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Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile - with Transporter/Loader and Tractor - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$475   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine - The First Plastic US Ship Model, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$795   

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 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. Hobby Shops 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. Distributors stopped carrying the kits due to a lack of re-orders. 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 1946 with the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into "non-train" scale plastic models. Varney dedicated all production to HO trains 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 it was released by O-Lin and later Lindberg. This kit is a a very nice, never started and complete example. The box top grades 'good+' and has nice color as shown, general light stains and wear, three solid corners and one closed split corner. Three sides are as nice as the top, with one small piece of clear tape on both long sides. The right short side does have a 3/4" x 1/2" tape tear but is fine beside that . Inside, it is complete. The yellow parts display is intact and in 'good-' condition. The original krinkle small parts bag is present but split open; I have included the bag and all parts are inventoried complete. The original glue is present but the tube shattered; I have put it in a zip lock. The stand was glued to the yellow at the factory; the glue has come off. The factory glass rectangle for the stand arm is still present and in it's holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base is in very good condition also. Very large instruction sheet is 'very good++' and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium in hobby kits. 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 'very good' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

Pacific Coast Models Regia Aeronautica Macchi C-202, 1/32, PCM32002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$95   

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Superbly detailed and molded. Features main injection molded parts with fine recessed panel lines, numerous high-definition resin details, a large number of photoetched details and a large, impressive decal sheet along with a full color painting guide for all aircraft. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Preiser Luftwaffe Personnel 1935-45, 1/72, 4509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Very well detailed. In addition to personnel, there is are two dogs, a lawn chair and a barrel. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

MPC Hot Rodder's Ghost Of America Stroker McGurk - Original Issue, 104-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

Rare original issue from 1964; not the common reproduction. Stroker McGurk was created and drawn by Tom Medley for Hot Rod Magazine. The popularity of the character gave MPC an idea - why not make a model? While an excellent kit, it proved to be a poor marketing choice. The kit was far less popular than the cartoons. As a result, it was quickly and quietly withdrawn from production, making the originals very rare. This Race Car is heavily styled on the Red Baron's Fokker DR-1 and molded in dark red and chrome plate. The chrome parts are in 'mint' condition. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried and NOTE: missing one part, steering wheel. Includes all other parts and includes 'excellent+' condition decals and instructions. No scale is given but it is large; the body measures 10 inches long when assembled.

Clear Creek Models DSP&P C&S 27 Foot Box Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 413

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$25   

Still factory sealed. Excellent, highly detailed model features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock and full instructions.

Hogan THREE America West Airlines Airbus A320 And US Airways Boeing 737-400 - (737), 1/200, 3374G

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$32   

SALE!! Includes all four models. The three A320 boxes are marked 'American West' only - meaning it was an airline promotional item since the manufacturer is not mentioned. Beautiful, factory built, painted and decaled models that includes a display stand. In mint condition and never built. The small parts are still factory sealed and the (3) large parts that were never factory sealed are inventoried complete. With instructions. The US Airways 737-400 is a beautiful, high-quality factory painted and decaled model with realistic engine fans that spin, full landing gear, snap fit constructions and a display stand. In mint condition and never built. All parts are still sealed in the original box.

Revell USS Wasp CV18 Aircraft Carrier Gemini Recovery Vessel, 1/520, H375

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$129   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Dated 1969. Highly detailed model that is 20" long when assembled. Includes Grumman S-2 Trackers, Sikorsky Sea King helicopters, movable elevators, Gemini capsule, flags and large decal sheet.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS United States Ocean Liner - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 324

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$199   

Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bags of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.

