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Enterprise Cycle Miniatures Tandem Bicycle, 1/15, B2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Rare. Enterprise was a very successful maker of balsa wood free-flight and control line aircraft models dating well back into the 1930s. The Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' got the attention of Enterprise staff. Enterprise maintained their own museum of rare and extraordinary old time bicycles, so it only seemed natural that the first (and only) two plastic kits from the company would represent bikes. This model is of the Tandem, based on an example from 1896 and is very nicely molded and detailed for that time. It includes a display base also. This model and a 'Old High Wheeler' were fine kits issued in 1954 but did not sell well; production was discontinued after a short run. The kit has never been started. All parts are either still sealed in the 'krinkle' bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with the base.

Cruver 1949 Oldsmobile 98 Futuramic 4 Door Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

Very rare and even more so in this condition. Very early original dealer promotional model. It is 100% complete with all four door handles, trim and hood and trunk ornaments. This model came from a collector who began saving these in the late 1940s; it has always been adult owned. It has the black chassis with the following raised tex "Manufactured By Cruver Mfg Co Chicago" The tires look factory new. The whitewalls are excellent, which is rare - they were normally a weak point and would often crack and peel. The body is amazing 'near mint' condition; I cannot find any warping. The body color and beautiful and gloss as new. The thin clear windows are 'very good++' on the front and back, but the sides have some wrinkling as shown. Some of the fine trim (door handles, etc) has been painted to 'professional' quality; it is good enough to pass for factory paint.

SMP 1960 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon Friction Drive Promo, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$48   

Original dealer promotional model in very nice condition. It 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 or light. It has the metal chassis factory-painted black and stamped "S.M.P. Mt Clemons Mich"; the friction motor still works. The body is OK but has some warping as shown. Body color is glossy and pretty with slight 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.

AMT 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible / 1956 Buick Century Convertible Promos, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

SALE!! Includes both 100% complete promotional models in 'good' condition. These have been in an adult collection since the very early 1960s. Both are metal chassis and rollers. There is slight warping as shown but less than average. The boots have been very neatly painted, as well as the Skylark interior. Both models have been professionally detailed with silver paint - the door handles, lettering, emblems, etc have been very neatly painted. Quality is high enough to easily pass for factory paint.

SMP 1959 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon / 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Promos, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$68   

SALE!! Includes both 100% complete promos in 'good' condition. Both have been in the same adult collection since the very early 1960s. The 1959 Nomad is friction drive with a metal chassis. The two tone finish is all original. There is slight warping, but not much compared to how these usually look. Never played with and the tires show zero wear. The 58 Impala is a roller with a plastic chassis; the make is not listed although it is probably AMT. There is slight warping but not as much as most examples. Both models have been professionally detailed with silver paint - the door handles, lettering, emblems, etc have been very neatly painted. Quality is high enough to easily pass for factory paint.

AMT 1959 Ford Ranchero / 1956 Thunderbird / 1955 Continental Promos, 1/25

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$86   

SALE!! Includes all three promos. The Continental is friction drive with a metal chassis. It is 100% complete and is in 'good' condition overall. The '56 Thunderbird is 100% complete, a roller with the metal chassis and is in 'good' condition also. The Ranchero has a metal chassis and looks very nice but NOTE: missing clear. Otherwise complete. All three models have been very neatly detailed with the door handles, letters, etc professionally painted silver. The quality is good enough to pass for factory paint.

Revell BMW Z-1 Roadster - Premium Issue, 1/24, 7438

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$22   

Still factory sealed. 1990 issue in the well detailed 'Premium' Line. Features well detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, optional up or down convertible top, front and rear suspension, complete interior, optional 'low' or 'high' doors and much more.

Revell Dodge Sidewinder Show Truck / Pickup, 1/25, 85-7662

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$20   

Still factory sealed. Nice kit with detailed chassis and engine, opening hood, full interior, optional bed cover and more. Molded white, smoked clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires.

Revell P-47N Thunderbolt - USAAF Li'l Meatie's Meat Chopper / Pilot Lt. Col. Ollie Simpson Commander 128th FS 116 Wing Georgia Air National Guard Marietta 1947/50 - (ex- Monogram), 1/48, 85-5314

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$32   

2011 issue that is the is the superb Monogram Pro Modeler molds. Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit, pilot figure, optional position canopy, detailed gear wells and full engine, clear wingtip navigation lights, a nice selection of weapons including drop tanks, bombs and rockets and very colorful 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.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Hasegawa Shinmeiwa PS-1 or SS-2, 1/72, K8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$46   

Impressive STOL ASW Amphibious Aircraft of the JSDF. Large and very nicely detailed kit of this fantastic and rugged all-weather seagoing aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Advanced Molding Corp Ferrari 342 America Sports Car - (pre-Aurora), 1/32, 13

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$45   

NOTE: builder only, please read carefully. Very rare and for the advanced builder/collector of early plastic models. Advanced Molding issued 7 pioneering plastic car kits in 1954. But in 1955, Aurora purchased the molds then released them (the first in '55) under the Aurora name and artwork. They became famous under the Aurora name but virtually unknown under the original Advanced label because they were issued for year or less. Advanced cleverly advertised all 7 kits on each box - the box top shows the kit inside, and the long side panels show 3 on each side. The 7 were the Cunningham, MG, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari Sportster, Corvette and Ferrari 342 America. This kit is the Ferrari Sportster, is molded in bright red with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has the body shell assembled to 'professional' quality. Fit is perfect and the seamed are puttied and sanded. There is no other assembly and zero painting. All parts are present. With instructions that have a nice history of the car. Advanced was located at 54 West 21st Street, New York 10, NY. After selling the cars, Advanced remained in the plastic model business with the Trailblazers HO train series in 1955 centered around the famous "General." It was issued as a locomotive and tender, or just the cars as set (passenger, mail combine, baggage, box car, flat car and caboose), or the cars each separately and the rare freight set which included the locomotive and tender, box car, flat car and caboose.

