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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.

Revell USS Buckley DE51 Destroyer Escort - Sea Power Issue, 1/249, H423-169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

1961 'Sea Power' issue that is seldom seen. This was issued after the "S" and right before the 'Commander Series' issue Large scale, full-hull model is very nicely detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Does NOT include mini-catalog and trading cards/stamp.

Italaerei Junkers Ju-86 D1 - Spanish Civil War or Luftwaffe, 1/72, 114

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$22   

From the 1980s or very late 1970s. Nicely detailed model of this unique diesel powered bomber and civil transport. With markings for either air force. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the very front section of one fuselage half is neatly broken off. Both parts are present and fit back perfectly. The easy way to fix this is to assemble both fuselage halves, then glue the broken part to the other side and the side it came from. Decals are intact but have age foxing to the backing paper only.

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.

Aurora F8U-1 Crusader (F-8) - (F8U1), 1/48, 119-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare first issue. This box art was only used for one year (or less) in 1957, then the more common 'ground' artwork was used till production ceased. A nice kit for that time, it features including retracting landing gear, removable tail section, detailed and removable jet engine, pilot, some cockpit detail and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts in the correct high-gloss early issue light grey. Features the correct 1st issue instructions showing the early stand, large rectangular-based stand and decal sheet correctly lacking the stand decal.

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.

Guillows Lancer 24 Inch Wingspan Flying Model - Rubber Endurance or .020 Gas Powered, 604

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$16   

From the 1960s. An ideal first-time model with Guillow's 'Build By Number' system and extensive flying and trimming instructions. Never started. Complete with all parts and plans.

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.

Minicraft IJN Takao Heavy Cruiser, 1/700, B-18-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$22   

Very highly detailed 1/700 waterline kit. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, instructions and decals (if issued).

Warrior Model Blackburn Skua, 1/48, WM48004

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Superb resin kit with cast metal details, illustrated instructions and reference material. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in factory sealed bags while the large resin parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete and includes 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.

Hasegawa P-26A Peashooter with Microscale Decals - US Army or Philippine Air Force, 1/32, JS-092

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$49   

includes Microscale #32-21 Decal Set for this kit. NOTE: missing two small number decals, but includes two additional wheel pants decals (Microscale failed to include half of them - so now you have them). Decals are in great condition from climate controlled storage. The actual model is older but very well molded. Has colorful decals for four different aircraft. The color painting guide is on one long side of the box, not inside. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals 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.

Airfix North American B-25J / B-25H / B-25J Mitchell, 1/72, 04005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$25   

Dated 1986. Features parts and decals for three versions - B-25J "Lady Luck," B-25J Modified Gun Nose and B-25H "Norma Sue." Has many working features and details: gun elevate and turrets turn, full crew and interior, opening bomb bay doors, opening fore and aft boarding doors with optional ladders, rotating wheels and props and moving control surfaces. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts 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.

Lindberg HMS Hood British Battlecruiser Motorized, 1/400, 763M

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$95   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box concave. 1979 release of the classic working kit. Could easily be made RC with modern small FM components. This is a large model that sails well. One electric motor drives the ship on a course that you pre-set - figure 8, straight or circle. While sailing at a good rate of speed, the four main turrets slowly swing from port to starboard together and the guns elevate.

Lindberg F-80C (P-80) Shooting Star, 1/48, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$85   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in exceptional investment-grade "near mint" condition with fantastic color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading and no tears. Very slight wear is the only flaw. Molded in the correct silver and clear with the early O-lin style stand. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Paul Lindberg got his start in 1930s model aviation by designing, building and flying stick and tissue aircraft. His plans appeared in Popular Aviation magazine and he soon made a name for himself. When injection molding showed the way to increased kit sales in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he quickly teamed up with Mr. Olsen to create 'O-lin' models. Ray Gaedke was one the the early artists for O-lin, and he help pioneer dramatic and colorful box artwork. In the early 1950s Paul Lindberg was running the company and had the logo changed to his name. The first logo was circular, with 'Lindberg' in middle and 'Products' 'Incorporated' arched across the top and bottom. The second logo is the 'Yellow Rectangle' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

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.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-43 II Oscar - 50 Sentai 3rd Chutai Sergeant Anabuki 1943 or 59 Sentai Sergeant Major Hirohata New Guinea 1943, 1/72, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded and detailed, featuring decals for two aircraft, very fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, good cockpit detail, optional parts for IIb variant and two drop tanks.