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Scientific New Yorker Racer Jetex

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. Rare kit from Scientific. Features a formed, light-weight plastic body, printwood, wood stock, completely formed rubber tires, metal axles and hardware and decals. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Pro Resin Avro 707C - British Fighter, 1/72, R72-029

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

Very highly detailed resin kit. Finely molded. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Chrysler Imperial Western Pickup Truck, 1/25, T148-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$169   

Very rare. I believe the base vehicle is a '65 Imperial and this was an Alexander Brothers custom job - but that is just conjecture. An excellent kit with full engine and compartment, opening hood, 'horseshoe' door handles and brake pedal, custom interior, optional top, branding iron or steer horns hood ornament and a large sheet of woodgrain and text decals (in 'new' condition). Also includes white wall stickers. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hobby-Time Sealed Factory Case of 12 Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98c

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$635   

This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.

American Model Builders Three Skid Shacks Long-Bell Lumber Company Or Tourist Cabins - HO Scale Craftsman, 1/87, 710

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$24   

Still factory sealed. Excellent, 100% laser cut wood kit with metal accessories, layered, peel & stick windows and doors & more. Can also make perfect roadside tourist cabins, miner's cabins and can be modeled with or without skids. Each shack is 2.5" long x 1.75" wide and 1.5" high.

Athearn Rock Island F-7A and F-7B Freight Locomotives Genesis DCC Quick Plug Equipped - HO Scale, 1/87, G22084

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

Superbly detailed Genesis issue powered A and B locomotives in excellent condition. Judging from the very slight wheel wear, these were run perhaps once or twice. There are no broken parts and each engine is 100% complete. I hesitate to call anything mint, so I will grade them both as 'near mint' condition. Not perfect, but close. Includes all three factory boxes (a box for each locomotive and the external sleeve for both those boxes), all the original factory plastic and dark gray foam packing and the following paperwork: (2) "FlyWheel Drive F-Unit" exploded diagrams and parts sheet and (2) "Athearn News" sign up sheets. I have no way to test these locomotives so they are sold as-is.

Glencoe USS Oregon BB-3 Battleship - (Indiana Class) - With Decals for USS Indiana (BB-1) / USS Massachusetts (BB-2), 1/225, 08301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$75   

Still factory sealed. From ex-ITC molds dating from about 1959/1960. Stirring Jack Leynnwood box art shows the ship at Santiago de Cuba in 1898 with the 13" guns blazing at the Spanish fleet. Large scale older kit that was detailed for that time. Includes decals for all three early battleships. The USS Oregon had a famous career in the Spanish American War. She was made a museum ship but was lost when the people of Oregon offered her back for service to the US Navy.

Marvel US Alligator War Tank

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$35   

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1943 thick cardboard model. Most parts are heavy cardstock but their are balsa blocks for the front and back. Never started and complete with all parts and plans. Cardstock arts are 'excellent' with no or little wear and regular yellowing. Instructions are 'very good' with some edge wear but none on the drawings or instructions. Please note that this is a very typical 1940s model - a high degree of skill and scratch building skills were expected.

Huma Model Heinkel He-280 All Versions - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$34   

The first jet fighter aircraft to fly. Very cleanly molded with all recessed panel lines. Builds all versions of the world's first turbo-jet powered aircraft. Includes large and extensive decal sheet with markings for a great many aircraft. The kit has never been started. It is either still factory bag sealed or has been inventoried complete with all parts. Includes decals and instructions.

Pyro 1932 Chrysler Imperial 8 Cylinder Roadster, 1/32, C411-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$26   

1966 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. The model includes rubber tires, chrome plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering linkage and gas tank, complete motor and interior, spoked wheels, removable hood and dual mount rear spares. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The hood halves and body halves are assembled to 'professional' quality; they fit to the frame, body and each other perfectly. The wheel halves are glued to 'pro' quality as well. There is no other assembly and zero painting. The front brake drums are broke from the axle but present and can be repaired. The manifold is broke, but all parts are present so it can be repaired. Missing one rumble seat step. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts present including instructions.

