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AMT Star Trek (TV Series) USS Enterprise - Yorktown / Valiant / Hood / Farragut / Excalibur / Intrepid / Republic / Constitution / Lexington / Potemkin / Constellation / Exeter / Kongo, 1/635, S951

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$59   

Early issue from about 1970. Molded in white and green-tint clear plastic and contains decals for all the starships from the series. Never started. NOTE: missing one stand arm and stand cross brace. Can be made from stock plastic sheet. All starship parts are inventoried present with excellent decals and correct old instructions.

Accurate Miniatures Ilyushin IL-2 Single Seat Stormovik - With KMC Straight Wooden Wings - Southern Front 1942, 1/48, 3408

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$30   

Includes KMC #48-5089 Wooden Wings (Straight) Set in high definition resin; never used and 100% complete. The actual model is dated 1997. Very well molded and finely detailed with all recessed panel lines, complete cockpit and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Universal Thunderbolt P-47, 1/43, A3

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$29   

Very rare model from about about 1942/3. It is a completely pre-fabricated multi-media kit; No painting is required and all parts are formed to final shape. It features fully carved and painted hardwood fuselage, carved and painted main gear wheels and struts, heavy, die-cut red and black cardstock wings, tail feathers, gear doors and other details, and cylindrical hardwood dowels for machine guns and gear door actuators. The cardstock wings have top and bottom halves and when placed over the main spar they are 3D with an airfoil. Never started. The kit has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one piece of die-cut cardstock, the main wing spare. Easily made since there is a perfect pattern: the sheet is present where it was neatly die-cut from. Otherwise includes all other parts and instructions. NOTE: the instructions have bug damage, but not enough to interfere with assembly. Also note: while a historical bit of modeling, this is not a scale model. It is in the middle-ground between being a toy and a model. Universal Toy and Novelty Company was located at 1225 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago Illinois. Although they were around for decades and had extensive production, little is known about the company. When model kits became popular in the 1920s during the early aviation craze, they were quick to jump on the bandwagon. In the 1920s they are also know for a fine series of baseball cards. Other model kits were of ships, tanks, etc. and some had incredibly colorful box designs like the Cruiser Chicago and some landing craft.

AHM Ki-61 Hien Tony, 1/87, SK-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Still factory sealed and the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top slightly concave. HO scale kit is very nicely molded and detailed with full color decals, movable control surfaces, colorful decals and full color painting guide.

Revell A-10 Thunderbolt II - (ex Monogram), 1/48, 85-5505

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Excellent model from the original Monogram molds. Features highly detailed cockpit, pilot, detailed gear wells, opened or closed 'decelerons' on the outer wings, optional position canopy and crew boarding stair and a very large and complete under-wing loadout of bombs and missiles. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Chuck Wagon with Three Figures and Four Animals - Miniature Masterpieces, 1/48, H507-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Rare 1954 Pre-S issue. Very nicely detailed kit of the classic 'Wild West' Chuck Wagon (aka the first food truck). Features full suspension, rear shelves, back fold-down deck, coffee pot, pot, lamp, bell, accessories, two horses, calf, dog, two men and more. Inside, the kit has not been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing rear axle and coffee pot. Otherwise complete with all other parts and instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lew Glaser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit - without figures and horses, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also. 1954 advertisements from Revell list the complete line as the H506 State Coach of England, H510 Ranch Wagon, H503 Covered Wagon, H502 Marquis de Lafayette Carriage, H504 Roman Racing Chariot, H501 Wells Fargo Stage Coach, H509 Western Figures and H507 Chuck Wagon.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190D, 1/32, H215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1971 issue features full cockpit, removable cowl to show the detailed Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels & propeller and more.

Revell City Fire Department UH-1D - Los Angeles Police / Los Angeles Fire Deparment, 1/48, H2396

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

Hard-to-find Revell issue from quality ESCI molds. Thie Huey features extensive interior detail including cockpit and cabin, detailed engine and transmission, sliding cabin doors, optional position pilot doors and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Yankee Modelworks 5, 1/72, YKM-20010

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Includes all five factory sealed detail parts sets. All are beautiful and detailed metal castings. There are two sets of YKM-20010 5"/25 Open Gun Mounts (4 in each, so you get a total of 8), one set YKM-20012 of 5"/38 Single Closed Turrets (2 in the pack), one set of YKM-20053 Smoke Generators (4 included) and one YKM-20034 Kingfisher Float Plane.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile - Lil Old Timers Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$38   

These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels and lamps) but all other parts remained wood and cardstock. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. Molded in a brilliant deep red plastic. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and instructions.

