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Monogram TWO Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat Kits - Blue Box - (F7F3), 1/72, 6813

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$42   

SALE!! Includes two builder kits in one box; please read carefully. Dated 1968 and most likely the fourth issue of this Monogram kit. Please note the combined Monogram/Mattel logo. NOTE: this kit has 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: Kit #1 wing halves with two machine gun barrels. There is no other assembly. Complete other than the display stand, which is missing. Kit #2 wing halves and two machine guns; nacelles (to the wing) and the landing gear doors (closed position). There is no other assembly but there is a nicely done putty weight in the nose as this kit is a 'tail sitter' as built. Complete other than the display stand.

Hawk Curtiss Racer R3C-1 - One Piece Box Issue 1949 - (R3C1), 1/48, 600

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$125   

For the advanced collector. This is a model kit with a fascinating history as it may be among the very first injection molded kits produced in the United States (please see the article about early USA kit production on this website). The Hawk model company was the most innovative in America and had been making constant 1/48 scale models in wood and metal since the late 1920s. During the re-run of the World's Fair in 1933, Hawk may have made the world's first injection molded airplanes models - but they were not kits. The models were completely finished and were on display for the princely sum of $25 each. The Mates brothers, who founded and ran Hawk, were quick to incorporate this new technology by adding injection molded details to the wooden kits in the late 1930s. During the war, Hawk put it's injection molding knowledge to work making ID models for the US Armed Forces. Originally there was a nation-wide program to have children and adults make these from wood, but consistency was an issue - injection molded solved this problem. Immediately after WWII in 1946, Hawk made the Curtiss Racer model injection molded in black tenite. The box was a simple one-color affair. This kit, like Varney's PT-17, met a very cool reception at hobby shops. Hawk quickly changed the box to two colors, added box artwork and molded the kit in bright yellow acetate. That was the second issue, still from 1946. By 1948/49 Hawk was using injection molded styrene plastic and still molding it in high-gloss yellow - that is this kit, the third issue. Other than the material, there are subtle changes to the box. It is still one piece but much larger, has much simpler (and larger) text on the end flaps and the box top says "All Plastic Airplane Assembly Kit" (instead of "...Construction Kit"). The box is in remarkable 'excellent++' condition with great colors, no creases, rips or tears, no splits and all 6 flaps present and 100% attached. The box has not been crushed or flattened, which is unusual as it was not very strong. Inside, the kit has never been started and has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. The instructions are in excellent condition. Please note that Hawk did not issue decals with this issue of this kit.

Adams 280mm Atomic Cannon With 2 Gun Transporters - (M56), 1/40, K153-398

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$565   

Sale Pending
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Very rare and even more so in this condition. Classic Cold-War kit from the late 1950s. The Atomic Cannon was the Army's 20 mile range gun that could fire shells with small atomic bombs inside them. Very highly detailed for the time and features transporters with movable wheels, towing yokes, fully detailed cab interiors & complete suspension, elevating and swiveling machine guns; the Atomic Cannon itself can be configured for firing or towing positions, the barrel elevates by real operating gears, the carriage rotates 360 degrees on platform and it actually fires 2 "Atomic" shells. Includes crew of 7. Inside, the model is factory new. It has never been started and includes the original cardboard dividers. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed have been inventoried complete. With decals and instructions. The decals are absolutely flat and in remarkable 'near mint' condition; yellowing is the only flaw. The instructions are also in 'near mint' condition. The box has like-new color and gloss, no rips and no missing litho. However, it does have light general wear and very light age foxing on the far right. One corner had a closed split but it has been correctly and very neatly repaired from the inside with light cardstock and book binding glue. The two original price tags on on each short end. There is no tape on the box, but there are small areas of tape residue on the sides; you have to look closely to see it.

Trumpeter USS New York BB34 Battleship Plus Pontos Detail Up Set, 1/350, 05339

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$219   

Built the ultimate USS New York. Includes Pontos #35023F1 1/350 USS New York BB-34 1944 Detail Up Set with highly realistic pre-stained real wooden deck, four photoetched sheets, 260 pieces of scribed brass parts, 95 resin parts and dry transfers. It is still factory tape sealed. The actual ship kit is very highly detailed with 840 parts and several good-sized PE frets. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

CM PG52 USS Charleston (Erie class Gunboat 1943), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$139   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

Aurora Jap Zero Brooklyn Issue - Famous Fighters of All Nations, 1/48, 88-59

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$650   

Rare very first issue with no landing gear, no bombs and very little rivet detail. All parts correct for this kit including Brooklyn Base, Brooklyn Instructions and correct early Tatem Decals. Box would be excellent except for slight bow inward. Box is no creases, no additional tape/tags, no litho rips/tears and no split corners. All 4 side panels as well as the bottom tray are excellent with no issues. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

SMER Fokker S-11 Instructor Trainer, 1/50, 117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$22   

Rare kit of the Dutch Trainer in a large near 1/48 scale. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Dependable, sturdy, and reportedly docile, this primary trainer was developed soon after WW II, according to one source from a design concept created during the Occupation. Exported to Brazil, Bolivia, Israel, Italy and Paraguay (export decals not included in this kit). Some examples manufactured under license in Brazil (including a tricycle gear version) and Italy. A basic, utilitarian design sometimes compared to the DeHavilland Chipmunk. Several examples reported in civilian GA and aerobatic use as recently as 2017.

