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Revell Bell Huey Police Helicopter UH-1, 1/32, H274

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$125   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has splits from age. Rare 1978 issue of the classic Vietnam helo gone civil servant. Large well detailed kit featuring 18 inch rotor span, detailed Lycoming T53 Jet Engine with removable cowling, highly detailed interior and cockpit with opening cabin doors and moving rotors. Includes pilot and copilot figures.

O-Lin Fleet Submarine (Gato Class, Ex-Varney)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very, very rare investment piece for the advanced collector. From the late 1940s. This is the first one I have had in 20 years of dealing with kits and among the finest condition I have seen. Molded in the correct, gloss olive-drab plastic with a two piece hull, fore and aft decks, sail and detail parts and full instructions and the correct stand marked 'FLEET SUBMARINE.' The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 'Very Good++' condition instructions. The box is graded 'excellent' (not perfect!) and has very nice color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags or tag tears, no tape except for the remains of clear tape on the two long sides where the box was factory sealed, no tape tears and no box tears, fades or missing litho. Wear includes general light shelf wear as shown and some corner and edge wear. NOTE: must be shipped insured. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s.

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

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$34   

Please read the article on this website about older HO train kits and the modeling revolution they caused in the late 1930s/1940s. During the golden era of realistic train models, La Belle Woodworking Company created perhaps the very finest scale kits of early American equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides all cut to the correct size, car ends done in the same fashion, excellent underside and cast metal details, building instructions and plans and decals/transfers. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with two packets of small parts still factory sealed, and all other parts inventoried complete with transfers and instructions.

Hawk Convair Dart XF-92A, 1/70, 605-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

1960s softbox issue with great Bill Campbell artwork. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AV USK T-6 Netherlands (Dutch) - Conversion Kit, 1/72

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$6   

Conversion kit makes a T-6 into a Dutch T-6. Includes two vac canopies and two blister windows and one resin exhaust pipe. Base kit is required. Complete and never started.

Lindberg North American P-51D Mustang, 1/72, R409-29

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$28   

Very early issue. Late 1950s with what looks like Ray Gaedke artwork. This kit is part of an entire series of 1/72 WWII kits issued by Lindberg. Still factory sealed.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$38   

Still factory sealed. 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.

ITC SS France Ocean Liner - (Norway), 1/450, 3600-4-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$250   

Very rare. First and only issue from 1963; very shortly after this kit was issued, ITC discontinued all plastic kit production. This is a large 1/450 scale kit of the SS France, one of the most beautiful ocean liners of all time. Very good detail for the time. Features full hull that is 24.75 inches long, 124 parts, 2 winged funnels, 3 anchors, 4 propellers, 2 launches, 20 lifeboats, 2 whaleboats, detailed mast, kingposts and superstructure. Inside, the kit is like new. The kit is molded in black (hull), red (funnels and fittings) and ivory (promenade and superstructure) to minimize painting like in the ITC United States. Kit also includes a beautiful letter (with a color painting of the France on the letterhead) from Georges Croisile, the Commandant of the French Line, introducing the kit and welcoming you onboard the real France one day. The kit has never been started. Almost all parts are still sealed in the factory bags. The red parts are not sealed but have been inventoried complete. Decals, flag sheets and instructions are included.

Revell Sopwith Camel, 1/28, 4419

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$39   

1981 reissue of the famous 1957 S Kit. Large 1/28 scale kit is nicely molded and detailed for that time. Features detailed rotary engine the moves with the prop, authentic fine fabric texture finish over ribs, complete cockpit with movable control stick and rudder bar, removable cowling, standing pilot figure, complete rigging instructions and more. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: there are two partial decal sheets. They are not complete, but if you combine them you get one good decal sheet for this model.

Tamiya Road Sign Set And TWO Barricade Sets, 1/35, 3567

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

SALE!! Includes all three sets. Perfect for any 1/35 modern armor or diorama. They have never been used. All the parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags.

Carl Goldberg Models Hi Thrust Viking - 48 Inch Wingspan .049-.051 Gas Free Flight Airplane, G10

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$119   

Large parasol design for sport or competition free flight. Features all die-cut balsa sheet wood and die-cut plywood parts, fully formed training edges, hardware, hinge material, covering tissue, decals and full plans/instructions. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete. Please NOTE there is light bug damage to the instructions but nothing serious. There is bug damage to the decal backing paper only (not the transfers). Carl Goldberg was a gifted designer of model aircraft, and his career spanned the evolution of flying models. His designs and number of titles won in competition at the Nationals is legendary. His first competition was the 1928 Nationals, where he received honorable mention. By 1934 he won the indoor Nats and in 1935 he opened a Hobby Shop, among the first in the nation (the first one was probably opened by Cleveland Models Ed Packard). Awards came quickly. He wrote articles for Model Airplane News, and was Comet's top designer from 1939 till 1945. After Comet, he worked with Mike Schlesinger and Sid Axelrod on what eventually became Top-Flite Models. In 1955 he founded Carl Goldberg Models and released a still-popular line of scale, rubber, gas, glider and RC models. Needless to say, Goldberg's models are of the highest quality.

