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Heller Boeing 707 - Air France ' Chateau de Versailles', 1/125, 700

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare, from the early 1960s One of two box versions of this kit. Early Heller issue with fantastic artwork. Early Heller kits had some wonderful engineering (such as in the Etendard IV and DC-8) and this model is no exception. The model was designed to minimize painting and is molded in white, gray, clear and includes black rubber tires. The fuselage lower section is molded in gray along with the wings and engines, and the upper fuselage is in white. There is a sheet of colorful Air France decals in very good condition. The landing gear and gear doors can be positioned up or down. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Even includes original glue capsule and instructions for the glue.

Shizukyo Leopard 105MM Cannon West German New Type Tank, 1/50, TS-203-300

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$145   

Very, very rare and an excellent investment. Shizukyo started in the 1960s but was out of business before the end of the decade. This kit is likely from 1965 and is well detailed for that time and features motorized operation on the rear drive wheels. Features Tkk Mabuchi RE15 motor that is still in the original old-style TKK box, complete with printed plastic wrapper and sealed accessory bag, all metal gear box, a sealed bag with numerous pieces of metal hardware for motorized operation, wire and more. The actual kit is molded in a black or very, very dark green plastic. Inside, the kit has never been touched. All the smaller parts are still in the factory sealed bags with color headers. All parts but the upper and lower hull halves, motor and treads are still factory sealed, and the biggest bag has a nice paper header. The sealed gear box metal is shiny like brand new. Amazingly, the treads are in perfect condition and still 100% flexible. They are held together by the factory rubber bands! The instructions are in 'near mint' condition and the decals are 'near mint' also. NOTE: this kit must be shipped insured.

Scientific Buckeye Jr Speed Boat - For .020 to .099 Gas Engines / CO2 Power / Electric Power

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$79   

Rare and very nice model kit from the late 1940s or 50s. 13.5 inches long when assembled and can be powered by a large variety of small gas engines (details are in the instructions) and electric motors are mentioned as working well also. Features a completely carved 13.5" long solid wood hull that is also hollowed out, die-cut mahogany parts, other wood parts, a brass gasoline tank, brass and metal parts, full running hardware that is still in the factory 'Hardware Set' box, a big solid brass flywheel that is still in the Scientific sealed bag, a clear windshield with a plastic frame that is also still in the colorful factory box, a big decal sheet, an American flag for the stern as well as full instructions. Never started. The small parts are still in the factory boxes. The other parts have been inventoried complete.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner - (727-100), 1/96, 354-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Rare 2nd issue dated 1963 but with the '249' kit number extension. If you look closely, this is the same artwork as the United 727 from 1962, but the Aurora artist carefully painted out the United markings, added the TWA Starstream markings and removed the UNITED neon sign from the background. Large, near 1/100 scale kit includes full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, full color decals and display stand. This model remains popular with 1/100 airliner modelers because it is the only 'short' body (-100) near this scale. Molded in white and clear with the big, clear 'world' triangle display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt - 345th FS/350 FG/12 Air Force, 1/32, 4452

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$39   

Smithsonian issue from 1986. Has large decal sheet for the cover aircraft (restored by the Smithsonian) which was based in Italy in 1944. Detailed model features full cockpit, opening canopy, complete engine with removable cowling doors, optional position landing gear, rotating prop & wheels and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hasegawa Grumman F4F-4 Wilcat - US Navy VF-9 or VF-6, 1/72, AP24

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$37   

Still factory sealed and a limited issue dated 1994. Very well molded with all fine recessed panel lines. Contains markings for both aircraft.

Airfix Vickers VC-10 - BOAC, 1/144, SK601

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$110   

Third logo issue with a large and extensive decal sheet for any one of three BOAC aircraft. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Pyro Mercedes Benz SSK Sportswagen, 1/32, C348-125

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$44   

Still factory sealed. 1966 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. Features detailed chassis, complete motor and interior and a removable hood. Molded in color and clear with chrome plated parts and rubber tires.

Revell The Thermopylae Clipper Ship - 3 Feet Long And With Billowing Sails, 1/70, 5622

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$219   

1988 issue of the Cutty Sark's famous competitor with beautiful box artwork by Jim Griffiths. Highly detailed, big 1/96 scale kit that measures 36 inches long when assembled. Features all deck hardware, crew, full billowing vacuform sails and complete running and standing rigging instructions; can also be built without sails if you wish. Never started The small parts are all still in the factory sealed bags. The few parts that were never factory sealed (hull halves and crew) are inventoried complete. Includes assembly instructions, rat lines, full rigging instructions, billowing sails, decals, flag sheet, rigging lines and metal chain. Please note that the decals have bug damage to the backing paper only. The actual transfers are fine.

Monogram A-26B Invader Gun Nose Pro Modeler, 1/48, 5920

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$119   

1995 first issue. Hard-to-find kit of the solid or 'gun nose' Invader in large 1/48 scale. Features full interior with all stations represented, optional position landing gear and bomb bay doors with detailed bay and weapons and more. The kit has never been started. Most parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; one bag is open and I inventoried it complete. Includes decals and instructions. The decals are 100% intact but there is very light staining to the backing paper only at the upper right.

Revell Porsche 914 - (Advent Issue), 1/25, 3141

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

1979 Advent release from the original earlier molds. Well detailed for that time, featuring complete engine with opening hood, excellent interior, removable top, opening trunk, chassis with separately molded front and rear suspension, drive line and exhaust and more. Molded in yellow, clear, chrome plate and with black tires. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Blohm & Voss BV-141, 1/72, 03014-8

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$22   

From the 1970s or early 80s. Well molded with good detail for that time including interior, bomb load and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE: there is a 2" by 1/2" section missing from the lower long box end. That is why it displays better than the 'good' grade.

Glencoe Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton With Base - (ex ITC), 1/35, 05906

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$39   

Still factory sealed. A nice kit from the original very early 1960s ITC Ideal molds. Features 47 skeleton bone parts, very nice display base and an educational brochure. Finished kit measures 16 inches long.

Cleveland Mile Fliers Flemish Defiance - Stick Type Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, C-2

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Early World War II kit. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called 'The Aviation Craze' that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest operating single-owner model airplane supply business, called Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviations great Recruiter, Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

Model Airways Nieuport 28 1917 Skeleton Kit, 1/16, 1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$255   

Amazing model from 2000 builds a skeletal Nieuport 28 with 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 parts are still in the factory sealed bags and containers. Includes all plans and instructions. Please note that shipping insurance is required for this kit.

Revell 707 Flagship American Airlines 'S' Kit, 1/139, H246-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$129   

Hard to find 'S' 1958 first release. The model represents the 707 in the initial configuration - Turbo-Jet (not fan) engines, and short, early rudder shape. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT Budweiser Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker Cabover Tractor and Budweiser Fruenhauf 40 Foot Trailer, 1/25, T551 T552

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$399   

Incredibly rare and even more so in factory sealed condition. This was a special set; AMT took factory-sealed tractor and trailer Bud kits, installed a special empty printed box that says "Bit Rig Set" then sealed the entire thing again - making a double seal. The combined kit contains over 350 parts. The tractor is super detailed with over 250 parts and over 100 in chrome. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, tilting sleeper cab, dual exhaust, fifth wheel assembly, hollow vinyl truck tires, and fully detailed cab with air ride driver's seat and sleeper compartment. The trailer has complete suspension and chassis detail, sliding suspension, opening doors and more. Both have colorful and authentic Budweiser decals. NOTE: must be shipped insured.

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

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$52   

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" (1/24) 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, 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 and detailed painting instructions. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the parts that were never sealed are inventoried complete including 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.

Hasegawa Nakajima Ki-27 Type 97 Nate, 1/72, B6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$19   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed model. Likely this is from the high quality ex-Mania molds and includes colorful decals for two aircraft.

Revell 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental with Coachwork by J. Gurney Nutting, 1/16, H1294

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very large (1/16 scale) kit. The Continental was the rare 'High Performance' version of the more common Phantom II line that was produced from 1929 to 1935. Very highly detailed kit with 165 parts. Features steerable front wheels, to position doors and boot, full interior, two position bonnet, complete RR 7.5 Liter (468 CID) overhead valve straight 6 and four speed transmission, and complete chassis and suspension. Molded in colored plastic, chrome, clear and with real rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has minor, neat assembly: four parts are assembled (block halves, valve cover and distributor). Quality of the work is professional - no gaps and no visible glue. There is no other assembly and zero painting. The chrome parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag. The parts not sealed have been inventoried 100% complete. With decals and instructions in excellent condition.