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Dale Newton - Red Ball Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) - Farmer's Co-Operative Creamery Co - 'Pelican Brand Eat More Butter' with Trucks, HO, 97

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$34   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. The box is present and is excellent but it is not shown in the photo. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof/sides and floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Dale Newton - Red Ball 50 Foot Steel Box Car - 'Blue Streak Fast Freight' St. Louis Southwestern (SSW) with Trucks, HO

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$32   

The Red Ball Line has been famous for fidelity and diversity for 70 years. Please read the article on this website covering the history of this manufacture. M. Dale Newton Red Ball HO scale kit with the famous quality heavy cardstock embossed and printed car sides. Also includes milled hardwood roof, hardwood floor, correct cast metal trucks, sealed parts packet containing metal and plastic parts, wood and metal stock and full instructions. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Golden State - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 865

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$495   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. The Golden State is the rarest of the Balboa streamlined kits. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Aurora British SE-5 Scout - Without Parents' Magazine Seal, 1/48, 103-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$72   

Rare box art version and in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition with perfect color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, tears, tags, tape or marks from either. Very light wear is the only flaw. Hardbox is dated 1960 and it appears that this design was only issued for a few years at the most. Molded in gloss olive drab and black. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Concorde - Braniff Airlines, 1/144, 60525

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$48   

Hard-to-find issue from 1979. Braniff was to begin flying the Concorde in 1979. The Braniff markings were to be on the port (left) side of the aircraft, and the right side would have Air France or British Airways markings - similar to how the demonstrator was configured with Air France and BA markings. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bag. Includes instructions and decals for one aircraft ONLY: Braniff and Air France. NOTE: here is what is present from the decal sheet: all of the Braniff markings for one side and all of the Air France markings for one side. The British Airways markings are missing. Several decals are cut out; the quality is 'professional' and they were clearly done by an adult modeler.

Comet Supermarine Spitfire IX - 20 Inch Wingspan Flying Balsa Airplane Model, 3402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

1970s reissue of the older and still very popular kit. Features traditional wood/tissue construction, quality printwood, stripwood, wire prop shaft, fully formed and finished wood wheels and thrust button, clear canopy material, rubber, tissue, propeller and detailed full size plans with building instructions. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete. 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.

Krugozor Yakovlev Yak-18 - Light Acrobatic Aircraft, 1/40

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good

$29   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits and the right side of the seal is missing as shonw. Classic Cold War kit in large 1/40 scale. I have listed this as a Krugozor ('Horizon') release as it has their logo and name on a short side and appears to be dated 1975, which would align with Krugozor production. Krugozor (or MFDI) took over Yunyj Tyechinik production in the mid 1970s and production continued till 1993. Yunyj Tyechinik orignally succeeded MZMPI, which was the first kit manufacture in the USSR.

Marvel Douglas 8A-5 / A-33 Attack Bomber - Battle Planes Of America Series - Solid Wood Aircraft, 1/48

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair-

$37   

Rare solid model from 1942. At that time, their were 'fliers' and 'solids.' 'Fliers' were notoriously off-scale so they would fly well and also lacked detail. 'Solids' were true scale models that were solid wood and designed only to be scale miniatures (they did not fly). This kit has a worn box missing the end flaps, but inside it is complete with all parts and full-size plans with instructions and a description of this rare aircraft. There are three sheets of printwood and a block for the fuselage. The model has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans present. Please note, this is war time model so compressed fibre-board has been substituted for balsa wood. Marvel Mfg. Company was located in Seaford, Long Island, New York and had an extensive line of solid aircraft, wooden ships, army tanks and more. Just as a small example, the following are advertised on the back of this larger-scale solid kit: Grumman JRF-2, Mariner PBM-1, Bell YFM-1, P-38, P-40, Baltimore, Ryan STM-2, Curtiss AT-9, Douglas A-20A, Republic Guardsman, Grumman Skyrocket and Douglas 8A-5.

Joe Ott Spitfire With Ott-O-Matic Formers - 22 Inch Wingspan Flying Wood Model, 2201

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$64   

Rare kit from the 1940s or very late 1930s. Every rarer in this condition - with a complete box and all contents never disturbed other than when I did the inventory. This is very unusual due to the age and their very fragile nature. This model is one of Joe Ott's mid-range line in size and price. It features glue in a metal tube, 2 sheets of the unique Ott-O-Matic formers on thick stock, factory-carved balsa wood propeller, thin hardwood wing ribs, factory-cut stripwood stock, a factory sealed paper envelope for the small parts (usually consists of fully carved thrust button, main wheels and metal prop shaft/rubber motor hook), clear material for windows, color insignia, covering tissue and excellent plans. The kit has never been started. The loose parts have been inventoried complete and the paper envelope is still factory sealed.

