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Hasegawa Shinmeiwa PS-1 or SS-2, 1/72, K8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Impressive STOL ASW Amphibious Aircraft of the JSDF. Large and very nicely detailed kit of this fantastic and rugged all-weather seagoing aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

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.

Hasegawa Mig-21 Fishbed - USSR / Czech / North Vietnamese / Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force, 1/72, JS012-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Rare first logo issue from the 1960s. This was an excellent model for that time and came with markings for all three air forces, a centerline supersonic drop tank and two Atoll missiles. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

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.

Tamiya TWO KITS Fiat G-91 (G91) / R1/ R4 - Italian Acrobatic Flight Team / Italian Air Force (2 aircraft) / Greek Air Force, 1/100, PA1007-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Includes TWO G-91 aircraft. Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. Each model includes decals for all four aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both models are still in the factory sealed bags and include decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

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 P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn part of the box concave. Rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels.

Revell P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt Brazilian Air Force - 1st Grupo De Caca de FAB (Forca Aerea Brasileira) - Kikoler Issue, 1/32, H296Br

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$85   

Very rare. 1970s Revell of Brazil (Kikoler) issue of the large scale and well detailed kit with FAB markings. Has detailed R-2800 engine with removable panels, fully detailed cockpit, pilot figure, two wing pylons with bombs, centerline drop tank and moving prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Inventoried complete with all parts including decals and instructions. NOTE: several parts are broken, but everything is present so it can be repaired. Here is the breakdown of broken parts: rudder pedals from instrument panel, 2 exhaust pipes, pylon half from a bomb half, push rods from the crankcase.

LS Lockheed P-3C Orion (Update I or Update II) - JMSDF VP-6, 1/144, E3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Traditional high quality LS kit. Features all recessed panel and control surface lines, some cockpit detail, rotating propellers, opened or closed weapons bay, optional position landing gear and optional parts for Update II or Update I. Decals for the box art aircraft (VP-6) is included as well as a variety of other aircraft numbers. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Glencoe Convair 880 TWA or Swissair, 1/126, 05502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$24   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for TWA and Swissair and features optional position cabin boarding doors and landing gear.

Revell Lockheed P-38J Lightning, 1/32, 4749

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$42   

Still factory sealed. Features full underwing stores, detailed Allison engines with removable cowls, opening cockpit hood, fully detailed cockpit, four 50 cal. Machine guns and one 20mm cannon and movable wheels and props. Has decals for 'Pudgy IV.'

Minicraft 1886 Daimler-Benz - First Gas Powered Automobile, 1/16, 11205

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$59   

Very nicely detailed kit from ex-Bandai molds - part of the fantastic 1/16 classic car series. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. The Daimler company created the first practical gasoline powered automobile in 1886 when everyone else was still using steam power...or even horsepower. The lightweight Benz gas engine was a breakthrough in itself, but when married to the Daimler coach it created the first practical gasoline powered car.

Life-Like HMS Bounty Famous Mutiny Ship, B250-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

The famous mutiny ship of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian fame. About 8" inches long when assembled. Very nicely detailed medium-size kit from Pyro's line of sailing ships. The medium models were originally called the '$1.00' ship line, which were a significant step up in size and detail from the '50 cent' series. Very nicely molded with wood planking and grain detail, full deck with many separately molded fittings and cannon, one piece masts, separately molded ratlines and billowing sails as well as a display stand. NOTE: kit has minor assembly. Hull halves have been assembled; quality is professional; no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly. 5mm of the port half of the figurehead is broke off the hull and missing; the starboard side is intact, so it is difficult to see this defect. The deck and sails have been neatly painted. You can use them as-is or paint directly over them. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Aurora Convair B-58 Hustler, 1/76, 375-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Rare box art dated 1964. This is the second release of the largest scale Hustler released by Aurora. The fantastic hardbox box artwork is not signed by the artist. This kit was issued with the Jo Kotula box art for several years, this artwork for a few short years, then the "Big A" artwork till Aurora went out of business in the 1970s. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The stand is the older clear 'triangle world' two-piece stand, which is correct for this kit but NOTE: someone put a B-25 decal on the stand base.

AMT Meyers Manx Dune Buggy With Drive-In Diorama - And Original BF Myers Flyer With Photos, 1/25, T299-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Very rare original issue; not a reissue. Includes a very colorful, large heavy cardstock 3-D diorama of the Wiktor Hamburgers Drive and parking lot with figures as shown on the box top. Even includes the Myers Manx Custom Dune Buggy Contest Sheet announcing the prizes and an original Meyers Manx flyer from B.F. Meyers & Company showing photos of the actual Manx Kit "A" and "B", a list of other parts you will need and includes a coupon to send away for a free catalog. Features optional parts for three different versions (Dune Buggy, Meyers Manx Street and standard Manx), complete motor, frame, suspension, driveline, interior, custom body and more. Molded in bright yellow, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes incredible 'near mint' decals and instructions. NOTE: #11 engine pipe is broke at the center (easy fix) and one tubular cowl brace has a tire burn.

AMT 1968 Buick Riviera - Stock / Custom / Show Car, 1/25, 6558-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Very rare. Nice kit of the second generation Riviera. Features optional parts for three versions, detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, good exhaust and suspension detail, full interior and more. Molded in white clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with narrow whitewall rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Honda S2000 Roadster, 1/24, 24211

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$48   

Still factory sealed. From 1999. Very well detailed and nicely molded kit. Features detailed underside and suspension, full interior, choice of up or down convertible top and more.

ESCI BMW M1 Malrlboro Pro Car, 1/24, 8262

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$32   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find and nicely detailed with full interior, detailed engine, opening hood, steerable front wheels, detailed racing chassis, complete decals for the 1979 Pro Car Championship winner and more.

AMT 1992 Ford F-150 XLT Flareside Pickup Truck, 1/25, 6951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$46   

Still factory sealed. From 1992. Nicely done kit with over 115 parts. Can be built stock or custom. Features detailed engine, removable hood, full interior and detailed underside. Molded in white, clear, red tint clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Revell Pro Street Thunderbird Matt and Debbie Hay, 1/25, 7440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$34   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue released in association with Hot Rod magazine. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior and more. Molded in Pepto-Bismol color, clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.