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Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$37   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 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.

IM Lockheed F-94C Starfire - Bagged, 1/56, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$36   

Still factory sealed. Includes color decals and instructions. This kit was initially a puzzle to me. First, the kit is not listed in any of my guides. On first inspection, it appears to be the rare Revell first mold F-94 from the one piece box with no landing gear and one-piece wings. However, it could not be - it has the rivet detail of the 2nd Revell issue- but not the split upper & lower wings and added landing gear. It has come to light that Lincoln, from Hong Kong copied the 2nd edition Revell F-94 and left off the 'details' and changed the base to the typical Lincoln base. Plastic kit production was a sideline for Lincoln, and when production ended, the molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong. Kader reissued the entire Lincoln line in the mid 1970s. When Kader discontinued production in the late 1970s, ATP Inc in the USA bought the remaining kits and perhaps some molds. Eventually IM obtained many Kader molds - perhaps from ATP - and this issue was made.

Nautilus Models USS Harder SS257 Summer 1944 Conversion Kit - For Revell Lionfish Base Kit, 1/220, S-02

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$45   

Very rare. Resin conversion kit that makes the Revell Lionfish into an accurate model of Medal of Honor winner Commander Samuel D. Dealey's legendary Harder. Includes cast resin island (sail) structure, periscope/antenna cluster and numerous other very nice cast resin parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. Please note, these kits did not come with instructions. Please note, the Revell base kit is not furnished, it must be purchased separately.

Hasegawa Type-94-1 E7K1 Alf Seaplane, 1/72, JS055-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$20   

1980s issue of this well molded and detailed kit. Features fine raised panel lines, cockpit detail including seats, side windows, crew of three and more. Includes decals for the aircraft on the box artwork. Never started. Sealed factory bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Novo Canberra Low Level Bomber - English Electric BAC Canberra B(1) Mk.8 or B(1)Mk. 12 - RAF No. 88 Sq Wildenrath W. Germany 1960 or South African No. 12 Sq. Waterkloof 1969 - (ex Frog), 1/72, 78090

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

From original Frog molds. Like most Frog kits, this model does not have out-of-scale rivet detail but has very fine panel lines only, which makes it easy to build up to a very realistic model. Includes parts and decals for either version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Ford 1932 Model B Roadster, 1/32, C287-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Late 1960s Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. This model is well detailed and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Has optional soft top up or a boot for the top down. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/48, 102-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$56   

From about 1959. Rare and seldom seen true third issue, numbered 102-69. Aurora blotted out the rectangular Northern Lights logo with yellow and applied the 'new'(for 1957) 'Famous Fighters' sunburst oval logo and no '69' price circle and no Parents' Magazine seal. Aurora retained the colorful Jim Cox box art from the original 1956 issue. (Mr. Cox was Aurora's first box artist; please read his biograpny on this website) This model is part of a very successful WWI aircraft line in 1/48 scale that Aurora introduced in '56. The line sold so well that kits were added to it into the 1960s. Molded in the glossy olive drab green and black. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AV USK Hawker Typhoon IB - Bagged, 1/72, AV1005

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Limited edition injection-molded kit. Well detailed with all fine, recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail, clear vac canopy and full decals. Never started. All parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or it has been inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions.

Dragon 88mm Flak 37 - 3 In 1 Kit, 1/35, 6287

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Amazingly well detailed multi-media model featuring over 400 pieces, numerous aluminum barrel and gun parts, numerous working parts like the real gun, brass ammunition, two frets of PE parts, metal chain, wooden and wicker ammo boxes (both made of plastic) and more. With two decals sheets for many units.

Modelkrak Miyako 1899 - Unprotected Japanese Cruiser, 1/700, MKs-J025

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$30   

Finely cast resin waterline model that includes PE parts and illustrated directions. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Continental Model Airplane Co Giant ROG (R.O.G.) - Balsa Wood Flying Airplane, X24

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

From the mid to late 1930s. New old stock from a closed down hobby shop. Because they are in 'new' condition, the end flaps and tabs are in great condition with no tears or rips. I was the first one to open them and did so very carefully to avoid all damage. Features 18 inch wingspan, quality pre-cut balsa wood stock, fully carved hardwood wheels, metal stock for tail skid and landing gear, partially carved prop blank (needs sanding), rubber band (very old and no longer usable), color insignia sheet, tissue paper and detailed, full size plans that include instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Pegaso Howard Pete with Air Race Diorama - (ex Lindberg), 1/48, P2020

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. This is the Necomisa/Pegaso reissue of the 1950s Lindberg 1/48 scale kit from original molds. Includes cardstock Air Race Diorama with base, grandstand and pylon.

Revell Oldsmobile Delivery Van Highway Pioneers - (Oldsmobile), 1/32, H44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$38   

1953 early issue molded in white and black plastic and it includes colorful insignia for 'Gowland's Bakery.' This kit has never been started. All parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag and it includes the 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.

Airfix Focke-Wulf FW-190D - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 6-39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$20   

1960 issue with dramatic Craftmaster artwork of a pilot landing his heavily battle-damaged D-9 with a dead (and flaming) engine. This is the small box format; kit number 1223-50 has the larger format box. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: the decals have some lifting.

Modelland SAI-403 Dardo - Light-Weight Fighter, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$18   

Rare. Very nicely molded vac kit with very fine recessed panel lines. Complete model with all needed parts. Includes interior detail, clear vac canopy, full decals, optional position landing gear, building instructions and full size drawings with marking guide. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Fujimi Westland Aerospatiale Sea Lynx - West German Navy Marineflieger Geschwader 3 'Graf Zeppelin' Nordholz, 1/72, 36

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$16   

Nicely molded kit with primarily recessed panel lines, full cockpit and cabin floor, detailed rotor head, optional position double cabin doors and rotating main and tail rotors. Never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Fokker Friendship F-27 KLM City Hopper - Kikoler Issue, 1/94, 0102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$32   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split from age. Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue from the popular original 1958 'S' molds. Well detailed and features moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. With colorful and complete KLM decals. Molded in white and clear plastic.

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.

Airfix Boeing 707 Sky King - British Airways, 1/144, 04170-0

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1976. Part of the famous and collectible Sky King series of 1/144 Airliners by Airfix. This kit is nicely detailed & molded for that time and features fine raised panel lines, recessed control surface lines, clear cockpit and cabin windows, separately molded cabin doors, detailed engine inlet and rear 'burner cans', optional position landing gear and full painting guide. Contains decals for three aircraft G-APFM, G-APFC and G-APFI.

12 Squared BMG-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile - Bagged, 1/72, 2-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$20   

Limited edition injection-molded model kit of the famous Cruise Missile. Includes maintenance dolly. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.