Cox Medallion .15 Rotary Valve Sport Stunt Gas Engine - Never Run and In The Original Jewel Case, 220

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$115   

Very rare in this condition. Not a kit, but a factory built engine that is NOS - never run and still in the original cardboard and clear plastic 'jewel' box. Includes instructions and two Cox wrenches. Please note that the interior cardboard has been neatly and correctly repaired from the inside with white cardstock and book binding glue. It has the wear and small tears typical of this engine; it is very heavy and Cox mounted it on very thin cardboard.

Varney American Refigerator Transit Co. (A.R.T.) 40' Wood Refrigerator (Reefer) Car - With Metal Truck Set - Wood and Metal HO Scale Craftsman Train Kit, HO, R-42

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$44   

Varney was one of the most known names in early HO model railroading. Gordon Varney was visionary in early business years. When HO was just gaining in popularity in the late 1930s, Varney sold all of his successful 'O' gauge moldings and casting to concentrate exclusively on HO gauge. Judging from the style of kit, this one is from the 1950s. Features all metal main parts that are factory painted and lettered; metal and plastic details, metal truck set and more. The kit has not been started. Inventoried complete with all parts and instructions present. The car sides and end are in 'excellent+' condition. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

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.

Air Lines Airspeed Oxford Trainer - (ex Frog), 1/72, 7906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

Well molded kit features separate ailerons, rudder and elevators. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Air Lines Westland Wallace - (ex Frog), 1/72, 7903

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$24   

Very finely molded in silver and with the large, clear round-based Frog stand. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Hawk Rocket Power 3 Guided Missiles Dart Little John La Crosse, 1/48, 614-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$115   

Rare and an ideal builder. Constant scale kit includes all three missiles on a unique and colorful cardboard display. Inside, the kit is like new and has never been started. The cardboard display for the missiles is in 'mint' condition. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. The box has extensive damage as shown and the sides are in similar condition.

AMT 1957 Chrysler 300C Two Door Hardtop, 1/25, 30046

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$34   

Highly detailed model features 392 V-8 engine, TorqueFlite Transmission, whitewall tires, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, deluxe wheel covers, detailed underside and complete interior. Molded in light gray, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMT Sun Chaser Chevy Custom Van, 1/25, T402

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$65   

Still factory sealed. 1970s first and only issue features CB radio and antennas, custom side exhaust ports, wide Goodyear tires, twin skylights, 'airfoil' spoiler, rear windows louvers, stacked rectangular headlights, custom front end cap, Crager 'Super Trick' wheels, custom tail lights, tubular rear bumper, bucket seats and V-8 engine.

Revell A3D (A-3) Skywarrior - Famous Artist and 50th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Issue, 1/84, H177-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$74   

Rare 1960 hardbox in the Famous Artist Series with 'Mission Accomplished' artwork by Chuck Coppock. The Famous Artist series immediately followed the "S" kits and included some of the finest artwork to ever grace model kit boxes. This A3D features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear, speed brakes & escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. Includes the full array of bonus paperwork: Master Modelers Club application form, large-format, full color trading cards of the WV-2 and USS Essex and the AD-6 trading stamp (which is, oddly enough, the one I always see in this kit). Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell A4D Skyhawk (A-4) - 'S' Issue, 1/51, H232-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$159   

1956 original issue 'S' kit. It is easy to see why the Revell kits of the 1950s are considered the apex of box artwork. Molded in correct gloss gray, with the famous clear, round Revell 'Globe' stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Instructions and decals are 'excellent' and flat with slight age yellowing as the only significant flaw. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners (and no repairs), no tape marks (other than the factory sealing tape), no tags, tag pulls or marks, and no tears. Flaws include very light and isolated edge and corner wear as shown and more edge wear on the bottom of the two short side panels. The box is certainly not perfect but in a highly displayable condition.

Revell Boeing B-52 Giant Stratofortress - Pre 'S' Issue, 1/175, H207-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$179   

2nd release of this classic Pre 'S' kit from 1954. Features the higher profile box (1.5" high) in "excellent++" condition, like-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no tape or price tags or marks from them. The kit has not been started. Inside, the kit is like new. All parts and paperwork is still sealed in the factory bag. This was among Revell's first attempts to internal factory seal an entire aircraft kit.