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Aoshima Focke-Wulf FW-189 A-1 Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1/72, G6-502-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Older issue Aoshima slightly-glossy box kit with very collectible artwork. Inside, the model has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Nicely molded older kit with operating triple split flaps, ailerons and rotating wheels and props.

Hobby Craft Dornier Do-17Z Flying Pencil - German Luftwaffe or Finland, 1/48, HC1602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$27   

Features engraved panel lines, detailed cockpit, full landing gear and decals for both aircraft. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are present but moisture damaged. You will need to provide your own.

BaxMod G6 Rhino Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH) - Mobile Artillery System, 1/35

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$69   

High quality resin model with photoetched details. Features very nice suspension and shocks, full engine, good interior, optional position hatches and more. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The large parts were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. The G6 SPG is a South African artillery piece developed around the ordnance of the G5 Howitzer. It is one of the world's most powerful self-propelled guns on a wheeled chassis. In addition to the logistical mobility afforded by a wheeled chassis, the G6 is protected against counter-battery fire and is able to defend itself in an unsecured area. The chassis is mine protected. The G6 is produced in South Africa by the Land System division of Denel and entered production in 1987. The G6 is still regarded as one the best mobile artillery systems in the world and export version can be found all around the world.

DIWI Ilyushin Il-62 Airliner Aeroflot - (ex- Yunyj Tyechinik), 1/125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$36   

Large model that measures 16.5 inches LOA (length overall) from rudder to nose. DIWI was an export/import firm based in East Germany. In the 1970s they re-boxed a large number of models from Soviet and Soviet controlled countries and exported them. This model is from the 'Yunyj Tyechinik' molds and even includes YT instructions. YT succeeded MZMPI (which was the first kit manufacturer in the USSR) and continued till a new name was introduced in the mid 1970s. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC Schwinn 10 Speed Continental Bicycle, 1/8, 1-1480-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$115   

Still factory sealed. From the 1970s. Big scale kit with excellent detail for that time. Features finely molded chrome spoke wheels, real rubber tires, detailed derailleur, cluster and chain drive, twin-stick stem-mounted gear shifters, steerable front wheel, lightweight diamond-styled racing frame, caliper brakes and numerous optional parts including rear carrier, child seat, headlight, speedometer, mirror, tool bag, water bottle, air pump, generator, pack and chrome clamp (for rear carrier), kickstand and brake safety levers. With authentic Schwinn decals. MPC release one other kit in this series, the beautiful Schwinn Stingray, also in 1/8 scale.

Bandai Interceptor George Shiden 21 N1K2-J, 1/24, 0538522

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$189   

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Still factory sealed but the seal has split as shown. Very highly detailed, large scale model that features full engine including ignition wiring, detailed cockpit, opening canopy, full gun bays cannon, ammunition and removable access covers, rotating prop & wheels and much more. Includes a large decal sheet for at least 5 aircraft and usually includes a color painting guide. (I cannot confirm because the kit is factory sealed).

Aurora DC-9 Series 10 Hughes Airwest, 1/72, 386

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$95   

1974 issue with colorful markings for Hughes. Still the only 1/72 scale DC-9. Molded in the correct bright yellow and clear, with the correct large black tripod display base. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hudson Miniatures 1904 Oldsmobile Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$46   

Rare and in investment-grade 'near mint' condition inside and out. This is old hobby shop stock that has not been sold retail until now. Molded in a brilliant deep red plastic. Never started and the small parts are still factory bag sealed. With instructions. These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Hudson Miniatures 1913 Mercer Raceabout Lil Old Timers - Quickie Kit, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$46   

