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Aurora British SE-5 Scout, 1/48, 103-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+++

$49   

1963 issue with Jo Kotula box art. Still factory sealed but the seal has split, and there is minor box wear on the center of the far left side.

Air Lines General Aircraft Ltd Hotspur II Glider, 1/72, 7904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$18   

Well detailed kit from ex FROG molds. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts/decals and instructions present. 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.

Monogram Willy Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$169   

Rare first issue dated 1959. This is one of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willey Ley. The model is molded in three colors and features a two stage rocket with separating stages, upper shuttle craft, retracting landing gear, launching pad and five figures. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals, instructions and the special "Passenger Rocket" booklet. The decals are in amazing 'excellent++' condition, as are the instructions and booklet. The box has 'very good' color and gloss, four solid corners, no missing litho and no repairs, fading or stains. There is light general wear, edge and corner wear and the long sides of the box are bowed out slightly.

Heller Le Soleil Royal, 1/100, 1500

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$198   

Museum quality (over 2300 pieces) reproduction of the famous flagship "Royal Sun" of the French Navy under the Count of Tourville in 1692. The ship was part of an epic sea battle where she took unbelievable damage and fought against all odds. This model has amazing detail. Has full rigging instructions, rigging material and billowing sails. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present. Includes instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Because Heller used a non-standard large sheet of paper, the Copy Center had to split each page in two. There is over 1" of overlap on each sheet, so they can be matched up with excellent results. NOTE: missing decal sheet.

Monogram AC-47 Puff the Magic Dragon Gunship - Blue Box Issue, 1/90, PA147-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

1966 issue, which I believe is the first issue of the Gunship version of this kit. Features a crew of two, three Vulcan mini-guns, rotating propellers and wheels and more. Includes decals for 'Puff The Magic Dragon' box art aircraft. Molded in green and clear plastic. It has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

MPC Super Dualie Chevy Pickup - Chevrolet Scottsdale 10 Truck, 1/25, 1-0424

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$105   

Still factory sealed; the seal has a split near the center top as shown. Dated 1978 and features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, roll bar, grill guard, giant hood scoop, lift-up tonneau cover and more.

Airfix TWO Mig-23 Flogger - B or E - Soviet Air Force - USAirfix Issue, 1/72, 4011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$27   

SALE!! Includes two kits in one box. 1980 issue that includes decals for both aircraft - natural finish and camo. Features moving elevators, optional position ventral fin, wings that swing, parts for either variant and some gear well detail. Both kits are never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora-KB De Havilland DH-10A Bomber - Collector's Edition Issue, 1/48, 1125-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$42   

1972 hardbox issue. This is the improved modified mold issue which builds a much more realistic kit. Includes crew, rigging instructions. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing the display base and one very small piece: the flat windscreen. I have included thick clear styrene as this is very simple to make. Otherwise includes all other parts and decals and instructions both in 'near mint' condition.

Aurora Gotha G-V Collectors Series - (G.V), 1/48, 1126-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$64   

1972 issue with painting and rigging guide and Battle Terrain Display Base. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

OldModelKits SS Rex Ocean Liner - With ScaleDecks Wood Deck - Italian Line / Mid To Late 1930s, 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$669   

Finally, the Pride of the Italian Line in 1/350 scale! The SS Rex is from the same team that brought you the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner. This four year project is a 100% new model and represents the Rex in her glory years of the mid 1930s. All design work was done in CAD by Ken Friend, a master modeler, designer and builder of experimental engines and test equipment and an engineer who specialized in CAD/CAM/CAE Systems Management and Implementation. All of the smaller parts are printed on ultra-high resolution 3D SLA resin printers. These parts meet and often exceed what is possible with injection molded plastic. Only the larger parts (hull, deck pieces and funnels)are cast resin. These are pressure-cast from de-aired molds to minimize air bubbles. The Italian Line advertised that "The Southern Route Is the Lido Deck Route." By virtue of avoiding the stormy and cold North Atlantic, travelers experienced a true outdoor lifestyle. The Rex was intentionally designed for this. For this model, extensive research and time was spent capturing the exact look of the colorful 1st and 2nd Class Aft Pool Areas- from the changing room & showers, grab rope on the pool, pool slide, stairs & diving boards, tables with umbrellas, recessed (covered) 1st Class Restaurant/Lounge and more.Because of the superior performance of 3D Printing, over 90% of the usual PE (photoetched) metal parts are now 3D printed resin. This is a vast improvement as they are no longer flat, but are true to the shape of the prototype. This also makes for a nearly complete model "out-of-the-box." Includes a real wood deck from Scaledecks. NOTE: railings are the only parts not included with the model shown. They are not required to complete the kit, however they are sold separately.

