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Aurora Swedish S Tank, 1/48, 316-129

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

1966 hardbox issue with fantastic artwork. Nicely detailed for that time, featuring flexible treads, opening hatches and three soldiers with one tank crew member. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that Aurora did not furnish decals with this kit.

Revell Highway Pioneers Five Kit Gift Set - 1903 Model A Ford / 1910 Model T Ford / 1909 Stanley Steamer / 1903 Cadillac / 1900 Packard, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$139   

Very rare. From 1952 or '53. This is one of (if not) Revell's first gift set. It is Gowland-produced with no part number. Gowland designed and molded these kits as well as providing the box artwork (signed D.K. Gowland) and instructions - Revell did the marketing. Inside, the kit is correct with all cardboard dividers, all small parts still factory sealed in the correct wax paper bags, cars molded in red, black, dark blue, yellow and green, tires molded in black and correct instructions. The models have never been started. All kits have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts present. 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. By the late 1910 and early '20s, many dedicated modelers were building 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. By the 1930s, the 'Aviation Craze" had taken hold of this country and kits appeared everywhere. However, it was estimated at the time that at least 80% of these were never sucessfully completed (and fewer than that flown). That changed in the early 1950s with the advent of plastics and affordable injection molding equipement. The phenomenon of the all-plastic 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 were completely molded to shape in color and could be built in an hour after dinner. When complete, they 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...and adult males as well!

Revell 1907 Renault Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H53-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1960 issue hardbox with full artwork; Highway Pioneers prior to this year simply had generic artwork and an ink stamped name on the box ends was the only way to identify the contents. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes instructions. The box would rate slightly higher than 'very good' but there is age foxing on the box side panels. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' 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 fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$37   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

Meng USS Lexington CV-2 Aircraft Carrier Plus Artist Hobby Super Set, 1/700, PS002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$68   

Includes the superb Artist Hobby #AH670008 Super Set which features a one-piece full length beautifully etched brass flight deck, 7 other frets of brass PE parts and turned brass gun barrels. Details include 20mm guns and mounts, 1.1/75 Calibre Guns, 5"/25 Calibre guns, railings, walkways, superstructure parts and even propellers, landing gear and canopy frames for the aircraft. It is designed for this Meng model. Never started and all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Includes instructions. The actual model is from all new molds and can be assembled waterline or full hull. All of the parts are pre-colored. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Meng Chieftain Mk10 - British Main Battle Tank, 1/35, TS-051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$48   

Incredibly well detailed model; there are many excellent on-line reviews of it that do it justice. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Hasegawa E-767 AWACS - AEW Group 20th Anniversary, 1/200, 10655

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

High quality moldings feature all recessed surface detail, optional position landing gear, display stand and extensive decals. Never started and the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Siddeley HS-1182 Hawk - Ground Attack or Trainer Version, 1/72, 03026-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$14   

This 1975 issue of the early HS Hawk variant features very good dual cockpits and pilots, very fine raised panel detail, gear well detail, optional position landing gear, two-piece canopy, extensive underwing stores and more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 Tiger II Panzer Kampfwagen VI Motorized And Remote Control, 1/35, MT246

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$239   

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Very rare, and even rarer in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Tamiya's early armor models were the finest works of the mold maker's art and the very top of that line had push-button remote control and dual electric motor operation. This is one of those kits. The box has great color and gloss, four solid corners and general light wear as the only flaws. It features excellent detail and mold quality, a factory assembled all-metal gear box with dual electric motor drive for realistic differential steering control, all hardware, a factory wired/soldered switch, hand-held remote and working treads that are still 100% intact and flexible. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory. All of the parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few larger parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete. With full color painting guide in 'excellent' condition and 'near mint' instructions. The decals are still factory sealed and are in 'excellent+' condition. Please note, this kit must be shipped insured.

Revell USS Missouri BB63 - 'Mighty Mo' Battleship, 1/534, H301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$44   

1977 issue and one of Revell's best selling kits of all time. This issue includes the copy of the plaque placed on her deck after the surrender in February of 1945. Measures 20 inches long when built and features a one piece hull, two Navy seaplanes on movable catapults, movable aircraft crane, rotating main turrets and elevating 16 inch guns, full secondary 5 inch guns and turrets, 40mm AA guns and more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Six-Wheel Van - Ford Custom With Trail Bike, 1/25, 2502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$110   

Very rare original issue and even rarer in this investment-grade 'Factory Sealed Excellent" condition. This radical custom van features special body, numerous custom parts, detailed Ford 351 CID V-8 engine, opening hood, detailed chassis, interior and even a detailed model of a Honda Trail Bike which stows on the six-wheelers 'back porch.'