Hasegawa Mig-21 Fishbed - USSR / Czech / North Vietnamese / Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force, 1/72, JS012-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Rare first logo issue from the 1960s. This was an excellent model for that time and came with markings for all three air forces, a centerline supersonic drop tank and two Atoll missiles. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell 1910 Pierce Arrow Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H48-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

1953 issue, the first year for the 'Series Three' Highway Pioneers. The box is nice and the kit is molded in a stunning, bright red glossy acetate 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.

Tamiya TWO KITS Fiat G-91 (G91) / R1/ R4 - Italian Acrobatic Flight Team / Italian Air Force (2 aircraft) / Greek Air Force, 1/100, PA1007-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$16   

Includes TWO G-91 aircraft. Part of Tamiya's extensive and well detailed line of 1/100 aircraft. Each model includes decals for all four aircraft. The kits have never been started. Both models are still in the factory sealed bags and include decals and instructions. In 1961, the US Army evaluated four 'Ginas' for possible use in the close support/forward air control role. Despite much anticipatory rejoicing by Army aviators, this interesting project was abandoned when most fixed wing types were transferred to the USAF.

Frog English Electric Canberra P.R.7, 1/72, 323P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$84   

Rare, early issue from the 1950s. This is a fine example that includes all the possible paperwork. It includes the Frog inspection slip (No. 1 at that). a fold-out Frog catalog (with a blue, white and yellow cover), a Frog 1 July 1958 "Plastic Scale Aircraft, Kits, Etc" Price List from Lines Brothers and a second instruction sheet in various languages. The kit is molded in silver and clear and has the correct large, clear round-based stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the original glue capsule. Decals are in amazing 'excellent+' condition as are the instructions. NOTE: the box displayed better than the 'very good+' ranking but is graded as such because there is a tape tear (1.5" x .5") on the upper long side, marks from tape and a small section of missing litho from the right short side (1" x .75").

Scientific Buckeye Jr Speed Boat - For .020 to .099 Gas Engines / CO2 Power / Electric Power

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Rare and very nice model kit from the late 1940s or 50s. 13.5 inches long when assembled and can be powered by a large variety of small gas engines (details are in the instructions) and electric motors are mentioned as working well also. Features a completely carved 13.5" long solid wood hull that is also hollowed out, die-cut mahogany parts, other wood parts, a brass gasoline tank, brass and metal parts, full running hardware that is still in the factory 'Hardware Set' box, a big solid brass flywheel that is still in the Scientific sealed bag, a clear windshield with a plastic frame that is also still in the colorful factory box, a big decal sheet, an American flag for the stern as well as full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory boxes. The other parts have been inventoried complete.

Sterling Caltex Lumba-Lumba With Optional Fittings Set B20F - 38 Inches Long For R/C Or Display, B20M

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$429   

Rare in this condition and ever rarer with the fittings set. This very large, scale model is 'completely pre-fabbed for easy assembly' It features die-cut plywood and balsa parts, factory carved parts, plastic molded smoke stack, other plastic parts as well, sheeted hull construction, 'excellent' decals, superb full size drawings and plans and simple-to-follow, step by step instructions. Never started and complete. Lumba-Lumba means 'porpoises' in the far east. This ship was commissioned by Caltex Pacific Oil Company in 1961 to speed personnel and freight from Sumatra to Singapore. She was designed by the famous naval architects Sparkman and Stephens who created the Columbia (winner of the New England yacht races. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Billing Boats WSP 10 Police Boat / Poliezi Boat With Fittings And Paint Set - 30.3 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/20, 408

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$169   

Still factory sealed and this is a complete kit with fittings. Features a beautiful one-piece ABS hull and superstructure, die-cut plywood parts, numerous other plastic parts, detailed step-by-step instructions in 6 languages including English and more. Also includes the following Floquil paints for this model - Coast Guard Red F632, Maritime Blue F642, Navy White #30 F620 and Haze Gray F-594. The paints are still sealed in their boxes that Model Expo placed them in at the time of shipping.

Sterling Mk.II Puddle Jumper - 30 Inch Long Air Boat For R/C Operation - Sport or Coast Guard Version, B27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$279   

Still factory sealed and in mint condition. Rare, large-scale 30" version, not the smaller 18" one. A great performer when powered by a .15 to .35 engine or a modern electric motor. Features a precision vacuum formed plastic hull and cabin, accurately die-cut balsa and plywood parts, hardware package including R/C hardware, full size plans, decals for sport version or coast guard, instructions and more.