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Revell Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat - (F4F4), 1/32, H299

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++


Still factory sealed. 1970 release in big 1/32 scale. Features detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and props and removable cowl to show the Pratt and Whitney R-1830 engine.

Revell Hawker Hurricane Mk I or PR Mk 1, 1/32, H217

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+


1970s Kikoler issue. Large scale well detailed kit. Builds Battle of Britain version or tropical PR Mk 1 version. Box aircraft is that of squadron leader RR Stanford-Tuck whose markings are included. Features detailed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, removable cowling, completely detailed cockpit, sliding canopy, pilot figure, rotating wheels and propeller, detailed gear wells and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Revell McHale's Navy PT-73, 1/72, H323-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++


Still factory sealed. Rare. One and only issue dated 1965. Includes four action figures of Lt. Commander Quinton McHale, Capt. Binghamton, Ens. Parker and Seaman Gruber.

Monogram 1979 Monogram Catalog - 45 Full Color Pages

Cardstock Paper Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Large format 11 x 8.5 inch full color 45 page catalog. This catalog is full of stunning and fantastic kit photography and in my opinion is one of their best later catalogs. This is before Monogram merged with Revell. The cover and back are almost like new with very light wear only. Inside, there is no writing or tears and all pages are excellent.

Revell Douglas DC-8-61F / DC-8-63F Flying Tigers, 1/144, H188

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Lodela issue stretch DC-8 issue with colorful Flying Tiger Line decals. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions. Decals are in 'excellent' condition. Please read the article on this website about saving old decals before you use any older decals.

Entex Douglas DC-8 Super 62 'Stretch Job' - Eastern Airlines, 1/100, 8507

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


The largest injection molded DC-8 kit. Measures over 18 inches long when assembled. Well molded and detailed with colorful Eastern markings. Never started. Factory sealed bag with excellent decals and instructions.

Bandai NAMC YS-11 With Full Interior and Ground Tug - Piedmont Air lines or ANA Airlines, 1/72, 38508

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++


Early release of this kit with large and colorful Piedmont and ANA decal sheets. Very nicely molded. Very high gloss box top. Features working wing flaps and rudder, rotating props and most interestingly, a complete interior including floor and all cockpit and passenger seats as well as an aircraft tow tug and tow bar. Even a nose weight is included. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Revell Me-262 Swallow World's First Jet Fighter, 1/32, H218

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Still factory sealed but the seal has a long split on one side. First issue from 1971. Features full cockpit, detailed Jumo jet engine, pilot figure, hinged canopy and moving wheels.

Dragon FJ-1 Fury, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+


Straight wing kit of the straight wing Fury. Includes main airframe parts, wheels, struts, seat and drop tanks. Missing canopy. Never started.

Monogram British Spitfire Mk IX - Blue Box Issue, 1/48, 6801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG


Features retracting landing gear and rotating prop and wheels. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Renwal Capt. E.V. Rickenbacker's Nieuport 28 Aero Skin, 1/48, 280-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good++


Still sealed but the box is only 'Good' as shown. This is one of Renewal's famous Aeroskin kits, and a rare large one in 1/48. Features the colorful aircraft of Capt. Rickenbacker. The model has an injection molded inner structure of ribs and stringers like a real aircraft, then the modeler covers it with provided authentic pre-colored Aeroskin fabric. There is no painting needed as elaborate finishes are printed directly on the Aeroskin covering. This results a very realistic and colorful model.

Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/48, 5501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor


NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully. 1970s first issue with the finest mold quality. Large 1/48 scale with 'White Box' style boxart. Features excellent interior detail, rotating turrets with elevating guns, full wheel well detail, opened or closed bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating props and rear boarding ladder. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing #86 pilot figure. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals. A chip of the nose is broken off but the piece is present and fits back perfectly. One guide pin from #34 bulkhead is broken off and missing. The ADF antennas has broken off the fuselage but is present and dry-fits back excellent.

Monogram Messerschmitt Me-262 - White Box Issue, 1/48, 5410

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


NOTE: builder kit only. Please read carefully. Well detailed kit from 1978. Has removable panels to reveal jet engine detail and gun bays. Optional position canopy. Very finely molded and detailed kit with traditional high Monogram quality. NOTE: this kit has been started. Quality of assembly and paint is excellent. Assembly: The fuselage halves have been assembled and the gun bay has been built. The fuselage job is excellent with no gaps, filled and sanded seams and no excess glue. Wing halves have been assembled correctly - no gaps and very little liquid glue visible. Paint: The cockpit has been painted and weathered. The gun bay has been painted. Gear wells and struts have been painted. Also, the rudder has been razor sawed perfectly from the fuselage so you can install it at any angle. Inventoried with all parts and instructions. NOTE: missing decals.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM


This model is a landmark in the history of Plastic Kits. The Varney Fleet Sub is the primary candidate for the first all-plastic ship kit made in the USA. The famous HO/O train manufacture, Varney, branched out into other scale model kits at the end of WWII. In late 1945, they introduced what are thought to be the first USA produced plastic model kits - the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 Stearman. Both kits were excellent scale models, especially given the state of modeling at that time. However, Varney was 6 years too early. The Fleet Sub and PT-17 met a cool reception when it was introduced to retailers. They were not sure if it would sell, and did not know how to sell it. Consequently, most retailers would not order it and those who did put them where they were not seen by the public. The result was inevitable - they did not sell, and Varney pulled both kits from production very quickly. Varney was committed to cutting the molds on the LST and it was released in t 1946 to the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into non-train scale models. Varney went to HO trains only and in the late 1940s they sold the molds for the Fleet Sub, the LST and the PT-17 to O-Lin. The molds underwent modification (the hull was divided into two parts instead of one) and were released by O-Lin and Lindberg. This kit is the best example that I have ever seen, and is in near mint investment-grade condition. It is almost as if it just came out of the shipping box. Very light wear is the only flaw. Colors and bright and as new. There are no stains, no tape or tape residue and no price tags. All four corners are perfect and solid. Inside, the kit is still factory-new. The yellow parts display is mint. The small parts bag is still factory sealed and factory stapled to the yellow display. The glass stand is tucked into it's holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is crack free and cradled into the holder. The base was factory glued to the yellow display but has come loose. It also includes the unused factory tube of Testors cement in it's own holder. Very large instruction sheet is mint and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium. Decals were not provided with the kit. This kit was made with gray injection molded details, glass stand arm and black injection molded stand and sub hull. I have seen versions with no paint on the base and hull; however, this one has the base and hull factory painted gray. The paint is in excellent condition on both parts. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

Serial San Gabriele 1497 - High Speed Spanish Ship - 14 Inch Long Plank-On-Frame Wood and Metal Ship Kit, 1/200, 04036

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


Rare. 1/200 scale plank-on-frame kit from Serial Modellbau of West Germany. Kit likely dates from the 1970s. Very nicely designed and detailed. Includes full instructions in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, superbly drawn full size plans with numerous with detail views, precut cloth sails, plywood bulkheads, keel and mast caps, numerous metal parts including brass cannons and mountings, lantern, hinges, lifeboat, anchors, chain, ladders (wood) and much more, wooden blocks and deadeyes, mahogany planking and other hardwood planking, wood stock as needed, rigging thread, full rigging diagrams, precarved hardwood stand and more. NOTE: there has been no assembly, but the printwood has been neatly cut out. The work done is excellent and will be a time saver is you are building the kit. All of the small fittings and planking are still in numerous factory sealed bags. The parts that are not sealed have been inventoried complete with all paperwork. This high quality line of ships probably appeared in the 1970s. Kits listed in this series include Bluenose (1921), L'Ann Alexander (1836), Royal Yacht (1661), Armistad (1832), San Gabriel (1497) and Prince Neufchatel (1802). All kits are plank on frame construction.

Aeroclub Hawker Hunter Fighter Canopy, 1/72, C023

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good


High quality vacuformed canopy. Never used and still factory sealed in the original packaging.

Pyro American President Liner - President Wilson or Cleveland - Bagged, 1/547, B279

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box


Bagged kit - no box. The box is shown for reference only. From the original molds, most likely from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Nicely detailed full hull kit for that time. Designed from the original blueprints furnished by the American President Lines. Since they are sister ships, the kit can represent the ocean liner SS President Wilson or SS President Cleveland. These fine ships sailed to exotic Pacific ports and did at least one Round-The-World Cruise each year. At the time the kit was made, they were the only two ocean liners flying the American flag. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies

Seaglen Megow's Fairchild Ranger -30 inch Wingspan Balsa Flying Airplane

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+


Reissue of the 1930s Megow large scale kit. Easily converted to electric RC, or free flight with rubber, gas or electric power. Kit are of very high quality and include printwood, strip wood, nose blocks/propeller/rubber/wheels/bearing (when required), beautiful copies of the original full size plans, covering material and very highly detailed instructions. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Minicraft 1939 Jaguar SS-100 Roadster (SS100), 1/16, 11216

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+


Likely from original Bandai molds. Very large 1/16 scale and highly detailed. Molded in chrome, white, black, dark silver, clear and red with rubber tires and real metal hood hinges. Features detailed engine with transmission and full ignition wiring, rolling chassis build up like the actual automobile, complete suspension and exhaust, steerable front wheels, full engine compartment with opening hood, full interior with excellent dash detail, separately molded doors, brake drums, wire wheels, optional top or boot and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Clerget 9B Rotary Engine - 130 HP, 1/8, 1200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+


Large scale (1/8), highly detailed aircraft engine kit. The Clerget 9B represented the height of rotary radial engine technology in 1917 at a remarkable 3.3 lbs per horsepower! Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decal and instructions.