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Revell Convair Terrier Missiles with Launcher - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1813-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$275   

One and only issue dated 1958 of this very rare kit with great box art. The box is in "Excellent" condition with very nice color and gloss, four solid corners, no repairs, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape of course), no fading, no stains and no tears. The only flaws are a light crease at the left upper side and light general shelf wear. Features two missiles with removable boosters, swiveling and elevating launcher, crew of three and instrumentation equipment. The missiles are molded in white and the launcher in medium gray. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Decals and perfectly flat and intact in 'near mint+' condition with the only flaw being very slight age yellowing. The instructions are also 'near mint+' with the only flaws being typical age yellowing.

Huma Model Messerschmitt Me P1101, 1/72, 3001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

The P1101 was the first aircraft to have variable geometry wings. As part of the Emergency Fighter Program, the Messerschmitt was a promising design but was only about 80% done when the war ended. This model is interesting in that it models the V1 Prototype exactly as it was found by the allies or as a production aircraft. This means you can show the detailed jet engine without the cowling or install the cowl. V1 decal sheet even includes the painted on machine gun/cannon. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Experimental Bumpers and Grilles, 1/25, C1152

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$30   

Rare. Narrow-box issue of the 'Custom Car Parts' from the early to mid 1960. Oddly, this is the same kit number and parts tree as "Dream Car Bumpers and Grilles" but with a different name. All parts are chrome plated and the instructions are on the reverse of the card. Never used and inventoried 100% complete.

Strombecker Convair Manned Observational Satellite Vehicle, 1/200, D39-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$125   

Very are kit from the late 1950s. The artwork is by Cal Smith and entitled 'Tender Flight Arriving.' The model is based on Krafft Ehricke design of Convair's Astronautics Division as a 200 foot long, 600 mile-high orbiting laboratory for 4 men. The model is molded in very light blue plastic is 24 inches long when assembled. Includes a black display stand and large stand decal. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. The decals are flat and in 'very good' condition as are the instructions.

Revell Super DC-8 61 African Safari - ASA - (DC861), 1/144, 4231

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$75   

Still factory sealed. Kit features optional position landing gear, excellent moldings, boarding stairs and large colorful complete ASA decals as shown on the box art.

Lindberg Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor, 1/48, 539

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$45   

Still factory sealed. This kit is made from the original 1950s molds in large 1/48 scale. 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.

Aurora Lightning P-38 - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 99-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$125   

Rare. Third issue with rectangular 'Aurora Line' logo and Famous Fighters of All Nations. Molded in correct gloss medium blue plastic and clear with rectangular clear stand. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. NOTE: decal were previously stuck to the instructions in several small areas. The damage is to the backing paper - the actual transfers are 'excellent.'

Airfix McDonnell F2H-2P or F2H-2 Banshee - VMJ-1 or VF-172, 1/72, 9 04023

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Dated 1981 and an excellent kit for that time. Includes optional parts to make the -2 fighter or the -P reconnaissance variant. Includes decals for both aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship - 10 Inch Wingspan Solid Wood Kit, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$110   

Highly prefabricated kit made from Solid Western Pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of sealed detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, envelopes of wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. NOTE: the box is only fair. The ends are heavily taped and the tape extends onto the box top and bottom. It is graded 'fair', not collectible but an ideal builder as the parts and paperwork are all in very good condition. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacturer. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

Airmodel F-86H / F-86K / TF-86F / CA-27 Sabre Conversions - Bagged, 1/72, 25

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Contains parts for all four conversions. Mold quality is 'excellent' with all fine recessed panel lines. Includes detailed drawings of changes, including wings, and even lists the best base kits for all four conversion. Molded in white and clear. Never started and complete. Vacuform conversion kit only - requires base kits (not included) to complete. Conversion kits require a base injection molded kit (not included) to complete. This is a basic conversion only - some scratchbuilding is required.

Hawk F8F Bearcat, 1/48, 87

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

For the advanced Hawk collector. Solid wood, wartime scale kit from 1946. Features 3D cut and tapered fuselage, completely finished engine nacelle, very nicely factory-cut wings, horizontal & vertical stabilizers, fully finished wheels, metal seat, clear vacuform canopy (still clear, not yellowed), plastic propeller, wood stock as necessary, color decal sheet, and excellent Hawk full size plans. Never started and inventoried 100% complete. Hawk was one of the few manufacturers making wooden kits to a constant scale of 1/48 in the 1930s. Hawk kits were very complete and included plastic or metal details and superb quality drawings for the true scale enthusiast.

