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E&B Valley Railroad Co D&RGW Stock Car With Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge, 1/87, 3100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

Superb injection molded kit with plastic truck set. Very finely detailed with a high parts count for such a small model. While model aircraft mold makers and molding machine operators were claiming that you could not mold parts this fine, several model train companies, like E&B Valley, were busy proving them wrong. This is kit for the serious model railroader who demands prototype fidelity. Molded in black plastic. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. Please note that these E&B kits did not come with decals.

Hawk Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NYP, 1/72, 608

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

1970s issue with classic Tom Morgan artwork. This is wonderful early model kit that features excellent mold quality, all recessed panel lines and excellent fit. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Lindberg HMS Bounty - With Sails, 1/146, 831-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$48   

Still factory sealed. Original issue hardbox kit from 1966 with classic box art of the ship anchored off Tahiti. This is one of Lindberg's finest sailing ships ever issued. It is a full hull kit measuring almost 9 inches long and features separately molded cannon, full deck fittings, separately molded masts and yards, excellent pre-formed rat lines from flexible plastic, vacuformed sails, standing and running rigging guides, flag sheet and display stand. Molded in dark wood brown, light wood brown and black.

ESCI McDonnel Douglas F-18 Hornet (early) - US Navy or Marines, 1/72, SC9001

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$12   

Kit features fine raised and recessed panel lines, good cockpit detail, two piece optional position canopy, AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder loadout and decals for Navy and Marines Prototypes No.5 and No.6. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Matchbox SH-2F Seasprite - HSL-37 USS Rathburne Pacific Fleet 1979 or HSL-32 Detachment 5 Assigned to USS Valdez Atlantic Fleet December 1980, 1/48, PK-653

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$38   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1981. Rare large-scale early issue with the best mold quality. Nicely detailed kit for that time and later re-released by Revell. Includes decals for both helicopters.

Vac Wings Thomas-Morse S4C Scout Tommy - Bagged, 1/48, VW489

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed

$38   

Still factory sealed and the only 1/48 S4C kit ever made. High quality vacuform kit with injection molded struts, clear, decals and full plans/instructions. Certain modeling skills are required to build vacuform kits. Not recommended for beginners.

Monogram Phantom Of The Opera Luminators Glow In The Dark - (ex Aurora), 1/8, 1624

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$39   

Still factory sealed. Great builder kit dated 1992 and made from the original Aurora molds. In 1977 Monogram purchased the Aurora molds and only reissued the best and most commercially viable models. This monster and others were issued in the early 1990s, probably after re-negotiating the license agreement with Universal (as hinted to on the box side). Molded in a stunning glow-in-the-dark plastic that also glows with a black light.

LS Isuzi Bonnet Bus - BXD-30, 1/32, 58

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$38   

One in a series of three scale kits of the popular Japanese Bonnet Bus. Molded in white, blue, clear, light gray (interior), black and with rubber wheels. The clever use of these colors means you can duplicate the box art bus with no painting required. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Airmodel North American T-39 / T3J-1 Sabreliner - Bagged, 1/72, 193

Vacuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

Rare. Older but nicely molded with recessed panel lines. Includes basic airframe parts molded in white, clear canopy (in great shape and not yellowed) and instructions/plans. Can be built as civil or military. A certain degree of modeling skill and scratch-building skills are required to build vacuform kits. They are not recommended for beginners.

Pyro IJN Musashi Battleship - Table Top Navy, 1/1200, C392-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$25   

Small scale ship kit from the Table Top Navy series. Very nicely done kits for their time. Can be built full hull or waterline. Features propeller and shaft detail, separately molded turrets, stacks, many superstructure parts and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and instructions. Many of the Pyro kits came from Eagle (then Eaglewall) molds in England. Eaglewall went out of business around 1962 and Pyro acquired at least some of the molds. Pyro reissued some of these kits in the mid 1960s with AJ Rudisill artwork. Evidently the line was successful, as Pyro then cut some of their own molds and expanded the series significantly. The earlier issues have the full color artwork and a three digit part number. Later issues have a 'B' or 'C' in front of the three digit kit number; some have simplified box art that is a modification of the original Rudisill paintings by painting out most of the background. Pyro issued these kits into the late 1960 when Life-Like took over the molds. Some were reissued by Life-Like.

