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Lindberg USCG Cape Gull (WPB-95304) - US Coast Guard Patrol Boat CG-95304 - Motorized, 1/80, 707M-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Rare. Late 1950s hardbox issue with Ray Gaedke artwork. Large 1/80 scale kit of this beautiful ship. Very highly detailed for it's time - still a fine model today. Includes all parts for motorizing. Could be easily made RC with today's small systems. Features finely engraved hull with raised panel lines, detailed superstructure with ammo boxes, pump case, life rafts and rings, searchlights, horn , DF loop antenna, clear windows, ships wheel and even tiny engine speed control levers. Weapons include 20mm gun with magazine and shield, two angled Mk20 boxes, depth charges and racks and two hedge-hog launchers with four hedgehogs each. Deck fittings are complete with bitts, hatches, towline bitt and stops, staffs, vents, anchor, lifeboat, mast with radar antenna and platform light and stanchions that you can easily rig to create a railing. Includes a nice display stand. The kit has never been started. NOTE: missing one of two tiny windlass crank arms. Can be made from wire or you can resin cast the remaining one. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts including decals, flags and instructions. The 95' U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 95304, a Coastal Patrol Boat was one of 36 boats built between 1953 and 1959. These cutters were stationed all along the U.S. coasts and performed Search and Rescue missions, and Port Security duty. Nine of the vessels were transferred to South Korea. The remaining vessels remained on active Coast Guard duty until 1986 to 1990. They were replaced with a succession of 82', 87' and 110' Patrol Boats.

CM CL8 USS Detroit 1945 (Omaha class 1945), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$259   

Built by Dave Judy from CM kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Compelete 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.

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

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$189   

First and only issue of this rare kit. 1957 hardbox with fantastic artwork and the 'S' logo on the sides. Large scale kit that is well detailed. Forward fins move and launcher works. Includes three man crew. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: Box displays better than the 'VG++' grade, but was graded as such due to a very light 'Highland Hobby Shop' stamp on the box top.

Frog SE 210 Caravelle Air France, 1/96, F357

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$159   

Rare, big scale kit from the 1950s. The box is nice with four solid corners but has creasing and wear as shown. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct clear and silver with the correct big Frog base that was unique to these larger kits. Even the original glue capsule is included. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. As often happened, the decals were folded at the factory; that and age have caused some minor lifting on the decals.

Lindberg Knight Twister - One Piece Box Issue, 1/48, 25-304

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+++

$145   

Very rare kit for the advanced collector. First Lindberg issue in a one piece box. Dates from the early 1950s. Molded in unique gloss light green and includes the early unique 'Circle' two piece stand.. The box is in excellent condition and carries the circular Lindberg first logo. The instructions are on the back and Lindberg did not issue the kit with decals. The kit has never been started and is complete.

MPC Baja Brute Dodge Adventurer SE Pickup Truck - Stock / Desert Racer / Four Wheel Drive Sunoco Service Special, 1/25, 1-0458

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$220   

Very rare first issue. This was a well detailed kit for that time, featuring a large variety of parts for any of three versions, full engine and compartment, opening hood, complete interior, opening tail gate, very good, separately molded suspension and exhaust detail including optional four wheel drive parts, tool set, tool box, floor jack and more. Molded in white, clear, red-tinted clear, chrome plate and with rubber tires. Never started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in factory sealed bags. The parts that were never factory sealed (chrome and clear) have been inventoried complete. With instructions and decals. NOTE: the decals have bug damage, mainly to the backing paper. There is a slight amount of damage to some of the transfers.

Sanwa Boeing B-17E Fortress Bomber, 1/145, 136

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$210   

Very, Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine (and sparse, not overdone) surface detail, opening bomb bay doors, working ailerons, elevators and rudder, rotating propellers and full landing gear. Molded in gloss dark green, black and clear. Includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and in amazing 'near mint+' condition and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. 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.

CM DD-821 USS Johnston (Gearing FRAM I 1968), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$175   

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.

