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Special Hobby Illyushin Il-10 - Last WWII Days Configuration, 1/48, SH48109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

Very well detailed and features injection molded parts with very fine recessed panel lines, many cast resin parts and photoetched details, full cockpit and gunners station, excellent gear well detail and more. Includes a decal sheet and full painting guide for four different aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Liore 45, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$32   

Still factory sealed. The box artwork is dated 1965 and like all early Heller kits, it has no part number. This sleek twin engine French bomber is well detailed for that time with full cockpit, crew stations, optional position landing gear and more.

Imai Chieftain Medium Tank Motorized - (ex Bandai), 1/50, 1-527-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$44   

Rare Imai-AHM issue from the original Bandai molds. Features the electric motor, all motorizing hardware; metal gear box with brass shafts and nylon gears, pinion gear, screws, brass drive wheel shafts, contacts and springs. The model has very good detail for that time and realistic drive through the tracks. The tracks are 100% intact and still fully flexible. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine Highway Pioneers - Series Two, 1/32, H39

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

1952 early issue molded in light blue plastic. These issues feature the same 5 car artwork on every box; the only way to identify the contents was an ink-stamped name on the box ends. This kit has never been started. All parts are still sealed in the factory bag. Includes instructions. These kits have a fascinating history. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream and never made the top 10 list of boys activities. Spurred on by the nation-wide aviation craze in the 1920s, many became modelers and built flying or static wooden models of airplanes, ships, trains, automotive and other subjects. Basic kits existed, but many of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s when the Gowland & Gowland/Revell Highway Pioneers became the sales sensation of the year. Demand was so great that the factories could not keep up and almost overnight 'model building' was mainstream. The phenomenon of the 'Highway Pioneers' kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles fit the bill: they could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real cars. The success of the Highway Pioneers lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the late 1950s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and many adult males too!

Monogram US Space Missiles - Titan II / Atlas / Minuteman II / Thor / Hound Dog / Corporal / Nike Hercules / Sergeant / Nike Ajax / Poseidon / Honest John / Terrier / La Crosse / ASROC / Sparrow / Bullpup / Falcon / Redstone / Jupiter / Spartan / Bomarc +more, 1/128, PS221-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$225   

Still factory sealed. Hard-to-find 1969 release. This is the reissue of the 1959 'Four Star' Missile Arsenal Kit updated by adding some missiles (such as the Spartan and Sprint ABMs) and deleting older ones. Also includes the updated 'Know Your Missiles' foldout booklet with photos and descriptions of each missile.

Marusan Aerial Missile Transporter - Marusan Issue - Cessna YH-41 With Hawk Missiles - (ex Adams), 1/40, 158-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$95   

Very rare Marusan-SNAP issue that is most likely from the early 1960s. This was Cessna's only helicopter design and was once considered as a transport to quickly resupply remote Hawk SAM launchers. Very nicely detailed model features full cockpit and interior, pilot and co-pilot figures, opening cabin doors, missile loader figure and Hawk Missiles with cradles. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: left vertical fin is broken off of the left fuselage; it is present and fits back very neatly so it can be repaired. The rear rotor guard is broken in two but both halves are present and fit back together perfectly. This is the SNAP issue from the original Hawk molds. When Adams exited the model kit business, Athearn (of HO train fame) was actually the first to be interested in some of the molds. SNAP was the marketing arm of Athearn for these kits which also included Winnie the Whale and more.

Monogram F-15 Eagle, 1/48, 5801

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

1979 first issue of this large 1/48 scale Eagle with very good detail, fit and finish. Features very highly detailed cockpit, detailed gear wells and engine air inlets, drop tanks, ECM pod, Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles, optional position canopy, speed brake and pilots boarding step, detailed radar and optional position radome and an excellent decal sheet for three aircraft (1st TFW Langley AFB / 33rd TFW Elgin AFB / 32nd TFW The Netherlands). Never started. The parts that were sealed at the factory are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions.

ESCI AV-8A Harrier - US Marines VMA-542, 1/72, 9051

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$16   

Very nicely molded kit with all fine recessed panel lines, good cockpit and intake detail, optional position speed brake, two piece, optional position canopy, AIM-9 Sidewinder, drop tanks or 30mm Aden gun pod and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell 1913 Mercedes Factory Display - Built Up With Base - Highway Pioneers, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$56   

This is a Revell-factory built display made for hobby shop promotional use around 1954. The intention was simple- if hobby shops would purchase and display these attractively built displays, potential buyers would see them and immediately purchase the kit. This probably worked well; but the hitch was that these displays were expensive for the 1950s, so few hobby shops could afford them. And once in public, there was heavy attrition; parts easily broke, and when the new kits came out next year, they were thrown away to make room for more. Which makes condition of this one even more exceptional. The actual model is very neatly built and Revell factory airbrushed. You can always tell the Revell-built models by the airbrushing and the way the parts were masked. It is 100% complete and has no breaks and no repairs. Even the base is in very good condition. However, 1/2 of the paper nameplate is missing as well as the clear cover. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

YMC Sikorsky H-21 Workhorse, 1/210, 44

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Very rare, late 1950/early 1960s Japanese kit with very collectible box art. This small scale kit features recessed surface detail, clear cockpit 'bubble', full landing gear and complete decals for the colorful box art helicopter. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The instructions are on the back of the box.

