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Classic Airframes Westland Whirlwind, 1/48, 415

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$42   

Well molded with very fine recessed panel lines, cast metal landing gear struts, highly detailed resin parts, and a fret of photoetched parts. This kit has never been started. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Moebius Rocket Transport Spindrift From Land Of The Giants - With Full Color Interior, 168

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Small scale but nicely molded in orange and clear. Measures about 4" long when assembled. Even includes very detailed color interior panels of cardstock, decals and a detailed painting guide. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram 1956 Ford Thunderbird with Metal Body - (T-Bird), 1/24, 6101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

1977 issue. Includes die cast metal body and body parts with plastic details and chassis. Molded in color, clear, chrome and with rubber tires. Features full engine, full interior and underside details, opening hood, removable hardtop and more. There is no assembly but NOTE: the metal parts are neatly and correctly primed. There is nothing else done. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

La Belle D&RG Closed Vestibule Coach HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-25

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$36   

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 passenger equipment. The kit features die cut hardwood parts (no balsa) such as pre-cut and scribed sides with all windows factory cut, car ends done in the same fashion, carved clerestory roof, tinted clear clerestory window material, working end diaphragms, excellent underside details & other metal details, building instructions and full size plans. I have seen these models built and they look identical to the real prototypes. The kit has not been started and is complete with all parts, plans and instructions.

La Belle DSP & PRR Tiffany Reefer HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, HOn3-36

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

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. Inventoried and NOTE: missing both queenpost. Otherwise complete with all other parts, transfers and instructions accounted for.

Durango Press TWO New Mexico Lumber Co. Log Cars With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, DP-58

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good- to Sealed Mint

$30   

SALE!! Includes two Lumber Log cars. These are highly detailed craftsman kits featuring fine cast metal parts and trucks. The kits have never been started. One is still factory sealed. The other has all the parts still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Rio Grande Models Westside Lumber Co. Water Car Short Square Tank With Metal Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3084-SW

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

$26   

Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring factory-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, cast resin water tank, very fine metal castings, metal truck set and full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Rio Grande Models Swayne / West Side 36 Foot Steel Flat Car With Metal Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3081-SF

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$24   

Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring laser cut and factory saw-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, very fine metal castings, some plastic details and full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Rio Grande Models Carter Brothers 24 Foot Flat Car With Metal Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3093-CF

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$24   

Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring laser cut and factory saw-cut hardwood parts, hardwood lumber stock, very fine metal castings, some plastic details and full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Rio Grande Models Westside Lumber Co. 12 Foot Flat Car With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Craftsman Model, 1/87, 3062-TF

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$16   

Highly detailed craftsman kit featuring factory-cut hardwood parts, very fine metal castings, truck set and full, illustrated instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Monogram The Big Tub Show Go Phaeton Ford T Touring Custom, 1/8, PC86-1098

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$225   

Very rare 1963 first issue. NOTE: has minor assembly, please read carefully. Monogram created the 1/8 series cars at an incredible expense and they are well detailed. The Big Tub features 200 precision parts molded in gloss orange, white/ivory, black, chrome plate and with rubber whitewall tires, ignition wiring, flexible hoses, fuel lines belts and more. The model features an incredible number of chrome plated parts, rolling chassis build just like a real car, working steering, full suspension, highly detailed engine with 6 carburetors and carb linkage, full interior with telephone and first aid kit, front and rear bicycle fenders, optional position convertible top, two jack stands, full chrome tool kit, trophy, easel with a sign explaining the details of the car, three 'stick' style flares, printed instruments with a clear cover and more. All of the factory blue cardboard display material is still present inside. The kit has been inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly- Step 1 and 2 are done. The frame rails and cross members are assembled (5 parts) and the radiator & shell are assembled (5 parts) and it is glued to the frame. There is no other assembly. Assembly quality ranges from 'very good' to 'good-.' It is completely workable, but was done by a younger child. Please note there is some visible cement (four areas, mainly fingerprints) , but it is very accessible so it can be easily sanded and polished with Novus plastic polish. One cross member, #113, is 3/16 out of place on one side. You will need to cut the one side out and glue it in properly.

Aurora Convair B-36 Peacemaker Giant Bomber, 1/333, 492-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$139   

Rare kit with fantastic Jo Kotula artwork and dated 1961. Box is in fantastic condition with excellent color and gloss, four solid corners and very light, general wear as the only flaw. Features rotating props, full landing gear, auxiliary jet engines, clear canopy and nose and the Aurora 'Triangle World' clear stand. 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.