Rare and in investment-grade 'near mint++' condition inside and out. This is old hobby shop stock that has not been sold retail until now. Molded in bright yellow plastic. Never started and inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. These kits have a very interesting history. When the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' burst upon the hobby scene in 1951, they started a hobby revolution. Plastic model kits were not new in 1951, but successful mass marketing of plastic kits was new. The sensation swept the country, and Gowland & Revell could not make the kits fast enough. The fact that the public was buying these models shocked the successful hobby establishment. One such manufacture was Hudson Miniatures. In the 1940s, Hudson had established a name in making 1/16 scale 'Old Timer' models of automobiles. These were excellent kits with wood and metal parts, but a high degree of skill was required to carve and finish the wood parts. In the late 1940s, they added some injection molded plastic parts (usually acetate wheels) to the series but did not consider a completely plastic kit. When Hudson saw what was happening with the Highway Pioneers, he began to design his own 1/32 scale line called 'Lil Old Timers', which hit the stores in 1954. An early paper fold-out catalog shows 18 models including some real gems like the 1910 International Harvester Passenger Car, 1911 Brush Delivery Truck and 1906 Columbia Electric Car just to name a few. The line was bought by Revell a short time after it's release, and Revell did reissue some (but not all) of the kits. As you would expect from Hudson, this is a nice kit with excellent moldings and detail for the time. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of it's day, and it can be successfully argued that it was America's first sports car. The 30 horsepower 'T' head 4 cylinder engine sped it along at over 80 miles per hour. A 1914 Mercer clocked 112 mph at Daytona Beach - no mean feat for that age.

Revell 1929 4 1/2 Liter Bentley Highway Pioneers - US Antique Series, 1/32, H63-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$48   

Original issue dated 1954 in 'excellent+' condition inside and out. The US Antique series was the first one to have real box art for the exact kit inside. This kit is from old hobby shop stock and has never been sold retail until now; but the box does has light wear as shown. Inside the box, it has not been started. All the parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. Includes instructions. This is from the issues produced with Gowland & Gowland as it carries their 'balloon' logo on the box top a the lower right. Not long after this, the Gowland logo would disappear completely, leaving only the Revell logo. It is also worth noting that this is one of the first non-generic Highway Pioneers boxes. Earlier boxes were all the same, with the kit number and car stamped on the side, usually with a red or black rubber stamp. This box is completely dedicated to the Bentley kit, and even has advertisements for very early Pre-S issue Revell 1954 ship and aircraft kits on the long sides. 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.

Classic Miniatures 1900 Bank Building - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, CM-18

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Quality model kit with wood, metal and other materials. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Campbell Ore Bin - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 438

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Very high quality wooden model kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

American Model Builders Cumbres Station - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 112

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Very high quality laser cut wooden kit with plastic and metal details. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Frog Supermarine Spitfire Mk14 and V-1 - (RAF or SEAC Kai Tak), 1/72, F194

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$29   

Final logo issue from the late 1970s. Well molded kit like most all Frog models. Includes V-1 and Spitfire. Spitfire has optional markings for 'Punjab' Sq RAF Dienst Belgium 1945 or No.132 Sq RAF SEAC Kai Tak Hong Kong 1945. This kit has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Blue, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Hawk De Havilland Comet IV BOAC with Interior - and Ground Support, 1/153, 507-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Rare. Great hardbox kit from 1958 with interior and Bill Campbell artwork. The fuselage has a long flip-up panel to show full interior with all seats, bulkheads and even passengers. Also includes detailed landing gear, scale fuel truck, air conditioner truck and airport transport bus as well as full color BOAC decals and Mobilgas decals for the truck. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airmodel North American AJ-1 Savage - Bagged, 1/72, 161

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Basic vac kit with main airframe parts and clear canopy. Very crisp and well detailed moldings with recessed panel lines. Complete and never started. A certain degree of modeling skill is required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Tamiya Aichi M6A1 Seiran With Eduard Mask Set XF071, 1/48, 61054-2200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Includes never used and compete Eduard mask set for the canopies and beaching dolly wheels. The actual kit is very high quality and has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya North American Mustang III - RAF No. 315 (Polish) Squadron / No. 112 Squadron, 1/48, 61047-1300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$27   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1996. Very well detailed kit. Includes decals for both aircraft listed.

Pegasus Ryan FR-1 Fireball - Bagged, 1/72, 2002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$24   

Early US Navy operational propeller driven + jet engine dual propulsion carrier-based aircraft. Limited run injection molded kit with all very fine recessed panel line detail. Cleanly molded and well detailed. Includes cast metal detail parts and full decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Life-Like Civil War Field Piece - With Rope and Metal Chain - (ex-Palmer), 1/24, 09694

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed model originally from the early 1960s. Includes accessory pail, ramrod and turning bar.