Monogram GAM-63 Rascal Missile - with Transporter/Loader and Tractor - Four Star Issue, 1/48, PD42-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$475   

Very rare. This is the one and only issue of this kit, dated 1958. High-quality kit for that time with plenty of features. Includes folding missile fins, rolling transporter/loader that actually cranks the missile up and down and side-to-side and the tractor/tug. Molded in the correct orange/yellow, bright red, white and black plastic. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Varney US Navy Fleet Submarine - The First Plastic US Ship Model, 1/240

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$795   

This model is a landmark in the history of Plastic Kits. The Varney Fleet Sub is the primary candidate for the first all-plastic ship kit made in the USA. The famous HO/O train manufacture, Varney, branched out into other scale model kits at the end of WWII. In late 1945, they introduced what are thought to be the first USA produced plastic model kits - the Fleet Sub and the PT-17 Stearman. Both kits were excellent scale models given the state of modeling at that time. However, Varney was 6 years too early. The Fleet Sub and PT-17 met a cool reception when it was introduced to retailers. Hobby Shops were not sure if it would sell, and did not know how to sell it. Consequently, most retailers would not order it and those who did put them where they were not seen by the public. Distributors stopped carrying the kits due to a lack of re-orders. The result was inevitable - they did not sell, and Varney pulled both kits from production very quickly. Varney was committed to cutting the molds on the LST and it was released in 1946 with the same result. That marked the end of Varney's venture into "non-train" scale plastic models. Varney dedicated all production to HO trains and in the late 1940s they sold the molds for the Fleet Sub, the LST and the PT-17 to O-Lin. The molds underwent modification (the hull was divided into two parts instead of one) and it was released by O-Lin and later Lindberg. This kit is a a very nice, never started and complete example. The box top grades 'good+' and has nice color as shown, general light stains and wear, three solid corners and one closed split corner. Three sides are as nice as the top, with one small piece of clear tape on both long sides. The right short side does have a 3/4" x 1/2" tape tear but is fine beside that . Inside, it is complete. The yellow parts display is intact and in 'good-' condition. The original krinkle small parts bag is present but split open; I have included the bag and all parts are inventoried complete. The original glue is present but the tube shattered; I have put it in a zip lock. The stand was glued to the yellow at the factory; the glue has come off. The factory glass rectangle for the stand arm is still present and in it's holder. The heavy one-piece molded hull is in rare crack-free condition and cradled into the holder. The base is in very good condition also. Very large instruction sheet is 'very good++' and folds out to illustrate construction and offers numerous display ideas for this new medium in hobby kits. Decals were not provided with the kit. This kit was made with gray injection molded details, glass stand arm and black injection molded stand and sub hull. I have seen versions with no paint on the base and hull; however, this one has the base and hull factory painted gray. The paint is in 'very good' condition on the hull and 'excellent' on the stand base. A rare example of a classic kit. Shipped with insurance only.

Preiser Luftwaffe Personnel 1935-45, 1/72, 4509

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$20   

Very well detailed. In addition to personnel, there is are two dogs, a lawn chair and a barrel. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bag.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply SS United States Ocean Liner - 22 Inch Long Wooden Ship Kit, 324

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair++

$199   

Rare. 1953 issue from the famous Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Company which was founded in 1911. Features pre-carved wooden hull, three sealed bags of metal fittings including lifeboats, davits and dozens of other parts, six sheets of nicely done printwood, two large clear cellophane sheets completely pre-decorated with the intricate window, porthole and door and railing patterns from the SS United States, full color flag sheet, numerous stock wood parts as needed, sandpaper, highly detailed full size plans and a separate illustrated instruction sheet. The kit has not been started and is complete. Inside it is just as it left the factory down to the packing paper.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$279   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Brifaut Antoinette 1908, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$275   

Very rare kit of French manufacture. Like many of the other Brifaut kits, this one features injection molded internal aircraft parts that duplicate the actual aircraft structure, and a fine cloth covering material that looks like silk. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is in factory-new condition. All parts are still internally sealed. The original 'La Racine Touchtout' rigging line is present, along with the cloth covering and all the paper work: 3 pages of aircraft history, pattern guide for the cloth, beautiful illustrated instructions and written instructions as well. It is very unusual to find this kit so complete. Other kits in the line are on the side of the box and include the Eole (Clement Ader), Antoinette, Voisin, Nieuport XVII, 'Vieux Charles' and Arc En Ciel. This kit must be shipped insured.