Combat Models Confederate Ram CSS Manassas 1863, 1/72

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$59   

Large-scale kit that is still in the original cardboard Combat shipping box with label. This is a big kit vacuformed in white. The kit consists only of the upper hull, lower hull, smoke stack and one other part as well as full size plans. It has never been started and is inventoried complete. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Vacuform kits are only recommended for modelers who are experienced with this type of model. Special skills and scratch building experience are required. If you are curious, I highly recommend that you read the article 'How To Build Vacuform Model Kits' which is located on this website.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$279   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Hawk North American OV-10A Bronco, 1/48, 561-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$34   

Softbox issue from 1966 with John Andrews artwork. The only 1/48 injection molded kit of the short-wing 'A' Variant. Well detailed for that time and features 'good' cockpit, optional position canopy, gun packs, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, bomb load and more. With Tri-Service markings. Never started. 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Brifaut Antoinette 1908, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$275   

Very rare kit of French manufacture. Like many of the other Brifaut kits, this one features injection molded internal aircraft parts that duplicate the actual aircraft structure, and a fine cloth covering material that looks like silk. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is in factory-new condition. All parts are still internally sealed. The original 'La Racine Touchtout' rigging line is present, along with the cloth covering and all the paper work: 3 pages of aircraft history, pattern guide for the cloth, beautiful illustrated instructions and written instructions as well. It is very unusual to find this kit so complete. Other kits in the line are on the side of the box and include the Eole (Clement Ader), Antoinette, Voisin, Nieuport XVII, 'Vieux Charles' and Arc En Ciel. This kit must be shipped insured.

Nichimo Cessna Skyhawk 172 Motorized, 1/20, S-2002-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$495   

Large and very highly detailed multi-media model with plastic, metal and rubber parts. Features working lights, engine was designed to be motorized with the included Mabuchi 130 electric motor, working expansion and contraction struts, real rubber tires, super detailed instrument panel and full interior. Engine detail is incredible and the motor is a kit itself. Each cylinder head is 31 parts - 30 of which are metal cooling fins. The engine alone is over 150 parts not including the firewall and detail there. Mold quality is very high; firewall detail is complete as in the actual aircraft. Five scale, positionable figures are included. There is a full color painting brochure and beautiful decals are included to reproduce the detailed two-tone blue striping on the box art. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory bags. Includes instructions and decals in as-new condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

West Side Model Co Brass HOn3 Class "A" Climax Horizontal Boiler Locomotive Nakamura Seimjitsu KK, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$179   

Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Nakamura Seimisu K.K. (marketed in the USA as Westside Models). It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in excellent condition. This one-owner model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point but nothing more. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. However, most of these came with a small firebox cover for the inside of the cab; this one does not have one. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is." There is no paperwork present.

Testors Gee Bee Air Racer / Travel Air Mystery Ship / Curtiss Racer, 1/48, 913

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$32   

SALE!! Includes all three kits. The Mystery Ship and Curtiss are both still factory sealed. The Gee Bee has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Italaerei TWO Caproni Ca-311 Bombers, 1/72, 113

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$32   

SALE!! Includes two models in one box. Ideal builder kits, please read carefully for the condition. NOTE: these models have 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1 cockpit; wing halves ; horizontal stabilizers; mud flaps to struts. Kit #2 same as #1 but also bomb holding mechanism built. The actual aircraft have been inventoried complete and included decals and instructions but NOTE that the display stands are missing and kit #2 is missing two gunner figures.

ICM Tu-2 World War II Soviet Bomber - Decals For 5 Different USSR Aircraft / One Indonesian Air Force 1954 / One Polish Air Force 1952, 1/72, 72031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

Nicely molded and detailed featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit with three crew, optional position bomb bay doors and internal bomb load, separately molded rudders and ailerons and more. Includes a paint guide and complete decals for the 7 aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram Curtiss P-40B Flying Tigers Tiger Shark - USAAF / RAF / Flying Tigers - White Box Issue, 1/48, 6803

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$24   

1973 Mattel release of the original 1960s Four Star kit. Very well detailed for that time and has superb fit and finish. Features full cockpit, movable landing flaps, optional position landing gear and canopy and decals for USAF, Flying Tigers and RAF versions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: decals only grade 'good' due to some signs of moisture present where the kit was stored. If you build the kit, you will probably need to provide your own decals.

Tamiya M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight, 1/35, MT118A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$38   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features.