Hasegawa Sopwith Camel - 1/8 Scale Museum Model - (F.1 Camel), 1/8, CP-02

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$750   

SALE!! Very rare and large 1/8 scale museum quality kit. The three 1/8 aircraft in this series are widely considered to be the finest model aircraft ever produced. This kit duplicates the classic Sopwith Camel using many of the original material in a near perfect representation of the inner structure of the aircraft. There are 1,198 parts made from die-cut plywood, Japanese cypress, cast soft metal, brass, aluminum, rubber, injection molded plastic and many other materials. The wingspan is 1067mm (42 inches) when assembled. The engineering of the kit is world-class right down to the assembly plans. Inside the kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory parts bags. Includes all plans, decals, instructions and paperwork. As an added precaution, I have carefully done a 'bag' inventory - all parts bags are present and factory sealed. Please note, this item must be shipped insured.

Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109E, 1/32, ST1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$39   

From 1992 and nicely detailed inside and out. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are intact and complete but have some visible age microcracking. Please see the article (on this website) about how to save old decals like these.

Aurora M8 Munitions Carrier And 8 inch Howitzer, 1/48, 310-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$375   

Dated 1958. Very rare dual kit that contains both models. Very well detailed for that time with 276 parts. Each has many operating features including movable tracks, gun, bulldozer blade, ammunition loader and more. Includes crew members. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. Please note that the box looks slightly better than the 'good+' grade but is graded as such because there 1.25" x .7" section of litho missing on the left short side where a price tag was torn off. there is also other general wear and edge wear as shown.

Comet Grumman F6F Hellcat - 24 Inch Wingspan - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue, Y4-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$44   

Part of the deluxe, high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s. Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. For rubber flight or easily converted to RC using today's tiny and light servos and receivers. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, other balsa stock as required, scale wood prop, completely preformed wood wheels, additional sheet with cut-out canopy frames, air intake and instrument panel, metal prop shaft, fully formed thrust button, covering tissue and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. There has been no assembly, but NOTE: about 15 parts were cut out to 'professional' quality. One cut out part, F7, is missing a thin part of balsa (about 3mm wide) from the center but is otherwise complete and easy to reproduce. Inventoried complete with all parts. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Renwal USS Springfield Guided Missile Cruiser, 1/500, 602

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Renwal hardbox issue from the early 1960s. This is a full-hull model that is nicely detailed and molded. Features rotating gun turrets with individually elevating guns, rotating and elevating Terrier missile launchers, all tracking, radar and illuminators, very good superstructures, separately molded secondary and anti-aircraft guns, lifeboats, prop and rudder detail, helicopter, display stand and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, flag sheet and instructions.

AMT American LaFrance Ladder Chief Fire Truck - (1000 Series), 1/25, PK-6121

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$59   

Very highly detailed kit with hundreds of parts. Features a full rolling chassis build, just like the real truck, detailed engine, full interior, extending ladder and much more. Molded in white, chrome plate, clear and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The few parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Bf-109 G-14 Gustav 14 - 'White 21' / III/JG7 - G-6 Kdr.I/JG53 Oblt Erich Hartmann, 1/72, AP18

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. Includes parts to built G-14 or Hartmann's G-6 in winter camo. Has decals for all three aircraft. Very finely molded with all recessed panel lines and excellent detail.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$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.

Monogram TWA Airliner Set DC-3 and Super G Constellation, MGP5

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$425   

1957 first and only issue of this rare Monogram Gift set. While Revell was very prolific with gift sets in the 1950s, Monogram was very restrained, issuing very few and then only once. This hardbox is in very solid condition with no fading, stains or split corners. There is edge wear that account for the 'VG' box rating. Inside, the kit has the correct cardboard divider. The DC-3 is 1/90 scale and features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. The Super G Constellation is 1/131 scale and features two hostesses, two loading ramps, tip tanks, battery truck and full TWA decals. The models have not been started. Both models are inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Convair F-106A Delta Dart - Massachusetts ANG 102 FIW 101 FIS "Cape Cod" 1985 Copper Flag Exercise / ADTAC 49FIG 5FIS "Spittin Kittens" 1984 William Tell Exercise, 1/72, 714

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

This high performance follow-up to the F-102 enjoyed a successful and long service life; I can remember seeing them in 'Alert 5' shelters at the Florida Air National Guard base at Jacksonville International in the 1980s. The kit features good cockpit and pilot, optional position missile bay doors, trapeze, a full load of Falcon Aim-4 E/F Air-to-Air Missiles, optional opened or closed air brakes, drop tanks and more. Includes very colorful decals for both aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.