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Hasegawa McDonnell Douglas RF-101C Voodoo, 1/72, JS-037

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$28   

Late 1970s hard-box issue. Includes decals for two high-visibility paint jobs with colorful tail markings. Never started. Sealed factory bag with decals and instructions.

R&L Timber Transporter - Bagged, 1/130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$8   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed small scale vehicle molded in two color and with rotating wheels. Small scale model from R&L in Australia. R&L marketed these kits independently but some were also sold by Minicraft/Hasegawa, Academy, as the Aurora 'Snaparoos' and in Kellogg's Cereal as premiums.

Fujimi Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair - (F4U4), 1/70, FC-9-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$18   

From the late 1960s or early 1970s. AHM/Fujimi issue with very nice box artwork. Features rotating prop, working ailerons and pilot figure. 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.

Aurora Bomarc Missile IM-99 with Launcher, 1/48, 377-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$550   

1958 first and only release. Nice kit of the Bomarc in 1/48 scale with a full mobile launching trailer. Trailer has rotating wheels, tow bar, tool boxes and an elevating missile rail that be displayed in 'travel' or 'launch' positions. The box has four solid corners, very good color and gloss but wear as shown. The kit has never been started. The missile parts are still factory bag sealed. All parts that were not factory bag sealed have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, both decal sheets and instructions.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$625   

Dated 1954. Rare, desirable and very collectible. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. The box top has excellent color and gloss but general wear as shown, two properly repaired (from the inside) split corners and a closed tear (also repaired) on the lower side. Inside, the kit is factory new. All of the factory cardboard presentation material is present and grades from 'mint' to 'excellent++.' Includes numerous plastic parts in red, gray, clear and black, four unopened glass bottle of Mono*Dope that are still good, an unopened tube of MonoGlue still in the original mint box, all prefabricated wooden parts including the amazing Monofoil wing, three sheets of die-cut and factory painted wood (unpunched), colored die-cut cardstock sheet, sandpaper, gun barrel plastic material, decals in amazing 'near mint' condition, 'near mint' instruction book and full size plans and even a miniature Monogram Catalog showing this kit and the entire Speedee-Bilt line for '54. The kit has never been started. It has been carefully inventoried 100% complete with all parts, paperwork, instructions, plans and decals. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping (on two of the nacelles). This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warped easily over time. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speedee-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are very rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This kit must be shipped insured.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$148   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Even includes the original factory packing tissue and a small, unopened metal tube of glue. The box looks better than the 'good-' rating but is graded as such because there are closed tears in the box top on the left, light stains and general moderate wear throughout.

Renwal Bristol F2B Aeroskin Major Andrew McKeever's Aircraft, 1/72, 268-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$36   

Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes Aeroskin and instructions.

Airfix Heinkel He-111 H-20 - Medium Bomber, 1/72, 484

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$28   

Type Three logo issue from the 1960s. Dramatic artwork of He-111s on a high-level bombing raid over the Russian front. Kit features elevating and rotating gun and turret, full crew, movable ailerons, elevators and rudder, optional position landing gear and external bomb load. The kit has never been started. Inventoried and NOTE: missing(1) small part, prop retainer. Otherwise includes all other parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Mitsubishi Ki-21II Sally - Medium Bomber, 1/72, H169

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$179   

Rare 1975 Revell Japan issue with decals for 7 aircraft - 12th 1 sq, 14th, 9th 2nd Sq, 7th 3Sq, 8th and 1st (The other I cannot tell the group or squadron). Comes with large full color painting guide and features interior detail, internal bomb load, optional position landing gear, movable turrets and optional position bomb bay doors. Molded in green, gray and clear. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

CM BB-27 USS Michigan (1918), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$295   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Pyro 1930 Packard Boat-Tailed Roadster, 1/32, C343-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

1965 Pyro issue from original molds. In the early to mid 1960s the Pyro company chose many of it's kit subjects based more on historical significance than popularity. Luckily for us, Pyro not only made these kits but did an excellent job for the time. The Pyro car models are based on the actual cars that Pyro engineers and designers had access to. The model includes colored, chrome plated and clear parts. Features detailed chassis with suspension, steering link and fuel tank, spoked wheels, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

AML Siebel Si-202 Hummel - Luftwaffe Oblt. Stolle Staffelkapitain 8./JG2 France 1941 / Slovakia 1942, 1/72, 72 014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed kit with photoetched details and decals for the two aircraft listed.

Revell Boeing-NASA Space Operations Center, 1/144, 4532

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$65   

From 1984. Ops center features Science, Logistics and Habitat Modules, some with interior detail. Opening hangar doors reveal orbital transfer vehicle. Comes with solar panels and display stand. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags 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.