Apex R-7 ICBM Sputnik Launcher, 1/144, ML1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$42   

On the 4th of October 1957 a specially modified R-7 Missile launched the first man-made satellite named PS-1 or "Sputnik" into orbit. PS-1 (simple satellite number one) broadcast for 92 days on 20.005 and 40.002 Mhz. The kit itself is nicely molded with all fine recessed panel line detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

MPC Squad Rod Nova Police Car - (Chevrolet), 1/25, 1-0744

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$69   

Still factory sealed. One and only issue dated 1980 features V8 engine with dual quads, opening high-rise hood, detailed engine compartment, fully equipped police interior, side pipes, front air dam, spoilers, weapons, police flashers and more.

Airfix Mitsubishi Ki-46-II Dinah - Craftmaster Issue, 1/72, 1226-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Great artwork on the black-end Craftmaster issue. Very nicely molded kit with no rivets and good cockpit detail. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

La Belle DSP & PRR Tiffany Reefer Refrigerator Car - HOn3 Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

From 1977 and a top quality craftsman kit. Features full decal markings, completely shaped wood stock, small fittings and detailed instructions/plans. The kit has never been started. The small parts are all still in the factory sealed envelopes; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. With all paperwork.

Clear Creek Models Colorado Central 24 Foot Box Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

Excellent, highly detailed model features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock, and full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag, while the larger parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete.

Hawk Lockheed U-2 Spyplane, 1/48, 209

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$46   

Still factory sealed; the seal has shrunk and drawn the box top slightly concave. Mid to late 1960s softbox issue with Bill Campbell artwork. Big scale model with twenty-inch wingspan is neatly molded and features cockpit, optional position canopy (2 piece), standing and sitting pilots, optional outrigger wing-tip landing gear, high-altitude air sniffer and more

Fujimi North American P-51D Mustang - USAF 361st FG 375FS 8th Air Force or Big Beautiful Doll 78th FG 83 FS 8th Air Force, 1/48, P-3

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$29   

Well detailed and finely molded with recessed panel lines and very fine, light raised rivets. Kit features detailed cockpit, opened or closed canopy, detailed gear wells and engine & firewall, rockets, drop tanks and bombs, large, full-color painting guide and a choice of two USAF aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are still in the factory sealed bags with decals and instructions.

LS Mitusbishi Ki-67 Type-4 Hiryu Peggy - Torpedo Bomber, 1/72, N-2

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$28   

Very high quality kit with legendary LS attention to detail. Features all fine recessed panel lines, excellent cockpit and crew station detail with crew, rotating turret with elevating gun, working bomb bay doors, torpedo load, working crew entry door, moving wing flaps and ailerons, rotating wheels and propellers and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The fact that Hasegawa still uses some LS molds testifies to their detail and accuracy.

Scale Models 1912 Ford Model T Delivery Truck - (ex Hubley), 1/20, 4027

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$68   

Large 1/20 scale kit from quality Hubley molds. This is one in a series of popular and desirable antique vehicle models originally made in tthe 1970s and later reissued by Gabriel and then Scale Models. Features excellent and detailed metal casting for all main pieces, over 100 parts, cast metal body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, many injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details, two trees of brass plated parts, working steering, detailed engine, removable hood, complete exhaust, suspension & driveline, full interior, flexible engine hoses, woodgrain decals, choice of license plates and more. Includes white rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The small metal parts are still in factory sealed bags; the big metal parts and plastic parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. Likely dates from the 1980s.

UPC Covered Wagon - With Driver / Two Oxen / Horse And Rider - (ex Adams / Revell / Miniature Masterpieces /Life-Like), 1/48, 4010-100

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

A rare model that is very finely engraved and well detailed. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but either leased molds or bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed them in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s including this model. All UPC production ended in the 1970s. This kit has a fascinating history. It started life as one of the 'Miniature Masterpieces,' which was the brainchild of an alliance between Lou Glasser (Revell) and Steve Adams (Adams Action Models) in 1953. Although having the appearance of an independent company, the firm was run by Revell right down to the prototypes being made at the Revell plant. However, 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, making the one-year original issues very rare. However, while Revell was now issuing them under their name, Adams was also issuing the line in 1958. Production was discontinued by both companies in the early 1960s; the molds then ended up with UPC. By the early 1970s, Life-Like ended up with many of the Adams molds and wound up owning the complete, original 'Miniature Masterpieces' line. Life-Like reissued them several times in that decade but the current whereabout of the molds are not known.