AMT Chevrolet C1500 Silverado Pickup Truck, 1/25, 6276

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$54   

Still factory sealed. From 1988. Well molded and detailed ,model with over 130 parts can build one of three versions - stock, street or custom. Features detailed 359 CID engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior with optional accessory gauges and CB radio with microphone, stock or custom front and rear tires and rims, molded chassis underside with separately molded fuel tank, drive shaft, front suspension, spare tire, rear differential and suspension and exhaust, separately molded tail gate, optional bug deflector, roof spoiler and tail gate spoiler and decals. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and rubber tires.

Life-Like Tally-Ho Coach - (ex Miniature Masterpieces ex Revell), 1/48, 09672

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$68   

Life-Like issue from the original 1950s molds. Very highly detailed model includes coach, horses and figures as shown on the box art. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. 'Miniature Masterpieces' was formed through an alliance of Lou Glaser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although the molds were made at Adams and it had the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. Originally there was no evidence of the parent company on the surface. The State Coach of England was the first kit, issued in 1953. More kits of excellent quality followed. Revell completely took over the line in 1954 and in that year and the next, kits were labeled 'Revell' with a 'Miniature Masterpiece' label on the box top also. The molds, however must have remained in Adam's hands, because when Life-Like acquired the Adams molds, the Miniature Masterpieces were included as well.

Revell Nike Ajax MIM-3 with Launcher - History Makers Issue (ex Renwal), 1/32, 8648

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$95   

Still factory sealed. America's first operational surface-to-air missile system. Large-scale 1983 History Makers issue from ex-Renwal molds. Missile has separating stages and launcher that operates as the real one does. Can hook to other Ajax models to create an entire battery.

Lindberg Air Force Tank Destroyer P-47 Thunderbolt Motorized, 1/48, 303M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$125   

1950s hardbox issue in investment-grade 'near mint' condition. First Motorized release has classic Ray Gaedke hardbox artwork. Molded in dark olive drab and clear and includes a large decal sheet for the box art aircraft including the nose checkerboards and all invasion stripes. Never started. The motor is still in the factory sealed bag; the other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. 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.

Airfix Tornado AFV F3 - RAF 299 OCU/65th Sq Coningsby or 29th Sqn Coningsby 1987, 1/48, 09175

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$34   

Large scale Tornado that is very nicely molded and detailed with marking for two aircraft. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and copied instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. The original instructions are missing.

Hawk T-6 Texan Air Force Trainer, 1/72, 610

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$24   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits. Dated 1965 with Tom Morgan artwork. Excellent kit for that time with great fit and all recessed panel lines.

Tekin Team Tekin BC67 Digital Peak Charger And Cobra Super-Bug Electronic Battery Dischargers (5 Pack), TEKBC76

Other Materials,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$24   

Still factory sealed- both items. Cobra Super-Bug Dischargers are part number E1018R. The Tekin Charger is USA made, can run off AC or DC, has a built in 5 amp 120 V AC power supply, 0-5 amp linear output charge current, large and easy to read LCD display, multiple charge modes, Cold Start for discharged packs, all digital circuitry that is microprocessor controlled, compact, lightweight with true high quality heavy duty design.

BaD Ship Models Virginia Class Cruiser USS Virginia CGN38 / USS Texas CGN39 / USS Mississippi CGN40 / USS Arkansas CGN41 - 73 Inches Long For R/C Or Static Display, 1/96, BSM-CGV

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$495   

Still factory sealed. Rare and very large kit that can be built as any one of the four sister ships. True scale model can be built for static display or R/C operation. The model is plank-on-frame construction and features plywood and balsa parts, planking strips, other wood as required, molded polyester plastic parts (i.e. resin), vacuum formed styrene parts, metal stock, cast metal anchors and chain, two brass props, stuffing boxes, drive shafts, rudder assemblies, decal sheet and flag. Because of the common scale, many super detail fittings are available to make this a true museum piece (extra fittings not included.) There are even super-detailed 3D printed parts on Shapeways.com! Copy and paste this link for photos and more information on this kit: http://wmunderway.mysite.com/gallery21/gallery21.htm

Sanwa Lockheed C-130B Hercules, 1/205, PA1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$155   

Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine surface detail, optional 'closed' or 'open' rear dual cargo doors, moving ailerons, rotating props, optional opened or closed crew boarding stairs/door and colorful decals. Molded in gloss silver, black and clear. includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions in 'near mint' 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.