Hudson Miniatures 1914 Regal Coupe - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$68   

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Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features two large plan and instructions sheets, a large number of detailed drawings of sub-assemblies, numerous actual photos of the built model, stamped metal hood, plastic wheels, grill, headlamps, spotlight, running lights and other accessories and die-cut wooden main parts. Builds up a rolling chassis just like the actual car. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this is 'super' detailed thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car during and after restoration. It was restored at the Hudson Miniatures factory and was on display there at the time! This kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed clear bag; all others were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including two large sheets of full size plans and instructions. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

CM USS California CGN-36 - (1985), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$345   

Please note that this is a kit that must be assembled and painted; the photo shows this model as built by Geoff Cook. This is a highly detailed, SPECIAL ORDER, limited production kit featuring high definition resin hull and parts castings, photoetched details and instructions. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment and the normal lead time is 2 to 3 weeks.

Golden Age Reproductions Boulton Paul Defiant - 25 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$34   

Golden Age is a high quality company committed to reissuing classic stick and tissue kits and plans from the 1930s Golden Age of flying models. Features printwood, strip wood and spars, light weight plastic wheels, spinner and more, clear vacuformed one-piece canopy and turret, plastic propeller, rubber motor, fully formed wheels, bearing and hardware, beautiful copies of the original full size plans and a large sheet of full color decals. The model has not been started and is complete

AMT Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 1/72, 8623

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$79   

Out of production kit of the cruise-missile equipped "H" variant of the venerable Stratofortress. Very highly detailed and well molded. Features all recessed panel lines, nicely detailed cockpit and crew stations, choice of rear turret or 'constant tail section' (no gun), detailed gear wells, external fuel tanks, cruise missiles and pylons, optional position landing gear and decals for the last B-52 built, 61-040. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Orange Crush-Revell 1910 Cadillac Limousine, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Very rare kit with a fascinating history. Around 1958/59, Orange Crush of Mexico offered a promotion. They offered free, colorful, plastic model cars if you collected correctly-marked Orange Crush bottle caps. The models are 1/32 scale Revell Highway Pioneer series - although there is no mention of Revell or Lodela anywhere on the box. Orange Crush had the boxes and even the instructions specially made for them with no mention of a manufacturer. They were never given numbers. The boxes were very thin and fragile cardboard. This has contributed to wear and you must be very cautious with them. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the instructions are sealed in the bag as well. You could redeem your caps two ways - at the Orange Crush truck and at a Modelandia Hobby House. The box sides show the 18 cars in the series. Orange Crush also released two full-color booklets and a complete paint set for the cars. A colorful cardboard box held 7 colors of paint in glass bottles, complete with 'Orange Crush' screw-on caps! The entire promotion was done in coordination with Modelandia Hobby House which had up to 19 stores. Modelandia's name appears on each of the boxes and the paint as well. Robina S.A. was the bottler or distributor of Orange Crush in Mexico at that time. The box side lists the other 18 kits with small color pictures of each and shows three sizes of OC - Family Size (Familiar), Grand (Grande) and Normal. You could also obtain models with Titan bottle caps. Titan was also bottled by Robina and came in large (Titan) and smaller (Titancito) sizes and apparently more than one flavor. We do not know how Orange Crush had access to the plastic kits or who sealed the internal bags with the Crush instructions inside them. We can assume that it may have been Lodela, since they would have had access to the Revell molds. It is not know for how long the promotion lasted, but Orange Crush was one of the most dominant soft drinks in Mexico at that time. Here is one clue: some boxes claim that Modelandia had 13 locations; other boxes, which obviously came later on, claim 19 locations. This may indicate that this promotion went on for a significant amount of time.

William H Low Co Rumsey Service Hose Reel 1850 - Wilo Line Fire Trucks, 1/24, CR110

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Poor

$42   

Very rare. Has a box art variation from the other issue of CR110. Likely from the 1940s. William H Low Co., of Braintree Mass., issued the 'Wilo Line' which featured a superb series of antique commercial firefighting equipment, all in 1/48 scale. Bill Low was the designer of all kits and he was a superb model maker. The scale is given as 1/2" and the finished model wagon is approximately 7 inches long without the horse hitch and ~ 12 inches long with it. The kits were very advanced for the time and shared many of the pre-fabrication methods of Hudson Miniatures. Wilo Line kits features "all parts in this kit cut to size and shape." Includes plastic injection molded spoke wheels, precut and machined large and small wooden parts, beautiful, metal stock, a sealed bag of smaller parts including a great many more fully carved wood parts, metal parts and full size plans with numerous drawings and detailed text instructions. There is even a big photo of the actual prototype. The kit has never been started. It is missing 3 or 4 small wooden parts that can be made; otherwise complete with all other parts, plans and instructions. The kits in this line include Amoskeag Steamer, Hose Reel, Hose Wagon, Chemical Engine and many others. In most cases they are the only kits in existence of these historic vehicles. Bill Low did design at least one 'non-fire truck' kit in his Will-O-Line - a Conestoga Wagon, advertised as being 1/24 scale, kit #B14 for $2.85 listed as "This is another Museum Piece by Bill Low." After seeing these fire truck kits, I do not doubt that.