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MPC Hogan's Heros World War II Willys Jeep, 1/25, 402-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

Original issue dated 1968 and released in conjunction with Hogan's Heros producer, Bing Crosby Productions. Not the common AMT reissue. Can be built as the Stalag 13 Jeep, Civil or Custom. Includes parts and markings for all three versions. Well detailed kit with full motor, removable hood, detailed suspension, rubber wheels, complete interior, jerry can, rifle, machine gun, civil top and tail gate and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still in the factory sealed bags; the parts that were never factory sealed (chrome, clear, tires) have been inventoried complete with decals and instructions. Chrome and instructions are all in 'near mint' to 'mint' condition. Please NOTE that the actual decal transfers are intact but the backing paper has bug damage.

Frog Supermarine S-6B Racing Seaplane - (S.6B), 1/72, F164

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Finely molded model of the classic racer that paved the way for the Spitfire. Never started. The actual aircraft parts have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions, but NOTE: missing display stand. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Scale Models Ford 1929 Model A Station Wagon - (ex Hubley), 1/20, 4006

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

$72   

Large 1/20 scale kit from former Hubley molds. One of a series of popular and desirable metal and plastic kits reissued by 'Scale Models' (and earlier by Gabriel). The model has over 75 metal castings including body, roof, hood, engine, suspension and more, injection molded parts such as spoke wheels, interior seats and many other details and a tree of chrome plated parts as well. With real rubber tires. Features working steering, full engine detail, removable hood, detailed exhaust, suspension and driveline, complete interior, flexible engine hose and more. Never started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed; the parts that were never sealed (the large metal ones) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals.

Revell Fighting Deuces Spitfire MkII And Me-262, 1/72, H221-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$38   

Dated 1969 and part of the 'Fighting Deuces Series' that includes both kits and new box art. Revell was famous for the 'series' concept; older kits were put into boxes with dramatic new art and given series names such as this one, or 'Famous Artist' & 'Famous Aircraft.' Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note that the box has creasing damage on the far right side as shown.

Hasegawa Mig-21 Fishbed - USSR / Czech / North Vietnamese / Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force, 1/72, JS012-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$24   

Rare first logo issue, from the 1960s. This was an excellent model for that time and came with markings for all three air forces, a centerline supersonic drop tank and two Atoll missiles. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Focke-Wulf Fw-190 D-9 Dora - (FW190D9), 1/32, 4556

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$38   

Still factory sealed. From 1990. Large 1/32 scale issue. Features full cockpit, removable cowl to show Jumo engine, sliding canopy, pilot figure and moving wheels and propeller.

Hudson Miniatures 1911 Brush Model C Delivery - Old Timers, 1/16

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$69   

Dated 1949. Large scale and very well detailed for that time. Features numerous die-cut and machined/cut to shape wooden parts, beautiful plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories, metal louvered hood, metal stock and parts and die-cut cardstock. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits are excellent, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. Austin Clark. This kit has never been started. The small parts are still factory bag sealed while the parts that were never sealed have been inventoried complete including two sheets of excellent plans/instructions. The Brush Delivery Model C was manufactured by Brush Runabout Company, which was a division of the famous United States Motors. It sold for $650 and was powered by a one cylinder 64 HP engine linked to a gear-set type two speed + reverse multiple disc clutch transmission. Hudson Miniatures created a very popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well...so well that you could argue that Gowland & Gowland borrowed Hudson's subject matter for their ground-breaking 'Highway Pioneers.' The Hudson Miniatures 'Old Timers' even spawned a line of imitators, with Fador's 'Smallster' being one of the better in quality. Sales did drop on the appearance and popularity of the much smaller (and less accurate) Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved not to be a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own all-plastic, small-scale competition called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits.' The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Additionally, sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered further in the next few years with the introduction of accurate, 1/24 and 1/32 all-plastic cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue the wood kits and the plastic line was sold to Revell and subsequently re-released. Today, these excellent, big 1/16 kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles. In the mid 1960s Aurora thought so highly of Hudson Miniatures that they purchased the wood kit assets and released a very small number of these in all-plastic models.

Novo Techna Soviet Type L Series II Submarine, 1/400, K4003

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$10   

Ex-Soviet Union kit that is very well molded for that time with very fine detail and hull drain holes. Full hull model measures 7.5 inches long when assembled and includes display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing decals. Inventoried with all parts and instructions included.

UPC Mitsubishi Ki-46 IIIA Dinah - (Ex Marusan), 1/50, 5054-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$36   

Large scale (1/50) Dinah from Marusan molds. Box artwork is by Scott Eidson, who did much of the famous Revell artwork. Kit features good cockpit details for all stations, crew, drop tank, retractable landing gear and optional position tail wheel, working rudder, aileron, elevator and flaps. Has decals for three aircraft. There is no assembly but NOTE: inside of cockpit (on fuselage halves) is very neatly airbrushed interior green. Work is 'professional' quality. There is no other painting and zero assembly. Inventoried 100% complete and includes decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

Sanwa Vought F4U-5N Corsair, 1/100, 1114-60

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$36   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'very good' condition. The box is intact with all flaps and no repairs, but has the typical 'flattened' damage as shown. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

Hasegawa North American P-51D Mustang - 399th FW Col. William C Clark or 352 FW 487FS Col. John C Mayer, 1/72, A16

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Very finely molded. Features 'good' cockpit, very fine raised panel lines, detailed gear wells, pilot and two drop tanks. Kit has decals for either Col. William C Clark's aircraft "Dappy VI" from the 339th FW or Col. John C. Mayers aircraft "Petie 2nd" from the 352 FW, 487th FS. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Airfix Concorde Supersonic Airliner - British Airways or Air France - Sky King Series, 1/144, 6175-1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$22   

1976 first issue that is very nicely molded and has 'New' on the box top. Features optional position landing gear and decals for both airlines. NOTE: this kit has very minor, 'professional' quality subassembly as follows: cabin doors glued to fuselage; wing halves assembled. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Bendix Talos US Navy Missile SAM-N-6 RIM-8 - 'S' Issue, 1/40, H1808-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$149   

First and only issue of this rare, large-scale kit. The hardbox is dated 1978 and has incredible artwork and the 'S' Cement logo on the sides. Large scale and well detailed featuring removable missile with moving top stage forward fins, complete working launcher and crew of three. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present.

Revell Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind 'S' Issue - (R3Y2), 1/168, H238-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$135   

Fresh from a long-closed hobby shop. First issue from 1956. Very colorful 'S' hardbox with great artwork. The box has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners, no fading, stains, rips or price tags and no tape (other than marks from the original factory sealing tape, of course). The only flaws are very light creasing at the far right (very hard to see) and very light general wear. Nicely molded for the time with all recessed panel lines, opening front cargo door, drive-off ramp, rotating counter-rotating dual propellers and the clear Revell 'Globe' display stand. Molded in a stunning high gloss dark navy blue and clear. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora P-51 Mustang Screwdriver Issue, 1/27, 377-350

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM++

$245   

Original issue dated 1969 and in remarkable, investment-grade 'Near Mint++' condition. The box has only a tiny bit more wear than when it came off the assembly line. This kit was originally designed as a gas powered flying model. However, Aurora discontinued the gas powered line very shortly after introduction due to returns and liability issues. Since the mold investment was already made, Aurora marketed these kits as large scale static models and they became know as "Screwdriver Kits" to collectors. For example, the 1/32 scale B-25 was issued in Gas U-Control and then static - but the P-51 may have only been issued in static. Molded in dark blue, light blue and clear & with many metal parts. Never started. The metal parts are still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bag. All other parts have been inventoried 100% complete. Includes decals in amazing, perfect 'Mint' condition and instructions in 'excellent' condition with yellowing as the only significant flaw. Even includes the original factory screwdriver with the clear yellow handle.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-259

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$225   

Rare first issue from the early 1950s. Correct gloss silver color with square original-style clear base and arm. Correct first issue instructions and decals. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Best 1935 Gilmore Special Indianapolis 500 Winner, 1/30, 535-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. In the early 1950s Best Hobby Kits (Best Plastic Corporation of Brooklyn, NY) entered the infant USA plastic model kit market with a series of Indianapolis 500 winners. Six kits were issued - the 1920 Monroe Special, 1922 Murphy Special, 1931 Miller Special, 1935 Gilmore Special, 1940 Maserati Racer and 1953 Fuel Injection Special. The kits were priced correctly and featured 'Super Detailed' parts (for the time). It is unknown why the line failed to sell - it may have been distribution. Best was certainly not a large player in the business. The kit features real rubber Firestone racing tires, decals and some interior detail. The kit has not been started. All parts are still in the original 'krinkle' bag. Complete with decals and instructions.

Monogram B-26 Marauder 'Flak Bait', 1/48, 5501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$115   

From 1978 and the classic 1/48 scale B-26 kit with decals for the famous Flak Bait. Features excellent interior detail, crew members, rotating turrets with elevating guns, full wheel well detail, opened or closed bomb bay doors with bomb load, rotating props and rear boarding ladder. Never started. Inventoried with all parts, decals and instructions included.

Aurora Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1/76, 372-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

Rare 1960s issue retaining the same artwork as the 1956 issue. This is likely the 4th issue. I believe the 3rd issue is almost identical but has "Famous Fighters" in the oval logo. That would date this kit as 1963 and up till the 'Big A' box issue. Note the square 'Northern Lights' logo has been replaced with the Aurora sunburst oval logo. This kit has arguably the most dramatic and fanciful B-29 artwork from the 'Golden Era' of modeling. The box is in excellent condition. There are no split corner and no repairs. Responding to market information that boys wanted larger kits, Aurora introduced the B-26 followed by the B-29 and B-25, all of which sold well for many years. Missing stand. Never started. Otherwise complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

AMT 1963 Ford Fairlane 2 Door HT 3 In 1 Customizing Kit - Stock / Custom / Competition, 1/25, 05-163-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$115   

Original issue features all parts to build stock or either of the other two versions, detailed engine, excellent engine compartment, opening hood, detailed underside, full interior and much more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires and metal axles & chassis screws. Never started. Inventoried with all car parts 100% complete and with instructions. NOTE: missing decals. The stock version has no tire burns but the custom version has a burn to a fender skirt and the rear filler panel. The box has heavy bug damage. While it is intact, it is not collectible. Hence the 'fair' rating.