AMT Ford Courier Minivan Pickup Truck, 1/25, 2701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1970s one and only issue and very rare in this condition. This model can be assembled as a stock pickup truck, custom truck or minivan. Nicely detailed with over 80 parts and features rolling chassis construction just like the real truck with full suspension, exhaust gas tank and more, detailed engine and compartment, removable hood, full interior, working tailgate, optional wheels, roll bar, minivan topper, optional bumper guard and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Revell Junkers Ju-88 A-4 / Ju-88 D-1 - Bomber or Reconnaissance Versions (Ju88A4 Ju88D1), 1/72, H113-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

1967 issue of this popular model. The is kit is modeled off the D-1 on exhibit at the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, USA. Includes parts and decals for D-1 or A-4 variants. Features removable cowling, two detailed engines, optional position landing gear, rotating wheels and propellers, crew of three and four 550lb bombs and bomb racks for the A-4 bomber version. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Hasegawa British Phantom FGR Mk2 - (McDonnell Douglas F-4) - Royal Air Force RAF 92 Sq Germany / 41 Sq 38 Group / 92 Sq / 56 Sq 11 Group / No.228 OCU No.11 Group, 1/48, P16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$95   

Very finely molded and detailed and widely considered the finest injection molded 1/48 scale F-4 kit. Features correct British Phantom parts, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpits, optional position canopies, separately molded ailerons, detailed gear wells, drop tanks, gun pods, two types of air-to-air missiles and more. With a color paint guide and regular paint guide and decals for four different aircraft. Never started. The smaller parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; the larger parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

Lincoln Douglas DC-7 - BOAC, 1/150, 105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$55   

Nicely made small scale kit from the mid 1950s to the very early 1960s. Never started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag, and the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Maircraft Taylorcraft - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S-17

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work. This kit features a full size plan with instructions steps, fuselage that is about 70% cut, profile cut wings and tail feather, strut material and fully formed wheels. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

IPMS Palm Trees In Photoetched Brass Plus Street - Bagged, 1/35, BP-018

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$20   

SALE!! Includes factory sealed 1/35 scale Palm trees and also an opened, printed cardstock 1/35 scale street corner as shown.

IMC RF-4B Phantom II With Extra Battle Damaged Parts - US Air Force or Marines, 1/72, 481-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$30   

Still factory sealed. Original issue from the 1970s. Great kit that can be build 'stock' or with optional Battle Damaged parts. Features very fine raised panel detail with recessed control surface lines, correct nose with cameras, crew of two and basic cockpit tub, optional position landing gear, two drop tanks and a clear display stand. The optional parts included realistically 'damaged' canopy, left intake and fence, left wing and left elevator. Has Marines or Air Force decals.

Tamiya M60A1 - US Marine Medium Tank With Reactive Armor, 1/35, 35157

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Highly detailed armor model with reactive armor plates, opening driver's hatch, commander and loader figures, plastic mesh for the turret basket, realistic plastic tracks and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Nichimo Supermarine Spitfire 5B, 1/70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

Early 1960s kit with very collectible box art on the high gloss box top. Very cleanly molded kit with moving ailerons, retractable landing gear, rotating prop and ice-blue tinted clear display base. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Maircraft Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless, 1/48, H-8

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

From the 1940s. Features 3D cut fuselage, nicely 2D cut wings and tail feathers, stock wood, printwood, fully formed turned wheels and engine nacelle, full color decals (which are water stained) and excellent full-sized plans. Never started and complete. Maircraft was originally founded in the early or mid 1930s by Gordon Christoph and went by the name Aircraft Model Company. The company produced a typical line of solid 'profile cut' kits that required the usual high talent levels for carving and finishing. A former Comet Model Airplane & Supply Co. salesman, Jack Mair, bought the company in the early 1940s and renamed it Maircraft. This company was one of the handful of solid kit producers who issued models in a consistent 1/48 scale during the 1930s and 1940s (others included Hawk and Dyna-Model). This lead to one of the most desirable and rare model kits ever produced in the USA - the wood/plastic 1/48 United DC-3 model issued immediately after World War 2. Other than the P-61 and a few other Maircraft offerings, most were simple kits that sold for the low price of about 35 cents and gave the owners many hours of pleasurable work.