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Monogram TWA Super G Constellation L-1049, 1/131, 6058

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$39   

Still factory sealed. 1983 Heritage Edition Issue from the original Four Star molds. Very nice near - 1/144 scale kit includes boarding ramps, battery truck and two stewardesses.

Model Technologies WWI Wire Wheel Inserts and Spandau Jackets Detail Set, 1/72, MT 0060

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$5   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed photoetched parts. Includes two sets of spoke wheels and two jackets. With full instructions.

Frog SE 210 Caravelle Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare, big scale kit from the 1950s. The box is nice with four solid corners but has creasing and wear as shown. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the correct big Frog base that was unique to these larger kits. Even the original glue capsule is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. As often happened, the decals were folded at the factory; that and age have caused some minor lifting on the decals.

Monogram F-1117A Stealth Fighter, 1/72, 1148

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed. 1995 Snap-Tite release. Nicely molded and detailed for a snap model and includes a nice display stand.

ESCI Panavia Tornado 200 MRCA Desert Storm With PP Aeroparts Crew Access Ladder and CBLS 200 Units - RAF / Italian / Saudi Arabian Air Forces, 1/48, 4093

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Includes PP Aeroparts #AC403 CBLS 200 Unites (2) 1/48 RAF/RN Practice Bomb Carriers (factory sealed) and #AL403 Crew Access Ladder 1/48 Tornado GR1/F3 (sealed). The actual kit contains markings for all three air forces for Desert Storm Aircraft. Features full cockpit, wings that change angle, optional position air brakes, separately molded control surfaces and external weapons load. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (the small ones) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that are not factory sealed (the large ones) have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

SMP 1959 Imperial Convertible Friction Drive Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$35   

Original dealer promotional model that is 100% complete. This is a one-owner model that has always been adult owned. The tires are factory new - it has never been played with and never exposed to smoke. It has the metal chassis factory-painted black and stamped "S.M.P. Mt Clemons Mich"; the friction motor still works. The body is good but has some warping as shown. Body color is glossy and pretty with some foxing. The front and rear bumpers are stamped metal. Some of the fine trim (door handles etc) has been painted to 'professional' quality; it is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Constructo Clipper Great Republic - Highly Prefabricated 20 Inch Long Wooden Ship, 1/265, U601

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

20 inches long and 11.5 inches high when assembled. Constructo kits are the finest of all the older prefabricated wooden ship kits. Features a completely shaped and sanded hardwood hull with predrilled mast, bowsprit, anchor chain and pedestal mounting holes, finished wood display stand, finished and painted stand pedestals and mounting nails, a large sheet of heavy cardboard with dozens of completely cut and finished and numbered hardwood parts held on with string, a factory sealed bag of fully finished fittings of metal, wood and plastic, numerous other hardwood parts completely cut to shape and numbered, deadeyes and blocks, paint and glue, wood stock as required and a complete set of sewn, ready-to-install cloth sails, black and white standing and running rigging thread, instructions in English and a full size plan sheet with many views, complete part identifications by number and excellent rigging diagrams. The kit has never been started. All the small parts are still in the factory sealed bags or factory-tied to the display piece. Only the hull was not factory sealed. With full size plans and instructions. Constructo kits were made in Spain and early issues in the USA were marketed by Constructo Nautical Miniatures, Inc, New York 1. There were many series of kits issues by size; some smaller and some larger than this kit.

Hawk F-84F Thunderstreak - One-Piece Box Issue, 1/72, 606

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$46   

Rare early issue Hawk kit in the flip-top box. Hawk was a manufacturer of 1/48 constant scale solid wooden models well before plastic, but they jumped on the plastic band wagon very early. Most of the first issue 'flip box' plastic kits were 1/48 - this kit, however, is one of the earlier 1/72 scale kits from Hawk. The kit is molded in the correct silver with the early style stand and correct instructions and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Thanks to Jean-Claude who told me that the boxart shows a standard F-84F but in reality the model inside is of prototype YF-96A, (aka YF-84F), s/n 49-2430. this aircraft was later modified to become the YRF-84F parasite fighter in combination with GRB-36F.It is on display at the USAF Museum, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.

Maircraft Heinkel He-51 - Solid Wood Model Airplane, 1/48, S9

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$34   

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 80% cut, profile cut parts, printwood and a small bag of details. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Airfix Angel Interceptor Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, 1/100, 256

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$45   

Type four logo issue of one spaceship from the famous TV series. Nicely detailed model. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell DC-7 Flagship American Airlines One-Piece Stand Arm Pre -S Issue, 1/122, H219-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$210   

Rare 1954/55 Pre-S true issue with the fantastic artwork of a DC-7 at the moment just before touchdown. Please note, this is the correct first release with the one-piece plastic stand arm and instructions that illustrate this. Also, the main gear axles are separate parts on this issue. On the second issues the gear struts were modified and the axles were moved to the wheels, and the stand arm was changed to two plastic parts because the one-piece stand arm was fragile and in use it broke easily. Very few were made as Revell quickly corrected this weakness. Correctly molded in gloss silver and clear and a large, colorful decal sheet. Inside, the kit has never been started. I has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions are 'near mint' with the detailed American Airlines route map on the back. Decals are 'excellent' and flat with no curl and light yellowing.