Lindberg North American F-86 Sabre Jet, 1/48, R505-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Good-

$28   

Still factory sealed. 'Boy Craft' Cellovision issue from the late 1950s. Box has the yellow oval 'Lindberg' logo on top hanging tab. Dramatic Ray Gaedke box artwork. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufacturers.

Kemtron Hon3 Skelton Log Car With Brass Trucks HOn3 Narrow Gauge - Craftsman Kit, 1/87

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Rare, very well detailed model. Features mostly cast brass parts (including trucks) with several injection molded plastic parts. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes instructions.

Heller Potez 63-II - (6311), 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$25   

Early to mid 1960s issue with high-gloss, wrap around box art and before Heller kits carried kit numbers. The 63.II was a further development of the successful Potez 631 and was used in the scouting and observation role. Four squadrons were equipped with this type. They saw heavy action and 63.11 losses were the greatest of all Armee de l'Air combat aircraft during the Invasion of France. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

AMCO Beechcraft Staggerwing GB-1 / GB-2 Crafto Kit - US Navy -, 1/85, 27

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$32   

1940s wooden kit from AMCO features balsa printwood, wood stock, a metal tube of glue and full size plans with instructions. The aircraft has a 4.5 inch wingspan when assembled; the scale of 1/85 is approximate. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and plans. American Modelcraft Company was located in Chicago, Il and they marketed a large number of 'solid' scale display models in the 1930s and 1940s. The back of this box shows other kits in the Crafto-Kit series which includes the Spad, Fokker, Bell Pursuit, Curtiss Hawk, Grumman Fighter (F3F), Seversky Pursuit, Waco Coast Guard, Stearman Trainer, Vought Fighter (prototype Corsair), Vultee Attack, Douglas Bomber, Battleship, Cruiser, Destroyer, Submarine, Aircraft Carrier, Coast Guard Cutter, Midget Racer, Ford Miller Racer, Tank, Anti-Aircraft Gun, Cannon and even a Union Pacific Streamliner Train.

Pegasus Boulton Paul Balliol T2 - Bagged, 1/72, 2006

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$22   

Limited run injection molded model featuring fine recessed panel lines cast metal detail parts, injection molded clear canopy and decals. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

AV USK Polikarpov I-152 - Soviet Or Finnish Air Force - Bagged, 1/72, AV1002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$28   

Still factory sealed. Limited edition kit includes a very nice paint guide and decals for two Soviet and one Finnish Air Force versions.

PZW TS-11 Iskra, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$18   

Early kit of this once-common two seat training jet. Features raised panel lines, clear canopy, full landing gear and Polish decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Hawk Douglas A-24 - (Army SBD Dauntless), 1/72, 612-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$26   

Hardbox issue from 1965 and in exceptional 'near mint' condition. The art is by Tom Morgan, who did box art for several different manufacturers. Features great fit and all-recessed panel lines. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

ICM Tu-2 World War II Soviet Bomber - Decals For 5 Different USSR Aircraft / One Indonesian Air Force 1954 / One Polish Air Force 1952, 1/72, 72031

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$19   

Nicely molded and detailed featuring all fine recessed details, very good cockpit with three crew, optional position bomb bay doors and internal bomb load, separately molded rudders and ailerons and more. Includes a paint guide and complete decals for the 7 aircraft listed. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Spad XIII, 1/48, 107-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$65   

First issue hardbox dated 1957 with great Jo Kotula artwork. Please note the 69 cent price extension and oval 'Famous Fighters' sunburst logo. This is part of a popular and very successful series of 1/48 scale WWI aircraft that Aurora started in 1956 and added to well into the 1960s. Many of the line were in production right up until the demise of Aurora in the mid 1970s Molded in correct high-gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Even includes the factory tissue packing paper. Please NOTE: this kit displays slightly better than the 'Very Good' rating but is graded as such because there is a 1/2" x 1/4" tape tear on the lower long side.