Lindberg JN-4D Curtiss Jenny, 1/48, 534-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$39   

1950s hardbox issue with beautiful artwork by the famous Ray Gaedke. The box has four solid corners and perfect color and gloss; the only flaws are very light general wear and a scuff & light crease on the lower long side. This was an excellent kit for that time and superior to the Aurora offering; the Lindberg model features a detailed engine with removable cowling, dual cockpit with instrument panels, rudder pedals, seats & control sticks, control horns & king posts, wheel chocks, full cockpit, two pilots, ground crewman, aircraft tail dolly and an illustrated rigging diagram on the back of the instructions. The model is molded in a stunning gloss yellow and clear. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Air France, 1/144, 08172-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$64   

This large and nicely detailed 747 kit in 1/144 scale features clear side and cockpit windows, optional position cabin and baggage storage doors, highly detailed optional position landing gear and more. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hubley 1930 Packard Model 740 Custom Roadster, 1/22, 4860

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$119   

Still factory sealed but the seal is brittle and has numerous splits. This model is one of a very popular and collectible series that Hubley issue in the 1960s or early '70s It is very well detailed with 143 pieces and features highly detailed cast-metal body, chassis, hood, engine and other detail parts with injection molded details, clear parts, and a large tree of chrome plated parts, full rolling chassis build-up just like the real car with excellent engine detail, removable hood, complete exhaust and suspension, working steering, flexible radiator hoses, rubber tires, chrome spoke wheels, working worm-gear steering, full interior detail with very clear thin windshields and special interior side panels. In the 1930s Packard was the style leader in America and a beautiful, fast status symbol. Packards were not the most expensive, but were the most desired cars. The 1930s Packards are seen as the high point of the brand.

Revell USS Currituck Seaplane Tender - Picture Fleet / 50 Years Of Naval Aviation Issue, 1/424, H386-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$159   

Rare 1960 hardbox issue with incredible John Steel box art from the Picture Fleet & 50 Years of Naval Aviation Series. Features full one-piece hull, detailed superstructure, main and anti-aircraft guns, gun directors, moving cranes, detailed Martin PBM-5 Mariner Seaplane and much more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, flags, decals and instructions. Does not include the Master Modelers Stamp. The box top has significant age foxing on all five sides, hence the low 'good-' grade.

Revell Fw-190 Focke-Wulf, 1/72, H615-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$30   

This is the two piece box issue dated 1962 and with framable artwork. Never started and inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Anigrand Martin XB-51, 1/72, AA2035

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$65   

Very highly detailed, high-definition resin cast model kit. Features very fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit, gear wells and more. Never started and all parts but the fuselage halves are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. In early 1946, USAAF issued requirement for a new attack bomber to succeed the Douglas A-26 Invader. The Martin Company entered the competition and won; the aircraft was given the designation XA-45. Soon later USAAF revised its requirement for better close-support bombing. Martin accepted the new requirement and received a contract for two prototypes; the project was redesignated XB-51. The first XB-51 made its 1st flight on Oct 1949 and became the fastest ground support bomber at that time. In 1950, with the outbreak of the Korean War, the USAF called for a new night intruder bomber. The XB-51 and English Electric Canberra entered in competition. The XB-51 was faster but the Canberra had much better endurance. After a fly-off in 1951, the Canberra was chosen as the winner. In 1952 the XB-51 project was canceled. Although Martin lost the XB-51 order, they received a license to produce the Canberra under designation B-57.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Long Midget - ex Midget Mustang - Flying Scale Model, G6-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$135   

Formerly released as the Midget Mustang. Scale flying rubber powered wooden model. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufacturers sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufacturers launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present

Pyro 1931 Cadillac Sport Phaeton V-16, 1/32, C344-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$44   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels and a removable hood. Molded in green and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including all parts and instructions.

Planet Models Kawasaki Ki-78, 1/72, 037

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$52   

Rare, limited edition that is still the only Ki-78 in any scale. Beautifully cast high definition resin kit that features a full cockpit, fine recessed panel lines, a clear vac canopy that is in 'mint' condition & perfectly clear with no yellowing and full decals.. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.