Aurora Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, 1/270, 494-70

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$119   

1961 issue hardbox with the dramatic Jo Kotula artwork that made these kits so famous and collectible. Nicely molded small scale kit with full main landing gear, outrigger gear, clear canopy and auxiliary gas tanks on the outboard wings. Molded in the correct gloss silver and clear with the clear 'Triangle World' stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. It is interesting to note that this kit is not a reissue of the Comet molds - this kit is original to Aurora. The Aurora kit is significantly larger that the Comet issue and varies in a great many details.

KSN Midori German Sd. Kfz. 250/3 Rommels Greif Motorized, 1/40, 200-015

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$29   

Larger-scale (1/40) kit from the 1970s with high-gloss box art. Nicely detailed for that time. Features motorized rear wheel tracked drive through a differential via a wind-up clock motor and winding key, both of which are included. Features real rubber tires, flexible tracks, interior detail, machine gun, accessories and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aoshima Focke-Wulf FW-189 A-1 Reconnaissance Aircraft, 1/72, G6-502-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$29   

Older issue Aoshima slightly-glossy box kit with very collectible artwork. Inside, the model has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Nicely molded older kit with operating triple split flaps, ailerons and rotating wheels and props.

Hawk Mister Mulligan - Benny Howard's Famous Racing Plane, 1/48, 619-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$32   

Hardbox release dated 1958. Very well molded model with all fine, recessed panel lines, clear windshield, display stand and full decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Box has wear on the left side top horizontal edge.

Bandai Panzer Jager Tiger 88mm Pak 43 Elefant Sd.Kfz.184, 1/48, 8269-500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$64   

Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. 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 decals and instructions.

Bandai Panzerkampfwagen Panzer IV Ausf.H Sd.Kfz.161/2, 1/48, 8270

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$38   

Rare 1/48 scale kit. Part of the classic and highly detailed Bandai Pin Point 1/48 armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Bandai German Armored Car Sd. Kfz. 232, 1/48, 8238-400

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$42   

Rare kit that is part of the classic and highly detailed 1/48 Bandai Pin Point armor series. These kits are beautifully molded and feature full interior detail as well as flexible treads, many operating features and very detailed crew members that can be posed in almost any position. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Dolphin Capellini Italian Navy Submarine Marcello Class, 1/400, D012

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$54   

Very rare. Beautifully cast resin kit with numerous cast metal details, many photoetched parts, options for waterline or full hull and even a display stand. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions. CAppellini was a very successful Italian Navy submarine with a very interesting war record. She was started in Le Spezia on April 25, 1938 and launched on May 14, 1939. The Regio Marina took delivery of her on September 23, 1939. After training and working up, Cappellini left for her first war patrol with Captain Cristiano Masi for the Atlantic. The patrol did not go well; she was sighted at least twice and the British destroyer Vidette fired torpedoes at the submarine, which missed. But the Cappellini failed to score and eventually went to a Spanish Harbor then to La Spezia. The Navy changed commanders, putting Corvette Captain Salvatore Todaro in charge and this seemed to make a big difference. He navigated the Straight of Gibraltar submerged on Sept. 29 and broke out into the Atlantic. She sank the armed vessel Kabalo with torpedoes and used guns to sink the British merchant Shakespeare. On January 14 she sunk the British auxiliary cruiser Eumaeus after a long two hour battle involving both torpedoes and guns. On another mission in April of 1941, Todaro attacked two large vessels and sank one. Command changed for the next voyage to Lieutenant Aldo Lenzi and he proved as brave as Todaro, sinking the British Miguel de Larrinaga with two torpedoes near the Azores. Lieutenant Marco Revedin commanded Cappellini next, sinking the merchant vessel Tisnaren and the tanker Dinsdale. On Sept 13 she took part in the search for survivors from the Laconia, which U-156 had sunk. She rescued many survivors but naturally had little room for them; Revedin call the French and they too the survivors to shore. In may of 1943, Cappellini was converted into a 'carriage' submarine for cargo and placed under Captain Walter Auconi; she left for Singapore and arrived on July 10th and was given the new name Aquila III. According to official reports, the submarine was so overloaded that she was hardly buoyant; only the tip of the bow and part of the conning tower were above the water. After avoiding many air attackers, she did arrive safely but with completely dry fuel tanks. After unloading cargo Cappellini went to Sebang as planned to meet the submarine Giuliani. But with the situation in Italy in flux, the Japanese made various excuses and seized the submarine. The put the crew in a POW camp. And handed the submarine over to the Germans as UIT-24. However, some of the enlisted men in the POW camp decided to fight alongside the Germans and a mixed crew was formed with Oberleutnant-zur-See Heinrich Pahls as commander. She had five patrols like this until Germany surrendered; at that point the Japanese took her over again and assigned the name I-503. She operated that way until the end of the war. The Cappellini was eventually captured by the United States and sank in the deep waters off Kobe on April 16th, 1946.