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Revell John Travolta's 1979 Pontiac Firebird Fever, 1/25, 1387

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$62   

1979 issue features 455 CID Pontiac engine, custom full interior with Reccaro seats, custom flared fenders, Racemark steering wheel, T-Roof with tinted panels, opening 'shaker' hood, 'Whale Tail' rear spoiler, custom instrument panel and custom Travolta decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Decals and instructions are in amazing 'near mint' condition.

AMT GMC Sierra Grande Pickup - Stock / Custom / Drag / Baja, 1/25, T120-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$195   

Still factory sealed but the seal has a split on the lower long side. Rare original issue can be built one of four ways with the numerous optional parts included. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, detailed chassis, full interior, bed with opening tail gate, tonneau cover, shovel axe, buckets and more.

AMT GMC Jimmy Truck - 'Swamp Gasser' 'Jimbo!' - Stock or Drag, 1/25, T213-225

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$62   

Still factory sealed. Rare original early issue and not the common reissue. From the early 1970s. Features numerous custom and stock parts so you can build one of two versions many different ways. Features full rolling chassis built up just like the real truck, full suspension, driveline and exhaust, full engine with several power options, detailed engine compartment, opening hood, complete interior, removable top, optional position tail gate, tow bar, spotlights, driving lights and much more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), chrome plate, clear, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires.

Frog Gloster Javelin, 1/72, 324P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Rare 1950s issue with terrific box art. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with two round metal nose weights, a green glue capsule and a large, round-based clear Frog stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one flat inner gear door; easily made from any flat stock plastic. Otherwise complete with all other parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are amazing 'excellent+++' condition and flat. Slight yellowing is the only flaw. Instructions are in 'very good++' condition.

Aurora 1913 Mercer Raceabout - Old Timers Issue, 1/16, 572-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$135   

1961 issue in an 'excellent' grade box. Done in a big 1/16 scale, this kit and the other 'Old Timers' in the series represented a significant leap forward in quality for Aurora. It features full suspension, transaxle and driveline detail, rolling chassis build up like the real car, full exhaust, detailed interior and more. Molded in gloss ivory, gloss black, clear and with chrome plated parts and real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The black parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bag. The ivory and clear parts were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Aurora was renowned for turning a profit and for keeping expenses down. In researching new kit subjects, they came upon a forgotten jewel - the Hudson Miniatures line of 1/16 scale wooden kits. Hudson had discontinued this line due to lack of sales of wooden kits. But the Hudson models were second to none in quality, research and documentation. Aurora was quick to realize this and used the research and layout from these kits to create the subjects for this 'Old Timers' series. It is fortunate for us that they did, because in most cases this is the only injection molded kit of these rare and classic early automobiles.

Ambroid Pennsylvania PRR 100 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-9

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ambroid NYS & W Erie Susquehanna 50 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$24   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ambroid NYC New York Central Container Car With Wood Containers And Metal Sprung Trucks - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 12

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

From about 1965. High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. Includes metal sprung trucks that are factory assembled and an unopened tube of Ambroid Cement. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Ambroid B & O Baltimore & Ohio Cushion Coil Car - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 7

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. Made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, complete and very colorful B&O decals plus full instructions & plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

La Belle D & RG Double Deck Stock Car - HOn3 Craftsman Kit, 1/87, HOn3-35

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$28   

From 1975. Top quality craftsman kit. Features full markings, completely shaped wood stock, two envelopes of small fittings and detailed instructions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions & plans.

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.

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.