Airway Model Plane Co Curtiss Seagull / Laird LC-R300 / Bellanca Senior Skyrocket / Martin 156 China Clipper - Small Scale Solid Wood Aircraft Kits, 12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: No Box

$22   

No Box. Dated 1939 from the Airway Model Plane Company of Brooklyn New York. Solid scale kits with a wingspan of 2.5 to 3 inches. Each kit features a printwood sheet, fuselage block and instructions. Not started and complete. Instructions are heavily worn as shown.

Westerfield 36' Fowler Boxcar 6' Doors CNR 422150 Series - Canadian National - HO Craftsman Kit, HO, 4359

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$36   

Out of production. Very high quality modern craftsman-style HO kit. The main parts are beautifully cast in high definition resin while the details are injection molded and metal. With transfers. The kit has never been started. The small parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag and the rest have been inventoried complete including transfers and instructions.

Airfix Gloster Meteor III, 1/72, 02038-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$20   

Still factory sealed. Fourth logo type.

DML Heinkel He-162 A-2 Volksjager 'Salamander' - 3/JG1 Oblt Emit Demuth's Aircraft or 2/JG1, 1/72, 5001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$22   

Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed model. Superbly molded with all very fine recessed panel lines. Features super detailed cockpit, complete turbojet engine, detailed gear wells, photoetched parts, optional position canopy and more. Has decals for the two aircraft listed.

Air Lines Bristol 138/A - (ex Frog), 1/72, 9802

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$44   

Very nicely done kit in the Frog tradition. On the 28th of September, 1936, the Bristol 138/A climbed to an altitude of 49,967 feet to establish a new world altitude record. In 1937 it climbed to 53,967 feet where the windscreen cracked. The pilot was saved by the pressure suit he was wearing. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

AMT Mack R685ST Semi Tractor Truck, 1/25, T535

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$119   

Still factory sealed. Early issue. Super detailed truck with over 280 parts. Features full rolling chassis build up just like the actual vehicle, detailed engine, cab with full interior detail, optional under frame or vertical stack exhaust, optional roof mounted air deflector, many chrome plated parts, hollow vinyl truck tires, CB radio and dual antennas, full decals and more.

Aurora Boeing 707 Astrojet - American Air Lines, 1/104, 380

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$110   

1965 issue of a very early configuration Boeing 707. Very near 1/100 scale. Features complete landing gear, clear cockpit windows, colorful American Airlines decals and clear triangle base display stand. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: decals are 100% intact but have a stain on the backing paper. Please read the article about saving old decals located on this website.

Air Lines Miles Master Trainer, 1/72, 4904

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$24   

Very finely molded in silver. Features separately molded ailerons, elevators and rudder. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

Revell AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter, 1/32, 4575

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$49   

Very large scale helicopter features highly detailed fuselage, rotors, engine pods, rough field landing gear, complete cockpit interior and instrument panels, rotating 18 inch main rotor and tail rotor, two figures, pivoting 20mm chain gun, 2.75 inch rocket pods, Hellfire missiles, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles and more. Molded in olive drab and clear. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

KVZ Mil Mi-1 'Hare' Helicopter - Poland / USSR / DDR / USSR, 1/100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$22   

KVZ was the logo used by this East German kit manufacturer from 1969 to 1973. During this time, some fantastic Cold War kits were produced of Russian Aeroflot Airliners and Military Helicopters and Aircraft. Never started. This kit is molded in dark green and clear and features raised details, antenna material and has cockpit detail with a crew of two. It includes decals for all countries listed. Never started. NOTE: missing small clear panel under nose. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts, decals and instructions.

Cooperativa T-38 Small Amphibian Tank, 1/35, R35007

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

Very nicely detailed and molded. With photoetched parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Ambroid NYS & W Erie Susquehanna 50 ton 3 Bay Hopper - HO Craftsman Kit, 1/87, H-17

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$26   

High quality Ambroid kit from the 'Golden Age' of HO models. The limited-issue Ambroid kits are widely considered to be among the finest Craftsman kits issued. They can be built to a museum-quality display or used on your layout. The kit is made from quality Northeastern Scale Lumber and features all pre-scribed and milled hardwood parts, milled detail parts as needed, wood and metal stock, a sealed bag of detail parts, extensive decals and full instructions and plans. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small parts bag and the other parts have been inventoried 100% complete including transfers and instructions. If you have an interest in these highly accurate HO kits and the revolution they created in modeling, please read the article about their history located on this website.

Cox Pee Wee .020 Gas Engine - Never Run New On Sealed Blister Card, 100

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Still factory sealed. Very rare in this condition. This is a factory-assembled .020 engine that is still sealed on the original blister and cardboard backing. Although it shows wear the cardboard is complete . The blister is still perfectly clear and amazingly has no damage. As will all blister pack engines, the instructions and part list is printed on the rear of the cardboard.