AMT Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker, 1/72, 8848

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$69   

Still factory sealed. First issue with the best mold quality. Large scale USAF refueler. Includes full cockpit and interior detail, optional position crew and cargo doors, four PW J57 engines, complete boom station and optional position boom.

Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - (small box) Pre 'S' True Second Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$379   

Very rare, second issue from 1956 that is correct in every way. Unusual narrow height Pre 'S' box has the full artwork and the rare one-piece stand arm. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint-' condition. Color and gloss is like new, all four corners are perfect, no price tags or marks from tags, there is no tape - not even marks from the original factory sealing tape. There are no tears, tape or otherwise, creases, fading, stains or dents. The only flaws are slight edge wear and a 'light' spot just behind the foreground engine that you can see in the photo if you look hard. Has early 2nd issue stand with the two-piece stand arm. Revell very quickly replaced the faulty one-piece with this design. The correct instructions showing this early stand and the decal sheet includes the stand decal. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The factory clear small-part 'krinkle' bag is present but is split open, hence the 100% inventory. The first issue of this kit looks exactly like this on the outside, but inside it has the three-prong one piece stand and instructions that reflect that and an updated parts list. The third issue of this kit shared the same part number but is in a taller box, has greatly simplified artwork, the two-piece stand arm and instructions that reflect that change. For a long time it was thought that all 'full' box art versions had the one-piece stand arm; that is not true. Revell changed the design so quickly that some were issued with the change.

Grandt Line Pair Of HOn# D&RGW Passenger Car Trucks #5182 / R Robb Ltd Pair of #T-106 D&RGW Passenger Car Trucks / The Back Shop HOn3 Passenger Trucks (only 1) / Rio Grande Models HOn3 Disconnect / Kadee #701 Coupler Assembly Fixture - HO Accessories, 1/87

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$24   

SALE! Includes all 5 items. Four are factory sealed but the "Back Shop Hon3 Trucks" have been opened. It has never been started, but there is only one complete truck including + some misc parts.

Revell 1953 MG TD Highway Pioneers - Series 4, 1/32, H50-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$49   

1954 original issue of the famous Highway Pioneers. This kit is in very rare investment-grade 'near mint' condition. It is from original hobby shop stock that has never been for retail sale until now. Inside, the kit is nice as it is outside. It is never started, and all the parts are still sealed in the factory 'krinkle' bag. With 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.

Testors Chevrolet Gun Tractor CMP FAT-4, 1/35, 778

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$29   

Still factory sealed. Well molded and detailed with over 200 parts. Features excellent chassis detail, full interior and much more.

Hasegawa 1903 Wright Flyer 1 1/16 Scale Museum Model, 1/16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$459   

Rare and large 1/16 scale museum quality kit. The four aircraft in this series (Wright Flyer, Fokker DR-1, Sopwith Camel and SE-5 Scout) are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the world's first controllable powered aircraft using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 303 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, copper, rubber, brass, injection molded plastic and still other materials. Unlike the other three kits, this model can have the interior framework covered as the real aircraft or it can remain uncovered. Includes a Wright Brother pilot and display stand. The wingspan is 765mm (over 30 inches) when assembled. The engineering is world-class right down to the assembly plans. This kit has never been started. Nearly all parts are still in still in the factory sealed bags; the injection molded parts are the only ones not sealed and they have been inventoried complete. This kit was packed very carefully from the factory and all special internal boxes and inserts are included and in mint condition. Complete with instructions and roll-out plans. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Precise Martin Marietta Sprint ABM

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$1100   

Very rare promotional model of the 'Safeguard' ABM Missile Sprint. The Sprint and Spartan pair made up the missiles of this Anti-Ballistic Missile system with Sprint designed for short range interceptions. The system was made operational on October 1 1975 and Congress voted to shut it down less than 24 hours later on October 2 1975. Condition is excellent. Missile measures 14.75 inches high and is made of plastic. The missile body is mint with no broken parts - no scratches - no wear. The decals are 'very good.' There is some black missing on the roll pattern at the top (see photo) and the same amount missing on the back base roll pattern. The red 'US ARMY' is mint on the back but part of the 'R' is missing on the front as shown. The base is 'excellent' and has a metal plate that reads 'US Army Sprint Antimissile Missile - Martin Marietta.' There are no touch ups or repairs and no cracks. Please note that shipping insurance is required.

Precise Trident SLBM - Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$325   

Rare promotional item. Missile measures 10 inches high. Wooden base with no name plate. Missile paint is NM+ and decals are NM. Base is original and near mint. The missile is missing a small nozzle adjuster arm. The other three arms are present. There has been no restoration or touch up on this model. Insurance is required for shipping.

Maircraft Buzzard Bombshell - 69 inch Wingspan Class C Gas Free Flight or R/C Conversion

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare early issue. The fantastic Buzzard Bombshell was a record setting aircraft in the very late 1930s/early 1940s. The plane won the AMA National Class C Open in 1940 with a flight of 49 min and 50 seconds. Kit contains many prefabricated parts to speed assembly as well as a clear canopy, formed gear struts, full scale plans and more. This kit is from the early 1940s or perhaps as late as 1947/48 when Maircraft went out of business. This model came from the estate of a very active and particular early aircraft kit collector. It is like factory-new inside and has not been started. Complete with all parts, plans and decals (if originally included).