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Hobby-Time McDonnell F3H-1 Demon Shipboard Interceptor - (F3H1), 1/45, 2003

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

Rare large scale Demon. Very close to 1/48; measures 15.5 inches long when assembled. Can be built as a flying model with retracted landing gear or a static model with extended landing gear. Features recessed panel line detail, vacuform main parts, injection molded details, clear canopy, catapult launcher and decals. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Sanwa Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver, 1/116, 1116

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$45   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$58   

Still factory sealed. Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Sanwa Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/130, 1117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Faller Noratlas 2501 Motorized - Luftwaffe, 1/100, 1501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Rare kit from the 1960s designed for dual electric motor drive with the Faller no. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not furnished; Faller sold the motor separately). Nicely molded for the time featuring rotating propellers, positionable ailerons, rudders and elevator, optional position rear boarding door and forward crew boarding door, rear drive-on boarding ramp, clear side and cockpit windows and more. The kit has never been started. The small and motorizing specific parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag. The other parts were never sealed and have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Airfix Santa Maria With Sails Bagged - Type One Logo

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$74   

Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue from the 1950s before Airfix assigned any kit numbers. The paper header is in 'excellent' condition and is still factory stapled to the original parts bag. This well molded, small-scale waterline model features billowing sails, clear printed ratlines and a water display stand. The ship itself measures about 3.5 inches in length when built.

Airfix Cutty Sark Clipper With Sails Bagged - Type One Logo

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$85   

Still factory sealed. Very rare first issue dating from the 1950s and has no part number. The header is in amazing 'excellent' condition and is still factory stapled to the original plastic parts bag. Well molded, small-scale waterline model features full sails, clear printed ratlines and a water display stand. Measures just about 5 inches in length when built.

Revell Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - 'S' Issue, 1/139, H287-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$145   

1957 original 'S' issue with the fantastic box art that has made these kits so famous and collectible. The hardbox is in near mint condition and has remarkable as-new gloss and color. This is very hard to find because the colors on the box top show the slightest wear. Nicely molded kit features optional position cargo door, refueling boom, optional position landing gear and a moving rudder. Molded in the correct gloss silver and with the clear Revell 'Globe' Swivel Display Stand. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$95   

Still factory sealed. 1972 Big A softbox issue is in investment-grade condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand.

LS Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 52 Zeke, 1/72, 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$26   

Very early LS kit dating from the start of the 1960s. Even at this early date, you can see why LS became legendary for quality. Features well molded parts with all fine recessed panel lines, decals for several aircraft, moving rudder, wing flaps and ailerons, choice of drop tank or bomb, sliding canopy, retracting landing gear and decals for a large number of aircraft. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Even the original glue is present. Please note, this box has closed tears and damage to the upper right. The fact that Hasegawa still uses some LS molds testifies to their detail and accuracy.

Lincoln Douglas DC-3 - Sabena, 1/96, 111

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$46   

Nicely made small scale kit with great box arts. Dates from the mid 1950s to the very 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.

Faller Junkers Ju-87 Stuka Motorized - Dive Bomber or Anti-Tank, 1/100, 1087

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$55   

Rare model kit from the early 1960s and nicely molded for that time. It is designed to be motorized with the Faller No. 1001 Miniature Electric Motor (not included, Faller sold it separately.) Features parts to built either version, cockpit with crew of two and rear machine gun, wing cannon, main centerline bomb load, small wing-mounted bombs and a large decal sheet for multiple aircraft. Molded in a stunning swirl green and butterscotch brown, gray, orange-yellow, red and with clear canopy & display stand. The kit has never been started. The small parts (with motorizing-specific parts) are still in the factory sealed bag. The parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, including decals and instructions. Even the Faller packing quality inspection slip is still present.

Pyro Ford 1932 Model B Roadster, 1/32, C287-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$38   

Late 1960s 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. This model is well detailed and the box states that it can be converted to a 'road racing' or slot car. Has optional soft top up or a boot for the top down. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including instructions.

Pyro 1911 Stevens-Duryea Tourer, 1/32, C453-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$40   

1967 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. In some cases, the specific car and owner is on the box. The model includes rubber tires, brass plated parts, colored injection molded parts and clear parts. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood or 'bonnet.' Never started. The parts are inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Premiere Shorts Tucano T.MK.1, 1/72, P1001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

RAF Trainer aircraft. Cleanly molded and detailed with recessed panel lines. Never started. Factory sealed bag with decals and instructions.

Minicraft Highway Pioneers (Ex-Gowland/Revell) 1907 Renault / 1910 Cadillac / 1907 Sears Buggy / 1910 Ford T, 1/32, 1502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$49   

Still factory seasled. One of at least five such Highway Pioneer reissues by Minicraft. These made ideal 'classic builders.' The original molds were used for these issues as evidenced by the engraved 'Gowland' on several kit parts. Includes all four cars listed.

Aurora Convair VR XFY-1 Pogo, 1/48, 60-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$175   

Final issue box design from 1957 to the final year in 1959. Please note that the factory eliminated the old rectangular logo with a yellow triangle and put the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo in the center. The box is in very nice 'Excellent' condition with like-new color and gloss, no price tags or tag marks, no tape or tape marks (not even factory tape marks!) and four solid corners. Flaws include very light corner wear and a very light crease at left and light impact damage on the upper short side. Rare, large scale model features working counter-rotating props and is molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The decals are 'very good++' with the only flaw being the typical yellowing and the instructions are also 'very good' with edge wear to the lower side.

Hasegawa Type-94-1 E7K1 Alf Seaplane, 1/72, JS-055-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

Nicely molded and detailed kit. Features fine raised panel lines and some cockpit detail including seats, side windows and crew of three. Features decals for the aircraft on the box artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

LS A6M2-N Rufe IJN Seaplane - with Beaching Trolly - (A6M2N), 1/75, 4

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

Very early LS kit with first logo and old box art. Even on this early kit (#4), the legendary LS attention to detail is evident with recessed panel lines and fine rivet detail. Features opening canopy, and extending/retracting flaps and movable ailerons. Includes nicely molded beaching dolly. 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. LS was one of the earliest Japanese manufacturers to produce very high quality kits. Some of the LS molds are still used today by Hasegawa, testifying to their detail and accuracy.

Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre - Decals for Two JSDF Aircraft, 1/72, 015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$15   

Very nicely molded kit with fine raised panel lines, AIM-9 Sidewinder loadout, optional position speed brakes, two drop tanks and decals for two colorful aircraft. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.