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Aurora Martin B-26 Marauder, 1/46, 371-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$359   

Very rare first issue from the early 1950s. When Aurora moved to the West Hempstead plant, they planned a series of very large scale bombers. All kits released up to this time had been small. Aurora's instincts were correct, and the B-26, B-25 and B-29 were a big sales success. This box art was done by Jim Cox and was only used for about one year, making it very rare. The kit has never been started and is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, large clear stand, instructions and decals.

RCM P-61A / P-61B Black Widow, 1/32

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$110   

SPECIAL ORDER vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 6 to 8 weeks and occasionally longer. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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.

Revell 105mm Howitzer, 1/40, H539-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$55   

Still factory sealed. 1995 reissue of the classic 1958 kit. Ideal builder since it is made from the original 'S' kit molds. Box artwork is a reproduction of the original artwork. Gun barrel swivels, elevates and has recoil action. Wheels turn with flexible tires and trails fold inward for towing. Includes 4 G.I. figures, shells, crates and detailed 'battle-ground' base.

Revell Sears Buggy Highway Pioneers, 1/32, H45-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$46   

1953 early issue molded in green plastic. This is from the issues produced by Gowland & Gowland as it carrier their 'balloon' logo on the side. This kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Shortly after the turn of the century, many dedicated modelers built flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. That changed in the early 1950s. The phenomenon of the Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys.

Monogram Grumman Gulfhawk (F3F) Gulf Oil - Blue Box Issue, 1/32, 6850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$110   

Third or fourth issue. Note the four digit part number, Mattel logo and "Blue Box" dated 1967. This airplane is a civil F3F that was flown for Gulf Oil by the famous stunt pilot Al Williams. The kit has several action features: When you pull the prop outward and rotate it CCW, the landing gear retracts. Pull it outward and rotate it CW, and the gear extends. Push the prop in, and it freewheels as normal. Kit features a movable control surfaces, highly detailed cockpit, full decals including striping, sliding canopy, bracing material and instructions for rigging, and is molded in clear, orange and gray. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The box shows much better than the 'very good-' rating, but is rated as such because there is clear tape along the bottom of the sides and box bottom tray.

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

Multimedia Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very rare. 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" 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, beautiful, 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. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed small-parts bags with the non-sealed parts inventoried complete including instructions/plans. 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.

Minicraft 1907 Rolls Royce Touring Car, 1/16, 11215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Most likely ex-Bandai. Very large scale (1/16) and highly detailed. Features a rolling chassis build just like the full-size vehicle, detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full suspension, driveline and exhaust, complete interior, optional top and many accessories. Molded in multiple colors and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Williams FW-07 Albilad, 1/20, GC2014

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Highly detailed 1/20 static display model with removable cowling, detailed engine, interior and driver figure. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Aurora Atomic Submarine Nautilus SS571, 1/242, 500-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$179   

Rare, Brooklyn-produced, early 1950s U-Ma-Kit. This was Aurora's first naval model. Molded in the correct glossy very dark gray plastic and includes a display stand and decals to match the box art. Never started and complete with all parts, remarkable 'excellent' condition decals and 'near mint' instructions. Even the original factory tissue packing paper is present. The box has excellent color, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags. The only tape is the factory sealing tape on the long sides. There is light general shelf wear and edge wear as shown.

Revell Israeli Mirage 5J or French Mirage 5F, 1/32, H155

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$185   

Very rare 1975 release. Builds either version, 'F' or the 'J.' Well detailed for that time with mixed fine recessed and raised panel lines, removable jet engine, full cockpit, opening canopy, missile/bomb/rocket pod load-out and optional position landing gear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and decals and instructions, both in 'excellent+' condition. Please read the two articles on this website about saving old decals before using any older kit decals.

