48, 514-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Early 1950s issue hardbox with wonderful Ray Gaedke illustration. Molded in correct silver and clear. The kit has not been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one inner gear door. Otherwise complete with all other 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.

Lindberg A-4 Skyhawk Navy Light Attack Bomber and Tractor - Cellovision Issue, 1/48, 555-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$69   

Still factory sealed. Rare late 1950s issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. The clear Cellovision window and trading card on the back are both 100% intact and very good. The kit was well detailed for that time and includes rockets and drop tanks, detailed engine, opening engine access panel, opening canopy, pilot figure, moving ailerons and rudder and more. The scale tractor is molded in yellow and features a detailed engine and suspension, removable engine access panels and a driver figure. The box has a crunch at the lower left, edge wear and a creased lower long side panel.