Revell Eurocopter PAH-2, 1/72, 4041

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

1971 issue that is an excellent, newer kit featuring 62 parts, fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, weapons load and German decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing - (ex Entex / Bandai), 1/16, 9019

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$155   

Very large scale and highly detailed. Features fully detailed engine and engine compartment, opening hood, complete inner-body substructure, suspension and steerable front wheels, full interior, opening Gullwing doors and more. Molded in white, black, silver, chrome plated and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Topping Martin SM-68 Titan ICBM - Factory Model, 1/68

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1400   

Rare factory model from about 1957 or 1958. Missile measures 18 inches high. Includes original box in excellent condition with inside packing materials. Model 'stages' as the actual missile did. The model is mint and original. No restoration has been done and there are no flaws. The original base in in the same condition. Titan I was the USAs first multi-stage Interncontinental Ballistic Missile. Designed in 1955, it was originally a back-up for the Atlas program. Titan was larger than Atlas and was also seen as an early space launch vehicle. Titan was stored in hardened underground silos. The arrival of solid fuel Titan II and Minuteman I missiles in 1963 made Titan I obsolete. The follow-on, Titan II became a major workhorse in the space program and served well as a heavy lift ICBM.

Fujimi Junkers Stuka Ju-87 D-5 / D-8 - White Milk- I/SG.3 (D-5) or Nachtschlachtgruppen (D-8), 1/72, F-16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

This model dates from when Fujimi made the finest models in the world. Features parts for D-5 and D-8 versions, all fine recessed panel lines, detailed cockpit, correct armament and decals for the two aircraft listed. Excellent detail throughout. The model as never been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lincoln Bristol Helicopter Sycamore, 1/64, 110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$48   

Nicely molded, larger scale model from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Never started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag, and the larger parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions. Lincoln was based in Hong Kong. Plastic kits were not the primary business, but they established quite a line of them before discontinuing production in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Many molds moved to Kader, also in Hong Kong, who reissued the line. Many molds eventually found their way to the USA either through ATP (who purchased the excess kit stock when Kader sold out) or IM.

Aurora De Havilland Tiger Moth, 1/48, 110-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$75   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split on the bottom and left, and the box has damage as shown on the left. First issue dated 1958 with brilliant Jo Kotula box artwork. This was a very nice kit for that time.

Model Airways Nieuport 28 1917, 1/16, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$169   

Excellent model from 2000 that assembled to a skeletal Nieuport 28. Features over 190 laser cut hardwood (basswood, birch and plywood) parts, over 200 Britannia metal, copper, aluminum, steel, brass and rubber parts and over 50 Britannia metal castings for the Gnome-Rhone Type 9N rotary engine complete with all cylinders, distributor, spark plugs and crankcase. Details other than the engine (which is a kit to itself) include turnbuckles, guy wires, compression bar, pulleys, wire support brackets, struts, flight instruments, tires and much more. Includes three sheets of full size plans and very detailed instructions. Completed wingspan is 20 inches. Never started. All of the small parts and many of the large parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The few larger parts are not sealed and have been inventoried complete. Includes all plans and instructions.

Central Model Toy Mig-19 Farmer / Hawker Hunter F6 / Douglas A-4D Skyhawk / Airfix Hawker Hunter, 1/72, CE202-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

SALE!! Includes four models in the three boxes shown. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. The Mig-19 has no assembly but a nose weight has been neatly and correctly added so it will not 'tail sit.' All airplane parts are present with decals and instructions but missing the display stand. The Hunter F6 is also complete, never started and includes decals and instructions but missing the display stand. On the next two kits, NOTE: that they all have minor and very neat 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Airfix Hunter), seat to fuselage half; underside 'gun box' built; wing gear doors assembled in the 'up' position. Complete other than the display stand. A4D Skyhawk, wing halves assembled and wing gear doors in the 'up' position. There is no other assembly. Inventoried complete and include decals and instructions but missing display stand.

SIG Customaire And Moncoupe - Balsa Flying Airplanes, FF-26

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$36   

SALE!! Includes both kits. The Customaire has a wingspan of 20 inches and the Monocoupe has a 24 inch wingspan. Never started. They have been inventoried complete with all parts and includes plans.