Strombecker Walt Disney's RX-1 Space Ship - 4 Stage Rocket from 'Man in Space', 1/265, D26A-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$250   

Very rare science fiction kit from the late 1950s that Strombecker issued in cooperation with Walt Disney's classic motion picture 'Man In Space'. The RX-1 features a 1st stage with 29 engines, 2nd stage with 9 engines, third stage with one engine, and a reusable RX-1 Shuttle on the top. Model features all motors, four removable stages, launch pad and gantry with large colorful decal sheet in exceptionally good condition. Molded in correct gray plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Airfix Saab AJ-37 Viggen, 1/72, 03015-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG++

$26   

Still factory sealed. Airfix type 4 logo kit dated 1975. Nicely molded kit with optional position landing gear, two piece canopy, a very large variety of under-wing loadouts and decals for one Swedish Air Force aircraft.

Aeroclub Gloster Gamecock I, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$49   

Still the only Gamecock in 1/48 scale. Rare, limited issue. The kit consists of vacuformed main components, cast metal engine, intake manifold, landing gear struts, prop, machine gun and more, two sizes of airfoil cross section stock, other strip and round stock as needed, colorful decals and instructions. The vacuform parts of a very high quality - higher quality than many injection molded kits. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Monogram Ford F-150 Ranger Pickup Truck - (F150), 1/24, 2262

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$36   

Dated 1980. Very nicely detailed featuring full engine, excellent engine compartment and opening hood, detailed chassis with two or four wheel drive driveline & differential, opening tail gate, optional bed cover, detailed interior and more. Molded in gloss red, clear and chrome plate with rubber tires. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly. The long block (engine 1/2, intake, heads and exhaust manifolds) are built to 'professional' quality. The two bed inner walls are assembled to 'excellent++' quality. There is no other assembly and zero painting. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Although the box has bug damage, the decals and instructions are in 'excellent++' condition. Before you use any older kit decals, please read the articles (located on this website) about saving old kit decals.

Two-gether Kits Tilbury Flash 1933 Chicago World Fair Air Race Winner / Matts Helicopter

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

SALE!! Includes both hardwood model kits. Two-gether brand kits are for inexperienced model builders. Each part is precut and predrilled for easy assembly. You can leave them in natural finish or paint them. They make idea toys for youngsters. These would be perfect 'first wood' models for grandchildren, etc. as they are simple, require no sanding or carving and have very few parts. Both are complete with instructions.

Revell Porsche 914, 1/25, S3104

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$42   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1971 and very well detailed for that time. Features detailed 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 rubber tires.

Aurora Beechcraft Super 18, 1/88, 284

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare with this box art. Ex-Comet molds smaller scale (1/88) issue. Features rotating props, full side and cockpit glass, and blue and red pinstripe decals with N numbers and rudder fin flash markings. Molded in very bright yellow. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Revell Lockheed C-130 Hercules Brazilian Air Force (FAB), 1/140, H200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$85   

Kikoler Brazil issue with Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB) markings. Reissue of the famous 'S' kit from the late 1950s. Features opening/closing loading ramps in back with spinning props and wheels. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

RCM Martin P4M Mercator, 1/48

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Bagged

$100   

SPECIAL ORDER large 1/48 scale vacuform kit. Not shipped from stock. Kit is molded upon receipt of payment. Time from receipt to shipping your kit is usually 8 to 10 weeks. Kit includes resin and/or metal details -clear canopy and full size plans/instructions. Details included will vary from kit to kit but may contain landing struts - wheels - props - engines (not jets) - some cockpit parts - seats - etc. Other parts will need to be scratch built or from your spares box. Decals not furnished. 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.

Scale Flight Comet's Stinson 105 - 16 inch Wingspan Dime Scale Flying Airplane, Dime

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$14   

Scale Flight Model Company in Bloomington, Indiana, USA was dedicated to releasing authentic reproductions of the finest "Dime Scale" flying model (stick and tissue) kits from the 1930s/40s. Dime Scale models used to sell for a dime in the 1930's, hence the name. They are actually box scale, but as a general guideline, they usually had a wingspan of 16 inches and have simple and light construction. "Dime Scale" models are now a class flown in some competitions. Kit consists of contest grade printwood, contest quality strip wood, machine cut balsa propeller, the best Japanese tissue, wooden wheels, competition bushed nose plug, brass thrust washers, prop shaft, prop freewheeler, FAI rubber strip motor and a copy of a genuine dime scale plan that was used in the 1930s-1940s. The model has not been started. The parts are either in factory sealed bag(s) or inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions.