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ITC Mercer Raceabout Motorized Cam-a-Matic with Working Lights, 1/8, 36376-895

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$325   

The largest injection molded kit ever made of this famous car. From the very early 1960s; features good detail for that time and operates realistically with Cam-a-Matic action. Car moves forward with real motor sound, then begins one of several pre-set steering patterns via one of four cams, stops at selected intervals, then flashes the headlights on then reverses at selected intervals! Measures about 17 inches long when built. Molded in red, black, clear and with plated plastic. Inside the kit is near mint. All internal packing material is present and 'excellent.' All the parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. That includes the motor and all metal parts, plated parts, wheels/tires and two bags of red/black parts. The few very large parts and three metal rods what were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete, with an 'excellent' pin-stripe and instrument sticker sheet and 'excellent' instructions. The box displays better than the 'very good' grade but is graded as such due to a closed split on one box bottom corner and one box top corner (right upper side).

ESCI TU-22 Blinder B With AS-4 Kitchen Missile, 1/72, 9098

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$59   

Large kit featuring all fine recessed panel lines, 'good' cockpit and Kitchen missile with mounting pylon/adapter. Decals are for the USSR. The kit has never been started. The parts are either still in the internal factory sealed bags or inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Curtiss Hawk P-6E Sealed, 1/43, 116-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$110   

Still factory sealed. The kit is dated 1958, but this is obviously a later issue as the Aurora logo does not say 'Famous Fighters' in the border and has no sunburst - due to the 130 price extension, it is most likely from 1961 or '62.

Bandai M4A3 76mm Sherman Tank, 1/48, 058264

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$39   

Rare 1/48 scale kit from the classic and highly detailed 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. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Guillows Piper Super Cub 95 - 24 inch Wingspan for Free Flight or R/C Conversion, 303

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Large scale well detailed kit. Can be flown rubber free flight, gas free flight, or converted to electric RC using today's small and light servos and receivers. Well detailed with scale plastic wheels, plastic propeller, vacuform cowl, full color decals, colored tissue, die cut balsa parts, strip wood, rubber motor, plywood firewall and excellent full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Guillow's founder, Paul K. Guillow, was a WWI naval aviator. In 1926 he began producing wooden model airplane kits. His 'Shelf Models' were some of the earlier non-flying models in production. Guillow's grew during the model boom of the 1930s, and when the Depression hit the hardest, Guillow's responded with lower prices and became one of the low price leaders, frequently advertising in Model Airplane News and other leading publications. During the war, like most manufacturers, Guillow's was forced to alternative materials such as cardboard and pine. Guillow's survived the post WWII slump by creating many inexpensive profile flying rubber powered aircraft and gliders in the 1950s (along with North Pacific) which became famous - some are still available today. The stick and tissue lines have been updated with laser cut parts and are still in production.

California Model Co Featherette Microfilm Indoor Airplane - 18 inch Wingspan Airplane for Class B Competition

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$65   

Probably from the 1940s. Stick and tissue flying model kit to a constant 1/16 scale with very nice quality. Made by California Model Company out of Long Beach, CA USA. If you have more information on this manufacture, please email me. Kit uses rubber for power. Features required wooden parts, instructions and full size plans. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.

Balboa-Katsumi Brass Southern Pacific Golden State - Streamliner Train Cars - Baggage Mail / Pullman Sleeper / Dining / Vista Dome / Observation, 1/87, 865

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$510   

Brass hand crafted and painted Japanese HO train from Balboa Katsumi Scale Models. The original Katsumi blue hardbox has some wear but is solid. Inside, this set is in investment grade condition. The Golden State is the rarest of the Balboa streamlined kits. It is rare to fine this complete set available and in factory-new condition. The set consists of a Baggage Mail Car, Pullman Sleeping Car, Dining Car, Vista Dome Coach and an Observation Car. All cars are internally lit. The original foam rubber and factory sealed coupler pockets are included, as well as coach seating kits sealed in the original bags. The paint is all factory and each car is as new. All cars are still protected in the original clear plastic sleeves. It would be difficult to find a better set. Postal insurance will be required.

Merlin Models Hawker Hind Frog Penguin Replica, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Very limited edition replica of the Frog Penguin kit. Includes photocopied original instructions. The kit has never been started. The factory parts bag is still sealed and also contains all paperwork and decals. In the late 1930s, before WWII, Frog created the world's first line of injection molded plastic model kits. Since Frog stood for 'Flies Right Off the Ground' and Frog had a famous line of flying models, the world's first all injection molded kits were called Frog Penguin for the bird that does not fly. The Penguin Osprey was among the early pre-war releases by Frog. The kit is reproduced from actual Frog Penguin kits belonging to the extensive collection of the owner of Merlin Models.

Kibri Half-Timbered Brick House 'Niederelbe' - HO, 1/87, 8244

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$29   

Very nicely molded and detailed HO structure. Includes factory painted timber overlays, base, clear windows and a wide variety of printed in-scale curtains and window treatments. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including printed designs and instructions.

Monogram Artorama The Zebras African Animal Group, CR101

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$100   

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. From the original Monogram "Four Star" line. Hardbox is dated 1961. Very large and rare injection molded craft kit. Contains 9.75 inch by 7.75 inch frame - colorful pre-painted 3D Display - frame trim - injection molded Zebras and foliage - paint, two paint brushes and instructions with a small Artorama catalog. Scale unknown. The complete series consisted of three kits - the Lions, Giraffes and the Zebras. The kits are superbly done, but it is likely that the high cost ($2.98 in 1961) kept them from achieving high sales. Never started. 100% inventoried complete with all parts, paint, brushes and instructions present.

AMT 1996 Ford Explorer 4x4, 1/125, 8968

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$18   

Still factory sealed.

Adams Hawk Missile Battery MIM-23 With Loader / Launcher / Tracker and Crew, 1/40, K154-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$185   

Dated 1958. This one-owner kit was purchased new on May 4, 1963 in Lexington, KY. Classic cold war kit with excellent detail and loaded with action features- the loader has movable wheels and tracks, & the missiles elevate, the launcher has movable wheels and the missiles swivel and elevate and the tracker radar has moving wheels and radar screen. Includes five man crew. The kit has never been started. The parts that Adams factory sealed are still factory sealed - the white missile parts, the black and silver parts and the smaller olive drab parts. The few parts trees that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. Includes decals and instructions. Box has exceptional color and gloss and would grade much higher than 'VG+' but there is 'crunch' on the upper right side corner.

Siedlce Mucha Standard Glider, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$19   

Siedlce often printed PZW on their boxes. These kits and PZWPT and are all from this Polish manufacturer. They are no longer in operation. Cleanly molded and nicely detail kit with cockpit detail, clear canopy, display stand and decals. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

MPC YOV-10D (OV-10) Marine Gunship, 1/72, 1-4110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$34   

Very unusual Navy and Marine spec upgraded Bronco. The OV-10D was developed from the OV-10a. It has a distinctively longer nose with a forward looking infa red sensor and laser designators. The engines are uprated 1040 hp Garrett T76s which allow more ordnance options. The gunship version includes a belly mounted M-97 20mm gun turret, which is included in this kit. 7.6mm gun pods, Sidewinder and Hellfire missiles are also included. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Heller DeHavilland FB.5 Vampire - RAF 112 Sq or 4 Esc 1/4 Lafayette Friedrichshafen Germany 1951, 1/72, 80283

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$14   

Heller-Humbrol issue, likely from the 1980s. .Very nicely molded with recessed control surfaces and fine raised panel lines. Includes paint guide and markings for the two aircraft listed. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

R&L The Mayflower - Pilgrims Ship from 1620 - Bagged, 1/720

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$10   

Still factory sealed. Very well detailed and molded. Full hull kit includes sails and is approximately 2.75 inches long when built. 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.

Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$135   

First issue artwork from the early 1950s. Rare. Kit features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand. That stand is correctly included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver/gray and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: the back half of the pitot tube has broken off and is missing. Only the front part is present. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone corrected Aurora. Then the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or cicle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' it was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. On the next box order, they kept the '1/4' blotted out but added a proper looking 5/31" in front of the blot. That is this issue.

Eduard Albatros D.V (D-V) with Mask Set - Jasta 12 1917 / Kurt Monnington Jasta 15 / Ltn Walter Boning Jasta 76b, 1/48, 8109

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$26   

Very good quality model with excellent moldings and detail. Includes mask set and decals for three aircraft. This kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags. Complete with decals and instructions.

Monogram Flying Sub from Seaview Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1/60, 6011

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$85   

1995 reissue from ex-Aurora molds. Very nice, larger scale kit molded in yellow, gray and clear plastic. Features detailed interior, operating pick up hood and a crew of two. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

O-Lin Fleet Submarine (Gato Class, Ex-Varney)

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$289   

Very, very rare investment piece for the advanced collector. From the late 1940s. This is the first one I have had in 20 years of dealing with kits and among the finest condition I have seen. Molded in the correct, gloss olive-drab plastic with a two piece hull, fore and aft decks, sail and detail parts and full instructions and the correct stand marked 'FLEET SUBMARINE.' The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts and 'Very Good++' condition instructions. The box is graded 'excellent' (not perfect!) and has very nice color and gloss, four solid, original corners, no price tags or tag tears, no tape except for the remains of clear tape on the two long sides where the box was factory sealed, no tape tears and no box tears, fades or missing litho. Wear includes general light shelf wear as shown and some corner and edge wear. NOTE: must be shipped insured. This kit has a fascinating history. These molds may well be the oldest production ship kit in US plastic modeling history. The kit started as the Varney Fleet Sub in the mid 1940s. It is widely believed that it was the very first USA all-plastic construction kit of a military vessel. Varney produced an all plastic aircraft kit at the same time, the PT-17. It is the #1 candidate for the first plastic airplane kit in the USA. Varney was a famous manufacture of model trains, first O then a leader in HO models. The two new additions did not sell very well - remember, the Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' had yet to be issued, so the boom in modeling had not occurred. Varney soon sold the molds for the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 to O-Lin (along with the molds for a fantastic multi-media kit with a wooden hull and plastic fittings, the Varney PT Boat ). O-Lin was a joint venture by Paul Lindberg and Mr. Olsen. O-Lin successfully issued the PT Boat (the PT Boat was given an injection molded hull and deck), PT-17 Stearman and Fleet Sub but modified the molds for the Sub. The original Varney kit had a solid, one-piece black hull and gray fittings. O-Lin engineers created a two-piece hull that provided a hollow hull and made from the same shot of plastic as the fittings. The 'Lin' in O-Lin, Paul Lindberg, was already well known for his publication of articles and plans for flying model aircraft in some of the leading aviation publications in the 1940/50s.