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Lindberg Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, 1/48, 523-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$52   

1950s issue with fantastic Ray Gaedke artwork. Kit features fine raised panel lines, moving rudder and wing control surfaces, complete jet engine and opening inspection cover, pilot, two drop tanks, under wing rockets and a clear display stand. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts, decals and instructions present but NOTE: missing metal stand rod (easily made from aluminum rod). 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.

Pyro Nantucket Relief Lightship, 1/95, B213-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$155   

Still factory sealed. Earlier issue hardbox is dated 1967 and has beautiful artwork by A.J. Rudisill. Large scale, full hull kit is very nicely detailed for that time. I have seen it built and it still makes a very beautiful model.

Hasegawa N1K2-J George, 1/72, B1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed.

Fujimi D4Y3 Judy - Type 33 Suisei Carrier Dive Bomber - 601 Kokutai / 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea, 1/72, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Still factory sealed. Superbly detailed kit dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features all fine recessed panel lines, gear well and cockpit detail and optional bomb and drop tank loads. Decals represent an aircraft from the 601st group which was partially equipped with the new Judy and took part in the 2nd Battle of the Philippine Sea.

Fujimi Junkers Stuka Ju-87 D-5 / D-8 - White Milk- I/SG.3 (D-5) or Nachtschlachtgruppen (D-8), 1/72, F-16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Mint

$24   

Features excellent detail throughout and dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Includes parts for D-5 and D-8 versions, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, correct armament and decals for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Hudson Miniatures 1902 Franklin - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$59   

Dated 1949 and highly detailed for that time. Early multi-media kit consist of numerous die-cut, saw cut and machined wood parts, beautiful plastic wheels, steering wheel, lanterns, metal parts and stock, die-cut card stock and large, excellent plans/instructions. Includes full size plans and instructions. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed, and all others have been inventoried 100%. Complete with full-size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Aurora Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, 1/260, 432-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$45   

Excellent builder kit. Nicely molded, smaller scale full-hull kit. Kit features molded rat lines, detailed deck and fittings, display stand and rigging instructions. Molded in green, wood tan and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts including flag sheet and instructions. NOTE: the smallest yard has 1/3 of the tip broken off and that tip is missing.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$65   

1950s issue. The hardbox is in excellent with great color and gloss. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the early O-lin style two-piece, teardrop-based 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 Square' that is on this kit. Ray Gadke continued his bold and colorful artwork for Lindberg and did this F-80C boxart as well.

IMC A-4E Skyhawk Marines or Navy with Battle Damaged Parts, 1/72, 485-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$28   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split completely on the left short side. Neat kit features stock parts and additional 'Extra Battle Damaged Parts" with realistically damaged fuselage, rudder and elevator. Has decals for camo Marines VMA-322 version or stock Navy (grey/white) VA-55 finish.

AMT 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 1/25, 8611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

Features over 100 parts, detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, 1/62, PL500-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$69   

Hard-to-find 1950s issue. Shortly after this release, Comet sold all their model molds to Aurora. Comet had made two F-104 kits - this is the larger scale one. Inside, the kit is like new and molded in gloss silver and clear. Includes the Comet Model Hobbycraft catalog mailer. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals in amazing 'near mint' condition and 'excellent' instructions. This is the second issue with one instruction sheet. The first issue actually had two instructions sheets - the standard one, and the Supplement. The first draft of the instructions left out the stand ball retainer, and the supplement includes that omission.

Hobby-Time McDonnell F3H-1 Demon Shipboard Interceptor - (F3H1), 1/45, 2003

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Rare large scale Demon. Very close to 1/48; measures 15.5 inches long when assembled. Can be built as a flying model with retracted landing gear or a static model with extended landing gear. Features recessed panel line detail, vacuform main parts, injection molded details, clear canopy, catapult launcher and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hobby-Time Douglas F4D-1 Skyray - Static Display or Flying Model - (F4D1), 1/45, 2001

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$65   

One of three unique kits in a series - the other two are the Demon and Super Sabre. The kit has vacuform fuselage, wings with recessed panel lines. For the static version, there is a tree of injection molded detail parts including full landing gear and a stand. For the flying version, there is a nose weight and flying instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Sanwa Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver, 1/116, 1116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Sanwa Ki-61 Hien Tony TEI-3, 1/89, 1120

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

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Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$58   

Still factory sealed. Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Sanwa Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/130, 1117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Faller F-4 Phantom II - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$49   

Rare kit from the 1960s. Nicely molded for the time featuring good surface and inlet detail, optional position landing gear, crew and some cockpit detail, centerline drop tank, 12 gravity bombs and pylons, four AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and what appears to be two Bullpup AGM. Molded in light gray, dark gray and clear with the correct Faller clear stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original Faller packing inspection slip.

Faller Noratlas 2501 Motorized - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare kit from the 1960s designed for dual electric motor drive with the Faller no. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not furnished; Faller sold the motor separately). Nicely molded for the time featuring rotating propellers, positionable ailerons, rudders and elevator, optional position rear boarding door and forward crew boarding door, rear drive-on boarding ramp, clear side and cockpit windows and more. The kit has never been started. The small and motorizing specific parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.