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Lincoln Boeing 707 BOAC, 1/190, 109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

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 complete BOAC decals for the box art aircraft 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.

Faller Fokker DR-1 Triplane Richthofen, 1/100, 1917

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time in a beautiful red, black and clear. 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 quality control sheet.

Faller Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Motorized - Dive Bomber or Anti-Tank, 1/100, 1087

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Features parts to built either version, cockpit with crew of two and rear machine gun, wing cannon, main centerline bomb load, small wing-mounted bombs and a large decal sheet for multiple aircraft. Molded in a stunning swirl green and butterscotch brown, gray, orange-yellow, red and with clear canopy & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Faller Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NYP Motorized - Lindberg Atlantic Flight, 1/100, Lb 27

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Molded in silver, black, red and with clear windows & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner - (727-100), 1/96, 354-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$64   

Block letters 'AURORA' issue dated 1971. Still a very popular kit because it is the only short (727-100) in very near 1/100 scale. Molded in white and clear with the triangle stand and full color TWA decals. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the decals are 97% intact but are 3% but damaged and have typical age microcracking. Please read the article located on this website about restoring old decals like these.

IOM Kit SE-203 Aquilon - Aeronavale Flotille 11F Hyeres 1961, 1/72, F295B

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$18   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the lower long end. Has 44 parts and decals for the box art aircraft shown.

Revell KC-135 Stratotanker Ohio Air Guard, 1/139, 4523

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1982 reissue utilizing the original 1957 'S' issue molds. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. With complete USAF Ohio Air Guard decals.

William H Low Co 1900s American La France Combination Hose Wagon - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CH110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagon is approximately 7.5 inches long (and over 14 inches long with the front hitch bar). The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes beautiful plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, finished tanks, hose material, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, brass chain, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a painting guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

William H Low Co Combination Chemical Wagon - Wilo Line Fire Truck, 1/24, FC180

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$72   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which included a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment. The box top photo shows the actual model as assembled by Bill Low. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished wagon is a large 8" long (13.5" with the front carriage bar). The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Features plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut large wooden parts, fully finished chemical tanks, completely cut and drilled ladder frames and pre-cut rungs, smaller parts including a great many fully carved of wood & others of metal and brass (chain), with a variety of metal stock as needed, sandpaper, complete instructions with detailed plans, additional drawings, complete text instructions and a big photo of the actual built model. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag and the parts that were never factory have sealed have been inventoried 100% complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$69   

Very rare. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$42   

Very rare. Has a box art variation from the other issue of CR110. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. It is missing 3 or 4 small wooden parts that can be made; otherwise complete with all other parts, plans and instructions. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.

Eduard P-39 Airacobra Profipack, 1/48, 8062

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Highly detailed kit with recessed panel lines, extensive PE parts, full mask set and markings for several different aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Siedlce Mucha Standard Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT and are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation. Cleanly molded and nicely detail kit with cockpit detail, clear canopy, display stand and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed ASW P-3A Orion - 'Road Runner' from VP-64 Project Magnet US Naval Oceanographic Office, 1/115, 4428

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$39   

1984 rare issue that comes with USNOO decals for Project Magnet as well as ASW Patrol Squadron VP-64. This kit was created by heavy modification of the Electra mold (please see the article about this on this website). The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Vickers Vanguard Turbo-Prop, 1/144, 03171

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$44   

Still factory sealed. Very nicely molded molded kit with optional position cabin entry doors, clear cockpit and cabin windows, rotating props, detailed gear and front and rear passenger boarding stair assemblies. Decals are for British Airways. The Vanguard was a 1959 high speed early turbo-prop airliner that carried 139 passengers.

Welsh Boeing737-330 Lufthansa or Condor, 1/144, SL43

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Very high quality injection molded / metal and vacuform kit with metal details and full decals. Features injection molded wings, engine pods and stabilizers, vac fuselage, metal struts, engine cowls, fans, nose and main gear wells, wheels and gear doors. The kit has never been started. All small parts still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Revell 1910 International Auto Wagon - Highway Pioneers US Antique Series, 1/32, H62-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

1954 early issue molded in bright yellow plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 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.

Revell 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II - 'S' Issue, 1/32, H1209-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

Original issue hardbox 'S' logo kit from 1956. Not the common reissue. The hardbox is in exceptional 'Excellent++' condition with like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no price tags, tape or marks from tag or tape. Light, general wear is the only flaw. Kit features detailed engine, opening hood, chassis detail and full interior. Molded in the correct first issue high gloss black, clear and chrome. Chrome is in excellent condition. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Scale Models 1929 Ford Model A Station Wagon - (ex Hubley), 1/20, 4006

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$72   

Large 1/20 scale kit from former Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier by Gabriel). The model has over 75 metal castings including body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details and a tree of chrome plated parts as well. With real rubber tires. Features working steering, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hose and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Delivery Truck - (ex Hubley), 1/20, 4027

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

Large 1/20 scale kit from ex-Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier Gabriel from original Hubley molds. The metal castings are very well done and detailed. Features over 100 parts, cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details. Includes real white rubber tires. Features two trees of brass plated parts, steering front wheels, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hoses, woodgrain decals, choice of license plates and more. The kit has never been started. The small metal parts are still in factory sealed bags; the big metal parts and plastic parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. Likely dates from the 1980s.