Nichimo Cessna Skyhawk 172 Motorized, 1/20, S-2002-2500

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$495   

Large and very highly detailed multi-media model with plastic, metal and rubber parts. Features working lights, engine was designed to be motorized with the included Mabuchi 130 electric motor, working expansion and contraction struts, real rubber tires, super detailed instrument panel and full interior. Engine detail is incredible and the motor is a kit itself. Each cylinder head is 31 parts - 30 of which are metal cooling fins. The engine alone is over 150 parts not including the firewall and detail there. Mold quality is very high; firewall detail is complete as in the actual aircraft. Five scale, positionable figures are included. There is a full color painting brochure and beautiful decals are included to reproduce the detailed two-tone blue striping on the box art. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory bags. Includes instructions and decals in as-new condition. This kit must be shipped insured.

West Side Model Co Brass HOn3 Class "A" Climax Horizontal Boiler Locomotive Nakamura Seimjitsu KK, 1/87

Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$179   

Beautiful, like-new condition brass narrow gauge locomotive, hand-built in Japan by the renown Nakamura Seimisu K.K. (marketed in the USA as Westside Models). It is still wrapped in the original plastic and all three pieces of the factory foam are intact and in excellent condition. This one-owner model has always been carefully stored in the original box. There is the slightest bit of wheel wear at 14x magnification, so it appears it was test run at one point but nothing more. I see no broken parts and no modifications; it looks factory-new. However, most of these came with a small firebox cover for the inside of the cab; this one does not have one. I have no narrow gauge track, so I am unable to test the locomotive, so it is sold "As Is." There is no paperwork present.

Tamiya M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight, 1/35, MT118A

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG+

$38   

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Still factory sealed. Very highly detailed kit with numerous operating features.

Sanwa Lockheed C-130B Hercules, 1/205, PA1102-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$155   

Very Rare. Early, colorful issue from the late 1950s. The kit is dated by the 'Sanwa Plastic' logo, which was normally used in the late 1950s up to 1960. Very nicely detailed for that time with fine surface detail, optional 'closed' or 'open' rear dual cargo doors, moving ailerons, rotating props, optional opened or closed crew boarding stairs/door and colorful decals. Molded in gloss silver, black and clear. includes factory glue tube. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bags. The decals are flat and 'excellent' with slight yellowing as the only flaw and the instructions in 'near mint' condition. 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.

Scientific Robert E Lee Mississippi Steamboat - 24.5 Inch Long, 181-3295

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$249   

One of Scientific's finest kits. The 'Super Deluxe' and 'Museum Quality' boast on the box top is true, and it can be made into a stunning model with skill and patience. Includes pre-carved hull with wood display stand and pedestals, metal name plate, a vast number of cast metal fittings including lifeboats, paddle wheels, ships wheel, weathervane, whistle, bell, ladders, cargo posts, bitts, cleats, anchors and much more, printwood and tapered hardwood masts/yards, pre-formed fiber pattern ornate railings, colorful name and pennant materials and much more. There are four large pages of full size plans, and a detailed, step by step instruction book with very nice assembly illustrations. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed (fittings) are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Marx Chris Craft Constellation With Power Kit - 30 Inches Long, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$329   

One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'. Even rarer than the kit itself is the included 'Marx Chris Craft Twin Electric Motor Power Kit' which is mint in the box. Inside it has two 'Mighty Monty' electric motors, battery holder, motor holders, wiring, switches, full instruction sheet and more. Both the Power Kit and the model have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts. NOTE: the boat has very minor assembly: #1 small retainers, rudder post and prop shaft post have been installed to 'excellent' quality. There is no other assembly. One bathing beauty has her bathing suit painted red. There is no other painting. NOTE: The flat hull glass windows have glue marks and smears; I have included them but also included plenty of thick plastic clear stock. You can easily duplicate these windows as they are simply flat clear parts. Just cut then bigger than the hull window openings and glue to the inside. Shipping insurance is required for this kit.