MPC Sod Buster Chevy 4x4 Pickup - Factory Stock Pickup Or Custom Version, 1/25, 1-0440

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$79   

Still factory sealed. This is a hard-to-find model and even more so in this condition. Dated 1980 and builds a stock Chevy Pick Up or the wild version shown on the box art. Truck is very well detailed with full engine and engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed chassis, suspension & driveline and more.

Heller Liore et Olivier Leo 451, 1/72, L 389

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

1964 "L" issue with wrap-around artwork and yellow-backed Heller logo. Nicely molded kit for that time with very good interior detail for all crew stations, rotating props and wheels and very detailed landing gear as per the actual aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The Leo 451 was a greatly improved French medium bomber design of the late 1930s. The first flight of the 451 took place in March of 1940. Eleven groups of LEO 451s served from Vichy France and French Naval Air Forces in North Africa. The aircraft ended active service when the groups changed out for the B-26.

Testors Self-Propelled M109 or M109G Howitzer, 1/35, 777

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$69   

Dated 1984. Very well molded and detailed kit. Features 220+ parts including all parts and decals needed to build the both variants, flexible treads, hinged recoil spades, hinged barrel travel lock, rotating turret, optional position hatches and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Panavia Tornado F Mk.3 - Royal Air Force (RAF) 11 Sq 11 Group / 29 Sq 11 Group / 229 OCU (85 Sq) 11 Group /, 1/72, K31

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$44   

Still factory sealed and from 1989. Very highly detailed kit from newer tooling and widely considered the finest 1/72 scale Tornado kit produced. Features all very fine recessed panel lines, very good cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed gear wells, two piece canopy, a large variety of under wing stores and decals for all the aircraft listed.

ERTL Smokey And The Bandit II Trailer - Great Dane 40 Foot Trailer, 1/25, 8035

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$159   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the top as shown. Hard-to-find kit from 1980 was issued as a tie-in to the popular trucking movie. Well detailed model features over 100 pieces, two giant, full color mural decals that are almost as long as the trailer, operating sliding suspension, spoke dual wheel assemblies, two position support assembly, optional wheel or sand shoe supports, detailed suspension, fifth wheel king pin that fits other 1/25 scale trucks, Goodyear tires, opening doors and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually silver, ivory and black), chrome plate, red-tinted clear and with rubber tires.

AMT Ford Courier Minivan - Pickup Truck, 1/25, 2701

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$54   

Still factory sealed. 1970s one and only issue and very rare in this condition. This model can be assembled as a stock pickup truck, custom truck or minivan. Nicely detailed with over 80 parts and features rolling chassis construction just like the real truck with full suspension, exhaust gas tank and more, detailed engine and compartment, removable hood, full interior, working tailgate, optional wheels, roll bar, minivan topper, optional bumper guard and more. Molded in colored plastic (usually white), clear, chrome and with rubber tires.

Aurora Grumman S2F Hunter-Killer - Canadian Issue, 1/54, 145-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$85   

From 1964 and labeled 'Aurora Plastics of Canada Ltd. Toronto (Rexdale) Ont.' From ex-Comet molds which are very close to 1/48 scale. Features all fine recessed surface detail, retractable 'dust bin' lower radar and MAD tail boom, rotating propellers, wing spotlight with interior detail and clear lens, clear cockpit windows and more. Molded in dark sea blue and clear plastic and includes a display stand. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Hawker Hunter F6 - Type Three Issue, 1/72, 288

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$24   

1960s issue with the Type Three Airfix logo. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies.

Airfix HP-42 Heracles - Imperial Airways - Type Three Issue, 1/144, SK502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$64   

From the 1960s and a beautifully detailed kit of one of the classic airliners of the 1930s. Imperial Airways equipped these aircraft with deluxe interiors and provided full service. Customers were thoroughly pampered and had superb views of the ground from only a few thousand feet. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing one small exhaust pipe (easily made with copper wire). Otherwise complete with all other parts, decals and instructions present.

Arii Vertol 107, 1/72, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$29   

Rare Arii model from the 1960s. The box is complete and intact but has the obvious stains as shown. The kit inside is often attributed to Airfix and it may be; however, I am suspicious of this as it is a bit cruder in mold quality, so it may simply be a copy of the Airfix kit. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.